What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by Dngrsone » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:08 am

Dangit... accidentally updated Firefox and now nothing works right.

AND... Waterfox can't use my Morning Coffee add-on now, either. So, I can't get my daily dose of webcomics. :(
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by jameskga » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:13 am

I am on current Firefox. I'm actually using more addons now that I see they're sticking around. Namely, I'm back on Disconnect and Decentraleyes. It seems way faster than it used to be, too. What's the problem again?
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by BG405 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm

jameskga wrote:What's the problem again?
My problem would be not being able to group my tabs, therefore going back to the old way of manually sorting them .. a real pain when you have a lot of tabs open and much easier to categorize them. Also needing scripting knowledge to put the tabs back in the logical place i.e. above the active tab, not above the non-tab-specific tools.

More logical toolbar buttons would be nice too. :wink:
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by DarrenG » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:49 pm

bother, I upgraded firefox and 57 broke every single addon I use, and the new greasemonkey broke every script I used. Sadly after many years of supporting netscape/mozilla I'm looking for alternatives. This thread has been very helpful.
I installed waterfox using the instructions from https://www.reddit.com/r/waterfox/comme ... inux_mint/

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echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waterfox-release-hawkeye116477.list
curl https://hawkeye116477.github.io/waterfox-deb/hawkeye116477.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install waterfox
Just for completeness, here are the scores from http://www.speed-battle.com for the browsers I tested on my 18.3 system

1673.36 Waterfox 55
1633.74 Firefox 57
1459.04 PaleMoon 27.6.1
814.47 Chrome 62

So for me at least, RIP firefox, hello Waterfox!
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by phd21 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi Everyone,

There is another post on this that might interest some of you...

Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=257720

Hope this helps ...
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by Jlvs2run » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:00 pm

DarrenG wrote:I installed waterfox using the instructions from https://www.reddit.com/r/waterfox/comme ... inux_mint/
echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waterfox-release-hawkeye116477.list
curl https://hawkeye116477.github.io/waterfox-deb/hawkeye116477.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install waterfox
Thank you! I'm using Waterfox now, and have deleted Firefox.
sudo apt-get remove firefox
Or: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove firefox
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by Houchou » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 pm

and also a UNOFFICIAL waterfox repository:

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echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install waterfox

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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by Dngrsone » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Well, someone has created a new version of Morning Coffee, saving me the pain of having to teach myself how to do it.
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by cecilieaux » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:31 am

Houchou wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:24 am
Sooooo..... A lot of people are furious about all this, me included.....
The powerful addons, is the most important reason i'm using Firefox.

What i'll do....
I tried the replacements and I settled on Palemoon.

I think you're wrong about it being run by "jerks." For one thing, there is only one guy who makes Palemoon. For another it works beautifully and all the old addons work on it. For another, it even anticipated some of the problems with the Intel bugs and malware.

On others.

Chrome -- I use it (Chromium didn't keep up with certain things) for certain specialized uses. It's excellent for something you want to follow on several computers. The scripting for type size and colors is not very good and it has trouble with some character sets.

Opera -- it became a Chrome wannabe losing its uniqueness.

Vivaldi -- I have a personal bias against the name, lacks enough addons.

My $0.02.
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Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Post by BG405 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:34 pm

Waterfox is my browser of choice but as it's 64-bit only, I have Pale Moon on machines not yet converted to 64-bit. Waterfox migration was the easiest ever! My entire setup and session were imported exactly as they were with FF v56. My only concern is that some add-ons are no longer in active development and may stop working eventually.
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