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Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby gracious1 » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 01:48

Hello, not long after I installed and began using Basilisk, a message appeared to warn me that some of my add-ons were disabled. I clicked on "Learn More" and was taken to this:

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:wtf: So many issues/questions:
1. We need add-ons verified for Basilisk?
2. I downloaded this from AMO; is the problem that I used the Web Extension rather than the XUL edition from github?
3. How in the world did Ubuntu Modifications get installed? This is installed by default when the Canonical build of Firefox is installed, but how did it end up in Basilisk?
4. Has anyone else experienced this?

All help appreciated. :?

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ADDENDUM:
I removed the WebExt edition of UBO and installed UBO 1.14.18 XUL version. That was worse. I got a warning that it causes securty issues :wtf: :
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So I clicked on the link "More Information" and I was taken to this page:
https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/i988.html
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby hobbledehoy899 » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 02:09

I really don't think that this build was ready for release...

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby JustOff » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 03:51

That's very strange, I have no such problems, many add-ons run well, including uBlock Origin and CTR.
Here are the add-ons I made in a spare time. That was fun!

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby gracious1 » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 04:40

So far, I have not been able to successfully install any extension without Basilisk's disabling it. It is very frustrating. :!: It is basically not usable for me. :(
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby adesh » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 04:42

hobbledehoy899 wrote:I really don't think that this build was ready for release...

Off-topic:
You are probably true, but Moonchild specifically stated that this product should be considered beta at all times as its *purpose* is different.

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby mseliger » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 06:59

I think, there is a problem with the blocklist.
If you open about:config, change the value of extensions.blocklist.enabled from true to false and restart the browser, then your add-ons are not disabled.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Isengrim » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 10:03

I am seeing similar issues with most of my installed add-ons. These are the extensions I currently have installed:

Classic Theme Restorer 1.7.3.1 - This one seems to have no issues on my installation
DOM Inspector 2.0.16.1-signed - "Known to cause security or stability issues"
Location Guard 1.2.3 - "Known to cause security or stability issues"
NoScript 5.1.5 - "Known to cause security or stability issues"
Privacy Badger 2017.11.9 - "Known to cause security or stability issues"
uBlock Origin 1.14.18 - "Known to cause security or stability issues"
Cookie AutoDelete 1.4.4 - "Known to cause security or stability issues", also disabled with no way to enable

For every extension marked "Known to cause security or stability issues", the "More Information" link points to the same one posted by gracious1 mentioning the Hero Community Toolbar.

I can confirm that mseliger's tip fixes this, so it is probably blocklist shenanigans.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby gracious1 » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 20:45

mseliger wrote:I think, there is a problem with the blocklist.
If you open about:config, change the value of extensions.blocklist.enabled from true to false and restart the browser, then your add-ons are not disabled.

Yes, that fixed it. Thank you very much! :thumbup:

Additionally, the Ubuntu Modifications disappeared. That was very strange that they should appear at all.
Specifically, the package is xul-ext-ubufox, which used to be necessary to install FF in Ubuntu 14.04, but now appears to be deprecated, so why Basilisk should have seen it at all is a mystery to me.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Nightbird » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 22:10

JustOff wrote:That's very strange, I have no such problems, many add-ons run well, including uBlock Origin and CTR.

Same here, no problem.
I don't need to disable the blocklist.

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 23:07

JustOff wrote:That's very strange, I have no such problems, many add-ons run well, including uBlock Origin and CTR.
Same here, I'm using uBo without any issues.

In fact, no problems that I'm aware of with any of the following extensions I have so far:
1) Cookies Exterminator 2.9.0
2) Copy Plain Text 2 1.6
3) Decentraleyes 1.3.10
4) FEBE 10.0
5) Form History Control 1.4.0.6
6) Open With 6.8.6
7) Thin Tabs 1.8
8) uBlock Origin 1.14.18
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Btw, extensions.blocklist.enabled = true is the default in my case in Windows 7. ;)
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 01:12

People having these issues MOST LIKELY have copied their Firefox profile across to Basilisk. Don't do that and blame us when it breaks things.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Isengrim » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 18:30

Moonchild wrote:People having these issues MOST LIKELY have copied their Firefox profile across to Basilisk. Don't do that and blame us when it breaks things.


Partly so in my case. I only copied my extensions folder, which should only contain XPI files and not settings or anything else. However, after wiping my profile and re-installing CTR and DOM Inspector, I am still seeing this issue.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 18:48

^ What is your extensions.blocklist.enabled set at?

I have had no problems with the extensions.blocklist.enabled set to the default true, but some have said it helps in their case to set it to false (click on link for post) which may in some cases depending upon the add-on in question.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Isengrim » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 19:17

Pale Moon Rising wrote:^ What is your extensions.blocklist.enabled set at?

As I said in the post right below that one:
Isengrim wrote:I can confirm that mseliger's tip fixes this [...]

Setting the config value to false is a valid workaround. The problem only occurs when the value of extensions.blocklist.enabled is set to true. I do not know if this is a recommended long-term solution.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby helloimustbegoing » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 19:22

Moonchild wrote:
People having these issues MOST LIKELY have copied their Firefox profile across to Basilisk. Don't do that and blame us when it breaks things.

MC, I did not copy over my FF profile and yet I am having these issues . . . specifically both Decentraleyes and Status-4-Evar both have the message "Known to cause security or stability issues." Also, sometimes this same message appears for Classic Theme Restorer, sometimes not (which is weird).

So something is amiss somewhere.

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 20:06

helloimustbegoing wrote:
Moonchild wrote:
People having these issues MOST LIKELY have copied their Firefox profile across to Basilisk. Don't do that and blame us when it breaks things.

. . . specifically both Decentraleyes and Status-4-Evar both have the message "Known to cause security or stability issues.".....
I've already successfully installed Decentraleyes with no issues. And I've actually got the extensions.blocklist.enabled pref set to default true and still no problem.

So I decided to test the other add-on you mentioned (Status-4-Evar) using this FF AMO URL (since I like what it does): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/ (which as we know will not work in Pale Moon and instead requires JustOff's Location-4-Evar extension to work in Pale Moon) and the Status-4-Evar extension off of the FF AMO site installed without a hitch and works as expected in Basilisk.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby mseliger » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 21:05

I also have no copied my Firefox profile to Basilisk. I have made a new profile for Basilisk and one of the first thing is to add an adblocker. And then the error "Security /Stability issues" was shown. With changing the blocklist to false everything is o.k (i'll do changing a lot of settings, also the blocklist, all the time including in Pale Moon and other Mozilla products because of privacy and freedom).
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby rlcoone » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 22:23

Running on Ubuntu and getting the same thing, all add ons are listed as security risks and most are disabled with no way to enable them. I did not copy my profile from Firefox, I dumped Firefox when I discovered Pale Moon. I started Baslisk from scratch.

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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Pale Moon Rising » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 03:59

rlcoone wrote:Running on Ubuntu and getting the same thing, all add ons are listed as security risks and most are disabled with no way to enable them. I did not copy my profile from Firefox, I dumped Firefox when I discovered Pale Moon. I started Baslisk from scratch.
Welcome rlcoone, Apparently in some cases (not necessarily mine) it is helpful to change the extensions.blocklist.enabled pref from the default true to false as a current work-around.
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Re: Add-ons disabled? Including UBlock Origin??

Unread postby Terryphi » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 07:10

After installing UBlock Origin I had to change the extensions.blocklist.enabled pref from the default true to false. It now works but there is another issue: my custom filters which work in Pale Moon, etc do not work in Basilisk.
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