You know how sometimes you just dig your feet in and say “no”?
I’ve been using Firefox since before it was Firefox, back when it was still Firebird. I’ve rolled along with each update and been pretty happy. Each step of the way I upgraded the addons and gone into “about:config” and made newly-required privacy and security settings.
Then came the update when the status bar was removed and the ability to have the same “find” box at the bottom of each tab was removed. I don’t like that at all, it makes searching for information across multiple tabs rather more difficult.
Then came a lot of new functionality that I don’t use, that carries what I consider to be additional privacy and security problems - geolocation, increased integration with google, offers to integrate with some cloud service, a bunch of stuff. And every time I let Firefox be upgraded my old about:config settings just seem to get overwritten to new defaults that I don’t want. So I would search the internet for new security and privacy concerns regarding the new Firefox, and new changes to make in about:config. But my sense that “yes, this stuff is all working” grew less and less.
Then came quantum. I don’t like quantum. I just don’t like it. So I’ve dug my feet in. I have pale moon installed. I also have a third version of Firefox installed that’s older than the version I use for the pixls website.
I don’t think Firefox serves my particular browsing goals very well any more and I’m tired of perusing the internet looking for how to deal with the latest and greatest Firefox. So I decided not to.
The only reason I use Firefox at all is because it’s color-managed, though not as well as it was before the Firefox people decided to roll their own color management.