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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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