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SecretAgentMan
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Re: New Firefox browser.
11/17/17 05:08 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.

Right, I have five addons marked as Legacy which I really need (well I want them) so I am waiting to see if they can be either be updated or if I can find replacements before I update. I do agree with you about the old plugin system and how they should have provided suitable replacements.


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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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