Mozilla has begun launching an update for desktop, Android, and ESR (extended support release) variations over a bug that prevented current and new add-ons from working or being installed on the Firefox browser late on Friday. The upgraded Firefox desktop and Android apps carry model number 66.0.4, whereas the ESR update has bought model 60.6.2. When all versions shall be updated mechanically, the Android customers can head to Play Store on their gadget to set off an instant update, and desktop users can go to About Firefox to do the same.
“This launch repairs the certificates chain to re-allow web extensions, themes, serps, and language packs that had been disabled (Bug 1549061),” Mozilla’s Kev Needham wrote in a weblog. “There are remaining points that we are actively working to rectify; however, we needed to get this fix out before Monday to minimize the impact of nonfunctional add-ons before the beginning of the week.”
Mozilla had earlier stated it had recognized the problem caused by certificates expiration and began introducing a repair for Firefox desktop users.
“Our workforce recognized and rolled-out a brief repair for all Firefox Desktop customers on Release, Beta and Nightly. The repair might be mechanically applied in the background within a day.” Mozilla stated.
The extent of the problem impacting add-ons on Firefox appeared quite extensive as numerous complaints on Twitter, Reddit, and other social media platforms had emerged.
If affected users weren’t able to install any new add-ons or allow current add-ons from the Add-ons Manager on Firefox.