installing firefox

I tried installing firefox but microsoft won't let me. an article said to install from firefox website so I tried. How do I install direct from firefox website because st… (read more)

I tried installing firefox but microsoft won't let me. an article said to install from firefox website so I tried. How do I install direct from firefox website because still goes to microsoft and won't install. I want firefox browser and microsoft so I can do email and internet at same time. besides all microsoft does when searching internet is stick me with bing. I don't like bing. firefox does better more concrete searching not all over the place. How can I install from firefox website and it does not go to microsoft.

Asked by lagace4206 5 days ago

Last reply by James 5 days ago

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Widevine CDM Not Installing

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this pa… (read more)

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I found out this was due to Widevine not being installed AT ALL on my browser for some reason. The plugins manager has been saying that it will "be installed shortly" for a week now. I already tried toggling DRM off and on multiple times. I already tried using troubleshooting mode. I already checked GMP preferences to make sure nothing relating to Widevine was set to 'false'. I already tried turning off my antivirus long enough to try everything again and still nothing has changed. I do not have any VPNs running either. I am attaching a screenshot of what the browser console shows when I toggle DRM off and on again and try to run Netflix. I am also attaching what the gmp toggles say. Please help me figure out what is wrong!

Asked by Om Turakhia 6 days ago

Answered by Om Turakhia 5 days ago

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Download failed. Please check your connection.

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solu… (read more)

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solutions such as changing privileges to reinstalling firefox entirely. I have checked other browsers on my computer and it is just firefox.

Asked by courtneyakira 6 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

XPCOM error on full install

I started getting "can't load XPCOM" errors when starting Firefox. I did a full uninstall, then attempted to install the new version, I still get the same error during t… (read more)

I started getting "can't load XPCOM" errors when starting Firefox. I did a full uninstall, then attempted to install the new version, I still get the same error during the install.

Asked by Armstrong.jeffrey 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 3 months ago

Answered by Jim 3 months ago

Firefox works, BUT, I don't think it installed itself appropriately

So, I installed a new hard drive about a week ago and while re-installing things I also re-installed the Firefox Browser 64- bit. Strangely, it seems like the files did … (read more)

So, I installed a new hard drive about a week ago and while re-installing things I also re-installed the Firefox Browser 64- bit. Strangely, it seems like the files did not install itself in the right areas or the files installed did not install themself in the right or normal places. It does work, but for some reason I don't see it's program files? Is this normal or something that happens?

Anyways, I've backed-up my bookmarks, and I am going to uninstall it, re-boot, and re-install it and see what happens I guess. Or should I uninstall Firefox and its Profile Folders also, etc, and than re-install it?


signed; help drowning in Firefox installations  ~~~~~~\o/~~~~~/\~~~~~

Asked by Teagan 4 months ago

Last reply by Teagan 1 week ago

Firefox isn't opening windows on Mac

Tēnā koutou (Hello everyone), I deleted Firefox to re-install it after playing with profiles and that not working how I wanted it to (yet). I uninstalled the app from th… (read more)

Tēnā koutou (Hello everyone),

I deleted Firefox to re-install it after playing with profiles and that not working how I wanted it to (yet). I uninstalled the app from the applications and the library on my Mac and reinstalled Firefox. Now when I open Firefox it says that it's up and running but no windows actually open up for me. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it again and it still won't open windows. I have to force quit Firefox as nothing shows up in my top tool bar to even show Firefox as open.

How can I get Firefox to actually install and be functioning on my computer again?

Running (as of an hour ago) macOS 14.5 (was using previous up to date OS when I installed Firefox again.

TIA

Asked by dracoXK 3 weeks ago

Last reply by dracoXK 1 week ago

Firefox updates

I have Firefox 126.0.1 installed yet get a notification daily asking me to install the latest update When I down load the "latest update" I get Firefox 126.0.1 ! How… (read more)

I have Firefox 126.0.1 installed yet get a notification daily asking me to install the latest update When I down load the "latest update" I get Firefox 126.0.1 ! How can I stop this annoyance? Thank you John

Asked by Johnny Berger 1 week ago

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failed to check for update

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10. I have been able to manually … (read more)

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10.

I have been able to manually install the latest version by installing it over the top of my current install, how can I fix the error to be sure that my browser will auto update?

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

Import from Edge after forced migration - Firefox corruped user data after update

Dear fellows, I did lost all history data after a previous update, my user got corrupted data and somehow I did manage to import the info into Edge browser. To my surpri… (read more)

Dear fellows,

I did lost all history data after a previous update, my user got corrupted data and somehow I did manage to import the info into Edge browser. To my surprise after I reinstalled a clean Firefox, it only imported back 3 months of browsing history. Topically, average user keep a computer 3-4 years.. I don't know from where developers came with the idea of limiting to such a shot interval. I have thousands of browsing history links from more that 10 years kept and I need them all.

Tried to increase the number from about:config, but there is an option only for Chrome which I never used and always hate :)

I did installed Chrome to convince myself about it's ingenuity, even if it was not necessary. It does have import option only from Microsoft Explorer, no Edge.

If there is a solution for importing a longer period and high number of entries, please share it.

I'm not an IT expert, but I can manage consoles if there is an even deeper option to modify config files.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by cristian.fan 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox Installer.exe does not work

Firefox Installer.exe starts and, after some time, gives that error message: Ihr Profil "Firefox" kann nicht geladen werden. Es ist möglicherweise nicht vorhanden oder ei… (read more)

Firefox Installer.exe starts and, after some time, gives that error message: Ihr Profil "Firefox" kann nicht geladen werden. Es ist möglicherweise nicht vorhanden oder ein Zugriff ist nicht möglich.

Asked by UliMuc 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Firefox automatically download files .docx from facebook page as pdf

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is brok… (read more)

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is broken. I don't know how to repair this. Please help, it is very frustrating.

Asked by Mateusz (Mateuszy) 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

download always failed

i need some help with my firefox browser. all of a sudden my firefox browser wont download any files from anywhere but if i try to use the save image as on an image firef… (read more)

i need some help with my firefox browser. all of a sudden my firefox browser wont download any files from anywhere but if i try to use the save image as on an image firefox would download them. weirdest thing is other browsers are fine when downloading files.

Asked by lukas.jiun 1 week ago

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Corrupted PDF Downloads from Intranet sites after 125.0.1 Update

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files … (read more)

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files download but are corrupted. The site was added to the trusted webpage without improvement.

Adobe Acrobat Reader could not open ********.pdf because it is either not a supported file or because the file has been damaged

Asked by Jeff@work 1 month ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 month ago

Having issues logging into my email accounts!

Hi, so sorry for the delay and inconvenience caused by this matter, I’m new to all of this and not sure what I did or have done to create this giant mess I have for mysel… (read more)

Hi, so sorry for the delay and inconvenience caused by this matter, I’m new to all of this and not sure what I did or have done to create this giant mess I have for myself, but I need some help! Seems that my computer doesn’t work correctly anymore, nor do my phone's. Somehow I joined this and need to fix everything. Thanks for your help!

Asked by jrsexpressinc 1 week ago

File not downloaded, There are potential security risks

hello,when i download my attached files in mailbox(mail.xmvds.com), it can be everytime warnning me ,but i trust this url ,it is my company's office mailbox ,how can it u… (read more)

hello,when i download my attached files in mailbox(mail.xmvds.com), it can be everytime warnning me ,but i trust this url ,it is my company's office mailbox ,how can it unblock it ,?

Asked by echen-zg03u 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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firefox removal

duplicate of /questions/1448898 thread. When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal too… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1448898 thread.

When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal tool. Where do I get it and how do I remove the old one and install a newest version?

Asked by Francis Mattero 1 week ago

firefox removal

When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal tool. Where do I get it and how do I remove … (read more)

When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal tool. Where do I get it and how do I remove the old one and install a newest version?

Asked by Francis Mattero 1 week ago