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I installed Stylish a few months ago, and it worked perfectly for a while - and then one day it just stopped. Nothing works. I checked to see if Firefox had updated - nope. I disabled and re-enabled the add-on - nope. I uninstalled and reinstalled it - nope. I installed a test script, thinking that maybe the problems were with individual scripts - nope. I went through the steps as directed here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982460) but that didn't work either.

While doing the last one I actually managed to fix another add-on that hadn't worked properly on this computer's Firefox - I have another computer that it worked perfectly on, and I think this computer's files for it were corrupted. I cleared out all that add-on's files on this computer and transferred the other computer's files for the add-on over, and now it works perfectly. However, when I tried this for Stylish (which also works perfectly on the other computer) it didn't work.

tl;dr: there's something wrong with this computer's Firefox and/or its files for the Stylish add-on, and I'd like to get whatever it is fixed.

I installed Stylish a few months ago, and it worked perfectly for a while - and then one day it just stopped. Nothing works. I checked to see if Firefox had updated - nope. I disabled and re-enabled the add-on - nope. I uninstalled and reinstalled it - nope. I installed a test script, thinking that maybe the problems were with individual scripts - nope. I went through the steps as directed here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982460) but that didn't work either. While doing the last one I actually managed to fix another add-on that hadn't worked properly on this computer's Firefox - I have another computer that it worked perfectly on, and I think this computer's files for it were corrupted. I cleared out all that add-on's files on this computer and transferred the other computer's files for the add-on over, and now it works perfectly. However, when I tried this for Stylish (which also works perfectly on the other computer) it didn't work. tl;dr: there's something wrong with this computer's Firefox and/or its files for the Stylish add-on, and I'd like to get whatever it is fixed.

Chosen solution

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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FredMcD
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

There are some bad reviews for this. Check this page for support link.

'''https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/''' There are some bad reviews for this. Check this page for support link.
cor-el
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It is possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry.

Delete the extensions.* files (e.g. extensions.json, extensions.sqlite, extensions.ini) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry.

New files will be created when required.

See "Corrupt extension files":

If you see disabled or not compatible extensions in "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" then click the Tools button at the left end of the Search bar to check if there is a compatibility update available.

If this hasn't helped then also delete possible addons.json and addons.sqlite files.

It is possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry. Delete the extensions.* files (e.g. extensions.json, extensions.sqlite, extensions.ini) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Profiles New files will be created when required. See "Corrupt extension files": *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Unable+to+install+add-ons If you see disabled or not compatible extensions in "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" then click the Tools button at the left end of the Search bar to check if there is a compatibility update available. If this hasn't helped then also delete possible addons.json and addons.sqlite files.

Question owner

Stylish seems to be storing information on my computer, even when I remove the add-on. I can't find the files, though, and directing me to the folder where everything's stored doesn't really help...as I said in the original question, I've already deleted the extension files. The link I included has the exact same answer as what you just posted.

Stylish seems to be storing information on my computer, even when I remove the add-on. I can't find the files, though, and directing me to the folder where everything's stored doesn't really help...as I said in the original question, I've already deleted the extension files. The link I included has the exact same answer as what you just posted.

Modified by kcatty

Question owner

I followed the instructions from the support pages - no dice.

I followed the instructions from the support pages - no dice.
FredMcD
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Two things to try.

  • 1

Type about:config<Enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. This is where Firefox finds information it needs to run. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type Stylish Tell us if there are any listing and what they are

  • 2

Open you file browser. Go to the main directory C:\ Enter Stylish in the search box and tell us what is displayed. This may take a few minutes.

Two things to try. *1 Type '''about:config'''<Enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the '''Be Careful''' button. This is where Firefox finds information it needs to run. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type '''Stylish''' Tell us if there are any listing and what they are *2 Open you file browser. Go to the main directory C:\ Enter '''Stylish''' in the search box and tell us what is displayed. This may take a few minutes.

Question owner

1 - I found five things, screenshot attached.

2 - The only thing that popped up was my bookmarks file (Stylish is bookmarked there).

1 - I found five things, screenshot attached. 2 - The only thing that popped up was my bookmarks file (Stylish is bookmarked there).
FredMcD
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Wait for one of the big boys, this is above my knowledge.

Wait for one of the big boys, this is above my knowledge.

Question owner

All right. I should probably add that I removed stylish from my add-ons, and I haven't reset firefox yet (I'd really rather not resort to that, because I've had to do it before and it's a nightmare to get everything back to normal).

EDIT I searched "stylish" in the firefox folder (the one that you get to from about:support) and found another .sqlite file (which I deleted). There were other files as well, but after I deleted the .sqlite file and re-searched, nothing showed up.

The later four entries in the about:config search from before are still present.

All right. I should probably add that I removed stylish from my add-ons, and I haven't reset firefox yet (I'd really rather not resort to that, because I've had to do it before and it's a nightmare to get everything back to normal). '''EDIT''' I searched "stylish" in the firefox folder (the one that you get to from about:support) and found another .sqlite file (which I deleted). There were other files as well, but after I deleted the .sqlite file and re-searched, nothing showed up. The later four entries in the about:config search from before are still present.

Modified by kcatty

FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

Question owner

I reset it. It took me three hours even with those addons to get everything back to normal...but Stylish now works. Thanks.

I reset it. It took me three hours even with those addons to get everything back to normal...but Stylish now works. Thanks.

Modified by kcatty