General discussion

Got issues with firefox add-ons?

May 4, 2019 1:23AM PDT

Discussion is locked

Reply
Follow
Reply to: Got issues with firefox add-ons?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Got issues with firefox add-ons?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
just upgraded
May 4, 2019 2:08AM PDT

upgraded a couple of computers to mint 19.1 and was getting connection errors trying to add addons to firefox. was a head scratcher until I read an article about the problems earlier. guess I will try again tomorrow. in the meantime, chrome extensions was working Happy

- Collapse -
Yup
May 4, 2019 2:55AM PDT

A few hours ago I turned on the machine and started FF.
Only to be greeted with this add-on nonsense.
So here I am surfing with no ad blocker.....pita.
Hope they get it fixed soon as my modem is getting a workout with all the ads.

- Collapse -
Learn to use your HOSTS file.
May 6, 2019 11:15AM PDT
- Collapse -
maybe this would be easier
May 6, 2019 11:19AM PDT
- Collapse -
The fix?
May 5, 2019 8:57PM PDT
- Collapse -
The conundrum.
May 5, 2019 10:05PM PDT

Folk are free to run older versions but some feel entitled that companies should keep paying for security certificates.

The days are gone when you could just install and run apps.

- Collapse -
Yup
May 6, 2019 7:23AM PDT

Whatever moz did they trashed some add-ons.
Their answer was to install the newest version of FF.
Then some of your old add-ons won't work because of the new version.
So your stuck looking for new add-ons or apps to fix things.

- Collapse -
still using #60 here
May 6, 2019 11:21AM PDT

what's the current version of FF? I have my update set to not offer me newer versions.

- Collapse -
66.0.4 (64-bit) here.
May 6, 2019 11:31AM PDT

That came out May 5, 2019! And Ublock Origin, Ghostery keep working.

I'm seeing folk get more upset about add ons than a Starbucks coffee cup on Game Of Thrones.

- Collapse -
FF 60
May 6, 2019 12:26PM PDT

It is only one year old, released May 9, 2018

Seems a lot of my add-ons are also disabled,but the one that concerns me is the Classic Theme Restore. So long as I leave that for now, even disabled, the look I spent time to make FF look the way I wanted, remains. I just noticed my "night light" addon is gone too. I'm with others, finagle with security needs, but leave the add-ons alone.

April my Linux mint 17.3 support ended, so probably upgrade to version 19.2 and do the FF upgrade at the same time in a couple months. I think I can walk into 18, then into 19 without doing it all again from scratch, but not sure since init was replaced by systemd in version 19.

Post was last edited on May 6, 2019 12:31 PM PDT

- Collapse -
reddit thread about the why and when a fix, maybe
May 7, 2019 4:53AM PDT
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bkhtv8/heres_whats_going_on_with_your_addons_being/

What Rob said about the security certs.

To re-enable your add-ons, open about:config in a browser tab, check the "OK, I'll be careful", then in search put "xpinstall". You will find "xpinstall.signatures.required" and set that to false.

Worked for me. Also, if you had autoplay of media stopped in earlier editions using media.autoplay.enabled set to false in about:config, you will hear media autoplay again unless you go into preferences now.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-autoplay#w_always-allow-or-disallow-media-autoplay

Post was last edited on May 7, 2019 6:24 PM PDT

- Collapse -
So? If they're people who have thrones,
May 9, 2019 8:38PM PDT

they can afford Starbucks.

- Collapse -
The cup was in "Game Of Thrones"
May 9, 2019 10:44PM PDT

CNET Forums

Forum Info