Firefox or what?

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Mon Aug 12 15:54:34 UTC 2019

On 8/12/19 5:37 PM, hw wrote:
> Hi,
> does any of the Firefox versions that can be installed with pkg
> actually work?  Firefix continues to freeze, crash, being unable to
> remember its settings, to not show up at all when starting it other
> than in the process list, and it usually can't be killed even with
> kill -9.

I'm using firefox-esr on 11.2/amd64 and I don't have so many problems 
(although it sometimes hangs and I've incurred in a couple of bugs).

What FreeBSD version are you using?
Did you read pkg message?
Other details on your system?

> what's the alternative?

Now, that's a good point; so far my dislike of FireFox is constantly 
growing, by I failed to find an alternative.
What I tried:

_ Chromium: while I just don't like it in general (and I don't like 
FireFox more and more mimicking it), it's the OmniBar which make me 
avoid it at all costs;

_ PaleMoon: more or less worked (altough some sites refuse it), but it's 
now gone like SeaMonkey;

_ Falkon: seems quite light; unfortunately it hangs much more frequently 
than FireFox (I'll try again after the upgrade to 11.3).

If someone comes up with other options I might be glad to try them :)

  bye & Thanks

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