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DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 10, 2019 11:31AM
Arctic Fox

Video about it

I'll have to try this!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2019 11:31AM by p8712.
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 10, 2019 12:13PM
One thing I'm not easily finding info about is what version of FireFox is it based off of.
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 10, 2019 01:20PM
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GGD
One thing I'm not easily finding info about is what version of FireFox is it based off of.

27.1
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 10, 2019 01:34PM
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p8712
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GGD
One thing I'm not easily finding info about is what version of FireFox is it based off of.

27.1

So, why would one think that this would be more compatible with websites that don't work with FF 45.9.0 ESR, or 48.0.2, the last releases that supported 10.6.8?

I'll download it and give it a try at some point, there are a few websites that don't work for me with FF 45.9.0 but do work with the last version of Chrome for Snowleopard. It would be good to find a single browser that works with all sites I need until I can upgrade my OS to something newer.
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 10, 2019 02:06PM
Thanks!
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 10, 2019 04:21PM
I gave it a try, it identifies itself as FireFox 52 which allows the WasteManagement website to work. I can accomplish the same thing on FireFox 45.9.0 ESR by changing the user agent string.

But the other two problem websites still have problems.

Citibank's credit card site hangs forever when trying to look at monthly statements, and USBank's website doesn't let you login (no username/password box displayed). Both of those work in Chrome on 10.6.8.

So, I'll stick with FF 45.9.0 ESR until I upgrade my Mac OS.
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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: decay
Date: January 10, 2019 07:04PM
Is FF 45.9.0 ESR better than 48.0.2?



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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: decay
Date: January 10, 2019 07:30PM
Interesting. This page on FF 48.0.2 stops loading more entries, but on Arctic Fox it works as it should

[www.reddit.com]



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Re: DOWNGRADE ALERT: New Firefox Based Browser for 10.6
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 10, 2019 10:42PM
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Is FF 45.9.0 ESR better than 48.0.2?

All depends on what your priorities are.

45.9.0 ESR was maintained, and got bug fixes and security updates until April 18, 2017

48.0.2 was released Aug 24, 2016, and not changed.

So, 48.0.2 has more features, but 45.9.0 ESR was maintained longer and is the last security update for FireFox on SnowLeopard.
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