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Re-Installing Mozilla - Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

I shut down my PC without closing the Firefox brower tabs and I started getting this message the next time I re-booted and tried to start Firefox. --- "Firefox is already… (read more)

I shut down my PC without closing the Firefox brower tabs and I started getting this message the next time I re-booted and tried to start Firefox. --- "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." ---

I read thru the different support forums and tried various answers/suggestions - no luck. Bottom line, I have uninstalled the browser, deleted all the old Mozilla folders from the machine and downloaded the .exe to try to re-install the browser. However, the installation crashes at about 70% completion and I still get the message listed above. I am running on Windows 10 and the PC is up to date with all patches.

I would appreciate if anyone can help me figure this issue out.

Asked by ankrnl01 3 months ago

Answered by ankrnl01 2 months ago

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How can I disable automatic updates in FF78esr ?

I have a virtual w10x64 machine which I need to play old flash content on a specific (trusted) website which is the only one allowed in mms.cfg and which does not use htt… (read more)

I have a virtual w10x64 machine which I need to play old flash content on a specific (trusted) website which is the only one allowed in mms.cfg and which does not use https. With the latest update to 78.9 FF does not open the flash content and the pages anymore. So I reverted to 78.8 but the auto-update always intercepts.

How can I disable the auto-updates for good? Is there possibly a policy for this?

I think the FF programmers need better imagination on specific scenarios before they impose so called "security features" on the users and break their processes.

Asked by ffsync5 6 days ago

Answered by ffsync5 6 days ago

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Firefox Developer edition on ubuntu asking to reinstall the package on every update

I downloaded firefox developer edition from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ But almost every 5-6 days it shows a prompt saying firefox have an update, d… (read more)

I downloaded firefox developer edition from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ But almost every 5-6 days it shows a prompt saying firefox have an update, download it from website we will help you install it. It's inefficient and time consuming to manually download and setup firefox after every update.

Asked by yashrathicricket 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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With YOUR "collective" HELP, I was able to recover my BOOKMARKS, but now, FIREFOX ...

Firefox is making itself a "pain..." again. It is now unhappy I am using an OLD PROFILE and wants me to use/go to a new one. Your advice? Of course I hesitate as going t… (read more)

Firefox is making itself a "pain..." again. It is now unhappy I am using an OLD PROFILE and wants me to use/go to a new one.

Your advice? Of course I hesitate as going to rel 87.0 got me into this trouble in the first place by losing EVERYTHING and forcing me to create a new profile, while "hiding" everything and started me from scratch. So now again, "I hesitate". I am almost 84 yo and I cant keep trying to recover FIREFOX bookmarks, add-ons...history.. keeps losing with every release.

Your advice? TRY to get at least, the bookmarks I recovered to a "new" profile or ignore FIREFOX and keep using my old working profile? Anyone find a way to "recover" lost ONETAB URL's?

Asked by jagman55 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Problems downloading Firefox Browser

I downloaded the Firefox browser and ran the program. The homepage does not bring me to the New Tab page, but instead keeps bringing me to the page to download the brows… (read more)

I downloaded the Firefox browser and ran the program. The homepage does not bring me to the New Tab page, but instead keeps bringing me to the page to download the browser. I've done it more than 6 times and still get the same result.

Asked by tmurrayeast10th 5 days ago

Answered by tmurrayeast10th 5 days ago

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Transferring Firefox to another computer

Either I'm a dork or the instructions that I have found are not very clear. I have been trying for several days to transfer my settings from my desktop to a new laptop. … (read more)

Either I'm a dork or the instructions that I have found are not very clear. I have been trying for several days to transfer my settings from my desktop to a new laptop. I have gone to the %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles page until I'm blue in the face. I transferred a directory called "m80s2e9e.default" from the profiles directory on the desktop to the %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles directory on the laptop but keep getting "Firefox profile cannot be loaded" error. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Dale Webb

Asked by Dale 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Impression.link

Whenever I open Firefox I'm asked to download impression.link. It's keeps popping up even though I cancel. I've tried saving it to make it go away but each new tab I open… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox I'm asked to download impression.link. It's keeps popping up even though I cancel. I've tried saving it to make it go away but each new tab I open in Firefox browser I get the same all over again. Impression.link pops up and asks whether I want to save or run it. I've never had this before and it's extremely annoying as I don't know if it's a threat. Do you know what this is and how do I stop it.

Asked by LJR 2 days ago

Answered by LJR 1 day ago

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XPCOM error in Linux on Chrome OS Firefox 87.0

When I try to open Firefox on Debian Linux I get an XPCOM error XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /mnt/chromeos/removable/plus_slim/dev/linux/packages/firefox-87.0/firefox/lib… (read more)

When I try to open Firefox on Debian Linux I get an XPCOM error XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /mnt/chromeos/removable/plus_slim/dev/linux/packages/firefox-87.0/firefox/libxul.so: libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Couldn't load XPCOM.

I included a screenshot of the message and my firefox file directory

Asked by Aiden Snyder 23 hours ago

Answered by Aiden Snyder 23 hours ago

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how do i go back to the older version of firefox? 17.0 has lost all my tabs, i want my tabs back.

there are no compatible versions of my add ons or extensions and i have lost a boat load of tabs i had saved and i want them back so i want to go back to the previous ver… (read more)

there are no compatible versions of my add ons or extensions and i have lost a boat load of tabs i had saved and i want them back so i want to go back to the previous version of firefox...i now have the new 17.0 and not happy i lost all my info and settings

Asked by foaling 8 years ago

Answered by desertvoice 8 years ago

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Norton 360 Login Assistant does not work with Firefox 17

I have just upgraded to Firefox 17 and found that Norton 360 "Login Assistant" (formally named Identity Safe) no longer works. It does not fill in the username and passw… (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox 17 and found that Norton 360 "Login Assistant" (formally named Identity Safe) no longer works. It does not fill in the username and password fields. It worked very well and did all the right things when I was using Firefox 16. There is probably a quick fix but in the meantime I have had to revert to version 16. Looking forward to the problem being resolved.

Asked by southernhydro 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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opening dartIframe.html

Every time I open a Yahoo finance page I get a pop up window from Firefox that reads as follows: "Opening DARTIframe.html" "You have chosen to open: DARTIframe.html which… (read more)

Every time I open a Yahoo finance page I get a pop up window from Firefox that reads as follows: "Opening DARTIframe.html" "You have chosen to open: DARTIframe.html which is a: Firefox HTML Document from: http://download.finance.yahoo.com What should Firefox do with this file? etc.

Asked by egraf 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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why firefox can be installed without administrative privilege

A standard user (i.e without administrator or power user right),able to run the installation package able in his/her workstation.By default, any executable package shou… (read more)

A standard user (i.e without administrator or power user right),able to run the installation package able in his/her workstation.By default, any executable package should not be run without administrator privilege. Please assist, thanks!

Asked by wilson.tan 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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I had version 3.5.2 and Firefox updated to version 17. Is this right?

Hello- I am new to Firefox. I have it set to update automatically. I noticed it was updating to the latest version today, so I stayed and watched. I had version 3.5.2 (I … (read more)

Hello- I am new to Firefox. I have it set to update automatically. I noticed it was updating to the latest version today, so I stayed and watched. I had version 3.5.2 (I am pretty sure) but the latest version it just updated to is version 17. Is this right? I am used to version going in order but from version 3.5.2 to 17? did something go wrong?

Asked by Kooler 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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how do i see what beta ver i'm at - deeper than Help | About Firefox - registry .. ?

i am enrolled in the beta channel but because the notification popups are so quick i someties do not see that a new beta ver is available. i consult filehippo regularly t… (read more)

i am enrolled in the beta channel but because the notification popups are so quick i someties do not see that a new beta ver is available. i consult filehippo regularly to see what updates are out there but i want to have a way i can find what beta i'm at - Help|About Firefox doesn't get it - how can i find that? looked in registry but haven't found what i want

any idees?

ciao saw

Asked by rockyj 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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why will Firefox not keep my settings? I must reset all of my settings every time that I log in.

Every time I log out, shut down & restart. It returns Firefox to the default settings that occur after a new install. It keeps the settings if I exit & restart Fi… (read more)

Every time I log out, shut down & restart. It returns Firefox to the default settings that occur after a new install. It keeps the settings if I exit & restart Firefox without shutting down but if I shut down, it forgets everything.

Asked by kbergslien 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why are Firefox 15 as well as 17 showing in my Windows Programs list ?

My 64-bit Windows 7 HP SP1 based notebook was under repair for the past couple of months. So, recently when I got it back, I upgraded Firefox manually to the latest versi… (read more)

My 64-bit Windows 7 HP SP1 based notebook was under repair for the past couple of months. So, recently when I got it back, I upgraded Firefox manually to the latest version, i.e. 17. However, noticed that both Version 15 and 17 are listed in the Windows Programs list (Add/Remove Programs list). Can I remove / uninstall Version 15 and leave Version 17 alone, or do I need to remove both and reinstall Firefox 17 afresh ? Is this some sort of a bug in the Firefox installation process ?

Asked by Ramesh Iyer 8 years ago

Answered by Ramesh Iyer 8 years ago

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I haven't been able to finalize any recent upgrade.

I am currently using version 14.0.1 I haven't been able to finalize any recent upgrade. After I do the update and restart Firefox I get this message “Please make sure the… (read more)

I am currently using version 14.0.1 I haven't been able to finalize any recent upgrade. After I do the update and restart Firefox I get this message “Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to try again”. This keeps happening despite having closed Firefox.

Asked by KeithScott 8 years ago

Answered by KeithScott 8 years ago