I've been using firefox since like, forever ago. Back in the late 90's, in order to avoid IE, I was using Opera. Not sure exactly when I started using firefox but, I loved the idea of not sticking with IE. Since I started using it, there are still reasons why I prefer firefox... part of that is, it's what I'm used to. I don't like change. I can get used to it, just don't like switching things up so suddenly.
Anyway... firefox has always bragged about how good it is compared to others, etc etc... but over the last few years, I've had issues with it hogging resources to the point it bogs down my system a bit sometimes.... and the latest versions have been claiming to be faster than the competition. But, is it?
I play a game called Star Trek:Alien Domain. First started playing it through facebook alone... now I use it through facebook gameroom which is a little better in some ways. Now, silly me, I have 3 accounts on the game... one I run in gameroom, one in Firefox, and one in IE. IE runs THE fastest and firefox causes the most problems.
If firefox is so much better, why do I have issues like this? Firefox is my go to browser that I use for playing on facebook and just all my general web browsing... and it frustrates me that it can get so bogged down sometimes. Is there something I can do to make it run faster?
And as far as alternative browsers go...
If anyone has suggestions, I have some conditions.
I wont use chrome. I use gmail, youtube, and a few other services but try to use google as little as possible. I don't trust them and, well, think they're just about the most powerful entity on the planet. HA. They have SO much info on everything, have their tentacles on so many projects... and, they've not always been so trustworthy with their data. They collect and store everything they can. I don't like that. Not that I have anything to hide(don't even do banking on my pc, or have a credit card) but, their approach to data just rubs me the wrong way. Wow, I didn't need to explain all that... I just wont use chrome.
I want something that is fast, secure, and doesn't collect info about your grandparent's grandparents. HA.
Why can't technology be simple?
Anyway... I don't mind sticking with firefox but I wish it wouldn't cause me so much trouble with games hanging and even just normal "not responding"
Any thoughts? Can firefox be tweaked on my end or do I need to find a new go to browser?