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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Chrome 83 will block downloading .exe files, .apk files, etc.
Chrome 84 will block downloading .zip files, .iso files, etc.
Chrome 85 will block downloading .pdf files, .docx files, etc.
Chrome 86 will block downloading .png files, .mp3 files, etc.
[By Chrome 86, the browser will be blocking all mixed-content downloads.]

Will Firefox do anything similar?
And when they say "Chrome will block"... I mean, what...!?
So you can't download a pdf file? You can't download a program installation file, you can't download a .zip archive?
What's the point of having a PC computer if you can't download any of those file extensions?
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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm

I presume you got this information from this article
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/07/googl ... ar-future/
Any reason you decided to go all flame war and not give context?
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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 6:02 pm

firefox is gonna do all of that an More, stay tuned :(

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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 6:48 pm

Would you mind clarifying this concept...
Are these just default options, which can be disabled by an individual user on their personal PC?

It's more than a little mind boggling, so does this mean that people can no longer share .pdf files? Or .zip files? And how about downloading programs, they're all .exe files...
I mean you can't share a Word file? I mean you share all these things with someone else through... a browser... how else would you do it?
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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 6:50 pm

c627627 wrote:Would you mind clarifying this concept...
Are these just default options, which can be disabled by an individual user on their personal PC?

It's more than a little mind boggling, so does this mean that people can no longer share .pdf files? Or .zip files? And how about downloading programs, they're all .exe files...
I mean you can't share a Word file? I mean you share all these things with someone else through... a browser... how else would you do it?

best place for answers is Google Chromes forum , since this is a Mozila forum i dont think your likely to get any answers here concerning Chrome

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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 6:51 pm

How about actually reading the linked article very slowly and then try to comprehend what it says before going ballistic.
Also seeing as you wont be using either Chrome or a modern version of Firefox then why do you have your garters in a knot?
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Post Posted March 5th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this is not a Chrome forum.

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Post Posted March 12th, 2020, 5:19 pm

c627627 wrote:I mean you can't share a Word file? I mean you share all these things with someone else through... a browser... how else would you do it?


Ever hear of email?

As for your interpretation of that article on Ghack... I suggest taking a deep breath and counting to 10 next time you post. I doubt you understood even half of that article. Talk about a knee jerk reaction. :roll:

malliz wrote:Any reason you decided to go all flame war and not give context?


I think he just got lonely and wanted to get some attention.

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Post Posted March 13th, 2020, 1:37 am

Please ease up... y'awll.
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Post Posted March 18th, 2020, 3:45 pm

I'd like to apologize for blowing this out of proportion.
I am on Firefox 52.9 ESR - the last fully customizable version of any browser and haven't been following development, convinced that all further development boils down to further and further limitation of customizations.

I understand the security is the reason why, but complete lock-down of all customization is how I (incorrectly) perceived where the developers were heading with release of Quantum onward... Sorry again.
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