Best features in Firefox Quantum (CNET Top 5)

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32 thoughts on “Best features in Firefox Quantum (CNET Top 5)

  • November 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    No more dedicated search box. 🙁

    Nor auto website complete. Remember when I could type "Apple" into the address bar and go directly to the Apple website. Now I get a bloody Google search result for Apple.

    Is there a web browser that has a dedicated search box still? I haven't used a browser besides the default MacOS one Safari, WebKit, and Tor in awhile.

  • November 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I'm getting connection not secure on almost every website on Quantum. But everything works on Chrome and Opera. Firefox not that good it seems

  • November 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    My main browser is Edge now but I gave this a try after trying the old one and Quantum impressed me.

  • November 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Ironically, custome Google Maps extensions load a billion times faster than on Chrome !!!

  • November 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I have not seen a better browser update since Mosaic became Netscape 🙂

    If you want something sleek, fast and very very usable then try Firefox Quantum out. I had been using Chromium and Vivaldi over the past 2 years but the latest update convinced me that the best browser right now is Firefox…

  • November 22, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I've flirted with several browsers of the years, on and off: Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and – of course – Chrome… but neither of them seemed like an entirely good fit for me. I'm totally IN LOVE with FFQ and I desperately want Mozilla to succeed.

  • November 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Chrome is receiving no more updates.Very slow Google as it is developing its own mobile products but not its browser

  • November 24, 2017 at 6:36 am

    i have been using mozilla for the past 15 years.

  • November 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    It sucks! Most of the old plugins don't work in it anymore!

  • November 25, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Definitely dumped chrome on desktop. But still have to use it on android. FF for android is still worse than chrome performance wise (while having better UX thanks to photon l), have to wait until march when FF59 should bring webrender and stylo on android.

  • November 27, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Surprisingly the new firefox is working faster than chrome. Switched completely

  • December 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

    About a year ago I switched to chrome from the regular firefox because firefox kept freezing itself and or my computer while I played Animal Jam, but right I'm deciding if I want to use chrome or FireFox Quantum now. it is a bit slow with animal jam but it works great with everything else, and I absolutely love how I can customize almost everything about FireFox Quantum even the picutre of the top! It's amazing! 😆

  • December 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Microsoft Edge is superior!

  • December 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    also If your browser is FIREFOX QUANTUM they have an add on/extension called ‘dark theme for youtube’                    
    once installed whether  you sign in on youtube or just watch it with you will have a black background

  • December 22, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    What's with all the (not responding) errors from time to time, I don't seem to be able to work as efficiently as I once was with the old Mozilla Firefox (anyone remember that) and what's the deal with those 'performing handshake with TSL.' things, either. These problems are still plaguing my Lenovo All-In-One. I want answers

  • January 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I changed to Firefox only because of Chrome was microstuttering on my laptop while scrolling. But I'll stick to Chrome on my phone and desktop because I'm not entirely sold yet

  • January 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I just tried to use apt-get dist-upgrade, and boom! The whole Firefox got Overhauled…
    And here I am, looking up videos on "New Firefox" all over Youtube to try to figure out what happened.

  • February 15, 2018 at 12:12 am

    the way i dealt with firefox slowing down a little was that i just stuck with old versions. i was still running a version of firefox from 2008, and had no intention to upgrade, until youtube forced me to in order to deal with html5, by removing flash.

    that was actually kind of a big deal, as it forced me to take my media pc, a PIII, which cannot handle html5, off the internet. i wasn't at all happy about that…

    i did try chrome, but i've always found that chrome is worse than firefox, overall. it's true that chrome may be faster on certain benchmarks, but firefox doesn't install all of these backdoors on your system that function essentially the same way that malware does. chrome will actually install services on your machine, which is unnecessary and extremely shady. and, it will slow your machine down far more, in the larger scope of things, by constantly connecting back to google servers, to send them back information on your browsing habits, etc – while pretending that it's searching for updates. again: a PIII can't handle html5, but if you have something just a little newer, put them up side by side and actually use them for a little while. what you'll see is that firefox is far more stable (so long as you uninstall chrome, including the proper registry and system file wipe – like you're getting rid of spyware), crashes less and uses less memory, because it's not constantly spying on you like chrome is.

    if you are finding that firefox is slow on an older machine, i would suggest that you clear it of google products as a starting point, which might be harder than you realize. try a reinstall, first.

    but, nonetheless, i'm glad to see they're back to being a faster browser on the benchmarks, as well as being faster and more stable in general. people have been reading this data incorrectly, and making poor choices from it.

  • April 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Quantum is no good on macs with anti virus. Can’t even find netgear website thinks it’s a risk. Hopeless 😩

  • May 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Firefox quantum is my default browser now. Its way more memory efficient than chrome.

  • August 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Google is back: That's a negative for me
    Modern Look: Looks like shit
    Mozilla Sync: It already had that
    Built-In Tools: None of which I have a use for, and now I can't install the add-ons I DID have a use for!
    Not As Bloated: An actual positive! But, not enough to make up for everything else…

    Bye Mozilla!

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