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Post Posted December 3rd, 2017, 8:55 am

adrenoreceptor seems to be of a similar mind to me.

I see people recommending YesScript2 above. According to this:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... esscript2/
YesScript2 is inferior to NoScript, but "However teaching your browser for every domain and every script calls with NoScript seems a tedious and long work". Well I've done that and don't want to lose the work.

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 10:53 am

allande -

Thanks for the instructions on how to load an earlier version. I installed 52.0.2. It did not look right. So I let Firefox update once. It updated to 56.0. I set it to never check for updates and I uninstalled the "Mozilla Maintenance Service". I got 95% of my functionality back. I find Firefox 57 a disaster. If I wanted a fast inflexible browser, I would use Opera or Chrome.

I realize that 56.0 is not as secure, but I will take my chances.

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 11:00 am

hashky wrote:I find Firefox 57 a disaster. If I wanted a fast inflexible browser,....


I have 100% of the functionality in FF57 that I had in FF56-. Actually I have more functionality with a couple of new extensions; and, the userChrome.css tweaks still work.

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 4:19 am

hashky wrote:If I wanted a fast inflexible browser, I would use Opera or Chrome.


Chrome is inflexible. Opera isn't.

I realize that 56.0 is not as secure, but I will take my chances.

Why not Firefox 52 ESR, which at least will keep you secure until June, after which main Firefox may have improved acceptably? Or, why not try one of the Firefox forks that are sticking with the old extensions model?

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 7:16 am

Jimac wrote:Fine, Mozilla, you've succeeded. I'm going to try installing 57 again, add YesScript2, and see if it will work as advertised. I and over 45,000 other users of YesScript love it, though. If #2 doesn't work

Despite this fancy half/full blocking stuff that YesScript2 claims, I'd settle for any proper JavaScript blocking! The rest of the webextensions for JS seem just as bad.

Block JS properly on Google search pages and a whole host of options come up on the left hand side (date ranges to search, countries, etc) and many, many more options appear on the Google Image Search results - image size/type/etc come up.....and that's just not happening with this YesScript2 webextension and the others.

It's not rocket science, we know what blocking javascript is - about:config > javascript.enabled > false and the results you get are exactly what the original YesScript produced as well, as did every other JS blocker, prior to 57. Whatever these webextension guys think they are blocking, it sure ain't JS. Not consistently anyway - sometimes it seems OK and then it just isn't. Most odd.


I have 100% of the functionality in FF57 that I had in FF56-. Actually I have more functionality with a couple of new extensions; and, the userChrome.css tweaks still work.

The standard reply for this sort of post is - Good for you.

Now, we can just assume that all these other guys are a bunch of liars and troublemakers or we can use a tiny bit of lateral thinking and realise that everyone has different needs and requirements and it is those that are not being met for them with Firefox 57.

One thing is certain, you ain't going to shut them up by telling them how great for you it is because they are reporting their reality here, not making stuff up. Let's be honest here, you will be the first to shout louder than they are, if and when Mozilla axe userChrome.css.
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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 7:40 am

"I have 100% of the functionality in FF57 that I had in FF56-. Actually I have more functionality with a couple of new extensions; and, the userChrome.css tweaks still work.
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Here is a list of the Add-ons I use. Most of which went away. As a user it is not my job to tweak userChrome.css. I shouldn't have to spend so much time with an upgrade. What don't the Firefox developers understand about that.

Autoplay Toggle
HttpFox
IE View
mSession Keeper
PrefBar
Self-Distruction Cookies
Show my Password
Tab Mix Plus
TinyURL Generator
Vertical Tabs (Simplified)

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