Switch to Firefox x64

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Engineer2k2, Dec 7, 2015.

Tags:
  1. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    242
    40
    10
    Since Firefox x64 version 42 is now released (available through FTP only) - Should I switch to x64 or stay on x86?

    I only use Adblock Plus add-on.

    Further is it possible to have both x64 and x86 versions installed side by side having common profile?

    I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 and Windows 8.1 pro x64.

    Please advice - is it the right time to switch? :g:
     
  2. apologized

    apologized MDL Addicted

    Nov 29, 2012
    874
    501
    30
    yes

    stay in 32bits i find problem with flash player
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

    Nov 26, 2012
    868
    293
    30
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. moon510

    moon510 MDL Junior Member

    May 10, 2007
    54
    11
    0
    I did an upgrade from 32bit to 64bit and I was disappointed. 64bit works fine but it lacks some essential plugins like VLC plugin. I tried to install vlc media player 64bit to eenable the plugin and it didn't work. I guess 64bit is more stable and more secure. That's OK. It takes over all extensions from 32bit version, but not VLC plugin. That's too bad. So I downgraded back to 32bit.
     
  5. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

    Jul 14, 2013
    260
    94
    10
    If you have a 64 bit system use the 64 bit browser, using a 32 bit browser on a 64 bit system is like buying a stripped down Mercedes Benz, if your gonna buy one you might as well load up on the options.

    A 64 bit browser will take better advantage of the resources your 64 bit system has to offer where a 32 bit browser will not ...... take my word for it, it's a better experience.
    Don't believe me? download both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Firefox, after installing the 32 bit version open as many tabs as you can and see how far you get before the browser becomes slow, unstable and / or crashes, then do the same with the 64 bit. I guarantee you will be able to open a plethora more tabs with the 64 bit version than the 32.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    242
    40
    10
    #6 Engineer2k2, Dec 8, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
    (OP)
    This is why I am concerned - though it is stable now but still seems its worth waiting before final switch over.

    You are correct ! My reason for planning to switch over to x64 version. Was waiting for Mozilla Firefox x64 stable release since long.

    As mentioned by opolozised we can have both 32 and 64 side by side - I can at least try 64 bit if not totally switch to check myself.
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    2,357
    1,955
    90
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

    Jan 25, 2012
    1,034
    315
    60
    #8 SOCRATE_MMXII, Dec 9, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

    Dec 15, 2009
    519
    49
    30
    I'm using v42 also but I don't know it is x86 or x64. It is automatically updated for a long time.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. Vico

    Vico MDL Junior Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    93
    4
    0
    Java plugin (regardless if its x86/x64) won't work in Firefox 64bit. Firefox is becoming less and less user customisable.
     
  11. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    374
    91
    10
    java doesnt work not only with firefox, but also it doesnt work with chrome.
     
  12. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

    Jan 25, 2012
    1,034
    315
    60
    For some unknown reason AdBlock Plus and PrintFriendly & PDF don't work with Palemoon x86/x64, that's why I use Cyberfox x64. I don't use Java.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...