Turn add-ons back on

(John Looyestijn) #1

I am pretty pissed off by the fact that Firefox turns off add-ons without consulting the user (i.e. me!). All installed add-ons I obtained via Firefox and should therefore be OK. Further more, hands-off my computer. Developers of Firefox do not have to think for me. Let me decide wheather or not to use add-ons, or whatever. If Firefox continues this kind of behavior you are worse that Microsoft.
Also the promise that all add-ons would be repaired within 24 hours is not made valid.
Turn everything back on IMMEDIATELY…

(Martin Giger) #2

Please read https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ - in short, your extensions weren’t disabled because Mozilla decided you shouldn’t be using them, but due to a certificate that expired without anyone noticing until it was too late.

You should be getting a fix that re-enables your add-ons now.

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(John Looyestijn) #3

I’ve seen the note.
Unfortunately almost all my add-ons are still listed as “disabled”. I use ESR version 52.9.0 (32 bit) since I still have Vista as OS. How to activate the add-ons again?

(Martin Giger) #4

Sadly you’re stuck for a while then until Mozilla starts rolling out the fix for it. It’s being worked on in bug 1549604.

You can find unofficial ways to try and re-enable your extensions, however you may not be successful and do more harm than good by trying them (that’s a very convoluted way of me saying “they exist, but I don’t recommend to try them”).

(John Looyestijn) #5

When will Firefox roll out a fix? It’s 2 weeks now that most plug-inns are disabled (e.g. addblock-plus), and I do not see any progress. I cann’t I am very pleased with the situation.

(Caitlin Neiman) #6

The fix was just released. You can install it from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disabled-add-on-fix-52-56/

(John Looyestijn) #7

Thanks, the fix worked 100% OK!