I got up this morning.
Well, that’s pretty obvious as I wouldn’t be tapping this out if I was still in bed?
Anyways I did all the usual chores and eventually sat down with a fresh mug of tea and a freshly stoked pipe.
I fired up the laptop and did the laptop’s usual chores backing up stuff and the like. I fired up my mail [nothing interesting there] and finally fired up my browser.
A blank yoke appeared welcoming me to a brand new release.
I don’t mind new releases as generally they pass by largely unnoticed, but this one had really fucked things up. No bookmarks, no history no fuckin’ nuttin’. As the site gleefully informed me, this is a new generation of Waterfox that was supposed to be superb but all it was was a royal pain. It did give me the option of importing my old Waterfox settings but refused to find any files. I couldn’t create those files as I would need my older version to create them. Fucking genius thinking on someone’s part.
I pondered this. I opened up my file window. There were all my settings in a folder called “[dot]waterfox”. Why wasn’t the new version reading them? I pondered some more. Then I had an idea. I checked a folder called “[dot]mozilla” which is where Firefox holds its files. There was a new folder inside it called – surprisingly – “[dot]waterfox”. So I copied the files from the old to the new. I fired up Waterfox again. I was back to normality. Or rather I wasn’t.
I now had all my bookmarks and tabs but the tabs were at the bottom of the screen and barely visible. I went into settings and told it to move my tabs to the top. It doesn’t work The tabs remain resolutely at the bottom.
On top of all that I now have to login to all the sites once more and suffer all those really irritating fucking cookie notices on every site.
Have these twats never heard of backwards compatibility?