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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 521681 times)

irkregent

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #925 on: August 29, 2017, 12:25 PM »
a lot more addons were ruined by the last Firefox update. I have removed it and moved to "ESR" (Firefox Extended Support Release ESR):
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.3.0/releasenotes/

This way one can keep all the extensions and still have a browser accepted/made by Mozilla.


The developer(s) behind Waterfox intend to keep support for "legacy" extensions in its releases of the Firefox-based browser.  Of course, that is just one part of the equation.  If the extension developers keep giving up on their projects, then browser support is moot.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #926 on: September 02, 2017, 05:18 AM »
I have (...) moved to "ESR" (Firefox Extended Support Release ESR):
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.3.0/releasenotes/

The otherwise very fine EPUBReader version 2 does not install on Firefox ESR.
EPUBReader version 1.5.0.12 is needed for ESR: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/versions/?page=1#version-1.5.0.12

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #927 on: September 02, 2017, 05:54 AM »
The developer(s) behind Waterfox intend to keep support for "legacy" extensions

-thank you for reminding me. I was using it for many months, but got tired of being told by various robots that Waterfox was obsolete. It seems Mozilla has changed their policy on that subject.


The otherwise very fine EPUBReader version 2 does not install on Firefox ESR.
EPUBReader version 1.5.0.12 is needed for ESR: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/versions/?page=1#version-1.5.0.12

EPUBReader version 2.05 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/ works on Waterfox (version 55)  :up:


(...) pave the way to keeping add-on support in Waterfox. Waterfox now uses its own separate profile directory and migrates all your existing data to it. In the coming weeks the website will get an infrastructure update to pave the way for an add-on store.

Waterfox will also be coming to Android, (...)
-Waterfox

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #928 on: September 04, 2017, 09:29 PM »
just saw this on Ghacks - Download Star, a Down Them All alternative for Firefox

its been written as a web extension so compatible when all else is failing.  Currently matches the core functionality, but lacks a lot of the niceties that down them all has

link to article - https://www.ghacks.n...rnative-for-firefox/

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #929 on: September 07, 2017, 03:44 AM »
"LEGACY" used to be a good word, a word you would be pleased to see. Now it's a word to be scared by, a word to put you down:

Forgive me, smart phone users in particular, this is a looong picture; 662 x 3687 pixels (162kb):

click to enlarge for LEGACY (highlighted in yellow):

LEGACY.gifFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

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modified for more usable photo sizes, 4x 702 pixels plus 1x 879 pixels (it turns out I've miscalculated, but now I don't bother to change it):

1 LEGACY 0702.gifFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
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« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 10:31 AM by Curt »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #930 on: September 07, 2017, 07:28 AM »
"LEGACY" used to be a good word, a word you would be pleased to see. Now it's a word to be scared by, a word to put you down:

You're running Waterfox 55.0.2, same as I am:

2017-09-07 22_28_52.pngFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

I'm running the same version of GreaseMonkey and Video Download Helper.

Not a single add-on marked Legacy, what are you doing wrong?

I love how Waterfox is properly shows "legacy" addons as "full add-on"!

LOL ... from here ... I guess all mine are legacy  ;D
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 07:43 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #931 on: September 07, 2017, 12:00 PM »
"LEGACY" used to be a good word, a word you would be pleased to see.
Not in the world of software, Curt :-)
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #932 on: September 07, 2017, 12:23 PM »
^ right, f0dder. But in the story of real life, software is extremely young, while legacy per definition is quite old.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 02:26 PM by Curt, Reason: comma »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #933 on: September 18, 2017, 12:12 AM »
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 #934 on: September 18, 2017, 03:23 AM »
Pale Moon does not work with XP or I would switch.

It does, however support for XP stopped last year.

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

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #935 on: September 18, 2017, 05:51 AM »
I wonder why you would update your browser(s) to the latest versions, but refuse to update the OS to at least a decently updated version :-\

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #936 on: September 18, 2017, 06:50 AM »
I wonder why you would update your browser(s) to the latest versions, but refuse to update the OS to at least a decently updated version :-\
There are valid reasons. Im running xp on a machine because theres a known bug in vpn software that is used that if you connect with anything later to a windows 8.1 box, it can glitch out.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #937 on: August 22, 2018, 08:16 PM »
Mozilla will remove "legacy" extensions from AMO starting in October 2018. I am in the process of searching a new home for OpenDownload²...

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #938 on: October 18, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Hm, Tab Mix Plus is for Firefox pre-v57 only, why do you want to promote a plugin that's not usable to most regular (up-to-date) FF users?

[OT]: This smells a lot like a spam message..., and also it should have gone into the existing thread of (nearly) the same name.
Any admin who agrees with me should IMHO remove this thread and probably the OP too.

As confirmed by Deozaan: it was a spammer. Thanks for fixing that :up:
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 03:23 AM by Ath »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #939 on: October 18, 2018, 12:40 PM »
FWIW there is a 57 and above version too, how usable and as featured it is I don't know

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #940 on: October 18, 2018, 12:53 PM »
[OT]: This smells a lot like a spam message..., and also it should have gone into the existing thread of (nearly) the same name.
Any admin who agrees with me should IMHO remove this thread and probably the OP too.

It was a spammer who copied mouser's post from 2006(!) verbatim, probably intending to change the link to a spam link:

btw, anyone who tries firefox to see if they want to keep using it, should not even start to try it until they install Tab Mix Plus.

To me, this 1 extension is the make or break feature of firefox to me.  It turns a browser with poor tab support to one with amazing tab support.  (note: there are a couple other tab extensions for firefox, they may be equally good for all i know, but you NEED one of these otherwise ff sucks, imho).

So if you are a tabbed-browser fan, and have been dissapointed with plain firefox, you need to try tab mix plus, it's just packed with cool options.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 02:30 PM by wraith808, Reason: Removed spam link »

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #941 on: October 28, 2018, 04:09 PM »
For my own needs i was looking for an easy way to add Dark Theme to Websites.
My own tries kinda work, but only for pages where i inject Css Code.

Now i discovered a really neat plugin "Dark Reader"

Here is Mainlink
Supports native Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers and is also avail as OpenSource via GitHub.
Since i am using Opera, i can tell with "Chrome support" addon installed, it works just great for me.

A preview of my current view:
Post reply - DonationCoder_com – Opera - 28_10.jpgFirefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #942 on: November 25, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Has anyone found an alternative to FEBE that works with Quantum on Windows 10?
Would like export extensions as list with corresponding links to install.

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Can't find extensions folder in app data either...

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #943 on: November 25, 2018, 01:23 PM »
@dantheman: I suspect that you might be asking the wrong question here.
For example:
  • I used to use FEBE (at the time when it was the only available extension backup tool, I think), but its development started to lag a little, and then Firefox brought in the Sync functionality, which made FEBE somewhat redundant. So I used Sync instead of FEBE, and - just in case - kept contingency copies of the installers of my fav extensions. So I was mostly covered, from a backup perspective.

  • When I eventually switched to Slimjet - after becoming sick and tired of Mozilla and their control-freak trips, wrecking all that was good about Firefox (for me) - I was happy using the Sync functionality that was built into Slimjet/Chrome. That was until recently, when Google appeared to be starting with the same control-freak tricks that Mozilla had been up to - in this case, silently switching off one of my fav extensions (so I had to keep switching it on again when I ran Slimjet) and then completely zapping it  - this was the excellent BadAdJohnny extension.

  • However, after the Firefox experience, I was prepared for this, and I am in the habit of saving backup copies of the installers of extension that look as though they might be at risk of unilateral prohibition/deletion by GodMode Google. Of course, that will only work if Google don't go down the same path as Mozilla and enforce obsolescence of all/any extensions that they don't approve of on an ongoing basis. I consider backup copies of the extension installers to be a "lowest common denominator" approach - i.e., rather than a backup tool like FEBE (and its restore component).

  • So, from a user perspective, I have taken a relatively independent path that is based on a complete lack of trust of the browser providers/supporters. This has generally worked well, though I thought I had been caught out when Mozilla made the Scrapbook extension obsolete, but I've overcome that hurdle with newer technology - i.e., saving webpages as .mhtml files), which are indexable/searchable via WDS (Windows Desktop Search) and GDS (Google Desktop Search), etc..

So, whether you are using Quantum, or something else, the question might better be: How can my processes be made more resilient and more certain of avoiding falling into the trap of relying on transient proprietary backup solutions from unreliable/fickle providers?
This is one of the concerns that I have regarding my tendency for increasing reliance on MS Office OneNote. I mean, if the supplier can kick off what looks to be a definite new line of integrated computing - such as Windows Phone (Windows 10) and complete with a new Sony-Ericsson smartphone designed for it - and then simply drop it all "just like that", where the heck does that leave the users who have been suckered into using it? If they'd said at the outset (like Google tend to do) that these are trials or Betas, then that could at least be a little more honest, but no, they didn't elect to do that and we have all read the message, loud and clear: "Screw the users/customers".

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #944 on: November 25, 2018, 02:42 PM »
It's been a while since i've used FEBE (which can do quite a bunch of things) so i do tend to forget...
But, every once in a while, i get nostalgic about my first love (Firefox) and take it out of the garage for drive, alas, to only find it lacking in something or another.

- - - - -
Sorry to hear about your issues with Slimjet.
AFAIC, "Share Extension" has been good to me (as well as any other Chrome extension) so far:
https://chrome.googl...noeejpaeenpdamhmalhe

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #945 on: November 25, 2018, 06:00 PM »
"Share Extension" has been good to me (as well as any other Chrome extension) so far:
https://chrome.googl...noeejpaeenpdamhmalhe

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.110 Safari/537.36

Extensions for Google Chrome™
Generated: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 23:46:17 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.110 Safari/537.36

Extensions: 19
- Video Downloader Til Facebook: https://chrome.googl...efmlmbpmkcdndgebpfkf
- Share Extensions: https://chrome.googl...noeejpaeenpdamhmalhe
- Super Video Downloader: https://chrome.googl...kgplmpkefcchgjmdaonh
- Open With: https://chrome.googl...jpbgppagklanlcbchlno
- Search by Image (by Google): https://chrome.googl...ggklbegccjpmnglmnflm
- uBlock: https://chrome.googl...hgdmggkamkmgojdagdnn
- Bulk Image Downloader: https://chrome.googl...lbngjnohbmgaehknhcaj
- Save The Session: https://chrome.googl...mhnbomipnbnpkedjpbil
- Selection Search: https://chrome.googl...dmmeaichnddnmjmcakoe
- Britannica Insights: https://chrome.googl...lgifpfdcfnjnhepckmbf
- Power Thesaurus: https://chrome.googl...glnlopahbbjdbfhkndjk
- Wikipedia: https://chrome.googl...lcbgakjieeecgdnomiel
- Open in Firefox: https://chrome.googl...iopohmpmmobpnpjifpii
- Thesaurus: Synonym 4 Right Click: https://chrome.googl...bkffooidajhakoidhidh
- Instant Save for Instagram and Flickr: https://chrome.googl...jjndfdncncgdfgdncnek
- Google Dictionary (by Google): https://chrome.googl...beboacabfgobmjgjcoja
- Open in MS Edge™: https://chrome.googl...dnkfdekpbooceogbapnf
- Print Friendly & PDF: https://chrome.googl...mmannpdfcmfdpjjmeolj
- f*ck overlays: https://chrome.googl...jgiejhnjfbdjlgobcpkp

Disabled Extensions: 0

Apps: 4
- Google Drev: https://chrome.googl...bafndbhieahigkjlhalf
- YouTube: https://chrome.googl...nkcojhhkbfbldkacnbeo
- Online-Convert.com: https://chrome.googl...ndjpgimpgmkgmgfkmlan
- Gmail: https://chrome.googl...kpknbcohdijeoejaedia

Exported with Share Extensions for Google Chrome™ - https://chrome.googl...noeejpaeenpdamhmalhe


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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #946 on: November 25, 2018, 07:23 PM »
@Curt - two ad blockers on Firefox?
-did i miss extension list export one?

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #947 on: November 25, 2018, 10:46 PM »
@dantheman:
"Share Extension" looks kinda handy, but apparently only useful IF the extension is available from the official Google Store or whatever. (is that correct?) Not sure I see the point in it.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #948 on: November 26, 2018, 02:57 AM »
@dantheman:
"Share Extension" - Not sure I see the point in it.

^ of course you do. Share Extension is a Chrome name for Extension List Dumper.

Regarding version 2 replacing the now unknown version 1:

Extension List Dumper 2 .
This version "2" of Extension List Dumper was created to correct some of the problems of the original extension that is no longer updated from many years.
-Iceberg

My use of more than one ad blocker is merely because neither is as efficient, as their marketeers would like them to appear.

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Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #949 on: November 26, 2018, 07:52 AM »
@Curt - Extension List Dumper is incompatible with Quantum - boy, Mozilla sure knows how to create a mess!  :Thmbsup:
Are they competing with Microsoft with their Hotmail, Live and Outlook?

At one point i was wondering why Firefox was over 1.5G is resource usage as opposed to Vivaldi or Edge which were hanging around .400-500
Turns out, after removing half a dozen extensions, one by one, it was Adguard the culprit.
So now, i've been using uBlock Origin on all browsers and it is doing fine.
Sure, don't want to point the finger at Adguard since it could be a compatibility issue with other extensions right?
Then again, thought Mozilla would have had all these issues resolved since the day they kicked out all the good old legacy extensions...  :'(