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I downloaded the latest version but don't want to install it yet; can I remove the download?

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1. Today I download… (read more)

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1.

Today I downloaded what I now know to be the all-new complete revamp version. But I don't want to install it on my main PC until I've looked into a little more and perhaps tried it out on a laptop.With it in

Is there a way of removing the downloaded version? With it in place, if I restart Firefox or reboot the computer it will automatically be installed, and I don't want that to happen just yet.

I'm running Windows 7 on a desktop PC.

Many thanks.

Asked by mail226 1 week ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

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Google bing anoying search page

I have removed Bing from search but Google keeps sliding in a Bing search page when I click to open a new window! How do I stop it? I don't use Google for my browser and… (read more)

I have removed Bing from search but Google keeps sliding in a Bing search page when I click to open a new window! How do I stop it? I don't use Google for my browser and I don't use Bing search, period!

Asked by flntlok 1 week ago

Answered by flntlok 1 week ago

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Does Firefox 89 still support User CSS?

I do like the ability to customize web pages using usercontent.css. I wonder whether this capability still exists in FF 89. I may become a crotchety old guy and stay on 8… (read more)

I do like the ability to customize web pages using usercontent.css. I wonder whether this capability still exists in FF 89. I may become a crotchety old guy and stay on 88 if that feature has gone away.

Asked by bweissman1 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Firefox keeps trying to update and to install the Software updater even though I opted out

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the lates… (read more)

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the latest version. I opted out from updates but the only option available is for the Firefox to ask before updating, there is no option to opt out definitively. Is there any solution to stop notifications and installing attempts?

Thanks in advance

Asked by vascocc95 1 week ago

Answered by vascocc95 1 week ago

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Completely turn off update suggestions....??

Yea, so I only recently came back to firefox, having left before the australis abomination, and finally got into what I consider a usable state. And not this proton thing… (read more)

Yea, so I only recently came back to firefox, having left before the australis abomination, and finally got into what I consider a usable state. And not this proton thing comes along. Sorry, not into change for change sake. I want the browser NOT to ask me if I wanna upgrade(downgrade really), ever. How can I do this.

Asked by snikky 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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microphone

The firefox on my phone allows me to speak what i want to SEARCH for from the URL box. EX: "show me lawn mowers for sale near me". I want to be able to do the same thing … (read more)

The firefox on my phone allows me to speak what i want to SEARCH for from the URL box. EX: "show me lawn mowers for sale near me". I want to be able to do the same thing on my laptop. How do i do that? Yes i do have an internal microphone.

Asked by kikkincountryboy 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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bookmarks handling

Hello. In the danish version of the 88 version of firefox for windows, I cannot sort my bookmarks. The handling is not an option. Will it become available or is there a w… (read more)

Hello.

In the danish version of the 88 version of firefox for windows, I cannot sort my bookmarks. The handling is not an option. Will it become available or is there a way to fix it?

Thank you:-) Michael, Denmark

Asked by michaelrefsing 1 week ago

Answered by pg_78 1 week ago

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NO upgrade to FF89, request for security update for older versions.

I stopped update to the new fancy Firefox, gonna stay with the 88.0.1 release (as I did with Thunderbird 68). Would be nice to have (just!) security update to previous ve… (read more)

I stopped update to the new fancy Firefox, gonna stay with the 88.0.1 release (as I did with Thunderbird 68). Would be nice to have (just!) security update to previous versions instead of forced update to new clean features.

Those who are interested how to stop upgrade: put into your registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox] "DisableAppUpdate"=dword:00000001

Asked by gsfc12 1 week ago

Answered by gsfc12 1 week ago

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UI to puke on

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. T… (read more)

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. There are theme's available, but still it looks unusable to me. This kind of updates should be beyond Mozilla, maybe don't hire former Apple employees, the esthetics don't have to be " slick and modern"

So after a long fight with almost losing my plugins, saved tabs (100+) etc.. I downgraded successfully to 88.

Step 1 (Secure your profile) Open menu, Click Help, Click "More Troubleshooting Information" Go to the line which says, "Profile Folder" Hit open folder

Pay extra attention during these steps: Now you are browsing in your active profile. If you did this after upgrading to 89 version. Make a back-up copy of this whole folder!! Rename it back up.

Open the file "Compatibility.ini" with a text editor, and empty it. Save and close.

Download and install the previous version of Firefox, After installing don't forget to disable automatic updates.

If the profile isn't loaded, browse to "about:profiles" and find and select your profile to get al your plugins, tabs, favs, etc. back.

Its a terrible shame i need to write this down for people to avoid the frustration of a terrible update

Asked by r.salafi 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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FX really is nasty about going back a version

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limite… (read more)

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limited by NoScript until I temp permit them. FX Task Manager shows very little usage, so apparently no ill behaved sites. AAR 30% of an i7 with many gigs of memory is intolerable. Even the 15% was heating up the CPU.

So I'll take "some" CPU heating vs. "massive" by rolling back to 88.0.1. By the way, whatever keeps changing my option from manually approved updates to automatic, thank you for doing that at times without asking me first.

The problem is that now when I start 88.0.1 it insists on a new profile "for my own protection". But I want the old profile, with hundreds of bookmarks and dozens or hundreds of session windows from my last session, and add-ins ... for example right how I don't have NoScript and don't have time to deal with that. I tried to get around the "we're just helping you" insistence on a new profile, by copying a week-old backup over C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hbouy3r1.default\sessionstore.jsonlz4 and starting but it still insists. I guess that's just sessions, not the whole profile.

Can I defeat the prohibition against using the old profile, or failing that, can I import or merge the old profile in? Keep in mind that the "old" profile has been modified by having started 89. I wish now that I had never selected the old profile when I began 89 (I always prompt for profile). (But, heck, I didn't even KNOW I was going to a new version. It auto-updated, and when I started FX, and it seems to have "updated" the old profile making it now unusable for a prior version).

Or can I go to a backup and copy the tree of C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\OldProfile\ and start FX again with 88.0.1? BTW I assume that is the version I was on a week ago.

Asked by Larry 1 week ago

Answered by Larry 1 week ago

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Firefox version 89

I have been a loyal Firefox user for umpteen years – but no more! Without asking, my browser updated to version 89, and immediately, I didn’t like it. It looked washed ou… (read more)

I have been a loyal Firefox user for umpteen years – but no more! Without asking, my browser updated to version 89, and immediately, I didn’t like it. It looked washed out, difficult to tell the difference between tabs (I routinely have 30+ tabs open at once), plus it was slower. The biggest “peeve” was when I tried to enter a Google search question in the “Search” box, but Firefox kept jumping up the URL bar. Gawd I hate that! That did it! I decided to revert back to version 88 but you decided you would “punish” me for my decision. I lost all my bookmarks, passwords and preferences. I am a computer support volunteer and I work primarily with senior citizens, however I try to help anyone who needs my help. When I setup a new computer for a client, I usually install Firefox and Chrome, explaining that many people do not like the default browser that comes with Windows. From this point on, I will no longer recommend nor install Firefox. You lost a customer today. Congratulations.

I was really angry that there seems to be no way to actually send an email "TO" Mozilla. Instead, they depend on you volunteers to take the heat for them. If you know of anyway to actually get this information to them, I would appreciate it.

Asked by mrhabilis.store 1 week ago

Answered by mrhabilis.store 1 week ago

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Défaut graphique

Bonjour, depuis plusieurs semaines j'ai des bugs graphiques sur l'interface de Firefox et sur les pages web. J'ai attendu en pensant que ça passerait avec une nouvelle mi… (read more)

Bonjour, depuis plusieurs semaines j'ai des bugs graphiques sur l'interface de Firefox et sur les pages web. J'ai attendu en pensant que ça passerait avec une nouvelle mise à jour mais rien ne passe. J'ai testé le mode dépannage et le mode réparer Firefox, le problème persiste.

Asked by blot.vincent 1 week ago

Answered by blot.vincent 5 days ago

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V89 Puts Mozilla into Retirement !!!!!

V89 absolutely dreadful. Uninstalled this and reverting to Edge until Mozilla sack persons responsible for this dysfunctional new version. Where has the functionality g… (read more)

V89 absolutely dreadful. Uninstalled this and reverting to Edge until Mozilla sack persons responsible for this dysfunctional new version. Where has the functionality gone? Why has Mozilla turned its back on those with sight problems?

Asked by mikewattam 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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emails that aren't for me

I keep getting emails that are obviously intended for someone who is NOT ME. They're from a "no-reply" address, so I can't even tell FIrefox that they're sending these to… (read more)

I keep getting emails that are obviously intended for someone who is NOT ME. They're from a "no-reply" address, so I can't even tell FIrefox that they're sending these to the wrong person.

Asked by Ellen 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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How to recover lost bookmark folder in bookmarks toolbar in pre 89

Pre v89 Windows 10- for some reason, one of my bookmark folders, containing many subfolders and individual bookmarks, has disappeared from my bookmarks toolbar. interesti… (read more)

Pre v89 Windows 10- for some reason, one of my bookmark folders, containing many subfolders and individual bookmarks, has disappeared from my bookmarks toolbar. interestingly, the lost Bookmark folder it does appear on my android phone. Is there some way of finding it on my desktop and restoring it from there, or possibly restoring it from my phone? I would think I would like to try to do this before installing version 89. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Bloogle 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Devs: STOP. CHANGING. THE. UI!

I don't know if it's a need to mark your territory, or some marketing major blathering about "holistic new user experience paradigms"--and I put up with the stupid move t… (read more)

I don't know if it's a need to mark your territory, or some marketing major blathering about "holistic new user experience paradigms"--and I put up with the stupid move to tabs on top (because apparently some dev felt that what Firefox users really wanted was Chrome!)--but this is a hideous, steaming turd.

'Oh no, showing the 'close tab' icon and clearly delineating between tabs interrupts the synergistic flow of the UI! Let's make the tabs one disgusting, unreadable blur from left to right! Also, let's make them take up more real estate on the screen, because people have higher resolution screens now--we can totally dominate the upper quarter! Oh, and force the change to the new layout, don't give people an option to revert--and don't warn them, either! EVERYONE MUST SEE OUR MAJESTIC, PERFECT, UNASSAILABLE VISION! Surely that won't confuse TF out of a bunch of grandparents whose hapless children/grandchildren will have to completely re-explain, multiple times, how to get to Facebook!'

Rolled back to 88.01, went through the "new profile" crap you put in to discourage rollback/cover for poor programming, and disabled automatic updates. Barring a major, earth-shattering security vuln, I'm done updating. And when that time comes, I'll find another browser.

Posting here because they've stopped soliciting feedback--probably because they know they've unleashed a sloppy splattered dook onto the world and they're tired of being screamed at.

[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by gpweaver 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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Context menu shortcuts are not working anymore

In the current version (89.0) the shortcuts for the context menu are not working anymore (i.e. right click + L for "Copy Link"). I had to downgrade to 88.0.1 to make it w… (read more)

In the current version (89.0) the shortcuts for the context menu are not working anymore (i.e. right click + L for "Copy Link"). I had to downgrade to 88.0.1 to make it work again. Is there any possibility to get those shortcuts back in the actual version?

Asked by david 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Firefox autofills in username and password from ME on a form designed for person attributes (not me - anybody)

Newer release of Firefox auto-fill username and password when they should not. I have a web application that has a list of people. Optionally (form is even hidden requiri… (read more)

Newer release of Firefox auto-fill username and password when they should not. I have a web application that has a list of people. Optionally (form is even hidden requiring a click to see) a person can be a user (rare). My username and password are auto filled in ALWAYS now for the person (even when the form is not showing). Can I just change the field names (username, password) in the jsp and have Firefox NOT fill mine in automagically? Or if not, how do I tell the browser that these are normal fields - leave them alone PLEASE (do not auto-fill)?

Asked by rholme 3 days ago

Answered by rholme 1 day ago