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There is no indication of progress while a webpage is downloading. We only get an icon when the process is done.

There is no indication of progress while a webpage is downloading. I'm looking for something like the rotating hour glass, or a rotating circle of dots. Only when the … (read more)

There is no indication of progress while a webpage is downloading. I'm looking for something like the rotating hour glass, or a rotating circle of dots. Only when the process is done do we get the page's icon on the tab. As it is, I never know if my request to open a webpage is working or if the computer has locked up. It must have changed with the latest update because, although I can't remember exactly how Firefox previously indicated loading in progress, I instantly noticed the LACK of it as soon as I booted up the newest version.

Thank you.

Asked by back2ack 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Updates to Firefox on MacOS

Just a suggestion on getting update content information. I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days… (read more)

Just a suggestion on getting update content information.

I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days to allow any bugs in the update to shake out [e.g 81.0.2 to fix the Twitter bug in 81.0.1 -- No biggie, small bugs can crop-up in any update in spite of Mozilla's commendable quality control]. When manually checking Firefox "About" to look at update status, the pop-up shows the current installed version, with a link to "What's new?" [Great idea, thanks]. Unfortunately, there is not a "What's new?" link beside the box to download a new update, thus one must do an on-line search for the related Release Note to determine the urgency/relevancy of doing the update.

Adding an additional "What's new?" would be an appreciated change -- Thanks and be well.

Asked by JohnfromMA 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Edge starts unallowed

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter starts Microsoft Edge although Firefox is defined as Browser. Only an Uninstall of Microsoft Edge ends that behaviour. But after next update… (read more)

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter starts Microsoft Edge although Firefox is defined as Browser. Only an Uninstall of Microsoft Edge ends that behaviour. But after next update Edge is again installed and again Edge is started, what I don't want. Have you the possibility to avoid that? I don't know, where that behaviour can be ended.

Asked by wolfgang_quartz 4 days ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 4 days ago

Update Failure

I was asked by Firefox to update to the latest version. After installation and reboot it asks me again to download the latest version. It's as though the update install… (read more)

I was asked by Firefox to update to the latest version. After installation and reboot it asks me again to download the latest version. It's as though the update installation didn't update. Please advise

Asked by shafmc53 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

How to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Hi, I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can s… (read more)

Hi,

I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can set as default in the profile manager at the url `about:profiles`, but Firefox tells me "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history.....". So, it seems I need to install the same version of Firefox I had before, but I don't know which one it was, and I would like to avoid to make many trials.

Is there a mean to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Asked by l.alebarde 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

corrupted update

10/20/20 I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top … (read more)

10/20/20

I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top - FF would not open. I backed up the profile, and did a clean install. When I finally got the backed up profile installed, it opened properly once and everything was there. When I opened it again, no book marks, and none of the buttons worked. FF didn't close properly, and I had to use Task Manager to shut down.

I ended up downloading the beta version, and it's worked just fine. The original profile works, so all bookmarks are there.

I see that FF released 82.0 this morning. Is it safe to try to install it, or is the beta version that I installed last night really 82, just hours before it was officially released?

Asked by finepoint 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

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Are there any conflicts or problems having 2 browsers on the same computer using windows 7

I have no experience with having different browsers on the same computer and want to know if there are any conflicts or problems before I download a second browser. … (read more)

I have no experience with having different browsers on the same computer and want to know if there are any conflicts or problems before I download a second browser.

Asked by gerryloman 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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When I updated FF Eco Start Page became my start PAge and default search place WHY?

Updating to new version of Fire Fox, my home page was changed to eco Start Page and my default search was a yahoo Eco Start Page . Why did this happen? I had trouble corr… (read more)

Updating to new version of Fire Fox, my home page was changed to eco Start Page and my default search was a yahoo Eco Start Page . Why did this happen? I had trouble correcting this and how can this happen to FF? I thought your browser was secure.

Asked by Rusyazman 7 years ago

Last reply by comgeek888 7 years ago

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I want to download Firefox 17 to a jump drive on a Windows machine and install it on my Mac. Can I do this?

I live in Mountain View and use Google WiFi which is provided by Google for the City of Mountain View. For the past few months, they have been having a BIG problem with t… (read more)

I live in Mountain View and use Google WiFi which is provided by Google for the City of Mountain View. For the past few months, they have been having a BIG problem with the corruption of downloads. Even teensy tiny ones. Perhaps you've heard about it since you're also in Mountain View. They have not responded to repeated posts from the forum... I have an iMac running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and I haven't been able to update my software. I go to Lane Medical Library at Stanford to use the Windows machines there. I load whatever standalone software that I can onto a jump drive and install it at home. Unfortunately, some sites (like Apple and maybe even Mozilla!) recognize the computer you're on and only allow you to download software compatible with the machine that you are actually sitting at. This means that I can't reinstall Safari because I can't get a copy of it. And it looks like I might not be able to install Firefox 17.0 either. At least, that's what I'm trying to find out. "We've made some educated guesses about your current browser and operating system." See what I mean? So when I go to the library, will I be able to download a copy of Firefox 17.0 for the Mac and install it on my computer at home? Thanks!

Asked by Sparky_is_my_guy 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I cannot update from v. 16 to v. 17, and 16 no longer works (and is locked, so I can't throw it away)

My Macbook Pro is running 10.7.5 I got an update notice in Firefox and tried to update to v. 17. I. When I try to move the download to the Applications folder: (1) If I c… (read more)

My Macbook Pro is running 10.7.5 I got an update notice in Firefox and tried to update to v. 17.

I. When I try to move the download to the Applications folder:

(1) If I choose "Replace," I get the error message: "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items."

(2) If I choose "Keep Both Files," I get the error message: "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)."

II. Version 16 no longer works:

1. If I try to open it now, I get the error message: "You can't open the application Firefox.app because it may be damaged or incomplete."

2. If I try to throw out the damaged app, I get the error message: "The operation can’t be completed because the item “Firefox.app” is locked."

Can someone help me with this? Thanks!

Asked by lzzz 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I've just downloaded greasemonkey as i want to send links in Farmville. I still can't do a link. There is no "copy link" available. Can anyone help?.

I've followed information supplied by a friend in that I've highlighted the greasemonkey in the toolbar, clicked on it and done a refresh. How do I then do find a copy li… (read more)

I've followed information supplied by a friend in that I've highlighted the greasemonkey in the toolbar, clicked on it and done a refresh. How do I then do find a copy link? I can get all sorts of tasks eg Back, reload, bookmark,send link (which takes me to Outlook), view background, select all, inspect element etc. NO COPY LINK.

Asked by joanchar 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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can't save/download pages/files in FF 12.

A few days ago, my good old FF (12) stopped downloading and saving. Actually, in the download screen it looks as if it was downloaded (shows in its full size in the Downl… (read more)

A few days ago, my good old FF (12) stopped downloading and saving. Actually, in the download screen it looks as if it was downloaded (shows in its full size in the Download screen), but the 'open' option is gray and it can't be found in the download folder. Also, when using 'save as' for web pages, only the html folder (images, etc.) is found where saved, but its 'mate' (the htm file) is not, and the 'open' option (on download screen) is gray. I deleted the mimetype.rdf and the downloads.sqlite files; I disabled all the relevant FF addons, changed downloading folder etc.--- nothing helps. Do you have any idea? Thanks

Asked by rondo 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago