Firefox 102 Renaming .exe files

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin. Why is that… (read more)

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin.

Why is that happening now? I know the "potential risk" or downloading an .exe file but shouldn't it ask or at least warn you instead of just deciding to rename it

I didn't see a setting to disable this "feature". Is there one?

Thanks

Asked by AZBigDog 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 minutes ago

disable taskbar icon download animation

(Firefox 102 on Windows.) Indicating the progress of a runnig download in the taskbar is ok, but when the size of the download is unknown, there is a fast animation, that… (read more)

(Firefox 102 on Windows.)

Indicating the progress of a runnig download in the taskbar is ok, but when the size of the download is unknown, there is a fast animation, that keeps going and going and going. That´s very annoying, when you want to keep focused on a difficult issue elsewhere on the screen. (Sadly I have these 'endless' and slow downloads quite often at work - e.g. github.)

How can this animation be disabled?

I would happily lose the normal download progress if only this fast animation disappears.

In about:config I did not find anything applicable when searching for 'download', 'animate', 'progress' or 'taskbar'.

Asked by JJJ-Replacement 13 minutes ago

Last reply by Paul 7 minutes ago

Firefox is loading slowly or not at all.

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now t… (read more)

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now that Firefox is not working optimally.

In many, many years I've never had trouble with Firefox until about a month ago. When I opened the browser, I received messages -- about five times -- that it had crashed. After that, many websites now load very slowly, or not at all. And now, I'm unable to see product images on Amazon.

Would you please help me? I'm 84 and not all that computer savvy and I don't want to delete my browsing history, etc. Many thanks, Valerie

Asked by vm10 3 hours ago

Last reply by vm10 9 minutes ago

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Masking Firefox Add-on

I am getting an error that Firefox is not supported on some websites. Is there an add-on or extension that can make the site think I am using internet explorer or edge? … (read more)

I am getting an error that Firefox is not supported on some websites. Is there an add-on or extension that can make the site think I am using internet explorer or edge?

Asked by wbarkho 3 hours ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 hour ago

PDFs used to save automatically to downloads, now it prompts me every time

Hey there, I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some r… (read more)

Hey there,

I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some reason now, after an update, the PDF always pulls up a save box and asks me to name the file (significantly slows down workflow). This only happened after an update.

I've figured out that the issue is related to a way that the PDFs are generated. So if I click it via a link that ends in .html instead of .pdf, it assumes it's a webpage and opens the pdf link in browser, and from there I have to click save, and then I'm prompted to type in the file name.

If I open a PDF link that's an actual .pdf file URL, then it saves to Downloads automatically and names the file "contractfile-1111" or whatever, numbered consecutively. Any ideas on how to get around this?

Thanks

Asked by peter.wolkow 1 hour ago

Last reply by peter.wolkow. 29 minutes ago

Sign-on

After a Windows11 update re-boot, I had to sign-in on many things - Firefox was one of them. When I tried, I entered my name and password with no errors. But, then I was … (read more)

After a Windows11 update re-boot, I had to sign-in on many things - Firefox was one of them. When I tried, I entered my name and password with no errors. But, then I was asked to verify that I was me by signing on to my YouTube app on my tablet.

Why?

I have no intention of keeping this "malware" but did download it to get access to Firefox.

Please change the secondary verification for something else.

Asked by vilnis.epners 56 minutes ago

Last reply by Dropa 33 minutes ago

using firefox 102.0.1 - suddenly have problems on Amazon

As of yesterday I cannot use Firefox on Amazon from my desktop. I can use it from both of my laptops and, on my desktop, I can use Amazon from Google Chrome. When I try … (read more)

As of yesterday I cannot use Firefox on Amazon from my desktop. I can use it from both of my laptops and, on my desktop, I can use Amazon from Google Chrome.

When I try to search products on FF I get a black screen. When I try to access my wish list, I get multiple error messages.

I tried Re-installing FF but the same problem persists. I have not tried uninstalling/reinstalling yet.

I did a full virus scan overnight. No problems were found in the scan.

Asked by Rosaliy Lynne 6 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 40 minutes ago

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Change prefered google login

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly … (read more)

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly to this account. Switching to my personal account requires me to log in to a VPN, do DFA, then switch accounts. How can I ask Firefox to log in to my personal account first instead?

Thanks!

Asked by marcell.zimanyi 1 day ago

Answered by JBou 52 minutes ago

Debugging crashes in complex environment with no crash report

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day. I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conferenc… (read more)

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day.

I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conference for work. But Firefox sometimes goes down in other situations that I see no pattern in.

This is Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 102.0. Unfortunately, it's a complex environment to debug.

First, when firefox goes down, it rarely leaves a crash report behind. So I'm not getting any direct evidence as to what is happening. Second, I run with uBlock active and it is very difficult to function in the browser without long enough for the crash to happen. Third, I typically have several hundred tabs open. I have a lot of memory (64G) in my machine, and the machine doesn't act like it's swapping, so I don't think I'm running out of memory.

Any help getting to the bottom of what's going on is welcome.

Asked by jlquinn 4 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

Lost my main

Hey i tried to login to my main but the password was not working i writed it down i writed exactaly same but is not working i cant get back in my sync what i can do … (read more)

Hey i tried to login to my main but the password was not working i writed it down i writed exactaly same but is not working i cant get back in my sync what i can do

Asked by gappop 1 hour ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

Problem syncing mobile and desktop.

Both my computer and my tablet are logged into my Firefox account, the page at accounts.firefox.com lists both devices, yet for some reason they won't sync. I've synced t… (read more)

Both my computer and my tablet are logged into my Firefox account, the page at accounts.firefox.com lists both devices, yet for some reason they won't sync. I've synced two mobile devices before, and it worked fine. I've spent a good portion of today trying to figure it out, and have gone half mad from frustration. Please can you help me? Thank you!

Asked by Robin 5 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

Zendesk behaves wierdly in the latest version of Firefox

I had to get a new laptop last week and Zendesk is behaving irratically in the latest version of the Firefox browser. It worked fine in Firefox on my old laptop. After lo… (read more)

I had to get a new laptop last week and Zendesk is behaving irratically in the latest version of the Firefox browser. It worked fine in Firefox on my old laptop. After logging into Zendesk it does a flickering loop and the page never loads. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I have been working with Zendesk support and they had me create a HAR file to see what was hapening. I also have cleared the cach & cookis as well as removed extensions. And all cookies are enabled. Zendesk is working fine in Chrome but I'd rather have it in the FF browser where most of my cloud-based work applications are.

My laptop is a HP 445 G8 Notebook running Windows 10 Pro 19044.1806

Asked by kp400sf 2 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

Problem with saving webpages with .com etc. in title

Hello, in last few days I notice that when you try to save web page that has title ending with .com or anything like that saved file has .com extension instead of htm. I … (read more)

Hello, in last few days I notice that when you try to save web page that has title ending with .com or anything like that saved file has .com extension instead of htm. I often use this option and I'm sure it must be one of the latest updates that started to cause that. Any chance it gonna get fixed and Firefox start adding .htm after .com?

For example try saving page https://www.naturalnews.com/ its title is "Natural Health News and Scientific Discoveries - NaturalNews.com" and saved file has .com extension. I need to fix it everytime and add .htm manually.

Martin

Asked by nabaC 8 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

How do I save site login userids but not save the passwords

On my linux laptop I have a lot of saved userids in Firefox that do not have the password saved - which is exactly what I want for some sites (like bank sites and credit … (read more)

On my linux laptop I have a lot of saved userids in Firefox that do not have the password saved - which is exactly what I want for some sites (like bank sites and credit card sites) that I want it easy for me to log into but impossible for anybody else. On my Windows desktop now, however (apparently I inadvertently deleted my saved logins), I can't seem to figure out how to duplicate this functionality again, i.e., save the userids but not the passwords. Firefox seems to want to save both, or neither. How do I get my desktop to do exactly what my laptop is doing, save the userid but not the password? Thanks.

Asked by rearlclay1 4 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

sudden, various, problems

A few days ago, whenever I download an attachment from my email(Yahoo), the tab crashes after I do so. Assuming this is a Frefox issue....but not positive...has happened… (read more)

A few days ago, whenever I download an attachment from my email(Yahoo), the tab crashes after I do so. Assuming this is a Frefox issue....but not positive...has happened repeatedly since. Very annoying.

Also, upon restart of Firefox yesterday, all my cookies were reset automatically. Had to re-log in everywhere. This never has happened before, without out me manually doing this.

Any idea what is going on?

Bill

Asked by billybgame 2 hours ago

Teams

This morning, I needed to join a Teams meeting. After I'd clicked the link, I was asked if I would allow Microsoft to use my audio and video; I ticked "Allow". But, when … (read more)

This morning, I needed to join a Teams meeting. After I'd clicked the link, I was asked if I would allow Microsoft to use my audio and video; I ticked "Allow". But, when I joined the meeting, I found that I could hear and be heard but I couldn't be seen; my video icon refused to react when I tried to get it open. It was only when I came in through Edge that I could be both heard and seen. Is there any way I can get into a Teams meeting through Firefox? (I have downloaded Teams on to my desk top.) Steve

Asked by steve.whitley 4 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 3 hours ago