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    Default Firefox bug disabled most browser extensions/plug-ins

    Due to a Firefox bug from last night, almost all extensions have been disabled and no longer work properly. (few exceptions) The bug is related to certificates and the date time stamp, but as wide spread as it seems, they will be forced to roll out a fix pretty quick it seems.

    Do not remove the Firefox extensions as many will not download and install.

    Current bug report here
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1548973

    Mozilla blog post where they will update users
    https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019...ns-in-firefox/

    Reddit post that explains the issue a bit
    https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com..._being_marked/

    So far a temporary workaround which is marginally effective, is to temporarily enable the extensions in debugging at "about:debugging"

    That usually works for that browser session, but if you close and re-open the browser you have to enable them again.

    I also turned on the "studies" as that also puts a hotfix in, but I think that is a temporary fix until they roll out another update.

    From what I have read on this so far today, it seems to affect all users in all platforms depending on the extensions used.

    Side note: I just refreshed the studies page in another tab and see they rolled a few more hotfixes, so they are working on the issue and will likely have a new version rollout pretty quick.

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    Thanks Rick.

    I wish I read this before i deleted all my extensions and tried to re install them. They are all gone and I cant download a single extension add on.

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    You should be able to download the extensions manually, then you can place them in the profile folder, then you can open a browser session, and go to the debugging page and enable the extensions manually, which will make them active for that browser session.

    For me they stay active and usuable even when opening new browser windows as long as I do not end the session completely by closing all tabs and windows.

    A pain yes, but it allows me to work normally with the extensions I am used to using.

    I have checked a few times today watching to see if they have a new version available for download that fixes this, I suspect they will soon.

    Rick
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    edited to add: Yes they have released a new Firefox version 66.0.4 a half hour ago, so I will try this

    A Firefox release has been pushed — version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR. This release repairs the certificate chain to re-enable web extensions, themes, search engines, and language packs that had been disabled (Bug 1549061). There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week. More information about the remaining issues can be found by clicking on the links to the release notes above. (May 5, 16:25 EDT)

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    Yeah I noticed that, but given I don't work weekends, figured it would be fixed soon enough.
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    Yep, thanks Dave

    After running 66.0.4 update, it has allowed me to reinstall the ad-blocker (U-Block) that I had uninstalled a few days ago so all should be fine for almost everyone once updated.

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    Thanks for the heads up on this and also the availability of 66.0.4. Much appreciated.

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    Your welcome Rick!

    Remember the Adobe Flash release (a few days before Christmas 2014/15), which rendered all updated MGS (download) casinos games inoperable? MGS released a fix, which took a good 7 days or so. But Adobe took 30+ days to fix it.

    Least with FF you can be assured they jump on these issues quick smart
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    I had this problem too. As soon as I opened up my Firefox browser, I had various messages informing me of a number of extensions and plugins being disabled and even after enabling them and restarting Firefox, it still made no difference at all. It wasn’t until I updated to the latest version of Firefox that everything was working back to normal again.

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    same thing happen with me now please provide some good trick to resoved it

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    They have had 2 updates the last few days, after installing/upgrading to 66.0.4 or the newer version 66.0.5 you should be able to re-enable them

    All the latest version for all operating systems are available here
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

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