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Old 07-01-19, 03:41 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

I yearn for the days of simple banner ads. Someone could get elected to Congress if they promised passing a law banning autoplay videos.
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Old 07-01-19, 05:01 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Autoplay videos are, indeed, the most annoying of all. Disabling HTML5 autoplay seems to be a hit-or-miss affair as well, which compounds the frustration.
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Old 07-02-19, 12:29 PM
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I use Firefox 67.0.4 with Adblock Plus, Ghostery, and NoScript for my browsing. It seems to block stuff well. Chrome for my Gmail account. Opera for porn.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:47 AM
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DeFan, that does seem to be the most simple easy solution which the novice should employ, as a bare minimum, to get toward a much better, faster browsing experience.

Is it actually true that one can't access Gmail through Firefox? Why do you still use Chrome for your gmail account? Is there a specific reason? I didn't realize that Google keeps the leash THAT tight, but it wouldn't surprise me if they do.
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Old 07-04-19, 08:40 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

One thing I can't figure out... I have strict content blocking turned on. But for this site, that prevents twitter embeds from working. So I want it to fall back to just standard blocking for this site only, but it seems like the only option is "turn off blocking for this site". Am I missing something?
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Old 07-04-19, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
One thing I can't figure out... I have strict content blocking turned on. But for this site, that prevents twitter embeds from working. So I want it to fall back to just standard blocking for this site only, but it seems like the only option is "turn off blocking for this site". Am I missing something?
Click the lock icon on your address bar and select "Turn off blocking temporarily" for dvdtalk. Now you can see the twitter embeds.

I don't know a permanent way.
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Old 07-04-19, 06:08 PM
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I really don't come across many Twitter embeds on this forum in the first place.
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Old 07-05-19, 09:37 AM
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I really don't come across many Twitter embeds on this forum in the first place.
They are all over the political forum.
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Old 07-05-19, 11:47 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Autoplay videos are, indeed, the most annoying of all. Disabling HTML5 autoplay seems to be a hit-or-miss affair as well, which compounds the frustration.
I did this a few months ago and I've been happy:

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This also frustrated me until I found this (below) on the Mozilla pages:
in about:config you can set media.autoplay.default to 1 in order to block automatic playback on all pages or set it to 2 to decide on a per domain basis.

Works for me.
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Old 07-05-19, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
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Is it actually true that one can't access Gmail through Firefox? Why do you still use Chrome for your gmail account? Is there a specific reason? I didn't realize that Google keeps the leash THAT tight, but it wouldn't surprise me if they do.
I think I had to give too many permissions in NoScript to get Gmail to work with Firefox. Plus I just like keeping it separate from my general browsing.

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Old 07-05-19, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DeFan View Post
I think I had to give too many permissions in NoScript to get Gmail to work with Firefox. Plus I just like keeping it separate from my general browsing.
You could use Firefox Multi-Account Containers if you're concerned with privacy:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nt-containers/

The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension lets you carve out a separate box for each of your online lives no more opening a different browser just to check your work email! Here is a quick video showing you how it works.
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Old 07-09-19, 01:26 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

The current stable Firefox 68 has the new Tools->Add-ons page layout. Unfortunately the new layout also spams the pages with all kinds of unsolicited "recommendations" and other crap. (I have already encountered this in the beta and nightly versions for quite awhile).

To turn off the spamming of "recommendations", the only way I've been able to turn it off is the following changes in about:config

extensions.htmlaboutaddons.discover.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.inline-options.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled false


To revert back to the old Tools->Add-Ons page layout, change extensions.htmlaboutaddons.enabled to false in about:config.
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Old 07-09-19, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
The current stable Firefox 68 has the new Tools->Add-ons page layout. Unfortunately the new layout also spams the pages with all kinds of unsolicited "recommendations" and other crap. (I have already encountered this in the beta and nightly versions for quite awhile).

To turn off the spamming of "recommendations", the only way I've been able to turn it off is the following changes in about:config

extensions.htmlaboutaddons.discover.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.inline-options.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled false


To revert back to the old Tools->Add-Ons page layout, change extensions.htmlaboutaddons.enabled to false in about:config.
Thank you!
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Old 07-10-19, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
The current stable Firefox 68 has the new Tools->Add-ons page layout. Unfortunately the new layout also spams the pages with all kinds of unsolicited "recommendations" and other crap. (I have already encountered this in the beta and nightly versions for quite awhile).

To turn off the spamming of "recommendations", the only way I've been able to turn it off is the following changes in about:config

extensions.htmlaboutaddons.discover.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.inline-options.enabled false
extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled false


To revert back to the old Tools->Add-Ons page layout, change extensions.htmlaboutaddons.enabled to false in about:config.
Thanks!

Usually I'm up to date on Firefox releases but I had no idea v.68 was out yesterday.

Strange yesterday I didn't get an update notification and I have it set to automatic update.
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Old 07-10-19, 08:18 PM
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Strange yesterday I didn't get an update notification and I have it set to automatic update.
Whether FF or the addons, I do all the updates manually by hand and never let it upgrade automatically.

The FF release schedule is already set months in advance.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar

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Old 07-10-19, 08:22 PM
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FF Nightly is updated once or twice a day. It crashes very often, that I'm sending in as many as 20+ crash reports every day.

I run a lot of torture tests on Nightly, where I'm running other cpu/memory hogs in the background simultaneously (such as windows defender running very long scans).
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Old 07-12-19, 01:07 AM
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My firefox crashes whenever I visit sites with tons of images and then hop on to another site loaded with images. So I took down multi-process to 5 and eliminated hardware acceleration. Have not experienced a crash so far.
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Do you guys leave firefox open all the time, or close it when you are done? I am noticing that if I keep it open for a couple days, it starts to slow down.
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Old 07-12-19, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
Do you guys leave firefox open all the time, or close it when you are done? I am noticing that if I keep it open for a couple days, it starts to slow down.
What is your reasoning for leaving Firefox running and not closing it?

I have it set to once I close it all cookies and sites/history I visited are erased. I never leave it running, neither the PC.
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Old 07-12-19, 07:51 PM
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Leaving Firefox on for a very long time makes your CPU and memory % stay high until you turn off your PC. Having lots of tabs opened also slows down Firefox, too.
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Old 07-13-19, 12:04 PM
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What is your reasoning for leaving Firefox running and not closing it?
That's just the way I got used to doing it on Chrome, and Chrome never had any issues. Though I might have installed an addon on Chrome that made it treat different tabs as different instances of the browser. I wonder if firefox has something like that?
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Old 07-13-19, 11:13 PM
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That's just the way I got used to doing it on Chrome, and Chrome never had any issues. Though I might have installed an addon on Chrome that made it treat different tabs as different instances of the browser. I wonder if firefox has something like that?
There is this but I never used this addon to vouch for it's performance:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/sleep-mode/
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Old 07-14-19, 06:03 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

I'm having trouble with Firefox crashing when I open up multiple tabs (8+) after the last update.

The only time I usually open a lot of tabs is when I'm on boards like this; I'll open up a bunch of threads in tabs and then read them individually. I think it might have something to do with people posting a lot of animated gifs, images, and embedded youtube videos. (One board uses the "Luke Skywalker drinking milk" gif as a sort of running joke and it gets posted about ten times in each page.)
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