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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 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by sarun1 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by Adithya Krishna 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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...initial installation of Firefox...

Hello everyone, I just bought a Macbook Air and want to use Firefox. Pardon my ignorance, I am not tech savvy, for I've a basic question. I started to install Firefox by… (read more)

Hello everyone,

 I just bought a Macbook Air and want to use Firefox. Pardon my ignorance, I am not tech savvy, for I've a basic question. I started to install Firefox by clicking on the download button but the following message popped up: 

"Do you want to allow downloads on 'www.mozilla.org'? You can change which websites can download files in website preferences."

 I do not know what is right: to click on "cancel" or "allow" to proceed? I haven't a clue what is the right choice. I am not going to do anything beyond the basic, everyday stuff on my laptop, just want to make the smart choice to begin with, keepin' it simple. Thanks everyone!

Asked by josh360guy 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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virus detection - Checks

Hi, I am running the french FF 79.0 64 bit I just started to download the latest iso of debian 10.5 from the official Mirror and got the FF warning that it contains a vir… (read more)

Hi, I am running the french FF 79.0 64 bit I just started to download the latest iso of debian 10.5 from the official Mirror and got the FF warning that it contains a virus. I am not sure if you have a team to check false positive as this is the official site and that it was released only yesterday https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-10.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso and I am getting worried after I got this message. Thank you in advance. Regards, Stephane

Asked by Stéphane BLIN 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox Update 79.0 from Version 78.0.2 64bit Windows 10

Hello Community, I'm new here ;) My Question is: Why didn't the new version 79.0 install itself automatic like the other versions did before? I should download it from th… (read more)

Hello Community,

I'm new here ;)

My Question is:

Why didn't the new version 79.0 install itself automatic like the other versions did before? I should download it from the Homepage and install it (maybe deinstall the Browser before). I got v.78.0.2 64bit on a Windows 10 desktop.

Thank you, friendly regards,

Robert

Asked by Robert 1 month ago

Answered by Standard8 1 month ago

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Automatic Firefox Updates fail

Update to the most recent Firefox Browser Version unsuccessful. 'Automatic update' option is active, but I receive a failure message like "... could not be updated to the… (read more)

Update to the most recent Firefox Browser Version unsuccessful. 'Automatic update' option is active, but I receive a failure message like "... could not be updated to the newest version". I'm stuck at version 69 or so. Manual update equally unsuccessful - I tried the commonly known tips already. Windows 8 PC, active user profile is not 'administrator' (this was not a problem in the past). P.S.: I'm sending thsi message from a different PC (... wher updating Firefox no problem) - so educated guesses below may be misleading

Asked by aliasnospam 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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"Virginize" Firefox

Hello, I am using Firefox, syncronized, on two computers and I have to separate from one of them, a laptop PC. The problem that, even if I log out on it, the browser keep… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox, syncronized, on two computers and I have to separate from one of them, a laptop PC. The problem that, even if I log out on it, the browser keeps my bookmarks. How can I "virginize" the browser before separating from my laptop, please? Thank you for your reply. Armorik

Asked by armorik 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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64 bit install has sheild flag and will not open

Ever done something and wish you hadn't. I upgraded my 32 bit Firefox install to 64 bit and it's all gone horribly wrong. The Firefox icon has a wee shield on it and wh… (read more)

Ever done something and wish you hadn't. I upgraded my 32 bit Firefox install to 64 bit and it's all gone horribly wrong. The Firefox icon has a wee shield on it and when I try to run it I'm constantly asked if I want Firefox to update my PC.

I've tried uninstalling and re-installing several times with no success. It looks like I have 4 options

  • Forget using Firefox (don't want to do that)
  • Buy a new PC (can't afford that)
  • Plead with the experts on here to help me get it fixed.
  • Rollback my PC to yesterday!

I'm running windows 10 build 1903 on a Lenovo all in one PC. Please please please can someone help?

Asked by colin.mclennan 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Restoring lost profile

I replaced the HDD in my iMac, and in the process of copying data and applications back to the new HDD from various backups, my olngtime Firefox profile got lost. I have … (read more)

I replaced the HDD in my iMac, and in the process of copying data and applications back to the new HDD from various backups, my olngtime Firefox profile got lost. I have now retrieved it from what I think is the last computer backup. I can't quite achieve getting my new version of FF (78.0.2) on the new HDD to recognize and use the longtime profile. I really miss my bookmarks and logins/passwords. (No, I didn't have Firefox Sync set before this.) Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Wes

Asked by wessokolosky 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox Installer is WAY too simplified.

The Firefox Installer is WAY too simple for my needs. How? There isn't any "Custom Installation" or Advanced" option. When you open the installer, it just installs Firefo… (read more)

The Firefox Installer is WAY too simple for my needs. How? There isn't any "Custom Installation" or Advanced" option. When you open the installer, it just installs Firefox. What I want is something to let me choose where to install Firefox. Anyone know how I can do this? I really like firefox, but the installer is WAYYY too simple, please make an advanced options menu, and tell my WHY you made the installer so SIMPLE. How can we change if it creates a start menu folder, or desktop icon? We cant! Please make the installer more advanced, can someone PLEASE tell me how to change the installation location?

Asked by kennylr2007 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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I Have Really Messed Things Up and need HELP

I bought a new computer. I read about how to transfer over your profile. On my old computer I located the folder, and went up one level as it said. I had 2 files there, n… (read more)

I bought a new computer. I read about how to transfer over your profile. On my old computer I located the folder, and went up one level as it said. I had 2 files there, not 1 .I saved these files. I installed firefox on my new computer and followed the same steps to locate the folder. It also had 2 files, with different names. I STUPIDLY deleted these two files and put in the two I had copied from my old compter. Turned offirefox and turned it back on. It would notopen because it said it couldnot locate my profile folder. I uninstalled Firefox, and reinstalled it. I still get the same error.

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I thought uninstalling and reinstalling it would solve the first part of the program but as of now, I have no Firefox.

Any suggestions from anyone.

Asked by smokininkman1 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Newly updated Firefox 78.0.2 doesn't render pages well under MacOS 10.15.6

I just updated to Firefox 78.0.2 on my MacBook Air running MacOS 10.5.6. Firefox starts and opens all my windows as normal, but the page rendering is completely wrong. Al… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox 78.0.2 on my MacBook Air running MacOS 10.5.6. Firefox starts and opens all my windows as normal, but the page rendering is completely wrong. All pages are affected- yahoo.com, duckduckgo.com, I get plaintext HTML instead of any graphics working. Anyone else have this issue?

Asked by jayce_seven 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago