On 5/17/2014 4:06 AM, PhillipJones wrote:
>> Sorry but this is not only a bad idea cause it has that feeling of being forced, that we "The unhappy" hate about Australis.
>> No one wants an add on to do... what they have always been able to do. Sorry. Firefox is going down some very dark streets and I never thought that would happen or that I would ever find myself panicked as to what browser I will use next.
>> Firefox was really the last part of the web I felt totally happy and secure with. Now what is slipping away. The whole internet feels unsafe now.
>> Also not very surprising seeing this firefox dev thread on a google group. At this point, might as well join the empire.
> Switch to SeaMonkey.
That is NOT an acceptable answer if you use extensions that cannot be
ported to SM. I started out with Netscape on my first computer in 1999
and also some use of IE and Opera. I moved to Mozilla Suite a year
later when someone challenged me to try tabbed browsing. I was hooked
after about 10 days of using MozillaSuite with TBE. Totally hooked.
When the developer later moved the extension to early Fx, I followed.
The extension didn't work well on Fx 2 or 3 so I continued to use Fx 1.5
during those years but made Opera default. When Fx 4 was released the
extension was completely rewritten as several small extensions instead
of one large one. I came back to Fx as my default browser. I continue
to use it as default SOLELY FOR TBE (now several small extensions..but
put together still TBE).
TBE (the smaller extensions) cannot be ported to SeaMonkey. I use
SeaMonkey some and like it a lot but I detest having the tabs across the
top horizontally. I have tabs vertical in Fx and Opera. Plus, I miss
all the extensive options for tabs on Fx with the extensions that cannot
be installed on SM. Well, actually I can install Tree Style Tabs on SM
(I didn't try to install the other extensions that go with TST). With
the fast tool Extension Converter for SM, I had it installed very
quickly earlier this evening. However, I had no navigation bar and all
buttons on that bar were missing also. SM told me the navigation bar was
checked under View - show/hide but I couldn't see it and nothing I did
would make it visible ....that is until I uninstalled TST extension.