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Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:10:10 AM »
I hope not... :uhm:
However, if they do and Adblock Plus does not deal with them, I will probably try Pale Moon or IceWeasel.

Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser | ZDNet

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 06:19:05 PM »
I expect they will go ahead with it.  From what I read, it will be on the "New Tab" either in addition to or in place of frequently visited websites.  I wonder what the reference is for "new users".


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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »
When I first got back into Windows (almost three years now, my how time flies!) I fiddled with some setting and haven't seen those tiles since.  Nor have I bothered to try to bring them back as using the previous tab sets works just peachy for me.  With this news....definitely not going looking to bring them back.

The problem with unwanted ads on screen is that is how I experienced my first malware as a computer newbie.  Didn't even want to click on the thing...just an 'unfortunate' circumstance of the ad being right next to a necessary clicking point on the screen.

That experience did not endear me to ads even though I don't have problems with people making honest money.

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Hey, guys.  Long time no been around (family/work issues abound) but nice to see the place is still kicking.

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 02:39:01 PM »
I expect they will go ahead with it.

In anticipation of "unfortunate" future developments, I have installed SeaMonkey .....to get used to using that ...just in case! :moreevil:
It has many similarities to FF, but in my opinion, not very user friendly (at least at the beginning!). However, I like what I see...but so far the only real positive comment I would make is that it is very much faster than both FF and IE... :thumbsup:
Time will show....but from what I have seen so far, I would be surprised if there were any surprises... :cheers2:

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 06:41:34 PM »
I'm curious about why you decided to try SeaMonkey over PaleMoon.  http://www.palemoon.org/


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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 08:11:39 AM »
I'm curious about why you decided to try SeaMonkey over PaleMoon.  http://www.palemoon.org/

No particular reason Corrine apart from reading an interesting report on it and enjoying trying out various software.... :lol:
In the past 10 years, I must have tried a dozen different browsers and always and up coming back to FF... :thumbsup:

Anyway....I seem to have hit a snag with Seamonkey.....and this is the way it treats tabbed browsing and the fact that I rely very heavily on it.

In FF, when I open up the browser, I have 11 tabs displayed in the Bookmarks Toolbar (e.g. Primary, UK Press, International press, Interests, etc.) . Clicking on any of these tabs, generates a drop-down flag with the names of sites I frequently visit (e.g. clicking on the Primary tab, the drop-down flag has GMail, Outlook, Twitter and Facebook). Clicking on any of those names takes me directly to the sign-in page of each of these sites). If I want to add a site to any of these tabs, I simply drag and drop from the Navigation Toolbar.
With this method I can access any of the 67 (!!) sites I frequently visit, with two clicks of the mouse (I am very lazy typing.... :hysterical:)...extremely flexible and user friendly!

This type of flexibility as far as I can see (I have unsuccessfully tried for many hour) does not exist with SeaMonkey! Not only that but, it does not accommodate drag and drop and does not seem to want to keep any tabs I generate when I close and reopen the browser..... :moreevil:

As a result, I can see that SeaMonkey's time with me is very limited. The next one I will try will be PaleMoon!
For anyone interested, it is worth noting that SeaMonkey is not just a browser but a complete suite, incorporating an e-mail client, newsgroup reader, HTML editor and IRC client.

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 09:49:18 AM »
Uninstalled....Not really what I wanted... :(

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 12:59:14 PM »
In FF, when I open up the browser, I have 11 tabs displayed in the Bookmarks Toolbar (e.g. Primary, UK Press, International press, Interests, etc.) . Clicking on any of these tabs, generates a drop-down flag with the names of sites I frequently visit (e.g. clicking on the Primary tab, the drop-down flag has GMail, Outlook, Twitter and Facebook). Clicking on any of those names takes me directly to the sign-in page of each of these sites). If I want to add a site to any of these tabs, I simply drag and drop from the Navigation Toolbar.
With this method I can access any of the 67 (!!) sites I frequently visit, with two clicks of the mouse (I am very lazy typing.... :hysterical:)...extremely flexible and user friendly!

This type of flexibility as far as I can see (I have unsuccessfully tried for many hour) does not exist with SeaMonkey! Not only that but, it does not accommodate drag and drop and does not seem to want to keep any tabs I generate when I close and reopen the browser..... :moreevil:

Your experiment saved me from trying SeaMonkey then.  I have the same setup although you have me beat with the number of "tabs" on the Bookmarks Toolbar. :D  In addition to having 14 sites open as the "Home Page" (all kept open and checked throughout the day) when the browser is launched, I have 10 created with bookmarks to sites/references I want at my finger tips.  However, I have taken it a step further because they aren't on the actual Bookmarks Toolbar.  I've customized the Navigation Toolbar to have the few icons I want accessible so there is only one toolbar taking up screen space. 


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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 01:47:45 PM »
I've customized the Navigation Toolbar to have the few icons I want accessible so there is only one toolbar taking up screen space.

Thank you for this idea Corrine......Something else to play with... :hysterical:

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 02:42:15 PM »
In order to fit everything I want, I have used abbreviations for the bookmark folders on the Navigation Toolbar; e.g., 1= Frequently visited, Ref = Reference sites, MS = Microsoft, etc.  I've used the abbreviations for so long that I always know what is where.  :)


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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 01:44:37 PM »
This reply is in response to the topic title.   ( I realize the discussion has gone beyond that.)

 Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser

Just wanted to comment that I was also not sure what they meant about ads only being shown to "new users" and after a bunch of searching around found that it means that   in the  "new" tab,  the thumbnails of recently visted sites is not populated right away, so the space will contain ads instead in this case.  Once the boxes fill up with regularly visited sites, the user will no longer have ads presented there.

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Re: Mozilla to deliver ads in its Firefox browser
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 09:47:23 PM »
This reply is in response to the topic title.   ( I realize the discussion has gone beyond that.)

Good point.  Considering how the rest of the discussion has centered on Pale Moon, I've split that to a separate thread:  Pale Moon (Split from Firefox Ads Thread)


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