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>> No.72525425

Install and use GNU Icecat.

>> No.72525433

>>72525247
It's 2019 and I still use Firefox.
What now

>> No.72525449

>>72525247
>How come when I type in a specific webpage, it becomes a GOOGLE SEARCH. A GOOGLE SEARCH WHEN I SET MY SEARCH ENGINE TO DUCKDUCKGO.
Webpages can set fields to use some search engine. You can type whatever in that specific webpage, and it will use the search engine they defined. User your address bar instead of in-page search bars.

>> No.72525459

Waterfox here, dunno what the fuck is up eith your machine, but you have fucked up in the most basic stuff it seems

>> No.72525462

>>72525247
>it will just close the new tab
wtf are you doing lol
>When did it start deleting all you history beyond a couple of months, without asking you?
That's supposed to happen, check the settings.
>I SET MY SEARCH ENGINE TO DUCKDUCKGO
lol retard

>> No.72525505

>>72525480
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/985743

>> No.72525667

>>72525614
Try creating one of them manually

>> No.72525763

>>72525725
Oh ok, i just wanted an outdated version of firefox cos it had just jumped into web extensions and the three that i used didnt work

>> No.72525776

>>72525765
>I jumped ship when they added that screenshot feature that blatantly used a unique browser ID.
Wait? Have I been doxxing myself with the screenshots I took with that?

>> No.72525953

Firefox Nightly compiled from source on Gentoo GNU/Linux doesn't have any of your mentioned problems

>> No.72526008

I use firefox esr and it's completely broken
the address bar doesn't accept the enter key and I have to click the arrow like a dumbass

>> No.72526296

>>72525247
>When exactly did they start implementing the new feature where if you're connection is SLIGHTLY slow, and you click for a new tab, and it takes more than 2 seconds to load a NOT-DEAD link, it will just close the new tab, and you have to tediously re-open it again.
never had that happen to me even on mobile connection
are you using dialup or some shit?
>When did it start deleting all you history beyond a couple of months, without asking you?
why would you keep history for longer?
>How come when I type in a specific webpage, it becomes a GOOGLE SEARCH. A GOOGLE SEARCH WHEN I SET MY SEARCH ENGINE TO DUCKDUCKGO.
sounds like a webpage issue rather than firefox issue

>> No.72526307

>>72526296
>why would you keep history for longer?
Why the fuck not?

>> No.72526308

>>72526276
>since when
since the lolcows doxxed themselves

>> No.72526326

>>72526308
4chan is protecting lolcows now?

>> No.72526330

>>72526307
so you don't have to load a huge ass SQL database of shitty websites you've visited every time?

>> No.72526347

>>72526326
yes
welcome to r/4chan

>> No.72526358

>>72526330
>so you don't have to load a huge ass SQL database of shitty websites you've visited every time?
Fugg!!! My computer is running low on space. Better delete entries off of a literal fucking text document.

>> No.72526485
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>>72526380
When my browser stores history, what is it storing besides.
>WEBSITE NAME : www.website.com/specific_page.html ; MM/DD/YYYY
And how is that too complicated for a text file?

Presumably "big databases" are storing a lot more than one user's browser history. I understand emptying a temp folder of unused images and downloads or something.

Nice b8, though, fireshill.

>> No.72526498

Firefox is less than perfect, but what are the alternatives?

>> No.72526765

>>72526743
>download firefox
>open youtube
>works well

firefox is for people who need shit that works well

>> No.72526843

FF wishlist.

> Non account locked bookmark manager as default. Be it local/system or cloud.

> Settings in settings (general/advanced/all). No settings list. CLI settings for settings that are too hard to be public if needed.

> More usable history plugin. Some sites not going to history at all, highlight some sites in history, some sites would be tabbed.

> Customizable "FF repos". For games etc. Let me decide where I can download my extensions.

I know I'm free to contribute. Maybe someday I will.

>> No.72526984

>>72525247
Never had any of this shit happen to me. History goes back to over 6 months too.

>> No.72527075

>>72525977
Nice to have a Mozilla employee do some damage control on here

>> No.72527149

>>72527088
>stating facts is damage control
I don't think you're going to like /g/ very much

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>>72527149
if i didn't like /g/ i wouldn't still be here after over a decade. what's your point

>> No.72528061

>>72525247
I agree entirely. New tabs sometime glitch and the stubs spawn awkwardly, the bookmarking system is garbage, the history can't be searched or filtered, clearing cookies takes too many steps, the extension store is too limited, the start page has crap that you can't remove, key bindings can't be remapped, and worst of all Google Translate extension doesn't work "in place"

I seriously hate this browser. I thought free software was mean to be customizable and built by listening to users. From the looks of it Mozilla keeps developing with blindfolds on.

>> No.72529165

>>72528891
>just download these extensions that do what the browser should out of the box
>use quantum instead of stable, it's better!
>just edit this config file by hand
Usability is a feature not an afterthought.

>> No.72529306

>>72529295
Stef, I already tried getting through to you when I said "Usability is a feature not an afterthought."
Clearly I can not get through to you, so I'm not going to try.

>> No.72529423

>>72529272
Don't pretend that adding a nicer interface for clearing cookies or changing key maps is "a huge waste of resources" when it's a minor feature. These are basic things that should have "giant glowing buttons" to use.

I'm >>72528061 not >>72529306 and I use lynx. Didn't expect that did you? A text based browser?! Wow, guess I am superior to you.

>> No.72529467

>>72529450
r/woosh
I guess using FF now means you can't comprehend sarcasm.

>> No.72529555

>>72525425
fpbp

>> No.72529627

>>72527214
>install program with telemetry
>it automatically sends back basic information on your machine when run
>this is somehow surprising
I don't like telemetry, but I got news for you if this is somehow groundbreaking.

>> No.72529633

>>72525247
but it's 2019 now

>> No.72529778

>>72529634
See:
>>72529668
And: https://chocolatey.org/packages/icecat

p.s:
>using windows
>expecting privacy
you'd be better off in that regard on a mac, no joke.

>> No.72529781

>>72525247
Are you on Windows?
Firefox is fast as fuck and just werks for me on Linux, but shits the bed real bad on Windows (only addons are greasemonkey and ublock origin on both platforms)

>> No.72529809

Is using Pale Moon too terrible?
Tab Mix Plus working is alluring.

>> No.72530141

I just found out that Firefox is remaking the Android version of their browser, they currently have a beta called Firefox Preview
It's pretty alright; it's significantly faster than the regular Firefox, and speed was literally the only thing wrong with it before so this looks promising.

>> No.72530171

>>72525247
>How come when I type in a specific webpage, it becomes a GOOGLE SEARCH. A GOOGLE SEARCH WHEN I SET MY SEARCH ENGINE TO DUCKDUCKGO.
werks on my machine

>> No.72530531

>>72529431
do you use windows by any chance

>> No.72530587

>>72525247
grow up, freako

>> No.72530956

>>72530141
No extension support

>> No.72531316

>>72525247
>you're
And that's where my reading stopped

>> No.72531357

How does one change keybindings on firefox?

>> No.72531378

>>72529444
>I don't want to live in a world of shit
feel free to learn to code and contribute to existing open source projects or even write your own browser.
or you can continue being a little child and complain about mommy's cooking being too salty.

>> No.72531669
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>>72530197
>>IBM Plex Mono
>Good choice
What is IBM Plex Mono, and how are attributing it to me?
>>72530197
>>Hating on <insert web browser here>
>I thought you'd be better than that. Don't you know all browsers suck? It's just Firefox sucks the least.
Read under the spoiler tag, reprinted here for convenience: Not that Niggernet Exploder and Jewgle Chrome or even Chromium (open sores botnet meme forced in 2012) are any better.

>> No.72531760

>>72530651
Where is the user preference that stops tabs from closing when they don't load fast enough?

>> No.72531777

>>72529634
Just use VM.

>> No.72531973

>>72531606
>What is "blink" in this context?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(browser_engine)
the point the other anon was making isn't primarily about surveillance, it's about google creating a monopoly by (ab)using their dominance with youtube/google search/ads to shove chrom* and forks down everyone's throat. this allows them to dictate web standards and shape the entire web to their liking, while killing off any competitors that refuse to comply with google's vision. now that even microsoft is basing edge on chromium, it's time to think about whether or not the ~0.8 seconds or whatever chrom* loads webpages faster is really worth giving up the freedom and innovations that a diverse browser market brings.
you don't have to be a genius to realize that the ridiculous (and still increasing) marketshare chrom* and forks have will reduce user privacy in the future, but that's only part of the problem.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/
https://dev.to/kenbellows/chromium-and-the-browser-monoculture-problem-420n
if you are seriously using any chrom* browser as a daily driver, you are effectively contributing to the death of the web as we know it.

>> No.72532262

>>72532162
All the big corporations have basically infinity money.
They are happy to throw millions of dollars into the trash on a daily basis, if it makes them look slightly better and helps them gain a slightly better foothold in the long term.
Moneygrubbing is for the little people. The big corporations are motivated by power and by ideology.

>> No.72532295

>>72532262
I'm taking about firefox here. At the end of the year they beg for money...don't think they've infinite money desu.

>> No.72532415

>>72532322
>https://www.foxnews.com/tech/mozilla-gave-100000-to-secure-email-platform-harnessed-by-antifa-groups
I know Google is a nutcase when it comes to pushing their faggotry ideology and bullshit.
If firefox were a charity case, then how the fuck they are supporting other charities and groups?

>> No.72532471

>>72529809
I'm using Palemoon and it's great, no way I will switch back to firefox.

>> No.72532570

tor browser & palememe for imageboards, jew banking/ebay stuff and lynx for everything else. The web (as in http) is boring and pozzed in general so it doesn't matter if I can't see the images on some faggoty website when all I want is to read the information on it.

>> No.72532722

>>72525247
WAHHHHHHHHHHHH MY FREE SOFTWARE MAKES ME CONFIGURE IT I DON'T WANNA WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

>> No.72532770

>>72525247
>When exactly did they start implementing the new feature where if you're connection is SLIGHTLY slow, and you click for a new tab, and it takes more than 2 seconds to load a NOT-DEAD link, it will just close the new tab, and you have to tediously re-open it again.
When you lost your leg after that soccer match, Tsubasa-Kun.

>> No.72532793

Its me or every Google service tries to sabotage Firefox? Youtube fails in surreal ways with it

>> No.72534613

>>72530531
Yup

>> No.72536833

>>72529778
What exactly do you have to hide that Windows won't keep private?

>> No.72537056

>>72532415
What a fucking Mozarella SJW commies, giving any money to closed source email provider, used mostly by leftist terrorist Antifa, and you need to beg to get one account... fuck this clowns...

>> No.72537560

>>72536896
We, get it. You are NPC, who doesn't care whether corporations or government spy on you, because it doesn't "hurt" you.
Well, some of us do care.
Did you know that Windows by default snitches what sites you visits?
https://www.guidingtech.com/change-windows-10-privacy-settings/

>> No.72538228

>>72537560
>by default
No one here leaves Windows settings default you colossal retard.

>> No.72538736

>>72538228
People like >>72536833 >>72536896 do.

>>72538139
You nearly had to engage in an argument, but luckily you were able to dismiss the opponents opinion and thus avoid the discussion. Phew, crisis averted.

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