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I detest Firefox Quantum. How can I go back to Firefox 29 - 56 ?

A pop-up appeared on my computer, asking me to install the latest upgrade to Firefox, stating that it was a “security upgrade”. I installed it and found that I the whol… (read more)

A pop-up appeared on my computer, asking me to install the latest upgrade to Firefox, stating that it was a “security upgrade”.

I installed it and found that I the whole appearance of Firefox had changed.

This new version is aesthetically disgusting with its sharp angles and black tabs, which are incredibly difficult to read. These tabs are now fixed at the top of the window, whereas I want them where I’ve always kept them, below the Bookmarks Toolbar.

I can’t put the tabs back where they belong, below the Bookmarks Toolbar, with Classic Theme Restorer because with this latest so-called “upgrade”, Classic Theme Restorer is now “no longer compatible with my version of Firefox.”

Why would anybody want tabs at the top of the window anyway ? It is now impossible to drag the Firefox window around my screen with the mouse as I’ve always done, and as I still do with any other window, because clicking and dragging on the tab at the top only creates a new duplicate Firefox window.

I’ve also lost other add-ons due to this so-called “upgrade” , including my regular FTP client, FireFTP and its associated FireFTP Button.

I was happy with the way Firefox worked in the past: the Firefox I’m stuck wiyth now is an abomination. I want to go back to the Firefox I had yesterday not this bullshit pretentious version I’ve been saddled with today.

I want to return to Firefox 29 - 56 but of course, you won’t allow that. No one in the Firefox Empire is permitted to go back to what used to be !

I could possibly even accept that, if you’d bothered to inform us in your original pop-up that this was not just a security improvement but a full upgrade which, if accepted, would drastically alter Firefox on my computer. Of course you didn’t say that, or anything like it. Your dishonesty is breath-taking.

I’ve been using Firefox since the beginning: before that I was using the Mozilla browser. There used to be rhyme and reason to Firefox’s upgrades: now they just seem to be developments made for the sake of innovation, with no other reason. I’ve had a bellyful of the modern Firefox. If you won’t let me change Firefox back to the way I want it, and always had it, I’ll just have to get rid of it.

Asked by fearfeasa 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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how to disable autoupdate of firefox 52>60esr? its important! I don't care why you stop supporting 52esr - it's the only one browser that allows me work

Governments and their agencies are in no hurry to update their websites and web applications. 52 esr is the only one version of your browser that works with such "hurdles… (read more)

Governments and their agencies are in no hurry to update their websites and web applications. 52 esr is the only one version of your browser that works with such "hurdles". To suggest the transition in IE and Edge is not necessary, they are not working with some sites. Where they can be used - and we do. The situation is very unpleasant we have to use 4 different browsers for different tasks and your demarche deprives us of one of the most important. To expect governments best response to changes of the surrounding world is naive. Please ask users to update or not their version of firefox. Thanks. Yet we must smash 60 esr and reinstall 52 esr daily.

Asked by yagmort 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Why do the URL in FireFox changes, when you hit a NON secure site ?

Have recently discovered that when using FireFox (version 45 (ESR channel)) and also the latest version (48), that in the URL, some "black" dots are appearing (see upload… (read more)

Have recently discovered that when using FireFox (version 45 (ESR channel)) and also the latest version (48), that in the URL, some "black" dots are appearing (see uploaded PNG file). Where do they come from...? Is it related to Firefox or is it the Graphics Driver on the PC that are causing the problem ?

Asked by Jan Larsen 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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FredMcD's response to my "I give up" issue # 1206462 is ok, but none of the suggestions addressed the issue raised.

RE: Question thread 1206462 I don't know why the thread was closed. But I wish to respond. Thank you FredMcD for the links. Those are the ones I found trying to solve the… (read more)

RE: Question thread 1206462 I don't know why the thread was closed. But I wish to respond. Thank you FredMcD for the links. Those are the ones I found trying to solve the issues with Firefox.

However, none addressed the problems I encountered after the recent update to 52.6.0 ESR. Inspite of what each solution set stated, it was precisely the most recent update (and as I understand the final ESR update) that caused the problems -- not any add-ons, nor any extensions, nor settings [everything was just fine until the update installed]. Furthermore, the slowness, and frequent hanging, does not produce errors or crashes, so there is nothing in the logs. A study using Process Explorer shows the problem is in the module with entry point Firefox.exe+0x5efd and occurs when a site is first accessed, a linked page is accessed, or the page is closed. Moreover, no other programs or processes other than lower level system calls are accessed. No increased usage of anti-virus, other aprocesses, or system services, so there are no hints as to what the primary problem is.

I primarily use Windows XP. I experimented with a Windows 7 environment, but the auto update path removed access to over 300 log-in entries because of changes brought about with the shift to the Quantum environment. There were no methods suggested that would retrieve my sign-on database and import it into any new structure. (And yes, I read all of those posted.) I have neither the time nor the patience to take screen shots and manually enter and check for accuracy all those entries.

Therefore, I have given up on Firefox. I'll go back a few revisions and start to use Opera and Google Chrome which appear to treat the user with more respect.

Asked by David 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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I am having problems with Local Storage on some websites (ERS 52.9)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392… (read more)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392


The problem? I am having trouble with Local Storage.

I tried restoring different profiles from different days from Time Machine. I managed to get one where things seemed to work. Until I quit and restarted firefox.


Mega (mega.nz) tells me: Sorry, we were unable to initialize the browser's local storage, either you're using an outdated/misconfigured browser or it's something from our side.

If you think it's our fault, please report the issue back to us.

Reason: [Exception... "File error: Corrupted" nsresult: "0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED)" location: "JS frame :: https://mega.nz/secureboot.js?r=1536229029 :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 331" data: no] Browser: mozilla/5.0 (macintosh; intel mac os x 10.9; rv:52.0) gecko/20100101 firefox/52.0

Trimps (trimps.github.io) tells me:

Your browser is preventing Trimps from accessing localStorage, and you will not be able to save or load your progress. Please check your browser settings to ensure that 3rd party cookies are not disabled, and that you're not using any addons that might interrupt storage!

AutoSave has been disabled to prevent damage to your save. If you previously had a save file, it should still be waiting for you once you fix your browser settings.

Antimatter dimensions (ivark.github.io) just shows me a brand-new game, 9 months of progress lost.

Preferences -> advanced only lists 5 sites with offline data, all of them listed with 0 bytes. Two of these are twitter, the other three are unknown.

Profile_dir/storage has three folders -- temporary, default, permanent -- and inside there are lots of folders for various websites. But I don't see one for either github.io site. Permissions on these folders are normal. But the dates are mostly OLD.

But, only mostly. If I just open firefox, and then close a minute or two later, a bunch of them are updated to "now". Even if I am not visiting the site in question.

Asked by Keybounce 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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tell me how to change back the setting we changed yesterday

had problems with script warning and the games were running very slow and would freeze. you had change a setting that help but it will not stay on other pages on the same… (read more)

had problems with script warning and the games were running very slow and would freeze. you had change a setting that help but it will not stay on other pages on the same site

Asked by frostyos2 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes

Hi, some of our users are experiencing crashes. I believe they click on a link appearing on a windows forms app and this causes firefox to crash. This also causes the win… (read more)

Hi, some of our users are experiencing crashes. I believe they click on a link appearing on a windows forms app and this causes firefox to crash. This also causes the windows forms app to crash as well. The issue appears to be intermittent. Can we please get some more details and potentially a solution to avoid this in the future?

Example crash id: bp-6143d7c7-4af9-46f4-a70b-11ee90190402

FireFox Quantum 60.6.1esr (64-bit)

We do use Roboform Version 7.9.32.2 as well.

Asked by barry.g 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Changing the default channel-prefs.js

Hi, i have been given task to change config for Mozilla ESR users in our company. I'm trying to change the value "security.enterprise_roots.enabled" which is disabled by … (read more)

Hi,

i have been given task to change config for Mozilla ESR users in our company. I'm trying to change the value "security.enterprise_roots.enabled" which is disabled by default in update channel "esr". Is it safe to push (mass copy) new file "channel-prefs.js" with modified preference or there is another way?

pref("app.update.channel", "esr"); /* extra code */ pref("security.enterprise_roots.enabled", true);

Asked by igic 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I revert to FF ESR 52?

Firefox self-updated to ESR 60 this morning, without warning me that I would lose most of my add-ons and configurations. I understand that FF 52 has a limited life, but t… (read more)

Firefox self-updated to ESR 60 this morning, without warning me that I would lose most of my add-ons and configurations. I understand that FF 52 has a limited life, but this is not a good week for me to have to deal with this because I am on deadline. I need access to my add-ons that I had last night so I can finish my project.

I would add that I did indeed click on the "about this update" link, but it goes to a "not found" page.

None of the links on the Mozilla website to the old versions allow me to download ESR 52. Even the link that says "download older versions" only gives access to ESR 60.

How can I go back to what I had an hour ago?

MOZILLA: This is absolutely unacceptable. You need to warn your users about what a huge update this is before it is applied, and you need to give people a window and not just force it all of a sudden. I had heard this was coming, but I had no idea that this was it.

Asked by JM999999 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox crahes on large and long xml download

I've an online service where I download large XML files. After clicking on the download button the page is loading for a long time (file is generated on demand), than a … (read more)

I've an online service where I download large XML files. After clicking on the download button the page is loading for a long time (file is generated on demand), than a new window/tab is opened with the download URL and is loading for a long time. Than Firefox crashes: "Gah. Your tab just crashed."

How do I get info what the problem is? Is the file to big for the XML renderer? Or any other?

Asked by Paul.FE 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox esr auto upgrade

I install the version Mozilla FireFox ESR 52.4.0 and tried to click help-> update option but its not updated . Its showing update failed and also some machine its sho… (read more)

I install the version Mozilla FireFox ESR 52.4.0 and tried to click help-> update option but its not updated . Its showing update failed and also some machine its showing firerfox is up to date.

Currently Firefox release higher version but the version which we have ( ESR 52.4.0) is not updating to highr version.

Can you please provide the solution.

Asked by Veerabhadraiah 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

My computer crashes when I try to upload a picture to ebay listing

bp-142a7886-259c-4733-8865-3af880200918 9/18/20, 9:26 AM View bp-43c1908b-ef7e-4fb7-b622-ba1a80200918 9/18/20, 9:17 AM These are the crash reports that came up for th… (read more)

bp-142a7886-259c-4733-8865-3af880200918 9/18/20, 9:26 AM View bp-43c1908b-ef7e-4fb7-b622-ba1a80200918 9/18/20, 9:17 AM

These are the crash reports that came up for this morning. It has crashed each time since then. I'm trying to upload pictures from the desktop to ebay listing. Please help, thanks!

Asked by mskibbe123 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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How to get rid of latest Firefox Browser Update, & Reset Firefox to my "Old Version and Settings"!?

My Firefox Browser on my Desktop updated, and it has buggered up all my Favorites, as i used The Notes Section a "Lot", and the new Updated Firefox Browser "No Longer" ha… (read more)

My Firefox Browser on my Desktop updated, and it has buggered up all my Favorites, as i used The Notes Section a "Lot", and the new Updated Firefox Browser "No Longer" has this Feature, meaning i have lost all my "Important Notes"! So i want to get rid of the New/current Updated Firefox Browser and go back to the Version of the Firefox Browser i was using before!

Asked by Saito_Masaki 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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As of today, microsoft silverlight no longer works with firefox ESR. Is there a work-around for this or do I have to use another product?

I've been using Firefox ESR as a work-around for Firefox not working with silverlight for some time now. Today, my browser updated and quit working. I have to use this ev… (read more)

I've been using Firefox ESR as a work-around for Firefox not working with silverlight for some time now. Today, my browser updated and quit working. I have to use this everyday in my work, so I'm looking for another work-around, is one available? I like the security I feel Firefox has and do not want to use anything else. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Asked by search 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Unable to change update settings

My Firefox install seems to be stuck on "Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk)" changing the setting to "Automatically install updates (recommended: im… (read more)

My Firefox install seems to be stuck on "Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk)" changing the setting to "Automatically install updates (recommended: improved security)" does not persist after closing and re-opening the browser.

Asked by lazybones 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago