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GLint
 
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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 1:05 pm

I'm starting to worry about the upcoming change to extensions in FF57.

Is there anything I can do now which will make things easier once I've updated to FF57?

Thanks

allande
 
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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Backup your profile, you could then use it along with a Portable Firefox installation of an older Firefox for experimentation or to recover data. If you are using a password saving extension, export or write down your passwords. If you are using a session saver, restore all sessions and bookmark them using ctrl-shift-d to bookmark all tabs into a bookmark folder. Take a screenshot of the list of extensions you currently have, or print the about:support page, so you can remember the names of what they used to be.

Additionally, this spreadsheet may help find replacements for some extensions: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... cy_addons/
Also note that adblock plus and ublock origin have beta versions which are webextensions and will work.
The official replacement finder is here: https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ It may improve, for now its results are marginal.

The sticky thread offering suggestions / explanation is here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3033779

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Post Posted October 19th, 2017, 9:20 am

If your extensions don't work on Fx57, they will continue to work on Firefox ESR (same as Firefox 52 but updated with security patches unlike regular Fx52) for another 9 months or so.
That would give you more time to see what to do in second half of 2018.
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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 11:32 pm

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GLint
 
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 9:05 am

allande wrote:Backup your profile, you could then use it along with a Portable Firefox installation of an older Firefox for experimentation or to recover data. If you are using a password saving extension, export or write down your passwords. If you are using a session saver, restore all sessions and bookmark them using ctrl-shift-d to bookmark all tabs into a bookmark folder. Take a screenshot of the list of extensions you currently have, or print the about:support page, so you can remember the names of what they used to be.

Additionally, this spreadsheet may help find replacements for some extensions: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... cy_addons/
Also note that adblock plus and ublock origin have beta versions which are webextensions and will work.
The official replacement finder is here: https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ It may improve, for now its results are marginal.

The sticky thread offering suggestions / explanation is here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3033779

Thanks for this.
Information I will look into.

GLint
 
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 9:05 am

c627627 wrote:If your extensions don't work on Fx57, they will continue to work on Firefox ESR (same as Firefox 52 but updated with security patches unlike regular Fx52) for another 9 months or so.
That would give you more time to see what to do in second half of 2018.

Nice to know. Thanks

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 9:06 am

LoveMyFoxy wrote:This one has made more progress
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/ ... YVSww/edit

Thanks for the extra detail this shows.

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 9:16 am

psychologist wrote:The secret to a happy marriage is to lower your standards.

The secret to a happy Firefox 57 experience is to lower your standards.

:mrgreen:

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 5:55 pm

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