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Hey Chiefcrowe, do you work for Mozilla? If not, you seem to have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with their release schedule :)
 

Chiefcrowe

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Hi,
I can see why you would think that. I don't work for them but since my job involves managing a lot of computers, I usually am updating FF very often and find out about new versions quickly, so I usually post updates here.


Hey Chiefcrowe, do you work for Mozilla? If not, you seem to have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with their release schedule :)
 

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I'm running version 62.0.3 of firefox and it just disabled all of my extensions. WTH is going on? Is anyone else seeing the same behavior. I won't use firefox without noscript and ublock origin so right now it's completely worthless to me.

Ok, found this. It's not just me having the issue. A certificate issue is causing the problem. What a mess.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1257961
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1257967
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1257973

Sorry, the Add-ons team is working on a fix for this. It looks like a certificate used to sign many popular extensions expired. The verification process checks that certificate, and anything that doesn't pass is blocked. I don't know how soon re-signed versions of those extensions will become available, or whether another workaround will be discovered. We are all hoping to learn more soon.
More topics are showing up by the minute.

Also keep an eye out here. https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/cer...d-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047
 
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Ok, found this. It's not just me having the issue. A certificate issue is causing the problem. What a mess.
A friend that uses Linux and Firefox, just reported this issue to me, but I don't seem to have the problem (and I just did an update). I'm running Firefox Nightly, with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger.
 
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A friend that uses Linux and Firefox, just reported this issue to me, but I don't seem to have the problem (and I just did an update). I'm running Firefox Nightly, with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger.
That because those addons are verified.
 

Ranulf

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So far just my win10 laptop has been hit with the bug. It turned off adblock, no script and one other I can't remember. Addons like no script, adblock are still working on my desktop FF. I read somewhere that it might be based on date, the certs expire on the 4th apparently.
 
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So far just my win10 laptop has been hit with the bug. It turned off adblock, no script and one other I can't remember. Addons like no script, adblock are still working on my desktop FF. I read somewhere that it might be based on date, the certs expire on the 4th apparently.
What is the date where you live right now?
 

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5/3/19 for another hour. No idea why its borked on my laptop but desktop still works. Desktop version of FF might be older slightly is only thing I can think of.

Edit: Looks like others are reporting that it seems to hit newer versions of Firefox but not older ones. Then others say they got hit too while running versions 56 up to 66. A bunch of nonsense overall.

Support forum link: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38
 
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Ranulf

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My desktop machine running FF 62.0.2 is still running addons just fine. Newer versions on laptops are not.
 

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5/3/19 for another hour. No idea why its borked on my laptop but desktop still works. Desktop version of FF might be older slightly is only thing I can think of.

Edit: Looks like others are reporting that it seems to hit newer versions of Firefox but not older ones. Then others say they got hit too while running versions 56 up to 66. A bunch of nonsense overall.

Support forum link: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38
It is really strange what it's affecting. On a couple of old systems I had disabled updating (both Firefox and Extensions) and they're both on FF 54.0.1 which does not have "Studies" to do their temporary patch.

Both were affected. One had recently had an automated backup made. I pulled the firefox profile (folder) out of that backup, swapped it in, and the problem went away and is still gone. I might have set the system clock back 1 day just to see if it would fix it for a day or fail again immediately which it did not, so subsequently I set the system clock back to the correct date and the problem has not resurfaced.

On the other system, I had a much (few months) older backup, swapped it in, and it did not resolve the problem. I also set that system clock back and forward with no effect. It still has the problem. I may put that system on an old ESR release or just switch it to Chrome... doesn't really matter, it is not used to surf the web unless I want to update a driver or something.
 
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