Update late 2019 05 04

Here is Mozillas official statement on the addons glitch:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/comment-page-5/

Click here to download the statement in PDF format if you don't wish to go to Mozillas website:

http://www.kaxlon.com/20190504_high_res_mozilla_update_regarding_add-ons_in%20_firefox.pdf

 

2019 05 04

 

Today we were greated with Firefox have disabled all our addons.

No matter what you do to update or re-install your addons will solve the bug, or glitch. It's a code build error in Firefox.

If we do a simple Google search we find that this news have been covered by many sites.

 

 

Most of them do not offer a solution or work-around. And some even suggest installing Firefox nighly builds, which is totally unneccesary.

 

Here is how you enable your addons temporarily until Mozilla fixes Firefox:

Type this into your Firefox address bar:

about:addons

... and press Enter.

Now you will see a list of disabled addons:

 

Here I am showing just one of the addons disabled. But before I started ALL my addons were disabled, or restricted as Firefox calls it.

 

Now type this into your Firefox address bar:

about:debugging

... and press Enter.

Now you will se something like this, but without the addons enabled:

 

 

Click the circled button:

Load Temporary Add-on

Now navigate to:

user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles\your_profile.default\extensions\

 

Now select the first XPI addon in curly brackets, and click open.

You have to do this for every addon that you wish to re-enable.

The ones that looks like a email address is usually the confirm page you normally get once you installed a addon. You can if you wish to go trough these. Some addons even require you to select them.

 

That's it!

Now enjoy your ordinary Firefox until Mozilla fixes this glitch/bug. =)

 

/Kim H. aka KaxLon.