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View Poll Results: How many enabled Firefox extension do you have?
0 8 24.24%
1-2 4 12.12%
3-5 9 27.27%
5-10 6 18.18%
10-20 5 15.15%
>20 1 3.03%
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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How many firefox extensions do you have?


I think Firefox is a weak browser if the user doesn't enhance it with extensions.
I usually have 5-10 enabled extensions thta I use and am fond of (AdBlock, All-in-One Sidebar, FasterFox, Flashgot, StumbleUpon, Tabbrowser Prefs, SessionSaver etc.).
And I know all these really slow down the browser loading (only when I first start it). So here's an interesting question, IMO:
How many enabled extensions do you have in Firefox (if you use Firefox, of course)? Please post your loading time, also.

P.S. www.spreadfirefox.com

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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I don't have any extensions installed. The default Firefox works fine for me as it is
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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Same here. Although, I'm only using Firefox on Windows, as I use plain old Mozilla on Linux (it came with Slack and I have decided not to change until I upgrade stuff).
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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i usually have four or so: Adblock, Mouse Gestures, Flashblock and Google Preview. Loading time is only a couple of seconds.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 12:30 PM   #5
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i try to keep them minimal because some of them really seem to slow down the browser. i use ctrl+n for new windows all the time, and having to wait up to 4-5 seconds for a new window is awful (1.5ghz laptop, on my desktop i still use mozilla). starting the browser took like almost 10 seconds! once i pared down the extensions basically to only flashblock and adblock, ff went back to fast starting and new window launched almost instantly again. i think i have "nuke anything" on there, too, which seems okay.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 01:26 PM   #6
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Moved to General
 
Old 12-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #7
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Originally posted by slackhack
i try to keep them minimal because some of them really seem to slow down the browser. i use ctrl+n for new windows all the time, and having to wait up to 4-5 seconds for a new window is awful (1.5ghz laptop, on my desktop i still use mozilla). starting the browser took like almost 10 seconds! once i pared down the extensions basically to only flashblock and adblock, ff went back to fast starting and new window launched almost instantly again. i think i have "nuke anything" on there, too, which seems okay.
Out of curiosity, why do you start a new window if the coolest feature of Firefox (and other tabbed browser) is to actually open new pages in new tabs instead of new windows (ctrl + t). It not only is faster (because you don't actually need to open a new window) but also makes your desktop way less messy with everything in one place.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Mega Man X
Out of curiosity, why do you start a new window if the coolest feature of Firefox (and other tabbed browser) is to actually open new pages in new tabs instead of new windows (ctrl + t). It not only is faster (because you don't actually need to open a new window) but also makes your desktop way less messy with everything in one place.
Probably because he's filled up all his tabs, as I always do
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:40 PM   #9
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Probably because he's filled up all his tabs, as I always do
exactly. usually i have windows filled with tabs all over the place on other desktops, too.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #10
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Ah, I see .

Thanks for clarifying it for me . I usually have at least four tabs open: google, java API and gamefaqs and LQ.org. When I get bored with Java programming I use the other tabs to have fun, ghehe
 
Old 12-03-2005, 06:15 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies, guys!
slackhack, I really think there's something wrong with your config / system. I don't know whether some extensions are much more "heavy" on time than others, but mine only takes ~2s with 10 extensions or so!
 
Old 12-03-2005, 03:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies, guys!
slackhack, I really think there's something wrong with your config / system. I don't know whether some extensions are much more "heavy" on time than others, but mine only takes ~2s with 10 extensions or so!

hmm, it might depend on what extensions, though. maybe i had some poorly coded ones in there. the speed seems normal now that i have reduced them to 3 or 4 known good ones. i'll keep adding them in gradually one by one, and report back if i can find which one/s might have been causing the slowdown.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 04:08 PM   #13
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I have a couple of extensions. About 2sec load time.
Extensions:
TalkBack
TargetAlert (my favorite)
StumbleUpon
Google Toolbar
Google Send to Phone
IE View
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:57 AM   #14
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I use only the Translate extension.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:31 AM   #15
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footie fox, foxy tunes sometimes, and forecast, adbloack is a must on windows, use konqueror on linux.
 
  


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