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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 am
 


Firefox 57 was released the other day, dropping the old Gecko for a new Quantum engine. It's GOOD, incredibly fast and a fresh new layout. Uses less memory as well.
Even includes a screenshot tool (look under the three dots)
Try it. You will like it. If you're one of those who stubbornly won't upgrade from Windows 7, it's the one to set as your default browser.

Auto upgrade on PC & Mac, manual install on Linux.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 am
 


Meh.

I like it on the PCs it's updated on, but certain plugins don't work - like NoScript. :( That's a bit of a deal breaker for me. I like to know, for example, if CKA is reading my Facebook or Linkdin Profile or not, and NoScript tells me that.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:55 am
 


I hate "fresh new layouts". :evil:




Must be my age showing. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:06 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Meh.

I like it on the PCs it's updated on, but certain plugins don't work - like NoScript. :( That's a bit of a deal breaker for me. I like to know, for example, if CKA is reading my Facebook or Linkdin Profile or not, and NoScript tells me that.


Used it on GasBuddy - I always had to use NoScript so it would even load without crashing. Works fine without. Look into the privacy settings.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:14 pm
 


Looks like Chrome. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:57 am
 


herbie wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
Meh.

I like it on the PCs it's updated on, but certain plugins don't work - like NoScript. :( That's a bit of a deal breaker for me. I like to know, for example, if CKA is reading my Facebook or Linkdin Profile or not, and NoScript tells me that.


Used it on GasBuddy - I always had to use NoScript so it would even load without crashing. Works fine without. Look into the privacy settings.


I have the privacy stuff set to 11, but I still want to know when a website is cross scripting my data to 10 of their financially affiliated sites, so I can put a stop to that.

I don't trust Mozilla to do it for me, any more than I trust those websites not to do it to me. If I did, I'd just use Chrome. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:27 am
 


raydan wrote:
I hate "fresh new layouts". :evil:




Must be my age showing. :oops:


Me too. They are truly evil.


I guess my age is showing too. If it’s not broke why would I fix it. 8O


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:02 am
 


All of the folders in my bookmarks disappeared when I updated. The sites are there as I can get to them if I use bookmark "search" but the folder layout is gone.

I have dozens of folders with sites for each.

Anyone have any ideas?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:29 am
 


57 has some cross-scripting built in so it meets modern standards, a new NoScript10 for v57 should be out in days (says author on Nov 14)

As for Bookmark folders, if you hit the |||\ they aren't there, but I added the direct bookmark icon (underlined star) to the menu, mine are in there.

"If it’s not broke why would I fix it"
What Henry Ford said to Edsel.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:39 pm
 


But herbie the buttons all move or get renamed then I can’t find stuff. I can only send so many pictures of what my computer screen is doing now before my son gets testy. Why can’t they just strengthen security and add new features in new buttons and stop rearranging and renaming everything. So far the Lenox machine hasn’t really done anything to drive me to crazy unlike my stupid phone did an update and now something is eating the battery. Other than turning off Bluetooth again nothing that I can see


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:44 pm
 


I know what youte and never fixing mean, like Office moving every damn thing every updae and never fixing the things that pissed you off since 1995..

The Firefox update isn't all that different. Looks nicer, the home button's moved to the left, the other icons are still there, it's way faster and more secure. Like Internet Expolorer being dumped, the main code it ran on was way too dated - way back to the old Netscape...
and you can still press the ALT key and get those old fashioned menus.

As for Chrome, yuk. I only used it to read newspapers and about 6 months ago it started blocking all but the first few pictures on each page. One day I might bother to find out WTF is going on. Plus half the ppl don't know the difference between Chrome and Chromium. If you aren't an ubergeek and have Chromium on your PC, you're infected with malware.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:34 pm
 


herbie wrote:

As for Chrome, yuk. I only used it to read newspapers and about 6 months ago it started blocking all but the first few pictures on each page. One day I might bother to find out WTF is going on. Plus half the ppl don't know the difference between Chrome and Chromium. If you aren't an ubergeek and have Chromium on your PC, you're infected with malware.


:lol: and we all know I’m not. The boy said he has set up the Lenox system so I shouldn’t get malware. If they are watching me they are bored I mostly check a couple of forums and look up stuff about old sewing machines.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:33 pm
 


He's got you running Linux? Good!
No you probably won't have to worry. There was an example of what Dr Caleb was talking about that could affect older Firefox by redirecting you to a site and setting your start page to a 'You are infected' fake site. If you ever see that, just go to options and set it back...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 am
 


Yeah i like it. Mozilla is a commie fav of mine. They seem like good folks.

Can't wait to hear they're selling my browser history to Coca Cola or whatever


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:47 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Meh.

I like it on the PCs it's updated on, but certain plugins don't work - like NoScript. :( That's a bit of a deal breaker for me. I like to know, for example, if CKA is reading my Facebook or Linkdin Profile or not, and NoScript tells me that.

My uBlock Origin plugin was initially uninstalled and considered incompatable by the new update but I checked and was able to reinstall it. NoScrpt will probably meet whatever the conditions it needs to meet. Especially seeing as Mozilla is matching donations to Tor lately, I think NoScript isn't going away anytime soon. Apps just need to update.


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