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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 2:45 pm

@Brummel: I'm loyal to uBlock Origin--I'm assuming uMatrix only works with the fork, correct?

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Post Posted November 21st, 2017, 10:26 am

uMatrix can run standalone in any firefox ;)

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Post Posted December 4th, 2017, 8:32 pm

New Context Search Extension which seems to work rather well, uses installed search engines.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... h-web-ext/
#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 8:12 am

this requires to load the mozlz4 datei (before first usage or on changes in firefox. the convenient way instead hacking them manually into another one, eg
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... al-search/

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Brummelchen wrote: the convenient way instead hacking them manu[/

Not convenient if you are going to end up with a completely different set of search engines than the ones I have chosen, is it?

People need to decide if effectiveness or mere convenience is important to them. If the latter, just don't do anything and let Mozilla do your thinking for you.
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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 1:22 pm

i did not try that extension. sorry. so you will say that "contextsearch-web-ex" is not fulfilling its expectations?

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 1:34 pm

Brummelchen wrote:so you will say that "contextsearch-web-ex" is not fulfilling its expectations?

I'm saying this doesn't - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... al-search/
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Post Posted February 25th, 2018, 6:37 am

Brummelchen wrote:this requires to load the mozlz4 datei (before first usage or on changes in firefox. the convenient way instead hacking them manually into another one, eg
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... al-search/


I've got 30 personal Search sites. This add on works perfectly exactly like in my ESR Version. With the exception of the Calender add on FF 58 is beginning, for me, very livable.

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Post Posted April 28th, 2018, 7:01 am

how much Api progress has been made with the recent updates ?

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Post Posted October 25th, 2018, 11:52 pm

Are there any other alternatives? Not updating Firefox is not accepted, I want to use a supported and updated (security wise at least) release.

Maybe one day WebExtension platform will be complete and all Add-Ons will be ported to it (This is myself who keep dreaming): then I will switch back to the main Firefox Release.

Thanks in advance. I hope I am not writing a redundant post.

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Post Posted October 26th, 2018, 8:58 am

I hope I am not writing a redundant post.

ofc - this forum is full with pointless voices - its like struwwel kaspar "no , i wont use any current firefox, no no no" :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytIQyyFSVHk
btw your chrome is also outdated, nevermind.

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Post Posted May 5th, 2019, 5:23 am

I've literally just had this crap imposed without any warning to my Firefox v54 which I've deliberately not been updating because of the threat of this sort of thing but now it has anyway.

The loss of AddBlockPlus because its not signed is just mental - I'm now getting unwanted ads on all pages including this which are far more threat to my PC than anything else. They also slow it down. BTW the update option provided did not work and when I tried to update from their own web site the install was "failed" apparently because the download was "corrupt" or there is a "problem with your connection". That is what I'm getting if I try to install any of the alternatives as well.

This stinks not only of an extension disabling enforcement but also a Firefox update enforcement too.

I will also lose Classic Theme Restorer and StatusBarForever on reboot which pretty much defines my whole Firefox GUI. The favicon-customizer I've used for a few web sites which do not have their own bookmark icons is also going. :(

Is there anything I can do at this point to stop these self-serving, highhanded, disingenuous impositions from ruining my browser?

I checked to make sure and I already have the about:config xpinstall.signatures.required setting as false yet these changes are still apparently being forced on me.
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Post Posted May 5th, 2019, 5:49 am

yet these changes are still apparently being forced on me

because both is different and there aint no fix for your ancient version. and my guess is - there wont one. search for dickvl - maybe you can apply his solution.
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted May 5th, 2019, 6:17 am

Thanks for the reply.

I've found a temporary solution - use a restore point which, luckily, I put in only yesterday. But how long before the update is imposed again?

The loss of AdBlock+ is particularly intolerable. Just in the 20 minutes I was using FF with those Add-Ons disabled all those annoying flashing intrusive ads which slow FF down on my machine returned too pretty much ruined my browsing experience. This is meant to be to improve security but they've vandalise FF in the process.

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Post Posted May 5th, 2019, 6:54 am

adblock has turned to quantum, where is the real problem now?

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