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Not allowing unsigned add-ons post version 44 is a walled garden approach which will stop me using Firefox

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I have been using Firefox since version 1. I really don't like the way Google is taking over the internet, but Firefox is just getting worse and worse every version for my windows client. I'm not looking for new features or added value as my reason to use Firefox, my main motivation is political, I just want something that isn't Chrome.

For me, unsigned add-ons being disallowed from version 44 is a bad idea, as I currently use a bunch of them to fix things which are broken in Firefox, and I won't be able to upgrade Firefox after that, so I'll eventually have to stop using it. I'm using open source software so I can customise, not how someone else allows me to customise it.

Oh, it's not all bad news, Fennec for android 5.1 is now more stable than the endlessly crashing mess it was, thanks.

I have been using Firefox since version 1. I really don't like the way Google is taking over the internet, but Firefox is just getting worse and worse every version for my windows client. I'm not looking for new features or added value as my reason to use Firefox, my main motivation is political, I just want something that isn't Chrome. For me, unsigned add-ons being disallowed from version 44 is a bad idea, as I currently use a bunch of them to fix things which are broken in Firefox, and I won't be able to upgrade Firefox after that, so I'll eventually have to stop using it. I'm using open source software so I can customise, not how someone else allows me to customise it. Oh, it's not all bad news, Fennec for android 5.1 is now more stable than the endlessly crashing mess it was, thanks.

Chosen solution

Please provide that feedback to Mozilla here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback

This support forum is 'staffed' by volunteer users, the Mozilla developers rarely grace us with their presence. Overall, signing is a done deal that has been in the process of being inside Firefox for over a year now.

There are other options out there, like SeaMonkey and PaleMoon which are both based upon the Gecko code in Firefox and are both open source - but sans the "signing" feature.

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Please provide that feedback to Mozilla here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback

This support forum is 'staffed' by volunteer users, the Mozilla developers rarely grace us with their presence. Overall, signing is a done deal that has been in the process of being inside Firefox for over a year now.

There are other options out there, like SeaMonkey and PaleMoon which are both based upon the Gecko code in Firefox and are both open source - but sans the "signing" feature.

Please provide that feedback to Mozilla here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback This support forum is 'staffed' by volunteer users, the Mozilla developers rarely grace us with their presence. Overall, signing is a done deal that has been in the process of being inside Firefox for over a year now. There are other options out there, like SeaMonkey and PaleMoon which are both based upon the Gecko code in Firefox and are both open source - but sans the "signing" feature.