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Post Posted May 6th, 2017, 6:03 am

The Tinsmith wrote:Which makes me wonder just how many will leave and search for 'something like I used to have with Firefox' only to find that what they had, here, does not exist elsewhere either.

IMHO? Those that have used CTR, for example, since Firefox 29 will have the most trouble trying to adjust. since they stuck to 'the old ways' and the rest of the world moved on.

Ya think? maybe?


I think those that have used CTR will be happy with Photon, which brings back the text menu in the Menu Button and other changes. I think 'the old ways' making a comeback.

The big issue with 57.0 is the requirement for WebExtensions only and Legacy extensions will stop working.

I'll be using Firefox 59.0 Nightly when 57.0 is released.
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Post Posted May 6th, 2017, 7:41 am

Since the current plan, and that is always subject to change at Mozilla's whim is to maintain the legacy code in the nightlies I''ll be watching carefully for the hack that will allow it to run in release versions, particularly in 59esr. I predict we'll see it less than one day after 57 comes out.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2017, 8:28 am

WaltS48 wrote:... I think those that have used CTR will be happy with Photon, which brings back the text menu in the Menu Button and other changes. I think 'the old ways' making a comeback. ...
Never heard of Photon. Where's the best place to download from? Thanks.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2017, 3:44 pm

FFman wrote:
WaltS48 wrote:... I think those that have used CTR will be happy with Photon, which brings back the text menu in the Menu Button and other changes. I think 'the old ways' making a comeback. ...
Never heard of Photon. Where's the best place to download from? Thanks.

read this viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3025513

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Post Posted May 7th, 2017, 1:00 am

Arch5 wrote:... read this viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3025513
Thanks Arch5.

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Post Posted May 11th, 2017, 10:43 pm

WaltS48 wrote:
TheVisitor wrote:I've been using Nightly builds for years and will continue to do so....


So will I, as long as they work on my hardware and operating system.

I also have a Release and Beta version installed.


I agree, I love Nightly, and Beta is very good as well, I imagine most extension developers will be trying their best to have the extensions compatible with FF 57.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 7:24 am

tomatoshadow2 wrote: I imagine most extension developers will be trying their best to have the extensions compatible with FF 57.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 9:24 am

tomatoshadow2 wrote:I imagine most extension developers will be trying their best to have the extensions compatible with FF 57.

I wouldn't count on it: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/28/firef ... ver-quits/

And: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/08/the-d ... r-firefox/

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 10:20 am

Aris (CTR) let an open end whether he will continue or not and if he is not sure with which project
https://www.camp-firefox.de/forum/viewt ... 4#p1031554
It is not excluded that I or other then on the WE will jump on the train and create something new.


and
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1328244

closed for reason
The Firefox UI is going to undergo massive changes

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 10:28 am

#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 4:14 pm

dunno how m any times it has to be said, but dont expect Certain Addons to be alive come 57 an onwards , even with firefox56 they may DIE

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 4:27 pm

Arch5 wrote:dunno how many times it has to be said

A lot and even then they will still not understand what you're saying. -

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamon ... n/reviews/
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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Frank Lion wrote:
Arch5 wrote:dunno how many times it has to be said

A lot and even then they will still not understand what you're saying. -

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamon ... n/reviews/

thats why i got sick of FedoraForum , people just wouldnt search, instead the same question was asked over an over again.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 5:09 am

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
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Post Posted May 13th, 2017, 6:20 am

There will be no viable replacements for DownThemAll, custom buttons, toolbar autohide, FindBar Tweak, and other valuable addons millions of us have been using for years.

Mozilla is wasting everyone's time with their nonsense by removing the only reason for staying with them.

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