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Add-ons/Extension Update: FireFox Extension Fixes Released! Updates for Versions 47-thru-65!

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update. If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed f… (read more)

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update.

  • If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed fix and 2) do not want to update to the current version (which includes the permanent fix): Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 57 – 60: Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 47 – 56: install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.



Updates – Last Updated: 17:04 EDT May 9, 2019

A less technical blog post about the outage is also available. If you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4. (May 9, 17:04 EDT)

Mozilla CTO Eric Rescorla posted a blog on the technical details of what went wrong last weekend.



Updates – Last Updated: 19:28 EDT May 8 2019

We’ve released Firefox 66.0.5 for Desktop and Android, and Firefox ESR 60.6.3, which include the permanent fix for re-enabling add-ons that were disabled starting on May 3rd. The initial, temporary fix that was deployed May 4th through the Studies system is replaced by these updates, and we recommend updating as soon as possible. Users who enabled Studies to receive the temporary fix, and have updated to the permanent fix, can now disable Studies if they desire.

For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automatically applies the fix to versions 52 through 60. This fix will also be available as a user-installable extension. For anyone still experiencing issues in versions 61 through 65, we plan to distribute a fix through a user-installable extension. These extensions will not require users to enable Studies, and we’ll provide an update when they are available.



"Updates – Last Updated: 11:51 EDT May 8 2019 (From Mozilla Blog)

Firefox 66.0.5 has been released, and we recommend that people update to that version if they continue to experience problems with extensions being disabled. You’ll get an update notification within 24 hours, or you can initiate an update manually.
An update to ESR 60.6.3 is also available as of May 8th. We’re continuing to work on a fix for older versions of Firefox, and will update this post and on social media as we have more information."



A Firefox release has been pushed — version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR. This release repairs the certificate chain to re-enable web extensions, themes, search engines, and language packs that had been disabled (Bug 1549061).

There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week. More information about the remaining issues can be found by clicking on the links to the release notes above. (May 5, 16:25 EDT)



"Last Updated: 00:54 EDT May 5 2019

Updates:

Some users are reporting that they do not have the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973” study active in “about:studies”.

Rather than using work-arounds, which can lead to issues later on, we strongly recommend that you continue to wait. If it’s possible for you to receive the hotfix, you should get it by 6am EDT, 24 hours after it was first released.

For everyone else, we are working to ship a more permanent solution. (May 5, 00:54 EDT)

There are a number of work-arounds being discussed in the community. These are not recommended as they may conflict with fixes we are deploying. We’ll let you know when further updates are available that we recommend, and appreciate your patience. (May 4, 15:01 EDT)"

Quoted From This Mozilla Blog:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/




~Pj (Yeah! My Extensions Are Back!)

Asked by Pj 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Anyone have experience using the Mozilla Keychain add-on?

I just found this on GitHub and it looks like it might solve an issue I'm having but wanted to see if anyone has used it https://github.com/jfitzell/mozilla-keychain … (read more)

I just found this on GitHub and it looks like it might solve an issue I'm having but wanted to see if anyone has used it https://github.com/jfitzell/mozilla-keychain

Asked by DadeMurphy 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Password manager does not save login credentials

Greetings, I've tried all avenues that normally resolves the issue of unsaved passwords, including cleaning out caches, running in safe mode etc. In fact, I tried two dif… (read more)

Greetings,

I've tried all avenues that normally resolves the issue of unsaved passwords, including cleaning out caches, running in safe mode etc. In fact, I tried two different MacOSX machines, one running running 10.13.8, the other 10.14.1. Nothing works, Firefox does not offer to save credentials. I thought there might be some new HTML trick to disable login saving I'm not aware of but Safari had no problem saving the password. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Asked by PassoGiau 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can you rearrange the placement of the extensions on the newest Firefox?

I would like to rearrange the placement of the extensions on the newest Firefox. I suspect that Firefox does not have this capability nor does it look like there's any so… (read more)

I would like to rearrange the placement of the extensions on the newest Firefox. I suspect that Firefox does not have this capability nor does it look like there's any software to accomplish this. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by hpn4dbst 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Quantum Uses an excessive amount of ram for Addons

recently ever since upgrading to Firefox Quantum i have noticed a huge RAM issue and after looming around forums for many months gathering different viewpoints on this pr… (read more)

recently ever since upgrading to Firefox Quantum i have noticed a huge RAM issue and after looming around forums for many months gathering different viewpoints on this problem i feel like the issue is most likely being caused by the new addon handling protocols, once you disable every single addon you will notice firefox uses about 80% less ram, the problem isnt that i have too many addons even with a single addon enabled the RAM usage dramatically increases i personally only use an adblocker and google translator very lightweight addons for any other version of firefox until it hits Quantum, and no i dont use 100 tabs in a single session... i normally use like 2-3 tabs and have only about 8 tabs only max, but if that doesn't convince you at mozilla that Quantum has horrible addon handling take this into your figures Quantum without addons idles on a fresh restart at about 400mb RAM usage but once you enable an addon that number jumps up to about 500-600mb and every addon enabled after that compounds the usage issue

this wasn't a problem with firefox until quantum was introduced, and from what i hear about the firefox quantum the addon handling was changed to disallow addons access to specific browser system files that some addons were using that caused firefox to crash,

feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but “Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” iv eliminated all the other probable causes and the changes to the addon handling is all that remains

Asked by judess69er 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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installed google translate how do i get it to disappear after ive trslated._?

see above... need to eliminate it after each use , and if possible , just to get select single word on page in bubble and then it ends.... i can do this with edge and us… (read more)

see above... need to eliminate it after each use , and if possible , just to get select single word on page in bubble and then it ends.... i can do this with edge and used to be able to disappear it beofore i reinstalled win 10 and reinstlled moyzilla... thanks eol

Asked by calgar 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52)

Where can I download Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52) for Windows in order to continue using the Session Manager extension? It's extremely important and vital th… (read more)

Where can I download Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52) for Windows in order to continue using the Session Manager extension? It's extremely important and vital that I am able to restore my historical sessions and also save multiple sessions going forward.

When I try to download it, I can see it will be 60 version instead.

Unfortunately I mistakenly updated my ESR 52 version today without realizing I'd lose that extension. This is very frustrating, so to alleviate the issue, I'd just like to have the older version and stick with it. Thank you.

Asked by Helpme1 1 year ago

Last reply by sergiobetween 1 year ago

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grant extension permission

Firefox for 63.0.3 (64-bit) for Linux Mint 1.0 Where are extension permissions set? Bookmark tabs in TreeStyleTabs has error popup, it needs permission to create bookmark… (read more)

Firefox for 63.0.3 (64-bit) for Linux Mint 1.0

Where are extension permissions set?

Bookmark tabs in TreeStyleTabs has error popup, it needs permission to create bookmarks.

The preferences search didn't help... Tree Style Tabs has container permission, nothing about bookmarks, no add button there... no link to anything... just nada.

I also have 'Bookmark Tree for Tree Style Tab' which also has no info about these permissions.

The solution is going to probably be... 1) Another settings page that wasn't included in the search? 2) Firefox updates broke the extension, so... wait?

Asked by techisdead 1 year ago

Last reply by guigs 1 year ago

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new sqlite manager can't open old database

As known firefox has changed sqlite manager recently. And after installing it on my pc, when I try to synchonize it with my previous database it is not coming at all. I u… (read more)

As known firefox has changed sqlite manager recently. And after installing it on my pc, when I try to synchonize it with my previous database it is not coming at all. I used the database for netbeans project. And now I can't use my database that the whole project isn't running. Firefox has disabled the previous sqlite manager. What am I gonna do?

Asked by tinsae13 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Quantum extension to toggle gifs on and off

I keep waiting, but sill looking in vain for an Quantum extension that lets me toggle gif's on and off. Really miss that old extension EscapeThemGifs. I know how to t… (read more)

I keep waiting, but sill looking in vain for an Quantum extension that lets me toggle gif's on and off. Really miss that old extension EscapeThemGifs.

I know how to turn off all gif's in about:config, but want to toggle not totally disallow.

Thank you!

Asked by JTrainor 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Flickering video controls (youtube, hangouts, appear.in but not amazon, vimeo)

The controls layer for videos (play, pause, full screen, etc.) flickers on some sites, including YouTube, Hangouts, Appear.in. The video itself does not flicker. It's not… (read more)

The controls layer for videos (play, pause, full screen, etc.) flickers on some sites, including YouTube, Hangouts, Appear.in. The video itself does not flicker. It's not on problem on some times, like Amazon and Video.

I tried disabling hardware acceleration and using Firefox safe mode, but it's still a problem. Firefox is up-to-date.

Video of flickering: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d1Rnu8TQLQ9lo_TdHMmn4PB-IY9L5upd/view?usp=sharing

Asked by nlex 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Stop notifications from various sites and email V63.0.1

Where do I find the Settings button in v63.0.1. I want to turn off "Notifications" that are continuously coming from email and other sites. They always show up in the upp… (read more)

Where do I find the Settings button in v63.0.1.

I want to turn off "Notifications" that are continuously coming from email and other sites. They always show up in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Asked by golfgame 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where can I review installed extension permissions?

I have a number of installed extensions but can't find a way to see what permissions I granted them on install. Also, if I update them and their requested permission ch… (read more)

I have a number of installed extensions but can't find a way to see what permissions I granted them on install.

Also, if I update them and their requested permission changed, do I get notified? It's not very clear.

(I don't remember what they requested at the time of install, and my understanding of what those permissions mean has changed drastically since then.)

Asked by MechEthan 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago