You are Here:
Install Updates Gimp Error - see Security & Bug Fixes Section Sticky



Firefox extensions not working

Author (Read 879 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Firefox extensions not working
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:41:14 AM »
 

Searchernow

  • PayPal Supporter
  • Forum Regular
  • *****
  • 180
    Posts
  • Country: 00
  • Reputation: 7
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 4.6 64bit

  • MEMORY: 4Gb
Hi,

for some Firefox users their installed extensions are being blocked and shown as not authorized etc. This is a glitch in the certification system and Mozilla say they know the problem and will restore everything asap.

see https://www.zdnet.com/article/firefox-add-ons-disabled-en-masse-after-mozilla-certificate-issue/
SN.  I hope my reply has been useful - click Thank on the left.
 


Re: Firefox extensions not working
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 10:50:31 AM »
 

trinidad

  • Platinum Level Poster
  • **********
  • 1028
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 178
  • Linux Lite Member
    • dbts-analytics.com

  • Linux Lite: 4.6 64bit

  • CPU: AMD A8 5500 4 cores

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7560D
Yes some extensions are failing to work properly. Some web sites will crash a tab, others will display a warning in Firefox. Others will continue to work just fine. Also... I'm not sure why yet, but only my two Linux Lite Firefoxes (Ubuntu based) seem to have this problem and it has intermittantly come and gone a few times recently which is odd as well. None of my Debian machines display this behavior. Could be a cert difference between ESR and the regular accelerated releases in Ubuntu. I expect a solution will be forthcoming shortly.

TC

Okay this is the latest information on this. Apparently there is an emergency fix available if you enable studies in Firefox.
 https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 11:18:20 AM by trinidad
All opinions expressed and all advice given by Trinidad Cruz on this forum are his responsibility alone and do not necessarily reflect the views or methods of the developers of Linux Lite. He is a citizen of the United States where it is acceptable to occasionally be uninformed and inept as long as you pay your taxes.
 

Re: Firefox extensions not working
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 07:38:14 AM »
 

Searchernow

  • PayPal Supporter
  • Forum Regular
  • *****
  • 180
    Posts
  • Country: 00
  • Reputation: 7
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 4.6 64bit

  • MEMORY: 4Gb
There's a fix which which has re-enabled my extensions straight away. It involves allowing FF to collect data and selecting allow FF to run & install Studies.

full details here 
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ 

As soon as the bug is fixed by FF that data collection option can be changed if preferred.

Edit: oops, I didn't notice trinidad was pointing to the same link! Anyway, no harm.
Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 01:21:21 PM by Searchernow
SN.  I hope my reply has been useful - click Thank on the left.
 

Re: Firefox extensions not working
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 07:57:49 PM »
 

kissbaby3

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 104
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 8
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 4.2 64bit

  • CPU: 1.4 GHz

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: on board
i am still on firefox version 66.0.3 (64-bit), it was acting all wack, i knew it was a firefox bug only, but i thought i would do a crazy thing and do a fresh install of linux lite 4.4,
for the moment , things are not abnormal yet, and my adblock plus is working just fine for now.
and yes i have adblock plus set to off on Linux lite website, i want my Linux to get paid. hugs and loves .

here is the firefox twitter page.
https://twitter.com/firefox/
 

Re: Firefox extensions not working
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 06:35:17 AM »
 

Jerry

  • Linux Lite Creator
  • Administrator
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • *****
  • 7145
    Posts
  • Country: nz
  • Reputation: 670
  • Linux Lite Member
    • Linux Lite OS

  • Linux Lite: 3.8 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Xeon Dual CPU's E5645 2.4GHz 12 Cores

  • MEMORY: 16Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTX 960
You should all have the update by now.
 


Tags: firefox bug 
 


Install Updates Gimp Error - see Security & Bug Fixes Section Sticky