Recently come back to Firefox due to the sluggish performance of Chrome… but it seems I jumped from the frying pan into the fire. My three (most obvious) concerns:
unsurprisingly, I don’t just use my PC for browsing and Firefox doesn’t always have focus. When I flick focus to it I have to wait while it (presumably) sucks down a mountain of resources before it becomes useable; essentially the same reason I left Chrome. From a layman’s perspective you’d think with all the horsepower a simple browser could be made responsive… why are we still using PC’s like it’s 1999?
And this is the biggie… Gmail periodically disconnects from Firefox with it’s annoying timer suggesting its going to try a reconnect (which always fails). You not only have to close Gmail and probably lose work, you have to shut down Firefox and restart it - probably encountering a dialog that tells you Firefox is still running and a second instance can’t be run. May be just me, but I would have thought Gmail was in common usage - regardless, this is kinda “amateur hour”.
This is just me, because it seems I’m the only one who doesn’t like being constantly pestered and notified, but this “New version - update?” almost every other day is beyond ridiculous… decently written software should not require anywhere near this many updates (if they are actually required and not just unessential new features like pockets or whatever). As I say, most people seem content to waste large swathes of productive time being diverted to secondary tasks but I’m no fan of it.