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Offline WallysWorld

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New Firefox Quantum browser
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:28:29 AM »
I just happened to click update on my Firefox browser and it went from version 56.0.2 to 57 and it changed quite a bit. Now it's Firefox Quantum which was released this morning.

Firefox Quantum

Be warned that a lot of addons like themes, weather addons and items like the status bar addon do not work with this new version. At least not yet.

But I have to admit, Quantum looks pretty good so far.
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Offline Nefaro

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:33:18 AM »
I hope it's faster, as they say.

Some version of Firefox get noticeably slower.  Like their tweaking bogs it down until they eventually get around to more tweaking. 

I wonder if the NoScript add-on is working with the new one.

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:33:43 AM »
thanks for the heads-up
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 09:49:59 AM »
Nice, it nuked all of my bookmarks.  >:(
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 09:57:15 AM »
Nice, it nuked all of my bookmarks.  >:(
Rats! Bad luck! It kept all of my bookmarks.
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 10:01:08 AM »
Nevermind. It removed my bookmarks icon from the toolbar. I found it and restore it. All is good now.  :buck2:
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 10:32:17 AM »
Nevermind. It removed my bookmarks icon from the toolbar. I found it and restore it. All is good now.  :buck2:
It did that to me too. I removed the Library icon from the toolbar and put the Bookmarks icon back onto the toolbar.

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Offline Silent Disapproval Robot

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 02:15:33 PM »
Sucks that 90% of my plugins don't work now.  The one that really pisses me off is my VPN.  I paid for that one and now it won't work.

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 03:35:01 AM »
....I wonder if the NoScript add-on is working with the new one.

No, it isn't. I visited the NoScript website and found this:

Quote from: NoScript
Where's NoScript for Firefox 57 "Quantum"?

2017-11-14: We're working hard to make NoScript for Quantum available to you as soon as possible, definitely by the end of this week.

Please be patient: if you feel naked while you're waiting for the "brand new" NoScript, you can still use the "regular" NoScript 5.x (and all the other extensions of yours) on Firefox 52 ESR, which will receive security updates until June 2018. See you soon!

At least we know they are working on it.
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 03:51:46 AM »
Sucks that 90% of my plugins don't work now.  The one that really pisses me off is my VPN.  I paid for that one and now it won't work.

Give it some time.  At first I had almost 10 plugins that didn't work.  Today only 2 remain incompatible.

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 04:40:36 AM »
Mine just updated. I didn't have many plugins installed so I don't think I lost anything. Hopefully the new version isn't such a memory hog.
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
Mine is definitely slower now.

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 03:37:42 PM »
I do not like it at all.  is there a "classic" mode?
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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 03:55:57 PM »
Yes. It's called IE.
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Offline WallysWorld

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Re: New Firefox Quantum browser
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 04:34:12 PM »
I like it so far. Seems faster to me. Just waiting for some addons to be updated like my favorite status bar one.
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