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Windows 7: Your Firefox extensions are all disabled? That's a bug!

2 Weeks Ago   #31
TBugReporter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian50 View Post
Adblock Plus now has a new category of "non-annoying ads" that it allows by default. Truly pathetic.
Yes, it is pathetic, but not exactly new; that "feature" was added to ABP about a year ago. FWIW, I consider tweaking one checkbox in exchange for having one up-to-date extension that works for both pre- and post-Quantum Firefox to be a small price to pay.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
The only thing that worked to temporarily get add-ons restarted is via about:config
change the setting
xpinstall.signatures.required = true
to value
xpinstall.signatures.required = false
Hallelujah! This worked!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
It's possible to temporary start the add-ons.
Not that it matters now that I have my old Firefox back, but I tried that several days ago, and it didn't work for me because the extensions that were failing were ones that required a restart after installation, and of course restarting uninstalled the extensions again.


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2 Weeks Ago   #32
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ABP is a resource hog anyway. Switch to Ublock Origin and report back to us.
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2 Weeks Ago   #33
ian50

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Firefox extensions

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
ABP is a resource hog anyway. Switch to Ublock Origin and report back to us.

For Chrome - this browser is exactly what we are assiduously avoiding by using FF.



Adblock Plus and its' "non-annoying" ads: I object strongly to the slyness of opt-out without upfront choice. Yes, many programmes use this trick but that doesn't make it honest..


It's quite clear that we will never be free of sly lies.
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2 Weeks Ago   #34
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You can use Ublock Origin in either browser, and probably a few others. I use it in FF.
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2 Weeks Ago   #35
TBugReporter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian50 View Post
Adblock Plus and its' "non-annoying" ads: I object strongly to the slyness of opt-out without upfront choice.
When ABP is first installed, it loads a Web page with a link to Turn off Acceptable Ads on it, so I don't know how they could be more upfront about it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #36
ian50

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Firefox extensions

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBugReporter View Post
When ABP is first installed, it loads a Web page with a link to Turn off Acceptable Ads on it, so I don't know how they could be more upfront about it.

Installed years ago. That non-upfront page didn't exist.


No, I didn't bother to do upgrade. On installation, It then blocked the ads, which is all I wanted. Adding "features" after installation is sly. So it's gone now. They can earn no more from my machine.


This has taught me to trust no programme, so monthly checking is a routine.
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2 Weeks Ago   #37
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have you already tried my suggestion in post #34?
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2 Weeks Ago   #38
TBugReporter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Have you already tried my suggestion in post #34?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
You can use Ublock Origin in either browser, and probably a few others. I use it in FF.
I don't think this was aimed at me, but for the record, I'm satisfied with ABP (as long as I can keep Mozilla from disabling it on me).
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1 Week Ago   #39
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Why not just use a different browser?
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6 Days Ago   #40
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Some fixes from Mozilla team by release number:

Add-ons disabled or failing to install in Firefox | Mozilla Add-ons Blog

They worked for me on several releases.
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