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Unable to switch FireFox from 'release' to 'esr' update channel [v45]

Hi, Was running FF v44.0.2 set to the 'release' channel updates on Win7. Wanted to change to 'esr' channel updates of v45 [currently v45.1.1] rather than stay on 'releas… (read more)

Hi,

Was running FF v44.0.2 set to the 'release' channel updates on Win7. Wanted to change to 'esr' channel updates of v45 [currently v45.1.1] rather than stay on 'release' [currently v46.0.1]

Looking online indicated I should exit FF then change the pref "app.update.channel" from "release" to "esr" in following file i.e. I edited the file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\channel-prefs.js' to the following [there is a comment before]

pref("app.update.channel", "esr");

[I didn't change the option 'app.update.channel' in 'about:config']

Restarting FF, the FF Help/About suggested I 'Update to 46.0.1' - I was hoping it would suggest the latest from esr channel i.e. '45.1.1' :-( Checking 'about:config', 'app.update.channel' showed it still had value 'release' - I was expecting it to have changed to 'esr'

I thought that it was maybe because I need to be on an 'esr' version before the esr updating works, so I manually downloaded 'Firefox Setup 45.1.1esr.exe' from mozilla site & installed it over my existing v44.0.2. The new FF version seems to run ok but it still 'thinks' it is on the release version i.e. 'Help/About' says currently 45.1.1 & suggests updating to 46.0.1, 'about:config' shows as 'release' [and also in the 'Troubleshooting Info' window]

Any suggestions to how to get FF to join the esr channel so that it checks that for those updates i.e. when released, FF will suggest to update to 45.1.2 esr [or 45.2.0] rather than 46.0.2

TIA

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Asked by sugob 5 years ago

Answered by sugob 5 years ago

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browser.photon.sctructure.enabled removed?

Hi, Running FF 60esr. The preference browser.photon.structure.enabled is not found in about:config. Adding it does not work. Has this feature been removed? If so, is ther… (read more)

Hi,

Running FF 60esr. The preference browser.photon.structure.enabled is not found in about:config. Adding it does not work. Has this feature been removed? If so, is there another way to get the pre-photon 3 column menu back? thanks

Asked by Tanyac 3 years ago

Answered by user633449 3 years ago

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I keep getting a blank window with a close option on top of whatever I'm browsing. Took a screen shot. https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/94cc

This generally happens with facebook. A small window pops up on top of the fb content. It has an X in the top right corner, a line across the middle, and a "close" button… (read more)

This generally happens with facebook. A small window pops up on top of the fb content. It has an X in the top right corner, a line across the middle, and a "close" button in the bottom right corner. What is it? Why does it happen? Screen shot: https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/94cc1e94-4de8-4755-864d-ffd1b9ec75a0.png I am using firefox on linux, but it happened with Windows 8 as well.

Asked by Lonestar1 2 years ago

Answered by Lonestar1 2 years ago

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Thousands of errors on every page, but none shows in the console

Since Friday 25/5/2018 Firefox Developer Toolbar (SHIFT + F2) shows me hundreds if not thousands of errors on every page I visit, but if I click on the counter it'll show… (read more)

Since Friday 25/5/2018 Firefox Developer Toolbar (SHIFT + F2) shows me hundreds if not thousands of errors on every page I visit, but if I click on the counter it'll show the Developer Console with 0 or almost 0 errors.

Just to make an example on this page it's showing me 663 errors, but if I open the console it only shows 2(3) warnings and 1 error. On some pages after a few minutes it reached 4k+ errors.

Firefox ESR 52.8.0. Yes I tried to launch firefox in safe mode and in fact I'm using the safe mode right now to write this post, but nothing really changes.

Asked by agog 3 years ago

Answered by agog 3 years ago

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I can't update firefox to the latest version. I HAVE to use version 52.9.0 because ANY later version will NOT open a link in a new tab. NOTHING happens.

I can't update Firefox to the latest version. I HAVE to use version 52.9.0 because ANY later version will NOT open a link in a new tab when I right click mouse "open in n… (read more)

I can't update Firefox to the latest version. I HAVE to use version 52.9.0 because ANY later version will NOT open a link in a new tab when I right click mouse "open in new tab." NOTHING happens.

Asked by Vistamanndan 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I cannot find the Firefox 52 ESR at the download site: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

I need to downgrade after upgrading to 60 ESR so that my JAVA apps function. The above site only links to Firefox 60. Can someone provide me a link to 52 ESR? (I will nev… (read more)

I need to downgrade after upgrading to 60 ESR so that my JAVA apps function. The above site only links to Firefox 60. Can someone provide me a link to 52 ESR? (I will never upgrade again!)

Asked by hgill 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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Where can i get a version of Firefox 31 esr (I need this particular vesion)

I have attempted to download Firefox ESR 31but although the link labels says ESR 31 it downloads ESR 38 is there a way to search with Mozilla's web site for older version… (read more)

I have attempted to download Firefox ESR 31but although the link labels says ESR 31 it downloads ESR 38

is there a way to search with Mozilla's web site for older versions?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by jxr3235 6 years ago

Answered by James 6 years ago

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Faulting application name: plugin-container.exe - Firefox does not start or allow starting in safe mode

Firefox does not start and cannot open in safe mode. Below is from eventviewer: Faulting application name: plugin-container.exe, version: 49.0.0.6103, time stamp: 0x57d… (read more)

Firefox does not start and cannot open in safe mode.


Below is from eventviewer: Faulting application name: plugin-container.exe, version: 49.0.0.6103, time stamp: 0x57dc3c7a Faulting module name: mozglue.dll, version: 49.0.0.6103, time stamp: 0x57dc375b Exception code: 0x80000003 Fault offset: 0x0000ecb1 Faulting process id: 0xa8 Faulting application start time: 0x01d214cc7b0826a5 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozglue.dll Report Id: b9180f63-80bf-11e6-830f-ac7ba1719d54

Asked by xavierg1979 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox 52.7.2esr will not run, could not load XPCOM. Also will not uninstall. On a Vista PC

I have been using Firefox on my Vista PC with no problem until I ran the update from 52.7.2 to 52.7.3 . Now I cannot start Firefox and I get the message - could not load … (read more)

I have been using Firefox on my Vista PC with no problem until I ran the update from 52.7.2 to 52.7.3 . Now I cannot start Firefox and I get the message - could not load XPCOM . I have down loaded 52.7.3esr ready to install but I am unable to uninstall 52.7.2 even if I use the helper.exe file. Please note I am sending this on a W8.1 computer, not the one that is giving me the problem.

Asked by MilfordKen 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes all the time on multiple computers from the same moment (Gah! Tab just crashed)

Hello, I have two PCs with OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 Linux with different hardware. At the very same time the Firefox browsers stopped completely working on both. By completely … (read more)

Hello,

I have two PCs with OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 Linux with different hardware. At the very same time the Firefox browsers stopped completely working on both. By completely I mean one can start them and view pages like "about:support", but any attempt to open a new tab results in a message "Gah! Your tab just crashed!".

It doesn't work in Safe Mode either. There are close to none plugins on one of them, disabling plugins on the other Firefox doesn't help.

It can't be an issue of bad memory or drive or graphic card driver - the two computers are different and it happened at the same time.

It wouldn't even connect to my local router IP address, so it doesn't seem to be some issue with external routing.

It's been about 7-10 days since the issue started. I believe it may be either broken Firefox update or incompatible update of a system component that Firefox is dependent on.

Crash report: [https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/repor.../bp-c590e601-5e2c-4237-8b27-83d840200414|bp-c590e601-5e2c-4237-8b27-83d840200414]

Version 68.7.0esr Assembly ID 20200403171148 Identification of browser Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0 OS Linux 4.12.14-lp151.28.44-default

Oak

Asked by Oak 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR crashes at watching videos with "alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed"

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip) when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt inst… (read more)

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip)

when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt install firefox-esr) and watch videos (e.g. on Youtube, Vimeo, ...), Firefox does crash some times. according about:crashes, i already have submitted about 60 crash reports.

but watching the reports one thing is missing. when i open firefox from the console i can see some output, that is not appearing in the reports.

... firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3366 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead Firefox ESR crashes when playing videos on Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)

during watching videos in firefox there is more different output to see that seems to be harmless. but always and only this line is printed to console, just befor Firefox crashes: firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. so i assume this is the main reason, why Firefox crashes on my system.

any idea how i can get these issue fixed? at the moment when i want to watch videos reliable i am be forces to use the external VLC Player by copy the url to VLC - at least for Youtube videos. but i want to watch videos from other web pages as well and i prefer to watch videos in firefox directly.

Asked by beta-tester 1 year ago

Answered by beta-tester 10 months ago

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Firefox causes flicking screen.

Hello, It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am n… (read more)

Hello,

It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am not using it. Platforms I am using are OSX and XUbuntu. The error occurs lingering on a site for a very long time. First it starts getting screen graphic errors like, some pixels are not being updated correctly. Then after a while screen starts to flicker, in a massive state, like the graphic processor is broken. In some cases with command key strokes one is able to kill Firefox, screen is back to normal and one can continue working. Facebook is the site that most commonly is causing error, but there are also other sites.

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Asked by rodieki 4 months ago

Answered by rodieki 1 month ago

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Online banking links stopped working Firefox 52.4.0 esr

Hello, Maybe a month ago my online banking (https://ib.swedbank.lt/private/d2d/start) links stopped working with Firefox 52. I can login, but when I press any link nothin… (read more)

Hello,

Maybe a month ago my online banking (https://ib.swedbank.lt/private/d2d/start) links stopped working with Firefox 52. I can login, but when I press any link nothing happens. Then if I try to reload the page I get this confirmation message "To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier." After I press Resend button, previously pressed link opens. OS on this PC is XP.

I have also tested this issue on another computer with Win7 and Firefox 56 and it also had this problem. But after the last upgrade on this version it works fine again.

Thanks in advance

Asked by nieks 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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My bookmark folders disappeared after upgrading to Ver. 60.2.0esr although exporting them still looks OK.

I have been using multi-level bookmark folders with a lot of URLs for awhile and they worked fine. Upon upgraded to Firefox Ver. 60.2.0esr (32-bit) yesterday, however, I … (read more)

I have been using multi-level bookmark folders with a lot of URLs for awhile and they worked fine. Upon upgraded to Firefox Ver. 60.2.0esr (32-bit) yesterday, however, I can not find where they are any more. Basically, I have no idea what is the new entry point to these folders from the new basic FireFox screen. Since I have been saving HTML backup files regularly, I tried to follow that procedure to make a new backup and it did get saved to my H/D with the content organized like all the earlier ones. I tried to import one of the earlier backups. It seemed to work. Yet, I could not find where did it go afterwards. I do find some single level / linear listings of many URLs of sites that I visited previously under "Other Bookmarks". Most of them were a long time ago (I can even remember the subject.). Although I spotted some that are fairly recent (within the past month). But, surprisingly, one has triple identical entries. This is very puzzling. Please provide some guidance. Thanks a lot,

Abe (2018-09-05 17:56)

Asked by PugCPC 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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the input fields are hard to find

On just about any web page I work on, after this recent upgrade to 60.2.1esr on my Macbook Pro, I cannot find the text input boxes. There is no outline visible at all un… (read more)

On just about any web page I work on, after this recent upgrade to 60.2.1esr on my Macbook Pro, I cannot find the text input boxes. There is no outline visible at all until I click somewhere inside the "invisible" box to make it visible. This tiresome... And additionally, the colors seem so washed out - tables and spreadsheets are so hard to read now! I tried some of the available themes but they didn't help any.

Asked by Taylor855 3 years ago

Answered by Taylor855 3 years ago

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Citrix server need extension installed for all users

Been banging my head on this for a few days hoping for some help. My main goal is to lockdown FF24.0ESR running on a Citrix 5.0 x32 server. I have the mozlla.cfg setup an… (read more)

Been banging my head on this for a few days hoping for some help.

My main goal is to lockdown FF24.0ESR running on a Citrix 5.0 x32 server.

I have the mozlla.cfg setup and working however it doesn't change UI settings (remove help menu, remove google toolbar..etc)

I found a kiosk extension that will work great for this. However just to test to see if I can get an extension working I am using colorfultabs 28. If i can get that working then use that process for the kiosk extension.

I am unable to get the extension already installed for a existing user. Or any new users either.

I can put the extension in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions and it prompts the user to install the extension.

I want the extension already installed so the user doesn't have to (nor do they have permissions to) install plugins. We are using roaming profiles.

I have read several articles and moved the extension into the program folder,, move the extension to users\default and users\public , still with no success. Tried HKUsers default key as well.

Any ideas or pointers appreciated.

thx RR

Asked by cuesta 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago