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23. SeaMonkey FTW! Apr 27, 2014, 20:17 Ant
 
I am still using it. :p  
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22. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 26, 2014, 08:53 Dades
 
Firefox is bloated and slow, Chrome may be mining the shit out of its users but at least its a fast browser.

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21. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2014, 09:50 Prez
 
The best browser to me is one I don't even have to think about when I'm using it. Considering I had to check to see that I was using Firefox, I guess it passes the test.  
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20. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2014, 09:04 Drazula
 
Was a lifelong Firefox user. Just switched to Chrome a month ago because of the CEO fiasco. When Google does something REALLY stupid, I'll switch back.  
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19. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 22:07 Mordecai Walfish
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 18:36:
Addons I've liked for FF/WF:

Security:
Adblock
NoScript
Ghostery (Still getting a feel for this one)

QOL:
Bookmark All
Custom Tab Width
Smartest Bookmark Bar
Plain ole Favorites
Show My Password
Last Pass

Also a tweak to auto-load the Find Bar at the bottom.

I show Menu, Navigation and Bookmarks Toolbars.

As another said, you can throw out the new default look of all the browsers. Totally un-handy imo, minimalist is look and functionality.

Waterfox may eat up a lot of ram, but I have a lot of ram. So I put some of it to use.

Is bookmark all a plugin to make bookmarks of all tabs? If so, that functionality is already baked into firefox for a while.. just right-click any tab and choose "bookmark all tabs"
 
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18. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 18:36 HorrorScope
 
Addons I've liked for FF/WF:

Security:
Adblock
NoScript
Ghostery (Still getting a feel for this one)

QOL:
Bookmark All
Custom Tab Width
Smartest Bookmark Bar
Plain ole Favorites
Show My Password
Last Pass

Also a tweak to auto-load the Find Bar at the bottom.

I show Menu, Navigation and Bookmarks Toolbars.

As another said, you can throw out the new default look of all the browsers. Totally un-handy imo, minimalist is look and functionality.

Waterfox may eat up a lot of ram, but I have a lot of ram. So I put some of it to use.
 
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17. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 17:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
A browser isn't a browser without Tree Style Tabs. More than anything else, that add-on keeps me on Firefox.  
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16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 17:54 Ceribaen
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:42:
Verno wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 10:50:
Still no Tab Mix Plus for Chrome so Firefox for life.

What does TMP do that isn't built into Chrome?

I run Chrome with only the LastPass and Adblock extensions and it's perfect for me. FF has always felt too heavy.

Doesn't Chrome Adblock still load the ads, but then just hide them - so exploitable code can still run on your machine?
While FF Adblock actually blocks the ad from loading?

That was the case at one point - and I've always felt comfortable using FF so never really switched to Chrome (outside of on my phone since FF on mobile last I tried it was a bit kludgy).
 
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15. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 16:22 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 16:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:01:
The sandboxing in crome does not provide extra security.... it's snakeoil pr bullshit... so Firefox it is.

(By the way, running a browser in a real sandbox only protects you if you RESET the sandbox after use, and when you do that, it does add to your security indeed). But you pay the price for that with whatever security holes the sandbox has. And they have holes like any other software....

Well, true, but since so few people run browsers in sandboxes, it's much less likely that hackers are coding for that. You get a lot more return on investment exploiting holes in the browsers than holes in the sandbox.

You know what boggles me, why do these browsers don't ship "within a sandbox" to begin with? They can easily bundle with a preconfigured sandboxie.... That way, first setup and bookmark/lastpass etc get saved when you say so, And any change to the browser after that gets blocked... would solve so many issues. (as long as it is user friendly) Sandboxie most certainly is not user friendly ;p
 
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14. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 16:15 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:01:
The sandboxing in crome does not provide extra security.... it's snakeoil pr bullshit... so Firefox it is.

(By the way, running a browser in a real sandbox only protects you if you RESET the sandbox after use, and when you do that, it does add to your security indeed). But you pay the price for that with whatever security holes the sandbox has. And they have holes like any other software....

Well, true, but since so few people run browsers in sandboxes, it's much less likely that hackers are coding for that. You get a lot more return on investment exploiting holes in the browsers than holes in the sandbox.
 
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13. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 15:14 Baristan
 
Without Tree Style Tabs, All-in-One Sidebar, and NoScript a browser isn't viable for me.
Stuck with Firefox until another browser can handle my browsing style.

Chrome also reloads all open tabs on launch. not good when you have 100+ tabs open.
 
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12. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 14:15 Verno
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:42:
Verno wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 10:50:
Still no Tab Mix Plus for Chrome so Firefox for life.

What does TMP do that isn't built into Chrome?

It gives you a ridiculous level of control over tabs, how they open up, how they close, opens new tabs for different domain links within a page and so on. There are several different Chrome extensions that mimic it but none have the full range of features. Firefox hasn't been memory heavy for a long time either unless you load it up with unnecessary stuff.
 
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11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 13:59 eRe4s3r
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:01:
The sandboxing in crome does not provide extra security.... it's snakeoil pr bullshit... so Firefox it is.

(By the way, running a browser in a real sandbox only protects you if you RESET the sandbox after use, and when you do that, it does add to your security indeed). But you pay the price for that with whatever security holes the sandbox has. And they have holes like any other software....


I'm using Sandboxie, it seems robust enough to stop malware is there a better alternative? Granted I'm aware that if a user is dumb enough to download an .exe and run it outside the sandbox then all bets are off.

No better alternative, no (for browsing, anyway). But as with all things, a sandbox does not protect you if you don't completely wipe it after you quit it (ie, auto reset, and it only loads a known-safe-config) but you have to be careful if you allow things to run within a sandbox that you are not sure about. Sandboxes prevent permanent changes, but they do not prevent someone copying your steam guard protection file and sending it, for example. Unless you severly restrict what applications can do in the sandbox (which you should!).

If you set a sandbox up correctly, then it is still the best security you can have. And more importantly, it solves at least the problem of trojan or virus hijacking your pc.

It's not a be all and end all of security though. Much better than any AV.

Sandbox + good firewall and you are set.. imo
 
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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 13:42 Fibrocyte
 
Verno wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 10:50:
Still no Tab Mix Plus for Chrome so Firefox for life.

What does TMP do that isn't built into Chrome?

I run Chrome with only the LastPass and Adblock extensions and it's perfect for me. FF has always felt too heavy.
 
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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 13:13 DangerDog
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:01:
The sandboxing in crome does not provide extra security.... it's snakeoil pr bullshit... so Firefox it is.

(By the way, running a browser in a real sandbox only protects you if you RESET the sandbox after use, and when you do that, it does add to your security indeed). But you pay the price for that with whatever security holes the sandbox has. And they have holes like any other software....


I'm using Sandboxie, it seems robust enough to stop malware is there a better alternative? Granted I'm aware that if a user is dumb enough to download an .exe and run it outside the sandbox then all bets are off.
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 13:02 Ratty
 
Still use Firefox though they're making it harder for me. They're following the trend of gearing the UI for the first-time or extremely casual user at the expense of everybody else. They want to make it easier for Grandma to search for her recipes or use the Facebook. But that never made sense to me. After everyone is a first time user for a little while they become an experienced user for life. So you're catering to the first 5% of a user's experience instead of the 95% of the rest of their experience. And who doesn't use their browser daily in this day and age.

Still, their saving grace is you can add a lot of this stuff back in with add-ons. Some of them don't work as well as when the functionality was built in though.
 
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 12:28 PropheT
 
I've used Chrome for years and don't get the things he's saying in the article. I've never had the crashes he's describing, ever, and if he's worried about Chrome being used to track what you're doing and then later boasts about how you can use two different search engines in Firefox instead (one most likely Google anyway) then I'm not sure he even understands what he's talking about. They'll track that usage too.

Firefox was a resource hog when I used it, crashes frequently, and was generally slower than Chrome. It'd be great if they fixed that, but even if they did I don't see a reason to switch back since I don't pile on add-ons anyway.
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 12:26 scarlet
 
Have no respect or use for Mozilla when they allow such virulent bigotry in their ranks. To hell with them and Firefox.  
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 12:23 HorrorScope
 
As for 64 bit Firefox, doesn't Waterfox do the trick?  
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 11:17 Creston
 
Mattrick sucked at MS, and he sucks at Zynga. Who's surprised?!
 
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