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Downloading & opening .zip files

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded? Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player o… (read more)

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded?

Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player opens; have no idea why; how can I specify 7-zip File Manager instead?

Thank you. Appreciate.

Asked by Hikermann 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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transferring FF browser to new computer

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and pa… (read more)

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and passwords without having to reinstall all those items individually? I know I can save and import bookmarks but what about everything else? I look forward to anyone comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Backup & restore information in Firefox profiles

Hi there! I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm usi… (read more)

Hi there!

I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm using the information supplied on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Step 4, under Backing up your profile says: Right-click on your profile folder (e.g. xxxxxxxx.default), and select Copy.

This folder, qspfoqtl.default, contains 1 file, named times.json, the contents of which are:

{ "created": 1618792039414, "firstUse": null }

Clearly, not my Firefox profile.

There is, however, a folder named nnob5aww.default-release that contains a bunch of directories and files (505.4MB) with names like bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data... storage, weave.

Is this documentation incorrect as of this release of Firefox? And, should I be using the nnob5aww.default-release folder as the profile? I'm a little confused. (Most often, I'm a lot confused.) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Ralph

Asked by Mandelbrot1 1 year ago

Answered by Mandelbrot1 1 year ago

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When I download pdf file from FF it tries to convert the file to a Word document

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "W… (read more)

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics."

I went to Settings - General - Applications, went down Contents list to Portable Document Format (PDF), and tried the various settings under the Action column, to include "Save File," "Always Ask," "Use Acrobat Adobe 2020." None of these worked or made any difference. I open numerous .pdf files every day and I need to be able to just click on them in the website and have them open in my Adobe Acrobat program - as they have up until today. What do I have to do to fix this? I am using Version 102.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by starjazz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Transferring Firefox information (Bookmarks etc) to a new laptop with windows 11

I am not good with computer knowledge. I got a gift of new laptop with Windows 11. How can I transfer all the bookmarks etc to new laptop? I am not able to see the step… (read more)

I am not good with computer knowledge. I got a gift of new laptop with Windows 11. How can I transfer all the bookmarks etc to new laptop? I am not able to see the steps mentioned by searching on Google

Asked by kariprasad 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Installing Firefox on new computer

We just bought a new HP computer with Windows 11 and I'm trying to install Firefox. I d/l the file from the Mozilla website, clicked on the file that d/l and the install… (read more)

We just bought a new HP computer with Windows 11 and I'm trying to install Firefox. I d/l the file from the Mozilla website, clicked on the file that d/l and the installation begins. The installation progresses until the bar indicates it's over 1/2 way done. Then all of a sudden the screen changes to show a blank tab name and the file area says something about a Google search. What am I supposed to do with this page since I don't know what I'm supposed to search for. I don't see a way to get back to the installation page. I just want to install Firefox so why all this runaround without an installation?

Asked by heirloon55 1 year ago

Answered by heirloon55 1 year ago

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Download "Always Ask"

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "A… (read more)

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "Always ask" option is still selected in Settings.

I've tried un-selecting and re-selecting, restarting Firefox, restarting my computer - basically every iteration of 'turn it off and on again' that I can think of.

Asked by denny.stephen 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Installing root CA certificates

I'm stetting up a testing environment. It's a closed environment with no access to the Internet when it's in use. The environment is launched from AWS and consists of a… (read more)

I'm stetting up a testing environment. It's a closed environment with no access to the Internet when it's in use.

The environment is launched from AWS and consists of an Ubuntu 18 desktop and a Ubuntu Server running Apache. The desktop is able to successfully load the website, but with a cert error that the certificate isn't trusted.

When the Ubuntu Desktop launches, it has a fresh install of Firefox, and therefore all the directories in the users home folder are not yet setup for Firefox, including the database where the root CAs are stored.

I'm am able to add the Root CA certificate into the Firefox cert database AFTER the machine fully boots and I run Firefox for the first time. I'm using the 'certutil' package to do this. After I load Firefox, then add the root CA certificate using certutil, I'm able to load the website without error.

I need to add this certificate to the database with the startup shell script for the machine.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Here's the commands I'm using:

  1. copy the CA cert into firefox

export ffcerts=`ls /home/testuser/.mozilla/firefox/ | grep default-release` sudo certutil -A -n "testcert" -t "TC,," -i /home/testuser/certificates/testcertCA.pem -d sql:/home/testuser/.mozilla/firefox/$ffcerts

These commands work perfectly after Firefox is run for the first time. I've even tried adding 'Firefox' (with several different switches) into my startup script without success.

Asked by goriest-02-stacker 11 months ago

Answered by goriest-02-stacker 11 months ago

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32-bit vs 64-bit on Windows 11 22H2?

Hi there. This is my first post so bare with me.  :-) We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8… (read more)

Hi there.

This is my first post so bare with me.  :-)

We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8 clients; all clients on a 64-bit Windows 10 environment. We will migrate to Windows 11 22H2 this year. The manager for the 8 clients says he wants the 64-bits version just because it's...64-bits. No other reason.

I've read that the 64-bit version can not handle Java, Media Players like VLC and mayby some other plugins. Is that still so?

What is the main reason TODAY for using 64-bit Firefox Browser instead of 32-bit, except for the use of 4 GB+ RAM?

Regards. Anders, Göteborgs Stad, Sweden

Asked by software.maintenance 11 months ago

Answered by James 11 months ago

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Firefox unbranded builds

Dear community, As I use a few self-made unsigned add-ons, for several years now I have been using the Firefox unbranded builds on Linux with great joy. In the past thes… (read more)

Dear community,

As I use a few self-made unsigned add-ons, for several years now I have been using the Firefox unbranded builds on Linux with great joy. In the past these became available for download shortly after a regular Firefox was released. Lately though things have changed. The current latest release for unbranded is stalling at version 107. So it's getting further and further away from the official Firefox, which is at 109 at the time of writing.

Obviously I'm concerned my unbranded Firefox is not getting the same security updates any longer. I do realize there's alternatives for supporting unsigned add-ons. Running a Firefox nightly or developer-edition is something I'd want to avoid, so for me these aren't real alternatives. I've also tried tracking unbranded info on bugzilla.mozilla.org, but couldn't find anything relating to this 'lag'.

Where can I find more info on this topic? Are these unbranded builds being discontinuated?

Thanks for reading, keep well!

Asked by glitsj16 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Installing Nightly on LinuxMint

Nightly is working really good in my Android Phone. Now I would like to install Nightly in my LinuxMint Desktop. I found a page at https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-ins… (read more)

Nightly is working really good in my Android Phone. Now I would like to install Nightly in my LinuxMint Desktop. I found a page at https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-install-firefox-next-beta-or-firefox-quantum-nightly-on-linux-mint/ But cannot install with all those commands. So what is the best way to install Nightly on my LInuxMint? Without all the commands and things I don't understand. I am 82 years old and cannot always do such. Thanks for your help.

Asked by Loy 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I stop .pdf files from automatically downloading to my computer?

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed… (read more)

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed after looking at them. This problem has happened in the past, but was resolved, only now I am finding it happen again. I do not want to have files saved unless I want to save them, not Firefox deciding that any file I open should be saved. I have Windows 11 & Firefox Version 113.0.1. Is there a way to revert to an older version of Firefox?

Asked by sreller_6 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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how to prevent the creation of Firefox Private Browsing shortcut in Start Menu during installation?

With the release of the new ESR version, version 115.x.x, the install creates a shortcut in the Windows Start Menu called "Firefox Private Browsing". How can the creatio… (read more)

With the release of the new ESR version, version 115.x.x, the install creates a shortcut in the Windows Start Menu called "Firefox Private Browsing". How can the creation of this shortcut be prevented during install?

Asked by burosky 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Import passwords from CSV or Microsoft Edge (Linux)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from … (read more)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from Edge. How can I import this CSV file? I found something on reddit that said to change security.allow_eval_in_parent_process to true, but that no longer works. How can I get my passwords imported without having to install another browser and import to that and then import to firefox?

Asked by zeos386sx 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Cannot install 52.9.0esr on XP SP3

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is … (read more)

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is required. IMO the installer is simply too strict on demanding exact version of SP ! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.9.0/system-requirements/

I went through the list of versions (thanks Mozilla that they all are still available!) and found that the last version I can install is... version... 12.0b6. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/system-requirements/

And indeed I installed 12.0b6 successfully but I would like to install 52.9.

Asked by andrzejm007 1 year ago

Answered by andrzejm007 1 year ago

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download file / not downloaded potential security risk - where do I tell it this url is approved?

I download a file. It stops and speaks of a security risk. The website is https, but the file is http. Is there a location I can pre-approve all files from the url to ove… (read more)

I download a file. It stops and speaks of a security risk. The website is https, but the file is http. Is there a location I can pre-approve all files from the url to override the objection? Thanks.

Asked by needsleep 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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I cannot unpin Firefox from the taskbar

How do I uninstall the Firefox icon from the taskbar? The standard article on the Firefox Support website is `How to pin and unpin Firefox from the taskbar on Windows 1… (read more)

How do I uninstall the Firefox icon from the taskbar? The standard article on the Firefox Support website is `How to pin and unpin Firefox from the taskbar on Windows 10 and Windows 11', but it seems to be out of date. It says to right-click on the icon and click on `Unpin from taskbar', but there is no such item in the right-click menu any more.

I know that it became difficult to unpin the Firefox icon about a year ago. I got a new PC recently and installed Firefox, but I could not remove the icon. Then realised that I should have done this during installation, by using 'Custom installation' and unticking the 'Icon on taskbar' option. I searched the web for clues and found none, so I uninstalled and reinstalled, which was a nuisance.

Some months later, I have just installed the new version 110.0.1, but I forgot to use 'Custom install', with the result that the icon is back on the taskbar. Again I have searched the web, and again no success. I tried reinstalling V110.0.1 on top, using 'custom install' this time --- I could switch off the 'Icon on taskbar', but the icon is still there.

I don't want to uninstall-reinstall this time because I have now configured Firefox as I want it, so that would waste a lot of time --- and I will probably forget again sometime in the future.

I am sure that Firefox has not done this deliberately, because they are always so much on the user's side.

QUESTION: How do I unpin the Firefox icon from the taskbar without uninstalling? I have an idea that there is a registry hack that will achieve this.

Asked by bill292 11 months ago

Answered by TechHorse 11 months ago

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Downloads auto-save when I don't want them to

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? … (read more)

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? It's bugged and an obscene security threat if the browser is so easily willing to download files against my intention.

Before I'm asked, I have gone through the settings multiple times to ensure 'Always ask you where to save files' and 'Ask whether to open or save files" are checked. Behavior does not change according to settings.

Example 1. Click link for a PDF with the intention to open, read, and forget 2. Firefox automatically downloads the file to my download folder 3. Firefox prompts me if I want to save the file or open it

If I click 'open', the file stays in the saved location even though I don't want it to exist.

Asked by A name 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Importing passwords from Opera to Firefox

I have recently installed Linux Mint and it came with Firefox out of the box, and I decided to try it out, but I can't, for the life of me find a way to transfer my Opera… (read more)

I have recently installed Linux Mint and it came with Firefox out of the box, and I decided to try it out, but I can't, for the life of me find a way to transfer my Opera passwords there. I do have Opera installed right now.

Asked by andreyfrog26 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago