Firefox Browser Issues Fixed, Sort Of

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 11:05 AM gHale

Another maintenance update for the Firefox 66.0 “Quantum” web browser released to fix an issue that halted extensions from running or being installed, but that is not the end.

Timing ends up being very important on how quickly Mozilla jumped on, and fixed, an issue. That is because Mozilla became aware of a critical bug in the latest Firefox 66.0.3 release on May 3 that prevented new and existing add-ons, themes, search engines, and language packs from being installed or run.

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Upon learning about the issues, Mozilla pushed a temporary fix to all users on desktop platforms, which includes Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, urging users not to delete their installed add-ons.

However, after releasing the temporary fix, Mozilla then released Firefox 66.0.4 and Firefox 60.6.2 ESR.

But that is not the end, Mozilla officials said. “There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week,” said Mozilla in a post.

In lieu of the fixes, Mozilla said “there are a number of work-arounds being discussed in the community. These are not recommended as they may conflict with fixes we are deploying.”



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