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Anyone using Firefox in XP SP3?

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#1 devilus


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:18 AM

For a long time I'm using Firefox 42 in XP SP3. But I was not happy with that version. Today I tried some older portable versions and decided to use the version 35. FF loads faster now, no more typing lags at very startup even with hardware acceleration enabled.


Which version do you have installed on your computers? My point is not security in this case. I prefer stabilty and speed.


Thanks in advance.

Edited by hamluis, 22 May 2016 - 11:48 AM.
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:50 AM

I have 46.0 installed and working with no problems.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:58 AM


I have 46. FF now just up from 42.  I am not a big fan!  Yes it is slow and hangs and I have many "Oops, well this is embarrassing" crashes.  I have tried to install older version however it leaves me with security  issues on installing some add-ons and extensions that I require.  I continually have to change settings in aboutconfig.  For speed I guess the earlier version was definitely better.  I am now in the process of changing to win 7 reluctantly, so I will assume that most of these issues will be resolved with that.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:40 PM

I run XP service pack 3 and alternate between Firefox 28 and Palemoon.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 11:42 AM

I use the now-current ESR and 46.x side by side on my ThinkPad. One is installed, the other is Portable Firefox.


I prefer the ESR; for university work it is a more mature/stable release with security updates only. I use the 46.x for sites that request newer features or complain my browser is outdated.


Firefox ESR 38.8.0 actually goes end-of-life tomorrow, and 45.x will be the current ESR release.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:21 PM

 The only remnants of XP I have left is XP mode under Windows 7 Pro on one desktop.  I haven't used it in months, but I brought it up today and loaded Firefox.  It was version 44.  I upgraded it to 46.0.1, and it seemed to work OK.  I have noticed that the version 46 I have on my Windows 10 laptop (8 GB RAM) is a real memory hog.  When I started 10 tabs, it gobbled up 1.4 GB of RAM, and typing into forums was noticeably slow.  I switched to Edge for the forum I had the problem with using Firefox, and the problem went away.  I've been using Firefox since release 3, but it does seem to've gotten cludgey lately.  :( 

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