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Firefox's expandability
Authored by: VesperDEM on Apr 23, '08 07:55:40AM

Sure, FF is expandable. However, the more extensions you install, the slower FF seems to run. At least that was my impression with 2.x. So, I started uninstalling extensions I once had installed. I am down to just one: AdBlock Plus.

I have a few 'extensions' installed for Safari and it doesn't seem to effect it's performance. Mind you, Safari doesn't have as many as FF, but I hardly ever used the extensions I had installed in FF. Also, a lot of FF extensions are "built-in" to Safari. For instance, when attaching files or needing to upload a file, you can simply drag the file to the button and it's linked for the upload.

When FF3.0 comes out for real, I'll be checking out FF again to see if it's improved any from 2.x. I have it now in B5, but it still crashes sometimes and I really had a browser crashing on me.

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Firefox's expandability
Authored by: deviantintegral on Apr 23, '08 08:24:58AM

I'd suggest upgrading to the latest nightly of Firefox. Normally it's not a good idea, but the stability is much better as they progress towards a release candidate.

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Firefox's lack of expandability
Authored by: deef on Apr 23, '08 09:18:15AM

Firefox doesn't respect OS X context menu extensions. I have a dozen or so commands that I've added to OS X context menus using OnMyCommand, & which I use regularly while browsing (e.g. search for selected text as author in library databases etc.). As long as Firefox fails to support OS X context menu extensions, I'm sticking with Safari.

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install extensions, but disable them by default
Authored by: sr105 on Apr 30, '08 01:22:02PM

I have a bunch of extensions, but I only use one or two mostly. The rest are for occaisional use. I found that you can have lots of them installed and Firefox will run just fine if you disable the extensions. Enable/Disable does require a restart, however, but Firefox restarts pretty cleanly. Enable the less-used extensions only when you need them.

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