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Firefox Quantum |OT| - Ground up redesign with new speed engine, UI, & extensions

Oct 27, 2017
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I'm still liking Firefox on desktop and have now got it running almost exactly like Chrome was extension wise.

The only extension I miss is IETab. For work we have one application that insists on using IE and only IE to run. In 2018.

Hopefully Firefox's extensions will evolve enough to allow the developers to port it eventually, as I haven't found anything similar as yet.
 

Oynox

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think I have to switch back to Chrome again :(

It is a bummer that NoScript is only available, but something in my Firefox eats huuuuge amounts of RAM. It is not rarity to have it at 2.5GB of RAM usage... of my 8 available. Also, the CPU load is at over 60% regularly. I don't understand why. On my Solus OS it runs just fine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think I have to switch back to Chrome again :(

It is a bummer that NoScript is only available, but something in my Firefox eats huuuuge amounts of RAM. It is not rarity to have it at 2.5GB of RAM usage... of my 8 available. Also, the CPU load is at over 60% regularly. I don't understand why. On my Solus OS it runs just fine.
I've noticed that this site in particular got really RAM hungry when ads were added. Was actually planning on getting clear tonight anyway so I might see if that makes a difference.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The latest Firefox mobile is running very well on my Android tablet (excellent page loading speed, no stuttering, no crashes), even with 100 tabs open. It has a 1.6/2GHz hexa-core CPU and 4GB of DDR3 Ram, though.
 

sca

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Oct 25, 2017
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I find that Firefox Focus runs like a dream compared to Firefox on Android on my OnePlus One, though it does seem like Firefox is a bit better than before.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I find that Firefox Focus runs like a dream compared to Firefox on Android on my OnePlus One, though it does seem like Firefox is a bit better than before.
Firefox Focus uses Android's native webview, so it naturally feels as snappy and responsive as Chrome would on those phones. Firefox for Android will be getting some basic improvements out of the Quantum initiative, but it will be 6-9 months behind the desktop browser at best.
 

sca

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ah okay. I didn't know Focus is using Android's WebView. I guess I'll still be using Chromium in the meantime until Firefox is more integrated with Quantum
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Sooo what version of Firefox should I use on Android? :-/
Focus does not save logins and stuff right? FF for Android feels sluggish somehow but I like the sync options of course.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The standard Firefox release is what you want but it's definitely more sluggish than Chrome, Edge and FF Focus. Focus is a privacy based browser so it wont save anything for you unfortunately. I'm swapping between Edge and Chrome until the mobile app catches up to the desktop app, for now it's tough to recommend outwith the sync options.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is there any way to stop video from pausing in inactive tabs on 56 Nightly?
Wait, 56 Nightly? That is a really odd combination to be using right now which you should probably stop. Current Nightly builds are on 61.

Anyway, if you're talking about the play button on the tabs, there's probably an about:config setting for that, I just don't know it off the top of my head.

If you're talking about tabs pausing when you navigate away from them, that is probably the website doing that, and you'll need an extension to stop it. I use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-background-play-fix/ for that on mobile, but I'm not sure if any of the domains that works on do this on desktop.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wait, 56 Nightly? That is a really odd combination to be using right now which you should probably stop. Current Nightly builds are on 61.
See below:

Any word on Classic Theme Restorer being updated? I'm stuck on FF 56 Nightly until it is.
Classic Theme Restorer as an addon is dead but the author ported virtually all of its functionalities to Firefox profile mods:

https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/
I can't be fucked dealing with CSS. Unless I can straight copy/paste the code from my current preferences...
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So I had a problem with embedded tweets on this forum not loading up, and it had something to do with Tracking Protection at the time, because I had already allowed all elements of Twitter on both Ghostery and NoScript and uBlock Origin did not interfere with anything. I had Tracking Protection on "Always" but then set it to "Only in Private Windows" and it fixed the embedded tweets problem and they were able to load up again.

Now in the past week embedded tweets are not showing up again, and I don't know what to fucking do with this. It's getting kinda frustrating...
 
Nov 28, 2017
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So I had a problem with embedded tweets on this forum not loading up, and it had something to do with Tracking Protection at the time, because I had already allowed all elements of Twitter on both Ghostery and NoScript and uBlock Origin did not interfere with anything. I had Tracking Protection on "Always" but then set it to "Only in Private Windows" and it fixed the embedded tweets problem and they were able to load up again.

Now in the past week embedded tweets are not showing up again, and I don't know what to fucking do with this. It's getting kinda frustrating...
I haven't noticed any changes recently regarding this. Are you browsing the site in a private window? If so try setting tracking protection to never.
 
Dec 15, 2017
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Wait, 56 Nightly? That is a really odd combination to be using right now which you should probably stop. Current Nightly builds are on 61.

Anyway, if you're talking about the play button on the tabs, there's probably an about:config setting for that, I just don't know it off the top of my head.

If you're talking about tabs pausing when you navigate away from them, that is probably the website doing that, and you'll need an extension to stop it. I use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-background-play-fix/ for that on mobile, but I'm not sure if any of the domains that works on do this on desktop.
Tabs pausing when you navigate away from them. Happens with streaming networks and social media sites like Twitter but not video sites like youtube. The above addon is only for Android sadly.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Tabs pausing when you navigate away from them. Happens with streaming networks and social media sites like Twitter but not video sites like youtube. The above addon is only for Android sadly.
Yeah, you'll need addons targeted at the individual sites. It isn't the browser pausing the videos, it's the sites.
 
Nov 28, 2017
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I’m also have tweets blocked on this site and I don’t know where to start
As the other poster mentioned are you using Firefox's tracking protection? That has been known to cause issues with embedded tweets loading on this site. Other than that are you using any add-ons that can block content?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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As the other poster mentioned are you using Firefox's tracking protection? That has been known to cause issues with embedded tweets loading on this site. Other than that are you using any add-ons that can block content?
I have set Tracking Protection to "Never" and updated to 59.0.3.

I have both Twitter elements allowed on Ghostery and allowed everything possible on NoScript and also I'm certain that uBlock Origin is not interfering with anything.

I am not using private tabs or windows.

They are still not loading up period. I have run out of ideas and possibilities.
 
Nov 28, 2017
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I have set Tracking Protection to "Never" and updated to 59.0.3.

I have both Twitter elements allowed on Ghostery and allowed everything possible on NoScript and also I'm certain that uBlock Origin is not interfering with anything.

I am not using private tabs or windows.

They are still not loading up period. I have run out of ideas and possibilities.
I use uBlock Origin and that hasn't caused any issues for me. I assume that the problem likely is due to Ghostery or NoScript. Have you tried running Firefox with add-ons disabled? That should at least determine if it's an add-on at fault or not.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Ugh, Firefox 60 stopped allowing the classic New Tab page from being used. Now I get a page full of junk and not the muscle memory of sites I used to go to. Even if I hide it all and just show my favorite sites, it's still small and less contextually useful. I could get used to it, but I'd rather not. It's just all around worse.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why is the tendency to go for smaller with wasted space? New tab pinned sites has gone from 3 rows of 5 to 2 rows of 8 (one extra site, cool), but all the thumbnails are so damn small now that three quarters of the page is just empty space.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Been putting off upgrading for a long time, but finally did. All my old extensions work fine, except for DownloadThemAll. Doesn't seem to be an update for that one. Is there a good alternative?
 
Nov 28, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
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Austria
Man what's up for this browser on PC.
I only have resetera and gmail open for like 4 hours now - no weird addons except ublock (which I already optimized).
8 firefox tasks with memory footprints ranging from 100mb to 400mb.... not good.
 

Chaosblade

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm having issues where tabs will just go unresponsive. I'll click a link and the page won't load, can't refresh, can't go to a different address. Other tabs will work fine but that specific tab will just be completely dead.