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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Am I going to lose the 20 some odd extensions I have? If so, I'll wait until all of them have been upgraded.
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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 3:17 pm

This list will show you which ones were converted:

https://arewewebextensionsyet.com/

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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 3:36 pm

iflog wrote:Am I going to lose the 20 some odd extensions I have? If so, I'll wait until all of them have been upgraded.

Any which are still marked as legacy in Fx56 are probably not going to be upgraded for Fx57. The more helpful developers will have updated the extension's description to tell you if or when the WE version will be available, but if there's no info on the AMO page, it's probably dead.

As a general rule, anything that restyles Firefox will be dead.

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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 4:21 pm

I figured I'm probably dead. I think I seen 3 or 4 extensions on the new list. I've been a Firefox user since day one. I have the extensions I want because that's the way I like and want my browser to work. Without them its just another browser. One of my favorite extensions is "Saved Password Editor". I have about 180 websites that I need to log into with a user name and password. A lot of them have different names and passwords. Without that extension I would be lost. Might be time to make a move. Sorry.

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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 4:36 pm

iflog wrote:One of my favorite extensions is "Saved Password Editor". I have about 180 websites that I need to log into with a user name and password. A lot of them have different names and passwords. Without that extension I would be lost. Might be time to make a move. Sorry.


I love that addon. It's helped me easily edit passwords and usernames. I wish Firefox had a built in password editor. I hope it gets converted. Along with Password Exporter. Those two addons have helped me greatly.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 2:41 am

Hi,
A FWIW...
Here's the current info on what will & will not be updated to function in V57 +.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 8:21 am

iflog wrote:I figured I'm probably dead. I think I seen 3 or 4 extensions on the new list. I've been a Firefox user since day one. I have the extensions I want because that's the way I like and want my browser to work. Without them its just another browser. One of my favorite extensions is "Saved Password Editor". I have about 180 websites that I need to log into with a user name and password. A lot of them have different names and passwords. Without that extension I would be lost. Might be time to make a move. Sorry.


You could try Firefox 52 ESR which will serve you with security updates until June next year after which it will be quantized.

Or, some are trying Waterfox or Pale Moon, neither of which will be moving to the new Firefox extensions model.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 10:03 am

Kevin McFarlane wrote:
iflog wrote:I figured I'm probably dead. I think I seen 3 or 4 extensions on the new list. I've been a Firefox user since day one. I have the extensions I want because that's the way I like and want my browser to work. Without them its just another browser. One of my favorite extensions is "Saved Password Editor". I have about 180 websites that I need to log into with a user name and password. A lot of them have different names and passwords. Without that extension I would be lost. Might be time to make a move. Sorry.


You could try Firefox 52 ESR which will serve you with security updates until June next year after which it will be quantized.

Or, some are trying Waterfox or Pale Moon, neither of which will be moving to the new Firefox extensions model.


Can I have this 52 version and the new 57 installed at the same time? Or do I have to uninstall 57 to install this one?

Thanks.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 10:15 am

AGAS, I'm not sure. But someone here should be able to advise.
Waterfox and Pale Moon would be OK though. But I've no idea whether they can run all extensions that the Firefox 56 and earlier could. I think there are some that don't run.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2017, 11:58 am

You can have both.
Install into different locations, & use separate Profiles for each.

(I've never actually "installed", but I guess that should work. Supposed you'd have to designate which would be your "default" browser.)
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