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Firefox update

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just … (read more)

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just let me know. My computer uses Linux ( Ubuntu 17.10).

The problems are several and are connected, i believe. Some years ago, when updating the firefox browser throught the "official app store", the name of which i only know in catalan, "programari" and haven't been able to find the analogous name right now. The update was actually an installation of firefox quantum that duplicated my Firefox browsers ( at least in icons, i had both ) as i now had the updated one and the old one, which i simply stopped using. Several problems arose in using this format , for example when i try to open from terminal Jupyter lab i needed to have already open the quantum version, otherwise it would simply open it in the old browser and that was a problem for other things not interesting here maybe. There came a moment where this new so called quantum browser stopped working, i.e. it crashed in completly white screen, while not being able to close it, and, furthermore, without being able to uninstall it, again from this app store, as everytime i tried it the app store window would just show me that it was working ( i pressed uninstall and the "cercle around" dynamic icon showed), but no matter the time i left it to finish it never did/does. Now i'm trying to, again, update the OLD firefox browser i had because it is so old ( version 61 ) that many webs can't even be used ( Netflix for example). HOWEVER, i have to say that any of the official helps to download/update firefox has been of no use for the moment. That is, the "update firefox to latest release"( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release) page assumes that the update will take place by just going to << Help->About firefox>>, but it doesn't; and the alternative method, using "Choose which Firefox Browser to download in your language" page ( https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release) downloads me a compressed file ( in concrete firefox-88.0.tar.bz2). What is the problem with this? i haven't found a single word saying what to do after this download... i'm a newbie i only see a whole bunch of archives and files within but i don't have the Icon to press( yes, there is the firefox executable program that if you press appears the browser, but how can i place, and use, this outside the file( when i move it outside it stops working)) and so be able to use access the browser without having to go all into the downloaded file?

I know this is extremely long and i apologize for it. Here in the following i'll simply summarize the questions mentioned in hope that someone has any answer: 1) Why Firefox quantum, installed from the official app store in Linux ( it is/was the only Firefox appearing there as if it was the older version), didn't update the last version i previously had and made instead a duplicated, conflicting sometimes with the older ( Jupyter lab problem mentioned ), version. 2) Why has this Quantum browser suddenly crashed in my computer and why i can't even un-install it. 3) What is to be done with the update-downloading compressed file ( coming from https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release ) as to end up with the nice-looking, usually found, firefox browser icon in the screen, instead of having to go inside the file to use it.

Many thanks to anyone being able to help this troubled-guy in his proces of not going back to google chrome and windows.

Asked by joanantichna 5 days ago

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Firefox won't load

Hello, my Firefox won't load at all. I've tried to reinstall but it still didn't work. I've also tried to access the profile manager but it wouldn't load either. Any thou… (read more)

Hello, my Firefox won't load at all. I've tried to reinstall but it still didn't work. I've also tried to access the profile manager but it wouldn't load either. Any thoughts?

Asked by Nagatzki 5 days ago

Answered by Nagatzki 4 days ago

Recover my Data.

Hi, I didn't know that I need to create a Recovery Key before recover my password. There is some way to get all my pages and passwords, with out the key?(I have some page… (read more)

Hi, I didn't know that I need to create a Recovery Key before recover my password. There is some way to get all my pages and passwords, with out the key?(I have some page that I really, really need!)

Asked by Galahed 5 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 days ago

download issue with name length

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to re… (read more)

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to rename it to the full name, it only gave me so many letters. That never happened to me with Chrome.

Asked by joycepureeos 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Looking for Firefox 68 on Raspberry Pi

In short, I am looking for the Firefox 68 armhf deb? package installation file for Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) 10. --- I use Raspbian 10 (Raspberry Pi OS). I used to keep … (read more)

In short, I am looking for the Firefox 68 armhf deb? package installation file for Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) 10.

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I use Raspbian 10 (Raspberry Pi OS). I used to keep a Firefox ESR 68 on hold (apt-mark hold) on 1 of my 2 Raspberry Pi machines. I offered this machine to a friend.

Now on my only left Raspberry Pi, Firefox ESR 68 is no longer provided by apt.

But I still need Firefox 68 on it, in order to remotely debug my userscripts on Firefox for Android 68.11.0 (latest version to support add-ons like Violentmonkey, thus userscripts) through adb.

Anyone knows how to install it back? I think I need an armhf.deb file, right?

I found: http://legacy.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/ https://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/ https://github.com/jdonald/firefox-armhf/releases

But no trace of a version 68 deb file.

I then found some firefox-68.11.0esr.tar.bz2 in https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/68.11.0esr/linux-x86_64/ Is x86_64 same as armhf? How do we install .tar.bz2 files in Linux?

I also see a firefox-68.11.0esr.snap in https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/68.11.0esr/snap/ I would like to avoid installing snap but maybe I should try this instead, does it include armhf?

Asked by jesus2099 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox 88.0 Constantly keeps re-installing itself

Every time I start Firefox, it tells me it is installing updates and will restart shortly. Why is this happening to version 88.0, which is supposed to be the latest versi… (read more)

Every time I start Firefox, it tells me it is installing updates and will restart shortly. Why is this happening to version 88.0, which is supposed to be the latest version. It is an endless cycle.

I also use Ninite to maintain application updates. It tells me Firefox is running (although is definitely NOT) and refuses to update it.

Bill

Asked by Bill 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Transfer of old profile to a new pc

Installed Firefox on new pc. How can I transfer settings and add-ons from Firefox on the old pc? Can I just copy the old profile, delete the profile on the new Firefox an… (read more)

Installed Firefox on new pc. How can I transfer settings and add-ons from Firefox on the old pc? Can I just copy the old profile, delete the profile on the new Firefox and paste the old one instead?

Asked by Firefox Helge Exp 2 days ago

Answered by user3798562 2 days ago

How to use the hoxx vpn on my cellphone

Hello I paied for the the vpn hoxx and have been using it on my PC. But how can i use it on my cellphone, cos i can not find it in my cellphone App. Thank you Colleen… (read more)

Hello

I paied for the the vpn hoxx and have been using it on my PC. But how can i use it on my cellphone, cos i can not find it in my cellphone App.

Thank you Colleen

Asked by longwwin69 2 days ago

Last reply by Mick 2 days ago

Firefox won't load on Macbook M1 using Guest User

We use the Guest User to login to checked out iPads to students. We are using Macbook Airs with the M1 chip. When trying to use Firefox I received the error message "you … (read more)

We use the Guest User to login to checked out iPads to students. We are using Macbook Airs with the M1 chip. When trying to use Firefox I received the error message "you don't have permission to open the application". I received this message for Google also. So I uninstalled both apps under my admin login and reinstalled with the latest versions. I also updated the MB Air to the latest Big Sur version. Google was able to load without a problem. Firefox on the other hand will not load. It bounces once in the dock and then doesn't continue to load. I logged back in with my Admin user and changed the permissions to see if that worked and Firefox still won't load. So I tried to lower the Security setting for the MB Air and that also did not work for Firefox.

Any suggestions on what else to try?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by kfkoerner 2 days ago

FF 88.0.1 Update No Pocket on Start Up or New Page

FF updated to 88.0.1 and I don't get any pocket articles on start up or new page. I check about:config and both pocket setting are set to true. I disabled it and enables … (read more)

FF updated to 88.0.1 and I don't get any pocket articles on start up or new page.

I check about:config and both pocket setting are set to true. I disabled it and enables it a few times and still issue persists.

My other PC did the same update and no issue on that one. Settings are the same in about:config.

Asked by X-X-X 2 days ago

Last reply by Mohamed Adnan 1 day ago

Can't download from Google Drive

Hi. I'm having problems downloading files from my Google Drive account. I tried doing it on Google Chrome and it'll download. But I'm use to downloading them on Firefox s… (read more)

Hi. I'm having problems downloading files from my Google Drive account. I tried doing it on Google Chrome and it'll download. But I'm use to downloading them on Firefox since it's my main source of being on the internet. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox and it's still the same. I've even checked my settings and it's the same as before. What do I need to do to be able to download files from my Google Drive again/ Please help me ASAP. Thanks.

Asked by Charlotte 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 13 hours ago

From a "dinosauer." Users want to remove g-mail, incl. spam. How would I transfer old outdated browser to Firefox?

Users have desktop with "outdated browser". Automatically about 10 days past Google reformatted e mail, etc. To A slower beta google. We R dinosasauers with some things … (read more)

Users have desktop with "outdated browser". Automatically about 10 days past Google reformatted e mail, etc. To A slower beta google. We R dinosasauers with some things and asking the right question is everything. We want to transfer g mail to Firefox or eliminate G mail spam altogether. Is this possible?

Asked by jw34790 1 day ago