Web developers stand the most to lose from people opting to run old browsers. Firefox may display the reset suggestion to you automatically, for instance if self-diagnostics noticed a slow down in start-ups or if you have not , but you are also free to run the reset manually by loading about:support in the address bar. Well, I just learned that a WebExtension inspired from it already exists, which might actually fit my needs even better than the original which I still hope to see ported. I was working on a Firefox on a fairly new install of Tumbleweed 2-3 weeks old + patches that I have yet to go about loading any extensions on. Sorry to say, but this is just a whole lot of nonsense. But money is a powerful temptation, and Mozilla has become addicted to it.
No wonder there are more Chrome users! Like you, Pan t sy. If you have a userChrome. Mozilla to ship Firefox Nightly with a preference to enable support for legacy add-ons. As a privacy-first user, it would make no sense for me not to keep using Firefox. Only 3 addons out of 15 are compatible. It wasn't this glitch that was quite so bad as the fact that the about:config workaround didn't work for a lot of people because Mozilla is beginning to intentionally lock down large parts of about:config. Restart Firefox and now the old Firefox add-ons will work if you have done all the steps correctly.
Even famous Aris is questioning their Classic Theme Restorer add-on. Firefox is running better without the add-ons framework in v57 no doubt about it. Actually Firefox is now my secondary browser. Are you being fooled by the versioning scheme? Firefox does not have much future at all if the declining market share is anything to go by. Seriously; those are pretty much the only things I ever use it for. It was not clear back then how that would work, and this guide reveals the process to you. You really should respect the time people had spent.
The disdain for little people, like myself, speaks volumes. Some technologies were just bad, e. Only 20% of all Firefox add-ons are WebExtensions-ready Firefox's large collection of legacy add-ons has always been one of Firefox's strongest points and one of the primary reasons the browser has been popular so many years. A number of people at Mozilla should be suitably as Considering the way it was going lately, I wouldn't be surprised if this was an intentional logic bomb to force those not updating to their latest and greatest because of their amputation of proper add-on functionality to update anyway. Also, it is not a goal of mine to attract an audience. Just disable the commenting system and post your announcement. Edit: I now use Pale Moon which is much faster than Waterfox.
Sadly some of us are still using Firefox; I've switched to Waterfox on Windows but still use Firefox on my Android; and Mozilla needs to think of even more obnoxious ways to get rid of its users. None of your users benefit from this change. Additionally, aren't they are removing access to a lot of the internals even for legacy addons as well? Being able to use both Legacy and WebExt at the same time, for an extended period would be nice. Firefox will lose its main advantage over other browsers. Possibly you haven't read all the hundreds thousands? Discovery Pane was a bad idea. This has the potential to create race conditions if you're updating a cache. Waterfox also has some other different features.
The current Mozilla staff is clearly hostile towards interface customization, and since they attempt to lure Chrome users over, there is no reason to change that stance in their mind. Between Firefox 52 and Firefox 56 important improvements like 4 content processes and a vastly accelerated startup took place, both of which make Firefox faster and more stable. If the signature was valid at the time it was made, then the subsequent expiry of the signing certificate nor any of its intermediates nor of the trusted root invalidates that signature. The following guide lists all options that you have to continue running so-called legacy add-ons disabled the legacy add-on system in Firefox 57 Stable. Firefox will import some data into the new profile including saved passwords, bookmarks, your browsing history and even the tabs that were open before you hit the reset button. I'm apparently one of the rare holdouts mostly because I don't like to see Chrome take over the world.
It's refreshing to have the perspective of somebody who actually had the problem. This is actually a good time to revise your choice of a browser and move on to something like Chrome or Opera. Now that would really suck and would be a reason to give up on Firefox. Restart Firefox and now the old Firefox add-ons will work if you have done all the steps correctly Are you disappointed and angry as the old add-ons are not working in the new version of? It's funny how browsers seem to degrade over time. The other way around an adaptation is possible, though.
They are the reason I still stick with Firefox despite the alternatives which are better in so many ways. Firefox can still be customized a great deal more than Chrome or Opera. While I think its great that Internet access is so easily Clarified that the Studies fix applies only to Desktop users of Firefox distributed by Mozilla. I did stop update Firefox at version 39. Which defeats the entire point of Firefox. I still want to downgrade — where can I get the previous version? Here are the issues I ran into: - In Webextensions, retrieving something from local storage is an async operation. For the latter you even gain a security and privacy benefit over left clicking because window.
Mozilla has been ignoring the community in favor of web extensions and i really hope the crash and burn for this. Others may find Vivaldi to suit their needs. I've never heard of Pentadactyl to this day. The vast majority, that is, the non-techies are left in the cold privacy-wise by Mozilla. I just cannot live in the world where every little thing needs to be purchased. Sometimes, may seem like the only option available to resolve issues that you could not fix otherwise.
Silly comparisons that have nothing to do with the initial question. However Mozilla has forced this decision on me. I have it backing up my Themes, Addons,Bookmarks, Preferences, and other related items. I just pointed this out to emphasize nobody at Mozilla really cares about the comments placed here. We're also a long way from there being working Spectre exploits so patching now isn't paramount.