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Firefox disabled my add-ons WHY WHY WHY !!!!

Just had to rewrite this post because this site inadvertently refreshed screen and lost my content! I used Firefox 56.0.2 because I NEED to use legacy add-ons that ensure… (funda kabanzi)

Just had to rewrite this post because this site inadvertently refreshed screen and lost my content!

I used Firefox 56.0.2 because I NEED to use legacy add-ons that ensure security and safety, these add-ons have no alternative in Quantum and no update. All of my other Add-ons have versions that support this edition of Firefox.

TODAY three of my important Firefox add-on were DISABLED BY FIREFOX, with no warning or caution and without my authority.

The updates were

LASTPASS UBLOCK ORIGIN GHOSTERY

I think it is extremely unlikely that these three companies unilaterally and randomly all decided to stop using the add-ons on the SAME DAY. I might have left those companies reviews expressing my concern by now that they have been disabled I can’t leave a review. So there is this fake positive picture painted of reviews on Mozilla site.

So I can only presume that it was MOZILLA FIREFOX that FORCED this on me, pitting my loyalty of one set of add-ons with another.

I am DISGUSTED by this behaviour from Mozilla, oh yes I am sure they will want to blame the add-on providers but it will be under their suggestion, rules or whatever.

I still can’t update the legacy add-ons (which still work) nor is there any alternative in Quantum.

I was quite happy in my time shell using add-ons I trusted and relied upon, that are secure in their own right, SO WHY IS MOZILLA MESSING WITH ME.

I can guess the responses will be just go ahead an upgrade Firefox, but WHY SHOULD I BE FORCED KICKING AND SCREAMING into a version of Firefox that does not meet my needs.

The bigger question is WHY WOULD I TRUST MOZILLA FIREFOX when they can mess with my productivity and give me this problem at their whim when I can choose Opera, Chrome in all of it’s variants and not have this kind of problem. They may be as bad but they have not hurt me already.

So before I go I have to ask this community if they can help me.

1. Is there a fork of the old firefox that allows the install of legacy versions of add-on, i.e. one that does not have Mozilla poking it’s nose in? 2. Is there a setting in About Config that may enable me to override this disabling of the above add-ons?

I have not listed the legacy add-ons that still work because they are clearly not the problem and I am sure that there are many thousands of users that have different legacy add-ons that face this same problem.

It was bad enough that EVERY time I used firefox I got these “your version of firefox is critically out of date” nagware messages and that even after closing them I got more nagging when I scrolled done.

It is MY computer, MY risk, MY choice, if I can’t TRUST Mozilla to let me work in peace then I really do not think I can risk using a later version of Firefox.

If anyone has any constructive advice THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTIONS ABOVE to get this working again I would appreciate it.

Asked by FirefoxUser72345 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Pj 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox slows down and/or crashes after a while

First of all, I've been having this problem in various forms for years. I stopped using Firefox years ago and switched to Pale Moon because of it, which was possibly a li… (funda kabanzi)

First of all, I've been having this problem in various forms for years. I stopped using Firefox years ago and switched to Pale Moon because of it, which was possibly a little better, but still had issues. I now use Waterfox and Tor Browser, and both have issues as well. So it seems to be an inherent issue with the browser itself. I had issues on XP years ago, then on 7 for years, and now on 10. Both 7 & 10 were/are 64-bit for both OS and browser. I use a lot of tabs, and currently have ~120 open in Firefox; however, currently only ~40 are actually loaded, so it's really not that many, yet the problem still exists.

Basically, one of two things happens, or both: after anywhere from less than a day to several days, the browser will slow down or it will crash. When it slows down, even small things take forever. For example, hovering over a tab will take a few to several seconds for the tab to change color indicating it's being hovered over (which also means clicking on a tab to switch to it takes as long), clicking checkboxes in my email is slow and unresponsive, and typing will freeze every few to several characters. When it gets real bad, the browser will say "Not Responding" and even fade out until it comes back, doing this very, very frequently, until it eventually just crashes.

It also doesn't seem like it could be a hardware issue, considering I've experienced this across multiple computers, and I just had Waterfox slow down with the "small" number of tabs open on my current computer (64GB RAM, Samsung 960 Evo) whereas I've had 500+ tabs open on my older computer (32GB RAM, 850 Evo). In fact, when it just happened, I checked the memory usage and it was using ~10GB, with only ~42% of my total memory being used, so it's not like the system was running low causing paging (not that that should make that much difference with my drive). And Windows and all other programs are fine whenever it happens; it's always just isolated to Firefox/Waterfox/Tor/Pale Moon. I did a garbage collection and a cycle collection, neither of which changed the memory usage or made any improvement, so I then did "minimize memory usage," which may have. I say may because the memory usage is now down to 8GB and Firefox is working well again, but I'm not sure if that's what did it. I have e10s set to 7 processes, which I understand makes it use more memory (though 8-10GB seems awfully high) but, as I said, I have more than enough. It almost seems like when the browsers reach a certain memory use, which seems to vary based on the browser and has nothing to do with the amount of memory available, they start having issues. Tor Browser seems to slow down and crash around 3-3.5GB, for example.

Also, it's doubtful it's add-ons, since I've used different ones over the years and with different browsers, I have almost all disabled in Waterfox, and I'm using even less in Tor, and only NoScript is common between them. I'm convinced the core of the browser is just not coded well enough to handle more than a small handful of tabs, but I'm hopeful somebody can provide some guidance to fix the issue, because otherwise I just don't know if I can stay with *fox, as I need stability in a browser.

Asked by vertigo220 2 iminyaka edlule

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what happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have on my home computer if I sync to my work firefox account as I don't want to lose what I have alrea

Hello , What happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have saved on my home computer if I sync my Firefox work account to my home Firefox browser as I don… (funda kabanzi)

Hello , What happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have saved on my home computer if I sync my Firefox work account to my home Firefox browser as I don't want to lose any of my home computer bookmarks and folders?

Wondering if it will override everything removing what I have already bookmarked or if it will just add my work bookmarks to my home account where I will see both?

Also will everything I have bookmarked on my home account be added after the sync to my work account? Which bookmarks will supersede? Will my home bookmarks get added to my work account?

This is really important as there are some home bookmarks I don't want to lose and that I also don't want synced to my work account? Thanks in advance and I don't see any details anywhere on this but it is really important for someone to know before syncing a work and home account.

Please do not bother telling me about updating my account as the new Firefox does not work for my work flow at all and this should not be related to sync question at all as syncing has been there since that version was created. I hate the square tabs as I have to move my window around often and not having the big tabs pinned in 5 rows of 5 where they are 2" by 2" squares are absolutely necessary as I hate the new tab pinning option where the pins are super small and you get all the other stuff below that now that is not needed and lose rows of pins. I could go on but until they have options I will be staying on my current version which would not affect the sync outcomes.

Asked by LisaMichelleS 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by user633449 2 iminyaka edlule

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Bookmarks no longer saving.

Hi I was using an older version of firefox but had to change my OS from win7 to Win10. I used Password exporter to save all the passwords to a back up file. I installed t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi I was using an older version of firefox but had to change my OS from win7 to Win10. I used Password exporter to save all the passwords to a back up file. I installed the latest Firefox but had no way to import my saved passwords as Password exporter no longer works on later versions, which resulted in installing Firefox 56.0b2 (64bt). Installed password exporter and imported my passwords. On a number of ocasions, I had to open password exporter to see what the password was when I went to a imported bookmark, but once entered, the auto fill worked and opened the site. This worked fine for about a week when, for no apparent reason, the bookmark star dissapeared and the menu bar - bookmark this page had stopped working. I would like to run the latest Firefox but dont know how to import from the password exporter back up file as the latest version doesn't allow password exporter??? Hope someone can help? :)

Asked by AJ 2 iminyaka edlule

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When are these morons at Firefox are going to fix their garbage browser? I can log in to my gmail with IE, Edge, Chrome, Safari and any other browser out there.

When are these morons at Firefox are going to fix their garbage browser? I can log in to my gmail with IE, Edge, Chrome, Safari and any other browser out there. Only with… (funda kabanzi)

When are these morons at Firefox are going to fix their garbage browser? I can log in to my gmail with IE, Edge, Chrome, Safari and any other browser out there. Only with STUPID FIREFOX I get Corrupted Content Error. I cleaned the cache, cleaned the cookies. It worked for one day. Today I get the same problem again! Still no support for session history! And they have not fixed the Session History problem for over the year, IDIOTS! Everyone should dump this stupid browser and go to any other, but this piece of garbage!!!!!

Asked by ReallyPissedOffUser69 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by McCoy 2 iminyaka edlule

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How can I clear history "vlinks" when Firefox exits?

None of the options in "clearing history" reset 'visited' links to 'not visited'. Therefore, even days later, any links I've visited are still marked as 'visited'. … (funda kabanzi)

None of the options in "clearing history" reset 'visited' links to 'not visited'. Therefore, even days later, any links I've visited are still marked as 'visited'.

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Saved Firefox login profile overrides LastPass login profile - how do I remove?

I've been trying to get the LastPass version of login name and password to work on a specific site, but it keeps autofilling the old login name. I've done everything that… (funda kabanzi)

I've been trying to get the LastPass version of login name and password to work on a specific site, but it keeps autofilling the old login name.

I've done everything that I know including clearing the saved passwords list, etc. but it stubbornly keeps showing up. Where is this stored and how can I remove a single entry without having to completely wipe out my history/forms etc.?

Thanks, in advance. Joy

Asked by SignmeUplease 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Shadow110 2 iminyaka edlule

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saved logins disappeared

hello since last week, my saved logins have disappared. I tried with a win10 system recovery (there were 2 timestamps available): both didn't work, linked to a problem wi… (funda kabanzi)

hello

since last week, my saved logins have disappared. I tried with a win10 system recovery (there were 2 timestamps available): both didn't work, linked to a problem with Firefox profile (but error message doesn't show up fully so hard to see what is wrong).

Via shadowexplorer, I was able to export the following files from previous system recovery backups: key3.db key4.db & logins.json .

If I copy these to a new (or existing profile), the logins.json file is renamed to logins.json.corrupt

I have seen that there was a similar problem with AVG-users, but I run Comodo internet security premium...

Any clues how to retrieve the logins??

thx in advance!

Asked by kenny.smet1 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 59 Drop Down Menus Not Working Properly...

I decided to give Firefox 59 another try (59.0.3). Even in the most recent update, drop down menus on many sites do not function properly. I can open them, but they do … (funda kabanzi)

I decided to give Firefox 59 another try (59.0.3). Even in the most recent update, drop down menus on many sites do not function properly. I can open them, but they do not stay open. I cleared the history and cache, but the problem persists. I am beyond annoyed at this, because everything works PERFECTLY in Firefox 56. I get tired of being told my browser is out of date, but if they can't fix something simple like drop down menu operation, then I will keep using an outdated browser.

I want to know WHY this is happening. Nothing changed except the browser 'upgrade'. I am on Mac OS 10.13.4, with a Magic Mouse. It does seem that it will work properly with a USB mouse, but I should not have to go back to ancient cowboy technology to have my web browser work correctly. I like my wireless mouse and it alone should not be causing this problem. If anyone has any ideas as to WHY this is happening, your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Brian 2 iminyaka edlule

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How do I revert to Firefox 56?

Firefox has just updated itself to this horrible new version. 56 I had everything the way I liked it now it looks terrible and I've lost everything I had customised about… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox has just updated itself to this horrible new version.

56 I had everything the way I liked it now it looks terrible and I've lost everything I had customised about 56. I hate having the tabs at the top of the screen isn't it possible to have them directly above the webpages and below the web address? What about the File/edit/etc menu how do I get that back? What about the custom toolbars I had like bookmarks and the one at the bottom of the screen for all the extensions I had?

I think I will just quit and use Chrome. Being able to customise Firefox was its selling point for me.

Asked by xavier1 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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Has anyone found a way to re-enable the status/add-on bar on Firefox Quantum?

I decided to finally try Firefox Quantum hoping that some of the features that were removed from the previous versions would have finally made their way by now, but right… (funda kabanzi)

I decided to finally try Firefox Quantum hoping that some of the features that were removed from the previous versions would have finally made their way by now, but right after installing it I got stuck trying to restore the status/add-on bar.

The only thing I found was a way to place a bottom bar using userChrome.css: http://www.optimiced.com/en/2018/02/11/restore-status-bar-in-firefox-quantum/ But this is pretty much useless as it doesn't allow me to move any button to it.

Has anyone found a solution to this issue? I've read a forum post somewhere from last year saying that some code would be introduced to Firefox that would allow extensions to fix this issue—is it true? Was it done?

Back to Firefox 56 for now.

[Edited question to include "Firefox Quantum"]

Asked by stuckon56 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by WestEnd 1 unyaka odlule

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I am really frustrated. I have several add-ons in my Mozilla/Firefox and today about 10:30 and over half of them dissapeared from my toolbar.

I am really frustrated. I have several long time add-ons in my Mozilla/Firefox and today about 10:30 am over half of the disappeared from my toolbar. When I look them up … (funda kabanzi)

I am really frustrated. I have several long time add-ons in my Mozilla/Firefox and today about 10:30 am over half of the disappeared from my toolbar. When I look them up in my add-ons menu, over 3/4 of them say Mozilla could not verify them and they have been disabled. Why Why Why? I am using version 56.0.2 (64-bit) because I use alot of my add ons for youtube and the updated versions loses them. It will not let me reinstall them. What is going on??????

Asked by MarkTedrow 1 unyaka odlule

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"For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update" -- WHEN?? i still can't get adblock.

From your UN-interactive web blog, quote: "For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automaticall… (funda kabanzi)

From your UN-interactive web blog, quote: "For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automatically applies the fix to versions 52 through 60. This fix will also be available as a user-installable extension" = WHEN? When is it going to be available. Is it out now? Where do i get it?

Asked by Calv 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by user633449 1 unyaka odlule

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saving pics to specific folders

For example tumblr has a function that directs the saved pics/files to same folder on computer after the first time, how do I get that one back? Deviantart changed their … (funda kabanzi)

For example tumblr has a function that directs the saved pics/files to same folder on computer after the first time, how do I get that one back? Deviantart changed their addresses and apparently I clicked wrong place by mistake since now the save isn't opening to right folders...

Asked by kuopiofi 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by guigs 2 iminyaka edlule

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Hotfix for disabled add ons in Firefox 56.0.2

I don't want to upgrade to 66.0.4. I enabled the "studies" option in my prefs, but there are no entries in that panel. Is there any reason Mozilla won't issue a fix for t… (funda kabanzi)

I don't want to upgrade to 66.0.4. I enabled the "studies" option in my prefs, but there are no entries in that panel. Is there any reason Mozilla won't issue a fix for the certificate issue for recent older versions? This is ridiculous. I'm sure there are many folks who prefer older versions.

Asked by kplo 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Older versions of extensions?

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go. I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox. Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?… (funda kabanzi)

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go.

I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox.

Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?

Yes, they've all been updated and maintained, but, there are several whose functions are severaly depreciated - including one where I would now have to actually PAY MONEY to do what I used to be able to do with ease on the legacy version.

Urgently seeking legacy versions that all worked fine before my old PC hit the dust last week.

Asked by janglymark1 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Found 1015 results for MURDER HAVOC EXILE NECROPHILIA MAHEM failed download for Firefox. Really???

Do I really have to use google to narrow a search on Mozilla??? But seriously, is there a way to auto-restart a download when the tubes are being fractious? Thanks, Doug … (funda kabanzi)

Do I really have to use google to narrow a search on Mozilla???

But seriously, is there a way to auto-restart a download when the tubes are being fractious?

Thanks, Doug

Asked by saintrain 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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having two different versions...

I have an older version (56.0) that I'm very happy with, but some of my saved sites are making me use a newer version (I have Chrome) to access them. I truly hate the "ne… (funda kabanzi)

I have an older version (56.0) that I'm very happy with, but some of my saved sites are making me use a newer version (I have Chrome) to access them. I truly hate the "new & improved" FF but am feeling forced to move in that direction. Can I keep my 56.0 separate from a new, clean install and maintain the older version as my default, yet have a separate icon for the new version?

Asked by RASelkirk 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule