Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved

Backing up from an older version

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on t… (read more)

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on the new one, currently in use. I took the precaution of copying my Firefox and Thunderbird folders from the old hard drive, as I have several years worth of bookmarks organised in to folders, irreplaceable. This was the way I had preserved that information in previous changes, and swapping the old folders with those in a new install worked fine. But now i find the new version has changed and the files differ and cannot therefore be swapped. I don't really want to get into blaming or how disappointed and annoyed I am, as this won't be the fault of the person helping, and that is appreciated. But back ups need to be backwards compatible or there is no point? So, not sure which version I had, but will have been a couple of years old with updates. In my 'etc' folder there was a Firefox folder, and in that I have a folder marked pref. In that folder there is a file named apturl.js and I have saved those folders. With my new install there is not even a folder for 'firefox' in my 'etc' folder. How do I proceed to restore my bookmarks? If I need to install and older Firefox version I will do so. Many thanks, Tony

Asked by shantiwaters 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

  • Solved

Sync hack?

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part … (read more)

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part of set up, although I had done that step two day ago. After my phone read the QR code, my computer screen refreshed and said, essentially, "you are now syncing with Oxnard, Kalifornia" etc. I am located in the Oxnard area, but was alarmed at the misspelling of California with a "K". Is this a hack and should I remove sync? Typo? Anyone else have this issue? Would greatly appreciate any advice you have - thanks!

Asked by Elizabeth Ulmer 3 months ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 3 months ago

Firefox 78.0.2 on Mac 10.12.6 (Sierra)

Hi! I recently got an iMac running Sierra, and installed Firefox 78.0.2. However, whenever I start it, it's blank. Each time I open it, I have to reimport my Bookmarks a… (read more)

Hi! I recently got an iMac running Sierra, and installed Firefox 78.0.2. However, whenever I start it, it's blank. Each time I open it, I have to reimport my Bookmarks and Profile (to get back my saved log ins). When I ask it to display Bookmarks, I get the attached. Please advise. best wishes, Marianne

Asked by mlle_lermontova 4 months ago

Last reply by mlle_lermontova 4 months ago

  • Solved

Firefox Android

Hi everyone! I just decided to switch from chome to mozilla on my pc for excessive cpu usage. Since i switched on the pc i decided to switch also on mobile, downloaded th… (read more)

Hi everyone! I just decided to switch from chome to mozilla on my pc for excessive cpu usage. Since i switched on the pc i decided to switch also on mobile, downloaded the app, logged in with Firefox account and then opened google. What an obnoxious sight! Google search interface is 20 years old. Tried on different devices, tried looking for solutions around the internet everything. Is there a solution? Don't tell me that in 2020 we still need to use such an old interface.

Thanks for all the help.

Asked by llol9370 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

  • Archived

How can I change colours of my bookmark list page?

At some point in the past my bookmark page became light grey text on hot pink b.g. I downloaded the Dark Aubergine Forked 2.5 theme which had no effect. I am on an Androi… (read more)

At some point in the past my bookmark page became light grey text on hot pink b.g. I downloaded the Dark Aubergine Forked 2.5 theme which had no effect. I am on an Android LG G7 One.

Asked by RJamesP 8 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 8 months ago

  • Archived

Will my bookmarks work if I upgrade to the latest version?

I read somewhere that the bookmarks will not work in the latest version of Firefox if I update the browser. I need those bookmarks so is that true and if yes please tell … (read more)

I read somewhere that the bookmarks will not work in the latest version of Firefox if I update the browser. I need those bookmarks so is that true and if yes please tell me a solution in simple terms.

Asked by Bob 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

  • Archived

how to exports bookmarks on andriod firefox

Want to copy my bookmarks to an html file or similar. Seems that option was removed from android version. Ive searched file system for an internal copy of bookmarks.html … (read more)

Want to copy my bookmarks to an html file or similar. Seems that option was removed from android version. Ive searched file system for an internal copy of bookmarks.html but I cant find such a file. Any suggetions ?

Asked by af24us1 10 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 10 months ago

  • Archived

SSL problem with the same site in different languages

Greetings! I have a little problem with a SSL certificate with the same site in different langagues with the same versions of Firefox. I installed a certificate from Rapi… (read more)

Greetings!

I have a little problem with a SSL certificate with the same site in different langagues with the same versions of Firefox.

I installed a certificate from RapidSSL on a website and with the english client of Firefox 67.0.4, I got no SSL error at all. On the other hand, if I use the french client of Firefox 67.0.4 for the same website, I get the 'SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER' error code.

After more digging, I found out that in the english client, it seems that RapidSSL is automatically registered as a valid cert publisher and not in the french one...

Is that a known problem?

Thanks a lot and best regards

Asked by YrmMerkstave 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago