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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Hi Bob
    If you are using Gnome, from the system tray, click on notifications and disable the ones from firefox.
    Hi Frank (from frankenstein lol)
    well, I don't use gnome, but Xfce has that ability, and I can stop it from appearing.
    However, my concern is more of privacy, i.e. where do I find the doo-hickey that is actually contacting these guys' servers, and "expunge" it. If I don't want someone's server to "see me", then I don't go there, and this is also a time-related issue, not just action-related.
    Take into consideration that burglars also buy timing data from h4x0rz, so they know when you are not at home.
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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    Hi Bobx001

    My home is well protected. My home has a built-in watchdog pet with sharp teeth. It is a 80 lb pit-bull with a nasty disposition to strangers, And if the pit is out for a walk with me, then there is my wife. She trained the pit bull and just FYI, she was a soma wrestler and knows how to throw a kitchen knife.

    I did not fully understand your message about dohicky. In Québec, we call that dohicky a "FEE-FAH-LANG". Is it a Firefox or other XFCE software?
    I don't run a server, so my dohicky is provided by yahoo.com. Yahoo.com allows blockage of urls, and filtering of messages.
    Firefox has the noscript thingy extension.

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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    Hi Bobx001

    My home is well protected. My home has a built-in watchdog pet with sharp teeth. It is a 80 lb pit-bull with a nasty disposition to strangers, And if the pit is out for a walk with me, then there is my wife. She trained the pit bull and just FYI, she was a soma wrestler and knows how to throw a kitchen knife.

    I did not fully understand your message about dohicky. In Québec, we call that dohicky a "FEE-FAH-LANG". Is it a Firefox or other XFCE software?
    I don't run a server, so my dohicky is provided by yahoo.com. Yahoo.com allows blockage of urls, and filtering of messages.
    Firefox has the noscript thingy extension.

    Leslie (alias Frankie)
    LOL, good one ! I wish I could have a dog, did have a lot when young in South America, but since I became a professional, I tend to travel too much, and it would be very cruel for any animal.

    Coming back to the FF thing, well. I visited the B&H photo site, I even purchased something on it. Which means maybe by me clicking on "accept terms" , they installed some sort of extension, subscription, or other FEE-FAH-LANG , which I cannot find.
    In the old FF, it was easy, but not in the new one. They have gotten good at hiding stuff, I guess it's the new thing, keep the sheeple in the dark....

    EDIT: here are my addons, etc:
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    Searching my bookmarks for anything with "photo" (which is part of their domain name) yields zilch.


    EDIT#2: by the way, this popup shows up randomly any time, even though I don't even go to their site, (even when I am *only* working on my own sites which contain no ads/scripts/nothing), and/or when I first start FF.

    EDIT #3: here is a snapshot of my notifications log:
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    NOTE: any non-system notification comes through FF from the same B&H site.
    Last edited by bobx001; 28th November 2017 at 09:39 PM.
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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    aside from many plugin not working, in my instalation it seem this new firefox eat a lot of ram. so i have to revert to old version of ff

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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    Quote Originally Posted by jdamon
    aside from many plugin not working, in my instalation it seem this new firefox eat a lot of ram. so i have to revert to old version of ff
    part of what killed the "dotcoms" in 2000, was the adoption of OOP for "everything", where it is common that the newly-taught programmers slap a "new()" inside recursive loops, etc, basically rendering any program or server or computer unusable after just a few days. And with C++ out of the bag, there came yeeeech "java" lol. I sent a nice email to Scott McNealy about this mess back in the late 90's, which was answered with a sigh, but nothing could stop the advent of this new style of careles programming in all university courses, everywhere, mainly thanks to him actually. He had so much clout in Academia, that everyone adopted this new "style" instantly. To the demise of everything.

    I remember I was trying to buy a new Sony Vaio back in early 2000's , and I was about to pay, everything was configured, and I click on that button only to get: SAP.crap.crap.crap.exception - Java out of memory error ..... LOOOOL, the 2000 Euro faux-pas.

    And now this OOP has migrated to everything, including your cellphones, and that's why the thing called your wife instead of your mistress that fateful night .... (even though you pressed on mistress, the cpu wasn't ready scrubbing memory, and it chose the other lady instead...)

    oh well, sorry for my rant, but I know exactly how you feel. Pretty soon we will need terabyte RAM to just boot. ridiculous.
    "monsters John ... monsters from the ID..."
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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    thats the definite solution: https://www.basilisk-browser.org/

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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    Pocket is not a third party tool, it's owned by Mozilla Corporation

    As for the default search, it can easily be changed. as can the content on the start page via the cog icon. you can turn off the sponsored guff by unticking highlights and snippets.

    As for the slippery slope, it's no worse than Opera which does exactly the same thing (only to a greater extent with facebook, twitter functions built in as well). Install that and you get a load of links to booking.com, ebay and amazon etc. plastered over the new tab page. You can remove those too and replace them with your own. There's no issue here, his blog post is just clickbait aimed squarely at the paranoid to increase hits to his blog.

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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    one thing Firefox is still behind the curve with despite some vast improvements is script processing, especially where media players in frames are concerned. for example, JWPlayer states it is compatible with the current version of Firefox. However, I've found this not to be the case, the video starts playing and freezes within 5-10 seconds. Open the same page and video contents in Chromium and it plays back fine.

    Also Flash Player hardware acceleration doesn't work properly in Firefox. I know Flash is being slowly killed off but some sites still use it for casual games. e.g. Pogo and bejewelled twist. Play it in FF with either NPAPI or PPAPI flash and it's ridiculously slow with terrible frame rates. In Chromium using pepperflash it runs fine.

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    Re: Horribly disappointed in FireFox 57.1

    I have tried to provide bug reports to FF, but ran into confusion as to how/where. I even tried to post a customization request.

    I am using FF for email, and Opera for everything else
    Leslie in Montreal

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