PM versus FB

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PM versus FB

Post by Bilbo47 » 2019-12-03, 16:16

It seems like for the past year PM has been getting slower and slower on facebook (not sure about elsewhere). Control-W (close tab) has become unbearably slow; however clicking the [x] to close the tab works correctly. E v e r y t h i n g is slow. Fb responds to a <paste> by hiding the edit box (wtf).

Today tried a different UA string from another browser, in about:config

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general.useragent.override.facebook.com = Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36
Turns out FB likes Brave/Chrome more than it likes PM. Ctrl-W is faster, but not as fast as in Brave. Pasting a post or comment actually works. The Notifications page is faster, but not as fast as in Brave.

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Re: PM versus FB

Post by Moonchild » 2019-12-03, 16:42

If this is your suggestion to change the Facebook user-agent override, then you could just say so.
It's surprising that a chrome-based override works better than what we have used so far, but if there are objective advantages to doing so, then we can, of course, change it.
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Re: PM versus FB

Post by Bilbo47 » 2019-12-04, 15:35

suggestion [for us] to change the Facebook user-agent override
Oh cool I didn't know this was a thing. I had assumed everyone needed to put in their own overrides individually; but now I see PM has a bunch of built-in overrides for popular sites so everyone can benefit. Out of curiosity, how would an updated setting for everyone like this get distributed - would it come in just by installing a PM update? Also, is there any Help documentation other than in this forum?

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Re: PM versus FB

Post by Isengrim » 2019-12-04, 15:37

Bilbo47 wrote:
2019-12-04, 15:35
Out of curiosity, how would an updated setting for everyone like this get distributed - would it come in just by installing a PM update?
Updated settings may be pushed out with browser updates, yes. Essentially it's an update to the setting's default value. If you've overridden the setting with a value of your own, it remains unchanged after the update; otherwise the new value will take effect when the update completes.
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