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For safety's sake I thought I would update my Firefox 47.0.1 to Firefox 48.0. So I did.

After 2x restart I was surprised to realize that a number of favourite addons clearly had stopped working, so I went to see what's wrong with my Nightly Tester Tool who's job it is to "Force Addon Compatibility". Turns out it has been overruled by Firefox, so no compatibility was forced on anything.

At Mozilla's page I was told a story about the "many" addons that are trying to steel my money, identity, etc. Of course such a story is difficult to believe, since I never have met such an addon. New homepage redirection, yes, but never anything dangerous. Maybe we just don't hear about them? But of course, I guess they're out there, just waiting for a chance to enter my PC, so it's better to be safe than sorry.

And because of this I should be thankful for Mozilla now blocking every unsigned addons, I assume...

I do, however, not agree with Mozilla on this. Do you? The unsigned addons that I have are not new in any way. They have been on my computer for many years!! On my PC there is nothing to fear (of course there is, but so far it all went well) - and I totally want to have my addons back. They were there for a reason; without them, Firefox is no longer the best.  In fact, without addons Firefox is nothing but the fattest kid in the world.

So I removed 48 and reinstalled 47.

Do they know what they're doing?!
Have you abandoned Firefox? If not: Do you use a newer version than 47.0.1?

Post modified with a list of the addons that I have on Firefox 47.0.1:

Spoiler- Adblock Plus 2.7.3
   Reklamer er fortid!

- Add to Search Bar 2.9
   Tilføj hvilken som helst søgning, på hvilken som helst side, til søgefeltet.

- Add-ons Manager Context Menu
   Add more items to Add-ons Manager context menu.

- Auto Context (Inkompatible)
   Automatically shows User Popup Menu if text is selected

- Bookmark Toolbar Menu Button
   Show the contents of the Bookmarks Toolbar in a drop down menu. This compresses the bookmark menu into one button that you can put on any toolbar you want to.

- Bulk Image Downloader
   Easily download images from image host sites. The Bulk Image Downloader app ($25) must be installed for this to work.

- Classic Theme Restorer 1.5.6beta2
   'Classic Theme Restorer' ...

- Clean Uninstall 0.1.7
   Uninstall an extension and clean its fingerprints (stored preference values for instance)

- CoLT 2.6.7
   Tilføjer et Kopier linktekst-punkt til browserens kontekstmenu.

- Context Search 0.6.4
   Expands the context menu's 'Search for' item into a list of search engines.

- Download Manager (S3) 4.07
   Vis og håndter filhentninger fra en smart nydelig statusbjælke

- Downloads Context Menu 1.7
   Shows the Explorer context menu of downloaded files in the Downloads list

- Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express 9.08
   Best extension for 'Superfast' and easy video download links in FLV, 3GP, MP3 (256kbps HQ Direct Link), MP4, 720p + 1080 HD and Full-HD ("Original") qualities on Youtube pages.

- EPUBReader
   Read EPUB files just in the browser. No installation of additional software needed.

- ErrorZilla Plus
   Show a more useful error page when the network address cannot be reached.

- Extension List Dumper 2 1.0.1
   Dumps a list of the installed extensions.

- Flagfox 5.1.13
   Viser et flag, der afbilleder den pågældende servers placering

- Flickr Size Pickr
   Adds a context menu to view or download any Flickr photo

- Google Reverse Image Search 48.0
   Google Reverse Image Search is a simple tool that lets you search the images reversely on Google Images.

- Google Search Disable Before You Continue 43.5
   Disable Before You Continue dialog for Google Search

- Google search link fix 1.5.3
   Prevents Google and Yandex search pages from modifying search result links when you click them.

- I don't care about cookies 2.5.8
   Get rid of annoying cookie warnings from tens of thousands of 'infected' websites

- Image Toolbar 0.6.18
   Provides easy access to common image functions.

- InstaDown: Instagram Image & Video Downloader 1.0.3
   The extension adds a direct download button for images found on instagram user pages, and also for videos on single item popups.

- Interclue
   The ultimate link augmentation multitool

- MyBookmarks 0.6.17
   Creates a formatted page from bookmarks.

- Nightly Tester Tools 3.7.1-signed.1-signed
   Useful tools for the nightly tester.

- Open In RegEdit
   Select registry keys in the page and open them in the registry editor

- Open With 6.7.1
   Quickly test out your web pages in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, or Opera. Open With opens the current page in your other browsers with just one click.

- Restart 1.2.8
   Adds "Restart" menu and button.

- RightToClick 2.9.6
   Allows right clicks, highlighting and more where forbidden by javascript

- Save Session
   Save Session can save the session only once.

- Saved Password Editor 2.9.6
   Adds the ability to create and edit entries in the password manager.

- SCDL SoundCloud Downloader 1.7
   SoundCloud Download Helper. Adds ARTWORK, ARTIST, GENRE, TRACKNAME !!

- SoundCloud Downloader - SoundGrab :: Add-ons for Firefox -

- Self-Destructing Cookies 0.4.10
   Fix the web. Gets rid of a site's cookies and LocalStorage as soon as you close its tabs. Protects against trackers and zombie-cookies. Trustworthy services can be whitelisted.

- Show my Password 2.0.1-signed.1-signed
   Shows your password in readable letters

- small-clock 0.0.2
   A simple and small 24hr clock which sits in your toolbar. Ideal for fullscreen browser use

- Smart HTTPS 0.1.6
   Automatically changes HTTP addresses to the secure HTTPS, and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP.

- Status-4-Evar 2015.
   Status-widgets og forløbsindikatorer til Firefox 4+

- Stop Ads 0.0.4
   Stop Ads extension

- Stylish 2.0.7
   Gendesign internettet med Stylish, en user styles manager.

- Textarea Cache
   Allows to save automatically the content in a text input field.

- Video DownloadHelper 6.0.0
   Download Videos from the Web

- YouTube ALL HTML5 3.0.3
   Play all videos on youtube without flash.

- Youtube's Annotations No More 0.3
   Disable Youtube's annotations.

- Youtube's Autoplay No More 0.3
   Disable Youtube's up-next autoplay feature.

Use a browser which does not introduce changes every six weeks, and you'll have more time for non-virtual aspects of your life.

I'll deal with the unsigned add-on clusterjoy around the time of Firefox 53. Not sooner.

@Curt: You're a bit late, but welcome to the party. Go to

Shades: it not possible to sign extensions yourself? According to Mozilla, you can. This link explains which versions of Firefox allow for unsigned extensions, and behind this link you will find step by step instructions (not specifically for Windows, but the steps are clear).

Just make sure you create a sufficiently strong certificate (RSA 2048/SHA256 minimum), else it is likely Firefox will complain about the weak certificate. The EasyRSA scripts allow you quite some freedom when generating self-signed certificates. At least, I use it myself whenever I have a need for self-signed certificates.

I'm with:

* Firefox ESR 38.8.0 (up-to-date)
* Pale Moon -- just updating to 26.4.0 (x64 portable)


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