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Postby podagee on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:15 pm

dont know if anyone noticed but the latest firefox,18.0.1,in mint 14 is terrible.it causes a lot of freezing.i installed chromium and it runs perfectly fine.perhaps its not the system but the software.i just installed,updated,and dist-upgraded and its running fine except firefox.too bad cause its my favorite browser.just thought id see if anyone else is experiencing the same issue with firefox 18.0.1 as i.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby caf4926 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 pm

Not really
But I would go so far as to say, FF performance has degraded and such has caused me to use Chromium
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby ninomrki on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:47 am

Firefox works fine for me in Mint 14
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 am

Yep working fine for me also no freezing. Generally many times has to do with an outdated or buggy extension that only becomes a nuisance when upgrading firefox. Sometimes it's has to do with mismatched of versions of flash & java that can add to the instability.

But it is getting tiresome to try to constantly keep everything in balance and running smoothly.
And going to another browser may or may not solve the issues. As seen the same complaints from Chrome,Opera,etc...
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby nomko on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:12 am

podagee wrote:dont know if anyone noticed but the latest firefox,18.0.1,in mint 14 is terrible.it causes a lot of freezing.i installed chromium and it runs perfectly fine.perhaps its not the system but the software.i just installed,updated,and dist-upgraded and its running fine except firefox.too bad cause its my favorite browser.just thought id see if anyone else is experiencing the same issue with firefox 18.0.1 as i.


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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby emperor_aniseed on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:31 am

FF 18.0.1 working fine here on Mint 14.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby dee. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:44 am

It seems like there was some regression in the 18.1 update in Firefox, ever since then it has sometimes started taking up huge amounts of CPU, I don't know what causes it but it always goes away when I restart Firefox. I think it might have something to do with Flash though - it often happens right after viewing some flash videos or other content.

This is in Mint 13 by the way.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby ninomrki on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:06 am

Try Flash-Aid add-on
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby nomko on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:10 am

ninomrki wrote:Try Flash-Aid add-on

That add-on is no longer maintained.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby lexon on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:39 pm

FF 18.0.1 in Mint 14, Mate is definitely slower. FF has been slowing down for me. I have Add Block Plus, Download Helper and Flash Block.
I started noticing this quite a few months ago, actually. FF is not as good as it use to be. I may have to look into Chrome.
There is a Mozilla forum for it but I find the forum rather useless.
I am beginning to suspect, Microsoft is somehow influencing Mozilla. lol

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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby podagee on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:37 pm

the only add-ons i usually put on is a magnet fixer,ant downloader,and youtube-mp3 converter.ive been using these add-ons for awhile and firefox works the same with them on or off.gonna turn em all of to see if any difference.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby HoppityBob on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:47 pm

No bothers for me and I run a lot of extensions and a profile that dates back about six years at least.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby cwwgateway on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:16 pm

I can't comment on Firefox 18 in Mint 14 specifically, but iceweasel 18.0.1 works fine for me on LMDE upgraded to testing (iceweasel pulled from experimental). However, on Windows I had to "downgrade" to firefox 17.0.2 ESR because firefox 18.0(.1) kept crashing constantly.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Is Linux firefox 32bit or 64bit? and if not is there a 64bit version that might run faster?

As just saw this for windows. Waterfox
http://www.waterfoxproject.org/index.php

Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code.
Waterfox is specifically for 64-bit systems, with one thing in mind: speed.

Just wondering if a 64bit gives real world increase in speed?
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby podagee on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:06 pm

firefox 18.0.1 on my win8 pro x64 gives me no problems at all.in linux,thats another story.downloading waterfox 18.0.1 and gonna see what its about.i like how its blue.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby podagee on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:00 pm

waterfox in windows 8 is amazing.super fast.i was looking into putting it in my mint 13 x64,but,it seems unavailable,so,im putting the 64bit version of firefox in,nightly builds.
might as well cause firefox is stalling like crazy.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby podagee on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:23 pm

i just installed nightly and it doesnt seem as buggy,a bit quicker.hopefully they make waterfox for linux.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby nomko on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:27 am

Orbmiser wrote:Is Linux firefox 32bit or 64bit? and if not is there a 64bit version that might run faster?

As just saw this for windows. Waterfox
http://www.waterfoxproject.org/index.php

Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code.
Waterfox is specifically for 64-bit systems, with one thing in mind: speed.

Just wondering if a 64bit gives real world increase in speed?
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Not really applicable for linux. Although the idea behind it sounds good...speed.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby grizzler on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:57 am

Firefox 18 definitely has problems for some (and not just on Linux). I've gone back to 17 for the time being, as 18 used to become unacceptably slow after a couple of minutes (like taking five seconds or more just to open the bookmark menu).

I've tried all the usual steps to find the culprit (new profile, no extensions/plugins, etc.). Made no difference.
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Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

Postby podagee on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:18 pm

try the nightly build its a bit better
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