Author Topic: Firefox is slower and heftier than Brave  (Read 1016 times)

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Offline fox

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Re: Firefox is slower and heftier than Brave
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2021, 07:18:56 am »
I have been using Brave for about a week now, and I really like it. So far I've seen no downside to switching from FF to Brave, and this morning I discovered one upside. My desktop environment is Gnome, and there is an extension called Gnome Shell Extensions that I have been using to add and update Gnome extensions like Force Quit, Recent Items and Lock Keys. Each of these puts an icon in my menubar, and I can control and implement them from that icon. At some point recently, Gnome Shell Extensions stopped working in FF. I learned this morning that it was because FF in Ubuntu is now a Snap package. Brave is not, and I found it was easy to install Gnome Shell Extensions in Brave. I'm happy to have it back. Incidentally, you can install this in Chrome and even MS Edge. There is probably a way to install a non-Snap version of FF in Ubuntu; I haven't looked into that.
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Re: Firefox is slower and heftier than Brave
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2021, 08:06:14 am »
Thanks for the info, Fox.
I have also been now using Brave as my main browser, since the Opera browser for Linux, no longer players video clips from any websites that I go to (the Opera browser for Android, does still play video clips).
Brave does not have some features that I like and use on the Opera browser but it is as quick as the Opera browser.
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Re: Firefox is slower and heftier than Brave
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2021, 06:53:16 pm »
I split the posts from before this one into two different posts in the Support question and locked the topic. It's old. Comments about Brave deserve a new topic and support questions or problems should be on the Support board.

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