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Last post Author Topic: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 449711 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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3 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.