Where are Native manifests stored on the Windows MSIX version of Firefox?

Native manifests describe where native messaging browser extensions can be found, as described here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensio… (read more)

Native manifests describe where native messaging browser extensions can be found, as described here:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Native_manifests#native_messaging_manifests

Specifically on the MSIX version of Firefox available in the Microsoft Store, what directory does Firefox look in for native manifests?

The problem I need to solve is that I need to place a native manifest in a location where Firefox can see it, specifically in the new Windows MSIX installer. This seems to be reasonably straightforward, if I can confirm where that is.

Asked by minfrin 2 months ago

I downloaded the new Firefox now nothing works

I've had Firefox for years and had no problems. An additional Firefox page opened when I opened Firefox and I downloaded it, now it won't open any page. I tried to reinst… (read more)

I've had Firefox for years and had no problems. An additional Firefox page opened when I opened Firefox and I downloaded it, now it won't open any page. I tried to reinstall but same problem. If i can't fix it I'll have to change browser

Asked by Graham Clark 2 months ago

Firefox can't download anything at all

Hi there. I wiped my C Drive and reinstalled windows 11 on my PC. Completely from scratch. The first few thing I did is download firefox. I believe in the first boot of … (read more)

Hi there. I wiped my C Drive and reinstalled windows 11 on my PC. Completely from scratch.

The first few thing I did is download firefox. I believe in the first boot of firefox, I can download things fine, I installed Ublock Origin add-on and a few installers for the app that I need to use. I can't recall when, but after a few reboot, I noticed that Firefox can't download anything, every download link I click on, the download fail instantly, I can't install add-ons as well.

I tried reinstall firefox, changing download folder target, nothing helped.

Can you take a look please? Thank you!

Asked by wangrimen 2 months ago

download quit

This is the error while trying to download Microsoft Office application "Office Timeline" "\??\C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe." Cannot start or run due… (read more)

This is the error while trying to download Microsoft Office application "Office Timeline" "\??\C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe." Cannot start or run due to incompatible with 64-bit version of Windows

Asked by jnet620 2 months ago

How can I add more filetypes to the Download handler?

Firefox only offers seven filetypes for handling (open or save the file). How can I enter more, for example what to do with an xlsx file? I want Excel to open the file,… (read more)

Firefox only offers seven filetypes for handling (open or save the file). How can I enter more, for example what to do with an xlsx file? I want Excel to open the file, not download it.

Asked by Geoff 1 month ago

Question on Firefox Browser from Microsoft Store

I am in the process of migrating to a new Windows 11 PC. I am a long-time user of Firefox and have version 126.0 - 64 bit on my old PC. On my new PC I apparently download… (read more)

I am in the process of migrating to a new Windows 11 PC. I am a long-time user of Firefox and have version 126.0 - 64 bit on my old PC. On my new PC I apparently downloaded it from the Microsoft Store during all my software installs. That version shows as "Windows MSIX Package Mozilla – MSIX – 1.0”

Are there differences between the 2 versions and should I do anything such as reinstalling from Mozilla?

Thanks, BillT

Asked by billtag 1 month ago

All downloads fail, including extensions

No idea what the cause is but I cannot download ANYTHING on my browser for some reason. Pictures, documents, executables, browser extensions. Tried downloading documents … (read more)

No idea what the cause is but I cannot download ANYTHING on my browser for some reason. Pictures, documents, executables, browser extensions. Tried downloading documents from email attachment.. fail Tried downloading VLC... fail Tried every default recommended solution, clean install, you name it. Mind you all of these files downloaded just fine perfectly via Microsoft Edge.

Noticed another abnormality. Changed the download folder to a custom one. Download failed and DELETED the folder for some reason.

Asked by drotar.david 1 month ago

Access Firefox pdf files

I uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox. I was able to recover my bookmarks, add-ons, and login information. But I do not know how to recover by pdf files. Are they go… (read more)

I uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox. I was able to recover my bookmarks, add-ons, and login information. But I do not know how to recover by pdf files. Are they gone for good?

Asked by hankone225 1 month ago

Authenticator software

I was advised to use the Authenticator.cc extension for my Firefox browser on Windows 10 PC, I can't get it to run. It downloads but will not then do anything. I can't ge… (read more)

I was advised to use the Authenticator.cc extension for my Firefox browser on Windows 10 PC, I can't get it to run. It downloads but will not then do anything. I can't get the icon into the menu bar, I can't scan a QR code, it just will not perform. Why not?

Asked by derek.peters 1 month ago

New PC migrating from old PC with Firefox v. 125.0.1 and Thunderbird v. 115.10.1 email client

I've received my new PC and will be migrating from my old PC (Windows 10) to the new PC with Windows 11. I use local folders in Thunderbird to keep various projects sep… (read more)

I've received my new PC and will be migrating from my old PC (Windows 10) to the new PC with Windows 11.

I use local folders in Thunderbird to keep various projects separate and more easy to manage. I have copied the current Thunderbird profile on to an external hard disk, I have found the location of the local folders and they reflect the structure in the Thunderbird screen I see. Thunderbird has been unstable for a few weeks so I would prefer a clean install but don't want to lose a lot of content that I still need.

1. Is there a way to copy over just the local folders, eg export them, rather than the whole profile? I deliberately haven't cleaned the server recently so that I can get back emails that still are in the in_tray but once they are in local folders they disappear from the Yahoo server. 2. Is there anything else significant I should be aware of before migrating? There is a backup on Mozilla but I prefer a clean install.

Thanks in advance,

Anne

Asked by webelan 2 months ago

Firefox Kiosk does not appear when I log in but does when I start it manually from the GNOME x-terminal

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I… (read more)

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I can run "firefox --kiosk" and Firefox runs in kiosk mode with no issue.

I have made some changes in the "about:config" part of Firefox. I have also made some changes to the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut list. There is only one user created on this system and I have configured Ubuntu to login this user automatically upon reboot.

However, if I setup Firefox --kiosk to start automatically (I use the gnome-session-properties application to achieve this) and then reboot, Firefox does run, but it does not appear on the screen. If I enter the "switch windows" keyboard shortcut (ALT-TAB), the Firefox kiosk appears.

So, is this something I can fix by changing the Firefox configuration, or is it an Ubuntu configuration change. If so, can anyone tell me what I should do, or have an idea how to debug this?

Asked by srednausab 2 months ago

Combining 2 Firefox accounts

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replac… (read more)

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replacement email/account is already in use. How do I get around this?

Asked by RJL_web1 2 months ago

Firefox updates delete my exceptions for saved cookies

On every new release of an update for Firefox, the update process deletes all of my saved cookies that I have established an exception for. I do this so that I don't have… (read more)

On every new release of an update for Firefox, the update process deletes all of my saved cookies that I have established an exception for. I do this so that I don't have to continually enter my user name and password for sites that I visit regularly. The developers must change the updates so that the exceptions carryover to the new version of Firefox.

Asked by seasidesquirrel 2 months ago

WE Transfer icon in ribbon bar at top of Firefox on Mac shows up as blue exclamation point in circle?

Just transferred from old MacBook Pro to new one. Successful migration except: The icon for the WE Transfer service doesn't show up in the narrow black ribbon at the t… (read more)

Just transferred from old MacBook Pro to new one. Successful migration except: The icon for the WE Transfer service doesn't show up in the narrow black ribbon at the top of the Firefox page - instead there's a blue exclamation point in a blue circle. Clicking the blue circle/exclamation point takes me to the WE Transfer page. What do I need to do to get the actual icon to replace the blue circle/exclamation point? Thanks in advance.

Asked by stevel2 2 months ago

How to Keep macOS Awake During Firefox Downloads?

Hello, Firefox currently does not prevent macOS from going to sleep when a download is active. How do I know this? 1) I downloaded a file from the internet. 1.5 GB in s… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox currently does not prevent macOS from going to sleep when a download is active.

How do I know this? 1) I downloaded a file from the internet. 1.5 GB in size. 2) I opened a Terminal window in macOS, and ran `pmset -g`. 3) I searched for "sleep" in the "Currently in use:" list, and checked if Firefox was listed. It was not.

Is there a setting that I can enable that I can download to make this happen?

I think extensions don't have the capability to prevent macOS from going to sleep. Correct me if I'm wrong.

A quick fix for now would be the `caffeinate`-command in the Terminal-app, but I think this is very resource-wasteful.

Thank you in advance! Kind regards.

Asked by Oushima 2 months ago