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WRONG ... isn't it that Firefox moves on and leaves us with extensions they gave now unsupported.

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I have several browsers on my desktop. I use Xmarks, or have been to keep them all in sync. So FIREFOX decides to move on and leave us dangling here with no support with some of these extensions. Is it right in the name of progress? I have all my stable bookmarks on the Xmarks server so I can keep things synced between the browsers and now with this Quantum thing Xmarks is unsupported even though, I believe, when I downloaded the extension .... never mind no one with Firefox gives a crap!!!!

What is the last version of Firefox that will support Xmarks and most extensions we've been using for years. This is enough to veer me totally away from Firefox. It's inconsiderate of past users and their loyalty.

Please, the last version that will run these extensions will be greatly appreciated.

And as far as helping others I gladly would if I have the knowledge. I read down the list of topics often and haven't a clue how to help. I guess I could chime in and say There there ... it'll be alright just hang in there but I doubt that's what they need. ":-\\

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The developers updated Xmarks Sync 15 minutes ago and it should now work.

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It's just wrong. I am so tired of trying to find a decent place to download an older versions. You know they don't want us to. They just want us to suck it up and or get mad. There's nothing we can do to them. I'm sick of it. There are other browsers that work that are not so intent on changing things so much that others with slower machines cannot keep up with the progress. We can't go out and buy a new machine every time Firefox progresses upward to these new pc's.

They make allowances for companies and give support on older browsers but now for us as individuals. Sucks! Royal Sucks! All the developers.

I'm getting rid of it but quick and never looking back.

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You can download old versions directly from the archive. You'll find more information about downgrading at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox. You might want to turn off automated updates:

Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update.

[v57+] Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Select Update.

Select Never Check For Updates.

Also turn off Use a background service to install updates


The last supported Firefox version by Xmas is presumably 56. You might want to contact the addon developers and urge them to release an addon version compatible with Firefox Quantum. Looking at the addon page, the place for this seems to be http://www.xmarks.com/about/help.

Firefox had to cut some legacy in order to perform better and offer a smoother experience. It is somewhat unfortunate that addons suffer from this, although I hope that your favorite addon will be available for Quantum soon. Given that is in an addon by a commercial entity, I guess this is very likely.

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ViciousPecan said

You can download old versions directly from the archive. You'll find more information about downgrading at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox. You might want to turn off automated updates:

I appreciate your advice. I had gone to that index and I can't understand what all the listings on that page mean. I posted an image here I'm sure you are familiar with but I don't know how to decifer. I mean I understand the numbers in front like DIR 50-something but there's so many 50's I don't know which to choose.

I have an uptodate Windows 10 pc. Hewlett Packard.

As far as contacting Xmarks ... they might get around to it someday. Maybe. I've had computers since 1987 and it just seems the more "progress" there is in pc's the less time they remain stable before you have to be doing something major. It's surely not becoming something for the masses. It's being turned back to the techo elite. I find this as I have been taking care of 3 elderly persons computers. Trying to undo what they do between visits and it's getting harder and harder. I don't charge them of course. But I'm getting to where I am telling them I am adverse to helping them for fear I'll do something majorly wrong. smh

A lot of times it seems when you think you are clicking on an older version it brings you back to the newest versions. And I'm sure that's by design.

I can run the newer version but I can't find a way to sync all the browsers I use for different reasons than by Xmarks.

Thanks! ":-\\

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The developers updated Xmarks Sync 15 minutes ago and it should now work.

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Happy112 are you saying the newest version of Firefox

1. has listed a new Xmarks extension. I mean Xmarks might be updated but if Firefox doesn't have it listed as an accepted extension means squat right?

2. it will run on the latest

3. and thank you for chiming in to help! Jack ":-\\

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See for yourself (it's now been 33 minutes) :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/xmarks-sync/

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I know this has to be happy coincedence, because I complained and today it's fixed with Xmarks and Firefox .... nothing gets done like that.

It did find an Xmarks extension, added it and I'm waiting while it processes the bookmarks into FF

Waiting ..........

so far this is all the further I can get. Trying different things

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OKAY ... it's gotten over that hickup and seems to be fine.

What world did I wake up in today that a problem between 2 vendors would be fixed. Happy coincedence.

THANKS TO ALL that helped, and it was great help and greatly appreciated.

Jack ":-Dx (smiles)

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Those looking for the last working FF with plugins so called legacy read my thread to help return it back and stop "Auto" updates.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1187166

"So FIREFOX decides to move on and leave us dangling here with no support with some of these extensions. Is it right in the name of progress?" FF could care less they have so many complaints and people telling them they messed up they have yet to admit they screwed up.

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Hi Tolkien, if you are going to provide tech support:

(1) Use proper terminology: plugins other than Flash were disabled in Firefox 52+. What you mean is "Legacy extensions."

(2) Remind users downgrading to make a backup of their setting in case they get trashed in the process. This article has information on that:

Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles

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Jack said

THANKS TO ALL that helped, and it was great help and greatly appreciated. Jack ":-Dx (smiles)

I'm sure that I speak for everyone when I say :

My pleasure  !  :D  :D  :D

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Tolkien said

Those looking for the last working FF with plugins so called legacy read my thread to help return it back and stop "Auto" updates. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1187166

The word Plugins refers to NPAPI Plugins like say Flash Player, Silverlight and Java.

Though starting with Firefox 52 and later Releases only the Flash Player Plugin is allowed to run in 32-bit and 64-bit Firefox whether on Windows, Mac OSX (only 64-bit version available), or Linux. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins

What you are referring to are Extensions or rather the legacy extensions and not web extensions.

https://addons.mozilla.org/faq