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jscher2000
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I don't think forum volunteers yet know the cause or remedy for this problem. However, know that dozens of people are reporting the same thing in recent hours, so it may be due to a rolling update gone wrong.

I don't think forum volunteers yet know the cause or remedy for this problem. However, know that dozens of people are reporting the same thing in recent hours, so it may be due to a rolling update gone wrong.
AARRGGHHH 0 solutions 11 answers

Just some additional details, I'm using FF 52 on Windows 7 Pro.

And please, give us a resolution. If you're going to say "this was done for your own good", please include a download link for Chrome.

Just some additional details, I'm using FF 52 on Windows 7 Pro. And please, give us a '''resolution'''. If you're going to say "this was done for your own good", please include a download link for Chrome.
jscher2000
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Sorry, the Add-ons team is working on a fix for this. A critical certificate expired (which obviously should not happen). Official updates are expected to be posted here:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/certificate-issue-causing-add-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047

Currently, the only workaround is to set your system clock back (for example, if your date is May 3, set to May 2; if your date is May 4, set to May 3). You might have to reinstall extensions after that, or maybe Firefox will detect the difference at your next shut down/restart. Changing the date may have other consequences, so this option isn't ideal.

Sorry, the Add-ons team is working on a fix for this. A critical certificate expired (which obviously should not happen). Official updates are expected to be posted here: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/certificate-issue-causing-add-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047 Currently, the only workaround is to set your system clock back (for example, if your date is May 3, set to May 2; if your date is May 4, set to May 3). You might have to reinstall extensions after that, or maybe Firefox will detect the difference at your next shut down/restart. Changing the date may have other consequences, so this option isn't ideal.
Tanyac 0 solutions 34 answers

AARRGGHHH said

Just some additional details, I'm using FF 52 on Windows 7 Pro. And please, give us a resolution. If you're going to say "this was done for your own good", please include a download link for Chrome.

This must be global (As in all versions)? I was using the ESR release 60.6.1 but all addons got disabled. I won't be using Firefox at all until this gets fixed. though, I really don't want to have to change browsers

''AARRGGHHH [[#answer-1218080|said]]'' <blockquote> Just some additional details, I'm using FF 52 on Windows 7 Pro. And please, give us a '''resolution'''. If you're going to say "this was done for your own good", please include a download link for Chrome. </blockquote> This must be global (As in all versions)? I was using the ESR release 60.6.1 but all addons got disabled. I won't be using Firefox at all until this gets fixed. though, I really don't want to have to change browsers

Modified by Tanyac

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Tanyac said

This must be global (As in all versions)? I was using the ESR release 60.6.1 but all addons got disabled.

Yes, a critical certificate expired somewhere in the Add-ons infrastructure. All versions of Firefox are affected.

''Tanyac [[#answer-1218116|said]]'' <blockquote> This must be global (As in all versions)? I was using the ESR release 60.6.1 but all addons got disabled. </blockquote> Yes, a critical certificate expired somewhere in the Add-ons infrastructure. All versions of Firefox are affected.
AARRGGHHH 0 solutions 11 answers

Just an FYI, date reset did not work here. :(

Just an FYI, date reset did not work here. :(
jscher2000
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AARRGGHHH said

Just an FYI, date reset did not work here. :(

Thanks for checking that. What if you next trigger an extension update on the Add-ons page? Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then on the right side, find a button with an icon of a gear / sprocket / wheel on it. Click that, then "Check for Updates". Any action?

''AARRGGHHH [[#answer-1218222|said]]'' <blockquote> Just an FYI, date reset did not work here. :( </blockquote> Thanks for checking that. What if you next trigger an extension update on the Add-ons page? Either: * Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a) * "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons * type or paste '''about:addons''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. Then on the right side, find a button with an icon of a gear / sprocket / wheel on it. Click that, then "Check for Updates". Any action?
AARRGGHHH 0 solutions 11 answers

I don't see any with a gear, sprocket, or wheel, I'm guessing none need an update. I tried turning update off and back on for a couple individual add-ons, but no luck.

BTW, some are now working. Examples:

Active Stop Button Colorful Tabs Image Context Menu

Others (many) are quite dead

Flash Video Downloader Google Reverse Image Search Image Downloader

Not really seeing any rhyme or reason as to what works and what doesn't, I would guess the certificate to which it links.

Oh the humanity ... But in all seriousness, it is quite frustrating to have only a semi-conscious browser.

I don't see any with a gear, sprocket, or wheel, I'm guessing none need an update. I tried turning update off and back on for a couple individual add-ons, but no luck. BTW, some are now working. Examples: Active Stop Button Colorful Tabs Image Context Menu Others (many) are quite dead Flash Video Downloader Google Reverse Image Search Image Downloader Not really seeing any rhyme or reason as to what works and what doesn't, I would guess the certificate to which it links. Oh the humanity ... But in all seriousness, it is quite frustrating to have only a semi-conscious browser.

Modified by AARRGGHHH

Chris Ilias
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Mozilla has rolled-out a fix for this. The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours, you don’t need to take active steps.

In order to be able to provide this fix on short notice, they are using the Studies system. You can check if you have studies enabled

  1. Go to [=] > Options > Privacy & Security.
  2. Make sure Allow Firefox to install and run studies is check marked.

I you had it disabled, you can disable studies again after your add-ons have been re-enabled.

They are working on a general fix that doesn't need to rely on this and will keep you updated.

Mozilla has rolled-out a fix for this. The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours, you don’t need to take active steps. In order to be able to provide this fix on short notice, they are using the Studies system. You can check if you have studies enabled # Go to '''[=] > Options > Privacy & Security'''. # Make sure '''Allow Firefox to install and run studies''' is check marked. I you had it disabled, you can disable studies again after your add-ons have been re-enabled. They are working on a general fix that doesn't need to rely on this and will keep you updated.
TheSageCottage 0 solutions 5 answers

I lost all of my addons overnight. Here's the list:

YouTube Adblock uBlock Origin TrackMeNot Smart Referer Privacy Possum Privacy Badger Norton Safe Web HTTPS Everywhere Google Analytics Blocker Decentraleyes CanvasBlocker

I lost all of my addons overnight. Here's the list: YouTube Adblock uBlock Origin TrackMeNot Smart Referer Privacy Possum Privacy Badger Norton Safe Web HTTPS Everywhere Google Analytics Blocker Decentraleyes CanvasBlocker
roflz 0 solutions 1 answers

I do believe that you've lost your minds; does anyone test these "improvements" before you do a wholesale slaughter of your user base?

Try not to be so "helpful"...

I do believe that you've lost your minds; does anyone test these "improvements" before you do a wholesale slaughter of your user base? Try not to be so "helpful"...
jscher2000
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Hi TheSageCottage and roflz, this wasn't intentional. A critical certificate expired (which obviously should not happen), preventing many extensions from being used, updated, or installed.

Over the next few hours, your Firefox should automatically get a patch for this problem through the "studies" feature. For most users, studies are automatically enabled, but you can check on the Options/Preferences page as follows:

  • Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
  • Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
  • Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
  • Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it

In the search box at the top of the page, type stud and Firefox should filter to the "Firefox Data Collection and Use" section. Here, make sure you have a check in the box for "Allow Firefox to install and run studies". (First screenshot attached.) If you prefer to turn it back off after the patch comes through, that's fine.

So far, I have received two studies related to this, which you can see if you click the View Firefox studies link next to the above preference (or paste about:studies into the address bar and press Enter to load it). (Second screenshot attached.)

If you receive the patches and your extensions remain disabled, check whether they now show an Enable button.

Hi TheSageCottage and roflz, this wasn't intentional. A critical certificate expired (which obviously should not happen), preventing many extensions from being used, updated, or installed. Over the next few hours, your Firefox should automatically get a patch for this problem through the "studies" feature. For most users, studies are automatically enabled, but you can check on the Options/Preferences page as follows: * Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options * Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences * Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences * Any system: type or paste '''about:preferences''' into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it In the search box at the top of the page, type ''stud'' and Firefox should filter to the "Firefox Data Collection and Use" section. Here, make sure you have a check in the box for "Allow Firefox to install and run studies". (First screenshot attached.) If you prefer to turn it back off after the patch comes through, that's fine. So far, I have received two studies related to this, which you can see if you click the '''View Firefox studies''' link next to the above preference (or paste '''about:studies''' into the address bar and press Enter to load it). (Second screenshot attached.) If you receive the patches and your extensions remain disabled, check whether they now show an Enable button.
AARRGGHHH 0 solutions 11 answers

roflz said

I do believe that you've lost your minds; does anyone test these "improvements" before you do a wholesale slaughter of your user base? Try not to be so "helpful"...

Well said. They're getting like Microsoft. Each release contains more "helpful" features that make it worse than the previous.

''roflz [[#answer-1218539|said]]'' <blockquote> I do believe that you've lost your minds; does anyone test these "improvements" before you do a wholesale slaughter of your user base? Try not to be so "helpful"... </blockquote> Well said. They're getting like Microsoft. Each release contains more "helpful" features that make it worse than the previous.
AARRGGHHH 0 solutions 11 answers

Chris Ilias said

Mozilla has rolled-out a fix for this...

This is exactly what I was afraid would happen. I use FF 52.0.2 64-bit. It has no "Studies" option. Thus, the fix is useless to those of us with older browsers. AND NO, I AM NOT UPGRADING.

I've been reluctantly expecting "we did it for your own good" aka "STFU and swallow". And that is exactly what I will hear if you wont fix it for older browsers.

''Chris Ilias [[#answer-1218442|said]]'' <blockquote> Mozilla has rolled-out a fix for this...</blockquote> This is exactly what I was afraid would happen. I use FF 52.0.2 64-bit. It has no "Studies" option. Thus, the fix is useless to those of us with older browsers. AND NO, I AM NOT UPGRADING. I've been reluctantly expecting "we did it for your own good" aka "STFU and swallow". And that is exactly what I will hear if you wont fix it for older browsers.
cor-el
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See:

See: *[/questions/1258208] plugins could not be verified firefox esr 52
nigeld 0 solutions 11 answers

The "fix" of enabling Studies does not work for me - it was already enabled. The "fix" of changing the date also does not work. Can someone please tell me why some users have found the patch to work and others haven't? My browser was working fine yesterday and the day beefore but disabled the extensions/add ons this morning. When will there be a fix to this please?

The "fix" of enabling Studies does not work for me - it was already enabled. The "fix" of changing the date also does not work. Can someone please tell me why some users have found the patch to work and others haven't? My browser was working fine yesterday and the day beefore but disabled the extensions/add ons this morning. When will there be a fix to this please?
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nigeld said

When will there be a fix to this please?

Hello nigeld,

Would you please read this :

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

(sorry for the inconvenience; this annoying issue was caused by an unforeseen technical problem …..)

''nigeld [[#answer-1219281|said]]'' <blockquote> When will there be a fix to this please? </blockquote> Hello nigeld, Would you please read this : https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ (sorry for the inconvenience; this annoying issue was caused by an unforeseen technical problem …..)
nigeld 0 solutions 11 answers

Thank you McCoy - I had already read that - I was hoping for a more up to date situation report. I must be one of the people who have studies enabled, all the patches in place and have got the bug that is being worked on. The funny thing is that my problem only started this morning, my PC has been fine for both yesterday and the day before.

Thank you McCoy - I had already read that - I was hoping for a more up to date situation report. I must be one of the people who have studies enabled, all the patches in place and have got the bug that is being worked on. The funny thing is that my problem only started this morning, my PC has been fine for both yesterday and the day before.
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Install this "hot-fix" extension to get the fix that Mozilla has done.

It just worked form me with Firefox 66.0.3 .

Install [https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate%40mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi this "hot-fix" extension] to get the fix that Mozilla has done. It just worked form me with Firefox 66.0.3 .
nigeld 0 solutions 11 answers

I looked at that and got the message, "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer" (or something similar.....)

I also have 66.0.3

I looked at that and got the message, "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer" (or something similar.....) I also have 66.0.3