> Minimal Firefox user.js tweaked for privacy
Firefox is a mess. This repository contains many tips & tweaks you can use on Firefox based browsers. I think Mozilla should ship with these tweaks pre-configured, out of the box.
What's with the name?
vulpes - family of foxes; this user.js can be used with any Firefox based browser
In general, vanilla Firefox can be tweaked to do everything that LibreWolf does. Most GNU/Linux distros ship with better, up-to-date versions of Firefox, browser addons receive critical auto-updates, some distros specifically add patches to improve performance / integrate better with the desktop like KDE. Most importantly you get official support from Mozilla, should you be facing bugs. LibreWolf might feel too harsh for some people, some sites stop working. In this case you should be using the Tor Browser instead. For better privacy, compartmentalize your browsers.
So it's not really necessary to use LibreWolf if you can follow the simple instructions given here & you don't have a problem with software updates being served from Mozilla's servers.
- Better Dark Theme
- Telemetry disabled
- Firefox accounts disabled
- Google Safe browsing & geolocation disabled
- Stopped pinging 3rd party sites fetched by Pocket
0. Copy The
- Click here to download the latest user.js file
- Extract the ZIP
- Copy the
user.jsfile to the clipboard
- Launch Firefox
about:profilesin the address bar & hit enter
- Navigate to the Firefox current profile folder by clicking on
- Paste the
user.jsfile into that Firefox profile directory
- Close Firefox & launch it again
9. Search Engine
TIP -> Right click on the address bar to add search engines
TIP -> HTTPS is always on. Don't need to install any extensions.
Check this page for updates. Bookmark it. [CTRL+D]
It's a shame Mozilla bloats Firefox with every new update. Well at least it's better than anything on the market as of now. That being said, please tell Mozilla to not indulge in politics & divide users. I want them to actually fight for the 'Open Web' than act as a pawn for Google, slowly losing market share.