On Mon, 2 May 2016, E. Liddell wrote: > On Mon, 2 May 2016 18:38:15 -0400 (EDT) > Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote: > >> On Mon, 2 May 2016, E. Liddell wrote: >> >>> (Me? PaleMoon, which is a fork of Firefox from before they trashed >>> the UI, but I'm a control freak with unusual requirements.) >> >> please just a little bit about how Palemoon suits your control >> freak/unusual requirements? > > Basically, it has all of the configurability Firefox had before Mozilla > started systematically gutting it a little while back. This includes supporting > at least 75% of the Firefox extensions that existed when it was forked. > > My primary browser profile has a whole bunch of add-ons and settings > designed to keep me from seeing anything I don't want to see. I don't, > as a general rule, load scripts, video, audio, webfonts, or even images > unless I actually feel that they'll add something to the page. The extension > I use for image filtering (ImgLikeOpera) no longer works with Firefox, > and all the substitutes I've tried are inferior. It still works perfectly well > with PaleMoon. Like I said, control freak. ;) > > In this profile, I typically have 100+ tabs open, spread across eight windows. > PaleMoon doesn't seem to have any problem with this, and remains > responsive. 100+ tabs?!?! pardon: I'm going to delete some remarks I read with great interest but have nothing right now to reply. > The profile I use when dabbling in web development has a completely > different set of extensions--Firebug and such. Another profile points > at a proxy server. Not all browsers make it easy to have multiple diverse > profiles for the same user. > > Also, because PaleMoon uses the old, pre-Australis Firefox UI, it doesn't > try to hide important things that I want to see, like the address bar and main > menu. It's even still got a status bar. > > [...] I wish I had more control over fonts (or knew better how to control them). I cannot bear sites with washed-out fonts (gmail) or pages with black background and small white (or other colors!) fonts. the extensions I've tried haven't been terribly effective. > I should also note that there are certain features that a lot of people seem > to want that I *don't* need. I don't care about multiple device > synchronization support I definitely DON'T want that! >, for instance, and I don't generally watch streaming > video. So I don't know how good my browser of choice is at those things. I often have need to download streams. > (That was probably a bit disorganized. Sorry.) no apologies at all needed, I found it very interesting. (again, forgive the deletions.) I certainly don't have your needs (or kit!) but I would like an extension that keeps advertisement audio from playing. generally I'm not that concerned about blocking ads but I see the point, especially on pages with far more ads than content. I'll have a closer look at Palemoon. just tried to darken the fonts on gmail but didn't get very far. I just want black on a light background. (my main email client is actually alpine - text; so simple and clean.) thanks again for the remarks. f. -- Felmon Davis Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. -- Benjamin Disraeli, "Coningsby"