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New Version update'm'

When I updated from an old version of Firefox it erased all my bookmarks and there is nothing in 'Options' that allows you to designate current page as your opening page.… (read more)

When I updated from an old version of Firefox it erased all my bookmarks and there is nothing in 'Options' that allows you to designate current page as your opening page. And their incessant reminder to update is maddening! That's what got me into this predicament in the first place. I finally succumbed and I, like so many others are ever so sorry I did. I tried many searches to try to reinstall an older version of Firefox but all failed. They just end up reloading the updated version before you can open it. It sucks! If I can't load an older version like Firefox 71 I might as well get a new browser since I'm going to have to spend hours replacing my bookmarks and other stuff erased by the update. I won't use Firefox anymore and I won't use Google Chrome. I also noticed in other Firefox Support questions that people who were having problems with Firefox were asking for suggestions for alternatives to Firefox and nobody seemed to want to suggest any but I'll ask anyway. I just want a simple light weight browser that doesn't have all the whistles and bells that take up so much memory and I wouldn't use anyway. I don't do games and I don't do social media. After having used Firefox for many years I feel they have failed me leaving me with only 2 choices of either using their new version which I'm unlikely do or finding an alternative browser which I probably will. I would like some suggestions on alternative web browsers with user's experiences. And I'm using Windows 7. I have Windows 10 in another computer but found it to much too intense so I don't use it.

Asked by fershitzen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Viewing messages on Ancestry, Facebook & AVG

Currently running Firefox 72.0.2 on Windows 7 Desktop PC. Believe these problems were caused by the ‘Enhanced Tracking Protection’ (ETP) feature, but no matter what reme… (read more)

Currently running Firefox 72.0.2 on Windows 7 Desktop PC. Believe these problems were caused by the ‘Enhanced Tracking Protection’ (ETP) feature, but no matter what remedy I follow on FF support, I cannot cure the problem. (1) Problem seem to be common to both Ancestry & Facebook websites & relates to viewing messages which use a (pop-up/fly-out?) window. Ancestry’s support solution was to install chrome & so far Facebook support has not responded. I can work around this by using my chrome laptop to read & reply to messages on both websites, but this is a real pain since all this worked fine on FF before.

(2) AVG has the same problem populating (pop-up/fly-out?) window for ‘performance issues’. Obviously I cannot use another PC or laptop to check this out, so I am stuck.

All suggestions welcomed, but note I am a novice at all this, so please be gentle!! Cheers, Mickey. P.S. I have more info, but this is all a bit overwhelming & so I won't add it at moment

Asked by 2ateckb33 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox upgraded and erased all my history and bookmarks

My firefox just upgraded and erased all my history and bookmarks. I would like to restore my bookmarks, but the help desk process won't work because it won't list a hist… (read more)

My firefox just upgraded and erased all my history and bookmarks. I would like to restore my bookmarks, but the help desk process won't work because it won't list a history from which I can reload the bookmarks. I know there is a process, but I can't find help to restore my bookmarks,

Asked by schurn 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

How to restore multi-account containers?

I use multi-account containers extensively. Unfortunately, my laptop recently broke so I had to pull out my desktop which was in storage. I hadn't used my desktop in a fe… (read more)

I use multi-account containers extensively. Unfortunately, my laptop recently broke so I had to pull out my desktop which was in storage. I hadn't used my desktop in a few years, so I had to update Firefox to make it work.

Then I discovered that the multi-account container feature no longer works. It says it isn't supported in this latest version.

Is there any good way to fix this?

The multi-account container feature was what finally let me switch to the safety and privacy of Firefox. Prior to that, I used Chrome, but the multi-account containers were even better since I didn't have to tie a different account to each container.

It looks like I could roll Firefox back to an earlier version, but that would require creating an entirely new firefox account. It took me a substantial amount of time to get this one set up the way I like. I understand that you all want to protect my data, but frankly I feel like I've been put between a rock and a hard place.

Thank you for any help you are able to provide.

Asked by diamond_d 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Authenticity verification

I just updated the Firefox browser and installed it successfully. When I tried to open the browser, I got a msg stating that the security of the page I am trying to open… (read more)

I just updated the Firefox browser and installed it successfully. When I tried to open the browser, I got a msg stating that the security of the page I am trying to open has not been verfied. Really don't understand that since it is the firefox browser and this came from Mozilla. How do I correct that?

Asked by Brian Davenport 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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How to Block Unwanted Notifications

Hi, I accidentally allowed notifications (while using Firefox) from a particular web site only to find out that now I get numerous notifications regarding phony virus ale… (read more)

Hi, I accidentally allowed notifications (while using Firefox) from a particular web site only to find out that now I get numerous notifications regarding phony virus alerts, etc. I am unable to block the notifications.

I searched the web for how to block a notification from a web site, but have not come up with any solutions.

In particular, I went to about:preferences > Privacy & Security > Permissions > Notifications. The web site is set to Block, but still the unwanted notifications continue. Perhaps the notifications are coming from a different web site that seems to be hidden?

I also quit Firefox and restarted Firefox, but the notifications continue. I also restarted my Macbook Pro, but that didn’t help either.

Here is the link I originally clicked on, but I obviously wouldn’t want anyone to click on it:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=!ducky+trialjuries&ia=web

I would be so grateful if anyone has a solution!

Asked by wsr429 8 months ago

Answered by wsr429 8 months ago