Comment JAS3 Re: When they're all the same . . .


Firefox aims to simplify cross-browser Extension development


When they're all the same . . . (Score: 2, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-08-24 13:21 (#J9Y2)

The more Firefox is the same as all the other browsers the less reason there will be to use Firefox specifically. I use certain plugins that are essential for my browsing requirements and work-flow. Many of these will likely cease to exist:

* Adblock Plus
* DownThemAll!
* Firemacs
* It's All Text!
* NoScript
* ProfileSwitcher
* Session Manager
* Grease Monkey

While it will be nice to have more supported and up-to-date plug-ins, I believe that the cost is too high for the value gained - especially since most plug-ins for the masses that this will facilitate aren't plug-ins that are desirable unless you're one of the sheep.

Re: When they're all the same . . . (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2015-08-24 18:02 (#JAS3)

I couldn't live with a browser that didn't have NoScript. The uMatrix extension for Chrome looks promising, but it is quite a bit harder to use than the simple Firefox+NoScript combination.


Time Reason Points Voter
2015-08-25 23:04 Interesting +1
2015-08-26 16:09 Insightful +1

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