Firefox may have disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired

Firefox may have disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired

Mozilla has begun automatically distributing a Firefox update to fix a problem that broke extensions for many browser users on Friday. Extensions, also called add-ons, let you customize browsers to do things like block ad tracking or offer video-playback speed controls. Mozilla requires they be digitally signed to improve security. The certificate Mozilla uses for that purpose expired.

Daniel Linde
Daniel Linde
Cary Brown
Cary Brown 1 year

I've removed Firefox from all my devices recently because they've joined the war on dissent by the tech companies by disabling Gab's Dissenter extension. This happened before this present fiasco.

Roadhog
Roadhog 1 year

When that happened last night I went to the official add-on page to look for another ad blocker. Got a connection error every time I tried to download one. Then I said fuck it, I don't need this abuse, and installed Brave on my desktop since it was already pretty good on my phone. Still not sure about the crypto gimmick but we'll see.

Nomis
Nomis 1 year

I uninstalled chrome and Firefox the day they decided I couldn't use the dissenter add-on. Been using brave ever since and love it

SûmFigöt
SûmFigöt 1 year

It’s why I use the Brave Browser

Milkshake
Milkshake 1 year

Solution for those running 56 and under on Windows: 1] Shut down Firefox 2] Open extensions.json in Notepad++ or something that has a replace words function to make your life easier. Search it in: (AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles) 3] CTRL+F opens search, go to replace tab and then (include quotes): Replace all instances of "appDisabled":true to "appDisabled":false Replace all instances of "signedState":-1 to "signedState":2 Save, make it "read only" in file properties and start browser. Go to Addon-Page. Don't be confused by addons asking to restart browser, just disable each addon manually and then enable it again. THEN restart browser. On top of Mozilla being a bunch of incompetent troglodytes given how they drove off any and all programming talent they ever had in lieu of SJW garbage, now they are trying to use this failure as an excuse to force everyone to turn on telemetry and send them all your browser information. What a damn joke this brand has become.

Pugpugpugs
Pugpugpugs 1 year

already fixed

Justin Kidd
Justin Kidd 1 year

Yeah this wasn't a smart move. Instantly replaced by Opera. Opera has done great things lately, free VPN being a nice part of it.

Scott
Scott 1 year

Meh, it took me less than 5 minutes to figure out how to reenable the add-ons.

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