Irrelevance of the debate: (was "Epiphany versus Firefox" etcad nauseam...

James Livingston doclivingston at
Wed Feb 15 04:01:42 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 22:37 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 10:37 +0800, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> > Because it is those "power features" that make
> > Firefox for me.  I really missed my ad-reduced browsing.  I really
> > missed my popup-free browsing.  I really missed being able to whitelist
> > Javascript and not worry about malicious sites using Javascript to screw
> > me over.  I really missed, basically, all the features of Firefox that
> > make it superior to Epiphany.

Epiphany gained an ad-blocking extension in 1.9.something, so the
version in Dapper has it. Tools->Extensions, check Ad Blocker.

It also has popup-blocking, although I can't remember when that was
added (1.8?). It doesn't have the big "a popup was blocked" bar like
Firefox does though.

> Another one - I really missed the way FF remembers my form field
> entries, so I don't have to type my email address over and over and
> over.

Epiphany has done that for longer than I've been using it (since 1.6).
It sounds odd if it's not working for you.

This brings up another great thing about this debate, the two sides
usually haven't used recent versions of the other program heavily. A lot
of pro-Firefox people haven't used Ephy 1.9.x much, and a lot of
pro-Epiphany people (like me) haven't spent a huge amount of time using
Firefox 1.5.


James "Doc" Livingston
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