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Firefox never updating in background despite the settings

Hello everyone, I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello everyone,

I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I launch it, which is very annoying even if it takes only 10 15 seconds, I sometimes need to check something really quick and I have to wait for it to finish installing an update, even though I checked the setting for it to do so in the background, it seems to only do it after I launch it disrupting my workflow, which made me switch back to Chrome temporarily, is there a way to fix this?

Gefragt von Relax vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von zeroknight vor 3 Monaten

Custom Install of Firefox

I usually download and install manually the custom install of Firefox on Windows. Recently, a new version was automatically installed without my permission and destroyed… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I usually download and install manually the custom install of Firefox on Windows.

Recently, a new version was automatically installed without my permission and destroyed all my customization. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. I had to restore the older version from backup and I was going to stop updating.

But I see that the manual custom installation is still available for download.

I want to make sure that if I use it it will not wipe out my customization again.

Please confirm.

Gefragt von sgeneris vor 1 Monat

Letzte Antwort von cor-el vor 1 Monat

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… (Lesen Sie mehr)

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.

Gefragt von Mateusz (Mateuszy) vor 2 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jscher2000 - Support Volunteer vor 1 Monat

Help upgrading from Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit). Maybe also Thunderbird 60.9.1

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executo… (Lesen Sie mehr)

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executor for someone's estate, and I am having this trouble with some financial websites that I must access to do the job.

Its been many years since I upgraded anything. It might be that Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit) and Thunderbird 60.9.1 are the newest revs that work with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan. I have a 2011 MacBookPro.

I don't like the changes in the user interface that Apple put into OSX after El Capitan. But I may be forced to upgrade. Too late in life to learn Linux.

Maybe the minimalist solution is to upgrade Firefox. But that may require upgrading OSX, and Apple has made it really hard to do that unless you go to the very newest. OTOH I don't know if the newer OSX will run on my 2011 MacBook Pro. If I clicked on "software update" in About This Mac, what would happen? would it just start doing it, or tell me about it first?

The last time I upgraded something, probably Thunderbird but maybe it was Firefox, I had to learn a complicated process to copy & save the User Profiles (they are in a hidden directory), and then install them into the new rev. I don't want to go through that again. I just want to run the dmg file.

There used to be a Mozilla web page with all the versions & you could download the dmg file you wanted.

If I still have problems, I would have to buy a much newer computer. A several year old MacBookPro. But I don't like the "new" disk formatting method Apple created. It saves space by not actually making copies of files, but uses a pointer to one copy. So there is a single point of failure, which makes copies pointless. I want to keep using OSX Extended (Journaled) and I would have to have the seller of the computer do that for me, before I used Migration Assistant to put my stuff on it. I also hate the welded-on hard drive; being able to pull the drive is the best "broken hardware" solution.

I don't recall if El Capitan has the "OSX Recovery" system or if that happened in a later rev.

I use SuperDuper to make a clone of my hard drive as a backup & archive. I wonder if I could connect a copy on an external drive and then startup using the external copy. Then I could upgrade Firefox and see if it works, then do the same for OSX if necessary, and Thunderbird.

Suggestions & how-to info needed. TIA

Gefragt von FireFoxSucks vor 4 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jscher2000 - Support Volunteer vor 4 Monaten

Install Offline Language File

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Mainten… (Lesen Sie mehr)

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Maintenance Service didn`t work properly on my machine and after deinstalling and restarting i can update firefox again. Problem remains: When trying to install Offline Languages , see picture, i get the message that it does not work. I tried everything possible, including reinstalling and deleting all old profiles (was a lot of work). Any ideas?

Gefragt von Phyto vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von Paul vor 2 Monaten

Cannot install any add-ons or themes: "Download failed. Please check your connection."

Hi, I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connect… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hi,

I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connection.". This happens on Firefox, Firefox beta and Firefox nightly.

I did some googling and found similar posts from a few years ago. These seem to suggest I don't have the correct certificate used to verify extension signatures:

I checked my certificates and I don't have anything from "Mozilla Corporation - signingca1.addons.mozilla.org" (there's a screenshot of this cert in the first forum link above), so I think this is indeed the issue? I've attached a screenshot of my cert list where the Mozilla cert should be.

Please note I am on an M3 Pro macbook pro. It's a work laptop and I thought maybe our network settings were interfering with things, but my previous work laptop (Intel) could install add-ons just fine.

Would appreciate some help!

P.S. I found a workaround where I copied over all extension JSON and XPI files from my old laptop. So I am using my previous extensions just fine but still cannot download any new ones. Also I don't have access to my old laptop anymore so can't copy over any new ones.

Gefragt von yusufmahtab12 vor 4 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von zeroknight vor 4 Monaten

Update from tar.bz2 files extracted

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that comman… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that command. I'm hoping to update Firefox 78.14 ESR to a recent version, whether ESR or not. Thanks for your help.

Gefragt von lee.hinkleman vor 4 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jonzn4SUSE vor 4 Monaten

Problem with gaining access to and installing Firefox PDF viewer so as to make it my default viewer.

Firefox is my longstanding browser (on Windows 10). I wish to make use of the Firefox PDF viewer, but have been unable to gain access to it. If for the purposes of an att… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Firefox is my longstanding browser (on Windows 10). I wish to make use of the Firefox PDF viewer, but have been unable to gain access to it. If for the purposes of an attachment I click on "Open with", Firefox does not appear among the viewers offered. I'm not tech savvy, so a step by step (idiot's) guide as how I can gain access to and then make use of the Firefox as my default PDF viewer will be greatly appreciated, please.

Gefragt von mec3843 vor 5 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jscher2000 - Support Volunteer vor 5 Monaten

Firefox Unable to Update Automatically

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tri… (Lesen Sie mehr)

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tried clicking "Learn more" on the error message but it's a dead link. Going into the settings for updates I am set to auto update, but when I manually check for updates it says "Failed to check for updates".

The help article on this issue simply tells you to download and manually reinstall Firefox, but I'm having to do this nearly every day. I work in IT myself so I know a "bandaid" workaround when I see one. Is there a solution to this issue?

Gefragt von exo82 vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von Paul vor 2 Monaten

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site.

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/en-US/Firefox%203.6.28.dmg

Does anyone have the installer for 3.6.28 version of Mac Firefox

Gefragt von spikul vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von James vor 3 Monaten

New Computer

I recently migrated data from my old MacBook Pro to a new MacBook Air. I installed Firefox on my new computer as it did not migrate. It installed fine but will not launch… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I recently migrated data from my old MacBook Pro to a new MacBook Air. I installed Firefox on my new computer as it did not migrate. It installed fine but will not launch. Please help.

Gefragt von Charlie vor 4 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von James vor 4 Monaten

my computer updated and i lost firefox

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there… (Lesen Sie mehr)

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there a way for me to find all that was erased?

Gefragt von liz1611 vor 2 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von cor-el vor 2 Monaten

Downloads

Files will not download. The file is a rfa(revit) file. This is my second day using this web browser.. I have checked setting, to which I switched around to try and trou… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Files will not download. The file is a rfa(revit) file. This is my second day using this web browser..

I have checked setting, to which I switched around to try and troubleshoot. This did not work. I ended up downloading another browser and the file downloaded no issue. Why is this happening? Ant help is greatly appreciated!

Gefragt von Shinobi vor 5 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jonzn4SUSE vor 5 Monaten

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

I am still on windows10..Recently have used firefox much less. Today when tried it says that firefox is running and the new try is (3) which is on the task manager. Dele… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I am still on windows10..Recently have used firefox much less. Today when tried it says that firefox is running and the new try is (3) which is on the task manager. Deleted it and tried again same thing. Removed firefox and tried to reload and it wull not load...says it has problems.. May never use firefox again. [removed phone# from public support forum]

Gefragt von Robert Oakes vor 5 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von jonzn4SUSE vor 5 Monaten

Opening PDFs

Hello, I want Firefox to open PDFs in browser. I have opt in for two options from setting both are not working. 1. I have choose always ask where to save files and tha… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello,

I want Firefox to open PDFs in browser. I have opt in for two options from setting both are not working.

1. I have choose always ask where to save files and that is not working because it is always saving files in downloads. 2. I have choose Firefox option from save or open files to open files and not save files; it did not work (Firefox downloaded the files not opened it). Then I tried always ask, from always ask menu then I choose open with Firefox and it opened in Firefox but it saved the file.

Please let me know how can this issue be resolved. I do not want to download files and when I do want to download, I want to choose a specific location for each file. I am trying a transition to Firefox from chrome. So, I am very new to these settings.

I have attached a picture of setting in this request.

Thank you for your help! Dilpreet

Gefragt von dilpreettoor106 vor 5 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von zeroknight vor 5 Monaten

Add-ons in Firefox on Windows 11

I'm a recent reluctant user of Windows 11. I can't get Firefox configured the way I like it on the new Windows 11 machine. Every single time I try to find an extension,… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I'm a recent reluctant user of Windows 11. I can't get Firefox configured the way I like it on the new Windows 11 machine. Every single time I try to find an extension, I get a message "Gah. Your tab just crashed." I've tried the Restore This Tab option to no avail.

I uninstalled Fx, downloaded a fresh copy (using Edge, ugh) and installed it. I get the same result.

I had Fx running on the Win 11 machine, before I foolishly accepted an upgrade that took me to Win 11. I suspect that there might be a corrupted Profile or other vestige of that Firefox installation that is causing problems. (Or, because I used Edge to download MSofat hacked me.)

Can someone please tell me how to find and remove all vestiges of Firefox? I want to get back to a fresh slate and try again.

I'm posting this from my old and slowly dying HP laptop running Windows 10. Fx runs here, but the system is slower than Christmas to a 9-yo.

TIA

Gefragt von rabbit vor 5 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von cor-el vor 5 Monaten

Files failing to download

All of the files I try to download fail immediately. Even extensions will not download on firefox. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and checked the download location. D… (Lesen Sie mehr)

All of the files I try to download fail immediately. Even extensions will not download on firefox. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and checked the download location. Downloads work on other browsers such as Chrome fine but nothing will download on Firefox.

Gefragt von maryam.sufi vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von cor-el vor 3 Monaten