Favorite WebExtensions?

(Andrei Petcu) #44

I was also furious when I found out… :frowning: But when I saw all the issues XUL extensions create and the performance drawbacks, I started looking for WebExtension alternatives.

I can’t believe how fast Firefox is now. It’s like Chrome but more customizable and built by a community I trust. All of my old XUL extensions have WE ports or alternatives.

(Mark12547) #45

Maybe a better replacement for SixOrNot and IPvFox: a port from Chrome: IPvFoo by Paul Marks. (That’s the one I am using today.)

(Andrei Petcu) #46

IPvFoo is really nice.

(Msdobrescu) #47

Sorry to be on rush and can’t make fancy entries as above.

For me there are many add-ons I would need, but I am depending on Tab Groups. Where could I find alternative to such productive functionality, as the its developer quit migrate it to WebExtensions technology?

(YFdyh000) #48

Waiting the https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1384515, then https://github.com/kesselborn/taborama or others.

(Graham Perrin) #49

There are some recommendations in Appendix B: Firefox Add ons · ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js Wiki.


… untimely appearances of hundreds of unwanted tabs - Firefox stops responding before the extension can be disabled - it’s necessary to manually remove the extension from the file system. …

Also: see this month’s post from @amyt (Community Manager for Add-ons and Marketplace) – and other Tab Groups-related posts – under the January 2017 topic begun by Tab Groups users @irvin:

  • Concern about WebExtensions exclusive strategy from add-on authors and users
(Andrei Petcu) #50

A good replacement for Tap Translate is Page Translator since it just landed support for Android :smiley:

(Christian Haller) #51

here is my list of installed AddOns. Please don’t forget them :slight_smile: :
Is there an about:config to allow them anyway?
How can I contribute? I’ve never developed an Firefox AddOn.

  • Classic Theme Restorer h++ps://github.com/Aris-t2/ClassicThemeRestorer
  • Download-Manager-Tweak h++p://dmextension.mozdev.org/
  • Ecosia — The search engine that plants trees! h++ps://www.ecosia.org/
  • HDS Link Detector h++ps://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/hds-link-detector/?src=api
  • Memory Restart h++p://www.teamextension.com/
  • NoScript h++ps://noscript.net/
  • Password Exporter h++ps://github.com/fligtar/password-exporter/wiki
  • Restartless Restart h++ps://github.com/erikvold/restartless-restart-ffext shows 404
  • Secure Login h++p://firefox.add0n.com/secure-login.html
  • Tab Counter h++ps://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-counter/?src=api
  • Web Developer h++ps://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-counter/?src=api
  • WOT h++ps://www.mywot.com/
  • Xmarks h++p://www.xmarks.com/
  • Proxy Tool h++p://proxylist.co/tools
  • Video DownloadHelper h++p://www.downloadhelper.net/

Thanks and best regards

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Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs

looking for an equivalent to this !


Save file To

(erosman) #53

At the moment there isn’t a filesystem API so WebExtensions don’t have access to File system which is required for the above extensions. WebExtensions can save file to the default download location. They can also open a Save As dialogue to let the user choose and navigate to the location.

(Rubén Martín) split this topic #54

5 posts were split to a new topic: Xmarks addon

Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs
Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs
Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs
(erosman) #55

On request, I made the “Replace” addon compatible with FF57. It also has Regular Expression capabilities.

As a replacement for:

Alternatives to legacy add-ons that don’t have direct WebExtension ports
Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs
Xmarks Bookmarks Sync (previously known as Xmarks Sync) allowing multiprocess (e10s) and using WebExtensions APIs
(Mikled) #56


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(YFdyh000) #57


(David Adler) #58

is an alternative to:

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(erosman) #59

Not an exact replacement but an alternative:


As a possible alternative to:

(Graham Perrin) #60


Conex (formerly Taborama, not to be confused with Taborama in the Chrome Web Store) is now amongst my favourites.

Finding tabs across multiple groups (Tab Groups) and multiple windows

Around a month ago:

Conex is experimental, so proceed with caution.

I sometimes use it with Firefox 56.0, but avoid use of Firefox containers. Two screenshots below.

Seeking a tab with the location bar of Firefox 56.0

Not found:

2017-10-01 20:50:42

Seeking the same tab with Conex


2017-10-01 20:52:28

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(erosman) #61

Not an alternative but FoxyTab now includes a Tab Counter


As an alternative to:


(YFdyh000) #62


(Andrei Petcu) #63

Please add https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/context-plus/ and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/switch-container/ as alternatives to CookieSwap https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookieswap/

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