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installation of Firefox is incompleet, Firefox starts but nothing functions, no sites, no settings

I try to install Firefox on a HP Z1 G8 desktop under Windows 11 Pro. The first time I get a warning that a .dll is not available or so (I dont know what this warning is p… (read more)

I try to install Firefox on a HP Z1 G8 desktop under Windows 11 Pro. The first time I get a warning that a .dll is not available or so (I dont know what this warning is precisely, becaus it pops up for 2 seconds only ) , and firefox is not well installed, reinstalling goes without warning, but still Firefox starts and then stay dead, no sites, no settings. I know the security in this computer is very thight, but other apps install without problem and functions.

Why Firefox cant be installed where other apps can ??????

who has experienced this also and has a clou ?? thanks Ferdinand

Asked by dieten 1 year ago

Answered by dieten 1 year ago

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Profile Missing or Inaccessible

I use both firefox and firefox dev edition. Deleted the dev edition and reinstalled the latest one, now i'm getting the error below on attachment. I did not just uninstal… (read more)

I use both firefox and firefox dev edition. Deleted the dev edition and reinstalled the latest one, now i'm getting the error below on attachment. I did not just uninstall the dev edition but i manually cleaned the directorys: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox Dev Edition C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Firefox still works but the new dev edition after fresh install doesn't

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox has no connection to the Internet

Dear All: Suddenly FF starts but shows only a new tab without any content. I can fill in a URL but no reaction. Settings doesn't open. Close tab through X Restart FF. no… (read more)

Dear All:

Suddenly FF starts but shows only a new tab without any content. I can fill in a URL but no reaction. Settings doesn't open. Close tab through X Restart FF. no new tab but message: FF is already running but is not responding. The old FF process must be closed to open in a new window. Click to close. a new empty tab pops up without starting FF manually. Close through X Restart brings the same message as above - no window. Have to end FF in Task Manager.

Uninstalled and reinstalled three times - no change.

I'm using Windows 10 and Avast One, Firewall checked - is open for FF.

I appreciate your comments and help. Best wishes Henning

Asked by HenningNE 1 year ago

Answered by HenningNE 1 year ago

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general use of Firefox, wont load any wepside.

When I start firefox its stand loading for a short time, and then comes with an error that its was unable to load the window, retry or close it. No matter what wepside i… (read more)

When I start firefox its stand loading for a short time, and then comes with an error that its was unable to load the window, retry or close it. No matter what wepside i enter to use its always the same. This happen a few days ago and have been troubleshooting my self since. now i need your own help. I have reinstalled it, reset settings, taking it off and on the firewall. Removed all plugins for it. and always come to same conclution. I got the latets installer from the wepside, to make sure its up to the newest version.

Before this issue, it ran fine, no issues what so ever. and one day i needed it was stuck on this problem.

I am useing it on a laptop. atm returned to chrome for help.

picture shows the issuse not able to load, no matter the wepside.

Asked by Hapsie 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How to move any and all disk writes made by firefox to ANOTHER drive?

Referring to this forum post, step 2 of the chosen solution no longer exists. Please help. … (read more)

Referring to this forum post, step 2 of the chosen solution no longer exists. Please help.

Asked by Grow_Your_Food 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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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32-bit vs 64-bit on Windows 11 22H2?

Hi there. This is my first post so bare with me.  :-) We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8… (read more)

Hi there.

This is my first post so bare with me.  :-)

We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8 clients; all clients on a 64-bit Windows 10 environment. We will migrate to Windows 11 22H2 this year. The manager for the 8 clients says he wants the 64-bits version just because it's...64-bits. No other reason.

I've read that the 64-bit version can not handle Java, Media Players like VLC and mayby some other plugins. Is that still so?

What is the main reason TODAY for using 64-bit Firefox Browser instead of 32-bit, except for the use of 4 GB+ RAM?

Regards. Anders, Göteborgs Stad, Sweden

Asked by software.maintenance 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Downloads auto-save when I don't want them to

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? … (read more)

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? It's bugged and an obscene security threat if the browser is so easily willing to download files against my intention.

Before I'm asked, I have gone through the settings multiple times to ensure 'Always ask you where to save files' and 'Ask whether to open or save files" are checked. Behavior does not change according to settings.

Example 1. Click link for a PDF with the intention to open, read, and forget 2. Firefox automatically downloads the file to my download folder 3. Firefox prompts me if I want to save the file or open it

If I click 'open', the file stays in the saved location even though I don't want it to exist.

Asked by A name 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox can't download file to mounted ntfs device. Instead it creates thousands of empty files

Hello. Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thous… (read more)

Hello.

Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thousands of empty files. Once it was 10001 or 10003 other time it was 20000 of files. I tried private-window, no change. I have removed all add-ons - no change.

For example i was trying to download https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/stable-virtio/virtio-win.iso and i ended with (only few last lines):

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9989.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9990.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9991.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9992.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9993.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9994.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9995.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9996.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9997.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-99.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest.exe

I can download the same source files to the same location with other browsers without problems. Thank You for Your help!

Asked by Mar Brz 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 8 months ago

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Migrate from Chrome

Trying to retire the Google surveillance tool, Chrome, by using Firefox. Ugh, if y'all want to encourage this someone should really look at how this is done! I got bookm… (read more)

Trying to retire the Google surveillance tool, Chrome, by using Firefox. Ugh, if y'all want to encourage this someone should really look at how this is done!

I got bookmarks moved and prefs setup. Importing extensions is really nice--thanks FF devs--but a feature of Chrome I use every day is the set of icons on the new tab/home page/startup page. It is super easy to customize on Chrome but I can find no way to do so in Firefox. These icons have no label on the page and are right under the search bar--see image.

I have spent most of the morning following unhelpful links about android or mentioning menu options that do not exist. I am using FF 119 on macOS.

Thanks to the community for help!

Asked by pat102 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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cannot get rid of "being updated by another instance"

I reinstalled Firefox, now 119.0.1 64bit on our Mac M2 now OS13.6 via download-reinstall in the owner account on our shared Mac. The "Firefox is being updated by another … (read more)

I reinstalled Firefox, now 119.0.1 64bit on our Mac M2 now OS13.6 via download-reinstall in the owner account on our shared Mac. The "Firefox is being updated by another instance" line in About Firefox still has not gone away after closing and restarting Firefox.

Presuming this will disrupt future updates, I seek help.

Background: Last spring, I upgraded from a 2016 Mac on OS10.15 (which still appears on my Mozilla account) to this M2 OS12 now 13.6. I had previously set Firefox to prompt me for updates because they could disrupt my work on the old Mac. It worked fine up to 118 point something. Up to my ears recently in urgent other stuff, I deferred the prompt for 119. Then, frazzled, I just closed several 119 prompts. Today, after helping my wife use her account on the M2, I found in my Dock's active apps area an icon for something like Updater something-or-other. After a while, I swiped it away.

Asked by john.r.mcclelland 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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'Import from a File' button in the Passwords tab does not work

I have my saved login and password details from another browser in a CSV and would like to import them to Firefox. I initially did not have the 'Import from a File' optio… (read more)

I have my saved login and password details from another browser in a CSV and would like to import them to Firefox. I initially did not have the 'Import from a File' option in the drop down menu of the Logins and Passwords tab. After following a guide that instructed to set signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled to true in the about:config page, the option appeared. However, the said option is unresponsive to any clicks. The drop down menu simply closes once the option is selected, without any other reaction.

I'm not sure if this is a related problem but I am also unable to use the Import Wizard that appears on performing Alt+F and choosing 'Import From Another Browser...' The Import Wizard window only appears with a message that says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data could be found."

Firefox browser version: 103.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 22.04 (64-bit) Windowing System: Wayland

Funnily enough, the 'Browse..' button for adding images under this support question doesn't work either.

Asked by Fuzzy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox closing on first startup

This has been going on for a while now, since I want to switch from a certain popular browser to Firefox which I have on another computer, I tried to install Firefox Deve… (read more)

This has been going on for a while now, since I want to switch from a certain popular browser to Firefox which I have on another computer, I tried to install Firefox Developer Edition first as I just prefer it and it has some features of which I use sometimes.

However, when I tried to open the browser, it shows a window for like a millisecond then closes. I've also tried with a normal install of Firefox and the same thing happens. I've looked into the Profiles and here is what I've found:

A folder called startupCache (empty) And a file called .startup-incomplete (empty)

Here's what I get when I install dev edition and try to run it:

Two folders, one is dev-edition-default, and the other is dev-edition-default-a very big number

I'll provide a screenshot in this post so you understand all the profile folders.

[https://imgur.com/a/PERMib0 https://imgur.com/a/PERMib0 ] https://imgur.com/a/PERMib0 In dev-edition-default I have the same two files/folders as before, and one more: cache2 which contains the following:

A folder called doomed (empty) And a folder called entries (it has files in it)

In the dev-edition-default-verybignumber I have just startupcache and .startup-incomplete.

If anyone has any idea how to fix neither of my Firefoxes stating up, please let me know!

Asked by WhineyMonkey10 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Can’t Open Firefox At All

I have just downloaded firefox from chrome and cannot install it. I have tried the usually uninstall reinstall and restarting my computer but cannot fix it. I have had th… (read more)

I have just downloaded firefox from chrome and cannot install it. I have tried the usually uninstall reinstall and restarting my computer but cannot fix it. I have had this issue with other browsers in the past eg opera and brave but gave up on them, however, I really want to switch to firefox so would appreciate your help. For some reason it seems chrome is the only browser I can even open on my laptop (windows 11). Do you know a fix?

Asked by oliverjamesharrison 8 months ago

Answered by oliverjamesharrison 8 months ago

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Firefox thinks there's another instance running, but not true

I cannot use, update, uninstall, refresh, or reinstall Firefox (and haven't for four or more years). I always get this message: "Firefox is already running, but is not re… (read more)

I cannot use, update, uninstall, refresh, or reinstall Firefox (and haven't for four or more years). I always get this message: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." But I have (obviously) shut down the computer entirely any number of times in all those years. What can I do? I will be taking college classes and Firefox is one of the few browsers that the college supports.

Asked by pmbrown02 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago