[CentOS] firefox: annoyance

Fri Sep 26 13:21:22 UTC 2014
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 09/25/2014 09:42 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Steve Lindemann wrote:
>> On 9/25/2014 8:13 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>>> On Thu, September 25, 2014 8:59 am, John Doe wrote:
>>>>> From: Johan Vermeulen <jvermeulen at cawdekempen.be>
>>>>>> op 25-09-14 13:46, mark schreef:
>>>>>>>   Yup, forgot that: no tool bar at all, no menus....
> <snip>
>>> It is *completely* unacceptable to release an update that appears to
>>> ignore the configuration files, and doesn't even *show* the menu, which
>>> would absolutely freak out an "ordinary user".
>>> And to lose the tabs! I am *not* going to update firefox at work till
>>> they fix this - I have stuff I need.
>>> <snip>
>> Switch to Palemoon or Qupzilla, firefox has "improved" itself to the
>> point where it's just not a choice anymore, let alone a good one.  I've
>> been using Palemoon and it's been a damn good choice for me... ymmv
> palemoon looks nice - *is* there a package for it somewhere, or do you
> have to d/l and install from their homepage?
>> Find something else that works for you, there are other choices.  It's
>> gotten to the point where firefox is as bad as chrome or ie.  A shame,
>> it used to be such a good choice.
> I have to worry, here at work. I am *not* going to even think about trying
> to force my users to use another browser, one they've never heard of (I've
> never heard of either of these). This needs to be fixed....

Unless the behavior is different in CentOS than RHEL, it is fixed.

You can turn on the menu bar (right click and click the check mark)

If your users use Windows or mac, they already are using something that
does not have a menu bar.  Firefox has the same look everywhere.

So, because you have to check a box to get the menu, you want to look
for a new browser, which could just stop working at the whims of the
upstream guys (like chromium did) when they move on to the latest and
greatest glibc, etc?  This sounds silly to me .. check the menu box and
use firefox.  It will be supported and secure until EOL.

Of course, it is your machine(S) so feel free to do whatever you want.

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