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why is it searching compatibility for add ons everytime i go to get on the net?Can i turn this off?

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searching for compatibility every time i get on the net?can i turn this off?it takes forever?I dont think i even have any customized add ons

searching for compatibility every time i get on the net?can i turn this off?it takes forever?I dont think i even have any customized add ons

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Are you by chance using two or more different Firefox versions with same Profile?

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philipp
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hello, the behaviour you've described can appear when certain settings can't be saved by the browser - for common solutions please refer to How to fix preferences that won't save.

hello, the behaviour you've described can appear when certain settings can't be saved by the browser - for common solutions please refer to [[How to fix preferences that won't save]].
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.

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. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Profiles New files will be created when required. See "Corrupt extension files": *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Unable+to+install+add-ons 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.
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Are you by chance using two or more different Firefox versions with same Profile?

Are you by chance using two or more different Firefox versions with same Profile?