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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 360711 times)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #800 on: January 27, 2016, 06:48:19 PM »
Theme Font and Size Changer
I can't seem to get the Theme Font and Size Changer to work.


Do you have checkCompatibility installed?
I do now; still no luck on FF font size too small, but not sure if all my options are aligned; I pick 14 as minimum font but some fonts on some pages still look like 10pt.

Just to clarify, checkcompatibility works more like it should be named 'fix compatibility'; right? That's what it does; right?
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #801 on: January 27, 2016, 10:18:52 PM »
I do now; still no luck on FF font size too small, but not sure if all my options are aligned; I pick 14 as minimum font but some fonts on some pages still look like 10pt.

Just to clarify, checkcompatibility works more like it should be named 'fix compatibility'; right? That's what it does; right?


I guess it is a fix for the check compatibility thingy.  Afa the fonts I also use ColorToggle for cases when I need light text on a dark background to read easily.  Although I don't use it as often since I switched Firefox to use ComicSans font.  It seems less blurry.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #802 on: January 28, 2016, 06:48:48 PM »
I'm really just giving feedback, but appreciate all your suggestions. FF used to be a good browser, but somehow it just doesn't seem so great anymore. Pale Moon does not work with XP or I would switch.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #803 on: January 28, 2016, 07:50:11 PM »
Pale Moon does not work with XP or I would switch.

https://www.palemoon.../palemoon-atom.shtml

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This version of Pale Moon is optimized specifically for use on Intel Atom™ processors and compatible with the Windows XP and Server 2003 operating systems.
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These builds are specifically optimized for Intel Atom™ processors, and are not recommended for regular Intel or AMD processors on current operating systems (Vista or higher). The extra optimizations only work on Atom processors and will execute a little slower than the normal version of Pale Moon on a non-Atom processor (but otherwise run just fine). In general use, you will likely not notice much (if any) difference if run on a non-Atom processor that is likely more powerful, anyway.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 08:00:07 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #804 on: January 29, 2016, 02:12:17 AM »
Pale Moon does not work with XP or I would switch.

https://www.palemoon.../palemoon-atom.shtml

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This version of Pale Moon is optimized specifically for use on Intel Atom™ processors and compatible with the Windows XP and Server 2003 operating systems.
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These builds are specifically optimized for Intel Atom™ processors, and are not recommended for regular Intel or AMD processors on current operating systems (Vista or higher). The extra optimizations only work on Atom processors and will execute a little slower than the normal version of Pale Moon on a non-Atom processor (but otherwise run just fine). In general use, you will likely not notice much (if any) difference if run on a non-Atom processor that is likely more powerful, anyway.
It works. Nice. palemoon-atom for Windows XP. My vintage Gateway TA6 has an Intel Centrino cpu, which I never heard of before receiving it, but with the SSD it's really not that slow.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #805 on: January 29, 2016, 06:44:26 AM »
So far updating to 44.0 the only side effect has been losing the Reader AddOn Button.  A reinstall got it back.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #806 on: January 29, 2016, 06:46:40 AM »
Firefox has its own reader by now...

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #807 on: January 29, 2016, 07:50:08 AM »
Firefox has its own reader by now...

Where do they hide it?  I never noticed.  :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #808 on: January 29, 2016, 08:08:36 AM »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #809 on: January 29, 2016, 08:57:06 AM »
Usually, in the address bar.
https://support.mozi...utter-free-web-pages

Oh.  I am running classic theme restorer.  So I don't get those black stick figure buttons except for the main menu button..

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #810 on: January 29, 2016, 09:25:10 PM »
Just thought I'd expand a bit on one of the addons I use: Advanced URL Builder

2016-01-30 13_57_09.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

2016-01-30 14_05_30.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

Helps if you ensure the extra space that's selected when double-clicking text is not selected, in about:config

layout.word_select.eat_space_to_next_word;false

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Favicon Reloader broken?
« Reply #811 on: February 05, 2016, 09:40:34 AM »
Anyone having trouble with Favicon Reloader?  I haven't used it in a while.  Tried it today with 44.0 and got 4 reds and all the rest yellow saying "try links manually."  I backed off to FF 43.04 but I got the same results.  If it does not work with FF after some version does anyone have a good alternative?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #812 on: March 01, 2016, 03:10:03 AM »
It made me sad when Textarea Cache stopped working,
so I was pleased when I found this private fix via reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/4899gd/alternative_of_textarea_cache/ + scroll down

I am using it, it is clean, and well working on Firefox 44.0.2   :Thmbsup:  I have zipped & attached a copy of the one installed on my PC:

On another topic:
A List of Stable, Non-Conficting and Essential addons by ChessWriter: https://addons.mozil...ions/ChessWriter/my/  :up:

« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 07:44:45 AM by Curt »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #813 on: March 01, 2016, 05:46:39 AM »
hi Curt !

I must try textarea cache, thanks for the tip & download. Lazarus doesnt work with the InfoQube forum (which uses html WYSIWYG as opposed to BB code).

On another topic:
A List of Stable, Non-Conflicting and Essential addons by ChessWriter: https://addons.mozil...ions/ChessWriter/my/  :up:
- a list of 683 addons.
I wonder how much ram I'd need to install all of them :D
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #814 on: March 01, 2016, 11:40:34 AM »
I must try textarea cache,

Giving it a shot myself.  Lazarus can be a bit flaky at times.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #815 on: March 01, 2016, 01:45:15 PM »
I've tried Lazarus a couple of times (not updated since August 2011 + homepage unresponsive), but always went back to Textarea Cache because it's so simple to use, and consistent on all pages. I quite often start typing and then leave the page, planning to come back later - as an example I began this post a couple of hours ago, but went to watch a show, before finishing the post. So it's not enough for me to be protected against accidents, (my setup almost never crashes), I must have an incremental backup, which is exactly what Textarea Cache is offering can offer if you do the settings accordingly.

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On another topic: A List of Stable, Non-Conflicting and Essential addons by ChessWriter: addons.mozilla.../ChessWriter  :up:
- a list of 683 addons...

-but only a list; there is no button to get them all in one swoop.

I didn't stop to think about the "683", but was plain excited to see that the first 3 pages included a lot of the addons I already was using. So it must be a good list...

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What do you do, when you suddenly have a new addon installed, but you or Mozilla have never heard about it before?  :o

browser wizard free 5.8.0

I  have no idea what it is or where it came from - and there are no informations whatsoever. More than four addons have been updated since , so I don't know when exactly it was installed. So far, nothing weird has happened. I will not yet remove it, I want to first figure who brought it here.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #816 on: March 02, 2016, 03:46:50 AM »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #817 on: March 02, 2016, 11:18:07 AM »
always went back to Textarea Cache because it's so simple to use, and consistent on all page

Hmm, I put the button in the Statusbar.  Seemed ok.  Now I bring it up, no button in StatusBar, there is a warning in the AddOns Manager about "could not be verified with FF proceed with caution."  I put the button back in the StatusBar.  Voila.  Now I have 2 buttons.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #818 on: March 03, 2016, 11:30:28 PM »
...Hmm, I put the button in the Statusbar.  Seemed ok.  Now I bring it up, no button in StatusBar, there is a warning in the AddOns Manager about "could not be verified with FF proceed with caution."  I put the button back in the StatusBar.  Voila.  Now I have 2 buttons.
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #819 on: March 04, 2016, 04:08:23 PM »
...Hmm, I put the button in the Statusbar.  Seemed ok.  Now I bring it up, no button in StatusBar, there is a warning in the AddOns Manager about "could not be verified with FF proceed with caution."  I put the button back in the StatusBar.  Voila.  Now I have 2 buttons.
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Hmm, while replying I tried to do control-z and stuff got totally deleted.  I opened the window using the button and none of the options did anything.  I may have to,er, bring Lazarus back from the dead.  :(


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #820 on: March 05, 2016, 01:12:33 PM »
I may have to,er, bring Lazarus back from the dead.  :(

just when he thought he could finally rest in peace . . .
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #821 on: March 05, 2016, 02:06:17 PM »
I may have to,er, bring Lazarus back from the dead.  :(

just when he thought he could finally rest in peace . . .

Heh heh.  The worst part is the bill collectors know right away when you are back on the block.  :)

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #822 on: March 05, 2016, 02:13:40 PM »
Textarea Cache  has not worked for me in months.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #823 on: March 05, 2016, 04:25:17 PM »
Textarea Cache  has not worked for me in months.
It made me sad when Textarea Cache stopped working,
so I was pleased when I found this private fix via reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/4899gd/alternative_of_textarea_cache/ + scroll down

I am using it, it is clean, and well working on Firefox 44.0.2   :Thmbsup:  I have zipped & attached a copy#  of the one installed on my PC:


# = attached to the original post

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #824 on: March 05, 2016, 04:29:31 PM »
Already broken in Firefox 46 according to the comments. Well...