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Fire fox on new Computer

If I download Firefox on a new PC, can I have everything on the new PC that I have in Firefox on my old PC? And do I do that thru syncing or do I have to something else? … (read more)

If I download Firefox on a new PC, can I have everything on the new PC that I have in Firefox on my old PC?

And do I do that thru syncing or do I have to something else?

Thanks, Bert

Asked by bschmitz 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Firefox funktioniert nicht mehr

ich kann auf Firefox nicht mehr zugreifen. Ich habe firefox deinstalliert und anschliesend neuinstalliert Die Fehlermeldung lautet stets: c:\program files\mozilla firefox… (read more)

ich kann auf Firefox nicht mehr zugreifen. Ich habe firefox deinstalliert und anschliesend neuinstalliert Die Fehlermeldung lautet stets: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe konnte nicht gefunden werden

Ich habe Windows 10 64 Bit

Asked by Hundr22 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Firefox Installer gives error "VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found"

I was cleaning out my hard drive and deleting old installs of Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable packages, and I almost certainly deleted the one that Firefox relies… (read more)

I was cleaning out my hard drive and deleting old installs of Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable packages, and I almost certainly deleted the one that Firefox relies on.

I then attempted to start Firefox, getting the error, "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."

I uninstalled, following the clean install directions, and deleting the "Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/" directory.

Then, I ran the Firefox Installer, newly downloaded, and when running it, it gives the same error, "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem." Selecting "Restore Defaults" has no effect either way. The installer then appears to complete in the background, and the Firefox directory is created, along with the executable.

When I run Firefox.exe, it seems to load the program, but any address I type in fails to begin loading. This includes websites (www.google.com) and help/utility pages (about:config). I'm therefore unable to change any settings within Firefox.

I then tried re-installing the "Visual C++ 2008" and "Visual C++ 2015-2019" packages in an attempt to restore that DLL, but that had no effect after repeating the same steps above (clean uninstall, re-install). Which VC++ Redist Package should I be re-installing? Ideally, I should be able to just get a copy of VCRUNTIME140_1.dll and place it where Firefox is looking for it.

Asked by trevorawestphal 3 weeks ago

Answered by trevorawestphal 3 weeks ago

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How will I be able to keep v68-based Firefox ESR during the Jul-Sep 2020 "overlap period"?

Just planning ahead here... I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I hav… (read more)

Just planning ahead here...

I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I have read that a new version of esr based on Firefox 78 will be released on June 30, 2020, but that there will be an approx 3-month overlap period during which one can alternatively choose to use additional 68.xx esr updates.

If I want to take advantage of this overlap period and keep using an up-to-date 68esr as long as possible, how would I do so? After June 30, will I be offered only 78esr versions, or will I be offered the “overlap” 68.xx? If the answer is that I will be offered 78esr as of June 30, how can I obtain the overlap 68 esr updates instead?

Thanks.

Asked by Rick216 3 weeks ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago

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Firefox crashes on startup in Windows 10

I'm unable to get Firefox to run on my Windows 10 laptop. Firefox does not even open when I start it. I tried uninstalling and doing a clean install but still get the sam… (read more)

I'm unable to get Firefox to run on my Windows 10 laptop. Firefox does not even open when I start it. I tried uninstalling and doing a clean install but still get the same problem. Any help appreciated Thanks Vivek

Asked by Vivek Ayer 1 month ago

Answered by Vivek Ayer 3 weeks ago

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Help! Need to move Bookmarks, Extensions & Add-Ons to another Mac

My present iMac is failing rapidly and I will be replacing it with a new Mac very. I do not have a Time Machine backup. The only info I really need is how to copy off, to… (read more)

My present iMac is failing rapidly and I will be replacing it with a new Mac very. I do not have a Time Machine backup. The only info I really need is how to copy off, to an external drive, all the bookmarks and bookmark structure), extensions, and add-ons I have added to Firefox, and then add them to Firefox on my future Mac.

Do I just copy the Firefox app to the external drive? I looked in the Macs' base system Library and Preferences, and in my User files, but I do not see anything related to Firefox.

My old (current) and failing Mac is running the latest version of Catalina,

Thanks for any info!

Asked by fastdude 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Cannot make JSON files downloaded automatically

I'm downloading lots of JSON files on day-to-day basis and I'm tired of selection download action because FF doesn't have a "remember" checkbox for it (see image below). … (read more)

I'm downloading lots of JSON files on day-to-day basis and I'm tired of selection download action because FF doesn't have a "remember" checkbox for it (see image below).

You can reproduce it: go to any site that allows you to download jsons, e.g. https://petstore.swagger.io/#/pet/findPetsByStatus

If you execute any request there will be a `Download` button If you click it you will see a popup similar to attached one: no "remember" checkbox.

How do I make it remember my choice?

My FF version is 77.0.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 2004.

Asked by pzixel 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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What is the "new helper tool" that FF 77 wants to install

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and… (read more)

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and it looks a lot like Oracle's Java installer that tries to install a bunch of crud. In that case cancel continues with the Java install. In this case, Cancel stops the FF upgrade.

What is this tool and why is it not described better to know have a better guess as to whether it is safe to install?

Asked by harry.levinson 4 weeks ago

Answered by harry.levinson 3 weeks ago

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Lost bookmarks

Hi. Just got a new hard drive. I have lost all of my bookmarks and can't figure out how to get them back. I have tried the Help instructions, without success. Thanks! … (read more)

Hi. Just got a new hard drive. I have lost all of my bookmarks and can't figure out how to get them back. I have tried the Help instructions, without success. Thanks!

Asked by karen9093 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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lost previos settings after reinstal

After an issue with FF not showing websites properly, I decided to uninstall it according to the instructions mentioned under https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/trouble… (read more)

After an issue with FF not showing websites properly, I decided to uninstall it according to the instructions mentioned under https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems, section4.

After downloading the latest version and installing that, it was mentioned a new profile was made, but I could import or sync with the old profile to restore settings, passwords, etc.

For some or other reason importing this does not work the way it was supposed to, so I am now stuck with a fresh installation with all previous settings being lost.

Is there a solution, please? Help is appreciated. Thanks

Asked by beets1 1 month ago

Answered by AMAN ARYAN 1 month ago

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Restore old version of Firefox and profile

I was running just "regular" Firefox on my Windows laptop. Yesterday my help desk had me upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release to install a corporate email security… (read more)

I was running just "regular" Firefox on my Windows laptop. Yesterday my help desk had me upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release to install a corporate email security certificate. I did not know when I installed this version of Firefox that it would overwrite my existing browser, and when it did, I lost all of my add-ins, extensions, bookmarks, etc. I'm hoping to be able to restore my old profile with all of the existing data I had. If I have to "downgrade" to regular Firefox I think that's fine since I just needed the ESR to install the security cert and that's complete now.

I looked on the about:profiles page and I have two other profiles, default and june19 (I presume the latter is from June 2019?), but I don't know how to determine which one is the preferred one. When I clicked Launch profile in new browser, it instructed me to create a new profile to protect my information and I hesitated to do that because I'm trying to restore an old profile, not create a new one. In case you can't tell, I'm not an advanced software user, so give instructions like you would to a 5-year-old or your grandma... lol. Thanks in advance!

Asked by amy.enderson 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago