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Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

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Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#1 Post by turtlebay777 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 am

Is it possible to include Waterfox in the 64bit repos please?

At the moment when I wish to install it I download it from https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/waterfox/new/, download the tar ball and then have to go and research how to change that into a deb file.
Or use the Microsoft owned Github at https://github.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb
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Re: Request for Waterfox

#2 Post by Redacted » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:44 am

See viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39874&p=451281&hil ... ox#p451281

edit: sorry, saw you made that post duh
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Re: Request for Waterfox

#3 Post by turtlebay777 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 am

Whoops, I couldn't find it again so thought I'd dreamt requesting it.

Sorry.

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Re: Request for Waterfox

#4 Post by stsoh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:15 am

two line below your login name, u can see "your post" link, view all your previous postings.
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Re: Request for Waterfox

#5 Post by turtlebay777 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:23 am

Another lesson learned thank you.

Actually there is already a .deb version of Waterfox at the bottom of this page,

https://bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb/waterfox.

If you save the file named waterfox_56.2.0_amd64.deb, then run it in MX 17, it installs beautifully.

Perhaps the mods could 'sticky' this until it can be worked on to place in the repos?

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Re: Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#6 Post by stsoh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:09 am

reason why u should use ff-esr instead of......
https://www.howtogeek.com/335712/update ... -basilisk/
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Re: Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#7 Post by fehlix » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:32 am

stsoh wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:09 am
reason why u should use ff-esr instead of......
https://www.howtogeek.com/335712/update ... -basilisk/
This quote from the above link:
... telemetry data to Mozilla, but you can disable that from Options > Privacy & Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use in Firefox.
is simply wrong. You can't turn off data-collection within firefox in a simple way.
Further this quote from above:
...but right now the developer considers Basilisk an unstable development platform.
Reads a bit different on the Basilisk home page: http://www.basilisk-browser.org/
Basilisk is development software. This means that it should be considered more or less "beta" at all times
I'm happily using palemoon, basilisk and waterfox together with some security privay addons, like umatrix, ublockOrigin etc. and rarly do see a need for using firefox.
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Re: Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#8 Post by wulf » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:45 am

Agree with Fehlix regarding the web link assertion. Here is just a small list of configuration settings to enhance privacy, defeat some annoyances, and go some way to de-googling a firefox based web browser. Overriding cache management and setting it to zero also helps. Most folk probably know these settings, and there are plenty of examples on the web, but for those who don't, this might serve as a starter...Make the changes at your own risk OK?..Don't blame me if it breaks stuff. It's all about experimenting and what works best for you
  • webgl.disabled....Set to True

    media.autoplay.enabled ....set to false

    full-screen-api.warning.timeout ...set to 0 [To stop *now in fullscreen message* on Youtube and some other sites]

    network.http.altsvc.oe......set to false

    network.http.altsvc.enabled.....set to false

    dom.storage.enabled ...set to false..[re-set to enabled if it breaks too many websites. *It does break a lot!]

    browser.sessionhistory.max_entries ...set to 5 or whatever number you deem appropriate

    media.navigator.enabled ...set to false

    browser.search.geoip.url;https://location.services.mozilla.com/v ... LA_API_KEY% ...Removed the web address

    browser.geolocation.warning.infoURL;https://www.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/firefox/geolocation/ ...Removed the web address

    Created new string general.useragent.override and gave it value of
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0.4

    privacy.resistFingerprinting ...set to true **NOTE**[Enabling this setting will cause re-sizing of the browser window]

    privacy.firstparty.isolate ...set to true. (any problems logging in on sites or persistence, then set back to false)

    layers.shared-buffer-provider.enabled set to false

    media.autoplay.enabled ...Set to false. [stops annoying autoplay and some fly-out vids on some websites]

    browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.url;https://sb-ssl.google.com/safebrowsing/ ... LE_API_KEY%
    Removed this Url....Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.gethashURL;https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebro ... %&pver=2.2
    Removed this Url..Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.id;navclient-auto-ffox
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.lists;goog-badbinurl-shavar,goog-downloadwhite-digest256,goog-phish-shavar,googpub-phish-shavar,goog-malware-shavar,goog-unwanted-shavar
    Removed value..Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportURL;https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebro ... ALE%&site=
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.lists;goog-phish-proto,googpub-phish-proto,goog-malware-proto,goog-unwanted-proto
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportURL;https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebro ... ALE%&site=
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.updateURL;https://safebrowsing.googleapis.com/v4/ ... LE_API_KEY%
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.pver;2.2
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.pver;4
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.lastupdatetime;1480552471232
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.

    browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.nextupdatetime;1480554161232
    Removed value...Re-instate if problems.
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Re: Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#9 Post by PondLife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 pm

If anyone wants to install Waterfox directly from the Waterfox web site I found this method (Youtuber Switch to Linux) worked perfectly for me. Putting all the files,icons etc in the correct place.

1) Download Waterfox ....tar.bz2 file
2) Extract file to /opt directory (note - will need to be root)
3) Go to /usr/share/applications open root terminal
4) Create file $ sudo nano waterfox.desktop and enter the following

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Waterfox
GenericName=Waterfox
Exec=/opt/waterfox/waterfox
Terminal=false
Icon=/opt/waterfox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;X-Developer;
Comment=Waterfox Web Browser.

Save file

5) go to /usr/bin and create shortcut for Waterfox
eg. in the terminal $ ln -s /opt/waterfox/waterfox

6) In Settings > Preferred Applications change browser to Waterfox

7) Add Launcher in panel.

For updates you get a notification through the browser its then just a matter of downloading the tar.bz2 file and extracting it to /opt overwriting the existing file.
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Re: Request for Waterfox [SOLVED]

#10 Post by stsoh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm

fehlix wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:32 am
.....
... telemetry data to Mozilla, but you can disable that from Options > Privacy & Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use in Firefox.
is simply wrong. You can't turn off data-collection within firefox in a simple way.......
u r right about these, only way to disable is in about:config:
datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled;false
datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled;false
toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled;false

disable crash report:
browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport;false
dom.ipc.plugins.flash.subprocess.crashreporter.enabled;false
dom.ipc.plugins.reportCrashURL;false
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