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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Most of the add-ons on addons.mozilla.org aren't compatible with Nightly 57, but addons.mozilla.org lies about it. (See https://github.com/mozilla/addons-server/issues/6105 .)

There's a "Find a Replacement" button on the Legacy Extensions page, but when I tried it sent me to a list of add-ons not compatible with Nightly 57.

How are we supposed to find Add-Ons we can use?

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 3:27 pm

you need to set the tag "firefox57" on the left pane in AMO. or use this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... =firefox57

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 4:14 pm

Unfortunately the tag firefox57 isn't accurate. Shortkeys has that tag and it last work in Firefox 50.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 11:54 pm

you need to download and examine inside XPI file if there is only manifest.json (webextension) or install.rdf (legacy)
thats why the results in any article or search here are wrong, there are only <260 addon as webextension

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 12:50 am

I hadn't noticed that - the around 10 webextension I'm using where found this way and I didn't stumble upon some tagged as firefox57 which actually weren't WebExts... thanks for the info.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 1:39 am

tagged as firefox57

thats made from author in wrong forsee to the major changes in v57.
you need to read the comments if it may be a hybrid version like uBlock.
eg uBlock (beta) installs as legacy but will work as webextension.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 9:50 am

bjherbison wrote:Unfortunately the tag firefox57 isn't accurate. Shortkeys has that tag and it last work in Firefox 50.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search


That's definitely a WebExtension though. Also, fixed, according to the developer: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ws/904688/

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 1:16 pm

If Shortkeys are fixed the fixed version isn't approved yet as I still can't install it.

(And there are other extensions with the same problem.)

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 1:57 pm

Is it possible to make an webextension that autohides the bookmark sidebar like Omnisidebar does? Omnisidebar is my number 1 extension at the moment and I would hate to miss out on this great feature.
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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 1:14 am

you currently wont find any replacement, i tried yesterday and failed complete for ~45 extensions.

https://github.com/Quicksaver/OmniSidebar
This add-on will not receive any more updates!
It will cease working by next November with Firefox 57.

that is always what i tell you (in general) read comments or go homepage

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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 6:33 am

rob.c wrote:you need to set the tag "firefox57" on the left pane in AMO. or use this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... =firefox57


Wow, a whopping 19 extensions. Hope they get their act together real soon.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 7:54 am

DN123ABC wrote:
rob.c wrote:you need to set the tag "firefox57" on the left pane in AMO. or use this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... =firefox57


Wow, a whopping 19 extensions. Hope they get their act together real soon.


I see Page 1 0f 181 there and "Showing 1–20 of 3,603".

Am I on the wrong page?
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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 8:32 am

right site - wrong search.
"57" is marked from author if gecko is current - not from system.
search for "webextension "instead and you get a closer result (around 260) - but not all of those are true webextensions as i pointed out so many times here.
look into xpi file - if it has install.rdf its legacy - if manifest.json its WE. the number shrinks rapidly.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 8:46 am

This is my list of extensions, from "Nightly Tester Tools" extension. Unfortunately, it doesn't past the "LEGACY" part, only if disabled.

The only extensions I have that are OK going with this new way are Cisco WebEx, Tab Counter, and Forecastfox (fix version). I could live without those. I'd like to see Adblock Plus, Session Manager, and NoScript fixed soon, as well as Sort Tab, MakeLink, Nightly Tester Tools. I used to like Stock Ticker and RSS Ticker, but those broke even before now...



Abduction! 3.5.1 [DISABLED]
About This Site Bookmarks 1.5 [DISABLED]
Activity Stream 0.0.0
Adblock Plus 2.9.1.4259-beta
Add Bookmark Here 3.0 [DISABLED]
Add-on Compatibility Reporter 2.2.4
Application Update Service Helper 2.0
Bookmark Backup 0.4.11 [DISABLED]
Bookmark Duplicate Detector 1.0.7 [DISABLED]
BugMeNot Plugin 3.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
CacheViewer 0.8.6.3.1-let-fixed [DISABLED]
Cisco WebEx Extension 1.0.12
Click-to-Play staged rollout 1.2
ColorfulTabs 31.1.9 [DISABLED]
CoLT 2.6.7 [DISABLED]
Context Search 0.6.4 [DISABLED]
CopyAllUrls 0.9.8 [DISABLED]
DictionarySearch 45.0.0 [DISABLED]
Duplicate Tab 1.0.2 [DISABLED]
Firefox Screenshots 10.10.0
FLST (Firefox 4+) 1.2.2 [DISABLED]
Follow-on Search Telemetry 0.9.1
Forecastfox (fix version) 4.5 [DISABLED]
GSuggest 0.1 [DISABLED]
HashColouredTabs 0.3.3 [DISABLED]
IE Tab 4.0.20130422.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
IE View 1.5.6.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Image Toolbar 0.6.18 [DISABLED]
InfoLister 0.10.4a3 [DISABLED]
LastTab 3.0t3.1.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Lightbeam 1.3.2 [DISABLED]
ListZilla 0.8 [DISABLED]
Make Link 11.03.1-signed.1-signed
Map This 0.3.1.1-signed.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Map With Google 1.2.2 [DISABLED]
MapFox 0.2.3 [DISABLED]
MapIt! 0.7.1 [DISABLED]
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.2.1 [DISABLED]
Multi-process staged rollout 2.15
Nightly Tester Tools 3.10
NoScript 5.0.8.1
Ook 0.3.3.3 [DISABLED]
Photon onboarding 0.1
Pocket 1.0.5
Popup Allow 0.2.6 [DISABLED]
Popup Count 0.3.7 [DISABLED]
Print Hint 0.55.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Print/Print Preview 1.0.1-signed
RSS Ticker 14.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Save Complete 1.0.1 [DISABLED]
Session Manager 0.8.1.13pre20170130b
Shield Recipe Client 55.1
Sketcher 1.0.1 [DISABLED]
Sort Tabs 1.1.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Splash 2.0.2 [DISABLED]
Steep and Cheap Watcher 1.8.4 [DISABLED]
StockTicker 1.0.4 [DISABLED]
Sun Cult 1.3.20150730 [DISABLED]
Tab Clicking Options 0.6.9 [DISABLED]
Tab Counter 0.1.0
Tabs Menu 1.4.8.1-signed.1-signed.1-signed
text/plain 1.1.9.2.1-signed.1-signed
Update Channel Selector 1.6.1-signed [DISABLED]
View Source Chart 3.05.1-signed.1-signed [DISABLED]
Web Compat 1.1
Who's Ya Daddy 0.1.0.00 [DISABLED]

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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 9:13 am

Session Manager 0.8.1.13pre20170130b

why not the latest final which is newer than pre?
but SM is buggy.

system-addons - parts of firefox:

Activity Stream 0.0.0
Application Update Service Helper 2.0
Click-to-Play staged rollout 1.2
Firefox Screenshots 10.10.0
Multi-process staged rollout 2.15
Pocket 1.0.5
Follow-on Search Telemetry 0.9.1
Photon onboarding 0.1
Shield Recipe Client 55.1
Web Compat 1.1

those should work ;)

i miss form-autofill, fly web and presentation as system-addon, possible that not listed or NTT (rather old) can not catch'em

the rest i dont know if hybrid

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