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FX really is nasty about going back a version

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limite… (read more)

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limited by NoScript until I temp permit them. FX Task Manager shows very little usage, so apparently no ill behaved sites. AAR 30% of an i7 with many gigs of memory is intolerable. Even the 15% was heating up the CPU.

So I'll take "some" CPU heating vs. "massive" by rolling back to 88.0.1. By the way, whatever keeps changing my option from manually approved updates to automatic, thank you for doing that at times without asking me first.

The problem is that now when I start 88.0.1 it insists on a new profile "for my own protection". But I want the old profile, with hundreds of bookmarks and dozens or hundreds of session windows from my last session, and add-ins ... for example right how I don't have NoScript and don't have time to deal with that. I tried to get around the "we're just helping you" insistence on a new profile, by copying a week-old backup over C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hbouy3r1.default\sessionstore.jsonlz4 and starting but it still insists. I guess that's just sessions, not the whole profile.

Can I defeat the prohibition against using the old profile, or failing that, can I import or merge the old profile in? Keep in mind that the "old" profile has been modified by having started 89. I wish now that I had never selected the old profile when I began 89 (I always prompt for profile). (But, heck, I didn't even KNOW I was going to a new version. It auto-updated, and when I started FX, and it seems to have "updated" the old profile making it now unusable for a prior version).

Or can I go to a backup and copy the tree of C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\OldProfile\ and start FX again with 88.0.1? BTW I assume that is the version I was on a week ago.

Asked by Larry 1 week ago

Answered by Larry 1 week ago

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UI to puke on

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. T… (read more)

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. There are theme's available, but still it looks unusable to me. This kind of updates should be beyond Mozilla, maybe don't hire former Apple employees, the esthetics don't have to be " slick and modern"

So after a long fight with almost losing my plugins, saved tabs (100+) etc.. I downgraded successfully to 88.

Step 1 (Secure your profile) Open menu, Click Help, Click "More Troubleshooting Information" Go to the line which says, "Profile Folder" Hit open folder

Pay extra attention during these steps: Now you are browsing in your active profile. If you did this after upgrading to 89 version. Make a back-up copy of this whole folder!! Rename it back up.

Open the file "Compatibility.ini" with a text editor, and empty it. Save and close.

Download and install the previous version of Firefox, After installing don't forget to disable automatic updates.

If the profile isn't loaded, browse to "about:profiles" and find and select your profile to get al your plugins, tabs, favs, etc. back.

Its a terrible shame i need to write this down for people to avoid the frustration of a terrible update

Asked by r.salafi 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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Completely turn off update suggestions....??

Yea, so I only recently came back to firefox, having left before the australis abomination, and finally got into what I consider a usable state. And not this proton thing… (read more)

Yea, so I only recently came back to firefox, having left before the australis abomination, and finally got into what I consider a usable state. And not this proton thing comes along. Sorry, not into change for change sake. I want the browser NOT to ask me if I wanna upgrade(downgrade really), ever. How can I do this.

Asked by snikky 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a … (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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NO upgrade to FF89, request for security update for older versions.

I stopped update to the new fancy Firefox, gonna stay with the 88.0.1 release (as I did with Thunderbird 68). Would be nice to have (just!) security update to previous ve… (read more)

I stopped update to the new fancy Firefox, gonna stay with the 88.0.1 release (as I did with Thunderbird 68). Would be nice to have (just!) security update to previous versions instead of forced update to new clean features.

Those who are interested how to stop upgrade: put into your registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox] "DisableAppUpdate"=dword:00000001

Asked by gsfc12 2 weeks ago

Answered by gsfc12 2 weeks ago

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bookmarks handling

Hello. In the danish version of the 88 version of firefox for windows, I cannot sort my bookmarks. The handling is not an option. Will it become available or is there a w… (read more)

Hello.

In the danish version of the 88 version of firefox for windows, I cannot sort my bookmarks. The handling is not an option. Will it become available or is there a way to fix it?

Thank you:-) Michael, Denmark

Asked by michaelrefsing 2 weeks ago

Answered by pg_78 2 weeks ago

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microphone

The firefox on my phone allows me to speak what i want to SEARCH for from the URL box. EX: "show me lawn mowers for sale near me". I want to be able to do the same thing … (read more)

The firefox on my phone allows me to speak what i want to SEARCH for from the URL box. EX: "show me lawn mowers for sale near me". I want to be able to do the same thing on my laptop. How do i do that? Yes i do have an internal microphone.

Asked by kikkincountryboy 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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I downloaded the latest version but don't want to install it yet; can I remove the download?

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1. Today I download… (read more)

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1.

Today I downloaded what I now know to be the all-new complete revamp version. But I don't want to install it on my main PC until I've looked into a little more and perhaps tried it out on a laptop.With it in

Is there a way of removing the downloaded version? With it in place, if I restart Firefox or reboot the computer it will automatically be installed, and I don't want that to happen just yet.

I'm running Windows 7 on a desktop PC.

Many thanks.

Asked by mail226 2 weeks ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 weeks ago

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Firefox keeps trying to update and to install the Software updater even though I opted out

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the lates… (read more)

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the latest version. I opted out from updates but the only option available is for the Firefox to ask before updating, there is no option to opt out definitively. Is there any solution to stop notifications and installing attempts?

Thanks in advance

Asked by vascocc95 2 weeks ago

Answered by vascocc95 2 weeks ago

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Does Firefox 89 still support User CSS?

I do like the ability to customize web pages using usercontent.css. I wonder whether this capability still exists in FF 89. I may become a crotchety old guy and stay on 8… (read more)

I do like the ability to customize web pages using usercontent.css. I wonder whether this capability still exists in FF 89. I may become a crotchety old guy and stay on 88 if that feature has gone away.

Asked by bweissman1 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Browser hanging when opening new tabs (sometimes).

If I open a new tab the whole application will freeze but video will still play in the background so the actual browser hasn't crashed, so to speak. Everything else on my… (read more)

If I open a new tab the whole application will freeze but video will still play in the background so the actual browser hasn't crashed, so to speak. Everything else on my terminal is fine, I can open everything no problem and continue with my business. Sometimes it will solve itself and sometimes I need to kill the application. It's nothing to do with resources. I've recently upgraded my laptop and I did not experience it on my old one. I have an i711 so the CPU is more than quick enough to handle the processes and 16GB of RAM, so memory is not the problem either. As far as I can see, it is do with Firefox. The add ons I have are all approved by Mozilla so I would assume they're not the problem either.

This hiccup only occurs when I open a new tab and it is not consistent and difficult to predict when it will happen. It's like the laptop doesn't have the available resources to open up the new tab- but it does, more than enough.

I had a look through the help articles and couldn't find one that applies to my situation. I will try to capture it the next time it happens and post the screenshot.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by daltonthomas92 3 weeks ago

Answered by daltonthomas92 2 weeks ago

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firefox 89 - broken "view bookmark tables on new tab only"

Hi, Am I the only one plagued with an issue about the option "View" > "Toolbars" > "Bookmarks Toolbar" > "Only Show on new Tab" ? It finally used to work until v… (read more)

Hi,

Am I the only one plagued with an issue about the option "View" > "Toolbars" > "Bookmarks Toolbar" > "Only Show on new Tab" ?

It finally used to work until version 88

(prior to that I had to use custom css tricks)

With 89, it does not work anymore

Asked by gthyzxojmrt 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Not playing hd video on Amazon

Since your last updates I have not been able to play hd video on Amazon prime. I also can't play any videos on Peacock(6000 error code) and who knows what else I haven't … (read more)

Since your last updates I have not been able to play hd video on Amazon prime. I also can't play any videos on Peacock(6000 error code) and who knows what else I haven't come across yet. Please fix, I hate throwing away good money on poor playing videos. Thanks for your time and efforts in the matter.

Asked by mflash345 2 weeks ago

Answered by mflash345 2 weeks ago

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How do I revert to the PREVIOUS version of Firefox

Hi, I accidentally DLed FF88 without checking the details w/r/t functionality. Several of the changes severely compromise my ability to use FF for my job. Examples are th… (read more)

Hi, I accidentally DLed FF88 without checking the details w/r/t functionality.

Several of the changes severely compromise my ability to use FF for my job.

Examples are the 'view image' which is now gone from right-click and replaced with 'open image in new tab' --this disrupts my work flow. And 'save image to pocket' etc is not useful for me, but happens to be right where I normally click on another function.

Is there a relatively seamless way to undo the FF88 'upgrade' ? TIA

Asked by SONNY MARK 1 month ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 weeks ago

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Trouble importing bookmarks from HTML file

I exported my bookmarks from the Brave Browser, selected Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks>Import and Backup>Import Bookmarks from HTML Then navigated to the HTML file … (read more)

I exported my bookmarks from the Brave Browser, selected Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks>Import and Backup>Import Bookmarks from HTML Then navigated to the HTML file the selected "Open" but noting changed except that a small number of the bookmarks appears under "Recent Bookmarks" when I again select Bookmarks. Each item in this list is repeated according to the number of times I tried to import them.

Asked by Paul Hossfield 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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One page on website not loading

Hello, I have one page on my website which is not loading. You keep on seeing the loading dot. I asked other people to check on their Firefox to check and also their is d… (read more)

Hello, I have one page on my website which is not loading. You keep on seeing the loading dot. I asked other people to check on their Firefox to check and also their is does not load. On other browsers (Safari, Chrome) it works. I downloaded Firefox on my iPad and there it works.

The page: hausamzee.com/inspiratie

I have no idea how to fix this, I guess settings in Wordpress?!?! Hope someone can help me out.

Thx so much! Anne

Asked by Anne 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago