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addon list not loading in Firefox 17 after update

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Running FF beta 17 - I go to tools & click addons. Nothing happens - will not open. clicked control/shift/a = same fail. sorry - I cleared cache/cookies + used avg pro to clean + restarted windows 7 64 X and FF = still fail - I see this similar problem historically happened with FF 6 and others. What is wrong? Thx!

Modified by pashadad

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Followed your instructions. Through trial and error, found that Tab Mix Plus 0.4.0.3 causing problem. Disabled and everything now works. Will wait for update from them. Thanks Cor-el.

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sorry - forgot to add: everything else in the tools drop down works. Addons fails

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

Delete the files extensions.* (e.g. extensions.sqlite, extensions.ini, extensions.cache) and compatibility.ini in the Firefox profile folder to reset the extensions registry.

New files will be created when required.

See "Corrupt extension files":

If you see disabled, not compatible, extensions in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" then click the Tools button at the left side of the Search Bar (or click the "Find Updates" button in older Firefox versions) to check if there is a compatibility update available.

If this hasn't helped then also try to delete the addons.sqlite file.

Question owner

Hi Cor-el TY for your response. I started FF in safe mode, [selected help/restart with addons disabled] then I could see the addon list. Then I restarted FF and the problem is fixed. How odd. At least it is working now.

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Now I see that todays special probleme swith the new FF include: under "Help" ALL these are not active: FF help + troubleshooting + submit feedback. I am getting >>>OFF<<< this beta update channel. what is WRONG with FF. Corel, thanks for your answers, but i am not a programmer ,and your instructions were very hard to follow, maybe someone with a degree in computer science coudl follow them. thanks anyway

electra225 1 solutions 3 answers

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Followed your instructions. Through trial and error, found that Tab Mix Plus 0.4.0.3 causing problem. Disabled and everything now works. Will wait for update from them. Thanks Cor-el.

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Thx Electra - I removed tab mix plus and the FF help + troubleshooting + submit feedback work again. Will not ever use tab mix plus after this. If an addon screws up FF, i do not use it again.

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Tab Mix Plus has a beta update (0.4.0.4) available that fixed the problem. I have TM+ enabled again.