Firefox 57 destroys months of one user's life

William Murphy
William Murphy

When user woke up one morning, he thought it would be another day of shitposting mixed with a few minutes of futile search for jobs.

What he didn't know however was that Firefox reached version 57 which would stop supporting a number of addons and that he set the browser to automatically update.
Now if that was it it wouldn't be a very interesting story. What makes this interesting is twofold. One, user liked to save his important websites by keeping a tab open and two, like an idiot user didn't do a proper backup but instead trusted in a session manager addon which remembers all his tabs and windows.

So back to user's morning. He boots up his computer and opens his favorite open source browser. He sees an update window and thinks nothing of it, he's seen in many times before without a problem. But then it finishes and he notices something strange. His tabs are gone and only one window is open. No matter, the addon can restore his previous browsing session no problem. That's strange his addon page lists only four. That's when it hits him. It's the update he's been hearing for months, the dreaded update that would make many if not all of his favorite addons incompatible.

Frantic, he starts searching for solutions. His addon isn't supported in the new browser. Installing the previous version won't help since the 'update' has deleted all the adddon information. He cannot believe it, months of his work gone. That tab that he meant to check out later, that neat site that he meant to bookmark eventually. That tab with the pdf he meant to read eventually. All gone.

He doesn't scream and shout however. He is much too mature for silly antics like that. Calmly he searches for the nearest hardware store and calculates what length of rope he would need to hang himself in his garage.

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youtube.com/watch?v=wNjbasba-Qw
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Lincoln Collins
Lincoln Collins

trying to get a job/become a slave
using firefox
You need to rethink your life goals and browser choices.

Evan Scott
Evan Scott

not having a job
keeping your favourite websites' URLs inside the browser instead of using a text file or something
The rope should be as least twice as long as the distance between the beam and the ground.

Samuel Martin
Samuel Martin

Firefox 57 destroys months of one user's life
I like it already.

Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis

Not all of us are blessed to live in a socialist state.

Ayden Sanders
Ayden Sanders

using windows
ever not disabling autoupdate
Your "work" was worthless anyway and you know it.

Grayson Morales
Grayson Morales

You can live extravagantly without working in capitalist countries. You just need to be born into the owning class.

William Kelly
William Kelly

Booting your computer

Camden Brooks
Camden Brooks

Alas, if I was only given the option to choose my lineage

Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson

Wish Firefox would literally kill you and destroy your whole life.

Matthew Gutierrez
Matthew Gutierrez

some weird nightly dev build firefox 28
get no updates
everything still magically works
no forced updates
user agent spoof around blocks
I updated a school laptop once and lost like 50 bookmarks, since then there's a certain level of paranoia

Noah Hill
Noah Hill

What's with the influx of edge faggots?

Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith

some weird nightly dev build firefox 28
28
Enjoy gangrape by browser exploits.

Henry Cox
Henry Cox

implying you can get exploited w/o PajeeScript enabled

Nathan Kelly
Nathan Kelly

shitposting internet tabs
"work"
A rope is the right solution indeed, though you should have used it long before this happened.

Benjamin Morales
Benjamin Morales

but how will you browse fecesbook?

Kayden Lopez
Kayden Lopez

another day of shitposting mixed with a few minutes of futile search for jobs.
hits too close to home

Gavin Morris
Gavin Morris

just re-roll fgt

Tyler Hughes
Tyler Hughes

he uses automatic updates
instead of letting stupid normies updating and testing it first

he doesn't have backups

<He cannot believe it, months of his work gone
You should holocaust Mozilla Corporation for that

implying someone will target weird nightly dev build firefox 28 used by one person

Charles Cook
Charles Cook

not using bookmarks
I shiggy diggy

Landon Flores
Landon Flores

its like those faggots saying "why save porn when you can just stream it lol"

Jace Martinez
Jace Martinez

favorite addons incompatible.
Name them fuck face.

Justin Perez
Justin Perez

it's another "user doesn't pay attention to dikes, is fucked up by flood" episode
You deserved it tbqh youtube.com/watch?v=wNjbasba-Qw

Dominic Foster
Dominic Foster

searching for wagecuck jobs
not neetopian lifestyle
not earning through crypto wizardry or some furry porn gamedev kickstarter
not using furrymoon browser
using sorosfox
Your life choices were wrong all along but the last part about the rope was finally the right decisive choice

Ryder Peterson
Ryder Peterson

using a text file
renaissance man right here

Sebastian Peterson
Sebastian Peterson

It just so happens that I had to reinstall my OS (after the monitors started glitching out on a nigga) and I had already lost everything so firefox couldn't damage what was already toasted.
I like the new one tbh. It's a lot faster than 56 except sometimes when it has been inactive for a while it takes some time it has this loading screen that takes sometime before it disappears and the page displays again.

Matthew Howard
Matthew Howard

Now you learned an important lesson: don't implicitely trust your data to any program. If you can't easily view/edit your configuration & related stuff in a simple text editor, then either the program or the format it uses are fubar by design. Netscape at least used to save bookmarks to html file. I guess Firefox started out that way too, but eventually they went and "improved" it.

Cooper Butler
Cooper Butler

Maybe if user wasn't a massive retard, he would have bookmarked all of his favorite sites. I see no positive side to using tabs instead of bookmarks.

Colton Edwards
Colton Edwards

You can thank you're Jewgle overlords user. You're situation was planned for.

Asher Nelson
Asher Nelson

this is why i Use ESR

Bentley Lewis
Bentley Lewis

thinks ESR will save him
Listen to me. Eventually ESR will get to version 57 and beyond. What will you do then?

My sympathies brother although you're a dumbass for not backing up your bookmarks, links, PDF files, etc. For God's sake learn this lesson well: whatever you find on the Internet that is worth saving, you save it on disk. Including bookmarks.

With that victim blaming out of the way, you as a user should have never gone through this and fuck the developers. They don't care about the user and as such they don't care about backward development. They fix something that ain't broke because otherwise they got nothing to do, except plug security holes and that's boring amirite! They wanna add new features and break old stuff even though the users DON'T want any of that shit!

Obligatory link:
dedoimedo.com/computers/software-development-cancer.html

Caleb Evans
Caleb Evans

using FF post version 23

For what purpose?

Bentley Jenkins
Bentley Jenkins

smooth scrolling isnt shit on 57

Chase White
Chase White

It just so happens that I had to reinstall my OS (after the monitors started glitching out on a nigga) and I had already lost everything so firefox couldn't damage what was already toasted.
What do you mean you lost everything? Had you have house fire and your hard disk melted?

Now you learned an important lesson: don't implicitely trust your data to any program. If you can't easily view/edit your configuration & related stuff in a simple text editor, then either the program or the format it uses are fubar by design.
You are right, export to common format is important. But had this idiot (OP) backup his firefox data, he could just install his old version and restore his data.

Netscape at least used to save bookmarks to html file. I guess Firefox started out that way too, but eventually they went and "improved" it.
There is import/export to html in firefox. But OP didn't use it. It would take him 2 minutes to do it, he could be doing that every 3 days.

Maybe if user wasn't a massive retard, he would have bookmarked all of his favorite sites.
he doesn't needed. he could just backup firefox data or sessionstore (recovery.js)

I see no positive side to using tabs instead of bookmarks.
tabs allow you to click on tab to load it from cache. bookmarks cannot be loaded from cache

Listen to me. Eventually ESR will get to version 57 and beyond. What will you do then?
nothing, just stay on it. because it's ESR, it got many security fixes instead of stupid "features", so it will be pretty safe

Kayden Allen
Kayden Allen

<ctl><alt><f1> and reinstall your graphics drivers
stupid monkey nigger.

Alexander Allen
Alexander Allen

That tab that he meant to check out later, that neat site that he meant to bookmark eventually. That tab with the pdf he meant to read eventually.
Don't be silly. Everybody knows user would never check it out or read it. Only user can be so foolish to think otherwise.

Nathan Gutierrez
Nathan Gutierrez

The update haven't broken my session restoring. Maybe try enabling legacy addons or ESR.

Alexander Thompson
Alexander Thompson

OMG WHAT ARE BOOKMARKS
HELP
HOW DO I COMPUTER
OH GOD PLEASE HELP

Lucas Howard
Lucas Howard

not using bookmarks

Don't fuck with calculations. Just do it, faggot.

Lucas Gray
Lucas Gray

Cool story bro. Good luck calculating the rope length or whatever.

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller

using tabs as substitutes for bookmarks
still using firefox
the fuck?

Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith

Thanks for making yet another thread about Firefox 57 instead of using one that's already in the catalog. Another quality Holla Forums contribution.

Benjamin Jackson
Benjamin Jackson

using text file
not html doc
Barbarians.

Logan Harris
Logan Harris

Using html doc
That's a pretty good idea.

Oliver Sullivan
Oliver Sullivan

There was an advancement in browser usability 20 years ago call "bookmarks", it may be of interest to you.

Christian Diaz
Christian Diaz

Thanks to those motherfuckers at Canonical removing the option to disable updates on the Ubuntu build of Firefox, my browser has now apparently been updated to v57 without my consent. I'm still in a v56 session. Hold me, Holla Forums. I'm scared. I've got Pale Moon instead but still haven't gotten around to migrating all my extension settings (the ones that can be migrated anyway) to it yet.

Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards

It's one guy from /tv/ that loves to shitpost and samefag.

Blake Gutierrez
Blake Gutierrez

You can tell APT to lock packages iirc. You can also download the ESR linux version from ftp.mozilla.org

Joshua Ortiz
Joshua Ortiz

had already set Firefox to never remember history
had Self Destructing Cookies installed but it became obsolete
install Cookie AutoDelete which does the same exact thing
uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere still work fine
just bookmark all the shit I frequent and download files or pages I might want to view later
Wow, that user sure was a fucking retard in that little story of yours.

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

Checking out of reality.
Luckily I haven't updated yet. They expected one of us in the wreckage brother.
F

Daniel Cox
Daniel Cox

Just use Brave you pajeet

Nathan Fisher
Nathan Fisher

not just remembering your favourate porn and jacking off to the memory
the only lag I experiance is when my arm gets tired

Cooper Young
Cooper Young

Firefox auto-updates to 57
"This sucks"
Uninstall and re-install 56
Preferences didn't get uninstalled and migrated perfectly
Disable autoupdate before re-enabling internet
Back to shitposting with all my full-featured addons
It just werks

John Thompson
John Thompson

Yeah, where are preferences and shit saved? I installed 56 in a different directory and it still had all the original setting and tabs

Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell

Why do people keep dozens of tabs open for weeks? How does it not drive them crazy? Do you know that there's a bookmark feature?

Matthew Lopez
Matthew Lopez

OP was a tablet
didn't save bookmarks
doesn't periodically store his bookmarks file to external or remote media
kept automatic updates on
loses his porn bookmarks
Hahahaha, let me guess, OP is a Windows user too.

Jeremiah Peterson
Jeremiah Peterson

The only addon I still need replacing for is videodownloadhelper. I have bulk media downloader, but it's kind of fucky, and there's no way to actually see the download progress that I can figure out, it's not showing anywhere. So I have to manually check in the download folder until the downloaded file no longer says .part lol.

Asher Sullivan
Asher Sullivan

What is a good replacement for session manager anyway?

All those tabs were open before the update and reopened fine after the update. So I have no idea what the fuck you did to screw it up op.

Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor

What do you need a replacement for? Session Manager works in Pale Moon.

Noah Rogers
Noah Rogers

text files, muh nigga

Adam Williams
Adam Williams

A word of warning (that's probably too late) for anyone thinking of migrating: Sometime between v52 and v56 Mozilla changed the way that browser history and favicons are stored in their .sqlite files that makes it difficult if not impossible for older version or Pale Moon to get this information if it's already been converted to the current way of storing them. If you're using v52 ESR until you decide whether or to move to another Gecko derivative, be very careful to not allow it to update when Mozilla eventually decides to bump its version up.

Robert Miller
Robert Miller

Imagine being so disempowered in your own failed state of a country that you resort to wasting your days away tilting at windmills by writing bad fanfiction about people being angry at browsers. Perish faster you fat cuck.

Josiah Martin
Josiah Martin

This attitude comes from the way people have been trained to deal with software. People normally understand how life is with proprietary software: users are normally forbidden to study and improve the software that they use. As a consequence, they only evaluate software based on what features are available today and do nothing but complain when it doesn't have the features they desire. With free software, users have all the freedom to change and improve it. Since most users don't understand that responsibility is related to freedom, they still bring in their normal way of evaluating software and complaining that it is inadequate. Many users have a strong sense of entitlement when it comes to free software.

Brayden Perry
Brayden Perry

this attitud..
Stopped reading here. Go back to reddit.

Juan Diaz
Juan Diaz

/leftypol/index.html

Jackson Torres
Jackson Torres

Go back to reddit
Stopped reading here.

Jack Cruz
Jack Cruz

regularly perform offsite backups
firefox 57 assfucks everything
oh well
uninstall ff 57
install Icecat
import backed up profile
Back to business as usual.
Seriously, back up your shit, you never think it's going to happen to you until it does.

Dylan Roberts
Dylan Roberts

jokes on you guys, I have a job

Gabriel Gonzalez
Gabriel Gonzalez

Enjoy getting paid pittance to make your jewish boss money

Jaxon Thomas
Jaxon Thomas

259 tabs? The fuck? Have you ever heard of housekeeping? Of course not, you're on /g/'s SOMEHOW more autistic little brother. Tell me, how much grime is adhered to the bottom of your mouse? Have you ever rubbed your hands together like a jew, only to see tiny dirt sausages emerge from your hands like magic? I bet you have, fatty.

Jaxson Reed
Jaxson Reed

/triggeredpol/

Hunter Wright
Hunter Wright

None of what these anons have said is false.