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Firefox Quantum is a disaster, where is the 'classic' version???

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Quantum is a mess, a serious loss of functionality because it removes the rich, powerful suite of add-ons/tools. These tools were what made Firefox so popular among the tech literate and a go-to for tech companies that used browser add-ons to create internal tools.

This is not just a complaint against change, I dearly hope you are listening and recognize what a disaster this is shaping up to be. The "speed difference" between modern browsers (non-mobile) is so negligible that it is meaningless... customization and the ability to use 3rd party privacy software are the hallmarks of tech literate users (which are and have been your base). Please do not disregard this, the 'upgrade' to Quantum smacks of executive level decisions that are badly out of touch with reality (or a dev team that is not equipped to handle a major release). If you abandon your users to chase Edge/Chrome users, you will simply cease to be relevant.

Please revert or release a 'classic' version (with legacy add-on support) or this will be the end of Firefox. This is a product management level decision but Mozilla has no future against Edge/Chrome if this course is maintained. It is ironic that you are destroying your own market position, all but handing the big two the future. If this is the future of Firefox, I will make sure to recommend against Mozilla products in the future.

Quantum is a mess, a serious loss of functionality because it removes the rich, powerful suite of add-ons/tools. These tools were what made Firefox so popular among the tech literate and a go-to for tech companies that used browser add-ons to create internal tools. This is not just a complaint against change, I dearly hope you are listening and recognize what a disaster this is shaping up to be. The "speed difference" between modern browsers (non-mobile) is so negligible that it is meaningless... customization and the ability to use 3rd party privacy software are the hallmarks of tech literate users (which are and have been your base). Please do not disregard this, the 'upgrade' to Quantum smacks of executive level decisions that are badly out of touch with reality (or a dev team that is not equipped to handle a major release). If you abandon your users to chase Edge/Chrome users, you will simply cease to be relevant. Please revert or release a 'classic' version (with legacy add-on support) or this will be the end of Firefox. This is a product management level decision but Mozilla has no future against Edge/Chrome if this course is maintained. It is ironic that you are destroying your own market position, all but handing the big two the future. If this is the future of Firefox, I will make sure to recommend against Mozilla products in the future.

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

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Mkll
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Hello, you can get 52 ESR which allows you to do what you need from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

If this solved your problem, please mark as solution.

Hello, you can get 52 ESR which allows you to do what you need from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ If this solved your problem, please mark as solution.
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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

Hi, The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers. If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox ''Help'' menu and select ''Submit Feedback...'' or use [https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ this link]. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.
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Right... I'll use your link. It is what it is.

Right... I'll use your link. It is what it is.
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jscher2000
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What extensions do you want to run that you haven't been able to replace? Mozilla is regularly triaging new extension APIs, but needs specific feedback.

Perhaps it's best to post specifics on the Add-ons forum:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons

What extensions do you want to run that you haven't been able to replace? Mozilla is regularly triaging new extension APIs, but needs specific feedback. Perhaps it's best to post specifics on the Add-ons forum: https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons
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