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The new Firefox for Android version 79.0.5, why was it released from Beta with only nine extensions, and no way to search for more?

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I know there are a lot of people, who never add a extension. But most of us get one or more extensions. I really like searching for them. I install them one at a time, and test them. If they crash Firefox, I go back and let them know, and they fix it. Also when you go to install a extension, it says which versions of Firefox it is compatible with. As this new version has been in beta for about a year there should be a lot more than nine extensions available for me to test. There should be so many by now that it should have its own search page separate from the old Firefox for Android search page. But you let it come out of beta with only nine recommended extensions, and no search page, and no way for me to install the extensions that I like to use, to test if they will work with the new version. So for now I have to wait for how many updates, before I get a update that has a link to a search page for the new Firefox for Android Extensions. Then I can search for my favorite extensions and find out if they say they are compatible with this version, then I have to test them! you guys are really being slow about this!

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New comment: I had on purpose only installed the update on my phone, I kept the last old version 68 on my tablet as I have extensions on there. Today I found out that Firefox on my tablet had auto updated to the latest version with out me going to google play store and hitting the update button.

So now out of the five extensions I had installed only Privacy Badger works. I no longer have a ad blocker "AdGuard AdBlocker, or Ghostery Privacy Ad Blocker". When you Zoom a web page, Firefox for Android does not re-flow the text like Firefox for Windows does so you need one or more extensions for that, I was using Fennec TextWrap, and Fit To Width for that.

I am 63 years old and my eyesight is not what it used to be, and a lot of web sites like to use the smallest fonts so you have to Zoom the web page to read it, but then you have to move the screen from side to side to read it. This is a real pain in the "you know where". Those last two extensions fixed that. So if you like to Zoom web pages to read them you are back to the pain in the rear again.


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Thanks for the extension recommendations, a quick and amazing improvement!

Here's how you can revert to version 68 while you wait out improvements in this "update":


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