Firefox 23 released

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Victek, Aug 6, 2013.

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  1. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    Firefox 23 is available through the internal updater and from the usual suspects such as Majorgeeks. My v22 updated quickly with no hiccups on extensions.
     
  2. NormanF

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    I updated through the FileHippo update service.

    As forecast, FF came out on schedule today! :thumb:
     
  3. TheKid7

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    Thanks for the Info. I plan to update this evening.
     
  4. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Changelog, take note of the bold text...
    It also has partial TLS 1.1 support, more info here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=351340
     
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    Yes, it seems like a good idea to change the default to "2" so FF will attempt to use TLS 1.1
     
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    wow they have removed that option from the GUI and from about:config

    you now need an extension if you want a choice in the matter....
     
  8. Victek

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    Tab Mix Plus is a good option for granular control over windows and tabs.
     
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    They really should stop removing options..



    Vulnerabilities fixed:
    https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html
     
  10. Victek

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    Would it be more accurate to say they're masking options? As long as there's a way to manually configure the settings it isn't an issue for me. After all Firefox is still far more configurable than anything else out there IME.
     
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    What would be the reasoning behind masking options?
     
  12. Victek

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    That I don't know - I'm not suggesting it's a good idea.
     
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    Yes, they're mostly masking, in post 7# treehouse786 says it's also removed from about:config.
     
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    http://arstechnica.com/information-...s-with-a-new-logo-and-mixed-content-blocking/
     
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    From ronjor's link:

    And from here. https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/05/16/mixed-content-blocking-in-firefox-aurora/

    Why aren't they giving us the option to block mixed passive content? This means I still need to look manually for the non-https content and block it myself. I will not enter financial information on a non-secure page.

    I'm also getting tired of seeing options removed. So they remove options and expect me to use add-ons that slow things down and break compatibility? I guess it's time to move on from Firefox.
     
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    yeah and no reason given for the removal.

    When I queried about the keepalive options been removed a while back I got something back "its good for the internet" so the change was sort of political by a developer who doesnt like people not using keepalive to access sites.

    Most of the time tho developers dont even bother replying when asking about removed options, they have a like it or lump it attitude.

    The removal of options is either because they want to force people to changes the developers want whether its gui or other changes and/or to make the code easier to maintain.

    I expect in future the ability eg. to keep the menu always visible in firefox will eventually be removed. Firefox long term aim is to be a chrome clone.
     
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    Toggle security.mixed_content.block_display_content in about:config.
     
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    drives me crazy, believe didn't happen before v22, still persists in 23, in my case at least

    is going to:
    the only solution?
     
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    :thumb: Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Thanks for the Info.
     
  21. Victek

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    Does there need to be more than one solution?
     
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    This trend of Mozilla removing options and their apparent new desire to reset to default the changes I have already made is what is pushing me to find a new browser as well. I hate to do it as I am a long time FF user but it is looking to be inevitable. I am running an older version until I decide what to do. I could drop back to the latest ESR version of FF (and delay the inevitable) or go to another browser that supports NoScript, which I would like to keep.
     
  23. Victek

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    Why not just disable automatic update so you can vet new versions of FF before install and adjust settings as necessary?
     
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    With the amount of vulnerabilities fixed this version I wouldn't consider holding to an old version a viable option. Especially with recent exploit that only affected the ESR.
     
  25. Firebytes

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    If you read my post completely you should surmise that I have automatic updates disabled, as I stated I run an older version now.

    How do I adjust settings as necessary when Mozilla is removing the settings?
     
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