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David_F 11-15-2017 05:23 PM

UR extension no longer works with Firefox
Just to let you know, the UR browser extensions do not work with the latest Firefox, 57.0

David F.

wpshore 12-05-2017 12:17 PM

Has this been fixed?
Just wondering..

kinook 12-05-2017 05:44 PM

It has not. Due to Mozilla's bright idea to dump all old extensions in favor of WebExtension, which is much more limited, it would require us to

a) develop some other communication mechanism between the browser and UR. This is complicated by the fact that UR is a 32-bit application, while most browsers will be 64-bit. ShellExecute (the functionality of which was available in the old extension framework) takes care of all that and also starting UR if not running.
b) create an entirely new browser extension to communicate with UR via that mechanism.
c) test all of the changes
d) incorporate the changes into the UR installer

This will not be trivial.

There's always
1) copy/paste
2) drag/drop
3) Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, keystroke configured at Tools | Options | Import | Import clipboard contents hotkey
4) Tools | Quick Options | Import: Automatically import clipboard changes, Ctrl+C.

Anne 01-01-2018 10:01 PM

Why not make the changes and label the result as the next major revision. This would allow you to make the changes,, we would upgrade, and the upgrade would give you revenue to pay for the cost of development..... Just a thought..

pplandry 01-03-2018 09:59 AM

> Mozilla's bright idea to dump all old extensions in favor of WebExtension

Sad... FWIW, InfoQube IM is in the same boat. A transition period would have been nice, but they decided differently.

As a temp solution, v56 is still available and one must (on first launch) disable auto-update to ensure that Firefox does not automatically upgrade.

Hamon André 01-07-2018 04:35 AM

more: UR extension does'nt works with Edge ( navigator od windows 10): t is refused. I think it's a real problem, today many ( the most ) devices works with windows 10

cnewtonne 09-03-2019 11:07 AM

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Hope, someday, UR will move forward to the new era of development technologies. It is the classic chicken-egg dilemma i.e. development vs. revenue. Which one comes first?

kinook 09-27-2019 10:59 PM

Implemented in v6.0.

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