March 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm #20189
Norm Gilbert, I am with you.
I switched to Firefox ESR (whatever that stands for) and am enjoying the traditional ColorfulTabs display we all know.
I am oblivious to the advances of the new Quantum browser but I occasionally switch to Chrome for speed and one day I might not come back.
So if you can think of a way of waking up Mozilla to our plight, count me in.April 9, 2018 at 4:14 pm #20202
If you love ColorfulTabs like I do and don't want to live without it, you have 2 choices. Both require ditching FF Quantum.
1. If you care about security more than speed, then as others have said, run FF ESR with CT 32.2.3. If you do this, disable auto-updates to CT.
2. If you care about speed more than security, run FF 56.0.2 (the last update before Quantum) with CT 31.2.0. This gets you the benefit of the Firefox multi-process mode, which greatly improves the speed and memory usage of the browser at the cost of being stuck in a static configuration with no security updates. If you do this, disable auto-updates to both FF and CT. This is the config that I use every day.December 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm #20216
There is another option that no-one seems to have mentioned here, that I could see at least: using Waterfox and disabling multi-process.
Waterfox is a fork of Firefox which still supports all legacy add-ons. I'm presently using the last-know-working version of ColorfulTabs (31.2.3) from the Classic Add-ons Archive.
Shivanand: Is there any chance you might consider doing the following?
- Continuing to develop the legacy add-on for Waterfox / Firefox ESR users?
- Fixing the bug in the legacy add-on with multi-process?
Suffice to say, I'd be willing to donate to the development of this. I think others using Waterfox would too.
Kind regardsDecember 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm #20217
Wow, It has been 8 months since my last post and I thought this thread was dead...
It's a good idea, Steven. Almost a year after Quantum was deployed, I am *still* using my option #2 in the post above yours, FF 56.0.2 with CT 31.2.0. I am unwilling to live without ColorfulTools, and I am unwilling to live without multi-process FF, but I seem to be doing just fine without the rest of Quantum. (I've got the best-looking FF on my block!)
I would consider donating to an effort to get CT working on Waterfox if it would support multi-process, if only so I could get the many security updates that have been released since I froze my versions.
AndyDecember 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm #20219
Does anyone have contact details perhaps for Shivanand? If we can contact them directly, in case they've not seen the proposal above, this can at least give us an idea on getting a fix at least for the multi-process bug. I would genuinely be happy to donate to a paid version if this kept the add-on alive, as I've found no alternatives to this. (Sadly I don't have the apptitude to teach myself coding to make one myself!)
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