Firefox kept on hanging whenever I leave it for few minutes idle. Don't know why!
So tried using Waterfox as per the suggestions of @design_RG
So far it has been pretty smooth! It feels like Chrome is built on Firefox!
@shibaprasad Hello, and thank you -- just starting the day and I am happy you enjoyed it.
The "Current" version of Waterfox is super fast for me too - and it's not a Google property (with all consequential surveillance on you at all times).
I use it on Android phone as well, although right now the app is not showing in the Play Store.
The android one also supports add-ons, and I have the same ones I use in Windows installed on it too.
- uBlock Origin
- a password manager
- and Bypass Paywalls (to read online news that normally lock you out after a few articles read.)
Bypass Firewalls is NOT listed on the FF Add-ons directory, as the Media companies would have a fit. Get it here: https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-firefox
Very easy, one click install.
And Waterfox -- the home is at https://www.waterfox.net/releases/
Get your choice of :
* 'Classic' (the default, if you use the Download button at front of the site);
* "Current"-- this is the faster version, released once a month. Currently, October release, based on FF 68.0a2
Windows 64 Current, Direct link: https://storage-waterfox.netdna-ssl.com/releases/win64/installer/Waterfox%20Current%202019.10%20Setup.exe
@design_RG Thank you again!
Now I changed from Classic to Current.
One last question, whenever I will add a new bookmark in The waterfox account, will it be automatically added in Firefox too? So that I can access it later. Because in Mobile I use FF.
@shibaprasad Wonderful, if you liked the Classic version, you will love Current.
You CAN keep the two at the same time -- they install in separate folders by default, and don't interfere with each other. You need to reinstall Add-ons on the second version, then it's ready for use.
If you use the Synch option and login with a Firefox account, your bookmarks, settings, will be updated and can be accessed from any other Firefox installation; desktop or mobile.
It's a great feature.
From the digging around I did, looking for the reason, it seems it was Google's miscommunication causing it.
The program name changed from one version to another, the most recent. Sadly it's not on F-Droid either. 😞
WE could try sending some messages in Twitter. https://twitter.com/Waterfoxproject
The developer, Alex, is a single programmer taking on the whole project, and now with two stream releases in desktop versions.
He might just have put it into the back burner, for now.
Just sent Alex a message on birdsite.
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