My TenFourFox About:Config tweaks - and my addons

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  1. Camacorn macrumors member

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    #301
    Rich Text Editor was enabled, but I never use it anyway, I used to manage a pretty big forum, and used BBCode daily, it's pretty much second nature. Just disabled that. As far as the theme, definitely going to look into it, a lot easier on the eyes.
     
  2. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    You should notice a sharp decrease in CPU here on MR then. Once that's off there's minimal background items running.

    If you have any questions on the black theme, ask in the thread you find. The title should be Black Max OS X.
     
  3. Camacorn macrumors member

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    Much better! Now to find some 60x60x25 fans to quiet down this obnoxious power supply. Normally I am not bothered by the sound of fans, but the specific frequency it puts out, is damn near enough to drive you insane. And it's only running 34c!

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  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    If by chance it is your MDD that's the problem, then maybe check out this thread (starting at post #11 for a mod I did to a MDD to rid myself of the very same problem.
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mdd-problem-ps-cooling-prototype.1923731/#post-22016022
     
  5. Camacorn macrumors member

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    I'll definitely have to try something like that soon. I have it running pretty cool, it's still loud though.

    To make it run cooler, I removed the internal speaker, giving it another source of intake. I also removed the optical bay cradle, as I literally never use it, this allows the power supply to breath in cooler air. If you look inside an MDD when the door is closed, with the optical drive installed, and the size of the graphics cards, it creates a compartment up there, and the ONLY intake air the power supply gets, is from the vented PCI slots.

    You can see my Temp. Monitor in the menu bar.

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    EDIT: Not my thread, so I wont post anymore about it. Just wanted to let y'all know, I got this thing running at 31c just by adding an intake fan. That as well applying new thermal compound, and enabling nap mode has brought the temperature down from the 41c+ it was previously.
     
  7. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    On my daily regular use machine with the latest FireFox Quantum 58.01, I have the above 6 tweaks set as indicated, and I note these are set for privacy in mind rather than security.
    However on an Intel MBPro running a much older OS and FireFox 48.0.2 - which I understand will no longer be updated (last security update April 2017), would it not be advisable to set at least parameters #2 and #3 to 'true' for added security rather than privacy?
     
  8. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    For security sure. You can switch those to true.

    I think it depends on where your priority lies. Privacy or security? In the context of the two you mention, making them true means engaging Google malware and phishing protection. That means Google has some sort of access to your browsing behavior.
     
  9. XaPHER, Feb 2, 2018
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    I'm not exactly agreeing with 'Google has some sort of access to your browsing behavior'. True, the blocklist comes from a google service, so they probably get some information from the browser sending requests to google. However there's a difference to this as Fx keeps this database locally and updates it on a regular basis. So, yeah, google will know about your very existence on the planet in a way, but googling something reveals a lot more about you than this.

    (from) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-does-phishing-and-malware-protection-work

    I estimate it's still pretty much appropriate to disable these as they add a bit of network latency, as long as you don't browse dubious places that pop aggressive ads or try to find cracked apps on random sites. That's my opinion.

    The late built-in adblock C.K. is implementing is effective. I've been using it for a couple days and I feel comfortable with setting back privacy.trackingprotection.enabled to false. Sites load faster.
     
  10. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    ?????

    You are quoting me Firefox and no doubt you are correct. But the link you give seems to relate to the latest versions of Firefox.

    This thread concerns TenFourFox and PowerPC Macs. Are you saying that the same content you linked to also applies to TenFourFox?
     
  11. XaPHER macrumors regular

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    @eyoungren Hmmm it pretty much applies to TenFourFox also as the article applies to the use of scam and malware protection services, not to a particular Firefox feature. Otherwise I believe as in most articles it would cite what version it applies to.
     
  12. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Eyoungren,
    Fwiw I've just refurbished a 14 year old Thinkpad & added FFox to the P4 Win XP system, then applied the FF tweaks mentioned here. Result: I'm truly amazed at how well this old girl is performing, especially using this forum, and web browsing in general. On this and all my Powerbooks in addition to your tweaks I have been happily browsing with the added security of Qwant, which has replaced DucDuckGo as my default browser.
    Once again, many thanks for your efforts here in sharing your tweaks & add-on experiences which has vastly improved our surfing practises across different platforms.
    Sent from the very same IBM G40 - not the ZX81! :)
     
  13. mrkapqa macrumors member

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    am using 2 versions of TFF - version 17 with about plugins changed to plugins=enabled (so i can use Greasemonkey and Viewtube Script for Youtube playback thanks to Quicktime Plugin) and latest Version for Internet Banking and whenever needed.
     
  14. AphoticD macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded TFF FPR7 and noticed the built in ad blocker. I’m not a regular TFF user (I mostly stick to WebKit on my Leopard PowerPC Macs), but this built-in feature is appealing to me.

    How does it fare against the recommended plugin adblockers?
     
  15. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    I do not know.

    I have it enabled, but I also have BluHell and uMatrix still installed so there's probably quite a lot of overlap.
     

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