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How do I stop firefox from updating, even when I marked it not to?

I have to use version 51 so that I can use Java to open Oracle (I refuse to use IE). I have checked the box to never check for updates, Mozilla updated anyway. I deleted… (read more)

I have to use version 51 so that I can use Java to open Oracle (I refuse to use IE). I have checked the box to never check for updates, Mozilla updated anyway. I deleted everything I could find on my computer Mozilla related, re-installed version 51, checked the box to not update and checked daily to make sure that there were no pending updates. I ran it for about a week just fine, but then it crashed and when it restarted, it was on version 53. I deleted everything Mozilla again, re-installed v51, told it not to install the sneaky background service, checked the never update box, went into the about:config and made sure the setting really said not to update, then went into the prefs.js file to triple check that it really really wouldn't be set to sneak in an update, and then went and double checked that the sneaky background service wasn't installed, then made sure it didn't have any pending updates anywhere. Ran it fine for a day, it crashed, and when I restarted it, surprise, surprise I'm on v54. It shouldn't be this hard to just stay on the version I want to use. What in God's name do I have to do to keep it from updating? Does Mozilla just ignore what the user actually tells it to do and does what it wants anyway or is my version of Mozilla just trying to start the Skynet revolution? I'm pretty close to just writing a vb script to just delete everything Mozilla off my computer and re-install v51 it everyday at midnight so I can just not have to deal with it anymore, but I figured I'd ask for help here first. If I can't get help here, I'll probably just go under my desk and cry while eating glue and rocking back and forth until they either fire me or have me committed.

Asked by Glebin47 3 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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How can I copy a single bookmark file in the bookmark library?

Is thee a way to copy a single bookmark file (category) from the complete bookmark library to save/share outside of the library? I'd like to copy a single file and save i… (read more)

Is thee a way to copy a single bookmark file (category) from the complete bookmark library to save/share outside of the library? I'd like to copy a single file and save it to my Desktop and then attach it to an email.

Asked by weybrew 3 years ago

Answered by weybrew 3 years ago

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empty bookmarks

When I press CTR +SHIFT+B, I don't see any of my bookmarks or anything to left or right, its all white I can see the top headings though. When I click Bookmarks (up top… (read more)

When I press CTR +SHIFT+B, I don't see any of my bookmarks or anything to left or right, its all white I can see the top headings though.

When I click Bookmarks (up top next to History, and Tools) I can see all my bookmarks, there are quite a lot. The problem happened after I had to power off at the electrical outlet and I didn't shut down Windows 8.1, and Firefox, because my computer had stalled overnight.

I need to see my bookmarks again when I press CTR + Shift +B

Windows 8.1 Quataum 60.0.2

Asked by firefox.man 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I only want all the possible sites have light gray background on text..

My eyes get sore and I get epilectic symptoms from white background. I'm not only one on this and most of people don't even know they have the same problem. I can manage … (read more)

My eyes get sore and I get epilectic symptoms from white background. I'm not only one on this and most of people don't even know they have the same problem. I can manage 6 hours staring white but after that I will get serious twitches and heart feelings when trying to fall in sleep. I use no drugs or alcohol. I tried find such a addon last time about 2 years ago with no success. I guess it is very difficult task...because dynamic nature of web pages. Is there any addon that is capable to switch text background color to light grey on ALL occasions?

Asked by ValeriKursk 3 years ago

Answered by ValeriKursk 3 years ago

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My firefox browswer keeps hanging up all the time. What can I do?

My firefox browser has all but quit working. Sometimes it won't even open. Other times the site just seems to keep loading all kinds of other site stuff down in the in th… (read more)

My firefox browser has all but quit working. Sometimes it won't even open. Other times the site just seems to keep loading all kinds of other site stuff down in the in the lower left hand corner that I have never seen before. Then other times I will click on a bookmarked site and instead of opening it just keeps running the same stuff down in the bottom. I have tried several system restores. But it just keeps going back to doing the same thing after a few hours. Slamming the computer down by holding the power button down will get firefox going again but not for long.

Asked by Homers24 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Since a security update on 1-24-17 I have been receiving a "Bad news first: This tab has crashed" error. Following troubleshooting tips I refreshed FF. Same error. I c… (read more)

Since a security update on 1-24-17 I have been receiving a "Bad news first: This tab has crashed" error. Following troubleshooting tips I refreshed FF. Same error. I created a new profile, same error. I uninstalled FF, and reinstalled FF, same error. I finally uninstalled FF and deleted the Mozilla folder to start with a clean slate. I downloaded the current FF and ended with the same error. I haven't made any changes to my system in the last several days. I even did a system restore prior to the 1-24 update. Same problem. I have a up to date ATI Radeon graphics. There are no crashes reported in the crash log.

Please help as I love FF.

Asked by mdrake 3 years ago

Answered by mdrake 3 years ago

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Right click options are missing from taskbar in Windows 10, however.

I know how to fix it, well usually. I've gone into about:config and searched taskbar but when I reset the "user defined" it seems to revert back to "user defined". Anythi… (read more)

I know how to fix it, well usually. I've gone into about:config and searched taskbar but when I reset the "user defined" it seems to revert back to "user defined". Anything I can do to fix this?

Edit: I've added pictures to provide some idea to what I'm talking about.

Asked by chif1988 3 years ago

Answered by chif1988 3 years ago

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Push Notification - How can I Disable the Pop Up?

Hi! Since an FF update, I receive more and more push notification popups ('Would you like to receive notifications...'). It asks to en/disable it for a specific website … (read more)

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Since an FF update, I receive more and more push notification popups ('Would you like to receive notifications...'). It asks to en/disable it for a specific website but than it comes on another one. I don't want this feature and I never have asked for it.

How can I disable this pop up once and forever? I tried dom.webnotifications.serviceworker.enabled to false and dom.webnotifications.enabled to false, but the notification popups contnue to disturb me. I simply don't want to be asked.

Dimi (FF 51.0.1 32 bit on win 7 64)

Asked by DimiSp 3 years ago

Answered by DimiSp 3 years ago

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I deliberately do NOT run current version (I'm on 51) to avoid interference with my choices. Now half of my add-ons are disabled. How to I remove this "feature"

I run v51.0.1 DELIBERATELY because you keep making changes that I canNOT undo! Today half my ad-ons that I have been using for YEARS became disabled. I don't care WHO t… (read more)

I run v51.0.1 DELIBERATELY because you keep making changes that I canNOT undo! Today half my ad-ons that I have been using for YEARS became disabled. I don't care WHO thinks they are "old" or "unsafe" - THIS is why I have stayed on v51 so I can work with what I need instead of what you THINK I need. I need the config parameters to turn OFF ANY and ALL of your "protections" that I do not need You have 15 versions of defective software now, you had 14 until you screwed with mine. A "feature" without an OFF switch is a defect and I want this defect corrected. I do NOT want to update to 65 - I lose too many features I want to keep and the add-ons I want to keep will not work in v57+ - Hence I stayed at v51. --Kindly tell me how to repair my now-defective browser and then please tell your developers, as politely as you choose, to STOP ADDING DEFECTS! A "feature" without an OFF switch is a defect.

Thank you Richard Hill

Asked by RichardHill 1 year ago

Answered by OnThePike 1 year ago

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Desktop shortcuts quit working

As of 1/26/2017 I started having problems going to websites directly from desktop. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. (going to the same site) I power up … (read more)

As of 1/26/2017 I started having problems going to websites directly from desktop. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. (going to the same site) I power up or restart computer and it works for a couple ot times and thereafter it just sits at the home page which in my case is 'about blank'. I can get to all the websites if I just type the name in or use the bookmark Also if I exit from site ( click on X on top) and try to load another copy of firefox it sometimes says that it is still running ( sure enough I see it on the task bar although I have exited it by clicking on X. My platform is win10 (64 bit) Firefox version is 51.0.1 (32 bit) I re-installed it. Made no difference. I cannot test this without the addons as I would already be on the homepage. What should I try next? This used to work since the beginning of time. Thanks George

Asked by Sirk 3 years ago

Answered by Sirk 3 years ago

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I am trying to find out the difference between the two v51.0.1 builds of Firefox 6233 and 6234

I am trying to find out the difference between the two recent build of Firefox v51.0.1 v51.0.1.6233 and v51.0.1.6234 that were recently released... I'm curious as to why… (read more)

I am trying to find out the difference between the two recent build of Firefox v51.0.1 v51.0.1.6233 and v51.0.1.6234 that were recently released...

I'm curious as to why there was a 2nd version of FF v51.0.1 released as the Release notes don't say what was changed... https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/51.0.1/releasenotes/

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Firefox 51.0.1 not displaying the pop screen for htaccess protected folders

The latest version of Firefox 51.0.1 does not display the login screen for htaccess protected folders for my website. I've cleared the cache, cookies and browser history … (read more)

The latest version of Firefox 51.0.1 does not display the login screen for htaccess protected folders for my website. I've cleared the cache, cookies and browser history and the website is in the block pop-up window exceptions list.

Asked by UKModelShops 3 years ago

Answered by UKModelShops 3 years ago

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i cannot open the website of my school, i get SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE

since firefox upgraded to 51 (this morning) i am not able to open my school's site i get the answer SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE; telling the certificate was peer's. unt… (read more)

since firefox upgraded to 51 (this morning) i am not able to open my school's site i get the answer SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE; telling the certificate was peer's. until they correct the certification isn't there a way to bypass the blocking of the site, that i trust, and i need to work in ? thanks to all

Asked by pteller 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Thunderbird won't start after WIndows 7 hard shutdown

Today I installed a piece of software on my Windows 7 64bit environment and at the end it rebooted my machine without warning and now when I start Thunderbird, I just get… (read more)

Today I installed a piece of software on my Windows 7 64bit environment and at the end it rebooted my machine without warning and now when I start Thunderbird, I just get the spinning circle. I presume something got corrupted during the shutdown. How do I get it restarted. Firefox itself doesn't have anything in the crash log. Is there a crash log for Thunderbird? I'm not getting an error during startup, just the spinning circle. The Thunderbird window looks normal with my email folders on the left and it says "Thunderbird Email - Inbox" where my mail normally is. I clicked on 'read messages' and that's when the spinning circle started. Tks in advance. ...Ian

Asked by iroach 3 years ago

Answered by iroach 3 years ago

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Norton detects SONAR.AM.E!g32 in firefox.exe

Since late December, Norton detects SONAR.AM.E!g32 in firefox.exe. It was an isolated case before, not it happens very frequently. The action taken is Log only, but I won… (read more)

Since late December, Norton detects SONAR.AM.E!g32 in firefox.exe. It was an isolated case before, not it happens very frequently. The action taken is Log only, but I wonder what the problem is

Asked by antser 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How do you handle complex websites?

We all realize that certain websites are loaded with scripts and moving objects. As an example: accuweather.com, or weather.com. I am running FF 51.0.1 on Windows 10. It'… (read more)

We all realize that certain websites are loaded with scripts and moving objects. As an example: accuweather.com, or weather.com. I am running FF 51.0.1 on Windows 10. It's always running into problems. It cannot load weather.com at all. Now Google Chrome handles those websites without problems. What's the difference? Why is FF so lousy with certain websites? Thanks in advance for your help or tips.

Asked by gallicbear2 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Master password not recognized in Firefox 53

My master password and all my stored password disappeared in Firefox 53. In security setting tab of setting the "use master password" checkbox is disabled and if I try to… (read more)

My master password and all my stored password disappeared in Firefox 53. In security setting tab of setting the "use master password" checkbox is disabled and if I try to enable it a pop up error window is opened. Rolling back to Firefox 52 the situation returns to normal status and the master password appears again. What's happening? Is there an undocumented incompatibility? How can I use my stored password under Firefox 53?

Asked by lorenzo_fi 3 years ago

Answered by lorenzo_fi 3 years ago

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Flash player hangs on YouTube after 15min., XP and Win 10

Upgrading both Flash and Firefox has not resolved my problem. YouTube video plays about 15 minutes, then hangs. I click on the progress line, and it will start playing … (read more)

Upgrading both Flash and Firefox has not resolved my problem. YouTube video plays about 15 minutes, then hangs. I click on the progress line, and it will start playing again. I use XP, SP3 for desk top. I bought a notebook with Win 10, and it hangs. When I right click to open in a new window, I often get " media not supported." I installed Google Chrome, and it never hangs.

Have been using Firefox for years now, and want to keep it as my main browser.

*Email hidden by mod to prevent spam* for notification of a reply will help. Thank you

Asked by Garrysch 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago