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    I have to confess that I only noticed 29 had changed because people were complaining about it. But I still continue to use it. Perhaps, as I don't have many add ons, I don't seem to get anything broken.

    I suppose that Mozilla (a bit like MS and probably the other browsers) can't test every change with every add on, and some will therefore break. It probably hasn't helped that they seem to have a new (major) version every five minutes or so. When in the past, it was just Vx, Vx.1, Vx.2 etc. I know that stopped some add ons working as they had to be version dependent, and they were caught out by the new numbering system. Is that still the case I wonder?

    I see that Opera is up to 12.17 and Chrome is 35.0.1916.114 m. Who knows what any of the others are! IE seems almost pedestrian at version 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    Thanks for the reply, and I commend you for your patience & fortitude! I, however, do not at all like having to "fix" something (or many things) nearly every time I'm forced to update Firefox or any other browser. If web browsers must be updated every month for security reasons that's fine, but don't cause me unnecessary headaches every time they feel the whim to "new and improve" an already fine piece of software. Then there's the matter of re-educating my wife to the "new" UI. That's really a lot of fun!
    You are probably right. I guess one thing that makes it easier for me is that I am not a big add-ons fan. I have a minimum set of add-ons and mostly on Chrome, since I only use the other two for testing, so I don't usually have issues with add-ons. Chrome does break some functionality, some times, when the upgrades occur. I throw a tweet or two at the Chrome twitter account in protest, but they really don't care. I hope it doesn't get to the point where I need to dump Chrome, but in a way that wouldn't be too bad, as I really dislike Google as a company and use their products as little as I can (except for Chrome, but I have even changed to Bing as the main search engine).
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    As far as add-ons are concerned, adding the Classic Theme Restorer was the first appearance oriented change I've made to Firefox in a long time. Personas was the last-previous one. I find that it's mostly the tweaking or appearance changing add-ons which break with new FF updates. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    I see that Opera is up to 12.17 and Chrome is 35.0.1916.114 m. Who knows what any of the others are! IE seems almost pedestrian at version 11
    The current version of Opera is 21. Opera 12 is the old version, before Opera decided it wanted to be Chrome. Many people, myself included, didn't like that decision and stayed with Opera 12.16. Interestingly, Opera released an update--12.17--for the old version long after the current version Chromified. Opera 12.17 is the most recent update for the old version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanshark View Post
    BTW, Pale Moon does not support RoboForm, which is why I didn't go to PM.
    According to a discussion on the Pale Moon forum, RoboForm works with the 32-bit version of Pale Moon but not with the 64-bit version. According to a quoted message from RoboForm, the only 64-bit browser it works with is Internet Explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngaz View Post
    All I have to say is this:
    1. If I wanted something that looked like Chrome, I'd be using Chrome.
    2. It is sad that you need to have an AddOn for something that was already there in the previous version.
    3. FF is the new MS of the open platform: They think they make it better with every version, while, in reality, they screw it up.
    4. Typical developer mentality: "We know what is good for you because we designed it and we cannot be wrong"
    5. As far as their claim for the security improvements, I do not see how changing the UI can improve security.

    FF was the browser of my choice but now it is not.
    They finally chased me out of FF completely. Yes, there ARE two separate tools that you can use to make it look, and mostly, act the way it used to. But why on earth should I do that? The first time I tried one of them it completely hosed the installation. I just rolled back to 28 and got Pale Moon, which promises NEVER to do what FF has done. I couldn't agree more, if I wanted Chrome, I'd be using it. And I don't because I don't like nor trust Google - they are the Homeland Security of the Internet, ever more intrusive and nosy. Pale Moon works perfectly. Like FF used to. And now they are up to version 30. I use FF as one backup, and Opera as another, neither often. And I used to live on FF. So many angry users, I can't imagine why they wanted to drop market share so badly, but that is what they've done.

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    Now using PaleMoon
    as my primary browser,
    (under Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - 32 bit).

    Using FF 29 as secondary browser only, (less and less).

    PaleMoon browser
    is faster & more stable than my FF29...
    love it!

    btw: ALL my FF extensions
    work just fine
    in the PaleMoon browser...
    Last edited by SF99; 2014-06-20 at 07:05.

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