Mozilla Firefox

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hadron, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. kronckew

    kronckew Registered Member

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    It also is crap in windows 10, errors on my homepage, connect failures, youtube doesn't support it, won't update, and is insecure and most of all, it's Apple. It has been weighed, it has been measured, and it has been absolutely found wanting.
     
  2. Daveski17

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    I didn't know there was a current Safari version for Windows. You must be running something like this: https://safari.en.softonic.com/download which has to be around nine years old.

    Screenshot 2019-10-01 at 10.49.55.png

    Safari runs fine for me, but there again, mine's up to date.

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    I only run Unix now as I don't believe in Windows. I honestly don't know how you convinced an ancient version of Safari to run on Windows 10 and expected it to be compatible with anything.

    I don't think it's Safari that's been found wanting. IMO it's the best WebKit browser on any Unix system.
     
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    Screenshot 2019-10-01 at 11.07.51.png

    And updating as we speak, in fact.
     
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    Yes, that would make a lot of sense.
     
  5. kronckew

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    Yws, it was an old apple version well out of date. I hate apple stuff anyway.
     
  6. Daveski17

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    So you downloaded a veritable prehistoric version of Safari (which you apparently hate) on to Win 10, which sounds a highly improbable event in itself, and then discovered it wasn't compatible with anything?

    Why? o_O
     
  7. Brummelchen

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    safari for windows was discontinued afair, could be a year or longer ago so it means old, unsafe and more.
     
  8. kronckew

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    Just to prove that safari is a crap program on windows so the fact it is not chrome based is irrelevant, i just wanted to make sure nothing had changed, and it hadn't. So I uninstalled itmoments later
     
  9. Daveski17

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    http://osxdaily.com/2017/08/27/safari-for-windows-download-run/

    You're right. I thought this had been discontinued years ago. I ran Safari on Vista for a while back in 2008/9. It was better than IE7. Running 5.1.7 on Win 10 and then whinging about its incompatibility seems a bit weird though.


    The version of Safari for Windows you can still download and install is Safari 5.1.7 and it installs and runs on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 without incident. Despite being many versions behind what’s available on a Mac, Safari in Windows runs fine, though since it’s an earlier web browser version from some years ago you will find that some of the newer fancier rich web features are not supported, and there are numerous potential security flaws. This is not recommended to use by typical users or as a typical browser on a PC.

    "Only advanced users, developers, designers, and compatibility testers who specifically need Safari on Windows for a particular reason should bother to install and run Safari within Windows." ~ op cit
     
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    It worked well on Vista for me back in the day.

    So you proved an out of date (5.1.7) version of Safari that was released on May 9, 2012 is incompatible with Win 10? What does that prove exactly?

    It is relevant that it isn't Chrome/Blink based in regards to Manifest v3 however. As it doesn't have anything to do with WebKit.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    OK, I have to admit this is a pretty cool tip. But why isn't this a standard feature? I have often complained about this, but no one has ever brought this to my attention. You know why? Because most people don't know about this feature! So it hasn't got anything to do with being dumb.

    I know you can disable it, but everytime you start up Firefox it will alert you about updates, this is stupid.
     
  12. bo elam

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    Rasheed, when you disable automatic updates with a policy, the function of checking updates is off completely. No alerts.

    But anyway, I do think is kind of a waste to be checking for updates every time you start Firefox. Also, I open and close Firefox many times a day, I do this mostly for security, and doesn't seem right to be constantly checking for updates when that's your routine.

    Bo
     
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    Does the portable version of Firefox store its settings and whatnot in the same folder or in the User folder on whatever computer it is being used? I need it to store the settings in its own portable version so I can use it on any laptop if I plugin my USB stick
     
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    Also interested, haven't tested that ...
     
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    unlike chromium based portable browsers, ff portable retains all your settings, prefs, extensions in your profile folder. you don't lose them when you change pc's. it creates some folders and reg keys on the host system during your browsing session but they get deleted once you close ff.
     
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    Yes, by default in the folder FirefoxPortable\Data, which contains the all-important profile folder. (All paf portable apps use a similar file structure.)
     
  17. Brummelchen

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    the portable ignores %localappdata%\Mozilla which is created ever. and sure some registry entries since firefox 67.
     
  18. Spartan

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    Thanks a lot! Just the answer I was looking for.
     
  19. imdb

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    no problem. :thumb:
     
  20. Rasheed187

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    I guess I should have looked it up, it's indeed possible to disable it via about:config, but why not give this option to advanced users, it's so stupid.
     
  21. bo elam

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    Automatic updates can not be disabled via about:config. To do it, you have to create the policy.

    I dont know why Mozilla is constantly making it difficult to setup the browser as you wish. Very annoying.

    Bo
     
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    Mozilla to Firefox users: Here's how we're protecting you from code injection attacks
    Mozilla cleans up Firefox to cut risk of code injection attacks and deter use of a dangerous JavaScript function
    October 14, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozil...e-protecting-you-from-code-injection-attacks/
    Mozilla Security Blog: Hardening Firefox against Injection Attacks
     
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    Improved Security and Privacy Indicators in Firefox 70
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    https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/10/15/improved-security-and-privacy-indicators-in-firefox-70/
     
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  25. Rasheed187

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    I think you are misunderstanding. You can block the nagging via about:config, that is what my complaint was about.

    https://superuser.com/questions/1325421/how-do-i-stop-firefox-from-notifying-me-about-updates

    I don't get it, normally when we talk about "code injection" we mean malware that's trying to modify browser memory. Are they talking about the same?
     
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