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what plugins do I need to have?

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  • Last reply by cor-el

I got a message telling me to manage my plug-ins. I went to "tools"/"add-ons" and got a list of "shaded" plug ins. What does that mean AND what plug-ins do I need?

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The plugins that are "shaded" are not enabled and won't work.

Any idea of where that "manage plugins" came from?
That isn't a message from Firefox that I ever heard of before.

If a plugin is disabled then you get a message asking to enable that plugin that brings you to the Tools > Add-ons > Plugins window. If you want to use that plugin then you can click the Enabled button, no restart needed.

You can force a rescan and enable all plugins if you delete the file pluginreg.dat in the Firefox Profile Folder.

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder

When you write that You can force a rescan and enable all plugins , what does that mean?

Restating my question, how was I to know which plug in was needed. I enabled all but I don't know if that is a good practice. There is one from Microsoft that I have read is questionable.

Unfortunately all these answers are dealing with the shaded plug in's, I am looking for the answer to his other question.... WHICH plug in's should I have on my FF, what ones do I need to have installed?

You only need to install plugins that are used on pages that you visit and then only if you need all features of that page.

See https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Popular+plugins