Firefox v57

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Firefox v57

Postby TazManiac » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:08 pm

Well, over in the Fan Art section there's been some talk re: the new version of Mozilla's Firefox web browser.
https://www.mozilla.org

I thought, since so many of us use it, and on various platforms, that it deserves it's own thread.

A few News Reports:
Mozilla's record 2016 revenue funded its Firefox Quantum browser
ComputerWorld: 'Quantum: Leap Forward or Fatal Trip?'
Bing Web Search: 'firefox v57 does not work with...'

The main thing is that it's a whole new plateau where some of the old PlugIns/Extensions no longer work or are supported.

For me the two biggest 'breaks' were NoScript and it's sibling FlashGot.

edit-[some Links Added, some Typos found...]


Anywho, let the b'ch'n begin...
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby jwhouk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:23 pm

I hate it.

I still use it because I've got about 90% of my bookmarks and crap on it, BUT...

  • Cookies Manager has gone to the wayside. That was the way I eliminated a bunch of suspect cookies that were occasionally hijacking legit sites.
  • Morning Coffee is gone as well - which is how I checked my webcomics.
  • Layout sucks rocks. I hate the square tabs.
  • BBCode extension doesn't work, so it makes all forums like this one (where I can't just go ctrl-i and bring up the italics brackets).
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby Just Old Al » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Blows goats.

I am very rapidly going to have t make a hard decision - use Chrome with Google staring over my shoulder, or put up with this UUUUUUGLY browser.
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby TazManiac » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:14 pm

re: the Look & Feel of the Quantum (v57, etc): I'm thnking a lot of folks will soon be coming out either with some way to 'skin' over the top of the current v57 and/OR release their own version of Web Browser with a better 'ergonomic' front end.
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby AmriloJim » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:10 pm

Newest "feature" of Quandary v57:

It is no longer auto filling saved login information, nor is it asking if you want to save your credentials.
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby Atomic » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:33 am

jwhouk wrote:
  • BBCode extension doesn't work, so it makes all forums like this one (where I can't just go ctrl-i and bring up the italics brackets).

I had to turn off AdBlockPlus to make those work for me. The Wapsi items are Default in NoScript and things work OK.

edut fur spalling
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby GlytchMeister » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:40 am

Damn. I haven’t been on my laptop in a while - I think I’ll wait until people start saying kinks are getting worked out before I let my Waterfox update...
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby TazManiac » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:05 pm

Atomic wrote:
jwhouk wrote:
  • BBCode extension doesn't work, so it makes all forums like this one (where I can't just go ctrl-i and bring up the italics brackets).

I had to turn off AdBlockPlus to make those work for me. The Wapsi items are Default in NoScript and things work OK.
edut fur spalling
I've been looking over the current Defaults for 'Trusted' and I can say there are a lot of commercial web servers I don't really want Trusted. I'm looking to go through and Un-Trust them, allowing those in I want on an Ad Hoc/ Case by Need Basis, like I used to do.

I think the need to care-and-feed for it was changed to a more 'we want to make it easy for you & we know what's OK...' type default.
Now that I think about it, I'd wish for a big ol' honking button in the Settings that was labeled 'Go Manual / Advanced Mode' & let me regain more control over the defaulting to 'All Blocked unless otherwise said so...'

That said, here is another link; Whats New in v57 (Quantum Engine) - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... n=whatsnew
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby FreeFlier » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Hmmm . . . v57 apparently is only for 64-bit systems, since this 32-bit is up to date with v52.5.0 . . .

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Re: Firefox v57

Postby Warrl » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 am

FYI, a while back I switched to PaleMoon which is a fork of Firefox from a few years ago. Most (not all) Firefox plugins that aren't specifically designed for the new version, work with PaleMoon.
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby GlytchMeister » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 am

FreeFlier wrote:Hmmm . . . v57 apparently is only for 64-bit systems, since this 32-bit is up to date with v52.5.0 . . .

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Oh really? That’s interesting. I wonder what the Waterfox folks are gonna do...
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby TazManiac » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Warrl wrote:FYI, a while back I switched to PaleMoon which is a fork of Firefox from a few years ago. Most (not all) Firefox plugins that aren't specifically designed for the new version, work with PaleMoon.


I found PaleMoon interesting enough to add it as a third browser. Gonna try it out.
(besides, look at my Forum avatar...)
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Re: Firefox v57

Postby ShneekeyTheLost » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:47 pm

After having used it for a while, I just shrug and move on.

It is no easier or more difficult to use than previous version of Firefox. It runs faster. Win. Doesn't seem to be having any issues whatsoever with anything else, AdBlock Ultimate still works. I'm happy.

Then again, I don't go in for a whole bunch of addons other than AdBlock Ultimate and ForecastFox, so YMMV.
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