LibreWolf Browser

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  1. Spartan

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    I tried it a couple of days ago. After logging in to my Firefox account so sync my bookmark and extensions, spend about an hour configuring all the extensions the way I want then logging in to all my favorite websites and forums. The next time I launched it, it seemed to have wiped the profile and just started all over from scratch! :mad::mad::mad: POS software! I used the portable version by the way in the hope of finding something slightly better and faster than Firefox but nope, it is not faster in any way when browsing/loading websites, only a bad buddy piece of junk.
     
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    It's not bad software. It's you! I've been using Librewolf, with the sync function, for a while now and have had no issue whatsoever.
     
  4. Brummelchen

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    sad to read that, Spartan.
    concerning sync - so it would be recommended to trial another sync account first.
    i think it has something to do with the used default switches, i never had that with firefox, and i sync across several devices and OS (windows, Android)

    what i learned at last - sync settings are account fixed. if you change on one firefox the options what to sync the other firefox get that option too when connected.
     
  5. Spartan

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    oh no the sync functions works, the problem is with the portable version of LibreWolf, when I start it again, it starts fresh on a clean profile as if it's the first time. Tried setting it up a few times and it keeps doing the same thing. I see no incentive of using it over Firefox Portable.
     
  6. Brummelchen

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    the portable has issues? cant imagine because it should work as firefox portable?

    strange first page loading
    Code:
    https://0.0.0.102/librewolf-102.0.1-1.en-US.win64-portable/librewolf-102.0.1/Firefox/Firefox.exe
    for the data loss. running LW as "firefox.exe" with my starter* and a brand new empty profile, using sync, did not end in data loss. passwords and bookmarks are ok (i do not sync other stuff).

    either its the LW starter which i cannot examine yet, or something other defective.

    starter is like this
    Code:
    cd "Firefox"
    firefox.exe -profile "..\Profile"
    its a batch file one tree above \Firefox and \Profile

    for LW it should be
    Code:
    cd "LibreWolf"
    LibreWolf.exe -profile "..\Profiles\Default"
    ok, its "Visual Studio v12", source is on github. ok, the starter is proper
    Code:
      wcscpy_s(dir, path);
      wcscat_s(dir, L"\\Profiles\\Default");
    
      wcscpy_s(exe, path);
      wcscat_s(exe, L"\\librewolf.exe");
      if (!fileExists(exe)) {
        wcscpy_s(exe, path);
        wcscat_s(exe, L"\\LibreWolf\\librewolf.exe");
        if (!fileExists(exe)) {
          MessageBox(NULL, L"Can\'t find librewolf.exe in the current or LibreWolf folder.", path, MB_OK);
          return 1;
        }
      }
    
      wsprintf(cmdline, L"\"%s\" -profile \"%s\" %s", exe, dir, lpCmdLine);
    call is same but in VS.

    so at least in can be only an issue on your side.
     
  7. Spartan

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    ok
     
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    What is that, an updater for LW on Windows systems?
     
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    There is not. This is the closest thing you can get. Winget will also auto-update.
     
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    So what is Winupdater then?
     
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    It just notifies you that there is an update, but doesn't auto-update.
     
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    Ok. Thanks.
     
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    Apparently, Winupdater has changed a lot since I used it. It now does auto-update! I was wrong.
     
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    I don't know if LibreWolf WinUpdater works with the installed version. As I said I use it for the portable version and it auto-updates the browser flawlessly, settings are not lost or extensions.
     
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    It works for the installed version too. I just tested it.
     
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