Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.

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  1. KCR
    Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
       #31

    Edwin said:
    Does Ctrl + i work?

    Yup, that sure does work. . . .

    Interesting. . . .




    Lol, and here is where they hid the new. . . 'View page info' button.


    Under tools. . . .

    Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.-image.png




    Well, I was a bit late with that post. . . .


    Lol. . . carry on.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #32

    Serious, candid question:

    Why do you guys feel any necessity to continually update Firefox? Or any other browser for that matter?

    Known serious issues with existing version, particularly related to security?

    Habit?

    Good reason to believe it has new functionality that has some appeal?

    Other?

    8 or 10 years ago, Firefox was only occasionally updated. At some point maybe 6 years ago, I went to the related Pale Moon for reasons I don't recall. About a year ago I came back to Firefox to discover it is updated very frequently, with nagging popups to update several times a day.

    I've got the popups defeated via a file recommended by Mozilla and would hope to update rarely if ever.

    Please enlighten me as to why you bother to update repeatedly. What is it that I don't get?
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  3. Posts : 17,620
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
    Thread Starter
       #33

    KCR said:
    Yup, that sure does work. . . .

    Interesting. . . .




    Lol, and here is where they hid the new. . . 'View page info' button.


    Under tools. . . .

    Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.-image.png




    Well, I was a bit late with that post. . . .


    Lol. . . carry on.
    .


    That's OK. Not all are keyboard shortcut folk.

    I still have a Tools button.

    Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.-image1.png
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  4. Posts : 17,620
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
    Thread Starter
       #34

    ignatzatsonic said:

    Please enlighten me as to why you bother to update repeatedly. What is it that I don't get?



    It's... it's... it's for the adrenaline rush.
    Last edited by Ghot; 19 Apr 2021 at 20:55.
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  5. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #35

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Why do you guys feel any necessity to continually update Firefox? Or any other browser for that matter?
    Just for security fixes.

    Security Advisories for Firefox — Mozilla

    I keep Firefox updates disabled and only update manually and never as soon as a new version gets released. I always wait a few days or weeks before updating.

    I use a few browsers.
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  6. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #36

    Callender said:
    Just for security fixes.

    Security Advisories for Firefox — Mozilla

    I keep Firefox updates disabled and only update manually and never as soon as a new version gets released. I always wait a few days or weeks before updating.

    I use a few browsers.
    Callender:

    Thanks for that.

    I see from your link that 6 updates are listed for 2021 and 17 for 2020.

    Do you mean that all 23 of those have been or will be installed on your PC, sooner or later?

    Do you mean that you are never on the most recent release?

    Or do you pick and choose and perhaps never install some of the 23?

    I'm just trying to get some clarity on a reasonable security approach without going into total paranoia.

    By nature, I am acutely aware that the enemy of a good plan is the continual search for a perfect plan.......I get more pain out of a problematic update than pleasure from a successful one.
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  7. Posts : 17,620
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
    Thread Starter
       #37

    Oh no!!!!!

    They took "View Image" away also. (FF 88.0)



    Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.-image1.png



    Need workaround for another Firefox improvement.-image1.png





    /edit

    My bad. They just changed "View Image" to "Open image in a new tab".
    Which is actually better.
    Sometimes "View Image" (which opened the image on the same tab), wouldn't go "back" to the previous page, correctly.
    Now it doesn't matter. You just close the "new tab", when you're done viewing the image.
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  8. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #38

    @ignatzatsonic

    Periodically I will clean install Firefox, typically after major upgrades. I always install the 32bit version rather than the 64bit version.

    Curious to see what all the fuss is about I just manually updated. Then I have the hassle of disabling Web Compat Reporter, DOH Rollout, Firefox Screenshots, Wikipedia, Chambers UK, Amazon, Bing and so on which is a pain every update.

    Personally I always have a system image backup and a FF profile backup.

    Download Hekasoft Backup & Restore 0.95
    Last edited by Callender; 19 Apr 2021 at 21:16. Reason: typo
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  9. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #39

    Yeah, I have Hekasoft backups and I also back up my FF profile manually.

    All things considered, looking at that list of stuff you have to fiddle with after updates, it's no wonder I resist.

    My inclination is to rely on vaguely decent browsing habits, Defender, Malwarebytes, and Macrium images...........rather than be a slave to Firefox updates and constantly having to reconfigure. Let alone risk creating new issues.

    Which is my primary complaint about Windows Update as well.

    Never-ending and non-resolvable issue as far as I can see.

    I appreciate your time and opinions.
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  10. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #40

    FYI:

    Toggle Firefox Update : Easily Enable or Disable Automatic Updates in Firefox

    I use this to disable auto updates and manually download new versions of Firefox if I want to update.
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