On 12/15/17 14:15, stan wrote:
Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin(a)fastmail.us> wrote:
> Also I hope that
> Firefox will eventually be able to use the add-ons I need, I check
> that periodically but in the meantime will continue to exclude
> firefox from my routine morning updates.
That depends. There are some add-ons that are completely incompatible
with the new interface, and will never be converted. I've seen lists
when searching on the topic - from what I could see, I don't use any of
And some will have compromised functionality - the video downloaders
are a case in point. They no longer have access to the video stream
logic in firefox, so have to use an external app, and it is problematic
to say the least.
Some have decided not to make the switch, and many of those are being
supplanted by new entrants. Mozilla has a recommended replacement
page, though again, not everything has a replacement there.
This is a mess, to be sure. And I think firefox lost important
functionality in the switch.
Yes I've had poor results with copying various video files with the
add-ons, sometimes they work ... But the essential thing for me is
getting a display I can read, preferably white text on black as often as
possible and larger text. My color perception is poor.
I use a desk top computer, rarely a "mobile device" and want things
arranged on the screen for my convenience. And it's nice to be able to
filter out some of the ads. As a result Firefox 56.0 does what I need to
a reasonable degree.
The best results I get with an iPad are obtained by putting it in a CCTV
reading device I have, puts it on a 24 inch display. So perhaps you can
see what I am trying to do ...
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
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