Firefox 4 sucks True or False ??

@prajnith (942)
India
March 26, 2011 12:01am CST
I'm really disappointed with Firefox 4 , its even worst than firefox 3, i open lots of tabs at a time(Click PTC ads) but i noticed that the whole browser hangs momentarily and again gets proper, this problem was less in firefox 3. it also happens when i open other website and i checked the resource consumption and m shocked. it takes about 340 Mb ram even when i have only opened two tabs . I like the new internet explorer 9, even though its initial launch time is more but then its smooth sailing, it wont hang while browsing and it consumes only 30 - 40 mb ram and if multiple tabs are open a bit more but very less compared to firefox 4. Has anyone faced the same problem in firefox 4 or is it only me . I'm reverting back to firefox 3. Thanks...
3 responses
@dadindine (230)
• Philippines
26 Mar 11
I just downloaded FF4 last Wednesday and the first few hours of using it, yeah, tabs momentarily hang. But now, everything go smoothly. I like the personalize tab thing. It has cute themes. (:
@prajnith (942)
• India
29 Mar 11
well it will start giving problems when you open multiple tabs, it has hug memory leak problem.
@prajnith (942)
• India
29 Mar 11
well it will start giving problem when you open multiple tabs, it has huge memory leak problem
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
false... firefox browser is one of the fastest browser you could ever find in this land... try clearing your cookies so often.. it will work..
@prajnith (942)
• India
29 Mar 11
Hi marcjaysonc, clearing cookies will not effect the browser performance ,where as clearing cache might make some difference. visit the link below and you will find that firefox 4 has serious memory leak problem, that's why it hangs very often and consumes lot of memory. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/799397 below is browser benchmarking website , i did benchmarking for ie9 and Scored: 3103 Points http://clients.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/scan-java.action I ran benchmarking for firefox and sadly it never finished, it hanged every time i ran the test, hopefully you will be able to do the benchmark on your browser. And according to 2011 browser review IE9 is the best browser when it comes to speed, using H/W accelaration. Happy Myloting
@zralte (4183)
• India
26 Mar 11
I never liked Firefox, but I was using it for the Clixsense Toolbar and the Zynga Toolbar for Facebook games. Now that I cut down on the FB games and that Clixsense Toolbar is now available for Chrome, I switched back to using Chrome for everything. I actually stopped Firefox 4 because Clixsense toolbar was not supported (not sure if it is now). I like Chrome and I think I will continue using it. I will have to try IE9 to see how it performs.
@prajnith (942)
• India
29 Mar 11
Ya chrome is very light browser , i had tried it for a while but roboform toolbar was not compatible with it so had to switch back to firefox, try ie9 .. its much better than previous versions of ie.