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  1. mood

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    Waterfox v55.1.0.1 Released (September 26, 2017)
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    @mood Can you still answer my question above your post, #25?
     
  3. mood

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    After installing of Waterfox and launching it, there is a "mitigation wizard":
    Waterfox_mitigation wizard.png
    no manual copying of files is needed. Select Firefox and Waterfox is importing an existing profile of Firefox :cautious:
     
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    I am using Waterfox portable, and did not see the wizard, nor how to access or initiate it now?

    Edit: OK I see with the portable version the profile is in the portable folder, but it would stll be nice to use the wizard.
     
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    If you don't see this wizard because it was already installed or you have used Waterfox before, you can try to do the following:
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    exit Waterfox and rename the folder Waterfox to something else:
    C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Waterfox\
    rename it to (for example):
    C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Waterfox_\
    Now Waterfox thinks it is running the first time and the Wizard appears :)
    Select "Firefox or previous Waterfox" and it should mitigate your Firefox-profile to Waterfox.

    Edit:
    In the case of of a portable version, it is not storing the profile in the AppData-directory but in the "...\WaterfoxPortable\Data\profile"-directory.
    Navigate to the profile-directory of Firefox and copy files including subfolders:
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    c:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\...default\
    to: =>
    "\WaterfoxPortable\Data\profile\"
     
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    Thanks for your help! Job done.

    Just using Waterfox (and Cyberfox) as a backup, with my legacy extensions, for when FF57 arrives.
     
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  7. mood

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    Nice :thumb:
     
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    Tried using the mobile Waterfox but Adguard throws a wobbly. I think a certificate needs to be installed. I have a link to it but it is now a 404. Can someone help me forward please.
     
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    Had the same.

    Try Firefox manual certificate import as per this link: https://kb.adguard.com/en/windows/solving-problems/connection-not-trusted

    That worked for me.
     
  10. djg05

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    Thanks - that seems to be working.
     
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    Waterfox v55.2.0 Released (October 3, 2017)
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    Short Road Map
    Just a hasty roadmap of what to expect with Waterfox in the coming future. The 56 release notes will have a much more in-depth roadmap.
    • (This) Release of 55.2.0 which includes security fixes from the latest version of Firefox, so as to not fall behind.
    • Release 56 around mid to end October.
    • 56 will remain as ESR version for the foreseeable future, keeping updated with security patches.
    • In parallel, development of a “new” browser will be happening which will carry on with the XUL/XPCOM mantle or equivalent. This could mean having low-level WebExtension APIs, meaning the same level of customisation as is possible with older Firefox extensions. No cemented plan yet as I test and see which route is best.
    • More in depth roadmap will release with the v56 release notes.
     
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    Waterfox v55.2.1 Released (October 9, 2017)
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    Waterfox v55.2.1.1
    Waterfox v55.2.2 Released (October 10, 2017)
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    Just installed WF, imported my FF profile and it seems to be working fine. Something I found is that unlike Cyberfox (shows two lots of FF extensions), CCleaner doesn't see WF so does clean it? I'm guessing not as I wasn't prompted to close WF when running CCleaner. Is this normal?
     
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    I am liking Waterfox as an alternative to Firefox ESR, but I think there will increasingly be a challenge now to maintain the code.
     
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    Yeah, if you want an alternative to Fox, otherwise I don't really see any advantage. Most of the privacy concerns can be mitigated in about:config, and CCleaner can disable the new hidden extensions. I certainly didn't see any speed improvement.

    I'll pass.

    I hope Cyberfox dev has a change of heart.
     
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    I am liking it too. I hope that they can maintain it because ESR52 will disappear in May 2018.
     
  18. mood

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    Some days ago a Test Build of Waterfox has been released (Waterfox v56).
    It supports Legacy add-ons, WebExtensions and the multi-process architecture.
    Waterfox 56 Test Build Download & Plans
     
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    Waterfox v56.0 Released (November 30, 2017)
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    • Based on Firefox 56.0.2 release
    • Security patches from 57 release
      • Bug 1261175
      • Bug 1325923
      • Bug 1339259
      • Bug 1365894
      • Bug 1366420
      • Bug 1369561
      • Bug 1370497
      • Bug 1375146
      • Bug 1383019
      • Bug 1384121
      • Bug 1387799
      • Bug 1387845
      • Bug 1394031
      • Bug 1394265
      • Bug 1394530
      • Bug 1395138
      • Bug 1397811
      • Bug 1399540
      • Bug 1399922
      • Bug 1400003
      • Bug 1400554
      • Bug 1401339
      • Bug 1401804
      • Bug 1402363
      • Bug 1402876
      • Bug 1402896
      • Bug 1403646
      • Bug 1404636
      • Bug 1406154
      • Bug 1406398
      • Bug 1406750
      • Bug 1407032
      • Bug 1407375
      • Bug 1407740
      • Bug 1407751
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      • Bug 1408412
      • Bug 1408782
      • Bug 1408990
      • Bug 1411458
      • Bug 1412252
    • Fixed GUI rendering issues on macOS High Sierra
    • Fixed search suggestions not appearing
    • Enabled e10s by default, some add-ons that aren’t marked as compatible may cause unexpected behaviour.
    • Cookie Prompt has been re-implemented thanks to Savarese.Org

      Firefox used to allow you to be notified every time a Web site attempted to set a cookie. You could decide to accept or reject the cookie as well as specify the cookie lifetime and whether to use your choice for all cookies from the Web site, thereby updating your cookie preferences.

    • Fix *BSD compilation; white space issues (Pull request #284 and #289
     
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    Waterfox sounds nice and would use it but, Toolbar buttons are not able to be installed.
    Need the javascript, cookies buttons!
     
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    Waterfox v56.0.1 Released (December 13, 2017)
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    Waterfox v56.0.2 Released (January 7, 2018)
    Mitigations against timing attacks "Meltdown"/"Spectre" has been added in this release.

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    Waterfox 56.0.2 security update released
    January 7, 2018
     
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    Waterfox v56.0.3 Released (January 12, 2018)
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    Maybe a coincidence, but after installing 56.0.3 I was unable to load YouTube. It would open for three seconds then crash. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  25. mood

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    Maybe not related to the issue, but you can try this: