A Firefox AddOn flaw - SOLVED
mconley at mozilla.com
Mon Mar 13 19:31:54 UTC 2017
Thanks for figuring that one out! Even though the add-on seems
unmaintained, I've filed
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1346904 for you to reach
out to the author.
On 2017-03-11 4:00 PM, Ing. Adolf Hochhaltinger wrote:
> I had a problem with Firefox 51.0.1 for Linux Mint (64bit),
> as I wrote you recently.
> The problem was:
> If I click at a link inside an recently opened webpage (!)
> instead of loading the new website from this link
> I get an error messages ("page not found").
> This happens not if I type the same address directly into the URL line,
> or when I right-klick the link to be opened in a new tab.
> So I looked closer and I found out:
> *Something sort of "translates" the URL wrongly. *
> For example: Instead any "#" character in an URL
> comes up changed into "%23" in the new URL field.
> And there Firefox cannot deal with it.
> So I looked closer and found out: *The culprit is the Add-On*
> *"Download YouTube Videos, Fast And Simple*",
> It was last time updated July 2015 (!), and the website
> "dfromyoutube.com" is also no more available,
> so it might be dead.
> By deactivating this Add-On
> the Problem I mentioned above ceases to exist.
> Hope this was helpful for you.
> With regards / Liebe Grüße,
> Ing. Adolf Hochhaltinger
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