[RESOLVED] Can't externally install other Firefox add-ons

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[RESOLVED] Can't externally install other Firefox add-ons

Postby Wakakur » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:13 am

Hello, I'm new here but quite a long time NoScript user and admirer. Thank you very much for such a useful and powerful software. As I don't have a fast internet connection, my preferred way is to download Firefox add-ons first into the disk then install them manually via Firefox Add-ons Manager's "Install Add-on From File..." option. But after my last update to v5.0.9, my manual installations of any add-ons don't work anymore until I disable NoScript first temporarily. There is no pop-up anymore where Firefox asks the User if he wants to allow such an installation. In the Add-ons Manager's Extension tab, I have to click another tab then back to it to refresh it, and my intended add-on just have its icon and a seemingly progress bar button at the right with the label "Downloaded" and an X button to close it. Thanks and more power.
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Re: Can't externally install other Firefox add-ons

Postby barbaz » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:17 pm

Works for me. Please try Standard Diagnostic to isolate and correct the real cause.

Let us know, thanks.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Can't externally install other Firefox add-ons

Postby Wakakur » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:54 pm

I went to that site, read the tips, and this what worked for me. It was really simple. I uninstalled NoScript completely by pressing the Remove button and re-installed it manually via the same "Install Add-on From File..." And my other downloaded add-ons (*.xpi) can be installed again that way. Thanks, Mr. barbaz! Looking back, when I have an existing add-on installed, I simply download a newer version of it and install that over the older one. I guess sometimes its better to uninstall-and-reinstall instead. Thanks again. :)
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Re: Can't externally install other Firefox add-ons

Postby barbaz » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:03 pm

You're welcome and thanks for reporting back. Image
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