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The Tinsmith
 
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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 6:42 am

Have you tried to reinstall them?

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 6:47 am

The Tinsmith wrote:Have you tried to reinstall them?

If your question is to me I'm referring to how those addons will not work after 57. Mozilla providing a source for WE replacements is a joke, most of the useful addons cannot be replaced or will be replaced with severely diminished capability.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 6:51 am

oh trust me, there a lot of buttons available in the chrome store for this and that, even searchbar or a better download manager, ok, nothing like DTA. mozilla has adopted parts of the chrome api and will extend it. but its functions are limited to its own storage, no longer to firefox prefs - major goal of this step v57. so there will be less issues between extension like forecast extension and eg noscript like today.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 6:56 am

WaltS48 wrote:In today's news.

Mozilla plans to add a feature to Firefox 57 which enables users to find replacements for extensions that are no longer supported by the browser.


https://www.ghacks.net/2017/05/13/firefox-57-gets-find-a-replacement-feature-for-unsupported-extensions/

Too bad I removed the disabled ones from my Nightly. #-o


That move makes me think someone is starting to realize how screwed they really are.

Also, the article mentions that the feature is not yet functional. I imagine that would be partly because there is no list of extensions that are going to be functional in 57. Nobody knows what is going to work. ref

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 7:11 am

If your question is to me I'm referring to how those addons will not work after 57.



Actually no I was not. but you obviously have some serious concerns. Sorry about that.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 7:20 am

Mo_D wrote:That move makes me think someone is starting to realize how screwed they really are.

If that's the case, and it may well be then it leads me to believe that someone higher than Mozilla is pulling the strings.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 8:40 am

This guy cracks me up; needs to go to some Moz-Aid Anonymous meetings I reckon... had to use another browser to read it in English. :roll:

https://www.soeren-hentzschel.at/firefo ... zu-finden/
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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 9:16 am

Thanks for the link.

I used Google Translate which did a fair job. But the article seemed to ramble a bit.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 10:42 am

The Tinsmith wrote:Have you tried to reinstall them?


I just reinstalled them, and will see what happens when Nightly gets to 57.0.

There are a minuscule 2273 add-ons compatible with 57.0 at this time.
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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 1:37 pm

and as pointed out earlier here the most of the are made by jetpack and no true webextension, read comments please
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/02 ... ilestones/
(jetpck will die with v57)

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 2:33 am

I'll be sticking with Firefox. I like the direction they're heading in. Progress requires upsetting a few people being miserable sometimes.

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 3:57 am

sabret00the wrote:I'll be sticking with Firefox. I like the direction they're heading in. Progress requires upsetting a few people being miserable sometimes.

im keeping all options open till 57 is released

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 6:48 am

sabret00the wrote:Progress requires upsetting a few people being miserable sometimes.

That's about as convincing as Hitler's Mum saying to her son, 'Don't listen to them, they're only jealous'.
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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 6:52 am

sabret00the wrote:Progress requires upsetting a few people being miserable sometimes.

Progress is a relative term not an absolute; FF57 is a change. Anyone who uses FF because of the ability to customize it via extensions or userChrome.css is unlikely to view it as progress.

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Post Posted May 19th, 2017, 9:24 am

I've been using Vivaldi as my secondary browser for a while and I have to say I am disappointed. The biggest problem for me is that you can't configure scrolling, lack of APZ support, one process per tab. I am currently using Nightly with uBO, Noscript, Tab Mix Plus and Session Manager installed and I will continue to use all these addons in Nightly as long as possible.

In the worst case I'll replace NoScript with uMatrix, Tab Mix Plus with Tree Tabs or Sidebar Tabs, Session Manager with built-in session manager and bookmarks. However, I hope Mozilla will land toolbar API before Nightly 57 ships, that will make Tab Mix Plus WebExtension possible. Session Manager won't survive, unfortunately.
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