Chrome vs Firefox

My computer was becoming slower and slower recently – like a tired tortoise – and I couldn’t quite figure out why. Yesterday I looked at the “Activity” view on my computer – the one that shows which apps are hogging all the resources – and it was clear there was a culprit: Google Chrome browser. It was sucking up the bulk of my computer’s resources at any given moment. So, what the hey? – I gave Firefox a try.

Me back in 2007 when I used Firefox
Photo courtesy of Charlie Miller

It’s been many years since I last used Firefox as my primary browser. I used to love it back in the days before Chrome existed (Chrome was released in 2008), and I used Firefox through 2009 UNTIL…(dun dun duuuuun)…it slowed my computer down considerably! Chrome solved that speed bottleneck at that time. But that was 2009.

Yesterday, after simply closing the Chrome browser, I noticed a considerable speed boost on my computer. Apps are opening faster, key touches are more responsive – it’s basically the computer I thought I had purchased a year ago!

Notable Firefox Features:

Which is better: Chrome or Firefox?

If your computer is running slowly, you could do worse than giving ol’ Firefox a spin. So far, I’ve found it has sped up my computer considerably while not losing any functionality vs Chrome.

Toby Cryns

More posts from themightymo.com

How to merge two folders, including all sub-folders and files, on Mac

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. | November 3, 2022

Today I had an issue where I needed to merge two folders, each of which contained many sub- and sub-sub folders that had lots of images. After a lot of trial-and-error and some Googling, I found the best solution is to use the “ditto” command in Terminal like this: That’s it! Hat tip to AppleInsider.

mailchimp usage stats

Some Surprising Trends in Website Development

By Toby Cryns | October 17, 2022

I wasted some time today to bring you (dum dum duuuuum!): Some Surprising Trends in Website Development!

How to Configure WordPress with Cloudflare, HSTS, TLS, and Secure Headers

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. | October 11, 2022

I was recently asked to look into creating some secure http headers as well as forcing a website to load over TLS1.2+. Below are my “how to” instructions for updating these settings within WordPress and Cloudflare. Install & Configure the Cloudflare WordPress plugin. Make sure an SSL Certificate is installed on your host for your…