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Last post Author Topic: Cyberfox Anyone?  (Read 10140 times)

MilesAhead

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Cyberfox Anyone?
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:37:50 PM »
I'm just trying Cyberfox now.  I don't want to speak too soon.  But so far I like it.  I just used FEBE to load in most of my FF AddOns.  Then added Classic Theme Restore.  Using SyncPlaces I got my bookmarks toolbar in the proper shape.  I haven't noticed any glitches yet.  64 bits and seems to run smoothly.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 05:22:36 PM »
Link(s) anyone? :P

What is Cyberfox? What is FEBE? What is Classic Theme Restore? What is SyncPlaces?


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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 05:29:29 PM »
[..] What is FEBE? What is Classic Theme Restore? What is SyncPlaces?

I guess ^these^ ones are all addons. (I know the Classic theme restorer is and the others sound familiar)
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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 05:50:41 PM »
Looks like there is a portable version too (though via an installer [1]):

  https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-portable-edition

Thanks for mentioning it -- hope to try it soon.



[1] May be the following provides installer-less versions:

  http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberfox/files/Zipped%20Format/

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 06:01:52 PM »
What is FEBE?

May be this?

  Firefox Environment Backup Extension

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FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files.  Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 06:03:26 PM »
What is Classic Theme Restore?

May be this?

  Classic Theme Restore

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Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and more for Firefox 29+ (Windows/MacOSX/Linux).

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 06:08:49 PM »
What is SyncPlaces?

According to alternative.to's page for SyncPlaces:

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a Firefox extension that allows you to synchronise your bookmarks and passwords between different installations of Firefox (e.g. a browser at Home and another at Work). It only works with Firefox v3 and above (but is compatible with older bookmark extensions). The synchronize feature requires your own Web or FTP server, which is used to store the bookmarks centrally, but there are a number of free servers you can safely use (see the Support section for details of at least one of these).

Possibly once abandoned according to SyncPlaces, SortPlaces ... preserving these and other excellent Firefox add-ons...

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 10:56:58 PM »
I'm trying it out under Wine -- one odd thing is that it seems to auto-raise (though my window manager is configured to not do this).  Does that happen under Windows?

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 05:40:33 AM »
Also I find Theme Font and Size Changer is great.  Tab titles esp. are easier to read when bold.

@ewemoa I don't know what "auto-raise" is.  Would you describe it?

Edit:  Sorry, I should have listed all links in my first post.  I guess I was a cup short of a coffee.  Or stunned that this FF x64 ran smoothly.  btw after using FEBE to get passwords saved from FF Portable I could get SyncPlaces to load passwords.  Last big thing to do is find the cookie so I don't have to manually log in to my MDC gmail account.  FF Portable seems to generate the cookie where the other FF flavors won't. :)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 05:56:01 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 06:11:44 AM »
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. :)

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 06:55:09 AM »
I don't know what "auto-raise" is.  Would you describe it?

This might be described as having the window one has a pointing-device pointer over coming to the front / top automatically.  I think it's likely to get used where the settings are such that focus-follows-mouse (so no clicking necessary for focus to change).


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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 06:56:01 AM »
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. :)

He he.  I haven't gotten in to run under NixOS yet -- hopefully before too long though :)

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 07:43:50 AM »
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This might be described as having the window one has a pointing-device pointer over coming to the front / top automatically.  I think it's likely to get used where the settings are such that focus-follows-mouse (so no clicking necessary for focus to change).

Ok.  I remember when I first used XWindows that used to drive me nuts.  Focus change on hover and single click launch.  I'll be glad when I can get a workbench with a few machines on it.  There seems to be a plethora of specialized Linux distros now.  It's a good time to jump back in the pool.  :)

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 08:21:41 AM »
Not to jump the gun, but on my second day I have to say I like it.  It seems to run as smooth as FF 27.0 Portable.  My AddOns all seem to work.

Edit:  The only annoyance so far.. no favicons.

Edit2:  This favicon reloader works with it:
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 08:38:13 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 01:00:54 PM »
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. :)

+1! Good recommendation! It's my default choice when I need a full-featured browser running under Linux. Works like a charm for me with Debian-based distros. YMMV. 8)

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@M - I definitely want to try that portable version of Cyberfox under Windows. I keep hoping I can eventually cram and run all the Windows things I need off a USB key for those increasingly infrequent occasions when I need to be in Windows. If all goes well, my old Windows PC will eventually be relegated to serving as a gaming platform. :)

« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 01:06:04 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2014, 07:40:50 PM »
Just gave Cyberfox a spin - at first it looked spiffy but after syncing with Mozilla, everything just went quirky and toolbars were out of order. I have about 20 addons with Firefox that work just fine there. Don't feel like going through a tedious process of elimination with Cyberfox.

Palemoon is nice. It does have its hicks though.
Haven't tried it on Linux but it is really good (fast) on Nexus 7!
Can't say the same for Windows 7 64bit.

@40hz, are you still with LM (Ubuntu based distro)?

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2014, 07:41:48 PM »
Windows 7 isn't fast on a Nexus 7?

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2014, 07:55:57 PM »
The Palemoon 64bit version is not as fast on Windows 7 64bit as it is on Nexus 7.
Firefox on desktop beats this souped up edition of Palemoon.


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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 08:34:17 PM »
@40hz, are you still with LM (Ubuntu based distro)?

mint.png   arch.png   debian.png   crunchbang.png   freebsd.png

We fly the flags of several operating systems on my ship.

Still using Mint 17 'Qiana' as my main day-to-day. Also running Arch, Debian, and CrunchBang (for Linux) along with FreeBSD - depending on what I'm doing.

I've only tried PaleMoon on Mint so far. And I like it. :)

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2014, 08:44:17 PM »
I like you 40hz!

Just don't have the gutz to go all the way with Linux.
So many programs in Windows... i like Cintanotes (don't work with Linux), i like Calendarscope (don't work with Linux), i like Evernote (don't work with Linux) not to mention that my CanoScan LiDE70 will never work with Linux.

Manjaro is cool too! ;)

Go figure why Palemoon is slower on Windows 7 than Nexus 7.

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 08:48:59 PM »
Palemoon is nice. It does have its hicks though.
Haven't tried it on Linux but it is really good (fast) on Nexus 7!

How are you getting an Android version of Palemoon? I can't find it on the Google Play Store, nor can I find a download for it on the Palemoon website.


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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2014, 08:49:13 PM »
Just don't have the gutz to go all the way with Linux.

Nor do all the good people.

i like Evernote (don't work with Linux)

There's Everpad on Linux (among a couple of other Evernote API clients, some of them CLI-only).
I tried Geeknote once. Wonderful.

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2014, 08:50:10 PM »
How are you getting an Android version of Palemoon? I can't find it on the Google Play Store, nor can I find a download for it on the Palemoon website.

https://forum.palemo....php?f=39&t=4964

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2014, 08:56:10 PM »
You got me on one out of...4 Tuxman!
 :)

Love to encourage software programmers when possible.
Don't always feel the same dedication in Linux as with Windows based.

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Re: Cyberfox Anyone?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2014, 09:02:02 PM »
Calendarscope sounds like another application with a dozen possible replacements. What is its special ability?