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FIR57> - Addon Deprecated : ALternative in WebExtension (WE) - firefox-webext-list - Google Sheets

A giant table, I think it would be important to also include whether an old extension is no longer possible (deprecated), or someone just hasn't written an alternative yet, or whether there exists a planned API addition that would make it possible. Lots of alternatives are also missing a few features, and it would be good to know what's missing and why (impossible or just not yet implemented)The list is certainly not giant yet, but here's a start (based on responses from this post)/°

December 2017

FIR 57 (UserCSS + about:config) - Custom CSS tweaks for Firefox 57+ - GitHub - Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx:

'about:config' tweaks (To revert changes right-click entry and select 'reset'): - Tab audio icon browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon - Insert related tab after current tab (suggestion: enable / set to 'true') browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent - Titlebar browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar - Searchbar: open search results in new tab - Reader mode reader.parse-on-load.enabled - Geolocation (suggestion: disable / set to 'false') geo.enabled - Pocket (suggestion: disable / set to 'false') extensions.pocket.enabled - Anti fingerprinting (Caution: browser might behave in unforseen ways!) privacy.resistFingerprinting read: Fingerprinting info at Mozilla Wiki tweaks ***** Suggested ui tweaks ***** - Toolbar modes (suggestion: compact mode) Customize mode > Density > Compact / Normal / Touch - Titlebar modes (suggestion: Firefox titlebar ['application/hamburger button in titlebar' only works in Firefox titlebar]) Customize mode > Title Bar > uncheck checkbox Drag space above tabs toolbar (suggestion: disable drag space ['application/hamburger button in titlebar' works best without drag space]) Customize mode > Drag Space > uncheck checkbox Bookmarks menu button on bookmarks toolbar Customize mode > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar Customize mode > move 'bookmarks menu' button to bookmark toolbars end Downloads button always visible Customize mode > downloads button > click on button and uncheck 'Auto-hide' Searchbar (suggestion: placed after location bar) Customize mode > Search(bar) > move to navigation toolbar Flexible spaces (suggestion: remove spaces after and before location bar) Customize mode > grab and drag flexible space into palette

November 2017

FIR 57 - ADDON - uBlock Origin - uBO/webext - Read carefully if using uBO/webext

FIR 57 - ADDON - uBO/webext works best with Firefox 57 and above, and with multi-process enabled. There are many reports of people experiencing issues with some web sites, or images not loading, etc. Turns out many of these are a result of using some legacy extensions along uBO/webext. For instance, Reek's AAK in GreaseMonkey has been causing issues with images not loading. If you experience such issue, you will have to disable all your legacy extensions and see if this fixes your issue. If so, then you will have to re-enable your legacy extensions one by one to find the one(s) causing the problem. Those legacy extensions can cause multi-process to be disabled in your browser, and apparently when multi-process is disabled, this can cause many cases of page load failure.

FIR 57- ADDON - NightlyvTester Tools - Projects/Addons - MozillaWiki

Nightly Tester Tools is an extension that is a collection of useful tools for users of Firefox nightly builds. It was previously owned by Dave Townsend, but now is maintained by the Automation and Tools team. They're leading an effort to revive Nightly Tester Tools and make it even better. Nightly Tester Tools features the ability to disable add-on compatibility checks, crucial for nightly testers.

FIR - ADDON USERSTYELS - Forum reply about Stylus Permissions Required and Privacy - Stylus ::

Forum reply about Stylus Permissions Required and Privacy (by NarcolepticInsomniac): Responding to this almost seems silly, since OP is clearly delusional, but I might as well clarify so that no one else is confused by this FUD. Stylus needs to monitor, and have the ability to modify all pages in order to detect which URLs have applicable styles, and then inject those stylesheets. If you had any clue what you were talking about, you'd recognize that pretty broad permissions are required for such functionality. The real issue is that these same permissions which are required for basic functionality can also be abused by adding telemetry or other garbage. The majority of extensions include some low level basic analytics for development purposes, and many go much further than that, collecting your complete browsing history with personally identifying info to create profiles. These profiles can then be bought and sold for targeted advertising purposes. That's what happened to Stylish when it was sold to an analytics company, and one of the main reasons we created Stylus was to rectify this abuse of permissions granted by users who trusted the previous dev. Stylus collects nothing. Period. Not even low level analytics for install counts or to help in development regarding which features warrant more attention. This is a pain in the ass for development, but also very important for instilling trust within our user-base. The code is completely open source, so anyone can review it. With many users actively involved in maintaining and improving it, rest assured that nothing sketchy can make its way into the actual code. I think it might be worth adding an explanation for each permission in README. Not that it will convince the most suspicious users by itself, but then again they can simply use WireShark or Fiddler to see what Stylus network communications are (answer: only style update checks when the corresponding option is enabled).