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Why are my installed extentions on FF 5.01 suddenly not showing up in the add-ons window tab (to change preferences), even though the extentions (like Google toolbar and Awesome Screenshot) are visible on the FF interface?

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My Google toolbar was working fine earlier this morning. A few hours later, the search window stopped opening new tabs. I did some snooping and discovered that none of my extension add-ons were showing up in the add-ons tab. However, the appearance and plug-ins are still listed. When I click on the Extensions tab there is just a small box that says "You don't have any add-ons of this type installed." However, my Google toolbar, Add Blocker, and Awesome Screenshot etc. is still visible in the FF interface. When I try to uninstall the Google toolbar using the options button on the toolbar itself, nothing happens. What's up?

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FYI, this happened on my Mac, as well as, my wife's, so it wasn't just my computer. But what resolved this was downloading an extension through the FF add-on manager that I knew was in my FF extensions, but mysteriously wasn't showing up in the extensions tab or on the Troubleshooting Info page. The extension downloaded, and then when I reopened FF, all my extensions were there, including the Google toolbar. Beats the hell out of me.

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Same solution as dplavin. Thanks!

Afterwords there were some changes in Add-ons that were enabled/disabled that then had to be straightened out.

I disabled Test Pilot which was in the process of testing thinking that it might have had something to do with the problem. I have not updated to the latest version of 5.0 because one favorite Add-on [Firegestures] is supposed to be incompatible.

Modified by mike95060