It’s never been a better time to switch to Firefox::Firefox’s extended add-on support for mobile is coming with version 120, a good reason to switch to the browser permanently.

  • @stifle867
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    255 months ago

    “Never been a better time”? What about when IE 6/7 was dominating and Firefox came out with add-ons and speed of updates? I’d argue that was the best time for Firefox.

    • @[email protected]
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      5 months ago

      “The best time to plant a tree switch to Firefox was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

  • Square Singer
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    85 months ago

    Yay, another step to getting to feature parity with Firefox 68!

    Now give me a tabs that I can also use in phone mode and keyboard shortcuts!

    I mean, it’s only been 3 years since new FF on Android cut all the good bits from FF68 and before.

  • @[email protected]
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    55 months ago

    It’s still not a good experience on Android tablets/foldables, just a stretched phone UI and no tab bar.

    • Square Singer
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      35 months ago

      I don’t get the downvotes.

      Sure, many (or probably most) people have no use for a tablet-friendly UI and a tab bar.

      But for those people who do, this is a very important point. I actually switched over to Vivaldi, due to the lack of a tab bar in FF.

      If they’d implement that, I would be able to go back to FF.

      So I don’t really understand why someone would be opposed to a toggle-able feature that you don’t have to use. If you don’t like it, don’t enable it.

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        I also switched to Vivaldi everywhere for this reason. So I can sync tabs on all my devices. I wouldn’t have even been looking for a new browser if not for the poor tablet experience on Android FF. But I’m really happy with Vivaldi now. Over the years I occasionally check in on ol’ Android tablet Firefox, but still no tablet UI since they removed it many years ago (yes, older versions of Android Firefox already had a tab bar).

        • Square Singer
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          15 months ago

          I tried a full switch to Vivaldi, but desktop Vivaldi was quite buggy for me, so now I’m running split: FF on Desktop, Vivaldi on Android.

  • @[email protected]
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    A few great Add-ons have worked for a while already - I use Dark Reader, uBlock, and PrivacyBadger, and Read Aloud, but I am looking forward to adding Translate, container add-ons for Facebook and Amazon, Kagi search, Tabliss, etc.

  • Black Skinned Jew
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    5 months ago

    Does it’s better Firefox than Brave on Android? I mean what are the real advantages of using Firefox?

    • @[email protected]
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      145 months ago

      Why? Mozilla isn’t a threat to open web like Google has shown that they are and they certainly can use all the support they can get.

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        Yeah but Mozilla has been getting shittier and shittier as time goes on. I think it all started when they forced extensions into FF without the ability to remove them, only to go into the settings and disable them (which doesn’t even fully work). And most of the de-Mozillafied alternatives (like Waterfox which pretty much the only benefit is no Mozilla telemetry) have a lot of their own problems assuming you want a normal casual browsing experience (so no Librewolf or Tor)

        Mozilla’s better than e.g. Google or Microsoft but at the end of the day they’re still a company that often makes anti-user decisions (although being technically non-profit helps them be significantly less bad). They’ve started converging towards those companies in a lot of ways, and they’ve been trying to make the browser more like Chromium browsers equally as much.

        Also due to their bad priorities FF is noticeably worse in a lot of ways thab e.g. Edge (as in performance/resource usage by a long shot)

    • @stifle867
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      35 months ago

      Vague statement. You have any more information or sources?

        • @stifle867
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          25 months ago

          Ah yes I heard about that. I suppose it’s up to the interpretation of “loading”. Firefox still loads everything as fast, including the code where Google tells the browser to wait for 5 seconds. But the average user does not care about the technicalities of it. Only that they get a degraded experience on Firefox.

          IMO that gives me even more reason to use Firefox. I’m not going to be bullies or deceived into giving in to corporate malfeasance.