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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 04:26:51 PM »
I've got an update stored up, but it requires a restart to be applied and I haven't done that since it messes up my "show unread posts since last visit" screen. I'm hearing good things about it though - except for it breaking certain add-ins that I don't use.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
I've got an update stored up, but it requires a restart to be applied and I haven't done that since it messes up my "show unread posts since last visit" screen. I'm hearing good things about it though - except for it breaking certain add-ins that I don't use.

I find that Flash Video Downloader does not work as well. I could before download multiple videos at the same time from YouTube but now limited to one at a time.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 04:44:03 PM »
I've got an update stored up, but it requires a restart to be applied and I haven't done that since it messes up my "show unread posts since last visit" screen. I'm hearing good things about it though - except for it breaking certain add-ins that I don't use.

I find that Flash Video Downloader does not work as well. I could before download multiple videos at the same time from YouTube but now limited to one at a time.
I don't use it, because I don't need to download and store video when I have unlimited streaming. I literally only have three add-ons - LastPass, uBlock Origin and Evernote Clipper. I don't anticipate any problems.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 05:54:49 PM »
I don't use it, because I don't need to download and store video when I have unlimited streaming. I literally only have three add-ons - LastPass, uBlock Origin and Evernote Clipper. I don't anticipate any problems.

I have limited bandwidth at work on mobile hot spot. In addition, sometimes I find a documentary I like that which I want to have just in case it goes away later. Still, it is something I can work through. 
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 09:11:27 PM »
I don't use it, because I don't need to download and store video when I have unlimited streaming. I literally only have three add-ons - LastPass, uBlock Origin and Evernote Clipper. I don't anticipate any problems.

I have limited bandwidth at work on mobile hot spot. In addition, sometimes I find a documentary I like that which I want to have just in case it goes away later. Still, it is something I can work through.
Totally fair enough (why are you downloading Youtube videos at work, btw?). I had to re-download LastPass, but otherwise it seems to be pretty reliable. There are some visual changes that'll take some getting used to, but other than that.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2017, 09:25:56 PM »
I don't use it, because I don't need to download and store video when I have unlimited streaming. I literally only have three add-ons - LastPass, uBlock Origin and Evernote Clipper. I don't anticipate any problems.

I have limited bandwidth at work on mobile hot spot. In addition, sometimes I find a documentary I like that which I want to have just in case it goes away later. Still, it is something I can work through.
Totally fair enough (why are you downloading Youtube videos at work, btw?). I had to re-download LastPass, but otherwise it seems to be pretty reliable. There are some visual changes that'll take some getting used to, but other than that.

I download at home and watch at work. I work security, stuck by myself and effectively "watching paint dry" for hours. Helps me stay awake.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 09:38:56 PM »
I don't use it, because I don't need to download and store video when I have unlimited streaming. I literally only have three add-ons - LastPass, uBlock Origin and Evernote Clipper. I don't anticipate any problems.

I have limited bandwidth at work on mobile hot spot. In addition, sometimes I find a documentary I like that which I want to have just in case it goes away later. Still, it is something I can work through.
Totally fair enough (why are you downloading Youtube videos at work, btw?). I had to re-download LastPass, but otherwise it seems to be pretty reliable. There are some visual changes that'll take some getting used to, but other than that.

I download at home and watch at work. I work security, stuck by myself and effectively "watching paint dry" for hours. Helps me stay awake.
Yeah, makes sense.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2017, 02:33:55 PM »
I've been using Safari as my primary browser since 2008, and it has only continued to get better.  Its interface conforms better to the OSX GUI standards (which is very important to me); it provides good protections against tracking, phishing, and flash; and it is blazing fast (though somewhat more processor- and memory-hungry at least than the new Firefox).  It also integrates well with my iPhone and provides a consistent experience across platforms.

I keep chrome on my computer for the occasional webpage that won't work in Safari.  I haven't had Firefox on my computer in several years.  I'm considering checking it out, but I doubt it will displace Safari as my default browser.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2017, 02:41:44 PM »
I've been using Safari as my primary browser since 2008, and it has only continued to get better.  Its interface conforms better to the OSX GUI standards (which is very important to me); it provides good protections against tracking, phishing, and flash; and it is blazing fast (though somewhat more processor- and memory-hungry at least than the new Firefox).  It also integrates well with my iPhone and provides a consistent experience across platforms.

I keep chrome on my computer for the occasional webpage that won't work in Safari.  I haven't had Firefox on my computer in several years.  I'm considering checking it out, but I doubt it will displace Safari as my default browser.

I've found myself using Safari more and more.  The new cross site tracking protection is great.  The only thing I really want to be able to do is get rid of flash, but that's a problem for every browser.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2017, 03:09:57 PM »
I've found myself using Safari more and more.  The new cross site tracking protection is great.  The only thing I really want to be able to do is get rid of flash, but that's a problem for every browser.

Flash is at least disabled by default in Safari, now, which is a big improvement. If a site provides an alternative, that's what you'll get.  I don't mind clicking to enable flash one a per-site basis if that means I don't get bombarded with flash on random websites.  But, yes, Flash needs to die.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2017, 03:36:53 PM »
I think I don't have flash on my computer. Occasionally I see a window with something to the effect of "You need flash to view this content." I can live with that. Other times (e.g. some but not all Chrome updates) a web site prompt me to install Flash. I ignore them. I don't think I've visited a web site in years that had content I really wanted that required Flash.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2017, 05:00:30 PM »
I just upgraded from Firefox 45 ESR to 52 ESR (Extended Support Release).  All of my add-ons are still compatible, even ones last updated in 2016 for 45, which I guess that means there is API backwards-compatibility. But it sounds like 57 introduces a new add-on API which requires updates for all add-ons. As of this moment NoScript, for example, is not compatible with Firefox 57:

https://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23173

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2017, 10:02:03 AM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.

I have always used an external FTP client. I would wait and see if there is an updated version as well.

The company says they are done with Firefox. Too bad, as it was the smoothest way to move files while still in the browser that I had found.

Have you tried Fillezilla?

Thanks. I configured it to work today, although I miss just having FTP in another browser tab.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2017, 12:32:06 PM »
Thanks. I configured it to work today, although I miss just having FTP in another browser tab.

I pretty much always used a separate FTP program myself. I will say that Filezilla does have some nice tricks as part of it.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2017, 03:50:36 PM »
I hated the new Folder icon as flat gray. I just installed the style file to put back "manila" folders.

 

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