Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#16 Post by webfork » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:48 pm

So Waterfox is now specifically touting ongoing support for old Firefox plugins. I get it as there's some plugins I adore for the old system, but the latest FFox is pretty great. Still, I *need* DownThemAll so I'll test it sometime soon.

Maybe I should have tried ESR first, I dunno.
Midas wrote:Just a passing note to point that there seems to be a portable 15.0 version @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/waterfo ... /portable/
Yeah there's a portable version that seems to use the PA format.
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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#17 Post by Userfriendly » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:51 pm

webfork wrote:Still, I *need* DownThemAll so I'll test it sometime soon.
Work on a downthemall web ext is in the works https://www.downthemall.net/progress/

As much as I like Firefox 57, I like my addons better. I'm gonna stay with FF56 and probably migrate to Waterfox until Firefox 57+ onward has more suitable replacements for my old addons. I know they're gonna keep trying to improve the web extension API's to increase customization.

If I can get at least get a cookie manager addon, flashgot, and improvements on usability with the noscript webext then I might consider finally upgrading. There's Tampermonkey and ViolentMonkey to replace Greasemonkey and at least I know theres Stylus to replace Stylish except for modifying browser appearance. There's still userChrome.css for modifying visuals.

For now I'm just gathering various userChrome.css, userContent.css, userChromeJS, and mozilla.cfg tweaks to prepare. Firefox is still very much the most customizable browser in the market. Just not as easy anymore.

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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#18 Post by Midas » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:34 am

Userfriendly wrote:Firefox is still very much the most customizable browser in the market. Just not as easy anymore.
  • My thoughts, precisely. :|

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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#19 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Userfriendly wrote:I'm gonna stay with FF56 and probably migrate to Waterfox until Firefox 57+ onward has more suitable replacements for my old addons.
I did some more digging and as it turns out old plugins are supported by Firefox ESR until June 2018 (6 months from this post) https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/10 ... refox-esr/

Unfortunately you can't run two versions at the same time (you get the following error): https://i.imgur.com/Bume73G.png but thankfully there is an easy fix: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums ... 315#p26315 for running multiple Firefox instances.

As I'm setting this up at work, I'm focused on using Firefox ESR to avoid questions about my use of a browser that's not one of the top 3.
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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#20 Post by deathcubek » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:58 am

webfork wrote:Unfortunately you can't run two versions at the same time (you get the following error): https://i.imgur.com/Bume73G.png but thankfully there is an easy fix: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums ... 315#p26315 for running multiple Firefox instances.
You can run "normal" Firefox (including ESR) and the "developer edition" at the same time. They are treated like two different applications.

For example, I use Firefox ESR (32-Bit) for some Intranet sites that still require to use Java Applets, and I use Firefox Developer Edition (64-Bit) for all the rest.

https://www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/developer/
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Re: Waterfox - unofficial 64-bit version of Firefox

#21 Post by webfork » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:44 am

That looks really cool.
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