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What exactly is the Default Plugin in Firefox?

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I am looking for detailed information on the Default Plugin in Firefox, specifically for v3.6.20. When I envoke the Troubleshooting Information page and select Plugins, I see that it is Disabled. However, in Preferences/Manage Ad Ons/Plugins, it appears enabled.

I am experiencing issues with Firefox that I need to solve before I make any future upgrade attempt, and this is an issue that I need to solve.

Thanks..

I am looking for detailed information on the Default Plugin in Firefox, specifically for v3.6.20. When I envoke the Troubleshooting Information page and select Plugins, I see that it is Disabled. However, in Preferences/Manage Ad Ons/Plugins, it appears enabled. I am experiencing issues with Firefox that I need to solve before I make any future upgrade attempt, and this is an issue that I need to solve. Thanks..

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Displays PDF documents in the browser.
  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Unity Web Player lets you experience dazzling interactive 3D right in your browser. For more information, visit Unity .
  • iPhoto6
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.2
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • View PDF documents within your web browser.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.20) Gecko/20110803 Firefox/3.6.20

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.20
Profile Directory
Show in Finder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
BugMeNot
2.2
false
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ChatZilla
0.9.87
true
{59c81df5-4b7a-477b-912d-4e0fdf64e5f2}
Craigslist Image Prefetcher
1.1.7
true
CLIP@chris.synan
Disconnect
1.0.1
true
disconnect@disconnect.me
Dr.Web anti-virus link checker
1.0.23
true
{6614d11d-d21d-b211-ae23-815234e1ebb5}
Exif Viewer
1.65
true
exif_viewer@mozilla.doslash.org
PDF Download
3.0.0.2
false
{37E4D8EA-8BDA-4831-8EA1-89053939A250}
Flagfox
4.1.5
false
{1018e4d6-728f-4b20-ad56-37578a4de76b}
Globefish
1.3.2
false
globefish@projects.6831.courses.csail.mit.edu
Greasemonkey
0.9.8
false
{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}
Imgur Uploader
1.0.3
false
giorgio@gilestro.tk
Pastebin
3.0
true
pastebin.com@gmail.com
Personas
1.6.2
true
personas@christopher.beard
Screengrab
0.96.3
false
{02450954-cdd9-410f-b1da-db804e18c671}
Session Keeper
0.5.3
false
{6641C782-EC22-11DA-81F9-6FE8AF67805C}
Text to Voice
1.05
true
text2voice@vik.josh
TinEye Reverse Image Search
1.1
true
tineye@ideeinc.com
Torbutton
1.2.5
true
{e0204bd5-9d31-402b-a99d-a6aa8ffebdca}
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
0.2.8
true
adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
1.1.1
true
elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
Firefox PDF Plugin for Mac OS X
1.1.3
true
colesbury@gmail.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.20
browser.tabs.loadInBackground
false
dom.disable_window_move_resize
true
dom.event.contextmenu.enabled
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.20
font.name.serif.x-western
Arial
network.cookie.cookieBehavior
1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1314292424
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

cor-el
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That is OK. The default plugin is used if there isn't a plugin installed to handle specific content and ofers to do a search.

What kind of problems do you have?


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

That is OK. The default plugin is used if there isn't a plugin installed to handle specific content and ofers to do a search. What kind of problems do you have? ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes). *Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window. *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes