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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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I want to install and extension globally

I am an it admin and want to install an extension globally, but placing the .xpi file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\extensions\ or C:\Program Files (… (read more)

I am an it admin and want to install an extension globally, but placing the .xpi file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\extensions\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins and restarting the browser does not prompt to install the plugin. I noticed that the cli tags have been depreciated so i did not give that a shot. The computers are windows 7 64 bit and firefox version is 35.

Asked by xnukemx47 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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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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Addon Compatibility?

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in… (read more)

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in Firefox Addons to see if I could find something else I liked and found that 95% of them are not compatible. It isn't as bad with my other addons as with Complete Themes but I still loose the use of 1 or 2 addons when Firefox is updated.

Firefox is always talking about how customizable they are and then their advances render it less so. Improving things to the point where you are dis-improving them it is counterproductive. Would you ask the Firefox developers not the change the things that addons need to be usable? If they can't do that then they shouldn't update it. Thank you!

Asked by br.louis 4 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 4 years ago

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How come since upgrading to Windows 10 I can't get ad blockers to work?

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers … (read more)

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers laptop, but after they upgraded to Windows 10 all the add ons have disappeared. I tried reinstalling them and the blue bar goes across to the end and it sticks on 'downloading'. Why can't I get these to install?

Asked by Papatuzz 4 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 4 years ago

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Install extension silently in Firefox 41

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I trie… (read more)

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I tried to do:

- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\browser\extensions
- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\extensions
- Placed unpacked extension directory in another directory and added record in registry (`HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions`, key is extension id and value is full path to unpacked extension)

In all ways name of unpacked extension directory was:

- Random name
- ID from install.rdf #1 (`{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}` for example)
- ID from install.rdf #2 (`prism@developer.mozilla.org` for example)  

And, as i said, all methods don't give me expectable result. Firefox don't show extensions in list and don't show any notification. How can i solve it? What actual method using in current version of FF? Target browser is Firefox 41, system - Windows 7 x64 Thanks!

Asked by iRomul 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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 would like to know how to hide the add-on tab or plugin tab via about:config.

For security consideration, I would like to make a custom profile to deploy to all the clients in my company. I want to change "about:config" and write into the file pref… (read more)

For security consideration, I would like to make a custom profile to deploy to all the clients in my company. I want to change "about:config" and write into the file prefs.js, but I don't know which item of "about: config" can hide the add-on or plugin tabs. Could you tell me how to do this via about:config changing, thanks a lot.

Asked by tdassj 3 years ago

Last reply by tdassj 3 years ago

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Unable to deploy signed addons

Hello, I'm having the exact same situation as https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/unable-to-deploy-signed-add-ons-to-firefox-52-0-2-on-macos/14820, but on Windows s… (read more)

Hello,

I'm having the exact same situation as https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/unable-to-deploy-signed-add-ons-to-firefox-52-0-2-on-macos/14820, but on Windows systems. I have unpacked the .xpi file and distributed it using our Enterprise tool with activation of the extension through registry values. The extension seems to register well, but won't be activated / enable due to signature verification issues. When I install this extension manually using the same .xpi file (drag and drop), the extension gets activated, but of course is only installed and activated for that particular user. We are using the "release" update channel of Mozilla Firefox.

Please help!

Asked by JoJacobs 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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You have disabled my getmail icon. What is your alternative!!!!!?

I have used a get mail icon in my firefox bookmark toolbar for years. Now you have required a "valid signature" so it is effectively disabled. Okay - what alternatives … (read more)

I have used a get mail icon in my firefox bookmark toolbar for years. Now you have required a "valid signature" so it is effectively disabled. Okay - what alternatives do you offer instead??? I have looked and looked with no success. Please tell me what I can use to access thunderbird from my firefox browser.

Thanks.

lonnic

Asked by lonnic 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to have Firefox check add-on age only on startup.

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTim… (read more)

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer").

I occasionally set my Windows clock back about two years, which used to just throw security errors on new pages. Now it also disables add-ons, which is obnoxious. Even after resetting the clock and restarting Firefox, they still can't be enabled unless extensions.legacy.enabled is set to true, which seems inadvisable.

Alternately, is there a number I can reset "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer" or another variable to that will re-enable extensions?

Thanks.

Asked by concinnus 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I am trying to add new addons not letting me as it says I need to download firefox, yet my firefox tells me i have the most up to date version installed

I am trying to add in new add-ons. When I open the add-on the download tab is highlighted with the message that I need to download Firefox. I have Firefox downloaded an… (read more)

I am trying to add in new add-ons. When I open the add-on the download tab is highlighted with the message that I need to download Firefox. I have Firefox downloaded and it says I have the most current version. I have restarted machine to now avail. When I click on the download firefox tab I get a file that downloaded but cant get it to execute. I am running windows 10

Asked by markmer 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Can not get cookie after set by using document.cookie on firefox 57

Hi, I'm writing a web extension and when I opened extension debugging mode through "about debugging". From console tab, I type "document.cookie = "username=tam;expires=… (read more)

Hi, I'm writing a web extension and when I opened extension debugging mode through "about debugging".

From console tab, I type "document.cookie = "username=tam;expires=Mon, 23 Feb 2018 17:35:38 GMT;path=/";" and Enter to set cookie. But after set, I type "document.cookie" it return empty string.

And my extension can not set or get cookie from document.cookie

I don't know what happen with cookie that I set.

Asked by Tam Vo 2 years ago

Last reply by Tam Vo 2 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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my FOSS addon has been rejected after being available for more than 2 months

Well, I am feeling very upset right now, but I will try to tell my issue quietly. I submitted an addon in last January called "Classical Music Only" https://addons.mozill… (read more)

Well, I am feeling very upset right now, but I will try to tell my issue quietly. I submitted an addon in last January called "Classical Music Only" https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classical-music-only/ that is open source and hosted on Github. Yesterday, some irresponsible reviewer, for some reason, set my addon as rejected and removed it from the addon store without a single warning. The reason as was emailed to me, is that the code has obfuscation. The code was acutally built using Webpack and minified. But the source code is available on Github https://github.com/classicalmusiconly/classicalmusiconly-extension and you can follow the instructions and build it yourself. And you can simply compare the hash of the zip file of the contents of the dist directory with the uploaded zip file to the addon store to make sure that they are the same file. So why did this reviewer remove my addon abruptly and without a warning, that's something I don't know and I find it unprofessional and suspicious to say the least. The funny thing is that he's asking for how to generate the final XPI. XPI? really? does this guy even know what he's talking about?

Asked by gkkkb 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Accessibility of FF tabs, bookmarks, toolbars

Despite incessant FF versions/updates and obvious complaints and demands from FF users, FF Quantum fails to provide FF users with simple settings for changing font/font s… (read more)

Despite incessant FF versions/updates and obvious complaints and demands from FF users, FF Quantum fails to provide FF users with simple settings for changing font/font style/font size of FF tabs/bookmarks/toolbars! Prior to Quantum FF57, the easy to use add-on Theme Font & Size Changer worked but yet despite FF user complaints, no Quantum version (now FF62!!!!!!!) integrates the accessibility features and functionality of such add-on. We need FF tabs in arial black font, e.g.! Inexcusable! Pisses us off! Time to switch browsers!

Asked by InaccessibleFF 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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I cannot install any add ons/extensions, I get a popup asking for permissions and it will not accept a button click. that tab will be frozen.

When I try to install an addon, A popup window appears asking for permission to access to some things on my computer. I cannot click the either the cancel or the allow … (read more)

When I try to install an addon, A popup window appears asking for permission to access to some things on my computer. I cannot click the either the cancel or the allow buttons on the popup window. That tab hangs up until I click on another tab.

Asked by larrymz 1 year ago

Last reply by larrymz 1 year ago

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Problem: Firefox Sync encounters errors just every time it syncs according to About Sync add-on (February 16, 2019)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFueUs2CCN1RDe3Qzn_LVsEr1XE7KssVPhqmB20iNpo/edit?usp=sharing Add-ons I want disabled often come enabled when I reset my PC and reinsta… (read more)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFueUs2CCN1RDe3Qzn_LVsEr1XE7KssVPhqmB20iNpo/edit?usp=sharing

Add-ons I want disabled often come enabled when I reset my PC and reinstall Firefox after signing into Firefox Sync.

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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