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Stylish 3.0 breaks Firefox

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Nov. 11th, 2017 | 09:00 pm

If you're using Firefox, and you've noticed that it's suddenly become slower, and started to peg one CPU core at 100% load...

...check if a) you have the Stylish add-on installed, and b) it's recently (auto-)updated to version 3.0.1. If so, go back to version 2.1.1 (available from the Old Versions page) and disable automatic updates for this add-on for the time being, and the issue should be fixed, for now.

(Of course all this is indirectly due to Mozilla's asinine decision to throw the entire existing extension framework out the window with little notice, much less a transition period or anything like that.)

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ungulata

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from: ungulata
date: Nov. 12th, 2017 12:08 am (UTC)
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Any bets on how long until Firefox wakes up and becomes efficient, versatile, transparent (figuratively) and adjustable? That, or gets re-branded Netscape and starts from scratch?

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 12th, 2017 09:28 am (UTC)
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:) I think the former's not going to happen. Not so much because Mozilla is actively bent on making Firefox crap, but because they seem to live in a kind of fantasy world where users are genuinely happy with the decisions Mozilla is making and always support them and cheer them on. And they seem to think that anyone who criticizes them does, at best, not understand what they're doing and why it is in fact good, and that therefore the proper response is to "educate" users rather than listen to them. I've said before that where Microsoft has (had?) "where do you want to go today", Mozilla has become all about "this is where you WILL go today", and this mindset of theirs explains why. They really do know better. And if you disagree, you must be forced to go along. It's for your own good, after all.

I could see a new fork arising and (more importantly) gaining traction, but I wouldn't count on it happening. Most of those who work in the software industry are just as insane as the Mozilla guys (in different ways, maybe, but still).

One of the few (only?) reasons I've still been sticking to Firefox is extensions. Now that they're going to break 95% of them, I might as well ditch it. There's really not much left to recommend it, and if I want to use Chrome I'll just use Chrome, not a cheap copy.

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Pica Delphon (Is one who Builds anything)

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from: picadelphon
date: Nov. 14th, 2017 01:00 am (UTC)
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Not had a problem with Water Fox Acting up..

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 14th, 2017 05:54 am (UTC)
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Fingers crossed, then!

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Pica Delphon (Is one who Builds anything)

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from: picadelphon
date: Nov. 15th, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Yea, way too many 'Bang me in The Balls' Software updates thru the years that screwed me Big time ..

ohhh, it is why that all my updates are always turned off..

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 16th, 2017 06:19 am (UTC)
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Yeah, agreed. I also tend to turn off automatic updates, for just this reason. They do say that you should never change a running system, and there's a reason for that.

To me, automatic updates signify an implicit understanding that the vendor will not push any breaking changes (deliberate ones; of course any change has a chance to break something). Mozilla etc. completely ignore this.

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