Comment 2RXF Re: Before everybody goes crazy...


Mozilla rolls out sponsored link tiles


Before everybody goes crazy... (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-29 02:19 (#2RGJ)

First off, let's not forget that this is nightly and not an actual released build, so, probably (if they are sane) they're not going to include it. If the do for some reason, it can be turned off. Lets not forget that one of the big draws of Firefox is that its super customizable. Having it on by default is uncool, but not the end of the world. Ubuntu had the same controversy with their in OS advertising. I understand why people are pissed at Mozilla, but I still think they're a good group trying to do good stuff. Everybody missteps.

I suspect this is going to come down to Coke vs Pepsi. Dr pepper wins anyway.

Re: Before everybody goes crazy... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-29 04:12 (#2RHJ)

Super customisable. Right.How does one disable JavaScript in firefox these days?

Re: Before everybody goes crazy... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-30 11:48 (#2RWP)

I'm still annoyed they removed the "Load images by default?" tick-box. You have to screw around in about:config now. It was rather useful for tethering, but apparently buttons confuse users.

Re: Before everybody goes crazy... (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-30 20:09 (#2RX4)

I for one will be glad when the "Buttons confuse users" craze comes to an end. It's led to a regression in usefulness in so many tools. Why should we be pandering to the mouth breathers? Power users need tools too, ya know. Remember when you actually had to read the manual because the new toy/tool was capable of so much? It's like that's anathema these days. Isn't the current joke that the Gnome3 interface is slowly being reduced to a blank screen with one big button, and the button is deactivated by default, or something like that?

Re: Before everybody goes crazy... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-31 00:51 (#2RXF)

For everyone who is pissed about having to dumpster-dive to find basic settings like enable/disable Javascript and load/don't-load images, my solution is prefbar:

And if you disable compatibility checking, it will work despite the browser's complaints.

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