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Reinstalling Firefox

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return no… (read more)

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return nothing happens until I go down and select Bing instead of the google setting. Also in hotmail (I am on a desktop) if I go to reply, the original is now ether twice. This does not happen if I use Google browser. But I prefer Firefox as I have used it for years.

My concern is if I delete Firefox and reinstall it, I may lose some of the settings or bookmarks that I have set over the years.

Any suggestions? Please simple as i am old and not computer savvy.

Your help would be so appreciated. I am currently on Firefox 107.0 (64 bit)

Thanks, Anthony

Asked by avwood 1 year ago

Last reply by avwood 1 year ago

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Firefox Can’t Open This Page

I just installed the latest Version of Firefox 101.0 for Windows 10. Then when I tried to download a pdf file from my yahoo mail I received the following message: "Proble… (read more)

I just installed the latest Version of Firefox 101.0 for Windows 10. Then when I tried to download a pdf file from my yahoo mail I received the following message: "Problem loading page" Firefox Can’t Open This Page To protect your security, dl-mail.ymail.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window. Learn more… Open Site in New Window Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites

So, in order to open the page I have to press "Open Site in New Window"

Please advice why happened this issue and how can be fixed.

Asked by eladopoulos 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Import profile from old Firefox installation on Win 7 to new installation on Win 10Pro

Can I transfer my existing Firefox profile on the Windows 7 machine to a new installation on a new Win10Pro machine by copying the profile from the "AppData" location ont… (read more)

Can I transfer my existing Firefox profile on the Windows 7 machine to a new installation on a new Win10Pro machine by copying the profile from the "AppData" location onto a pen drive, and then copying that into the comparable folder in the new machine.

I assume if I can I will then need to make the copied profile the default one using profile manager?

Asked by lionladysf 1 month ago

Answered by lionladysf 1 month ago

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Synced tabs and history on new computer

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the ta… (read more)

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the tabs on the new computer. However, they don't open in the same order (makes it almost useless when you have a lot of tabs), and the tabs don't have their associated history.

Is there some way to have Firefox open tabs and history in the same state on the new device?

Asked by RR123 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to open email attachments

I use Firefox as the browser for my email. Recently I have been unable to open or download pdf attachments (or any attachment) to emails. When I click on the attachment … (read more)

I use Firefox as the browser for my email. Recently I have been unable to open or download pdf attachments (or any attachment) to emails. When I click on the attachment I get the message javascript:void(0).

I contacted the email company who said there was no problem at their end and that the problem was with Firefox and pop up blockers. I followed the advice in the attachment to unblock for my email account - but this did not solve the problem.

So I then tried Edge for my emails and I can open attachments in Edge.

So the problem is with Firefox.

Any advice please? Thanks

Asked by david_blake 1 year ago

Last reply by david_blake 1 year ago

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I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible?

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problem… (read more)

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problems? If any from Firefox's dev team are reading this, please just make this possible. Chrome and Edge do it. Firefox should, too, IMO. Thank you.

Asked by Lalit Bar 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Will installing Firefox Developer Edition interfere with my Firefox installation???

Greetings everyone, Firefox is my preferred browser and I really prefer the Firefox Engine over Chromium that most other browsers use. I want to install a backup browse… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

Firefox is my preferred browser and I really prefer the Firefox Engine over Chromium that most other browsers use.

I want to install a backup browser that runs the Firefox Engine in case my Firefox browser has a problem.

I searched a lot and I thought installing this would be the best option: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/

However, I’m worried that installing the Firefox developer edition will change my Firefox installation…

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Asked by Helpless_Quest 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Failed Update ... What next?

My wife has an older Mac. About a week ago, a pop-up from Firefox told her to update her program. She loaded in the new one and when she tried to open it she got the mess… (read more)

My wife has an older Mac. About a week ago, a pop-up from Firefox told her to update her program. She loaded in the new one and when she tried to open it she got the message that her computer was too old for the update.

We had to reload the most recent update which had been running on her computer.

Now, none of her bookmarks show up and the bookmark toolbar will not display near the top of the screen as it used to.

None of help items online are of any use because what they say will show up on the screen (such as when you enter "about:profiles") is not what shows up on her screen.

Is there any way to recover her bookmarks, passwords and other saved data, please?

Asked by tomcarney8985 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5

Dear Friends, Why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5? I keep hitting the download, then install the file and restart F… (read more)

Dear Friends, Why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5? I keep hitting the download, then install the file and restart Firefox and even the computer sometimes, but it will NOT install the new versions.

Why?

It always has in the past. Now I can't access my online banking due to their security measures. Very upset!

Please help me. Thank you.

Asked by Jade1 1 year ago

Last reply by Jade1 1 year ago

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What is the Firefox Installer?

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the insta… (read more)

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the installer. All I probably need is the name, as I know how to make it executable and run it once I know what file it is.

Asked by sideburns 3 days ago

Answered by sideburns 2 days ago

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Desperately need to download a copy of firefox 56.0.2

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems. My hard drive is failing an… (read more)

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems.

My hard drive is failing and Firefox will no longer fully load, it tries bless it, but some FF files must be in the damaged sectors of the hard drive. It then locks the system. Using Chrome works fine. But some logins/passwords/bookmarks had to be changed very recently and are not stored in the chrome browser yet. I hate chrome so use FF as the main browser.

I'm thinking that if I can install a fresh copy of FF 56.0.2 in a separate folder, a separate 2nd copy of FF, and then copy yesterday mornings backed up FF profile (before the crash) I could at least copy over all the bookmarks etc to Chrome so I can have my logins etc back.

This mornings backup failed to backup some FF files, all others were fine. Firefox worked fine yesterday but failed to launch this morning.

Please help save my sanity. I know I have to move to W 10, but cannot on this computer.

Asked by SueWitch 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox can't download files from Google Drive.

It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get Firefox to download files from Google Drive. It loads for a moment, then it says "The page isn’t redirecting properly". I h… (read more)

It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get Firefox to download files from Google Drive. It loads for a moment, then it says "The page isn’t redirecting properly". I have confirmed that it's only Firefox because I can download files from Google Drive with Google Chrome. I have disabled Enhanced Tracking Protection, selecting the Standard Enhanced Tracking Protection Setting, and even refreshing Firefox. Though, I noticed that it only works on incognito mode for whatever reason.

Asked by Sayed Mamdouh 9 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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Downloaded Files

I used to get a option to open or save Excel files. Recently it now just automatically saves to the computer and I have to then open it. What happened to the option? … (read more)

I used to get a option to open or save Excel files. Recently it now just automatically saves to the computer and I have to then open it. What happened to the option?

Asked by a.abolila.93 1 year ago

Last reply by a.abolila.93 1 year ago

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Possible corrupted/fake Firefox Browser installer

I think I may have downloaded and installed a fake/malicious application that looks/acts like a Firefox Browser installer. I noticed a lot of suspicious activity on my pe… (read more)

I think I may have downloaded and installed a fake/malicious application that looks/acts like a Firefox Browser installer. I noticed a lot of suspicious activity on my personal/work computer that led me to suspect my internet router was compromised. I work from home sometimes and I may have been tricked into downloaded and installing a malicious version of Firefox.

I suspect this Firefox installer is different because this installer is capable of circumventing the safeguards placed on my work laptop. My work laptop is managed by a university and I require an administrator's credentials in order to install/uninstall any programs, change/view any environment settings, or even open up and view task manager. This process entails actually having an administrator remote into my laptop, take remote control, enter their credentials, and ensure the installer completes.

So far, this unusual Firefox installer is the only installer capable of bypassing these security hurdles. And it does not detect any existing versions of Firefox to prompt an uninstaller before re-installing. The installer's visuals/progress bar appears to be a scripted animation.

I still have the installer in question saved on my computer and I'm not sure what to do with it. I'd like to find out more about it but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Asked by JungleEskimo 1 year ago

Last reply by JungleEskimo 1 year ago

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Linux Dock Icon

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu. Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and fi… (read more)

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu.

Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and find a simple solution.

I temporarily fixed it last night, but here it is missing again.

I could upload a picture, but I don't see what difference that would make. The dock at the bottom has a spot for firefox, but no icon, literally an empty spot, In the application menu it is a blank spot with Firefox worded underneath.

I have uninstalled, reinstalled, purged, deleted the application data in my user folder..

Just annoying. not a huge problem.

Asked by cadearmstrong 1 year ago

Answered by cadearmstrong 1 year ago

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Rar files automatically failing the download

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times. … (read more)

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times.

Asked by Jon Cape 3 months ago

Answered by Jon Cape 2 months ago

Firefox update or malware?

On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - … (read more)

On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - I cannot remember now) due to the updates.

I clicked yes, as otherwise Mozilla would not work, then an opening site appeared about the new features of the update, and talking about the possibility of the VPN service.

It seems that now I am working on the latest version of Mozilla released first on 29 August 2023 - 117.0. When checking in the settings, the date of the installation was also 29 August and not 30 August. This made me puzzled, why I got this pop out window only on 30th, and in addition only after the second usage of the browser (however, when checking in my comp settings, the update of Mozilla is dated 30 August 2023)... In addition, as never before I have seen Mozilla asking for making hard drive changes, I got worried whether it was not a kind of virus or other malware pretending to be Mozilla.

Could you please confirm whether the pop-out window asking for the changes to hard drive was indeed just Mozilla asking for valid changes? I am very worried I got a malware on my computer, although the antivirus scan does not show anything.

I have asked some friends and they had the actualization automatically done without this pop-out window.

I have checked some online discussions and verified in the properties that Mozilla is NOT allowed to run as administrator. Also, the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" was also unchecked.

Thank you in advance for your answer!

Asked by questionabout 5 months ago

Last reply by questionabout 5 months ago

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Update fault

After last update V104.0.2 fire fox will not allow me to access router to change settings message given, unable to connect, can I revert to previous version of firefox as… (read more)

After last update V104.0.2 fire fox will not allow me to access router to change settings message given, unable to connect, can I revert to previous version of firefox as always worked before update

Asked by allan.pool 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloads panel automatically opens, no Download Actions choosable

Hello Friends, I installed the new Firefox Update, but I'm very unhappy with that. Because the Download Panel disturbs when I do many little Downloads and it is Shows ev… (read more)

Hello Friends,

I installed the new Firefox Update, but I'm very unhappy with that. Because the Download Panel disturbs when I do many little Downloads and it is Shows every time. Is there any Chance to change that?

The second Problem I have is that I Download "dlc" Files and I want to Open them automatically in jDownloader, but the Option with "Always Open Similar Files" don't exist in the Download Panel so I can't say it should be opened with jDownloader. Is there any trick to get unknown Filetypes opened with a Program? With the Version before this it works without any problem.

Greetings René

Asked by spacerat83 1 year ago

Last reply by spacerat83 1 year ago

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Reinstall Firefox without Importing Previous Bookmarks

I cannot find this anywhere. As a Topic . I've Reinstalled Firefox several times,and,each time the Browser continues to Import the previous instalations Bookmarks. Noti… (read more)

I cannot find this anywhere. As a Topic . I've Reinstalled Firefox several times,and,each time the Browser continues to Import the previous instalations Bookmarks.

Noticed that a small Dialog box pops up stating what is being installed,with 'Importing Previous Bookmarks". Should be an Option on Instalation that handles exactly what is to be described as installed. Supposed there used to be. Since im used to installing w/o 'default settings.

The little check box that denotes 'use old settings,and apps,does nothing.

Have another problem with my Bookmarks. And this is what I need solved Reinstalling Firefox without Importing Previous Bookmarks.

Options for Migrations is not a punn here.

Asked by Mike 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago