Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jan 2018 00:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox Quantum continues to make news as Mozilla incorporates even more innovative technology into the platform. The development team behind the WebExtensions architecture is no exception, landing a slew of new API and improvements that can now be found in Firefox 59 (just released to the Beta channel).

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Tab hiding....
by TemporalBeing on Sat 27th Jan 2018 06:49 UTC
TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

Interesting reading that and how much attention they gave to it. In part, it's a feature directly requested by the folks behind TabGroups and similar extensions because the WebExtensions API broke them outright with FFv57, and users like myself are waiting for those extensions to be fixed before we update, trying other solutions (f.e Chrome) in the meantime but not really finding a good solution.

Glad to see it landing; hopefully they'll work it out and we can have the awesome experience of TabGroups/etc again.

I, for one, really miss TabGroups on up-to-date browsers.

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RE: Tab hiding....
by Carrot007 on Sat 27th Jan 2018 14:58 in reply to "Tab hiding...."
Carrot007 Member since:
2008-02-04

Are we waiting?

I still use firefox as my main browser. (Wish they would fix the random whatever that causes secure sites to suck and require me clearing all local data though).

Have chrome as backup. (Mainly to play radio 2 as at one point FF would not, though that's probably fixed!).

And for times when I do need the older FF plugins (not much but not infrequently either) I installed pale moon.

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RE[2]: Tab hiding....
by WorknMan on Sat 27th Jan 2018 15:01 in reply to "RE: Tab hiding...."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I still use firefox as my main browser. (Wish they would fix the random whatever that causes secure sites to suck and require me clearing all local data though).


And the goddamn annoying disappearing mouse cursor bug, which was first reported to them over a decade ago.

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RE: Tab hiding....
by Morgan on Thu 1st Feb 2018 00:42 in reply to "Tab hiding...."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You can always go with Firefox ESR to maintain old school plugin support while you wait for the main release to get to a usable state again.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

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