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Profile migration FF Rapid Release 84.x to ESR 78.6.x (Offline)

Dear all, I am planning a move towards the Firefox ESR 78.6.x. Currently my customer is using the Firefox Rapid Release 84.x and need your help with the profile migration… (read more)

Dear all,

I am planning a move towards the Firefox ESR 78.6.x. Currently my customer is using the Firefox Rapid Release 84.x and need your help with the profile migration. The customer has a very isolated on-premises environment and does not allow the users to login into a Firefox-Account. Therefore the settings for Cookies, Cache, History and especially Bookmarks are not synched.

Environment details:

  • Enterprise environment with several tausends of clients
  • All clients on Windows 10 Enterprise between 1809 and 20H2
  • All clients have always the newest Firefox installed currently 84.x

This creates a huge challenge to sync this stuff. Therefore I have now identified the following two options:

  1. 1 Allow the downgrade by using the environment variable MOZ_ALLOW_DOWNGRADE on Windows. For this option I am trying to find the real reason why this "Downgrade-Stop" has been implemented in the first place? What risks in detail do I take to allow this downgrade? Has anybody done this before and do you mind to share your experience here? How many issues did you face and how did you remediate the issues?
  1. 2 Hand over the migration to the users. Copy their current profile to their desktop and ask them to import their bookmarks manually. Not preferred by users and I can't even blame them for.

Is there any other way to automatically sync the profiles from 84.x to ESR 78.6.x without user interaction?

Thanks in advance Amir

Asked by LEnS Amir 2 years ago

Answered by LEnS Amir 1 year ago

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Sometimes when I open some websites, all the fonts are ineligible. It's happen with google tools too.

It's wierd, because when I inspect the element, I can see the right text. And with I close all tabs and open the security firefox, works fine. I Already tested delete all… (read more)

It's wierd, because when I inspect the element, I can see the right text.

And with I close all tabs and open the security firefox, works fine.

I Already tested delete all add-ons, anti-virus,...Nothing helped

Asked by Lucas Parra 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Registration

When I'm REGISTERING, I put in my email address (which I've been using for about 10 years). Then I get: Please enter a valid email address. My email address is not valid?… (read more)

When I'm REGISTERING, I put in my email address (which I've been using for about 10 years). Then I get: Please enter a valid email address.

My email address is not valid? That's ridiculous.

Asked by bkaras1 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Google calender not showing fully, only getting part of left column with month, can't click on anything

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox, current, 84.0.2. I've tried logging out and back in, I've cleared ALL history, cache, cookies, etc. I've tried restarting Firefox, no help. Gmai… (read more)

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox, current, 84.0.2.

I've tried logging out and back in, I've cleared ALL history, cache, cookies, etc. I've tried restarting Firefox, no help. Gmail, Voice and contacts all show fine. This was working fine last night, less than 12 hours ago. System was shut down last night, and booted this morning, and this problem has occurred. Logged in via Chrome and calendar shows fine, so it's likely some probem with firefox. Hate to reset firefox and have to load all my extensions again.

Here are the extensions/Add-ons I have loaded. But bear in mind these were loaded last night, and have been loaded for many months at least, with no problems. AND, other Google site, gmail,voice, contacts all work fine.

Adblock Plus Bitwarden Don't Fuck with Paste Facebook Container Flash and Video Download Gmail reverse conversation Google Analytics Opt-out Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (by Google) HTTPS Everywhere IDM: Youtube to MP3 Javascript Switcher Lastpass Open With Print Edit WE SingleFile

Below pic is what I see. Blue bar at top scrolls left to right continuously.

I've tried the Firefox reset/refresh option, exact same issue.

I'm even willing at this point to uninstall Firefox and reinstall from scratch, but how do I ensure ALL Firefox system modifications, etc. ARE removed?

HELP!

Thanks.

Asked by firefoxsupport2 2 years ago

Answered by Buchmann4 1 year ago

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Pressing Alt 7 opens Bing.

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening? … (read more)

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening?

Asked by preciouslepelblad 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Page Range Default

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to … (read more)

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to change this back.

Where is the option to make this the default? Is there a setting or addon I can use to get this back?

Asked by Geoff Medwid 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Facebook and/or firefox issue

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send messag… (read more)

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send message button is now greyed out. The messenger button on the top right of my screen used to open a dropdown/popup that gave me a summary of my messages. That no longer works. I have been thru all kinds of settings randomly on FF and FB to try and correct the issue but i cannot figure out what is going on. I have tried turning Ublock on and off but that has not helped either. The only access i now have to messenger is to open it separately. I have not changed any FB settings. I did not change any FF settings myself other than trying to find out what could be doing this and exploring ublock for possibilities as that seemed the most likely culprit. Can anyone shed some light on what the issue is.

Asked by callwill 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Update popup every day

I would like this set for once week at the least amount of time. Right now the popup is every day, and I'm so frustrated with it that I don't know exactly how many times… (read more)

I would like this set for once week at the least amount of time. Right now the popup is every day, and I'm so frustrated with it that I don't know exactly how many times I have to close it. It's just a fact for me that I cannot take the time to update when I just close it. I imagine everytime I close FF it will popup again when I open it.

Can I set it to update during non-working hours? Please tell me how, step by step if possible, thank you so much, Denise

Asked by nwcountry 1 year ago

Answered by nwcountry 1 year ago

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How to remove the "Other Bookmarks" folder from the bar

When I started firefox today, there was a new folder added to my bookmarks toolbar - "Other Bookmarks". It was never there before and I want to remove it. In the bookmark… (read more)

When I started firefox today, there was a new folder added to my bookmarks toolbar - "Other Bookmarks". It was never there before and I want to remove it. In the bookmarks menu itself I have the "Bookmarks Toolbar" where I put the stuff I want to access often, and "Other Bookmarks" where I put other stuff I don't need as much. I don't see a reason why the "Other Bookmarks" should take up space on the bar.

Asked by kgs.void 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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YouTube videos not running

For some reason today all of the sudden I can no longer see YouTube videos whether they are on the YouTube site, or embedded on another site. I checked another browser, … (read more)

For some reason today all of the sudden I can no longer see YouTube videos whether they are on the YouTube site, or embedded on another site. I checked another browser, and there is not issue there (Microsoft Edge). I then tried to sign up for YouTube, but the process broke down because the confirmation code was never sent to my e-mail. I also turned the AdBlock off, but that didn't help either. I checked with my ISP and there are no issues on their end. Everything else I use is not affected by this issue. So what gives?

Asked by pf_10974 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Security risk with certificate

When I go to https://www.sz-shop.de/ostern, FF tells me that there is a risk "Warnung: Mögliches Sicherheitsrisiko erkannt ... Am wahrscheinlichsten wird das Problem dur… (read more)

When I go to https://www.sz-shop.de/ostern, FF tells me that there is a risk

"Warnung: Mögliches Sicherheitsrisiko erkannt ... Am wahrscheinlichsten wird das Problem durch die Website verursacht und Sie können nichts dagegen tun. Sie können den Website-Administrator über das Problem benachrichtigen."

That is what I did. I called that shop and told about that warning. The lady on the phone also went to the address, but she did NOT see that warning. She confirmed that her PC was OUTSIDE of sz-shop.de like mine.

So the problem is a potentially wrong warning? Or how can we explain that I see a warning and other people do not see it?

Asked by firefox jolexin 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox won't stay downloaded or signed in

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates. On a separate note, when it does actually… (read more)

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates.

On a separate note, when it does actually stay on my computer over night, it never keeps me signed in to my Firefox account. I have to log in to it daily to have my bookmarks and passwords.

Also, it never remembers the theme I have picked for it. I would love some advice on how to fix this.

I've read through a ton of articles, and I can't seem to find a fix.

Asked by victoria.womble 2 years ago

Answered by Amorain 1 year ago

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Firefox Resets on Mac M1 on Reboot

I recently purchased a Mac M1, coming from a Windows / Linux environment. After installing Firefox, it requires an icon on my desktop to run. Then, every time I reboot, … (read more)

I recently purchased a Mac M1, coming from a Windows / Linux environment. After installing Firefox, it requires an icon on my desktop to run. Then, every time I reboot, Firefox no longer recognizes me. My pins, history, etc. are all gone and I have to re-organize everything again.

Can you please help?

Asked by jlaurent517 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox fails to show any pages, including options.

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options. Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue. I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) re… (read more)

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options.

Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue.

I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) refresh Firefox 3) remove and install - Without removing any profiles 4) remove firefox, delete profiles, and install

Nothing has worked.

Asked by amwoodwork 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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can't logon to two banking sites

I recently couldn't logon to my local online banking site. The thing is, is had been working just fine for years, and then all of sudden stopped working. Upon calling t… (read more)

I recently couldn't logon to my local online banking site. The thing is, is had been working just fine for years, and then all of sudden stopped working. Upon calling the bank they said everything looked fine on their end and try using a different browser. I used Chrome (would rather NOT use that browser), and I could logon fine. I found that if I disabled Privacy Possum it worked fine, so, now when I want to logon to my local bank I just disable Privacy Possum and it works. But I don't understand why it all of sudden quit working.

Now I can't logon to my Penfed credit card account. I tried turning off all the extensions, NO help. I went to the Firefox trouble shooting section and refreshed Firefox and did what ever else they said to do like clear ALL my history and cache...still no help. My Penfed had been working just fine until today, and it also comes up fine using Chrome. Is there anything that has changed in Firefox that is blocking my two online banking accounts that you know of?? This seems very strange.

Asked by Runningwolf 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I prevent my Mac from disabling Firefox?

Every time my Mac does an update it bounces Firefox from my system--to the point that I have to download and reinstall it. I lose all of my bookmarks, etc., everything. … (read more)

Every time my Mac does an update it bounces Firefox from my system--to the point that I have to download and reinstall it. I lose all of my bookmarks, etc., everything. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by gilliosa 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago