I read in the FAQ that the Tor project officially doesn't recommend further Firefox add-ons. But it so happens that I won't use the Tor browser unless I get Adblock Edge to work like in my regular browser.

So how can I install it? I am on Linux. I open the Add-ons, select Adblock Edge, click 'install'. It downloads something then responds:

There was an error downloading Adblock Edge.

What now?

  • This seems to be an issue with the add-on itself. I can download and install other add-ons, but this one isn't playing ball. Perhaps a compatibility issue between the version of the add-on and the version of Firefox that Tor Browser is based on? Dec 15, 2015 at 10:03
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    although it is not recommended to change the TBB-profile, i would suggest uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Edge, because it was discontinued in favor of uBlock Origin! Dec 17, 2015 at 7:20
  • It so happens that by installing Add-ons, you stand out more, making it easier to track you. Tor won't hide you if you don't use it properly. Apr 4, 2016 at 13:19

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It seems that only the built-in add-ons page of Firefox has this problem. If one installs via https://addons.mozilla.org/ it works.

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