It’s with a heavy heart that I write this, but it’s regarding something you should know. When I first started working on a computer full time I choose Firefox as m… (read more)
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this, but it’s regarding something you should know. When I first started working on a computer full time I choose Firefox as my browser. The reason being that I thought working on a computer shouldn’t be just entry work. I thought it should be somewhat fun as well.
Now I think my first version of Firefox was around ver. 15. With that one I could change the whole look of the browser to make it more fun, it offered many very useful add ons, and it was a very fast and reliable browser. Because of this when I had to choose an email client I chose Thunderbird, because it had many of the same fun options.
So I worked on a computer for 10 years and I think by that time Firefox was somewhere North of ver. 60. I think due to all of the improvements in speed and security I couldn’t dress it up like the earlier models, but you could change the banner at the top which was neat, and almost all of the add ons had been constantly updated my the developers so I never had to delete a single one. Plus things were continually being added to the browser itself, so all in all I was never dissatisfied with it and recommended it to anyone looking for a browser to use on their computer.
Unfortunately I no longer work or have a computer and I am forced to do everything on an iPad. Naturally my first choice for a browser was Firefox. Of course I can’t do the fun things with this mobile browser, which I accepted because it did pretty much everything else just as it should. Until it started going downhill. Now, your mobile browser is, in a word, awful. Here are just a few of the problems it now has:
1. Web pages. When I first started using it a web page would be there until I closed it. No matter how many pages were open. Now, even if I have only two or three pages open, I close Firefox down and launch it again, the tabs are there showing what pages were open, but no URLs, and thus no pages. Everything is blank.
2. Speed. Our wi-fi has speeds ranging from 100Mpbs to 300Mpbs for downloads. But lately, some of those very same pages, well, let’s just say I could go and get a cup of coffee and they’d still be loading.
3. Logins. This is the worst issue. I must have logged into at least two dozen sites in Firefox and you know how many logins it saved? Two. Totally unacceptable! I don’t have the time or patience to continually look up login info that Firefox should have saved. It doesn’t even ask if I want to save that info.
So, I have kept Firefox on my iPad, and I will check every once in a while to see if there have been any improvements. But, until then, Google has become my default browser. It’s rather sad when the people who make the basic engine for the TOR browser, the world’s most private browser, can’t make a mobile browser that works properly.
So, until later