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Firefox shows itself as an older version than it actually is

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Hey everybody

I'm having troubles installing an addon. Now I just noticed, that Firefox is communicating an older version than itself, than it actually is. As you can see in the screenshot (hopefull, since I'm using it in German), the website https://addons.mozilla.org thinks that I'm on v68, while in reality, I just updated it to 76.

I did play around a bit with addons and settings for data privacy - and I'm pretty confident, that the problem is within a wrongly set configuration - but I can't for the life of me find and reverse it.

I would really appreciate any pointers you can give me!

Cheers, Robert

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privacy.resistFingerprinting = true ?

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privacy.resistFingerprinting = true ?

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Perfect man, thanks a lot! Maybe not the place but, but anyway.. in your opinion: Better keep it set to false, since the security setting for the Identifier is checked as well?

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IMO you can keep it false (however it's good to remember the change).

You can also add another boolean preference privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager = true to be able to install extensions from AMO :).

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Just to be sure, the setting privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager should be true? Not false? From the name of it, it sounds like true could cause the same error which I had in the beginning.

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I don't remember, try both.

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Setting privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager = true disables the Addon manager (navigator.mozAddonManager is undefined) on the Addons website.

// This hidden pref allows users to disable mozAddonManager entirely if they
// want for fingerprinting resistance. Someone like Tor browser will use this
// pref.

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