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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 2 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Answered by svip7782 3 weeks ago

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Loss of/unable to access, bookmarks/passwords since upgrate to 94.0.1. version of Firefox

I just upgraded to Firefox 94.0.1. and have lost all my bookmarks and passwords. I have tried to import backups but Firefox is "Unable to process the backup file". This … (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 94.0.1. and have lost all my bookmarks and passwords. I have tried to import backups but Firefox is "Unable to process the backup file". This means that I have, for now, lost access to all 1555 bookmarks I have which is as you can imagine extreamly frustrating and anoying. Is it possible to roll back to an earlier version which may work or to produce a fix for this version?

Asked by sic_pupy 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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firefox keeps opening an "install update" box.

Hi, I thought Firefox updated automatically so can someone please tell me why this box seemingly opens every time I open Firefox. I am using version 92.01 (64bit) . When… (read more)

Hi, I thought Firefox updated automatically so can someone please tell me why this box seemingly opens every time I open Firefox. I am using version 92.01 (64bit) . When Box first appeared I attempted an update and lost all bookmarks etc. would like to know what I'm getting wrong before I go any further. Thanks, John.

Asked by eauxvives.jj 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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Synced bookmarks aren't showing in bookmarks menu, only show under Manage bookmarks/Library

I installed Firefox to a new laptop and tried syncing my old laptop bookmarks and settings. It first synced with the Firefox app on my phone, then the old laptop. The p… (read more)

I installed Firefox to a new laptop and tried syncing my old laptop bookmarks and settings. It first synced with the Firefox app on my phone, then the old laptop. The problem is that only the bookmarks from the phone app are showing in the bookmarks menu of the new laptop. (Main Menu > Bookmarks) I found all the folders and bookmarks from the old laptop bookmarks menu when I clicked Manage bookmarks at the bottom of the new computer's bookmarks menu. (Main Menu > Bookmarks > Manage bookmarks) How do I get all my folders and bookmarks to show in the actual bookmarks menu instead of going through all these steps to get to them?

Asked by BamaKeifer 3 weeks ago

Answered by BamaKeifer 3 weeks ago

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After installing Nightly, Firefox cannot be installed

The installation of Nightly caused major problems in Firefox. (Windows 10 PC) I want BOTH Nightly and Firefox on my computer; however my Firefox profile became corrupted … (read more)

The installation of Nightly caused major problems in Firefox. (Windows 10 PC) I want BOTH Nightly and Firefox on my computer; however my Firefox profile became corrupted in the process. Things like: the Bookmarks not appearing despite all the settings for them being correct; Firefox crashing when importing bookmarks. Fed up, I decided I wanted a completely new installation of Firefox. I could use my sync to my Firefox account to get most of what I needed back easily... I thought. I don't want to detail every step, they are too many. The important part, I think, is this. Installing Firefox, I need for it to create a new profile. Beause the old one had NUMEROUS corruptions, I got rid of it, thinking that Firefox can create a new profile when installing the software from scratch. But guess what? It will not do that. THE PROBLEM is that Nightly and Firefox share the same Roaming/Profiles folder, which means that the .ini files contain references to BOTH profiles in a single file. Profiles.ini contains both. Installs.ini contains references to both. If I delete - or try to alter the contents of - either .ini file, then Nightly loses its profile as well. I have restored those two files to where Nightly now starts up normally, thank god. But there is NOTHING I can do so far to get the new installation of Firefox to start up without trying to find the now missing profile which was corrputed to the point that it was more trouble than it was worth. It used to be possible to install Firefox and make whatever fixes were necessary before starting up the browser. Now it is not; it starts up automatically, or not at all. WHY is the setup designed this way? Really large error on the part of Mozilla developers to put the profiles info and installs info into the same file, so that upon uninstalling Firefox, you must either find the old corrupt profile again, or start from scratch with BOTH Nightly and Firefox. We waste SO MANY HOURS trying to work around the careless / thoughtless things that developers do! Please can someone help me? For now I have Nightly, but it looks like I will never have Firefox again after using it and its ancestors for 25 years. Thanks in advance!

Asked by bwp123 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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What is the policy on supported versions for Firefox?

What is the official policy on supported releases for Firefox? I found a very old posting in this forum that seemed to indicate the current release and the previous rele… (read more)

What is the official policy on supported releases for Firefox? I found a very old posting in this forum that seemed to indicate the current release and the previous release are officially supported?

Asked by acooley2413 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Trying to install 52.9.0esr over 49.0 on XP

Figured out the basic issue (from Solutions here) why old Firefox not working on old XP-SP3. Found 52.9.0esr download - but when I run the file, it keeps telling me to "… (read more)

Figured out the basic issue (from Solutions here) why old Firefox not working on old XP-SP3. Found 52.9.0esr download - but when I run the file, it keeps telling me to "Close Firefox". Used Task Manager - nothing - not Firefox or anything else - is shown to be running. Any ideas? Might not be a Firefox issue, but would appreciate any insights. TIA - Jean

Asked by jean61 1 month ago

Answered by jean61 1 month ago

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opening Firefox

When I click on the Firefox icon to open it, the opening page is minimized and I have click the maximize button twice to get it to open to a full page. I used to just cl… (read more)

When I click on the Firefox icon to open it, the opening page is minimized and I have click the maximize button twice to get it to open to a full page. I used to just click on the Firefox icon and it would open to a full page. I cannot figure out how to change this back. Please advise.

Asked by pkulla 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Cannot Start Download By Single Click Anymore

Hi, It was OK for me to download file from a link before, but since a while ago, when I single click on any link (ex., Firefox Installer) it showed nothing and nothing ha… (read more)

Hi,

It was OK for me to download file from a link before, but since a while ago, when I single click on any link (ex., Firefox Installer) it showed nothing and nothing happened (Normally I think dialog about if open or save/when to save should pop up). I also try other way to open the link then: 1. If I try to open a new tab on link, then a empty tab was opened (as attached image). 2. If I right click the link and click "Save Link As..." then it will pop up the save folder selection dialog.

I hope to have any suggestion to fix this issue. Thanks in advance for any support.

Asked by Black Cat 1 month ago

Answered by Black Cat 1 month ago

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Firefox 93 Loses Logins from Version 52.9.0

This article appeared to contain the solution to my problem ... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lockwise-losing-login-information-firefox-update#search ... but Firef… (read more)

This article appeared to contain the solution to my problem ...

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lockwise-losing-login-information-firefox-update#search

... but Firefox 68 ESR is no longer available, only 78.15.0esr and 91.2.0esr. How do I proceed?

Asked by bonita2 1 month ago

Answered by bonita2 1 month ago

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Need to install older version

I downloaded the updated version of Firefox and replaced the old version, but my system won't accept the newer version. How do I reinstall the older version for my Mac. … (read more)

I downloaded the updated version of Firefox and replaced the old version, but my system won't accept the newer version. How do I reinstall the older version for my Mac.

Asked by michael432 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago