Will you still be using Firefox with sponsored tiles?

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Will you still be using Firefox with sponsored tiles?

  1. No I refused to use any software with ads

    46 vote(s)
    62.2%
  2. Yes I will manage to hide the ads

    24 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. Yes I will enjoy the new tiles

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Will you still be using Firefox with sponsored tiles?
     
  2. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    No I refused to use any software with ads.
     
  3. SweX

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    I don't use Firefox but if I did it would be a clear Nay :)
     
  4. Dave0291

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    I didn't vote because there is no "Not sure yet" choice. That's my thing, I'm just not sure yet. It will depend on how they do it, how the ads act or interact with normal browser usage, tracking or no tracking, etc. I feel weird saying this, but I honestly don't have as much of a problem with the way Google/Chrome does it. And if I have to deal with ads, I'll prefer to have a far more secure browser.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    I've used Firefox in past, but I'm not using it right now. Since they will make it an adware-like software, I probably won't use it in future either.

    hqsec
     
  6. twl845

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    I've been using FF since the 1990's and have strayed on and off a few times looking for the holy grail, but I always come back to my FF. I will have to see how obvious and intrusive ads will be, and if they actually could be a benefit occasionally. If it turns out to be too big a PITA, then I will make my Chrome the default again until something better catches my eye. Does any one know when this change will take place?
     
  7. Nebulus

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    Making software behave the way I like is always a challenge, and I enjoy a good challenge :) So I will keep using it, and it will have no ads for me!
     
  8. twl845

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    Please tell us how you eliminate the ads. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. wtsinnc

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    I voted 'no' but there isn't a choice that really reflects my opinion.
    I want to see what it looks like. If I don't like the change and cannot find an effective and secure way to hide the tiles, I will abandon Firefox until they revert back from sponsored tiles or offer a version without the tiles.

    Should I have to abandon Firefox, I hope I can find a variant which doesn't employ the new look.

    -So it's wait and see.
     
  10. wolfrun

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    Voted no as I have been using Palemoon for the last few years and I don't see myself changing to another browser; and also because it works very well with Sandboxie.
     
  11. Joxx

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    What about the users of FF based browsers?
    Both myself and the last poster use Palemoon
     
  12. safeguy

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    Depends on the implementation but most likely "Yes, I will".
     
  13. mattdocs12345

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    I think that those derivatives that remove the adds will be well respected among members of this forum.
    What makes me wonder is which way will the Linux community go and what browser will be their default.
     
  14. guest

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    Alright, who any of you said you will enjoy the ad tiles? *whip out a rocket launcher*

    Even if I don't use Foxy anymore I will still give it a chance. There's always workarounds to hide/remove the ads. ;)

    Now just if they get rid of that non-profit nonsense from their website I might reconsider to stop my hating campaign towards Mozilla. Liars, liars everywhere. =V
     
  15. mattdocs12345

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    You don't like Firefox? Why?
     
  16. guest

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    The web browser is kinda clunky in my computer, and that also applies to all Gecko-based browsers. But that's not the reason why I don't respect Mozilla. The problem is they shamelessly declare themselves as a non-profit privacy hero while in reality they give us targeted ads. I'm fine with ads as long as it's optional or can be hidden/removed by some tweaks. But their playing-angel attitude is totally unacceptable in my book.
     
  17. Nebulus

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    Well, first let's see if they implement it, and then we will see how to get rid of the ads, isn't it? :)
     
  18. mattdocs12345

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    Yes same here. FF is slow and much slower compared to Chrome and IE. The only reason I sicked with FF because I wanted to have a File Edit View Bookmark menus up top which are not available in any other browser. Another reason was them being open source and without tracking as compared to Chrome.
    Now if they do implement adware/tracking/ads, I will for sure dump it for something else. Probably SeaMonkey which is less than idea choice...
     
  19. GrailVanGogh

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    I have been using Firefox since the beginning and if the ads are easily disabled I will continue to use Firefox.

    If not there is always Palemoon or some other fork.
     
  20. Joxx

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    You didn't express that either in the thread title
    or the first post

    I want my vote back then
    I'm not part of the Linux community
    whatever that is
     
  21. mattdocs12345

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    What does that have to do with Firefox for Windows? This poll is for all platforms and for all people, whoever you are. No need to troll either.
     
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  22. J_L

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    No, I stopped using Firefox on my host systems a long time ago. Since I keep guest virtual machines mostly at default, I will still use Firefox if the OS still bundles it. Now how to vote...
     
  23. Techwiz

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    Normally, I'd wait to see if this is something removable through about:config; however, I'm opposed to the new direction Mozilla is taking and have decided it is probably best to discontinue support/usage entirely. Hopefully, I will be able to find a suitable replacement before March.
     
  24. roger_m

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    I have never liked so Firefox, so don't use it. However, I voted for hiding the ads, since this is what I would do if a browser I used decided to also implement ads, rather than switching to another browser.
     
  25. FreddyFreeloader

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    Can't you just use one of the speed dial extensions and make your own tiles?
     
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