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Skipping the reason why, I gave the server-guy at our place an Admin account on my box to fix a really weird problem w.r.t. server access/recognition. No problem with that - it was fixed in a day or so.
Unfortunately, his account was a new instance and when he opened FireFox it did an update, updating all (only one instance on machine). Suddenly I went from Ver.56 to Ver 62. I lost three add-ons. They changed the interface and didn't care to maintain backward compatibility.
Well - one of them, FireFTP, I was sort of preparing for and had a configured FileZilla ready to roll. The other items, including Better Privacy, really didn't have an adequate replacement. OK - I thought I'd just adapt and get use to the new version. Besides, it's a better match to what the company's VM was serving to users.
Man - that thing really sucked. A good deal of yesterday was spent fighting with it. Privacy settings didn't let me manage cookies - and even when I logged off (yahoo, for example), suddenly it knew who I was - and the storage manager they have? It opened in their debugger and was basically useless. Consider hours were eaten up trying to make this thing usable (and maintain privacy). As they say - screw it.
I had two options at hand: (1) roll back to ver 56 if I can, or (2) change to WaterFox.
Fortunately, despite much discouragement on the part of Mozilla, I did finally get a download of Ver 56. It restored two of the plugins. FireFTP, which had apparently been wipe (not showing in the plugin/addons) had to be downloaded from the author's site. Joyfully, my configurations still lived on.
So, it seems Mozilla is where those genius' that ask us to do their homework, via Q&A, have found a suitable work environment.
Lots of posts in the forums are suddenly nameless; a group of people decided that they do not even want to use an alias. Some teacher probably explained that their dumb questions could be traced back to them in the future, and to avoid using a name.
How do you adres someone who has no name? Should the board allow it?
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Some teacher probably explained that their dumb questions could be traced back to them in the future, and to avoid using a name.
Ask them what [useless] school they go to...
I mean a good teacher should explain to them to use a search engine and never ask dumb questions.
... and what happens when us knowledgeable and wise old folk pass on and the only ones left are the always-ask-never-search generations???
(I guess there's AI - but if AI becomes really smart surely it too will get sick of them idiots and respond with "RTFM you dumbass".)
I don't feel that people should be allowed anonymous accounts. If you're hiding behind an alias, it's too easy to display bad behavior that really has no consequences. Note that the web admins will write you a stern email and I do recall a few people being banished many years ago. Other than that...
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I've been using FireFox exclusively for about 2 months now and I really like it.
However, there is an issue with "infinite scroll" and I'm wondering if others have seen it and/or found a fix.
It's just an interesting thing.
On pages like Linked.com, plus.google.com which continue to scroll there is an issue where the browser wants to "skip" a bunch and auto-scroll further down and it forces you to slide back up the page. It's quite annoying.
Have any of you seen this? Anyone found a workaround? Just curious.