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Is it possible to configure firefox to update on launch or via CMD?

Hello all, I am wondering, is it possible to configure Firefox to automatically download and install updates when the browser starts, or can firefox be commanded to updat… (read more)

Hello all,

I am wondering, is it possible to configure Firefox to automatically download and install updates when the browser starts, or can firefox be commanded to update from the windows command line?

Thanks very much.

Asked by keifer.bly 1 year ago

Last reply by Raushani Singh 1 year ago

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Once again... Updating to new FF r76.01) crapped all over my settings and tossed my add-ons.

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or … (read more)

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or not they were enabled as well as the individual settings for each add-on.

In other words, I would truly like to avoid updating Firefox unless I have at least a couple of days to waste. When I used to have things set so I would merely be informed when a new FF update is available whenever I start or restart FF, it seemed that FF was so unhappy with me not paying attention to it that it would cause problems with other applications or system utilities.

I have no reason why something caused FF to break other things just because I might have decided not to update it more than once a week. I cannot see how any new release short of Ff r68 (or whatever the point of no return with Quantum was) or a bug fix of epic proportions that I should be eagerly awaiting should mess things up if I decide not to bother with it immediately.

The deleted add-ons and strange new settings/configuration situations caused by FF upgrades could be easily remedied without causing users much if any stress if they had an option to make a full backup of the current FF installation with all installed add-ons (active or not), settings, etc. to a user-specified directory and filename.

That way, users could always revert back a release or three if they found something horribly wrong with the latest update that they did not notice in the previous recent update(s).

What would make things much easier for me and many others I am sure would be upgrades that changed no user custom configurations back to some defaults that render the UI almost unrecognizable and initially useless without a lot of restoration work. For example, why do the text menus I often use keep going away after updates occur? Why do I have to avoid following links to what might be interesting Web sites because all the the security and privacy enhancement add-ons I trust and know how to use from long experience have gone missing?

For me, a Web browser is the home of my UI to the Web and most of the tools, accessories, and links I find most useful on the Web. Essentially, the way I have FF set up by choice makes it my own personalized Web portal because even the Google Search page became too cluttered with announcements, disclaimers, and other distractions, when a simple Web query tool with an option for more advance queries was all I wanted.

Is there a way that I can quickly make this release of FF (r76.01) look, act, and function the same as the previous release did tend days ago? I mean I should not notice anything different now that I cannot adjust or bypass so that I only have to worry about important changes, such as enforcement of HTTPS:-only which I was doing with an EFF add-on long before it was built into FF.

Using the above analogy, would most FF users who deal with landlords, property management, or HOAs be thrilled if every time they came home from work they found the landscaping had changed, new interior decorations applied in every room, and their favorite comfortable furniture not where they left it, but it moved to different locations that do not fit well with their usual household routines (or maybe just thrown out entirely)?

I have nothing against meaningful changes to improve functionality, performance, or appearance; but having those changes made in one's carefully configured environment for use in conjunction with the Web for no important reason and without the ability to undo the majority of what has changed in ten minutes (maybe an hour for alterations necessitated by the Web itself changes suddenly at times of, oh say, the worst pandemic since before the first nodes on what is now known as the Internet were linked and communications established between them?

I would be thrilled if my list of installed add-ons (enabled or not) never changed unless there were some that truly would not work because of some necessary part of an browser upgrade. Ditto for the way I like text menus and dislike icons or entirely missing menus for about the same reason I dislike trying to make sense of Chinese road and building signage circa 1860.

I doubt I will bother to gripe about difficult to (mostly) repair Firefox upgrades a third time a few months from now, because the hassles they cause will probably be more irritating to me than caving in like most sheople and using some Chrome variant browser.

Really, I would like to know how to get as close to what I had in Firefox about ten days ago, excepting only absolutely necessary differences. It would be miraculous if I could repair the look, feel, and functionality that was lost in the upgrade to FF r76.01, especially if I could do the work in less time than it takes most people reading this rant to figure out that I do not enjoy proofreading, especially when there are riots in the streets in many U.S. cities, live on TV ... just what we need during an economic crisis caused by an ongoing pandemic.

Regards, Mark (thinking of browsers, cars, home machinery, entertainment gear with standardized UIs, appliance-style)

Asked by TMG 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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I had to completely reinstall Firfox so all my bookmarks etc have been lost. There is a file called 'Old Firefox data' which was created so how can I restore this data to… (read more)

I had to completely reinstall Firfox so all my bookmarks etc have been lost. There is a file called 'Old Firefox data' which was created so how can I restore this data to the new Firefox?

many thanks

Georges

Asked by GeorgesWare 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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No update for cacert.pem

There is no update of Mozilla ca certificate store (cacert.pem) from "https://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html" since Jan 2020. I am wondering if the update location has… (read more)

There is no update of Mozilla ca certificate store (cacert.pem) from "https://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html" since Jan 2020.

I am wondering if the update location has been changed?

Thanks, Jason

Asked by jxue 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Thunderbird updates

Running Windows 10. Recent update I lost most of my pending and storage contents. My attempts to restore through Profile APPData not successful to the point I gave up. O… (read more)

Running Windows 10. Recent update I lost most of my pending and storage contents. My attempts to restore through Profile APPData not successful to the point I gave up. Old guy, not too computer literate. Now getting an update message when I start Thunderbird and after I decline I get the message that it "can't update to latest version, download fresh copy & we will help install." Again I have declined as I am reluctant to do this and lose more email files however as I choose not to update, I continue to get the messages every time I open Thunderbird which is annoying. I would like the original files back and update Thunderbird and have no more problems.

Asked by Bedfordfalls 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Cant use firefox since edge update

I have been running Firebox for many years in internet explorer and it still continued when I upgraded to win 10 and started using Edge seperately. Since Edge updated, Fi… (read more)

I have been running Firebox for many years in internet explorer and it still continued when I upgraded to win 10 and started using Edge seperately. Since Edge updated, Firefox has stoped working. I have important bookmarks in firefox that I need to use but dont want to loose either set ( in Edge and in Firefox). I stuck with firefox/internet explorer because I likely have passwords remembered that I do not have recorded. It is also likely my Firefox had an email address associated that I do not have a password for as I have been using it and Firebird forever. Any ideas please

Asked by dajames1 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Firefox update by command

Hello, I have a question about updating Firefox on Windows. Is there a command that tells the MozillaMaintenance Service (or Updater.exe) to check for updates and if ther… (read more)

Hello,

I have a question about updating Firefox on Windows. Is there a command that tells the MozillaMaintenance Service (or Updater.exe) to check for updates and if there is a new update, to install it?

When Firefox is started, Firefox also checks for updates automatically or when the user goes to Help -> About Firefox. And that's exactly what I want to start with just one command. Is that possible?

Thanks a lot.

Asked by B.C. 1 year ago

Last reply by Himanshu prabhakar 1 year ago

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Two versions of Firefox on my hard drive

I'm trying to free up some space on my hard drive and noticed I have 2 versions of Firefox installed. Versions 57.0 and 73.0.1. How can I delete the older version without… (read more)

I'm trying to free up some space on my hard drive and noticed I have 2 versions of Firefox installed. Versions 57.0 and 73.0.1. How can I delete the older version without uninstalling FF completely? Thanks in advance

Asked by denniswardrop 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Cumbersome sign in after loading a new version of Firefox

I have had Firfox as my primary browser for years and recently had to reload due to slowness, etc. Since reloading it is very cumbersome on the sign in as have to sign i… (read more)

I have had Firfox as my primary browser for years and recently had to reload due to slowness, etc. Since reloading it is very cumbersome on the sign in as have to sign in with email and get a six digit code emailed to me to sign in. There must be a glitch and I am sure there is another way other than giving a code every time sign in . Would appreciate some support in this.

Kindly,

Dennis

Asked by dennis.a.feinberg 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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UI Language issue - cannot delete a language in settings

Hi, I recently installed Firefox on computer running macos. I needed specific version of Firefox for a device that works with certificates needed to log in to government … (read more)

Hi, I recently installed Firefox on computer running macos. I needed specific version of Firefox for a device that works with certificates needed to log in to government site for citizens, so I went to search for previous versions and right now I don't know exactly how but I got a version in Baskian language. It is the language I do not understand at all. Now, I removed that application and added new one, latest version of FF. Since then I have just part of UI in English and part - still in Baskian! Removing/uninstalling does not solve the issue. Can somebody help me find Firefox settings file/folder to get rid of initial preferences from the first installation. The option suggested in support sites of Mozzilla is not applicable. See the screenshot attached, the option to remove Baskian is greyed out. I would just like to go back to English version.

Thanks!

Asked by srdan3 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to Update Firefox

So I keep getting a little message when I open Firefox saying that there is an update available, however, when I click update it says applying update and then just stays … (read more)

So I keep getting a little message when I open Firefox saying that there is an update available, however, when I click update it says applying update and then just stays there with a spinning wheel. This has happened multiple times so I am stuck at 76.0.1 (64-bit) right now.

Asked by Josiah O'Connel 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago