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Post Posted February 11th, 2018, 11:46 am

Ever since the change of architecture with Firefox 57, which extensions that you used to use before that are no longer available that you miss the most?

For me, I had a whole host of little extensions that simplified my life while surfing, which I doubt I will ever see a replacement for for a number of years. For example, TabMixPlus, which used to give me a whole bunch of options for controlling your tab behaviour; I've found some Tab extensions but they are nowhere near as comprehensive as this one was. Another one was Classic Theme Restorer, which brought the Firefox look back to an even earlier time. One extension was called BBCodeXtra, which was useful for wrapping tags around text under various web forums software, such BBCode or HTML, etc.

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Post Posted February 11th, 2018, 3:35 pm

Easy. Downthemall. All the other add-ons I use were updated to webextensions, so that's the only one I'm missing. I'm using All Downloader Professional as a replacement for now, but it's not the same.

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Post Posted February 11th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Video downloadhelper . The webextension version is not workable, but hopefully things will get better.

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Post Posted February 11th, 2018, 7:40 pm

Googlebar Lite. I miss the multiple search word highlighting feature.

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Post Posted February 11th, 2018, 8:36 pm

I was irate when my extensions no longer worked, but now I've got about half replaced and can't remember the other half.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 12:44 am

bbbl67 wrote:Classic Theme Restorer

Check out the author's userChrome repository:
https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx
bbbl67 wrote:BBCodeXtra

Maybe BB Code Helper or Edit.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 3:54 am

in short: none :mrgreen:

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 4:22 am

bbbl67 wrote:Ever since the change of architecture with Firefox 57, which extensions that you used to use before that are no longer available that you miss the most?

For me, I had a whole host of little extensions that simplified my life while surfing, which I doubt I will ever see a replacement for for a number of years. For example, TabMixPlus, which used to give me a whole bunch of options for controlling your tab behaviour;


Just TabMixPlus really. I don't like the way native Ctrl+Tab MRU works.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 4:23 am

morat wrote:Googlebar Lite. I miss the multiple search word highlighting feature.


I thought that had died years ago even under the old Firefox?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 7:31 am


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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 8:41 am

Brummelchen wrote:in short: none :mrgreen:


Same here. All the extensions I used before are now web extensions.
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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:26 pm

As a minimalist, the addons I miss most are:
Focus Keyboard, Extensions Options Menu, Hide Caption Titlebar Plus, Private Tab, HideScrollbars**, Tile Tabs*, and Maëlan's TitleURL.

Other addons I miss, to a lesser extent, are:
{insert Restart addon here}, Bookmark Favicon Changer*, Tab Wheel Scroll, Vertical Toolbar*.

*I've at least been able use CSS to morph my bookmarks bar into a auto-hiding vertical toolbar, and can manually change individual bookmark favicons (though I'm too lazy to do so just yet). I'm using Open Link in Sidebar to partially replace Tile Tabs, though of course it is a pale reflection of how powerful Tile Tabs was.

**I've been unable to work the UserJS hack to remove my scrollbars or create that neat Restart Button that's been floating around recently for some reason.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Is there are replacement for the Add-on toolbar, that used to go along the bottom of the window?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:42 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:Maybe BB Code Helper or Edit.

FWIW, some comments on Edit, BBcode extensions for FireFox 57.
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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:48 pm

bbbl67 wrote:which extensions that you used to use before that are no longer available that you miss the most?

All of them.
(If I wanted to miss them, I would have stopped using them well before 57.)
Is there supposed to be some reason I should be glad that they're no longer there, or if they are there, that they're no longer as useful as they were?
I don't see where having less is "better".
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