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Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by NTA, Nov 14, 2017.
It is out today and really is worth the upgrade.
I'm leaving the privacy leaking Chrome for a while.
ive been using Brave and it seems pretty good. i just updated my FF to 57 so i may actually give that a try.
Does that not drag and lag like the previous Firefox? Chrome is good and fast, but invasive like you mention. I have been using Opera for a while, and it isn't bad, as far as I can tell.
The Firefox 57 is a bit faster than chrome on my laptop and desktop. I've not watched any video on it yet, they say there's supposed to be some speed up there too.
I just installed it. Setting it all up now. I wish it had an option to import bookmarks from Opera. There might be some way to do that indirectly. I guess I will look into that tomorrow, but so far I like what I see. I may be switching back to FF. Haven't used it in a while.
Update: I found a way to import my bookmarks from Opera. I'm really liking this new FF (I hated the old one). It's very clean, fast and pretty intuitive. Thanks for the heads up, NTA.
Just got the update for Linux Mint today. Does seem snappy.
I almost defecated a brick last night when I was telling wifey about it, and she said something about Google now owning FF. I was like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"!!!!!!!! She was mistaken, as far as I can tell.
That would definitely undermine the purpose.
Yep, but Google is the type of company that would do that in such a way that nobody knew about it. Like Facebook, they are like ticks. You don't feel them bite you like you would a mosquito. They crawl up under your nut sack or armpit and suck blood (your personal data) out of you, painlessly and without notice. Then they sell it. And make millions per day from it.
Yeah, I'm reading about DRM in FF now, wondering what I might do to myself by turning it on.
I got upgraded to FF57 tonight and I'm finding I may roll back. It has broken the main plugin I use with it (keefox, now kee for FF57) which is how I manage all my logins.
I also noticed even here that it alters some formatting and when I go to login the top portion of the screen blanks out making it hard to do so.
I've been using FF57 since the day it was released. I have not had any of those issues.
If anyone hates tab browsing as much as I do, FF57 does not allow you to disable tabs through the Options menu. You can, however, disable them on the back end using a CSS theme script. Here are the directions:
Hmmm. I'm looking something up in Lexis and tried to open multiple tabs to flip between referenced sections and FF closes the new tab (or second session of FF) when I go to Lexis site. Rather annoying. I don't remember previous versions doing this. Anyone else run into this?
I've run into problems with trying to make a purchase and the drop downs do not work when they work on IE, edge and older FF.
Ugh, chalk this one up to user error. Apparently, when you type in a URL, if there is a tab already open, FF lists that tab in the list of matching URLs and I was mistakenly selecting it.
Only purchases I've made since upgrading FF was on Amazon and didn't run into any issues.
I haven't run across too many negatives yet, for FF on computers. The beta version of this new FF for my Android phone has a few functions, or lack thereof, that I'm not too crazy about, but overall I'm pretty pleased and am glad to have switched over from Opera, which I worked ok, but isn't great. Chrome is a great browser, but I try my best to get as far away from anything Google that I can. Now, if the switch to email were easier....... Why did I ever make my main email Gmail, years ago, when the very, very clever evil Google marketing tricks fooled me and drew me into their evil web? Finding a non-tracking, non-invasive email provider, then switching over everything to it is a major PITA.