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Posted on 19-01-02, 02:55

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Good thing I use the blank page!
Posted on 19-01-02, 03:42
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The last and first controversy of the year: Mozilla now tries to shove ads down your throat, they call it "an experiment HONEST!":

https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/12/31/2219257/mozilla-says-ad-on-firefoxs-new-tab-page-was-just-another-experiment

Furious nerds are threatening to switch browsers... but to what browser?!
Man, I remember when we gave Opera shit for having embedded ads.

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Posted on 19-01-02, 04:54 (revision 1)
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Posted by tomman
The last and first controversy of the year: Mozilla now tries to shove ads down your throat, they call it "an experiment HONEST!":

https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/12/31/2219257/mozilla-says-ad-on-firefoxs-new-tab-page-was-just-another-experiment

Furious nerds are threatening to switch browsers... but to what browser?!

I'm sure they mentioned a while ago they were gonna do that, with it starting out as a USA exclusive.

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Posted on 19-01-05, 02:00
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Another reason to turn off "allow webpages to choose their own fonts" in your browser.

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Posted on 19-01-05, 07:11 (revision 1)
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I think the only use case for "allow webpages to choose their own fonts" is google docs.

Did I mention yet? Firefox 59 removed (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1263313) the ability to search for extensions. Now the addon manager's "Get Add-ons" tab has no search bar... and the installed "Extensions" tab only allows searching for new extensions... (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1516227 WONTFIX)
Posted on 19-01-20, 21:28 (revision 3)
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In this edition of "OH NO MOZILLA YOU DIDN'T~~!":

- Recent editions of Firefox come with a screenshot tool that unlike your trusty Print Screen key, can actually take full page screenshots without requiring to splice up partial shots on Paint (or your favorite equivalent). You can optionally upload the screenshot to Mozilla servers and share it with your friends or whatever. Except for the "optionally" bit: when you hit "Save" after taking the screenshot, it will NOT be saved to a .png file to your HDD as you would expect. No way Jose, that's not how things are done in the post-PC age! Firefox will first upload the screenshot to Mozilla (without your explicit consent!), THEN it will download it back to your PC. You can't make this shit up: Mozilla is uploading your screenshots (maybe with personal/confidential information) to their mothership without even bothering to tell you! All while wasting precious bandwidth for a operation that should be done locally without the intervention of any computer network! Apparently the UXtards call this a "dark pattern" (once again, a stupid term that means everything but that for the rest of the world - a proper term would be "SHIT IMPLEMENTATION"), and after "months of complaints", Mozilla is finally backing down and removing this undesired behavior.

- New for Firefox Sixty-Nine: they're now disabling Flash by default. IMO this should have done at least 5 years ago, complete with "UNINSTALL THIS DANGEROUS PIECE OF SHIT NOW!!!" fullscreen warnings. Seriously, we're in 2019, Adobe is EOLing Flash next year, and ever since Hollywood won the browser wars and forced everybody and his dog to implement their DRM poison so you can watch whatever superhero CGI shitfest they pretend to pass nowadays as "entertainment" on your media-consumption devices, there has been no real need for Flash (or browser plugins in general). Please, people, LET FLASH DIE. Its era is long gone, HTML5 is here and while it's a trainwreck, at least you only need ONE set of security vulnerabilities to deal with, not TWO, plus your web browser has been able to render cat videos just fine without the need for extra software since at least half a decade now. If you need to preserve your precious Newgrounds .SWFs, Adobe still offers a browser-agnostic product for rendering them from the comfort and safety of a virtual machine, for free - it's called a standalone projector. And if mistakes were made and you ended with an appliance that can only be maintained through the use of a Flash-enabled webpage, it's time to take your shotgun and go take action!

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Posted on 19-01-21, 01:24 (revision 4)
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Posted by tomman
In this edition of "OH NO MOZILLA YOU DIDN'T~~!":

- Recent editions of Firefox come with a screenshot tool that unlike your trusty Print Screen key, can actually take full page screenshots without requiring to splice up partial shots on Paint (or your favorite equivalent). You can optionally upload the screenshot to Mozilla servers and share it with your friends or whatever. Except for the "optionally" bit: when you hit "Save" after taking the screenshot, it will NOT be saved to a .png file to your HDD as you would expect. No way Jose, that's not how things are done in the post-PC age! Firefox will first upload the screenshot to Mozilla (without your explicit consent!), THEN it will download it back to your PC. You can't make this shit up: Mozilla is uploading your screenshots (maybe with personal/confidential information) to their mothership without even bothering to tell you! All while wasting precious bandwidth for a operation that should be done locally without the intervention of any computer network! Apparently the UXtards call this a "dark pattern" (once again, a stupid term that means everything but that for the rest of the world - a proper term would be "SHIT IMPLEMENTATION"), and after "months of complaints", Mozilla is finally backing down and removing this undesired behavior.


You'll likely find they're dropping support for the function because Windows 10 v1809 supports the same Screenshot functionality (but without the Cloud shit), press Print Screen on the keyboard and drag/resize a box around whatever you want to screenshot and click the on-screen confirm button (Enter also works for confirmation). iirc you may need to enable the following setting if you upgraded from an older version of the O/S: PC Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard > Print Screen Shortcut.

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Posted on 19-01-21, 01:51
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Hold up, Nick. How is dragging a cropping rectangle around the current screen the same as taking a shot of an entire document and only the document, including the parts not on screen? That's kinda what "full page" means, no?
Posted on 19-01-21, 02:26
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Tomman can clarify what he meant by that.

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Posted on 19-01-21, 03:15

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We know what tomman meant by full page. Firefox has a hidden "developer console" command to take a full page screenshot, too.
Posted on 19-01-21, 10:38
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Posted by tomman
Except for the "optionally" bit: when you hit "Save" after taking the screenshot, it will NOT be saved to a .png file to your HDD as you would expect. No way Jose, that's not how things are done in the post-PC age! Firefox will first upload the screenshot to Mozilla (without your explicit consent!), THEN it will download it back to your PC.

HAHA WHAT?!?!

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Posted on 19-01-21, 11:50 (revision 1)
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Well if you read the website it sounds like Firefox will upload the image and then you have to manually download the image somehow as a separate step.

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Posted on 19-01-21, 11:56
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Posted by tomman
You can optionally upload the screenshot to Mozilla servers and share it with your friends or whatever. Except for the "optionally" bit: ...


Actually, it *is* optional, The button with a down arrow (just like the Downloads button on the toolbar) will save the image directly to your downloads folder, with no extra network traffic. The button with an up arrow pointing to a cloud will upload the image to the Internet.

The problem is, the button with an up arrow pointing to a cloud is highlighted, and labelled "Save", so it's really easy to click it if you're not thinking too hard.

It's kind of a cool feature to have, since if you take a screenshot you *probably* want to show it to somebody else, and it's a lot easier to paste a URL into an email or chat than pretty much anything else. On the other hand, making that function the default and calling it "save" does feel deceptive. Selling out user's privacy in the name of short-term convenience is more Chrome's style.

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Posted on 19-01-21, 12:10 (revision 1)

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Posted by tomman
In this edition of "OH NO MOZILLA YOU DIDN'T~~!":

- Recent editions of Firefox come with a screenshot tool that unlike your trusty Print Screen key, can actually take full page screenshots without requiring to splice up partial shots on Paint (or your favorite equivalent). You can optionally upload the screenshot to Mozilla servers and share it with your friends or whatever. Except for the "optionally" bit: when you hit "Save" after taking the screenshot, it will NOT be saved to a .png file to your HDD as you would expect. No way Jose, that's not how things are done in the post-PC age! Firefox will first upload the screenshot to Mozilla (without your explicit consent!), THEN it will download it back to your PC. You can't make this shit up: Mozilla is uploading your screenshots (maybe with personal/confidential information) to their mothership without even bothering to tell you!


What in the..Jesus.

Posted by Nicholas Steel

You'll likely find they're dropping support for the function because Windows 10 v1809 supports the same Screenshot functionality (but without the Cloud shit), press Print Screen on the keyboard and drag/resize a box around whatever you want to screenshot and click the on-screen confirm button (Enter also works for confirmation). iirc you may need to enable the following setting if you upgraded from an older version of the O/S: PC Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard > Print Screen Shortcut.


Facepalm

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On the other hand, making that function the default and calling it "save" does feel deceptive. Selling out user's privacy in the name of short-term convenience is more Chrome's style.


yeah making it the default is downright crappy
Posted on 19-01-22, 02:28

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FWIW, Chrome does have a "screenshot whole page" function in its Developer Tools as well.
Posted on 19-01-25, 10:46
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Why has the race between web browsers for the highest version number slowed so significantly?

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Posted on 19-01-25, 10:49
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Posted by Nicholas Steel
Why has the race between web browsers for the highest version number slowed so significantly?

Because they all started hiding the version numbers and forcing autoupdates. It is just Firefox and Chrome now. Version numbers are a secret because you should only be running the most recent version. The old one kills babies, so they had to change the UI to make the infanticide option harder to enable.

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Posted on 19-01-29, 15:44 (revision 8)
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Dammit, Firefox 65 made the Default theme similar to the Light Theme -_-" also if you used userChrome.css to move the Tab Bar below the other toolbars you'll need to update it with the relevant CSS snippet found on this website: https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html

Does anyone here know the CSS for replicating this Firefox 64 Default Theme look? https://imgur.com/8W4ogh9 Currently both Default and Light themes in Firefox 65 make it impossible to tell at a glance which Tab is currently being viewed (inactive tabs aren't dimmed enough), and I hate the entire UI being a glob of the same colour.

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Posted on 19-01-29, 16:17

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https://mozilla.github.io/FirefoxColor/
Posted on 19-01-29, 16:17

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Posted by Nicholas Steel
Currently both Default and Light themes in Firefox 65 make it impossible to tell at a glance which Tab is currently being viewed (inactive tabs aren't dimmed enough)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/

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