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I have been using Firefox for 10 years and now I get this..

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Hello there, My name is Peter and I am trying to update my plugins as usual and I get this below:

"Currently the plugin check service is only available to Firefox users". What can be done about this to continue updating my plugins. Please help!!! Thank you very much!

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E-mail: pac.xxxx@xxxxx.xxx

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Note that the troubleshooting information also shows the presence of a user.js file in the profile folder.

The user.js file will only be present if you or other software has created this file and normally won't be present.

You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: "Open with"; do not double-click). You can reset preferences that are set via user.js on the about:config page via the right-click context menu to the default value or delete the prefs.file to reset all the prefs.. The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

You can delete the user.js file if you didn't create this file yourself.

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

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What Firefox are you using? I assume you were using Firefox at the time?

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Are you using the Firefox version from the official Mozilla servers or the version from the repositories of your Linux distribution?

Try the version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

You can find the full version of the current Firefox release (42.0) in all languages and all operating systems here:

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Hello and thank you for your response. I am using the firefox version from the official Mozilla servers. Version 42.0 is the latest I currently have. This is the first time I ever had this problem for 3 days now. Below is the information FredMcD & cor-el requested including an image screenshot where it reads: "Currently the plugin check service is only available to Firefox users".

Thank you so much for taking the time to help! Best Regards, Peter

System Details: Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 42.0 Build ID: 20151029151421 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/1 (default: false) Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


All Crash Reports Extensions


Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.6.13 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}

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Name: Disconnect Version: 3.15.3.1-signed Enabled: true ID: 2.0@disconnect.me

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Name: LastPass Version: 3.2.21 Enabled: true ID: support@lastpass.com

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Name: Thumbnail Zoom Plus Version: 3.7 Enabled: true ID: thumbnailZoom@dadler.github.com

Name: User-Agent Switcher Version: 0.1.3 Enabled: true ID: jid1-kyxEAcWua7BEKq@jetpack

Name: WordWeb one-click lookup Version: 5.0.4406 Enabled: false ID: wcapturex@deskperience.com

Graphics


Adapter Description: AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics Adapter Drivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 amdxc64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 amdxc32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64 Adapter RAM: 512 Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: none Device ID: 0x9851 Direct2D Enabled: true DirectWrite Enabled: true (10.0.10586.0) Driver Date: 8-19-2015 Driver Version: 15.201.1301.0 GPU #2 Active: false GPU Accelerated Windows: 1/1 Direct3D 11 (OMTC) Subsys ID: 2b2e103c Supports Hardware H264 Decoding: true Vendor ID: 0x1002 WebGL Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0) windowLayerManagerRemote: true AzureCanvasBackend: direct2d 1.1 AzureContentBackend: direct2d 1.1 AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0

Important Modified Preferences


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user.js Preferences


Your profile folder contains a user.js file, which includes preferences that were not created by Firefox.

Important Locked Preferences


JavaScript


Incremental GC: true

Accessibility


Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0

Library Versions


NSPR Expected minimum version: 4.10.10 Version in use: 4.10.10

NSS Expected minimum version: 3.19.4 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.19.4 Basic ECC

NSSSMIME Expected minimum version: 3.19.4 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.19.4 Basic ECC

NSSSSL Expected minimum version: 3.19.4 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.19.4 Basic ECC

NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.19.4 Version in use: 3.19.4

Experimental Features


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Extensions

Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.6.13 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}

Name: Adguard AdBlocker Version: 2.0.20 Enabled: true ID: adguardadblocker@adguard.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This may cause conflicts, but if you have no problem

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Name: User-Agent Switcher Version: 0.1.3 Enabled: true ID: jid1-kyxEAcWua7BEKq@jetpack

If you change the User Agent in Firefox the Plugin Check page won't know that you are using Firefox when you visit that page - it reads the User Agent of the browser being used.

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Chosen Solution

Note that the troubleshooting information also shows the presence of a user.js file in the profile folder.

The user.js file will only be present if you or other software has created this file and normally won't be present.

You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: "Open with"; do not double-click). You can reset preferences that are set via user.js on the about:config page via the right-click context menu to the default value or delete the prefs.file to reset all the prefs.. The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

You can delete the user.js file if you didn't create this file yourself.

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

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Hello again guys,

Thank you to all who participated in solving the issue with the plugins. I have finally solved the problem. I used the solution Cor-el gave me deleting the pref.file and all solved and working perfect. Thank you Cor-el and all the rest for taking the time to help and solve the issue. God bless you all and have a blessed day!

Best Regards, Peter