r/memes (very sad) Sep 24 '22 Wholesome 4 Silver 2 Helpful 3

Everything isn't chrome in the future

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u/yethos Sep 24 '22

The power of peer pressure is strong. I just downloaded another browser

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u/saiyanfang10 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Every main PC browser but Firefox is affected

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Affected by what

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u/schklom Sep 24 '22

Manifest V3 (pushed by Google on Chromium browsers) makes adblocking harder. All browsers based on Chromium will suffer the same problem.

On the meme, only Firefox is not based on Chromium. They have also announced they will support both Manifest V2 and the new Manifest V3 to have the best of both worlds.

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u/Darkpsy420 Sep 24 '22

So.. what is the best browser now if i wanna keep using adblock ?

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u/SuitableLocation Sep 24 '22

Basically Firefox with uBlock Origin installed.

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u/Zapafaz Sep 24 '22 Helpful

alwayshasbeen.jpeg

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u/arfelo1 Sep 24 '22

Yup, that's been my outlook in all this ordeal.

Saw the news, looked at what was affected by it, looked at how to fix it and it was...

"Oh, cool. So no change for me"

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u/Somebodys Sep 25 '22

I switched from Firefox to Chrome years ago. I'm not going ti hesitate to go back.

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u/gmoss101 Sep 24 '22

Been using it for like 5 years now and probably can't go back lmao

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u/curtyjohn Sep 24 '22

But why male models?

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u/FlyingDragoon Sep 24 '22

Are you serious? I just told you a moment ago.

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u/louiefriesen OC Meme Maker Sep 24 '22

And Safari and Firefox based browsers like LibreWolf and WaterFox

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u/qwertyuiop26500 Sep 24 '22

casually paints chrome blue

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u/EshanTa Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

The new Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Brave are essentially Chrome (Chromium) under the hood.

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u/nasacan Sep 24 '22

But brave is not effected as much right ? It has the blocking tech built in unlike the others which use extensions

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u/Simtology Sep 24 '22

Brave adblocker won't be affected at all, it doesn't use manifest v3 as it's not an extension. Firefox will also continue to support adblockers

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u/intotheirishole Sep 24 '22

Wait, isnt Chromium open source ? As in someone can put adblock support back in ?

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u/pixelkingliam Sep 24 '22

sure people could just maintain and older build and add security patches but that becomes tedious after a while

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u/pruche Sep 24 '22

Honestly some people probably will, though you might be looking at very little if any support if you're not on linux

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u/pixelkingliam Sep 24 '22

yeah i mean look at palemoon, neat project

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u/Just_Another_Scott Sep 24 '22

Yes and no. Google created Chromium and "open sourced" it. However, Chromium is still maintained by Google Engineers and to clear a PR for incorporation you have to be approved by Google. So no it's not really open source, but yes it's open source in that the code is available to view and can be forked.

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u/intotheirishole Sep 24 '22

can be forked.

Thats all you need to create your own chromium based adblocking browser.

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u/Just_Another_Scott Sep 24 '22

Absolutely. You just can't make the change to Chromium main repository removing Manifest V3. That won't fly.

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u/intotheirishole Sep 24 '22
  1. Make a fork.
  2. Increase filter limit. (like, probably a config change not even a code change).
  3. Improve regex engine. This is problem that has been solved many times so should not that hard.
  4. Keep merging chromium updates to your fork. This is hard but not rocket science. Any dedicated browser team should do it. In fact, any software team does this every day , not a big deal at all.

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u/AntipopeRalph Sep 24 '22

No big deal, just run your volunteer browser fork project like a staffed salaried development team with a budget. It’s easy. Anyone can do it.

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u/maxsjakie Can i haz cheeseburger Sep 24 '22

Thank god! I really didn’t want to switch from brave to something else, i switched to brave pretty recently..

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u/TeebsAce Sep 24 '22

Opera does too, doesn’t it?

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u/Retron- Sep 24 '22

Opera kinda has the same thing only its just blocking ads and trackers

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u/we_are_bob1 Sep 24 '22

Brave is a fork of chromium, they can decide which parts (if any) from the main branch they incorporate and how its incorporated.

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u/TacamoniacSmile Sep 24 '22

What actually happened to chrome and chromium? I didn't catch that lately...

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u/saiyanfang10 Sep 24 '22

They're doing a thing that'll make adblockers unusable on their browsers

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u/wierdness201 Sep 24 '22

Using an ad blocker is the only way I can use the internet now without having an aneurysm. If it goes down the whole line… fuck 😐🔫

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u/saiyanfang10 Sep 24 '22

you must use Firefox

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u/M0dsareL0sersIRL Sep 24 '22

Well, shit. Time to switch.

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u/Munk2k Sep 24 '22

When are they planning to implement this? Or has it not specifically been announced.

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u/AAWSAP (very sad) Sep 24 '22

Chromium lol

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u/SpeedStinger02 Sep 24 '22

Chromium if affected too

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u/jdt654 Sep 24 '22

everything is chrome except good old FF

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u/pewpewpostit Sep 24 '22

I made the jump from FF to chrome when chrome started to get bigger. It was faster and cleaner. With the adblocker support dropping I switched back to FF a month ago and it has become just as fast or faster then chrome. Glad to be back!

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u/Tkmtlmike Sep 24 '22

I literally just switched back to Firefox from chrome yesterday after 7 years and I'm not looking back. It took a little bit of configuring but well worth it.

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u/BetaXP Sep 24 '22

Anyone know if there's a way to transfer my saved passwords over to Firefox? Would be a big hassle since chrome has basically become my password manager

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u/ddDeath_666 Sep 24 '22

When you install FireFox it prompts you to import data (passwords, favorites, etc) from another browser into FF.

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u/Edartle Sep 24 '22

yea basically this. I’d also add that Firefox also has an app you can use called lockwise in case you need access to those on a phone.

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u/gordonpown Sep 24 '22

That's been discontinued as a standalone, it's just embedded in Firefox now.

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u/appel Sep 24 '22

You might want to give bitwarden a go. Install it in chrome, import your passwords and then install it in Firefox. It's open source and free to use (or $10/yr for the premium version). TOTP is amazingly well integrated, totally worth it for just that feature alone.

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u/AnonyDexx Sep 24 '22

Every browser had the ability to import things like bookmarks and passwords and will ask the first time you open it.

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u/Corgiboom2 Sep 24 '22

I dont see why anybody would use anything but Firefox

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u/Temporal_P Sep 24 '22

There was a period where Firefox had problems like huge memory leaks to the point that a lot of people finally switched away from it, and it takes a lot for people to actually bother switching browsers so most never went back.

Now they're used to Chrome and have it full of extensions and whatnot so it seems like even more of a pain to switch, but I'd imagine suddenly getting hit with ads will be more than enough for people to bother.

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u/dr_mannhatten Sep 24 '22

I just recently switched back to FireFox following the Adblock announcements after switching to Chrome for that very reason years ago.

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u/WatchDude22 Sep 24 '22

Because they can’t leave the UI alone for 5 seconds.

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u/AyyyAlamo Sep 24 '22

Web Devs use Chrome because the Web Dev tool suite is very robust.

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u/AssociationOk1292 Professional Dumbass Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22 Silver Platinum Helpful I'll Drink to That Brighten My Day

Firefox is amazing

Edit: Single edit now, to explain why (to the people calling editing posts cringe) I'm surprised because I'm only on here for fandoms, gaming, and parrots. This is new to me, so ty for all the awards :)

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u/Hooty_Owl Sep 24 '22

Firefox gang FTW.

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u/shewy92 Sep 24 '22

There are dozens of us

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u/drowningmoose9 Sep 24 '22

The Firefox dark mode is 🤌

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u/HotMinimum26 Sep 24 '22

Thanks, a good dark mode is essential for me.

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u/PoolDrummer Sep 24 '22

Literally dozens!

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u/Flunk192 Sep 24 '22

Figuratively dozens...

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u/CasuallyDG Sep 24 '22

Containerized tabs is my favorite part of Firefox

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u/br0ck Sep 24 '22

Containers are great for separating different login instances too - like opening two simultaneous gmail accounts. One feature I love, is it has a simple flag so when you hit enter on the address bar it opens in a new tab every time. It's just one less click but it's a nice quality of life improvement. Also, with an add-in you can get vertical tabs on the side so you can read the tab names! Edge has that but their implementation is lame.

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u/CasuallyDG Sep 24 '22

I use it for multiple AWS account logins and it's a life saver!

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u/_no_one_knows_me_11 I saw what the dog was doin Sep 24 '22

i am new to firefox, what are those?

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u/ledsled447 Sep 24 '22

Think of a container a separate session. So, you can open tabs in different containers and the cookies/logins of a container can't be seen by tabs in the other container.

This allows you to login to a website from multiple accounts simultaneously and increases privacy by preventing tracking across different websites

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u/mitch_feaster Sep 24 '22

I highly recommend everyone who uses Facebook to set up a Facebook container at a minimum. You can set it up to restrict all Facebook traffic outside the container. So you can still use Facebook like normal (within the container) without worrying about Facebook tracking you in all your other tabs.

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u/Eatfudd Sep 24 '22

I think Facebook is containerized by default

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u/fleebinflobbin Sep 24 '22

Firefox on iOS is the best browser I’ve used on iPhone

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u/AlexOZero Professional Dumbass Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

FF and DDG are the only browsers I trust tbh

EDIT! : why DDG? I trusted you.... (don't trust ddg)

EDIT 2:

Yes, a security researcher revealed this week that even DuckDuckGo, which markets itself as "the internet privacy company," made an exception for its business partner Microsoft to its browser's blocking of some advertising trackers on websites,

SOURCE 1

At the time DDG ‘fessed up to anomaly but said it essentially had no choice to accept Microsoft’s terms, although it also said it wasn’t happy about the restriction and hoped to be able to remove it in the future.  

SOURCE 2

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u/nwL_ Sep 24 '22

Does DDG use its own engine?

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u/Enugie I saw what the dog was doin Sep 24 '22

Im going to switch to firefox or opera

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u/KingCylinder90 Sep 24 '22

doesnt opera use chromium?

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u/Woffingshire Sep 24 '22

They do, but they also have a built in ad blocker so they might do some stuff to make ad blocking still possible. At this point any brower that still allows ad blocking will be using it as a marketing point to get people to switch to them from chrome.

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u/Alfa4499 Sep 24 '22

What? I use adblock on chrome. It dosent allow adblocking?

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u/Genius1512b Linux User Sep 24 '22

It won't support it anymore in the future with the release of Manifest V3.

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u/Alfa4499 Sep 24 '22

Yea I see. I have already swapped to opera on my main pc so ig it won't be an issue.

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u/AAWSAP (very sad) Sep 24 '22

Oh my god… you’re right. So many deaths in one go. I gotta switch browsers myself.

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u/MxSemaphore Sep 24 '22

Go Firefox. Opera is closed source and as far as I know it's owned by some Chinese company. If you wish to use a Chromium-based browser with a built-in adblocker, use Brave instead of Opera.

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u/robywar Sep 24 '22 Silver

If you liked old school pre-China Opera, check out Vivaldi.

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u/dean1432 Bri’ish Sep 24 '22

Firefox > Any of them

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u/DivineEternal1 Sep 24 '22

Opera was bought up by some sketchy Chinese company. Use Vivaldi instead. It's made by the original people that made Opera.

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u/RandomIndianD2 Linux User Sep 24 '22

Firefox is the only popular non chromium browser, so it's the only one not affected

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u/FlipperDoigt703 Sep 24 '22

Wait, EVERY Chromium browser is affected?

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u/Empty_Allocution Sep 24 '22

Affected by what? Could I have some context?

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u/NIL_VALUE 🧬 Memonavirus Nightmare 🧬 Sep 24 '22

Manifest V3, what extensions use to interact with the browser, will now lack extremely important features to Adblockers, because Google wanted so.

Firefox will keep support for Manifest V2, so extensions like uBlock Origin will still work on FF.

Chromium based browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera will switch to V3.

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u/Curururu Sep 24 '22

People still believe that Google/Alphabet is a search or web-services company but it is and always has been an advertising company.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

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u/weker01 Sep 24 '22

I also make software and supporting the webRequest api (which is the most important api for adblocking) could very well be hard work if chromium does decide to change their architecture after it is gone (which could make sense as they then have more freedom to optimize some things).

So maintaining a fork with the api could be very costly, esspecially as browsers are one of the most complex pieces of software in existence, and maintaining the current forks is very hard work. Vivaldi for example says that they cannot promise if they can maintain the api. [ src ]

Please do some research before you label people as liars.

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u/-LilPickle- Sep 24 '22

Affected by what?

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u/barsonica Sep 24 '22

The upcoming disabling of adblockers.

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u/Keqingrishonreddit Sep 24 '22

The WHAT

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u/defnotgerman Sep 24 '22

i would like to add my outrage

THE WHAT ????

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u/inmatarian Sep 24 '22

There is an upcoming change to Chrome and Chromium based browers (which is literally all other browsers except for firefox and safari) called "Manifest V3" that will break ad-blocking extensions like uBlock Origin.

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u/foxyguy Sep 24 '22

Alright everyone, let’s get the pitchforks and torches

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u/Finnick-420 Sep 24 '22

is it temporary or what where they thinking?

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u/GlobalVV Sep 24 '22

In simple terms, the current manifest V2 allows extensions to see incoming traffic and react to that incoming traffic. Google is saying that there are a large number bad faith actors that use this to redirect the traffic in your browser to collect information on you. The issue is that adbockers use this feature to look at incoming traffic and block it if it is an ad.

Personally I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing per se, but I don’t think this is the correct solution. A better solution is to just remove extensions that are scams. Extensions are downloaded from their store, so why can’t they check the legitimacy of these extensions.

Also the new manifest V3 doesn’t outright make it impossible for adblockers to exist, but it will most likely make using an adblocker slow down your browser when it is use.

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u/LvS Sep 24 '22

What was the largest ad company in the world thinking when they decided to remove ad blocking support from the browser they got everyone to use?

What do you think?

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u/AdministrativeBit510 Sep 24 '22

🧠: 💵💵💵

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u/Crowsby Sep 24 '22

From the EFF:

Chrome Users Beware: Manifest V3 is Deceitful and Threatening

This goes live January 2023 and will affect all Chromium-based browsers, which is essentially everything but Firefox. Turns out this is what we get when we let an Internet advertising and tracking company maintain a browser engine with a near-monopoly.

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u/vriska1 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Good news is FireFox is starting to regain market shares.

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u/PedanticSatiation Sep 24 '22

Turns out this is what we get when we let an Internet advertising and tracking company maintain a browser engine with a near-monopoly

Thankfully they're gonna do us a solid and end that monopoly themselves.

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u/JoeySTRIKE_alt Sep 24 '22

Yeah pretty much what he said. Though browsers like Brave should still work as intended

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u/galal552002 Sep 24 '22

What about opera gx?

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u/Cewu00 Average r/memes enjoyer Sep 24 '22

Should still work somewhat... they have a built in ad blocker... tho idk how effective it is.

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u/galal552002 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

The built in adblocker isn't that good,I am talking about the adblockers I have installed

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u/Cewu00 Average r/memes enjoyer Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

That will probably go to shit. At least they wont be as effective as they were before.

Apparently (from what I understood) the adblocker will now have to declare which websites/traffic they block... which will defenitly be a pain in the butt. They will basically need to update the list of what they block and then have that list verified or something (probably by google). Not exactly sure how the new system works.

Edit: I use GX too... but I use Ghostery for adblocking.

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u/galal552002 Sep 24 '22

Fuck,I guess I am going back to Firefox,or I could use brave since you said that it would be fine I think? Although why would brave be fine though? Isn't it also chromium?

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u/Arcadius274 Sep 24 '22

Til opera is still in circulation

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u/Ullallulloo Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Brave has its own ad blocker so they won't be affected though, and soon Vivaldi will too.

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u/Narananas Sep 24 '22

Thank fuck I really like Vivaldi

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u/GluttonAsteroth Sep 24 '22

Yep

Google lost me a long time ago, and Firefox is king in my eyes.

Always has been.

Dashlane plunging works just fine so my logins transfered perfectly.

So do the ad blockers

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u/Lacmene Sep 24 '22

I thought you said "Firefox hurts my eyes" and I was halfway through explaining how to customise its look before I realised my mistake

Anyway dark reader is great for not blowing up your retinas

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u/mamont1995 Sep 24 '22

I’m a Firefox user, but would like to read about customizing, if you please

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u/TriGamingHD Sep 24 '22

My answer 🔥 🦊

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u/AAWSAP (very sad) Sep 24 '22

Firefox is like ol’ reliable

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u/max210893 Sep 24 '22

Firefox master race, has been my default browser for years and hasn't let me down a single time since.

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u/Duke_Built Sep 24 '22

So crazy the lengths these asswipes will go in order to try and make me watch ads. Do they not understand that I will purposefully not buy that product/brand if I have to watch an Ad?

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u/-_Clay_- Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

OP doesn’t get the point. Every major browser except Firefox and safari is based on Google Chrome

Edit: this issue is explained very good here

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u/Detvan_SK Sep 24 '22

And Safari have terrible Windows support because Apple.

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u/end233 https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ Sep 24 '22

Why would people use safari for windows

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u/Smaskifa Sep 24 '22

Not really relevant, but one of my early web dev jobs required supporting IE 5.2 for Mac because that's what the creative director used on his machine. It was a colossally bad browser, even by IE standards. I remember using some wacky CSS comment hack to write code that only IE 5.2 for Mac would read just to get it to render pages correctly on it.

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u/ExpensiveGiraffe Sep 24 '22

That’s fucked. I hope this wasn’t anywhere near recent lol

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u/Padgriffin Sep 24 '22

If OP’s boss is somehow using IE for Mac (last released in ‘03) i would be fucking terrified

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u/Jthumm Sep 24 '22

Would be a power move

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u/Rehendix Sep 24 '22

It would be a PowerPC

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u/RedWhiteAndJew Sep 24 '22

Because they have an iPhone or iPad and enjoy the convenience of having everything synced?

As it is right now I have to use three different browsers between my iStuff, my Windows work laptop, and my Mac. Would be great to consolidate to one that is most convenient.

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u/GluttonAsteroth Sep 24 '22

So yeah, move to Firefox.

Sounds good.

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u/Aamir28 Sep 24 '22

Well Chromium, Not Chrome. Microsoft have been heavily involved in the Chromium project.

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u/megrimlock88 Sep 24 '22

Well I’ve been using Firefox and opera gx for a while so not much of a change then lol

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u/Puntley Sep 24 '22

Opera GX is also chromium.

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u/Nordrrr Sep 24 '22

So Firefox is the best rn?

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u/Radplay Sep 24 '22

If you want to continue using a good adblocker (like uBlock Origin), then yes.

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u/TheMannisApproves Sep 24 '22

Ublock origin will no longer work on chrome?

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u/Radplay Sep 24 '22

Nope. The devs released uBlock Origin Lite which will work, but as the name suggests, it's much weaker than the "regular" uBO.

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u/TheMannisApproves Sep 24 '22

God damn it. Ublock origin work on Firefox?

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u/Radplay Sep 24 '22

Yup!

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u/TheMannisApproves Sep 24 '22

Alright cool. I haven't used Firefox in about 10 years lol

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u/Big_Green_Piccolo Sep 24 '22

FF also has the Facebook Container which prevents the Zuck from tracking your entire internet history.

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u/sombrastudios Sep 24 '22

Good news is, FF had a godtier comeback. The speed is the same as chromes and the design of the browser ist very neat now

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u/WalkingCloud Sep 24 '22

Switched back about a year ago (from Chrome) and haven’t looked back.

Doesn’t slow the rest of my ox down anywhere near as much, I really don’t miss anything from Chrome. Also the ‘pop out video’ feature is great.

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u/omicron-7 Sep 24 '22

Always was

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u/ElectricCharlie Sep 24 '22

It’s been the best since 2017, tbh.

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u/BadAtNamingPlsHelp Sep 24 '22

Yeah its been a viable Chrome competitor (and, honestly, superior in every way except the fact that Chrome offers first-party support for the Google ecosystem very well) since the Quantum release in 2017.

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u/BossJep_TheGreat Sep 24 '22

I suggest Mozilla Firefox

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u/w00tabaga Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Firefox… been using it for years and it has not let me down

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u/Degenerateseses Lives at ur mom’s house😎 Sep 24 '22

Firefox is the best out of the 4

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u/Cebo494 Sep 24 '22

Firefox is the only option of the 4. The others are all chromium.

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u/StoneytheStoner81 Sep 24 '22 Helpful

I still use Internet Explorer

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u/louiefriesen OC Meme Maker Sep 24 '22

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u/leonden Sep 24 '22

I doubt he can load this gif with internet explorer

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u/BouncyBootty Sep 25 '22

Man ratiod him by calling him a chad, what a fucking chad move

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u/HalfMinimum8892 Sep 24 '22

What’s wrong with chrome?

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u/AAWSAP (very sad) Sep 24 '22

Basically they’re ruining ad blockers on any Chromium based browser (Google Chrome, Chromium, etc) and ad blockers are a necessity for online browsing nowadays because there are just so many of them. I’m sure someone else could explain it better than I can with a more technical understanding of it.

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u/Albert_Kan Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Even worse, some of the ads are NSFW, and no I was not joking, Google's ads system is broken or something, or they just want moneys, without adblock, you will see these bad ads all the time

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u/No_Committee5595 Sep 24 '22

I work at a school and am dreading parents complaining about sexualized ads being shown when students go to random game sites off school hours and uBlock-chrome stops working.

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u/-Reddit_Account- Sep 24 '22

Do you work in the school's IT department?

If so, seriously consider switching your students over to FireFox. Google's ads aren't just sexualized, sometimes they're just literal porn.

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u/No_Committee5595 Sep 24 '22

I do work in IT for schools and unfortunately Firefox on a Chromebook backed by education discounted gmail accounts doesn't fly super well.

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u/1Second2Name5things Sep 24 '22

Some ads deploy malware and viruses . So it's dangerous now.

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u/-Reddit_Account- Sep 24 '22

Yup.

I started using FireFox last year for privacy reasons, but once this change goes live I'm going to uninstall chrome for security reasons. It's going to be a malware vector that has no place on my system.

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u/Hanssproxy Sep 24 '22

Maybe we can find a workaround?

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u/MightySqueak Sep 24 '22

Knowing the internet there will always be a workaround.

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u/acathode Sep 24 '22

Firefox.

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u/Temporary-Line1005 Sep 24 '22

Eating your ram, gathering data and removing adblock support in january

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u/1ipod Linux User Sep 24 '22

Manifest v3 breaking AdBlockers, Google's general shittiness

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u/Little-ape-noob bruh Sep 24 '22

What is happening to chrome?

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u/Radplay Sep 24 '22

TL;DR: They'll nerf adblockers next year

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u/le-derpina-art Sep 24 '22

They're breaking adblocker extensions. Considering that a lot of ads on websites are NSFW or contain malware, it's a dangerous decision.

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u/Sad_Exit_1030 Sep 24 '22

Been using firefox since 2008

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u/CobayoTrastornado Sep 24 '22

Me using Firefox since ever: I don't have such weaknesses

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u/DistributionPlayful7 Sep 24 '22

been using firefox since windows 2000

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u/schklom Sep 24 '22

Hmm, let's see

  • Brave is based on Chromium
  • Opera is based on Chromium
  • Firefox is based on Gecko (yay not Chromium)
  • Edge is based on Chromium
  • Chrome is based on Chromium

Please don't take yet another Chromium-based browser. Let Google lose their browser monopoly, monopolies are never good.

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u/ZeRoyaLightningTiger Sep 24 '22

They don't know most of those browsers are chromium based and manifest v3 affects all chromium based browsers

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u/Tim_DHI Sep 24 '22

Firefox??? Why is this still being debated. Move on already.

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u/TriGN614 Plays MineCraft and not FortNite Sep 24 '22

Isn’t the obvious choice Firefox now?

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u/Undercover_TV Stand With Ukraine Sep 24 '22

Firefox is still pretty good

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u/madcatzplayer3 Sep 24 '22

Firefox is the way. It’s sad, I remember going from Internet Explorer from the early 00s, to eventually Firefox in the late 00s, to Chrome in the 10s. Now it’s back to Firefox. But I will not do it until the day my Chrome updates and suddenly AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin are blocked. That day, I type in “firefox.com”, into chrome and make it clear to googles analytics that they just lost me as a user. Upon installing Firefox, I will be uninstalling Chrome, no need for it any longer.

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u/firexsam Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Why wait? Just switch now and let google now they are making a mistake before they go all in on it. Got rid of Chrome on my PC, realme android workphone and my iphone for Firefox.

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u/madcatzplayer3 Sep 24 '22

Because I’m hoping switching on the day of release of that version of Chrome will really tell them. That’s the day most people who will switch will do it. Unfortunately those of us who have figured out how to use ad blockers on chrome is the minority, but a nice 1-10% drop in their market share on that day would be a nice thing to see weeks after the date.

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u/TraderOfGoods Sep 24 '22

Remember when movies were hard to get, and everybody pirated. Then we had decade long "piracy is a crime" stuff shoved at us from every angle?

I wonder if we're about to hit an era of "Adblockers/adblocking browsers are a crime."

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u/galmenz Sep 24 '22

i use opera GX cause it looks good :D but also yeah chief everything here will die except FF

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u/SuperStar4178 Pro Gamer Sep 24 '22

The obvious answer is to use browsers people have never heard of, like DuckDuckGo

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u/Rab_it Sep 24 '22

Isn't DuckDuckGo a search engine?

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u/NLxDoDge Sep 24 '22

Correct, but they also have a browser as well. Not sure what it's based on though.

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u/undeadpickels Sep 24 '22

They have one in mobile. It's actually really smooth. I tried switching to Firefox on mobile and I don't know why but it felt janky.

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u/I_think_Im_hollow Sep 24 '22

Not on Chromium, that's for sure. I read somewhere that their browser is basically an app built by them that uses website rendering APIs like webview natively included in MacOS and Windows.

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u/SuperStar4178 Pro Gamer Sep 24 '22

Yes. Sort of like Google but it doesn't have a search history and it doesn't keep track of your data like Google does.

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u/AAWSAP (very sad) Sep 24 '22

pull up using Tor lol

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u/SuperStar4178 Pro Gamer Sep 24 '22

See? I've never heard of that, so it's perfect.

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u/DawnSeeker99 Sep 24 '22

Dark Web access.

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u/tommy_gun_03 Sep 24 '22

Tor is also known as the onion browser or otherwise, the dark web.

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u/noname942 Sep 24 '22

I know it + it's overkill for casual browsing

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u/DayumnDamnation Sep 24 '22

DuckDuckGo is great. I am using it right now

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