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I remember a couple years ago when it was suggested to turn it off, which I have done. I had some artifacts and mouse cursor issues when it was enabled if I remember correctly. Is that still the advice these days or has it been fixed? In theory, it seems like a handy option to have but if it's still crap then I'll just leave it disabled as always.
 
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Hi,

Firefox Pros:

- The interface is easy to use. I've tried Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera. No matter how many cool features those browsers have or how much faster they go than Firefox, I keep coming back to Firefox. It just works the way my mind works.

- It's open source and cross-platform. You can use it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

- It has a lot of cool extensions and themes.

Cons:

- It's becoming more and more popular. Security through obscurity isn't effective security, but every web browser has exploits that get discovered periodically and patched shortly afterwards. The more popular a browser is, the more likely it is the exploits will be taken advantage of before they get patched.

- It is a memory hog. It has been for a while. Now, if you have 2 GB of RAM or more, that's not really an issue. You may even be fine with 1 GB of RAM.

- There are a small handful of badly designed websites that are Internet Explorer-only. I don't use any myself, but I know other people who do. If that's you, you may want to look into a Firefox extension called IETab.

The only way to see which you really like is to try them out for yourself. The downloads are free and you can always uninstall them. I prefer google chrome because it is much easier to use, faster and much more efficient.

Hope this helped smile.gif
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No hardware acceleration is no longer problematic. It may infact improve responsiveness. Use firemin and free memory.
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