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Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby trapperjohn » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:30 pm

Ah progress... or is it?

Fire up wireshark and then start the latest Firefox. Chatty isn't it?

NoScript was the reason I have clung to FF for the past decade and, when it was at first not available in the new version, I figured if I had to settle for UMatrix and reloading tabs constantly that I shop around for a FF alternative. None of the mainstream stuff appeals to me because they all assume I want the hidden telemetry, helpers, and mindless exposure to virtually any content I might haplessly stumble into.

A possible solution: the Iridium browser. Give it a look if you're adventuresome: https://iridiumbrowser.de/

So far, I’m happy with it. At least it’s quiet.

Oh, and switch to duckduckgo.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby JoeFootball » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm

trapperjohn wrote:But. where's NoScript. Not available yet!

Is now. Get the latest version from their website.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby trapperjohn » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 pm

That was fast.

Now, about chatty...

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby all41 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:16 am

Annoyed with FF yet?

Yep! But this is not a new determination. I consider FF as 'bloat-ware' squared
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Fred Barclay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:39 am

trapperjohn wrote:Now, about chatty...

I know, at least for the old firefox, you could greatly reduce the chattiness by going to the privacy preferences (about:preferences#privacy in the url bar), and making sure that the "Block dangerous and deceptive content", "Block dangerous downloads", and "Warn you about unwanted and uncommon software" were all unticked. That way firefox doesn't compare data it sends you against lists provided by Google of risky software and links (or something like that).


(Personal note: I don't mind Mozilla analyzing some of my data --as long as I can opt-out-- so they can improve Firefox.)
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Moem » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:22 am

trapperjohn wrote:I could be flamed for posting all this.

You could, but it seems unlikely. And if you are, report and move on.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby BigEasy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 am

Their "talented team of designers and user researchers" all the time came up with new important idea where to place reload button. They can't decide yet where is right place for it. What privacy you all are talking about after that?
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Pepi » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:26 am

I was a bit upset with FF at first but I'm starting to like it. FAST.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby JosephM » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:38 pm

I'm finding I quite like it. The interface was jarring for about 2 days but I'm already used to it. And page loading is much faster which is a good thing for sure.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Spearmint2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:08 pm

hey all assume I want the hidden telemetry, helpers, and mindless exposure to virtually any content I might haplessly stumble into.


simple fix. Open about:config and put telemetry into the Search box. Disable all you don't want.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby killer de bug » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:10 pm

I like the new version.
Especially with Noscript back today, everything is perfect!
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby all41 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Especially with Noscript back today

Hooray for this though.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Fred Barclay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:31 pm

killer de bug wrote:I like the new version.
Especially with Noscript back today, everything is perfect!

Make that two of us. :)
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Flemur » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:04 pm

I'm pleasantly surprised with FF57.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby jimallyn » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:25 pm

I like FF57, too. It's fast, and seems to handle a few more open tabs without slowing down than previous versions did.
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby 151tom » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:22 pm

Nope I like it and it works great and I have no complaints. :)
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby WharfRat » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:33 pm

I took FF off hold this morning and let it upgrade to 57.

It's not all as bad as I thought it was going to be - the only thing I don't like so far is where the refresh thingy was moved to.

I keep going for the enter reader view thingy :?
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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby Neil Edmond » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:05 pm

Annoyed? No. FF-57 is hardly enough different for me to take notice of. Oh, I've noticed some of the things mentioned in this thread, but none are really annoying.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby wallaroo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:17 pm

WharfRat wrote:It's not all as bad as I thought it was going to be - the only thing I don't like so far is where the refresh thingy was moved to.

I keep going for the enter reader view thingy :?

Hint:
You can move it back to almost its original position by clicking 'customize' and dragging the refresh button to the right of the location bar.

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Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Postby WharfRat » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:39 pm

wallaroo wrote:Hint:
You can move it back to almost its original position by clicking 'customize' and dragging the refresh button to the right of the location bar.

Thanks for that :D

I missed the customize option when I first looked at the selections :oops:

Now it's less as bad as I thought it was going to be :wink:
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