Don’t know what’s going on at Mozilla but the new features (Play/Pause media in the browser using the keyboard buttons), which I do a lot when playing music or videos by the way, are just terrible. When you have a video paused in firefox but then want to resume playing something in a media player by pressing the keyboard key, the video in firefox will un-pause itself, leaving you with two conflicting pieces of media playing. The worst thing is you can’t even disable it, if you want to get around it then you have to close your media player, but you shouldn’t have to. I sent them some feedback about it, I didn’t include the part about them obviously getting the idea for the new feature from knowing which keys I’m pressing when I use my laptop but I think they knew that I knew. That feature was added to the October 20th release [82.0], since I’ve only just noticed these conflicts I sent that feedback sometime last week. Been experiencing some heavy subversion tactics from the opposing side recently, my laptop charger ‘broke’ so I’m using my other laptop, which is touch screen, until I get a new charger (this is just one of many incidents relating to my laptops, which is why I’m gonna switch to an ethernet connection to try and mitigate the interference). Keeping in mind what I’ve said about the 82.0 release of firefox and that my laptop is touch screen, here’s a screen shot of Mozilla’s latest release.
I’m not suggesting Mozilla are working for the opposing side, but they seem to be one of many of whom are so eager to please me or have their product be “the coolest/most progressive out there” that they’ll resort to spying on me to try and make that happen. This is Mozilla as well, who supposedly advocate for privacy, it’s both sad and disappointing. All usage statistics, crash reports and sending of any data to Mozilla were turned off in the settings when I used firefox, I won’t be using it again, apart from modified versions such as Tor. I found a new privacy focused browser called Brave, really impressed with it so far, it’s based on Chromium and not only is there no need for extensions because everything security and privacy related is already built in (allowing it to run faster) but they also have their own rewards system called Brave Rewards. You collect something called BAT (Basic Attention Token) while you browse, which converts into real money that you can use to tip your favourite websites and content creators. You collect BAT by viewing privacy respecting ads while you’re browsing. I’ve been using Brave since yesterday afternoon and I’ve earned 24 cents (it gets converted into USD), and I hardly look at many websites. Gonna have to up my browsing game so I can tip my favourite services and websites, they’d have to verify themselves with Brave first though, you can do that here: https://creators.brave.com/.
You can read more about Brave here: https://brave.com/features/
I’m waiting for a new motherboard for my other laptop to come, I’m making the switch from Intel to AMD, hopefully once it’s installed along with a fresh Linux distribution, the use of an ethernet connection and better account security using a Yubikey I’ll be able to relax more without having to worry about hackers. In an ideal world you wouldn’t have to do any of this, people would just respect your privacy and your personal property.