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Post Posted June 26th, 2017, 9:03 pm

theres an issue atm with webextension
Firefox: I brought back the hybrid-webext package (available below as uBlock0.webext.xpi), because it works as expected with Firefox 54. However it still does not work as expected with Firefox Nightly, because of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1271354. Until this issue is fixed, the plan to officially start moving uBO onto its webext path has to be put on hold.

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I added a workaround for issue #2734, so that the dashboard and logger can be opened from the popup panel. The buttons in the popup panel will behave as mere links with the webext version. This is not ideal as this mean one can open multiple dashboard or logger pages, something which does not occur with legacy version of uBO, or with Chromium version of uBO. Unexpectedly, the strict-blocking's "document blocked" page sometimes does open properly.

I received an email from Firefox informing me that on September 1st, 2017, all the extensions having "featured" status which are not converted to webext on AMO will lose their "featured" status. At this point, I am considering pushing the webext-hybrid version of uBO into uBO's dev channel on AMO, despite #2734. I don't think the webext-hybrid qualifies as a webext, but is a necessary step to migrate user data seamlessly.
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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 2:58 pm

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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 3:39 pm

ICQ5 wrote:https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.13.7b1

There's no point in just doing a gorhill link and expecting a gorhill to turn up, as it will not come up in a search. So, just write the magic word 'gorhill' in a post instead.

Top tip - works with the word 'Aris' as well. Although, obviously, in that case it would be Aris who would turn up. But, I'm sure you had already figured that one out.

Tag: gorhill Gorhill
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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 4:03 pm

how do i Tag it in this forum? i dunno sorry, thats why i didnt do it in the first place, i'll just PM gorhill about the Topic, easier , that way he can elaborate further about it here

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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 4:27 pm

ICQ5 wrote:how do i Tag it in this forum?

Cannot believe you don't know how to do that
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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Ourph_The_Mingol wrote:
ICQ5 wrote:how do i Tag it in this forum?

Cannot believe you don't know how to do that

nope, im not a frequent user of this forum . + i have never used it before in this forum software so i dunno but my guess it was like the same way as tagging someone in Facebook or Twitter?

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Post Posted July 4th, 2017, 4:33 pm

speaking of not knowing things, how do you see what the about:config pref's are in a bugzilla bug?
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Post Posted July 6th, 2017, 6:30 pm

ICQ5 wrote:https://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/01/greasemonkey-dev-posts-webextensions-design-doc-paints-grim-picture/

Here's something equally as topical and up to date as that link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK_LN3XEcnw
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Post Posted July 6th, 2017, 8:38 pm

More topical links, Mozilla has declared WAR against Chrome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Shots Firedfox" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post Posted July 6th, 2017, 8:58 pm

prolly out of date that link i posted but.... on another Note, when do you guys think we should get this Thread Locked? as i was thinking when Firefox57 Nightly arrives

i would have thought the opposite, " Google Declares War against Google Chrome " isnt that why Google is dumbing down Firefox? :mrgreen:

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Post Posted July 7th, 2017, 6:05 am

Here is a more up to date link.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Greetings!

Dont care about the number of webextensions available, still cant find replacements for the "legacy" extensions I use.
From the 13 I use, 2 will be lost in v57, and only found 1 webextension to fully replace a "legacy" one.

What about you? Have you tried looking for replacements?
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Post Posted July 9th, 2017, 1:43 pm

ghacks is stupid, currently 268 when searching "webextension" as an adjective
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/s ... bextension
but not all of the result is a true webextension.

flagged as compatible with v57 is made by author

example
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addo ... ownloader/
A Firefox WebExtension for easily download video from Tumblr website.

Last Updated: December 5, 2016

nice try - author is an idiot.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2017, 2:43 pm

So what are you going to do?

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