Firefox's massive overhaul moves to beta

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  1. Brummelchen

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    current 57 nigthly broke at least one webextension (context search). and the rest of api is still not present, modified chrome extension are not usable.
     
  2. mood

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    And there is no WebExtensions API for accessing of stored passwords. Such addons won't function too:
     
  3. Brummelchen

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    there exist nothing to export in chrome(ium), only outsourced connections. (eg lastpass and similar).
    at least the last password filler has gone dead (already in v61)
    current method is browser-itself, in chromium i have to enter my windows-password to view my password eg for wilders. i think firefox will do it mozilla way as usual. (and known)
     
  4. JRViejo

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    FYI. Schedule Update.
     
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    FYI. Firefox 56 Beta 8 released September 1, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (6.8 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer.exe (240 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b8.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.
     
  6. JRViejo

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    FYI. Firefox 56 Beta 9 released September 6, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (6.0 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer.exe (240 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b9.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.
     
  7. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Just discovered that Calomel SSL Validation might be a goner:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/calomel-ssl-validation/
     
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    Well, the Calomel guy indicates that he's waiting for the dust to settle before trying to get the extension going again.
     
  10. JRViejo

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    FYI. Firefox 56 Beta 10 released September 8, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (6.5 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer.exe (240 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b10.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.
     
  11. JRViejo

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    FYI. Firefox 56 Beta 11 released September 12, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (6.8 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer.exe (240 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b11.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.
     
  12. JRViejo

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    FYI. Firefox 56 Beta 12 released September 15, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (6.9 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer.exe (240 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b12.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    OK, since nobody has any idea why videos stopped working, is there an easy way to reinstall my profile without loosing any settings?
     
  15. Victek

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    Have you checked the Flash player?

    https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    Actually, Flash video is working, but HTML5 video isn't on most sites. It started about two week ago, so something must have triggered it. But like I said, all video plugins are enabled and with extensions disabled it still won't work. The only thing I can think of is changing auto-play and telemetry settings. If that doesn't work, I will have to do a reinstall or renew my profile.
     
  17. JRViejo

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    FYI. Firefox 57 Beta 3 Quantum released September 26, 2017. Available via Internal Updater (13.3 MB - 64-bit).

    The Firefox Beta page's Download button downloads Firefox Installer (300 KB).

    The Download Firefox Beta in your language page downloads 56.0b3.exe's 32-bit & 64-bit versions.

    Release Notes.
    System Requirements.

    Also, Firefox 57 for Developers.
    Firefox 57 Site Compatibility.

    WARNING: This version will auto disable all add-ons/extensions not compatible with Firefox 57!

    FYI. Member summerheat has created a discussion thread here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/firefox-57-an-overview-of-whats-new-with-resources.396305/
     
  18. xxJackxx

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    I've been having similar problems. My workaround has been to use Chrome for those sites. I'm too lazy to reinstall Firefox with a new profile not knowing it it will fix it.
     
  19. Brummelchen

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    simple as that - use v56 as working browser and v57 as experimental. i have done this way - beside chromium.
    but - major changes in firefox 57 were announce early enough - you have been warned, being upset now is only yours. you have 6 weeks to get an arrangement with firefox, thats more than fair enough.
     
  20. summerheat

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    Funny. It's the other way round for me (on Linux): Firefox displays HTML5 videos as it should but Chromium (without flash installed) does not on specific sites.
     
  21. ABaird3

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    Installed v57 beta 3 last night, everything seems okay. I noticed however that neither the downloads interface, nor (more importantly imo) the bookmarks interface have been revamped. I thought they would have been redesigned. Perhaps they think 'if it aint broke'. They look out of place with the sleeker design, I think.
     
  22. summerheat

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    What's wrong with both? I like how they are.
     
  23. ABaird3

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    Matter of opinion, I think they look outdated. And the bookmarks manager definitely should be improved, even if superficially, updated to coincide with the newer look. Just my opinion.
     
  24. xxJackxx

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    I hate the Downloads dialog since how ever long ago they changed it to what it is now. That's what add-ons are for I guess. I hope there will be some moving forward.
     
  25. Brummelchen

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    get "Elite Download Manager"
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/search/?q=download manager&appver=57.0

    more people with their own investigations/researches needed!
    too much people standing still.
    https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/
    yesterday i spend some hours to collect, examine, compare extensions, finding replacements. ok, i am on holiday but i did it before on weekend - brain storming.

    get help to help yourself.

    nerds using scripts they dont understand to mimic previous used extensions. ofc that works but its nothing for the masses.
     
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