2017-10-04 11:21:29 UTC
I followed the discussions about the RETIREMENT of DIRECT SAVING in FF 57...
Whilst we are focused here mainly on TiddlyWiki, actual usage of FF beyond
TiddlyWiki comes into the issue strongly too for some users (maybe a
lot????). And that IS a factor in all this. Let me give my USECASE which
may make it clearer ...
1 - Having used FF forever I am faced with MULTIPLE FAILURES of Extensions.
As of yesterday my Firefox is starting to alert me about extensions that
will fail at 57 & offer alternatives that are WebExtension compliant.
2 - The problem is--after trying them--is they are largely crap. They lost
the flexibility that previously they had.
3 - For example: TileTabs, PrintEdit, ClassicThemeRestorer, TabMixPlus ...
all good basic tools that are struggling to survive FF 57, and not doing so
well with the WebExtensions API.
4 - *For brilliant tools like Scrapbook* there is no alternative as yet
even muted. I have 5 years of web-clips in that that will become
*I seriously believe that the decline of direct file-saving in FF, for
quite a many adept user, is a more complex issue than just TiddlyWiki. *
No person uses a browser for just one thing unless they are in a corner.
This is partly why there is much concern about how to SAVE here now--but,
behind the scenes, I don't think the user concern is JUST about TiddlyWiki,
I think it often implicitly *reflects concern about what is happening in
The FF PALEMOON solution route suggested in another thread looks
interesting. But, when I tried it before, I got problems & periodic RSDs.
*I still think the Best Bet right now is to use Firefox ESR that will
continue to run till at least March next year. *
This gives some breathing space to carry-on as before for some months.
During those months I hope some solutions to the FF problem (NOT the TW
problem--which is practically solved in several ways already) may
emerge--or FF will likely become a very Minority Report.
In brief: FF is used for TW & Other Things. And part of the (??our??) user
grief around it is about the Other Things too.
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