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Firefox Browser crashes on Macbook Pro running Big Sur

Hello, My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-nat… (read more)

Hello,

My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-native apps ever since installing Big Sur. Apple won't address the problem unless I confirm that my non-native apps are compatible with Big Sur. Can you please confirm the most updated version of the Firefox Browser is compatible with Apple's Big Sur IOS? Can you also let me know if other users have experienced problems and if there is any fix?

Asked by anthony.orourke 1 year ago

Last reply by marcikr 1 year ago

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firefox upgrade

I mistakenly deleted my firefox browser, I am running Mac OS 10.7.5 with a SSD on a Mac Pro desktop. I have been unable to download a new firefox browser because of the O… (read more)

I mistakenly deleted my firefox browser, I am running Mac OS 10.7.5 with a SSD on a Mac Pro desktop. I have been unable to download a new firefox browser because of the OS and hardware limitations. I sorely miss firefox. Is there any way to get an older version of firefox which will run on my computer? adnicastri@aol.com

Asked by adnicastri 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox not available for my mac

Hi there, My firefox was lagging so much that I opted to uninstall and then reinstall it. Unfortunately, the version that is available wouldn't work with my old version o… (read more)

Hi there,

My firefox was lagging so much that I opted to uninstall and then reinstall it. Unfortunately, the version that is available wouldn't work with my old version of Mac. It is OS.10.11.6 Is there an older version of firefox that I can use it with (or even restore?)

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.


Jay-EE

Asked by Jay-EE 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Manual Firefox update

I was using one of the old Firefox ESR versions (can't remember exactly which) because I was still on an old Mac OS version, 10.9 to be more specific. I recently updated … (read more)

I was using one of the old Firefox ESR versions (can't remember exactly which) because I was still on an old Mac OS version, 10.9 to be more specific.

I recently updated to macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and as a result, as soon as I opened Firefox, I went to check if it would update on its own and it did. It updated to version 91.6.0 esr. After this update, something weird happened: the browser won't load any page.

I checked, it's not an internet connection, because other browsers are working normally. It won't load any extensions either. So I want to fix this issue with an update.

The question is this: I remember installing what was called Firefox Quantum. As of now, the name on the about section is just Firefox Browser, maybe because of the updates. • Can I install the latest "regular" Firefox 97.0 on top of the this old installation, just using a standalone dmg file? • Will this installation preserve everything that's already in the browser? By everything I mean bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies, etc.

It seems to me that the automatic updater isn't installing version 97.0 on its own because it's coming from the ESR versions. So it's stopped at 91.6.0 esr.

Thanks in advance

Asked by kinets 11 months ago

Last reply by James 11 months ago

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Firefox v86.0 reverts back to previous version.

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser … (read more)

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser reverts back to the previous version. When I tried to open the browser, the following message appears:

You've launched an older version of Firefox Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for the installation of Firefox.

                                                                               Exit              Create New Profile

Asked by kerwin_washington 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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89 randomly reverting

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try t… (read more)

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try to reopen it but an error message pops up saying im trying to open an older version and it forces me to 'make new profile' then it opens an older version and prompts me to update even though i already had, so i update and then i have to sign in to everything again. and this has happened multiple times so i started making bookmarks of all the tabs i had open so i dont lose them and them save them as backups, but i cant restore the back ups

Asked by Ru 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox not working on Mac OS Monterey

Hello, I have been trying to use Firefox and it won't load, the page just doesn't load to firefox. I have Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1. I have deleted the app and reinstalled… (read more)

Hello,

I have been trying to use Firefox and it won't load, the page just doesn't load to firefox. I have Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it but nothing works. Someone, please help!! The browser doesn't work it won't open.

Asked by bpal4evr 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox won't open anything

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything. Firefox opens with no page loaded. Clicking the single "getting started" bookma… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything.

  • Firefox opens with no page loaded.
  • Clicking the single "getting started" bookmark does nothing.
  • Entering a search term in the address bar and pressing 'enter' changes the url in the address bar but nothing is loaded and the page remains blank. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Entering a url, such as "www.youtube.com", and pressing "enter" does nothing. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Opening the menu by clicking on the burger icon, then on "preferences" does nothing except make the menu disappear (same with most of the options in the menu).

In the browser console I see some errors and no request info (see screenshot).

I've tried `sudo apt purge firefox` then installing again, which didn't help. The problem started with ubuntu 20.04 (I only updated to 20.10 to see if it might resolve this problem).

I've tried the "refresh firefox" option, starting in safe mode, and clearing the startup cache, which didn't help.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Asked by briancallander 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox Not Saving Imported Data from Chrome - MacOS Catalina

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not s… (read more)

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not sure if this is a MacOS thing or a Firefox thing. My client would prefer to use Firefox, currently using Chrome. However - whenever they close Chrome or shutdown / restart the computer, Firefox looses everything and they have to re-import all the data from Chrome. This is happening on a continual basis. It's simply not saving any data / settings that are imported from Chrome.

Thanks!

Asked by mike.soccio 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Firefox 88.0.1, Windows 10 64: not online and can't open settings

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the c… (read more)

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the computer. Does anybody have any hints ? Many thanks, Volker

Asked by 08968074077 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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portable firefox , regitry on windows, add-ons

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons, how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all I really don't understand that a … (read more)

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons,

how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all

I really don't understand that a free software allows such a blocking, even if chrome doesn't pose any problem with add-ons.

is there a way to lanuch firefox with a option to not use registry or to redirect registry in file or in a not locked custom registry like

hkey_local_machine/software/policies/Mozilla_portable/Firefox

or something like that ?

Asked by jrmouraz.jrm 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New MS Surface Laptop 4, Win10 (Not S Mode) won't open Firefox

Hi there, I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox: From the the Windows Store Direct download… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox:

From the the Windows Store Direct downloads (via MS Edge): Mozilla FF Win 64 Mozilla FF Win 64 MSI Mozilla FF Win 32

I have completely uninstalled and attempted to re-install each in turn. Attempts to open FF through desktop shortcut, Start Menu and Win-R FF.exe all seem to start but only ever get the briefest flash of a blue line along the Taskbar then nothing. Same happens starting Shift-Shortcut.

Nothing shows in Task Manager either after any start method. I'm pretty sure I'm not in 'S Mode' as I've been able to download, install and run WhatsApp Web, but I'm not wholly convinced I've cleared that up fully.

Thanks! E

Asked by lisbyjoyce 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check p… (read more)

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check profile as I can't even start FF. I have done all the deletions as instructed by various experts but still get the message "can't load xpcom". Samuel Santos said download "83" to see if that fixes it I don't know if it did cause I then got "CAN'T FIND ENTRY POINT"

Asked by teddles551 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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unwanted ad ons from each up date. \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-googl… (read more)

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- I NOTICE SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM- SO REMOVE THAT CRAP ADS OR I'LL FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT- I WILL MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE SEARCH THEIR FIRE FOX. THANK GOD FOE UNINSTALL TOOLS THAT CAN TRACK AND FIND YOUR SECRET AD ONS- NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SEARCH OR WORRY ABOUT FIREFOX PUTTING JUNK ON THEIR BROWSER- YOUR STATEMENT OF TRUST STATES THAT FIREFOX WILL NOT AD JUNK OR UNWANTED ADS.

Asked by Halme 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago