Comments on 2018-11-14 Firefox Setup

@sohkamyung says:

@fitheach says:

@BartG95 notes:

@chozron says:

@silkevicious recommends:

@maiki mentions Customizing Firefox using auto config:

The AutoConfig file can be managed centrally. To do so, the location of a secondary AutoConfig file in the primary AutoConfig file:

pref(”autoadmin.global_config_url”, “”);

@fitheach has a customised version of this and says: “Some settings can be quite restrictive and I’ve disabled them. Best thing is to install as is, if a site doesn’t work disable some likely settings.”

@RedLore recommends an article on Restore Privacy which gives you a list of all the about:config changes to make to increase privacy on Firefox.

@steven also recommends and says it “is a great reference for privacy in general, and it recommends add-ons and about:config tweaks. Although it’s a website, it’s also an open source project, so you can look at the bug and feature requests to see the rationale behind their recommendations.”

– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-31 08:38 UTC

A year later...

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx = 1.5


– Alex Schroeder 2020-01-02 14:01 UTC

A few months later... Something is wrong with my uMatrix, but what? The icon says 2 items, but when I open the extension’s tab, I always get the “all” and “” stuff, never the actual domain names. I use Firefox 68.6.0esr (64-bit) – and uMatrix 1.3.16.

@ashwinvis tells me they gave up on uMatrix and just use Origins advanced mode instead. This sounds like a good idea and I will try it.


Let’s see how it goes!

– Alex Schroeder 2020-03-19 10:57 UTC

Twitter and YouTube Alternatives using Redirector

I’ve started using Redirector with the following rules (you can import and export them from the add-on’s preferences):

    "createdBy": "Redirector v3.5.2",
    "createdAt": "2020-06-10T11:56:28.300Z",
    "redirects": [
            "description": "Twitter to Nitter",
            "exampleUrl": "",
            "exampleResult": "",
            "error": null,
            "includePattern": "https://(.*\\.)?*)",
            "excludePattern": "",
            "patternDesc": "all twitter domains go to nitter",
            "redirectUrl": "$2",
            "patternType": "R",
            "processMatches": "noProcessing",
            "disabled": false,
            "appliesTo": [

– Alex Schroeder 2020-06-10 11:57 UTC

@lemming linked me to Disable clipboard events override in Firefox:

dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled → false

Now websites can’t override any clipboard events! That is,they can not prevent you from pasting passwords, for example.

– Alex Schroeder 2020-06-26 11:29 UTC

@andreas links to the following: “Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles.” – Sponsored Top Sites

browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites → false

– 2020-11-21 20:14 UTC

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