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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (read more)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

corrupted update

10/20/20 I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top … (read more)

10/20/20

I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top - FF would not open. I backed up the profile, and did a clean install. When I finally got the backed up profile installed, it opened properly once and everything was there. When I opened it again, no book marks, and none of the buttons worked. FF didn't close properly, and I had to use Task Manager to shut down.

I ended up downloading the beta version, and it's worked just fine. The original profile works, so all bookmarks are there.

I see that FF released 82.0 this morning. Is it safe to try to install it, or is the beta version that I installed last night really 82, just hours before it was officially released?

Asked by finepoint 1 month ago

Last reply by finepoint 1 month ago

How do I open a pdf file in an existing window?

I have set Firefox Developer Edition as my default PDF reader. When I want to open a PDF file, it always pops up in a new window, even if another has already been there. … (read more)

I have set Firefox Developer Edition as my default PDF reader. When I want to open a PDF file, it always pops up in a new window, even if another has already been there.

Is there a way to change this default behavior, so that PDF files are opened in an existing window?

I currently run: Firefox Developer Edition, Version 84.0b2

Thanks.

Asked by czuhajster 6 days ago

MS Bing is now taking over firefox. It looses all my temp tabs in the tab menu and forces its search engine onto my computer.

MS has begun 'grabbing' my FF browser - does this about once a week. It closes my tabs, kills my search engine and substitutes bing. This, I assume, is malware from MS … (read more)

MS has begun 'grabbing' my FF browser - does this about once a week. It closes my tabs, kills my search engine and substitutes bing. This, I assume, is malware from MS and may have come in with the new Windows 10:

First - I want to make Mozilla aware this is happening.

Second - how can I prevent those bastards from grabbing the browser and making me re-install my tabs - all this takes about a half hour?

Thanks,

DMS

Asked by rangerdon 5 days ago

Prefer service worker on new tab open

I'm trying to use a custom start page on new tabs opening (not happy that I have to use an extension for such basic functionality btw) but my service worker does not seem… (read more)

I'm trying to use a custom start page on new tabs opening (not happy that I have to use an extension for such basic functionality btw) but my service worker does not seem to activate or used when opening. Opening a new tab takes multiple seconds.

Navigating to the site (I have my start page hosted on AWS) on an existing tab is instantaneous, as is refreshing this page once the tab is loaded. So what gives? As far as I can tell Firefox doesn't install service workers on a per-tab basis, so there should be no issue here.

Asked by devildude4427 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Sync of tool bar (Firefox PC and Firefox IOS

My preset customized toolbar always changes back to the alphabetic order after turning of Firefox and restarting the computer. I am using Firefox Sync on 3 differnt devic… (read more)

My preset customized toolbar always changes back to the alphabetic order after turning of Firefox and restarting the computer. I am using Firefox Sync on 3 differnt devices at same time: 1 Iphone 8 (14.2) 2 PC ( Windows 8)

Can someone help to avoid this phenomena, as I this is quite new and happens since about 3 month only.?

Asked by mhi 2 days ago

Bookmarks Toolbar

After the last update { Version 84.0b1 (64-bit) } when i add a bookmark in the bookmarks folder ,the folder appears in the Bookmarks toolbar items how can i remove it ? … (read more)

After the last update { Version 84.0b1 (64-bit) } when i add a bookmark in the bookmarks folder ,the folder appears in the Bookmarks toolbar items how can i remove it ?

Asked by Konstant Man 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Can I get Firefox on macOS to show an update notification icon somewhere?

I use Firefox Developer Edition (84.0b4) on macOS and pretty much never restart Firefox. Because of this I frequently miss updates. Chrome shows an update badge on the me… (read more)

I use Firefox Developer Edition (84.0b4) on macOS and pretty much never restart Firefox. Because of this I frequently miss updates. Chrome shows an update badge on the menu icon in the toolbar.

Is this built into Firefox aswell? I couldn't find anything like this and there doesn't seem to be an addon for this either.

Asked by Strayer 2 days ago

Pivate Browsing

Private browsing is back on my computer following an update. I need to disable it but the solutions online do not help as I do not have the tabs they describe. Ivor … (read more)

Private browsing is back on my computer following an update. I need to disable it but the solutions online do not help as I do not have the tabs they describe. Ivor

Asked by IvorG 1 day ago

Dropdown Bookmark Menu Question.

Bookmarks Menu question. When I drag to widen the drop down Bookmarks menu, dragging left makes it go right. (narrows it) Dragging right, it goes left. (widening it) It o… (read more)

Bookmarks Menu question. When I drag to widen the drop down Bookmarks menu, dragging left makes it go right. (narrows it) Dragging right, it goes left. (widening it) It only recently started this. What did I do to cause it?

Asked by dcooley 1 day ago

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What adjustments can be made to correct scaling and dpi issues in the 16x9 format of a 40" (tv) lcd monitor?

This was not an issue until v3.57 and beyond. It looks like lines are written on top of each other. Most forms are unreadable and you see or fill in any online forms. I … (read more)

This was not an issue until v3.57 and beyond. It looks like lines are written on top of each other. Most forms are unreadable and you see or fill in any online forms. I could easily provide many screen shots.Seveal versions ago Mozilla sent me an add-on that completely fixed the issue. I cannot remember the name of the add-on and have exhausted my search. But it exists. Mozilla tech guy responded to my question with a link. Unfortunately, I can't find it any longer. He said it had to do with high dpi settings and the 16x9 format of the Samsung I use as a monitor.

Asked by Padzu 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I block netflix advertisement from popping up continuously.

I can't figure out how to block the annoying pop-up window ads from netflix from the address: http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62428/198310/index.html?g=AQABUc4=&r=www.examine… (read more)

I can't figure out how to block the annoying pop-up window ads from netflix from the address: http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62428/198310/index.html?g=AQABUc4=&r=www.examiner.com/x-57643-LA-Environmental-News-Examiner

Asked by chuckjam 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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a htm file works fine at ver3.6.8 but abnormally at ver4.02b

following script can popup alert messages at ver3.6.8 but not at ver4.02b --> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/… (read more)

following script can popup alert messages at ver3.6.8 but not at ver4.02b -->

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="utf-8">
<head>
	<title>TEST FOR FIREFOX 4</title>
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
</head>

<body onload='generate_input();'>
  <div id="display_area">
</body>
</html>

<script type="text/javascript">

function alert_value() {
  document.form_test.text_a.value=document.form_test.text_a.value.replace(/(^\s*)|(\s*$)/g,"");
  alert(document.form_test.text_a.value);
  generate_input();
}

function generate_input() {
  var str;
  str = str+'<form name=form_test>';
  str = str+"<input type=text name=\"text_a\" value=''>";
  str = str+'<input type=button onClick=\'alert_value()\'>';
  str = str+'</form>';
  document.getElementById("display_area").innerHTML=str;

}

</script> 

Asked by jeffrey 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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I am stationed in Germany and recently firefox started rerouting me to german versions of popular websites such as MSN, Yahoo, google etc... and i am unable to navigate back to the american version.

Firefox has always redirected me to the german versions of most websites, however these sites usually have a way to direct yourself back to the American version of the we… (read more)

Firefox has always redirected me to the german versions of most websites, however these sites usually have a way to direct yourself back to the American version of the website. Unfortunately, that does not seem to work anymore. I use to be able to select, yahoo.com in the corner of de.yahoo.com, however now those navigation buttons only take me right back to the german versions.

Asked by jcbakerod 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox 4 Beta 2 autohide taskbar problems

I am using Windows 7 and have my taskbar set to auto-hide, but after updating to firefox 4 beta 2, my taskbar gets stuck down when firefox is maximized. I must minimize … (read more)

I am using Windows 7 and have my taskbar set to auto-hide, but after updating to firefox 4 beta 2, my taskbar gets stuck down when firefox is maximized. I must minimize firefox or hit the windows key to get the taskbar up again. its really annoying. I know its a beta version but if anyone has a solution it would be much appreciated. Thanks

Asked by Green269 10 years ago

Last reply by James 10 years ago

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TypeError: CCfctoolbar18b8f08d62fe4dfcad6c9ce46515d5ec['@mozilla.org/extensions/manager;1'] is undefined pops up when a new Firefox 4.0 Beta window opens

Whenever a new Firefox 4.0 Beta window opens, the following error message pops up: TypeError: CCfctoolbar18b8f08d62fe4dfcad6c9ce46515d5ec['@mozilla.org/extensions/manag… (read more)

Whenever a new Firefox 4.0 Beta window opens, the following error message pops up:

TypeError: CCfctoolbar18b8f08d62fe4dfcad6c9ce46515d5ec['@mozilla.org/extensions/manager;1'] is undefined

Closing the error popup allows things to proceed normally.

Asked by gosherri 10 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 10 years ago

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"laposte.net" ne fonctionne plus avec Mozilla: pourquoi?

le site "laposte.net" ne s'ouvre plus depuis quelques semaines avec mozilla. Je suis obligé d'utiliser Internet explorer pour l'ouvrir. … (read more)

le site "laposte.net" ne s'ouvre plus depuis quelques semaines avec mozilla. Je suis obligé d'utiliser Internet explorer pour l'ouvrir.

Asked by Molard 10 years ago

Last reply by Goofy 10 years ago

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Since update to 4b2, I get the following message each time I start FF: TypeError: Components.classes['@softage.ru/skype/SkypeFfExtension;1'] is undefined

This same error and message is also happening to my Firefox 3.6.7. Looking at the message, I'm concerned about the reference to a Russian website. I am running McAfee Int… (read more)

This same error and message is also happening to my Firefox 3.6.7.

Looking at the message, I'm concerned about the reference to a Russian website.

I am running McAfee Internet Security Suite.

Asked by RonMcK3 10 years ago

Last reply by smiledocMA 9 years ago