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question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby dchmelik » Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 05:38

After various changes, I had to not just recheck old addons but make a new profile and do that. I'm wondering if a few old ones even work. You may have never even heard of one or more of these, or some may have been recommended as alternatives on the now-gone incompatible add-ons page, and some may have become redundant. What is the status of these working or not?

  • 404: File is Not Found? Now it will be (I loved this addon but it's so old it's not even in the new archive of old ones in another thread. This one was very useful but could've been so old it broke my profile? Or would that be another below?)
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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby Lootyhoof » Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 13:18

Definitely remove Add-ons Manager Fix. Despite the name it is horribly broken and will cause you major issues.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby yami_ » Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 13:35

DevTools are build into the browser. Greedy Cache works. Youtube Lazy Load works if you use the default YouTube SSUAO.
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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby Goodydino » Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 21:14

What is SSUAO? I could not find it with a search engine.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby yami_ » Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 21:20

Site Specific User Agent Override.
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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby Falna » Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 00:18

Off-topic:
dchmelik wrote:404: File is Not Found? Now it will be (I loved this addon but it's so old it's not even in the new archive of old ones in another thread.
Now that is ironic.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby dchmelik » Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 03:23

Thanks for the help so far.

Is it correct that Pale Moon already has a smooth mouse scroll, and already lets you right-click on any site?

Is there anywhere I can upload my copy of the '404: File Not Found? Now It Will Be' to see if it still works and can be added to the old addons pack? Just I'm not sure I can find out anymore who wrote that. It was a long time ago... '00s... still see it mentioned on a German site about Firefox, and a Spanish(?) site.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby adesh » Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 08:46

dchmelik wrote:Is it correct that Pale Moon already has a smooth mouse scroll, and already lets you right-click on any site?

mouse scroll - I guess yes, why don't you try and see for yourself.
right-click - absolutely yes (however sites can still prevent it for "security" reasons)

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby dchmelik » Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 08:58

adesh wrote:
dchmelik wrote:right-click - absolutely yes (however sites can still prevent it for "security" reasons)


That doesn't sound absolute. That's what the RightToClick addon is supposed to prevent.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby yami_ » Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 09:46

If you set dom.event.contextmenu.enabled to false web sites will not be able to prevent the context menu from opening.
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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 10:11

yami_ wrote:If you set dom.event.contextmenu.enabled to false web sites will not be able to prevent the context menu from opening.

With the drawback that websites will not be able to give you a context menu in web applications or be able to add convenience functions to the context menu.
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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash

Unread postby Trapper852 » Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 16:36

For those few oddball sites that disable right clicking, you can always temporarily disable Java Script.

Or, in lieu of Right-To-Click, you can install QuickJS 1.3.1, which allows you to quickly enable / disable JS with a tool bar button.

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Re: question if some old add-ons work or will crash  Topic is solved

Unread postby dchmelik » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 04:30

I don't need any more help in this thread. I was told on IRC to post here but maybe hadn't been clear enough. I couldn't find the listed addons on the Pale Moon site, though some are there. Some of the rest didn't seem necessary or weren't in the classic addons archive. It's the ones that weren't in the archive that I suspected crashed my old profile. What actually crashed it was 'add-ons manager fix,' which I deleted from the profile folder and was able to recover my old profile. Thanks.


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