Add-ons all disappeared, but still working. Vshare the culprit?
I have been having problems since installing V-Share. I've read many threads about how to fix this, but the behaviour I am seeing is different - updated I guess.
I can not view any Add-ons, although they are all still working. I want to delete this V-Share toolbar, but don't know how to when I can't view the Add-ons. Obviously V-Share is hiding them somehow.
Additionally, a few of my plugins do not appear when I use about:plugins, although some standard plugins do. Ideas?
locked by a moderator due to the age of this thread and the Firefox version - went a bit off topic
Modified by the-edmeister
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
I have tried deleting the pluginreg.dat and all of the extensions.xxx files
I guess it's important to add that I am having a VShare redirect problem - when I open a new tab VShare search opens up.
I've fixed the redirect problem, but I still can't view any of the add-ons. I've tried recreating the plugin database and deleted all of the extensions.xxx files, but without any luck.
No-one out there seen this before?
bumping this in hope.
Still can't view any Add-ons. Everything is working as such, but obviously something wrong behind the scenes.
Open the Firefox SafeMode and see if you can uninstall that addon.
Thanks, but I should have mentioned I already tried that. No Add-ons appear in Safe Mode either.
If you can't see any addons in the Firefox SafeMode, IMO it's time to kiss-off that Profile. Create a new Profile and transfer specific data files from the old Profile.
Which add-ons (extensions and plugins) are giving you problems?
Are they missing in Tools > Add-ons > Extensions or don't you see them appearing in the Firefox user interface as menu or toolbar items?
All my add-ons are working correctly (Multiproxy switch, Firebug, Passport Exporter) but there are no add-ons listed at all.
When I view about:proxy it lists my plugins correctly
When I view about:support, it lists my extensions correctly
I just can't view them to update/delete in the Add-ons window
So I just tried creating a new profile, and in the new profile I can't install any add-ons. The Add-on window appears but again empty, no icons to choose to install.
still having this problem, anyone able to help?
still going on... a little more info - every time I open Firefox now the Add-ons window displays, but empty. It's as if it's recognising that their are updates available, but not displaying them. anyone?
How did you fix the redirect problem? I have already tried some things in about:config to no avail?
yeah I found that solution in another thread. basically when the redirect page opens there is a link like options or settings that comes up and when you click on that you can actually tell it not to redirect.
I too could not actually fix anything through about:config
One point - on very rare occasions the redirect does still open, but not like before.
I'm sure there must be a way to neutralise this program through about:config, but can't find an answer anywhere.
Add-ons & plugins now visible after the auto-update to 3.6.14
not sure if the redirect is fixed as it only redirects to the vshare toolbar page when there is no internet connection.
I encountered this problem as well while running Firefox 8. I updated to the beta version of FF 9, to no avail. This is what fixed it for me:
- Help | restart Firefox with add-ons disabled
- Install a new add-on
- restart Firefox normally
After that, my list of add-ons was displayed again.