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Re: Goodbye FireFox

On 2/11/2018 5:49 AM, Caver1 wrote:
On 02/10/2018 09:54 PM, Desiree wrote:
On 2/10/2018 10:13 AM, Michael Gordon wrote:
Dear developers, managers, and programmers of Firefox Browser,

I have been a loyal user of the product all the way back to Netscape
Navigator 2.0.  I have followed the various revisions of the once super
suite of applications into the split apart applications.  I have
expressed my displeasure on the path to improvements you and your
predecessors have taken in the name of security improvements.  Over the
decades your improvements may have increased security, but at the cost
of productivity.
I have found a web browser that is faster and lighter than Firefox, and
that allows me to use the productivity tools I have been using over the
past 10 years.  That, folks, is productivity on a daily basis.

I wish much success for all who have worked on the FireFox project, let
it be known that the days of Firefox may be numbered as active users

Michael Gordon
   From the days of Netscape Navigator 2.0.
Now a new user of PaleMoon.

Why not Basilisk?  It is far superior to Pale Moon and Pale Moon is
being ported over to Basilisk.  I'm a little concerned though that
Moonchild has stated recently that future Baslisk versions will no
longer be forked off Fx 55 as it is currently but off Fx 52. ESR.  That
may endanger my Fx WE extensions that work on Basilisk along with the
traditional XUL extensions.

IMO, the real problem is that so many extension devs have abandoned and
torpedoed their XUL extensions so that all versions won't work now on
Pale Moon or Basilisk.  You have to use WE extensions that may or may
not be decent substitutes.  For instance, I can't find an extension now
that works at all sites to stop auto play of HTML5 video.  I had an
excellent XUL one that I had on Pale Moon, Fx, SeaMonkey and Basilisk.
It's gone now and I can't stand auto play.  I also had XUL extensions to
kill auto play of Flash on sites and those are mostly gone now too.  Of
course, if I find WE substitutes they will work only on Basilisk.

Not doubting you but did you try Disable HTML5 Autoplay ?
Works for me.

Yes, I have that extension on Basilisk and Fx 52.6 ESR. It works at many sites but not at the Washington Post or the Daily Mail which are sites I read multiple times daily. Plus, the problem is mostly on my new Windows 10 Pro computer.
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