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Can I install and use two different versions of Firefox at the same time? If yes, how ?

The main use of the PC in my living room is as a media center. My GUI (Plex) runs in the browser and plays videos with VLC via a custom addon. Currently it is also used f… (read more)

The main use of the PC in my living room is as a media center. My GUI (Plex) runs in the browser and plays videos with VLC via a custom addon. Currently it is also used for browsing from time to time and I need to keep that part of it secure. As Mozilla is about to break all my addons as well as force me onto 64 bit, I've no choice but to stop updating Firefox on that PC.

I found a old post (3 years old) about running two different versions of Firefox at the same time. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/974208

Is it still possible to do this? Does the same methods still work?

I want to freeze my current 32 bit Firefox at v54.0.1 and use it only for local content. (I've already disabled updates on it)

Then I want to then install a second 64 bit Firefox v55, use it for internet, and allow it to update normally.

If this isn't possible I'll just have to switch to a different browser.

Asked by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

Answered by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

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Firefox extremely slow to load pages after startup

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after… (read more)

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after that just to look up domains. At some point it gets past whatever hiccup is holding things up and browsing works for the rest of the session -- noticeably slower than usual, but usable.

It happens with add-ons disabled, after multiple refreshes, and even after a full reinstall (with new profile). I've played with all the common suspects -- disabling accessibility options, hardware acceleration, IPv6, etc. I closed my pinned tabs and disabled auto-restoring the previous session. I even disabled Avast and MalwareBytes. Nothing has helped so far (which is seriously disappointing, considering the 6-minute restart between each change!)

The odd thing is that there are a few seconds, immediately after startup, where things seem to work normally. If I'm quick, I can sometimes get most of one webpage to load before the problem begins.

I've been a Firefox power user since version 0.6.2 and never encountered anything like this. I'm very comfortable with changing settings, configuration files, etc., and am willing to try just about anything to get things cranking again. But right now I'm simply out of other ideas to try.

Using 61.0.2, 64-bit version on fully-patched Windows 10 on a very fast fiber connection. <edit> I also tried the 32-bit version; no joy. </edit>

Asked by MatthewJay 2 years ago

Answered by MatthewJay 2 years ago

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multiple (6+) firefox.exe running in process manager when I open Firefox

I'm having the same issue described in this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1147868 and have tried the recommended fix. I have changed the setting rec… (read more)

I'm having the same issue described in this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1147868 and have tried the recommended fix. I have changed the setting reccommended in about:config to false, but about:support still shows 1/1 for multiprocess windows, and I have 6 instances of Firefox running in the process manager (screenshot shows 5, but it has been as many as 7 at once).

Is there anything else I can try to fix this issue? Any help is much appreciated!

Asked by kcru 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Group Policy ADMX templates

I know that Chrome has Templates available to add to Domain Controllers to deploy settings and manage instances of Chrome in the Enterprise. I can't seem to find too much… (read more)

I know that Chrome has Templates available to add to Domain Controllers to deploy settings and manage instances of Chrome in the Enterprise. I can't seem to find too much around about Firefox apart from a custom Community version.

Whats the go?

thanks

Asked by rjayy 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Gah! your tab just crashed

Constant tab crashing. Turning off Multi processing but then crashed whole Firefox. Updated graphics, Reset firefox, re-installed Firefox but still crashing. Tab crash… (read more)

Constant tab crashing.

Turning off Multi processing but then crashed whole Firefox. Updated graphics, Reset firefox, re-installed Firefox but still crashing.

Tab crashing is not giving any crash reports.

Asked by TheITDucky 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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how to enable microphone

Dear Firefox staff: I'm trying to enable microphone on Firefox and I can't seem to figure it out. It says enter "about:permissions" in to the search bar but all I get is … (read more)

Dear Firefox staff:

I'm trying to enable microphone on Firefox and I can't seem to figure it out. It says enter "about:permissions" in to the search bar but all I get is a message of

"The address isn’t valid

The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded."

How can I enable my microphone for webpages like Discord or Skype?

Asked by zemon 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Is there a way to change firefox new tab wallpaper

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see… (read more)

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see " View background image " option. That means that we normally can customize it right? Have some clues?

Asked by Sherrinford 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Cannot download files from Google Drive using Firefox

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.goo… (read more)

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/jom0u67oa0tfigrh4n9sea600sv1527e/s7srbc6ckut7m2fm1eeurtos8v4ecb70/1493064000000/07580902641423571478/07580902641423571478/0B1FDjJYZYLbhRTlLQmtERjVCZ2s?e=download&nonce=4ekqosb5geo8u&user=09357804788864382250&hash=t8fpbl8um4ju2acaskk56nd6e491l86b

Uploading to GD using Firefox works..MS Edge and Chrome download fine...reinstalled and refreshed Firefox..tried troubleshooting tips for download problems per Mozilla help page and community forum..no MIMEtypes folder exists in my profile folder..any suggestions?

Asked by Dino808 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox v41 - setting 'New tab' to a specific site (like previous versions)

In the pre v41 version I had set about:config -> 'browser.newtab.url' to Google.com - same as my home page. With v41 it seems I can choose between tiles (slows down o… (read more)

In the pre v41 version I had set about:config -> 'browser.newtab.url' to Google.com - same as my home page.

With v41 it seems I can choose between tiles (slows down opening the new tab) or blanc. I would like the old way to bes back. The browser.newtab.url line is still the reading thee same as before, but Firefox seems to ignore it.

How to get the old 'New tab' back ?

Thanks =

Asked by ffw62 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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A website is slowing your browser. Stop it or wait?

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does no… (read more)

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does not say this webpage; it says a webpage. Unchecking "always block all detected trackers" does not help.

Asked by loyall 2 years ago

Answered by loyall 2 years ago

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After upgrade to windows 10, I lost my firefox bookmarks. How to retrieve them from folder windows.old?

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder calle… (read more)

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder called Windows.old on my C: disk. Is there any chance to retrieve the bookmarks from that folder? I tried to look at the files saved therein, but unfortunately I could not recognize anything useful. Disclaimer: I am definitely not very knowledgeable in IT! ;)

Asked by tuilde 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox malware I'm not sure ? Please check this. data:text/html;charset=utf-8;base64,PCFET0NUWVBFIGh0bWw+PGh0bWw+PGhlYWQ+PCEtLSA4OTAxMjM5NzYgLS0+PG1ldGEgY2hhcn

A Firefox pop-up came on to a web page (weedcutters.co.uk) and told me that my installed version of firefox was out of date,then a red pop-up warning me saying get me out… (read more)

A Firefox pop-up came on to a web page (weedcutters.co.uk) and told me that my installed version of firefox was out of date,then a red pop-up warning me saying get me out of here. This's the first it has happen.

Asked by TheGiftedone 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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A web page is slowing down your browser

Long time user of Firefox (and Thunderbird) - in last few days started getting the yellow bar warning about a web page slowing down your browser with the options to wait … (read more)

Long time user of Firefox (and Thunderbird) - in last few days started getting the yellow bar warning about a web page slowing down your browser with the options to wait or... some pages I can click on wait and it will continue soon after, other times Firefox freezes and can only be stopped through task manager.

This happens on sites such as Google Maps, my financial institutions websites, etc. I've tried safe mode, refresh, disable all extensions, disable hardware acceleration, etc - nothing works..

I'm on an Spectre X360 laptop with 16 GB Ram, 512GB SSD drive, UHD display. Running Avast anti-virus. On 5Ghz wireless to 150Mpbs internet connection.

I installed Chrome to compare, not a single problem with speed and no yellow bar messages.

In past, I've had no problems with speed - even with multiple tabs open.

What happened? This just started out of the blue, at first I thought it was our ISP until I tried Chrome.

As I tried to enter my plugins below, I opened the add-ons manager and when I went back to the tab to enter them got the same yellow bar A web page... error! ON THIS PAGE!

Asked by SeaG 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Default search engine is switching back to Yahoo

I am encountering a super frustrating issue regarding default search on Firefox. I have the latest version installed, 58.0.2. On search option, I set my default search e… (read more)

I am encountering a super frustrating issue regarding default search on Firefox.

I have the latest version installed, 58.0.2. On search option, I set my default search engine to Google and I removed the rest of the provided search engines too. I set my homepage to Google as well. I checked the browser search value on about:config and it shows everything is set to Google. Refer to the attached image. I checked all extensions and plugins and nothing is related with search or is messing with it.

After doing all these, I closed Firefox, and re-opened again and it went back to Yahoo. Every time is the same thing, it keeps switching back to Yahoo by itself.

I noticed several persons are having this issue.

Any help?

Asked by ali2018 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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Is there a way to set Firefox to auto refresh a page periodically?

During the day I'm logged into a web chat session that is quite an old version. When someone posts something I have to refresh the page to see the new posts. Is there a… (read more)

During the day I'm logged into a web chat session that is quite an old version. When someone posts something I have to refresh the page to see the new posts. Is there a way to have Firefox refresh automatically? Like every 15 or 30 seconds?

Asked by davidpizza 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Reposition Tabs at bottom, directly above web page in Firefox 65.0? -- for Windows 10 - not for MacOSX

Can anyone supply updated code for the userChrome.css for restoring Tabs to below Menu bar, Location bar, and Personal Toolbar? The code below was working until I upgrad… (read more)

Can anyone supply updated code for the userChrome.css for restoring Tabs to below Menu bar, Location bar, and Personal Toolbar? The code below was working until I upgraded to 65.0.

/* tabs on bottom */

  1. navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
  2. TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}

Thank you for the help.


edited the title of this thread to include Windows 10 as the operating system the OP posted from

Asked by carrotwaffle 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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No unity plugin after webplayer install

Hello, I am using Firefox x64 on Windows 10 x64 platform. There are no unity plugin after installing web player. Enabling of plugins preload according to https://support.… (read more)

Hello,

I am using Firefox x64 on Windows 10 x64 platform. There are no unity plugin after installing web player.

Enabling of plugins preload according to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/windows-media-or-other-plugins-stopped-working does not help

Asked by rvm1975 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago