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I created a Firefox account but when I try to sign in to sync i get a blank grey screen

I can't access it through Options/Sync either. That just gets me a message saying "determining your account status..." which never goes away. I have refreshed FF, checked… (read more)

I can't access it through Options/Sync either. That just gets me a message saying "determining your account status..." which never goes away. I have refreshed FF, checked I am signed in to FF and checked around on Google for any possible solutions but no luck.

Asked by KingMobUK 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How come since upgrading to Windows 10 I can't get ad blockers to work?

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers … (read more)

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers laptop, but after they upgraded to Windows 10 all the add ons have disappeared. I tried reinstalling them and the blue bar goes across to the end and it sticks on 'downloading'. Why can't I get these to install?

Asked by Papatuzz 4 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 4 years ago

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Clicking on external links (e.g. in Thunderbird) doesn't open Firefox

It's the same for other programms, for example Word. The focus of the programm (Thunderbird, Word ...) is lost after clicking, but Firefox doesn't do a thing. (Firefox is… (read more)

It's the same for other programms, for example Word. The focus of the programm (Thunderbird, Word ...) is lost after clicking, but Firefox doesn't do a thing. (Firefox is set as my standard browser). What can I do?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ausgang 4 years ago

Answered by ausgang 4 years ago

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What's the future of Firefox?

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04. We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for li… (read more)

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04.

We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for literally years, and other things are dragging, including requests for help and info.

My real questions are: 1) Is sync currently working well? 2) Is there anything in the crystal ball that might hamper or destroy sync in ANY foreseeable future? 3) Four of the five systems are 64 bit, one is 32 bit. The Ubuntu systems are one each 32 and 64 bit.

  • A) I presume 64 and 32 bit installations get along together, and have transparent user interfaces as to bitness. Is this true?
  • B) Are there both 64 bit and 32 bit Ubuntu installations?
  • C) Besides bitness, what are the differences between the 32 and 64 bit versions?

4) I guess all the synced items will transfer to FireFox from SeaMonkey?

5) What other problems might I encounter with FireFox that I don't see in SeaMonkey?

6) Is FireFox planned to be supported indefinitely?

Thanks!

Formatting ~m

Asked by RogerDavis 4 years ago

Answered by Moses 4 years ago

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When Firefox blocks a popup, why isn't one of the options "Allow once"?

When Firefox blocks a popup, a notice banner appears at the top of the screen, telling you that Firefox blocked a popup. At the right side of the banner is an "Options" b… (read more)

When Firefox blocks a popup, a notice banner appears at the top of the screen, telling you that Firefox blocked a popup.

At the right side of the banner is an "Options" box with some popup blocker configuration options..

But all I want to do is allow this one popup one time.

Why isn't that one of the options?

Asked by JohnK626 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps searching for updates when new tab opened.

I am running the latest version of Firefox (40.0.3) with ad blocker plus as my only addon. However every time I attempt to open a new tab it take ages to open because Fi… (read more)

I am running the latest version of Firefox (40.0.3) with ad blocker plus as my only addon. However every time I attempt to open a new tab it take ages to open because Firefox is constantly searching for an update. This takes 2-3 minutes every time. Have tried refreshing Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling without success. My system is Win 8.1 on a i7 Lenovo PC. All worked well until the latest FF upgrade. I have no problems with the same version installed on my laptop. Any help/suggestions would be much apprciated. Thanks.

Asked by briantodd1 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (read more)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Asked by Albert 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment?

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10. Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat … (read more)

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10.

Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat Linux R5.10 is related to the following environment. gtk2, glib 2.0, pango 1.14

The latest version(66.0.3) of Firefox has requirements below

-GTK + 3.4 or higher
-GLib 2.22 or higher
-Pango 1.22 or higher

This OS does not meet all the requirements.

help please

Asked by namhun 1 year ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 1 year ago

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How to see synced content in another browser?

Hi all, I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.… (read more)

Hi all,

I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.

So, I will have to use either IE, Edge or Chrome. Ideally I would like an extension which I can use to connect one of these browsers (probably Chrome) to Firefox, but since that doesn't exist the next best thing is to be able to manually "sync" things.

First, how do I view the synced content for my Firefox Account in a web page? Is there a way to access it from https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

Second, how to I add things to this?

Mainly I am interested in syncing tabs. Browser history would also be useful but I can see how this could be very difficult. Bookmarks would be an alternative method of syncing history.

Thanks :)

Asked by madbilly 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why xul.dll contains string west-1.eb.amazonaws.com?

When looking into "c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll " of my Firefox installation there is a string " west-1.eb.amazonaws.com" (= Service in Amazon AWS). However I… (read more)

When looking into "c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll " of my Firefox installation there is a string " west-1.eb.amazonaws.com" (= Service in Amazon AWS). However I can't find it in Firefox sources.

Does anybody know why it is there?

Firefox version is 66.0.5. Xul.dll file version is 66.0.5.7066

Thanks.

Asked by hpnothp 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Determine version of Firefox last used by a profile backup

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) prof… (read more)

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) profile in the compressed archive filename (e.g., userinfo-firefox-56.0_date). I also make a semi-regular sync backup of the currently used profile. So far, so good.

My currently synced backup, which has not been compressed and archived, is about a month old. (I did say semi-regular.) I would like to compress and archive it before syncing, but I am no longer sure of the exact version of Firefox it used. I usually run updates when released, and can suppose Firefox 65.x, but what if I would like to be more exact? After running a search of files containing "version" in the main profile, I came across a file named compatibility.ini, which resides in the root directory. The contents are as follows:

[Compatibility] LastVersion=65.0.1_20190211233335/20190211233335 LastOSABI=WINNT_x86_64-msvc LastPlatformDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox LastAppDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser

Is this a reliable way to detect the last version of Firefox used by the profile?

Asked by michapma 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I stop Firefox from offering to re-open sites after a crash?

I'd rather that the next user on my home desktop computer isn't given the option of viewing my open screens when they restart Firefox after a crash. I know Firefox is tr… (read more)

I'd rather that the next user on my home desktop computer isn't given the option of viewing my open screens when they restart Firefox after a crash. I know Firefox is trying to be helpful and all, but I wish I could turn this option off.

Asked by dabbllle 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I get FF MarketPlace for my FF 46.0.1 Windows 7.

I have do not have any mobile devices. But I like the Marketplace and the games. It states if I get to FF 48 it is history. I have FF 46.0.1. After upgrading it from 45… (read more)

I have do not have any mobile devices. But I like the Marketplace and the games. It states if I get to FF 48 it is history. I have FF 46.0.1. After upgrading it from 45, it all stopped working. I tried following the directions. But I am a simple minded person and have problems comprehending this stuff. I spent a week correcting a virus the .5 stuck in the computer

Now I would like to install Marketplace since I do not have auto updates. Can anyone tell me the easiest way.

Asked by RadicalDudette 4 years ago

Last reply by RadicalDudette 4 years ago

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Have reset firefox and have no idea what to do as far as selecting/deleting/creating/renaming profile. Very computer illiterate need shit explained accordingly

Hello, I have been having issues with playing youtube videos, and so I tried to see if I could remedy the problem. Well, not only was I unsuccessful, I somehow managed to… (read more)

Hello, I have been having issues with playing youtube videos, and so I tried to see if I could remedy the problem. Well, not only was I unsuccessful, I somehow managed to disable the full screen feature in the process. Without knowing what I did to cause that to happen I had no idea how to undo it, so I tried refreshing firefox thinking that might help. Now I am presented with a box that tells me to choose 1 of 2 default profiles, or I have the options to delete, rename, or create a profile. As noted, I know very little about computers and have no idea which choice to make, or for that matter why to make it. Clearly this is a pretty simple issue, but I am just worried about making things worse at this point. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Asked by Iamwarthog 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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how do I setup for multiple tags on a website ?

If I open one website it will put the name in the tab section and then when I open another item in that website both will appear in the tab line. Another site I try to ap… (read more)

If I open one website it will put the name in the tab section and then when I open another item in that website both will appear in the tab line. Another site I try to apply that setting to won't Thank you

Asked by glennjcristaldi 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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If I only have Win7 (not Win10), using FF 59.0.2 (64 bit) do I need FF 59.0.3 update released 4/30/18?

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in … (read more)

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in compatibility with Win10, and apparently does nothing else. Can I ignore this update w/o problems if I only have Win7, or should I download/install v.59.0.3 anyway?

Asked by K. Shimberg 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago