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Tushman
 
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2019, 7:58 am

First I'd like to just say how great this forum is. I've gotten some great help over the years and in my opinion, this is perhaps the best damn support site/forum dedicated to Mozilla based products and it's a shame it won't be around much longer. Seriously. Thank you to all the regular contributors and the people who have helped me over the years making my browsing experience a little more enjoyable. Good luck to everyone - where ever you guys end up going.

Here's my question: I'm currently using Firefox v55.0.3 simply because the one extension that I have grown to love over the years (TMP - Tab Mix Plus) is not compatible with the Quantum version. Up until this point, I've maintained hard stance against upgrading.

Lately I've been wondering how much am I opening myself up to malware attacks by clinging on to such an outdated version. I am using Win7 Pro x64 which I keep fully up-to-date, plus WinPatrol, plus ESET Smart Security, plus a modified HOSTS file. And finally, I use a VPN service for an added layer of security. Lately I've been thinking about upgrading to the latest version of Firefox... but damn, it's hard to let go of TMP. In the past, I've looked at some alternatives to TMP but no other extension comes close. Thoughts?

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2019, 8:10 am

Hi,
Well, there is a "updated" version of TMP.
It's not exactly like the original but may suit...
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search
There's also a Help forum...
> http://tabmixplus.org/forum/

The forum may yet continue, provided that it gets a new "owner."
Nothing set in concrete as yet, so we all hold our breaths & hope for the best.
Keep an eye out on the "The End" thread.
> viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3055133
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Tushman
 
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2019, 8:19 am

They finally made a version that's compatible with the Quantum version??!! Holy cow man - I'm shocked. :shock: The owner of TMP made it sound like it was a long ways off in the distance and even said that it may never get done... but they finally done did it. Thanks for the link. I'll try it out soon and see how it goes.

Regarding "The End" thread - I read it several days ago and didn't read anything about new ownership back then. I'm glad to hear that's something in the works now. I guess I should subscribe to the thread.

Thanks for the response LIMPET235.

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2019, 8:28 am

You're welcome.

We all hope the forum continues, as it keeps our old grey cells firing.
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2019, 3:39 pm

the old TMP can not be fully replaced with other extensions. it would help if you describe which functions are important for you.

btw winpatrol is out of support and has lots of bugs, so it is same old as firefox and you should uninstall this fake security.

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