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Why is the Google Talk Plugin blocked on my Computer at Times?

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The Plugin has been blocked a couple times in the past. I did not know this until I did a refresh of Firefox. It is unblocked now. This is happening, I suppose when I make or received phone calls in Google (G-mail & Hangouts). My questions are these:

1) Why does this happen? 2) How might I prevent this from happening again? 3) Is there a simple way to check to see if the Plugin is blocked?


 If you need more info from me, I will surely  do my best to answer you to the best of my ability.

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My GT&V plug in is blocked suddenly on FF and IE, in the middle of using it!

I saw there had been a Google update at that time.

I cannot get FF to tell me it is blocking it either, so I can allow it, which I could do on my room mate's computer Also W7pro 64 bit, but a little newer than mine.

How do I get FF to display that something is blocked. Using IE right now, because FF installs all screwed up each time now. Something in my cookies?

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The Plugin has been blocked a couple times in the past. I did not know this until I did a refresh of Firefox. It is unblocked now. This is happening, I suppose when I make or received phone calls in Google (G-mail & Hangouts). My questions are these: 1) Why does this happen? 2) How might I prevent this from happening again? 3) Is there a simple way to check to see if the Plugin is blocked? If you need more info from me, I will surely do my best to answer you to the best of my ability.
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Sometimes some add ons or plugins are turned off during a Firefox update. It is easy to go in and re-enable them from the add ons page in Firefox.

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Thanks for your reply. I understand that add-ons may disable themselves inadvertently. The add-on was blocked, not disabled. There is a difference, isn't it? How is it possible to unblock without performing a refresh of Firefox?

 If the words mean the same, could it be that the add-on needs to be uninstalled & reinstalled & how would I go about doing that?  


Thank you

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Is there a parent.lock file in the profile folder or a user.js file that might be blocking the plugin?

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Here is a screenshot of the profile folder. I see there is a parent.lock file. What do I need to do with the file?

Thank you

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Yep, in your provided picture there was a parent.lock file. If you delete this and restart Firefox, is the plugin still blocked?

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My GT&V plug in is blocked suddenly on FF and IE, in the middle of using it!

I saw there had been a Google update at that time.

I cannot get FF to tell me it is blocking it either, so I can allow it, which I could do on my room mate's computer Also W7pro 64 bit, but a little newer than mine.

How do I get FF to display that something is blocked. Using IE right now, because FF installs all screwed up each time now. Something in my cookies?

hgw53t said

The Plugin has been blocked a couple times in the past. I did not know this until I did a refresh of Firefox. It is unblocked now. This is happening, I suppose when I make or received phone calls in Google (G-mail & Hangouts). My questions are these: 1) Why does this happen? 2) How might I prevent this from happening again? 3) Is there a simple way to check to see if the Plugin is blocked? If you need more info from me, I will surely do my best to answer you to the best of my ability.