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Does FF Quantum include the equivalent of CoolPreviews? If not, I'm forced to stay with v.42.

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Firefox up to 42 is the only browser that had an add-on from which one could view links without opening them, but CoolIris was taken over by Yahoo, then stopped being developed and maintained. Can't fathom why no one has filled this need.

Firefox up to 42 is the only browser that had an add-on from which one could view links without opening them, but CoolIris was taken over by Yahoo, then stopped being developed and maintained. Can't fathom why no one has filled this need.

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Mkll 314 solutions 1978 answers

It is not safe to stay on 42!! It has been unsafe to do so for a year now!! Please update to the latest version of Firefox, then I'll find a replacement for your add-on.

It is not safe to stay on 42!! It has been unsafe to do so for a year now!! Please update to the latest version of Firefox, then I'll find a replacement for your add-on.

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On the contrary, please find me a replacement and I'll be happy to update! I don't believe there is one. I also have 50 for things that don't work in 42, like boomerang.

On the contrary, please find me a replacement and I'll be happy to update! I don't believe there is one. I also have 50 for things that don't work in 42, like boomerang.

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Mkll 314 solutions 1978 answers

This is probably similar to what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchpreview/

This is probably similar to what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchpreview/

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See descriptions here on cnet and lifehacker.

Oops, sorry! http://download.cnet.com/CoolPreviews-for-Firefox/3000-11745_4-10513808.html https://lifehacker.com/217631/download-of-the-day-cooliris-previews-iefirefoxsafari

I will be happy to download Quantum when this add-on is released and will keep checking.

See descriptions here on [http://example.com cnet] and [http://example.com lifehacker]. Oops, sorry! http://download.cnet.com/CoolPreviews-for-Firefox/3000-11745_4-10513808.html https://lifehacker.com/217631/download-of-the-day-cooliris-previews-iefirefoxsafari I will be happy to download Quantum when this add-on is released and will keep checking.

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Mkll 314 solutions 1978 answers

Both of your domains link me to https://example.com the test domain! Anyway, I did find a replacement, but it too is not ready for Quantum yet.

Both of your domains link me to https://example.com the test domain! Anyway, I did find a replacement, but it too is not ready for Quantum yet.

Question owner

Could you provide a link with a description so I can see its potential?

Could you provide a link with a description so I can see its potential?
Mkll 314 solutions 1978 answers
Sure, no problem: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-preview/

Question owner

That link is not working, unfortunately, but if it is a tab preview, it's not the same thing as a link preview.

I added proper links to my note above for a description of CoolPreviews.

That link is not working, unfortunately, but if it is a tab preview, it's not the same thing as a link preview. I added proper links to my note above for a description of CoolPreviews.
Mkll 314 solutions 1978 answers

Have you tried this add-on in Firefox 52 ESR? You can migrate directly from 42 without losing any of your data, and 52 ESR will be supported with security updates until May 2018, you can download and install it with the installer from this page: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

If this solved your problem, please mark as solution!

Have you tried this add-on in Firefox 52 ESR? You can migrate directly from 42 without losing any of your data, and 52 ESR will be supported with security updates until May 2018, you can download and install it with the installer from this page: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ If this solved your problem, please mark as solution!

Question owner

Which add-on? (antecedent, please)

   "Have you tried this add-on in Firefox 52 ESR?"

CoolPreviews doesn't work past 42, and tab preview isn't what I'm looking for.

Which add-on? (antecedent, please) "Have you tried '''this''' add-on in Firefox 52 ESR?" CoolPreviews doesn't work past 42, and tab preview isn't what I'm looking for.

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Damn! I just downloaded 59 and it destroyed all my settings and extensions in 42 and 50. How do I recover them? Still can't live without CoolPreviews or I'd be using Opera alone.

Damn! I just downloaded 59 and it destroyed all my settings and extensions in 42 and 50. How do I recover them? Still can't live without CoolPreviews or I'd be using Opera alone.