I want to try Icecat browser (I like having different yet similar browsers, so I want this beside Firefox).

To install

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat -y

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but then:

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But Java is enabled

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the list of plugins is the same in Icecat and Firefox, where gmail works fine.

what could be the matter?


Icecat comes with an enabled extension (GNU LibreJS) that "blocks nonfree nontrivial JavaScript while allowing JavaScript that is free and/or trivial".

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Disabling the addon solves the problem reported here.

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