Firefox Freedom! Four Things Chrome Doesn’t Let Users Do

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Firefox Freedom! Four Things Chrome Doesn’t Let Users Do.

    -- Tom
     
  2. guest

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    Indeed! Those fantastic 4 advantages are much more important than security features of Chrome! Firefox is still the best web browser out there made by a non-profit organization! (sarcasm mode=enabled)
     
  3. J_L

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    Then someone else will write a response article... Seriously, nothing groundbreaking except maybe the new Chrome store-only extensions for Windows users BS.
     
  4. Joxx

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    the author got it just right
    this is why I use Firefox
     
  5. vojta

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    Appart from better download manager extensions there is nothing in Firefox that I miss since I moved to Chrome.
     
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    I've tried Chrome many times (about once in six months...), but I've always returned to Firefox.
    Add-ons, like Flagfox and HDS Link Detector, do not exist in Chrome.
     
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    Firefox and Opera--the old version--are my browsers of choice. The old Opera lets you do incredible customizations and has things like disabling java script on the fly. Chrome and chromium based browsers like the new Opera are really dumbed down browsers that keep control over the browsing experience firmly in the corporate developer's hands. I prefer to have that control in my own hands.
     
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    Oh, yes...it brings back good memories...
     
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    I have to agree. These days i prefer the security features and there is nothing in firefox that i miss. Albeit, i wasn't big on extensions anyway but for some people extensions are not what makes a browser . Visually there is nothing between the two, firefox looks like chrome more after each release. So either way, each to their own.

    Love the title though "Freedom"... is firefox or chrome liberating from privacy concerns ?? Just a thought. o_O

    Regards
     
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    That's a pretty weak list of things to convince people that Firefox is better. Extensions are not as restricted as they once were on Chrome and, quite honestly, extensions shouldn't have the ability to dig that deeply in the first place. Customization, well, they have a point. But look at Opera, it was once the king of configuration. Now? You can hardly change anything. My point is, Firefox customization has been changing over time and could just as easily go away as it did on Opera. The privacy argument is not all that easy. The first thing people rightfully think is Chrome=Google=bad for privacy. However, most privacy concerns come from the web itself in the form of trackers, javascript, ads, etc. Neither browser, or any browser for that matter is going to be better for privacy without extra measures in place such as ABP, HTTPSB or NoScript. Do I worry about Google? Of course. But Google is under constant scrutiny from governments, privacy advocates and researchers. The rest of the thousands or millions of other third parties are not, and they are just as dangerous to privacy and security.

    Being safer on the web while still being able to get work done should be a number one priority for everyone. And Chrome, whether we like its parents or not, is the better choice for doing that in my own opinion.
     
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    why do people keep talking about privacy, security and what not
    the thread is about things only FF can do and there are a few
     
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    Reasons why I prefer Firefox over Chrome:

    1) Automatic updates in Chrome. User is not able to disable automatic updates.
    2) Flash is not pre installed.
    3) No sidebar window for Bookmarks
    4) No option to place tabs not on top. I like tabs under the address bar.
    5) No Home button.
    6) No NoScript available. NoScript alike programs are not NoScript.

    Note: I really don't care about privacy issues but what I wrote above is important to me.

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    1. You can disable Update service and Scheduled tasks and it won't auto update.
    5. Home button is optional, you can enable it in Chrome's options.
     
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    Google is well known already for being a privacy rights violator. As for Firefox, it depends on if you buy the "non-profit" self description by Mozilla.

    Because they are what really matter. Who cares if you can move the download button from the right to the left?

    But Bo, HTTPSB passed the tests flawlessly just like NoScript. D=
     
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    C'mon, Bo. You know better than that. You just forgot you knew. ;)
     
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    No, I didn't know. I have never installed Chrome in my real system. :eek:
    Good but the rest is important as well.
    To me, NoScript is like SBIE, irreplaceable.:)

    Bo
     
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    Sigh. Bo, Flash is preinstalled in Chrome.
     
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    I prefer to install flash myself. And only if I really have a need for it. For example, I watch a lot of videos in my XP, so I install flash in XP but in my W7 laptop, I don't watch any youtube videos and rarely need flash. If I need flash in W7, I install it sandboxed temporarily and delete the sandbox after I finish using it. That's how I handle flash. Right now I am watching this game in the laptop with flash installed in a sandbox.
    http://goatd.net/85099/watch-brazil-vs-chile

    Bo
     
  19. Joxx

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    I do
     
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    Oh, I misunderstood your list. I thought "Flash is pre installed" (in Firefox) was one of the "Reasons why I prefer Firefox over Chrome".
    Most users seem to like Flash being preinstalled, I know I do. But you make a good case for not preinstalling it.
    It can always easily be disabled in Chrome in About: Plugins.
     
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    Or get rid of it completely, like I do.:)

    Bo
     
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    My fault Page:cool:, I just edited my earlier post to reflect what I meant to say then.

    Bo
     
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    Has Firefox any add-on which can be used off-line? Chrome has them.

    HTTP Switchboard is far better than NoScript. Unfortunately, not available for FF.
     
  24. bo elam

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    You are assuming something. No Script is not available for Chrome because Google doesn't want to allow NoScript to do its work at a 100%. That right there is enough reason for me not to use Chrome (with or without HTTP Switchboard).

    Bo
     
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    I feel more free yet with Palemoon. Along with NoScript, Ghostery an adblock edge and zemana anti keylogger when needed, encased in an almost bullet proof armor coating call "Sandboxie", I have no need to look any further. I was a long time firefox user but have since switched to Palemoon for the last few years and have no regrets and this 'puter has been virus and malware free for as long as I can remember back to the windows 98 days.:thumb:
     
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