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About Firefox does not recognize a new update

I am currently using Firefox version 42. I noticed that a new version 43 is available and wanted to update my Firefox. Traditionally i would simply navigate to the "About… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I am currently using Firefox version 42. I noticed that a new version 43 is available and wanted to update my Firefox. Traditionally i would simply navigate to the "About Mozilla Firefox" window, where Firefox automatically checks for a new version, downloads it and lets me install the update with a single click. However, when I open the About-window Firefox checks for a new version but insists my browser is up to date.

I recognize the obious work-around of installing the new version manually. This issue has however plagued me since several versions ago. I always hoped it would work itself out after enough updates, but since it still persists today I wanted to seek the collective help of the Mozilla community.

My system is Windows 10 (the error was also present during Windows 8.1) and I also use Thunderbird which updates itself just fine.

Gefragt von perljm vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von FredMcD vor 4 Jahren

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on win vista I have firefox 43.0.1 and when I click about firefox it says I am up to date, but, what about firefox ver 43.0.3

Why does it say my firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1 when there is a version 43.0.3? I have win vista. When I go to about firefox in help it tells me that firefox is… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Why does it say my firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1 when there is a version 43.0.3? I have win vista. When I go to about firefox in help it tells me that firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1???

Gefragt von marv6 vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von the-edmeister vor 4 Jahren

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How to change Unknown Plugins 'Research' button search engine?

Trying to check status of my Plugins, and find 6 Unknown Plugins listed. Each with a 'Research' button alongside. When I try to research, I dont get Google results but Du… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Trying to check status of my Plugins, and find 6 Unknown Plugins listed. Each with a 'Research' button alongside. When I try to research, I dont get Google results but Duckduckgo results - for some unknown reason. My normal search engine is Google, for most everything, and I would like to change the 'Research' button to use Google too. I can not find any way to do this, and I dont know how Duckduckgo got involved in the first place. (It is one of the various engines set in Options for the search bar search engines but then so are others, and they dont get into the 'Research' button business.) How can I change this to the way I want it? A solution would be welcome, please!

Gefragt von Kuib vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von the-edmeister vor 4 Jahren

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Can you stop auto-upgrade of 45.0.2; it hangs on my windows PC.

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version availa… (Lesen Sie mehr)

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version available for Windows 32. Now another auto-update of 45.0.2 is ready, so can I remove it and stop auto-upgrades?

Gefragt von Ray0428 vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von FredMcD vor 4 Jahren

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Firefox update blocked by firewall

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem, but also open their network, which is not desired. I advised to whitelist domains mentioned in article https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Setting_up_an_update_server (aus2.mozilla.org and download.mozilla.org), but seems it did not help. Firefox update still failed with "Update failed" message. So what servers Firefox needs access to during the update process so they can whitelist them?

EDIT: Just to add, before whitelisting the mentioned domain, Firefox won't be able to even find the update. Now the update if found, but fails when downloading.

Gefragt von Michal Stanke vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von Michal Stanke vor 4 Jahren

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update for 46.0.1 does not work

Hi, would be grsteful if someone could help please. I am now on my 4th Mac, using firefox and have never had a problem before. Had a new Mac for 3 weeks and every day the… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hi, would be grsteful if someone could help please.

I am now on my 4th Mac, using firefox and have never had a problem before. Had a new Mac for 3 weeks and every day there is a Firefox pop warning stating that a security update is available. I click on "About Firefox" and see that I am running 46.0.1 and that it states updates are available and to click on the link. Once I have clicked on the link, it launches but no updates can be completed.

Below is what is supposed to happen but nothing happens. "so is there no update available on 46.0.1 and if so why does Firefox send the pop-up warning every day ? The About Firefox window will open and Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically. When the updates are ready to be installed, click Restart Firefox to Update. "

Gefragt von bamboozl vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von bamboozl vor 4 Jahren

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Why am I getting an update notification to 45.4.0 when I am already running 48.0.2...?

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly s… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly stupid!

What's going on and how do I get rid of this irritating notification?

HJ

Gefragt von hj vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von alan_r vor 4 Jahren

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Continue to get window stating to Restart Firefox To Update.

After my husband logs in and Firefox starts up, he continues to get window to Restart Firefox To Update. When I click on About Firefox it also indicates that we have to … (Lesen Sie mehr)

After my husband logs in and Firefox starts up, he continues to get window to Restart Firefox To Update. When I click on About Firefox it also indicates that we have to Restart Firefox To Update. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox from Mozilla.org 3 times now and this problem continues. Refresh also does not eliminate the problem. Clicking on Firefox in Applications file identifies version as 49.0.2. Operating system is OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

When I log in to Firefox under my user, I do not have any problems.

Gefragt von granny10 vor 4 Jahren

Beantwortet von smersh vor 4 Jahren

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Cannot launch FF versions 43+ because "mozglue.dll is missing" - when it's not

I have been happy with FF v43 until I decided to update to v50. It installed but would not launch, saying "mozglue.dll" was missing. I found on Google that some other us… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I have been happy with FF v43 until I decided to update to v50. It installed but would not launch, saying "mozglue.dll" was missing. I found on Google that some other users had the same problem, with some advice that AVG might be the problem. I found the mozglue.dll was in fact in Program Files - and repeated uninstalls and reinstalls of FF v50 with AVG also uninstalled made no difference. I (mistakenly) found that reusing my original install file of v43 then produced the same result - until I discovered that FF was updating my v43 to v47 within seconds of launching. I finally beat FF automatic updating to get to the Option "do not update," so I have a working, albeit old version of Firefox. Any advice would be welcome - while I fiddle with various workarounds of annoying warnings about my FF being out of date and its knock-on affect on add-ons etc. PS: I am very happily (and stubbornly) Windows XP Professional 64-bit sp2, but I suggest it's not my operating system at fault because other sufferers use a variety of OS. Thanks, Kevin in the UK

Gefragt von Kev9b vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von FredMcD vor 3 Jahren

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My computer won't run on firefox 50. I have good luck with 45, but firefox won't leave on my computer even though I asked that I be informed before a change.

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but that doesn't seen to work, since it would not leave the 45 on there, when I asked that I would be notified before a change.

Gefragt von corb-170 vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von the-edmeister vor 3 Jahren

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downloads but does not extract files

When I started Firefox, it said that was "installing updates..."; an hour and a half later, it was still installing (I have never had this happen before). I closed the p… (Lesen Sie mehr)

When I started Firefox, it said that was "installing updates..."; an hour and a half later, it was still installing (I have never had this happen before). I closed the program and shut down the computer, then restarted. When I tried to restart Firefox, I got "unable to load XPCOM". So, I uninstalled my Firefox and attempted a download; only took me a dozen or so times, as it kept getting interrupted at the very end. Finally got to a site where I was able to download it, but when I attempted to install it, I got a little box that said "0% extracting" and nothing happened. An hour later, the little box STILL says "0% extracting" and nothing has happened. I cannot seem to get Firefox to install, and I'm ready to take a hammer to the computer. How do I fix this? Appreciate all help offered. Thank you!

Gefragt von Moodydeb vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von Moodydeb vor 3 Jahren

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Nightly downloads update when already in latest version...

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly. Yesterday, I decided… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly.

Yesterday, I decided to check for an update on Nightly, and it started downloading. Once finished, I was prompted to restart to let the update take affect.

After waiting for a minute, I noticed nothing opening up again. I opened up Task Manager (I'm on Windows 10 Pro) and saw that both Nightly and the Nightly update service were both in the Backgrounds Processes section.

After a bit of waiting, the update process vanished, but Nightly remained no matter how much time passed.

I had to end up killing/ending the process/task. I did this twice more and it wasn't until the third attempt when I realized I was already running the latest version of nightly. Yet, Nightly, for whatever reason still attempted to receive/install an update.

I'm sure there are already similar questions like this, but I may not have come across them.

It is worth mentioning that I have both Firefox 54.0 Release (32-bit) AND Nightly 56.0a1 release installed on my system.

I'm currently running two profiles: the default is stuck with just Firefox release, and I created a separate profile for nightly.

Annoyingly, Nightly installs and initially runs with the default profile in use. I find this extremely annoying and prone to give errors.

That aside, I followed a guide on the Stack Exchange that addressed how to get Ngihtly to run with a predefined profile.

I edited the shortcut properties (in start menu folder/directory) and added to the Target field a "-p profile_name".

This was done after initial installation and it's been working since then.

All of the sudden, it stopped working. Not sure why.

Clicking on Nightly now only opens the standard/stab;e Firefox application.

What I'm most upset about is that I actually uninstalled Nightly after noticing the weird update inconsistency, and later reinstalled it.

The issue persisted and I'm about to try again.

Why did Nightly think it needed to be updated in the first place?

I can only imagine that some kind of corruption occurred and now it's getting worse.

Another last testament:

I tried refreshing the profile for nightly, and it didn't do anything.

When I uninstalled Nightly the first time, a folder was created in my Desktop which related to an old profile.

Sine I was given no instructions as to what to with that, and noticed no performance conflict when running Nightly after reinstalling, I deleted the folder.

What bug am I suffering from?

Gefragt von That_Random_Guy vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von cor-el vor 3 Jahren

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silverlight

Firefox version 52 ESR Win XP OS. Silverlight plug-in stopped working just yesterday on Netflix and my Win XP Pro OS. I have uninstalled the older version and downloaded … (Lesen Sie mehr)

Firefox version 52 ESR Win XP OS. Silverlight plug-in stopped working just yesterday on Netflix and my Win XP Pro OS. I have uninstalled the older version and downloaded the correct version I need 5.1.4.1.2 and it is installed but still doesn't work with Netflix. I cannot find in the registry Netflix and Silverlight permission to run the plug in. This is a problem and needs to be fixed. I don't have the money or means to upgrade my OS at this time. I have no tv either. I have been in contact with Microsoft and Netflix and they determined that the problem lies with Mozilla. I cannot use any other browser as Chrome does not work with Netflix and Win XP either due to unable to update WidevineCdm on XP.

Gefragt von zendawn vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von FredMcD vor 3 Jahren

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How can I prevent Firefox upgrading(!) to ver 57 in November 2017?

Many of my legacy Add-ins are invaluable in my text correction work as a volunteeer on the Australian Newspaper site TROVE. I must not allow FF to upggrade to 57. HOW DO … (Lesen Sie mehr)

Many of my legacy Add-ins are invaluable in my text correction work as a volunteeer on the Australian Newspaper site TROVE.

I must not allow FF to upggrade to 57.

HOW DO I DO THIS, PLEASE?

Gefragt von jackh48 vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 3 Jahren

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how do I allow automatic updates

I look at charts all day and every time I bring one up, firefox says it prevented updates. I then have to click the allow button. My charts automatically update every fi… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I look at charts all day and every time I bring one up, firefox says it prevented updates. I then have to click the allow button. My charts automatically update every five minutes and I want to eliminate this update block. thanks

Gefragt von rogerg1. vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 3 Jahren

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I missed an online deadline because you decided to update ff and it took over a minute. Best to tell me when I logout before update. unimpressed

I know you are nice but when I need into my browser, I need in. Best to have an 'update later' option to let me in now, not once you've done your stuff. My deadline went … (Lesen Sie mehr)

I know you are nice but when I need into my browser, I need in. Best to have an 'update later' option to let me in now, not once you've done your stuff. My deadline went - please don't let this happen to others

Gefragt von lochness2017 vor 3 Jahren

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 3 Jahren