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Firefox deserves the boot!

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Firefox deserves the boot!

#1 Post by danielson » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:34 am

First it was Australis, then it was Pocket, then it was Legacy extensions, then it was Cliqz (per user comment in link below), then now Looking Glass -extension nobody wanted (have you checked your extension list lately?) https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/15/mozil ... ermission/

When are we going to have the Firefox of days gone bye bye?

Why don't they just concentrate on getting the most popular Legacy Extensions back instead of giving (imposing) some obscure extensions nobody asked for?
Creepy bunch at Mozilla, that's all i can say. :anispider2:



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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:31 pm

I never got the Looking Glass add-on.
Supposedly it was added automatically only for those users who opted into the Test-Pilot or Shield-Studies programs. It did not show up when I updated my Firefox from the repositories.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#3 Post by danielson » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:38 pm

To my surprise, i had it.
It surprised me 'cause i often go over in that dept.
But, it seems Mozilla has reversed its tactic and has removed it.
You were probably among those who came after.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#4 Post by Adrian » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:46 pm

I think it's a pretty unwise decision, but I don't think it's nefarious.

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#5 Post by danielson » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:52 pm

Maybe not nefarious, but a sure lack of immaturity.

When you're in charge of something that involves millions of users...
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#6 Post by Adrian » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:58 pm

Like I said, unwise, especially that a company that makes a browser is supposed to be beyond reproach when it comes to privacy, security, extra stuff added (I would add that to "extra stuff", just like Pocket -- I wish they would not add Pocket into the browser by default).

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#7 Post by richb » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Nevertheless I found FF 57 a great improvement over previous versions. Others disagree vehemently. Still I went back to Google Chrome after using FF for a couple of weeks. It is a matter of personal preference and GC suits me better. We have Qupzilla, Slimjet, Opera, Chromih, Netsurf, and Palemoon provided for installation in the MX Package Installer. Nice to have choices.
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#8 Post by Adrian » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:05 pm

I agree, choices are great, I am a Chrome user myself, but I could see myself switching to Firefox 57 if for some reason Google would breach my trust or if Chrome would fail in some respects. I think I was able to set up Firefox pretty much like Chrome, I don't think I miss anything. I would like to hide the window decoration -- but that's a Linux issue I think, in Windows it works like Chrome.

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#9 Post by stsoh » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:12 pm

i like ff, have been it for long time.
those features can be remove/isolate, just google.
basically ff r blogged down by too much adverts, ublock is the first thing i add-on, disable flash, plus some tweaks.
best web browser if u know how to tweak it.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#10 Post by richb » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:18 pm

stsoh wrote:i like ff, have been it for long time.
those features can be remove/isolate, just google.
basically ff r blogged down by too much adverts, ublock is the first thing i add-on, disable flash, plus some tweaks.
best web browser if u know how to tweak it.
What is best for one is not for another. But I do not want to get into a browser war. I can see myself using FF if GC faltered as Adrian said.
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