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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2016, 05:07:51 PM »
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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
My script uses Dan Pollock's hosts file as one of it's sources.
Here is a nice advert blocking extension that sadly skips most peoples radars,

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bluhell-firewall/

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2016, 06:42:22 AM »
Thanks for that, hackerdefo. Much appreciated.

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2016, 10:12:54 AM »
^ Ran a d-u little after midnight, browser failed. Changed iceweasel to firefox in menu, and it now works. 

Read a couple weeks back in DW that Debian might be switching back to FireFox, I would guess with sid first. My stable and testing installs are not affected.
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20160222

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2016, 03:51:17 PM »
Good to see Mozilla and Debian resolve this (finally)...

Interesting thing, all the settings I 'wanted' to work in Iceweasel never would recently ... things like font sizes and remembering zoom levels on pages failed

In firefox they are working as they should AND it seems to run in a lot less memory... I am not sure how this is so but it is
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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2016, 07:40:04 AM »
^ Yup. they say it's all the same code except the branding, but they behave differently.

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2016, 09:25:27 AM »
Just did the change. Removed Iceweasel aurora, deleted the line sources list and Firefox came in. You are right. Font sizes behave now.

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2016, 06:52:40 PM »
It also feels faster... weird. Anyway Iceweasel is the past. Firefox lives in the Debian repos now.

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2016, 05:20:04 PM »
I have downloaded and installed Pale Moon following link to Linux on their website
only a 22.8 Mb download
Added the Deb 8 repos , and just did apt-get install palemoon
plays youtube videos and secure enough to log into a bank website and pay my bills
runs fast and menus looks like as the older firefox menus
so my vote goes to  PaleMoon

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2016, 01:30:39 AM »
^ thanks jenom!

Have been aware of Pale Moon for a while, decided to give it a shot!

Installed Pale Moon and impressed with it so far, uses flash and you-tube works just fine.

https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Astevenpusser&package=palemoon

Used wget for install and didn't notice the Debian installer package at bottom of page, hidden past scroll. Going to test this for a while and see how it works out.

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Re: I'm thinking Iceweasel replacement
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2016, 06:03:28 AM »
Been using it exclusively (well, qutebrowser tests aside) for a month or so. I miss nothing from Firefox/Iceweasel. It feels like an old FF, but it gives you all you need without the "fancy stuff" Mozilla added in newer versions. I don't use flash, whatsoever. But I have no need for it.

Regarding the source I've got it directly from their servers instead. Updates are not as frequent as the Mozilla ones. Manual updating is not a mess.