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upgrade to 72 wiped settings, bookmarks, everything else I'd set from 68--why?

Updating Ffox used to be simple; new version (I suppose) picked up old profile. Now every upgrade has to have a new profile created--as far as I can tell, created by hand… (read more)

Updating Ffox used to be simple; new version (I suppose) picked up old profile. Now every upgrade has to have a new profile created--as far as I can tell, created by hand, piece by piece. Reinstalling older version also used to be simple--it just took me an hour. Why has upgrading has been made so difficult?

Asked by keygrip8480 1 year ago

Last reply by keygrip8480 1 year ago

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Firefox Windows 64-bit ESR Download Link Broken

The 64-bit Windows ESR download link is no longer working. https://mozilla.box.com/s/5uvc1hjsimtx3wvs9qdpbda47h2tix5c https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/enterprise/#d… (read more)

Asked by mbrya11 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Can no longer easily view pdf files in firefox

Usually when i clicked on pdf files, they would open in a new tab where i could view them. More recently, it would always ask what to do with the pdf file. Today when i … (read more)

Usually when i clicked on pdf files, they would open in a new tab where i could view them. More recently, it would always ask what to do with the pdf file. Today when i clicked on a pdf file, it asked me again, but when i clicked to open with firefox it just started to open 90+ new blank tabs, untill i forcefully shut down firefox. Up untill today i didn't change the my firefox options, but it just started changing the way it reacts with pdf files. Today i tried changing the files and aplications options to preview in firefox (i read in some firefox articles that this option was suposed to be the one i used to have), but it would still ask what to do with the file, but when i clicked to open in firefox, it would also download. I then changed to open with firefox in the options, but it would just open 90+ new blank tabs. If i tried to always ask (which i find very annoying, considering i spent +1 year without it always asking), it would also download even if i specified not to download but instead open in firefox. When all failed i tried to reset all firefox options, but thje same problems still happened, after that i updated firefox (something i did for the first time), but still the same.

Asked by 2000tjls 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to update to latest Firefox version on Panasonic Vierra TV, thanks, hassmans@hotmail.com attempt failed using "https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-"

For years I have happily used Mozilla Firefox to viewing Youtube and other online resources. However, just recently after opening the Youtube app on screen, along with t… (read more)

For years I have happily used Mozilla Firefox to viewing Youtube and other online resources. However, just recently after opening the Youtube app on screen, along with the normal array of selectable videos, the following message appears at the top: “We’ll stop supporting this browser soon. For the best experience, please update your browser.”

When I go to the website https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/new/?utm_campaign=supported-browser&utm-medium=referral&utm_source=youtube.com I see only two options “Download in another language” and “Fix a problem”. Upon choosing the latter, I move to the website: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings?utm_source=mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=fix-problem-link where I select “Install and update”, yielding again another website https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/install-and-update-firefox showing “Update Firefox to the latest release”. Selecting this in turn moves me to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release and “Update Firefox to the latest release”.

However, I can go no further, since clicking on my Panasonic Vierra TV’s menu button in the upper right corner of the large screen does not produce any “Help” option and thus no ability to choose “About Firefox”, where the actual download could take place.

Would most appreciate any assistance in resolving this Firefox update problem for my Panasonic TV. Many thanks.

Steven P. Hassman hassmans@hotmail.com

Asked by hassmans 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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norton add on

I cannot add Norton safe web on firefox on any of my PC's It says there is connection issue! I can install it on Chrome, but I prefer to use Firefox I have contacted Nor… (read more)

I cannot add Norton safe web on firefox on any of my PC's It says there is connection issue! I can install it on Chrome, but I prefer to use Firefox I have contacted Norton, and they say it is Firefox issue! Anyone else have this issue?

Asked by Randy 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I can't migrate my Firefox profile between different Linux installations

I have been a Linux and Firefox user for many years. Whenever I wanted to migrate my profile to a new Linux installation, all I had to do was copy the contents of the old… (read more)

I have been a Linux and Firefox user for many years. Whenever I wanted to migrate my profile to a new Linux installation, all I had to do was copy the contents of the old Linux installation profile folder to the new Linux installation profile folder (No matter that they had different names). Now I am trying to do it from Kubuntu 18.04 (Firefox 73.0 from PPA) to Kubuntu 20.04 (Firefox 73.0). I am doing what is explained in this guide: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

But after doing that when I start Firefox in Kubuntu 20.04, a message appears warning that my profile data may get corrupted and therefore to protect my data it gives me only two options, starting Firefox with a new empty profile or quit firefox. So I am not able to perform the migration. How can I migrate my old profile in ofline mode? I don't want anything that requires having an account or uploading my data to some cloud thing (which I think what that Sync thing is). That is, I want to do the migration in offline mode, locally, on my machine. Thank you.

Asked by YAFU 1 year ago

Last reply by YAFU 1 year ago

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Firefox 72.0.0.2 doe`s not work with UE-V. Process starts and close.

Hello, we have a problem with new version. UE-V is service that sync user data when process start and stop. Problem with Firefox 72.0.0.2 - firefox start process firefox.… (read more)

Hello,

we have a problem with new version. UE-V is service that sync user data when process start and stop. Problem with Firefox 72.0.0.2 - firefox start process firefox.exe, straight stop it and start other process.

This is makes a lot of problems, because ue-v see process is stooped and try upload profile.

Asked by den.pasternak 1 year ago

Last reply by den.pasternak 1 year ago

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Firefox with adobe flash player

Hi Team, As a concern,we want to enquire that since our company has its own product which uses Flash technology but its been known now that firefox will not suppport adob… (read more)

Hi Team,

As a concern,we want to enquire that since our company has its own product which uses Flash technology but its been known now that firefox will not suppport adobe flash player after 2020. So if we save and continue to use an oder version of firefox(with autoupdate off),will it allow to continue usage of Adobe Flash Player after 2020? Please confirm the same or any other workaround so that adobe flash player can be used within firefox after 2020 as well.

Thanks

Asked by seemapruthi24 1 year ago

Last reply by Danny Colin 1 year ago

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Brave browser

I am trying to import my passwords and my bookmarks from Brave Browser but I can't do it because there isn't anyway if there is no way of doing it I'm going back to the B… (read more)

I am trying to import my passwords and my bookmarks from Brave Browser but I can't do it because there isn't anyway if there is no way of doing it I'm going back to the Brave Browser.

Asked by Qtrlion 1 year ago

Last reply by Harsh 1 year ago

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After install I have two versions of Firefox on Windows 10, one with bookmarks, one without. What should I do?

Firefox did an automatic update and totalled my old Firefox, or so I thought. I deleted Old Firefox. I downloaded new Firefox. Old Firefox reappeared with bookmarks, b… (read more)

Firefox did an automatic update and totalled my old Firefox, or so I thought. I deleted Old Firefox. I downloaded new Firefox. Old Firefox reappeared with bookmarks, but New Firefox also appeared without bookmarks. I am completely mystified as to what I should do. Delete new Firefox and continue to use old Firefox? Or is there some way to install new Firefox and keep my old bookmarks on which I rely? I find this unfortunate migration disturbing and am wondering what went wrong and what else is wrong with new Firefox and the migration process. Thanks to anyone who can help me on this.

Asked by wmschur 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox provides an error message when starting

After doing an auto upgrade to Rel 73, firefox started but no windows would load., I uninstalled firefox and went to the Mozilla site and did a re-install. After the rein… (read more)

After doing an auto upgrade to Rel 73, firefox started but no windows would load., I uninstalled firefox and went to the Mozilla site and did a re-install. After the reinstall when I click on finish to start the program I get the following

firefox.exe - Application Error. The application was unable to start correctly (oxc0000005)

Asked by doowopper70 1 year ago

Answered by DogT 1 year ago

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What is there no Full Backup of FF vN before Upgrade to FF vN+1? Upgrades often break FF.

There needs to be a way for users to revert to the previously installed version of FF with all add-ons, settings, etc. restored completedly the way they were before the u… (read more)

There needs to be a way for users to revert to the previously installed version of FF with all add-ons, settings, etc. restored completedly the way they were before the upgrade trashed all customization or deleted/disabled all add-ons.

When an upgrade is available and I try it, I always(?) get a message saying that the Firefox Upgrade failed and that I should download and install the latest copy. Can you guess why I now know to avoid that suggestion?

It takes way too much time to tweak the configuration of a frequently used program such as a Web broswer only to have the whole damn thing revert to stock settings whenever an upgrade comes along.

I can see why many settings or installed add-ons might not work if a particular upgrade involved many significant changes to FF, but users should be given the choice of not upgrading and never Syncing Firefox until they are sure that all the perceived bugs in the upgrade that break things they like as-is I like are fixed and that Syncing will not do more harm than good from their perspective.

Newer or allegedly "improved" is not automatically better in the eues of the owner/user. Just look at the millions of people who have avoided downgrading their Windows 7 or 8 installtions to Windows 10. The latter seems even more defective by design.

Why cannot FF be upgraded without breaking much of what users found good in the previous version, often due to their customizations? I wonder if the upgrades could be done on a feature/function basis in most cases. I certainly understand why the upgrade to FF Quantum had to be an all or nothing procedure...but EVERY upgrade since then?!?

Regards, TMG

Asked by TMG 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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New profile every single day?

Every morning, when I first turn on my computer, I a have to spend the first 5 minutes setting up my Firefox again because of a "new profile". I have to re-enable all of … (read more)

Every morning, when I first turn on my computer, I a have to spend the first 5 minutes setting up my Firefox again because of a "new profile". I have to re-enable all of my add-ons and configure them as well. Why does this happen every single day and is there a way to prevent it? If not, then I'm done with this browser...such a colossal waste of time for something that I shouldn't have to do. I don't have to completely set up Chrome or Edge if they do an update...all of the pertinent stuff is brought forward.

Asked by Porkchop 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Updated Firefox it crashed then would not connect to internet, other browsers all OK, so deleted re installed but now I get error code Oxc0000005

I was asked to update to the latest Firefox . Now It no longer allows me to access the internet ( My other browsers allowed me access to internet) and all I get is a bla… (read more)

I was asked to update to the latest Firefox . Now It no longer allows me to access the internet ( My other browsers allowed me access to internet) and all I get is a blank white page. Did a reset but no use so I uninstalled and re installed Firefox. Now at the end of the installation process all I get is error code Oxc 0000005. I have then removed my anti virus in case that was not allowing Firefox to work and then uninstalled and re installed Firefox but I still get the same error code Oxc0000005. Windows 10 is up to date and Suggestions please

Asked by jon41 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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How do I get sync to work for browsing history?

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. S… (read more)

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. So, I used sync on the Win 7 unit for everything and downloaded Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) to the Win 10 unit, and then logged on and synced. Everything seemed to move over except the browsing history. How do I get browsing history to transfer to Windows 10? Thanks.

Asked by fthill2003 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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firefox is not updating automaticlly

I manage hundreds computers. Many of which are not tied to a specific user (think, library, or school). I recently noticed that many of them are behind a version for fire… (read more)

I manage hundreds computers. Many of which are not tied to a specific user (think, library, or school). I recently noticed that many of them are behind a version for firefox (as of writing this, firefox is as 73, and the computer labs are at 72). we do not enforce a policy through GPO or policy.jason. we do no use ESR release. but even with the ESR release. I am seeing the same issue. I could not find any significant detail on the nature of the automatic update process for firefox (how it runs, when it runs, how to tell if it ran or not, logs, etc.. ). I also cannot find anyway I can kick it off programmatically. It seems that it needs to be done while a user is logged in. For me, I need this to update without the user. Can I initiate a update in the background ? can I configure when the update kicks off? where can I look to see logs of when this happens?

Asked by christopher.pax 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago