Favorite WebExtensions?

(sdevaney) #81

Thanks for flagging this. Since a spreadsheet feeds that “finder” page it’s entirely possible it lists some extensions that were legacy that have since become WebExtensions. I can review the entire list but if you know of any specific cases please feel free to let me know. Thanks again!

(sdevaney) #82

Good suggestion. I’ve amended to make Group Speed Dial the replacement rec.


Could you also add Search by Image to the extension finder for reverse image searches?


(sdevaney) #84

Is it in some way superior to the reverse image search replacement recs we already have in place, such as Reverse Image Search?



Yes, it parses the DOM when the user initiates a search, and also finds images declared in CSS. None of the currently listed alternatives will detect a background image for example. The capturing extension is also nice, but searching with the original image will give better results unless you’re only interested in a detail of the source image.

(Graham Perrin) #86

Two minutes of pure horror! I should have paid careful attention to the phrase before blindly changing the boolean from true to false.

I’m immensely grateful that Firefox responded gracefully to the change back, to true. So @yfdyh000 I’m grateful for the learning curve :wink:

(Marcin Rataj) #87

It may be bit niche, but I would like to suggest my Google Music Hotkeys:


as a replacement for these legacy add-ons:

Today’s v1.2.0 can also replace this as well:

Hope it helps someone :upside_down_face:

(Graham Perrin) #88

Users of Tab Groups, which is not for vertical tabs, might be confused and/or misled by the multiple recommendations to replace it with Tab Center Redux, which is for vertical tabs and (if I recall correctly) not for grouping:

2017-10-27 07:01:27 Extension Finder

More appropriate replacements might be:

Please be prepared to include any/all of them in due course. Firefox 57 will probably be too soon to recommend any one. (I guess that the finder should exclude extensions that are experimental – true?)

(Nodetics) #89

Brief, Sage, Sage++ and Bamboo RSS readers can be replaced with

Feedbro Reader: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/feedbroreader/

(sdevaney) #90

Thanks @grahamperrin! But yea, to this point I’ve not included any recommendations marked as experimental, so that would preclude Conex. Simplified Tab Groups is almost an ideal replacement, but it currently has compatibility issues so that makes me a bit uneasy to add as a recommended replacement.

(Seg Fault) #91

I find very useful the following addons for which I have not found a replacement:




(Graham Perrin) #92

:+1: let’s not be shy about this: the required WebExtensions API is not available.

Groups of tabs (multiple groups in any window)

Does anyone see a significant resemblance between Tab Groups and Tab Center Redux? The clue’s in the name – groups – and from the add-on page:

… Groups are incredibly easy to use! … switch between your groups …

… groups management … drag tabs across groups or out of their current group to create a new one. … only the tabs in the chosen group will be visible. …

… name groups, resize them and rearrange them visually however you like. Create groups …

Not one mention of the word group at the Tab Center Redux page.

Similarly: nothing group-related at the page for … sorry, I began comparing the three other recommendations then realised, results for Tab Groups are very fuzzy.

Later I stumbled across this:

Reality check:

  1. if the finder will recommend things that are entirely irrelevant
  2. then people might learn to treat it as a waste of time

– and consider the possibility that negativity from the finder will have a knock-on effect on perceptions of the much broader changes to AMO.


  • if tabs is the keyword, then the tabs catgory https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/tabs/ should be a place to go (sadly polluted by things such as this and this, which seem entirely irrelevant – like, you might use a tab to view a page when you use the extension, but that’s no reason to waste space by abusing the category – OT, that’s an issue for … 2018, maybe).

Please, folks, let’s make the new finder a tool of real value. Thanks!


I experimented with https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/search/?tag=firefox57&tag=tabs but the combination of tags did not have the desired effect. Related:

Test the new look of addons.mozilla.org!
(Jérémie Bertrand) #93

New tab - Moment is a replacement for Moment.

Full disclosure, I am the developer of New tab - Moment, since Moment was abandoned for 4 years.

(Graham Perrin) #94

In Framasphere, Jason Robinson draws attention to:

– comparable to EFF Technologists HTTPS Everywhere.

EFF Technologists state:

… This extension will be ready for Firefox 57+ compatibility. …

– so it may be respectful to not make an entry in Extension Finder at this time; do not detract from the work of the developers of the original.

(sdevaney) #95

To search exclusively for modernized tabs content, try this link:


We’ve also been pointing folks to this curated collection of modernized tabs content:


(Graham Perrin) #96


Information overload – thirty pages. Related to that type of search result, from a few months ago, with added emphasis:

That’s much smarter :+1: however, at least two listings seem irrelevant to organisation.

Concern about WebExtensions exclusive strategy from add-on authors and users
(Graham Perrin) #97


Alpha testing, in Mozilla’s beta channel, began 2017-10-12.

I see developer attention to WebExtensions-related issues. Thorough feedback, now, from end users might allow the developers to cease classifying Greasemonkey for Firefox 57 as experimental before the release date.

For what it’s worth: no problem with the one script that I use (for MacRumors Spy).

(Tino Gómez) #98

Really. HTTPS Everywhere is already WebExtensions in its Development Versions.


(Graham Perrin) #99

Thanks @nova6k0, https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/https-everywhere/reviews/939609/ refers to https://www.eff.org/files/https-everywhere-test/index.html – is that the proper unstable channel?

(Martin Giger) #100

It seems they just released a WebExtension version yesterday on the main channel: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/versions/?page=1#version-2017.10.30