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What is the Best Firefox Fork?

I have been a loyal and dedicated Firefox user as long as I can remember. What always made Firefox the best for me was the same thing that made Windows beat other rivals … (read more)

I have been a loyal and dedicated Firefox user as long as I can remember.

What always made Firefox the best for me was the same thing that made Windows beat other rivals and the same thing that made the iPhone a success, THE APPS.

Now it seems that Firefox is moving in a direction I cannot follow, V58 or whatever they are calling it.

So with each new release I am finding Firefox more and more unstable, runaway memory leaks that take just 5 minutes to use all memory on my system and then crash Firefox and worse than anything my trusted firefox extensions are stoppong working.

Well I can't take anymore, Either I freeze Firefox and keep all my extensions in a relatively stable environment or I use a fork of Firefox.

I would rather stay with Firefox I must prepare for the alternative because it seems to me that the powers that be seem determined to wreck it with this directional change.

So can anyone advise which forks are worth considering?

Do any of them support the existing extension platform?

I am sorry this is not considered an appropriate question, if it is deleted I will ask it elsewhere on other forums, I have considered even writing a blog about the demise of Firefox.

It makes me really sad to see it ruined in this way.

Asked by Treung 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Delete screenshot in Firefox Screenshots

I have taken and uploaded a screenshot to Firefox Screenshots tool, then I downloaded the image to my computer. I then decided I wanted it deleted because it had sensitiv… (read more)

I have taken and uploaded a screenshot to Firefox Screenshots tool, then I downloaded the image to my computer. I then decided I wanted it deleted because it had sensitive data on it that could violate my privacy (seeing it is accessible by someone who can link to it - AKA access is public for those with a link). When I attempted to delete it, I received error message "Error deleting shot." The same occurred with attempting to save expiration date to 10 minutes for example, "Error saving expiration." I cannot even view the screenshot in list of "My Shots." Therefore, I have no choice but to let it stay on the server for 12 days more of time it has left or can someone help me have it deleted immediately? I really need to have that deleted.

Asked by jaypvip 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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UPDATE WON'T INSTALL ON MY MAC (OS SIERRA VER. 10.12.6)

Firefox keeps telling me there is an updated version (I currently have version 50.0.2) on my Mac (OS Sierra Version 10.12.6). It's not automatically updating, and when I… (read more)

Firefox keeps telling me there is an updated version (I currently have version 50.0.2) on my Mac (OS Sierra Version 10.12.6). It's not automatically updating, and when I try to manually update it, it says I don't have permission to do it. This is my home personal computer, and I'm entering the correct Administrator password, but it still won't download the update.

Asked by PAMCAM 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Cannot remove username from the log-in field.

After logging out, re-logging in to facebook has my username on the text field. Tried deleting it, but comes back again during the next re-login. Tried unchecking "Rememb… (read more)

After logging out, re-logging in to facebook has my username on the text field. Tried deleting it, but comes back again during the next re-login. Tried unchecking "Remember search and form history", but the problem still persists. Some help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks...

Asked by jack12kie 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Can't see all context menu in FF

When i right click on a file or folder there is not all the context menu in view. There is no rename or properties. Sometime there is a little arrow i can click down to g… (read more)

When i right click on a file or folder there is not all the context menu in view. There is no rename or properties. Sometime there is a little arrow i can click down to go down to properties

Photos do not have rename or properties. I have to open the photo and then click right to seee properties. Was it always like that? And I have to press f2 to rename a photo

Win 7 64 bit and also in a Win 7 32 bit VM installed on the Win 7 64 bit

Thanks

Asked by FIREFOXED 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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antivirus labeled as malware WSReputation from firefox setup stub 46.0.1.exe. Where is it from and what should I do to get rid of it?

Symantec antivirus quarantined WS.Reputation.1 as malware, and indicated the file name as firefox setup stub 46.0.1.exe. It was found in downloads, so something download… (read more)

Symantec antivirus quarantined WS.Reputation.1 as malware, and indicated the file name as firefox setup stub 46.0.1.exe. It was found in downloads, so something downloaded from firefox. I want to know what it is because I may have transferred it to another computer that doesn't have Symantec via a memory key. My other laptop uses Windows Defender antivirus so I want to know if there is a risk. So if I have to get rid of it, please tell me in very simple language the step by step removal procedure Thanks for your help

Asked by Jentai 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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The BOOKMARK menu is not as editable as I would like.

I've looked at the suggestions on the way here, and none of them really address when I think is my "complaint". See attached. When I open the bookmark menu, I want MY stu… (read more)

I've looked at the suggestions on the way here, and none of them really address when I think is my "complaint".

See attached.

When I open the bookmark menu, I want MY stuff at/near the top.

I am sure in older versions I could move the two FOLDER names further up towards the top of the menu. They are where they are (shown in RED) and I would like them up near where the GREEN arrow is pointing.

If I TRY to move them there, they get put in to another folder and I have to play "chasey" to find them and where they are. Say just under "recently bookmarked".

The idea of a bookmark system is that the sites you go to a lot are THERE, quickly and easily got to. Not having to open the menu, and then scroll to the bottom to get to the most used sites.

Anyone know how to get them where I mentioned?

Asked by teeny_weeny 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox disabling addons when told NOT to

I have told firefox to NOT disable unsigned addons (xpinstall.signatures.required FALSE) but it is doing it anyway. I want this NON feature turned OFF on my comps. … (read more)

I have told firefox to NOT disable unsigned addons (xpinstall.signatures.required FALSE) but it is doing it anyway. I want this NON feature turned OFF on my comps.

Asked by Lazerous 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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NTLM auth causes Secure Connection Failed

I have a site trying to do NTLM auth from an F5 APM device. On Firefox version 50.1 this all works ok, but for users on version 45 they intermittently get the error: Secu… (read more)

I have a site trying to do NTLM auth from an F5 APM device. On Firefox version 50.1 this all works ok, but for users on version 45 they intermittently get the error:

Secure Connection Failed The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

Thoughts on the cause/fix of this issue? Others browsers are fine.

Thanks

Asked by Sl2dde 3 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 3 years ago

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Is there a way to swtich active/rendering GPU??

I have an unusual, but very nice rig. i'm running an Nvidia 8400GS overclocked on my t.v. and an Nvidia 7950GT on my monitor. I typically use the 8400GS overclocked to r… (read more)

I have an unusual, but very nice rig. i'm running an Nvidia 8400GS overclocked on my t.v. and an Nvidia 7950GT on my monitor. I typically use the 8400GS overclocked to run CUDA on media player classic, and the 7950GT to do the rendering. makes for fast videos.

I also normally use the 8400GS to render firefox, but i want my 7950GT to be my primary screen through windows, cuz the card is extremely fast compared to the 8400GS, but I want firefox to run on the 8400GS.

unlike media player classic and some apps, i can't find a way to switch the active GPU on firefox except by using the windows resolution settings, and selecting the 8400GS as my primary.

is there a way to simply select the active GPU on firefox?? -if not i'd like to put this into the suggestion box, because there's a lot of people asking this same question, but i can't find an answer.

this isn't like those laptops with 2 GPU's. Both my GPU's are active on the desktop, and each one has monitors hooked up to them. -I fiddled with nvidia inspector, but i don't see a way to assign a certain GPU to a certain app.

as far as i can tell nvidia inspector simply applies to the active GPU via desktop settings. i don't see shim rendering options being the solution, but if it is. please do tell.

for those wondering how the hell i got an nvidia 8400GS to coexist with an nvidia 7950GT-hehe-it took some driver/registry tampering. the hardest part was turning off flicker filter on the 8400GS-so i exported the registry settings for video while the 8400GS was installed and working, then installed the 7950GT, then i imported the registry settings to turn off flicker filter. if you've tried running an 8 and 7 series GeForce you know exactly what im talking about. it's a difficult setup, because the cards share drivers and install directories. just throwing that in there for anyone interested.

sure would be nice if there was simply a drop down in the advanced options menu where i could select the active GPU by name.

-i'm also willing to experiment, but as for now the only way to choose the active GPU on firefox on a desktop with 2 active GPU's is by setting the primary display through windows desktop resolution settings to the card you want to render firefox.

media player classic is a great example of a flexible app with it's built in LAV codecs. I simply select 7950GT under output, and CUVID or copyback with the 8400GS under the LAV settings, and boom, i got full hardware acceleration and rendering going on 2 GPU's at the same time. I got so much CPU left i can literally do what ever I want without clogging up or slowing down the movie.

anways from the photo you can see my 7950GT is active, and my 8400GS is not. I want the 8400GS to be active, but i don't want to switch to the Nvidia 8400GS through windows desktop resolution settings. 8(

Asked by MTRX2010 3 years ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 3 years ago

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how can I remove location bar suggestions without disabling my enter key?

I am trying to remove history, bookmarks and open tabs from the location bar suggestion settings. When I uncheck them they are successfully removed from the search sugges… (read more)

I am trying to remove history, bookmarks and open tabs from the location bar suggestion settings. When I uncheck them they are successfully removed from the search suggestions however, this also causes my enter key to stop working. With the boxes unchecked, and with a url or keyword in the location bar, my enter key does not perform the search function, and instead I have to manually click on the search arrow at the far right of the location bar.

Asked by doomhuey 4 years ago

Last reply by Thornybastard1 3 years ago

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userChrome.css is in the correct place, but Firefox 50 not responding to all statements

Hi everyone! Hope someone can help. I'm going insane! I know my userChrome.css is in the correct place, and Firefox 50 is responding to this @namespace url("http://www.mo… (read more)

Hi everyone!

Hope someone can help. I'm going insane!

I know my userChrome.css is in the correct place, and Firefox 50 is responding to this

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

/* Hide bookmark icons in the Personal Toolbar */ toolbarbutton.bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon { display: none; }

/* Don't show tab icons */ .tab-icon { display: none !important; }

but for some reason, Firefox 50 is ignoring this:

/* Hide "normal" bookmark icons in the bookmarks menu */ menuitem.bookmark-item > .menu-iconic-left { display: none; }

/* Hide icons for bookmark folders in Bookmarks menu */ menu.bookmark-item > .menu-iconic-left { display: none; }

/* Hide icons for bookmark groups in Bookmarks menu */ menuitem.bookmark-group > .menu-iconic-left { display: none; }

I have tried many times in Safe Mode, switching/creating new Profiles, Refreshing/Restarting Firefox, even using the about:config, but the Favicons still persist in the Bookmark Menu. I suspect perhaps the CSS syntax has changed for the Bookmark Menu/Favicons for Firefox 50? Why else would every command be ignored, every time? Unless I'm am missing something really obvious. I've spent days researching pages from 2005 up to more recent times, nothing newer in terms of syntax. I wouldn't feel a need for this but the Favicons in my Bookmark Menu slow it down so much its unusable. Although I know if I can successfully toggle off the Favicons, the Bookmark Menu will very quickly load as it should.

Your help is much appreciated.

Asked by Jezamy 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago