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When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down search box directly below the url/address bar. I do not want this

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In th… (read more)

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now?

Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search

    I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results

In Options / Preferences / Privacy

   I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).

Asked by dmcentee 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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Want to be removed as release channel user

Hello years ago I signed up to be a release channel user. I no longer want to be part of that as prefer to have updates to firefox only when they are released to everyone… (read more)

Hello years ago I signed up to be a release channel user. I no longer want to be part of that as prefer to have updates to firefox only when they are released to everyone and not beta releases. Is there a way to ensure I dont get these early upgrades to my browser but keep my firefox account and all my data ?

Any help on this would be appreciated many thanks Dino

Asked by Dino 2 months ago

Answered by James 2 months ago

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Transfer Firefox profile from old Windows 7 PC to new Windows 10 PC

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've foun… (read more)

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've found the profile created by the new installation, but it seems to appear in two folders: AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles, and AppData/Local/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles. Should I simply substitute the old profile for both instances of the new profile? NB This message is posted from a different platform (Mac) Thanks

Asked by DavidMW 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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webpage save/download

Firefox 79(64bit) - two problems - may be connected After two recent updates on Fedora 32 I notice that saving/downloading a webpage does not work properly. Sometimes the… (read more)

Firefox 79(64bit) - two problems - may be connected

After two recent updates on Fedora 32 I notice that saving/downloading a webpage does not work properly. Sometimes the *.html file is there but the support folder is empty. Sometimes just the empty folder.

I have also noticed a problem when trying to backup .mp3 files from my Nexus tablet using File Transfer. I used to be able to connect via USB from Desktop to tablet, transfer from and delete files on the tablet using the Desktop. Now the folder holding the files is reported as empty.

Asked by scmarshall999 2 months ago

Answered by scmarshall999 2 months ago

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Can't get it to install correctly - will not work!

Firefox worked fine for me until last week. I tried to install a new copy and I get the following message - THE CODE EXECUTION CANNOT PROCEED BECAUSE VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL … (read more)

Firefox worked fine for me until last week. I tried to install a new copy and I get the following message -

THE CODE EXECUTION CANNOT PROCEED BECAUSE VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL WAS NOT FOUND. REINSTALLING THE PROGRAM MAY FIX THE PROBLEM.

No matter what I do, I cannot get this to install.

It appears to install but when I open Firefox and try to navigate to a website it is dead in the water. Will not connect to internet!

Please help!

Asked by Gary Watson 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Import and Restore

I had originally upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04. Had an issue and I had to reload 20.04. Things seem stable now. I went to restore my bookmarks. Went to Library … (read more)

I had originally upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04. Had an issue and I had to reload 20.04. Things seem stable now. I went to restore my bookmarks. Went to Library Icon and clicked on it, but there was no IMPORT and BACKUP button. I even went to the Menu Icon and clicked on it to see if that would work. Nope.

I'm running 79.0. What did I do, but better yet, how do I fix this????

Asked by richramik 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Migrating Firefox from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange … (read more)

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange it for the profile folder on the new Ubuntu computer. Problem is that this is the very latest Ubuntu version (only a few weeks old) and there IS no profiles folder in Firefox!

What there is, is a profiles.ini file but I am reluctant to put it in there because it does not appear to have anything to do with the contents of the ex-windows profile folder.

There is an option to create a new folder but I'm not at all sure what this would do.

Hope you can help

Blessed be Karma

Asked by Karma Singh 2 months ago

Answered by Karma Singh 2 months ago

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Is it possible to convert old login files?

On my old computer, it seems I did not set up a Mozilla account. I have saved the logins.json and key3.db and saved them online. The most recent version of Firefox does n… (read more)

On my old computer, it seems I did not set up a Mozilla account. I have saved the logins.json and key3.db and saved them online. The most recent version of Firefox does not use the key3 file. Is there anyway to convert these files so they can be read by the current Firefox? Or failing that, plaintext?

Asked by PoliteUser 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Viweing verses downloading

Evert time I open an enclosure or a link in an e-mail, Foxfire automatically sends it to a download rather than letting me view it. This is extremely annoying. I unde… (read more)

Evert time I open an enclosure or a link in an e-mail, Foxfire automatically sends it to a download rather than letting me view it. This is extremely annoying. I understand that this procedure may be necessary for e-mails from folks I don't know, and I could opt out for this option. But I should be able to make that determination and particularly with e-mail from people I know. i used to get a notice that asked me if I wanted to download the item, but that never happens any more. How can I fix this to operate as it used to? Thanks for the help. Bill

Asked by billfackenthall 2 months ago

Answered by Chinmay 2 months ago

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Trouble with Firefox install

Firefox will not completely install. Process dies midinstall. Part goes to background but it does nothing. Try to execute it and you get a browser blank page but it will … (read more)

Firefox will not completely install. Process dies midinstall. Part goes to background but it does nothing. Try to execute it and you get a browser blank page but it will do nothing. Need help please.

Asked by Gary Watson 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Cannot access firefox on IMAC. Tried to bin it and download a fresh version. Keep getting "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time". But cannot find this Appreciate help

I am not a tech person so cannot understand geek language :( I am not sure if post upgrade of I did something wrong but cannot get Firefox to load at all. Keep getting th… (read more)

I am not a tech person so cannot understand geek language :( I am not sure if post upgrade of I did something wrong but cannot get Firefox to load at all. Keep getting the message "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time". I have found it in my Applications and binned it and emptied bin. Then downloaded on Safari a fresh version but still get error message. This is not happening on my MacBook Air. Appreciate any help to restore it m thanks

Asked by juliegelman 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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After reinstalling Mozilla all informations is lost... (Tabs/Pw´s)

I never had an Firefox account i never used sync. I had a problem with setting firefox as standard webbrowser and the solution for that was reinstalling the browser... Th… (read more)

I never had an Firefox account i never used sync. I had a problem with setting firefox as standard webbrowser and the solution for that was reinstalling the browser... The desription said that all would be saved (tabs and passwords) and i only would have to reinstall the browser. Now suddenly i dont have anything that was on before and the browser is completly different.

Can sync use the information that is supposedly allready on my desktop to regain my data or is theere nothing i can do? If so that would be the reason to never use this browser again.

Thank you for your time

Asked by sarun1 2 months ago

Answered by sarun1 2 months ago

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how to desinstall Firefox as your navigator ?

How to desinstall Firefox as your navigator ? Before I had Microsoft Edge as my navigator and it worked better. Since I swithched for Firefox, everything is slowed ! I wa… (read more)

How to desinstall Firefox as your navigator ? Before I had Microsoft Edge as my navigator and it worked better. Since I swithched for Firefox, everything is slowed ! I want to reverse my choice and go back to the situation before... Please HELP !

Asked by phong-chau.do 2 months ago

Answered by Adithya Krishna 2 months ago

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Firefox won't open web pages after Catalina upgrade

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left &am… (read more)

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left & right in the tab. A few web pages (e.g., support.mozilla.org) work OK. I restarted Firefox in safe mode; rebooted the system; and searched System Preferences/Security & Privacy in vain for a request from Firefox but nothing helps. Suggestions?

Also, Catalina crashes and restarts about twice a day, so far always when I'm out of the room, but I don't know if Firefox has a hand in it.

--Tom

Asked by firefox864 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago