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GreaseMonkey scripts all disappeared after Firefox update

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After the latest update (which looks completely different to what I'm used to, btw), all of my Greasemonkey scripts are gone! Also, the majority of my other extensions seem to have stopped working.

What is going on here!????

After the latest update (which looks completely different to what I'm used to, btw), all of my Greasemonkey scripts are gone! Also, the majority of my other extensions seem to have stopped working. What is going on here!????

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Just a quick update regarding the bug, it turns out that you can update to Firefox 57 and the old scripts are getting transferred to the new GreaseMonkey, but not all scripts last time I checked. It looks like the GreaseMonkey devs are working hard to get everything working again after the last Firefox update caused this breakage.

But now I hear that Mozilla is pushing unwanted extensions like "Mr Robot" to users, so I'm not moving to the new version yet: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194583

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wm.r.briscoe 0 solutions 3 answers

IF they DON'T fix this... I'm leaving, will just have to screw with Chrome again. And THIS WAS AFTER installing "Violentmonkey", because I found out. Greasemonkey was "legacy".

IF they DON'T fix this... I'm leaving, will just have to screw with Chrome again. And THIS WAS AFTER installing "Violentmonkey", because I found out. Greasemonkey was "legacy".

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wm.r.briscoe said

IF they DON'T fix this... I'm leaving, will just have to screw with Chrome again

I'm afraid I have to agree. Greasemonkey worked for me for over 10 years and with this forced update, all my userscripts stopped working. I guess I could downgrade to get it working again or put some effort to migrate my userscripts. But in that case, I might as well switch to Chrome, where I'm not getting crippled with these user-crippling changes.

''wm.r.briscoe [[#answer-1033745|said]]'' <blockquote> IF they DON'T fix this... I'm leaving, will just have to screw with Chrome again </blockquote> I'm afraid I have to agree. Greasemonkey worked for me for over 10 years and with this forced update, all my userscripts stopped working. I guess I could downgrade to get it working again or put some effort to migrate my userscripts. But in that case, I might as well switch to Chrome, where I'm not getting crippled with these user-crippling changes.
the-edmeister
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Sorry for your issues, but all Legacy extensions are deprecated in Firefox 57. But there are many WebExtensions available for old Legacy extension replacements. Unfortunately though, not all Legacy extensions can be rewritten as WebExtensions,

Here is a WebExtensions version of Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/

Sorry for your issues, but all Legacy extensions are deprecated in Firefox 57. But there are many WebExtensions available for old Legacy extension replacements. Unfortunately though, not all Legacy extensions can be rewritten as WebExtensions, Here is a WebExtensions version of Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
wm.r.briscoe 0 solutions 3 answers

Well then OBVIOUSLY You At FF, DON'T CARE WHAT *WE* AS your users AND customers *WANT*! Soooo, migrating EVERYTHING now BACK to Chrome. WE don't "NEED" YOU, YOU need US. I think you've forgotten that FACT. IF you WON'T serve OUR NEEDS/DESIRES/PREFENCES... we walk to where they do. GAMERS beware, FF does NOT support you!

Well then OBVIOUSLY You At FF, DON'T CARE WHAT *WE* AS your users AND customers *WANT*! Soooo, migrating EVERYTHING now BACK to Chrome. WE don't "NEED" YOU, YOU need US. I think you've forgotten that FACT. IF you WON'T serve OUR NEEDS/DESIRES/PREFENCES... we walk to where they do. GAMERS beware, FF does NOT support you!
wm.r.briscoe 0 solutions 3 answers

OH, and GOOD BYE, have a nice life. USERSCRIPTS & FLASH game support WAS the reason many of us switched TO FF. Plus lighter footprint.

OH, and GOOD BYE, have a nice life. USERSCRIPTS & FLASH game support WAS the reason many of us switched TO FF. Plus lighter footprint.

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the-edmeister said

Sorry for your issues, but all Legacy extensions are deprecated in Firefox 57. But there are many WebExtensions available for old Legacy extension replacements. Unfortunately though, not all Legacy extensions can be rewritten as WebExtensions, Here is a WebExtensions version of Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/

I know you're trying to help, but this isn't helpful at all. Greasemonkey was already updated. It's my userscripts that have disappeared.

''the-edmeister [[#answer-1033763|said]]'' <blockquote> Sorry for your issues, but all Legacy extensions are deprecated in Firefox 57. But there are many WebExtensions available for old Legacy extension replacements. Unfortunately though, not all Legacy extensions can be rewritten as WebExtensions, Here is a WebExtensions version of Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ </blockquote> I know you're trying to help, but this isn't helpful at all. Greasemonkey was already updated. It's my userscripts that have disappeared.

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Solution for now:

I don't see any reason to update Firefox when it's breaking my extensions on purpose.

I wish Mozilla would stop releasing half-baked updates where users have to fix issues that are caused by lack of attention from Mozilla's side.

Solution for now: * Download Firefox ESR at https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-esr-latest-ssl&os=win64&lang=en-US * Turn off automatic updates * Install version 3.17 of https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/versions/ I don't see any reason to update Firefox when it's breaking my extensions on purpose. I wish Mozilla would stop releasing half-baked updates where users have to fix issues that are caused by lack of attention from Mozilla's side.
Chris Ilias
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@wm.r.briscoe I get the feeling that you think the people answering questions here are developers or Mozilla employees. They're not. The people that answer questions here are users just like you, volunteering their time.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, go to the Help menu and select Submit Feedback. If you have a question, it would be best to start a new thread, where volunteers can get more details about your setup.

@moz4bugs Looking at the greasemonkey website, it doesn't look like losing scripts is common for the update. They say the update will break some scripts, but I don't see anything about losing scripts. Try asking in the GM forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/greasemonkey-users

'''@wm.r.briscoe''' I get the feeling that you think the people answering questions here are developers or Mozilla employees. They're not. The people that answer questions here are users just like you, volunteering their time. If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, go to the '''Help''' menu and select '''Submit Feedback'''. If you have a question, it would be best to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new start a new thread], where volunteers can get more details about your setup. '''@moz4bugs''' Looking at the [https://www.greasespot.net/2017/09/greasemonkey-4-for-users.html greasemonkey website], it doesn't look like losing scripts is common for the update. They say the update will break some scripts, but I don't see anything about losing scripts. Try asking in the GM forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/greasemonkey-users

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Chris Ilias said

@moz4bugs Looking at the greasemonkey website, it doesn't look like losing scripts is common for the update. They say the update will break some scripts, but I don't see anything about losing scripts. Try asking in the GM forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/greasemonkey-users

From what I found browsing through the GreaseMonkey forums, it was because I was using local GreaseMonkey scripts and local file access is not allowed anymore with the new Firefox version. That leaves me wondering why users are left out in the dark about that. I can't imagine that there aren't many other people using own-made scripts for GreaseMonkey.

''Chris Ilias [[#answer-1034344|said]]'' <blockquote> '''@moz4bugs''' Looking at the [https://www.greasespot.net/2017/09/greasemonkey-4-for-users.html greasemonkey website], it doesn't look like losing scripts is common for the update. They say the update will break some scripts, but I don't see anything about losing scripts. Try asking in the GM forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/greasemonkey-users </blockquote> From what I found browsing through the GreaseMonkey forums, it was because I was using local GreaseMonkey scripts and local file access is not allowed anymore with the new Firefox version. That leaves me wondering why users are left out in the dark about that. I can't imagine that there aren't many other people using own-made scripts for GreaseMonkey.

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Just a quick update regarding the bug, it turns out that you can update to Firefox 57 and the old scripts are getting transferred to the new GreaseMonkey, but not all scripts last time I checked. It looks like the GreaseMonkey devs are working hard to get everything working again after the last Firefox update caused this breakage.

But now I hear that Mozilla is pushing unwanted extensions like "Mr Robot" to users, so I'm not moving to the new version yet: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194583

Just a quick update regarding the bug, it turns out that you can update to Firefox 57 and the old scripts are getting transferred to the new GreaseMonkey, but not all scripts last time I checked. It looks like the GreaseMonkey devs are working hard to get everything working again after the last Firefox update caused this breakage. But now I hear that Mozilla is pushing unwanted extensions like "Mr Robot" to users, so I'm not moving to the new version yet: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194583