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Browser or Browsers [SOLVED]

Post by chazb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:51 pm

Firefox quantum, the new browser is not all that it is supposed to be. It is not faster, complains when I go to Yahoo, as well a my bank, and does not render some web pages properly. So I am looking for an alternative. i have Opera but it doesn't work well with say Facebook when it comes to videos. Chrome is Google and Google tracks you, I don't like being followed around the web. Tried a the Midori linux browser but it left much to be desired. Chromium is Chrome and still Google.

Is anybody on this forum using a browser that works like like Firefox used to work???
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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by Moem » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:07 pm

Pale Moon and Waterfox are very much like Firefox used to be.

Chromium is not Chrome and not 'still Google'. But if you want something similar and even more Googlefree: there's Iridium.
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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by Flemur » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm

chazb wrote:Firefox quantum, the new browser is not all that it is supposed to be.
I'm pretty happy with it....
Is anybody on this forum using a browser that works like like Firefox used to work???
...but I'm also alternating with "vivaldi" :
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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by majpooper » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:18 pm

And although not browsers - you can use DuckDuckGo or Startpage as your search engines as they dont't track you.

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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by Schultz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:56 pm

I have three browsers I use, in order of prominence:

1) Pale Moon
2) Basilisk
3) Firefox ESR 52

Waterfox would also be a good choice (anything is better than Chrome or any other browser based on Chromium, IMO).
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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by Petermint » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm

Midori is good as an alternative Web browser. I use Midori for some sites when working on battery and avoid bigger browsers for hours at a time. For the big browser, I use an old release of Firefox as mentioned by Schultz.

I will move up to the new Firefox when people have worked out how to switch off the new features. :-)

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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by ArtGirl » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:37 pm

+1 for Waterfox. Recently crossed to it from Opera, and was surprised how well videos run. From back in the day when I used FF, it's all the positives of Firefox but with none of the snooping and issues, etc. it's just been patched to 56.0.2, covering meltdown/spectre. There are various tweaks on the reddit page, and that I've posted here on the forum, to get nearly all the speed back. There's a nice Quick Dial add-on, too, and anything added to that is saved along with bookmarks. No need to sync/have a profile. Bookmarks can be saved as html, and profile folder (.waterfox ... view hidden to see it, and back it up) can be manually backed up too. Really nice browser. Javascript Control is another good add-on.

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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by Schultz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 pm

Petermint wrote:
For the big browser, I use an old release of Firefox as mentioned by Schultz.
I don't use nor recommend an "old" browser. I'm using the current ESR version 52.5.3.

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Re: Browser or Browsers

Post by chazb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:09 pm

Went to Major Geek and solved most of my Firefox problem; http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/ ... ction.html.

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