Regarding Serpent browser...

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    It's an extension that you install that gives easy access to legacy mozilla extensions.

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    You can download the extension from the releases section of this particular Guthub repo.
     
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    Which one of these should I download? I have no experience with .msi files. How do I install this please?
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    It's an XPI file and all you have to do is click on the first link ca-archive-2.0.1.xpi.
    Serpent will ask if you want to install - click "Allow".

    After the install is done you will have an orange-ish icon in your toolbar.

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    The first time you click it the database will initialize. When it's finished you will be have a browse-able/searchable repository of legacy Mozilla addons.
     
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    Got it! Thank you very much. Would you mind telling me what addons you use? In your browser I see some that I have not seen before.
     
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    Here is a summary created by FEBE:

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    Many of these are disabled and I activate on an as-needed basis using one of the most useful extension managers, Simple Add-on Manager.

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    With it I can toggle any extension simply by clicking a button on the drop-down menu of icon.
     
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    I missed this thread.

    What can I say! This is more than I asked for. Thank you once again:)
     
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    Anyone know how to fix the sound in Basilisk/Serpent browser? It has become the best browser I have, except for the sound in videos at Youtube, Putlockers, Bitchute, etc., are always distorted (like in slow-mo).
     
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    My addons for Serpent/Basilisk are:

    Dismiss the Overlay
    Javascript Toggle On & Off
    Neat URL
    Self-Destructing Cookies

    These I keep disabled til needed:

    Incognito Adblocker
    Ublock Origin
    Skip Redirect
    Remove Redirect
    ScriptBlock
     
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    I found this while fooling with a Linux LiveCd a few nights ago, and remembered someone here was seeking old Firefox-based addons:
    https://legacycollector.org/firefox-addons/index.html
    Probably already mentioned here by someone, but 'search' feature failed to turn up anything, so maybe not.
     
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    I am unable to install this in Firefox 52.9.0 ESR. I keep getting the folowing message: "Firefox prevented this site from installing an unverified add-on". I have changed the string value in about:config to make forefox believe I am using FF version 70.0.
     
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    open firefox to the addons page and drag the xpi file to it and drop it, it should ask for install then.
     
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    When I click on the .xpi file at Github page, the small install window opens. How do I get the download option and save it, to do the drag and drop?
     
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    Firefox prevents addons from installing that aren't from https://addons.mozilla.org. You can remove this restriction with another about:config setting:

    xpinstall.signatures.required

    Set it to false then try installing the addon again.

    It should also be noted that the user agent string doesn't change Firefox's behaviour. This is merely what is reported to websites that query the browser for this info. Mozilla and Google will query your browser and serve up the appropriate content based on this info (try changing your Firefox user agent to Chrome and see what happens on Youtube).

    Most of the mainstream news/media sites I visit ignore the user agent and rely instead on browser fingerprinting to identify your browser/OS. Don't be surprised if eventually Mozilla, Google and the rest of the internet switches to browser fingerprinting thus rendering browser user agents obsolete.
     
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    Thank you. This solved the problem.
    Please show me how to change to chrome.
    I am an incurable optimist. Somebody -MSFN?- will find a way out of this :)
     
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    Chrome 78
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686;) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.70 Safari/537.36
    More fun user agents:

    Internet Explorer 5 Windows 3.1
    Code:
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 3.1)
    IPhone 6
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5376e Safari/8536.25
    Galaxy S4 Phone Android 4.4.4
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.2.2; nl-nl; SAMSUNG GT-I9505 Build/JDQ39) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/1.0 Chrome/18.0.1025.308 Mobile Safari/535.19
    IPad
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5376e Safari/8536.25
    Note that with Javascript/Browser fingerprinting it's still possible for websites to determine the actual browser/OS regardless of what user agent you have set:

    https://browserspy.dk/browser.php
     
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    I have done this and also changed my user agent to show W 10 as my OS and Firefox 70.0 as my browser. I also have the extension Simple Add-on Manager. Whenever FF starts I keep getting a pop up window titled "Checking compatibility of add-ons". It reads "Checking your add-ons for compatibility with this version of Firefox". This stays open for a few seconds and goes off by itself. Can I block this pop up, perhaps using about:config? I am worried that this might disable my add-ons.
     
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