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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 12:32 pm

I never knew there is such a thing, and I certainly have no need for devtools.
Is there a safe way to disable it completely in about:config, devtgools has about 60 to 80 entries?

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 12:38 pm

TDV wrote:I never knew there is such a thing, and I certainly have no need for devtools.

Don't use them then. Leave them alone, they are using no resources, and they will leave you alone.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 2:40 am

Frank Lion wrote:
TDV wrote:I never knew there is such a thing, and I certainly have no need for devtools.

Don't use them then. Leave them alone, they are using no resources, and they will leave you alone.



If you bothered to read the news, you would know this is used as an entry for hackers.....

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 2:56 am

And your source?
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 3:08 am

malliz wrote:And your source?



There is this company.... ahhh.... what was its name.... Mozilla, or something similar, who just gave out a security update.
Do I have to be surprised that in a firefox forum no one seems to know about it?

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 3:26 am

TDV wrote:If you bothered to read the news.

You cheeky bastard.

If you removed every part of Firefox that has ever had a fixed security bug attached to it, then you would need to remove Firefox completely.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 5:08 am

@TDV - If you're really worried about exploits maybe you should dump Windows? :lol:

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 10:18 am

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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 12:32 am

Frank Lion wrote:
TDV wrote:If you bothered to read the news.

You cheeky bastard.

If you removed every part of Firefox that has ever had a fixed security bug attached to it, then you would need to remove Firefox completely.


I do not mind risks... I do not even mind others reading my mails... But I have no tolerance for governments who read other's mails, and software companies stuffing f.e. a browser full of garbage that no one knows, which then can be used as a hacking door and slows the browser, so they I end up with one that freezes reguilarly and makes taskmgsr my most frequently used MS app....

The only reason that I use something like Firefox is the total lack of a usable alternative. I just wasted two whole days on Palemoon!

It is of coure a waste of of time to ask a question like mine here. There are almost ten answers, and NOT A SINGLE ONE actually answers the question I asked.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 7:05 am

How to remove/disable Firefox Developer Tools?

how can I disable developers tools from using function keys?

Suppose you could compile FF (from source) leaving out devtools (though I'd suspect it might cause multiple breakages)?


(I was surprised, when at some point IE, started to include a "devtools", & I thought to myself, why in the world would MS have included that in IE?)
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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 7:56 am

Also the exploits you are concerned about with devtools are addressed with the Firefox 55 update. Security Advisories

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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 5:16 pm

therube wrote:How to remove/disable Firefox Developer Tools?

how can I disable developers tools from using function keys?

Suppose you could compile FF (from source) leaving out devtools (though I'd suspect it might cause multiple breakages)?


(I was surprised, when at some point IE, started to include a "devtools", & I thought to myself, why in the world would MS have included that in IE?)



THank you, disabled what could be disabled.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Grumpus wrote:Also the exploits you are concerned about with devtools are addressed with the Firefox 55 update. Security Advisories

I have a general problem with having stuff I never asked, never heard about, being added to software installed on my computer. The fact that this garbage could actually be used to compromise the computer, seems to be something that you are actually find worth a discussion?

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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 5:20 am

My thought was only to show it was dealt with through the current update for Firefox.
There are far more worrisome exploits in some systems which are usually blamed on the sub packages but usually start between the chair and the keyboard.
No discussion necessary.

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