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Updating Within Application as a Non-Administrator.

I am encountering an issue where I am unable to update from within my browser (Help->About). I have confirmed that the policies.json ("C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox… (read more)

I am encountering an issue where I am unable to update from within my browser (Help->About). I have confirmed that the policies.json ("C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution\policies.json") has "DisableAppUpdate": false, to ensure I am not blocking myself. As of now if I try to update it gives me a prompt saying: "Updates avaliable at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new" Is I give myself administrator access then I get normal behavior and the browser begins updating automatically.

The odd thing is if I modify the permissions on C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory to allow normal users the ability to write/modify its contents then the Normal User Account is then able to update the browser as desired. The obviously solution is to just modify the permission and allow Normal Users to update. But I am hoping you have a better solution that more precise because I am concerned of the security impact of opening the directory to all users.

Is there a specific file/sub directory I can give them access to that accomplishes the same thing or is there a setting I need to change on the installer that would fix this.

Thanks!

Asked by esifive 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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In firefox, when composing an email I can not attach a file or two that comes from within a .ZIP

This just started happening and I'm not sure why. I access my email via a browser. When i compose an email If I have a .ZIP file that contains a bunch of files. If I wa… (read more)

This just started happening and I'm not sure why.

I access my email via a browser. When i compose an email If I have a .ZIP file that contains a bunch of files. If I want to attach say file # 6 and File # 7 to the email I am composing I would open windows explorer, traverse to the ZIP file location and click on it so it opens in windows Explorer. Then I'd highlight the one or two files I wanted and I'd drag them to the email.

This would typically attach the the files but it no long works - I have a feeling it may be due to windows 98 I hear you guys changed (fixed) how files are processed.

This is awful I now must extract those files to hard disk (of if there's another contained ZIP file within its even more extracting) - I'll this makes so much work and if I forget to delete all the files I execrated I'll run out of space.

Is there I setting that I can set to make it work the way it used to - I don't want to learn another browser but this change has killed my poductivity

Asked by capatosta 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Second Monitor Display Scaling

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display pr… (read more)

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display properly (as it displays on my original monitor). Please help.

Asked by sarahrb1989 2 years ago

Last reply by sarahrb1989 2 years ago

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You have the wrong information

I had a Firefox account on my phone. I got hacked. So I uninstalled the Firefox app. I got the upgrade for Lookout and added that to my phone. I opened a new Firefox brow… (read more)

I had a Firefox account on my phone. I got hacked. So I uninstalled the Firefox app. I got the upgrade for Lookout and added that to my phone. I opened a new Firefox browser on my PC because I was tired of Google and I don't like Bing. I think you are still using my phone account. dawniegirl1973. lt has never been a primary or secondary email for phone or Pc. But you caught the last hacker! I would like an upgrade with Firefox on both PC and phone if I wouldn't have to pay for both devices. Would that cover both PC and phone? They are not linked, but they do share 2 emails and passwords. I also would like VPN, if that would secure my wifi. But I need a network that I can use for all my internet needs. I don't know what all VPN does. Please help me out. I don't know what to do anymore. It's all gotten so confusing. I'm tired of being hacked. Please advice. I trust, you, Firefox and I want you on both devices can we do this?

Asked by dawn 2 years ago

Last reply by dawn 2 years ago

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session restore problem

I have just upgraded my pc, new motherboard, cpu, ram and m.2 drive, of which I made a clone of my previous windows installation, on first opening it had the previous ses… (read more)

I have just upgraded my pc, new motherboard, cpu, ram and m.2 drive, of which I made a clone of my previous windows installation, on first opening it had the previous session, where i had opened another tab while it had the restore session tab open, this usually isn't a problem.

However it lost the session to restore, I have tried a complete copy from %APPDATA%/Roaming/Mozilla over to the new system, but to no avail, the session can still be restored on the other setup currently, which I had copied over manually to try resolve.

I even tried to copy the files 1 by one to test from sessionstore-backups and renaming to sessionstore.jsonlz4, however upon opening firefox, it rewrites the 9.5MB file with a 2KB file and I have no session to restore.

Is there a way I can resolve this as I don't remember all the tabs, I do need to go through them, but several I had open to return to.

Any help would be appreciated so I can get these back and go through them, would be easier than trying to copy all the URL's one by one to check them

Asked by gary-s 2 years ago

Last reply by gary-s 2 years ago

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Protonmail and Firefox default

I want Protonmail as my default mail for Firefox. Windows 11 allows me to install Protonmail as an application. I cannot find or use that application in order to use my… (read more)

I want Protonmail as my default mail for Firefox. Windows 11 allows me to install Protonmail as an application. I cannot find or use that application in order to use my Protonmail email as my 'mailto' option in Firefox. Why does Firefox not allow this? Why can't Firefox find and suggest the Windows 11 Protonmail app in its list of suggestions under 'mailto' options?

Asked by erin_morash 2 years ago

Last reply by erin_morash 2 years ago

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Removal of Cut/Copy/Paste menu item breaks functionality on some webpages.

At some point Mozilla removed the Cut, Copy and Paste options in Firefox which breaks functionality on some web-pages. An example is for Ubiquiti's router web interface, … (read more)

At some point Mozilla removed the Cut, Copy and Paste options in Firefox which breaks functionality on some web-pages. An example is for Ubiquiti's router web interface, in their terminal, Ctrl-C is the typical Linux kill command, right click is commandeered for a terminal layout configuration menu, and the only way to past text into the webpage is to use the Paste menu item that used to be in the hamburger menu.

There are other web-pages that using the menu item is the only or best way to cut/copy/paste text.

Removal of this feature breaks those web pages.

Asked by Nabeel Rahimpour 2 years ago

Last reply by Nabeel Rahimpour 2 years ago

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How do I stop that annoying url popping up at the bottom of my screen?

When I am watching a TV stream on my PC; when I hover on (some) pictures or videos, a supremely annoying pop-up url appears at the bottom of my screen. I have some learni… (read more)

When I am watching a TV stream on my PC; when I hover on (some) pictures or videos, a supremely annoying pop-up url appears at the bottom of my screen. I have some learning problems and can not figure out the 'userChrome.css' method. I can not work with long streams of multiple overlapping instruction. I am not tech savvy. I do not understand 'layers' and stuff like that. I can do the 'about:config' thing, if anyone knows whether or not if I can fix it from there, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks.

Asked by mckendrick 2 years ago

Answered by -elison- 2 years ago

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toggle transcripts timestamps

using firefox, utube has dropped the feature of being able to remove timestamps on transcripts. Has anyone figured out how to get them back as an option to remove them? … (read more)

using firefox, utube has dropped the feature of being able to remove timestamps on transcripts. Has anyone figured out how to get them back as an option to remove them? Thanks for your help.

Asked by d3131l 2 years ago

Last reply by d3131l 2 years ago

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account not active ... contact administrator

I have loved being a Mozilla-stuff user intermittently since teaching on Netscape 1.1, and now am making Firefox 98.02 my default browser. I like both Safari and Firefox,… (read more)

I have loved being a Mozilla-stuff user intermittently since teaching on Netscape 1.1, and now am making Firefox 98.02 my default browser. I like both Safari and Firefox, and sometimes use them simultaneously for two accounts on the same service (not right now). My physically pristine 2015 Mac cannot install OS's past the 10.12 I have, so Safari is failing. But I am exasperated at runarounds when trying to set up this Firefox account. I used the emailed verification code and seemed to get in, but got the red-box message "This account... administrator... error." I cannot tell whether the site is letting me use it normally, but I think not. I just spent an hour in help forums. Geesh, tech complexity has mushroomed since my LAN work in the 90s, and you volunteers get to cope with inarticulate queries like mine! Upload is failing of jpg screen shot that has been made anonymous. Help?

Asked by john.r.mcclelland 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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firefox password

Where is the options (& then “security” button) in Firefox for Acer-002-2.0? I wish to totally remove the request for the primary password that appears quite frequen… (read more)

Where is the options (& then “security” button) in Firefox for Acer-002-2.0?

I wish to totally remove the request for the primary password that appears quite frequently. (I don’t have one now & don’t really want one or even the screen that wants me to put one in all the time)

Please reply to [email removed from public]

Thank you

Asked by hap 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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Firefox & Ad Blockers

I made a post the other week about issues I was having with Firefox & YouTube. Having put the browser in safe mode I discovered that it was my ad blocker/s. That s… (read more)

I made a post the other week about issues I was having with Firefox & YouTube.

Having put the browser in safe mode I discovered that it was my ad blocker/s. That said, I had notice Firefox lagging or loading hard on video sites, not just YouTube as well as some applets on other sites. And having experimented with various ad blockers and video sites as well as my own blogs, I find that I am not having these problems with ad blockers in Chrome or Edge, but only Firefox, so much so, that most of these sites are entirely unusable unless I disable the ad blocker/s in Firefox.

Frankly, I've been noticing it for some time, but as of the other week they have nearly rendered the browser unusable, or the ad blocker/s unusable in Firefox on said sites. I have completely uninstalled and reinstalled the add-ons, from the Mozilla site, to no real avail.

It is not only annoying but very frustrating and I am about to give up, on the browser altogether. I am not having these problems with the same ad blocker/s in Chrome.

I've spent nearly two weeks on this and it hasn't gotten better.

There it is. Thank you.

Asked by springheel 2 years ago

Last reply by Amelia 2 years ago

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Unable to install Net Gear router to initiate internet connection for my Mac Book Air.

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purc… (read more)

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purchased a few months ago and have never had internet at home. This is first attempt. Thanks.

Asked by jimgalo 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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My pass word

Dear Sir I went to an organization on 21/03/2022 for assistant on an issue, in processing the matter I need to open my yahoo mail box for the relate documents within my m… (read more)

Dear Sir I went to an organization on 21/03/2022 for assistant on an issue, in processing the matter I need to open my yahoo mail box for the relate documents within my mail. A lady who assistant me use her lap top computer to open my mail box - I enter my pass word, then a window camp up to asked if I want to save my pass word (with dark color) or not,(with gray color) I was in a stage of rush I just click on right top Conner 'x' she took her computer to other room ( in where I can not see ) I was too naive and don't know if all of my mails had been read by them? - It is my privacy. When I got home I was worried and at next day I changed my yahoo mail pass word. As my pass words are saved within Firefox when I want to open a site it is auto fill the pass word. 1: Is my pass word will saved in that lady's computer? 2: Although I have changed my yahoo mail pass word is it safe? Can that lady able to get to Firefox to see my saved pass word and open my email box? - explore all my emails? Please help I am really worried. I look forward to hearing form you soon. Thank you. Kind regards.

Louise

Asked by louiseloren 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Offidocs

I've set Downloads, particularly pdfs to open with Acrobat but no matter what I do Offidocs starts. After a long countdown I get a message box that says in essence don't … (read more)

I've set Downloads, particularly pdfs to open with Acrobat but no matter what I do Offidocs starts. After a long countdown I get a message box that says in essence don't use Offidocs but I can't get rid of it. Please help!!!

Asked by Michaelsart 2 years ago

Last reply by Michaelsart 2 years ago

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Access to REI denied on Firefox WHY?

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server. Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20 … (read more)

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server.

Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20

Asked by C Tan 2 years ago

Answered by C Tan 2 years ago