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9:00 am on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I think I'm back to my "never upgrade" mantra. ;) :(

I didn't they'd rethink the shape of the wheel in going from v8.0 to v8.0.1... but when I tried to view a page source in FF 8.0.1, I couldn't find it. Per discussion in Firefox Help [support.mozilla.com...] it's been moved to...

Tools >> Web Developer >> Page Source

The plug-in I used to allow me to view the source with my text editor, though (I think it was "View Source With") has apparently been made obsolete in the process. I don't even see it in my Add-Ons Manager now.

Anyone encounter this and find a fix?
9:17 am on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You can still use the right mouse menu to get View Page Source or the hot key Ctrl+U

Otherwise, you're stuck with the tools menu!

Sorry, no fix for the page view add-on, and TBH, I'm not liking FireFox 8 much at all.
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After a bunch of wasted time... I've only been able to get to "ViewSourceWith" via right-clicking, which displays a more granular sub-menu, as in the old View menu option.

From what I've been able to tell, there's no sub-menu via either Ctrl-U or via the tools menu. These both just display the page source with the native Firefox viewer. If there's another way, like making it a default, I'd be happy to know.

When you right click, "View Source With" is one of the options down at the bottom of the list, along with Colorzilla and whatever else you decide to install, and these then have their own sub menus.

Also, FF Search doesn't find (Dafizilla) ViewSourceWith (the add-on I'd been using, which apparently got deleted in the update). Found it via Google. No note or documentation anywhere I could see to cover these simple but annoying changes. Well hidden!

Apparently, Live HTTP Headers, User Agent Switcher, and Make Link are all currently incompatible with FF 8.0.1. Fortunately, URI Valet (the web app) covers for the first two until they get updated.
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How about something to configure the shortcuts, haven't tried it but from the description you should be able to re-assign the commands to whatever is more convenient.
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I have Web Developer installed for other reasons and there are a few Source View options therein. The option Open With opens a dialog box here under Ubuntu. I would generally recommend Web Developer for a number of reasons.
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I'm so used to jumping round inside Firebug I rarely use the native "View Source" options...
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Apparently, Live HTTP Headers, User Agent Switcher, and Make Link are all currently incompatible with FF 8.0.1.

? I just upgraded FF a couple days ago and it particularly asked if I wanted to keep Live Headers. It's still there, working as intended.

The closest I can get to viewing the page source in a text editor is to open Firebug and then use the Firebug prefs to say "open with editor". ### if I can find how to do it from the keyboard, though.
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As long as ctr-U still works I don't care where it lives in the menu.

Although I am almost ready to dump FF. We have had a nice little love affair for the past 10 years or so but like any relationship we are different than when we first met and I am not so sure how compatible we are as a couple anymore.
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? I just upgraded FF a couple days ago and it particularly asked if I wanted to keep Live Headers. It's still there, working as intended.

Thanks, Lucy. I'm relieved to report that when I just tried again, the Add-ons Manager did not report the add-ons noted above as "incompatible," but just simply as "Disabled"... and I've Enabled them and they do work fine, with their menus under Tools as expected. (Whew!)

I'm not sure whether I might have been viewing an old cached Add-ons Manager page the first time, though I don't believe I've done anything since that would have changed things... ie, I chose all add-ons presented to me when I upgraded, and I had already exited and re-entered the browser a few times when I encountered the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't note down version numbers presented to me, so I'm not sure exactly what transpired.

Re the change in menus... I can see how FF might see that ViewSourceWith was more of a Tool than as a View option... but somewhere it would be great to have change notes on basic menu changes or frequently used add-ons. I'm not that fussy about whether it's in the menu or that I have to right click it, but it's a pain to have to hunt for it.
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Add ons, to me, mean something other than the original, thus it is up to me to keep track of their suitability. FF 8 works fine for me and I appreciate the warning regarding Add ons and the reminder I'm the one responsible for enabling.