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Windows 7: FF - Classic Theme Restorer may be dead by the end of 2017

2 Weeks Ago   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FF - Classic Theme Restorer may be dead by the end of 2017

It looks like Mozilla have resumed their quest to make Firefox totally irrelevant.
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Mozilla announced a couple of days ago that it plans to make Firefox support only WebExtensions add-ons by the end of 2017.

While that seems far far away right now, it is almost certain that things won't be ready by then. What I mean by that is that WebExtensions capabilities won't match those of Firefox's current system.

While popular add-ons like NoScript will likely be ported over thanks to Mozilla working with developers actively on implementing missing API features, the same cannot be said for other add-ons.
gHacks
Classic Theme Restorer may be dead by the end of 2017 - gHacks Tech News
Soon there won't be even a single usable browser left.
The latest Pale Moon (27) is horrible on my PC (takes at least 10 seconds to load).
God only know how long it would take if you tried to run it from a HDD.

Seems like Google has "won the Internet" and everyone will be forced to use the abomination that is Chrome.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Maybe I'm not understanding things.
Mozilla is cleaning out some extension and maybe some plug in's.
I'm not seeing that as a problem.

What am I missing?

Jack
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1 Week Ago   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Classic Theme Restorer is the one add-on that makes the new FF GUI (since v29) bearable.

If I wanted to use Google Chrome, I'd install Chrome.
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1 Week Ago   #4
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

I've never used Classic Theme Restorer. All I have ever done is use a theme for the buttons ("Past Modern Revisited, Reloaded"), and customized by adding the Menu Bar. In Win 7, I use Classic GUI. My only add-ons that have anything to do with the FF GUI is "Download Status Bar" and "Hide Tab Bar With One Tab", and this is what I end up with.
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1 Week Ago   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Add-on Issues

It turns out that add-on compatibility issues caused the long start up time.

My PM now starts in ~2 seconds.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It turns out that add-on compatibility issues caused the long start up time.

My PM now starts in ~2 seconds.
Mostly I use Cyberfox with CyberCTR but I also have Firefox portable and Palemoon portable handy.

I find these extensions useful:

eCleaner :: Add-ons for Firefox

Clears preferences left behind by extensions after you've uninstalled them. Basics - check for anything that you know you have removed then delete the leftovers.

about:addons-memory :: Add-ons for Firefox

Check memory usage by addons.

Personally I only enable addons when needed and disable anything that I don't need every session.
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3 Days Ago   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Personally I only enable addons when needed and disable anything that I don't need every session.
I have 9 add-ons installed and I use them in 20+ FF/PM profiles (including XP & Linux Mint installs and my VMs).
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2 Days Ago   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I agree, CTR has made post-Australis Fx bearable.
I don't use many of the tweaks, but there are a few that are crucial to my Fx UI/UX.

I hope we will not see its demise.

MM
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