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How do I update to a specific version of firefox?

I'd like to update my mac's firefox, but not to the latest version. I know about the directory of releases, but I can't seem to find advice on what to do once I download … (read more)

I'd like to update my mac's firefox, but not to the latest version. I know about the directory of releases, but I can't seem to find advice on what to do once I download the file. I don't want to create a separate profile, or risk messing up the profile/settings I have currently. So, any thoughts? Thank you in advance for the help.

Asked by N21 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Can't rollback from Firefox 91 to 89.

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of t… (read more)

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of the Proton UI junk is back. I tried disabling it again, but nothing worked. Doing a web search, it appears that Mozilla has disabled the ability to turn off Proton.

I then set about to rollback the installation back to version 89. I found a Mozilla link on this, went to their ftp server and downloaded the installation files for the last version of 89. The installation went normally, but when I opened Firefox afterwards, a little box popped up saying something to the effect of "To keep your History and Bookmarks from possibly being corrupted, Firefox must create new user profile." I exited out of this and Firefox didn't start. I attempted to restart Firefox again and the same box popped up again. The only way to get past it was to click the accept button.

I did so and Firefox started. This was clearly not version 89. As the UI is junk, it took several minutes to find out that this was now the latest version of 92!!!! I'm absolutely positive that I downloaded the correct file. When I look through the update history, it doesn't even show todays version 89 installation as happening. What a piece of junk.

I then spent 20 minutes figuring out how to revert back to my user profile, not the new one that it had created for me. I then did some research on what had happened. Well it turns out that you can't actually rollback Firefox, despite what Mozilla says. For a while they have added "downgrade protection" which automatically creates the new user profile and stops your old profile from being accessed by it. So unless you want to figure out how to spend a hundred hours reconstructing bookmarks, passwords, settings, etc. it actually isn't possible to rollback Firefox. Doesn't this violate some Microsoft rules about being able to uninstall versions of software from within Windows? If you try to do this with Firefox and go back to a previous version it blows everything up.

Does anyone know how to actually rollback Firefox to a previous version, so that Proton can be disabled?

Asked by jack.hidley 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

Chromebook still can't load firefox after flatpack installation, Chromebook, Linux.

Been desperately trying to get Firefox to run on my Acer Chromebook 315 through Linux. The app store version just isn't cutting it. I followed these instructions below as… (read more)

Been desperately trying to get Firefox to run on my Acer Chromebook 315 through Linux. The app store version just isn't cutting it. I followed these instructions below as best as I could installing linux and flatpack. I even ran a power wash and tried again.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

The icon comes up in my dash, but is gray and endlessly loading. Not sure what else I can do. I'm pretty my system is compatible. Is there another way? Am I missing something?

Thank you,

A

Asked by Stanton 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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How to downgrade Firefox only theme?

I prefer old theme of Firefox, with smaller buttons, comfortable navigation, but I'm sure, that you have users who likes new theme with large buttons and new "tab style".… (read more)

I prefer old theme of Firefox, with smaller buttons, comfortable navigation, but I'm sure, that you have users who likes new theme with large buttons and new "tab style". So... How can I downgrade only theme of Firefox? Cuz it is reallllyyyyyy not comfortable these large buttons and not minimalistic style. I prefer simple style, not easy (:

Asked by DarkDuino 1 year ago

Last reply by enkharta 11 months ago

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Copy my old profile from old hdd to new sdd folder

Hello čaute i had problem with my pc,so i bought new one with new HW and SSD,but i have kept my old hdd. I would like to copy my profile from E:\Users\user\AppData\Roamin… (read more)

Hello čaute i had problem with my pc,so i bought new one with new HW and SSD,but i have kept my old hdd. I would like to copy my profile from E:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles I did ,it is almost 1,2 GB file. After copy i tried to open new mozilla that is on new ssd,but it gave me this error message: User profile firefox app cannot be loeaded. Probably profile is missing or it is unavailable. Could be because i have dowloaded older version from march? What can i do. It is very important for me to have all my old bookmarks and history. I tried first to import my bookmars which was succesful, but i would also like to have my old webhistory and old theme. Also i am not sure but i found somehting about places.sqlite , it is my old history of browsing? Can i put it into new profile somehow? Please prosim help pomozte. Anything

Asked by martin.strapac 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Keep Getting "Firefox already running, but it is not responding..." Message on attempt to Start Firefox

I started receiving a message that "Firefox is already running, but it is not responding...". Tried Task Manager to "End Processes" - Didn't work (still getting the same… (read more)

I started receiving a message that "Firefox is already running, but it is not responding...". Tried Task Manager to "End Processes" - Didn't work (still getting the same message on start up). Tried to uninstall and reinstall Firefox - Didn't work (Getting the same message when I attempt to reinstall. About to give up and go with another browser. Can someone please tell me how to get rid of this message and reinstall and start Firefox? I would REALLY rather use Firefox. Thank you!

Asked by dsmith30 1 year ago

Last reply by bjv.rems1 1 year ago

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firefox account login

I have a firefox account for syncing my multiple computers and mobile devices. I purchased a new windows 10 laptop and installed firefox but it will not allow me to sign… (read more)

I have a firefox account for syncing my multiple computers and mobile devices. I purchased a new windows 10 laptop and installed firefox but it will not allow me to sign into my account. It says my password is wrong. I'm using the same password I used to log into this support site (from an older pc) so the password is valid. All other devices are syncing and signed in. How do I get this new installation of firefox to recognize my password?

Thanks, Mike

Asked by mikemccue 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox update

we don't like the 89 version. the colors are all screwed up. bad. we want the old version back. would you please turn it back to the old way, before 6-1-21? PLEASE? … (read more)

we don't like the 89 version. the colors are all screwed up. bad. we want the old version back. would you please turn it back to the old way, before 6-1-21? PLEASE?

Asked by dcoreau 11 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 11 months ago

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New Firefox Dilemma

I received a message stating that my current "Firefox" needed to be updated to '64-Bit'. I updated and lost all of my favorite icons (25+). I also have to create an entir… (read more)

I received a message stating that my current "Firefox" needed to be updated to '64-Bit'. I updated and lost all of my favorite icons (25+). I also have to create an entire new account and password as I'm told the old is not correct, ! I'm not happy in losing all of my previous information & email account on the older version that I've had for years!!!!!!! Can I retrieve, reload, etc....

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Asked by nipstoo 8 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 8 months ago

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Firefox on Windows 10 keeps on failing updates

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an er… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an error message "Update Failed", requiring a manual download and install. What can I do to automate the update installs? Thank you.

Asked by rmk9785e 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Awful Browser lost all

Nice [expletive] job MZ lost all my damn book marks, lost all my damn passwords and lost any and all thought of you being a god damn good browser. [profanity] you're upda… (read more)

Nice [expletive] job MZ lost all my damn book marks, lost all my damn passwords and lost any and all thought of you being a god damn good browser. [profanity] you're update sucks and I want nothing to do with you (2009-2020)

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Asked by omenofwar 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Install Problem

I was having issues with Firefox freezing on launch, so I ran the repair which did not help. I tried to uninstall the browser and the uninstall stopped responding. I do… (read more)

I was having issues with Firefox freezing on launch, so I ran the repair which did not help. I tried to uninstall the browser and the uninstall stopped responding. I downloaded and ran the Firefox Setup 93.0.exe file and it freezes trying to execute the default-browser-agent.exe at register-task E7... (see the attached photo - I can't expand the window to read it from there).

I much prefer Firefox to Chrome and would like to get it up and running. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by w17845 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago