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Where can I find previous versions of Firefox to download. With each update since 42.xx I have continually lost necessary functionability - must go back.

Running W7 64. Firefox 48.0.2 I have been using FF since its original inception and it has been great up until 42.xx or so. I run my real estate business using FF but wit… (read more)

Running W7 64. Firefox 48.0.2 I have been using FF since its original inception and it has been great up until 42.xx or so. I run my real estate business using FF but with each successive update I have lost functionality (like unsigned addons) that inhibit its usefulness. I don't like Opera or chrome so looks like my only option is to go back to a more useful version - unless some has a better solution for me. Thanks, David.

Asked by brodave 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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Make saved bookmarks folder act like it does in internet explorer browser

Hi, I really wish the developer's of the firefox browser would consider implementing a change to how the saved bookmark's act. The way it is currently is rather nerve rac… (read more)

Hi, I really wish the developer's of the firefox browser would consider implementing a change to how the saved bookmark's act. The way it is currently is rather nerve racking, when using internet explorer 'remembers' the last opened bookmark which at least to me is a nice feature. With firefox when you click on the 'show your bookmarks' button, you have to start from the beginning every time, which is at least to me rather 'old fashioned' . Hopefully other user's of firefox feel like I do. David

Asked by David 5 years ago

Answered by David 5 years ago

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I want to disable search in the address bar and browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete does not work

I want to be able to type cnn in my address bar, hit enter and get cnn.com when I did about:config I could not find browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete and when I set browser.… (read more)

I want to be able to type cnn in my address bar, hit enter and get cnn.com when I did about:config I could not find browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete and when I set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false that did not work either. What do I do?

Asked by HarwoodS 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How Do I Override Extension Verification In Firefox 48?

I updated to Firefox 48 today, even though I KNEW it was going to cause problems, simply because mail.com didn't work in Firefox 42 (which only came out earlier this morn… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 48 today, even though I KNEW it was going to cause problems, simply because mail.com didn't work in Firefox 42 (which only came out earlier this morning because "rapid release" is a euphemism for "Every build sucks so much, we have to replace it ASAP"), and it broke a bunch of my extensions (including some absolutely necessary ones) due to the fact they were not "verified."

Now, I solved this problem before by disabling extension verification in Firefox 42. It's still disabled, but apparently Mozilla are run by fascist Nazis who have ignored my Facebook comments, hung up on me when I tried to call them, and blocked my phone number. Firefox will do anything in their power to prevent these add-ons from working as they're supposed to. They'll probably even delete this help thread. Mozilla just hates freedom.

So, can somebody please tell me how to re-enable extensions that work just fine but aren't "verified"?

I have attached a screenshot which will rule out the most likely answer. But seeing as how Firefox 48 literally just came out ten seconds ago, and Firefox 49 will be out before I publish this, I really hope someone has figured it out.

I commend anyone who tries to help here, as you are risking getting permabanned by Mozilla. They don't want anyone to know, and have been going out of their way to deliberately and maliciously break solutions that have worked in earlier builds.

Asked by hi1fan 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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When I open FF, there are are some boxes with site names in them, how do I get rid of these?

I am running WIN 10 on a desktop tower computer. When I want to browse, there are boxes with site names in them, supposed to be helpful, well, not helpful to me, please c… (read more)

I am running WIN 10 on a desktop tower computer. When I want to browse, there are boxes with site names in them, supposed to be helpful, well, not helpful to me, please can someone tell me how to see a blank page when I open FF to browse (apart from my Home page, that is)........or, when I open a new tab..... Thanks Sylvia

Asked by SlimSylv 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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re direct

I am having an issue with Firefox on two of my computers , on the same website, which is a website that I own. To start with, no one else has an issue using Firefox on i… (read more)

I am having an issue with Firefox on two of my computers , on the same website, which is a website that I own. To start with, no one else has an issue using Firefox on it, to my knowledge, and I checked with my tech on the site, as well as the host to see if there are any issues. I also checked with Norton, and disabled it , and it didn't resolve.

While I am on the site, I can navigate a couple of times, and I get the message whether I want to leave or stay on the page. The next choice I make, I get a problem re directing error. I have to clear the cookies and cache before I can sign back on , and I get the error again.

I also renamed to old the cookies.sqlite. That cleared it up for a bit until the file got corrupt again. I can use Chrome with no issue on my site, but Firefox is my default browser and I prefer to use it on everything.

I really need to resolve this situation. Please help....Thanks...Steve

Asked by stevef3nj 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Could you please help me with a video problem concerning Firefox 48 for Mac and El Capitan 10.11.6 ?

Sometimes when clicking on a news video on "AOL Today" Firefox will instantly crash before even starting the video. Other times the AOL news videos play ok. And then ag… (read more)

Sometimes when clicking on a news video on "AOL Today" Firefox will instantly crash before even starting the video. Other times the AOL news videos play ok. And then again, when it seems like a video is playing okay, it will stop playing part way through. Since it's not consistent in what it's doing, it's hard to predict when it's going to crash.

In trying to correct the problem, I did a "Refresh Firefox" via the Mozilla Support forum and am still having the same problems. My computer platform is El Capitan version 10.11.6 using Firefox 48.0 for Mac on a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display. I've been using Firefox for years and have never had so many crashes as I'm having now.

I've just recently upgraded to El Capitan and Firefox 48. Any help you may offer will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for all the time and effort you give in volunteering to help us!

Asked by brmidi 5 years ago

Answered by brmidi 5 years ago

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Add-on not installed/downloaded due to connection failure

This has been going on since I redownloaded firefox. I keep getting the error "Add-on not installed/downloaded due to connection failure", This is not limited to one app,… (read more)

This has been going on since I redownloaded firefox. I keep getting the error "Add-on not installed/downloaded due to connection failure", This is not limited to one app, this is limited to several apps. I know nothing is wrong with my connection because, well I am connected to the internet on my computer just fine.

I have searched to try to find a solution but nothing has helped, I even did "New>String and name it: xpinstall.enabled and set the value to true" and restarted firefox but that did nothing at all.

It seems to be a firefox issue and this one of many issues that I'm having.

Asked by BlooDFalleN 5 years ago

Answered by John99 5 years ago

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I keep getting an insecure connection whentrying to connect to Netflix

Every time I try to connect to Netflix I get a "Insecure Connection":Your connection is not secure The owner of www.netflix.com has configured their website improperly. T… (read more)

Every time I try to connect to Netflix I get a "Insecure Connection":Your connection is not secure

The owner of www.netflix.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

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Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites

I contacted netflix and it is not them. If I cannot get this fixed I am going to remove this browser. What a pain?! I love mozilla but this is crazy. I tried some of the other things about this insecure connection and it has not helped....SOMEONE HELP ME

Asked by faithrochelle68 5 years ago

Answered by faithrochelle68 5 years ago

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Tabs launch themselves into new browser windows

With no input from me, sometimes tabs will launch themselves into new windows, deleting their tabs from the main browser window history. I can't find a reason or common … (read more)

With no input from me, sometimes tabs will launch themselves into new windows, deleting their tabs from the main browser window history. I can't find a reason or common thread for this behavior. Any ideas?

Asked by mr.msb 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Can't download attachments from Gmail

I'm unable to download any attachments directly from Gmail, although saving them to Drive and then downloading from there works, but I have to waste precious seconds with… (read more)

I'm unable to download any attachments directly from Gmail, although saving them to Drive and then downloading from there works, but I have to waste precious seconds with this method and it's pretty frustrating. :) I've tried starting Firefox in safe mode, clearing the cache, disabling ESET Smart Security's web and e-mail protection, but unfortunately none of them helped. I have also tried downloading attachments with Internet Explorer and that works just fine.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (48.0.1 currently) and Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

Asked by seggbizo 5 years ago

Answered by seggbizo 5 years ago

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I used 'Refresh Firefox' all my addons are GONE! I can't use the back ups created. What NOW?!

I used 'Refresh Firefox' there was a folder named "Old Firefox Data" placed on my desktop. When firefox came back up all my addons were gone. I was left with a pretty m… (read more)

I used 'Refresh Firefox' there was a folder named "Old Firefox Data" placed on my desktop. When firefox came back up all my addons were gone. I was left with a pretty much bare bones Firefox. I needed those addons to work with. I attempted to restore the addons by either installing them through extensions or plugins and installing from files but FF said that here were no extensions that were recognized. I don't even know where to begin now to fix this. Half the extensions I want FF won't allow anymore.

I have been a loyal fan of Mozilla since Netscape .. This was a turning point for me. DONE .. OVER .. ENDED.

Asked by themunz 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why do I get a black screen when logging in to American Express on Firefox but not IE?

If I click on the spot on the black screen where the "logout" button is, It logs me out. But no matter what address I use in the address bar to get to the login page, I … (read more)

If I click on the spot on the black screen where the "logout" button is, It logs me out. But no matter what address I use in the address bar to get to the login page, I get a black screen after clicking on "login".

Asked by PurpleRain63 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Hi, doing nothing specific and sometimes nothing, Firefox crashes very often since this morning. In each crash the same reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_EXEC with the s… (read more)

Hi, doing nothing specific and sometimes nothing, Firefox crashes very often since this morning. In each crash the same reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_EXEC with the same crash addresss: 0xffffffffa474336b. I have no idea on how to diagnose. any help welcomes JD

Asked by JDP91 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I disabled videos and Now I can't play online games

Yesterday I played my online MSN games. A tiny video screen popped up; went to Options to block pop-ups; somehow I clicked a button that was like DRT or something and it… (read more)

Yesterday I played my online MSN games. A tiny video screen popped up; went to Options to block pop-ups; somehow I clicked a button that was like DRT or something and it said it would disable videos - didn't snap that it meant my games -:) I have tried re-tracing my steps and can find that anywhere. I desperately need to get the videos to work on Firefox so I can enjoy my games. The game screen comes up, click on Jigsaw and it comes up but you can not see the jigsaw puzzles.

Any suggestions - other than to tell me to stay out of the Options!!  :) :)

Asked by MKatD 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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how to globally stop email notifications in the forum?

Hi Friends, I'm reposting about this, because it's still an issue, 2.5 years later after my first post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/985023 (which has bee… (read more)

Hi Friends, I'm reposting about this, because it's still an issue, 2.5 years later after my first post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/985023 (which has been archived, and I can't post in it anymore).

I actually never read the bug report back then, because I assumed the developers would fix such an obvious problem. But if I read it correctly now, they decided not to fix it, because they couldn't decide how to fix it???

That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. But all I can do is report that I still have to unsubscribe to each new thread individually, despite having the options already disabled, and despite now having moved on from Windows 7 (which I was using when I posted originally) to Windows 10 now. Although I realize it's a Firefox problem and not a Windows problem. It's still a 2.5 + years old problem.

Also, I didn't reply to the bug report, because I don't want to register an account, when I have no other reason to post messages in the bug tracker.

Could someone please do whatever is needed, to make the bug active again (re-open it, or re-post it, or whatever)? Maybe some developer will be more interested in it now?

Thank you very much  :-)

Asked by brynn2 5 years ago

Answered by brynn2 4 years ago

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x-vlc plugin gives me a plugin is needed to display the content

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbo… (read more)

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbook running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 on Firefox 50.1.0. Also same problem on my IMac.

The html code is like this...

<object type="application/x-vlc-plugin" data="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.xx:554/img/video.sav" width="500" height="375" id="video1"> <param name="movie" value="rtsp://192.168.1.0/archive/xxxxxxxxxxx"/> <embed type="application/x-vlc-plugin" name="video1" autoplay="no" loop="no" width="500" height="375" target="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.???:554/img/video.sav" />

I downloaded Flip4mac, as was advised on a post I found on stackoveflow, but that made no difference.

How do I know which plugin is needed? Searching on extensions, I see nothing for x-vlc-plugin. Is extension same as plugin? What do I download if not Flip4mac?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks, Joe

Asked by Joe 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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You Tube message: browser does not currently recognise any of the video formats

I would first like to thank everyone for previous help/support. I am a 68 year old dedicated Firefox user dismayed by this continued issue with You Tube. When I select a … (read more)

I would first like to thank everyone for previous help/support. I am a 68 year old dedicated Firefox user dismayed by this continued issue with You Tube. When I select a video to watch I first get a flashed message saying “Your browser does not currently recognise any of the video formats available, click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video”. Normally the flash is so fast it is impossible to read but this time a third party website held it in place of the captioned video so I captured the screen. Clicking as requested does not offer any direct solution and as an every day user I am confused by what happens next. The video begins as per normal when I go to full screen the colours are saturated and the resolution below normal. The video can run for an unlimited time, before it freezes after a random time duration and will not start again or play any other video. To illustrate this as a Firefox issue is easily sampled by comparing the same use of You Tube on 'Chrome'. None of these events take place on Chrome and the Chrome browser video is fine. I am just an ordinary user, can you advise please? Thanks Tom Leigh

Asked by TomLeigh 5 years ago

Answered by TomLeigh 5 years ago