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Firefox crashes

I have been unable to install any Firefox updates since version 41.0, as the application always crashes on startup with the following data: Nombre del evento de problema… (read more)

I have been unable to install any Firefox updates since version 41.0, as the application always crashes on startup with the following data:

 Nombre del evento de problema:	APPCRASH
 Nombre de la aplicación:	firefox.exe
 Versión de la aplicación:	43.0.1.5828
 Marca de tiempo de la aplicación:	56722c0f
 Nombre del módulo con errores:	IMM32.DLL
 Versión del módulo con errores:	6.1.7601.17514
 Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores:	4ce7ba53
 Código de excepción:	c0000005
 Desplazamiento de excepción:	0001a543
 Versión del sistema operativo:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
 Id. de configuración regional:	3082
 Información adicional 1:	7054
 Información adicional 2:	7054295172216ac85b189b6bf1ec3428
 Información adicional 3:	bcaa
 Información adicional 4:	bcaa3f59931f53c0be23efde05755397

OS is Windows 7 64 bit.

Asked by markpalacio 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps searching for updates when new tab opened.

I am running the latest version of Firefox (40.0.3) with ad blocker plus as my only addon. However every time I attempt to open a new tab it take ages to open because Fi… (read more)

I am running the latest version of Firefox (40.0.3) with ad blocker plus as my only addon. However every time I attempt to open a new tab it take ages to open because Firefox is constantly searching for an update. This takes 2-3 minutes every time. Have tried refreshing Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling without success. My system is Win 8.1 on a i7 Lenovo PC. All worked well until the latest FF upgrade. I have no problems with the same version installed on my laptop. Any help/suggestions would be much apprciated. Thanks.

Asked by briantodd1 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox auto update never finds newer versions. Why?

Hi, I've been having an issue for quite some versions now (two at least): autoupdate never finds newer versions. When I first noticed this issue, I also noticed auto upda… (read more)

Hi, I've been having an issue for quite some versions now (two at least): autoupdate never finds newer versions. When I first noticed this issue, I also noticed auto updates were disables in the prefs. Re-activating them would bring them back off after I checked for updates (About Firefox).

So i went on and: - restarted with add-ons disables - refreshed Firefox - trashed active-update.xml and updates.xml

What's wrong?

Asked by ufopsi 5 years ago

Answered by ufopsi 5 years ago

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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can you stop auto-upgrade of 45.0.2; it hangs on my windows PC.

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version availa… (read more)

An earlier auto-upgrade of 45.0.2 this month wouldn't run, just briefly blinked the icon, then nothing! Uninstalled 45.0.2 and loaded 43.0.1 which was the version available for Windows 32. Now another auto-update of 45.0.2 is ready, so can I remove it and stop auto-upgrades?

Asked by Ray0428 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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when I updated to version 42 some how it got locked up trying to update the "update" log. the activity icon keeps spinning and the staus4ever addon bar stays ac

When I updated to version 42 something happened during the upgrade. The activity icon keeps circling and my staus-4-ever add-on bar remains on and wont go away. When I tr… (read more)

When I updated to version 42 something happened during the upgrade. The activity icon keeps circling and my staus-4-ever add-on bar remains on and wont go away. When I try to check for updates in options it does not show the update to version 42 but when I go into help about Firefox shows I have version 42. I tried restarting my computer and it still shows the download icon circling etc. T the shut down the computer and powered it back up with the same results. I refreshed Firefox and that didn't help either. any suggestions?

Asked by lxllrl11300 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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My computer won't run on firefox 50. I have good luck with 45, but firefox won't leave on my computer even though I asked that I be informed before a change.

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but… (read more)

I have an xp computer, but the newest version will not operate on my computer. I now have 49 on it . Will firefox leave it there? I have changed the firefox update, but that doesn't seen to work, since it would not leave the 45 on there, when I asked that I would be notified before a change.

Asked by corb-170 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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I missed an online deadline because you decided to update ff and it took over a minute. Best to tell me when I logout before update. unimpressed

I know you are nice but when I need into my browser, I need in. Best to have an 'update later' option to let me in now, not once you've done your stuff. My deadline went … (read more)

I know you are nice but when I need into my browser, I need in. Best to have an 'update later' option to let me in now, not once you've done your stuff. My deadline went - please don't let this happen to others

Asked by lochness2017 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Opening any www address in a new tab results in crashing tab

see attached error message, that's independing from the address entered OS version LINUX 4.15.0 Firefox version 61.0.1 Reporting PC isn't that one problem occurred. A res… (read more)

see attached error message, that's independing from the address entered OS version LINUX 4.15.0 Firefox version 61.0.1 Reporting PC isn't that one problem occurred. A restart of Firefox solved the problem for the moment.

Asked by RoSc 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

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Update option is checked but FF will no automatically update and keeps asking to download newer version.

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of ve… (read more)

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of version 69 it has been pestering me asking for an update, even that the automatic update option is checked on. Downloaded 69.0 and again moved to it to /opt. Renamed the 68.0.2 from firefox to firefox 68 and tried to run 69 but it will not respond. Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Thanks.

Asked by topocalc 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why am I getting an update notification to 45.4.0 when I am already running 48.0.2...?

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly s… (read more)

I keep getting a seriously irritating popup, even when I'm not running Firefox, saying an update to 45.4.0 is available. Seeing as I am running 48.0.2 this is utterly stupid!

What's going on and how do I get rid of this irritating notification?

HJ

Asked by hj 4 years ago

Answered by alan_r 4 years ago

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Firefox Update Settings | Auto-update checking

Per Firefox guidance there is an option to toggle on an option that would not would not prompt to update. The option box though is not an option in preferences (See below… (read more)

Per Firefox guidance there is an option to toggle on an option that would not would not prompt to update. The option box though is not an option in preferences (See below).

Did this option once exist, but it is no longer available and no one bothered to up date the trouble shoot guide?

If so, why does it not still exist?

Can it be brought back?

If not, is there some backdoor way to shut it off?

Thank you kindly

Firefox occasionally checks to see if any updates are available for itself and for your search engines. To disable these checks:

   Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select Preferences.
   In the General panel, scroll down to the Firefox Updates section.
   Check Never check for updates (not recommended) and uncheck Automatically update search engines.
   Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

Asked by Catalpa Casa 10 months ago

Answered by crankygoat 10 months ago

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V36.04, Opens to FF start page

I have lost all homepage tabs, add-ons, cookies, last pass info, etc. Last security update was April 7 2015. Not sure it is relevant, but at least coincidental w/ occur… (read more)

I have lost all homepage tabs, add-ons, cookies, last pass info, etc. Last security update was April 7 2015. Not sure it is relevant, but at least coincidental w/ occurrence of my problem Can I recover?

I looked at "synch" but not sure it applies to me. Using only 1 laptop with Windows 7.

Thanks!

Asked by JWICh 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Addon Compatibility?

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in… (read more)

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in Firefox Addons to see if I could find something else I liked and found that 95% of them are not compatible. It isn't as bad with my other addons as with Complete Themes but I still loose the use of 1 or 2 addons when Firefox is updated.

Firefox is always talking about how customizable they are and then their advances render it less so. Improving things to the point where you are dis-improving them it is counterproductive. Would you ask the Firefox developers not the change the things that addons need to be usable? If they can't do that then they shouldn't update it. Thank you!

Asked by br.louis 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago