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  1. ... To make this even more clear, CAA is NOT a collection of extensions, but simply a database, a list if you will, of legacy Firefox extensions scraped off AMO before Mozilla removed them from sight... The actual XPI files are hosted externally, in a hosting space (CDN) kindly provided for free by the Waterfox community (so please, do not abuse their bandwidth ); as you can imagine, the actual total size of the hosted XPIs amounts to many GBs... The CAA .xpi file itself, when installed, expands to an SQLite database of ca. 62 MB (to be found in ".\<profilefolder>\ca-archive").
  2. @PPeti66x : You are being served the mobile version of GitHub... And the reason is that recent versions of New Moon 27 have a default SSUAO for GitHub of the following kind: general.useragent.override.github.com;Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; Nokia_8110_4G; rv:48.0) Gecko/48.0 Firefox/48.0 KAIOS/2.5 i.e. mobile Firefox 48.0; I can't pinpoint the exact commit this was introduced, nor the reasoning behind its implementation; the https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27/commits/master repo is very hard to browse/troubleshoot, as each commit is the sum of many squashed commits, involving the patching of too many individual code files... All I can assume is that was just a decision made upstream, i.e. by rmottola/ArcticFox. You can change that SSUAO to report a desktop browser, e.g. general.useragent.override.github.com;Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/3.4 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.9.7 and that setting will get you back the desktop version of GitHub : Be advised though that both the mobile and desktop versions of GitHub are severely crippled/broken on NM27, because the platform/browser engine does not have adequate support for the Javascript version/features that GitHub requires as a bare minimum... FTR, I composed this post in latest NM27 and it has serious issues/bugs with the MSFN post editor, too... Actually, hadn't used NM27 for more than a year, alternating between NM28 and Serpent 52 ... ... C'mon, surely you can do better than that...
  3. FTR: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?p=185808#p185808 @Alex654 and others feeling the urge to do that: PLEASE, NEVER TAKE ISSUES SPECIFIC TO NEW MOON/SERPENT to the official Moonchild forums! What you'll only achieve is to cause additional aggravation to the devs (especially to a certain Mr. Tobin) who, as most people here know already, harbour animosity towards the forks for "old" OSes... The thing is, I have fought hard in these threads in the past so that the New Moon 28 fork doesn't deviate significantly from the official Pale Moon code with respect to language strings, in order to keep parity with the official PM language packs which, I stress, are only being produced to target (and be fully compatible with) official Pale Moon! The fact that we were able to install and use the official LPs (to be more precise, the ones compatible with NM28 were the ones offered by @JustOff to target the official unstable Pale Moon builds) was just a side bonus, these packs do contain the official branding and I'm sure the MCP devs weren't/aren't happy we were using them to begin with... Due to certain coding decisions taken by our maintainer ( @roytam1 ), the custom UXP fork branch he's compiling NM28 off has distanced itself from upstream (which already uses a different build system, i.e. official unstable PM29 is now being compiled from a dedicated PM repo, with official UXP as a module), so that the LPs currently produced by @JustOff are simply not compatible with New Moon; from past discussions, it is my belief that we are not to see any updated LPs for New Moon coming from @roytam1 himself, so I guess it's a task to be undertaken by the user community...
  4. ... But OP confirmed this in ... which, to me, sounds like OP used an installation medium with integrated SP2...
  5. Additional links: 1. From a browser with a UA advertising XP/Vista (NT<= 6.0) : https://browser.yandex.com/download?full=1 2, Using any UA: http://download.cdn.yandex.net/browser/_xp_builds/int/en/Yandex.exe http://download.cdn.yandex.net/browser/update/17_4_1_1026_2644_w_s_m/yandex.exe FTR, the downloaded file has a digital signature (it's dual signed, i.e. both SHA1+SHA256) dating from September 24th 2017 (not Mar. 2017, as stated...) The above behaviour is by design; only per user installations (not global) are allowed by the installer: https://yandex.com/support/browser/about/install.html That means the global installation directory (%PROGRAMFILES%) is not used, only the current Windows account's HOME directory (%APPDATA%) is... Their documentation describes what, to me at least, appears to be a fairly standard way: Anyone following my posts, especially in this thread, will surely know I'm an avid fan of Portable software installations, especially in the PAF format; this "love-affair" with portables began a long time ago, when I had a very small C: drive and I thus had to try/install various apps in my second, external USB, drive (then D:); also, having both the program's core files and settings in the same directory becomes very handy when you want to "re-install" or carry the fully customised program to a different host... While currently I have ample disk space in my "OS" drive, the habit of portable installs has endured all these years... However, in the case of Yandex Browser 17.6, the portable "package" is the ONLY way, because the proper YB 17.6.0.1633 installer is very hard to come across, plus it's been (artificially) blocked from launching under Vista (and, as I recall, I did mention this fact somewhere previously in this very thread... ); so, the available 17.4 installer being only capable of "per user" installations was not the reason I had chosen "portable" in this case... Best regards
  6. @roytam1 : I want to raise your awareness to upstream UXP issue #1446 : Only allow extension class add-ons to use the dual-GUID system Now, Moonchild has tagged this as "App: Pale Moon", which means, for the time being at least, they'll only be enforcing this on Pale Moon... In NM28 I'm currently using a native Full Theme (Dark Moon 2.4.1), but it's possible other members here are using Complete Themes made for Firefox originally (so these will stop loading if/when #1446 is merged into NM28)... However, on Serpent 52 I'm using, since very long ago, an "originally-for-Fx" Complete Theme, FT DeepDark (v14.3+slight local modifications); the following two upstream commits Only allow extension add-on types for Firefox compat mode Only match extension add-on types for target applications were pushed into the upstream master UXP branch (i.e. platform-wide), which, IIUC, is "mirrored" in your own master UXP branch and then selectively merged into your custom UXP branch (the one used to produce the UXP forks); IOW, I harbour some slight trepidation that, if due diligence is not paid here, suddenly my FTDD complete theme will cease working in a soon to be released Serpent 52.9.0 build... Thanks for your consideration on this matter, huge gratitude in fact for keeping your projects "going" despite adverse real life conditions ... Take the best of care!
  7. I've noticed this yesterday (Feb 15th 2020), using several different browsers, being logged-in/logged out and with my content blocker (on which MSFN ads are allowed ) OFF - I've cleared browser cache, restarted browser, all to no avail ; actual flags are missing for me...
  8. With a total sum of 3GB of RAM, I'd definitely opt for a 32-bit flavour of Vista, especially in the case of an under-resourced netbook; and, as advised already, I wouldn't go past Home Premium on that machine (the only thing I'm missing in HP is the Group Policy Editor ... ). Just my 2 cents...
  9. ... Old news now, of course, but here's the list of WS2008SP2 ESU Feb 2020 updates, as posted by the vendor themselves: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/windows-message-center#388
  10. You need to add the Iceape-UXP specific application id inside the extension's install.rdf file: <!-- Iceape-UXP --> <em:targetApplication> <Description> <em:id>{9184b6fe-4a5c-484d-8b4b-efbfccbfb514}</em:id> <em:minVersion>27.0</em:minVersion> <em:maxVersion>52.*</em:maxVersion> </Description> </em:targetApplication> Hyperbola provide an Iceape-UXP compatible fork of uB0-legacy, which they call uBlock Origin-Libre; unfortunately, it's only officially installed via their Package Manager; you can have a look at their (limited) set of extensions below: https://wiki.hyperbola.info/doku.php?id=en:project:iceweasel-uxp_addons As a workaround to the missing Package Manager, you can navigate to https://www.hyperbola.info/packages/community/any/iceweasel-uxp-ublock-origin-legacy/ and download the package via the "Download From Mirror" link; that will get you file iceweasel-uxp-ublock-origin-legacy-1.16.4.16-1-any.pkg.tar.xz Extract repeatedly with 7-zip and inside the ".\usr\lib\iceweasel-uxp\browser\extensions\" directory you'll find the needed .XPI file; install that manually on the iceape-uxp suite via drag-n-drop...
  11. ... Actually, my dear Italian friend , the last XP compatible version should be 6.047 ; you can fetch that from vendor's own "archived versions" repository: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/files/ => https://toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1-adwcleaner/851/ BTW, have you tried any higher versions on XP with .NET FW 4.0 installed? ... Of course, any Vista discussion is OT for this thread, but I had made several AdwCleaner tests on my own, reported below: FWIW, v7.4.2 launches fine here: ... But, binaries of the 8.x.x branch just silently fail to launch when double-clicked ; inspection with Dependency Walker does not reveal any vital missing function calls (only one in a delay-load dependent module), plus the executable's PE header has a Sub System version of 6.0, so I assume its devs have implemented a hard block on Vista in another way ; perhaps it requires a version of .NET FW > 4.6.1 ? In any case, though officially unsupported, v7.4.2 appears to be the last running on Vista...
  12. Yes, the Tycho (platform) codebase was forked off Mozilla ESR 38 but (official) PM27, IIRC, comes with a native SSUAO for youtube; I don't have it handy ATM, but I believe it is advertising itself as Fx 42 to YT; low enough to make YT nag about it... I am delighted to report that YB 17.6.0.1633 (built on Chromium 58.0.3029.1633) gets served, as of this writing, the most recent YT iteration, i.e. Material Design with Polymer version 2 layout: (if you place the cursor on a video thumbnail, you get a video preview) Thus, I expect YB to work on YT for the foreseeable future; BTW, I composed this post using that very browser, so expect details of our exchange to reach President Putin's ears... (joking, of course... ) Best regards
  13. My guess would be Update your browser for the best viewing experience. Actual link is (no surprises there) : https://www.youtube.com/supported_browsers Except for Firefox Browser (which is simply a Chrome wannabe ), all three other alternatives are Chromium based...
  14. That's because FxESR 52 gets by default the (supported) Polymer v1 (Pm1) layout; only versions of Firefox older than 44 (Fx <=43) are being served the Classic layout, the one to be retired in March; if you use a UAO on FxESR 52 to spoof it as Fx 43, you'll get the older layout with the deprecation infobar: BTW, Firefox (Quantum) versions newer than 62 (63 =< Fx) are being served the newer Polymer v2 (Pm2) layout, which, on the outside, looks a lot like Pm1, but on the inside it's quite a different beast... FxESR 52 and the UXP browsers don't currently support it; of course FxESR 52 isn't maintained anymore, but MCP devs are already making talk about "upgrading" UXP to support Pm2 in the coming months; Google have not yet indicated for how long they'll keep supporting Pm1 Pm1 is considerably more resource hungry compared to the out-going Classic style, and this fact alone will create problems for older browsers capable of handling Pm1 but which are installed on old hardware (which seems to be the case with many XP/Vista users here... ) Of course, the forced migration to Pm1 will disable many user YT customisations, in the forms of XUL extensions, userstyles, userscripts etc., which were initially targeting the Classic layout; sadly, it'll be game over for those older browsers (on, perhaps, even older OSes/hardware) that can't cope with Pm1 at all... Some relevant links: https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/27596769 https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/eyjy4i/misc_fd_youtube_is_removing_the_old_design_soon/ https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23566 Chrome 49 has adequate support for Pm1, so if OP wants to continue using it for YT past March 2020, OP must: Install the User Agent Switcher extension from GWS: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher/kchfmpdcejfkipopnolndinkeoipnoia Set a "Permanent Spoof" for youtube.com domain (aka SSUAO) and pretend to be Firefox 60 (e.g. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0); then, every time a YT URL is loaded, OP will get the supported Pm1 layout without any nags about an unsupported browser: However, that workaround will, sadly, come to an end when evil Google decide to remove Pm1, too (which can be anytime, I hazard a guess and predict some time towards the end of this year) .
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