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What is Firefox for Acer?

I just brought a new Acer laptop that came with Firefox preinstalled, but upon viewing the About window it said Firefox for Acer. What makes Firefox for Acer different th… (read more)

I just brought a new Acer laptop that came with Firefox preinstalled, but upon viewing the About window it said Firefox for Acer. What makes Firefox for Acer different than Firefox that is downloaded from the website. I noticed that the default homepage was MSN. What customisations does Acer bring to Firefox?

Asked by desbest 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Upgrade from V52.esr to V81 - no Logins imported, no Fix working

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozi… (read more)

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozilla/firefox.../myprofile/*.* - including "key3.db" (in use), "key4.db" (don't know where this one originates from - shouldn't exist at all for versions < 57 or so) and "logins.json".

So far stumbled upon:

  • No Logins in new system visible. No master password set. After setting a new master password, still no logins visible.
  • This very forum here suggests - in many threads for version upgrades from somewhere in the 50s to up to the 70s - to simply copy the "key3.db" and "logins.json" and to delete the "key4.db" on the new system's profile. That does not change anything at all.

Am i forced to keep the V52, now not only by means of addons compatibility, but also by means of login manager compatibility?

What would the correct path to upgrade be? Would i have to install each and every in-between-version from 52 to 81 to be able to migrate? Will i run into the exact same trouble doing it that way, only burning daytime for nothing? Or is it guarantied to somehow get the logins data transfered to the current version? How did all the Millions of other users fare with that aspect? Is that an extremely rare case where users set a master password, so that developers decided to not care anymore about those nasty paranoids?

Asked by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

Answered by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

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How to 100% deny the use of SSD?

When i look into resource monitor, i get sick by seeing how much firefox is writing to my C: SSD. Some time ago i tried fixing it by doing folder linking and stuff i alre… (read more)

When i look into resource monitor, i get sick by seeing how much firefox is writing to my C: SSD. Some time ago i tried fixing it by doing folder linking and stuff i already forgot. It seems like everything got reverted after an update or something. (You can tell im not a Pro) But why is this such a hassle in the first place? Why cant we just get the option to completely deny the use of SSD? I dont care how slow it would be, i dont want to bu a new SSD every 2 years.

Asked by twilightforces 1 year ago

Last reply by twilightforces 1 year ago

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How do I import the password file from Pale Moon?

I'm trying to move back to Firefox from Pale Moon. I've exported my logins/passwords file from Pale Moon, as an XML file. However, I cannot figure out how to import that … (read more)

I'm trying to move back to Firefox from Pale Moon. I've exported my logins/passwords file from Pale Moon, as an XML file. However, I cannot figure out how to import that data into Firefox - Import from another browser doesn't include Pale Moon, and I have no Import from a File option that I can find.

I also saved back the files key3.db and logins.json from Pale Moon, but I cannot find their locations in FFX, so I'm guessing it doesn't use those files any more?

Any help on how I can import my Pale Moon saved passwords to Firefox is appreciated!

Asked by jmc6shop 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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cant download anything

when i try to click "download" nothing pop up anymore.. im getting kinda frustated with firefox nowadays. so many useless updates which break the browser more and more. s… (read more)

when i try to click "download" nothing pop up anymore.. im getting kinda frustated with firefox nowadays. so many useless updates which break the browser more and more.

so any solution to this?

Asked by 94thomas 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox version update?

i am getting message from "performstrongintenselyapplication.icu" saying "important Firefox update available". Is this legitimate? ABOUT FIREFOX says I'm already using t… (read more)

i am getting message from "performstrongintenselyapplication.icu" saying "important Firefox update available". Is this legitimate? ABOUT FIREFOX says I'm already using the most recent version (81.0.1, 64 bit)

Asked by brownfamily59 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why am I running Firefox ESR?

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recal… (read more)

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recall ever having installed the ESR version. Why am I only getting Firefox ESR updates?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Version 73 and up not compatible with W7

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can… (read more)

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can set up apps on my phone, allows me to use G Hangouts and many other sites.

Asked by wdhc 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Updates to Firefox on MacOS

Just a suggestion on getting update content information. I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days… (read more)

Just a suggestion on getting update content information.

I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days to allow any bugs in the update to shake out [e.g 81.0.2 to fix the Twitter bug in 81.0.1 -- No biggie, small bugs can crop-up in any update in spite of Mozilla's commendable quality control]. When manually checking Firefox "About" to look at update status, the pop-up shows the current installed version, with a link to "What's new?" [Great idea, thanks]. Unfortunately, there is not a "What's new?" link beside the box to download a new update, thus one must do an on-line search for the related Release Note to determine the urgency/relevancy of doing the update.

Adding an additional "What's new?" would be an appreciated change -- Thanks and be well.

Asked by JohnfromMA 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox installed twice in two locations

Firefox is installed in two locations. C:/program files/mozilla firefox C:/users/xxxx/appdata/local/mozilla firefox They each have their own bookmarks and settings. I d… (read more)

Firefox is installed in two locations. C:/program files/mozilla firefox C:/users/xxxx/appdata/local/mozilla firefox

They each have their own bookmarks and settings. I don't want this. How do I fix it?

Can I uninstall both of them and delete the respective folders and then install a fresh one? or what?

Asked by jstropp 1 year ago

Last reply by jstropp 1 year ago

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Firefox disappeared completely after a Windows 10 update

Hello, I just restarted my PC after a Windows 10 update (Windows Update). Launching Firefox from the task bar no longer worked (link removed). So I launched Firefox from … (read more)

Hello, I just restarted my PC after a Windows 10 update (Windows Update). Launching Firefox from the task bar no longer worked (link removed). So I launched Firefox from the start menu. A completely blank version of Firefox appeared on the screen, as if I had just installed it. No more favorites, no more extensions, no more customization. All Firefox installation files in the AppData directory are dated today. How can a Windows update remove a Firefox installation? Is it possible to recover favorites and bookmarks? Thank you for your answers. Regards,

Asked by Eric 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago