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Every one I try turns into a laggy mess after a few weeks of use now, no idea what causes it, and nobody can help me.
It's called temporary files.
On my Firefox I set them on RAMDrive, so they are self-cleaned on each PC restart.
 
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It's called temporary files.
On my Firefox I set them on RAMDrive, so they are self-cleaned on each PC restart.
Hi,
Yep I'd add a lot of cookie/ tracking crap to build up.
 
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You could look into ungoogled-chromium if you don't mind the lack of autoupdate.
If you'd read through my posts, you'd see I did and that it crashed every time I tried to launch it.

I think you're making this issue more complicated than it is and I reckon you'd do better starting a thread on troubleshooting your Firefox issue than trying and discounting all these browsers.
I did, nobody wanted to help me. I kept it updated for months with the results of my experiments, and all I got was a suggestion to rollback my GPU drivers on the day I first posted it and that was it.

You've clearly got something unusual in your setup causing your browser woes, and without knowing what that is no-one can do more than send you a list of browsers and let you try them out
See above.

It's called temporary files.
On my Firefox I set them on RAMDrive, so they are self-cleaned on each PC restart.
Been using Firefox since 2008, and never had a problem with that until july.
 
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Hi,
If you asked a question about FF performance issues I sure don't see it in your history.
 
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the issue is you want a single feature that is not part of chromium but don't want any other extra features. no one is gonna maintain a browser just for you to have a single extra feature in it. build it and maintain it yourself.
 
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Hard to make a suggestion I can back, I moved back to Firefox for main browsing after I felt Chrome forks have all regressed too much.

Edge had promise but now they have added too much mobile phone and bing junk into the desktop version which clutters it up, and also excessive padding and too large font on its UI as well which I also expect is to cater to the mobile crowd. Does natively support side bar tabs like Vivaldi with much lower bloat overhead.

Vivaldi, I originally loved, but it got slower and slower as they kept adding new features, then discovered they dont let you do proper bug reports, but instead testers have to triage and confirm your bugs for them to be passed upstream and even then you talk to the tester as a middle man, never the dev directly. It has become feature bloat. Its UI customisation however is amazing.

I use Brave on my phone but I think its about to be sacked as I discovered today when investigating massive battery drain with screen on, and even if not using it, every 20-30 seconds uses a ton of cpu for about 10 seconds a time. I have now mostly tamed it by restricting its background use in settings.
 
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For Firefox, maybe get the privacy-oriented 3rd-party version from F-Droid:
Mull: https://f-droid.org/packages/us.spotco.fennec_dos/
That's on Android. The OP is on Windows..

If you'd read through my posts, you'd see I did and that it crashed every time I tried to launch it.


I did, nobody wanted to help me. I kept it updated for months with the results of my experiments, and all I got was a suggestion to rollback my GPU drivers on the day I first posted it and that was it.


See above.


Been using Firefox since 2008, and never had a problem with that until july.
What extensions were you using with FF?
 
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That's on Android. The OP is on Windows..


What extensions were you using with FF?
Hi,
Posted them here
 
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Perhaps a system cleaner tool will help. I like system ninja.
 
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If you'd read through my posts, you'd see I did and that it crashed every time I tried to launch it.
Didn't see that. Scratch that then.
 
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Yup. It's the only other browser I use on Windows, and only for janky-@$$ websites that refuse to be HTML5 compliant(which makes using FireFox an issue with those sites).

SRWare Iron in my estimation is one of the better Chromium based browser. Fear I'll be looking for a replacement in the near future if planned changes to the base code are more than they can repurpose. This last means release cycles are always at least one version off from the most current Chromium. Personally never had any issues with type of online entities that refuse to function on outdated browsers for security reasons (banking etc.). It might be a consideration here though.
 
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Can't use Mozilla-based browsers anymore, much to my dismay. Every one I try turns into a laggy mess after a few weeks of use now, no idea what causes it, and nobody can help me. Chromium-based browsers don't have this issue for whatever reason, so I need to switch to one. Currently using Comodo Dragon, but I've read that it isn't the best choice due to its slow release cycle, which seems to be a new release every few months, and some have said it uses older Chromium code that isn't 100% secure (the browser itself claims it's based on Chromium v106, but the Woolyss site reports it's using v99's codebase).

Won't use Chrome or Edge, so need suggestions for decent Chromium-based browsers. Tried Ungoogled Chromium, but it crashed every time I tried to launch it whereas regular Chromium was fine.

Requirements:
  • Extension support, either directly through the store or downloaded and manually installed
  • Isn't loaded up with additional features that I won't use (like Opera and Vivaldi)
  • Lets me use a bookmarks menu like Firefox does
  • Has a more frequent release cycle, but doesn't need to be as fast Chromium itself, just less slow than Comodo Dragon
  • Auto-update or a built-in manual updater would be nice, but not 100% essential
Wow! What the heck are you doing with your browser?? Sure dont have 100 tabs open and running outa ram? :)

Just try them all until you find something that works for you.

 
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I just use Edge now. When I get sick of it, I switch to Opera for a while. Rinse, repeat.
better googled edition than microsh*tted edition, fanks

back days my fav was SRWare Iron.
 

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I did, nobody wanted to help me. I kept it updated for months with the results of my experiments, and all I got was a suggestion to rollback my GPU drivers on the day I first posted it and that was it.
Shame. Gets like that sometimes, I've had that too.
 
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mech drives
try with them disconnected and see what happens, some programs scan drives for whatever reason (recent downloads, etc) and that causes the drives to wake up, which brings in a momentary system wide stutter

Hell i had steam cause this for me with a NAS drive mapped to a local drive letter, when it was offline steam kept trying to scan the drive for steam games for some reason and would stutter the system, then freeze steam for 15 seconds, then vanish like nothing ever happened for an hour or two

Browsers dont just have internet access, it's local disk access - where they're installed, where they save temp files, where the save downloaded files - and any time it refreshes something like that it can ping out to local and network storage and trigger issues like this. It's why a browser may be fine one day but shit the next - because you saved a JPEG to a mech drive and now it's refreshing that location sporadically
 
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Wow! What the heck are you doing with your browser?? Sure dont have 100 tabs open and running outa ram? :)

Just try them all until you find something that works for you.

browsers should withstand 100+ tabs lmfao. Or they are like Internet Explorer before version 7 lol

Can't use Mozilla-based browsers anymore, much to my dismay. Every one I try turns into a laggy mess after a few weeks of use now, no idea what causes it, and nobody can help me. Chromium-based browsers don't have this issue for whatever reason, so I need to switch to one. Currently using Comodo Dragon, but I've read that it isn't the best choice due to its slow release cycle, which seems to be a new release every few months, and some have said it uses older Chromium code that isn't 100% secure (the browser itself claims it's based on Chromium v106, but the Woolyss site reports it's using v99's codebase).

Won't use Chrome or Edge, so need suggestions for decent Chromium-based browsers. Tried Ungoogled Chromium, but it crashed every time I tried to launch it whereas regular Chromium was fine.

Requirements:
  • Extension support, either directly through the store or downloaded and manually installed
  • Isn't loaded up with additional features that I won't use (like Opera and Vivaldi)
  • Lets me use a bookmarks menu like Firefox does
  • Has a more frequent release cycle, but doesn't need to be as fast Chromium itself, just less slow than Comodo Dragon
  • Auto-update or a built-in manual updater would be nice, but not 100% essential
heck, sadly, to be kindda "popular", browsers create useless features like social media integration etc., I doubt there are any modern browser without "extras", they are all the same nowadays, just you need different accounts to sync lol
 
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Just get Brave. Been using it for a good couple of years now and the only problem I have is staring at Overclockers dribbling over GPU's.
 
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  • Isn't loaded up with additional features that I won't use (like Opera and Vivaldi)
  • Lets me use a bookmarks menu like Firefox does
To be honest I would recommend Vivaldi. It's killer feature is that it's become what Firefox used to be - a tweakers dream. You can customise it and it certainly does have a "bookmark menu" that you're looking for (Settings -> Bookmarks -> "Show Bookmark Bar") plus you can customise that to be top / bottom or text / icons or add traditional "File / Edit / View / Bookmarks / Tools / Window / Help" Main Menu in the title bar (CTRL-M). "It has too many features" is really just another way of saying "no matter what feature you're looking for, it probably has it".
 
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System Name Office,Home and Game PC
Processor Intel Core i5 12600k Up to 4.9 GHz
Motherboard Z690 Gaming X Gigabyte DDR4 Version
Cooling Fuma 2 Air Cooler
Memory 32GB DDR4 2x8 3600 MHz Patriot Viper Steel RAM
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and RTX 3070
Storage 512 GB M2 PCI Ex 3.0 NVMe SX6000 Pro, 1TB NV2 Kingston M2 PCI Ex 4.0 and 4TB WD Blue SATA 3.0 HDD
Display(s) 27 inç 75 Hz LG
Case Cooler Master MB511
Audio Device(s) Creative 2+1
Power Supply 750W 80+ Bronze PSU High Power Element
Mouse Logitech Wireless
Keyboard Microsoft
VR HMD N/A
Software Windows 10-11
The browsers I use based on Chromium are usually slimjet and Opera. I used it in Brave but it was consuming a little too much RAM. Slimjet is ideal for low end computers in my opinion. My computer with Celeron processor has never been installed. Best of all, having Opera free VPN is great.
 
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