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How to not manually delete download files?

I am honestly in chock with Firefox's terrible decision of not providing any option for the user to delete downloaded files. It is honestly amazing that they came up with… (read more)

I am honestly in chock with Firefox's terrible decision of not providing any option for the user to delete downloaded files.

It is honestly amazing that they came up with such a terrible decision. My downloads folder is a complete mess now and there seems to be no way to fix this.

I don't understand why not just provide an option for the user to only open files. People should be able to choose their settings.

I refereed to this previous post and the solution there didn't work: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370409. By setting browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to false.

Is there actually no way to only open files now?

Asked by gudehh 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox Installer gives error "VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found"

I was cleaning out my hard drive and deleting old installs of Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable packages, and I almost certainly deleted the one that Firefox relies… (read more)

I was cleaning out my hard drive and deleting old installs of Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable packages, and I almost certainly deleted the one that Firefox relies on.

I then attempted to start Firefox, getting the error, "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."

I uninstalled, following the clean install directions, and deleting the "Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/" directory.

Then, I ran the Firefox Installer, newly downloaded, and when running it, it gives the same error, "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem." Selecting "Restore Defaults" has no effect either way. The installer then appears to complete in the background, and the Firefox directory is created, along with the executable.

When I run Firefox.exe, it seems to load the program, but any address I type in fails to begin loading. This includes websites (www.google.com) and help/utility pages (about:config). I'm therefore unable to change any settings within Firefox.

I then tried re-installing the "Visual C++ 2008" and "Visual C++ 2015-2019" packages in an attempt to restore that DLL, but that had no effect after repeating the same steps above (clean uninstall, re-install). Which VC++ Redist Package should I be re-installing? Ideally, I should be able to just get a copy of VCRUNTIME140_1.dll and place it where Firefox is looking for it.

Asked by trevorawestphal 2 years ago

Answered by trevorawestphal 2 years ago

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Unable to install Firefox

I uninstalled Libre Office and it apparently uninstalled the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll file s part of its uninstall process. From this point Firefox would open but would not co… (read more)

I uninstalled Libre Office and it apparently uninstalled the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll file s part of its uninstall process. From this point Firefox would open but would not connect to the Internet, either by clicking one of the links in the toolbar or typing the address directly. I have tried all the solutions I can find on the support pages, ranging from attempting to copy the file from another location to re-installing Visual C++ from the Microsoft website, both the 64 bit and the x86 versions. Having found and installed the latest version of Visual C++ I now get the error message "The procedure entry point _CxxFramehandler4 could not be located in the dynamic link library C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP140.dll" at the edn of the installation process, and of course Firefox has not installed. Any suggestions for a way forward?

Asked by tkrd13 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Copying open tabs to new computer without sync

I’m running a windows 8.1 computer with several open tabs in my browser. This computer crashed and I can’t get back into windows to sync up (I’ve tried booting from vario… (read more)

I’m running a windows 8.1 computer with several open tabs in my browser. This computer crashed and I can’t get back into windows to sync up (I’ve tried booting from various sources, automatic repair, etc. it just won’t boot up). I hope that I’ll be able to extract my important files from my hard drive. I’m setting up a new windows 10 computer. My question is, can I copy over a file from my old computer to my new computer that Firefox will recognize and open up the tabs that I was last working on from my old computer? I have not synced, but the last time that I was able to use my old computer I did close Firefox cleanly, and I was able to log off from windows with no serious issues. Hopefully there is a file that I can copy over which will simply allow me to continue working on my open tabs. Thanks in advance.

Asked by zippy8416 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to remove and reinstal Firefox later on

bonsoir I need to send my PC to the vendor (FNAC) for reparation. I want to clean my confidential files before sending it. Concerning firefox : how to desinstal it from m… (read more)

bonsoir

I need to send my PC to the vendor (FNAC) for reparation. I want to clean my confidential files before sending it. Concerning firefox : how to desinstal it from my PC only, and reinstall it after repair with all the previous parameters and setting already installed ( list of passwords, ...)

said differently, I don't want to cancel it definitly because I use it on another computer and I want to recover it after my PC repair.

If you can help me I will really appreciate

Richard

Asked by auri.mac 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can I have 32 and 64 bit versions at the same time

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already ha… (read more)

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already have 64 bit. Now my question is can i have 32 and 64 bit at the same time? If i can't, then can i migrate my data from 64 bit to 32 without any data loss? i am free to give further info if needed. Thank You!

Asked by nazibalalam 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox won't stay downloaded or signed in

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates. On a separate note, when it does actually… (read more)

Firefox won't stay downloaded to my computer. I am having to download it multiple times, especially if my computer has updates.

On a separate note, when it does actually stay on my computer over night, it never keeps me signed in to my Firefox account. I have to log in to it daily to have my bookmarks and passwords.

Also, it never remembers the theme I have picked for it. I would love some advice on how to fix this.

I've read through a ton of articles, and I can't seem to find a fix.

Asked by victoria.womble 2 years ago

Answered by Amorain 1 year ago

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uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox is persistently putting downloads in the wrong location (1-16-21)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10. Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local &… (read more)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10.

Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. This is extremely frustrating because I have to manually move the files to my 'Downloads' folder every time I download a new file. I have changed my settings numerous times. In Options > General > Files and applications. I have selected the "Save files to" and I have changed it to many different locations and my files still end up in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local >Temp. I have even resorted to selecting the setting "Always ask you where to save files." After closing and reopening the browser, I try to download something and Firefox never prompts me to select a download location (Contrary to my settings). Firefox just automatically downloads the file and puts it in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

After looking for solutions online I have went into "about:config" and I found out that "browser.download.dir" was already set to "C:\Users\tmmor\Downloads" (My intended location) and "browser.download.lastDir" was already set to the same location. I have also set "browser.download.useDownloadsDir" from false to true. Firefox still puts my downloads into (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

I am also the administrator on my device. I am not aware of any windows settings that are blocking Firefox from putting my downloads into my "Downloads" folder. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome put my downloads into my "Downloads" folder every single time I download something, why cant Firefox do the same?

I also do not believe that any of my extensions or plug-in's are causing this issue, I have very few extensions and plug-in's.

Firefox is persistent at saving my downloads to (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. I have never gotten Firefox to save my downloads to my intended location (The downloads folder). Can anyone please instruct me how to resolve this issue. This is my last resort to solving this problem, nothing has worked for me. Thank you for your time, this experience has been stressful for me.

Asked by Timothy Morgan 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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updates

We love Firefox except for: • The automatic updates. We’ve turned this off in options, but updates still take place without our approval and they really screw up our pa… (read more)

We love Firefox except for: • The automatic updates. We’ve turned this off in options, but updates still take place without our approval and they really screw up our pages. What do we have to do to prevent this from happening? • What if we do NOT want Firefox to be our default browser?

Asked by fleeming 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to Undo Firefox Refresh

So recently my Firefox crashed (as it does sometimes when I sort my bookmarks) and I accidentally clicked refresh Firefox, thinking that it would just refresh everything … (read more)

So recently my Firefox crashed (as it does sometimes when I sort my bookmarks) and I accidentally clicked refresh Firefox, thinking that it would just refresh everything like a restart does. Instead, it deleted everything - my logins, my cookies, my extensions - and I don't know how to get it back. I tried looking online for the answers, but none of the solutions I found worked (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1195682 was the closest one that had some semblance of sanity) and the closest I figured was that I needed to either create a new profile with different settings I could import from my Old Firefox Data or put the Old Firefox Data in the Profiles folder which doesn't seem to be working, as there are always two other folders within. I tried creating new profiles with the Old Firefox Data as the basis, yet it doesn't work. In addition, I like my old profile and don't exactly want to switch, although if that is the cost of retrieving my data, I will take it. Any solutions please? I rely on my computer quite often, and I don't want to be handicapped for a while. My computer is also the recent updated Mac version, if that helps.

Asked by amylastlast123 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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HTML5 player for windows xp 32 bit sp3 Firefox 52.9.1 ESR

Hello,I have Windows XP 32 bit with service pack 3 and Firefox 52.9.1 ESR browser. Now that adobe flash player is history I can't play videos online that are not on youtu… (read more)

Hello,I have Windows XP 32 bit with service pack 3 and Firefox 52.9.1 ESR browser. Now that adobe flash player is history I can't play videos online that are not on youtube. I can still watch youtube videos.

Is there a HTML5 video player or something else I can install on this old system that will work or is that not possible? I know it's an old system but it still does the job.

Thanks.

Asked by adm 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Firefox disappears from my Mac after I restart it

I just downloaded and installed firefox on my new Mac Air (several times) but it disappears from the system when I restart the Mac and I have to download it again. What … (read more)

I just downloaded and installed firefox on my new Mac Air (several times) but it disappears from the system when I restart the Mac and I have to download it again. What am I doing wrong.

Asked by jim251 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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toolbar

I downloaded Firefox yesterday and have your toolbar but I cannot read it as it's all in the color gray. How can I get back to Yahoo toolbar so I can see what I'm clickin… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox yesterday and have your toolbar but I cannot read it as it's all in the color gray. How can I get back to Yahoo toolbar so I can see what I'm clicking on at the toolbar location?

Asked by maryfo 1 year ago

Answered by Archit 1 year ago

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logins and passwords will not restore from 2017 restored back up when bookmarks have restored

Hi. After a BSOD I have clean installed Windows 10 and Firefox on SSD. My data is on a separate HD including my profiles folders. Sadly the Firefox profile got overwritte… (read more)

Hi. After a BSOD I have clean installed Windows 10 and Firefox on SSD. My data is on a separate HD including my profiles folders. Sadly the Firefox profile got overwritten with my Thunderbird profile - woops! So I am trying to restore from an old 2017 back up. Bookmarks have come through but I cannot get the logins and passwords to work. I have tried copying the following files into the profiles folder from the restored back up folder:

   logins.json
   key3.db
   Cert8
   prefs
   signon.sqlite

I have tried this with other older backups too I don't understand why the profile is being recognised (I have my old bookmarks back) but no the logins and passwords. Is there any way of testing whether they are corrupt? If all else fails, is there any other way of 'reading' the information in those files so I can manually enter them again in the new profile If you are wondering why I am going to a 2017 backup it is because my backup program decided to stop backing up my profiles after that date without my noticing nor asking my permission!! Grateful for any help

Asked by chris353 1 year ago

Answered by chris353 1 year ago

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Cannot install Firefox on Windows because 7-Zip is blocked by Group Policy

This question has been asked and answered many times before (e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1088420, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/115715… (read more)

This question has been asked and answered many times before (e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1088420, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157159, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1110373) but none of the solutions suggested are amenable to me. I need a way of installing Firefox on Windows that does not involve 7-Zip, which is blocked by my IT department, in any form. Is it possible?

Asked by graham.e 1 year ago

Answered by graham.e 1 year ago

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Win10 v2004 Cannot Install, Uninstall or Refresh Firefox

Setting up newer computer. Cannot Install Firefox because Firefox installer insists Firefox must be closed first. Task Manager insists it is not open. Please see atta… (read more)

Setting up newer computer. Cannot Install Firefox because Firefox installer insists Firefox must be closed first. Task Manager insists it is not open.

Please see attached PDF. RATS! PDF is not allowed. OK, see bunch-of-images. 1st image is from 2/14. All others 2/15

Thank you, rsw1941

Asked by rsw1941 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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date in the search request

bold textAfter a search query, the date is always displayed in Buddhist time calculation and not in Julian as set. How can you change that. no success in settings at fire… (read more)

bold textAfter a search query, the date is always displayed in Buddhist time calculation and not in Julian as set. How can you change that. no success in settings at firefox. bold text

Asked by peter_broka 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago