@globalc It would be interesting to know about the usage of a lot of stuff that are being changed/removed in Firefox. But judging by the general way the development is going it's clear Mozilla doesn't really care about the power users but wants to appeal to the general mainstream, which is ironic, as the mainstream doesn't really care or know about Firefox anymore.
@globalc While I definitely do not agree with all the changes that are happening to Firefox (for example Proton, seemingly an attempt at imitating the ugliest design elements from Edge and deprecating the compact theme while making the widgets bigger) I do understand the removal of FTP. FTP was used by everyone on the Internet back in the day, now it's only used directly by nerds/power users like ourselves, and we don't need the web browser for it. All mainstream file managers do FTP now.
Lifesaving tip of the day; open full permissions for USB storage devices so you don't need to sudo to write images to microSD cards when playing with your Pi, for instance. This way you do not have to worry about wiping your internal drives. Before I did this myself I always double and triple checked before doing any writing to (micro)SD cards.
On my Ubuntu desktop i've put the following line in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usb-storage.rules:
KERNEL=="sd*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", MODE="0666"
So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?
If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.
That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.
@kev Another vote for searx from me. It's dead easy to set up for self hosting, and very hackable. (It's written in Python.) The project is quite active, I've made a few PRs and had the fist merged after a day.