LibreWolf Browser

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    This is all opinion and nothing backed up with facts. Please give me real evidence!
     
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    Librewolf was not able to run "Firefox translations" - which is included now in Firefox.
    https://www.camp-firefox.de/forum/thema/135083-firefox-translations-funktioniert-nicht-librewolf/
    (german)
    try about:translations if it works now in LW. or if you can see the translation popup if you reach pages which are translatable (most from or to english). if you dont see it, it was either disabled, or not possible.

    Librewolf and firefox sync deleted any of someones sync data, in 2022 it was not said to be compatible (this thread)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/LibreWolf/comments/sxlr88/comment/hxu3kws/
    maybe a single issue, but it happend. maybe they have found the switched which caused this and do not use it any longer, who knows.

    LW is a niche browser. it works in most parts different from Tor Browser, palemoon got stuck on firefox 56 and seamonkey calls itself on gecko v60. all those are neither nor comparable with a current firefox or librewolf, but even waterfox is much more close to firefox with light changes and NO issues.

    the major problem of LW users that they do not investigate into background. its not the problem you are using librewolf, its the matter you use it with blinded trust. sharpening security or privacy is far of the switches librewolf is using. example: OCSP. OCSP is one piler of common security in every browser, for LW its only a fallback. OCSP validates ssl certs, in fact this makes LW vulnerable to ssl attacks. or misbehave:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/LibreWolf/comments/wf71wm/ocsp_errors/

    from the LW faq
    ofc it is not, because ssl validation is done by vpn or proxy provider on the other end. firefox only need to check the ssl cert from the vpn/proxy, but also in that case OCSP is used to validate this single connection. the fact is true, but the conclusion to disable it is a f*ing lie to its users.
     
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    Not a deal breaker for me. You could use a firefox add-on if a user wants to translate a
    webpage in your example German to English, however I'm not recommending to install
    another add-on. If you select LibreWolf translate this page icon you'll notice it's still in BETA.
    Also there is a patch available for fullpage translations. (Codeberg LibreWolf/source)


    I don't use sync in Firefox or LibreWolf so can't comment on my results.



    Don't use any of these browsers anymore. Tor is also a Firefox fork and uses Tor network
    to protect your privacy and anonymity. LibreWolf doesn't claim to protect your anonymity.


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    sure it does, due several used switched user is more anonymized. one example is windows width/height

    for the rest, if you dont use certain features does not mean that issues are or were present. but other users have experienced it.
     
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    This is to protect your PRIVACY not anonymity. Privacy and anonymity are often used
    interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. If you want annonymity LW
    FAQ says download the Tor Browser.

    There have been issues with any browser one uses. Not claiming there are no issue(s) with LW.
    If some users are having problems, but the vast majority are not then there is no good reason
    for me to stop using LibreWolf. Again I have no issues so far using LibreWolf that would cause
    me to stop using it.
     
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    It seems now that LibreWolf has fixed the issue with translating webpages as Firefox has been
    able to do. Only tested 2 webpages with different languages & both translated into English.
     
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