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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby mwbworld » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:28 am

I've had no real problems with it and have been loving it. Definitely much peppier.

i don't use a ton of extensions/addons and i shifted to the new versions with version 56 so when 57 came out it was a a smooth transition.

I may be a bit complacent about browsers over the many years of using them and tend to expect to have a primary one and a backup one because there always seem to be a site or two that will work on one but not the other. Firefox still my primary and Chrome my backup.

Mind you it's always been comical at work (a windows place) where the IT department formally says use IE but many of the sites run by the company (finance, etc.) for employees to use for their work - won't run properly with it so all the employees know to run Firefox or Chrome instead (generally both just case.) :D
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby lisabonne citadel » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:11 pm

FF its still one of the biggest browsers on WebKind.

You only need to disable telemetry pings.
type on address field about:config
ON SEARCH
toolkit.telemetry.archive CHANGE to false
toolkit.telemetry.enabled CHANGE to false
toolkit.telemetry.unified CHANGE to false

telemetry collects data and sends to firefox servers for analysis statistics.

for chromium and chrome users

type this on address field
chrome://flags/#disable-hyperlink-auditing

click on disable

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby CaptainKirksChair » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:34 pm

Version 57 surprised me when I first opened it, but I like it now. No problems so far. And I do like the speed.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby InkKnife » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:45 am

FF57 is the first positive change out of Mozilla since they started dicking around with the FF UI. 57 sure is faster.
I don't like Mozilla's continued practice of bundling in useless extras like Pocket. Something that should be an add-on.

While we are on the topic anyone have any idea how to permanently get rid of the web site notification alerts? I never, ever want notifications and am past sick and tired of constantly being asked to allow them.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Spearmint2 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:58 pm

Open about:config and search on two terms "notif" and "onboard", and it is case sensitive. You will find the ones you want to change. While at it, search also on "telemetry" and "http" and probably find some more things you want to change. If you want videos NOT to play till you actually clk on it, even those in background, set media.autoplay.enabled to false. I also killed a lot under browser.newtabpage too.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby trytip » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:14 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:
trapperjohn wrote:
(Personal note: I don't mind Mozilla analyzing some of my data --as long as I can opt-out-- so they can improve Firefox.)


this is where the wolf looks good in a sheep tuxedo :twisted: because if you think giving you the option to opt-out is as simple as you think then we are in trouble. when you opt-out it either has a specific opt-out tick or checkmark which only opt you out of something usually blocked by something like ublock giving you a false sense of security, or it installs a cookie that communicates with the website.

but if you like me and block cookies or use cookie controller using the opt-out cookie is out of the question since i delete even white listed login site cookies as a general daily cleanup

i wonder if you have to opt-out of anything with these new self driving cars. or will they forward your location data to third party metrics sellers so as to better "enhance your driving experience"

if they are not making millions (and not giving you a dime), then why have these hidden services running in the background everywhere you go?
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby JerryF » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:33 pm

Nope, not annoyed with Firefox. Why? I don't use it. :lol:
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby BigEasy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:33 am

They forgot who and what mostly made them popular during past 10 years. It was not square borders and refresh button at left side.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby trapperjohn » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:22 pm

So, I've gotten more used to it and, since noscript is now available, I use it more often now.

Because FF 57 did not have a working noscript at the time it was released, I experimented with the Iridium browser and I like it quite well. As for telemetry/snooping, Iridium defaults to opt-out and I like that. I am stoggy and I prefer programs that - out of the box - do not inintiate background communications silently and, if you wireshark when FF is started with a blank page, you will see that FF does not respect that. Perhaps the Mozilla developers could add a preference for disabling the background chatty cathy stuff and have it be checked at installation (just to make transparency kooks like me shut up). As for hacking off the hidden chat, been there - done that - day one - 'nuff said.

Whatever, it's just my preference I guess.

If you like to try out new alternatives, try out Iridium... and give duckduckgo a go too.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Spearmint2 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 pm

if you wireshark when FF is started with a blank page, you will see that FF does not respect that.


thank you. I'd suspected that, but didn't know for sure. That's why I searched all http connects in about:config and zeroed/blanked the ones I didn't want and removed telemetry and onboard entries.
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