Mozilla releases another fix for broken Firefox extensions

A technical glitch has broken everyone's Firefox extensions

The good news is that Mozilla doesn't anticipate new problems after the update to Firefox 66.0.4, which should fix the "disabled add-ons" issue for all users.

On Friday, Mozilla allowed an intermediate certificate to expire that is used to sign Firefox addons.

From blocking ads and cleaning up page layouts, to quickly sharing pages to social media and streamlining downloads, Firefox add-ons can provide a big boost in functionality on top of the core browser itself.

Even if Mozilla rushed to fix the critical issue with the release of Firefox 66.0.4 and Firefox 60.6.2 ESR, it would appear that many issue are still present even after installing these versions.

Firefox coders dealt swiftly with the crisis, pushing out a partial fix through the company's Studies feature-testing component for Desktop users of Firefox.

Trump's threat could lead to higher Apple iPhone prices in the states
Mindful of his 2020 re-election bid, Trump suggested the measures were not leading to price increases for U.S. consumers. That follows talks in April in Beijing that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called "productive".

Preferences which could enable Mozilla to collect data on users have been disabled in the version of Firefox which this writer uses; it is provided by the Debian GNU/Linux project and is an extended support release.

Via Twitter on Sunday, Mozilla said, "There are some issues we're still working on, but we wanted to get this release out and get your add-ons back up & running before Monday". "The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours", Kev Needham, Mozilla's product manager for add-ons, said in a blog post early Saturday morning. The company also said that customers should not delete and/or re-install any add-ons as an attempt to fix the issue.

Firefox users reported a problem where they were unable to run their add-ons and extensions. Users are directed to bug 1549129 for more information.

Mozilla has updated their release notes for 66.0.4 to contain the following fix as part of the list of changes. This system is enabled by default, and no action is needed unless Studies have been disabled. So far, Mozilla developers have been unable to replicate the bug internally.

Related News:

  • What will keep Prince Charles away from Baby Sussex

    What will keep Prince Charles away from Baby Sussex

    However, the child will not automatically be a prince or a princess as any such title will have to be bestowed by the queen. Asked about names, she added: "I think they should call it Christopher, it's a very official royal name".
    Democrats Prepare Contempt Order for Attorney General William Barr

    Democrats Prepare Contempt Order for Attorney General William Barr

    Democrats accuse Barr of shielding Trump and undermining the attorney general's traditional independence. The congressman told Fox News Sunday that a "tentative date" had been confirmed with Mueller.
    Congo's Ebola fight gets push from Norway

    Congo's Ebola fight gets push from Norway

    The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu is worsening as the death toll surpasses 1,000 on the back of an alarming number of cases reported in recent days across multiple hotspots.
  • Coffee Cup in 'Game of Thrones' Scene Perks Up Viewers

    Coffee Cup in 'Game of Thrones' Scene Perks Up Viewers

    After half the cast got killed at the Battle of Winterfell , I kind of thought Game of Thrones might give us a bit of a reprieve. Earlier in the same scene: a toast, and no sign of Emilia Clarke's coffee cup.
    SNHU Nurses Celebrate National Nurses Week with Roundtable Discussion

    SNHU Nurses Celebrate National Nurses Week with Roundtable Discussion

    The week-long recognition always ends on May 12 because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. When nurses finish their basic educational programs, they must pass a comprehensive test, the NCLEX, which is a national test.
    Lady Gaga Wears Hypnotizing Ruffled Dress to Met Gala Pre-Party

    Lady Gaga Wears Hypnotizing Ruffled Dress to Met Gala Pre-Party

    Whether easily deciphered or not, every year's theme is decided upon by Andrew Bolton , Chief Curator of the Costume Institute. Looking at these gorgeous pictures of the 22-year-old star, there is a hype about her Met Gala feat already.
  • Amy Schumer and husband welcome ‘royal baby’ boy

    Amy Schumer and husband welcome ‘royal baby’ boy

    Cape Town - Amy Schumer just low-key revealed the gender of her first child, while sharing a call to action to boycott Wendy's . The comedian and her husband Chris Fischer welcomed their first child together Sunday night, she confirmed on Instagram .
    Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men

    Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men

    He said Vence told police that he walked with his son to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, arriving about 10 or 11 p.m. Holbrook said Maleah's mom didn't report the children missing and had a family member pick her up from the airport.
    Boeing knew about problems with 737 Max before crash

    Boeing knew about problems with 737 Max before crash

    Ms King described both features as "supplemental" and "advisory" to other information provided to pilots during flights. Boeing told airlines that the warning light was standard equipment on all Max jets.
  • Australian PM Morrison egged on election campaign trail

    An older woman at the function was knocked to the ground and the alleged attacker was quickly ushered away by security. The incident occurred at a Country Women's Association meeting with Morrison on the NSW-Victorian border.
    Trump stokes trade war with vow to raise China tariffs

    Trump stokes trade war with vow to raise China tariffs

    Trump has railed against China's trade practices and has pledged to hold the Communist country accountable for its past promises. Trump warned Sunday that he would lift tariffs this Friday on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from the current 10%.
    China considers cancelling trade talks with US

    China considers cancelling trade talks with US

    He said the Chinese public might "view this as a capitulation" if Beijing reached an agreement before Trump's Friday deadline. Contracts on the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average extended declines, falling 2.1 percent each at 9 NY .

Most liked

Boeing didn't disclose MAX alert issue to FAA for 13 months
Two planes, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, crashed as the result of faulty "angle of attack sensors". In its statement, Boeing said all Max jets will have an "activated and operable" alert when the fleet returns to service.

Myanmar journalists: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are freed
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's case became a cause celebre around the world, with numerous figures calling for their release . Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo , their lawyers, and Reuters have all maintained that the pair never committed any crime.

Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra all set to attend 2019 Met Gala
Also read: Priyanka Chopra's brother Siddharth's ex-fiancee Ishita moves on, celebrates new beginning with friends. Before that, Priyanka has shared pictures from her past attendance and one of them is particularly interesting.

English Premier League match report Manchester City v Liecester City
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany scores their first goal againsts Leicester City at Etihad Stadium in Manchester May 6, 2019. And they'll do it without their best player Mohamed Salah, who could also miss the last match against Wolves.

Trump reverses, now says Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress
They could also file a civil lawsuit against the Justice Department - an option that could take months or even years to resolve. Barr's failure to comply "has hindered the Committee's constitutional, oversight and legislative functions", it says.

Android Auto gets new look, dark mode and lots of nifty improvements
Those of you with larger in-car displays will also be happy to know that Auto will finally expand to fill the entire screen. In addition to Dark Mode, Auto is getting a few other design-related tweaks, such as new fonts and new button icons.

CBS News names new evening anchor, revamps morning show
Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell hosted a freakish singalong on Monday in denying a New York Post report of bad blood between them. The staffing moves were announced by Susan Zirinsky , who was named president of CBS News in January and took over in March.

Owner of Disqualified Horse Plans to Appeal
Yet there's a simple, reasonable solution to the issue that has shrouded the 145th Kentucky Derby in controversy. West told me today that he thought maybe this would be a good time to graciously bow out of racing.

How Much Kim Kardashian Makes Per Instagram Post Will Blow Your Mind
Kim and Kanye are set to welcome their fourth child together, and second child via a surrogate, sometime in May. Kim Kardashian makes more money on one Instagram post than a lot of people will ever see in their lifetime.

Cardiff vs Crystal Palace, Premier League
We've got players that are incisive, they can make the last pass, they've got speed at the top of the field. The difference [this season] is Liverpool - we did the same job [as last season].

Not going to allow trade deficit with China any more
Last week US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin described talks held in Beijing as "productive". "No!" said Trump on social media. All three major indexes have posted double-digit percentage gains this year, recovering sharply from the late 2018 plunge.

The New Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Swings In!
Coming up some soon after the animated, Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse , you can't help but think about it. Spider-Man: Far From Home was written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and with Jon Watts returning to the director's chair.

Moscow vows to expand coop. with Tehran despite USA sanctions threat
Any such heavy water must no longer be available to Iran. "Last year, we had we non-oil exports of $43 billion". We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the United States following their withdrawal from the JCPOA.

Roger Federer glad to make clay return after three years
Nadal still seeks his first title of 2019 after losses to eventual champions Fabio Fognini in Monte-Carlo and Thiem in Barcelona. I really felt competitive for the first time in a way that I want to feel myself.

Norah O'Donnell says 'CBS This Morning' 'will address' show shakeup rumors
Someone close to Norah O'Donnell told the Post that O'Donnell and Gayle King are "close friends" and there's no bad blood at all. However, CBS News president Susan Zirinsky fought back, calling The New York Post's report "offensive and 100 percent false".