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To make things short, yes I know How to engage them. But how do I get them to engage automatically when Fire Fox starts up? I have the latest update of Fire Fox.

To make things short, yes I know How to engage them. But how do I get them to engage automatically when Fire Fox starts up? I have the latest update of Fire Fox.
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EDIT: Extentions* Not add ons

EDIT: Extentions* Not add ons
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the-edmeister
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Specifically, which extensions aren't being enabled when you open Firefox normally? vs using the Firefox Safe Mode

Specifically, which extensions aren't being enabled when you open Firefox normally? ''vs using the Firefox Safe Mode''
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the-edmeister said

Specifically, which extensions aren't being enabled when you open Firefox normally? vs using the Firefox Safe Mode

I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia and these are the two that don't enable when I normally open Firefox.

''the-edmeister [[#answer-1207422|said]]'' <blockquote> Specifically, which extensions aren't being enabled when you open Firefox normally? ''vs using the Firefox Safe Mode'' </blockquote> I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia and these are the two that don't enable when I normally open Firefox.

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FredMcD
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Are they listed as Enabled in the Add-ons Manager? Make sure you are not using Firefox in Safe Mode.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-is-stuck-in-safe-mode


It’s possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry.

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

Delete all extensions* files and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry.

New files will be created when required.

After, restart Firefox.

See "Corrupt extension files":

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will have to approve the updating one last time.

Are they listed as Enabled in the Add-ons Manager? Make sure you are not using Firefox in Safe Mode. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-is-stuck-in-safe-mode ----------- It’s possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry. Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press enter. Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics. ''' Under this find '''Profile Folder. ''' To its right press the button '''Show Folder. ''' This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now '''Close Firefox. ''' Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder '''Linux: ''' Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics.''' Under this find '''Profile Directory. ''' To its right press the button '''Open Directory. ''' Delete all '''extensions*''' files 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. After, restart Firefox. See "Corrupt extension files": *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Unable+to+install+add-ons +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will have to approve the updating one last time.
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FredMcD said

Are they listed as Enabled in the Add-ons Manager? Make sure you are not using Firefox in Safe Mode. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-is-stuck-in-safe-mode

It’s possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry.

Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

Delete all extensions* files and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry.

New files will be created when required.

After, restart Firefox.

See "Corrupt extension files":

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will have to approve the updating one last time.

This didn't seem to work, but I'm not sure if my browser is in safe mode or not. Unless it tells you it's in safe mode then I don't think my browser is in safe mode.

extentions are still being disabled when I open Firefox.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1207437|said]]'' <blockquote> Are they listed as Enabled in the Add-ons Manager? Make sure you are not using Firefox in Safe Mode. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-is-stuck-in-safe-mode ----------- It’s possible that there is a problem with the file(s) that store the extensions registry. Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press enter. Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics. ''' Under this find '''Profile Folder. ''' To its right press the button '''Show Folder. ''' This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now '''Close Firefox. ''' Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder '''Linux: ''' Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics.''' Under this find '''Profile Directory. ''' To its right press the button '''Open Directory. ''' Delete all '''extensions*''' files 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. After, restart Firefox. See "Corrupt extension files": *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Unable+to+install+add-ons +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will have to approve the updating one last time. </blockquote> This didn't seem to work, but I'm not sure if my browser is in safe mode or not. Unless it tells you it's in safe mode then I don't think my browser is in safe mode. extentions are still being disabled when I open Firefox.
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FredMcD
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Type about:support in the address bar and press Enter. Under the main banner, press the button; Copy Text To Clipboard.. Now in the Reply Box on the forum page, do a right-click in the box and select Paste.

This will show us your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

Type '''about:support''' in the address bar and press '''Enter.''' Under the main banner, press the button; '''Copy Text To Clipboard.'''. Now in the Reply Box on the forum page, do a right-click in the box and select '''Paste.''' This will show us your system details. '''No Personal Information Is Collected.'''
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Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 66.0.1 Build ID: 20190322013140 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0 OS: Windows_NT 10.0 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Enabled by default Web Content Processes: 4/8 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports


All Crash Reports Firefox Features


Name: Firefox Monitor Version: 2.8 ID: fxmonitor@mozilla.org

Name: Firefox Screenshots Version: 35.0.0 ID: screenshots@mozilla.org

Name: Form Autofill Version: 1.0 ID: formautofill@mozilla.org

Name: Web Compat Version: 3.0.2 ID: webcompat@mozilla.org

Name: WebCompat Reporter Version: 1.1.0 ID: webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org

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Name: Ad-Blocker Version: 4.0.0 Enabled: true ID: {b89efd87-232e-4829-87d2-22148919d72f}

Name: McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Version: 3.5.0.4 Enabled: false ID: {920a94a9-e04a-419c-8a1c-a7a9c38cc83a}

Security Software


Type: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

Type: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module

Type: Windows Firewall

Application Basics ------------------ Name: Firefox Version: 66.0.1 Build ID: 20190322013140 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0 OS: Windows_NT 10.0 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Enabled by default Web Content Processes: 4/8 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false Crash Reports ------------- All Crash Reports Firefox Features ------------------------------------- Name: Firefox Monitor Version: 2.8 ID: fxmonitor@mozilla.org Name: Firefox Screenshots Version: 35.0.0 ID: screenshots@mozilla.org Name: Form Autofill Version: 1.0 ID: formautofill@mozilla.org Name: Web Compat Version: 3.0.2 ID: webcompat@mozilla.org Name: WebCompat Reporter Version: 1.1.0 ID: webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org Extensions ---------- Name: Ad-Blocker Version: 4.0.0 Enabled: true ID: {b89efd87-232e-4829-87d2-22148919d72f} Name: McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Version: 3.5.0.4 Enabled: false ID: {920a94a9-e04a-419c-8a1c-a7a9c38cc83a} Security Software ----------------- Type: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Type: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module Type: Windows Firewall
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FredMcD
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I see that McAfee SiteAdvisor is disabled. Some have had problems with it.

Are you having problems with Ad-Blocker? What about other problems?

I see that McAfee SiteAdvisor is disabled. Some have had problems with it. Are you having problems with Ad-Blocker? What about other problems?
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FredMcD
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Benjamin_Fakelin said

I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia

These are not listed in the report you posted.

''Benjamin_Fakelin [[#answer-1207424|said]]'' <blockquote> I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia </blockquote> These are not listed in the report you posted.
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It is possible that there is a problem with files in the profile folder that store the extensions registry.

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

New files will be created when required.

See "Corrupt extension files":

You can check if there is a update available in case of issues.

  • click the cogwheel button (left of the Search bar) on the about:addons page to "Check for updates"

If this didn't help then delete add-ons.json and possibly prefs.js in case there is a problem with preferences.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:preferences page.

It is possible that there is a problem with files in the profile folder that store the extensions registry. Delete the extensions.* files (extensions.json, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to reset the extensions registry. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Profiles New files will be created when required. See "Corrupt extension files": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/unable-install-add-ons-extensions-or-themes You can check if there is a update available in case of issues. *click the cogwheel button (left of the Search bar) on the about:addons page to "Check for updates" If this didn't help then delete add-ons.json and possibly prefs.js in case there is a problem with preferences. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:preferences</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
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FredMcD said

Benjamin_Fakelin said
I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia

These are not listed in the report you posted.

I uninstalled them later thinking that the extensions weren't working, or that the extensions were causing the problem.

Nothing changed; the extensions are still disabled when I open the browser.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1207950|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Benjamin_Fakelin [[#answer-1207424|said]]'' <blockquote> I'm Only using two Extensions Ghostery & Ecosia </blockquote> These are not listed in the report you posted. </blockquote> I uninstalled them later thinking that the extensions weren't working, or that the extensions were causing the problem. Nothing changed; the extensions are still disabled when I open the browser.
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cor-el said

It is possible that there is a problem with files in the profile folder that store the extensions registry. Delete the extensions.* files (extensions.json, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to reset the extensions registry. New files will be created when required. See "Corrupt extension files": You can check if there is a update available in case of issues.
  • click the cogwheel button (left of the Search bar) on the about:addons page to "Check for updates"
If this didn't help then delete add-ons.json and possibly prefs.js in case there is a problem with preferences. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:preferences page.

I couldn't find the files extensions.json, extensions.ini or extensions.sqlite.

I did manage to find add-ons.json; deleted it, nothing happened unfortunately.

''cor-el [[#answer-1207958|said]]'' <blockquote> It is possible that there is a problem with files in the profile folder that store the extensions registry. Delete the extensions.* files (extensions.json, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to reset the extensions registry. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Profiles New files will be created when required. See "Corrupt extension files": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/unable-install-add-ons-extensions-or-themes You can check if there is a update available in case of issues. *click the cogwheel button (left of the Search bar) on the about:addons page to "Check for updates" If this didn't help then delete add-ons.json and possibly prefs.js in case there is a problem with preferences. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:preferences</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox </blockquote> I couldn't find the files extensions.json, extensions.ini or extensions.sqlite. I did manage to find add-ons.json; deleted it, nothing happened unfortunately.
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extensions.json is the main extensions database file and should always be there. If this file is really missing then that might be the problem because Firefox won't see that extensions are installed. You can check the permissions and owner of all files in the profile folder.

You can try to do some maintenance.

You can create a new profile to test if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

extensions.json is the main extensions database file and should always be there. If this file is really missing then that might be the problem because Firefox won't see that extensions are installed. You can check the permissions and owner of all files in the profile folder. You can try to do some maintenance. *https://appletoolbox.com/2016/07/fix-corrupt-user-accounts-macos/ You can create a new profile to test if your current profile is causing the problem. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
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