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dmiranda

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  1. RDP, IE, WMP... no go. The first things to disable/cripple. IMHO.
  2. Be it that it treats a file as a normal tab, be it that the option is "hidden" (you gotta create it the pref in about:config) basilisk52 treats a file as a different process. As of now, my user.js prefs are (auto means that user.js establish the pref without user action, set means that user has to set it manually in about:config, add means that user has to create it in about:config, review means that I'm not sure about it yet): // MULTIPROCESS user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.force-enable", true); // set user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart", true); // auto user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess", true); // add user_pref("dom.ipc.processCount", 4); // set user_pref("dom.ipc.process.webLargeAllocation", 4); // set user_pref("extensions.e10sBlocksEnabling", false); // set user_pref("extensions.e10sMultiBlockedByAddons", false); // add //user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2",); // reset if created If your setup has the juice for it: // ACCELERATION AND GRAPHICS user_pref("layers.acceleration.force-enabled", true); // add user_pref("layers.force-active", true); // set user_pref("layers.acceleration.enabled", true); // default user_pref("layers.async-pan-zoom.enabled", true); // default user_pref("layers.offmainthreadcomposition.async-animations", true); // default user_pref("layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled", true); // add user_pref("layers.async-video.enabled", true); // add user_pref("html5.offmainthread", true); // default user_pref("layout.frame_rate.precise", true); // set review user_pref("gfx.direct2d.disabled", false); // default user_pref("gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.force-enabled", true); // set
  3. In legacy it has to be imported, and shows 0 of 0 rules applied.
  4. I am keeping it just for the xss, abe, clearclick and object (aka in other in umatrix, I think) blocking functions. I allow scripts globally (umatrix takes care of that, and tighten embedding and advanced options. I cannot be sure how much of all that works, but once in a while I get the odd warning, so I keep it. It "don't" hurt after all.
  5. I'm not sure whether the lan-block list is working, as settings tell me 0 used of 0 rules. Any idea on how to check if it works or not? Thanks again, and my apologies for pestering you ;P
  6. "But I digress... " Not really. You are talking about the iceberg below the tip. The current state of firefox really p***es me off. It's like Netscape in the 1990s. For a while, with a FOSS mentality, it managed to challenge IE. Then it tacked in the opposite direction, to disappear in a year or two. Firefox, since 52.9, is following the same c(o)urse, now under the GG rubric.
  7. Hi @Sampei.Nihira, if you were to suggest today a list of lists (including both the standard and those not in the standard list), which ones would you recommend, given your research? If it is not too much of an imposition, would you include a list of the links to import? I've been trying to follow this thread, but have gotten lost very often. Of course, if you have the time to do so, ragazzi :P.
  8. "I was under the impression this pref would only work with FF53 (or Basilisk 55) user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess", true); // add manually" Probably so. I am just testing, and have not yet tried loading file://s. I will soon test with tiddywiki and see. True, I have two nvidia quadro in this setup, so juice there is -but I tried in a lesser VM setup, and it ain't bad at all, compared to the status quo before learning about browser.tabs.remote.force-enable (thanks @VistaLover. But I also have plenty confidence on the skills and foresight of @roytam1. PS: since my 15s I have cut my hair (myself, with sizers) cherokee (or something like that) style, so I have practice with using black stuff to cover the hairless-spots I've been leaving in my skull. Now I have to find some greyish stuff to do the trick
  9. A few more notes: 1) As somebody (sorry, couldn't find the comment) recommended in this forum in the last two days, install process lasso. It definitely helps taming multiprocess excesses that end up in crashes. It is free https://bitsum.com/company-news/process-lasso-v8-final-release-for-windows-xp-and-2003-completed/ 2) I just realized that some items in user.js DO NOT get entered or effect the expected change in about:config (see comments in the user.js entries below. For example, browser.tabs.remote.autostart gets created, but browser.tabs.remote. separatefileUriProcess doesn't. Similarly odd, dom.ipc.processCount gets modified (from 1 to 4), but javascript.options.strict doesn't change from false to true, as instructed in user.js. A pain in the neck. I comment in those items below. 3) In trying to set @XPerceniol suggested useragent, I realized that it did not get entered via user.js. You need to enter such manually (while being there, I tried to reset the useragent.override items for whatsapp and other sites, since I am using uacontrol-0.1.3.1.1-signed.1-signed. I then realized that they cannot be reset! After restart they remain as a name with an empty string. 4)If your machine has the juice, enable hardware acceleration in preferences, and the layers.something noted below. With one process doing so slow things down (I've been there). With multiprocess, it is almost like being back in 2010 (I feel so much younger). Below my current user.js settings: user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.force-enable", true); user_pref("dom.ipc.processCount", 4); user_pref("extensions.e10sBlocksEnabling", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart", true); user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2",); // reset may be addon created user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess", true); // add manually user_pref("extensions.e10sMultiBlockedByAddons", false); // add manually user_pref("dom.ipc.process.webLargeAllocation", 4); // add manually user_pref("layers.acceleration.enabled", true); // already default user_pref("layers.acceleration.force-enabled", true); // add manually user_pref("layers.force-active", true); // set manually user_pref("javascript.options.strict", true); // set manually With all of the above, sp52 plays heavy-scrioted sites (YT, gmail, FB, etc) almost as well as 360Chrome. Normal pages load fast! Cheers!
  10. Most people don't care. But they have been noticed, and can be modified without much fuss from source, unlike chrome derivatives. The problem with the particular gstatic connection you mention is its history: it was once used to set up a unique identifier. Maybe that is not the case anymore. But that is why it irks people.
  11. Thanks for the feedback, @XPerceniol. Following your posts, I am testing the following settings (the last 3 I had commented out before), and seem to make a bit of a positive difference on tests like https://testdrive-archive.azurewebsites.net/performance/chalkboard/. We'll see if they lead to (more frequent crashes). Two notes. 1) the magic number 4 may be increased, but I preferred to start low -will increase as I progress testing. 2) the autostart.2 thinguie was there somehow before even starting the tests; I reset it, and left commented in user.js for future use if it reappears. // MULTIPROCESS user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.force-enable", true); user_pref("dom.ipc.processCount", 4); //increase to 8 once stable user_pref("extensions.e10sBlocksEnabling", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart", true); // (FF49+) (hidden pref) user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2",); //in case it comes back, reset it user_pref("browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess", true); // discussed before in this thread, it may help prevent full crashes user_pref("extensions.e10sMultiBlockedByAddons", false); // not sure if necessary, most extensions are legacy user_pref("dom.ipc.process.webLargeAllocation", 4); //increase to 8 once stable Finally, I'm testing the following settings you suggested. Let's see. Thanks! user_pref("general.useragent.compatMode.version", "78"); user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0"); user_pref("javascript.options.strict", true); // wonder if this conflicts with umatrix/ublock/noscript user_pref("layers.acceleration.enabled", false); // may this slowdown things? user_pref("network.IDN.restriction_profile", "strict"); // not sure about this, will see, maybe high?
  12. Good point. Up to intel i3 I used those, anti-freeze and all. It was a blast spending a day or two setting the damn thing up. With i5 and up, as you note, though, there has been no need (for me) to do it anymore -probably because I do not play games :P
  13. Well, I finally found a sticky notes extension able to replace internotes, and am planning to keep multiprocess on for my working profile as well. My reasons: 1) For my casual profile, it allows me to run social media with reasonable speed (not as good as with the various versions of 360, but for casual browsing I do not need that much speed -i prefer a modicum level of privacy/security). I still have the modded 360s there when needed if I want fast food. 2) In my work profile I often work with 20+tabs, for reasons related to my work and the way I organize it. Call it whatever you want, but I need those many tabs or at least am used/organized to do my work that way. Years of discipline/routines/extension customizations to do what I want, how I want it. With sp52 with no ie10, though, I was reaching a point where more than 5 tabs would stall the browser for up to half a minute, and sometimes stay there, all tabs frozen circling and no movement until I restarted the browser. With e10 enabled, things are back to what it was before I moved to sp52 from ff52 (because I could/cannot trust ff52 anymore -that is me and my use of the web, btw). If anyone is seriously interested, I am quite willing to share more details. Bottom line (but subject to more testing) it makes the whole thing enjoyable once again. Thanks @Tommy for pinning this thread and so bringing it to my attention. Cheers!

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