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Haze
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Re: New Firefox browser.
11/17/17 04:38 PM


> > > What do you think about this redone version?
> > >
> > > Even though it doesn't support the addons that I used. Password backup and
> restore
> > > tool. QuickJava blocker tool. DownThemAll tool. Useless now. Adblock Plus still
> > > works.
> > >
> > > Bookmarks and History moved to the left side now.
> >
> > until it supports NoScript properly I can't use it.
> >
> > NoScript is my #1 internet security tool.
>
> I'm waiting for NoScript and a few other addons to be updated as well.

I'm not even sure they will be. From the sounds of it the new plugin system doesn't give the level of control needed for some of them to work.

There appear to be 2 noteworthy forks, PaleMoon, which is based off an Ancient version and seems very crappy with compatibility issues with a lot of sites these days, and WaterFox which is based on an older, but not quite so ancient version but generally works with most sites as long as they don't use DRM content (as it seems to intentionally remove support for that)

I guess the other option is to turn update off in Firefox, but then you're guaranteed no security updates in other areas of the code, so that's probably the worst option.

There seems to be literally no reason to use the new FireFox over Chrome or anything else tho, things like NoScript and the other extensions were the thing that actually made it a worthwhile browser, one that gave me the level of control I wanted. Beyond the browser wars these are actually quite worrying times, because I don't want to be forced onto a browser that can't do the basic things I need it to just to maintain compatibility with newer sites.

If they were so adamant the old plugin system needed killing they should have taken it upon themselves to provide suitable replacements for all the major plugins because all they've done now is make it a browser not worth using.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* New Firefox browser. Dullaron 11/17/17 02:10 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. TriggerFin  11/17/17 03:49 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. Haze  11/17/17 03:46 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. SecretAgentMan  11/17/17 04:08 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. Haze  11/17/17 04:38 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. redk9258  11/18/17 02:47 AM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. JWJr  11/17/17 07:59 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. SecretAgentMan  11/17/17 05:08 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. acdacd  11/17/17 07:16 PM
. * Re: New Firefox browser. Dullaron  11/17/17 07:32 PM
. * Yay Dullaron  11/18/17 05:03 AM

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