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Trying to "link" machines

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses requ… (read more)

I am a computer user. Don't try to be able to be a power user, as I have better things to do with my time. I downloaded Firefox to be able to take some FEMA courses required for my Search and Rescue volunteering. I download it and installed. Launch the program and followed instructions to set up an account. OK that seemed a bit much for a free browser but I assumed like all internet based companies it was a data collection exercise that would test my dedication to blocking all email spam.

After the account set-up, I was met with the concept that I needed a browser on a second machine to be linked to the account. Some lame excuse that you couldn't sync with only on computer with the browser. Funny thing why would you want to sync if you only had one machine with the browser. Have a simple backup system would take care of any of that. Oh well I was stuck because the browser would not function and I followed through with downloading the program onto my iPhone and scanning the code. It seemed to work. The only acknowledgments is a continuing barrage of emails telling me "someone is trying to log into my account." Yea that's me because I got asked a second time to set-up this bloody link. Some something is not working.

I would just delete everything (account and Firefox) but I am scared that my email address will be tarred and feathered and not allowed to be used again ever!!

Help please. What I hoped to be a quiet morning completing 2 need courses has ended up costs me hours of frustration.

Thanks

Mike

Asked by wmichaelgriffin 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Cannot Start Download By Single Click Anymore

Hi, It was OK for me to download file from a link before, but since a while ago, when I single click on any link (ex., Firefox Installer) it showed nothing and nothing ha… (read more)

Hi,

It was OK for me to download file from a link before, but since a while ago, when I single click on any link (ex., Firefox Installer) it showed nothing and nothing happened (Normally I think dialog about if open or save/when to save should pop up). I also try other way to open the link then: 1. If I try to open a new tab on link, then a empty tab was opened (as attached image). 2. If I right click the link and click "Save Link As..." then it will pop up the save folder selection dialog.

I hope to have any suggestion to fix this issue. Thanks in advance for any support.

Asked by Black Cat 11 months ago

Answered by Black Cat 11 months ago

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Firefox has no connection to the Internet

Dear All: Suddenly FF starts but shows only a new tab without any content. I can fill in a URL but no reaction. Settings doesn't open. Close tab through X Restart FF. no … (read more)

Dear All:

Suddenly FF starts but shows only a new tab without any content. I can fill in a URL but no reaction. Settings doesn't open. Close tab through X Restart FF. no new tab but message: FF is already running but is not responding. The old FF process must be closed to open in a new window. Click to close. a new empty tab pops up without starting FF manually. Close through X Restart brings the same message as above - no window. Have to end FF in Task Manager.

Uninstalled and reinstalled three times - no change.

I'm using Windows 10 and Avast One, Firewall checked - is open for FF.

I appreciate your comments and help. Best wishes Henning

Asked by HenningNE 6 days ago

Answered by HenningNE 5 days 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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reinstall windows11

i just bought my pc with windows10, i installed windows11 ok, but started having problems keeping firefox as my default browser, msn outlook would pop up after i signed i… (read more)

i just bought my pc with windows10, i installed windows11 ok, but started having problems keeping firefox as my default browser, msn outlook would pop up after i signed into msn calendar app, ended up resetting my computer and mistakenly uninstalled windows11 in the process, i seem to be compounding my problems as i go, im now confused and i need someone to connect to my computer and fix for me, if someone can do this i would be relieved, please let me know if anyone can help..

Asked by ikaponei.22 7 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 7 months ago

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Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 102: bug 1771084.

Hello, there is the note for FF 102 Release:While Bug 1771084 does not represent a specific vulnerability that was fixed, we recommend anyone rebasing patches to include … (read more)

Hello, there is the note for FF 102 Release:While Bug 1771084 does not represent a specific vulnerability that was fixed, we recommend anyone rebasing patches to include it. 102 branch

Patch 1 and 2. 91 Branch: Patch 1 and 2 (Despite saying Parts 2 and 3, there is no Part 1). To clarify, so the current 102 release of FF does not 'contain any patch for that bug 1771084, and it's recommended manually to install these patches? Or they are already incorporated in the release?

Asked by exched 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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Linux Dock Icon

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu. Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and fin… (read more)

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu.

Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and find a simple solution.

I temporarily fixed it last night, but here it is missing again.

I could upload a picture, but I don't see what difference that would make. The dock at the bottom has a spot for firefox, but no icon, literally an empty spot, In the application menu it is a blank spot with Firefox worded underneath.

I have uninstalled, reinstalled, purged, deleted the application data in my user folder..

Just annoying. not a huge problem.

Asked by cadearmstrong 2 months ago

Answered by cadearmstrong 2 months ago

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Unable to save any files to disk

I am not able to download any kind of file, from any kind of website to my disk. I am able to select open on the download dialog, and this will open the file and save it … (read more)

I am not able to download any kind of file, from any kind of website to my disk. I am able to select open on the download dialog, and this will open the file and save it to the temp directory firefox uses for this function, but this does not save the files to disk/the download folder like I want to. I am unable to "Save image as..." as well, since this is considered a download. There is no record of these downloads even being attempted in the download history.

Asked by liptherapypirate 1 week ago

Answered by liptherapypirate 1 week ago

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Return to last place after scrolling to another page instead of from first page.

I use Scenesource to download items of interest, after scrolling down to find what I want, the settings do not allow me to get to the last page I started from and goes ba… (read more)

I use Scenesource to download items of interest, after scrolling down to find what I want, the settings do not allow me to get to the last page I started from and goes back to the first page. I know that I found the setting before but at my age I cant seem to get to it anymore. Can someone tell me how to get that back?

Asked by dmussatti1 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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opening Firefox

When I click on the Firefox icon to open it, the opening page is minimized and I have click the maximize button twice to get it to open to a full page. I used to just cl… (read more)

When I click on the Firefox icon to open it, the opening page is minimized and I have click the maximize button twice to get it to open to a full page. I used to just click on the Firefox icon and it would open to a full page. I cannot figure out how to change this back. Please advise.

Asked by pkulla 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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I am unable to use Firefox so I deleted the prog. in order to download another or latest version. Now the Download will not happen ........so I clicked on the Badge in the search bar, got a message that there are 3 Trackers preventing Firefox from dow

Browser won't download.....When I clicked on the security badge it said 3 different Trackers are preventing the program from downloading

Asked by Allan 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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When I download pdf file from FF it tries to convert the file to a Word document

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "W… (read more)

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics."

I went to Settings - General - Applications, went down Contents list to Portable Document Format (PDF), and tried the various settings under the Action column, to include "Save File," "Always Ask," "Use Acrobat Adobe 2020." None of these worked or made any difference. I open numerous .pdf files every day and I need to be able to just click on them in the website and have them open in my Adobe Acrobat program - as they have up until today. What do I have to do to fix this? I am using Version 102.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by starjazz 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago