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Author Topic: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?  (Read 383 times)

Curt

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Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:43:00 AM »
For safety's sake I thought I would update my Firefox 47.0.1 to Firefox 48.0. So I did.

After 2x restart I was surprised to realize that a number of favourite addons clearly had stopped working, so I went to see what's wrong with my Nightly Tester Tool who's job it is to "Force Addon Compatibility". Turns out it has been overruled by Firefox, so no compatibility was forced on anything.

At Mozilla's page I was told a story about the "many" addons that are trying to steel my money, identity, etc. Of course such a story is difficult to believe, since I never have met such an addon. New homepage redirection, yes, but never anything dangerous. Maybe we just don't hear about them? But of course, I guess they're out there, just waiting for a chance to enter my PC, so it's better to be safe than sorry.

And because of this I should be thankful for Mozilla now blocking every unsigned addons, I assume...

I do, however, not agree with Mozilla on this. Do you? The unsigned addons that I have are not new in any way. They have been on my computer for many years!! On my PC there is nothing to fear (of course there is, but so far it all went well) - and I totally want to have my addons back. They were there for a reason; without them, Firefox is no longer the best.  In fact, without addons Firefox is nothing but the fattest kid in the world.

So I removed 48 and reinstalled 47.

Do they know what they're doing?!
Have you abandoned Firefox? If not: Do you use a newer version than 47.0.1?
 :tellme:



Post modified with a list of the addons that I have on Firefox 47.0.1:

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- Adblock Plus 2.7.3
   http://adblockplus.org/
   Reklamer er fortid!
   https://addons.mozil...x/addon/adblock-plus

- Add to Search Bar 2.9
   http://firefox.malte...ns/add-to-search-bar
   Tilføj hvilken som helst søgning, på hvilken som helst side, til søgefeltet.
   https://addons.mozil...n/add-to-search-bar/

- Add-ons Manager Context Menu 0.4.2.1-signed.1-signed
   http://loucypher.git....com/AM_contextmenu/
   Add more items to Add-ons Manager context menu.
   https://addons.mozil...fox/addon/am-context

- Auto Context 1.5.0.3 (Inkompatible)
   https://addons.mozil...g/firefox/addon/5714
   Automatically shows User Popup Menu if text is selected

- Bookmark Toolbar Menu Button 1.1.2.1-signed
   https://codefisher.org/toolbar_button/
   Show the contents of the Bookmarks Toolbar in a drop down menu. This compresses the bookmark menu into one button that you can put on any toolbar you want to.
   https://addons.mozil...-toolbar-menu-button

- Bulk Image Downloader 4.91.0.0
   http://BulkImageDownloader.com
   Easily download images from image host sites. The Bulk Image Downloader application must be installed on the PC for this to work.
   https://addons.mozil...ulk-image-downloader

- Classic Theme Restorer 1.5.6beta2
   https://github.com/A...ClassicThemeRestorer
   'Classic Theme Restorer' ...
   https://addons.mozil...classicthemerestorer

- Clean Uninstall 0.1.7
   http://firefox.add0n...clean-uninstall.html
   Uninstall an extension and clean its fingerprints (stored preference values for instance)
   https://addons.mozil...ddon/clean-uninstall

- CoLT 2.6.7
   http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/colt/
   Tilføjer et Kopier linktekst-punkt til browserens kontekstmenu.
   https://addons.mozil...don/colt/?src=search

- Context Search 0.6.4
   http://www.basson.at...addons/contextsearch
   Expands the context menu's 'Search for' item into a list of search engines.
   https://addons.mozil...t-search/?src=search

- Download Manager (S3) 4.07
   http://www.s3blog.org/
   Vis og håndter filhentninger fra en smart nydelig statusbjælke
   https://addons.mozil...s3download-statusbar

- Downloads Context Menu 1.7
   http://www.bm-productions.tk
   Shows the Explorer context menu of downloaded files in the Downloads list
   https://addons.mozil...nloads-context-menu/

- Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express 9.08
   http://yourvideofile.org/
   Best extension for 'Superfast' and easy video download links in FLV, 3GP, MP3 (192kbps HQ Direct Link), MP4, 720p HD and Full-HD qualities on Youtube pages.

- EPUBReader 1.5.0.9
   http://www.epubread.com/
   Read EPUB files just in the browser. No installation of additional software needed.
   https://addons.mozil...fox/addon/epubreader

- ErrorZilla Plus 1.2.4.2
   https://addons.mozil...don/errorzilla-plus/
   Show a more useful error page when the network address cannot be reached.

- Extension List Dumper 2 1.0.1
   https://addons.mozil...ension-list-dumper-2
   Dumps a list of the installed extensions.

- Flagfox 5.1.13
   https://flagfox.wordpress.com/
   Viser et flag, der afbilleder den pågældende servers placering
   https://addons.mozil...irefox/addon/flagfox

- Flickr Size Pickr 1.0.1.1-signed
   https://addons.mozil...on/flickr-size-pickr
   Adds a context menu to view or download any Flickr photo

- Google Reverse Image Search 48.0
   http://barisderin.com/
   Google Reverse Image Search is a simple tool that lets you search the images reversely on Google Images.
   https://addons.mozil...reverse-image-search

- Google Search Disable Before You Continue 43.5
   https://addons.mozil...rch-disable-before-y
   Disable Before You Continue dialog for Google Search

- Google search link fix 1.5.3
   https://github.com/palant/searchlinkfix
   Prevents Google and Yandex search pages from modifying search result links when you click them.
   https://addons.mozil...ogle-search-link-fix

- I don't care about cookies 2.5.8
   https://addons.mozil...t-care-about-cookies
   Get rid of annoying cookie warnings from tens of thousands of 'infected' websites

- Image Toolbar 0.6.18
   http://www.basson.at...-addons/imagetoolbar
   Provides easy access to common image functions.
   https://addons.mozil.../addon/image-toolbar

- InstaDown: Instagram Image & Video Downloader 1.0.3
   https://addons.mozil...instagram-image-vide
   The extension adds a direct download button for images found on instagram user pages, and also for videos on single item popups.

- Interclue 1.6.3.1-signed.1-signed
   http://interclue.com/
   The ultimate link augmentation multitool
   https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/interclue

- MyBookmarks 0.6.17
   http://www.catsyawn..../mybookmarks_en.html
   Creates a formatted page from bookmarks.
   https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/mybookmarks

- Nightly Tester Tools 3.7.1-signed.1-signed
   https://wiki.mozilla...s/NightlyTesterTools
   Useful tools for the nightly tester.
   https://addons.mozil...nightly-tester-tools

- Open In RegEdit 0.1.2.4
   https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4478/
   Select registry keys in the page and open them in the registry editor

- Open With 6.7.1
   https://github.com/darktrojan/openwith
   Quickly test out your web pages in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, or Opera. Open With opens the current page in your other browsers with just one click.
   https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/open-with

- Restart 1.2.8
   http://www.schuzak.jp/
   Adds "Restart" menu and button.
   https://addons.mozil...refox/addon/re-start

- RightToClick 2.9.6
   https://addons.mozil.../addon/righttoclick/
   Allows right clicks, highlighting and more where forbidden by javascript

- Save Session 1.3.1.6.1-signed.1-signed
   http://diary.noasobi.net/
   Save Session can save the session only once.
   https://addons.mozil...x/addon/save-session

- Saved Password Editor 2.9.6
   https://addons.mozil...ved-password-editor/
   Adds the ability to create and edit entries in the password manager.
   https://addons.mozil...aved-password-editor

- SCDL SoundCloud Downloader 1.7
   https://mrvv.net/scdl
   SoundCloud Download Helper. Adds ARTWORK, ARTIST, GENRE, TRACKNAME !!
   https://addons.mozil...oundcloud-downloader

- SoundCloud Downloader - SoundGrab :: Add-ons for Firefox -
   https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/soundgrab

- Self-Destructing Cookies 0.4.10
   https://addons.mozil...-destructing-cookies
   Fix the web. Gets rid of a site's cookies and LocalStorage as soon as you close its tabs. Protects against trackers and zombie-cookies. Trustworthy services can be whitelisted.

- Show my Password 2.0.1-signed.1-signed
   http://netcat.ath.cx/extensions.html
   Shows your password in readable letters
   https://addons.mozil...password/?src=search

- small-clock 0.0.2
   https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/small-clock
   A simple and small 24hr clock which sits in your toolbar. Ideal for fullscreen browser use

- Smart HTTPS 0.1.6
   http://mybrowseraddo...com/smart-https.html
   Automatically changes HTTP addresses to the secure HTTPS, and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP.
   https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/smart-https

- Status-4-Evar 2015.11.16.23.1-signed.1-let-fixed
   http://forums.mozill...p?f=48&t=2001965
   https://addons.mozil...addon/status-4-evar/
   Status-widgets og forløbsindikatorer til Firefox 4+

- Stop Ads 0.0.4
   https://addons.mozil...refox/addon/stop-ads
   Stop Ads extension

- Stylish 2.0.7
   https://userstyles.org/
   Gendesign internettet med Stylish, en user styles manager.
+   https://userstyles.o...ver-with-large-icons

- Textarea Cache 0.9.3.4
   https://addons.mozil...ddon/textarea-cache/
   Allows to save automatically the content in a text input field.

- Video DownloadHelper 6.0.0
   http://www.downloadhelper.net/
   Download Videos from the Web
   https://addons.mozil...video-downloadhelper

- YouTube ALL HTML5 3.0.3
   https://addons.mozil...on/youtube-all-html5
   Play all videos on youtube without flash.

- Youtube's Annotations No More 0.3
   http://www.kiboke-st.../browser-extensions/
   Disable Youtube's annotations.
   https://addons.mozil...-annotations-no-more

- Youtube's Autoplay No More 0.3
   http://www.kiboke-st.../browser-extensions/
   Disable Youtube's up-next autoplay feature.
   https://addons.mozil...bes-autoplay-no-more

« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 02:20:47 AM by Curt, Reason: Mozilla links »

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:52:09 AM »
Use a browser which does not introduce changes every six weeks, and you'll have more time for non-virtual aspects of your life.

I'll deal with the unsigned add-on clusterjoy around the time of Firefox 53. Not sooner.

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 03:55:23 AM »
@Curt: You're a bit late, but welcome to the party. Go to http://www.slimjet.com/

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 12:03:42 PM »
Unsigned...is it not possible to sign extensions yourself? According to Mozilla, you can. This link explains which versions of Firefox allow for unsigned extensions, and behind this link you will find step by step instructions (not specifically for Windows, but the steps are clear).

Just make sure you create a sufficiently strong certificate (RSA 2048/SHA256 minimum), else it is likely Firefox will complain about the weak certificate. The EasyRSA scripts allow you quite some freedom when generating self-signed certificates. At least, I use it myself whenever I have a need for self-signed certificates.

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 12:37:06 PM »
I'm with:
  • Firefox ESR 38.8.0 (up-to-date)
  • Pale Moon -- just updating to 26.4.0 (x64 portable)
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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 12:39:54 PM »
I haven't tried this, but our friends at gHacks have an article up describing how to disable Firefox's feature:

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The following guide walks you through the steps of overriding the add-on signing enforcement in Firefox Stable and Beta. You will be able to install unsigned add-ons in Firefox versions in which this should not be possible.

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 01:16:20 PM »
Wow Curt, that is an impressive list of addons :Thmbsup:. I'll have to give some of them a try.

I'm on Firefox 48.0 as my primary browser.
I've also tried CyberFox, but I'm finding the update mechanism to be a pain.
Palemoon is quite decent.
I keep an installation of FireFox ESR as a backup, and use the latest PortableApps version so I don't have to mess around with multiple profiles more than necessary.

From the host of other replies, it seems that there are a bunch of options to keep using unsigned addons.

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Re: Was Firefox 47.0.1 the end of the line for you as well?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 03:05:50 AM »
Wow Curt, that is an impressive list of addons :Thmbsup:. I'll have to give some of them a try. (...) I'm on Firefox 48.0 as my primary browser.

impressive or obsessive, I am not too sure. Useful, is the word, I hope.
I have modified the list; now with the proper Mozilla links. But remember, Firefox version 48 will say some of them are outdated.

@IainB, I am slow, but not late!
> right-click > Open With...

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@ eleman, tomos and exjoburger (what a name! Did you use to live in Johannesburg?), Thank you for reminding of the ESR version. I am flipping a coin, will do / will not do, right now 47.0.1 will do.

@Shades and CWuestefeld (Post#1,000!!), I am flattered. Just looking at the how-to instructions, made my stomach spin  :-[  Will test some other day...

Thank you for the responses. Due to the addons, I want my local Firefox to stay in the game!

« Last Edit: August 24, 2016, 11:28:06 AM by Curt »