Trainspotting





  • For those who don't care to expand the picture enough to read the tiny error message:

    Firefox is already running, but is not responding. Yadda, yadda...

    In other words, normal behavior for Firefox.



  • Looks like it's really going off the rails.



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    >Firefox is already running, but is not responding.

    Well, they better go catch it!


  • SockDev

    @boomzilla said:

    Well, they better go catch it!

    it's firefox. much like a cat it will respond when it's damn well ready to, and not one femtosecond sooner!



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    Firefox is already running, but is not responding. Yadda, yadda...

    I got the same thing for Chrome once, but I could browse just fine.

    I noticed it the problem was that external applications couldn't speak to chrome to direct it to open a link.


  • Fake News

    Now, now, no need for everyone to blow their stacks about this.



  • Yeah, don't want everyone to lose track of what's important.



  • I see ... someone spilled his ¨ all over the announcement board

    multi-language-:trolleybus: !



  • @Luhmann said:

    multi-language-:trolleybus: !

    Are you Finnished with that nonsense?


  • BINNED

    @aapis said:

    Looks like it's really going off the rails.

    I hear those new Ruby brand trains are supposed to be better when it comes to this.



  • Brand new Ruby trains, ha. Good one.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @aapis said:

    Brand new Ruby trains, ha. Good one.

    The only problem with them is that they're 20 miles long and weigh a gazillion tons, even if they're just being used to move one empty container, three hobos and a mangy dog.


  • BINNED

    Firefox has become utter shit, fairly recently actually. I was willing to put up with most crap, but the main functionality of a browser is for web surfing which FF no longer can do without hiccups.



  • I don't usually bash on OSS and specially on Firefox (thanks to it we survived those terrible years before Chrome) but we do a lot of front end animations and stuff that usually work fine on Chrome but drop to 5fps on Firefox.


  • BINNED

    @Eldelshell said:

    thanks to it we survived those terrible years before Chrome

    You mean those years when all the cool people used Opera? :tropical_drink:



  • JustNowILearned Maxthon is still around.



  • @dse said:

    Firefox has become utter shit, fairly recently actually.

    Yeah, like five years ago. Or has it become so bad since then that the utter abomination that was Firefox 4 is truly awesome in comparison?



  • It doesn't help that we're on Firefox 44 now. Every Six Weeks... :sadface:

    On the other hand, the (JavaScript) extension API actually works and works well, unlike Chrome's, and you can make extensions with nothing but a text editor, unlike IE.



  • I don't know what you mean by "fairly recently", but in my opinion and I think the consensus of most people on this forum they lost it about the time they started ripping-off Chrome's release schedule. Since then they've done nothing but (slowly and badly) react to Chrome's moves.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Since then they've done nothing but (slowly and badly) react to Chrome's moves.

    You forgot the Australis design bikeshed. And if you're counting the start of the release schedule rip-off as part of the rip-off, the 4.0 design bikeshed as well. Dotzler and Faaborg are just going nuts...

    Oooh, and developing, betatesting, releasing, and dropping Jetpack, all in under a year.



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    Oooh, and developing, betatesting, releasing, and dropping Jetpack, all in under a year.

    Haha yeah, after ASSURING everybody that Jetpack would be the new and only way to develop Firefox add-ons in the future. What a bunch of wankers.

    I built a product based on Jetpack. Fortunately, the company I built it for laid me off before I had a chance to regret it.


  • BINNED

    As I said:

    @dse said:

    I was willing to put up with most crap

    But they went too far to annoy me. I was fine with CPU to spike high to 100% and eating all the RAM when doing absolutely nothing, I could do SHIFT+F2 and restart the application.

    @Eldelshell said:

    thanks to it we survived those terrible years before Chrome

    Yes I feel bad for a software I used for a very long time, the first step in setting up a PC was to hide IE and install FF.



  • @Onyx said:

    @Eldelshell said:
    thanks to it we survived those terrible years before Chrome

    You mean those years when all the cool people used Opera? :tropical_drink:

    ...Today?

    Okay, to be fair, I only use it at home and I have an array of other browsers for when I have to deal with websites that Presto just can't handle. Or at least, can't handle while I have 200 or so other tabs open.


  • BINNED

    I actually switched to Vivaldi now. Despite me still thinking it's a stupid idea to write a browser using NodeJS and HTML, it's made by some of the old Opera staff and they know what they are doing when it comes to UI.

    It's still buggy and rough around the edges but I'm willing to put up with that just for tab grouping if nothing else.



  • @Onyx said:

    I actually switched to Vivaldi now. Despite me still thinking it's a stupid idea to write a browser using NodeJS and HTML, it's made by some of the old Opera staff and they know what they are doing when it comes to UI.

    It's still buggy and rough around the edges but I'm willing to put up with that just for tab grouping if nothing else.

    I'm in kind of the same boat, except (1) I like the implementation of tab stacking in this Firefox addon better than what Vivaldi currently offers (I like being able to expand and contract stacks instead of having to hover!), and (B) despite that, the two main reasons Opera is still my daily driver at home instead of Vivaldi are memory usage and email/RSS. Vivaldi is my main browser at work where email and RSS are in Outlook.


  • BINNED

    Tried that, didn't like it much. Also, I don't like FF in general.

    And yeah, not being able to expand the stack is annoying. Hopefully they add it in at some point.


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