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Post Posted October 28th, 2019, 10:08 pm

After updating to 68.2.0esr Fire fox has changed a few things once again without asking. I am using IDM for my downloads, but find that Firefox grabs them without asking.
It also messed around with my extensions.... And it chnages my download folder!

How can I change back to letting IDM download files? Where do I set the download folder back?

Thanks

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Post Posted October 29th, 2019, 2:03 am

Tell that idm extension

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Post Posted October 29th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Brummelchen wrote:Tell that idm extension


??????

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Post Posted October 30th, 2019, 1:10 am

I have used an extension "Bookmark Dial" as my homepage for many years. Ff has not just removed it as my homepage, it also has the extension disabled. I can manually enable it again, but cannot find a way to use it as my homepage....

Is there still a way to do that?

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Post Posted October 30th, 2019, 2:15 am

Firefox has no problem with downloads, but code changed so download extensions like idm dont work properly, see also download manager s3.

Firefox disables extension for several resons, could be adware, read comments on homepage please

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Post Posted October 30th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Brummelchen wrote:Firefox has no problem with downloads, but code changed so download extensions like idm dont work properly, see also download manager s3.

Firefox disables extension for several resons, could be adware, read comments on homepage please


Firefox HAS a problem with downloads, and now I HAVE a problem with downloads, because Firefox interferes with my extensions.... I am not interested in what problems Firefox has with extensions like IDM or Bookmark Dial. I simple want them to stop doing me favors-

And my question here was, what do I do to return my computer to the state before Firefox "helped" me...

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Post Posted October 30th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Unless IDM is able to fix it with their extension there may not be a solution. They say to try updating IDM and re-installing their extension http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/ ... q/bi4.html
A webextensions reboot of DownThemAll was released, it has some limitations old versions did not. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... wnthemall/

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Post Posted October 31st, 2019, 9:52 am

After updating to 68.2.0esr

What did you update from?



[OT]
A webextensions reboot of DownThemAll was released, it has some limitations

"Limitations" is quite the understatement.
[/OT]
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted October 31st, 2019, 2:51 pm

kerft wrote:Unless IDM is able to fix it with their extension there may not be a solution. They say to try updating IDM and re-installing their extension http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/ ... q/bi4.html
A webextensions reboot of DownThemAll was released, it has some limitations old versions did not. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... wnthemall/


Thanks... I read that too and and re-installed the 3.xpi twice.

I concentrate my search now on which OLD version of Firefox most people use, who are sick of the updates, and have had no security problems with it.

Sometimes I wonder is Ff really worth the trouble, just because it always seems less terrible than all the others...

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Post Posted October 31st, 2019, 2:53 pm

therube wrote:
After updating to 68.2.0esr

What did you update from?



[OT]
A webextensions reboot of DownThemAll was released, it has some limitations

"Limitations" is quite the understatement.
[/OT]



I assume from the last one before that....

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2019, 2:06 pm

ANOTHER problem...
My ImTranslator add on has vanished. Is there a way to get that from the net and install it directly?

I need a translator and i most certainly do not want anything google

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2019, 2:38 pm


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Post Posted November 2nd, 2019, 8:13 pm

DanRaisch wrote:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/imtranslator/


Thank you so much, my bad, the Google in the beginning made me miss it...

As it still exists, why did the Ff update remove this extension?

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2019, 4:18 am

not as extension but everywhere usable when marking text: Q-Translate (portable)
https://quest-app.appspot.com/

Microsoft is best for technical translations, google not, DeepL is between both.

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2019, 4:45 am

Since it disappeared we can't be sure but it may have been an older version of the extension that was not compatible with the update. Normally there should just have been an installation of the newer extension version but in this case it seems that did not work.

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