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What was the dev team thinking with Firefox v29?

So I was just auto-upgraded to firefox 29, and I need to know: What exactly was the dev team thinking when they designed it? Title bar disabled by default? Total removal … (читать ещё)

So I was just auto-upgraded to firefox 29, and I need to know: What exactly was the dev team thinking when they designed it? Title bar disabled by default? Total removal of the add-on bar? Tabs forcibly on top? Seriously, stop trying to be chrome. Chrome is aesthetically and functionally terrible, why do you keep trying to emulate them? I can't speak for the community, but for myself and for people I know, one of the main reasons we use firefox is because we strongly dislike chromes layout. For the time being, I've downgraded to v28, and disabled auto-updates.

Asked by Baby_blue 6 лет назад

Last reply by Baby_blue 6 лет назад

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The I-do-not-like-Firefox-29-layout topic

(For Forum Moderators: Please read /forums/forum-moderators/710264?last=59300) Moderators, please read first before closing/removing this topic right away? To those want… (читать ещё)

(For Forum Moderators: Please read /forums/forum-moderators/710264?last=59300)


Moderators, please read first before closing/removing this topic right away?
To those wanting to react here on this topic: please, also read ;)
Since my original posting https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/997009 was closed because one of the moderators felt it was going off-topic (although it was red a lot and had 131 "have-this-problem" in just a few days), here a kind of re-opening but on-topic.
Why? Because I feel we have the right to express our feelings on this major change. And publicly there is actually only this forum where that can be done on the Mozilla.org domain.
Sure, the change is there and we have to live with it (if we choose to). But that doesn't mean we can not have our voice here because after many, many years of supporting FF with our use, we suddenly are facing a layout we were always running away from.
So yes, that can cause ranting and so on (within the forum rules of course) because people feel strongly about there beloved browser.
(edit rules link note the whole topic is ordinarily outside the scope of the forum ... Posts in the Mozilla support forum must be either questions about the use of Firefox, ... Users who post about things other than Mozilla support will be directed to an alternative discussion place .... . ~J99)

Plus this way you can centralize all the negatives here instead of a lot of separate postings about the same subject ;)
To the people reacting here in this topic: there is only 1 real way to let Mozilla itself know how you feel on the new lay out and that is not through this forum. The way is to go to https://input.mozilla.org/feedback/ and let it know there.
edit You need to use a supported Firefox to post Feedback so that will soon not be possible from Fx28 2nd edit. I was wrong feedback works with any version of Fiefpx now~J99

And I think when that is done in normal words (so no f*ck you rants and so on) and suggestions, then maybe, just maybe, it has some effect.
Also, there is an Mozilla support page with info on how to get the "old look" back, see How to make the new Firefox look like the old FirefoxBut it will only partly restore the old look, certain FF29 things can not be changed.

And yes, I myself am back to Firefox 28 which is not supported or suggested by Mozilla because it has things (bugs and security) that are not fixed in it. (Edit Please use Official downloads if you must downgrade links in Install an older version of Firefox and the growing list of exploits you will open yourself up to is listed here: https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html ~J99)

I am not suggesting or advertising to others to do the same. It is a risk I am willing to take and only say it is an option.
edit My reason to go back to FF 28 is because that version still has the intuitive feel and look Firefox one was praised for. With a logical lay out and a good way to simply customize it (also in about:config).
For those who say/think "Come one man, stop whining! Grow up and just accept that Firefox has to go with its time!", to them I say: nope ;)

First edit Modified May 10, 2014 7:54:58 PM BST by John99
2nd: re feedback

Asked by meegja 6 лет назад

Answered by meegja 6 лет назад

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How to stop the FORCED Firefox 29 update?

I am testing with Palemoon and so on but for now I still have Firefox 28 and that is what I want. I did disable everything to prevent the automatic updating (Advanced / U… (читать ещё)

I am testing with Palemoon and so on but for now I still have Firefox 28 and that is what I want. I did disable everything to prevent the automatic updating (Advanced / Updates / Never controle). In about:config is also says: app.update.service.enabled = false app.update.auto = false app.update.enabled = false app.update.silent = false Yet Firefox 29 keeps on being forced down my throat? Now again: I get a little pop-up saying that version 29.0.1 is available and downloaded. And when checking under Help / About Firefox it says I have to restart Firefox to do the update? And sure enough: I close Firefox 28 and start it again and it is updating to version 29. And this is not an incident: when searching for it, many people have the same problem. So, how to stop this forced update?

Asked by meegja 6 лет назад

Answered by John99 6 лет назад

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plugin check not working

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins. The 'update now' link… (читать ещё)

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins.

The 'update now' link takes me to the Java download page which invites me to download the latest Plugin 7.51. but i already have 7.51 installed so the plugin checker is incorrectly displaying "vulnerable - Update Now". I have had 7.51 installed since January 17th and run the plugin checker on a weekly basis so i'm not sure why it has suddenly decided that this is a vulnerable plugin.

I am running Firefox 28.0 on Windows 7

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 6 лет назад

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 лет назад

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"Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on" - how to disable?

I am using the latest Firefox (28.0) on Windows XP in a shared computer environment. Although I do not have Administrator access, I installed Firefox myself and can chan… (читать ещё)

I am using the latest Firefox (28.0) on Windows XP in a shared computer environment. Although I do not have Administrator access, I installed Firefox myself and can change whatever Firefox config settings I want (including about:config and mucking with the files in the installation directory).

I want to disable the tab that appears on Firefox startup, "Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on". This tab usually appears once per day (the first time I startup Firefox each day). I want the tab not to appear at all, from now on.

The "another program" in question is some program that is used in the facility where I'm using the computer, so I can't just uninstall that program. Although this is a shared computer environment, they don't "wipe" the machine every day, just reboot. So the Firefox I installed is still there with all my config settings intact. As far as I know, I'm the only person who uses Firefox on this computer.

Solutions that don't work:

"Just click Continue" -- but then I still see the "Another program" tab every day, and don't want to see it.

"Click Remove in the Add-ons list" -- I removed the Add-on in question but the tab still appears every day.

I would like a solution that either eliminates the Add-on request for that particular application, or eliminates all such requests ("Another program...") regardless of what application requested it. The ideal solution would be if the request itself had a checkbox for "never ask this again" but, alas, no such luck.

Asked by wkrp 6 лет назад

Last reply by guigs 5 лет назад

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Youtube Crashing!

I have the famous Youtube crashing issue, and have tried everything on the internet to fix it plus other tweaks. In the end nothing works, and I'm all out of ideas. All I… (читать ещё)

I have the famous Youtube crashing issue, and have tried everything on the internet to fix it plus other tweaks. In the end nothing works, and I'm all out of ideas. All I want to know is who do I point the finger at: Firefox, Adobe, or Youtube? I've been using Firefox since release, but this problem is only a Firefox problem, and I'm sick of dealing with it. At the same time I don't want to give up Firefox because Adobe can't program or Youtube has bugs. I've never had any issues with Firefox like this... Sure along the way there has been bugs, but this is getting ridiculous...

Anyway, it would be great to know who is doing it wrong, so I can go s**t in their Cheerios, and let them know how I feel about their product.

Thank You! :D

P.S. Surprising IEx64 10 doesn't have this problem for me, but who wants to use that trash...? *cough

Asked by Gankfest 6 лет назад

Last reply by John99 5 лет назад

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Restore previous session doesn't work, and if browser gets restarted (eg installing an extension) all tabs get lost...

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken. All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and eve… (читать ещё)

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken.

All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and even when the browser gets restarted (for example when an extension is installed or updated) all the sessions get lost: I click Restart in the extensions tab with 10 different tabs opened, and the restarted Firefox window contains NOTHING but the default startup page (on which, by the way, the search box doesn't work at all).

Before someone asks, I've already tried all the standard suggestions:

1) Tried with a new empty profile with NO extension at all 2) Tried deleting ALL profile info, uninstalling FF, then reinstalling and using the default empty profile with NO extensions whatsoever

And the problem is still there: session storage does not function (sessionstore.js doesn't get created).

The only thing that solved the problem was reverting back to FF 28, which I have done.

(By the way, this bug led me to discover another thing which I consider a total ergonomic failure: in FF28 the "check for updates" button in the about dialog MUST be called in another way: this button DOES NOT check for updates, it INSTALLS updates! In fact, if clicked, it does not check and tell me if a new version is available: if the new version is available, having clicked "check" is interpreted as "Download and immediately install the update", and NOTHING can be done to stop this when clicked; even closing FF results in the updated version being installed as soon as downloaded, and the only way to get back to the previous version is to download the specific installed from mozilla and reinstall it! This is NOT a version check, this is a forced update a la M$!)

Any other suggestion form the experts?

Asked by ShoresOfNowhere 6 лет назад

Last reply by elMau 5 лет назад

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Firefox is unbearably slow after updating to version 27

After updating to Firefox 27 all webpages take a few dozen seconds to several minutes to load. When loading a webpage Firefox's status displays "connecting" and the CPU … (читать ещё)

After updating to Firefox 27 all webpages take a few dozen seconds to several minutes to load. When loading a webpage Firefox's status displays "connecting" and the CPU gets maxed out with 95 to 100% of its cycles taking by Firefox.

The computer is older so it is a little slow but Internet Explorer 8 has no trouble opening the webpages and neither do other computers on the LAN so it is not a network issue. I have tried restarting Firefox, disabling add-ons, deleting add-ons, disabling hardware acceleration, restarting the computer, and reinstalling Firefox after wiping every trace of it and its user data from the hard drive and registry.

CPU: AMD Athlon 2800+ 2.08GHz RAM: 1GB OS: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 32bit


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(Modified April 30, 2014 12:11:58 PM BST by John99 ) ~J99
Rather a long thread so I will add some comments here where easily seen.

 Modified June 18, 2014 6:08:41 AM PDT by John99

Asked by hj21c1yg 6 лет назад

Last reply by petef 5 лет назад

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Firefox crashes

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Firefox keeps randomly crashing. Here are the last four crash reports. My computer is up to date, but I am running Firefox 28.

Asked by geg13 5 лет назад

Answered by FredMcD 5 лет назад

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How do I import Bookmarks from my Windows laptop onto my Android tablet?

I am trying to import the Bookmarks from my Windows laptop. I do not want to sync, just a one-off import. Anyway SYNC refused to work. Any help would be great. I'm a comp… (читать ещё)

I am trying to import the Bookmarks from my Windows laptop. I do not want to sync, just a one-off import. Anyway SYNC refused to work. Any help would be great. I'm a complete newbie with Android.

Asked by petef 6 лет назад

Last reply by guigs 5 лет назад

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Previously opened tabs open empty as New tab

I had some opened tabs for my work and everytime I was opening Firefox, all of those tabs were opening without problems. I am on windows 7 64bit. Since yesterday, when I … (читать ещё)

I had some opened tabs for my work and everytime I was opening Firefox, all of those tabs were opening without problems. I am on windows 7 64bit. Since yesterday, when I open Firefox the tabs open but they are all empty (New Tab).

This is how it looks: http://puu.sh/r6nlu/e0484d37db.png

How can I get my previously opened tabs to work again?

Thanks!

Asked by tkrojam 3 года назад

Last reply by tkrojam 3 года назад