firefox quantum on FreeBSD?

azathoth

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when where?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

  • A powerful, new engine that’s built for rapidfire performance.
  • Better, faster page loading that uses less computer memory.
  • Gorgeous design and smart features for intelligent browsing.
“Faster and even more minimalist, Firefox Quantum makes Chrome look old.” — (Digital Trends)
 

Trihexagonal

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I complied it from ports on 2 of my laptops yesterday without any problems.

I can't say I care for it though. They've dumbed-down the Preference options even more, I don't care for the look or feel of it and it broke half my extensions.
 

scottro

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Installed it last night. It does seem slightly faster. One of my favorite addons, vimfx, doesn't work with it, but there is a vinium-ff that is similar.
One thing that aggravates me is the new tab page. Up till 57, you open a new tab and can click a gear and have the choice, show a blank page. Now, you have to uncheck 4 or 5 items to get said blank new tab page. It's a minor issue, but, seems typical of how so many programs try to force you into more and more.

I like palemoon and use it on CentOS. Not sure if I'll make the switch on FreeBSD, though, firefox is snappier on my FreeBSD machine, whereas on the CentOS one it's rather slow.
 

rigoletto@

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I complied it from ports on 2 of my laptops yesterday without any problems.

I can't say I care for it though. They've dumbed-down the Preference options even more, I don't care for the look or feel of it and it broke half my extensions.
I do all tweaks I want over about:config using THIS as reference. I do not use all options in there because some break some sites I use/need.
 

vermaden

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I also build it from ports and then, after realizing that most of my extensions are dead, removed it, added Firefox 56 back and made pkg lock just to be sure 56 will stay here ;)
 

Trihexagonal

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There is a No-Script Suite Lite but it's not the same thing as NoScript. :(

I like palemoon and use it on CentOS. Not sure if I'll make the switch on FreeBSD, though, firefox is snappier on my FreeBSD machine, whereas on the CentOS one it's rather slow.
I've seen a lot of people talk about using palemoon but have never had the opportunity to try it up till now.

I would rather use www/seamonkey than this version of www/firefox.
 

forquare

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I’m waiting for the pkg to be built on the FreeBSD latest repo.

I’ve been using be beta on various OS’s for about a month now and really like the speed bump. I don’t personally use any extensions (I don’t do web dev or anything fancy like that) and have a conservative number of bookmarks so haven’t had any of the pain mentioned above.

Just waiting for it to hit the pkg repo now!
 

metsuke

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From what I heard, the developers had to ditch a lot of code in the extension category in order to make progress in other parts of the browser. The two extensions that I use are working fine, so moving to 57 was painless. I am also a big fan of Rust, and incorporating it into Firefox should make things substantially more stable and faster!
 
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installed port
1 right click new tab irritating in that the top men row is above the mouse, making it ez to by accident click second row open in new window
2 video download helper had no freebsd helper app screwing the one app that lets u download youtube and porn
3 flaky overall experiece feels javascirpty

no thank

stik w chrome and video downlaoder professional which sux and use online youtube capture site

firefox seems flaky bugfest
also bing is just not as good as google as evil democrat bastards google are and I wana get rid of them since its free f it I stay until bing gets better
 
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tried it a bit more since chrome seems to get into javascript loops a lot in mnay tabs just spinning

running with plugins
save video as
ublock origin

not bad

gota b able to download education programming videos of course
 

Sensucht94

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For anyone interested also www/qutebrowser has been added to the STABLE's ports tree 3 days ago.

I bet any Vimprobable-nostalgic would love it, like I did

Btw it's full of features and yet, so damn light-weight, personally I began loving it the moment I compiled it yesterday ;)
 
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The www/firefox NoScript extension appears to be working again, with a version 10.1.1 and different interface.
Anything to remove entries from the right click context menu? I need about 2 of the 10 there. I always open new window instead fo new tab by accident! bugs!
 

Trihexagonal

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Anything to remove entries from the right click context menu? I need about 2 of the 10 there.
From the NoScript Options menu? It shows every site I've ever enabled scripting for, I don't see a way to remove any of them. Only change a site status (Trusted/Untrusted/Default) or change the permissions for the site by left clicking on the icon in the page.

The extensions are the main reason I use www/firefox, with NoScript being what I consider the most important one, for my purposes
 
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From the NoScript Options menu? It shows every site I've ever enabled scripting for, I don't see a way to remove any of them. Only change a site status (Trusted/Untrusted/Default) or change the permissions for the site by left clicking on the icon in the page.

The extensions are the main reason I use www/firefox, with NoScript being what I consider the most important one, for my purposes
Site?
I am talking about removing the option 'open in new window' and others from the right click context menu.
Like when I open a site and want to right click and open in new tab like 20 things I see.
for me the right click menu would have 1 or 2 entries not 10.
There used to b a context menu editor plugin but of course thats ganked by quantum lol.
MORE CONTROL

back to chrome!
 
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Some of that stuff is (almost certainly) in Chrome, but can't be "configured out" (AFAIK). So, I don't see the advantage. FF still has the edge there.
Well what funny, is firefox has hung tabs now and again on certain sites......not sure if its javascript going nuts......
the right click open thing is my person quirk I guess but a real pisser for me, as I hate having to kill a windo I create not a tab.
Chrome does GASP seem to eat more resources.
I wonder if there is something where if you let either one run for long time and open say 10 youtube or other video that the java scripting in the background goes nuts trying to track you or something......
I also am probly downloading 5 videos to keep for later at any given time so I am a jagged user ...
but hey I expect my 6 3.2hz core amd fx w 16 g ram to take a beating and keep on greeting with the power of 11.1 amd64 freebsd running it and lightweight dekstop icewm!
 

ronaldlees

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On FF, the tab/per/process feature is still a work-in-progress, so I've been setting FF back to using a single tab process, via the configuration mentioned in this thread:

https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/63305/#post-365883

Admittedly, when that feature is finished and polished, it should make much better use of your 6 3.2 GHz / 16 G memory machine. For now, it seems to have its moments.
 
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back on firefox 56
download helper works for youtube and porn
ublock origin stops ad on youtube and elsewhere
custom tab width lets me open 60 tabs
 

Trihexagonal

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I stopped using "DownloadHelper" quite a while ago in favor of the "DownloadThemAll!" extension for places it can be used. I was using "Download YouTube Videos as MP4" quite happily but that's broken now, as is "DownloadThemAll!".

I'm not going to upgrade www/firefox my FreeBSD i386 or OpenBSD boxen.
 
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