- by Avalon27703, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5You can no longer add your current text to an ongoing "list" of saved text in a single lengthening document, you just get "(1)" to "(109)" in your (109) tiny titles. You can ask for and receive a dialog box pop-up to choose where to save you file BUT you can't set anything but the default "Downloads" as your own "default." Such a my folder in Downloads called Text-to-File Web Docs folder.
I give version 2.73 SIX stars and use it on my older computers with love and abandon. But for my needs I have to give all the versions since 2.73 (Firefox 57+) a very frustrating zero.
If it gets its old power back I will re-review in glowing terms, but right now it's just frustrating to open dozens (109 files today) to combine them by hand for web research on a particular topic. EXTRA: Now it doesn't even change the titles (109) to (110) for you to save; you have to rename each file by hand.
[made as an addendum on 8-16-2018, 6:00 PM EDT: Avalon27703]
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me exactly where the problems between your Add-On and the new and "improved" Firefox releases reside. I have had similar experiences with several other of my favorite and most useful Add-Ons. I'm sorry Firefox/Mozilla is giving you (and so many of us) so much trouble and though I wish you could make Save Text To File glorious again I understand why it would just be a lot of trouble. And it makes me sad.
For my part I may have a work-around (I haven't looked at the dangers yet) to be able to use 2.73 on my computers with newer OS's. For times when I'm specifically doing dedicated subject research where your work is so helpful I'm just going to reinstall a pre-FF-57 browser and work from there. If your Add-On is as important to others as it is to me perhaps my idea will resonate with some other users. Or maybe when I try I will accidentally have both browsers running at the same time on my computer and smoke will start to fill the room.
I am grateful for your great works! And again for anyone reading, I give version 2.73 a solid SIX stars out of five.
Thank you for giving me so much of your time,
Developer responseposted 3 years agoThe reason for the limited features in latest versions is due to how Firefox itself has been re-architected. Firefox has removed a number of key API that this extension originally used as they do not plan on re-adding them unfortunately.
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