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stop firefox asking to update

why is there no "Never check for updates" option in FF now. I keep being annoyed by prompt to update. if it is not put back will be getting rid. why can't you leave the … (read more)

why is there no "Never check for updates" option in FF now. I keep being annoyed by prompt to update. if it is not put back will be getting rid. why can't you leave the bloody thing alone?

Asked by FIREFOXED 2 years ago

Answered by FIREFOXED 2 years ago

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Solved: Firefox opens external links in a new window AND new profile, instead of using the in-use browser settings

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr. I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work. I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock -… (read more)

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr.

I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work.

I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock - wrong hat. One day links opened from external apps stopped opening in tabs in the current window as they had done for eons. I read numerous articles & posts on sites, including https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1193456 various fixes, which worked for some.

In mine, external links started opening a new window, using a different, old profile, but used the current Fx version. Changing the 3 about:config prefs mentioned in the linked post above, that control link opening behavior wasn't my problem or a solution. Also, disabled TabMix Plus, that has tab opening settings. Nada.

Even though I've used one profile almost exclusively since Jan. 2018, external links recently started opening in an old profile & new window. At first I thought it might be a desktop file issue, as some paths in old Fx launchers commands no longer existed. Cleaning out the defunct ones was a good idea but no solution.

I discovered the same old profile was always called by links in external applications. That lead to finding the old profile was back to the default profile in the profile manager. I edited the profiles.ini file (usually in the root "firefox" folder containing the profiles) & made the new profile the default. No change in link opening.

(you can access profile manager even if firefox is running, using the command: firefox -P -no-remote Don't monkey around with anything unless you know what you're doing or get help.

The old profile being set as default probably shouldn't have made external links open in a "new window" even if the profile in use wasn't the "default", because the Fx version in use said it WAS the default browser.

It wasn't the whole problem. The 3 about:config prefs are about links opening in same or new window, not, "open a different profile for external links only." That may be a bug or coded behavior that KB articles I've seen don't discuss.

The new Fx version & new profile still showed "Firefox is currently your default browser," and "Always check if Firefox is your default browser" was checked, as it had been. It said that, but wasn't respecting it.

I thought I'd outsmart the external apps & move the old profile. That just made them mad & complained that "the profile (or files?) you're trying to access (the old profile) can't be located," so links from external apps wouldn't open.

I checked Preferences > General tab again after hiding the old profile and now it said, "Firefox is NOT your default browser, moron." Little harsh. Somehow, as long as the old profile was accessible, even after the corrections - that I've done many times over years, external links were hell bent on using the old profile, long after it WASN'T the default.

Asked by Joebt 3 years ago

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get Classic Theme Restorer To work again

get Classic Theme Restorer To work again. Getting the new version of Firefox is not an option and since it has been removed From the get addon reinstalling it it's not re… (read more)

get Classic Theme Restorer To work again. Getting the new version of Firefox is not an option and since it has been removed From the get addon reinstalling it it's not really an option

Asked by rrr666 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How can I update Firefox, but keep the old look?

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surel… (read more)

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surely they wouldn't screw up a good thing.

Well, you did! I upgraded Firefox back then. I had been current with updates before that time. The upgrade wiped out all of my info and did a fresh install. If THAT'S not bad enough, I couldn't find any way to get the look/feel of the old Firefox back again.

We have VERY slow internet here, and we're also running Windows 7. I WILL NOT UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!! Before that happens, I'll switch over to some version of Linux - which I've been putting off for a long time. If I have to change the way Firefox looks and works, then I might as well make that change. But before I do, I need to know if there's any way to keep the updated Firefox looking/working like the older version on a Windows 7 PC??

Asked by km446453 2 years ago

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How can I get my tabs back from my previous session? They're all gone, and so is my search history.

I have Firefox set up to always restore all tabs from my previous session and remember my search history, but all my tabs are gone and my search history has been wiped ou… (read more)

I have Firefox set up to always restore all tabs from my previous session and remember my search history, but all my tabs are gone and my search history has been wiped out. And the Restore Previous Session option is grayed out.

I don't even remember how I found most of the tabs that I have up, and I only have some of them bookmarked. Can you please help me get them back? Thank you.

By the way, I don't have Firefox as my default browser, so trying to download my profile didn't work. Do I need to have Firefox as my default browser to solve this problem?

One more thing: I was having some trouble with my internet connection, so I shut down my computer and rebooted my router. Is that why this happened, and does this mean that my tabs are gone forever?

By the way, I do see a folder icon on my desktop that says "Old Firefox Data," but all the data in there is from 2016, so that's not what I'm looking for.

I really need those tabs back. Thanks!

Asked by TeresaRudolph71 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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WYSIWYG printing in Firefox without showing expanded link addresses?

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at addi… (read more)

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at adding file image.

Asked by MarkHHunt 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Roboto Light font won't display even though I have it, and Roboto displays fine

I want to replace all fonts on all websites with Roboto Light. I downloaded the Roboto family and installed it on my PC. Now when I use this: {font-family: "Roboto";} … (read more)

I want to replace all fonts on all websites with Roboto Light. I downloaded the Roboto family and installed it on my PC. Now when I use this:

  • {font-family: "Roboto";}

it works fine, but when I use this:

  • {font-family: "Roboto Light";}

it falls back on another font. Why?

Asked by omotrl 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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debug connection from 127.0.0.1- safe?

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127… (read more)

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127.0.0.1:6080, is that from your own system or from someone on the net.? There is a warning the browser could be taken in control by remote client. Is the person connecting to one of the ports and using the other to access your pc. Or is it all on your own network?

Asked by FIREFOXED 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Why am I having trouble with RoyalGames.com?

Royal Games has tournaments where you have three or four chances to improve your score, then you're rated by your top score. For the last month, when I play a tournament… (read more)

Royal Games has tournaments where you have three or four chances to improve your score, then you're rated by your top score. For the last month, when I play a tournament for the first time, at the end of the game it says I have used all my chances to improve my score. I have cleared my cache, re-installed Adobe Flash. I do not have that problem when I use Microsoft Edge. I cannot play at all using Chrome because it keeps telling me to install Adobe Flash, which, as I said, is already installed. Is the problem with Firefox or with Royal Games? I don't know what else to do.

Asked by dudette2 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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tab bar add-on?

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space … (read more)

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space to use) and where the opened tabs go (to the end preferably).

Asked by kuopiofi 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How save my password firefox 56 to 60

Hi! I want to export all my bookmarks and save passwords from firefox 56 to 60 and i don't know how, I tired all posibilites: copy profile, copy only key3 or 4 and logins… (read more)

Hi! I want to export all my bookmarks and save passwords from firefox 56 to 60 and i don't know how, I tired all posibilites: copy profile, copy only key3 or 4 and logins.json, mozbackup and a lot of addons.... Please hep me, i need them quicly... I don't know why you did all incompatybilities, only solution is to use edge or chrome.... i'm very disapointed (2 days of tired...)

Asked by odo89 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How can have multi-row tabs with Firefox 70?

Tab Mix + allowed old Firefox to support multi-row tabs. I need it absolutely to upgrade. I googled it, found plenty of solutions that changed at every release, none work… (read more)

Tab Mix + allowed old Firefox to support multi-row tabs. I need it absolutely to upgrade. I googled it, found plenty of solutions that changed at every release, none worked with 70. PS: I asking using Waterfox, but Waterfox 2019 killed most legacy add-ons, so I'm looking to to back to Firefox. I solved almost all my problems, except this one which is crucial. I often have 30 opened, having to scroll is unbearable.

Asked by Bob4K 1 year ago

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Power failure corrupted logins.json

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks..… (read more)

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks...

Asked by tomtp 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Predictable crashing

Firefox crashes about once a week. When it does, it resets as though it were a fresh install. My previous session, my "profile" and my new-tab page all go away. Yet so… (read more)

Firefox crashes about once a week. When it does, it resets as though it were a fresh install. My previous session, my "profile" and my new-tab page all go away. Yet somehow it retains my history and bookmarks.

This is on Windows 10. I can detect no common factors other then that it usually happens on a restart. As in, I shut the computer down and all is well; yet when I boot up next, firefox has reset. However it does NOT do it on every shut down because the system gets shut down every night. It's only once a week-ish.

Asked by Fallynn 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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The problem with the context menu Firefox in taskbar.

The Firefox icon is fixed in the taskbar. When you call the context menu, there were items "New Window" "New Tab", etc. Now these items are gone. Tell me how can I get th… (read more)

The Firefox icon is fixed in the taskbar. When you call the context menu, there were items "New Window" "New Tab", etc. Now these items are gone. Tell me how can I get them back?

Asked by Owlss 3 years ago

Answered by McCoy 3 years ago

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Help unblock an accidently blocked domain

I got a bogus 'Tax Refund' email and lazily looked for a way to block the sender before marking it as SPAM. I right-clicked the sender address and the right-click menu of… (read more)

I got a bogus 'Tax Refund' email and lazily looked for a way to block the sender before marking it as SPAM. I right-clicked the sender address and the right-click menu offered an option to "Block this domain" - which looked perfect. After clicking that option a message came up saying I'd blocked the domain of my own email account instead of the domain of the spam host. Now, I can't find the block list to remove the email host name.

Please help

Asked by zemikean 2 years ago

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I allow NO cookies, yet cookies (both 1st & 3rd party) are still being set

I can't decide if this is a Firefox problem or not, but I'm starting here because it makes the most sense to me. I do not allow any cookies to be stored except by the ex… (read more)

I can't decide if this is a Firefox problem or not, but I'm starting here because it makes the most sense to me. I do not allow any cookies to be stored except by the exception list . But when cleaning up my PC at end of day, I notice all these cookies in my CCleaner that should not be there I do have other browsers installed, but never use them & their privacy settings are set to block all cookies as well. Anyone have any clues as to what is going on? Thanks in advance.

I could not seem to be able to add any images so I hope this works... [img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/40451042655_b73d92d928.jpg/img [img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/41346455381_a10b096127.jpg/img

Asked by tcfox 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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no correct website rendering

With Firefox and only with firefox I have a rendering problem with statcounter summary. My stats summary should look as in uploaded image but also with labels on every ba… (read more)

With Firefox and only with firefox I have a rendering problem with statcounter summary. My stats summary should look as in uploaded image but also with labels on every bar in summary image. In other browsers there are no rendering problems Thanks

Asked by giorgiogio48 2 years ago

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