Endless loop of asking for permission for Firefox after Re-enabling UAC
Since I could not drag and drop from the address bar to the desktop to create a URL shortcut, I was looking for help and found this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/windows-administrator-launcher-process- bugfix, but when I re-enabled UAC, I got stuck in the endless loop of permission for Firefox.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0
When does Windows ask for permission for Firefox? Is it at startup, or when you open a new window/tab, or at some other point?
Do you have Firefox set to run as administrator? If so, try turning that off:
It ask for permission on FF startup. Can't even get FF running.
Are you starting Firefox as administrator?
Check that Firefox isn't set to run as Administrator.
You can open the Properties of the Firefox desktop shortcut via the right-click context menu and check the "Compatibility" tab.
Make sure all items are deselected in the "Compatibility" tab of the Properties window.
- Privilege Level: "Run this program as Administrator" should not be selected
- "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" should not be selected
Also check the Properties of the firefox.exe program in the Firefox program folder.
You can also try to install Firefox as a normal user.