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How can I prevent Firefox upgrading(!) to ver 57 in November 2017?

Many of my legacy Add-ins are invaluable in my text correction work as a volunteeer on the Australian Newspaper site TROVE. I must not allow FF to upggrade to 57. HOW DO … (read more)

Many of my legacy Add-ins are invaluable in my text correction work as a volunteeer on the Australian Newspaper site TROVE.

I must not allow FF to upggrade to 57.

HOW DO I DO THIS, PLEASE?

Asked by jackh48 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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how do I allow automatic updates

I look at charts all day and every time I bring one up, firefox says it prevented updates. I then have to click the allow button. My charts automatically update every fi… (read more)

I look at charts all day and every time I bring one up, firefox says it prevented updates. I then have to click the allow button. My charts automatically update every five minutes and I want to eliminate this update block. thanks

Asked by rogerg1. 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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silverlight

Firefox version 52 ESR Win XP OS. Silverlight plug-in stopped working just yesterday on Netflix and my Win XP Pro OS. I have uninstalled the older version and downloaded … (read more)

Firefox version 52 ESR Win XP OS. Silverlight plug-in stopped working just yesterday on Netflix and my Win XP Pro OS. I have uninstalled the older version and downloaded the correct version I need 5.1.4.1.2 and it is installed but still doesn't work with Netflix. I cannot find in the registry Netflix and Silverlight permission to run the plug in. This is a problem and needs to be fixed. I don't have the money or means to upgrade my OS at this time. I have no tv either. I have been in contact with Microsoft and Netflix and they determined that the problem lies with Mozilla. I cannot use any other browser as Chrome does not work with Netflix and Win XP either due to unable to update WidevineCdm on XP.

Asked by zendawn 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Nightly downloads update when already in latest version...

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly. Yesterday, I decided… (read more)

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly.

Yesterday, I decided to check for an update on Nightly, and it started downloading. Once finished, I was prompted to restart to let the update take affect.

After waiting for a minute, I noticed nothing opening up again. I opened up Task Manager (I'm on Windows 10 Pro) and saw that both Nightly and the Nightly update service were both in the Backgrounds Processes section.

After a bit of waiting, the update process vanished, but Nightly remained no matter how much time passed.

I had to end up killing/ending the process/task. I did this twice more and it wasn't until the third attempt when I realized I was already running the latest version of nightly. Yet, Nightly, for whatever reason still attempted to receive/install an update.

I'm sure there are already similar questions like this, but I may not have come across them.

It is worth mentioning that I have both Firefox 54.0 Release (32-bit) AND Nightly 56.0a1 release installed on my system.

I'm currently running two profiles: the default is stuck with just Firefox release, and I created a separate profile for nightly.

Annoyingly, Nightly installs and initially runs with the default profile in use. I find this extremely annoying and prone to give errors.

That aside, I followed a guide on the Stack Exchange that addressed how to get Ngihtly to run with a predefined profile.

I edited the shortcut properties (in start menu folder/directory) and added to the Target field a "-p profile_name".

This was done after initial installation and it's been working since then.

All of the sudden, it stopped working. Not sure why.

Clicking on Nightly now only opens the standard/stab;e Firefox application.

What I'm most upset about is that I actually uninstalled Nightly after noticing the weird update inconsistency, and later reinstalled it.

The issue persisted and I'm about to try again.

Why did Nightly think it needed to be updated in the first place?

I can only imagine that some kind of corruption occurred and now it's getting worse.

Another last testament:

I tried refreshing the profile for nightly, and it didn't do anything.

When I uninstalled Nightly the first time, a folder was created in my Desktop which related to an old profile.

Sine I was given no instructions as to what to with that, and noticed no performance conflict when running Nightly after reinstalling, I deleted the folder.

What bug am I suffering from?

Asked by That_Random_Guy 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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downloads but does not extract files

When I started Firefox, it said that was "installing updates..."; an hour and a half later, it was still installing (I have never had this happen before). I closed the p… (read more)

When I started Firefox, it said that was "installing updates..."; an hour and a half later, it was still installing (I have never had this happen before). I closed the program and shut down the computer, then restarted. When I tried to restart Firefox, I got "unable to load XPCOM". So, I uninstalled my Firefox and attempted a download; only took me a dozen or so times, as it kept getting interrupted at the very end. Finally got to a site where I was able to download it, but when I attempted to install it, I got a little box that said "0% extracting" and nothing happened. An hour later, the little box STILL says "0% extracting" and nothing has happened. I cannot seem to get Firefox to install, and I'm ready to take a hammer to the computer. How do I fix this? Appreciate all help offered. Thank you!

Asked by Moodydeb 3 years ago

Answered by Moodydeb 3 years ago

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My computer won't run on firefox 50. I have good luck with 45, but firefox won't leave on my computer even though I asked that I be informed before a change.

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but… (read more)

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but that doesn't seen to work, since it would not leave the 45 on there, when I asked that I would be notified before a change.

Asked by corb-170 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Cannot launch FF versions 43+ because "mozglue.dll is missing" - when it's not

I have been happy with FF v43 until I decided to update to v50. It installed but would not launch, saying "mozglue.dll" was missing. I found on Google that some other us… (read more)

I have been happy with FF v43 until I decided to update to v50. It installed but would not launch, saying "mozglue.dll" was missing. I found on Google that some other users had the same problem, with some advice that AVG might be the problem. I found the mozglue.dll was in fact in Program Files - and repeated uninstalls and reinstalls of FF v50 with AVG also uninstalled made no difference. I (mistakenly) found that reusing my original install file of v43 then produced the same result - until I discovered that FF was updating my v43 to v47 within seconds of launching. I finally beat FF automatic updating to get to the Option "do not update," so I have a working, albeit old version of Firefox. Any advice would be welcome - while I fiddle with various workarounds of annoying warnings about my FF being out of date and its knock-on affect on add-ons etc. PS: I am very happily (and stubbornly) Windows XP Professional 64-bit sp2, but I suggest it's not my operating system at fault because other sufferers use a variety of OS. Thanks, Kevin in the UK

Asked by Kev9b 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Continue to get window stating to Restart Firefox To Update.

After my husband logs in and Firefox starts up, he continues to get window to Restart Firefox To Update. When I click on About Firefox it also indicates that we have to … (read more)

After my husband logs in and Firefox starts up, he continues to get window to Restart Firefox To Update. When I click on About Firefox it also indicates that we have to Restart Firefox To Update. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox from Mozilla.org 3 times now and this problem continues. Refresh also does not eliminate the problem. Clicking on Firefox in Applications file identifies version as 49.0.2. Operating system is OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

When I log in to Firefox under my user, I do not have any problems.

Asked by granny10 3 years ago

Answered by smersh 3 years ago

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Why am I getting an update notification to 45.4.0 when I am already running 48.0.2...?

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly s… (read more)

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly stupid!

What's going on and how do I get rid of this irritating notification?

HJ

Asked by hj 3 years ago

Answered by alan_r 3 years ago

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update for 46.0.1 does not work

Hi, would be grsteful if someone could help please. I am now on my 4th Mac, using firefox and have never had a problem before. Had a new Mac for 3 weeks and every day the… (read more)

Hi, would be grsteful if someone could help please.

I am now on my 4th Mac, using firefox and have never had a problem before. Had a new Mac for 3 weeks and every day there is a Firefox pop warning stating that a security update is available. I click on "About Firefox" and see that I am running 46.0.1 and that it states updates are available and to click on the link. Once I have clicked on the link, it launches but no updates can be completed.

Below is what is supposed to happen but nothing happens. "so is there no update available on 46.0.1 and if so why does Firefox send the pop-up warning every day ? The About Firefox window will open and Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically. When the updates are ready to be installed, click Restart Firefox to Update. "

Asked by bamboozl 4 years ago

Answered by bamboozl 4 years ago

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Firefox update blocked by firewall

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem… (read more)

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem, but also open their network, which is not desired. I advised to whitelist domains mentioned in article https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Setting_up_an_update_server (aus2.mozilla.org and download.mozilla.org), but seems it did not help. Firefox update still failed with "Update failed" message. So what servers Firefox needs access to during the update process so they can whitelist them?

EDIT: Just to add, before whitelisting the mentioned domain, Firefox won't be able to even find the update. Now the update if found, but fails when downloading.

Asked by Michal Stanke 4 years ago

Answered by Michal Stanke 4 years ago

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Can you stop auto-upgrade of 45.0.2; it hangs on my windows PC.

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version availa… (read more)

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version available for Windows 32. Now another auto-update of 45.0.2 is ready, so can I remove it and stop auto-upgrades?

Asked by Ray0428 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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why adobe reader plugin shows as not updated, even when it is the latest version

Hi, I have the latest adobe reader. When i check the firefox plugins, It says that it needs to be updated. But when installed , it closes as showing that the latest adobe… (read more)

Hi, I have the latest adobe reader. When i check the firefox plugins, It says that it needs to be updated. But when installed , it closes as showing that the latest adobe reader is already in use and the only thing i could do is to exit this message with FINISH button. Now, if again checked, the firefox plugin shows that it is not updated. Some of the web page photos are not correctly captured. How to get rid of this problem. Is it a problem with FF or AR



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Asked by jraju 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How to change Unknown Plugins 'Research' button search engine?

Trying to check status of my Plugins, and find 6 Unknown Plugins listed. Each with a 'Research' button alongside. When I try to research, I dont get Google results but Du… (read more)

Trying to check status of my Plugins, and find 6 Unknown Plugins listed. Each with a 'Research' button alongside. When I try to research, I dont get Google results but Duckduckgo results - for some unknown reason. My normal search engine is Google, for most everything, and I would like to change the 'Research' button to use Google too. I can not find any way to do this, and I dont know how Duckduckgo got involved in the first place. (It is one of the various engines set in Options for the search bar search engines but then so are others, and they dont get into the 'Research' button business.) How can I change this to the way I want it? A solution would be welcome, please!

Asked by Kuib 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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After update to 42, partial Load in memory (task manager) but virus software prevents dependent thread from completing but only 2nd & subsequent loads.

Task manager shows Firefox loaded as a service but has threads waiting to complete. There is no application shown in Task Manager (which seems reasonable as Firefox has n… (read more)

Task manager shows Firefox loaded as a service but has threads waiting to complete. There is no application shown in Task Manager (which seems reasonable as Firefox has not loaded). There are no error messages. The " microsoft spinning circle " goes for a few seconds and then dissappears as if the program has loaded. Happens only after 2nd & subsequent loads after reboot. Firefox appears to work first time after reboot. This has only happened after upgrade to 42. Clean install makes no difference. Chrome works OK Has worked fine up until update 42. Already tried doing a clean install with the Inform Mozilla box cleared. Perhaps Firefox has started using a port that is blocked by the virus scanner? I get no logging for the virus scanner showing anything blocked. A full virus scan reveals nothing. Operating system is Windows 10 (64 bit)

Asked by berniek 4 years ago

Answered by berniek 4 years ago

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on win vista I have firefox 43.0.1 and when I click about firefox it says I am up to date, but, what about firefox ver 43.0.3

Why does it say my firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1 when there is a version 43.0.3? I have win vista. When I go to about firefox in help it tells me that firefox is… (read more)

Why does it say my firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1 when there is a version 43.0.3? I have win vista. When I go to about firefox in help it tells me that firefox is up to date with ver 43.0.1???

Asked by marv6 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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About Firefox does not recognize a new update

I am currently using Firefox version 42. I noticed that a new version 43 is available and wanted to update my Firefox. Traditionally i would simply navigate to the "About… (read more)

I am currently using Firefox version 42. I noticed that a new version 43 is available and wanted to update my Firefox. Traditionally i would simply navigate to the "About Mozilla Firefox" window, where Firefox automatically checks for a new version, downloads it and lets me install the update with a single click. However, when I open the About-window Firefox checks for a new version but insists my browser is up to date.

I recognize the obious work-around of installing the new version manually. This issue has however plagued me since several versions ago. I always hoped it would work itself out after enough updates, but since it still persists today I wanted to seek the collective help of the Mozilla community.

My system is Windows 10 (the error was also present during Windows 8.1) and I also use Thunderbird which updates itself just fine.

Asked by perljm 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago