Firefox addons

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rico, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. xxJackxx

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    uBlock or uBlock Origin? I am running uBlock Origin and all of my lists have been updated in the last 3 days or less.
     
  2. itman

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    It's uBlock Origin. Also from what you posted, a 3 day lapse is normal? I got used to my EasyList TPLs updating daily on IE11.
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    Most of them said 3 days. 1 said 2 days and one was listed as hours (less than 24). I'm going with the idea that 3 days is normal for most of them. I have been using it for quite some time and nothing was longer than that.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    I had problems updating uBlock Origin if I got FF in permanent private mode (something to do with cookies). Try to go to normal mode and see if that helps.
     
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  7. itman

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    This was my suspicion also. Addtionally, I block all third-party cookies which I assume only makes things worse in this regard. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  8. mood

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    update interval:
     
  9. Minimalist

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    Blocking 3rd party cookies doesn't cause problems on my system. But I did switch from always private browsing mode to regular mode and enabled deleting everything when FF closes. After that I didn't get update errors any more.

    EDIT - I was talking about uBo lists and not addon itself. IDK how private mode affects addons update.
     
  10. itman

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    Tried that and FF wasn't deleting everything when it closed as evidenced by ever increasing disk space size.

    OK. What @mood posted helps. EasyPrivacy TPLs are set to 4 days updating.o_O I assume I can modify that setting?
     
  11. summerheat

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    Hm, that's strange! Did you really check all relevant entries in the FF settings?

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  12. summerheat

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    I also block all 3rd-party cookies, and that never caused problems for me.

    Regarding private mode: I don't use it. A better approach privacy-wise is using First-Party Isolation (which is what the Tor Browser calls Cross-Origin Identifier Unlinkability) via this add-on (which makes it easier to temporarily disable FPI if it should cause problems on specific sites) in combination with Temporary Containers which opens any site in a - you guessed it! - temporary container which is deleted after 15 minutes. This actually makes the settings for clearing history superfluous.

    EDIT: If you're interested in how FPI differs from Temporary Containers I suggest to read this discussion.
     
  13. itman

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    Yep. That's the first thing I tried.
     
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    Blocking all cookies did cause problems to me. Blocking only 3rd party so far didn't cause any problems to me. Maybe there are extensions that need 3rd party cookies to operate normally, but so far I didn't encounter such.
     
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    afaik, there are no known issues caused by blocking 3rd party cookies. pbm prevents umatrix from updating filter lists. ubo is not prone to this issue.
     
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  18. Brummelchen

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    updating lists in uBo sets cookies for adguard, easyprivacy and some others. you wont encounter them if no cookie extension working (like eg cookie autodelete). i would consider this as 3rd-party cookies, but could also 1st party, i never investigated.

    last bug is in work (Bug 781982 - IndexedDB does not function in private browsing mode)
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1562669
     
  19. imdb

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    like @gorhill said in his last post in ubo thread, ubo does not plant or use cookies.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/ublock-a-lean-and-fast-blocker.365273/page-156#post-2837891

    i used ff with ubo and never had any such cookies.
     
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  20. Minimalist

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    I don't have cookie extension installed but do have 3rd party cookies blocked ( FF built-in option). So far I didn't notice any problems using uBo.
     
  21. Brummelchen

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    ofc i use a grown block list for cookies, but in some cases it need cookies wnd when site is closed the cookie vanishes (cookie autodelete). once i had a cookie on/off button for domains but i dropped it as i have enough with cookie autodelete and a cookie editor. not sure, where i read about the cookies set by ublock, but they vanish too.
     
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    FYI. AdBlock Plus 3.6.1 Released Aug 2, 2019 Release Notes.
     
  24. mood

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    Adblock Plus v3.6.2 Released (August 9, 2019)
    Release Notes
     
  25. mood

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    Firefox add-on DownThemAll makes a comeback
    A beta release of the WebExtensions version of the popular Firefox add-on DownThemAll is just around the corner.
    August 21, 2019

    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/21/firefox-add-on-downthemall-makes-a-comeback/
    WebExtension source code
     
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