New Firefox Browser Version Released

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  1. Ultra Male

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    They've messed up the UI so badly that I as an old school diehard Firefox fan stopped using it for the past 3 years and switched to Chrome.
     
  2. pandorax

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    Chrome looks like old Firefox now. Will you switch to Chrome now?
     
  3. Ultra Male

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    That's what I said, I've switched to Chrome a few years back and never looked back.
    I did try Firefox recently and OMG I had to do like at least 20 different tweaks to make it look have decent, it doesn't even have a bookmarks button on the top right I had to figure that one out by hitting customize and finding the bookmarks icon. Looks to me like one broken browser now, at least for I like my browser to function and look.

    With Chrome, I just enter my Google credentials and everything is the same way I left it including all extensions and whatnot and I don't need to tweak nothing.
     
  4. Brummelchen

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    well, who cares about stats. and who cares about developer ****** at the antivirus sellers?
    oh, really, and chrome has? you want us to believem that chrome has a star in the address bar and firefox not? lol ymmd

    i dont have any problem you using chrome, but telling lies is not the nicest way.
    sync is mandatory to keep settings and more when changing the system. this is also available for firefox. but the major difference is that chrome mandatory need sync to get the same look and feel everywhere, its not portable that way as firefox can do.
    Google credentials - so you are the transparent user for google. thats one of the disadvantages when using a google account, on the other hand you are less bothered with captures because google tracks you behind the scene.
    those are and how do you perform such tweaks on chrome?
    in general chrome has only /flags - thats not even close to firefox prefs.

    myself is using chromium as second browser, but not that often. it is configured same as firefox - i meant, it was my in between solution when upgrading from legacy firefox to quantum and chromium was my blue print for firefox that time. now its opposite.
     
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    Firefox Local Files Theft - not patched yet

    Quote from article

     
  6. ronjor

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    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/68.0/releasenotes/
     
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    Mozilla Firefox ESR 60.8.0 Released (July 9, 2019)
    Release Notes
    Download (Download Firefox Extended Support Release in your language)
     
  9. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Firefox now now automatically imports root CA's when encountering TLS errors in order to be compatible with crappy AV software. However, this new behaviour allows for local MitM attacks on Firefox. Granted, you still have to be infected first, but it is not only plain malware that does this, but also adware which might even be stealthily installed by your manufacturers BIOS(looking at you Lenovo!).
    You can disable this new behaviour manually:
    https://support.mozilla.org/nl/kb/how-disable-enterprise-roots-preference
     
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    https://www.zdnet.com/article/firef...-with-antivirus-apps-crashing-https-websites/
     
  11. pandorax

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    Do i need to do that in GNU/Linux too?
     
  12. Daveski17

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    I don't have an AV in Ubuntu so I should imagine I don't need to disable.
     
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    Seems that Fx68 has more issues than recent ones going by posts over at Reddit. I faced just one, the change in scrollbar's thumb and track appearance. A fix using CSS can be found at https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/
     
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  15. Daveski17

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    Guess I'll have to wait a bit for 68.

    67.0.4.jpg
     
  16. 1PW

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    Hello Daveski17:

    If you wish you may always bypass the "lottery" process by downloading directly from Mozilla's archives:
    Code:
    hxxps://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/68.0/
    Cheers
     
  17. Daveski17

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    Thanks, but Canonical will eventually update me.
     
  18. 1PW

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    Hello Daveski17:

    Firefox 68.0/ESR 68.0 is self classified as a truly critical update! Please do be so very careful till the update trickles down for your Ubuntu system.

    My best wishes go out to you...
     
  19. Daveski17

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    OK thanks, I think I'll be OK. Canonical are usually on the ball.
     
  20. JRViejo

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    FYI. Schedule Update.
     
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    fx68.jpg

    Just waiting on 68.0.1 now ... ;)
     
  23. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    I updated to 68 on Fedora, and this new preference is also here.
     
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  25. JRViejo

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    FYI. Available via Internal Updater (4.9 MB - 64-bit)

    Schedule Update:
     
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