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J_L 03. Aug 2017 12:25 AM

I remember being a Firefox addon junkie... Now on Chrome, and only extension I'd probably be missing if I switch to Firefox 57 is Selection Search.

Firefox equivalent would be Context Search (which I had those many years ago), but there doesn't seem to be any alternative compatible with FF57 (like Babylon).

I know Firefox is trying to modernize its browser, but at what cost (can it afford)?

bo.elam 03. Aug 2017 05:26 AM

I had not really put any attention to this switch by Firefox of going to the WebExtensions model until now. As far as I was concerned, all I cared was knowing NoScript would work in the new Firefox. This thread opened my eyes. I been reading about this thing today and is bad. In my last post I said, we could switch to Palemoon and forget about it.

But that's not a solution either. Switching to a browser like Palemoon wont work because most likely addons are not going to be developed for a browser with an small amount of users. So, addons like NoScript, UBO, ABP, Video downloader, are going to develop for the new Firefox only, and eventually the old versions of the addons that work now will stop working with Palemoon, etc, browsers that don't follow Firefox.

I think I ll try to go along with the new Firefox, and perhaps something becomes available to make bookmarks open as a sidebar with one click. Probably there wont be nothing available for that but thats my wish and hope.

Danielson, I tested Palemoon, your favorite theme don't work with Palemoon.

Bo

trainman261 03. Aug 2017 03:08 PM

It's as if they wanted us to stay on older versions of browsers.... *smh*

danielson 04. Aug 2017 02:15 PM

ImTranslator
is the closest i've found so far as substitute for Babylon.

@bo.elam - Palemoon is good, but like K-Meleon and SeaMonkey, it'll never make the grade.
Too many extensions like the complete theme i enjoy will never come back.
Besides, i look at these browsers a bit like the beta vs vhs episode of our history.

As i've always said before, extensions, their devs and users are what made Firefox better and different than the others.

Vivaldi is interesting at present time as it seems to listen to users and compatibility with Chrome extensions is getting better. But, it still is a Google product.

J_L 04. Aug 2017 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielson (Post 121971)
ImTranslator
is the closest i've found so far as substitute for Babylon.

@bo.elam - Palemoon is good, but like K-Meleon and SeaMonkey, it'll never make the grade.
Too many extensions like the complete theme i enjoy will never come back.
Besides, i look at these browsers a bit like the beta vs vhs episode of our history.

As i've always said before, extensions, their devs and users are what made Firefox better and different than the others.

Vivaldi is interesting at present time as it seems to listen to users and compatibility with Chrome extensions is getting better. But, it still is a Google product.

I don't see 57 support for ImTranslator?: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../imtranslator/
You mean Translation Comparison?: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on-comparison/

Although Vivaldi is based on Chromium, it's developed by another company lead by an Opera cofounder. I wouldn't call it a Google product.

danielson 05. Aug 2017 09:51 AM

ImTranslator is not a legacy and is compatible with multi-process.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../imtranslator/
That's why i kind of think it will be in for the long haul.

Vivaldi is built on top of Chromium (Google).
But that's okay.
At least they have a solid base to rely on.

danielson 05. Aug 2017 10:35 PM

Although not an extension...
If there's one thing that i've always appreciated in Firefox, a unique feature that distinguishes it from all other browsers (except maybe Palemoon to whom i had highly recommended to keep at the time of their inception) is the option to: "Search for text when you start typing".
Couldn't do without!

Fortunately, "Fire Gestures" extension still works...
Opera 12 beat it here.

Heck, even the modern Edge doesn't have a default "mouse gestures"!

danielson 14. Aug 2017 09:18 PM

Mozilla should just clear out all the legacy extensions (or set them on an archived page) and leave those that will be compatible with electro so that we don't spend hours looking for a legacy substitute.

EldonW 15. Aug 2017 07:11 AM

I recently started using Google Translator for Firefox to translate a webpage from Brazilian to English and was very impressed. Hopefully it will survive.
http://translatorforfirefox.blogspot.co.za/

bo.elam 15. Aug 2017 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielson (Post 122037)
Mozilla should just clear out all the legacy extensions (or set them on an archived page) and leave those that will be compatible with electro so that we don't spend hours looking for a legacy substitute.

Here is a list of extensions that are compatible with Firefox 57, as of now it has over 3600.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...&tag=firefox57

Bo


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