Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

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Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby Alqaszar » Wed, 01 Nov 2017, 19:17

...who still want or need the old add-on type will find themselves with Pale Moon. I'm certainly one of them, and I've already switched over.

I don't want to talk about how Firefox is actally committing suicide, I'm here because I'm glad that there is an alternative. So thank you!

However, the chaos Firefox created with the new add-on type runs much deeper. Of course, many of the devs who have created good add-ons in the past (e. g. Tab Mix Plus, Bamboo reader....), are fed up and don't want to fix something they didn't break, so many useful extensions just won't work with FF57+. Switching to Pale Moon fixes tzhat, but at the same time creates the new problem that some updated add-ons won't work properly, lest using older versions.

The question is: Can Pale Moon be brought into a state that all add-ons run, despite their age or type? I have no idea wether this is possible in the first place, or how much work that would require.

But that would be a great thing, and make Pale Moon the first choice for FF refugees.

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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby helloimustbegoing » Fri, 03 Nov 2017, 02:05

Alqaszar wrote:
The question is: Can Pale Moon be brought into a state that all add-ons run, despite their age or type? I have no idea wether this is possible in the first place, or how much work that would require.

First off, welcome to Pale Moon. :thumbup: I can't really answer your question other than to say, if that were possible, it probably would already be implemented. Our best bet as PM users is to contact extension developers and ask them to directly support Pale Moon. Or for those who have the know how, to fork those that don't work quite right (or at all).

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=11385

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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby LimboSlam » Fri, 03 Nov 2017, 02:40

If not already, have a look here: https://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/, for potential replacements. Also, please read some general background behind known incompatible add-ons with Pale Moon: https://addons.palemoon.org/incompatible/.
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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby ELFswe » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 20:23

Have just done a fresh install of Windows on a bigger and better ssd and tasted some puke in my mouth when I installed FF 57. So I went straight for Pale Moon and uninstalled FF. Might install it again as a fallback if some website just sais no and to use Video DownloadHelper. Currently missing Noscript wich will get an update any day now and also Classic Theme Restorer.

I can't understand why the devteam is doing this. The addons is what made Firefox so extremely powerful. Who knows, maybe they're aiming at adding even more features from the most popular addons, Firebug as a good example. I hope they're going for a feature rich browser as they're slowly dropping the addon support.

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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby Isengrim » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 21:01

ELFswe wrote:Currently missing Noscript wich will get an update any day now and also Classic Theme Restorer.


NoScript v5.0.6 is available from the Pale Moon add-ons site and is compatible with the latest PM releases. You shouldn't need CTR since Pale Moon already has most of the features that CTR restored to Firefox. ;)
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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby Nightbird » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 21:20

The last NS version (5.15) works without problem.

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Re: Many of the frustrated Firefox users...

Postby lgriffith » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 16:25

I am a recent frustrated long time Firefox user. Their version 57 is the end of the line for me. I am displeased with their tendency to fix things that are not broken.

Switching to Pale Moon has been a pleasure and a simplification of what I had to do to make Firefox work for me.

My only suggestion at this point is stick with the "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" rule. Change simply for the sake of change hardly ever works out as expected.

Many thanks to the Pale Moon development team. Keep up the good work. :D


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