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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 2:17 am

I don't know which genius at mozilla came up with this idea and just expected all addons to update but the guy should be hit with a cricket bat on his head.

This is rubbish. I know for a fact that this addonbar restored would work with firefox 55. They just disabling addons because they running an authoritarian model.

Looking at the change log for firefox 55, there is nothing special on it. WebVR what a waste of time that is. Break all addons but add worthless webvr? :roll:
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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 3:28 am

If you're referring to the new Legacy label (with the yellow highlight) for older XUL-based add-ons that appears in the Add-ons Manager after the Firefox 55 update, that is just an advance warning message - not telling you that all those add-ons were disabled en masse. Many of those Legacy add-ons will work in Fx 55 & 56, but will be disabled once the update to Firefox 57 occurs in mid-November 2017.

And if you would have clicked on Legacy in the Add-ons Manager you would have been taken here:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fi ... odernizing
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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 5:49 am

I am fully aware of what is happening and that is what i am moaning about.

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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 5:50 am

Moving to Firefox General as there is no support question here.

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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 7:40 am

you are not new to mozillazine - you are familiar with editing xpi files - why should you be upset now? it was so many times announced that upcoming versions will have major changes, in special v55 with favicons and indexedDB and v57 with servo and webextensions. there is nothing to rant. go 52esr and you have fortune up to beginning 2018

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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 8:48 am

They don't just break old addons. They say a "no" to powerful addons that wanted to migrate but deemed too powerful in their eyes. Feature request are marked won't fix.

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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 12:51 pm

We're all ticked off. If you check the other threads on this topic, there are some alternatives to get around this.
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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 1:12 pm

LoveMyFoxy wrote:We're all ticked off. If you check the other threads on this topic, there are some alternatives to get around this.



If you lower your head, stick out your lower lip, fold your arms closely around your chest, rapidly stamp your feet, and scream loudly my guess would be that will be as effective on Mozilla as it was with your parents.

Have a nice day. :-)

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Post Posted August 31st, 2017, 2:43 pm

Locking this as I think all that all that needs to be said on the subject has been said.

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