Why I am moving off of firefox

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Post Posted February 4th, 2019, 9:16 am

I have been using Firefox for 10 to 15 years and have been reasonable satisfied with it. But today, I removed it from my system for two reasons.

1) I cannot turn off notification that a new release of firefox is available. I DON'T WANT NOTIFICATIONS. I want to update my browser tool when it makes sense for my network.

2) I cannot contact the Firefox team to lodge a bug report. When I try to log into my account, it tells me that my username or password is not good. OK, that has happened at other websites. So I try to create a new account, but there is no place to create a new account. Nice job on the site redesign.

It is time to move on to a different browser: not because of the bug, but because I don't like the direction that the product is moving.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2019, 10:35 am

It is pretty easy to turn off updates and update notifications in Firefox by changing the channel-prefs.js file, see here: viewtopic.php?p=13244207#p13244207 may be the wrong website, at there is a link at the top "new account" which links here

According to the developers, this year they plan to focus on improving user security and privacy, possibly improving the content blocking feature. Chrome on the other hand is talking like they want to chop the legs off of adblockers. The choice is yours, but now Firefox is the only alternate rendering engine with significant market share. If you are using Linux for political reasons it is a great time to support Firefox. A product at the critical level of 10% desktop market share could increase, and demand support from websites, or it could shrink a bit further and then websites would feel they don't need to support it.


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Post Posted February 4th, 2019, 10:43 am

jjanderson5 wrote:
It is time to move on to a different browser:
An antique version of Chrome?

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Post Posted February 4th, 2019, 10:45 am

jjanderson5 wrote:But today, I removed it from my system for two reasons.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2019, 11:01 am


Locking this as it has nowhere to go but downhill.

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