Saturday, September 3, 2016
Saturday, May 3, 2014
I'm trying to debug by Candy Crush is slow to load in the latest Firefox. It seems to go faster in Safe-Mode, so that's good. The next step, of course is disabling all add-ons. If I didn't know better, then I'd be asking why "Restart with add-ons disabled" isn't the same. For those of you that don't know, it is because that invokes Safe mode which also eases up on some other restrictions.
But that is something for another post. As I was re-instating my add-ons, I realized that while I care about my privacy, I don't know the best way to achieve that. I have at least 5 add-ons related to that. I know I'll keep NoScript, but which of the others do I also need? The Add-Ons website lists more than 1100 extensions to choose from. How is someone supposed to choose?
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
about:startup shows that my startup times are 1/3 of those from Firefox 5. Memory footprint, with the addons I still have enabled is about 320 MB according to about:memory.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I first started using Foxmarks to synchronize my bookmarks across my home and work computers. As time went on, I found a few other aspects very useful and unfortunately Sync lacks them. The first item is the ability to separate my bookmarks into groups. At work I'll bookmark intranet sites, but I can't use them at home. At home I have bookmarks that I'll never visit while I'm at work.
The next feature was syncing between IE and Firefox. While I use IE Tab Plus to embed IE into my Firefox, sometimes I need to actually open IE. Xmarks has it so that the very same bookmarks are there.
My current mobile phone is just a phone. When I travel, I like to have the ability to log onto Xmarks and have access to my bookmarks from any computer.
I think the name Firefox Sync was poorly chosen. It is a very limiting name and has the connotation that it will never work with anything other than Firefox.
The Xmarks team was clearly able to overcome these items, so I hope that Mozilla will as well. My 30 seconds of searching didn't bring me to a list of enhancement requests in Bugzilla for either Firefox Sync (or Weave), but I'm sure someone will read this and quickly let me know where to go.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Update: Oh yeah, they fixed a lot of security bugs, too.