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Firefox deserves the boot!

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#21 Post by skidoo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:24 pm

its harmless and I just simply removed it from the toolbar
Before "pocket" was integrated into the browser as a core component, it was available as an extension.
At that time, you may have read skidoo saying "it's a wonderful extension, check it out".
In the "version" of pocket which wound up being shipped as an integrated (non-removable) browser component,
functionality has been severely castrated compared to the original.

Hello? The "muh just removed it from duh toolbar" feelgood approach still leaves the component pre-loaded (in memory) at each firefox launch.
Maybe visiting about:config and (whack-a-mole, find all 6 relevant prefkeys?) "disabling" will lighten the memory footprint at next startup. Maybe. Oh, and remember to revisit about:config and recheck those prefkeys (cuz they may wind up reverted following an update... and bear in mind that -- thanks to A/B testing -- your neighbor will think you're crazy if you mention that aggravating result, because his install is tagged "B" vs your "A").

"Is harmless"
Cumulatively, all the crapola components which have been shoehorned into our "web browser" are not "harmless".
Unwanted, uninvited, cannot be removed, bloats the memory footprint of the application, adds vulnerability vectors...

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#22 Post by skidoo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:43 pm

ff57 does not include link for torrent/magnet, has to be config.

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url > about:config
right clik > new > boolean >
network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet=false
next time when u clik on magnet/torrent, select transmisson or whatever bittorrent client use as default.
kudos to stsoh for noticing the help request buried within this noisy thread and for providing that tip !

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#23 Post by Adrian » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Adrian wrote:
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.
BTW, I switched today to Firefox, I really like how it evolved, it actually starts much faster than Chrome and the memory consumption seems to be lower. I was able to get rid of Windows decorations that I was talking here, the latest Firefox has an option in Customize -> uncheck Title Bar (option in lower-left corner)

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#24 Post by danielson » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:02 am

Hiding the title-bar should have been one of their 1st priorities with the advent of Quantum.
Partial redemption.

Now they need to work at getting equivalent extensions to the ones users have long appreciated (not some that users never asked for like Pocket etc.).

Sorry Firefox, no trophy yet.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#25 Post by Adrian » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 am

BTW, I've been using since my post, I don't find it inferior to Chrome, actually I am not missing anything. Quantum is much better, it made Firefox usable for me.

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#26 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:54 am

I too am not on the train of negativity. It works well for me in
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#27 Post by richb » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:00 am

While I am staying with Chrome I believe Firefox is a good usable browser and much improved over previous versions.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#28 Post by bfrost » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:46 am

I am lazy and therefore use Pocket a lot...And of course support (today much improved) Firefox.

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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#29 Post by danielson » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Suppose if i had to choose between Palemoon (blazzingly faster at boot and even page rendering imo) or Waterfox, i would still prefer Firefox.
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Re: Firefox deserves the boot!

#30 Post by Kestrel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:24 am

I've had to give firefox the boot after using it exclusively for many years. I am now using chromium.

For some reason screen tearing returned in firefox at the time they introduced CSD. Theres a thread about it on here somewhere. I couldnt resolve it so had to change. I still keep it on my system though just in case the problem resolves in some future release. I think chromium is faster too. I liked firefox and was familiar with it so I hope to be able to return to it some day.
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