Firefox addons dilemma

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    Anyone know which version of uBlock Origin is compatible with Firefox 52.4.0? All the versions on the mozilla addons site require Firefox 55 or later. No big surprise Mozilla Mothership hawking their worst versions of Firefox! I'm looking here, but no idea which to download:
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases
    Any advice?
     
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    1.17.4 is the version I use, :)
     
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    I have managed to install the earlier version 1.16.4.20, but when I check the Firefox add-ons manager, it says 'uBlockOrigin could not be verified for use in Firefox'. The 'show dashboard' button works, so does that mean uBlock itself is working?
     
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    okay, :)
     
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    Yesterday I was using another XP comp (my experimenter!) to try installing 'Ublock'. man-oh-man, there were hurdles to jump. Got it installed tho. I thought I was gonna 'time out' my connection with XP Forums, it took so long to install this comp firefox. But I did get it installed. {1.17.4} Later I will figure it out concisely, including changing "about:config" setting. Post tomorrow.

    (What my problem is, is I have a very convoluted thought process, what makes sense to me is lost on most everyone else)
     
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    Go here:

    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.17.4

    Go to bottom of page:

    uBlock0.firefox.xpi <- click (for Firefox XP)

    I got a <drop down box> "github FF prevented this site etc etc" click allow -> screw 'em!

    Installs but is disabled -> screw 'em again!

    Type "about:config" on address bar NO QUOTES! If you have never done this you'll get a warning your computer might burst into flames or some such (!!)
    (cant see it very well, so, about:config , colon, not semi-colon)

    Type this: "xpinstall.signatures.required" (again no quotes) in the search box

    Toggle value to "false" (highlite - right-click - toggle)

    Open 'tools' -> Add-ons -> Addons Manager, its probably disabled, click -> enable.
    (what can I say, screw 'em yet again!)

    There you have it, , , ,

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Previously I had (attempted to) install "AdBlock Plus", it too was disabled in Add-ons Manager, I clicked enable at this same time & Walla!! Now it works too. screw 'em for the fourth time,

    -c-
     
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    The Mozilla Mothership and its Firefox developers do seem intent on driving a stake through the heart of this browser. Added a bunch of crap to enable their corporate clients to turn us into 'the product', took away most of the 'about:config' options we could use to circumvent them, and sabotaged the add-ons en masse (the last straw for me), but of course the Firefox fanboys will continue to love it no matter what. Battered wife syndrome? Ostrich Syndrome?
     
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    I recently found a couple websites that listed 23 'about:config' modifications to flip off the Mozilla Mothership, and bring Firefox under some semblance of end-user control. Works in both XP (52.4 version) and Linux. Not sure which Firefox Linux uses. I can now install pretty much any add-on I want, put an end to notifications, etc.
     
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    no link?
     
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    Ditto, , , , ,
     
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    That pretty much sums up why I don't use FF anymore on any of my systems. Serpent/MyPal and Waterfox (Windows 7 X64 & up) are my primary browsers.
     
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    Thanks, I have seen a couple of those sites, I will check out the rest, :)
     
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