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Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259368 by reible » Sat May 04, 2019 4:55 pm

Sometime on 5/3/19 you may have noticed that things like your adblocker, amazon assistant, and more stopped working.

Not sure when the more universal fix will show up but there is a way to get things back to working if it is still not fixed by the time you read this.

You can check to see whether you have "studies" enabled by heading to Options > Privacy and looking for the Allow Firefox to install and run studies option. Just check the box if it is not already. Soon you will see this show up in the about:studies

"hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973•Active
This is a hotfix that updates an intermediate certificate used for signing add-ons. It is one of the mechanisms used to fix bug 1548973."

Later after they get a real fix working you can disable this again if that is what you want.

I have done this some hours ago and it seems to all be working again just like before this happened.

Ed

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259369 by garys » Sat May 04, 2019 5:25 pm

Also, you can type
about:config
in the browser URL window
Then, find

xpinstall.signatures.required

Change the value from true to false

When the fix comes out, you can change it back to true if the fix works.

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259379 by jsburger » Sat May 04, 2019 9:55 pm

reible wrote:Sometime on 5/3/19 you may have noticed that things like your adblocker, amazon assistant, and more stopped working.

Not sure when the more universal fix will show up but there is a way to get things back to working if it is still not fixed by the time you read this.

You can check to see whether you have "studies" enabled by heading to Options > Privacy and looking for the Allow Firefox to install and run studies option. Just check the box if it is not already. Soon you will see this show up in the about:studies

"hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973•Active
This is a hotfix that updates an intermediate certificate used for signing add-ons. It is one of the mechanisms used to fix bug 1548973."

Later after they get a real fix working you can disable this again if that is what you want.

I have done this some hours ago and it seems to all be working again just like before this happened.

Ed


Yes, that fix could take up to 6 hours according to Mozilla. I am out of town so the lap top is only on for a short time so no fix yet. I will be home tomorrow so the computer will be on long enough for the fix to download. One thing I can say is that Mozilla was on it within hours of when it happened.

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259382 by reible » Sat May 04, 2019 10:02 pm

When I did mine it took less then a half hour for it to come in. Time will very but it doesn't happen instantly.

Ed

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259388 by jsburger » Sat May 04, 2019 11:19 pm

reible wrote:When I did mine it took less then a half hour for it to come in. Time will very but it doesn't happen instantly.

Ed


Well, I have been the hotel room now for close to 3 hours and no update. Probably because it is not a secure connection.

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Hooper, UT

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259400 by garys » Sun May 05, 2019 10:45 am

My laptop has been online for 2-3 hours and still has not updated. My desktop got the update within 10 seconds of me enabling the studies. Like everthing on computers, it is erratic at best.

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259405 by john_001 » Sun May 05, 2019 1:47 pm

I didn't want to deal with it last night, but after I enabled studies a few minutes ago, it's fixed.

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259413 by jsburger » Sun May 05, 2019 9:02 pm

I am back home now on my network and an update to FF downloaded as soon as I started it. All is fixed.

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259415 by JPG » Sun May 05, 2019 9:47 pm

Apparently I have been missing out on all the fun?

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Re: Foxfire problems with add-in extensions

#259417 by jsburger » Sun May 05, 2019 9:52 pm

JPG wrote:Apparently I have been missing out on all the fun?


Mozilla said it didn't effect everyone, just most. I guess you live in a chosen place. :D

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