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Posted on 19-11-29, 13:44
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Firefox browser will block the IAB’s DigiTrust universal ID
Just block the damn ads already. The bribes would more than make up for the lost Google cash.


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Posted on 19-11-29, 21:43
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Posted by sureanem
Firefox browser will block the IAB’s DigiTrust universal ID
Just block the damn ads already. The bribes would more than make up for the lost Google cash.
They can't do that. They need lots of temporary little privacy boosts so they can continue to generate announcements about new privacy features.

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Posted on 19-12-03, 18:04 (revision 3)
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v71 doesn't utilize my custom userChrome.css and userContent.css files correctly. Seemingly the only thing that is working in the files is the addition of a new toolbar below the Bookmarks... but the Tab Bar isn't moved to there and various stylistic changes to the UI aren't being applied.

toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets is set to True in the degraded about:config UI (it's been converted to HTML, and stripped of a lot of functionality for no reason).

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Posted on 19-12-03, 22:50
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On the plus side, though, from the release notes: "Native MP3 decoding on Windows, Linux, and macOS"!

Although it's not obvious to me whether "native" in this situation means "native to the OS, rather than custom built-in to Firefox" or "native to Firefox, rather than depending on the OS".


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Posted on 20-01-29, 17:00 (revision 2)
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So, it seems Mozilla has been very busy lately making the transition from "developer of web browsers and related Internet applications" to "Silly Valley startup" (they're not yet at the "unicorn" stage): they've pulled a Microsoft and sacked some of their QA/engineering staff, because they must figure out how to be "on the road to profitability". The Highly Paid Art School Dropout UXtards™ and marketdroids are still safe, free to keep fucking over their ever shrinking userbase.

They also booted Thunderbird to a newly founded subsidiary (yes, Mozilla now has those, aside of Pocket), "MZLA Technologies Corporation". I guess they make life easier for the mothership to keep ignoring decade-old bugreports on a formerly great product that it's now languishing like that old beaten up junker rusting under the arid desert sun. UPDATE: "monetize Thunderbird"... wait, what?! The only monetizable Thunderbirds I want are the Ford ones, thanks.

But everything is great on the corporation that encourages people to consider ethical concerns before joining Silly Valley unicorns getting works on tech-related corporations! Wait, so scaring away users from your flagship product with anti-user design decisions no longer counts as "ethics" nowadays?! Pot calling kettle, YOU SAY?

In more positive news from Team Seamonkey, the release train gears just got a new coating of grease and a bunch of fixes: the first beta release for SM2.53.1 (yes, the next major release is already at a point release because reasons) is now available for your testing pleasure. BACKUP YOUR PROFILE! Yes, they're being serious this time: 2.53 brings some important changes that will migrate/irreversibly change some stuff under your profile, making downgrades impossible unless you've got backups.

There is still hope...

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Posted on 20-01-30, 05:01
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They also booted Thunderbird to a newly founded subsidiary (yes, Mozilla now has those, aside of Pocket), "MZLA Technologies Corporation".

For those keeping track at home, this is the second time this has happened; originally Thunderbird development happened inside the Mozilla Corporation like Firefox, but MoCo's attention and resources went mostly to Firefox and Thunderbird didn't get the attention it needed. In 2007, the Mozilla Foundation started a new company named Mozilla Messaging to manage Thunderbird, but there wasn't enough revenue to sustain it, so in 2011 the company was folded back into the Mozilla Labs group of MoCo, and Mozilla Labs was shut down in 2014.

According to the blog-post, Thunderbird now has decent revenue just from volunteer donations, which is... surprising. On the other hand, it's the only mail client I've found on Linux that displays HTML messages properly and lets me compose replies, so I guess a lot of people probably find it valuable. I wonder if they've found a company somewhere with a vested interest in the continued existence of third-party email tools.

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Posted on 20-01-30, 07:09
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In fairness, ejecting it from MoCo proper seemed to be mostly be so that Firefox developers no longer had to care that their changes to Gecko might break Thunderbird.

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Posted on 20-03-19, 18:52
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This happened a couple weeks ago or so:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.53.1/
(but thanks to my complete lack of DSL access for the obvious reasons, it means I had to ration hard my 3G data just to update today...)

UPGRADE IT NAO!

It now identifies itself as Firefox 60, which means they've beat up enough the later Gecko versions to bring back some XUL sanity. No breakages to report so far.
We finally got localized 64-bit for all supported platforms (including Win64), so yay~!
(You're advised to uninstall obsolete langpacks before upgrading, though I didn't found problems and I was just able to remove the obsolete es-AR langpack after upgrading since it got disabled anyway, without falling back to gross English)

...if only some of my banks would stop with the insecurity theater madness, because they start with another round of "I don't know you, go away or I'll call the thugs!" BS the rare times I update my goddamned browsers!

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Posted on 20-03-20, 18:18 (revision 1)
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Seafox addon (highly reocmmended to restore some FF3.x sanity) breaks with SM2.53.

Its author no longer gives a fuck since he gave up with the Internet in general sometime ago, but luckily someone else has a fix: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14855224#p14855224

Unpack, edit that CSS file, repack, reinstall, done.

I enjoy each tab having its close button, and the HTTPS padlock being in my address bar, thankyouverymuch~

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My theme of choice, GNOMERunner, breaks media player controls.

I saw this about 3 years ago while I was using the Adrian Kalla's builds, but eventually went away after upstream re-railed the release train. Unfortunately it's now broken again, and even worse, GNOMERunner development stopped sometime around 2018. The Seamonkey error console tells nothing useful, and while switching to the default theme restores proper media playback controls, it feels non-native as fuck (hello, fatass tabs and alien icons not supplied by my GTK icon theme of choice!)

*sigh~*

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Posted on 20-03-21, 18:21
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Workaround for media playback UI and GNOMERunner:

- Get the addon XPI (or clone the repo and build it yourself, THEN unpack that one), unpack it
- Get a copy of SM 2.53.x omni.ja, unpack that too (use unzip on a console, no fancy GUI tool will open it!)
- On the unpacked addon root, delete the contents of /global/media/
- Replace that with omni.ja's /chrome/toolkit/skin/classic/global/media/
- Repack XPI, then reinstall it

The UI is still alien, but so it was GNOMERunner's media UI, which also doubles as a reminder that audio and video stuff don't belong to web browsers, but to actual media player applications! But eh, at least it will prevent the broken addon from polluting webpages with random GTK widgets scattered all around pages.

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Posted on 20-03-25, 16:20 (revision 1)
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pdf.js is borked.

Viewer will open, but will stall forever.

Someone is maintaining a SM-compatible fork, but it has the same problems. So far, the only workaround that has worked for me is to hit the Stop button during the "stall", THEN the PDF document will render. Make sure to uninstall any old official/development pdf.js addon from the Mozilla repos, THEN install the SM fork!

It won't fix the render PDFs in email issue (but I've never had a need to do so...), but at least documents will render properly this time on the browser.

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Posted on 20-04-08, 15:11
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If you hate the new Address Bar in Firefox 75 you can disable these preferences in about:config:

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
browser.urlbar.update1
browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

looks like they're going to remove our ability to disable the new design pretty soon so a Chrome.css will be the only way in the future (if at all):
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627969
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627988
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627989

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Posted on 20-06-03, 11:09
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Firefox 77 makes the new Mega Address Bar compulsory, and it brings with it an annoying enlargement of the Address Bar whenever it is in focus. I've been slowly building up a collection of tweaks I enjoy using and started sharing them recently on Mozzilazine here http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3058484&p=14854838#p14854838 (includes how to disable the enlarging of the Address Bar).

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Posted on 20-06-03, 16:31
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Be aware that MozillaZine are due for closure "soon", more fallout of Mozilla's neverending quest for irrelevance (and MozillaZine's owner unwillingness to continue with keeping the lights on - why not transfer the site to someone else that cares?).

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Posted on 20-06-04, 12:39
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Yeah i saw that and have a backup of my post.

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