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A large number of Firefox extensions (add-ons) have suddenly been disabled for apparent 'security' reasons.  Those I have (had) installed include various useful search options:

 

  • DuckDuckGo search
  • EXIF Viewer
  • Search by Image (for Google RIS)
  • TinEye reverse image search
  • Search by Image - Reverse Image Search (using multiple sources)

  • Link Checker

  • View Cookies

  • LastPass Password Manager (as good as damned near essential!)

 

The reasoning behind this is totally sound, but the information and 'help' regarding the 'update' goes back to 2017!  What has happened today? Have I done something inadvertently?  Will be changing browsers pretty damned quickly if I can't get this resolved.

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https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/#comments

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1549078

 

However, the fix isn't getting to my computer, although others in the UK (I found it through a car forum) have had it work straight away..

You may have to "allow studies" as detailed in the first link- mine was off by default.

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29 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/#comments

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1549078

 

However, the fix isn't getting to my computer, although others in the UK (I found it through a car forum) have had it work straight away..

You may have to "allow studies" as detailed in the first link- mine was off by default. 

 

That was quick!  Thanks so much, that answers my queries, even if it doesn't resolve them immediately!  I didn't have 'studies' enabled either, neither (having enabled it) has it resolved the problem.  But they do say that a general fix (ex-studies) should be available soon.

 

Again - many thanks.

 

EDIT: the studies intermediate fix is now working for me.

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29 minutes ago, losdemas said:

 

That was quick!  Thanks so much, that answers my queries, even if it doesn't resolve them immediately!  I didn't have 'studies' enabled either, neither (having enabled it) has it resolved the problem.  But they do say that a general fix (ex-studies) should be available soon.

 

Again - many thanks.

 

EDIT: the studies intermediate fix is now working for me.

Ah, good for you, I was just coming back to say a hotfix from one of the blog comments fixed mine, but since you've got the official fix I won't quote it, since Mozilla do advise one to wait.

I can always ditch it if it interferes with the proper job. If I can find it.

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All's well now- there's a fresh update, 66.0.4.

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