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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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Can't open the Firefox app

I downloaded the Firefox app. However, when I click on the Firefox icon at bottom screen, the screen tells me that there in an insecure commotion and won'tmlet me go any … (read more)

I downloaded the Firefox app. However, when I click on the Firefox icon at bottom screen, the screen tells me that there in an insecure commotion and won'tmlet me go any further

Asked by louis osterman 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Why did Firefox update without permission and delete ALL my saved passwords?

It appears that firefox has updated itself without permission and has deleted ALL my passwords. Where can I get the info from???? I do not want to have to reset every pas… (read more)

It appears that firefox has updated itself without permission and has deleted ALL my passwords. Where can I get the info from???? I do not want to have to reset every password for every website I access. How can I ensure this is never an option again?

Asked by S C 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Files and Applications

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to prevent the dialog box from prompting me each time I open a pdf attachment. Under applications for PDF I have selected the action … (read more)

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to prevent the dialog box from prompting me each time I open a pdf attachment. Under applications for PDF I have selected the action to Use Nitro Pro. However, each time I try to open a pdf attachment from my email, I still receive the dialog box; What should Firefox do with the file? Nitro Pro is the default under open with and the "Do this automatically..." is checked. I cannot figure out why the file isn't opening into Nitro without the prompt? Does someone know how to set the options so the pdf opens into the application without being prompted by the dialog box?

Thanks so much, Candie

Asked by candie2 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 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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Upgraded to Windows 10

I have been running on Windows 7. Upgraded to 10. Cannot set Firefox as default browser at this time. Do I have to download Firefox again? Will I lose all my saved pa… (read more)

I have been running on Windows 7. Upgraded to 10. Cannot set Firefox as default browser at this time. Do I have to download Firefox again? Will I lose all my saved passwords if I do? Thanks. Janice

Asked by jlarnold425 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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GLIBC 2.18 now required on beta channel version for Linux

NOTE: I'm posting this from a different machine to the one which has the problem because, well, I can't run Firefox any more :-D Hello, The latest beta channel version (i… (read more)

NOTE: I'm posting this from a different machine to the one which has the problem because, well, I can't run Firefox any more :-D

Hello,

The latest beta channel version (installed on 2nd June 2020 at 16:00 UTC+2) of Firefox for x86-64bit Linux now requires GLIBC 2.18 (for libxul.so it says). This was not the case a couple of weeks ago when I last updated the Linux machine's Firefox.

Unfortunately, the highest version of GLIBC available on Redhat Enterprise Linux 7, through the usual yum channel for our servers, is GLIBC 2.17.

Anyone else stumble upon this? Any solutions (except upgrading to RHEL 8 ;-) )? At worst, I could downgrade Firefox to a previous beta or stable version.

Sorry for the probably noob-ish question. Error message when trying to run firefox:

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/firefox/libxul.so: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.18' not found (required by /usr/local/firefox/libxul.so) Couldn't load XPCOM.

Asked by steven.common 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Lates Upgrade (the last two days) not downloading zip or jpg files

I teach at James Madison University and must download zip and jpg files for instruction. Sometime within the last 48 hours, Firefox would not download any jpg or zip file… (read more)

I teach at James Madison University and must download zip and jpg files for instruction. Sometime within the last 48 hours, Firefox would not download any jpg or zip files. For years now, this has never been an issue. The tab indicates connecting, the grey shadow passes through the tab and then nothing. I have tried this at different academic sites and the same happens. There is no problem downloading zip or jpg files using Chrome. What happened and how to fix it?

Asked by maddoxarthistory 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox support pages

When I go to support, and type in "how do I find the current version of firefox for windows", I get: "Found 2923 results for ‘how do I find the current version of firefo… (read more)

When I go to support, and type in "how do I find the current version of firefox for windows", I get: "Found 2923 results for ‘how do I find the current version of firefox for windows’ for ‘Firefox’ " but none address the issue of how to determine the most current version number. I notice Firefox says that I cannot upgrade, I must download a new version, with no explanation. The download is a version-unidentified executable called "Firefox installer.exe" I would consider this suspicious behavior in most downloaded software. What is going on? This seems like basic information that should be immediately available. I had a popup that said I am using the most current (71.0) version (I am using v 71.0), which appears to be incorrect. Googling this question has no Mozilla hits other than "Release Notes" which might lead one to guess 77.01, althoughn Wikipedia thinks just "77".

I had to create an account just o ask a forum question?

Asked by dumpsterdan 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago