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Fx 63 unannounced changes and anomalies

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fade2gray
 
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Post Posted October 27th, 2018, 4:22 pm

1. Hamburger Menu

62.0.3 had the option to toggle Tracking Protection between 'Enabled/Disabled', which effectively toggled between 'Always/Only in private windows' (this was preferable to the change).

This has been replaced with Content Blocking which if clicked on takes you to about:preferences#privacy which you can just as easily access via Options.

2. about:[config|plugins]

When typing about:c or about:p in the address bar, the former is auto-completed as config/ and the latter as plugins/, both of which result in invalid URLs because of the trailing backslash.

This only happens with an established profile and didn't happen before the update, neither is it alleviated using safe-mode but also doesn't happen when using a clean profile.

3. Videos that autoplay

The ability to prevent embedded videos from auto-playing has been disabled because about:config > media.autoplay.disable has been removed.
Last edited by fade2gray on October 27th, 2018, 5:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

lasardo
 
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Post Posted October 27th, 2018, 4:56 pm

For 3, autoplay can be disabled by setting media.autoplay.default to 1 more details here viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3042942

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Post Posted October 27th, 2018, 5:14 pm

lasardo wrote:For 3, autoplay can be disabled by setting media.autoplay.default to 1 more details here viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3042942

Thank you, could've sworn I tried it, but obviously not - a bit counter-intuitive tho', would expect 0 for autoplay off and 1 for on.

But, why change what wasn't broken in the first place. 8-[

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 2:20 am

the former is auto-completed as config/ and the latter as plugins/,

not here, check out safe-mode, maybe extension... if not -> new profile.

autoplay
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3042942
more research please!

1) is more convenient, this dialog will improve (running v64/65 here)

i dont see any bugs here... as you wrote in the bug section.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 3:03 am

Moving this to Firefox Support...
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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 7:21 am

@Brummelchen: Thank you for your reply, but it appears you did not fully read my post and subsequent reply from lasardo.

Brummelchen wrote:
the former is auto-completed as config/ and the latter as plugins/,

not here, check out safe-mode, maybe extension... if not -> new profile.

fade2gray wrote:This only happens with an established profile and didn't happen before the update, neither is it alleviated using safe-mode but also doesn't happen when using a clean profile.


Brummelchen wrote:autoplay
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3042942

lasardo wrote:For 3, autoplay can be disabled by setting media.autoplay.default to 1 more details here viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3042942

Brummelchen wrote:more research please!

As you can see, from my forum join date, I've been 'here' almost as long as you, and from my minimal amount of postings it should be obvious that I generally do my research - please forgive my transgression.

Brummelchen wrote:1) is more convenient, this dialog will improve (running v64/65 here)

Which dialog will improve what and will more be convenient to whom? The current 'improvement' seems more an inconvenience to me. I am not running v64/65 here.

Brummelchen wrote:i dont see any bugs here... as you wrote in the bug section.

As it happens, I'd forgotten that I had bookmarked 'about:config' and 'about:plugins', but the autocompletion of bookmarks typed into the address bar, with the appended forwardslash (not backslash), is a new feature of Fx 63 that breaks some URLs.
Isn't something that breaks functionality considered a bug?

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 10:19 am

With Firefox 64 beta I made a bookmark to about:config and it autocompleted successfully without a slash, so if you still want a bookmark for it try removing and recreating it.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 1:35 pm

1. Announced and detailed in release notes.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/

2. Sounds like a bug.

3. Autoplay options are still in the process of being upgraded and improved for a future version. Will be announced when finished.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/21/firef ... -blocking/

fade2gray
 
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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 5:03 pm

lasardo wrote:With Firefox 64 beta I made a bookmark to about:config and it autocompleted successfully without a slash, so if you still want a bookmark for it try removing and recreating it.

Thanks, but deleting and recreating the bookmark still results in the trailing slash - v63 64bit

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 5:15 pm

>2. about:[config|plugins]

It was reported and fixed(for 64) already.
1498883 - Bookmarking about:config causes it to be autocompleted to "about:config/", which fails

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It had been introduced by 'Bug 1239708 - Improve the autofill decisions algorithms'.
And it was fixed already with 'Bug 462674 - autocomplete for all existing about: URIs after typing "about:"' and 'Bug 1493951 - Fix autofill for about: urls'.
(Though I cannot say it's OK now since I'm not using 'awesome bar' usually)

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 5:16 pm

ReggieNJ wrote:1. Announced and detailed in release notes.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/

2. Sounds like a bug.

3. Autoplay options are still in the process of being upgraded and improved for a future version. Will be announced when finished.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/21/firef ... -blocking/

1. I was aware of the announced "Added content blocking ...", but the removal of the quick toggle ability for Tracking Protection from the burger menu is a disappointment.

2. It does, but I didn't notice this in the release notes:
fixed > Resolved an issue that prevented the address bar from autofilling bookmarked URLs in certain cases

Hmmm. :-k

3. That's good.

Thank you.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2018, 5:18 pm

atlanto wrote:>2. about:[config|plugins]

It was reported and fixed(for 64) already.
1498883 - Bookmarking about:config causes it to be autocompleted to "about:config/", which fails

--
It had been introduced by 'Bug 1239708 - Improve the autofill decisions algorithms'.
And it was fixed already with 'Bug 462674 - autocomplete for all existing about: URIs after typing "about:"' and 'Bug 1493951 - Fix autofill for about: urls'.
(Though I cannot say it's OK now since I'm not using 'awesome bar' usually)

Thanks for the heads-up, we posted almost simultaneously.

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