what about the future? Rated 5 out of 5 stars
QuickJava is one of the add-ons I consider essential.
I love to see an immediate indication of plug-in status, rather than having to remember, or guess, or trust to luck.
I love the ease of switching, instead of having to delve into the innards many clicks and delays away.
Unfortunately the #!FLAME*#ing arrogant moz devs have in their infinite false wisdom decided to go the route of dumbing down & removing useful features from Firefox in an effort to really annoy me.
In the coming Australis perversion of Firefox (which is not all bad, just mostly bad), one of the devs' "helpful" dumb moves is to completely remove the add-on bar. Another has been to ensure that FlashBlock does not work sensibly. (Not to mention what they are doing to tabs.)
Another is only to listen to selected users, it seems, as in "talk to the hand".
For those who've been kept in the dark about Australis, see an enthusatic but less-than-open blurb here:
Read the comments. Someone has to. Find out about it. Try the "nightly" (QJ won't work). Complain loudly!How will QJ cope with this dash for idiocy?
Will QJ be able to cope with it?
Will you be dependent on fall-back addons reconstructing some kind of non-native addon-bar, an extra potential point of failure (given recent history of great addons being rendered unusable from time to time by FF auto upgrades, not good).
I wouldn't see it as being useful to clog up the navigation bar (soon to be the one_&_only everything-to-everyone Swiss Army navigation, search & status bar) , which seems to be the dev favoured solution.
I would be devastated to lose QJ.
One other thought - the indicator/switch icons don't really need to be so large, unless one is looking for an accessibility option.
(Oh, and smaller icons customisation is to be killed off by Australis, too, in an apparent desire to economise on screen space ???? Go figure.)