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  • 4.0 stars

    "Reasonable as a substitute fro the old Opera"

    January 24, 2015  |   By howardferns

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0

    Pros

    Extremely configurable, I've been able to make it almost exactly the same appearance as my beloved Opera 12.17 which is no longer downloadable for a new pc. The tabs with rounded corners look nicer than the old Opera's square ones. The Sync feature to share settings and preferences between computers appears to work.

    Cons

    I don't care what others say, I find It a fraction slower than Opera 12.17 was, particularly on my netbook. Web pages take longer to load fully, while vertical scrolling is slow and jerky. A big annoyance was that I couldn't download files, it just locked the machine up. I realised this was something to do with Firefox but it took a bit of trial and error with the settings to cure it. (Go to Options > General and select 'Save files to' a place of your choice. That was originally the default but I had changed it to 'Always ask me where to save files' which did not work for me and is what caused the problem.)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Ver 35 works for me...so far"

    January 21, 2015  |   By frank.enstein.56829446

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0

    Pros

    * My user interface ok; I can work with. Not so different from FFX 28 in function
    * Now able to stay up to date with bug fixes
    * My Norton toolbar is back!

    Cons

    * Don't like the translucent tabs
    * Don't like the IE style star (but easily removed)
    * Still have the memory creep issue

    Summary

    Been using Firefox for years as my main browser, BUT did not upgrade from ver 28 last year b/c I do not like Chrome and was under the impression that Mozilla moved to a Chrome interface.

    I just upgraded to Firefox 35 about 30 minutes ago! Seems to work for me ...so far.

    Mozilla seems to have created a sort of conjoined twins of the Firefox and Chrome UIs -- Old Firefox menus are there as far as I can see PLUS they added the Chrome-style 3-Line menu button in the upper right corner.

    If I later find things missing in ver 35 that I need, I'll just grab the Classic Theme Restorer add-on.

    If I do find issues in the future, I'll update my review.

    I REALLY wish Mozilla would solve the memory creep issue present for years: FFX takes increased RAM with longer use during the day. I solve this issue now by closing FFX, disabling my Internet connection, restarting FFX, and then enabling the Internet. Procedure works well but an inconvenience.

    Updated on Jan 23, 2015

    UPDATED REVIEW, 24 HOURS LATER: I would now rate Firefox35 2.5 stars. The memory creep issue is even greater in the "new" Firefox vs the version 28 or prior. Firefox grabs an insane amount of RAM and quickly, no matter what I do. Makes it unusable for extended projects.

    Solution options:
    * Chrome? -- No, due to privacy/tracking issues
    * Seamonkey -- too old UI
    * Other Firefox clones - eg: Cyberfox -- No - same memory issues as Firefox itself
    * IE? - Yes, will use as back-up browser (as before).

    MY SOLUTION FOR MY PRIMARY BROWSE: PALE MOON!
    This browser is excellent so far! It is built on the same engine as Firefox BUT presents the pre-Firefox ver 29 user interface. All my Firefox plugins work as do nearly all of my extensions. Most importantly, memory issue is GONE!! No hogging and memory is released once tabs are closed! Pale Moon even has a migration tool that will quickly move your entire Firefox profile, bookmarks, plugins, etc over to Pale Moon with one click!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Losing performance"

    January 17, 2015  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0

    Pros

    Add-on support is the best
    Fastest browser
    Great for people who hate advertisements
    Does not spy on you unlike Chrome and Internet Explorer
    Simple interface

    Cons

    Randomly will slow down
    Flash Player (Adobe products) are terrible
    Plugins crash

    Summary

    I know Flash Player isn't a product of Mozilla so this isn't their fault. But they rely heavily on horrible products from Adobe. Flash Player can easily become corrupted, crashes constantly, floods your usage and will slow down for no reason. Sadly I must say Chrome's built in video player is one million times better but I don't like using Chrome because Google loves spying on people and sending information about you to companies to throw advertisements in your face.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is the ONLY browser worth using."

    January 15, 2015  |   By ganerd

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0

    Pros

    LOVE the allowance of plug-ins like the spell-check, pop-up and ad blocker :)

    Cons

    Bombs occasionally but not NEAR as much as IE crashed.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Still my favorite browser, but it gets worse and worse"

    January 7, 2015  |   By thelamza

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5

    Pros

    Much more configurable for advanced users than it's biggest rival Chrome. It has superior control over tabs (Tab Mix Plus) and privacy.

    Cons

    Speed, crashes, freezes, Flash Player crashes. I also hate very much the fact that Privacy option "When using Location bar suggest:" resets every time it gets upgraded.

    Summary

    If Mozilla works on the cons I've stated it will definitely be the best browser.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Every upgrade gets worse"

    December 10, 2014  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5

    Pros

    I liked the ability to configure it.

    Cons

    1. The search box on the upper right, why did they change it's functionality? It was easy to use, simple and quick. Once you could put the cursor on the search box and then a list of pages would come down and you could easily switch to one or the other. That simple efficiency wasn't good enough for someone at Mozilla so they decided to make it more complicated and added a step.

    2. Flash sites. Why is Firefox such a pain in the rear over this? I use Chrome for those sites because FF is often nearly useless. This has been going on for months if not years and nothing is done.

    Summary

    I'm down with change, I'm not down with useless changes or ones that add a step or two.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "With Almost Every Upgrade FireFox (v34) Gets Worse"

    December 9, 2014  |   By Cypherdude

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5

    Pros

    Still customizable, although less than previous versions.
    Toolbar Bookmarks don't need any text, to conserve space. You can recognize just the icons.
    Can quickly backup all bookmarks and load on a different PC, definitely a plus.
    Spell check feature.
    Can enlarge most text boxes where you write inside, such the ones I am writing this review.
    Can pick and choose different search engines, although some no longer work.
    Can add buttons right next to main menu to conserve space, but Mozilla needs to add more buttons.

    Cons

    Can no longer completely customize buttons. Where are the bars to separate the buttons? Mozilla also needs to add more buttons.
    No longer allows you to sort your search engines.
    Double clicking on Tabs Toolbar no longer opens new tab.
    FireFox no longer works with Adobe Acrobat 10 PDF Printer Driver, Appcrashes.

    Summary

    With almost every upgrade, Mozilla makes FF worse.

    V21: FF stops working w/Acrobat 10 PDF driver. FF Appcrashs & I lose my webpage. FF will create a few Acrobat PDF's before it crashes again. I notified Mozilla, Bugzilla Bug 875691. I use IE9 to PDF print payments, receipts, etc. IE9 never crashes. I cannot use FF to pay or shop when I want a PDF receipt.

    V29: can't 2x-click on Tabs Toolbar to create a tab. V34: can't quickly choose default search engine. Must use Options>Search Tab. When highlight text & right-click, why can't FF have 3 search engine choices instead of just default? This way, you never have to change default.

    Tab bug: hold, make tiniest move on tab, will be moved to new window. An add-on can decrease FF's sensitivity. This is a security problem & I can't do that on this PC. FF should have about:config sensitivity controls built-in. Mozilla has been notified through Bugzilla.

    FF is still a good browser. You can quickly copy your bookmarks from PC to laptop. I have the main menu with buttons on the first line, tabs on the next line, then the address & Search line, then my bookmarks. With FF, you can place many features on screen with minimal space. Mozilla should have more buttons to place, such as all the tabs on Options and the Options>Advanced tabs.

    Unfortunately, FF gets worse every upgrade. Sometimes, I get the feeling that Mozilla is just arrogant & they make whatever changes they please. Sometimes I think they don't listen at all to their users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Left Firefox for Chrome because of the HYPE! CAME BACK!"

    December 8, 2014  |   By bigblkman522

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5

    Pros

    Speed, user friendly, less nonsensical apps and extensions, up dated themes available too! I don't have to be a social media zombie for a feeling of belonging.

    Cons

    Not too happy to learn of possible ad pitching.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "no problems for me"

    November 29, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 33.1.1

    Pros

    -very small package compared to a particularly popular browser.
    -open source
    -i like the new interface.
    -still the best for security plugins
    -easier to use multiple profiles than chrome.
    -i use a sandbox on my browser (from spyshelter). it breaks webkit updaters. but it works fine with firefox.

    Cons

    -the temptation is there to add too many plugins. which can make firefox slow or unstable depending on plugins you choose.
    -no built in sandbox. to compensate for this, i use noscript. but this can be cumbersome.

    Summary

    i have navigated to firefox with the demise of opera presto. with the right plugins, it has adequately replaced opera.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Avoid at all cost"

    November 28, 2014  |   By skillfulgil01

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 33.0.2

    Pros

    Privacy has always been their priority. I value that.

    Cons

    Crashes, Freezes, Etc.

    Summary

    I've always been an avid Firefox user. I've avoided IE, Chrome, and any other browser. But it seems like the year 2000 was maaaaaaany moons ago and now Mozilla is filled with problems that trickle down to us. I've been avoiding installing their latest version although it clearly reads CRITICAL. Last upgrade I did, somehow, half my add-ons were no longer compatible, it somehow updated everything, although I had Auto- Updates shut down. I feel, if your PC is doing well, why update it.There's always an issue with them now. Guess, "Oops we're sorry" after a crash is the norm now. I just went back to an older version of Mozilla Firefox and went into the folder and deleted the UPDATE file so that I won't see that pestering Pop Up saying it needs to be updated.

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