Firefox Nightly not auto updating in Linux

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrat… (read more)

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrated it and placed it in the/opt folder, made an application shortcut, added an icon, and now it's working like a normal app. The problem arises when it tries to auto-update. Firefox Nightly updates very frequently, sometimes more than once per day, and on windows, I used to get a notification saying that a new update is released, and if i wanted to install it. Clicking yes, Firefox would update and restart within moments, and restore all my tabs and windows seamlessly. Here on Linux, I have to manually download the new tar.bz2 file, extract it, replace it in the specified folder, and launch Firefox Nightly again, and again and again usually once per every alternate day, whenever the new update comes. Is there a solution for this? Will Firefox someday release a .deb file for easy installation and updates? My PC : Dell Optiplex 3070 OS : Zorin OS 16 Core (based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

Asked by singhgere 2 months ago

Last reply by Maksym Pletiuk 1 day ago

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs. The problem didn't affect me until I made… (read more)

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs. The problem didn't affect me until I made a full Win 8.1 64-bit reinstall, I overwrote the entire previous profile with about 950 tabs; I made sure that profile specific files weren't overwritten, I checked internally with Total Commander looking for the specific profile name in all files of the old profile; anyway, the new firefox with the old profile quickly killed any operational capability of my PC, not even the mouse or the keyboard lights would work, until many minutes later, then slowly I could move the mouse to the upper right corner for the [ X ] to kill firefox. While trying to uninstall Firefox uninstaller offered to "refresh" so I did, and here I am

Is there something in about:config I can modify? I really need that option back, is a royal PIA as Firefox is working now, and a very very stupid idea to remove such important option.

Plugins, add-ons have nothing to do, Can anyone let Mozilla know about this, they killed the Feedback option on the Browser.

Asked by saull28 5 days ago

Recovering Firefox Profile (w/ EaseUS Data Recovery) After Factory Reset

I lost my Firefox profile data (amongst other files) after a hardware issue forced a repair and a factory reset. I purchased the EaseUS Data Recovery tool to try recover … (read more)

I lost my Firefox profile data (amongst other files) after a hardware issue forced a repair and a factory reset. I purchased the EaseUS Data Recovery tool to try recover my Firefox data but am running into issues.

I located the two folders (one ending in ".default-release" and the other ending in ".default-release-1632317792925") from the PRE-reset file location C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.

I then close Firefox, delete all of the folders from the same location in the POST-reset location of those same files, and paste the older folders in their place.

However, when I start Firefox, it only shows me POST-reset tabs. Am I doing something wrong?

Asked by tito.obaisi 5 days ago

Last reply by tito.obaisi 5 days ago

Moving to new computer, copied profile not recognized

Setting up a new Win10 machine, and trying to copy Firefox profile from old Win7 machine. First, I located the profile(s) on the old machine at: C:\Users\<username&… (read more)

Setting up a new Win10 machine, and trying to copy Firefox profile from old Win7 machine. First, I located the profile(s) on the old machine at:

   C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2m1b67pe.<username>

Next, I copied (via network share) the file '2m1b67pe.<username>' to the new machine, at

  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles 
  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Next, I opened 'run' and executed 'firefox -p'.

When it opened, it only listed the default profiles, 'default' and 'default-release'.

So how do I get it to recognize the profile I copied?

Asked by edstevens 5 days ago

MD5 Hash ESR 91.1.0 Changing

So every time I download 91.1.0 from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr The MD5 hash changes. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong...… (read more)

So every time I download 91.1.0 from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr The MD5 hash changes. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong... because I'm pretty sure it's my misunderstanding.

Asked by geary1 4 days ago

Last reply by geary1 1 hour ago

Default to the Free Dashlane when I have a paid subscription.

I have a paid subscription BUT when I click to open it in Mozilla, I keep getting the free account that only has 2 passwords listed. How do I get rid of the free accoun… (read more)

I have a paid subscription BUT when I click to open it in Mozilla, I keep getting the free account that only has 2 passwords listed.

How do I get rid of the free account so that I can use my Dashlane subscription?

Thanks, Linda

Asked by Lgar48 3 days ago

Fresh Start

I've used Firefox for years and like it. I have noticed a few subtle issues and I'd like to start fresh. New download, no extensions, no changes; everything back like i… (read more)

I've used Firefox for years and like it. I have noticed a few subtle issues and I'd like to start fresh. New download, no extensions, no changes; everything back like it's a brand new install.

Could someone tell me in laymen terms how to remove the existing load and get everything back to it's original state so I can load a new copy?

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by gassjeff 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

I can't start fresh. Missing profile

So I have copped a issue with mozilla a weird crash. so I did the whole just uninstall thing. Hoping a reinstall will fix what ever was causing it to not open up. No I… (read more)

So I have copped a issue with mozilla a weird crash.

so I did the whole just uninstall thing. Hoping a reinstall will fix what ever was causing it to not open up.

No I did not look for help.Here. So on reinstall it states. Missing profile not accessible

I have read all the help stuff. None of it makes any sense. I am not an IT person. I fix cars I use my hands. And I like watching You tube and porn.

So why can't this be a simple reinstall. why does it keep looking for a profile folder. I got no idea where it would be ?

I am going to guess either - burn the computer. Or hire a IT specialist.

I like Mozilla it seemed to work better than the rest.

Why does it need a profile? Why Can't I start fresh?

Asked by rpmmx6 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago