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Firefox almost useless after latest updates!? Answered

I just had to restart and with that came the update for FF.
Right after a nice info bar letting me know that a plugin no longer works.
Bit weird as the auto update is active for my plugins but a look won't hurt...

As it turns out every single one of my plugins is disabled now and it is not possible to just enable them either.
All that is possible is "looking for updates or alternatives" - what a joke!
You want to get your ad-blocker working and with the click of a button you get browser bars, weather infos, networks stats but nothing that would even come close to ad-blocking.
My favourite image download is now suggested to be replaced with an addon to show me Email notifications or as an alternative to give me quick access to my bookmarks - WTF!?
Is it possible that some of our code monkey now also work for Mozilla? - No offence, just kidding!!



19 days ago

The latest fix seems to have fixed all my addon's.

10:50 a.m. UTC / 03:50 a.m. PDT: We rolled-out a fix
for release, beta and nightly users on Desktop. The fix will be
automatically applied in the background within the next few hours, you
don’t need to take active steps.

In order to be able to provide this fix on short notice, we are using
the Studies system. You can check if you have studies enabled by going
to Firefox Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Allow Firefox
to install and run studies.

You can disable studies again after your add-ons have been re-enabled.

We are working on a general fix that doesn’t need to rely on this and will keep you updated.

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20 days ago

Just happened to me now and I have auto update disabled as a default.

Its still not fixed.


At about 6:10 PST we received a report that a
certificate issue for Firefox is causing add-ons to stop working and
add-on installs to fail.

Our team is actively working on a fix. We will update as soon as we have more information.


Reply 19 days ago

It seems to be the common thing now that users are the ones doing the checks and return get the associated problems of beta testers.
There are good reasons why people rely on certain addons, like protection from intrusive pop ups that can end you on in a phishing network.
Would have been too easy to actually make sure that the certs a company uses won't run out or that someone breaks them due to non existing testing :(


20 days ago

I set my clock back 24 hours and was able to re-download all of the add-ons I have and now it's working. This is only a temporary fix.


Reply 20 days ago

That's a joke!
So there is nothing that is not compatible, just the will of a company... :(

Jack A Lopez

20 days ago

That has happened to me every time I have ever updated Firefox, specifically: all my old add-ons are no longer supported.

So the lesson is: Don't ever update Firefox. Just don't do it.

Or use the Pale Moon browser, which is a kind of light-weight version of Firefox. Did I spell that right? Two words. Lemme see if I can find an official link... um here: