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Unable to run 'flatpak install firefox' on chromebook

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox… (read more)

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’".

I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all.

I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well.

below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox.

Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:

  1) system
  2) user

Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

Asked by Kili Luther 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Where is the default startup profile stored on Linux?

Hello, I'm creating a Linux distribution, based on Arch. So I have an installer which installs firefox and a .mozilla of a firefox instance I customised for the distro. T… (read more)

Hello,

I'm creating a Linux distribution, based on Arch. So I have an installer which installs firefox and a .mozilla of a firefox instance I customised for the distro.

The thing is, when the installation is finished and I reboot and start firefox, I have this popup

I'd like to get rid of that and have firefox to start directly on my profile "default". For that, I'd like to modify directly the needed config file in which Firefox writes the default profile, but I can't find it.

So I'd like to know, in this popup, when I click on "Start Firefox" with the "Use the selected profile without asking at startup", what does Firefox do concretly? So that I can do it in advance in my custom installer instead.

(if needed I can send my .mozilla or my whole distro installer)

Thanks!

Asked by victor.bonnelle 11 months ago

Answered by victor.bonnelle 11 months ago

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XULRunner Error on Reinstall

Windows 10 - Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon This fall after an update attempt, Firefox started trying to update every time it was started. Deleted Update files in Program Data… (read more)

Windows 10 - Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon This fall after an update attempt, Firefox started trying to update every time it was started. Deleted Update files in Program Data. FF would restart normally one time. Update data files were always replaced and the update on every startup continued - over and over and over. Tried refreshing FF- same thing. Uninstalled FF this AM and tried to reinstall when I get the following error:

XULRunner Error: Platform version "94.0.2" is not compatible with minVersion >= 94.0.1 maxVersion <= 94.0.1

No FF - HELP!

Asked by Stu48 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps trying to update and to install the Software updater even though I opted out

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the lates… (read more)

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the latest version. I opted out from updates but the only option available is for the Firefox to ask before updating, there is no option to opt out definitively. Is there any solution to stop notifications and installing attempts?

Thanks in advance

Asked by vascocc95 1 year ago

Answered by vascocc95 1 year ago

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Download panel opens with every single download

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't … (read more)

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't find a way to stop that from happening.

[came across another question that brings up the same issue], but that one focuses more on a site presumably changing about:config rather than the issue of the download panel itself.

Asked by elbruno3593 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months 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 1 year ago

Answered by Aiden Snyder 1 year ago

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Importing Passwords and History From Safari

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get t… (read more)

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get the browsing history I need to be able to migrate my (extensive) password list.

I've exported my Safari passwords as a .csv file, but there doesn't seem to be an option to import a .csv file.

The page here regarding it says the feature is 'disabled by default' but does not say it's unavailable and I can't find clear instructions for how to activate the feature so that I can import my passwords. Can anybody help?

Asked by jayson3 9 months ago

Answered by jayson3 9 months ago

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Transferring bookmarks to a new computer

I've had this happen twice now. Getting a new PC and wanting to transfer my bookmarks from old to new. I have had bookmarks on the old computer arranged in order of prior… (read more)

I've had this happen twice now. Getting a new PC and wanting to transfer my bookmarks from old to new. I have had bookmarks on the old computer arranged in order of priority from left to right on my bookmarks bar. Did the export to create a HTML file and saved it so that I could import to new Firefox browser on new computer. So far so good. However, when setting up new browser and importing my bookmarks from the HTML file, it just creates a single folder on the new browser's bookmarks bar, instead of spreading my bookmarks out on the new bookmarks bar as it should. The bookmarks in the imported folder are still in the order I want, but to get them as individual items on the bookmarks bar, it seems I'd have to drag and drop them one by one to the new bookmarks bar. Solution please?

Asked by IainSimo 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Unable to install Firefox

I uninstalled Libre Office and it apparently uninstalled the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll file s part of its uninstall process. From this point Firefox would open but would not co… (read more)

I uninstalled Libre Office and it apparently uninstalled the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll file s part of its uninstall process. From this point Firefox would open but would not connect to the Internet, either by clicking one of the links in the toolbar or typing the address directly. I have tried all the solutions I can find on the support pages, ranging from attempting to copy the file from another location to re-installing Visual C++ from the Microsoft website, both the 64 bit and the x86 versions. Having found and installed the latest version of Visual C++ I now get the error message "The procedure entry point _CxxFramehandler4 could not be located in the dynamic link library C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP140.dll" at the edn of the installation process, and of course Firefox has not installed. Any suggestions for a way forward?

Asked by tkrd13 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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restoring previous session on a new computter

Hi, I had to erase all of my data in order to set up a fresh operating system on my computer. I made a firefox account and synced all my data before wiping my computer. I… (read more)

Hi, I had to erase all of my data in order to set up a fresh operating system on my computer. I made a firefox account and synced all my data before wiping my computer. I want to restore my previous sessions I was using before erasing all of my data, however can't figure out how. Thanks.

Asked by livefreewithme 1 year ago

Answered by livefreewithme 1 year ago

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Linux Firefox in Chrome OS

When i click on the firefox icon in linux apps on my chromebook, firefox does not start. When I try to re-install from terminal, it says it is already installed. … (read more)

When i click on the firefox icon in linux apps on my chromebook, firefox does not start. When I try to re-install from terminal, it says it is already installed.

Asked by ray.macdougall 10 months ago

Answered by Amelia 10 months ago

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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 1 year ago

Answered by ankrnl01 1 year ago

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Word document - Auto open

Hello, Please can you tell me how I can click on a word document and for the document to automatically open without having to click the link in my downlaods? See screensh… (read more)

Hello,

Please can you tell me how I can click on a word document and for the document to automatically open without having to click the link in my downlaods? See screenshot of the download box that appears in the top right that I have to click to open the word document.

It does it for a PDF document but not for a word document.

Regards, Craig

Asked by craig79 8 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 months ago

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The 96.0 update has forced my background into Dark Mode

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a… (read more)

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a setting, add on or update that can return this to normal. The theme I am using has not been updated in 2 years so I am fairly sure the update has caused this.

Asked by flippy12321207 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Firefox acting weird?

Not sure this is the right 'topic' but I just migrated all my info from my old MacBook Air to my new one, and Firefox is acting weird: I can go to various common websites… (read more)

Not sure this is the right 'topic' but I just migrated all my info from my old MacBook Air to my new one, and Firefox is acting weird: I can go to various common websites, like salon and npr, but not, for example, slate.com.

Also, more importantly: 1. I can't even get to gmail. When I type 'gmail.com' in the brower, firefox does nothing. Even if I try a serach of 'gmail sign in' that will come up, but the link won't work?

2. Also, like, twitter won't work. Facebook I can get to my page but can click on anything, except if I try to message someone, it takes me to a blank page?

My Chrome browser is working, and my TOR browser as well.

Firefox is my prefered browser. What's going on? What should I do?

Thanks in advance!

John

Asked by yohejohn 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to disable "You have chosen to open this file" dialog for zip files in firefox

Hi Team, I want to disable to "You have chosen to open this file" dialog for zip files but i am not able to disable it. I have looked for some solution in google search t… (read more)

Hi Team,

I want to disable to "You have chosen to open this file" dialog for zip files but i am not able to disable it.

I have looked for some solution in google search that did not help.

Please help me on this.

Asked by inzmamulhaqansari25 1 year ago

Answered by JohnTake 1 year ago

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Suddenly the Ongoing Downloads (from Download Button) stays open after download

So I have my Download button visible all the time. Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen. When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It … (read more)

So I have my Download button visible all the time.

Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen.

When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It never did that before.

Any idea why and how to fix it?

Windows 10, Firefox 98.0 (64-bit)

Asked by jayteasee 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Cannot install Firefox on Windows because 7-Zip is blocked by Group Policy

This question has been asked and answered many times before (e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1088420, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/115715… (read more)

This question has been asked and answered many times before (e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1088420, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157159, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1110373) but none of the solutions suggested are amenable to me. I need a way of installing Firefox on Windows that does not involve 7-Zip, which is blocked by my IT department, in any form. Is it possible?

Asked by graham.e 1 year ago

Answered by graham.e 1 year ago

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Can't install addons

When trying to install addons from Firefox addons management menu (tab 'about:addons'), they not downloads. and Firefox says 'addon can not be loaded because connection p… (read more)

When trying to install addons from Firefox addons management menu (tab 'about:addons'), they not downloads. and Firefox says 'addon can not be loaded because connection problem'.

When trying open 'https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/' have 'PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR'.

I am thinking the reason of this errors is blocking requests to 'addons.mozilla.org' by my internet provider (Beeline Kazakhstan). Because when I trying to connet to 'addons.mozilla.org' using VPN or proxy I have no problems described above.

I have no idea why this internet provider or goverment needs to block host 'addons.mozilla.org' (they love to block various website just fo fun). May you help me bypass this problem? May be you know the way how to install VPN addon offline for Mozilla Firefox whithout acces to addons webpage.

Sorry for my English and thank you for reading (:

Asked by Halixer 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago