Mozilla what in the fuck are you doing?
Literally the ONLY FUCKING REASON to use Firefox anymore is ricing
>What the fuck does number of people using a browser have to do with anything?
It doesn't, but this is what Mozilla doesn't understand and therefore why Firefox is becoming what it is.
>not using elinks
90% cpu? What kind of potato do you run? The only difference I've noticed is that Firefox takes a little longer to start up. That's honestly it. Small price to pay to run software that respects my freedoms and have add-ons that help assure my privacy.
ad trackers: yes because this sure doesn't happen server side as well, if this is a concern uninstall internet
zero days: only valid concern is if you are buying meth through TOR - otherwise does not happen in a significant way
performance: this is my issue - V8 handles it very well though
i find it hard to believe people use noscript nowadays, what websites even work anymore? this was maybe legitimate in 2005 before web-apps became a thing
I imagine the statistics are skewed due to third-party derivatives not necessarily identifying themselves as Firefox. Most everyone I know is a Pale Moon user now.
Chrome is a bloated piece of shit, and I don't trust Google. Pale Moon pushes maybe 240 MB of memory usage, max. A single tab in Chrome eats up more RAM than that.
for me the tipping point was the inclusion of DRM, proprietary addons you can't turn off and ads on the new tab page
like firefox was officially dead at that point
the stagnating development and removal of useful features was really just the icing on the cake
by the way, pale moon is dreadful. it just feels like using firefox from 2 years ago. it's the exact same shit as MATE, it's not fixing the problem it's just living in the goddamn past
Instead of innovating technology they spend all their resources trying to find offensive parts of their code and make it inoffensive.
Making firefox fast and minimal is offensive towards people who are 'slow' and large. Because it implies that it is better to be fast and slim.
I'm only using firefox for tree style tab, proper noscript, ank pixiv tool. Things are already going to shit with signed addons only. Performance is getting worse, constantly.
When they change the addon toolkit to the same as chrome, firefox will be completely dead to me. And where will be no good browsers left because all of them are terrible now.
>seeing some neckbeard talking about waterfox
>maybe it's not that bad after all
>first launch, black window.
>try again, still nothing.
Are you even trying ?
proprietary addon: pocket. they circumvent it because the client is FOSS, but all the client really does is connect to a proprietary backend
DRM refers to the inclusion of EME in firefox. again, it's not part of the codebase, it's a binary blob that's downloaded when firefox runs into DRM-wrapped content. firefox doesn't tell the user that it's downloading the blob, and as far as I know there's no way to stop it from doing so (although there is a build of firefox without it if memory serves)
works for me senpai
As someone who cares about speed only as an afterthought (I grew up with dialup goddamnit) and grew attached to how things worked in the past, Pale Moon is the answer.
At least for now.
I fear there will be a day when the project starts to crumble under trying to replace/ripping out all that shit that is now accumulating in Fx.
Addons aren't a problem right now but might become one in the near future.
But as long as ublock, noscript, greasemonkey and DTA works it's all good.
I found it fairly interesting. I am trying umatrix now which is similar but slightly faster. It's more for unknown sites you check out, it's a real fucking eye opener with regards to the modern industrial data mining complex and fairly repulsive.
I am looking at ways to slowly disconnect from the internets from here on out.
Noscript is useful because you can whitelist the domains that you need to use the site, while ignoring tracers/ad networks etc.
So many sites have a huge number of additional scripts that add no functionality, and noscript blocks those.
How the fuck does a tab get jammed between two tabs and prevent you from closing them anymore until it "snaps back" and fixes itself?
The only explanation I have is that they keep the tab position as a float.