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Tried to update Firefox, but my system is no longer supported

I naively tried to update my Firefox software, but then when I tried to open it, I got a message saying my system is too old. I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. I ga… (read more)

I naively tried to update my Firefox software, but then when I tried to open it, I got a message saying my system is too old. I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. I gather you can download an older version of Firefox, but the directory is rather confusing, I don't know which option I need. Any help would be gratefully received, thank you!

Asked by cygnetonline 8 hours ago

Answered by James 6 hours ago

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32bit or 64bit

Firefox has just done an automatic update, but has installed 91.3.2(32bit) on my 64bit Windows 10. I was wondering why it decided on 32 bit? Should I upgrade to 64bit an… (read more)

Firefox has just done an automatic update, but has installed 91.3.2(32bit) on my 64bit Windows 10.

I was wondering why it decided on 32 bit? Should I upgrade to 64bit and how would I do that?

Thanks Jon

Asked by jon_malins 4 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Lost profile after update

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders… (read more)

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders, no bookmarks, no extensions, it appears like a virgin install. How do I get my profile back??? Firefox 94.0.2 Windows 10 Home Desktop PC

Asked by brittont0 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Language Pack Problem of the Store Version

It seems like the Language Packs aren't working in the Store Version. I switched from the normal App to the Store Version and since then I can't use another Language Pack… (read more)

It seems like the Language Packs aren't working in the Store Version. I switched from the normal App to the Store Version and since then I can't use another Language Pack, even if they are installed and activated as Addons. The only language correction I can use is the default US-English.

Asked by Waxel 1 week ago

Answered by James 3 days 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 week ago

Answered by livefreewithme 4 days ago

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Passwords and settings is not restored after windows reinstall

Hello. Before reinstalling windows i clicked sync on my firefox browser and closed it some moments after. After reinstalling windows i connected my account but my saved b… (read more)

Hello. Before reinstalling windows i clicked sync on my firefox browser and closed it some moments after. After reinstalling windows i connected my account but my saved bookmarks, settings and passwords are gone. This is very annoying and it was the main reason i quit firefox (because it happened before). I have a backup on another drive but i can't boot into that drive and i tried with places.sqlite , key4.db , logins.json but i still can't get my settings. What can i do? I tried multiple sync and i even tried starting from that backup but all was for nothing because i don't have my settings anymore.

Asked by sar99cl 4 days ago

Answered by sar99cl 4 days ago

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Version 94.0.1 enforced updates and menu settings

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new". To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer … (read more)

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new".

To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed".

Seriously?... this is not an "improvement". This is just a nice way to say "we are taking over the control of Firefox updates and remove all user choice in this regard".

What is the rationale for this change?

I don't allow any programs to download and install to my PC without my knowledge and permission (including Windows Updates and even Wordpress and plugin updates on my website). I decide if and when anything gets updated to avoid crashes and other computer issues, as well as to prevent installation of something I simply don't want. This includes browser updates.

Secondly, I finally managed to reduce the space between bookmark lines in menus with a workaround in the about: settings after months of struggling with the settings created for iphone users which are unworkable on my PC (the only device I ever use the browser on).

Could someone in the know confirm please that (1) this workaround will continue to work in 94.0.1 (as the release notes are suspiciously silent on this) and (2) that this option will be permanently reinstated in the browser settings with the next update.

I am not updating my browser until I get more information about the issues I have raised, using Chrome in the meantime and...indefinitely.

thanks

Asked by quantum888 1 week ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 week ago

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passwords

I'm finally taking the plunge and setting up a new Lenovo desktop (going from windows 7 to 10). Am nervous about many things with this transfer but one of them being logi… (read more)

I'm finally taking the plunge and setting up a new Lenovo desktop (going from windows 7 to 10). Am nervous about many things with this transfer but one of them being login , passwords for many places saved here on my firefox browser. So when I start up the new computer and add Firefox as my default browser again will my saved passwords be carried over from the old system?

Asked by addison555 6 days ago

Answered by Nobody InParticular 6 days ago

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Update to 95 FireFox Windows Store Version

Hello, Just wondering how do I update my FireFox Windows Store version, it's still in 94, it's needs to be on 95. Do I update through the about FireFox or the store? Than… (read more)

Hello,

Just wondering how do I update my FireFox Windows Store version, it's still in 94, it's needs to be on 95. Do I update through the about FireFox or the store?

Thanks,

Shawn

Asked by Shawnloveshorses.161 1 week ago

Answered by Shawnloveshorses.161 6 days ago

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when upgrading to the newst firefox is the password and logins carried into the new release?

my version of firefox is obsolete in security...so as many sites tell me. I want to upgrade to the newest release but am not sure what happens to my stored logins and pas… (read more)

my version of firefox is obsolete in security...so as many sites tell me. I want to upgrade to the newest release but am not sure what happens to my stored logins and passwords. Also, is there any way I can view the stored info...since I have been careless and not saved all of that info.

Asked by hartzell1 1 week ago

Answered by andmagdo 1 week ago

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"do this automatically for files like this from now on" is missing completely

I am helping somebody troubleshoot some issues with a new PC and they are using Firefox browser. They have some other PCs with Firefox as well, all running Windows 10 21H… (read more)

I am helping somebody troubleshoot some issues with a new PC and they are using Firefox browser. They have some other PCs with Firefox as well, all running Windows 10 21H1 and up-to-date versions of Firefox. When they download files, the dialog asking to open or save is missing the option to "do this automatically for files like this from now on". It is present and works on the other PCs but not the new one. It doesn't matter what the file type is or where it comes from. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by info6417 2 weeks ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 2 weeks ago

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Firefox Beta Microsoft Store

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozill… (read more)

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozilla background service. However, I use the Beta channel. Is there any chance that channel will be added to MS Store? Regardless of the version I assume that you have to completely uninstall the conventional Firefox install and lose all your about:config and other settings (anything not included in Sync).

Asked by Michael McCain 1 week ago

Answered by andmagdo 1 week ago

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migration to new linux and get the error

I get backup from my filrefox such as : cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/ In new linux I did the following steps: 1. rm -rf .mozilla/f… (read more)

I get backup from my filrefox such as :

cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/

In new linux I did the following steps:

1. rm -rf .mozilla/firefox/* 2. cp -rv /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/* ~/.mozilla/firefox/ 3. chown mohsen.mohsen -R ~/.mozilla/firefox/

By the way, both of them are version 91.

But after run of firefox, I get the error of attached picture.

Asked by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh 2 weeks ago

Answered by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh 2 weeks ago

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Failed update

Firefox asks me to download an update multiple times a day. When I click to initiate the update I am taken to a marketing page headed with the VPN and no download happen… (read more)

Firefox asks me to download an update multiple times a day. When I click to initiate the update I am taken to a marketing page headed with the VPN and no download happens. It has become very irritating. How do I complete the download and stop the constant interruptions?

Asked by mbdc1 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Migrating session from SeaMonkey to Firefox

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 … (read more)

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 GiB of RAM in my desktop, running it for a few days - though with many tabs - can still cause it to crash, sometimes the entire OS.

So I want to migrate the session from SeaMonkey to Firefox, i.e. preserve my tabs. Copying keys3.db and logins.sqlite ensures my passwords are copied over. But copying places.sqlite or sessionstore.json from my SeaMonkey profile to Firefox does not work.

Inspect places.sqlite both generated by Firefox and SeaMonkey, I notice that they do not have the same schema for moz_places, so I wonder if that is upsetting Firefox, and scraps the entire file. I notice that Firefox - while not using sessionstore.json any more - is using another file called sessionstore.jsonlz4, I wonder if I could convert my SeaMonkey sessionstore.json to a sessionstore.jsonlz4 file, that Firefox might be able to load it. However, finding guides on how to generate a jsonlz4 is hard, since most - if not all - are about decoding them.

So I am a bit stumped. How do I migrate my SeaMonkey session to Firefox? I can live with losing my history, and I don't use bookmarks. We are talking about well over 100 tabs, and I'd hate having to enter them manually.

I am using Firefox 92 and SeaMonkey 2.53.8.1 on Fedora 33.

Asked by svip7782 2 weeks ago

Answered by svip7782 2 weeks ago