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stop firefox asking to update

why is there no "Never check for updates" option in FF now. I keep being annoyed by prompt to update. if it is not put back will be getting rid. why can't you leave the … (read more)

why is there no "Never check for updates" option in FF now. I keep being annoyed by prompt to update. if it is not put back will be getting rid. why can't you leave the bloody thing alone?

Asked by FIREFOXED 1 year ago

Answered by FIREFOXED 1 year ago

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Solved: Firefox opens external links in a new window AND new profile, instead of using the in-use browser settings

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr. I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work. I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock -… (read more)

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr.

I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work.

I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock - wrong hat. One day links opened from external apps stopped opening in tabs in the current window as they had done for eons. I read numerous articles & posts on sites, including https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1193456 various fixes, which worked for some.

In mine, external links started opening a new window, using a different, old profile, but used the current Fx version. Changing the 3 about:config prefs mentioned in the linked post above, that control link opening behavior wasn't my problem or a solution. Also, disabled TabMix Plus, that has tab opening settings. Nada.

Even though I've used one profile almost exclusively since Jan. 2018, external links recently started opening in an old profile & new window. At first I thought it might be a desktop file issue, as some paths in old Fx launchers commands no longer existed. Cleaning out the defunct ones was a good idea but no solution.

I discovered the same old profile was always called by links in external applications. That lead to finding the old profile was back to the default profile in the profile manager. I edited the profiles.ini file (usually in the root "firefox" folder containing the profiles) & made the new profile the default. No change in link opening.

(you can access profile manager even if firefox is running, using the command: firefox -P -no-remote Don't monkey around with anything unless you know what you're doing or get help.

The old profile being set as default probably shouldn't have made external links open in a "new window" even if the profile in use wasn't the "default", because the Fx version in use said it WAS the default browser.

It wasn't the whole problem. The 3 about:config prefs are about links opening in same or new window, not, "open a different profile for external links only." That may be a bug or coded behavior that KB articles I've seen don't discuss.

The new Fx version & new profile still showed "Firefox is currently your default browser," and "Always check if Firefox is your default browser" was checked, as it had been. It said that, but wasn't respecting it.

I thought I'd outsmart the external apps & move the old profile. That just made them mad & complained that "the profile (or files?) you're trying to access (the old profile) can't be located," so links from external apps wouldn't open.

I checked Preferences > General tab again after hiding the old profile and now it said, "Firefox is NOT your default browser, moron." Little harsh. Somehow, as long as the old profile was accessible, even after the corrections - that I've done many times over years, external links were hell bent on using the old profile, long after it WASN'T the default.

Asked by Joebt 2 years ago

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How can I get my tabs back from my previous session? They're all gone, and so is my search history.

I have Firefox set up to always restore all tabs from my previous session and remember my search history, but all my tabs are gone and my search history has been wiped ou… (read more)

I have Firefox set up to always restore all tabs from my previous session and remember my search history, but all my tabs are gone and my search history has been wiped out. And the Restore Previous Session option is grayed out.

I don't even remember how I found most of the tabs that I have up, and I only have some of them bookmarked. Can you please help me get them back? Thank you.

By the way, I don't have Firefox as my default browser, so trying to download my profile didn't work. Do I need to have Firefox as my default browser to solve this problem?

One more thing: I was having some trouble with my internet connection, so I shut down my computer and rebooted my router. Is that why this happened, and does this mean that my tabs are gone forever?

By the way, I do see a folder icon on my desktop that says "Old Firefox Data," but all the data in there is from 2016, so that's not what I'm looking for.

I really need those tabs back. Thanks!

Asked by TeresaRudolph71 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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WYSIWYG printing in Firefox without showing expanded link addresses?

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at addi… (read more)

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at adding file image.

Asked by MarkHHunt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Power failure corrupted logins.json

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks..… (read more)

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks...

Asked by tomtp 1 year ago

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Why am I having trouble with RoyalGames.com?

Royal Games has tournaments where you have three or four chances to improve your score, then you're rated by your top score. For the last month, when I play a tournament… (read more)

Royal Games has tournaments where you have three or four chances to improve your score, then you're rated by your top score. For the last month, when I play a tournament for the first time, at the end of the game it says I have used all my chances to improve my score. I have cleared my cache, re-installed Adobe Flash. I do not have that problem when I use Microsoft Edge. I cannot play at all using Chrome because it keeps telling me to install Adobe Flash, which, as I said, is already installed. Is the problem with Firefox or with Royal Games? I don't know what else to do.

Asked by dudette2 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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debug connection from 127.0.0.1- safe?

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127… (read more)

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127.0.0.1:6080, is that from your own system or from someone on the net.? There is a warning the browser could be taken in control by remote client. Is the person connecting to one of the ports and using the other to access your pc. Or is it all on your own network?

Asked by FIREFOXED 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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after latest update from 32 to 64 Firefox crashes

Excuse me for my bad Engelisch. I use Firefox and could always update without problems. I use with W7 ultimate and my version of FIrefox at this moment for a lang time a… (read more)

Excuse me for my bad Engelisch. I use Firefox and could always update without problems. I use with W7 ultimate and my version of FIrefox at this moment for a lang time allready is 56.0 (32 bits). I would like to update to the 64 bits version, but when I did this, Firefox crashed. I tried it several times, but no succes. I could not start Firefox without a crash. So I quit updating. But it has to lang ago that I had a update. What is the solusion? Please help me.

Asked by opabaas 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How save my password firefox 56 to 60

Hi! I want to export all my bookmarks and save passwords from firefox 56 to 60 and i don't know how, I tired all posibilites: copy profile, copy only key3 or 4 and logins… (read more)

Hi! I want to export all my bookmarks and save passwords from firefox 56 to 60 and i don't know how, I tired all posibilites: copy profile, copy only key3 or 4 and logins.json, mozbackup and a lot of addons.... Please hep me, i need them quicly... I don't know why you did all incompatybilities, only solution is to use edge or chrome.... i'm very disapointed (2 days of tired...)

Asked by odo89 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I update Firefox, but keep the old look?

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surel… (read more)

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surely they wouldn't screw up a good thing.

Well, you did! I upgraded Firefox back then. I had been current with updates before that time. The upgrade wiped out all of my info and did a fresh install. If THAT'S not bad enough, I couldn't find any way to get the look/feel of the old Firefox back again.

We have VERY slow internet here, and we're also running Windows 7. I WILL NOT UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!! Before that happens, I'll switch over to some version of Linux - which I've been putting off for a long time. If I have to change the way Firefox looks and works, then I might as well make that change. But before I do, I need to know if there's any way to keep the updated Firefox looking/working like the older version on a Windows 7 PC??

Asked by km446453 1 year ago

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no correct website rendering

With Firefox and only with firefox I have a rendering problem with statcounter summary. My stats summary should look as in uploaded image but also with labels on every ba… (read more)

With Firefox and only with firefox I have a rendering problem with statcounter summary. My stats summary should look as in uploaded image but also with labels on every bar in summary image. In other browsers there are no rendering problems Thanks

Asked by giorgiogio48 1 year ago

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How can have multi-row tabs with Firefox 70?

Tab Mix + allowed old Firefox to support multi-row tabs. I need it absolutely to upgrade. I googled it, found plenty of solutions that changed at every release, none work… (read more)

Tab Mix + allowed old Firefox to support multi-row tabs. I need it absolutely to upgrade. I googled it, found plenty of solutions that changed at every release, none worked with 70. PS: I asking using Waterfox, but Waterfox 2019 killed most legacy add-ons, so I'm looking to to back to Firefox. I solved almost all my problems, except this one which is crucial. I often have 30 opened, having to scroll is unbearable.

Asked by Bob4K 9 months ago

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How to know if my addons will be compatible with the newest version of firefox before updating?

How to know if my addons will be compatible with the newest version of firefox before updating? I don't want to update first and then have half my addons not work. I have… (read more)

How to know if my addons will be compatible with the newest version of firefox before updating? I don't want to update first and then have half my addons not work. I have FF 56.0.2 the version just before quantum rendered 90% of my addons useless which is why I downgraded.

I need to know if I can check compatibility before updating. I have a lot of addons.

Asked by FFF0REVER 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Browser Console

Trying to debug very simple javascript in a small web page. I turned on the chrome javascript console when I run my file and then ctrl-shift-j I get an error report o… (read more)

Trying to debug very simple javascript in a small web page. I turned on the chrome javascript console when I run my file and then ctrl-shift-j I get an error report on code that is not mine -- lots of references to recipebox -- and dont get any help with my own page.

Asked by jean01 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Bing hijacking Google in Firefox 56.0.2 (64-bit).

This very weird problem started a few days ago, and only in Firefox. I'll open Google enter my search and the results briefly appear in Google, only to be hijacked by Bin… (read more)

This very weird problem started a few days ago, and only in Firefox. I'll open Google enter my search and the results briefly appear in Google, only to be hijacked by Bing showing the same search and it's results.

Asked by dfc99 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Updating Firefox to the latest version causes boot issues with my computer.

I am currently running Windows 7, and Firefox ver. 56.0, 32 bit. When I try and update Firefox, I updates to version 63.x.xx, and everything works fine. Then when I shu… (read more)

I am currently running Windows 7, and Firefox ver. 56.0, 32 bit. When I try and update Firefox, I updates to version 63.x.xx, and everything works fine. Then when I shutdown and start my computer later, or restart my computer, it boots to my profile name, but it logs me on as a guest. I have the only profile on the computer and I am an administrator. I basically have a bare minimum desktop and it will not let me open or change any files. It also won't let me save any files that I create. I found that I can fix my computer's boot issue, by performing a "system restore" to a point before I tried to update Firefox. Any suggestions, or is this a problem with my Windows 7 installation.

Asked by romar7906 1 year ago

Answered by FredSheehan 1 year ago

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tab bar add-on?

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space … (read more)

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space to use) and where the opened tabs go (to the end preferably).

Asked by kuopiofi 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Sync fails sync Bookmarks on one PC only.

I've recently noticed lots of error-sync logs in the %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<My Profile>\weave\logs folder. My sync is set up to handle Bookmarks and Hi… (read more)

I've recently noticed lots of error-sync logs in the %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<My Profile>\weave\logs folder. My sync is set up to handle Bookmarks and History only.

I have 4 devices, 2 PCs - both Firefox 56.0.2 32-bit and 2 Android devices (latest Firefox, not sure of version). All 4 were previously set to sync together, Bookmarks/History.

One of the PCs (Windows 7 x64) - has the logs, but I've read numerous articles online on how to fix Sync myself or correct a corrupted places.sqlite database as that's what the error log seems to be suggesting is wrong.

Running check integrity against places.sqlite gives me this:

> Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check database integrity > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

I have tried to repeat the process in safe mode and with a clear (new) profile - the issue persists. I have deleted places.sqlite (after making a backup) to see if sync suddenly starts working - but the bookmark related issue simply returns.

I have signed out on all devices, changed my sync password and logged in on just the PCs (for now until the problem is resolved). I have deleted all bookmarks on the 'problem' PC, then re-imported them from Internet Explorer on the other PC, then reactivated sync - this seems to initially work but once the 'problem' PC has the bookmarks, it tries to sync them and the errors return.

The error in question appears to be this:

1527797240532 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks WARN Error while backing up bookmarks, but continuing with sync: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed (resource://gre/modules/Sqlite.jsm:823:25) JS Stack trace: handleCompletion@Sqlite.jsm:823:25 1527797240534 Sync.BrowserIDManager DEBUG _ensureValidToken already has one 1527797240543 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks DEBUG Successfully wrote previousFailed.

I can supply the entire file if required or put it on pastebin.

The only real issue I'm having is that I simply want my history/bookmarks (but nothing else) shared between all my devices that use Firefox, be it quantum or 56.0.2.

I have not tried Firefox Quantum (as numerous add-ons I use are unsupported and I didn't want to simply switch without a road back). I did try Firefox 52.0.8 ESR but the first thing it did was delete my places.sqlite so I wasn't able to reproduce the problem I'm having as I don't want to lose my history data (bookmarks are stored primarily in IE for convenience and simply imported when I need them as I use 'PlainOldFavorites' extension).

This looks like a bug with firefox sync or a corrupt file, but since I've cleared places.sqlite and let FF recreate it, I'm at a loss. If you need any further information to help solve this, I'm happy to provide as much as possible.

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer :)

Asked by arkane78 2 years ago

Answered by arkane78 2 years ago