Hey, #Firefox-using friendsโ€”

If you lost access to your add-ons this past weekend and you tried some advice to set `xpinstall.signatures.required` to `false` in `about:config`, you should

1. install the latest update, and

2. flip that setting back to `true`.

It's important to have this setting on to help protect you against malicious extensions.

(Don't @ me about whether you personally need or want Mozilla to sign the extensions you use. Consider this toot may not be for you.)

@zigg

Last time I checked (yesterday) the change hadnโ€™t made it to the Ubuntu repos yet, but Iโ€™m using the Studies hack instead.

@zigg

And I just checked again. Itโ€™s still no in the Ubuntu (16 LTS) repo.

(Despite this, I still maintain that Firefox is the least bad of the browsers.)

@suetanvil That sounds sticky. I thought I'd read somewhere that you could manually install the xpi from the study and it would tweak the signing setting. Don't recall where though.

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The studies hack is working for me at the moment. As long as it lasts until the update reaches me, Iโ€™m good.

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