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Firefox AddOn Compatibility

I'm aware that Save Image in Folder and Save Link in Folder are no longer compatible with the latest Firefox releases.
These extensions are based on Mozilla's XUL- and XPCOM-APIs, which are now obsolete and no longer supported.

Bringing the extensions back to life would require a complete rewrite using WebExtensions.
Unfortunately at the moment I can't give you any details on when (or even if) I will be able to accomplish this task.
I will look into it if time permits.

Thanks for your patience!


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current version:
compatible with Firefox:
  1.0 - 42.*
available localizations:
  en-US de-DE it-IT es-ES nl-NL fr-FR zh-TW pl-PL ja-JP hu-HU ru-RU tr-TR sk-SK fy-NL pt-BR uk-UA sv-SE sr-YU zh-CN sl-SL 

An unsigned version of the latest release, which will work on Firefox 41 (and later) only with the Developer Edition or Nightly Builds, is available here: A (also unsigned) version that is still under development may be available in the pre-release-section.

Known issues are listed here.


v1.3.18 (2015-12-12)
  • added [sl-SL] locale
  • raised maxVersion to 42.*

v1.3.17 (2015-09-27)
  • added [zh-CN] locale

v1.3.16 (2015-03-04)
  • fixed incompatibility issues due to an API-change on saveURI()
  • raised maxVersion to 36.*

v1.3.15 (2013-12-01)
  • raised maxVersion to 25.*

v1.3.14 (2013-06-26)

v1.3.13 (2013-02-01)
  • another improvement due to API-changes concerning "private browsing"

v1.3.12 (2013-01-30)
  • minor changes to improve backwards-compatibility

v1.3.11 (2013-01-17)
  • again, the previous version didn't work as expected :-( ... sorry 'bout that :)
    I invested some more time in code-digging and testing this time. I'm pretty confident it'll work now.

    In case someone else developing extensions is experiencing problems with the saveURL- and saveURI-methods:
    • both of these methods require additional parameters since they're "privacy aware" now
    • whereas saveURI requires a nsILoadContext-object, saveURL simply needs a document-object referring to the content

    However, saveURL kept popping up a SaveAs-dialog (due to whatever reason); so I had to remove saveURL-calls completely and replace them with interalSave-calls (which by the way are "privacy aware" aswell now *g*).

v1.3.10 (2013-01-06)
  • the last release didn't quite solve the issues with the new API :( ... hope this one does ;)

v1.3.9 (2013-01-04)

v1.3.8 (2012-11-04)
  • fixed compatibility-issues for current Firefox versions (clipboard / nsITransferable)
  • bumped maxVersion to 16.*

v1.3.7 (2011-12-14)
  • bumped maxVersion to 8.*

v1.3.6 (2011-10-01)
  • bumped maxVersion to 7.*

v1.3.5 (2011-08-18)
  • bumped maxVersion to 6.*

v1.3.4 (2011-06-21)
  • bumped maxVersion to 5.*

v1.3.3 (2011-03-31)
  • bumped maxVersion to 4.0.*
  • additional "fallback-code" to deal with the missing status-bar

v1.3.2 (2010-12-27)
  • code-modifications to ensure FF4.0-compatibility
    (no more error-messages due to the missing statusbar in FF4.0; with FF4.0 the launch()-method of nsILocalFile caused trouble under Linux (and probably for other OSes aswell))
  • bumped maxVersion to 4.0b9pre

v1.3.1 (2010-01-31)
  • added the missing CSS-assignment for the toolbar

v1.3 (2010-01-24)
  • necessary adjustments to ensure 3.6-compatibility

v1.2.7 (2009-07-01)
  • bumped maxVersion to 3.5.*

v1.2.6 (2009-04-28)
  • bumped maxVersion to 3.1b3

v1.2.5 (2009-01-11)
  • fixed a bug in the options-dialog

v1.2.4 (2008-12-15)

v1.2.3 (2008-12-14)
  • new variables for the filename (imgWidth, imgHeight)
  • (hopefully) fixed incompatibility-issues with some themes
  • code adjustments for 3.1-compatibility
  • bumped maxVersion to 3.1b2

v1.2.2 (2008-05-18)
  • bumped maxVersion to 3.0.*

v1.2.1 (2008-05-01)
  • raised maxVersion to 3.0pre

v1.2 (2008-03-06)
  • raised maxVersion to 3.0b5pre
  • new "guid"-, "clipboard"- and "random"-variable
  • new hidden preference (minWidth and minHeight when using doubleclick)
  • reorganization of code-structure
  • using new Gecko1.9-localization for descriptions

v1.1.3 (2007-06-07)
  • added [sr-YU] locale

v1.1.2 (2007-04-10)
  • added [sv-SE] locale

v1.1.1 (2006-12-01)
  • reactivated [tr-TR] locale

v1.1 (2006-11-28)
  • new: notification options (status bar, popup window)
  • "advanced option" whether to use the browsers cache or the download-manager to save the image
  • minor code improvements
  • reactivated [sk-SK] locale
  • [tr-TR] and [fy-NL] locales deactivated due to incompleteness;
    if you want to contribute and complete the missing phrases then please contact me

v1.0 (2006-10-06)
  • new option: a replacement-filename can be set for the files saved into a folder
  • the browsers cache gets used for saving the image now (performance improvement!)
  • introduced "parameter-variables" which can be used for parameterised download-sources (see "hidden prefs")
  • minor improvements on options-dialog
  • [sk-SK] and [uk-UA] locales deactivated due to incompleteness;
    if you want to contribute and complete the missing phrases then please contact me
  • raised maxVersion to 2.0.0.*

v0.9.3 (2006-07-13)
  • "cosmetic corrections" for options-dialog

v0.9.2 (2006-07-03)
  • reactivated [pl-PL] locale

v0.9.1 (2006-05-28)
  • added [pt-BR] locale
  • raised maxVersion to 2.0
    (FF2.0 alpha3 just got released yesterday; it's "feature-frozen"... so it should be safe to already raise the maxVersion to 2.0 *g*)

v0.9 (2006-04-09)
  • menu-separators can now be set
  • a statusbar-message will appear after saving an image
  • customizeable keyboard-shortcut for the context-menu
  • new option: display numeric shortcuts trailing the first ten folder entries
  • correction on the url-variable: filenames now get stripped off
  • minor code-improvements
  • unfortunately the [pl-PL] locale had to be deactivated for this release since the original translator didn't respond to my translation-request;
    if you want to contribute and complete the missing phrases then please contact me

v0.8 (2006-02-24)
  • new feature/option: performing a left double-click on an image will save it directly to the last used folder
  • introduced "hidden prefs"
  • added [fy-NL] locale
  • other code-improvements

v0.7.3 (2006-01-29)
  • bugfix: the new toolbar-feature still had some nasty bugs causing trouble on Windows-systems
  • added [sk-SK] locale

v0.7.2 (2006-01-25)
  • changed maxVersion to 1.5.0.* (due to the upcoming release of FF
  • added another prefs-value for the advanced-tab ("")

v0.7.1 (2005-12-27)
  • hotfix: the new feature (browsing within Firefox) didn't work on Windows-systems

v0.7 (2005-12-21)
  • new feature: the entered folders can now be browsed within Firefox using a toolbar-button
  • added [tr-TR] locale

v0.6.4 (2005-11-05)
  • raised maxVersion to 1.5

v0.6.3 (2005-10-10)
  • added [ru-RU] locale
  • raised maxVersion to 1.4.1 (FF 1.5 Beta 2)

v0.6.2 (2005-09-21)
  • added [ja-JP] and [hu-HU] locale

v0.6.1 (2005-09-17)
  • bugfix: the procedure for localizing the main-description caused problems

v0.6 (2005-09-15)
  • raised maxVersion to 1.4 (FF 1.5 Beta 1)
  • more detailed options regarding duplicate filenames (prompt, auto-increment, cancel, overwrite)
  • SIiF now can handle indirect references (links targeting to PHP-scripts, etc.)
  • improvements for the [pl-PL] locale
  • corrections on the save-procedure (necessary due to some changes in "Deer Park Alpha 2")
  • new button-images in the options-dialog
  • the extension's main-description is now localized

v0.5.1 (2005-07-20)
  • added [pl-PL] locale
  • corrections on the save-procedure (necessary due to some changes in "Deer Park Alpha 2")

v0.5 (2005-06-04)
  • foldernames now can contain non-ascii-characters from the system's codepage
  • additional variables for the prefix/suffix (%url%, %domain%, %title%)
  • performance optimizations
  • some corrections on the options-dialog
  • raised compatibility to Firefox 1.0+ ("Deer Park Alpha")

v0.4 (2005-05-16)
  • you now have the ability to choose the executable used for opening the folder (useful for Linux-users)
  • the path of the last used folder can be saved into Firefox's native preferences (prefs.js)
  • several minor code improvements
  • raised compatibility to Firefox 1.0.4
  • the extension finally got it's own 32x32-icon ;-)

v0.3 (2005-05-02)
  • holding down the ctrl-key while selecting a context-menu item just opens the folder without saving the file
  • added Chinese Traditional [zh-TW] localization

v0.2 (2005-04-18)
  • the "general-options" from the previous version can now be set individually for each folder
  • individual folder-settings can be bypassed using the shift-key on the context-menu items
  • new option: "Open the target folder when the download starts."
  • new item at the end of the context-menu to directly enter the options-dialog
  • folders with invalid path can now be hidden in context-menu
  • tooltips for context-menu items
  • raised compatibility to Firefox 1.0.3
  • bugfix: opening the "Save As"-dialog crashed Firefox under Linux systems
  • some minor code improvements

v0.1.1 (2005-04-11)
  • small bugfix: adding file-extension if filename was manually changed (to a name without or different extension)

v0.1 (2005-04-10)
  • initial release