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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox V 41 keeps updating to a newer version and I have auto update disabled

For several reasons, mostly add-on compatibility, I need to use V41 I have gone to the Options area and then to Advanced and have checked "Never check for updates " so it… (read more)

For several reasons, mostly add-on compatibility, I need to use V41 I have gone to the Options area and then to Advanced and have checked "Never check for updates " so it should NOT automatically update itself. However, it IS updating itself to V43 - and of course some of my Add-ons are not compatible.

Am I missing something??

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jestochin 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Deploying Firefox ESR in an enterprise environment

Hi All, Currently Firefox is installed in our environment used by approx 400-500 users. We update Firefox twice a year to provide minimal impact to users although with se… (read more)

Hi All, Currently Firefox is installed in our environment used by approx 400-500 users. We update Firefox twice a year to provide minimal impact to users although with security being a concern i believe Firefox esr is available and provides minor security patches but i'm unclear if this is the way to go.

Can someone please provide some guidance on a recommended way to roll out Firefox in an enterprise environment? How should we handle updates (auto updates turned on or off)? How do we handle Rollbacks? Etc.

Thanks

Asked by Firefoxa 3 years ago

Last reply by Firefoxa 3 years ago

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Skipping to the middle of a streaming audio track on various sites causes stuttering and glitchy audio

Hello, Please reference this support thread on SoundCloud's tech support forums. The thread contains all pertinent information, including videos of the problem and conso… (read more)

Hello,

Please reference this support thread on SoundCloud's tech support forums. The thread contains all pertinent information, including videos of the problem and console screenshots made by myself and others. https://www.soundcloudcommunity.com/soundcloud/topics/skipping-to-the-middle-of-a-track-causes-stuttering-and-glitchy-audio-chrome-firefox

In a nutshell, when you try to skip forward during streaming audio, there is a buffering/stuttering issue that prevents proper playback of the track. This problem is confirmed on SoundCloud and Traxsource, and other people in the support thread have mentioned Mixcloud and other streaming sites. In other words, this is not the fault of one particular streaming service or another.

The problem does not occur in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Well, to clarify, when the problem was posted on the SoundCloud support forums, Chrome was having the same issue. However, they did a version push a few days ago, which fixed it.

Here is my original post on SoundCloud support (minus erroneous information about Chrome), which has pertinent details. Note that we upgraded both Flash and Firefox recently, so although I mention previous versions in my original post, everyone involved has since updated their browsers and Flash.

As of now, the only fix for the issue is to roll back to Firefox 40.0.2. Thanks for any and all help =)

Matt

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Skipping to the middle of a track causes stuttering and glitchy audio (Firefox).

I am running Windows 10 Pro.

There seems to be a caching issue affecting playback - I started noticing this problem three or four days ago. Previously, I could skip through my stream at will, going straight to the middle of tracks or mixes to listen to a few seconds, and determine if I liked the track. Now, I cannot do that on Firefox 41.0.1. The problem is merely annoying on songs that are 3 or 4 minutes in length, as I must let them "cache" for perhaps ten seconds before skipping around. Unfortunately, the problem is a game-breaker on mixes that are, for example, 90 minutes long. If I skip to a point directly in the middle of the mix, nothing happens. The playback button alternates between the "Play" symbol, and the "Caching" symbol ("..."), and if audio does resume, it is glitchy and consists of different parts of the track being played back at once.

I've eliminated my internet connection as a source of the problem by loading up Edge. In Edge 20.10240.16384, the problem does not exist. I can scroll down to any 2-hour mix in my feed, click on the middle of it, and the audio starts right up. No caching, no stuttering or glitching.

I rolled back Flash to version 18 to see if it fixed the problem in Firefox, but it did not. The problem persisted, so I re-upgraded back to Flash 19.

Asked by Breakbeat 4 years ago

Answered by Breakbeat 4 years ago

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Unable to update outdated plugin

This problem seems to be coming a regular occurrence now with plugins. I have an outdated plugin that says "Update Now" Adobe Reader Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Net… (read more)

This problem seems to be coming a regular occurrence now with plugins.

I have an outdated plugin that says "Update Now"

Adobe Reader Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape outdated 15.9.20069.28170 Update Now


When i visit the Adobe website to update Adobe Reader it offers me 2015.009.20069 and then fails to install because i already have it leaving the plugin check still telling me that i need to update now

Windows 7

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 4 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 4 years ago

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not responding while playing Farmville 2

While playing FarmVille 2 foxfire keeps hanging - says at top "not responding". I can load game and play for a few minutes but then hangs. Sometimes it hangs right after … (read more)

While playing FarmVille 2 foxfire keeps hanging - says at top "not responding". I can load game and play for a few minutes but then hangs. Sometimes it hangs right after loading. Will not come back so I have to quit foxfire. I have been having the problem in last several weeks but yesterday it got really bad. I usually only had to restart foxfire once to get it to work. I have tried refreshing foxfire. Also disabling hardware acceleration. My plugins are up to date. My computer is only 1.5 years old and I have windows 10. I can play FV2 on Google Chrome and MSN edge but both are slow and jerky. I really prefer foxfire over the other ones.

Asked by ahushagen 4 years ago

Last reply by geraa48 4 years ago

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Every time I start Firefox after rebooting my PC it asks me to re-enable all of my add-ons; started about 3 or 4 days ago.

I have already tried deleting the extensions.* files and refreshing Firefox (the latter which caused me to have to re-install all my add-ons, BTW). Happens only after I r… (read more)

I have already tried deleting the extensions.* files and refreshing Firefox (the latter which caused me to have to re-install all my add-ons, BTW). Happens only after I reboot my PC. What, if anything, has changed in the past few days...?

Asked by Sowalsky 4 years ago

Last reply by philipwatling 4 years ago

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properJavaRDP freezes in firefox 42.0 but is fine in 41.0.2, and was fine in 41.0

On connecting through firefox to customer VPN running/using properJavaRDP firefox freezes when v42.0 is used. Three dialogs have to be acknowledged before firefox become… (read more)

On connecting through firefox to customer VPN running/using properJavaRDP firefox freezes when v42.0 is used. Three dialogs have to be acknowledged before firefox becomes usable again.

Connection through firefox 41.0.2 is fine, as was v41.0. Dialogs not presented with either.

The only difference between working and not working is 41.0.2 v.s. 41.0.

Asked by Anthropologizer 4 years ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 4 years ago

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Flash Player crashes within 20 seconds of playing a game or video

For the last week every time I start a flash game it crashes before it even gets past the loading screen and I've uninstalled Flash downloaded the latest Flash, refreshed… (read more)

For the last week every time I start a flash game it crashes before it even gets past the loading screen and I've uninstalled Flash downloaded the latest Flash, refreshed Firefox, disabled Acceleration, turned off Protected-Mode, even used Firefox in safe mode. Nothing has solved my issue I installed Windows 10 awhile ago so don't know if that is the issue.

Crash Log daa787b9-cfe6-47c9-b0fb-d3a2c22d99ac 8/26/2015 10:27 AM 17190c07-3186-4454-a33b-1a3272153f42 8/14/2015 2:59 AM d2d5f8ce-2b1b-495a-966d-7e39ccfaab33 7/30/2015 7:24 PM e839e95d-24f7-4567-9f1e-23e6f6e4a403 7/17/2015 7:47 PM 828afcb5-4695-4662-b37e-9bca503c4148 7/17/2015 2:52 PM

Asked by tanker77 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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So I am doomed because I have a virus that I can't get rid of and I was making sure that you weren't being hacked? Which you are. I still want to help.

I was a member of the beta team and had a Mozilla support account under the name Mymozsupp. Someone from FireFox staff inserted a file called doomed at 8:46pm today and I… (read more)

I was a member of the beta team and had a Mozilla support account under the name Mymozsupp. Someone from FireFox staff inserted a file called doomed at 8:46pm today and I do not appreciate that. I did not want to hack you or stop helping you. I just can't get rid of this virus so I switched to the regular browser. Also, you are being hacked by a group that I was/am a part of. They use the hack to get full Root PEM certificates from your browser to use it as a make shift Tor browser. I do not condone that. Although, I know why. If you can have Tor without downloading it, which instantly puts you on a list, why wouldn't you do so. They are non-profit and do not do things without good reason. There you go.

Asked by Ivan Bernesty 4 years ago

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Thousands of JonuiCouupon type files are being written into AppData/Local/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/.../cache2/entries.

Something had infected my computer. With help I've removed most of the bad effects, but what remains is files of type JonuiCouupon being written into the Firefox Profile… (read more)

Something had infected my computer. With help I've removed most of the bad effects, but what remains is files of type JonuiCouupon being written into the Firefox Profiles area. When I delete the Profile, it creates a new one and starts writing them again. 38,000 files in the last week, totaling 330 MB.

Asked by DanSchn 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Webpage opened on one sceen not displayed properly when moved to the other screen

Setup: imac 5K Retina with a secondary LCD screen attached via thunderbolt-HDMI interface Two problems were noted after Firefox updated version 38.0.5: 1. Problem #1: Wh… (read more)

Setup: imac 5K Retina with a secondary LCD screen attached via thunderbolt-HDMI interface

Two problems were noted after Firefox updated version 38.0.5: 1. Problem #1: When I open webpage on imac (primary screen), it opens OK, then if I move it to the secondary screen it does not display properly. Looks like a second copy of the same page 1/4 size of the original is superimposed on the upper left corner. See Attached screen shot #1

2. Problem #2: When I Open a webpage on the secondary screen, it opens ok (see #2 sceen shot) , then if I move it to the primary screen (imac), it is not displayed properly. Looks like the page is displayed on the primary zoomed in. See attached screen shot #2 (on secondary screen) and #3 after being moved to the primary screen (imac)

Asked by njarif 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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Disable Firefox password manager

I'm a web designer and I'm having an issue were a user who is already logged in arrives on a page which allows them to update information on their account as well as upda… (read more)

I'm a web designer and I'm having an issue were a user who is already logged in arrives on a page which allows them to update information on their account as well as update their password with a set of Current password, New password, re-enter password fields. I'm seeing that in firefox for users with password manager information saved, the first password field filled is being auto-completed by Firefox password manager and the entry field above the password reset section is populated by the username, despite the fact this field is not for a username.

I will note that this issue only occurs when the input field directly above the password field is intentionally blank (value="").

Is there any thing I can do without altering the layout of the page so that Firefox password manager will not incorrectly insert data into this field?

Asked by Bentlewi 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes windows 10

Ever since i changed to windows 10 from 7 it has crashed every day multiple times per day i have tired using default theme taking off hardware acceleration on videos sti… (read more)

Ever since i changed to windows 10 from 7 it has crashed every day multiple times per day i have tired using default theme taking off hardware acceleration on videos still crashes tried to copy and paste crash reports not sure if i done ti right

bp-f209920d-899e-4430-9d03-02ffb2151103	11/2/2015 8:05 PM
bp-99b6ab66-e9f0-4a29-a66e-693a82151103	11/2/2015 8:03 PM
0ba0d6eb-7a34-4581-acb3-1f091e949a72	10/30/2015 4:13 PM
bp-045efa9c-dbe6-4cb6-b4c3-e7be22151030	10/30/2015 4:10 PM
93a5fd43-03be-46d3-bfe2-b0255cdbb06e	10/30/2015 4:07 PM
bp-7bbd6474-ef4f-4ac0-8574-ade142151030	10/30/2015 3:16 PM
bp-c1df5e1d-d0d4-4b8e-a8a3-fb1bf2151030	10/30/2015 3:14 PM
bp-ba5e6f8a-1b1c-4b88-bcb2-5a6f62151030

Asked by aros 4 years ago

Last reply by aros 4 years ago

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Cache problem

I've got a cache problem that's probably a simple fix but driving me crazy, I open a browser, any browser like firefox or internet explorer etc.. and all have the same pr… (read more)

I've got a cache problem that's probably a simple fix but driving me crazy, I open a browser, any browser like firefox or internet explorer etc.. and all have the same problem, first time it searches fine, and any more searches on that same page work fine, but if i open a new tab or close and reopen the browser i get no search results at all unless i clear the cache only for firefox or the temporary internet files and website file option in internet explorer, then click home page and i can search again, but opening a new tab or closing and reopening browser causes same issue to return every time. i have tried everything from flushing dns and renew and release ect. to reinstalling browsers and i even reinstalled windows in the end :( but even then with nothing installed but windows and basic motherboard drivers installed it still did it, the only other thing i had installed was avg zen which i now removed and use avira instead. i have also checked for disk errors and memory errors.. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Drew300 4 years ago

Answered by Drew300 4 years ago

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Install extension silently in Firefox 41

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I trie… (read more)

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I tried to do:

- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\browser\extensions
- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\extensions
- Placed unpacked extension directory in another directory and added record in registry (`HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions`, key is extension id and value is full path to unpacked extension)

In all ways name of unpacked extension directory was:

- Random name
- ID from install.rdf #1 (`{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}` for example)
- ID from install.rdf #2 (`prism@developer.mozilla.org` for example)  

And, as i said, all methods don't give me expectable result. Firefox don't show extensions in list and don't show any notification. How can i solve it? What actual method using in current version of FF? Target browser is Firefox 41, system - Windows 7 x64 Thanks!

Asked by iRomul 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago