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For the past several updates, it seems that Mozilla is becoming a form of bloatware, trying to be all things to all people. Many of us have been involved in the use of computers for 30 years or so, have got our systems to do what we wish to do - we are not gamers, not webpage entrepreneurs, code-writers etc. who marvel in making programme monstrosities.
My system is set up for the disabled - employing VoIP, IP etc. and you f*k it up with your 'forced' changes - yes, they are supposed to be optional, but you throttle and throttle until we have to push 'yes' to update and then we have to trim away what is necessary - in my instance - tools for the disabled of which you don't seem to give a merde. You are all in your own little worlds and don't realize the breadth of the Mozilla community and who uses it - PARTICULARLY FOR SURVIVAL NEEDS - who do not fit into your preoccupations with becoming bigger and better.
Perhaps you might come out with a slimmed down - remove the McD fats and salt - version so that the rest of us can continue to use Mozilla without it causing out computers from shutting down - which has been a problem since the past 3 updates.
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I understand how you feel. I didn’t like where Firefox Quantum was going. So, I stopped updating at v54. So far, no real issues.
Fred -1. How does one get back to .54? 2. Where does one fined it. 3. And will any of the files saved thru more recent versions be unopenable? Thanks for answering back.
You merely complaint in your question, but didn't tell us what in particular you do not like.
... we have to push 'yes' to update and then we have to trim away what is necessary - in my instance - tools for the disabled of which you don't seem to give a merde.
What tools are not available after recent updates? Were those add-ons or were they built-in features?
To he who said I did not say what occured - I said my computer gets forced down - i.e. collapses, overheats and shuts off due to what appears as throttling if I am using the word correctly, or perhaps said in another way, Mozilla uses too much space. I am aware from CCleaner that Mozilla leaves me open to Bing, Wikipedia, Amazon etc. - backdoors for tracking and this obviously uses good space for programmes created for the disabled (private and public) which some I've had to sacrifice.
Well I took two of the persons' advice and combined, and did not go back to 54, but did reset my computer system and recovered a 'newer' but not most recent version of Firefox-Mozilla and things are working fine - i.e. internet surfing and email. One of my alternatives to TTY on computer is now working again without being shut down.
I'm telling y'all - there is the disabled community which require specialized/adapted programes as well as additional components and these put a required demand on one's computer/system, and therefore Firefox-Mozilla must consider producing two versions when it patches/fixes bugs - one which is not necessarily a change in appearance - for this is REALLY annoying when surface changes are made - changes in colors, in set up, where to find what etc. (If it ain't broke don't fix it. If 'neurotypicals are so bored, let them have another version which changes like the weather every day.) Keep one version consistent, and thin, and only fix the necessary bugs - and have the second version for those who are 'into computers'. There are those for whom computers and systems are life-lines, and also the only way in which we can communicate or have a link to libraries, pharmacies, police, ambulance, family. It's parallel to those scientists who get so caught up into making breathing devices for outerspace while forgetting that there are persons who lives depend on iron lungs and improvements on such to breathe on earth.
I am aware from CCleaner that Mozilla leaves me open to Bing, Wikipedia, Amazon etc. - backdoors for tracking
Firefox includes certain search engine extensions written by Mozilla. If you do not use these search engines, then you would not be sending requests to Amazon, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google, Wikipedia, etc. There are no backdoors. If you want to review the code of these extensions for yourself, you can look at their manifest.json files here:
and this obviously uses good space for programmes created for the disabled (private and public) which some I've had to sacrifice.
These search engines do not consume much space. There must be some other reason that your programs are not working with Firefox lately.
I'm telling y'all - there is the disabled community which require specialized/adapted programes as well as additional components and these put a required demand on one's computer/system
What programs were not compatible with Firefox 90? Please be specific or have their vendors reach out to Mozilla. The bug tracking system is here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/
this is REALLY annoying when surface changes are made - changes in colors, in set up, where to find what etc.
Many people were unhappy with appearance overhauls in Firefox 4, Firefox 29, Firefox 57, and Firefox 89. Feel free to provide details about the specific changes that bother you and we might be able to suggest workarounds.
Keep one version consistent, and thin, and only fix the necessary bugs
Once a year, Mozilla creates a new Extended Support Release of Firefox. Currently, the ESR is based on Firefox 78, but this fall it will transition to being based on Firefox 91. For future reference: Switch to Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) for personal use.