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The 44.0b1 update disabled and took away the right click element properties add-on again. How do I get it back?

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Right clicking on a link used to bring up a choice called "properties". Several years ago, a FireFox update removed that ("properties") and an add-on had to be installed to restore it. The latest FireFox update, named 44.0b1, disabled the restorative add-on and removed the "properties" choice from the right click box again. Now, what is to be done? My Operating System: Windows XP

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laura-g said

@james OMG, how did I end up testing new versions? I know nothing about coding, testing, etc....!!

A Release version would not update to a Beat version so perhaps you downloaded what was actually a Beta build of a version at some point and continued to use it since.

To use current Firefox 43 Release download it from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all

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@cor-el - thanks for the reply.

This is it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/element-properties/?src=api Element Properties 10 by Geoff Lankow Returns the 'Properties' menu item that was removed in Firefox 3.6 to the context menu. Version 10 Info Last Updated: December 8, 2015 Released under Mozilla Public License, version 2.0

Modified by laura-g

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So, now what's a person to do? FireFox 3.6 was a long, long time ago. I'm wondering why it's never been restored in the browser it's self after all this time...? Why is an add-on needed? I use that right-click to look at "properties" so often, by reflex, now I'm stupefied everytime I click and nothing is there, LOL.

Modified by laura-g

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The install.rdf file of the extension shows a strictCompatibility flag and the maxVersion as 43.0

<em:strictCompatibility>true</em:strictCompatibility>

<em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id>
<em:minVersion>18.0</em:minVersion>
<em:maxVersion>43.*</em:maxVersion>

It looks that there is a change with the service loaded via this file:

  • resource://gre/modules/LoadContextInfo.jsm
/**
 * This jsm is here only for compatibility.  Extension developers may use it
 * to build nsILoadContextInfo to pass down to HTTP cache APIs.  Originally
 * it was possible to implement nsILoadContextInfo in JS.  But now it turned
 * out to be a built-in class only, so we need a component (service) as
 * a factory to build nsILoadContextInfo in a JS code.
 */

this.EXPORTED_SYMBOLS = ["LoadContextInfo"];
this.LoadContextInfo = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/load-context-info-factory;1"]
                                 .getService(Components.interfaces.nsILoadContextInfoFactory);
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Version 10 Released December 8, 2015 97.6 kB Works with Firefox 18.0 - 43.*


Firefox 43 is the current Release on www.mozilla.org/firefox/all as not every Extension author supports development channel builds including Beta, Aurora (aka developers edition) and Nightly. You are Testing the first of the Beta builds for Firefox 44.0

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@cor-el, I'm so sorry, but you'll have to hold my hand and walk me through that last post. It's all gibberish to me, I have no idea what it means. LOL!

@james OMG, how did I end up testing new versions? I know nothing about coding, testing, etc....!!

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laura-g said

@james OMG, how did I end up testing new versions? I know nothing about coding, testing, etc....!!

A Release version would not update to a Beat version so perhaps you downloaded what was actually a Beta build of a version at some point and continued to use it since.

To use current Firefox 43 Release download it from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all