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Old 08-16-18, 01:32 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

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On the latest verson of Brave (0.23.79), the fingerprinting canvas is blocked. Not even a "blank canvas" like FF.
That's when Private Browsing Tor is activated right?
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Old 08-16-18, 02:36 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

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Firefox will remove its built-in RSS feed reader later this year. Bit of a bummer, I know Live Bookmarks was outdated, but it was nice just to open a RSS page with a bookmark link.

I get most of my news from Twitter these days anyway.
Wow, Firefox drops another useful feature.
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Old 08-16-18, 09:47 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

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That's when Private Browsing Tor is activated right?
Even without tor.

It's a matter of turning on fingerprinting protection to always on.
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Old 08-22-18, 03:42 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
Rough guide of which webapi corresponds to which about:config setting.

https://github.com/snyderp/web-api-m...wiki/API-Notes
After doing a lot of trial and error with disabling stuff with general webapi manager type extensions, I've come to the conclusion that their effectibility is largely limited to the hardcore crowd.

Basically blocking webapis in a general manner simlar to uMatrix, is much more of a headache than just disabling the outright garbage webapis in about:config. Too many modern webpages use so many webapis, that I've found very few which could be kept disabled completely.

It turns out the ones which could be disabled completely are the hardware sensors related ones listed in the above link, such as vibrator, battery, gamepad, the device.sensors ones in about:config, etc ...

The only other big webapi which I mostly turn off is WebGL. It turns out webgl can be selectively turned off in noscript, where I only turn it on when required for a few websites.

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Old 08-22-18, 09:08 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
After doing a lot of trial and error with disabling stuff with general webapi manager type extensions, I've come to the conclusion that their effectibility is largely limited to the hardcore crowd.

Basically blocking webapis in a general manner simlar to uMatrix, is much more of a headache than just disabling the outright garbage webapis in about:config. Too many modern webpages use so many webapis, that I've found very few which could be kept disabled completely.

It turns out the ones which could be disabled completely are the hardware sensors related ones listed in the above link, such as vibrator, battery, gamepad, the device.sensors ones in about:config, etc ...

The only other big webapi which I mostly turn off is WebGL. It turns out webgl can be selectively turned off in noscript, where I only turn it on when required for a few websites.
I have WebGL turned off.

I would also be more worried about WebRTC and Fingerprinting.
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

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I would also be more worried about WebRTC and Fingerprinting.
WebRTC can also be blocked via ublockorigin.
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Old 08-22-18, 09:52 PM
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WebRTC can also be blocked via ublockorigin.
It never worked for me. I don't know why.

But on about:config media.peerconnection.enabled to False
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Old 09-10-18, 08:57 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Since this seems to be the Firefox catch-all thread, I have a question for anyone who is using the mobile version of Firefox: I found that when using the Full Version layout of mobile FF on my tablet (not the mobile version layout because it looks stupid), as I'm trying to scroll, inevitably my screen will resize larger. I don't mind being able to do that but it seems way too sensitive and I can't resize it back to normal no matter what I do. I end up having to close the page and open it back up from scratch. How do I disable that, or at least how in hell do I resize it back to normal?
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Old 10-12-18, 12:09 AM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Coming soon to Firefox 65:





https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/11/th...-improvements/

This will definitely help for those who incur high memory% while using Firefox.

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Old 10-26-18, 03:09 PM
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Firefox 63 sucks.

Went back to 61 which worked well for me. I added some lines to the prefs.js file to stop the forced auto updates.

I had been using media.autoplay.enabled / false in about cong to stop autoplay videos but this stopped working in 63 so you'd need an extension just to stop autoplay videos.

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Old 10-28-18, 07:15 AM
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^ So, FF still hasn't worked out all the bugs. I'd like to think I can abandon Pale Moon for a browser all the browser-sniffing websites will recognize, don't want Chrome, and FF is dragging its heels on the "speedier experience", so I'm sticking with PM for the time being.
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Old 10-28-18, 01:45 PM
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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

"I had been using media.autoplay.enabled / false in about cong to stop autoplay videos but this stopped working in 63 so you'd need an extension just to stop autoplay videos."
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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Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

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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.
Thank you. I never heard of that.
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Old 10-29-18, 01:01 PM
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Yeah, the internet is oh so much better with autoplay off, isn't it?

Thanks for the tip. I'll try that later.
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Old 10-29-18, 01:58 PM
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Yes, why would the browser creators think that we want to wake up our spouses and children every time we click on a news story first thing in the morning while getting ready for the day! I feel that autoplay off SHOULD be the default for all browsers.
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