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Old 03-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #16
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Yeah, but since v4.0 Firefox just gets worse and worse. I am currently using v14.0.1.
If you do want to get security updates for your browser I would recommend to use a supported version, either the current Firefox 19 or the longer supported Firefox 17 ESR.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #17
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Opera.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #18
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My favorite browser is Firefox, as it is secure and fully open-source. It also is stable, easy to use, and is a powerful all-purpose web browser.

If I am viewing information that I would rather others not see, I use the Tor browser, as it is useful for retaining a certain amount of anonymity. Other programs should be used in conjunction with Tor, as it does not fully anonymize the user.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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Despite all the competition, I'm still a fan of Firefox. Chrome isn't too bad, and of course has the latest and greatest flash support for those sites that still need it, but at the end of the day, it's too difficult to get it to act like I want it to act to really LOVE it. It's more of a "Oh, I need flash for this, let me use Chrome since it's a much newer plugin than Firefox has".
 
Old 03-10-2013, 06:35 AM   #20
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I've not had any problems with Firefox at all on Linux or Windows.
The main thing I don't like about Firefox is not its functionality, but its look and interface. It becomes more modern, more like Chrome. And I hate that. Feels like I'm using a software toy. And I'm 25, I like serious things, not toys.
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If you do want to get security updates for your browser I would recommend to use a supported version, either the current Firefox 19 or the longer supported Firefox 17 ESR.
I will reinstall my system in some not so distant future (as it went too far from being able to merely `pacman -Syu`) and it will give me the most recent version of Firefox. It takes me days to get my Arch all configured and ready for use. With this distro you learn to think thrice before `pacman -Syu`.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 06:52 AM   #21
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The main thing I don't like about Firefox is not its functionality, but its look and interface. It becomes more modern, more like Chrome. And I hate that. Feels like I'm using a software toy. And I'm 25, I like serious things, not toys.
I just looked up Firefox 3.6 and the returned images look like Firefox as I have it. I think it can be customised to look like it did -- though I no longer had a status bar as the hover text works fine for me.
 
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273, the status bar is gone, yes, although there's an add-on to make it at the bottom again. But I think it's impossible to restore v3.6 look 100%. In v3.6 there was a bar of add-on installation confiramtion. When v3.6 asked for saving a password, there also was a bar at the top. Now there appears some childish bubble. In bookmarks there's now some sort of “unsorted bookmarks”. Even though I found a way to hide them, it's still annoying. Add-ons used to have a real dialog window. Now it's in a tab that also has childish design. And so on... Mozilla used to be a man's browser. Heavy, serious-looking browser. Now by default it just looks like a toy. Even with most modifications you still can't restore real Mozilla's look.
 
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Ah, yes, I forgot about the dialogue boxes as I rarely see them. That's "progress" I suppose...
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 AM   #24
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273, the status bar is gone, yes, although there's an add-on to make it at the bottom again. But I think it's impossible to restore v3.6 look 100%. In v3.6 there was a bar of add-on installation confiramtion. When v3.6 asked for saving a password, there also was a bar at the top. Now there appears some childish bubble. In bookmarks there's now some sort of “unsorted bookmarks”. Even though I found a way to hide them, it's still annoying. Add-ons used to have a real dialog window. Now it's in a tab that also has childish design. And so on... Mozilla used to be a man's browser. Heavy, serious-looking browser. Now by default it just looks like a toy. Even with most modifications you still can't restore real Mozilla's look.
It sounds like you need Seamonkey...

Which incidentally has just become my favourite browser, now that Opera have sold out and jumped on the chromium/webkit bandwagon.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:43 AM   #25
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It sounds like you need Seamonkey...
Pretty much. And I thought about it. But not all Firefox add-ons work on Seamonkey. If they did, I would most defenitely switch.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #26
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Which add ons are you referring to? All of mine (namely noscript, ghostery, https everywhere, request policy) work fine.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:15 AM   #27
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I don't remember which ones I had problems with, but what about
  • Easy YouTube Video Downloader
  • JS Switch
  • Selectivecookiedelete
  • Session Manager (from mozdev)
  • Screengrab (“fix version”)
  • Tab Mix Plus
?
 
Old 03-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #28
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I checked and all of those seem to be incompatible except Session Manager, which states that it is compatible with SeaMonkey 2.7 and upward: http://sessionmanager.mozdev.org/

It seems like you don't need Seamonkey after all...

You could go for the Firefox 17 ESR release however. The status-4-evar addon will give you back the status bar much like in the pre v4.0 releases. And by enabling the menu bar you can get it looking much like the old Firefox. The cartoonish addons screen is always going to be a problem (also in seamonkey), but I find that I can live with it as it's not something you have to use and look at daily.
 
  


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