I'm making this rather informative thread because I've seen this too many times elsewhere, and had been the cause of such threads myself, when the most ideal solution was to tinker around with other extensions, test interactions and try out other various settings until everything in my browser interacted as I wanted it to. So work through the following before reporting any issues about Pale Moon and extensions:
* First, understand that the majority of extensions are made free, and distributed freely. Even if you report a problem that is legitimate, know that it may not be resolved until the author receives spare time and expenditures, if at all.
* Some extensions may have bad interactions with others, causing -- at worse -- inaccessibility of certain menus and other features of the browser until that specific add-on is disabled. If that is the case, it is not necessarily a fault of Pale Moon; Try with some extensions disabled, all extensions disable, re-enabling them in small sets or with Firefox (either Portable or a desktop Firefox build) to see if it's an Pale Moon-specific issue.
* A majority of extensions are UI-agnostic (meaning not reliant on Australis or other bits of UI code), but others (such as Fission) are specially made to work on a certain version of Firefox; Anything above that version where things in the UI had been replaced / moved / otherwise tampered without your consent or knowledge, and the extension's functionality becomes broken. UI dependency is no fault of Pale Moon, and should be reported elsewhere as a Firefox-specific issue
* If an extension becomes UI-dependent (in this case, meaning it needs to use Australis), try an older version of that extension. Sure it might be missing some additions but it's better than nothing so long it works; Once you know an older version of a problematic extension works, instead of saying something is broken pass compatible version information to us, and request the author to rework the extension using a compatible older version, and adding either a "Legacy mode" or an "Australis mode"
* The easiest way to see if an extension is causing browser-specific issues is to see if the same profile acts differently between browsers; Below is a generic profile.ini example from MozillaZine, for desktop build users:
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[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/qioxtndq.default
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[Profile1] Name=PaleMoon IsRelative=0 Path=%appdata%/Moonchild Productions/Pale Moon/Profiles/fi94nu3h.default
So you're probably asking yourself, Why should I install Firefox again? You don't have to. You'll only want to if you grow tired of simply complaining and relying on somebody else to have a magic answer, and want to give yourself the power to help yourself, and in the process help others with similar issues.