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FF 29 has landed. How do you carry on through this?

  • Didn't notice any change. FF forever!
    0 (0%)
  • Just live with it. No big deal. Just go to Customize and show/hide the toolbars you want, including menubar
    3 (37.5%)
  • I reinstall v.28/block the update from now on
    0 (0%)
  • I change to ESR
    2 (25%)
  • I migrate to Seamonkey
    1 (12.5%)
  • I have Chrome
    1 (12.5%)
  • I never upgraded from v.3
    0 (0%)
  • What is FF? I prefer :cheers:
    1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Topic: How do you live with/without FF 29? (Read 5619 times)

  • ersi
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How do you live with/without FF 29?
Some distros, such as Mageia, conservatively come with ESR on board. I will avoid FF 29.

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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I'm using ESR and so far it's OK.

  • Macallan
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Didn't update yet but I'll keep the old package around just in case :right:

  • Frenzie
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-29-sucks.html

That being said, I don't use Firefox much. As far as I'm concerned they already went on a clear route to Chrome-wannabe since 4.0, anyway. 3.5/3.6 was the pinnacle of Firefox GUI.

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Will IceWeasel be affected somehow?

  • mjmsprt40
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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It would seem that Google is god. For proof, witness the race to the bottom that Google's Chrome browser has started.

Frenzie, that link you provided has a link within it to an add-on that restores Firefox to reasonable looks, if not reasonable usability. I tried it just a few minutes ago, not great maybe but not too bad. Especially since "great" seems to be a goal that nobody is working towards anymore. Minimizing everything so a barely-trained ape using a cell-phone browser can use it seems to be the goal these days.  :monkey: :banana:
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

  • ersi
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Will IceWeasel be affected somehow?

As FF becomes Australis, Iceweasel becomes a fork rather than mere rebranding, I suppose. I also think that Vimperator won't be affected. Vimperator is in active development and can keep both its own interface and compatibility with FF. (I don't use Vimperator myself.)

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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I am using both Cyberfox  28 and Firefox 29 on a regular basis. With the right extensions, Fx Australis 29 can look the same as Firefox 28. Unlike Opium, Firefox is still highly customizable.
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  • Macallan
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Updated and ... looks like they're trying to make the X11 version look like the one for Android which in turn tries to look like Chrome. Took me a minute or so to get the menu bar back, otherwise things arent too horrible.

  • ersi
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Things are horrible at my main work. Everybody's Win computer is being changed to Linux Mint. I got mine today, fully updated. This means that I am working in Australis interface now.

Naturally I don't have admin privileges. We'll see if I care go through the extensions hassle to change FF back to something what it used to be.

Also, there's a bug (feature?) in Cinnamon desktop environment that causes FF always to confirm when closing multiple tabs. No FF tweak in about:config helps. This must be something in Cinnamon desktop, because it doesn't happen in other Mint editions.

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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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You all worry too much with computers,
Women are better.
A matter of attitude.

  • Macallan
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Works surprisingly well, even on SPARC ( which is about as un-x86 as you can get ) :left:

  • ersi
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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At work, I have learned to live with it. It's not like they changed keyboard shortcuts or took any necessary features away. It doesn't operate too differently.

But everywhere else besides workplace, I have replaced it. If a distro ships with it, I uninstall FF. Seamonkey is (again) the best Mozilla.

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
Reply #13
I prefer to use only Portable Versions of FireFox.

I presently have these versions resident on my Windows 7 SP1 Laptop.



The Yellow Highlighted Folder is FireFox Portable ESR Version 24.7.0 which I just downloaded today & will be using until the next ESR version is available. So far it works perfectly, & as yet I can't detect any difference between this & the prior version. All my extensions from the previous version work with this version, & there seems to be only one that I needed to modify the max version# to enable.

These are the Extensions I'm presently running on this ESR:
(Total 61)
EXTENSIONS: 61
  1. "Adblock Plus  2.3.2"  {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}  (Aug. 07, 2013) :: ACTIVE
  2. "Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF  1.2"  web2pdfextension@web2pdf.adobedotcom  (May 02, 2014) :: ACTIVE
  3. "All-in-One Sidebar  0.7.18"  {097d3191-e6fa-4728-9826-b533d755359d}  (Aug. 02, 2013) :: ACTIVE
  4. "Base64 ⇒ Encoder  1.3.14"  {ad4fb47f-4ae5-4405-79c9-19fc7034c4d3}  (Jun. 12, 2012) :: ACTIVE
  5. "Block site  1.1.8"  {dd3d7613-0246-469d-bc65-2a3cc1668adc}  (May 05, 2014) :: ACTIVE
  6. "Classic Compact Options  16.0.1"  notreal.ccoptions@environmentalchemistry.com  (Jan. 01, 2013) :: ACTIVE
  7. "ColorfulTabs  21.5"  {0545b830-f0aa-4d7e-8820-50a4629a56fe}  (Jun. 27, 2014) :: ACTIVE
  8. "CoolPreviews  3.9"  {CE6E6E3B-84DD-4cac-9F63-8D2AE4F30A4B}  (Apr. 15, 2013) :: ACTIVE
  9. "Custom Buttons  0.0.5.8"  custombuttons@xsms.org  (Jun. 02, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 10. "Download Status Bar  10.0.0"  {6c28e999-e900-4635-a39d-b1ec90ba0c0f}  (Jun. 27, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 11. "DownloadHelper  4.9.21"  {b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}  (Nov. 29, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 12. "DownThemAll!  2.0.16"  {DDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8}  (Apr. 19, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 13. "Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express  7.24"  {b9acf540-acba-11e1-8ccb-001fd0e08bd4}  (May 29, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 14. "Extended Statusbar  1.5.8"  {daf44bf7-a45e-4450-979c-91cf07434c3d}  (Sep. 20, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 15. "Extension Options Menu  2.7"  {1feca320-6b4d-11df-a08a-0800200c9a66}  (Jul. 21, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 16. "external IP  0.9.9.6"  externalip@erik.morlin  (Feb. 09, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 17. "Fasterfox  3.9.85"  {c36177c0-224a-11da-8cd6-0800200c9a91}  (Jun. 08, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 18. "FEBE  7.1.0"  {4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}  (Jun. 25, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 19. "Flagfox  4.2.11"  {1018e4d6-728f-4b20-ad56-37578a4de76b}  (Jan. 20, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 20. "FoxClocks  3.1.26"  {d37dc5d0-431d-44e5-8c91-49419370caa1}  (Mar. 27, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 21. "FoxyProxy Standard  4.2.1"  foxyproxy@eric.h.jung  (Jan. 20, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 22. "Ghostery  2.9.6"  firefox@ghostery.com  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 23. "Google Shortener  0.3"  {B81B80BF-8F35-4BC0-9236-EFB3F7EE9282}  (Mar. 07, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 24. "Google Translator for Firefox  2.1.0.3"  translator@zoli.bod  (Dec. 09, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 25. "Greasefire  1.0.8.1esr6pre"  greasefire@skrul.com  (May 28, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 26. "Greasemonkey  0.9.22"  {e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}  (May 28, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 27. "gTranslate  0.9"  {aff87fa2-a58e-4edd-b852-0a20203c1e17}  (Jul. 28, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 28. "IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+)  4.12.22.2"  {1BC9BA34-1EED-42ca-A505-6D2F1A935BBB}  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 29. "iMacros for Firefox  8.6.0"  {81BF1D23-5F17-408D-AC6B-BD6DF7CAF670}  (Feb. 09, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 30. "Image Download Ⅱ  6.0.5"  imagedownload@Merci.chao  (Jan. 01, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 31. "Image Zoom  0.6.3"  {1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}  (Jul. 07, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 32. "ImageShack right-click  1.0.1"  imageshack@unsubstantial.info  (Oct. 11, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 33. "Imgur Uploader  1.0.6"  giorgio@gilestro.tk  (Jan. 01, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 34. "Link Gopher  1.3.2"  linkgopher@oooninja.com  (Jul. 01, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 35. "Linkification  1.3.9"  {35106bca-6c78-48c7-ac28-56df30b51d2a}  (Jul. 13, 2012) :: ACTIVE
 36. "MeasureIt  0.4.12"  {75CEEE46-9B64-46f8-94BF-54012DE155F0}  (Jul. 07, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 37. "Menu Editor  1.2.7"  {EDA7B1D7-F793-4e03-B074-E6F303317FB0}  (Nov. 06, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 38. "MR Tech Toolkit  6.0.4.9000"  {9669CC8F-B388-42FE-86F4-CB5E7F5A8BDC}  (Sep. 21, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 39. "NetVideoHunter  1.9.5"  netvideohunter@netvideohunter.com  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 40. "Noia 4 Theme Manager  1.7.5"  Noia4Options@ArisT2  (Jan. 08, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 41. "NoSquint  2.1.6"  nosquint@urandom.ca  (Nov. 13, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 42. "Password Exporter  1.2.1"  {B17C1C5A-04B1-11DB-9804-B622A1EF5492}  (Feb. 09, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 43. "PDF Viewer  0.8.1"  uriloader@pdf.js  (May 02, 2014) :: DISABLED
 44. "ReminderFox  2.1.2"  {ada4b710-8346-4b82-8199-5de2b400a6ae}  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 45. "Restore View Source for Firefox 6+  0.1"  restoreviewsource@jsanders.us  (Dec. 01, 2012) :: ACTIVE
 46. "Resurrect Pages  2.0.6"  {0c8fbd76-bdeb-4c52-9b24-d587ce7b9dc3}  (Dec. 16, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 47. "RightToClick  2.9.4"  {cd617375-6743-4ee8-bac4-fbf10f35729e}  (Jan. 01, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 48. "Saved Password Editor  2.7"  savedpasswordeditor@daniel.dawson  (Apr. 19, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 49. "Secure Login  1.0.3"  secureLogin@blueimp.net  (Jan. 01, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 50. "Session Manager  0.8.0.8"  {1280606b-2510-4fe0-97ef-9b5a22eafe30}  (Aug. 15, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 51. "Show Password  1.7"  showpassword@pratikpoddar  (Oct. 15, 2012) :: ACTIVE
 52. "Site Favicon in Urlbar  8.1"  sitefavinurlbar@sonco.com  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 53. "Speed Dial  0.9.6.15"  {64161300-e22b-11db-8314-0800200c9a66}  (Jul. 07, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 54. "Statusbar Clock  1.8.0"  {3669edc0-b1ad-11d8-92e7-00d09e0179f2}  (Dec. 18, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 55. "Stylish  1.4.3"  {46551EC9-40F0-4e47-8E18-8E5CF550CFB8}  (May 22, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 56. "Tab Mix Plus  0.4.1.0"  {dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318}  (Apr. 20, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 57. "Text Formatting Toolbar  0.1.4.10"  format.bar@codefisher.org  (Feb. 09, 2014) :: ACTIVE
 58. "Toolbar Buttons  1.0"  {03B08592-E5B4-45ff-A0BE-C1D975458688}  (Nov. 26, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 59. "User Agent Switcher  0.7.3"  {e968fc70-8f95-4ab9-9e79-304de2a71ee1}  (Sep. 28, 2011) :: ACTIVE
 60. "Vertical Toolbar  0.5.1"  verticaltoolbar@xuldev.org  (Aug. 15, 2013) :: ACTIVE
 61. "Web Search Pro  3.0.7"  {8B8A525A-CFCA-44cf-81C3-3969E6CB96E0}  (Jun. 14, 2012) :: ACTIVE

I have Compatibility Disabled, & some of them are no longer supported by their creator so I needed to update the max version # myself.

Sometimes that works, but then again sometimes it doesn't....  Not being a programmer, I rely on pot luck.

Now, FireFox V29 Australis works ok, but the changes were a pain to overcome & adapt to, & I find the new Customize Toolbar a real abortion, so I have decided to stay with the Portable ESR which so far hasn't gone to Australis. If it does, I will stop with the last non-Australis version.

If anyone needs Custom Toolbars for Australis, there is an undocumented extension I came across which can provide you with as many (or as few) as you wish. Experienced programmers can adjust the number of toolbars generated in the overlay.xul

I needed them for my custom buttons (Custom Buttons Extension).
  • Last Edit: 2014-07-24, 20:00:25 by SmileyFaze

  • Frenzie
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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That's an impressive number of extensions!

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Yeah, The only impact I see with them is the initial loading time, & Re-Start cycle times (+/- 35 seconds).

I'm willing to live with them, but there might be a few I could cull without too much impact to my simple browsing habits.

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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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A year after switching to Firefox from Opera 12, I have gotten very comfortable with Firefox and a couple of its 64 bit branches.

Cyberfox-30.64 in on both my laptop and desktop as default browser.
Waterfox-30.64 is being tested on my laptop.
On a USB 3.0 portable drive:
     Firefox 31 Portable
      Firefox 32 Beta Portable
      Firefox 33 Aurora Portable
      Firefox 34 Nightly Portable
      Firefox  34.64 Nightly Portable


All are running a copy of the same profile. Some extensions are a absolute must:

      All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.21/7.23
      InstantFox 2.8.9
      Classic Theme Restorer 1.2.3beta4
      Classic Toolbar Buttons 1.4.1beta5
      S3.Menu Wizard 1.05
      Speed Dial [FVD] -5.4.1
      Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.4pre.140613a1


Plus 45 other extensions I find useful. Australis is not a problem as long as there are extensions to correct the lame development/marketing design.
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  • krake
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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That's an impressive number of extensions!

Indeed.
However I'm using Firefox ESR with 'only' 5 extensions and it's OK for me. So far the best replacement for Opera.
- All In One Gestures
- Archive Format
- Toggle JavaScript
- Toggle Cookies
- Toggle Proxies

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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I'm sure I could cull the patch a tad, but I've been collecting them for years, & the only time I rid myself of one is when there's a conflict, or it impacts on what I want to do.

So, if they sit there & mind their own business, & leave 'em be.

So far, the only impact to my style is -- as I noted earlier -- seems to be the re-start, & initial load times.

What do you FireFox users think of the Custom Buttons Extension?

A number of my buttons have been negatively impacted upon by recent FX changes, but the CB community always seems to find a fix.

Personally, I couldn't live without it.


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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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However I'm using Firefox ESR with 'only' 5 extensions and it's OK for me. So far the best replacement for Opera.

I use three main ones at the moment, but Opera/Presto is still my main browser: Greasemonkey, Stylish, and Tab Mix Plus.

  • krake
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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but Opera/Presto is still my main browser ...

Mine as well, for the most time as you can see :)

Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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My main browser is FireFox Portable v24.7.0 ESR, but my first go-to-browser would be/is Opera v12.16.

Actually I have about 25+ browsers at my fingertips, which opens the open URL in whatever browser I choose via a 1 button press from a drop-down menu:



So, if I open a site in FFx & I don't like what I see, or it just isnt quite right, or I think there's more to be had, I just open my Browser Launcher Button & choose the browser I want to give the present URL a run on (From the above list).


  • ersi
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I have heard rumours that newest official ESR now sports the same Australis interface and the next update cycle on our Linuxes will bring it on to us.

I have ESR on one machine. Seamonkey on other personal machines. Australis at work.

Many extensions are not my thing. On Seamonkey I have some adblock (Adblock Edge right now), wmlbrowser, some themes (true themes), nothing more. On ESR I have, in addition, more copy-paste and tab management features. That's it.

  • Macallan
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Re: How do you live with/without FF 29?
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Just updated, actually feels a little bit faster :eyes:

  • ersi
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In Firefox 31, the browser.tabs.closeButtons option was removed. This addon forces what previously used to be a value of 2 for that option: no close buttons on any tabs.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/no-close-buttons/?src=search

This is far beyond ridiculous. The updates consist purely in removal of options. How is the work invested into removal of usability justified? Is it meant to provide extension authors with a happy sense of being useful?

I'm completely done with FF now.