a few days ago, I got a message "firefox is installing updates and will start shortly". since then, my computer has been a mess. I went back to reinstall FF, and it gav…
a few days ago, I got a message "firefox is installing updates and will start shortly". since then, my computer has been a mess. I went back to reinstall FF, and it gave me "converters now", which won't let me enter any URL. why is this on your download page? I went into my programs to try to remove it, and it's not showing up with that name. My FF doesn't work right either - when i open it, the "restore session" option is missing. I've tried to reinstall FF twice and can't fix it. My virus and malware programs can't find anything wrong. thanks for any hep.
Apart from switching to Chrome, how can I stop automatic downloads? I don't want the latest Firefox. I am happy with 56. Please don't tell me it "contains vulnerabilities…
Apart from switching to Chrome, how can I stop automatic downloads? I don't want the latest Firefox. I am happy with 56. Please don't tell me it "contains vulnerabilities and exploits...etc" as so does 59 which you will fix with 60 which will also contain them which you will fix with 61 etc. I hate the latest one because it is so slow - it pauses 5 seconds with each scroll movement. Firefox 56 and Chrome work fine so it's not the computer. I am sick of reloading 56. What about having a proper Do Not Initiate Downloads system? Is it so hard? You are certainly pushing me into Chrome, which I don't like much.
I was using Firefox without problem until the last few weeks on my 3rd Gen Carbon X1 running fully-patched Windows 10 64-bit. At some point, it just stopped launching. I …
I was using Firefox without problem until the last few weeks on my 3rd Gen Carbon X1 running fully-patched Windows 10 64-bit. At some point, it just stopped launching. I have tried everything suggested here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-wont-start-find-solutions without luck.
In particular, I uninstalled Firefox with Windows 10 "Add and Remove Programs". Then I deleted all Mozilla/Firefox folders under \AppData. Then I went through the registry and deleted every Mozilla or Firefox key. I rebooted, and reinstalled Firefox from scratch using the installer. There are no errors on installation; however, when I then try to launch Firefox, nothing happens (the process is visible in task manager or pslist, but otherwise no windows opens). I have also tried launching firefox.exe from the command shell; likewise, no errors or other response--it just stays spawns the pid but then no window opens or other visible indication that Firefox is there.
I've tried variations on this uninstall/purge/reboot process several times without any progress. I just can't get firefox.exe to launch at all on this system. Otherwise, the box seems to functioning perfectly, and all other common web browsers work fine.
I've also tried launching in safe mode (via command line or keypress) but get no different result.
Any ideas for narrowing the issue?
I am on a MacBook Pro using legacy software that requires rosetta, so I can NOT upgrade past 10.6.8 (probably for 6 more months). I have been running Firefox 47.0.1 and r…
I am on a MacBook Pro using legacy software that requires rosetta, so I can NOT upgrade past 10.6.8 (probably for 6 more months).
I have been running Firefox 47.0.1 and recently have had issues with some web sites - twitter would not play videos, commercial sites would not populate data fields correctly (such as home depot). Updating flash did not help, so I had firefox check for an upgrade and it updated me to 48.0.2 .
48.0.2 has not fixed the problems and has introduced new ones: twitter fonts have changed, the auto-fill function on the web address bar looks WRONG (the fonts are different, there are fewer entries with more spaces between each one, no scrolling). Other web sites have some things loading at the sizes I am used to, others are much smaller or larger than they have been. I know this seems like a minor thing, but I have a few odd visual issues and this is VERY troubling to me and makes it difficult to use the web.
I have tried the troubleshooting steps I could find on the mozilla web site, including trying several different default fonts, toggling the options for web sites to use their own fonts, etc.
I have not tried the "refresh firefox" I saw in one article, as I am concerned it would make it impossible for a simple backtrack to where I was before I did the upgrade.
My last backup before the upgrade was 3 days ago (Feb 9th).
Is there a simple way to just go back to 47.0.1 ?