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why does firefox keep downgrading

I upgraded to v 47.0.2. Verified that I was now on the correct version. Later, It says that there is an update available, and it is v 47.0.2. I check and I'm on v 45.0.1.… (læs mere)

I upgraded to v 47.0.2. Verified that I was now on the correct version. Later, It says that there is an update available, and it is v 47.0.2. I check and I'm on v 45.0.1.

This has happened a few times now. At first I thought, I thought I did that, must have been confused. Then, must have been on the other machine.

Now, I'm very sure that I was on v 47.0.2 yesterday. Today It says I'm on v 45.0.1 again. This time it was immediately after FF crashed. I can't verify that was true the other times.

Asked by bwhite 3 år siden

Answered by bwhite 3 år siden

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How do I install version 28 over 29?

I want to return to version 28. Version 29's interface is hideous. I installed the add-on which supposedly makes it look like version 28, but it doesn't. I have downloa… (læs mere)

I want to return to version 28. Version 29's interface is hideous. I installed the add-on which supposedly makes it look like version 28, but it doesn't.

I have downloaded version 28. All I need to know is: Do I uninstall version 29 before installing version 28, or can I install version 28 over version 29 without uninstalling it first? I want to keep all my bookmarks.

I have already turned off automatic updates.

Asked by Purebeads 6 år siden

Answered by Purebeads 6 år siden

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Downloads window not showing

For the last few days my Firefox does not display the downloads window. I have tried to follow the suggestion set out in Firefox Help ie Tools --> Options --> Gene… (læs mere)

For the last few days my Firefox does not display the downloads window. I have tried to follow the suggestion set out in Firefox Help ie Tools --> Options --> General

But my General Tab doesn't show under Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file". Under Downloads, the only option shows "save files to Downloads" and "Always ask me where to save files".

Any suggestions on how I can get to --> Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file".

Thank you in anticipation

Asked by P1234 7 år siden

Answered by cor-el 7 år siden

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installing flash player

Every time I install adobe flash player, it says it was successively installed. But, when I go to try and use it for a music video, it says the video needs for me to inst… (læs mere)

Every time I install adobe flash player, it says it was successively installed. But, when I go to try and use it for a music video, it says the video needs for me to install flash player. I've installed flash player multiple times, to no avail. I keep getting the message, I need to install flash player, even though I installed it, and adobe said it was installed successively. What in the world gives??? Can you help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 7 år siden

Answered by jscher2000 7 år siden

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Home Content options missing after update to 61.0

After updating to 61.0 (64 bit) my Home Content options disappeared, leaving a blank page when opening new tabs. From research, I see there should be a Firefox Home Conte… (læs mere)

After updating to 61.0 (64 bit) my Home Content options disappeared, leaving a blank page when opening new tabs. From research, I see there should be a Firefox Home Content section in about:preferences#home . Mine has no Firefox Home Content options listed, just options for New Windows and Tabs (see screenshot). I have tried disabling all addons and closing/reopening Firefox but it made no difference.

How do I get my Home Content options back?

I would like to be able to have web search in the home page (not the address bar) and my top sites pinnable there, like it was before the 61.0 update, instead of the blank home page I am now seeing when opening new tabs.

Asked by mozillification 2 år siden

Answered by philipp 2 år siden

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Already newer version exist for same version

I have had this issue since version 43. I am now running version 46.01 on a Mac OS Yosemite and when I reinstall version 46.01 after a few days I get a message that a a n… (læs mere)

I have had this issue since version 43. I am now running version 46.01 on a Mac OS Yosemite and when I reinstall version 46.01 after a few days I get a message that a a newer version already exists. Firefox reports 46.01 and at the time of this comment June-3-2016 there is no newer version. If I reinstall say the next day I don't get the newer version message.

What is changing in Firefox that makes reinstalling the same version believe it is installing over a newer version?

Asked by Mace2 4 år siden

Answered by Mace2 3 år siden

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Why am I not able to update Flash in FF 62.0.3 (64bit)?

have tried several times to download this September 2018 update. Never had a problem with Flash updates before. I am not computer savvy. All I can do is follow instruct… (læs mere)

have tried several times to download this September 2018 update. Never had a problem with Flash updates before. I am not computer savvy. All I can do is follow instructions on the update page.

Asked by juliap 1 år siden

Answered by McCoy 1 år siden

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Adobe Flash player installer version 23.0 will not open

I keep getting a window telling me to update my flash player as the old one is "vulnerable". I've downloaded the installer for the latest version from various locations b… (læs mere)

I keep getting a window telling me to update my flash player as the old one is "vulnerable". I've downloaded the installer for the latest version from various locations but when I double click to open it nothing happens. I've since removed my out-dated version as I thought this might be the problem so now I have nothing. Help!

Asked by cloggy_saint 3 år siden

Answered by jscher2000 3 år siden

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How to Roll Back last update

I wonder if anyone knows the way to roll back from an update in Firefox? I do not wish to remove and re-install if it's possible just to roll back. I am using Windows 7 P… (læs mere)

I wonder if anyone knows the way to roll back from an update in Firefox? I do not wish to remove and re-install if it's possible just to roll back. I am using Windows 7 Pro and the "about Firefox" says I have 19.0 installed. The update causing the problem went in on 19/03/2013. Hope someone can help. Regards. G

Asked by technoweary 7 år siden

Answered by user633449 7 år siden

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which of these is the correct backup file or folder

I'm finding it very confusing that for some reason I have all sorts of backup files for firefox backed up on my USB pen & desktop. I have no idea if I need to keep al… (læs mere)

I'm finding it very confusing that for some reason I have all sorts of backup files for firefox backed up on my USB pen & desktop.

I have no idea if I need to keep all of them, or just one of them, as backup.

Which of the below do i need to keep, and which delete? Thanks.

bookmarks.html (on my USB pen)
bookmarks-2012-01-29.json (on my USB pen)
FILE FOLDER ENTITLED 00jhkBLAHBLAH.default (on my USB pen)
FILE FOLDER ENTITLED: Old Firefox Data (put onto my Desktop via Firefox Reset)

Asked by Minni 7 år siden

Answered by the-edmeister 7 år siden

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How to go back one version?

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful. … (læs mere)

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista

And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful.

Asked by joetoday 6 år siden

Answered by jscher2000 6 år siden

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FF opens without me starting it when computer starts with unwanted Bing tab or tabs

When I start my computer, sometimes FF starts by itself and there are 1 or more unwanted Bing tabs. It seems to only happen when the date has changed, never a second time… (læs mere)

When I start my computer, sometimes FF starts by itself and there are 1 or more unwanted Bing tabs. It seems to only happen when the date has changed, never a second time on the same date. Please answer in easy, plain English. Thanks, Bernadine

Asked by BernadineAD 6 år siden

Answered by BernadineAD 6 år siden

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How to install Firefox on computer w/o browser?

I need to install Firefox on a computer which does not have a browser. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Home Premium (2009). I have another computer whi… (læs mere)

I need to install Firefox on a computer which does not have a browser. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Home Premium (2009). I have another computer which does have Firefox. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Professional (2009). I am able to move files between these two computers. Please help.

Asked by halinahlad 2 år siden

Answered by halinahlad 2 år siden

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Uninstall current Firefox from W10 Desktop PC

There are several posts on this site regarding uninstalling Firefox. I am running current Firefox on current W10 64bit 1903 desktop PC using Ethernet with Spectrum as my… (læs mere)

There are several posts on this site regarding uninstalling Firefox. I am running current Firefox on current W10 64bit 1903 desktop PC using Ethernet with Spectrum as my ISP. I am having a couple of problems in Firefox that are not happening in current Chrome. 1. Page-not-found 2-8 times a day that resolve every time by simply clicking the "retry" (or something close to that) button. I reset my router to "factory" and installed most current router firmware but that did not help. Netgear Support has been unable to help. 2. In current LastPass addon, I have to re-login to LastPass every time I start Firefox - did not used to do that (a year ago), and in Chrome or Edge that does not happen. I have re-installed the LastPass add-on. I have upgraded Firefox many times and have cleared history/cache many times. So now I want to COMPLETELY remove Firefox, reboot, and then install Firefox from scratch. Can someone please point me to the web page that tells me how to properly remove all of Firefox so that I can re-download/install it from the beginning? I do not care about retaining my Firefox settings or other from my current Firefox install.

Asked by cwr64 for 8 måneder siden

Answered by jscher2000 for 7 måneder siden

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default 29.0 sucks and now crying with agony and despair.

im not sure i can live with this. i need my original firefox back. this version is no good. how do i get the previous theme with my orange firefox button and grey top ? … (læs mere)

im not sure i can live with this. i need my original firefox back. this version is no good. how do i get the previous theme with my orange firefox button and grey top ?

im am positive that i did not say to update. it just did it on its own. now its gay blue. whats worse is there is a gradient into the gay blue. horrible and i need help to get rid of it.

it wouldve made more sense to put the icons on the left. and leave the search on the right where it belongs.

if i redownload 28, how do i stop it from updating again?

Asked by sparxx 6 år siden

Answered by sparxx 6 år siden

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How to enable automatic updates?

My Firefox won't update automatically anymore. Even if I check on Help --> About Firefox, it runs for a while and then it says it is updated. I have another FF install… (læs mere)

My Firefox won't update automatically anymore. Even if I check on Help --> About Firefox, it runs for a while and then it says it is updated. I have another FF installation on my work laptop, and it correctly picks up updates, this version on pc doesn't.

Please, I have already tried manually updating to the latest firefox a few weeks ago: I am now running version 42 here. Yet, today my work pc got updated to 43.0.2, and this one doesn't.

I would not like to completely remove FF in order not to loose my add-ons, could you please guide me to reinstate normal auto-update feature?

Thanks

Asked by Ruskie 4 år siden

Answered by Ruskie 4 år siden

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Two versions of firefox on computer - How do I get rid of one?

I just noticed that I have an old (63.0.3) and a new (66.0.3) version of Firefox on my computer. I have no idea when or how this happened. Seems to work fine at the momen… (læs mere)

I just noticed that I have an old (63.0.3) and a new (66.0.3) version of Firefox on my computer. I have no idea when or how this happened. Seems to work fine at the moment.

One is Mozilla Firefox 63.0.3 (x64 en-US) (170 MB). One is Mozilla Firefox 66.0.3 (x64 en-US) (175 MB). So my guess is this happened a while ago.

Both show up when I look at Apps & Features. Both are listed in Revo uninstaller.

There are two identical Firefox icons.

If I open one and check the version number in the program, it does show a different number depending on which icon I clicked to open the program. So there are definitely two versions.

They are sharing information. They open the same pages in several tabs that I had open when I closed the the program the last time.

I want to get rid of one but don't want to lose my many settings, bookmarks, etc. I don't want to risk everything by just Uninstalling the old version, unless I can be sure that it is safe.

Everything on my HP-PC is up to date.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by ezwrite 1 år siden

Answered by ezwrite 1 år siden

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Firefox 64Bit Windows 1809. firefox.exe -P calls strange site instead of showing ProfileManager. Die Verbindung mit dem Server www.xn--p-5gn.com schlug fehl.

Hello, my Laptop Lenovo T420 Pentium 64Bit 4GB Ram Installed fresh Windows 10 1809 plus Firefox 64Bit. In order to use my profile I copied the Profile from my old laptop.… (læs mere)

Hello, my Laptop Lenovo T420 Pentium 64Bit 4GB Ram Installed fresh Windows 10 1809 plus Firefox 64Bit. In order to use my profile I copied the Profile from my old laptop. Because I am not familiare with this process, I got problems to get the new Firefox to recognize my tranfered profile. Tried using the profilemanager to enter the new Firefox. Hit Windows-Symbol plus R to open command window, entered firefox.exe -p and got following Message:

Die Verbindung mit dem Server www.xn--p-5gn.com schlug fehl. (e.g. connection failed).

Searched entire sytem and registry, no match found. Did also check the system using program Malwarebytes. The Firefox itself is working correctly and the profile of the old Firefox has been correctly imported. I am concerned how (reproduceable) this site is called instead of the profilemanager. Regards Joe

Asked by Joe.. 1 år siden

Answered by Joe.. 1 år siden

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I updated my Firefox as the browser said I needed to, and when opening the browser after restarting, ALL my bookmarks are gone! How do I get them back?

A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and open… (læs mere)

A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and opened the new one, and ALL my bookmarks are now GONE! How do i get them back???

Asked by sgtck72 1 år siden

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 år siden

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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'… (læs mere)

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 år siden

Answered by cor-el 1 år siden