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wolfyrion commented on 13 November 2017 at 3:58 pm UTC

So I am using Firefox but with the version 57 lots of my plugins will stop working and I am kinda frustrated about that. Some maybe be updated but some are not even possible to be updated + I hate tabs on TOP

Tabs must be below bookmark toolbar !!!)

Anyway back on my topic!

So I have some choices:

1. Waterfox said that they will support legacy plugins and patch waterfox with the latest security patches of firefox
2. Change Browser and get used to Tabs on TOP (any suggestions)
3. Use Palemoon or any other older fork version of Firefox

So whats your opinion about this and what browser are you using?

BlackBloodRum commented on 13 November 2017 at 5:56 pm UTC

Personally I prefer SeaMonkey. Basically it's Mozilla Suite pre firefox and thunderbird split up.

I've used it prior to this whole extension issue and in my opinion it does it's job well.

wolfyrion commented on 13 November 2017 at 6:45 pm UTC

I am using like 40 Firefox Addons and around 20 Greasemonkey Scripts , dont know if SeaMonkey have that many addons, there are addons section seems kinda limited

dodrian commented on 14 November 2017 at 5:24 pm UTC

I've been using Chromium, simply because it's so much faster than Firefox. With the new release, I'm tempted to try Firefox again (because Chrome does have RAM issues, and it would be nice to be a bit separate from Google). I'm not huge on extensions - PrivacyBadger and LastPass both look like they have new FF versions, and it should be dead easy to find User Agent switchers & Javascript blockers. It would be nice to support a FOSS browser again.

Arehandoro commented on 14 November 2017 at 5:49 pm UTC

I have recently tried Midori and Brave, both nice but too early in development and feel a lack features. I like Chromium but feel Google's tentacles everywhere and Opera isn't my cup of tea. Some of the Firefox forks work well too but somehow always end up with Firefox. Just installed the Quantum version and so far so good.

nox commented on 14 November 2017 at 6:37 pm UTC

I agree with you @Arehandoro. firefox quantum is phenomenal.

stan commented on 14 November 2017 at 7:09 pm UTC

I switched to Pale Moon, it works for me. Its GUI is saner than the one of Firefox out of the box.

Most required addons are available on and many Firefox addons can be installed too (but the mozilla addons site usually claims that they aren’t compatible with pale moon even if they are, you sometimes need to fetch an older version or use the Moon Tester Tool addon to install them).

Greasemonkey is available too.

Edit: oh, and audio works, unlike Firefox.

razing32 commented on 14 November 2017 at 10:54 pm UTC

I used Firefox before but it became too cumbersome and leaving a video paused in a tab , and the tab open too long , would crash the whole browser.
I switched to Chromium for the time being.
I use relatively few plugins though.
1. For adds
2. For scripts
3. For managing open tabs

I also looked at Vivaldi and QupZilla and found both interesting but have not used either for too long.

Salvatos commented on 15 November 2017 at 4:17 am UTC

There are ways to keep your tabs at the bottom with Firefox (up to 56 at least; haven't seen Quantum yet, eagerly waiting for it to drop on Mint):

I've been using the Tabs on Bottom addon and although it is now obsolete, the effect remains. I believe it works by editing the browser.uiCustomization.state config option.

m2mg2 commented on 15 November 2017 at 5:52 am UTC

I believe Firefox ESR still supports most plugins.

GustyGhost commented on 19 November 2017 at 3:30 am UTC

Is there a repository that has a maintained package of GNU IceCat? The only official way to install it is to compile it yourself but I like to have all of my software updated through a package manager without having to go and recompile individual various programs.

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