pages, and improved proxy responsiveness. Note that if you haven’t opened Firefox in a while and allowed the automatic updates to be applied, you’ll have to go through multiple updates to get to Firefox 18 (our version needed to jump first from 16.0.1 to 17.0.1 and then to 18). (Free, 36.6 MB, release notes)
I think the most telling part of this article was this bit:
Note that if you haven’t opened Firefox in awhile and allowed the automatic updates to be applied, you’ll have to go through multiple updates to get to Firefox 18 (our version needed to first jump from 16.0.1 to 17.0.1 and then to 18).
I'm not sure I've actually used Firefox other than to check a Website in about two years . . .
I switched to Chrome full time in the autumn as I was experiencing a lot of RAM hogging by Firefox. I still miss the customizable search engine field, but things are definitely smoother with Chrome.
Chrome has single-key search shortcuts - look in chrome://chrome/settings/searchEngines
I use this a lot to search TidBITS, Amazon, and Google (since I have the omnibox set to do Google Browse By Name, per http://tidbits.com/article/12099 )
Reaching voting age in record time
I shudder to think what will happen when Firefox reaches drinking age!
It's drinking now, just surreptitiously. ;-)
On my shiny new Macbook Pro Retina, it zoomed to 102% of (8gig) available ram in five minutes. I think Firefox 18 already has a wooden leg.