Firefox 57 — 2
I have not yet updated to the Quantum series of Firefox, instead clinging to the 52 ESR version. I decided to peek at what add-ons I lose when moving to the Quantum series of Firefox.
I have a virtual machine (VM) running Slackware Current, which contains Firefox 58. I copied the add-ons I use in 52 ESR to the VM. I launched Firefox.
Some of the existing add-ons are compatible with both XUL and WebExtensions. Firefox tagged the following add-ons as legacy:
Activate Reader View Classic Theme Restorer Clean Links Decentraleyes FindBar Tweak Global FindBar Neo Diggler NewsFox No Resource URI Leak NoScript Open in Browser Read Easily Refcontrol ReminderFox SMPlayer View Status-4-Evar Tab Mix Plus Text Link
Some add-ons had different versions to support WebExtensions. I needed only install the WebExtensions version. This reduced the incompatible list:
Classic Theme Restorer Clean Links FindBar Tweak Global FindBar Neo Diggler No Resource URI Leak Read Easily Refcontrol SMPlayer View Status-4-Evar Tab Mix Plus
For replacements Firefox found
Referer Modifier as a candidate for
Refcontrol. That's all. Not a helpful search feature. I found
Smart Referer as another candidate.
Clean Links possibly
ClearURLs might suffice.
A feature I liked about
Status-4-Evar is placing add-on icons there rather than cluttering the navigation bar. The Firefox developers solution for that is some kind of idiotic Overflow Menu. I have plenty of room on my Bookmark Toolbar. I will test moving the icons from the status bar to there.
Looks like the
No Resource URI Leak add-on is not be needed in Quantum.
SMPlayer View is valuable to me to avoid using Flash and HTML 5 videos as well as auto-play nonsense. Something like
youtube-dl could work, but the beauty of
SMPlayer View is a single context menu without the additional steps. The
Open in VLC media player add-on might be a replacement.
Possibly I can mix-and-match other add-ons to fill the gap. I am not excited or pleased about this transition or the work required.