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by GµårÐïåñ
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Guide:How to run 2 versions of Fx on the same system
Replies: 4
Views: 87365

Re: Guide:How to run 2 versions of Fx on the same system

Nice, been doing this for a long time already as I use 56 as my daily driver and even then I simultaneously need to run two different profiles at times. On top of that I have ESR and Quantum on the system for Java and testing respectively and I keep them out of each other's hair and without crossove...
by GµårÐïåñ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary
Replies: 17
Views: 90266

Re: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary

So in conclusion the only way to be sure that by using an add-on you're running only free open software is to check: its license that all files in its XPI are source files and not binary files every last line of its source code, because in one line it can fetch proprietary unknown code and execute ...
by GµårÐïåñ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary
Replies: 17
Views: 90266

Re: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary

I refer you to what @barbaz so elegantly stated.
by GµårÐïåñ
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: inline scripts aren't block: why & workaround?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: inline scripts aren't block: why & workaround?

If a page is not granted `ALLOWED` then scripts do not run, that could be first-party or third-party the distinction is SCRIPT so are you sure you don't have the site itself or as part of a domain wildcard allowed scripting permission? Do you have an actual link where this happens so we can test it?...
by GµårÐïåñ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary
Replies: 17
Views: 90266

Re: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary

That makes it really tricky to know if by using an add-on you're running closed source code, doesn't it? You can't even tell by looking at the add-on's license! How can a layman tell if an add-on makes use of closed source code? Is it enough to just look at the file extensions inside the XPI? If th...
by GµårÐïåñ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Evercookies
Replies: 8
Views: 87346

Re: Evercookies

Agreed, when I read it I thought the same thing, but wasn't sure if maybe I misunderstood, thank you for handling it.
by GµårÐïåñ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Mozilla Firefox to force its own DNS?
Replies: 25
Views: 92552

Re: Mozilla Firefox to force its own DNS?

Thanks GµårÐïåñ for the feedback, but I'm not clear whether you're saying this can't be reliably killed by user.js? More than likely as Giorgio said, it will be controllable by a option/setting and certainly can be as such neutered using a `user.js` file but the fact is that the subset of the popul...
by GµårÐïåñ
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Mozilla Firefox to force its own DNS?
Replies: 25
Views: 92552

Re: Mozilla Firefox to force its own DNS?

This kind of thing has always backfired, they would be better off partnering with and supporting open initiatives like OpenDNS instead. While COMODO still does their "secure dns", it backfired for them long ago and they stopped making it default, but now just give options for it in their services, w...
by GµårÐïåñ
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Security
Topic: Extension Preferences Are Not Enumerated in about:config
Replies: 4
Views: 88352

Re: Extension Preferences Are Not Enumerated in about:config

WebExtensions do not expose their settings in the about:config anymore, they are placed inside IndexDB structure, and as such you won't see them in the browser. Using a db viewer is an option but not always reliable, and could actually end up corrupting the extension's data or even cause the browser...
by GµårÐïåñ
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: NoScript Surrogates
Topic: Letgo
Replies: 1
Views: 87383

Re: Letgo

Do you have an adblocker? Most of them have filters that will break that, NoScript can only detect what is present.
by GµårÐïåñ
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: [resolved/unrelated] Waterfox?
Replies: 13
Views: 88816

Re: Waterfox?

The references to aolcdn.com are due to sites that are "owned" by them and will always pull from them, no account is needed with them and doesn't mean you are using their services. I am still not sure what the problem is to be honest.
by GµårÐïåñ
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: [resolved/unrelated] Waterfox?
Replies: 13
Views: 88816

Re: Waterfox?

Can't be sure but likely it is coming from an ad on a page you are viewing that is triggering the connect. Also, if you have prefetch enabled, it will often start pulling links on the page in the background even if you are not visiting or planning to visit it, you can disable that. Without more on h...
by GµårÐïåñ
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary
Replies: 17
Views: 90266

Re: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary

You say an add-on may rely on proprietary code or libraries, but where could they be located in the Mozilla ecosystem? XPI files are open source, as is Firefox. Must any proprietary code then be openly released in an XPI file and only licensed under a proprietary license in order for it to be able ...
by GµårÐïåñ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary
Replies: 17
Views: 90266

Re: How is it possible for add-ons to be proprietary

... I was just hoping to find some answers, because I haven't found any resources that would explain this in a way that non-developers would understand. ... If anyone understands this better or knows of any resources that would shed some more light on it I'd be grateful to know. Thank you :D My ent...