Clicking on 'update now' near a blocked plugin doesn't update it but brings you to a blocklist page

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3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: marco, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 10
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Description

3 years ago
I have an outdated Adobe Flash plugin. In about:addons, when I click on 'update now', this page (https://blocklist.addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/blocked/p1026) is opened, which doesn't allow me to update the plugin.

Moreover, the plugin check page doesn't detect any plugin as installed (bug 1218647).
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Comment 1

3 years ago
Since it's forcibly disabled, the plugin check page doesn't detect it. So Firefox basically isn't helping me update the plugin, I can only update it manually.

Updated

3 years ago
OS: Unspecified → Windows 10
Hardware: Unspecified → x86
Perhaps there's someone with extensive knowledge on plugins that might be able to help here. Should we offer a better UX and offer the user a way to update the blocked outdated plugin from Firefox ? Or this is the desired behavior and user needs to manually update it ?
Component: Untriaged → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
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