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"Failed to check for updates" et al

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v… (read more)

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v 23H2. I keep getting bubbles saying that Firefox wasn't able to check for updates- not that it couldn't download or install updates, but it couldn't search for one. I also did the "about Firefox" thing and it gives me the same message. Both of these have been going on for a couple days and I have attempted restarting Firefox multiple times and did a manual update [125.0.1 (64-bit)] just in case there was a problem there. Now, I've tried the tips from the other threads (turning off the proxy, checking any anti-update policies, and checking the add.update.url in the config settings) with no luck. So in an effort to either bump the question or get any Windows oriented answers... Thanks muchly

Asked by xheavenlybodiesx 2 days ago

Last reply by NoahSUMO 4 hours ago

Firefox draining battery life 41% usage

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefo… (read more)

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefox so much more. The format is way more pleasing. I love how it easily signs me back into everything, BUT IT DRAINS MY COMPUTER SO MUCH. Like i used to have an 8hour + battery span my laptop neverrr died. Now I get through MAX 2 hours of full use before needing to charge, and maybe 4 hours just having it at school but not using it.

I thought my dell suddenly started crashing, ran all these tests, and then I realized the only change was that I had started using Firefox... So sad I think I am going to have to leave it.

I read a lot of articles and did everything suggested. my graphics is webreader , i turned on all the suggested features, i have 2 extensions , the only thing I could maybe think of was that I use an animated theme so maybe that was killing the battery, but like if I can't use my theme than whats the point.

Asked by nebs9921 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

I need help getting my facebook account back on firefox. I deleted my cookies and now my account is gone

bold textMy issue is in Firefox I have 2 facebook account my personal one Cindy Betz Kuehl and my game account Cindy Kuehl Duc.  I deleted my cookies on Cindy Kuehl DUC a… (read more)

bold textMy issue is in Firefox I have 2 facebook account my personal one Cindy Betz Kuehl and my game account Cindy Kuehl Duc.  I deleted my cookies on Cindy Kuehl DUC and it deleted my facebook account for Cindy Kuehl  DUC.  I play games on this account and can't figure out how to get this account back.  I need your help please.

Asked by cindykuehl62 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Convert pdf to word

I want to convert a pdf file that I mistakenly had to generate when I deleted the original file. I want to convert the pdf sheet back to a Word doc so I can edit it. … (read more)

I want to convert a pdf file that I mistakenly had to generate when I deleted the original file. I want to convert the pdf sheet back to a Word doc so I can edit it.

Asked by mchasehq1 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Repeated messages that I use an old version despite having downloaded the most recent version

Hi! I get repeated messages that I use an old version despite having downloaded the most recent version. When i try to start Firefox it won't start, I only get a message… (read more)

Hi!

I get repeated messages that I use an old version despite having downloaded the most recent version. When i try to start Firefox it won't start, I only get a message and the precise wording of the message is" 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 this installation of Firefox." Then I get two choices, either "Exit" or "Create New Profile". If I choose the first, I exit. If I choose the latter and create a new profile then I loose my bookmarks and browsing history. Appreciate any solution you might have

Asked by Jan Nilsson 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Firefox opening two windows at startup

Firefox is now opening two windows at startup: one that has my previous session (which I always prefer) and one window with one blank tab. It used to open only the saved… (read more)

Firefox is now opening two windows at startup: one that has my previous session (which I always prefer) and one window with one blank tab. It used to open only the saved session. What can I do do change this. Thank you. (I have Firefox 122 version)

Asked by VegRunner66 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

error message www.bbc.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

For the past couple of months I have been getting the message www.bbc.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR when loading pages on www.bbc.com websi… (read more)

For the past couple of months I have been getting the message www.bbc.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR when loading pages on www.bbc.com website. I have done a search on the internet and it seems this is a common problem with Firefox and does not affect othere browesers. I have done what was advice given online but it does not solve the problem. It is getting so bad I may have to start using one of the other browsers even though I prefare Firefox.

Asked by Brian Beesley 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Cannot change Firefox account password due to "incorrect password"

I'm trying to reset my Firefox account password. I know my password is correct, because I just signed into my Firefox account with it. Every time I try to change the pas… (read more)

I'm trying to reset my Firefox account password. I know my password is correct, because I just signed into my Firefox account with it.

Every time I try to change the password however, it tells me my old password is incorrect. I know it's not incorrect because as stated, I just signed into my account with it.

Not sure exactly how to fix this one, any suggestions welcome.

Asked by darkbayleef 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Opening a PDF to view without downloading it.

In order to view a PDF, I cannot just open it, I must download it. I tried the solution offered by Jefferson Scher and it didn't work. I'm using the latest version 119 of… (read more)

In order to view a PDF, I cannot just open it, I must download it. I tried the solution offered by Jefferson Scher and it didn't work. I'm using the latest version 119 of Mozilla which I downloaded today. 10/26/23

Asked by cbkan1111 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How do I stop firefox from asking to update???

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready.… (read more)

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready. How do I stop this?

Asked by scottg1 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Lost tabs after refreshing Firefox.

I did a 'refresh' of my browser, thinking that basic user information would be saved. But I lost all my tabs in OneTab (extension). Is it possible to recover them? … (read more)

I did a 'refresh' of my browser, thinking that basic user information would be saved. But I lost all my tabs in OneTab (extension). Is it possible to recover them?

Asked by lilou k. 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Turn off use Firefox email mask

I need to turn off use Firefox email mask... I can't STAND being prompted to use Firefox email mask but I can't find a way to turn off that prompt. JUST STOP THAT! It'… (read more)

I need to turn off use Firefox email mask... I can't STAND being prompted to use Firefox email mask but I can't find a way to turn off that prompt.

JUST STOP THAT! It's infuriating that you're trying to force me to use something I DO NOT WANT!

Asked by klgrube 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

can't access a web page.

I can't access this web page: www.fivelakes.settlement.com. This comes up: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.fivelakes… (read more)

I can't access this web page: www.fivelakes.settlement.com. This comes up:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.fivelakes.settlementaccount.com.

If you entered the right address, you can:

   Try again later
   Check your network connection
   Check that Firefox has permission to access the web (you might be connected but behind a firewall)

Asked by akhenaton_50 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago