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  • PStechPaul
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    Today I finally closed and reopened Firefox with the new update. It seems OK. It took a little while to find the "reload" button, and the "restore last session", but otherwise I see no problem. It does seem a bit faster.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Joe_B View Post
    I officially hate 57, it is full of bugs, a lot of the extensions like ad blockers wont work with it and it keeps forgetting my settings like home pages, etc. I canned it and went back to chrome.
    Adblock works fine for me. I have been using ublock.

    The Photobucket fix stopped working long ago, so that's no loss if it was affected.

    I can deal with 57, as soon as I find out where everything actually got moved to. I'm still finding it all.

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  • Joe_B
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    I officially hate 57, it is full of bugs, a lot of the extensions like ad blockers wont work with it and it keeps forgetting my settings like home pages, etc. I canned it and went back to chrome.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
    Have you read the book?
    Have not read the Spencer Johnson book. Started it but had to give the book back before I got very far in it, IIRC. May have been on vacation at a family member's place, do not recall.
    Last edited by J Tiers; 11-15-2017, 04:40 PM.

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  • H380
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    https://brave.com/

    Another option for the non-technical. Built on open source chromium and has blockers built in.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300180017.html

    (SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brave Software, a technology startup focused on building a safer and faster Internet, today announced it completed a $2.5 million seed round from private investors. Brave was founded by its President and CEO Brendan Eich. Eich previously served as CTO, then CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. Prior to that, he co-founded the Mozilla project and foundation. Eich is also the inventor of the JavaScript programming language.)

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  • Mcgyver
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

    And, they"moved my cheese".... .
    Have you read the book?

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  • kendall
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    Originally posted by dalee100 View Post
    So you didn't notice or see all the talk for the last 60 days coming from Mozilla on this major new release? I'm far from any kind of computer geek and even I was aware of this change was coming. At least you getting things solved and squared away.
    I'd seen the talk for a while, but was comfortable in the knowledge that I always turn off auto-update.
    I recently performed a format/reinstall of everything however, so may have missed it.
    I always copy the windows 'users' folder over from the old install so I keep all my settings, including bookmarks, passwords and other program settings.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by dalee100 View Post
    So you didn't notice or see all the talk for the last 60 days coming from Mozilla on this major new release? I'm far from any kind of computer geek and even I was aware of this change was coming. At least you getting things solved and squared away.
    No, I certainly received no information about it, and I have not seen any talk on any boards. So, no I did not see it, or if I did see anything, I had no release date info and no reason to remember about it, as surely there would be a pre-release announcement.

    There have been some extra information windows come up for Firefox, but nothing I recall being for a new release. Seems as if the ones I recall were for other things.

    I expect many people had no idea it was coming, and/or when. WHEN being an important operative word.

    It would have been courteous to provide a pop up window at time of install that said "this will make major changes to Firefox, do you want to install now, or delay installation?"

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  • Mcgyver
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    commonly used bookmarks - as in "top sites" when you open a new tab?

    The update changes it like 5 icons and a bunch of other BS they think you want. BUT, its easy to change - use the following to change the number of rows and columns you want. With this done, I like the new version. the following is quoted from their help forum

    Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, accept the warning, scroll down to browser.newtab.preload and double click on it to change 'Value' from True to False.

    It is also possible in about:config to change the maximum number of tiles, by scrolling down to browser.newtabpage.columns (or .rows), then right click > Modify, to set a new number in 'Value.'

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  • dalee100
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    Once totally re-set-up, there is nothing wrong with the new version, really, other than remembering where everything has been moved to. It is probably all there, but it is a question of finding it.

    The biggest problem is that there was NO NOTICE of a MAJOR change.
    So you didn't notice or see all the talk for the last 60 days coming from Mozilla on this major new release? I'm far from any kind of computer geek and even I was aware of this change was coming. At least you getting things solved and squared away.

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  • 3 Phase Lightbulb
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    Bottom line: overall, they managed to make me look bad in a situation that I did not want to look bad in.....
    You do it to yourself all the time so what's the big deal?

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by GNM109 View Post
    I'm not sure why you folks are having trouble with the latest Firefox update. In my case, the update was optional. I received an email with a link suggesting that I try their new update. I did and it's great!
    .....
    Could the problem be insufficient memory in the complainers' computers or handheld devices?
    Once totally re-set-up, there is nothing wrong with the new version, really, other than remembering where everything has been moved to. It is probably all there, but it is a question of finding it.

    The biggest problem is that there was NO NOTICE of a MAJOR change.

    And no option to wait, because they turned off my "notify" setting previously. Not that the notification would matter, IIRC all it says is "there is a new version", no comment about what is changed.

    And, they"moved my cheese".... stuff is all in different places, and some things were hidden, etc. No memory issues, so you can just forget about that.

    And, this all happened first on a tablet that I needed to use for something right away (not screw with learning a new thing first), and tablet of course has no mouse, so it was even more difficult to deal with all the changes until I went to the laptop.

    Bottom line: overall, they managed to make me look bad in a situation that I did not want to look bad in..... IMO, handled very badly by the developers. Should have popped a window for delaying the update mentioning the big changes.

    Now I have to remember what I did to the laptop, get a mouse on the tablet, and do those things to the tablet also. And, then to the 4 other computers...... so that they all operate the same way.
    Last edited by J Tiers; 11-15-2017, 10:40 AM.

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  • Ridgerunner
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    If your bookmarks disappear another thing to try is click on the Open Menu button in the upper right (the 3 or 4 horizontal bars). Click on customize. Look for a star with a piece of channel under it. That is the bookmark menu button. Drag it up to the toolbar at the top with the - 100% + on it and drop it on the toolbar. You can click on this button and all your bookmarks, folders, etc should be there.

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  • GNM109
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    I'm not sure why you folks are having trouble with the latest Firefox update. In my case, the update was optional. I received an email with a link suggesting that I try their new update. I did and it's great!

    It's noticeably faster in moving from site to site and page to page within a site. What's not to like?

    For the record (That's a legal term), I've tried all of the other browsers that I could find at one time or another in the past years since I've been on the Internet and Firefox is the best of all of them.

    Could the problem be insufficient memory in the complainers' computers or handheld devices?

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  • CPeter
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    56 was bad enough, but 57 was a total disaster as far as my addons go. I went back to 56 and turned off the automatic updates. Hopefully that setting holds. I tried to update my "legacy" extensions, but there were no new "WE" versions for most of them. I'll wait and see it the extension developers update their extensions to the "WE" format, hopefully they do. Been using Firefox since it was a beta Phoenix browser. Tried Chrome, Opera, IE, Edge, and who knows whar else. I have loaded "Pale Moon" and that looks like it has real possibilities.
    CPeter

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