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Don't know what to tell you as far as FF goes. I am currently running FF4 with 47, yes 47 tabs open all at once, on a variety of sites, most with media of one form or another and not only have I not experienced a single crash, I also am not experiencing issues with images not loading on pages, having to view flash outside of FF or anything of the sort.

Mind you, this is all on a fresh install of Win7. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. Or simply wiping all old preferences and starting fresh would help.

And yes, I do have chrome installed and use it on occasion as well. But the occasion is fairly rare and never a matter of a site incompatibility, more of a I just want to open a particular link in it's own browser. And I still find FF to be far more customizable and rounded then chrome.
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Now I need to know how to move the buttons around to my liking and I will be well on my way. Thanks to all those that have helped.

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Don't know what to tell you as far as FF goes. I am currently running FF4 with 47, yes 47 tabs open all at once, on a variety of sites, most with media of one form or another and not only have I not experienced a single crash, I also am not experiencing issues with images not loading on pages, having to view flash outside of FF or anything of the sort.

Mind you, this is all on a fresh install of Win7. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. Or simply wiping all old preferences and starting fresh would help.

And yes, I do have chrome installed and use it on occasion as well. But the occasion is fairly rare and never a matter of a site incompatibility, more of a I just want to open a particular link in it's own browser. And I still find FF to be far more customizable and rounded then chrome.
My problems aren't all the time. Just often enough to be frustrating as hell. I have reinstalled FF several times, and deleted all of my program data, cache, etc. My wife has problems with it locking up on occasion too.

And believe me, It has taken a LOT for me to get to the point where I do not want to use it anymore. That's why I wanted to give you all some background about me and FF.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/30/11 at 8:57am
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Now I would like to move onto Chrome because I have no doubt that I will not have nearly as many problems, but I also know that Chrome is not nearly as useful and customizable, being as it does not have all of the add-ons that FF does. The problem is that the basic Chrome is far too basic. There is no home button, bookmarks button, bookmarks toolbar, I cannot move things around to my liking and organize them, I like to have zoom page buttons and I cannot add them, and there are a lot of other things that I used to like about FF that I cannot do with Chrome. At least not that I can see. Can someone help me to make Chrome more Firefox-like? There must be something I am missing since the browser is almost unusable in how stripped-down it comes out of the box. I mean, back, forward, and refresh buttons only? Is that all Google thinks that people use? How do I customize it and move the buttons around? Is there any good add-ons or tutorials that will help me make the transition?

Thanks for any help.
Control+Shift+B or bookmark something on the tool bar to have it show. Bookmarks button on bar.

Options -> Show Home button for the home button, but the newtab window is epic. Control + scroll t zoom pages.

I think I covered everything there, right?

Edit: Also, wrench -> Bookmark Manager.
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Control+Shift+B or bookmark something on the tool bar to have it show. Bookmarks button on bar.

Options -> Show Home button for the home button, but the newtab window is epic. Control + scroll t zoom pages.

I think I covered everything there, right?

Edit: Also, wrench -> Bookmark Manager.
I got most of it. Probably my biggest problem is that I like to lean back and only use a mouse when surfing. that's why zoom buttons are so important to me. After all, Firefox can zoom using Ctrl + scroll as well.

I used to use an add-on for FF called ImageZoom, that made it to when you hold right click and scroll it would zoom any picture in and out. I have to find something for chrome like that because it was super-awesome beyond comprehension. I recommend it to any users of FF for sure.

Thanks for the help.
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YOU ARE DA MAN! (at least if you are a male) How come I couldn't find that? I thought I looked through every zoom extension in the Chrome arsenal and I didn't see it. They had a version of Imagezoom but it didn't work the same way as in FF.

EDIT: It even zooms faster than Imagezoom on FF!!! I love it.
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I searched google extensions for "mouse zoom". Lmao.

Glad I could help m8, and yes, I am a man

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The bottom line is Chrome is built better from the ground up, it can evolve the way a browser should going into the future. No fanboyism going on, just trust truth.

Firefox is a legendary browser but it was mediocre when it started out and only got good because a ton of talented people put work into it. It got a ton of market share becuase IE7 sucked and IE6 had really sucked.


So basically Firefox is always going to be a memory resource hog on cold starts while Chrome will not, However Firefox still has better add-ons and represents all thats good about a community coming together to make a better browser for everyone.
    
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