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Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

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Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Dave Allen » Sat May 04, 2019 2:42 am

Firefox has screwed up big time. It has happened to most (if not all) users. The most angry are those who use password manager extensions. Oooops. :evil:
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sat May 04, 2019 2:59 am

Disabling signature checks did the trick for me:
What are my options if I want to install unsigned extensions in Firefox?

The Nightly and Developer Edition versions of Firefox have a preference to disable signature enforcement. There are also be special unbranded versions of Release and Beta that have this preference, so that add-on developers can work on their add-ons without having to sign every build. To disable signature checks, you will need to set the xpinstall.signatures.required preference to "false".
  • type about:config into the URL bar in Firefox
  • in the Search box type xpinstall.signatures.required
  • double-click the preference, or right-click and selected "Toggle", to set it to false.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Dave Allen » Sat May 04, 2019 3:31 am

Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:59 am
Disabling signature checks did the trick for me:
What are my options if I want to install unsigned extensions in Firefox?

The Nightly and Developer Edition versions of Firefox have a preference to disable signature enforcement. There are also be special unbranded versions of Release and Beta that have this preference, so that add-on developers can work on their add-ons without having to sign every build. To disable signature checks, you will need to set the xpinstall.signatures.required preference to "false".
  • type about:config into the URL bar in Firefox
  • in the Search box type xpinstall.signatures.required
  • double-click the preference, or right-click and selected "Toggle", to set it to false.
I tried that first, and it didn't work for me.
Then I found a way to "temporarily" restore an add-on, but if I restart Firefox, I have to go through this entire process again:


1) Navigate to about:debugging
2) Click the ‘Load Temporary Add-on’ button
3) Navigate to the .xpi file in your profile directory select it and click Open.

To find your profile directory and extensions:

Windows:
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile id}.default\extensions
Linux:
~/.mozilla/firefox/{profile id}.default/extensions/
MacOS:
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/{profile id}.default/extensions
Jesus said, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body."[Matt 10:28] God can totally destroy us.

Jesus also said, "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”[John 6:40] Eternal life is conditional.

His disciple John wrote, "Whoever has the Son has eternal life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have eternal life. [1 John 5:12] Eternal life is optional.

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Gateguard » Sat May 04, 2019 12:34 pm

This Mozilla Blog post may be of some addition help.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05 ... n-firefox/

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Rumpy » Sat May 04, 2019 12:41 pm

I only use two add-ons, WoT and NoScript, and those work fine. Maybe it's just because they'd been updated in time.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by gilraen » Sat May 04, 2019 12:45 pm

People on Blizzard/World of Warcraft forums started talking about it yesterday. So I've been keeping an eye on it, but for whatever reason, my Firefox isn't having any issues with addons. I'm running AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin, and they are both still operational.

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Blackhawk » Sat May 04, 2019 12:48 pm

I lost all of mine on one computer last night - but the others were fine.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by jztemple2 » Sat May 04, 2019 2:15 pm

I lost my theme setting on the one PC on which I use Firefox and I had to tinker to get it back, but otherwise it seems fine. Very odd.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Rumpy » Sat May 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Huh, and ironically it just did it for me as I was reading the linked bug report.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sat May 04, 2019 4:38 pm

For those who'd prefer to install Mozilla's semi-official fix WITHOUT enabling Shield Studies, you can install it manually using the posted link here.
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by GreenGoo » Sun May 05, 2019 2:04 pm

Huh. I haven't noticed anything, but I have very few installed. I'll pay attention.

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Biyobi » Sun May 05, 2019 5:55 pm

I manually checked for on update to Firefox today and downloaded the latest (66.0.4). It restored all my addons to working condition again without having to re-install any of them.

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Max Peck » Sun May 05, 2019 9:20 pm

Yup.
Firefox 66.0.4 patch notes wrote:Repaired certificate chain to re-enable web extensions that had been disabled
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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Dave Allen » Fri May 10, 2019 9:17 pm

Jesus said, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body."[Matt 10:28] God can totally destroy us.

Jesus also said, "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”[John 6:40] Eternal life is conditional.

His disciple John wrote, "Whoever has the Son has eternal life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have eternal life. [1 John 5:12] Eternal life is optional.

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Re: Firefox just trashed adblock (and all my add-ons)

Post by Kraken » Fri May 10, 2019 10:51 pm

I didn't have any problems with my add-ons. When I opened Help/About to see if I had the "bad" version of FF, it immediately downloaded an update. Just lucky, I guess.

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