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Profile migration FF Rapid Release 84.x to ESR 78.6.x (Offline)

Dear all, I am planning a move towards the Firefox ESR 78.6.x. Currently my customer is using the Firefox Rapid Release 84.x and need your help with the profile migration… (read more)

Dear all,

I am planning a move towards the Firefox ESR 78.6.x. Currently my customer is using the Firefox Rapid Release 84.x and need your help with the profile migration. The customer has a very isolated on-premises environment and does not allow the users to login into a Firefox-Account. Therefore the settings for Cookies, Cache, History and especially Bookmarks are not synched.

Environment details:

  • Enterprise environment with several tausends of clients
  • All clients on Windows 10 Enterprise between 1809 and 20H2
  • All clients have always the newest Firefox installed currently 84.x

This creates a huge challenge to sync this stuff. Therefore I have now identified the following two options:

  1. 1 Allow the downgrade by using the environment variable MOZ_ALLOW_DOWNGRADE on Windows. For this option I am trying to find the real reason why this "Downgrade-Stop" has been implemented in the first place? What risks in detail do I take to allow this downgrade? Has anybody done this before and do you mind to share your experience here? How many issues did you face and how did you remediate the issues?
  1. 2 Hand over the migration to the users. Copy their current profile to their desktop and ask them to import their bookmarks manually. Not preferred by users and I can't even blame them for.

Is there any other way to automatically sync the profiles from 84.x to ESR 78.6.x without user interaction?

Thanks in advance Amir

Asked by Large Enterprise Support 3 months ago

Answered by Large Enterprise Support 2 hours ago

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Problem with login on specific sites only - Login not possible or forgotten - Incognito mode works fine

Hello, I have a problem with login on a few selected sites. On some sites I cannot login at all, on other sites I can log in, but as soon as I don't interact with the web… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem with login on a few selected sites. On some sites I cannot login at all, on other sites I can log in, but as soon as I don't interact with the website for a few seconds the login is lost and the next click on any link shows me a "not logged in"-state.

For example on my companies Outlook Web Access site, when I enter my account info and click on "Sign In", it briefly shows a loading screen and then takes me back to the login site. On another webiste I can log in and use the website without problems, but not clicking anything for more than ~5 seconds leads to the login being lost. The strange thing is: in incognito mode everything works fine on both sites!?

Firefox is 87.0, I have already deleted all cookies and stored data.

Asked by elmojito 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgradin… (read more)

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

Asked by firefox1202 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Impression.link

Whenever I open Firefox I'm asked to download impression.link. It's keeps popping up even though I cancel. I've tried saving it to make it go away but each new tab I open… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox I'm asked to download impression.link. It's keeps popping up even though I cancel. I've tried saving it to make it go away but each new tab I open in Firefox browser I get the same all over again. Impression.link pops up and asks whether I want to save or run it. I've never had this before and it's extremely annoying as I don't know if it's a threat. Do you know what this is and how do I stop it.

Asked by LJR 21 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 hours ago

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Bookmarks library column sizes can't be adjusted

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column… (read more)

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column to sort and I can add other columns (tags, visit count etc.), I just can't adjust the size.

Has anyone else encountered this problem and found a solution?

Asked by tsubasa9455 5 hours ago

Answered by Naheed 3 hours ago

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FF profile choice problem on Linux Mint with Claws email

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles hav… (read more)

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles have the same syntax; I checked the files. Neither one is set to be the dominant one. Typically, I don't use more than one at a time.

I also use Claws mail. Whenever I get any mail with a link I want to check out, I just used to click on that link and it opened in a new tab in the FF browser profile that was currently open. Similarly, whenever I wanted to see the HTML version of a mail, I right-clicked on the html-icon and chose open. Again, it picked the open browser.

Now, though, whenever I pick either one of those options above, I get the "Choose User Profile" box. If I pick the profile that is currently open, I get an error telling me that it's already running.

Since I mostly read email when I use the no-work FF profile, I tried to add "firefox -P NotWork -no-remote --class NotWorkProfile" but that also resulted in the choose user profile box to open.

My current work-around is to copy the link and open it in a new tab, or pull the whole mail into the tab to see the HTML version. Quite annoying.

Is there any way to get it to ignore all other profiles but the currently open one? Thank you for anyone who has an idea. Let me know if there's anything else I may add to explain the situation.

[My apologies if this isn't the right forum; I'm also attempting to ask this question in the Linux Mint and Claws forums, if those exist.]

Asked by addicted2h 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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can't sign in to a specific website

i don't know if the problem lies within firefox or not. i am able to sign into the site via chrome tho. when i try to sign into spectrum (as i have many times w/o issue) … (read more)

i don't know if the problem lies within firefox or not. i am able to sign into the site via chrome tho. when i try to sign into spectrum (as i have many times w/o issue) it does some blinking or flashing loading type thing and ends with this message: -- We're sorry, something didn't work quite right. Please try again. IDID-1060 --. this is going on for 3? weeks now. i have called tech support through spectrum with no help. they could get in on their end and we changed pw's but it didn't help me. also--and i have no idea if this matters at all, but it disturbs me... the padlock right beside the address box says -verified by amazon-. why is that? at times when i have hovered that at websites, it says verified by, and the name of my security service. i can't 100% say that i have checked it when signing into spectrum tho, but still i don't understand why it would say amazon! i much prefer using firefox! but i also feel like i shouldn't have to use chrome part time to get to certain sites or do certain things. PLEASE PLEASE help me figure this out.

P.S. i am already forced to use chrome to play games on facebook for years now. except bingo blitz, which is odd to me. i can play that through firefox. sighs.

Asked by beth 1 day ago

Answered by beth 11 hours ago

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"View Image Info" missing

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it bac… (read more)

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it back? I'm a webmaster, and this feature is very important to me. Thanks.

Asked by bhartford 2 weeks ago

Answered by bhartford 2 weeks ago

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Hiding titlebar in windowed mode

I was wondering if there is a way to hide the titlebar (tabs, bookmarks, url, extensions, etc.) like fullscreen mode does while in windowed mode. A hotkey toggle would be… (read more)

I was wondering if there is a way to hide the titlebar (tabs, bookmarks, url, extensions, etc.) like fullscreen mode does while in windowed mode. A hotkey toggle would be preferred. Currently I am using some old CSS I found online but it's got some pretty glaring issues such as search suggestions being cutoff. Supposedly this was possible back in 2011 with an extension and something called "zombie mode" but the extension is no longer available (and most likely wouldn't work anymore). Thanks.

#navigator-toolbox {
    position: relative;
    z-index: 1;
    height: 3px;
    margin-bottom: -3px;
    opacity: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
}
#navigator-toolbox:hover {
    height: auto;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    opacity: 1;
    overflow: show;
}
#content-deck{
    position:relative;
    z-index: 0;
}

Asked by dodosssssssssssssss 3 days ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 day ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Search tabs button doesn't appear

There's supposed to be a "Search Tabs" button in the title bar: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-open-tabs-firefox This button doesn't show up for me, see scre… (read more)

There's supposed to be a "Search Tabs" button in the title bar:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-open-tabs-firefox

This button doesn't show up for me, see screenshot. Do I need more tabs? I tried opening about 30 of them, but the button still isn't there.

Asked by AndreKR 19 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 18 hours ago

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Google search error

I use Firefox as my defauly browser. However, today (12/04/21) in the UK, when I search on Google, the results populate on Yahoo! It's very bizarre. The same happens afte… (read more)

I use Firefox as my defauly browser. However, today (12/04/21) in the UK, when I search on Google, the results populate on Yahoo! It's very bizarre. The same happens after highlighting, right-clicking and selecting 'search on Google'. The results are populated on Yahoo. Chrome is fine, Google works as normal. It's only Firefox. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Asked by neilmannix 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 22 hours ago

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How can I turn off the new Firefx print feature and go directly to the print system dialog in Windows 10

How can I turn off permanently the new Firefox print feature, so that I again go directly to the familiar system dialog box in Windows 10 whenever I click on File/print i… (read more)

How can I turn off permanently the new Firefox print feature, so that I again go directly to the familiar system dialog box in Windows 10 whenever I click on File/print in the menu bar? I don't see what this new print feature adds, except perhaps some people want the controls on the right side for whatever reason.

Asked by Quenchoo 1 day ago

Answered by strafy 1 day ago

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Using Facebook to sign into other sites

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into t… (read more)

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into the account, but nothing works. The browser Windows 7 desktop and the websites in question are Dailymotion, Viki Rakuten and We TV. I wonder if it was because I was using a Windows 7 machine, but other login sources like Google seem to work fine.

Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/ca Viki: https://www.viki.com/ We TV: https://wetv.vip/en

Asked by star_queen108 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Do I need facebook container with strict protection?

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I w… (read more)

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I was wondering if Facebook container is still needed to stop Facebook tracking. I never visit the Facebook website and I don't have a Facebook account. I also use Ublock and Privacy badger, if that makes a difference.

Asked by sebyjorge2018 1 day ago

Answered by strafy 1 day ago

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I can only access my bank in private browsing

I have been using Firefox for years. I recently decided to tinker around a little with private browsing. I had my laptop and phone sync'd. Within the last 10 days or s… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for years. I recently decided to tinker around a little with private browsing. I had my laptop and phone sync'd. Within the last 10 days or so I have been restricted to only accessing my bank using private browsing. I have been online with my bank to try and resolve, to no avail. I have added exceptions for all the cookies, pop up windows etc for my bank and still nothing. I have disabled the syncing and still nothing. My bank said they have had some communications issues with Firefox...I tried to login with Chrome and sailed right into my bank account. I really don't want to have to use another browser to access my bank.

Below is the error I get. Please help!! its truly a hassle to HAVE to use private browsing for 1 item.

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://signon.navyfederal.org/siteminderagent/forms/nfcu.fcc" on this server.

Reference #18.37022417.1617761856.4d8aaa4d

Thank you for your time in advance!

Asked by MMButler 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago