gone with ff 53.0 #220

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traut21 opened this Issue Apr 26, 2017 · 12 comments

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traut21 commented Apr 26, 2017

Your DownThemAll! and Browser Version and Language and Operating System

FireFox 53.0
MacOS 10.10
DTA 3.0.7

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DTA is still marked as active. But it is now longer shown within the tools menu or within the toolbar

So DTA is gone from now on?

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Ander3232 May 6, 2017

DTA's options are gone from Open/Save File dialogs now, too.
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DTA's options are gone from Open/Save File dialogs now, too.
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traut21 May 7, 2017

nothing new, Nils wrote this half a year ago

traut21 commented May 7, 2017

nothing new, Nils wrote this half a year ago

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AlexBeLi May 7, 2017

Last commit dated 26 Jan. Looks as addon was abandoned.
"I honestly hate you [mozilla] right now."
"Bye"

AlexBeLi commented May 7, 2017

Last commit dated 26 Jan. Looks as addon was abandoned.
"I honestly hate you [mozilla] right now."
"Bye"

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Ander3232 May 16, 2017

Huh... I still have DTA on my FF toolbar, and I can invoke it from the context menu, and it still works fine from those places. What I meant was, the file-saving dialogs are the only place a DTA option no longer appears.

Too bad about the dev's anti-Mozilla rant. I can't say I'm technical enough to understand it, but I assume some changes were made to the FF API that made it more difficult to maintain DTA...? Did Mozilla actually do that on purpose, though? Ah well, life's complicated...

Huh... I still have DTA on my FF toolbar, and I can invoke it from the context menu, and it still works fine from those places. What I meant was, the file-saving dialogs are the only place a DTA option no longer appears.

Too bad about the dev's anti-Mozilla rant. I can't say I'm technical enough to understand it, but I assume some changes were made to the FF API that made it more difficult to maintain DTA...? Did Mozilla actually do that on purpose, though? Ah well, life's complicated...

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hook54321a Jun 29, 2017

If the addon does continue, then it will likely switch to being only a Pale Moon addon.

If the addon does continue, then it will likely switch to being only a Pale Moon addon.

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Ander3232 Jun 29, 2017

Too bad. The name "Pale Moon" seems particularly unfortunate, as (a.) it could be considered a "pale comparison" of FF; and (b.) a moon orbits a planet, implying that PM simply orbits (i.e. echoes) FF's development. Neither of these things are true, of course, but the psychology of marketing does come into play. (Do foxes howl at the moon as well?)

Too bad. The name "Pale Moon" seems particularly unfortunate, as (a.) it could be considered a "pale comparison" of FF; and (b.) a moon orbits a planet, implying that PM simply orbits (i.e. echoes) FF's development. Neither of these things are true, of course, but the psychology of marketing does come into play. (Do foxes howl at the moon as well?)

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louisvd Jul 18, 2017

I can't believe Mozilla consider this "acceptable risk"! I need downthemall for large file downloads and verifying SHAxSUMs - I hate native Firefox's useless save link system.
What options do I have as a Linux only user? Will DTA work on Seamonkey, or is it also going the webextensions route? What, if anything else can I use instead?
Seems as a user from the days of Firefox 1 it's time I trash this browser. :(

louisvd commented Jul 18, 2017

I can't believe Mozilla consider this "acceptable risk"! I need downthemall for large file downloads and verifying SHAxSUMs - I hate native Firefox's useless save link system.
What options do I have as a Linux only user? Will DTA work on Seamonkey, or is it also going the webextensions route? What, if anything else can I use instead?
Seems as a user from the days of Firefox 1 it's time I trash this browser. :(

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Ander3232 Jul 19, 2017

Clearly we have many questions, most of which seem fated to go unanswered. I'm sure you'll agree: Once they reach a certain scale, even OS projects like FF can take on the characteristics of faceless corporations, deaf to the pleas of their users whom they've callously required to, for example, revert to downloading stuff in slow, awkward, solitary '90s-style lumps. As we speak, I bet some FF add-on coordinator is careening down a Silicon Valley freeway, sticking her head out of her Porsche, $200 haircut whipping in the wind, laughing haughtily at the power she holds over us, the disenfranchised former power-downloading masses.

If this has totally off-put you to FF, I can recommend Chrome. It's noticeably faster than FF—at startup, especially!—and while I'm not fond of the idea of being beholden to a mega-corp like Google, let's face it: We use their search engine all the time, so what's the difference if we're doing it with their browser too? I keep FF on hand to use now and then for nostalgic "remember when it was so great...?" purposes.

Ander3232 commented Jul 19, 2017

Clearly we have many questions, most of which seem fated to go unanswered. I'm sure you'll agree: Once they reach a certain scale, even OS projects like FF can take on the characteristics of faceless corporations, deaf to the pleas of their users whom they've callously required to, for example, revert to downloading stuff in slow, awkward, solitary '90s-style lumps. As we speak, I bet some FF add-on coordinator is careening down a Silicon Valley freeway, sticking her head out of her Porsche, $200 haircut whipping in the wind, laughing haughtily at the power she holds over us, the disenfranchised former power-downloading masses.

If this has totally off-put you to FF, I can recommend Chrome. It's noticeably faster than FF—at startup, especially!—and while I'm not fond of the idea of being beholden to a mega-corp like Google, let's face it: We use their search engine all the time, so what's the difference if we're doing it with their browser too? I keep FF on hand to use now and then for nostalgic "remember when it was so great...?" purposes.

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jdrch Aug 9, 2017

If this has totally off-put you to FF, I can recommend Chrome. It's noticeably faster than FF—at startup, especially!—and while I'm not fond of the idea of being beholden to a mega-corp like Google, let's face it: We use their search engine all the time, so what's the difference if we're doing it with their browser too? I keep FF on hand to use now and then for nostalgic "remember when it was so great...?" purposes.

DTA was Firefox's killer app for me. Strongly considering just abandoning the latter completely for Chrome now.

jdrch commented Aug 9, 2017

If this has totally off-put you to FF, I can recommend Chrome. It's noticeably faster than FF—at startup, especially!—and while I'm not fond of the idea of being beholden to a mega-corp like Google, let's face it: We use their search engine all the time, so what's the difference if we're doing it with their browser too? I keep FF on hand to use now and then for nostalgic "remember when it was so great...?" purposes.

DTA was Firefox's killer app for me. Strongly considering just abandoning the latter completely for Chrome now.

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