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[Fx 21] Plugins installed to appdir/plugins folder no longer detected by default

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  1. AliceWyman 4177 posts
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    This was reported by underpass in the KB articles forum:

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/709216 Plugins disabled by Firefox 21

    underpass said

    Hello, We've found an issue, reported by a user on the Italian forum and described in this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=844553

    I replied ....

    This affects the Windows Media Player plugin, which is installed in the Mozilla Firefox\plugins folder ... and is no longer detected in Firefox 21, as reported in /questions/955703.

    I updated MozillaZines article, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Installing_the_new_plugin to add:


    Important: Mozilla/Firefox 21 no longer scans the <installation directory>/plugins folder by default. If you have installed the new WMP plugin and it is not detected, set the preference plugins.load_appdir_plugins to true in about:config (bugs 844553 and 872325).


    This article needs a similar update for Firefox 21 and above.

    P.S. I checked and this article is already on the "Needs changes" list, with a reference to the related bug: *Bug 872325 - Windows Media Player firefox plugin stops working after upgrade to v21.0.

    This was reported by underpass in the KB articles forum: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/709216 Plugins disabled by Firefox 21 ''underpass said'' <blockquote> Hello, We've found an issue, reported by a user on the Italian forum and described in this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=844553 </blockquote> I replied .... This affects the Windows Media Player plugin, which is installed in the Mozilla Firefox\plugins folder ... and is no longer detected in Firefox 21, as reported in [/questions/955703]. I updated MozillaZines article, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Installing_the_new_plugin to add: ----- '''Important:''' Mozilla/Firefox 21 no longer scans the <[http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installation_directory installation directory]>/plugins folder by default. If you have installed the new WMP plugin and it is not detected, set the preference '''plugins.load_appdir_plugins''' to '''true''' in [http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config about:config] (bugs [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=844553 844553] and [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=872325 872325]). ----- This article needs a similar update for Firefox 21 and above. P.S. I checked and this article is already on the "Needs changes" list, with a reference to the related bug: *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=872325 Bug 872325 - Windows Media Player firefox plugin stops working after upgrade to v21.0].
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  2. Andrew 952 posts
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    I am editing the article at this moment.

    Add: Completed!

    I am editing the article at this moment. Add: Completed!
    Modified by Andrew on