iMacros is part of the Ipswitch family of tools and services.
by / Tuesday, 10 July 2018 / Published in Browser Addon Announcements, Product Announcements

Ipswitch is pleased to announce the release of iMacros for Firefox 10 with updates for both the Freeware and Personal editions. iMacros for Firefox 10 brings compatibility with Firefox Quantum (v56 and later) along with an updated, cleaner user interface and detachable sidebar.

With thanks for input from our customers, partners, freeware users and beta testers, Ipswitch has updated iMacros for Firefox with:

  • New compatibility with Firefox 56 and later
  • New color and icons, modern and clean design
  • New ability to dock or undock the iMacros sidebar to the browser
  • Added domain name filter to CLEAR command for clearing cookies
  • Added support for the !PLAYBACKDELAY command
  • Added read-only !FOLDER_MACROS and !FOLDER_DOWNLOAD variables for referencing these paths in other commands
  • Added image recognition-specific command and variables: SIZE, !IMAGEX and !IMAGEY
  • Fixed various software errors

iMacros for Firefox 10 is a complete rewrite of the add-on using the WebExtension API introduced with Firefox Quantum and supported in Firefox 56 and later. This is also the same API used by Chrome, so you will notice many similarities and shared functionality between these two iMacros products now. However, because the implementation of the WebExtension API varies with each browser vendor, i.e. Google and Mozilla, not all functionality and features supported are the same between iMacros for Firefox and Chrome.

There are a number of commands, variables, and functionality that were previously supported in iMacros for Firefox that currently are not. Please see the release notes in the iMacros wiki for details.

With the release of iMacros for Firefox 10, some features are only available with a Personal Edition (or higher) license. Details can be found below:

Feature Free edition Paid version (any) Affected commands
Play macros Only as bookmarks, up to 50 lines. As bookmarks and files, any length
Record macros Only as bookmarks, up to 50 lines As bookmarks and files, any length
Save macros Only as bookmarks As bookmarks and files
Read input from CSV files No Yes !DATASOURCE
Save extracted data to file No Yes SAVEAS, SAVEITEM
Make screenshots of webpage No Yes SCREENSHOT, SAVEAS
Save stopwatch data to a file No. Data can still be referenced in macro via the !STOPWATCH variable Yes !FILESTOPWATCH, !FOLDERSTOPWATCH
Profile macro performance No Yes !FILE_PROFILER

Customers with active service agreements for iMacros 12 will be able to access the new File Access for iMacros Extensions module needed to upgrade to the full version of iMacros for Firefox 10. Download the installer from your Ipswitch Community account at https://community.ipswitch.com/s/

  • Login to your account
  • Select My Products
  • Select your license
  • Click the Download link to download the installer for the File Access module.
  • After installing, the File Access module will automatically detect whether there is an iMacros license on the machine and only prompt you to enter your activation code if necessary

For more information, please visit the iMacros for Firefox and iMacros Webextensions wiki pages.

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