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The "Private Browsing" mode of Firefox (and, therefore, Waterfox) is broken. The browser apparently continues to cache files it's not supposed to while in Private mode. Mozilla is working on a patch. You can expect a Firefox update (15.0.1?) to come out soon.


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We need more solutions to common problems added to the FAQ section. This forum is ridiculously bloated with answers to questions from long long ago, it is far too frustrating and damn near impossible to search through it without being bombarded with hundreds of results that are just posts with the same question I am asking, with no solutions. It's hit or miss to say the least. We don't mind fixing a few problems here and there ourselves, but the frustration of searching through this forum to figure out those fixes seems unnecessary .

Anyway, here are my problems.

Problem 1. Waterfox is running. I right click on waterfox running in the task bar. Open New Tab, Open New Window, and Start Private Browsing are all white icons and none of them work. They all seem to be referencing firefox.exe. This was something I brought up back when WF 14 was released, but apparently it hasn't been addressed.

Problem 2. When I 1st updated to WF 14, it successfully updated to 14.01, and then never updated again. Waterfox 15 has been available for like 7 days, and by chance I came here to see my updater had not informed me of its release. I had more luck with the old updater, what the heck is going on? Why is the task not being created for some people? Is this a UAC, or User profile issue? Do you need to do a "Run as administrator" when installing waterfox? Perhaps instructions for creating the task should be put in the faq section, I wasn't sure how to get updater to run when waterfox is started, it may surprise you to know that not many people use the task scheduler often, and it is kind of complicated for novice users. Mr. Alex gave this solution:

My mistake on the updater:
You have to put "/checknow" as a switch to the shortcut for the updater. It's been fixed in WF15.

That's pretty vague. Where does the /checknow switch go? What shortcut? Waterfox? The updater? Do I add the switch in task scheduler? We need detailed instructions please. Thank you very much for the hard work and your patience.

I am not happy about the AVG crap. The lack of a "No thanks, I don't want this ridiculous bloatware, as I already have a virus program that scans everything, including web links, I don't want to slow my computer or browsing down by adding another useless layer of "protection" " button was disturbing. It sounds like it wants to install a toolbar or something. I almost didn't finish the install as it didn't seem very clear as to what exactly it was going to do. Oh well, apparently the bottom option with everything unchecked makes it not install anything except for a new search engine in the search bar, which I still don't care for, but whatever, you've got bills to pay, apparently. More people should donate to you.
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The "Private Browsing" mode of Firefox (and, therefore, Waterfox) is broken. The browser apparently continues to cache files it's not supposed to while in Private mode. Mozilla is working on a patch. You can expect a Firefox update (15.0.1?) to come out soon.
VG

I hope this propagates to WF very soon after Mozilla releases the fix or I'll have to revert to FF on a few systems thinking.gif
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...I wasn't sure how to get updater to run when waterfox is started, it may surprise you to know that not many people use the task scheduler often, and it is kind of complicated for novice users. Mr. Alex gave this solution:
My mistake on the updater:

You have to put "/checknow" as a switch to the shortcut for the updater. It's been fixed in WF15.
That's pretty vague. Where does the /checknow switch go? What shortcut? Waterfox? The updater? Do I add the switch in task scheduler? We need detailed instructions please. Thank you very much for the hard work and your patience.

You need to manually edit the updater.ini file located at the WF folder.

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We need more solutions to common problems added to the FAQ section. This forum is ridiculously bloated with answers to questions from long long ago, it is far too frustrating and damn near impossible to search through it without being bombarded with hundreds of results that are just posts with the same question I am asking, with no solutions. It's hit or miss to say the least. We don't mind fixing a few problems here and there ourselves, but the frustration of searching through this forum to figure out those fixes seems unnecessary .

Anyway, here are my problems.

Problem 1. Waterfox is running. I right click on waterfox running in the task bar. Open New Tab, Open New Window, and Start Private Browsing are all white icons and none of them work. They all seem to be referencing firefox.exe. This was something I brought up back when WF 14 was released, but apparently it hasn't been addressed.

Problem 2. When I 1st updated to WF 14, it successfully updated to 14.01, and then never updated again. Waterfox 15 has been available for like 7 days, and by chance I came here to see my updater had not informed me of its release. I had more luck with the old updater, what the heck is going on? Why is the task not being created for some people? Is this a UAC, or User profile issue? Do you need to do a "Run as administrator" when installing waterfox? Perhaps instructions for creating the task should be put in the faq section, I wasn't sure how to get updater to run when waterfox is started, it may surprise you to know that not many people use the task scheduler often, and it is kind of complicated for novice users. Mr. Alex gave this solution:

My mistake on the updater:
You have to put "/checknow" as a switch to the shortcut for the updater. It's been fixed in WF15.

That's pretty vague. Where does the /checknow switch go? What shortcut? Waterfox? The updater? Do I add the switch in task scheduler? We need detailed instructions please. Thank you very much for the hard work and your patience.

I am not happy about the AVG crap. The lack of a "No thanks, I don't want this ridiculous bloatware, as I already have a virus program that scans everything, including web links, I don't want to slow my computer or browsing down by adding another useless layer of "protection" " button was disturbing. It sounds like it wants to install a toolbar or something. I almost didn't finish the install as it didn't seem very clear as to what exactly it was going to do. Oh well, apparently the bottom option with everything unchecked makes it not install anything except for a new search engine in the search bar, which I still don't care for, but whatever, you've got bills to pay, apparently. More people should donate to you.

 

1) The shortcut issues should be fixed, as it works for most people.

2) You put /checknow on the updater shortcut. Installer support didn't mention that that parameter needed to be used with the silent installer.

3) I had to use their wording, but am trying to change it to be nicer. I'd rather my users didn't have to pay anything. Also there is no toolbar for Waterfox, only a search page.

 

Sorry if you're not happy about it but I can't please everyone redface.gif

    
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We need more solutions to common problems added to the FAQ section. This forum is ridiculously bloated with answers to questions from long long ago, it is far too frustrating and damn near impossible to search through it without being bombarded with hundreds of results that are just posts with the same question I am asking, with no solutions. It's hit or miss to say the least. We don't mind fixing a few problems here and there ourselves, but the frustration of searching through this forum to figure out those fixes seems unnecessary .

Agree with this. You have to read 50 pages to find your problem or ask about it again. A FAQ with the top 5 problems should help a lot and leave this post for new problems. Once a solution is found, move to it the FAQ.

Mr Alex, why not have a forum where people can create their problems? It is easier to find a problem and solution than having to read 377 pages (understand not all pages are for the current version but where does it start?).
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We need more solutions to common problems added to the FAQ section. This forum is ridiculously bloated with answers to questions from long long ago, it is far too frustrating and damn near impossible to search through it without being bombarded with hundreds of results that are just posts with the same question I am asking, with no solutions. It's hit or miss to say the least. We don't mind fixing a few problems here and there ourselves, but the frustration of searching through this forum to figure out those fixes seems unnecessary .

Agree with this. You have to read 50 pages to find your problem or ask about it again. A FAQ with the top 5 problems should help a lot and leave this post for new problems. Once a solution is found, move to it the FAQ.

Mr Alex, why not have a forum where people can create their problems? It is easier to find a problem and solution than having to read 377 pages (understand not all pages are for the current version but where does it start?).


There's a support forum on the SourceForge page. Also there's a search function here.

    
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1) The shortcut issues should be fixed, as it works for most people.

Should be, but it isn't wink.gif



Just out of curiosity I also gave test run to Pale Moon 15, and it seems to be much better and more mature. Jump list shortcuts also work despite .exe not being "firefox.exe".
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1) The shortcut issues should be fixed, as it works for most people.

Should be, but it isn't wink.gif



Just out of curiosity I also gave test run to Pale Moon 15, and it seems to be much better and more mature. Jump list shortcuts also work despite .exe not being "firefox.exe".


Pale Moon uses MSVC and is on its way to becoming its own browser. Also could you upload the shortcut?

    
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Waterfox_shortcut.zip 1k .zip file

Here you go, default shortcut created by installation from "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Waterfox"

Waterfox started from Start menu by the same shortcut, and doesn't make any difference whether Waterfox is default browser or if shortcut is pinned or not. Also behaves exactly same if WF is started straight from installation folder.
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