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In Firefox 48, Mozilla will enable a new Firefox plug-in blocklist by default. Initially the blocklist will be small, mostly containing URLs of Flash SWF files that have been identified by Mozilla as supercookies (i.e. cookies that are very hard to shake off) or fingerprinting files (i.e. they scan your system and create a unique fingerprint, again usually for tracking purposes).
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Firefox 48, due out on August 2, will also be the first time that Electrolysis (splitting Firefox into a content process and a UI process) will be rolled out to the masses.

 

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Interesting.

I like where the kernel is going but I really dislike the UI. Let's see if the electrolysis does anything to help it.
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Interesting.

I like where the kernel is going but I really dislike the UI. Let's see if the electrolysis does anything to help it.

I actually use firefox because of the ui. You can customize it a lot and while I agree the default sucks with a few addons you can get it to work however you want. I for one have tabs on the bottom a menu bar with addons and bookmark icons as well as the windows controls and made my navigation bar full woth fully getting rid of the unneeded search bar.

However this is just how I want it and I can imagine other people wanting a more minimalistic layout
post #4 of 11
It's about time we get rid of flash!

Customization is what makes firefox awesome
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I actually use firefox because of the ui. You can customize it a lot and while I agree the default sucks with a few addons you can get it to work however you want. I for one have tabs on the bottom a menu bar with addons and bookmark icons as well as the windows controls and made my navigation bar full woth fully getting rid of the unneeded search bar.

However this is just how I want it and I can imagine other people wanting a more minimalistic layout

That makes 2.
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Iteresting.

 

Anyone tried Vivaldi browser?

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I'm all ready using FF48 beta with e10s active. I don't have problem with my current addons. I haven't notice any difference with performance or any page frizzing so I could test if the UI is still working.
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Good, flash kills all.
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Iteresting.

Anyone tried Vivaldi browser?
Yes. I like a lot of things about it but it's more sluggish than slimjet and it's interface is not as customizable as firefox yet. Visually it's interface has them both beat though.
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I'm all ready using FF48 beta with e10s active. I don't have problem with my current addons. I haven't notice any difference with performance or any page frizzing so I could test if the UI is still working.

The usage of APZ makes a *huge* difference when scrolling through pages.

Silky smooth compared to Chrome or previous versions of Firefox.

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post #10 of 11
Misleading headline is misleading?

"blocking Flash content" and "blocking certain, specific Flash applications" is not the same thing.
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