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ProfessorTomoe

Firefox Rant Number (Insert Heinously Large Number Here)

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So, we are confronted by yet another update of Firefox (v89.0), and this one has taken the smeg, as Lister of Red Dwarf would say. It has taken my perfectly functional theme (Glass - Black), which I have been using for years now, and turned it into an elongated, darkened, rounded-edged mess. What gives, Firefox? Why did you have to mess with something that wasn't broken yet again?

If I could transfer my links over to Vivaldi without having to go to an "Imported From Firefox" folder every time I wanted to access them, I'd be gone in a snap. I've just about had it.

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I migrated to Chromium when I made my Pi-400 my primary machine.  For reasons I don't fully understand Firefox on it is broken.  Displays some pages as it was a mobile page and just fails to render some pages.  I'm less than happy about this turn of events. 

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I am now experimenting with Vivaldi as my go-to browser. Haven't set it up as my default yet, but I'm getting close. It's snappy, Chrome-compatible, cleaner than Firefox or Chrome, and I haven't had a single problem with it so far. My only concern is transferring all of my login cookies to it for things like banking and so forth. Gotta start from scratch, and I'm not sure I want to do that yet.

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19 minutes ago, ProfessorTomoe said:

I am now experimenting with Vivaldi as my go-to browser. Haven't set it up as my default yet, but I'm getting close. It's snappy, Chrome-compatible, cleaner than Firefox or Chrome, and I haven't had a single problem with it so far. My only concern is transferring all of my login cookies to it for things like banking and so forth. Gotta start from scratch, and I'm not sure I want to do that yet.

Unfortunately the only browsers that Arm linux for the Raspberry pi has is Chromium and Firefox ESR.  Chromium imported all my logins, book marks, and extensions from my Chrome account and Firefox did the same from my Firefox account.  There are mixed reports about if Chromium "calls home" to Google or not

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Actually there are a few more, but they are either way out of date with regards to any thing more advanced than frames, they don't block ads, or are text mode only.  I'd rather walk down the street naked than browse the web with out an ad blocker.

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With Firefox, I ran NoScript. I haven't set that up on Vivaldi yet, and I'm tempted not to do it, given all of the trouble it caused me. I've got uBlock Origin running. Isn't that enough?

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Well, what's done is done. I have taken the final step and made Vivaldi my default browser. I've also installed that pain-in-the-ass NoScript as a safety measure, and I'm already wondering if I shouldn't uninstall it. All it does is make checkouts at web stores nigh on impossible, with me having to approve half a dozen or more scripts that want to run just so I can use a credit card. It's more hindrance than help.

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14 hours ago, mlooney said:

I don't use NoScript or Ghostery.  uBlock origins seem to be what I need. 

I am going to give NoScript a week. If it keeps making my life hell, I'm going to disable it.

9 hours ago, Illjwamh said:

The only real changes I've noticed with Firefox so far are cosmetic.

The cosmetic changes were bad enough to chase me off when combined with all of the other cumulative crap over the years.

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