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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2018, 07:46:52 PM »
Sounds like you "self-diagnosed" and things are running smoothly.  Give a few days and see how things go.

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2018, 08:21:56 AM »
Im glad you got it sorted.. May I ask have you given Microsft Edge a try they have a lot of free addons ..

Extensions for Microsoft Edge
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/collections/edgeextensions/p?rtc=1


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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2018, 02:01:31 PM »
I haven't given it a long try, but some.  I dislike all the animations and the barebones aspects of Edge, so haven't pursued it beyond just using for testing.
So far so good with the fix and restart.

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2018, 02:05:10 PM »
What animations and barebones aspects in Edge are you referring to?


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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
you beat me to asking the same question I have never seen animations In Edge... :o

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027577/windows-change-your-home-page

also see >>>  https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy



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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2018, 03:40:19 PM »
Wondering if the animations are running Edge without an ad-blocker.  I have uBlock Origin on Edge with the same settings as in Pale Moon.  It works great.


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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2018, 01:22:24 AM »
My version of Edge has no add-ons. as I only use it for web testing.

Just click the first icon on the top left.  Boom. Animations.

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2018, 12:00:59 PM »
All I see at the upper left are "Tabs You've Set Aside" and "Set These Tabs Aside" ... if you are talking about them, there is some animation when they launch.  If that is not what you are talking about, what is the "first icon on the top left"?
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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2018, 01:32:30 PM »
Yes, those are the ones I meant.

Granted, a big part of my resistance to Edge could be from the bad taste in my mouth left by all the years of dealing with all the iterations of Internet Explorer.  :)

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2018, 01:55:04 PM »
Some folks find the set aside feature useful, it offers the capability to declutter your browser by managing the open tabs.  IOW, it allows you to avoid the issue of tab overload (so many open tabs that you can't find what you want) and search the web more efficiently, while at the same time avoiding visual clutter and saving memory.

I'm not sure getting some animation when you click on the set aside button is a reason to 'dislike' Edge, if you don't want to use it don't click on it.   ;)
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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2018, 02:08:33 PM »
As Winchester73 said, you can ignore the "Tabs You've Set Aside" icons instead of clicking on them and there won't be any tabs set aside or animation.  If you don't like the feature and want the ability to disable, add your vote in the Feedback Hub, https://aka.ms/AA1jqpt.  (Note:  this link will open a new tab asking if you meant to change programs.  Click yes and the link to the Feedback Hub will open and you can click Upvote.) 

An example of when someone would want to use this feature is when they are doing research for a project (doesn't matter if it is personal or business) and have a large number of tabs open that relate to the project and haven't finished but need to shut down or move on to something else.  So, rather than losing the research or having to make notes of the relevant sites, clicking the second icon will set those tabs aside.  Even after closing the browser/shutting down those tabs will remain in memory and can be recalled.  So what happens if someone moves on to a second project and needs to set those tabs aside?  Same thing.  They get saved as well.  See the examples in How to Set Tabs Aside for Later in Microsoft Edge.  I wouldn't be surprised if future updates provide the ability to name set aside tab groups.


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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
OK, y'all, I'll try to keep an open mind beyond my first impressions.  Thanks for the info.  I can see how setting aside tabs might be useful in some cases.  i didn't quite get the purpose of it just viewing the page, since I was dstracted by being annoyed with the animation! ^_^

I do have to say that after IE got to version 11, it wasn't nearly as problematic or difficult to deal with CSS issues which used to nearly drive me insane when developing web designs. I haven't had too many issues with Edge now either.

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2018, 07:04:47 PM »
When Edge was first deployed, I got the impression that it "wasn't ready for prime time".
At worst one of the websites that I visited regularly, wouldn't open.
My wife liked it because she likes to use the touch screen, and Edge is more "touch friendly".
It's the only browser she uses.
I continue to use Firefox...mostly...

More recently:
I started using Edge primarily for one thing.
When Firefox "Quantum" came out, it lost the ability to use one of the controls for one of the webcams at the college where I got my degree. I use Edge when I get nostalgic about my youth.

i imagine that I could find another browser that's compatible with that webcam, but as long as I have Win 10, I have Edge (might as well use it for what it's good at).

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 12:51:03 AM »
@ Corrine:

I've switched to Ublock Origin in Pale Moon and added the updater extension.

But the options are confusing to me:

There are 3 choices for automatic updater:  Default, ON, OFF

Default is ticked.   What is the difference between Default and ON or OFF?
I can't find any explanation in the documentation.

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Re: Win10 disk and CPU being maxed by Firefox since last updates
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2018, 12:09:02 PM »
Mousing over the settings provides the definition for Automatic updates of each setting:

Default:  Automatically install updates only if that's the default.
On:  Automatically install updates.
Off:  Don't automatically install updates.

It was a number of years ago when FF was my default browser that I did change the setting from Default to Off for an add-on but, for the life of me, I don't recall why, other than FF was going through some changes at the time. 


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