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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 1 month ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 month ago

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Firefox won't update

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in … (read more)

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in a day or two. I also have my setting to supposedly do updates automatically, but that doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

Asked by tabatarcaraz 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Which version of Firefox should I use and why?

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) w… (read more)

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) which is not esr....

Which version should I use and why?

If I should use the "normal" version, how do I replace the esr version with the "normal" one ?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Cannot add custom shortcut in Search -> Search Shortcut ; Windows 11

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings … (read more)

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings page the Add button is dissapeared... Is it a limitation for Windows 11 machines?

Asked by suji.lamech 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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I have the latest FF browser. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message "You're using an outdated browser or are using a Proxy service which is unsupported." how can i get past this?

I have the latest FF browser. I'm not using any proxy service, just spectrum connection. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message "Error: "WWF2… (read more)

I have the latest FF browser. I'm not using any proxy service, just spectrum connection. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message

"Error: "WWF2TUh4dnM=" - You're using an outdated browser or are using a Proxy service which is unsupported. Please update your browser or turn off your Proxy to continue, thank you."

how can i get past this? All help appreciated!

Asked by drwin 1 month ago

Answered by drwin 1 month ago

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Blocked on a site

I was playing on this free site called REPLAYPOKER, and it said I was blocked because of something called CLOUDFLAIR, can you tell me what this is please? It totally blo… (read more)

I was playing on this free site called REPLAYPOKER, and it said I was blocked because of something called CLOUDFLAIR, can you tell me what this is please?

It totally blocked me and shut me out of the game

What should I do?

Is Cloudflair a virus? Should I go into the registry and remove it?

Asked by Sarah Godbey 3 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

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Yahoo Search Cannot Be Removed

I have read through the user threads and tried everything I could find including malware searching and, of course, setting google as my search preference but no matter wh… (read more)

I have read through the user threads and tried everything I could find including malware searching and, of course, setting google as my search preference but no matter what I try the splash page for Firefox (re-installed twice) is Yahoo. Has anyone found a cure for this issue on their Mac - my Mac parameters are in the attached screenshot.

Thanks for any sage wisdom!

Asked by eric234 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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4chan boards default to black in Firefox 125, Macos 12.7.4, mid 2015 Macbook pro

With the exception of the Home and Catalog pages in the yotsuba theme, all boards default to black and only on Firefox, not Safari or Chrome browsers. Any idea how to fi… (read more)

With the exception of the Home and Catalog pages in the yotsuba theme, all boards default to black and only on Firefox, not Safari or Chrome browsers.

Any idea how to fix this? I'm looking to get back my default Yotsuba theme.

Asked by Gene 1 week ago

Answered by Gene 1 week ago

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how to remove the "how to set your home page" tab that opens every time

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and resta… (read more)

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and restarting the laptop, but it continues to pop up every time I open firefox as a 2nd tab. I am/was happy with my homepage opening to google. How can I get rid of this second tab. thanks

Asked by mmzz02468 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Issues With Websites Loading/Re-Directing - Firefox Browser Only PC and Mac OS

When attempting to load a number of different web pages such as Quickbooks Online Apps, the page displays "Loading Apps..." with a spinning wheel, but never redirects to … (read more)

When attempting to load a number of different web pages such as Quickbooks Online Apps, the page displays "Loading Apps..." with a spinning wheel, but never redirects to the Apps page; the site hangs forever. On other browsers there are no issues; it eventually switches to the correct page. In Firefox Browser I have tried adding exceptions in Settings --> Privacy & Security --> Manage Exceptions. No change. Thoughts?

Asked by jransom18 2 weeks ago

Answered by jransom18 1 week ago

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When opening a new tab, why can't I automatically search?

When I open a new tab, I can't automatically start searching anymore. Here's a video: https://www.loom.com/share/ebcc8685187a4e2284cf40b75f7e134e?sid=9b0a3db3-fcac-4bae… (read more)

When I open a new tab, I can't automatically start searching anymore.

Here's a video: https://www.loom.com/share/ebcc8685187a4e2284cf40b75f7e134e?sid=9b0a3db3-fcac-4bae-9ff9-cdbe2b8b955b

Now, I have to click into the search bar to type. That's annoying.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Asked by Kevin George 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago

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Mozilla Firefox NIGHTLY 127.0a1

Hi, Why is it so much updates all the time with Mozilla Firefox NIGHTLY Browser for the 127.0a1 version that was released 15th of April 2024? I don't even see the benefi… (read more)

Hi,

Why is it so much updates all the time with Mozilla Firefox NIGHTLY Browser for the 127.0a1 version that was released 15th of April 2024? I don't even see the benefits of the updates or any information and what the content is in them. by clicking on "What new" doesn't show anything other than this from 15th of April.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/127.0a1/releasenotes/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-desktop&utm_campaign=about-dialog

Regards, MrCitizenUnknown

Asked by MrCitizenUnknown 5 days ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 4 days ago

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Google Sheets Cells Turn Black

This randomly happened over the past few months but last couple days it's bad. The Google Sheets cells I have open on Firefox turn black. You can scroll and they will com… (read more)

This randomly happened over the past few months but last couple days it's bad. The Google Sheets cells I have open on Firefox turn black. You can scroll and they will come back but just briefly and back to black. Very annoying as these are shared sheets for my business with other employees. It's not happening in Vivaldi Browser or Edge. I hate Chrome so not even trying it there but guessing it's fine. Seems to just be Firefox all of a sudden. See pic. Help please as I have no clue what's causing this.

Asked by Keith Robinson 4 days ago

Answered by Keith Robinson 4 days ago

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Youtube Playback choppy / low frame rate in DEFAULT view only

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing) I am having an is… (read more)

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing)

I am having an issue with Firefox and video playback, specifically on YouTube. When I play a video in default view mode, the playback is super choppy / low frame rate. When I change to theatre view or full screen, playback works perfectly.

I've tried incognito windows and troubleshooting mode with no improvement.

Microsoft Edge works fine.

Not sure where to go from here.

Asked by jconnmchugh 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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How do YouTube recommendations identify my Firefox?

The story is when I accidentally clicked on a sick video, YouTube start to recommend me similar sick videos. So my question is how does YouTube get my identity? I'm no… (read more)

The story is when I accidentally clicked on a sick video, YouTube start to recommend me similar sick videos.

So my question is how does YouTube get my identity?

I'm not logged in. my profile is actually a snapshot, so when I restart Firefox, it go back to the snapshot. I even restarted my ISP router to get a new IP address. This did not work.

Only when I create a new profile with "firefox -P" does YouTube start to see me as a new person.

So how does YouTube identify my Firefox profile? I don't think it's in the https request headers. Weird.

Asked by hi210 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago

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Opening Firefox with a password without setting up Firefox sync

I simply want to use a password to open Firefox. I don't want to set up Firefox sync. How can I set up a simple password as permission to open Firefox without accessing s… (read more)

I simply want to use a password to open Firefox. I don't want to set up Firefox sync. How can I set up a simple password as permission to open Firefox without accessing sync?

Asked by exodu 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Web site not answering

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy s… (read more)

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy settings and I do not have that website blocked. What else can I check?

Asked by w5513 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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cannot enable payment methid auto-fill in Firefox

hello, I've been trying to follow Firefox's official guide in the docs and ready 3rd party articles in order to enable payment method auto-fill in Firefox. however, this … (read more)

hello, I've been trying to follow Firefox's official guide in the docs and ready 3rd party articles in order to enable payment method auto-fill in Firefox. however, this section seems to be missing from my settings page.

under Privacy and Security, I cannot find anything to do with saved payment methods or the checkbox to enable payment method auto-fill.

how can I resolve it?

Asked by YOTAM GUTTMAN 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago