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Old 05-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #1
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What in the world has happened to Firefox?


My CentOS 6 install recently updated Firefox to ver. 45.1, not sure what the previous installed version was, but since then Firefox has been shite. Any links to .mp4 cause it to crash and scrolling is so slow as to make it unusable.

I would revert to the earlier version but can't find out how to.

Why has Firefox become so flaky?
 
Old 05-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hi:

It may be flaky because your running FF 45. The current version is 46.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/

This looks good.-
http://tecadmin.net/install-firefox-on-linux/#

Cheers
 
Old 05-21-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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It may be flaky because your running FF 45. The current version is 46.
What sense is that supposed to make? Can you explain that? I switched to Palemoon, FF extensions work there. The basis is more outdated, but it is a bit leaner. I think Firefox is inefficient and slow, I am also looking for a replacement from time to time. Of course it is important to install only as few extensions as neccessary, because they will more or less us resources in the background.

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Old 05-21-2016, 12:57 PM   #4
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An old browser has security vulnerabilities and it's not wise to use it.

There are multiple different browsers out there so it's a matter of preference really.

What evidence do you have to support that Firefox is inefficient and slow?
 
Old 05-21-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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"There are multiple different browsers out there so it's a matter of preference really."

There is actually [removed]-all choice. You get firefox or chromium or something based on Webkit (and chromium is based on a forked Webkit, for that matter). Or you run Windows (firefox or IE). Or buy a Mac (Safari). The choices are limited.

Yes, we have lynx and links and this and that and the other. My favourite browser is lynx. But they are not usable with what one might call "the mainstream web".

"What evidence do you have to support that Firefox is inefficient and slow?"

I can't speak for the OP, but I would imagine something along the lines of, "on my machine, firefox is inefficient and slow". Are you saying he's hallucinating, or lying?
 
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:47 PM   #6
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I would try from FF to see if it works, compared to the one maintained by your OS?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ox-4175580365/

https://wiki.centos.org/Documentation
 
Old 05-21-2016, 01:59 PM   #7
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I would try from FF to see if it works, compared to the one maintained by your OS?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ox-4175580365/

https://wiki.centos.org/Documentation
Have you had any problems with FF?
 
Old 05-21-2016, 02:04 PM   #8
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Unhappy

I have the last few years (on and off.) I blame google and\or Hollywood?
 
Old 05-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #9
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An old browser has security vulnerabilities and it's not wise to use it.
Firefox 45.1.0 is the LTS version currently supported by Red Hat on RHEL 6. It is fully patched against all currently known vulnerabilities.

FWIW, it's running just fine here on several CentOS 6.7 installations.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 02:41 PM   #10
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Tried that but FF will not run, error:
Code:
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/firefox/libmozgtk.so:
libgtk-3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 03:10 PM   #11
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Now gone back to the standard CentOS Firefox 45 for the moment, crashes and all. It seems that Firefox 46 needs GTK3x which CentOS 6.7 doesn't have.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 03:29 PM   #12
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I found seamonkey better for watching youtube videos, but surelly just a personal experience YMMV
 
Old 05-21-2016, 03:39 PM   #13
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Firefox 45.1.0 is the LTS version currently supported by Red Hat on RHEL 6. It is fully patched against all currently known vulnerabilities.

FWIW, it's running just fine here on several CentOS 6.7 installations.
Ditto. Firefox-45.1.1-esr is, and has been, running perfectly on my Slackware64 box. No complaints.
When version 45 came out I looked at Firefox for the first time in years and liked it. I spent a couple of weeks comparing it to the other browsers I've used recently and slowly made the switch to Firefox-45 as my regular "go to" browser.
BTW. IIRC, Mozilla jumped from version 38 to 45 and the most recent release, as has been pointed out elsewhere, is 46.x

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Old 05-21-2016, 03:40 PM   #14
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At the children's hospital here I use to be able to use FF to except their internet policy, now only Chrome works... at lest there are add-ons for script and add blocking.

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:03 PM   #15
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Firefox 45.1.0 is the LTS version currently supported by Red Hat on RHEL 6. It is fully patched against all currently known vulnerabilities.

FWIW, it's running just fine here on several CentOS 6.7 installations.
Thanks for the update.
Fedora and Korora are using FF 46 and it seems fine so far.
 
  


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