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Mac migration from standard release to ESR

I am looking for suggestions/work flows for migrating existing Mac's from the standard firefox release to the ESR version. I am looking to manage these all under 1 updat… (read more)

I am looking for suggestions/work flows for migrating existing Mac's from the standard firefox release to the ESR version. I am looking to manage these all under 1 update cycle. A couple of current problems:

  1. On a system with the standard version already installed, I can't find a way to upgrade to the ESR version without uninstalling first.
  2. Once I would do an uninstall and then an install of the new version, I am prompted that I have launched an older version of Firefox and that I must create a new profile. How can I do this without loosing all users bookmarks, extensions, etc?

Thanks!

Asked by Bradley 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

How do I get Firefox from downloading PDF files

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every opti… (read more)

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every option in settings/general/apps and they still download in a folder. So I thought I would try MS edge and it does the same thing. Is it not the browser and was it in a MS update? It has never done this before. I don't want all these PDF files downloaded!

Asked by Steve Baker 3 days ago

Last reply by pilotbum 4 hours ago

"unknown source" warning when updating Firefox

I have two identical computers running Firefox on Windows 7. No serious issues for 3 years or longer. Just recently, version 100 showed "Unknown Source" instead of the… (read more)

I have two identical computers running Firefox on Windows 7. No serious issues for 3 years or longer.

Just recently, version 100 showed "Unknown Source" instead of the normal UAC authorization window which lists mozilla.org as the source.

The 100.0.1 update showed the same warning.

This only occurred on one of the computers. The other one does not show the warning.

Firefox worked fine after doing the downloads anyway, but the "Unknown Source" is not right and makes the user think security is being compromised.

Asked by pacific1927 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

using chrome(came with computer) will not download firefox

I recently purchased a dell refurbished computer, I set it up went and downloaded fire fox without any trouble. I restarted computer today and it would not accept passwor… (read more)

I recently purchased a dell refurbished computer, I set it up went and downloaded fire fox without any trouble. I restarted computer today and it would not accept password I called DiscountcomputerDepot.com help and they helped me to restart and they told me they would have to reinstall windows from computer. So I lost all my programs. when it restarted said would have to update windows. I have tried multiple locations and get this same message This download.mozilla.org page can’t be foundNo webpage was found for the web address: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-stub&os=win&lang=en-US&attribution_code=c291cmNlPShub3Qgc2V0KSZtZWRpdW09KGRpcmVjdCkmY2FtcGFpZ249KG5vdCBzZXQpJmNvbnRlbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJmV4cGVyaW1lbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJnZhcmlhdGlvbj0obm90IHNldCkmdWE9ZWRnZSZ2aXNpdF9pZD0obm90IHNldCk.&attribution_sig=c3e7484d24556be08270fa603b3ed24cad53bd6caaec3f9e3f355d5c37300daa HTTP ERROR 404 Please help ,I have only use firefox since I had a computer , about 25 years. Many thanks Jack Terry. [email removed from public]

Asked by jact363 22 hours ago

Last reply by James 17 hours ago

Stop Firefox from downloading PDFs

Hi, I looking to get Firefox to open up a PDF in the browser WITHOUT downloading the file. The reason for this is because I want to bookmark the PDF allowing access to an… (read more)

Hi,

I looking to get Firefox to open up a PDF in the browser WITHOUT downloading the file. The reason for this is because I want to bookmark the PDF allowing access to an up-to-date version of a document.

I have selected the option to ask where to the save file in the settings. I have also set the application settings for PDF to 'always ask'. So, when I open the link, I get a window prompt asking me to select 1 of 3 options: view in Firefox, view in selected application, or save. I select view in Firefox and it still downloads and opens the file.

I definitely know Firefox used to open up PDFs AS links because I have some bookmarked. Any suggestions on why this is and how to fix would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by L_Amin 2 days ago

Last reply by Terry 20 hours ago

suspicious .htm downloads

I've been seeing suspicious .htm files appear in "downloads" when I hadn't requested any downloads. When I try to open the file, it always appears blank. Once I rebooted … (read more)

I've been seeing suspicious .htm files appear in "downloads" when I hadn't requested any downloads. When I try to open the file, it always appears blank. Once I rebooted without deleting the file, and my system acted like it had a virus. I rebooted in Safe Mode and reverted to a restore point, then everything was fine. But I'm still seeing those suspicious files appearing, at least once per day. How do I stop them?

Asked by Keith Heiberg 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

I am having problem signing in to uBlock even though I have used Firefox for years

Can’t find how to sign into uBlock because I keep getting request to download Firefox even though I have used Firefox for years. I can’t find a button to push to complet… (read more)

Can’t find how to sign into uBlock because I keep getting request to download Firefox even though I have used Firefox for years. I can’t find a button to push to complete the sign into uBlock extension

Asked by merrytwo 2 days ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

installed windows 11 on my pc. open firefox. where are all the former menu items including bookmarks?

right and left clicking on the open app menu in the far right column didn't help me. I'm only a 17-year computer professional with a Ph.D. who publishes in peer-reviewed … (read more)

right and left clicking on the open app menu in the far right column didn't help me. I'm only a 17-year computer professional with a Ph.D. who publishes in peer-reviewed journals. How am I supposed to guess what to do?

Asked by cahalanj 2 days ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

Firefox udate from 72 to 100

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to… (read more)

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to be safe ?

FWIW, I've had enough problems upgrading from OSx Mojave to Monterrey. I am leery of the huge jump from FF 72 to 100.

All advice most welcome.

Asked by reedh2 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Re App Pocket

I would like to know how I can un-install Pocket from my windows 10. If it isn't possible, I would like to know how I can delete my account of Pocket that I had created. … (read more)

I would like to know how I can un-install Pocket from my windows 10. If it isn't possible, I would like to know how I can delete my account of Pocket that I had created. Thank you.

Asked by mohammedomar7866 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

Downloading a PDF file

I want to download a pdf document from the internet. i used to be able to click on a download icon in the upper right hand section of the screen and it would download to … (read more)

I want to download a pdf document from the internet. i used to be able to click on a download icon in the upper right hand section of the screen and it would download to my download file. Now it won't. I am using Firefox 100.

Thanks

Asked by sylvia_g 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Download not working with "file not commonly downloaded"

I am currently encountering a deeply frustrating issue with Firefox. I develop video games; I am attempting to download a zip file from Steam Workshop containing a player… (read more)

I am currently encountering a deeply frustrating issue with Firefox. I develop video games; I am attempting to download a zip file from Steam Workshop containing a player-created mod. I have this file on my other computer--it is not malicious. It contains nothing more than XML files and a jpg. Every time I attempt to download this file using Firefox, Firefox blocks the download as a potential security risk. I then click the download manager and tell it to download anyway; Firefox then pretends to complete the download, but in actuality the file remains at 0 bytes and a "part" file is created containing what I can only assume is the actual data.

Asked by cstern 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

Make links of firefox addons?

Its not really a migration question but can be helpful to those who wish to mange their stuff without the use of other people's computers(the cloud). I would like to turn… (read more)

Its not really a migration question but can be helpful to those who wish to mange their stuff without the use of other people's computers(the cloud).

I would like to turn all my addons into a text or html file of links or names. Why? The addons are going wonky again a few folders seem to be walmare but not reporting to be malware, its a huge pita to , manually write down each one. Basically, I need to nuke my install and reinstall it all fresh then reinstall all my addons. This is no easy feat when you use 20+ addons. And yes this seems to happen regularly after a couple of years.

Another question, If I sync'd just the addons would it let give me the addons fresh from the file repository without anything extra folders/files or will it just save my current addon folder corrupt files and all?

Also if I just synced addons it won't mess with my bookmarks or settings, will it?

Asked by Zippydsmlee 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Clean install of Firefox v91.8.0

After upgrading to v91.8.0 I experienced a multitude of issues: unwanted folders, duplicate folders, incoming mail going directly to trash, and more. How can I do a clean… (read more)

After upgrading to v91.8.0 I experienced a multitude of issues: unwanted folders, duplicate folders, incoming mail going directly to trash, and more.

How can I do a clean install of v91.8.0, getting rid of all existing formatting and data?

Asked by rlm98253 4 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago

Where do I enter my 7 digit code which was sent to my e-mail to verify my identity?

I just downloaded the Firefox app on my laptop (new user) and was sent a 7 digit code to confirm my identity. I do not know where I should go to enter this code? Please … (read more)

I just downloaded the Firefox app on my laptop (new user) and was sent a 7 digit code to confirm my identity. I do not know where I should go to enter this code? Please advise. Thank you!

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Asked by Mary 6 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 days ago