If Mozilla was serious about letting users turn off the CloudFlare DNS anti-feature, they'd make it an opt-in option in Preferences.
They wouldn't bury it in an about:config option with an obscure name and require the user to set it to, for some reason, "5" to turn it off.
@iona I did, once upon a time: OmniWeb, one of the very first browsers anywhere, given a new lease of life when OPENSTEP morphed into Mac OS X. Sadly, ultimately, it also fell by the wayside - not enough people actually wanted to pay. I still use it, but Safari's increasingly the go-to instead. Other than the Safe Browsing, which can be turned off, it's a browser I don't have to worry about using - Apple makes its money selling devices, not people's data.
@porsupah I did as well, Opera many years ago could be paid for. There was a freebie version that ran banner ads at the top of the browser window, and the paid version didn't.
Safari doesn't exist on non-Mac platforms. There has to be a market for a paid-for browser for power users who spend their days in the browser. Marketed well, I think it could work these days. It'd never be a mass-market thing, but would get enough users to be viable.
I wonder if an independently funded browser could be financially viable? It's possible, leveraging an existing engine. I wonder if there are any Windows-based WebKit browsers? The solution may already exist for that market, simply eclipsed by the major players.
@maloki This is why I think a paid-for "power user" browser might be a viable thing, with shitloads of options visible to the user.
It'd never be what your grandad uses to get on Facebook and BBC Sport but I'm sure it'd have a cult following a bit like Old Opera before it became a Chrome skin.