Installing unsigned add-on to Firefox 52.9.0

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    snoopx, Jul 22, 2020
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    It can be installed but, the jerks at firefox claim its not verified or some such reason. One of the settings in "about:config" or maybe more need changing. Careful there.

    Try this, , ,
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
    about:config in address bar, xpinstall.signatures.required = false
     
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    Thanks all.
    Tried the above suggestions. They work, but unfortunately only last for one Firefox session. Unless I did something wrong, every time you restart Firefox, the unsigned .xpi file is disabled and you have to go through the same procedure of:
    about:debugging>‘Load Temporary add-on’ option and reselect the XPI file for the add-on.
    I tried about:config>xpinstall.signatures.required>Toggle value to "false" but it had no effect.
    Apparently after Firefox 48, the developers removed this hack allowing installation of unsigned add-ons.
    Anyway, am glad to have found a forum still promoting Win XP/SP3.
    I am currently running it on an Intel Quad core Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz / Asus P5B with 8GB RAM, although since it's the 32bit version, I'm only seeing 2.93GB.
    Saw a PAE hack on this forum to allow it to see the full 8GB, so will give it a go to see if I can get it to work.
    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/guide-to-enable-windows-xp-to-use-more-than-3-25gb-ram.932418/

    PS. does anyone know, of the 2 links below, which is the best, most up-to-date version of ublock to install? They are both for ublock, but the release dates and versions numbers are confusing, with the higher version number having apparently the earlier release date.
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.17.4 (1 Dec 2018)
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-firefox-legacy/releases/tag/firefox-legacy-1.16.4.18 (17 Feb 2020)
     
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    snoopx, Jul 24, 2020
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