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Updated to FF41.0.1 and addons started disappearing again when I restart my Windows 7

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addon… (read more)

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addons will stay. I restored Firefox to its original state, installed everything again, also did the Malware scan as suggested on a post and the problem stays. So every time I start Firefox, have to install the add ons which is a bit hectic.


Please help me with some solution.

Asked by Rutz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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My add-ons disabled themselves and I can't enable them.

Out of suddenly, all of my add-ons expect Adblock Plus disabled and I can't enable them, and I didn't change nothing on my laptop at that time. I tried to do Troubleshoot… (read more)

Out of suddenly, all of my add-ons expect Adblock Plus disabled and I can't enable them, and I didn't change nothing on my laptop at that time. I tried to do Troubleshooting Information, restart my laptop, uninstall and install Mozilla twice, by deleting even all files about Mozilla, but nothing worked. I even tried to do a system restore, but it don't worked because it has a problem in a file! Useful info: When I install again the Mozilla and I install again the add-ons, they are enable and they are working fine, but when I close the browser and open it again, the add-ons are disabled again... And I don't know if that means something, but I have also problem to do the Windows Updates the last week, it can't complete. I have Windows 7 x64 and the lasted edition of Mozilla Firefox. Any ideas?

P.S. English isn't my first language, so sorry if I did any mistakes.

Asked by AthinaSmile 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Why does FF keep disabling or removing my add-ons, specifically uBlock and Tab Session manager?

Every few days I suddenly start seeing all the ads that should be blocked, so I check the add on manager and find they've been disabled!! Sometimes it even completely un… (read more)

Every few days I suddenly start seeing all the ads that should be blocked, so I check the add on manager and find they've been disabled!! Sometimes it even completely un-installs them! I asked about this before and was told to remove the entries in the configuration. This didn't work.... all it did was cause me to have to re-configure FF from the start. I continue to have the problem.

Asked by DaunY 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Extension are in C:\Users\xxx\Profiles but not in firefox

In C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles there is one profile (qanl58lx.default) and my extensions is in the profile folder, but in Firefox o… (read more)

In C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles there is one profile (qanl58lx.default) and my extensions is in the profile folder, but in Firefox options/extensions there are none. This has been going on for some time, but suddently 2 days ago a window for every extension showed up and asked for updating, which was done, and now extensions were shown inOptions/extensoins. But today they are all gone again. I have scanned for malware and there are none.

Whats wrong?

Asked by Kjeld Marslew 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I have downloaded two add-ons but can't find them

Hello I have recently installed Firefox Mozilla and two add-ons that I needed. They appear in the add ons menu and are activated. But I cannot see them anywhere in Firefo… (read more)

Hello

I have recently installed Firefox Mozilla and two add-ons that I needed.

They appear in the add ons menu and are activated.

But I cannot see them anywhere in Firefox

All menus are activated including the add-on bar which appears at the bottom of my screen but is empty

Where might the icons be for my add ons please?

Thanks in advance

SafeTex

Asked by SafeTex 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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Ant Video downloads: 0bytes...

Greetings: After a new installation of my system, I installed Firefox with And Video Downloader. Went to Youtube, opened a song, press the wanted download form (MP4), it … (read more)

Greetings:

After a new installation of my system, I installed Firefox with And Video Downloader. Went to Youtube, opened a song, press the wanted download form (MP4), it shows DOWNLOADED, and "it did". That is, it made a file [songname].MP4, but the bloody file is EMPTY. Tried few other songs (as some seem impossible to be downloaded, maybe protected in some way?), but all give the same result: empty file.

Anyone a clue what this could be, please?

Thank you, Xog

Asked by Xogroroth 2 years ago

Last reply by Xogroroth 2 years ago

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List of Addons not visible after Firefox update

My Addons are working okay, however when I look at the about:addons page the list only shows blank spaces where addons should be, only a blue highlight shows if I click o… (read more)

My Addons are working okay, however when I look at the about:addons page the list only shows blank spaces where addons should be, only a blue highlight shows if I click on each addon.

This is the same for my Plugins and Themes.

I have tried deleting some files in my profile as suggested by others on here with similar problems but none work.

Asked by Richchad 1 year ago

Answered by Richchad 1 year ago

Firefox crashes regularly for different reasons

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. M… (read more)

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. Morever, I couldn't figure out the reason since all the crash reports turned different reasons for each crush. It has now become hourly crashes which really started to affect my workflow. Could you please help?

Latest crush reports: Report ID Date Submitted bp-4c03cc23-f6bf-4abd-a5b0-3a1ff0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-74dbd9b4-40b9-47b5-9387-f6d8e0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-d1cbf208-6c0d-44f1-95f2-a8aec0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-813c83c1-c29a-4103-84b5-5e68d0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-29f78130-e294-4fcd-8720-5b8010200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-2e6980b2-b53e-473a-b9e3-9e1ee0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-363a7969-8b98-43ea-a26b-f32350200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-df78d49e-6209-4a7e-96c9-533e90200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-4d388808-7043-440e-b7a3-d29b60200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-aa3c3296-6b5d-4300-a441-4a6890200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-007af789-587d-45df-87f8-da78c0200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-0f5a3710-3098-4d73-ace8-c1df10200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-fc10b542-d37d-4ca9-8a54-0acf50200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-2eb3fafe-370e-4145-bda4-acc120200702 02/07/2020, 10:30

Asked by u.yilmaz91 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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how to change the order extensions load in

i have last-pass and zenmate as extensions when opening the browser, zenmate loads first and prevents last pass form loading properly how to change this load order … (read more)

i have last-pass and zenmate as extensions when opening the browser, zenmate loads first and prevents last pass form loading properly how to change this load order

Asked by binkyd 5 years ago

Last reply by binkyd 5 years ago

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How to I set add-ons to be enabled by default?

All of my add-ons are disabled each bootup or wake it from sleep and start of Firefox session. Once I decide an add-on is desired, I want it to default to be enabled ra… (read more)

All of my add-ons are disabled each bootup or wake it from sleep and start of Firefox session. Once I decide an add-on is desired, I want it to default to be enabled rather than disabled on statup. I've done my best to set preferences to allow my add-ons by default, but either I'm ignorant of how to do it, or it is not obvious

Example add-ons: 1Password; Adobe Acrobat Create PDF; Disconnect; NoScript: Open With Photoshop; Privacy Badger; Self-Destructing Cookies

I've been a very satisfied Firefox user for years but since about ver. 41 (i'm on v. 41.0.2 now) Firefox has become too inconvenient

Asked by dtvz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by sergiobetween 1 year ago

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Tab reloading add-ons "forget" settings and stop working

I have tried using tab reloading add-ons but they "forget" their settings and stop working. Because more than one add-on behaves this way, I suspect that there might be s… (read more)

I have tried using tab reloading add-ons but they "forget" their settings and stop working. Because more than one add-on behaves this way, I suspect that there might be something in my FF settings causing this.

Typically, I have as many as 25 tabs open at once, and I might want to have 6 of these reload every 15, 30, or 60 minutes. I have plenty of memory for the system to run smoothly.

The add-ons I have tried using are: Tab Reloader and ReloadMatic. Both are fine add-ons; I only wish my settings -- per individual tab -- stayed in place, including after I close FF, turn off the desktop, and restart the next day. Instead, they "disappear" and the tabs stop reloading.

I am using FF 62.0 (64 bits).

Is there anything I can look for in the FF settings to address this?

Thank you,

Jordan

Asked by Jordan 2 years ago

Last reply by Jordan 2 years ago

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applescript can't get name of front window

The AppleScript support seems broken or unreliable (at least on OSX 10.10.1). For example, this little, very basic script worked in Firefox 33 but now (34?, 35 or 36) NOT… (read more)

The AppleScript support seems broken or unreliable (at least on OSX 10.10.1).

For example, this little, very basic script worked in Firefox 33 but now (34?, 35 or 36) NOT anymore:

tell application "Firefox" name of front window end tell

==> error "plugin-container got an error: Can’t get name of window 1." number -1728 from name of window 1


Hint: If you check the output of the next applescript snippet, you see that the 'windows' don't even get a correct id.

tell application "Firefox" windows end tell

Asked by emelin 5 years ago

Last reply by emelin 5 years ago

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MY flash video downloader add on dissappers . Every now and then i have to install that addon again and again.

MY flash video downloader add on dissappers . Every now and then i have to install that addon again and again. I am using winxp on my PC. This addon uninstalls automatica… (read more)

MY flash video downloader add on dissappers . Every now and then i have to install that addon again and again. I am using winxp on my PC. This addon uninstalls automatically every now and then i have to download and install the addon.

Asked by vk26patil 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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web of trust, "check for updates" does not work

I did the update online thru Firefox, however have no way of determining whether or not it was successful. Noted that Web of Trust has an update of 12--8-15, however w… (read more)

I did the update online thru Firefox, however have no way of determining whether or not it was successful. Noted that Web of Trust has an update of 12--8-15, however when I click on the icon "check for updates" , nothing happens. The icon for the WOT is there on the upper right portion of the tool bar.

How do I know I have the updated version of WOT?    What does the "refresh" link do?

Asked by Boudica 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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In the last upgrade, only FEW (8) of my speed dial entries were kept, how can I regain them?

I know that these aren't COMPLETELY gone, because I downgraded (*twice*. The 2nd time I quarantined Firefox with no internet access so it couldn't possibly update). After… (read more)

I know that these aren't COMPLETELY gone, because I downgraded (*twice*. The 2nd time I quarantined Firefox with no internet access so it couldn't possibly update). After downgrading and loading Firefox, I can see all my FORTY speed dials. This manner of use is how Firefox is useful to ME.

In place of MY speed dial choices are instead a bunch of links that I can get literally ANYWHERE. I really don't need my internet browser to advise me WHERE to spend MY time.

Please explain how, after allowing Firefox to update, I can retrieve AT THE MINIMUM, the list of them and the URL's even to be able to re-add them manually.

I completely understand the need to keep browsers and technology up to date, but the manner of RUDE destruction of tools I use when accessing the internet was completely avoidable.

Currently, my mind set is, that if not for MY speed dials, in the places I choose for them, I will just uninstall Firefox completely. Why bother having it if I'm always going to be forced into Firefox's choices. I just as well go back to Internet Explorer!

I WAS using the speed dial from "http://speeddial.uworks.net/", which, I understand, is an ADD ON and not directly supported. However, I do think Firefox support should be able to tell me how to export and import.

Asked by AngryUserAboutToBeEXUSER 2 years ago

Last reply by AngryUserAboutToBeEXUSER 2 years ago

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Lately Firefox will not allow me to visit my favorite sites. Either I am shown that there are certificate errors or I am shown that it doesn't exist.

I can no longer visit local town sites where I read news, and I can't view most sites where I read about science or weather. In example, this site will not load on Firefo… (read more)

I can no longer visit local town sites where I read news, and I can't view most sites where I read about science or weather. In example, this site will not load on Firefox claiming it does not exist but I can see it on Explorer: augmentinforce.50webs.com

Whatever is happening is a change that just bam occurred. I am sick of it.

Asked by TheSageCottage 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Cause of session restore failure? (got new tab instead of about:sessionrestore and “Restore last session” is greyed out)

Session restore after crash used to work, but during my recent crashes, I get about:blank instead of about:sessionrestore. Additionally, a problem Mozilla Firefox is havi… (read more)

Session restore after crash used to work, but during my recent crashes, I get about:blank instead of about:sessionrestore.

Additionally, a problem Mozilla Firefox is having for more than a decade: Session recovery failure.

They have made it worse by adding a layer of bulk (euphemism: “lz4”), which does more bad than good. (if it ain't broken, don't “fix” it).


My question is: What exactly causes Firefox to fail recovering the session?

I know about Session Manager (only for Firefox pre-Q**nt*m) and TabSessionManager (for Q*a**um), but the latter one unfortunately is close to useless.

Reviews state: “WHY CAN'T THE OLD SESSION MANAGER BE UPDATED TO WORK ON THE NEW FIREFOX??” (user 79323d, 6 days ago via https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/reviews/) Another review: “Literally nobody asked for IndexedDB. The legacy way (storage.local API) worked perfectly fine. No need for GarbageDB!” (by user e3fa12, 19 days ago)


I am using Windows 8.1 at the moment. I have not experienced the session recovery failure on Linux so far, and it used to work fine for Windows 8.1, even with 500+ tabs. But somehow, recently, it stopped working.

Asked by fsckFox 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Substitute chrome addon: Video screenshot addon

Hi, I find this chrome video screenshot extension very useful: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-screenshotter/ppkojackhibeogijphhfnamhemklmial . It allows … (read more)

Hi, I find this chrome video screenshot extension very useful: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-screenshotter/ppkojackhibeogijphhfnamhemklmial . It allows me to screenshot a video from practically any website. But I am trying to get rid of chrome and stick to firefox. Is there any firefox addon similar to this? I've looked everywhere.

Asked by Computer 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Lost settings for most addons after system crash

I had a system crash, probably with Firefox opened. After restarting PC and starting Firefox, most of the addons I have had lost all of their settings and were reset to d… (read more)

I had a system crash, probably with Firefox opened.

After restarting PC and starting Firefox, most of the addons I have had lost all of their settings and were reset to default - Tampermonkey lost all the scripts I had installed, uBlock lost all settings and rules, etc. Weirdly some extensions kept portions of their settings, like TreeTabs saved tree structure despite also getting reset to default.

Additionally Firefox also got its own settings reset to default, while the tabs from my session and bookmarks were saved.

Is there any way to recover addon and Firefox settings, is there any backup of them?

Asked by Shajirr 1 year ago

Answered by Shajirr 1 year ago