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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 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 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 4 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 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 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 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 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 1 year ago

Last reply by sergiobetween 1 year 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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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localhost resolving slow as hell

http://localhost & https://localhost both have a 60sec delay before loading. This is not a problem on Chrome -or- Safari. I believe this is an issue with Firefox &a… (read more)

http://localhost & https://localhost both have a 60sec delay before loading. This is not a problem on Chrome -or- Safari. I believe this is an issue with Firefox & Firefox Dev Ed. trying to use IP6 not IP4. I believe there is an advanced setting that fixes this annoying issue. Firefox 63 & Firefox Dev Ed. 63 OSX 10.13.6. I've searched this support site to no avail. Please help. This makes FF useless for development for me.

Asked by EuroT 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 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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Do not check addons and personas

Hello, I have a new question. Addons, themes and personas, how to bring them permanently in Firefox? Firefox does not have to connect to the site. Note that I'm not talki… (read more)

Hello,

I have a new question. Addons, themes and personas, how to bring them permanently in Firefox? Firefox does not have to connect to the site.

Note that I'm not talking about updates. Before Personas were definitely in Firefox, even if not connected to the Internet, you could change them.

Thank you.

Asked by Maleficent 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I can't save html page. "Couldn't be loaded", I found that, all problems in "prefs.js" file. But I can't to find the row to change it.

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings) … (read more)

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings)

Asked by DarkDuino 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Fake Adobe PDF addon installs with FF updates

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would… (read more)

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would be installed. It is trojan malware.

An American female voice invites me to call a phone number to have adware virus removed.

"http://www.ddinbb.ml is requesting your username and password. The site says: “MAC OS is infected with Viruses and other malicious applications. It is necessary to Call Apple Support 0800-404-8452. Viruses must be removed and sys…”"

I have to kill FF and restart again to shut it up.

How can I prevent this page from opening up after every update?

Asked by Head4Heights 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Manually updating add-ons

Firefox says at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-update-add-ons, "Check for Updates: Allows you to check for any updates to your add-ons manually. If there is an … (read more)

Firefox says at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-update-add-ons, "Check for Updates: Allows you to check for any updates to your add-ons manually. If there is an update available, you have the option to choose to update it now or later." I don't see that option. I can install all updates now or not. How can I install selectively? And (since Firefox does not seem to reveal the versions of the add-ons I'm using), how can I be sure whether a particular add-on I'm using is already up-to-date?

Asked by Odin3 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Need help to reinstall small film control so that I can see the little postings that show's action. Was there months ago, now no 'movie' item, in news area.

In several places, FoxNews in my computer, has little movie items to see. Have had it for several years, but now it seems to not be in the 'office' shipping area. Am … (read more)

In several places, FoxNews in my computer, has little movie items to see. Have had it for several years, but now it seems to not be in the 'office' shipping area. Am using a Windows7 computer and news items are OK ... just not the 'add on' ones. Thanks

Asked by doonboggle 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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All addons never come back, help!!!!

since Firefox 41.0.2, all my addons are gone. I've patiently strictly followed all the offered advices (refresh, trouble shooting, new profile, completely un- +new instal… (read more)

since Firefox 41.0.2, all my addons are gone. I've patiently strictly followed all the offered advices (refresh, trouble shooting, new profile, completely un- +new install) and reinstall my 30 addons >40 times without any success, the addons came back 2-4 time after restarting, gave me FALSE hope and disappeared again.

A side catastrophe is, "firefox.ex -p or -ProfileManager" only opened a new firefox start page, but no more leads me to the Profile Manager, like at the 1st time. Is there any other way to open the file manager?

I guess many successful pp do get the same problems again & again after a while like me?? Is it a bug problem of Firefox 41.0.2 without any fix? Should we keep losing time making effort or better wait for a newer version? I need my old addons back for my job asap, I'm very thankful for any help

Asked by sunmoz 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Add-ons keep disappearing (v 43.0.3)

My firefox add-ons keep getting removed/deleted. Earlier today, I loaded up a fresh session and firefox loaded with about 7 tabs asking for permission to install certain … (read more)

My firefox add-ons keep getting removed/deleted.

Earlier today, I loaded up a fresh session and firefox loaded with about 7 tabs asking for permission to install certain add-ons. Some of these permissions were from my AV software (Avast) I noticed that two of them were add-ons I'd previously installed.

I closed all the tabs then checked my add-on page to find they've all gone.

I've seen the same reply to this problem posted a couple of times, but I'm asking afresh as the asker's problem didn't seem to be fully resolved in any of the instances.

Asked by OurJud 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox is deleting Selenium IDE extension on startup

I'm trying to install the Selenium IDE extension with the latest version of FireFox. I go to the install site, it says it installs. The files are staged in the extensio… (read more)

I'm trying to install the Selenium IDE extension with the latest version of FireFox. I go to the install site, it says it installs. The files are staged in the extensions folder. When I restart FireFox, the staged files are deleted, no file is put in the extensions folder and Selenium IDE is not available on the tools menu.

I've tried creating a new profile, uninstalling and re-installing FireFox, copying the extension from another computer. Nothing works

Asked by bmk11 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Clippings add on gone, and no data after FF update

Hello, My FF recent;y updated, and now I don't see my clippings add-on. I as able to re-ad this to my FF, but I don't know how to retrieve the data. In other words, all … (read more)

Hello,

My FF recent;y updated, and now I don't see my clippings add-on. I as able to re-ad this to my FF, but I don't know how to retrieve the data. In other words, all of my clippings.

I have not backed this up recently, and don't know where to locate this. As I understand there are options to get around this, can you confirm please?

Thank you, Christine Owens

Asked by Christineo 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Weird behaviour of Thunderbird update 31 with Yahoo groups forums

Hi there; I will do what I can with my basic English to explain what's wrong, but I'm posting here because French forum didn't help; So; 1. Everything was working fine be… (read more)

Hi there; I will do what I can with my basic English to explain what's wrong, but I'm posting here because French forum didn't help; So; 1. Everything was working fine before update "31 2. I have several accounts in my Thunderbird but my default account is subscribed to some Yahoo groups forums; 3. Since V31, When I try To reply to males from one of these forums, the reply's sender is different from this default account the mail was sent to, and I have to change the sender back to my default account manually for each reply; This doesn't happen with other mails I receive; I know it sounds crazy, at least for me, but can you help, Thanks, JPR

Asked by jeanphi 5 years ago

Last reply by Fabián Rodríguez 5 years ago