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FireFox and porn Issue
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:58:57 am »
Hello,
When I use FF and (for example) I have 123movies up and I find a movie I want to watch. When I play the movie FF almost always opens a new tab with either a porn website or porn related material.

How can I stop FF from doing this? I do not want extraneous material displaying when I am trying to open a proper tab.

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 09:02:32 am »
The other option would be try watching movies on legitimate websites, not ones that illegally distribute copyrighted material, like 123movies. Sites like that typically don't care what kinds of ads they show you, because they're run in countries that play it fast and loose with international copyrights. I've never had any issues with unwanted ads watching vids on legitimate websites like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix in Firefox.

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 09:15:52 am »
Hi darrel_jw,

 Another thing you can try is to change your DNS to OpenDNS Family Shield or Yandex.DNS Family.  Try experimenting with these.  Both services are excellent and free of charge. ;)

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 10:07:07 am »
This is neither a Peppermint or a Firefox issue .. it's an illegal streaming site that (illegally) derives their income from these porn sites .. effectively living off the back of others work.

Whilst I don't judge people visiting such sites, this forum certainly isn't the place to promote their use by explaining how best to use them. This forum is for problems with Peppermint, not the rest of the interweb/world.
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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 06:41:07 pm »
Wow! I had never thought about 123movies not being a legit site, so I went and did my due-diligence. I read where popcornflx is a legitimate movie site, and have now switched my movie watching to that. Thanks for "tweaking me" on to a proper source. I appreciate that!

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 07:04:43 pm »
No problem. Sites that have movies that were only just released in theaters aren't legit, as movies are usually released in theaters first, then streaming, then DVD and Blu-Ray. Popcorn Flix, on the other hand, is indeed a legit movie site. And, while it probably still has ads, they should be more family friendly.

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 07:14:32 pm »
You know - one of the things I really appreciate about Peppermint and getting support. People respond to questions! I, sadly, love distro hopping and looking at new things. This is the only forum, and the only distro I have found, where I get answers to my questions and not just pushed off and ignored! So Thanks folks, I truly apprreciate it.

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 08:42:32 pm »
You know - one of the things I really appreciate about Peppermint and getting support. People respond to questions! I, sadly, love distro hopping and looking at new things. This is the only forum, and the only distro I have found, where I get answers to my questions and not just pushed off and ignored! So Thanks folks, I truly apprreciate it.

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It's our pleasure Darrel and it's great you feel at home here  - mission accomplished :).  Here at PeppermintOS, we want our users to feel comfortable and enjoy using their chosen system.  It's plain stupid to make things hard and awkward with vague and obtuse replies.  We think the best way to avoid chasing people away, is to providing working solutions in ways that are easy to understand and implement.  If we end up have a laugh in the process, that's a bonus  8)!  It's really that simple  ;D

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 01:28:25 am »
You know - one of the things I really appreciate about Peppermint and getting support. People respond to questions! I, sadly, love distro hopping and looking at new things. This is the only forum, and the only distro I have found, where I get answers to my questions and not just pushed off and ignored! So Thanks folks, I truly apprreciate it.

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 12:17:03 am »
Hello,
I am still "pondering" the /data partition discussion. I have my / partition on a small HD and my /home on a separate HD. When I am installing a different distro (or even a new version of my current) I go into my .config folder and delete folders in there relating to my current OS. Next I install the new OS, then I install the applications I use and I'm "good-to-go".

So my question, is there anything I would gain by switching to a /data partition and using symlinks? Thanks for any advice!

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 01:49:38 am »
Hello,
I am still "pondering" the /data partition discussion. I have my / partition on a small HD and my /home on a separate HD. When I am installing a different distro (or even a new version of my current) I go into my .config folder and delete folders in there relating to my current OS. Next I install the new OS, then I install the applications I use and I'm "good-to-go".

So my question, is there anything I would gain by switching to a /data partition and using symlinks? Thanks for any advice!

Darrel

Hi Darrel, how's it going  ;)?  Yeah, I have a similar set up as you.  I also keep a /home partition, not for upgrade purposes, only for maintenance.  Very handy it is too.   In addition I also use a /DATA partition.  This is for upgrading and any distro hopping.   Your way will work, it does add extra levels of work though.  You're still going to have to backup all your critical data.  This is something I highly recommend everyone do on a regular basis.  God help the person having to explain how all the wedding photos got lost, or miss the opportunity of laughing at the mother-in-law make a fool of herself again >:D

With the /DATA partition, you have all your critical data in its current state.  You can also use it to save certain unchanging .config, (keep an eye on these) files and symlink them.  There are files in the .local folder that are handy to have in /DATA partition, such as:
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Saving and symlinking these saves having to redo any SSBs you use.  I have my Dropbox and MEGA cloud storage on my /DATA partition.  That alone, saves so much syncing time.  The /DATA partition is convenient, time saving and provides an extra level of backup  ;).  Setting it up initially is the most time consuming process.  That's dependent on how much critical data you're going to move to the /DATA partition.  From there on, it's child's play to set up.  I've found the /DATA partition adds a level of flexibility to my system that simply deleting the .config folder could not do.  ;).
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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:58 am »
Hi Andy,
Well, I am still a bit "confused". I don't see what is different between the /home with simlinks pointing to a /data folder. My /home is on a separate HD, I use Deja-Dup to backup my entire /home folder to an external 1 TB HD.

The only possible thing I see as possibly varying is not simlinking the .local and /.config folders and letting those be rebuild when I install another distro. But I always copy those to my external HD, then paste back in those files I want to keep. Is there something I am still missing in my understanding?

Also, my hopping days may well be over. I am enjoying PM 9. The only issue I've found - my main box is an HP desktop running 8 Gib of DDR3 memory. A friend had given me another desktop running 8 Gib of DDR2 memory. I found real performance issues when scrolling a webpage with a LOT of content. On the DDR3 box the scrolling was very snappy, but on the DDR2 box it was extremely jerky and would always move beyond or before the place I wanted to stop. Not so on the DDR3 box. So I've gone back to the DDR3 box.

Darrel

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 05:19:12 am »
Hi darrel_jw,

Take a look at this comprehensive tutorial, it may help

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1835.0.html

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 05:21:14 am »
Hi Zeb,
That's why I've been asking the questions! As I read the tutorial I'm just not seeing the difference  between what he was doing and what I've  been using. :)

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Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 05:54:27 am »
Sorry, if I'm being a pain here, but why is this even being discussed on a thread with the title FireFox and porn Issue?

It would be much better to create a new thread for it  :-X