"Ubuntu modification" extension default package disables Multiprocess in Firefox

Bug #1658407 reported by Jatan on 2017-01-22
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
ubufox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Firefox has started making the default state to Multiprocess starting with Firefox 48. Right now, at least half the Firefox users have Multiprocess enabled by default and the performance and stability benefits are quite substantial. More about Multiprocess here - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/multiprocess

The Ubufox extension that comes installed by default in Ubuntu's Firefox disables Multiprocess, due it not being compatible with it (check attachment). This leads to all Ubuntu users not benefiting from the performance benefits of Firefox multiprocess architecture and also the ever increasing benefits as they keep improving it.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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