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Firefox [SOLVED]

Post by chazb » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:24 pm

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Why does Firefox Have so much trouble rendering some, and a lot of the ones I use, websites? Like it has trouble with http, and it insists I use https sites. Yahoo, it hates Yahoo. My bank website. And many more sites. Firefox comes with the Linux Mint, one would think that Linux Mint would wise-up and quit such a junk browser. I use it, I also Opera, mostly when Firefox isn't cooperating, Firefox used to be the best browser, but no more.
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Re: Firefox

Post by Pjotr » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Well, I quite like Firefox. Works fine for me. :mrgreen:

Much more configurable than, say, Chromium or Chrome.
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Re: Firefox

Post by redlined » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 pm

Not sure what version FF you're on, but most likely it is a setting or addon/extension you've added that is wanting to 'force https' (likely culprit is addon HTTPS Everywhere). but before disable consider it's intent.

Elsewhere in the news, today, I read about google working on "solving" the mixed-content issues all browser basically have trouble with, even their flagship chrome/chromium (some browsers/engines by default just fail gracefully and unbeknownst to user, and simply serve the content, good, bad and ugly)

the problem is with mixed-content itself and why forcing it, especially on banking or other money/sensitive personal infos webpages. because it's not necessarily browser fault (eg. webpage has both http and https contents, often scripts get housed centrally and called via http, very bad idea, happening everywhere) rather browser trying to protect user from mixed content that may easily include unsafe scripts or allow 3rd party intercept vectors.

Other possible sources of frustration may be found in ad and script blocking addons (if you have/use any). Worth trying disable all addons (if any) then reenable one at a time and run through your list of problem sites to check for breakage. Continue reenable until determine the offender, remove it or tweak it, then drive on, happy(er) 8)

I've been running IceCat lately, if you want to see broken websites then this is the deal :lol: libreJS (free javascripts only, by default) will often give me nothing but a blank page, until one script- and often from unsecure http, gets permitted and bam, whole enchilada pops up for my viewing displeasure. (for my bank I use a tiny profile on a hardened Firefox, dedicated to money matters only :roll:
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Re: Firefox

Post by absque fenestris » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm

redlined wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 pm
I've been running IceCat lately, if you want to see broken websites then this is the deal :lol: libreJS (free javascripts only, by default) will often give me nothing but a blank page, until one script- and often from unsecure http, gets permitted and bam, whole enchilada pops up for my viewing displeasure. (for my bank I use a tiny profile on a hardened Firefox, dedicated to money matters only :roll:
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Re: Firefox

Post by philotux » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:18 pm

By the way, has anyone looked into Cliqz?
If so, what do you think of it?

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Re: Firefox

Post by redlined » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm
redlined wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 pm
I've been running IceCat lately, if you want to see broken websites then this is the deal :lol: libreJS (free javascripts only, by default) will often give me nothing but a blank page, until one script- and often from unsecure http, gets permitted and bam, whole enchilada pops up for my viewing displeasure. (for my bank I use a tiny profile on a hardened Firefox, dedicated to money matters only :roll:
IceCat is for hard boiled idiots only. Venus In Furs for the masochists... :mrgreen:
well, call me Leopold the Soft boiled then :lol:

it does show the alarming amounts of script sources real good, and I appreciate the exercise in discipline delivered via self-inflicted pain (Army retired, so that fits :twisted:
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Re: Firefox

Post by chazb » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:15 am

I noticed when I switched the preferences to "no proxy" many of my problems disappeared.
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Re: Firefox

Post by chazb » Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 am

Now when Firefox give me problems, I will use the Vivaldi Browser.
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