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Dumping Chrome and Back to Firefox

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:30 am

Chrome response with multiple tabs just seems to be getting worse and worse. And, no matter what I do (yes, I've read ALL the "solutions"), I am thoroughly tired of Flash crashes under Chrome... and this website is particularly good at killing it.

Read the latest reviews... FF is much improved in both speed and memory management... and so far, that has been my experience.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:40 am

...and I'm still disappointed by the fact that Chrome NEVER asks if I accidentally click to close the whole window. Trying to use multiple tabs in Chrome is like a game of minefield.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:36 pm

the lynx wrote:...and I'm still disappointed by the fact that Chrome NEVER asks if I accidentally click to close the whole window. Trying to use multiple tabs in Chrome is like a game of minefield.


My Chrome (for OS X) has an option to warn if closing the window. I don't use it though.

Any Chrome also has an option to re-open closed tabs, or closed windows. Why not just do that if you accidentally close the window?

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Re: Dumping Chrome and Back to Firefox

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:44 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Chrome response with multiple tabs just seems to be getting worse and worse. And, no matter what I do (yes, I've read ALL the "solutions"), I am thoroughly tired of Flash crashes under Chrome... and this website is particularly good at killing it.

Read the latest reviews... FF is much improved in both speed and memory management... and so far, that has been my experience.


I haven't encountered Chrome crashing due to Flash in Linux, Windows or Android. My sister uses it on Mac and she would've asked me if it crashes on her.

Although, the flash ads on this website make Chrome on my android tablet crawl.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 1:00 pm

Accidentally close a window, then open a new one, hit History, and:

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Re: Dumping Chrome and Back to Firefox

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 1:03 pm

nakatago wrote:Although, the flash ads on this website make Chrome on my android tablet crawl.


On the PC/Mac, I turn Chrome's "Click to play" option which blocks plugins until you click it. My main reasons for stick with Chrome is Google Now, bookmark and tab syncing, and the inherent better security of the software. I haven't followed FF development in the past year, but previously their design wasn't nearly secure by default as Chrome's with tab per process sandboxing, etc.

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Re: Dumping Chrome and Back to Firefox

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 1:14 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Although, the flash ads on this website make Chrome on my android tablet crawl.


On the PC/Mac, I turn Chrome's "Click to play" option which blocks plugins until you click it. My main reasons for stick with Chrome is Google Now, bookmark and tab syncing, and the inherent better security of the software. I haven't followed FF development in the past year, but previously their design wasn't nearly secure by default as Chrome's with tab per process sandboxing, etc.


I've contemplated about doing that but letting them play outweighs disabling it since I try to not go to the forums on tablet. I've partitioned certains aspects of my online activity per device.

I use FF too because there's a certain website I frequent that has it's javascripts not working on Chrome. And I also have a plugin in FF that lets me get around geoblocking since I don't want to have to toggle my location all the time. There's an advantage of letting certain websites know that I'm local.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 1:14 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:...and I'm still disappointed by the fact that Chrome NEVER asks if I accidentally click to close the whole window. Trying to use multiple tabs in Chrome is like a game of minefield.


My Chrome (for OS X) has an option to warn if closing the window. I don't use it though.

Any Chrome also has an option to re-open closed tabs, or closed windows. Why not just do that if you accidentally close the window?


Ah I see where you're coming from.

I use Incognito mode most of the time. That's where this setting doesn't come in. And I tried looking for the option you mentioned but I can't seem to locate it.

I don't mind not being able to reopen closed tabs actually (since I'm using Incognito mode and I don't expect to have them again after I close it) but I'd appreciate being able to prevent from accidentally closing the window with all the tabs.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 1:52 pm

the lynx wrote:
I use Incognito mode most of the time. That's where this setting doesn't come in. And I tried looking for the option you mentioned but I can't seem to locate it.

I don't mind not being able to reopen closed tabs actually (since I'm using Incognito mode and I don't expect to have them again after I close it) but I'd appreciate being able to prevent from accidentally closing the window with all the tabs.


Wow paranoid much? :p The option will definitely not be there if you use Incognito mode or don't keep any kind of history.

Out of curiosity, why always use incognito? What are you trying to accomplish? There may be a suitable alternative which provides a better user experience.

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Postby Pal » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 2:48 pm

Is there a lot of flash on this site? From Google Ads?
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:00 pm

I use flash blocker and ABE adds blocker with Firefox and the only thing I still have to figure out how to get rid off is this dating carousel to the right.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:01 pm

Pal wrote:Is there a lot of flash on this site? From Google Ads?


Google's seem to be only animated GIFs. The flash ones, I can't tell which network they're from.

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Postby Pal » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:09 pm

The dating carousel is using javascript so unless you disable java and image, you will see it.

Our current advertisers aren't using flash.
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:27 pm

oh well.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 4:01 pm

nakatago wrote:oh well.


Chrome will only let you block an entire host for javascript, but some extension somewhere should allow you to selectivly blacklist js URLs. Just block this:
http://www.singaporeexpats.com/com/js/j ... all.min.js


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