Legacy Add-ons and FireFox 57

I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
be used in FireFox 57:

Colorful Tabs
Download Status Bar
DownThemAll
Enpass Password Manager
=46ireGestures
Kaspersky Protection
Open Bookmarks in New Tab
Open Link in New Tab
Reload Every
TinyURL Generator

They are not all equally important, of course.
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Ken
10/10/2017 12:07:21 AM
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On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
> 
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
> 
> They are not all equally important, of course.
> 

For "Open Bookmarks in New Tab" (assuming it does exactly what it sounds 
like): in Fx57 it's a native feature; just set the about:config pref
browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs
to true
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custom
10/10/2017 1:20:23 AM
On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
> 
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
> 
> They are not all equally important, of course.
> 
It is my understanding that DownThemAll will die with 57.   I have 
installed Download Star  It is a WebExtension, so will work for many 
future version.   It works different than DownThemAll but after learning 
the interface I think it will be equivalent.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/04/download-star-a-down-them-all-alternative-for-firefox/
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Keith
10/10/2017 1:26:36 AM
On 10/9/2017 2:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
>
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
>
> They are not all equally important, of course.
>
There is a list, Firefox-webext-list, continually updated, here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0
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Desiree
10/10/2017 3:18:43 AM
Ken Blake wrote:
> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
> 
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
> 
> They are not all equally important, of course.
> 

"Are we WebExtensions yet?"

"Here’s a centralized repository of the migration status for various 
high impact AMO content based on popularity, unique functionality, or 
otherwise. ..."

https://arewewebextensionsyet.com/
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Andrei
10/10/2017 5:54:35 AM
On 10/10/2017 1:07 am, Ken Blake wrote:

> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
> 
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
> 
> They are not all equally important, of course.
> 

Sadly, one you haven't mentioned, Tab Mix Plus, does not look like it's 
going to be migrated any time soon.   The two features I use from TMP 
are 1) to open bookmarks in new tabs (covered in 57) and 2) to open into 
a new tab a URL typed into the address bar followed by <enter> (as 
opposed to the annoying <alt> <enter> ... I haven't heard that that 
facility is going to be covered in 57. Anyone know better?

Wilf
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Wilf
10/10/2017 7:43:11 AM
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My favorites, which I am hoping will be migrated are:

saveLinkOnAltClick
Save images (by Lumox)

On 10/10/2017 09:43, Wilf wrote:
> Sadly, one you haven't mentioned

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    <p>My favorites, which I am hoping will be migrated are:</p>
    <p>saveLinkOnAltClick<br>
      Save images (by Lumox)<br>
    </p>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 10/10/2017 09:43, Wilf wrote:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote type="cite"
      cite="mid:b7KdncwmHJKX50HEnZ2dnUU7-I3NnZ2d@mozilla.org">Sadly, one
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Gary
10/10/2017 7:53:08 AM
On 10/9/17 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
> be used in FireFox 57:
> 
> Colorful Tabs
> Download Status Bar
> DownThemAll
> Enpass Password Manager
> FireGestures
> Kaspersky Protection
> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
> Open Link in New Tab
> Reload Every
> TinyURL Generator
> 
> They are not all equally important, of course.
> 

Web extensions can be used in 56.0 *now*.

You can use the Extension Finder here 
<https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/>

or peruse the now 9,002 extensions listed as compatible with 57+ here.

<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=&appver=57.0>

I haven't gone through all 451 pages, but I found there are some 
inaccuracies in the results.

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WaltS48
10/10/2017 1:13:42 PM
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 21:20:23 -0400, "custom.firefox.lady"
<stayopenmenu@gmail.com> wrote:

>On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>=20
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>=20
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>=20
>
>For "Open Bookmarks in New Tab" (assuming it does exactly what it sounds=
=20
>like): in Fx57 it's a native feature; just set the about:config pref
>browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs
>to true



Thanks very much.
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Ken
10/10/2017 3:56:43 PM
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 21:26:36 -0400, Keith Nuttle
<keith_nuttle@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>=20
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>=20
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>=20
>It is my understanding that DownThemAll will die with 57.   I have=20
>installed Download Star  It is a WebExtension, so will work for many=20
>future version.   It works different than DownThemAll but after learning=
=20
>the interface I think it will be equivalent.
>
>https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/04/download-star-a-down-them-all-alternat=
ive-for-firefox/



Thanks very much.
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Ken
10/10/2017 4:03:02 PM
On Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:18:43 -1000, Desiree <melelina@medscape.com>
wrote:

>On 10/9/2017 2:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>
>There is a list, Firefox-webext-list, continually updated, here:
>
>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0=
VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=3D0


Thanks very much, I'll look at this later, when I have more time.


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Ken
10/10/2017 4:06:25 PM
On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:54:35 +0300, "Andrei Z."
<no-email@invalid.invalid> wrote:

>Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>=20
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>=20
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>=20
>
>"Are we WebExtensions yet?"
>
>"Here=92s a centralized repository of the migration status for various=20
>high impact AMO content based on popularity, unique functionality, or=20
>otherwise. ..."
>
>https://arewewebextensionsyet.com/

Thanks very much

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Ken
10/10/2017 4:08:01 PM
On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:13:42 -0400, WaltS48 <thalionusa@REMOVEaol.com>
wrote:

>From: WaltS48 <thalionusa@REMOVEaol.com>
>Subject: Re: Legacy Add-ons and FireFox 57
>Newsgroups: mozilla.support.firefox
>User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101
>	Thunderbird/58.0a1
>
>On 10/9/17 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>=20
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>=20
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>=20
>
>Web extensions can be used in 56.0 *now*.
>
>You can use the Extension Finder here=20
><https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/>
>
>or peruse the now 9,002 extensions listed as compatible with 57+ here.
>
><https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=3D&appver=3D57.0>
>
>I haven't gone through all 451 pages, but I found there are some=20
>inaccuracies in the results.


thanks very much

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Ken
10/10/2017 4:09:56 PM
Hi. ReloadMatic (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/reloadmatic/) was inspired by ReloadEvery, but is compatible with FF 57 and adds some new features too. I think it is a good replacement for ReloadEvery.

(disclaimer: I'm the author of ReloadMatic.)
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pylorak
11/3/2017 12:19:57 PM
On 3/11/2017 8:19 PM, pylorak@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi. ReloadMatic (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/reloadmatic/) was inspired by ReloadEvery, but is compatible with FF 57 and adds some new features too. I think it is a good replacement for ReloadEvery.
>

Using legacy add-ons might disable multi-processor support in Firefox 57?

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Mr
11/3/2017 2:06:36 PM
> Using legacy add-ons might disable multi-processor support in Firefox 57?

AFAIK, legacy add-ons might disable the multi-process feature in any Firefox version. FF57 though won't allow legacy add-ons to load at all.
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pylorak
11/5/2017 9:49:08 PM
On 05/11/2017 21:49, pylorak@gmail.com wrote:

> AFAIK, legacy add-ons might disable the multi-process feature in any Firefox version. … 

Yesterday in IRC <https://mozilla.logbot.info/firefox/20171105#c13808846> a developer helped me to understand a possible explanation for:

- released versions of Firefox (not 57) sometimes performing _worse with multiprocess windows_ than without.

----

Also worth noting:

Mozilla bug 1394225 - multiprocess (e10s) automatically enabled at launch after installing extensions that are not compatible with multiprocess
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1394225>
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Graham
11/6/2017 4:48:23 PM
On 7/11/2017 12:48 AM, Graham Perrin wrote:
>
> Yesterday in IRC
> <https://mozilla.logbot.info/firefox/20171105#c13808846> a developer
> helped me to understand a possible explanation for:
>
> - released versions of Firefox (not 57) sometimes performing _worse with
> multiprocess windows_ than without.

I think the gain is minimum as there are too many critical sections in a 
set of web-pages (e.g. cookies) that have to be serialized....

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  / v \  Simplicity is Beauty!
/( _ )\ May the Force and farces be with you!
   ^ ^   (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10)  Linux 2.6.39.3
不借貸! 不詐騙! 不援交! 不打交! 不打劫! 不自殺! 請考慮綜援 (CSSA):
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Mr
11/7/2017 5:21:07 AM
Desiree wrote on 10/10/17 05:18:
> On 10/9/2017 2:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>
> There is a list, Firefox-webext-list, continually updated, here:
> 
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0 
> 

Thank you so much for this list!
I'm going to check my current (deactivated) addons:
- Calomel SSL validation
- Firebug
- Flashblock
- Font information
- MeasureIt
- Pearl Crescent page saver
- Tab Memory Usage
- Tails (I know they're preparing a new compatible release)
- User Agent Overrider
- YourOnlineChoises (this is very useful for behavioural advertising settings)
- YSlow
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Gabriel
11/15/2017 12:02:29 PM
On 10/10/2017 03:26, Keith Nuttle wrote:
> On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>
>> Colorful Tabs
>> Download Status Bar
>> DownThemAll
>> Enpass Password Manager
>> FireGestures
>> Kaspersky Protection
>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>> Open Link in New Tab
>> Reload Every
>> TinyURL Generator
>>
>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>
> It is my understanding that DownThemAll will die with 57.   I have 
> installed Download Star  It is a WebExtension, so will work for many 
> future version.   It works different than DownThemAll but after learning 
> the interface I think it will be equivalent.
> 
> https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/04/download-star-a-down-them-all-alternative-for-firefox/ 
> 

Thanks for the tip
- ftr

-- 
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Win 7 Prof 64-bit
FF 57 & 58
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ftr
12/11/2017 3:28:29 PM
On 12/11/17 10:28 AM, ftr wrote:
> On 10/10/2017 03:26, Keith Nuttle wrote:
>> On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>>
>>> Colorful Tabs
>>> Download Status Bar
>>> DownThemAll
>>> Enpass Password Manager
>>> FireGestures
>>> Kaspersky Protection
>>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>>> Open Link in New Tab
>>> Reload Every
>>> TinyURL Generator
>>>
>>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>>
>> It is my understanding that DownThemAll will die with 57.   I have
>> installed Download Star  It is a WebExtension, so will work for many
>> future version.   It works different than DownThemAll but after learning
>> the interface I think it will be equivalent.
>>
>> https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/04/download-star-a-down-them-all-alternative-for-firefox/
>>
> 
> Thanks for the tip
> - ftr
> 

Open Bookmarks in new tab is an about:config setting;
browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs=True

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Caver1
12/11/2017 4:02:20 PM
On 12/11/17 10:28 AM, ftr wrote:
> On 10/10/2017 03:26, Keith Nuttle wrote:
>> On 10/9/2017 8:07 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
>>> I use the following add-ons marked Legacy, and was hoping someone
>>> could tell me which of them would soon have updates permitting them to
>>> be used in FireFox 57:
>>>
>>> Colorful Tabs
>>> Download Status Bar
>>> DownThemAll
>>> Enpass Password Manager
>>> FireGestures
>>> Kaspersky Protection
>>> Open Bookmarks in New Tab
>>> Open Link in New Tab
>>> Reload Every
>>> TinyURL Generator
>>>
>>> They are not all equally important, of course.
>>>
>> It is my understanding that DownThemAll will die with 57.   I have
>> installed Download Star  It is a WebExtension, so will work for many
>> future version.   It works different than DownThemAll but after learning
>> the interface I think it will be equivalent.
>>
>> https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/04/download-star-a-down-them-all-alternative-for-firefox/
>>
> 
> Thanks for the tip
> - ftr
> 

Also just middle click on a link to open it in a new tab.

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Caver1
12/11/2017 4:04:33 PM
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