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Why has firefox deactivated Yahoo toolbar and how can I reinstall it?

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My Yahoo toolbar has been deactivated by firefox's latest updates. I want to know how to reinstall the Yahoo tool bar. Alternatively, I want to know when Firefox will activate it again. If either of these things cannot be done, I will change to another browser.

Thank you.

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Have you tried to update and re-enable the toolbar?

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Yes. Firefox will not let me activate the Yahoo toolbar.

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I tried to reinstall. And I tried to activate. Firefox will not let me activate my Yahoo toolbar.

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When you look at the toolbar's entry on the Add-ons page, is there a message about it not being verified? You can check that on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions. Then look for Yahoo on the right side toward the bottom (on a grayed background).

Normally in Firefox 41, not verified extensions will say to proceed with caution. If yours says it is blocked, you may have turned on the signature requirement. To turn that off:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste xpi and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the xpinstall.signatures.required preference is bolded and "user set" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

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Oops, forgot the screen shot. This is the regular Proceed with Caution message of Firefox 40-41.

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jscher2000 said

When you look at the toolbar's entry on the Add-ons page, is there a message about it not being verified? You can check that on the Add-ons page. Either:
  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
In the left column, click Extensions. Then look for Yahoo on the right side toward the bottom (on a grayed background). Normally in Firefox 41, not verified extensions will say to proceed with caution. If yours says it is blocked, you may have turned on the signature requirement. To turn that off: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste xpi and pause while the list is filtered (3) If the xpinstall.signatures.required preference is bolded and "user set" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

Ok I just did all that and reinstalled the toolbar. Then I restarted Firefox and the Yahoo toolbar was gone again saying it couldnt be verified. :( Im using Firefox 43.0b5 (beta) could that have anything to do with it? This thing with the Yahoo toolbar only started within the last month? Every since Ive used Yahoo Ive always had thier toolbar and its been with Firefox. So Ive had it for years. Now Firefox doesnt want me to have it? Thats a bunch of BS! :(

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Hi trekman, is the problem:

  • the Enable/Disable button is missing, so the toolbar cannot be enabled
    • this should only occur if xpinstall.signatures.required=true
  • the toolbar does not appear even though the extension is enabled
    • is it missing from the toolbar list(s) as well as the toolbar area?

By "toolbar list(s)" I mean the list that appears when you use any of these:

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You know what I did? When I did all that you suggested the first time, after I double clicked and restored the value of false I closed it out. Then I went and re-installed the toolbar and closed Firefox and the toolbar was gone again.

This time doing it, I made sure it was all in "bold" user set to true and the default value was "false" and before closing that out I went and enabled it. Then went back and closed out the other windows.

Now when I open & close Firefox the toolbar IS still there. :D

Thank You jscher2000 :D

Modified by trekman