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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 11:04 am

Hello!

Using the latest version of SeaMonkey vide 2.49.2

Almost all extensions are showing up as 'greyed out' ! ...& Iam unable to find any for the purpose of Ad-blocking !? :(

Please help me find one which is still active & functional with this latest release of SeaMonkey?

Inputs will be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 11:54 am

Make a start with this one - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamon ... seamonkey/

...and things will make a lot more sense when looking on AMO.
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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 11:55 am

If you edit the install.rdf file inside the .xpi file, and increase the max version number for the target application, then reinstall the add-on manually, you will no longer have that problem.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 12:12 pm

Anonymosity wrote:If you edit the install.rdf file inside the .xpi file, and increase the max version number for the target application, then reinstall the add-on manually, you will no longer have that problem.

Yes, and someone with just one post on this forum is going to be able to understand any of that?

Especially, if you had looked at it, the extension linked to above will additionally also do precisely that automatically, if the user requests it.
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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Frank Lion wrote:Make a start with this one - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamon ... seamonkey/

...and things will make a lot more sense when looking on AMO.


Thanks for this reference.

I must admit that despite installing the same..finding a suitable extension wasn't a cakewalk !

Nevertheless, could you please suggest on the 'Most Up-to-date Ad-blocker' functional with this SeaMonkey still?

I managed to settle with some old version of ABP after going through the maze of dysfunctional / inactive populars in this field !

It appears as though Time has left ruins for SeaMonkey ! [-o<

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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Anonymosity wrote:If you edit the install.rdf file inside the .xpi file, and increase the max version number for the target application, then reinstall the add-on manually, you will no longer have that problem.


What ?

Iam left with no choice but to duck off to this Bouncer !

Pl show me a demo on how to go about the same?

Thanks.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 1:08 pm

saurabhdua82 wrote:Nevertheless, could you please suggest on the 'Most Up-to-date Ad-blocker' functional with this SeaMonkey still?

Sure, you want version 1.13.8 of this one - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefo ... ck-origin/

...Just go to the bottom where it says 'Version Information' and all the previous versions are listed there.

saurabhdua82 wrote:It appears as though Time has left ruins for SeaMonkey ! [-o<

Appearances are wrong.

You didn't study that extension in depth, I reckon. Put this in your addressbar and press Enter. - chrome://amobrowsing/content/search.html?q=cookie&host=addons.mozilla.org&type=extension&sort=relevance&app=seamonkey

There is a link to that special search, provided by the extension, in the top right of every AMO page.
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Post Posted February 17th, 2018, 12:36 am

Thank you Frank Lion!

I have installed the last compatible version of uBlock origin, & as far as I understand....there won't be any updates in the future for this extension! Right?

Nevertheless, good to have one than none ! :-)

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Post Posted February 17th, 2018, 1:25 am

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

uBlock0.firefox.xpi should work. I am running 1.14.24 right now but read about some compatibility problems in later releases (so far I didn't encounter one).

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Post Posted February 17th, 2018, 8:32 am

saurabhdua82 wrote:Thank you Frank Lion!

No problem.

saurabhdua82 wrote:I have installed the last compatible version of uBlock origin, & as far as I understand....there won't be any updates in the future for this extension! Right?

The ad-blocking filter lists get automatically updated all the time in any version - those are the important bits.

Non-commercial addons* (like mine and this one) get updated only when updating is needed and serves a purpose. You can check the state of play, via the Addons Manager. I choose to manually update (cog icon to left of searchbar there and select addons update manually) and still get notified of any updates available, but whatever suits you.

Btw - even after 4 years of using SM, I only use 10 extensions and 2 of them are specialised tools that most users wouldn't need. So, it's not like this extension hunt goes on forever.


* commercial addons and programs (inc. Firefox) update a lot whether they need to or not, just to keep in the public eye and appear 'relevant'.
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Post Posted February 17th, 2018, 12:18 pm

I am now using uBlock Origin 1.15.6 without any problem. I got it from the github site.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Thanks for this info & thread ! :)

After posting a new topic just awhile ago, I stumbled upon this. Why search didn't reveal this thread is a mystery.

I was able to get 1.15.24 to work from github site. Not sure if there is any later version. I'll check back if there is.

P.S. I posted that recent topic in support. Perhaps that's why it didn't come up when searching for ublock.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Version 1.16.20 appears to be working fine for me.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 7:20 pm

Why search didn't reveal this thread is a mystery.

Better mystery is why a 2018 thread was bumped, in particular when what was at that point absolutely does not apply to what is, today.

PS: uBlock-for-firefox-legacy, 1.16.4.21.
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