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

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

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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.

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

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

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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 »
 

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You should all have the update by now.
 


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