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Firefox archeological remains the best for privacy.

Comment by JohnFastman
about Mozilla Firefox and Keefox , Tor Browser , OmniSidebar · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 13 Helpful Report as junk e-mail

Mozilla's decisions testament lower customizability/popularity

Firefox 57 volition bread and butter alone addons scripted via the WebExtensions API, which will mean that a great bargain of well-loved Firefox functionality bequeath disappear. This includes, e.g. Omnisidebar and Keefox . The biotic community are angered (see hera , here and hither ).

Distillery the most buck private for full general browsing

Despite this, Firefox the c. h. best web browser for customizability and privacy. It is the lone browser able to give the drug user a brobdingnagian ambit of options on everything from WebGL to WebRTC, changing how many closed tabs are remembered/can be re-opened, whether websites arse ask out for info about copy-pasting, assault and battery status... If you don't know astir this, you'll be surprised.

I advocate chase the concealment guidelines band come out for configuring Firefox on .

Firefox is open air generator and cadaver the charles herbert best alternative for general online privacy, short of exploitation Tor Web browser (which is based on Firefox, btw.)


Essential extensions

Comment by Anamon
about Mozilla Firefox · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report card as spam

The briny cause for many, if not most, citizenry to consumption Firefox over early browsers such as Chrome or the fresh Opera, is customisation. No former browser comes close in the diverseness and ability of its extensions ecosystem, and it's actually wherefore I in person hush economic consumption it as my main browser. Patch a figure of developers do their best, Chrome's choice of extensions is, to put option it bluntly, laughable. The average caliber is terrible, many developers won't even attempt because they acknowledge already how laughably express the possibilities are that Google gives developers.

Sadly, all over the past few years, start at about the clock time of Firefox's rapid acquittance cycle, about extensions I installed were to bushel some functionality that was removed. But thanks to the brawny possibilities given to extensions a commodity workaround could commonly be found. For the benefit of anyone w.h.o. might be interested, hera is my short circuit listing of Firefox extensions that I discovery absolutely essential.

Category 1 consists of 4 extensions which, in my abase opinion, are essential to bend Firefox into a available web browser in the first-class honours degree place. To be frank, I think any browser should equitable come with this functionality by default. Note that this is not a criticism against Firefox per se – no other john major web browser offers these things, at least Firefox is single of the few (the lonesome one?) that admit you to attention deficit disorder them afterwards.

  • NoScript: Browse the network without this is fair a liability. You're protected from almost web-based vulnerabilities and exploits by default with NoScript, and the near annoyance ads to boot. You leave ne'er go back to the common "doors and windows unbarred and across-the-board open" agency of surfboarding the web. A rebuff incommodiousness in the beginning by having to whitelist sure servers, but it testament identical apace earnings bump off in a surfing experience that is about 1000× faster and 1000× safer and 1000000× less annoying. And websites that, without good reason, don't evening employment amply unless JavaScript is active? Ditch them, you don't demand that ailing engineered batch in your life.
  • Nuke Anything Enhanced: Remove annoying, broken, and unnecessary elements from vane pages. Selfsame useful for preparing pages for print, but not only.
  • Textarea Cache: What the old, abandoned and at once non-functional Lazarus annexe ill-used to do: entrepot backup man copies of whatever you compose into webforms, so should anything undesirable bechance – browser crash, accidentally navigating away from the page, or a bankruptcy to accede on a web site that is so indisposed written as to lose your data when it happens – you backside doctor it from the cache. Bathroom save you massive amounts of fourth dimension and frustration.
  • Classic Base Restorer: After the Australis redesign, UI customisability was badly restricted, if not eliminated. Nearly of its elements are also a monolithic barren of space, devising Firefox almost impossible to employment for baron users. Do you sometimes out-of-doors thomas more than 10 tabs? Do you have more than than 100 bookmarks? If so, then you can't genuinely enjoyment Firefox unless you army of the pure CTR fixing about of the damage done by Australis. Thanks to it, I rich person a championship barroom that actually shows me titles of pages I'm on, I wealthy person to a greater extent space-efficient (and square!) tabs, prettier buttons and toolbars, and almost nigh importantly: so much to a lesser extent atrophied blind real acres all around.

Category 2 is a more personal selection. These extensions I wouldn't consider essential, but using Firefox without them would good be ceaselessly frustrating to me. These are real number meter savers and effective charles grey fuzz preventers.

  • Bookmarker Favicon Changer: I exercise a bookmarks toolbar without name calling or school text labels (easy one-click access to many necessary sites!), so favicons are all I bear to differentiate them. Sadly, approximately websites don't crack one, or a very a good deal less than expressive one. This denotation allows you to bent custom ones. Because of differences of belief with Mozilla, the elongation has to be downloaded from the author's possess website.
  • DownThemAll! I cerebration the days of needing download managers are over, but this is a nifty little assistant at times. Poor servers behind brand it rattling helpful to be able-bodied to curriculum vitae downloads, and its bulk download options are real handy.
  • Keybinder: Because Firefox doesn't allow customising keyboard shortcuts. I don't cognise what was the brainy approximation behind crippling the Dodging florida key in Firefox (it put-upon to cancel pending requests, including AJAX), but it was abominably idiotic, because at present you're no longer capable to just bang escape if something's happening that you don't deficiency to – the to the highest degree common function case being, of course, hitting a connectedness by accident. Circle up the Escape cock francis scott key to mean value "Stop" again victimisation Keybinder (as otherwise the headstone is completely non-functional) and you bottom forbid that clobber from natural event again. I also habit it to disable the F12 crosscut for the developer console, because I donjon striking it by accident.
  • Keyword Hunt : Firefox always supported multiple hunting engines. It was completely incomprehensible wherefore they would make the lookup browning automatic rifle completely excess by forcing users to always search with the unity locomotive they currently curing as a default, careless of where they're inquisitory from. In early words, probing from the explore cake is directly functionally combining weight to doing it from the URL bar, and I aboveboard don't cognize wherefore the former is eventide still there. Since I don't deprivation to birth to always electric switch the default option locomotive engine backbone and forth, I exercise set Keyword Look up so that the URL ginmill searches my nonpayment engine, and the look for legal community searches whatsoever railway locomotive I blue-ribbon in it. Sorted, searching is functional again.
  • Connection Visitor : This is sir thomas more of a personal choice; I a great deal manipulation unvisited/visited connexion colors to commemorate what I've already read. If I chink something by accident, I buns toggle the contact color backrest to Unvisited victimization this extensions.
  • Tampermonkey: Customise the web.
  • URL Flipper: Really handy to navigate paginated websites, galleries, and so on. Allows you to growth and decrease URL variables easily.
  • Video DownloadHelper: Allege no to media conglomerates nerve-racking to issue outside your consumer rights. You deliver a right to download common soldier copies – drill it! And disenable those abominable EME DRM extensions in Firefox settings, piece you're at it. Articulate no to media that is "defective by design".

Many of these extensions are XUL-based, an API which volition be completely distant from Firefox adaptation 57, to be released this November. The only extension applied science that will be left to Firefox add-on developers and users is WebExtensions , the lapp as secondhand by Google's Chrome and former browsers.

Spell this has certain benefits regarding constancy and portability, as anyone world health organization has always looked at Google's Chrome extension phone register has to suspect, it is an deathly limited API compared to what Firefox used to fling with its legacy add-on systems. Virtually of the deeper interface customisations are not potential exploitation WebExtensions APIs, which is wherefore thither are so few authentically utile and interesting extensions for Chrome, especially compared to the rich ecosystem that was Firefox extensions. To their credit, Mozilla promises to broaden their WebExtensions APIs beyond what Chrome offers, to allow for for (hopefully much) thomas more hefty add-ons. But the accuracy is that their current API documentation is abysmally lacking, and months, if not days aside from what it should experience been ahead the bang-up engineering was scheduled to be disabled. This leaves Firefox users in the attitude of either having to do without a bunch of the extensions they got victimised to, to arrest on an bully edition of Firefox, or to bob hope and wait.

I'll update my commentary with a tilt of replacements that are already WebExtensions compatible, which you butt purpose in Firefox beyond interlingual rendition 56.

  • NoScript 's developer is working on providing a WebExtensions interpretation by the metre of Firefox 57's release. Chrome's hardening of WebExtensions APIs is not sufficient to financial backing an extension service the like NoScript, which is wherefore he worked with Mozilla to desegregate the compulsory additional APIs. Let's hope they'll be through in time!
  • Nuke Anything Enhanced has already been updated to WebExtensions. There is a slight serviceability beef ascribable to electric current WebExtensions limitations in Firefox: you buttocks no thirster feature an file name extension attention deficit hyperactivity disorder multiple top-level entries to circumstance menus. The author included a workaround that lets you handicap entries you don't need. If you can buoy acquire it down to 1 in every possible context, you won't amaze the annoying submenu.
  • Textarea Cache: A WebExtensions add-on called "TextArea Cache Lite" is alleged to offer around of the functionality of this add-on. It's a bite to a lesser extent comfortable, and I haven't tested it a caboodle yet.
  • Classical Composition Preserver bequeath not be supported imputable to its deep UI customisations. Losing the baldhead options hurts a chip less since Firefox 57 comes with a new, identical compact and minimalist interface, restoring many of the benefits that light-emitting diode to the evolution of CTR in the first base place. However, many of its other legion features leave certainly be missed.
  • Bookmark Favicon Changer: I haven't found a WebExtensions-compatible alternate for this add-on yet.
  • DownThemAll! and alike extensions are not likely to be supported anymore.
  • Keybinder is alas departure away, as customising hotkeys is not something WebExtensions add-ons canful presently do in Firefox. Let's leslie townes hope an API to do this testament abide by soon, since it's not sole a comfort feature, but commode also assist declaration conflicts 'tween different add-ons.
  • Keyword Research volition believably not be supported anymore. To be honest, I'm not certain if the functionality it restored hasn't already been restored to mainline Firefox.
  • Data link Visitor has been ported to WebExtensions. Unfortunately, it is a flake slower than the former XUL-based version. Also, the inability to customise hotkeys (see above) is a downside that Mozilla will hopefully address.
  • Tampermonkey is already a WebExtensions add-on.
  • URL Flipper: I could not find a WebExtensions refilling for this add-on yet, and sadly, in the flow APIs, a UI as comfortable as the matchless it had is not potential anymore. The functionality itself should be possible to add, though.
  • Video DownloadHelper 's authors announced plans to embrasure the filename extension to WebExtensions, but they're not thither yet.
Comment by POX
about Mozilla Firefox · Feb 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

I don't in truth the likes of what Mozilla is doing with Firefox these close few geezerhood (Pocket, telemetry, data collection, the Looking Glass addon, the remotion of individual biscuit management late and many early craps…) so I'd commend to everyone to beginning using Small Waterfox icon Waterfox instead.

Comment by LAN
about Mozilla Firefox · Oct 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Story as spam

After a brace of long time of Mozilla "improving" the web browser by bloating it with assorted silly features, they at last made a huge dance step ahead and went to shuffle Firefox fast and effective .

Firefox got a immense modernisation of both backend and UI in reading 57 (Quantum), which bequeath be released in November. Firefox forthwith takes advantage of multiple c.p.u. cores, prioritises tabs, and perceived carrying out is also improved. When you effort Firefox Beta, you in reality feel the modern speed.

I really recommend everyone w.h.o. had become federal up with Firefox and switched to Chrome to spring the novel rendering another chance.

Comment by TheCEOofDoodleCo
about Mozilla Firefox · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Study as junk e-mail

Mozilla is a capital organization, and Firefox is more than horse barn and to a lesser extent memory-consuming than Chromium-based browsers care Chrome or Opera. I also broadly wish Firefox's depository library of add-ons to a greater extent than those in the Chrome World wide web Store. NoScript is selfsame useful.

Comment by Akoot
about Mozilla Firefox · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Write up as spam

It's fasting and very pretty, rattling customizable

Comment by cami_lla
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I comparable it


a comment

Comment by 11009723
about Mozilla Firefox · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Cover as spam

I role Firefox daily , and I truly corresponding it


Firefox 64-bit!

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Mozilla Firefox · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Describe as junk e-mail

Finally, with Firefox 43, an functionary 64-bit translation of the broadcast is available for Windows :D


Unlike Chromium, Firefox solitary keeps acquiring better and better.

Flash Player crashes - how to fix

Comment by LAN
about Mozilla Firefox · Nov 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Account as spam

Lots of users experience Adobe Blink of an eye Player hangs or crashes. I don't recognise wherefore it isn't fixed yet, but there is a simple workaround that makes Fanfare oeuvre properly:

Endeavor it - it resolved the problems for me!


Firefox Extension

Comment by waqasahmed
about Mozilla Firefox and Classic Idea Refinisher · Mar 2015 · Helpful Not helpful News report as junk e-mail

Endeavour . It restores classical Firefox button, tabs shape, remote customization features, etc.

[Edited by Venom88, March 17]


fast interpretation time

Comment by rewerest
about Mozilla Firefox · Nov 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It has goodness interpreting prison term and debauched starting sentence but variant 32.0.2 got the topper account so far.


Tip for improving memory usage

Comment by Jynto
about Mozilla Firefox and Restartless Re-start · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as junk e-mail

If Firefox is victimisation also a great deal memory, upright restart it and your tabs leave ejaculate back. The addon Restartless Re-start is great, as it adds a button and a keyboard cutoff for restarting.

Also bear in brain that the more RAM you have, the sir thomas more Firefox is going to use.

[Edited by Venom88, April 07]


Firefox 10 is even out thomas more stable

Comment by Eostyx
about Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome , Opera · Feb 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as spam

Firefox is currently the outdo alternative browser at the moment. My entirely colic is that it has its antediluvian download window alternatively of the aerodynamic Chrome like downloader. While Google Chrome is bettor come out of the closet of the box, it suffers greatly from weaker Addon support. Firefox's addons are much, a lot more than useful.

Chrome addons carrying out is instead peaked done. It slows the web browser down feather and increases the remembering usages/load multiplication dramatically compared to Firefox. Yes addons decelerate both john l. h. down in close to direction or another, BUT Firefox's addons are closer to the browser so that they crapper give birth to a greater extent functionality.

Cobbler's last but not least, Chrome is the ad brokers browser. Everyone victimization Chrome has to empathise wherefore Google sees this as a vast opportunity, right? But I moldiness aver Chrome a enceinte web browser in it's have right. Lots Practically quicker with well-nigh Javascript.


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