Favorite WebExtensions?

Web-what? F**k mozilla I’m leaving with XUL.

Please read this about XUL @number12345

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And it’s what makes Firefox Great (xul?), without it FF is nothing, without it there is no reason for me to continue using Firefox.
I really hope there will be a fork that continues to support the ‘Legacy’ extensions I use, especially classic theme restorer, EasyCopy, ImageZoom, NukeAnything Enhanced, Saved Password Editor, and a dozen more.

Either 57 supports my extensions or I cease support for firefox, there’s no 2 ways about it, I expect a large % of the userbase will also leave. Moz’ is crazy, it couldn’t of done a better job of committing suicide if it tried.

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.


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


IPvFoo is really nice.

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?

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

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

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


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

looking for an equivalent to this !


Save file To

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.

5 posts were split to a new topic: Xmarks addon

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

As a replacement for:





is an alternative to:

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Not an exact replacement but an alternative:


As a possible alternative to:


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:

Seeking the same tab with Conex


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