One of my favorite sites is reporting the following:
Firefox 18.104.22.168 was released yesterday. Nothing terribly exciting to report (unless security fixes excite you), but you can count on seeing an auto-update pop-up in the next day or so if you haven’t already. Otherwise you can just get it here. – (Striving Toward Perfection – Lifehacker)
Ordinarily, this would be great news. That is not the case today.
You see, when I updated, I got a message saying Java was not working with the new version. I figured I’d just be able to update Java when it became necessary. Whatever.
To make matters worse, none of my extensions or themes work any longer. It’s true. Not a one. I’m completely confounded. Ordinarily, I can dig around and find the answer on the net. But this time I haven’t found anything. When I look at the extensions in the Tools-> Add-ons menu they all say:
This add-on will be installed when Firefox is restarted.
This add-on will be upgraded when Firefox is restarted.
I’ve restarted to no avail. I tried reinstalling. I tried uninstalling, then reinstalling. Nothing.
Is anyone else having the same problem? Has anybody got an answer?
I uninstalled Firefox, moved the remaining Mozilla folders to a different directory, and reinstalled 22.214.171.124. That did the trick. I’ve been reinstalling my extensions one at a time as I need them. And I imported my old bookmarks from my old files. It’s been annoying but I’m willing to pay the price for a superior web experience.