Migrate users' profiles from 32bit to 64bit Firefox

I support my organisation's fleet of Windows computers, and historically we have automatically deployed the 32bit version of Firefox onto these devices. I would like to m… (read more)

I support my organisation's fleet of Windows computers, and historically we have automatically deployed the 32bit version of Firefox onto these devices. I would like to migrate all instances of Firefox to 64bit, but have found that installing 64bit Firefox on a device that already has 32bit Firefox dies not remove the 32bit version form C:\Program Files (x86)\ and just installs the new 64bit version into C:\Program Files\. This causes either the 64bit version to launch with no user profile loaded, or the user receives a message that they are launching an older version of Firefox. We can easily automate the uninstallation of 32bit Firefox during the install, but is there a way that we can programmatically load the users existing Firefox profile into the newly installed 64bit version of Firefox? I will be deploying the installation to around 7,500 computers, so a manual work-around isn't an option.

Asked by gr640 6 hours ago

Firefox softlocked on file upload

On a website I sometimes visit, I will occasionally upload images to share. Recently, I was using network access to upload images from a different computer, but that mach… (read more)

On a website I sometimes visit, I will occasionally upload images to share. Recently, I was using network access to upload images from a different computer, but that machine started acting up, and so Firefox tries to re-open the shared folder I was using on that other machine if I try to upload a file and cannot connect, so the file selection doesn't show up and I cannot use any other controls, just get the error SFX instead and I have to restart Firefox by closing it using Task Manager in order to restore function. How do I reset what folder it tries to open for file upload so it does not try to open that inaccessible network folder? It softlocks every time now.

Asked by Thirty Supersaws 6 hours ago

tab recovery?

Hi, my pc (I think the ssd/os) just quit on me, is there a way for me to build a new system (reformat) onto a new drive and either using the old drive (if accessable) or … (read more)

Hi, my pc (I think the ssd/os) just quit on me, is there a way for me to build a new system (reformat) onto a new drive and either using the old drive (if accessable) or "the cloud" recover all my old tabs from that pc onto the new one? I had a list of tabs saved, but it hasn't been updated in a couple months (yes, I have a lot and can't remember them all).

I'm hopeing it's as simple as putting the old drive as a secondary drive and copying the "appdata" folder or something to the new pc.

System: windows 7 (yeah, I don't want to give it up) on evga mobo with i7-x990 cpu and maxed out ram. Samsung ssd (2.5"). Most all "personal data" is stored and accessed from my nas, just don't know how to do that for the tab hostory.

Asked by Ace_boy2786 7 hours ago

Current Logins exception radio box lost under Version 128.0 Clear History function

Under Privacy and Security, Version 128.0 deleted the radio box allowing us to Clear History excepting Current Logins. Will my current email login now be deleted when I u… (read more)

Under Privacy and Security, Version 128.0 deleted the radio box allowing us to Clear History excepting Current Logins. Will my current email login now be deleted when I use the Clear History function?

Asked by reader999 10 hours ago

How do I get rid of Cloudfare?

Some time back, don't remember when, I opted in to Cloudfare on Firefox. I would like to get rid of it. I asked about this previously, got some instructions, thought it w… (read more)

Some time back, don't remember when, I opted in to Cloudfare on Firefox. I would like to get rid of it. I asked about this previously, got some instructions, thought it was fixed, but it reappears (randomly, it seems). I would like to purge it from my Firefox browser.

Asked by Sassue 11 hours ago

easily running various profiles

I started using Chrome/Brave in order to be able to use profiles because I did not find that feature in Firefox. I really try to get away from google, so I searched exten… (read more)

I started using Chrome/Brave in order to be able to use profiles because I did not find that feature in Firefox. I really try to get away from google, so I searched extensively and found out: profiles do indeed exist as a feature in Firefox. My question now is: why are there no buttons or easily accessible settings (for example in connection with sync-settings) for using profiles and why does one need to type in strange things in the address bar to access the feature and even to start another instance of firefox with another profile?

My use case is this: I have a private profile, one for my job and one for union stuff which I don't want to mix into my job profile. Yet, on my home computer I'd like to have all three profiles running simultaneously. Sometimes one or more profiled windows have been closed down and I need to open a new window with a specific profile. I understand that I need to open a tab, type "about:profiles" and then scroll through a page with large amounts of techy information on all profiles and press the last one of four buttons under that profile.

I'm quite tech-savvy and typing "about:profiles" is doable for me, but it seems absurd, given that the feature is not sci-fi and is well visually accessible in other browsers (Chrome and Brave: rightclick on profilesymbol and choose from simple list).

Asked by mak2 21 hours ago

Last reply by TechHorse 19 hours ago

Restart with add ons disabled

FireFox 114.0.2 64 bit win 7 64 bit How do I restart with add ons disabled.? There is no option as stated https://www.wikihow.com/Start-Firefox-in-Safe-Mode … (read more)

FireFox 114.0.2 64 bit win 7 64 bit

How do I restart with add ons disabled.? There is no option as stated https://www.wikihow.com/Start-Firefox-in-Safe-Mode

Asked by GardenSurfer 15 hours ago

Last reply by GardenSurfer 11 hours ago

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Which version of Firefox should I use and why?

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) w… (read more)

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) which is not esr....

Which version should I use and why?

If I should use the "normal" version, how do I replace the esr version with the "normal" one ?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

New window keeps opening on wrong monitor

I'm using a Macbook Pro with an external monitor. (I have "Stage Manager" turned off because that was causing weird delays when trying to click on a window behind another… (read more)

I'm using a Macbook Pro with an external monitor. (I have "Stage Manager" turned off because that was causing weird delays when trying to click on a window behind another one to bring it forward. I only mention this because it means my desktop only has the system menu on my main monitor, the laptop.)

When I open a new window in Firefox, it continually opens the new window on the external display, which is not what I want. I would prefer that it open the new window on the monitor where the currently active window is located.

I read some posts about "dragging a window to the monitor you want to open new ones on, maximize, minimize, turn around three times" or something like that. Not only does that not work, other than maybe temporarily, it also seems silly.

Is there no way to reliably open new windows on the currently active monitor, or least the main one? Or any planned fixes related to this?

Thanks for your input.

Asked by Philip Levy 13 hours ago

Account Control Issue

How to I stop Account Control from asking me to approve FireFox every time I log in. I read the other threads in the community on this topic and they say to confirm R… (read more)

How to I stop Account Control from asking me to approve FireFox every time I log in. I read the other threads in the community on this topic and they say to confirm Run as Administrator is turned off. Well it is OFF and I stilll have the issue. I'm on Win 10

Asked by G Smo 13 hours ago

When I tried to load my Firefox as I usually use it I get it an error message that says can't connect to the network. How do I fix this? Thank you

When I'm using Foxfire I can't get in because it says that it won't connect to the network I've troubleshooted everything. I've rebooted my Infinity cable and laptop and… (read more)

When I'm using Foxfire I can't get in because it says that it won't connect to the network I've troubleshooted everything. I've rebooted my Infinity cable and

laptop and nothing works.

Asked by elisemarshall333 13 hours ago

Unable to access a financial account.

The latest Firefox update has made it impossible for me to log into https://www.discover.com/ I consistently receive the following error message: "Your account cannot cu… (read more)

The latest Firefox update has made it impossible for me to log into https://www.discover.com/ I consistently receive the following error message: "Your account cannot currently be accessed. Outdated browsers can expose your computer to security risks. To get the best experience on Discover.com, you may need to update your browser to the latest version and try again. For questions, please contact us at 1-800-347-7769. We're always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

Pop up blocker in the address bar has been manually turned off and antivirus VPN has been manually turned off. Discover has told me the problem is with the browser not their website. I can access the account via one of the less secure browsers (edge) but am not comfortable with that company and would prefer this glitch being fixed if possible. Firefox info is version 128.0 and it automatically updated earlier this week. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend. Laurie

Asked by lnbg 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

firefox autostart

Hi, Firefox starts when computer starts. I read this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-starts-automatically-when-i-restart-window worked in the past, now do… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox starts when computer starts.

I read this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-starts-automatically-when-i-restart-window

worked in the past, now doesn' t work; if I repet operation I find that variable at false value, and firefox autostarts...

If you have solutions, or I do something wrong, tell me...


Thank you !

Asked by st_ion 14 hours ago

How do I change the taskbar text on Firefox Developer Edition?

I have to use Firefox Developer Edition in order to run an addon a custom addon that I made. The only quirk I don't like is having to see "Firefox Developer Edition" in … (read more)

I have to use Firefox Developer Edition in order to run an addon a custom addon that I made. The only quirk I don't like is having to see "Firefox Developer Edition" in the taskbar. I notice that it only displays this text from the home page and then changes once I a web page is in focus. How can I change the taskbar title text of the new tab/home page so that it just says "Firefox"?

Asked by matt581780 15 hours ago

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Playstation Can't Connect to the server

I am having issues signing in to the playstation store using firefox. It works on edge (although I have the same issue in ungoogled chromium). I have tried refreshing but… (read more)

I am having issues signing in to the playstation store using firefox. It works on edge (although I have the same issue in ungoogled chromium). I have tried refreshing but that didn't work. I uninstalled it and deleted all mozilla folders in appdata, then tried again without signing in to my mozilla account on a fresh install but i'm still having the issue. It might be a windows configuration issue because I don't see why this would work on edge but not on firefox. I've tried disabling all cookie and tracking protection features but I still have the same issue.

Asked by hts739 15 hours ago

Answered by hts739 15 hours ago