The original post was locked (see original link at bottom), stating that if others needed assistance, they could open a new topic as the info in the link below was potentially outdated. I could be wrong, but not it’s not outdated, and was relevant for the last two years. I have personally used FF a few weeks back, and none of my complaints were ever addressed. In fact, I have uninstalled Firefox. Not because I hated Firefox, but because I hated what it HAS become.
It became a watered down version of Chrome, with a new inferior engine. Recently, I have started using Vivaldi (I also use Palemoon, which resembles the old, good, stable Gecko engine that Firefox used). Vivaldi is based on Chrome, but looks nothing like it and provides a far superior experience than either Chrome or Firefox ever did. So… if a forked version of Chrome does a better job at it than a well known company (Mozilla), there is an issue.
The biggest problems I have had with Firefox was how they screwed the noscript addon, forcing the developer to find one of the worst workarounds he could find. But, that is not the developer’s fault. It was that, or scrap it on Firefox altogether. My Point is that this has been true for many respectable addons. The FF dev team has not listened to the community, nor most importantly, to the addon devs who numbers in droves.
What do I want? An acknowledgement that they messed up. Who knows. For all I know, maybe they did (but who could tell? The discourse website is the worst form of forum I have EVER seen. So, maybe an apology has been buried somewhere deep down). In any case, what I want… what most of us want: The Gecko engine. And Firefox only addons in the spotlight, making Chrome users envy that platform; did you know that Palemoon offered its own adblock addon? As far as I know, FF has never offered that, but offered third party ones. What we do NOT want: a watered down version of Chrome, and we certainly do NOT want F-Us to the addons devs. Those people are amazing and have awesome app building abilities.
We want Mozilla to acknowledge their errors in their ways, and to apologize to the community on their main website, as well as an apology to every single addond dev out there.
At this rate, Firefox will sink. Chrome owns around 70% of the global browsing experience. Firefox has less than 10%. There is no comeback, no Rocky story, no underdog tale. Nothing. When Firefox once ruled with an iron fist with a great Gecko engine, Mozilla then ignored what its users wanted, and has failed to listen to what people said. Which is why Google took over.
There is a reason why Google is massive. At first, it was a damn search engine!!! A search engine. That is what Google was: WAS. Google now has a search engine, email inboxes, the Chrome browser, laptops, YouTube, Google Home (or whatever they call it) and SO much more. What did Mozilla start off it? A browser. What does Mozilla have now? A browser. It is unrealistic to believe that Mozilla has done anything concrete or positive. Hell, even Porsche has a laptop (I don’t know why), but a frigging car manufacturer has a branded laptop. What does Mozilla have? A browser. sigh
I have ZERO respect for Google. Sure, I have email accounts with them, but that was when they originally came out. It would be unrealistic to believe anyone would/could change their account and modify every single email on websites they’ve registered on. But aside from that (and YouTube which predates most people’s account creation), I do not trust Google, and never will. Firefox once held our trust, but no more. When IE/Edge is almost beating Firefox, there is a real problem. A bond that had once been formed was broken, and other browsers eventually took over that trust.
They offered innovative browsing experience, while not pretending they were better. Vivaldi knows it never will be Chrome, and it doesn’t pretend to, and gives its users a good browsing experience. To me, Firefox is dead, because Mozilla failed to listen to what WE want. Unless Firefox can give me the addons I want and how they were intended to be used, like when Gecko empowered the addon devs, there is no reason for me to use Firefox. What is an addon? It is an app made to make your experience better. Mozilla made this experience worse.
Here is the original link to the original discussion: