Firefox Neuters A Leading Cause of Firefox Crashes
If you ever asked me about sluggish unstable Firefox behavior, you probably remember that I asked you about this plugin!
The Skype Firefox add-on, which Skype installs without asking for permission, causes an estimated FORTY THOUSAND browser crashes a week…
… and has long been on the list of add-ons I recommend disabling.
This week, Firefox implemented an update that neutered the Skype add-on, force-disabling it.
What this did is disable the plugin and leave it up to you, the user, to chose to override the disabling and re-enable the plugin.
This puts you back in the driver seat of how your browser behaves and what add-on’s are actively running.
Skype said in a statement: “Based on our initial investigation, we know that downloading the new client will fix for most users any compatibility issues, and are working with Mozilla to ensure that there are no other compatibility issues.” The company also rendered an apology for the inconvenience the add-on had caused to the users.
So if your Skype add-on has gone missing, now you know why!
I honestly do not recommend re-enabling it although as Skype notes you may find that the upcoming client release causes less issues.