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Firefox Version for Windows 7

I need to install a browser on a Windows 7 laptop that I'm trying to get operational so the files / data can be migrated to another platform. I would like to use Firefox … (read more)

I need to install a browser on a Windows 7 laptop that I'm trying to get operational so the files / data can be migrated to another platform. I would like to use Firefox if possible.

I'm thinking I would need a prior version. If so, what version should I choose and where do I get it from?

The current / legacy browser is Brave but that has been disabled by installing Bitdefender as part of the ongoing cleanup process. --Thanks

Asked by randy74 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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history

Two issues: 1. History is truncated, does not show all history even though Custom Settings set to remember. One google post said to 'delete all history upon closure' .… (read more)

Two issues:

1. History is truncated, does not show all history even though Custom Settings set to remember. One google post said to 'delete all history upon closure' ... There are many, many posts from users having same issue.

2. Whatever history is being recorded is no longer simply a list (Ctrl-H) but is sorted into Today, Last Week etc. which is both annoying and makes searching for previously located site impossible unless you know WHEN you visited (unlikely).

Why was the changed? And why don't you change it back so when I select History, Show All History from task bar, Firefox would do just that?

Asked by campgraves 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Homograph / homoglyph protection?

Firefox is notoriously adept when it comes to browser/user protection, (THANK YOU!!!!!!!!). Are there any plans to include protection against homograph/homoglyph attacks … (read more)

Firefox is notoriously adept when it comes to browser/user protection, (THANK YOU!!!!!!!!). Are there any plans to include protection against homograph/homoglyph attacks please? I think the simplest way would be to just search the URL for any characters that are not part of the current/usual typeset?

Asked by fixit9660 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Get rid of address bar search

I like to set my home page to my search engine, and I want to type on the page in the nice long search field there, not on the d---d address bar! The following preference… (read more)

I like to set my home page to my search engine, and I want to type on the page in the nice long search field there, not on the d---d address bar! The following preferences have all been offered as fixes to eliminate searching in the address bar, but none of them are currently working for me in FF 102.0.1:

Do about:config; search for the browser.urlbar.suggest.searches preference setting it to false.

Also browser.fixup.alternate.enabled needs to be set to false Also browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches = false

Also to disable searching when typing an address (e.g. the URI fails to resolve and it tries to use a search engine) turn keyword.enabled to false.

What does work?

Asked by schmibble 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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Restore profile

FF would start to load but never completely finish so I forgot & stupidly did the troubleshooting mode or w/e that put me back to default so LOST all my settings, etc… (read more)

FF would start to load but never completely finish so I forgot & stupidly did the troubleshooting mode or w/e that put me back to default so LOST all my settings, etc.. Strangely it's back "close" to normal except I was using Passbrow which the icon shows on toolbar but greyed out & I can't get it to turn back on. I have the "Old FF Data" folder but following the steps it doesn't show where profile is stored for me to be able to copy the old data TO. IF I can restore the old profile hopefully that would get it back working ALL as it was...but HOW??

Asked by WTM_W7 10 months ago

Answered by WTM_W7 10 months ago

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Unintended muting

Long-time problem: Running Firefox 115.6.0esr (64-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit). Viewing "CNN live" in one tab. Mutes if I open any another app/window [Logi… (read more)

Long-time problem: Running Firefox 115.6.0esr (64-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit). Viewing "CNN live" in one tab. Mutes if I open any another app/window [Login to website #1 [CNN live] and view/listen...Open anything else; CNN mutes] (Note- This happens in both Firefox and Chrome) Any ideas/suggestions for how to avoid this behavior? Thank you, Ron

Asked by ronbar59 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Strange default font - different to Chrome

Website example https://www.gbnews.com/royal/prince-harry-row-royal-family-invictus-games-veterans For some reason the main texty font is OK in chrome but not in FF Any… (read more)

Website example https://www.gbnews.com/royal/prince-harry-row-royal-family-invictus-games-veterans

For some reason the main texty font is OK in chrome but not in FF

Any ideas?

thanks

Asked by nemo1966 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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2 Firefox instances stopped working

Hello. Since a few years I was using 2 FF instances. Profile1 (default) triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Profile2 triggered by "C:\Program Fi… (read more)

Hello. Since a few years I was using 2 FF instances. Profile1 (default) triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Profile2 triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox1.exe" -P Mike -no-remote -no-deelevate I could start profile 2, than profile 1 and corresponding icons on Windows 7 taskbar were lit.

Out of the blue today when I start profile2 shortcut icon from profile1 is lit and I can't start profile 1. When I start Profile1 I can run also Profile2 and corresponding icons on taskbar are lit.

There were no hardware nor software changes on that PC. How to get back possibility to run 2 instances of FF? Mike

Asked by sp5it 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Cached Web Content Not Clearing

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1 'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.' When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does… (read more)

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1

'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.'

When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does not zero out. (It used to clear completely).

The browser webpage has been refreshed, the browser closed and reopened, and the computer restarted but the cache does not reset.

This issue started on the morning (Pacific time) of June 26-Is this a known glitch or am I missing a detail?

Asked by Buddy2014 1 year ago

Last reply by Buddy2014 1 year ago

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PDF launch from Download Library

Hi, When using the right click menu on a PDF item in the Download Library (Ctrl+J) option Open In XYZ PDF viewer opens the pdf in chrome!!! option [selecting] Always Ope… (read more)

Hi,

When using the right click menu on a PDF item in the Download Library (Ctrl+J) option Open In XYZ PDF viewer opens the pdf in chrome!!! option [selecting] Always Open In XYZ PDF viewer opens the file in chrome!!! option [deselecting] Always Open In XYZ PDF viewer opens the file in FF!!!

Double clicking on a PDF item in the Download Library (Ctrl+J) also opens the file in chrome!!!

This is totally wrong, please fix it asap. Thx

Asked by spdgnzls 1 year ago

Answered by spdgnzls 1 year ago

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Firefox update changed icon to PDF???

firefox updated itself, which normally would be fine, but now there is a PDF icon in place of my normal firefox icon, and I am afraid to use it now. Is it for real?, can … (read more)

firefox updated itself, which normally would be fine, but now there is a PDF icon in place of my normal firefox icon, and I am afraid to use it now. Is it for real?, can I change the icon back to the old firefox one? Please let me know cause I won't use it now until I know for sure that it's ok and get it back as it was. thank you, Linda

Asked by lyndastuff 1 year ago

Answered by YongHan 1 year ago

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Firefox no longer remembers my history is this due to Bitdefender security system?

Firefox is set to remember history, but every time I close it and re-open it, links in websites that once had purple text is now back to white, so I don't know what link … (read more)

Firefox is set to remember history, but every time I close it and re-open it, links in websites that once had purple text is now back to white, so I don't know what link I'm on, Firefox remembers this through history saved, why does it reset back to white text? Does it have something to do with bitdefender or bitdefender VPN? Can anyone else test thie out with firefox and bitdefenders full security on? Firefox is set to save everything by the way. Only started happening after installing bitdefender.

Asked by Mangekyo Sharringan 9 months ago

Answered by Mangekyo Sharringan 9 months ago

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the history tab in the menu bar

I've noticed for some time now that when I access the history tab and see what there, there is nothing in it. In the past when I accessed it, it would show the sites I ha… (read more)

I've noticed for some time now that when I access the history tab and see what there, there is nothing in it. In the past when I accessed it, it would show the sites I had visited. Not any longer. How do I fix the problem?

Asked by sciencemagic 1 year ago

Answered by HKSim 1 year ago

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How to prevent sites knowing when I select text?

I've been trying to copy an email address someone emailed me. (I use Microsoft Outlook.) However, when I try to select the email address, Outlook seems to know I've sele… (read more)

I've been trying to copy an email address someone emailed me. (I use Microsoft Outlook.)

However, when I try to select the email address, Outlook seems to know I've selected it and performs some action, taking me to a different page. VERY ANNOYING!

Sites shouldn't be able to know when you're selecting text - that has nothing to do with them! How do I disable this?

Asked by MartyJames 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox 115.3.1esr hangs randomly for 5-10 minutes

I'm using Windows 7 and have been migrated to the esr updates for Firefox. I think this problem started cropping up just before going to the esr versions, but not sure. … (read more)

I'm using Windows 7 and have been migrated to the esr updates for Firefox. I think this problem started cropping up just before going to the esr versions, but not sure. Firefox will a) randomly hang and do nothing for 5-10 minutes and then pick up fine b) tends to hang a lot when signing into websites like banks, etc, doing the same thing as (a). I've updated FF several times since then, but same problem. I did try to do 1 fix which suggested creating a new "places" database, but that did not solve the problem. Not sure where to go from here as nothing has changed on my computer since the problem started - no new software, etc.

Asked by bgula 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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after firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" butt… (read more)

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" button. I have many addons, so it's the global problem.

Also, i can't install any of updates from addons.mozilla.org, i get message "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt". All addon xpi files are downloaded without problem using "save as", also, after clicking "install" on addons website i see download progress.

Please help to resolve this issue!

Asked by Andy 2 years ago

Answered by Andy 1 year ago

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Import profile from old Firefox installation on Win 7 to new installation on Win 10Pro

Can I transfer my existing Firefox profile on the Windows 7 machine to a new installation on a new Win10Pro machine by copying the profile from the "AppData" location ont… (read more)

Can I transfer my existing Firefox profile on the Windows 7 machine to a new installation on a new Win10Pro machine by copying the profile from the "AppData" location onto a pen drive, and then copying that into the comparable folder in the new machine.

I assume if I can I will then need to make the copied profile the default one using profile manager?

Asked by lionladysf 3 months ago

Answered by lionladysf 3 months ago

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Full screen having a "border" lately showing some of the site underneath.

Lately when opening something in full screen it shows the background as sort of a frame around it. The dark blue at the top is the header background colour I use. It's re… (read more)

Lately when opening something in full screen it shows the background as sort of a frame around it. The dark blue at the top is the header background colour I use. It's really annoying. I can't tell if it happened in a recent update as those happen automatically. But it's just been the past few days. I use 113.0 (64) right now. I'm sending a screenshot of how it looks.

Asked by birjon1 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago