firefox quantum on FreeBSD?

poorandunlucky

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The interface is different now but the old version did have a whitelist with ajax.googleapis.com, outlook.com, google.com etc. already entered. I go through that and delete anything that isn't Mozilla, ebay, or paypal related. Places I use on a regular basis and know I can trust. This version is neutered and doesn't have all the options it used to.

Be careful if you try to remove it... I uninstalled it earlier, and everything was broken... : [
 

Trihexagonal

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Probably because you didn't undo the changes you made when it was installed.

I would install it again, go into the options menu, set everything to default with liberal settings to allow everything to see if that fixed it. The uninstall if it you desire.
 

poorandunlucky

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Probably because you didn't undo the changes you made when it was installed.

I would install it again, go into the options menu, set everything to default with liberal settings to allow everything to see if that fixed it. The uninstall if it you desire.

Shouldn't it do that on its own?

I don't particularly enjoy clicking billions of boxes... : \
 

macondo

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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 ;)

Code:
FreeBSD repository update completed. 26971 packages processed.
All repositories are up to date.
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'qutebrowser' have been found in the repositories
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Trihexagonal

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Could www/youtube_dl be an alternative to DownloadThemAll? Not so practical but usually works, and not just for youtube.

There is multimedia/clipgrab too, but I never used it.

Thanks, I'll check out www/youtube_dl, I believe ILUXA recommended that to me before. multimedia/clipgrab doesn't look like it's what I need.


Shouldn't it do that on its own?

I don't particularly enjoy clicking billions of boxes... : \

When I reinstalled it all the settings I had made in the previous version were still present.

I doubt you made "billions" of changes in the short time you used it, but that's what I would do.

I'm rebuilding 2 of my boxen now and am not going to install www/firefox at all in favor of www/palemoon.

Code:
FreeBSD repository update completed. 26971 packages processed.
All repositories are up to date.
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'qutebrowser' have been found in the repositories
$

www/qutebrowser

It's available in ports, there may not be a pkg for it yet.
 

poorandunlucky

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Thanks, I'll check out www/youtube_dl, I believe ILUXA recommended that to me before. multimedia/clipgrab doesn't look like it's what I need.




When I reinstalled it all the settings I had made in the previous version were still present.

I doubt you made "billions" of changes in the short time you used it, but that's what I would do.

I'm rebuilding 2 of my boxen now and am not going to install www/firefox at all in favor of www/palemoon.



www/qutebrowser

It's available in ports, there may not be a pkg for it yet.

Sellout.

Also I'm at the last 80-some ports of almost 1,500 I set Poudriere to build last weekend... It would have been done much sooner, but 80-some packages depended on Graphviz...

Now it's building such fun things as openjdk8, VLC, Libre Office... Fortunately webkit-gtk2 and webkit-gtk3 have been built... took over 12 hours for 3, a bit less than 10 for 2...

Holy f- were those long builds...

Can't wait to pkg remove -a = D
 

rhsbsd

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#removed :D
I'll use firefox-esr (52 version should be supported untill 2018?) and palemoon.

Ditto. Mainly because of the x17 initial dns queries I noticed billowing out of this very fast, very leaky browser. It's Google in a browser. No wonder its fast. Might as well get a smart phone and just completely throw in the towel. This is not why I maintain an OS. I hope Mozilla keeps there promise to not change the firefox-esr engine until they hit version 59.
 

poorandunlucky

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Ditto. Mainly because of the x17 initial dns queries I noticed billowing out of this very fast, very leaky browser. It's Google in a browser. No wonder its fast. Might as well get a smart phone and just completely throw in the towel. This is not why I maintain an OS. I hope Mozilla keeps there promise to not change the firefox-esr engine until they hit version 59.

What do you mean it's Google in a browser?
 

Trihexagonal

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Also I'm at the last 80-some ports of almost 1,500 I set Poudriere to build last weekend... It would have been done much sooner, but 80-some packages depended on Graphviz...

Now it's building such fun things as openjdk8, VLC, Libre Office... Fortunately webkit-gtk2 and webkit-gtk3 have been built... took over 12 hours for 3, a bit less than 10 for 2...

Holy f- were those long builds...

I got a new HDD yesterday morning for the one that failed on my Gateway laptop. I started building everything from ports using ports-mgmt/portmaster, am doing the same thing to my X61, got 8 hours of sleep today and am ready to take a screenshot of the finished build of my Gateway. That's with every program I install on a regular basis.

I started later on the X61 and it's got a way to go but will be done soon. When my T61 gets here Monday morning I'll set it up, too.
 

poorandunlucky

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I got a new HDD yesterday morning for the one that failed on my Gateway laptop. I started building everything from ports using ports-mgmt/portmaster, am doing the same thing to my X61, got 8 hours of sleep today and am ready to take a screenshot of the finished build of my Gateway. That's with every program I install on a regular basis.

I started later on the X61 and it's got a way to go but will be done soon. When my T61 gets here Monday morning I'll set it up, too.

Why not Poudriere? I'm new to it, but I think it's the s-... I couldn't find a real flaw with it yet, but then, I haven't ran anything to come out of it yet, either...

Thing is bulletproof...
 

Trihexagonal

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I've never tried it or ports-mgmt/synth and honestly don't know what advantage either has over ports-mgmt/portmaster for me. My FreeBSD boxen are all triple core or Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM and you seem to be having problems with higher specs on your box.

I've used ports-mgmt/portmaster for years, know it's going to do the job right and how to handle it if problems occur during the build. If something works for me the way I like it I usually stick with it.
 
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Firefox quantum is awesome. Compiled without a hitch for me, in Poudriere, and it's running super fast, it's super stable, it's a pleasure to use, it's clean and awesome. Best browser ever!

Not even exaggerating.

It's my personal opinion, as a teenager, that you're gaf if you use anything else.

That is all.

trying downloading porn clips and youtube with 1 plugin
:)

are u using ublock origin?

I forget if the javascropt bug on youtube hits quantum

guna recompiel n give a try.
 
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so far so good on quantum
right clik open tab kinda buggy
testing out again trying b more objective.
 
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downlaod helper working on firefox quantum sofar....

hmmm!

maybe I jusdeg too soon.....so far so good quantum fine....testing more.....something tripped me up b4
 
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download helper working
life great google free!! now I just have to get a freebsd phone!
when is that coming out?
 

free-and-bsd

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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.
Tried their suggested user.js with ALL their tweaks. It gets REAL fast -- but disables almost all browser functionality, oh my :) No music/video, no forum scripts, no nothing! Gives you a very special feeling...
 

Trihexagonal

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Could www/youtube_dl be an alternative to DownloadThemAll? Not so practical but usually works, and not just for youtube.

I tried www/youtube_dl and it worked OK but wasn't any faster than a regular download through the browser.

I did find a page about known incompatable add-ons for palemoon and possible workarounds where it shows you can use an older version of DownloadThemAll! with www/palemoon. I tried the same file and got twice the speed with it as I was getting with www/youtube_dl.
 

Snurg

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It's horrible.:oops:

With FF Quantum the maintainer(s) removed the option to use Gtk2 instead of Gtk3, forcing the annoying Gnome style and with its castrated scrollbar functionality onto FreeBSD FF users. :eek:
And it is bloated... its dependencies alone fill more than 1 gigabyte, wow!

So, thanks very much to the guys hinting at palemoon.
It builds and runs smoothly and fast, and supports all the extensions I use, of which FF Quantum breaks many. Palemoon is really Firefox as it should be, replacing FF for me.
 
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