Moderated Re: Firefox?


JM Casey
 

I haven't tested to confirm this, but it is possible that, as in something like MS Word, the 64 bit version has an easier time loading very large pages quickly. This is something that I have occasionally complaineda bout with Firefox in the past, though it may also be related to JAWS specifically -- it takes a while for very long pages to all appear in the virtual buffer. Not positive but I *feel* this has improved in later versions of Firefox. But I don't have the resources to make test comparisons. Anyway, I do use 64-bit software when I can, since there doesn't seem to be any reason I can think of *not* to take advantage of this architecture.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 3, 2022 11:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox?

To each his or her own. If you want to run 32 bit software on your 64 bit system, that's great, and that's your choice. My choice is to run 64 bit software whenever it is available, so please allow me my choice while I allow you yours.

Gene...


On 7/3/2022 2:24 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Never heard of those, I prefer win 32 ESR.
I don't know of a benefit of running a 64 bit version, even on a 64
bit system.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2022 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: Firefox?


I have decided to try Firefox again, only I'm going to start with
version 101 to avoid the context menu problem version 102 has. Now I
have a question, there seem to be three different version for Windows 64:

win64-EME-free
win64-aarch64
win64

What are those first two?

Thanks!
Gene...


On 7/3/2022 1:49 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Get Firefox ESR, it never breaks accessibility.
I think mine is ESR 91.11.0ESR 32 bit, which is fine for a 64 bit system.

Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2022 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: Firefox?


Yeah, but I just ignore all of that. I understand that Chrome is just
as bad, only it's Google instead of Microsoft. That is why I am
thinking of giving Firefox another look to see if it is any less
confusing than it was all those years ago.

Gene...


On 7/3/2022 1:41 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Edge is too invasive in my opinion, with constantly pushing for an
account for profile, which is just more tracking by MS.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Chong" <chong.curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2022 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: Firefox?


I personally prefer Chrome. Firefox is third on my list, Edge being
number 2.



On Jul 2, 2022, at 4:52 PM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

´╗┐OK all you Firefox users, it was seven or eight years ago when I
tried Firefox. Other than this current accessibility hiccup, would
it be worth looking at again?

One of the things that Internet Explorer did that I wish these other
browser developers would do is how it handled favorites or
bookmarks. The beauty of Microsoft's approach was that you could
just use your favorite file manager to manage your bookmarks.

Gene...






























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