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Posts by Justin Scott

On Circumventing User Protection Controls in Firefox

Deep customization through add-ons is one of the best features of Firefox, and we’re thrilled to have such a vibrant ecosystem of community-developed extensions, themes, and other kinds of add-ons for users to enjoy. However, it’s extremely important to us that these customizations take place only with the user’s explicit consent in Firefox. Last year… Continue reading

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Flash 11.3 doesn’t load video in Firefox

Some Firefox users on Windows Vista and Windows 7 are experiencing problems when viewing videos in Adobe Flash Player 11.3, released on June 8, 2012. Firefox and/or Flash Player may crash or not load videos using Flash Player, or videos may not display correctly. Adobe and Mozilla are working closely to diagnose and address these… Continue reading

Categories: end users, general

Issue Corrected with Add-on Usage Stats

After receiving numerous reports from add-on developers about slight dips in their usage statistics, we discovered an issue yesterday with the log configuration of several servers. This issue has been corrected and statistics should return to normal beginning with today’s report. Unfortunately, active daily user statistics since December 16, 2011 are approximately 33% lower than… Continue reading

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AMO Outage

addons.mozilla.org is currently experiencing a network outage (starting around 10am Pacific). Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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AMO network issues

addons.mozilla.org and several other Mozilla services, including the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, are currently experiencing performance and availability issues. Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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AMO Network Outage

addons.mozilla.org and many other Mozilla services are currently experiencing a network outage. Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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Categories: developers, end users, general

New AMO Category Pages

Earlier today, AMO’s new extension category landing and browse pages were pushed live, bringing more of the site into our new style. As with our other new pages, we aimed for a clean, simple design without extra clutter. One area we focused on improving with these pages is add-on compatibility with your browser: making it… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, end users, releases

New email notifications on AMO

Earlier today we launched the first part of a revamp of our email notifications system that offers more fine-grained control over the notifications you receive, as well as one-click unsubscribe. You can read more about this revamp on the WebDev Blog. Add-on developers will likely notice this new system very soon, as they’ll begin receiving… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, releases

AMO read-only for 3 hours on Thursday

Beginning at 2PM Pacific tomorrow, addons.mozilla.org and all of its services will be read-only for approximately 3 hours as we relocate it to our Phoenix datacenter. Browsing and downloading add-ons should be unaffected. AMO’s new home will provide it ample room to scale and allows us to use new services unavailable in San Jose, where… Continue reading

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