What sort of idiocy is flowing through the minds at mozilla right now? There have been a huge number of absurd things done by them recently:
1.the "studies" principle and it's use for add-ons such as "cliqz"
2.rolling out firefox 57 quantum without giving add-on makers enough time to properly update add-ons to be compatible with it. The finalised API for 57 quantum came out only days before the new browser did, and mozilla decided it would be a good idea to remove support for old add-ons when the quantum engine was released rather than run the old and new types in parallel for a while to give add-on developers time to adapt.
3.now this add-on to advertise a TV series
When will mozilla stop trying to beat google chrome in numbers by copying most of chrome's features and downsides? When will they give up on these actions which clearly are aimed at them becoming a data harvesting company? When will they realise that if they produced a browser which put user control first, as it used to a year or two back, they could do a very good job of maintaining their place in browser popularity if if they can't risw to number one?
Speaking for myself I'm very glad to be on an ESR release, I've gone to ESR for a few months to keep NoScript 5.x.x running while the havoc of the change to the quantum engine for add-ons calms down, and have been spared this latest mess.
Edited by rp88, 20 December 2017 - 04:04 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB