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    Default Firefox cannot toggle addo-ons status as normal user

    Hello community,

    I run Firefox 28.00 on OpenSuse 13.1 64 bit KDE. I need to run a java applet and therefore wanted to activate Iced-Tea web Plugin via tools add-ons in Firefox. However, it is gray (disabled) and I cannot seem to change this. Moreover, I cant seem to change the status of any plugin.

    The drop-down menu just does not change.

    Any ideas?

    Trying this as root, it works. However, I wont run a browser as root.

    Any ideas?

    PS: Strange enough, using about:config to activate java, works
    Main box: OpenSuse 12.3)/KDE 4.10 64bit
    Older Box: OpenSuse 12.2/KDE 4.8.5 64bit (my mediabox)
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    Default Re: Firefox cannot toggle addo-ons status as normal user

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos78 View Post
    Trying this as root, it works. However, I wont run a browser as root.
    As you should not login in the GUI as root. that can not be tested.

    Use another user to test if it is bound to a user environment.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Firefox cannot toggle addo-ons status as normal user

    Can you enable/disable the add-ons from safe mode? Start it from a terminal
    Code:
    firefox -safe-mode

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    Default Re: Firefox cannot toggle addo-ons status as normal user

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    As you should not login in the GUI as root. that can not be tested.
    Well, I did run it with kdesu just to check..and it works as expected...also works with a new user...

    thank you.
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    Default Re: Firefox cannot toggle addo-ons status as normal user

    You do not report if you tried deano_ferrari's suggestion (ot may help!), but it looks like there is something wrong in the ~/.mozilla directory of that user. You could try if it helps when you move it away (stop FF first of course
    Code:
    cd
    mv .mozilla mozilla-saved
    Then start FF again, it will create a fresh .mozilla and you can test if the problem persists.

    Of course this action will remove any changes you have done to your FF configuration.
    Henk van Velden

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