I love Firefox Quantum

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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-11 17:57

The Firefox ESR 60 in the Debian repository is really bad! I type something in the adres bar and press enter and nothing happens. I switch to the Stable version in my debian based Q40S and everything works.

I thought the software in the Debian respiratories are extra reliable, was I wrong? :?
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby sunrat » 2019-02-11 22:47

debiandonder wrote:The Firefox ESR 60 in the Debian repository is really bad! I type something in the adres bar and press enter and nothing happens. I switch to the Stable version in my debian based Q40S and everything works.

I thought the software in the Debian respiratories are extra reliable, was I wrong? :?


This is more likely some issue with your install rather than the Firefox version itself, otherwise there would be thousands of posts about it. A problem like this can be caused by a plugin or can be some other misconfiguration in your profile.
To test, you can disable all plugins and re-enable them one at a time to see if the issue reappears. Or you can create a new profile to see if the issue affects in default state.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-11 23:37

I installed Firefox ESR using the Synaptic Package Manager. I do not use any plug-ins because Firefox has enough options in the preferences section, as well as die about:config options. The stable version of Firefox has no such problems.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby bw123 » 2019-02-12 00:04

It's not perfect. It took me awhile to get it to behave. I'll agree that default installation is a piece of trash. You have to tweak it, yeh it sucks but that's why I left windows, tired of tweaking, now I get the same crap on linux and no alternatives. No linux browser supported, only windows browsers, wtf?

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The Firefox ESR 60 in the Debian repository is really bad! I type something in the adres bar and press enter and nothing happens. I switch to the Stable version in my debian based Q40S and everything works.
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I really doubt that, the slow dns, hangs on "tls handshake" and other problems go way back, it's not a debian issue. Mozilla sucks.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby Bulkley » 2019-02-12 00:06

Q40S uses some "proprietary multimedia codecs." Who knows what conflicts they might cause. What else does Q40S have that isn't in Debian repositories? I couldn't find a source list.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-12 01:37

I discovered the problem! When I use Firefox ESR, installed from the command line and select "never" accept third party cookies, stuff start to act up. When I change it to "only sites I visit" everything works okay. I just wanted the try out the Debian version of Firefox and Chromium.

Q40S, based on Debian 9, install Chrome stable by default and also has a little program to install other programs like Firefox. I tried it and it installed Firefox 65 Stable.

I had to install many programs to make Q40S work fine, like Okular, gwenview and Banshee media player. The default program didn't work very well.

I decided to use Q40S because their website is very clear to understand, compared to the Debian website.

They also had a nice small, 332 MB install ISO, which was easy to download. :lol:
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-12 07:06

bw123 wrote:No linux browser supported, only windows browsers, wtf?

Firefox is cross-platform but if you want a non-Windows browser then try lynx or links2, both are in the repositories.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-12 09:33

I use chrome or firebox most of the time.

Why is the Chromium version in the Debian repository a Development version?
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-12 19:02

debiandonder wrote:Why is the Chromium version in the Debian repository a Development version?

It isn't.

Debian keeps up with the stable version, at the moment it is a little behind: v71.0.3578.80 is in stretch but v72.0.3626.96 is the latest stable release.
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Re: I love Firefox Quantum

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-12 19:54

I just presumed that it said "Developer Build" that it was not the stable version.

So it's like Firefox ESR? Old but, stable?
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