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How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

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How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

this message comes up everytime I log into firefox so how can I fix it please?

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Does that happen in Firefox safe mode? Maybe an extension is causing it?

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

This problem is here netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalXPConnect"); inside the extension

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Where do you see that error?
Are you visiting specific websites or use bookmarklets or others JavaScript code?

UniversalXPConnect is no longer supported in current Firefox releases, so if you visit a web page that uses it then this won't work anymore. Extensions don't need this and shouldn't cause this error because they already run code with chrome privileges.

(please do not comment in bug reports)

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

i'm getting the same error too every time i open up firefox on my laptop windows 7 and i keep getting this.


Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Как только обновил браузер стало появляться это окно всегда при запуске мозилы - фаерфокс: приложение: Java Script Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Что это значит и что делать?

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Hi kritimer

As posted above, the security manager is no longer supported in current Firefox versions, so if a web page or possibly an extension is still using this to perform actions that require chrome privileges then it is no longer possible to get this privilege.
Only extensions will be able to perform such actions.

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

Go to Tools: Add-ons: Click on disable AVG Security toolbar

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Re: How do I fix this error it comes up every tine Error: TypeError: netscape.security.PrivilegeManager is undefined

I have disabled the AVG toolbar which has stopped the error message but I can't get into my Hotmail page, I get the message :"We can't connect to Hotmail right now, try again later". Also I bookmarked the TV Guide and now can only see the evening programmes for the current day - I can't view earlier times or following days. Please help - a simply as possible as I am a senior and not very computer savvy,