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Firefox on Linux

I am using a Samsung Chromebook Pro V2, running Debian, and installed Firefox using the Flatpak command "flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox". The Firefox icon a… (read more)

I am using a Samsung Chromebook Pro V2, running Debian, and installed Firefox using the Flatpak command "flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox". The Firefox icon appears in the Linux apps group and I have opened Firefox using that icon.

How do I get links in my Linux apps to open Firefox and take me to the URL?

Thank you and Happy New Year, Abe

Asked by Abe Sternberg 5 months ago

Answered by Abe Sternberg 4 months ago

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Clone (not move) profile to second pc - without confusing Sync

Hi there, i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2; Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused we… (read more)

Hi there,

i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2;

Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused weird sync issues, as the system thought my PC2 was PC1 as vice versa.

So, is it possible to copy my entire profile with all addons/settings, BUT, make "Sync" recognize it as a NEW pc ?


Thank you in advance :-)

Asked by Davide 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to upgrade Firefox 88 to Firefox 104

Hello - I've been looking around the Firefox site, and the Internet in general, and so far haven't found out the answer to my question: how do I get Firefox 104 to work … (read more)

Hello - I've been looking around the Firefox site, and the Internet in general, and so far haven't found out the answer to my question: how do I get Firefox 104 to work on my Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Sonya 32 bit? Specifically what I haven't been able to determine is whether or not I first need to upgrade my Linux, which I suspect. And if so, what's the minimum level of the OS that is required? I may be overlooking the simple answers, but so far I cannot find them. And so far the Firefox website upgrade feature does nothing that I can detect. Thank you for any assistance - Doug.

Asked by jehovahs-servant 1 year ago

Answered by jehovahs-servant 1 year ago

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DRM addons not loading after upgrade to Firefox 64bit from Firefox 32bit

After a crash earlier today within my 32bit install of Firefox, I upgraded to the 64bit version. Since then I have not been able to play videos from sites that utilize DR… (read more)

After a crash earlier today within my 32bit install of Firefox, I upgraded to the 64bit version. Since then I have not been able to play videos from sites that utilize DRM.

I have tried the following:

  1. Check and Uncheck "Play DRM content"
  2. Check for updates while in the addons related page.
  3. Checked my hosts file which is blank
  4. Stopped my AV and attempted to update as well as Enable/Disable Play DRM
  5. Get a 404 when attempting to go to "redirector . gvt1 . com" site.

When I looked in my profile directory, I noted that both the "gmp-gmpopenh264" and "gmp-widevinecdm" directories are empty. I found and downloaded the most recent openh264 dll for windows 64bit. Firefox continues to say "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly." I have not found the most recent wildevine version so I have not tried to update it manually.

Could there be something squirrelly with my user profile that needs to be rebuilt? (I can export the bookmarks, etc) The 32bit Firefox crashed with no messages while watching a live YouTube stream. I just installed over without uninstalling the previous version. I was afraid of losing my current settings. The crash caused my "previous session" to be lost.

Asked by gritts3 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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why is ff failing to import anything from MS Edge?

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import ev… (read more)

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import everything into Chrome or from Chrome to MSE, but NOTHING will import into ff from any other browser.

Asked by lolaiii 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite working, but not for multiple items in "Page Info"

Browser is FF Nightly 112.0a, but this is probably a bug in stable FF, too. "Always ask you where to save files" is checked, in preferences. Like title says, the "last do… (read more)

Browser is FF Nightly 112.0a, but this is probably a bug in stable FF, too. "Always ask you where to save files" is checked, in preferences. Like title says, the "last download location" is stored, and works for downloading files, and downloading a SINGLE item in Tools\Page Info\Media (Ctrl-I), but if multiple items are selected (in Page Info\Media), folder opened will always default to set location, instead of last download folder.

Asked by youwish1 1 year ago

Answered by youwish1 1 year ago

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Themes & extension icons

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried… (read more)

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried switching them and they still don't display. The menu bar is black w/white letters; the toolbar is gray with white icons/letters. - My extension icons are there...sort of. If I hover over them I can see the tool tip but the icon doesn't appear on the toolbar which is light gray in color. I can live without the themes if I have to. Not so much the invisible extension icons. Any suggestions as to how I can get them to appear as they do on my Windows 10 desktop? Screen cap below. Cursor is hovered over the Undo Close Tab extension icon but where's the icon? Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot this will be appreciated!!

Asked by MarkZ 1 year ago

Answered by MarkZ 1 year ago

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Cant import old profile

Hello! I'm writing because I cant seem to import my old profile using this [tutorial]. I have followed it thoroughly, and every time I open firefox its still the same de… (read more)

Hello!

I'm writing because I cant seem to import my old profile using this [tutorial]. I have followed it thoroughly, and every time I open firefox its still the same default page that you get when u first download the browser.

Asked by Lunarinqs 2 months ago

Answered by Lunarinqs 2 months ago

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‘Firefox updated and everything is very large by half again, went full screen was not setup for this,web pages show up very large only read 25 to 33% of a page can not control FF anymore’

‘Firefox updated and everything is very large by half again, went full screen was not setup for this,web pages show up very large only read 25 to 33% of a page can not co… (read more)

‘Firefox updated and everything is very large by half again, went full screen was not setup for this,web pages show up very large only read 25 to 33% of a page can not control FF anymore’ I am disabled vision and physical ; now almost impossible to use FireFox

Asked by OaksLSF 1 year ago

Answered by OaksLSF 1 year ago

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'Import from a File' button in the Passwords tab does not work

I have my saved login and password details from another browser in a CSV and would like to import them to Firefox. I initially did not have the 'Import from a File' optio… (read more)

I have my saved login and password details from another browser in a CSV and would like to import them to Firefox. I initially did not have the 'Import from a File' option in the drop down menu of the Logins and Passwords tab. After following a guide that instructed to set signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled to true in the about:config page, the option appeared. However, the said option is unresponsive to any clicks. The drop down menu simply closes once the option is selected, without any other reaction.

I'm not sure if this is a related problem but I am also unable to use the Import Wizard that appears on performing Alt+F and choosing 'Import From Another Browser...' The Import Wizard window only appears with a message that says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data could be found."

Firefox browser version: 103.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 22.04 (64-bit) Windowing System: Wayland

Funnily enough, the 'Browse..' button for adding images under this support question doesn't work either.

Asked by Fuzzy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Update 108 -> 109, wont work

Hi, TL:DR, Firefox 108 refuses to update to Version 109. Firefox refused to update to 109, repeatedly said 108 was the latest version. I was sick of websites breaking s… (read more)

Hi,

TL:DR, Firefox 108 refuses to update to Version 109.

Firefox refused to update to 109, repeatedly said 108 was the latest version. I was sick of websites breaking so I decided to reinstall Firefox, and the website worked perfectly fine on the reinstalled one, since that app is on 109.

Unfortunately, it caused a whole host of problems since I have two Firefoxes on my laptop. When I finally got rid of the older Firefox, it worked fine…

…until I restarted my laptop. Upon launching Firefox, it crashed my laptop and when it rebooted, the Firefox reverted back to version 108 with 109 nowhere to be found.

How can I get Update 109 on my laptop? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Raeoniel 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloading and saving Firefox.

Can I download Firefox and save it to a flash-drive instead of installing it? The computer I need it on has a new install of Windows 7 with IE and it will not browse. … (read more)

Can I download Firefox and save it to a flash-drive instead of installing it? The computer I need it on has a new install of Windows 7 with IE and it will not browse.

Asked by adambers1949 1 year ago

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Desperately need to download a copy of firefox 56.0.2

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems. My hard drive is failing an… (read more)

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems.

My hard drive is failing and Firefox will no longer fully load, it tries bless it, but some FF files must be in the damaged sectors of the hard drive. It then locks the system. Using Chrome works fine. But some logins/passwords/bookmarks had to be changed very recently and are not stored in the chrome browser yet. I hate chrome so use FF as the main browser.

I'm thinking that if I can install a fresh copy of FF 56.0.2 in a separate folder, a separate 2nd copy of FF, and then copy yesterday mornings backed up FF profile (before the crash) I could at least copy over all the bookmarks etc to Chrome so I can have my logins etc back.

This mornings backup failed to backup some FF files, all others were fine. Firefox worked fine yesterday but failed to launch this morning.

Please help save my sanity. I know I have to move to W 10, but cannot on this computer.

Asked by SueWitch 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox Move from ESR to 124

I have migrated from old MacPro to new Mac Studio. Firefox ESR version 115.9 has migrated with it. I've downloaded the latest Firefox but it operates independently of the… (read more)

I have migrated from old MacPro to new Mac Studio. Firefox ESR version 115.9 has migrated with it. I've downloaded the latest Firefox but it operates independently of the ESR version. How do I ensure new version has all log in, contacts and history?

Asked by tonytraf 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Updated W10 to FF 116 and had cert problems

After updating a W10 laptop from 115 to 116 of FF the user started having problems with getting to different websites (sites they worked on/with regularly). The problem i… (read more)

After updating a W10 laptop from 115 to 116 of FF the user started having problems with getting to different websites (sites they worked on/with regularly). The problem is the cert DB. The doc I found says that it is cert8.db. Actually it is now cert9.DB.

What I had to do was go to task manager and kill a task that was holding the cert9.db file. Then I could rename it (cert9.old.db). Then restarted their laptop and FF came up and started fixing the cert file (as expected). This seems to have fixed their problem.

Asked by Wylbur 10 months ago

Answered by Wylbur 10 months ago

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Mozilla new security product

A few weeks ago I saw an Mozilla ad for a new Mozilla software product that cleaned up your PC and made it run better. The price was around $125.00 (I don't remember tha… (read more)

A few weeks ago I saw an Mozilla ad for a new Mozilla software product that cleaned up your PC and made it run better. The price was around $125.00 (I don't remember that exact price). It said that I would receive an email from Mozilla with download instructions. it's been a few weeks and I have not gotten any email. Does anyone know if Mozilla offers any such software or did I get scammed? I'm pretty good about seeing scams but Ive used Firefox and Mozilla for years and trust them. Maybe that's why I wasn't as careful as I should have been.

Thanks for any help that you can provide. Ron

Asked by ron.hull 2 months ago

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Google Drive Apps require dowloading of PDF instead of printing

When I do the keybind (Control + P) or press the print icon in google apps (google docs, drawings, etc) it automatically downloads a pdf instead of opening the print menu… (read more)

When I do the keybind (Control + P) or press the print icon in google apps (google docs, drawings, etc) it automatically downloads a pdf instead of opening the print menu. Chosen solution

Printing on any other site pops up with the printing options. Only on google apps does this happen, including gmail.

This problem is non-existent on Google Chrome and Edge. It does persist on Brave although. Haven't tested any other browsers.

Asked by monkeydoggtd 1 year ago

Answered by monkeydoggtd 1 year ago

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Installation issue on Win 10

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation do… (read more)

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation downloads and installs as it should. Firefox has been selected as the default browser and everything appears as it should. When I open Firefox and type in an address, nothing populates. No site will open on the screen. When I open settings in Firefox, nothing opens. When I open history, it shows that I have been to the sites that I have loaded even though they haven't shown on the browser. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it with the same result. I have downloaded Opera browser and it installs correctly, I have downloaded and installed Firefox from Opera and had the same result. Any ideas?

Thanks, John

Asked by bilbobagins22 1 year ago

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