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#1126484 - 09/28/17 08:12 PM Warning: Firefox version 56
Starcom Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 747
Loc: Ottawa
If you upgrade to the latest version 56 of Firefox, Adobe Flash Player, Silverlight and another one that I forgot, will NO Longer Work, so if you use sites that require these 2 (3) Add Ons you can forget about it.

I Know, I made the mistake of upgrading and I could no longer use sites requiring these add ons so I had to download the older version, Uninstall the recent version of Firefox and then re-install the older version.

For those of you who do not need sites with these add ons no big deal.

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#1126661 - 09/30/17 11:49 AM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Starcom]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38228
Loc: southeast USA
Preventing Firefox from automatically updating itself as soon as you go back to the older version may be tricky.

In the past there was a version of Firefox that insisted on putting black text on my dark theme (so it was invisible) where all other versions put white text on the dark theme. I opted to skip that update until they fixed the problem, but it took some doing to prevent it from starting to automatically download the defective version as soon as I opened it.

I think I had to enter about:config in the address bar, click past the warning, search for app.update and set
app.update.auto
and
app.update.enabled
to "false"

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#1126734 - 10/01/17 01:07 AM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Jenny100]
Starcom Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
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Loc: Ottawa
Thanks for the Info Jenny100, I checked the about:config and all is good..... so far.

The strange thing with this version I downloaded and installed is when I check the Help tab to see what version installed I also got this statement:

Quote:
You are currently on the beta-cck-Mozilla-EME free update channel


Hmm, don't know what that means and how I got this.

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#1126854 - 10/01/17 10:58 PM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Starcom]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38228
Loc: southeast USA
I'm not sure what that means, but I found this about EME-free versions
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1118889

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#1126857 - 10/02/17 12:59 AM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Jenny100]
Starcom Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 747
Loc: Ottawa
Thanks Jenny100,
I appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to supply me with the info and the link, I have read through it and I now understand.

Again, thanks and take care.
Ray

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#1127269 - 10/05/17 12:11 PM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Starcom]
RichAlexis Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 190
Loc: The Netherlands
I just read it's even getting worse with Firefox 57, which will be released in November 2017. That is, as far as compatibility with old add-ons is concerned.

It was quite annoying as it used to be, when your add-ons, plug-ins and other scripts, even the essential security ones from your anti-virus application and related, wouldn't work a lot of the time, because Firefox would issue updates every six weeks or so, and the add-on updates would always lag behind, rendering them of little use.

Now for security and compatibility reasons, Firefox is being completely retooled, and old add-ons will have to be replaced with the new standard of 'WebExtensions'. This means all old add-ons will stop working as of November, unless the developers have completely revised them. Firefox say that in the end, it will be a good thing, as nearly all "extensions created with the new standard won’t break in new Firefox releases".

But as it is, three-quarters of my add-ons are currently labelled 'Legacy' (= outdated), which has me wondering how many replacements I will have to be looking for!

Full announcement: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-add-technology-modernizing

Best,

Rich

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#1127311 - 10/05/17 11:20 PM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: Starcom]
GuybrushThreepwood Offline
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Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 4476
Loc: Lincoln, NE
I tried one of my legacy add ons, it still seems to function.
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Currently Playing:
Adventure Game: Broken Age
Casual: Dark Romance: Romeo and Juliet

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#1127375 - 10/06/17 02:02 PM Re: Warning: Firefox version 56 [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
RichAlexis Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 190
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: GuybrushThreepwood
I tried one of my legacy add ons, it still seems to function.
I was talking about version 57, however, which won't be out till November.

Best,

Rich

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