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321 wrote (edited )

I never stopped using Firefox. Maybe the speed and memory problems were worse for people on laptops but on my desktop they weren't an issue so I never switched.

Funnily enough, one of the main reasons I preferred Firefox was that Chrome didn't allow you to use mouse gestures on the new tab page, or the settings tab, while Firefox let you use mouse gestures on absolutely any tab. And now, with Firefox 57, that's no longer the case; Firefox now also bans extensions being used on certain tabs, e.g. new blank tabs and settings tabs. So I am a bit disappoint but I guess I'll survive.

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DarwinsCousin wrote

Firefox now also bans extensions being used on certain tabs, e.g. new blank tabs

That's not true, see this extension for example (compatible with Firefox 57+) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

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321 wrote

OK, so maybe in time someone will make a mouse gestures extension that will work on new tabs. But still, I don't think extensions can work when browsing addons.mozilla.org, so mouse gestures will fail there.