Firefox browser users, what is happening?

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  1. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Since Firefox updated to 70.0.1 all my extensions have been disabled. AdBlock for one, and the main extension I use is for 1Password, which when logged in populates my login and password for all sites that require secure logins.

    Anyone else have a problem with this?
    I have 7 extensions that are now disabled.
    Or is it time to use a different browser?
    I'm on a Mac and don't really care for Safari, but can go back to that, though the extensions don't work there, either.
     
  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I had the Adblock issue on some sites for awhile as well, for a few days just recently.
    Things seem to have since righted themselves, though
     
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  3. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I don't know but had a few issues with Firefox ages ago and stopped using it, moving to Chrome.
    I saw some cyber security statistical reporting in the IT industry that showed the least targeted browser for exploits was Opera. It is also fast and reliable. So I mostly use that now.
     
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  4. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks both of you, so far!
    I think I tried Opera once and may still have it onboard and give it a try. or Chrome.
     
  5. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Updates that are not just Firefox can mess with the extensions or add-ons. Again, it can apply to all browsers but the software you add can also require updates and at some point such as browser or OS upgrade stop working.
     
  6. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    I thought everyone had moved onto Chrome years ago.
     
  7. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    All of my extensions work just fine. I did have trouble with one, and removed it, then re-installed it, and it's been fine since.
     
  8. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    No, some of us moved away from Chrome. Never going back, myself.
     
  9. Alamo

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    On Pc, I had Firefox and Adblock issues lately. it always opend a new tab and couldn't remember settings.
    since re-installing it didn't work, I switched to uBlock Origin. nice, no issues :)
     
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  10. Joe M

    Joe M Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, left Chrome a while back after weird things starting popping up on several of the sites I frequent. Went back to Firefox, which I had used for a long time, and couldn't be happier.
     
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  11. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I use both Firefox and Chrome. Both with uBlock Origin and NoScript installed. It's funny, some sites won't work properly with Firefox, but they do with Chrome, and vice versa. So, I got both. But I prefer Firefox.
     
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  12. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I use Firefox at home, Chrome at school and Safari on my iPad, and don’t really notice any significant differences...
     
  13. scampos

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    There is a problem with Firefox that involves extensions signatures. It is easy to disable that feature, see the links below.

    I still use Firefox, sorry but Google already has too much of my information to surrender to Chrome, who knows what they are collecting there, and how this is being handled. I try to keep my exposure limited.

    There is also Chromium as well, supposedly Chrome with less Google.

    Anyway, back to the topic:

    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/04/your-firefox-extensions-are-all-disabled-thats-a-bug/

    https://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/19/how-to-disable-the-firefox-40-add-on-signing-requirement/
     
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  14. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    What sort of weird things?
     
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    Started getting pop-ups from sites I had never heard of or visited. If I tried closing them, got into a continuous loop that Chrome wouldn't let me get out of. And, as scampos said, I just felt that Google was collecting too much info. I'm sure other browsers do the same, just didn't like the feel of Chrome. Plus, Firefox now blocks social media trackers, cross-site tracking cookies and fingerprinters, which I don't think Chrome does. Whatever, I just feel at least a bit more secure with Firefox.
     
  17. radiocaster

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    You're going to keep getting junk as long as you don't regularly cash your cookies.
     
  18. hotpot

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    I had trouble with some extensions not working, some never worked again :confused:
     
  19. reactor99

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    I don't use any extensions, I use Firefox because it means less of my info going to the big G
     
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    I find Firefox serviceable but it can be a resource hog on my machine.
     
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