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Keep getting alot of not responding errors. Havexp operting system, can't upgrade

My computer is to old to upgrade. I am running firefox 52.9. Most of the time I keep getting not responding errors. I have to shut down firefox and restart computer. Some… (read more)

My computer is to old to upgrade. I am running firefox 52.9. Most of the time I keep getting not responding errors. I have to shut down firefox and restart computer. Sometime this works and sometimes it doesn't help.

Asked by geeo1122-joe 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I get PDFs to open in Adobe Acrobat, in the tab?

Way way back (like version 17 or so), it was easy to set Firefox so that PDFs opened -- -- in Adobe Acrobat, in the tab I had version 50 or so set up this way, and th… (read more)

Way way back (like version 17 or so), it was easy to set Firefox so that PDFs opened --

   -- in Adobe Acrobat, in the tab

I had version 50 or so set up this way, and then accidentally "updated" and had to reinstall from scratch.

I have done

    Options > Applications > PDF > open in Adobe Acrobat

That gets me less than I want -- when I open a PDF, I get --

    open a new tab
    download the PDF through "save as" dialog box, and
    leave the new tab white

What I want is what I used to get in the early 2000s --

   -- the PDF open, in the tab, in Adobe Acrobat
   -- with the URL of the PDF in the address bar

Thank you

Asked by BostonBowTie 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why are Instagram videos not now displaying in Firefox 52 ESR?

Instagram videos have stopped displaying for me in Firefox 52 ESR. It happened suddenly a day or two ago. There isn't even a placeholder there for them on the page any lo… (read more)

Instagram videos have stopped displaying for me in Firefox 52 ESR. It happened suddenly a day or two ago. There isn't even a placeholder there for them on the page any longer, just the text that goes with them with nothing where the video should be. If I try to view one from someone's IG page, it just shows as a black box. Static images are still displaying fine, just not the videos.

This is on my old Windows XP machine, where I have to use FF 52.9.0 ESR as it's the last XP compatible version. The videos are fine in FF65 on my Windows 10 machine needless to say. I've tried spoofing different user agent strings, but no difference.

The strange thing is that on Google Chrome 49, again the last version which works on XP, the videos still display fine, and that is much older than FF 52 ESR! Also, if I right click on the IG page in FF 52 ESR, and select the "View Page Info" option, the videos still appear in the list on the "Media" tab, and if selected, they still display and can be played in the preview pane below, so they're obviously not being actually blocked, and the browser can still play them, they are just not displaying inline in the pages as they should!

Anyone any idea what's happening here? There's no point in me asking Instagram, as I know they will just say that they no longer support Firefox 52 ESR! Thanks, Dave.

Asked by Dave-H 2 years ago

Last reply by Dave-H 2 years ago

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How can I lock my computer so that Firefox ABSOLUTELY NEVER updates?

I've had Setting> Advanced > Firefox Updates > Check for Updates > Never check for updates for years. About a month ago, by accident (may daughter logged in … (read more)

I've had Setting> Advanced > Firefox Updates > Check for Updates > Never check for updates for years.

About a month ago, by accident (may daughter logged in to my computer on an account that she had't visited for years) Firefox updated. It's created havoc -- even Microsoft Word had to be reinstalled. I've easily lost two days of billable work over the last month trying to rebuild a stable workable configuration.

1. Is there a way to set something so that Firefox will POSITIVELY NEVER EVER EVER update? Can I set some file to some protected mode? Can I delete something? There hasn't been a feature added in about a decade that buys me anything that's worth a risk of 10 minutes of down time. I have deadlines that absolutely do not move, and I cannot afford the unpredictability of updates.

2. If I'm going to lock to some version, is there an "extended extended extended support" version that you recommend? Ideally, it'd be one that still gets security updates (like Windows XP did for many years, and for some security issues, even after the announced end of life in 2012), but I don't need that. I just need stability. Absolute, Rock of Gibraltar stability.

Thanks.

Asked by BostonBowTie 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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My ERP database system uses/opens in firefox ESR till version 52.9 ESR But in new firefox ESR 60.5 ESR it is not working.

I am using an ERP database system that is working in firefox extented release till version 52.9.0 ESR. But when new firefox ESR released then it is not working in it till… (read more)

I am using an ERP database system that is working in firefox extented release till version 52.9.0 ESR. But when new firefox ESR released then it is not working in it till version 60.5.0 ESR. Kindly resolve this issue so I can use new version of firefox ESR.

Asked by mzraza 2 years ago

Last reply by GerardoPcp04 2 years ago

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Броузер не показывает видео с канала Ютуб. Броузер не распознает ни один из доступных видеоформатов.

Can't see video from YouTube site. An alarm image show, that му browser recognizes none of accessible videoformats. Sorry, I can't load the alarm image! Best regards, … (read more)

Can't see video from YouTube site. An alarm image show, that му browser recognizes none of accessible videoformats. Sorry, I can't load the alarm image! Best regards, Vladimir Popov.

Asked by Vldmr 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Migrating Firefox 52.9.0 Profile

I'm using Firefox 52.9.0 running on Windows XP, which is no longer supported. I'm finally coming out of the dark ages and I'm buying a new computer running Windows 10. I… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 52.9.0 running on Windows XP, which is no longer supported. I'm finally coming out of the dark ages and I'm buying a new computer running Windows 10. I'll be installing the latest release of Firefox and am unsure if there are compatibility issues to consider. Can I just use backup and restore to migrate the existing profile to the new computer? Thanks for any advice ...

Asked by debsmagick 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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Firefox leaking local data while connected to a VPN

- I'm running Firefox ESR 52.9.0 (64-bit) in Kali Linux. - I have an IKEv2/IPsec VPN tunnel set up to a foreign VPN server with non-local-ISP DNS servers also hard coded … (read more)

- I'm running Firefox ESR 52.9.0 (64-bit) in Kali Linux. - I have an IKEv2/IPsec VPN tunnel set up to a foreign VPN server with non-local-ISP DNS servers also hard coded in the resolv.conf file. - My local ISP is exercising internet censorship.

When trying to access a website that my local ISP is blocking with a browser other than Firefox, I can reach it fine. When trying via Firefox I get redirected to a page from my local ISP saying "this website is blocked blabla".

So Firefox is somehow leaking data outside of my VPN tunnel. As Firefox is my preferred browser I want to avoid having to ditch it.

Is there a setting in for instance about:config that needs adjusting?

I have been searching all over the web, but have been unsuccessful in finding the solution to this problem.

All suggestions are welcome - if more details are needed, just ask.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by pryvacy 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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What are those 3 boxes with 3 numbers in each box upper left corner of browser window and in drop down menus??

Firefox 45 and below doesnt do this, but 46 and up to including ver. 52 has these 3 pink boxes with 3numbers in each box that change with movement of the mouse around the… (read more)

Firefox 45 and below doesnt do this, but 46 and up to including ver. 52 has these 3 pink boxes with 3numbers in each box that change with movement of the mouse around the page or browser window. It happens even in safe mode. The pink boxes appear also in any drop down menu or balloon tip etc. I am using XP SP3 32 bit. I would like to get rid of these artifacts because they are blocking my view etc of menu items etc.

Asked by ab288 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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The latest update for firefox is killing my email. Why? I can recieve emails and send blank emails with attachments. I can not reply to any emails. No text box

Using hughesnet.net for email. When I install latest update for firefox it kills my ability to REPLY to any email as the text box will not open. I can receive emails. I c… (read more)

Using hughesnet.net for email. When I install latest update for firefox it kills my ability to REPLY to any email as the text box will not open. I can receive emails. I can send an attachment to a blank email. I can not type anything into the reply text box. Please fix it.

Asked by Robert 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I cannot get windows explorer to open and work

It appears that Firefox has blocked windows explorer. I use Vista business but want to upgrade to windows 7. I also get messages that say that I need to install Apple app… (read more)

It appears that Firefox has blocked windows explorer. I use Vista business but want to upgrade to windows 7. I also get messages that say that I need to install Apple application support but cannot do this either. I have deleted I tunes as a temporary measure because I know this will be a necessary action before upgrading Windows. Thanks for any help.

Asked by RD1250 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Refresh undo? My plugins are gone. NO warning prompt. CHAOS. Need restoration of plugins from old.

An inadvertent "REFRESH" click destroyed my plugins. Gone. No folder profile available because of browser updates - in other words, I cannot get my old profile back? My o… (read more)

An inadvertent "REFRESH" click destroyed my plugins. Gone. No folder profile available because of browser updates - in other words, I cannot get my old profile back? My old profile with the plugins is listed in data on the desktop, however I'm unable to revert to the previous state of the browser, prior to clicking the refresh. Apparently the new "profile" is set in stone. Is there any way to get plugins back without a hassle? I've forgotten all of the names but they're vital. Now I've got to resort to hacking? Can I not revert?

What does "Refresh" mean? Old school: "refresh" means to F5- NOT destroy plugins, etc. How do I get everything back. There's no revert button for FF's new age refresh interface mistake? Misleading. DESTROY would be a better term for the chaos created in my world by the inappropriately named button. Must I get a degree in FF's new age browser speak to fix this? It's easy to get lost with all this. KISS. Any help? I seem to be lost. I'll likely have to start over...I'd had other plans for the day. There should be a warning prompt for this kind of user abuse. There is none.

Asked by btos 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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tell me how to change back the setting we changed yesterday

had problems with script warning and the games were running very slow and would freeze. you had change a setting that help but it will not stay on other pages on the same… (read more)

had problems with script warning and the games were running very slow and would freeze. you had change a setting that help but it will not stay on other pages on the same site

Asked by frostyos2 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago