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danielson 01. Aug 2017 11:53 AM

Which Firefox addon are u going to miss most?
 
With electrolysis now in the works, I will sadly miss some really decent addons:

-Beyond Australis
-Babylon
-Tab Mix Plus

-FT DeepDark

If anyone has viable alternatives to these, would greatly appreciate your input!

bo.elam 01. Aug 2017 08:32 PM

I dont use many addons, the ones I use now are basically the same I was using years ago, they all still work just fine. I havent had to stop using any because it doesn't work anymore with Firefox.

Bo

danielson 01. Aug 2017 09:05 PM

Lucky person!

Firefox extensions have always been a huge plus for me.
Wish i could say the same as you.
Would simplify things for sure!

bo.elam 01. Aug 2017 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielson (Post 121943)
With electrolysis now in the works, I will sadly miss some really decent addons:

-Beyond Australis
-Babylon
-Tab Mix Plus

-FT DeepDark

If anyone has viable alternatives to these, would greatly appreciate your input!

Danielson, you could use Classic theme restorer instead of Beyond Australis. By using it, my Firefox looks and functions pretty much as it did years ago. You look at my Firefox, you don't see anything related to Australis.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...themerestorer/

By the way, you can disable Multi process if you want. I disable it for no other reason but to prevent a potential conflict with Sandboxie. There has been none for moths but do it for just in case.
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/22/mu...ocess-firefox/

You could replace what you did with Baylon by simply right clicking the word and searching with Google. I do that sometimes and would prefer doing that than using an addon for searching a word.

The addons I am using are NoScript, Classic theme restorer, Download YouTuve videos as MP4, and UblockO. They work pretty good with Firefox with or without Multi process. I can also attest Adblock plus is working pretty good with the Firefox sandbox. Thats what I used for many years but switched a few months ago to UBO when ABP was experiencing an issue, nothing to do with Multiprocess but I switched and will stay with UBO as all is well. I use UBO identically to how I used ABP. I also use something called Save from Net Helper, works fine but I don't install it in my system, I keep a sandboxed installation where I install that addon and Flash, and use this sandbox when I need to use those two addons.

The addon for a theme, that should be easy to replace. There are hundreds of them. :)

Despite all the changes and stuff they done, I wouldn't switch Firefox for nothing. To me, is still the best browser and doubt I ll change it or look for something else as long as its around and I can use NoScript. Thats really the only addon I got to have and cant like without. And till now all seems well and appears it will be also in the future.

Bo

danielson 02. Aug 2017 01:18 AM

@bo.elam

Sure, the theme issue is not the end of the world, but when its been your preferred for the last 5 years, it's like an old car, you want to keep it!

Classic Theme Restorer is cool, but i don't see config options to autohide url and bookmark toolbars.

danielson 02. Aug 2017 10:02 AM

Even "Classic Theme Restorer" is a legacy addon which will likely no longer be supported.
https://github.com/Aris-t2/ClassicTh...rer/issues/299

Time to switch to OpenSuse which uses ESR?

Sope 02. Aug 2017 11:32 AM

Here's a list of the add-ons I currently have installed in Firefox 54.0.1 :-

Add to Search Bar 2.9
Classic Theme Restorer 1.6.8.1
Context Search 0.6.4
Download YouTube Videos as MP4 1.8.10
Duplicate in Tab Context Menu 3.0.1
Flashblock 1.5.20
LastPass: Free Password Manager 4.1.54
Menu Wizard 5.08
Nuke Anything Enhanced 1.1.1-signed.1-signed
Open in IE 1.5.0.1-signed
Screengrab (fix version) 0.99.11
Self-Destructing Cookies 0.4.12
Session Manager 0.8.1.13
Simple Mail 2.91
Speed Dial 0.9.6.18
uBlock Origin 1.13.8
Undo Close Tab Replacement 11

Some I use daily, some occasionally, and some rarely.
I'll be interested to see which ones remain functional as Firefox evolves.... and at what point I begin to miss any of them.

danielson 02. Aug 2017 11:44 AM

At present, only 5 of my 18 are not "legacy"

trainman261 02. Aug 2017 06:34 PM

Well, here's my list of add-ons I won't go without:

adblock plus
Back IS Close
Beyond Australis
Flashgot
LinkExtend
No Sleep Download (although I'm not sure it works anymore anyway)
Remove It Permanently (perfect for bypassing anti-adblock
Session History Tree
Session Manager
Tab Groups
Tab Mix Plus
ThinkVantage Password Manager
Video DownloadHelper

I haven't checked them all, but I assume that most of them won't work. I'll have to see what I'm going to do... because I'm not going without these add-ons.

bo.elam 02. Aug 2017 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielson (Post 121951)
Even "Classic Theme Restorer" is a legacy addon which will likely no longer be supported.

You are right. Classic theme restorer will be dead come Firefox 57. Thats horrendous.

I like a lot of the things I do with CTR but the one that I would not want to miss is being able to open bookmarks as a sidebar, like old browsers. I could get used to tabs on top, etc, but not without the sidebar.

Last year when my XP was dying I switched to Palemoon in that computer. It was pretty good. Of all the Firefox look alike, PM is the only one that I could switch to and fit right in. I am going to try it to have a safety escape valve ready. I am going to check PM later on in a sandbox, give me the link to the theme you like, I ll see if it works in PM. Probably does. In XP I made PM look and function pretty much as my Firefox without having to do much. I think I didn't even have to install CTR.
https://www.palemoon.org/

Bo

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

danielson 15. Aug 2017 07:32 PM

@bo.elam - now that's impressive!
Can you narrow a search down to only those compatible with Firefox 57?

bo.elam 15. Aug 2017 11:44 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Thats the one list I came upon thats larger, I seen others but with lesser amount of addons.

I got Firefox 57 installed in a sandbox, this time I made it work, I tested installing the first 4 addons in the list, they installed successfully.

Check this out, Firefox going away from the Chrome look. Tabs are looking good. Something I really like is the one click button to open Bookmarks as a sidebar is back.

Bo

danielson 16. Aug 2017 02:27 PM

Do like that new look bo.elam - thanks for sharing!

Think i just found a sigh of relief with this announcement thanks to our friend Martin at Ghacks about Waterfox keeping on track with legacy compatibility and a new Android version on the horizon! Yay!

Who knows! Maybe in the long run (with user support) Waterfox will be even faster than Firefox electro. Yes!

Burn-IT 16. Aug 2017 11:11 PM

That IS good news as I never liked the later Firefox look and have pretty much kept the Classic Theme.

trainman261 19. Aug 2017 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielson (Post 122066)
Do like that new look bo.elam - thanks for sharing!

Think i just found a sigh of relief with this announcement thanks to our friend Martin at Ghacks about Waterfox keeping on track with legacy compatibility and a new Android version on the horizon! Yay!

Who knows! Maybe in the long run (with user support) Waterfox will be even faster than Firefox electro. Yes!

Hmm... I like what I'm seeing. I'll have to try it when I have time.


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