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    Default Firefox Australis

    Just upgraded to FF29, aka Firefox Australis.

    Wow, did they take away a lot of customization with this release! The one thing that attracts most users to FF.

    Fortunately there is an extension out there that restores it and gives you a little more - Classic Theme Restorer.

    If you're in the same boat as me, I definitely recommend that add-on.

    I will give them, this newest version does seem to be quicker than the last couple releases but trying to lock it down the way they did is just stupid.

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    Why is firefox better than google chrome? ...and what's the deal with the "lockdown" as if any browser can be "secure"?

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    Well, Google is an information gathering company and has reputation for watching where their users are going and what they're doing. Stands to reason they'd do the same thing with their browser.

    With the "lockdown" portion of FF29, it is mostly with customization and not allowing people to move things like the address bar or having text labels on buttons if you want. Things like that. Though I'm sure there have been some security upgrades as well to go along with the update.

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    Waterfox here.

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    Google Chrome if I recall, is refusing now to allow the "Do not track me" feature to work. Might have that wrong, I skimmed the news last week and saw something on it.
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    thanks all

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    Is Mozilla trying to drive away users?

    Mozilla Presses Ahead With Plans For New Tab Ads

    I'm sure they'd be easily removable considering the open source nature of FF but still...

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    Default Re: Firefox Australis

    You know what irks the hell out of me...you have a 3 minute video on you tube and you get a 30 second commercial.

    granted, you can usually skip it after 5 seconds, but where is the parity?

    At least on TV, you get a solid 17 minutes of programming per half hour. That's like a 60/40 ratio.

    Oh, wait, sorry, the web is better. Never mind.
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    lol
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