New Firefox Browser Version Released

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  1. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    Hi Mantra, one way to find out is going to the extensions homepage and seeing what it says, or reading the user comments in the same page. Thats what I did. I dont use many addons (3 at this time, with 57 is gonna be 2), when I went to one of my extensions home page a few weeks ago, the page had been taken down already. That told the story.

    Bo
     
  2. mantra

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    Hi Bo
    that's problem for me, i guess i will stuck on 56.0.2 :thumbd::thumbd:
    have you update your firefox to 57 ?
    cheers
     
  3. The Seeker

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    As an aside, could a mod perhaps merge the other two threads into this one?
     
  4. Longboard

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    Lo'

    AM running 57 in VM for testing.
    A reeeeely BIG change.

    (not letting primary home/workspace update from 56+ as yet)
    Subjectively; Might be faster
    NOT enamoured of the "new retro" look.
    The native GUI is imho crappy.
    NOT loving the lack of config options = lack of control.
    Learning curve....

    Not Mozilla's problem per se, but, all my useability extensions: gone atm
    TMP
    NoScript
    Classic Theme Restorer
    Multirow tollbars
    Status 4 evar
    Session manager !!
    Some will not reappear.

    Consumer friendly options: gone.

    Specialised setups for me not currently reproducible.

    Really difficult getting replacements.
    Config options not there.

    BE careful with session managers: if using any of the current Session mangers available: all tabs with all content will reload, not just active tabs.
    ( big difference from previous session managers = data slurp !!)
    Need to watch any metered connections carefully ??

    Still early in the cycle.

    Lots of distressed users in the intertubes.

    See this for some GUI tweaks:
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/13/customize-firefox-57-with-css/

    :thumbd:
    Really, worse off in terms of user interface and personal configs for a bit of speed ??

    Tbb/Toolbar management is now painful.

    Still not clear on any security changes.
    Not having NoScript is a pain. >>> Soon to be relaunched me thinks.

    Not allowing any of the boxes near me to update at home and DEFINITELY not in the office.
    Have carefully tweaked setups at work.
    Office staff would be very unhappy with change of this magnitude,and, V57 is a very big change.
    Configs not reproducible, GUI not recreatable = disruption.

    FireFox been with me for a long time: always first choice for best experience, this will take some adjustments.

    Long way to go.
    :(
    regards
     
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  5. JRViejo

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    NoScript & Flagfox = Legacy :(
     
  7. Victek

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    Country Flags & IP Whois is a pretty good replacement for Flagfox.
     
  8. Victek

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    For the record the reason for moving to webextensions was not speed, but security; core elements of the browser can no longer be accessed/modified by extensions. That seems like a good thing to me. The situation will improve as new webextensions become available.
     
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    Thanks. I'll miss Flagfox Options.
    and I'll miss FEBE too.
     
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  10. Victek

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    Yes, Flagfox has a larger feature set; nice to know that a webextension is coming :thumb:
     
  11. bo elam

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    Not yet, I ll update as soon as NoScript:cool: is ready.

    Bo
     
  12. Longboard

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    Ya, Thx
    Security important of course
    Resource usage better
    Speed good: dont really care re a couple of seconds vs useability

    No other browser had offered me what FF with extensions did.

    Appreciate that my way of setup not the same as others.

    Control and useability for me: way off my bottom line.

    Every dev for nearly every useful addon that I use is twisting in the wind: even Maone

    Waiting.
     
  13. roger_m

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    I just installed Firefox Quantum. It's the first version of Firefox that I've liked. The reduced memory usage is not a big deal for me, but I like that it is noticably faster than Cent Browser (Chromium based).

    At the moment, there's no way I'd switch to Firefox, as it does not have same functionality as Cent. However in time, when the Tab Mix Plus and Undo Closed Tabs Button addons are updated to support the latest Firefox, then I will consider switching.
     
  14. Krusty

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    I've gotten used to FF 57 now and am using the dark theme. Looks good! :thumb:
     
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    Thanks. I just installed Undo Closed Tabs Button (revived) and it works well. It is actually an updated version of the addon I posted about.
    I'm still waiting for TMP.
     
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    What's impressed me the most in Fx 57?

    reload.jpg

    The reload button is back in its original place. And I can even move the icons about. All is right in browserland now lol.
     
  19. The Red Moon

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    Installed v57 this morning and i like it very much.The techno look of the loading indicator and the tabs is very pleasing to the eye.
    Just trying to get my head around the container tabs.
    In my firefox preferences it says "cookie auto delete" needs container tabs but i dont know how to enable this.
    Good work mozilla and it runs nice and smooth.
     
  20. Daveski17

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    And finally on Ubuntu hurrah!

    fx.png
     
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    Until I get all my favorite and necessary Firefox add-ons back, Waterfox is my favorite browser.
    I prefer privacy, safety, security instead of flashiness.
     
  22. Daveski17

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    I ran Waterfox on Win 7 years ago, I think it was quite new at the time. I really liked it. I downloaded it again recently but it was suffering from the drop down menu not rendering properly bug that affected Firefox recently.
     
  23. Krusty

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    Dave, just curious, what's the JS symbol you have on FF?
     
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