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[–] weezkitty 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's been time for a viable fork for a long time. I hate the "new" interface changes and now they are breaking things just to break them. And taking flexibility away from addon developers might just be the last straw the broke the foxes back.

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[–] carb0n 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

You could try Palemoon.

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[–] mutus 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Every other update it seems I have to find a way to revert the stupid UI changes that make thing less simple. So silly

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[–] Sylos 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Only reason I use FF is because I have a small suite of extensions that are limited release. This kills those.

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[–] aeschynanthus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Call it Pitchfork

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[–] Shadow_Death 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I imagine someone will write an alternative if the devs of DownThemAll don't. Honestly, I stopped using Firefox because I got sick of the profiles constantly being corrupted by updates. I'm hoping that one day they fix that and I will also try the Firefox alpha when they start pushing that new Render Engine.

For those wondering Mozilla are working on a new rendering engine called Servo which is being developed from a programming language called Rust. This new engine allows for multi-threaded rendering which is said to improve page rendering drastically. I think what I like most about this is that reports have it that Samsung is also porting it to Android and ARM processors.

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[–] President-Sanders 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Needed it for a long time, I've had over five fights with the moronic "community developer" cuntshits at firefox. morons all of them.

Let firefox die.

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[–] gpx 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

This sucks. DownThemAll, FlashGot, NoScript, Greasemonkey - my favourite addons - depend on XPCOM or XUL. Powerful addons like these are the reason I use Firefox.

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[–] hewman_robot 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Also, browsing without noscript is basically asking for malware, or becoming a zomie in a botnet. A guy I know made a lot of cash with this shit, served time in jail on probation for that though.

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[–] Wmb102er 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah, somebody sent me a facebook link recently. It included over 70 scripts from many different domains. Crazy as fuck.

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[–] President-Sanders 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Setup a hosts file, you berk.

I have about 37k hosts blacklisted, there are a few sources you can get - also super block Facebook and microsoft sites that way.

I run disconnect and https everywhere and adblockplus on chrome - which I use rarely - and only now as they have "click to activate plugins" (assholes, took about 77 million years to add that simple fucking fix).

Safari - runs blisteringly fast and just has uBlock installed. Everything is awesome.

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[–] TitanDisco 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can get the same functionality from uMatrix

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[–] Acharvak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The developer of NoScript and FlashGot has a much more positive outlook: https://hackademix.net/2015/08/22/webextensions-api-noscript/

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[–] Wmb102er 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah why use even Firefox if you don't have ad-dons. Mozilla is really going downhill lately. First they fire competent people for political correctness and now they want to destroy the main advantage of their browser.

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[–] PiercingAjarDolphin 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Then it should be the reason that you'll use Palemoon from now on.

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[–] noblefool 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ah, a Pale moon user. Is it better than Waterfox? Been debating on which one to use.

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[–] zippo 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Gone with DownThemAll! will be add-ons that e.g. let you change major bits about the Firefox user interface (e.g. tabs tree add-ons), add-ons that allow you to do more “advanced” stuff than just showing or slightly altering websites, such as e.g. restarting the browser upon click (unless mozilla kindly provides an API for that, which won’t be compatible with Chrome, of course). Add-ons like NoScript will be severely limited in their feature set as well. Say byebye to Greasemonkey and hello to Tampermonkey, with it’s limitations.

If Firefox ruins my TreeStyleTabs, NoScript, and Greasemonkey, I'll set their fucking HQ on fire. (And switch to Iceweasel or something)

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[–] Jefiakra 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Iceweasel is Firefox, just repackaged for Debian.

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[–] zippo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, I know, but I'm hoping they'll diverge if Mozilla insists on pushing this bullshit.

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[–] Taka 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Fucking this. I refuse to browse on any PC without NoScript, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and HTTPS Everywhere enabled.

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[–] Aaaron 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Seriously, still haven't found anything as good as noscript. There's a Chrome alternative but it doesn't seem as intuitive to me.

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[–] murphytheoptimist 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

After reading the comments, it sounds like another browser war is coming. This time, it's not IE vs Mozilla, it's Corporate Web vs Freedom Web.

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[–] shuggermyshingle 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If I can't run noscript and adblock, there is absolutely no reason to run such a memory hungry web browser as Firefox.

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[–] pepepepepe 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Ironic considering uBlock Origin and uMatrix have smaller memory footprints than both of those addons. Hell, Noscript caused some frequent memory leaks for me.

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[–] Uni 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Firefox? Memory hungry? I guess you've never used Chrome/ium. I suppose if you compare to to dwm, uzbl, etc. it is.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Alright, so, Firefox has gone to great lengths to mangle the user interface, now requires you to use signed add-ons (and are slowly closing the noose around the hacks that let you use unsigned add-ons, even if you completely disclaim them of responsibility), takes add-ons that are directly linked to commercial interests and integrates them straight into the browser, and who knows what else.

Firefox's customizability, relatively traditional (but customizable) UI, relative freedom from external interests, and rich add-on abilities were the main selling points it had left. It wasn't directly beholden to commercial interests (affiliations with Google and Yahoo were a necessary evil, but didn't totally compromise it), and everything seemed like it was more focused on actually producing good software. Now we have a browser that's crashy, memory-hungry, single-threaded, and only the "developer edition" has a 64-bit build that isn't a nightly experimental (and even the developer edition is experimental). The structure is also being compromised by political interests, e.g. the SJW's that seem to be intent on infiltrating everything in open source that they can, and the influence they used to manipulate their personnel choices. After this, what's left? A cute mascot isn't going to get many users (and Iceweasel beats them there, too, at least on creativity), and most of the remaining users want to be able to customize their browser, not have it dictated to them as well as the add-ons it can use.

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[–] Azriel777 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I abandoned firefox when it started to turn into bloatware and they caved to DRM and tracking. The only reason I even still have it on my machine is because there are a couple of extensions I use on some sites that chrome does not have an equivalent too yet.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

EME is a travesty, but mozilla serves a version without it: http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/latest/win32-EME-free/en-US/

I wish they would just go the rest of the way and strip out webRTC/Hello, reader/Pocket, Australis, forced extension signing, and so on

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Soo...no more Pentadactyl/Vimperator? Fuck that shit, I'll use the fork. Fuck Mozilla.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck that shit, I'll use the fork. Fuck Mozilla.

I think if most people actually follow through with this - and considering Firefox's main selling points these days, a lot of users will - then Mozilla may have to reevaluate many of its recent choices... assuming that it doesn't implode entirely.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They'll run to forks, and realize most of them have the same problems, don't work with some extensions, or are just broken;

They'll run to Chrome, realize it's comically locked-down and uncustomizeable, and even more bloated;

They'll run to Opera and realize it's just Chrome wearing Opera's flesh Ed Gein style;

They'll run to Internet Edgesplorer and Safari and realize they still suck;

And they'll run back to Firefox because for all its fuckups it's the only thing remotely resembling what they're looking for.

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