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Old 11-17-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Seems like the tabs take up more space than they used to..
Anyone else notice that? If not it could be a Linux thing..
Not sure I care for the appearance changes at all.
Supposed to be faster, maybe it is a bit.
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yes, there are some "updates"... We are still getting used to these updates.

IMO lots of changes, as if I can handle these well at this time as
I try to recover my computer skills. sigh
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Out of curiosity I installed it a few days ago. Importing bookmarks and passwords from Chrome was easy.

My initial impression, after some experimenting, is that it is faster than older versions (running under Windows 10 on a high-end laptop) but nothing startling compared to Chrome.

I will keep experimenting and, depending, will probably keep both it and Chrome.
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OK, after some more experiments, here are my thoughts on the differences between the latest version of FF and Chrome - make of them what you will.

(1) Without doing a formal bench-mark, the speeds of both are similar.

(2) The recommended FF adblocker (uBlock Origin) works well.

(3) FF coped well with my two "high-security" sites - Internet banking and doing my tax return on-line.

(4) I prefer the Chrome layout of bookmarks (top of the screen) to the FF versions (left or right of the screen). Not a big issue.

(5) I dislike the FF response when I open a new tab, which I only do to start a new search. In Chrome that takes me to an uncluttered screen where I can type in the keywords. In FF it is very cluttered - a whole bunch of irrelevant stuff.
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