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pixel42
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Extensions deleted after Iron update

Post by pixel42 »

On every Iron update, all my installed extensions get deleted and I have to re-install them. This is very annoying and I remember this wasn't a problem in earlier versions of Iron. Is there any reason for this behavior?

I'm using the latest Iron version on Windows 10.
pixel42
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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ping?
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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How old was the previous iron version?
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pixel42
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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I'm not sure, it's been a while. Normally I check for updates every month or so. I had this problem with the last two or three updates.
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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The extensions in my Iron installation are gone after each update, too. This occured when updating from Iron 50 to 51 and from 51 to the current version 52. I don't remeber exactly when the problem first appeared but it's still there with the latest version. It also resets some settings, e.g.:
  • Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click (deactivated before update)
  • Offer to save your web passwords (deactivated before update)
  • Ask where to save each file before downloading (activated before update)
  • Language settings (reset to English (US))
jeffshead
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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I just updated to 52.0.2750.0 from the previous version and did not encounter any issues with extensions.

However, many (not all) of my settings were reset to defaults.
pixel42
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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I installed this update and all extensions vanished again. I have Windows 10, maybe this is specific to the OS? Can this bug get a higher priority?
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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I use Iron on Windows 8.1 and on Windows 10 and this happens on both platforms.
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Re: Extensions deleted after Iron update

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I am on Windows 7 64-bit, and recently updated from Iron v39 to Iron v53, and everything is still working like normal. I think one browser extension may have been deleted, but I think that was due to incompatibility. I was actually very impressed all my extensions, and everything still worked as I expected.

One thing I noticed is that my previews on the new tab page only show 8 thumbnails instead of 12. What happened to that feature, and how can I re-enable 12 preview thumbnails?
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Zanzibar wrote: One thing I noticed is that my previews on the new tab page only show 8 thumbnails instead of 12. What happened to that feature, and how can I re-enable 12 preview thumbnails?
Maybe you have to scroll down a bit?
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