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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 10:58 am

hi there

I took the plunge and upgraded from ver 52.3.0 ESR to version 60 something, and lost most of my favorite extensions.

I have now uninstalled the latest version and reinstalled the old ver 52.3.0 ESR, and am happy again

In the new version, when I searched for some extensions I love, they are not available, that I could see.

I would like to upgrade, but I love more existing extensions more so

May I kindly ask if there is a way to get old extensions to work in the new FF versions?
kindest thanks, cheers
peter

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 11:07 am

petergo wrote:May I kindly ask if there is a way to get old extensions to work in the new FF versions?
kindest thanks, cheers
peter


No. If they are not on the AMO site they are gone.

You might try searching the AMO site for replacements that do what you want.

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 11:12 am

thanks Robert

and for the fast reply, m8

I'm an old fart and a bit of a dummy to boot, sorry

what does AMO stand for please?

thanks, cheers
peter

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 11:20 am

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AMO is the Mozilla extension site for Fire Fox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 11:31 am

thanks again m8

it's going to be a race to the finish line,, who dies first , me or FF ver 52.3.0ESR

I am going to stick with it as long as it works, because it's how I like it

thnx, cheers
peter

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm

post content of about:support please then we can help for extension replacements.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/us ... ix-firefox

but if you start with quantum then you should create a new profile - highly recommended.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows
or
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager

This article explains how to selectively transfer Firefox user data and settings to a new Firefox profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox
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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Also,

ATN: addons.thunderbird.net

Thunderbird Addons
http://addons.thunderbird.net/

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 2:19 pm

http://legacycollector.org/firefox-addons/

Legacy Extensions that worked in 56.0.x and earlier were removed from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/

Legacy Extensions (for Firefox) that also worked on SeaMonkey may be found at https://addons.thunderbird.net/seamonkey/


petergo wrote:I have now uninstalled the latest version and reinstalled the old ver 52.3.0 ESR, and am happy again

Firefox 52.9.0esr (fifty-two.nine.zero) was the last update for security/stability and not the 52.3.0esr (fifty-two.three.zero).

http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win64/

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

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Post Posted February 10th, 2019, 5:01 pm

James wrote:http://legacycollector.org/firefox-addons/

Legacy Extensions that worked in 56.0.x and earlier were removed from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/

Legacy Extensions (for Firefox) that also worked on SeaMonkey may be found at https://addons.thunderbird.net/seamonkey/


petergo wrote:I have now uninstalled the latest version and reinstalled the old ver 52.3.0 ESR, and am happy again

Firefox 52.9.0esr (fifty-two.nine.zero) was the last update for security/stability and not the 52.3.0esr (fifty-two.three.zero).

http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win64/

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

I.too, was hesitate to upgrade, but, I found many sites, were unreachable, with the older version, so, I upgraded and I'm not having any issues, but, I did have to learn the css code, so, that just about everything, except for my favorite, ColorfulTabs, worked again. I did find, that I could color my tabs another way, just not how ColorfulTabs did. But, that's not a real issue. So, maybe sometime in the future, the ColorfulTabs inventor may make it so, that it works with Quantum, but, maybe he won't. I, have learned allot though by reading what others have done, and have my Firefox just about how it was before. When one door closes another opens. Enjoy!

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Post Posted February 12th, 2019, 7:10 am

Brummelchen wrote:but if you start with quantum then you should create a new profile - hardly recommended.

HIGHLY recommended. Not hardly.
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Post Posted February 13th, 2019, 2:10 am

Thank you

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