There's a shit update every other week and they are removing features, deprecating things and basically turning firefox to a shit chrome. Literally no one asked for or wants to use google botnet extensions, but that didn't stop mozilla from adding that shit.
You're making me google this shit now because I still don't know details.
>wanting to use outdated versions of any software
Okay, what's the problem with the update? I didn't see shit change? It's fucked up as it is, tho.
So for best results:
* you configure via about:config
* you use:
browser.tabs.drawintitlebar = FALSE
browser.search.showOneOffButtons = FALSE
browser.fixup.alternate.enabled = FALSE
keyword.enabled = FALSE
* you add a more blocky skin to get rid of chrome-like look (eg: FTDeepDark)
you ditch firebird and use vivaldi
28 but that shit is too old, you should not use it.
Anyways if you don't wanna listen at least use 24ESR while it might be even more outdated, feature wise, it's actually on par with FF32 security wise.
Sorry, it's just personal "always change when fresh installing" thrown together over time. I don't have a specific source.
The first one forces title bar to remain clean (I had some rendering issues and I hate apps that intrude in window titlebar).
The rest should remove phone-home "enhancments" of the search box and url box. I forgot really. But i want my url box to be url-only and my search box to search. I don't want to expose my internal hostnames to the internet every time I make a typo and it does not resolve.
Additionally, consider using the following addons:
* adblock of choice
* download helper (for saving utoob videos)
* downthemall (for 4chan)
* ipvfox (to see where connections are going)
* noscript (to make pages nicer and less smart)
* requestpolicy (to prevent XSRF attacks)
* self destructing cookies (to resist tracking via cookies)
* ghostery (further reducing radar cross section)
After this, what I need to look into is make my browser fingerprint less unique. There are several sites that give you the "uniqueness assessment", what I found right now with a brief search are: panopticlick.eff.org and amiunique.org.
While I also strive to use latest-and-greatest, what I am intrigued about is the following:
Software does not have expiry date and it does not rot. So the only issue is security; newer browsers will have certain security-relevant bugs patched. I am not following security updates, so I have no clue of severity of these bugs. But are they bad? I mean, if I am using sandboxed browser, how bad can things get?
The practical issues are usually old browser not being able to render the new pages to the extent that if pages have forms, they are unusable.
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