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I can no longer update plugins. Clicking "update" leads to a security bulletin with no updating option.

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I used to be able to update plugins by going to add-ons, checking for what needed updating, and clicking on "update" for each one. Now clicking on "update" leads to a security bulletin page that does not give an option for updating. Is there some setting that needs changing to get back to being able to update?

I used to be able to update plugins by going to add-ons, checking for what needed updating, and clicking on "update" for each one. Now clicking on "update" leads to a security bulletin page that does not give an option for updating. Is there some setting that needs changing to get back to being able to update?

Chosen solution

Every plugin has its own page. However, now I think firefox eventually is automatically updating the plugins. Yet this is not indicated -- it still tells us to do it ourselves, but then the button doesn't work. So I think my problem is solved, but I hope Mozilla gets the feedback and either lets the button function, or takes it away. Thanks for your hlep!

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.07
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Picasa plugin
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0

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FredMcD
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What is the address of the page you land on?

Use this link; http://kb.mozillazine.org/Testing_plugins

What is the address of the page you land on? Use this link; '''http://kb.mozillazine.org/Testing_plugins'''

Chosen Solution

Every plugin has its own page. However, now I think firefox eventually is automatically updating the plugins. Yet this is not indicated -- it still tells us to do it ourselves, but then the button doesn't work. So I think my problem is solved, but I hope Mozilla gets the feedback and either lets the button function, or takes it away. Thanks for your hlep!

Every plugin has its own page. However, now I think firefox eventually is automatically updating the plugins. Yet this is not indicated -- it still tells us to do it ourselves, but then the button doesn't work. So I think my problem is solved, but I hope Mozilla gets the feedback and either lets the button function, or takes it away. Thanks for your hlep!
James
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
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Plugins like Flash, Java and such are not actually installed in Firefox like Extensions and Themes (complete) are though.

Plugins like Flash, Java and such are not actually installed in Firefox like Extensions and Themes (complete) are though.