Re: userChrome.css and userContent.css disabled by default in Fx 69+
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:18:18 -0500
- From: »Q« <boxcars@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: userChrome.css and userContent.css disabled by default in Fx 69+
Jeff Layman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 24/05/19 14:31, »Q« wrote:
> > tl;dr: In Fx 69+, using userChrome.css and userContent.css will be
> > controlled by a pref which will be off in new profiles. Fx 68 will
> > toggle it on in profiles currently using either of those files.
> > <https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/24/firefox-69-userchrome-css-and-usercontent-css-disabled-by-default/>
> "The organization states that not having to look for the two files on
> startup improves the start-up performance of the Firefox browser."
> Never mind the functionality, just /feel/ the speed!
There's no loss of functionality, but people who want to continue using
those files will have to set a pref if/when they create a new profile.
> Why this obsession with speed? In particular, is start-up performance
> of such importance?
I think start-up performance played a significant role of Fx's
calamitous loss of market share to Chrome, which was significantly
snappier. Now they're more-or-less on par, but I guess it's important
to keep it that way.
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