Firefox - web browser

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Re: Firefox - web browser

#196 Post by freakazoid » Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:46 pm

Midas wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:01 am
I'm still on v91.12.0 here -- and have an older v8x.x elsewhere...
There are no more security updates for v91 ESR after this month, so beware. You could try using SeaMonkey or Waterfox if you value an older Firefox UI interface, but they are usually even slower to backport security fixes. For example, SeaMonkey just backported fixes from v91.11 ESR, which is older than v91.12.
Midas wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:01 am
Firefox was using an unbelievable 5GB+
I've found that current versions of Firefox are quite good with memory management. I've got 130 tabs open at the moment (I'm a tab hoarder) and it's using less than 750MB RAM right now. (I'm also using the Auto Tab Discard addon, which helps a bit). You might want to debug your Firefox profile and disable unneeded addons or start a fresh profile. A fresh profile usually does wonders.
Midas wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:01 am
Quick example (that ESR doesn't solve): current versions don't allow me to manually change print settings from inches to metric or print date alone (not date/time) in headers/footers...
For inches to metric, see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/quest ... wer-870648.

For date, maybe try altering some printer about:config values. See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1117290. For date alone, this is the closest you can get: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1128476
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Firefox - web browser

#197 Post by Midas » Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:28 am

Thank you for all these tips, I'll check them ASAP -- currently out of home. 8)

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Re: Firefox - web browser

#198 Post by webfork » Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:50 am

Just by way of transparency, I've removed mention of the WinPenPack version of Firefox from the main entry.
Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.
I don't wish to marginalize the WinPenPack team, but web browser security is huge right now and I'm not comfortable pointing to sites that host modern web browser software over 6 months old. I say "modern" because there are some text-based browsers like Links2 with a slow-release cycle that I'm not worried about.

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