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Constant updates to Firefox every time I open my browser

I have Firefox version 97.0.2 (64 bit) for Windows. Lately, every time I start up the browser, it's trying to install an update. I haven't had this problem before with… (read more)

I have Firefox version 97.0.2 (64 bit) for Windows. Lately, every time I start up the browser, it's trying to install an update. I haven't had this problem before with Firefox (and I've been using it for several years now). Is there something I need to do to stop this?

Asked by jsctro 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Downloads going automatically to Download file - even after changing all to Ask Me

After the automatic update to version 98, I'm finding that Firefox insists on putting a copy of my downloaded files into the Download file even after I turned that off in… (read more)

After the automatic update to version 98, I'm finding that Firefox insists on putting a copy of my downloaded files into the Download file even after I turned that off in the General tab of Settings. Also found it odd that I was unable to take a screenshot of these settings, but had to use Printscreen to do so!

Asked by bmogrady 1 year ago

Last reply by WillW 1 year ago

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Opening attachments to emails

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. … (read more)

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. How can this be fixed? Or, how can I download a previous version of Firefox and not have any updates?

Asked by inwest 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Can't Log into Gmail or Yahoo Mail

For a while now, I've been unable to log into my gmail/google voice and yahoo mail accounts in FF. I've got two-step verification enabled for both. For gmail/google voi… (read more)

For a while now, I've been unable to log into my gmail/google voice and yahoo mail accounts in FF. I've got two-step verification enabled for both. For gmail/google voice, after I two-step verify, I end up back at the page where I enter my email address. For Yahoo mail, after I two step verify, countless windows showing the page where I enter my email start popping up, and I have to close FF to get it to stop.

Help please!

Asked by kazusanoca-ffsync 1 year ago

Last reply by kazusanoca-ffsync 1 year ago

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Re: Dialog box that offers to save or open email attachment

I use "always ask" for mp4 files in gmail - it used to work fine, but now it opens file if I select MS Media player AND IT SAVES the blasted file to my Downloads as well&… (read more)

I use "always ask" for mp4 files in gmail - it used to work fine, but now it opens file if I select MS Media player AND IT SAVES the blasted file to my Downloads as well ! ....which I don't want it to do.

please fix

Asked by dra42841 1 year ago

Last reply by kuya7447 1 year ago

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Suggestions to avoid annotance

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest sever… (read more)

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest several things, but today just one - your Updates

I cannot take this anymore. Every couple weeks there is some update, and it is unacceptable - it disrupts my life. I do not want to restart my computer, I have dozens of documents and files open that I am working on, and this interferes with my daily routines, and as a top activist in your circle u are not yet aware of... its KIND OF important!

Straight up a vast majority of these updates should be released in 'packs' around the start of the month, and then I will not mind, but every couple weeks and the icon to download pops up continuously and then restarts my computer by force - that is MSN bully actions - like come on team... it is annoying as hell!

It's gotta change as it is even more annoying than bookmarks being saved on my home page in the top spots - blank is better than something that is not needed there - the Firefox browser home is a VERY important organizational tool for your members AND is your 'face' to the world that u are not using even at par to help your success.

As for other suggestions I would like to help in the future. Especially when it comes to you guys asking for with emails to get operational capital - I want to help - so I have sent letters in response and received no answers! If the Capitalist Elite will collapse the economy to repurchase everything back at half price, during that time many entities that receive public funding will no longer survive, as the public will be in bread lines.

The time to evolve your community has arrived... contact me for the next levels...

Asked by alan_785 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Web sites not working after update to 98.0.1

After update to 98.0.1, several websites I have used for the the past several years are not working. Specifically the following issues: Log into a site and then click to… (read more)

After update to 98.0.1, several websites I have used for the the past several years are not working. Specifically the following issues:

Log into a site and then click to check balance, make a transfer, check order status, etc and it kicks me out.

Clear all history, cache, cookies, temp files, .dat file etc.

Try again with same issue

Go to same sites with Chrome and Edge and they all work fine

Running Windows 8.1 all updated

Please do not say it is a Windows, Virus protection issue or other. (Turned off virus protection and had same issues). The sites worked before the update and now they do not. The sites work fine with Chrome and Edge.

Asked by signups1050 1 year ago

Last reply by Fyendiar 1 year ago

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After update installed on March 24, Firefox will not open

On 3/22/22 an UPDATE was installed successfully on my home computer. On 3/24/22 at 12/21 pm CST, a notice box to install an update appeared. I clicked on the box, I put… (read more)

On 3/22/22 an UPDATE was installed successfully on my home computer. On 3/24/22 at 12/21 pm CST, a notice box to install an update appeared. I clicked on the box, I put in my administrator password, and it installed. I rebooted my PC.

Since this install, I cannot open Firefox at all. I get this message box. "I use Pocket via the Firefox sign in and I need to access an item with Pocket. The shortcut is missing from my desktop. And is no longer listed in the Start menu.

I get this message box:

WINDOWS CANNOT ACCESS THE SPECIFIED DEVICE, PATH, OR FILE. YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE PERMISSIONS TO ACCESS THE ITEM.

I checked the path of the executable file for firefox. The file is located in C:/Program Files (x86)/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe. So this is correct.

I opened the install log for Firefox. Mozilla Firefox Installation Started: 2022-03-24 12:21:52

I checked the path of the executable file for firefox. The file is located in C:/Program Files (x86)/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe. So this is correct. I opened the install log for Firefox. Mozilla Firefox Installation Started: 2022-03-24 12:21:52 Locale  : en-US

 App Version: 98.0.2
 GRE Version: 98.0.2
 OS Name    : Windows 8.1
 Target CPU : x64

Installing Main Files Copied File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.moz-upgrade

 Delayed Install File (Reboot Required): C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
 Installed File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.sig

Copied File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\pingsender.exe.moz-upgrade

 Delayed Install File (Reboot Required): C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\pingsender.exe

DLL Registration


 Registered: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\AccessibleMarshal.dll
 Registered: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\AccessibleHandler.dll
 Recorded: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozwer.dll

Adding Shortcuts


 Added Shortcut: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Firefox.lnk
 Added Shortcut: C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Firefox.lnk

Adding Registry Entries


 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\98.0.2 (x64 en-US)\Main | Install Directory | C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\98.0.2 (x64 en-US)\Main | PathToExe | C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\98.0.2 (x64 en-US)\Uninstall | Description | Mozilla Firefox 98.0.2 (x64 en-US)
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\98.0.2 (x64 en-US) |  | 98.0.2 (x64 en-US)
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 98.0.2\bin | PathToExe | C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 98.0.2\extensions | Components | C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\components
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 98.0.2\extensions | Plugins | C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 98.0.2 | GeckoVer | 98.0.2
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox |  | 98.0.2
 Added Registry String: HKLM | Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox | CurrentVersion | 98.0.2 (x64 en-US)

Asked by KAREN C NIELSEN 1 year ago

Last reply by -elison- 1 year ago

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logging out

it keeps logging me out of the account every time i open the browser. i have done the steps listed and nothing works. "Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cooki… (read more)

it keeps logging me out of the account every time i open the browser. i have done the steps listed and nothing works. "Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out. You may be in Private Browsing mode or told Firefox not to remember. Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings. Turn off Always Use Private Browsing Mode. Turn on Remember My Browsing And Download History At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off."

it doesn't work

also i press to make it my default browser and it says "it is control by my organization". whatever that means.

Asked by emirizarrymartir 1 year ago

Last reply by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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Firefox set as Default Browser not loading from MS Office outlook 2010 email links

G'day Folks, Firefox set as Default Browser not loading from MS Office outlook 2010 email links ? I'm on Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise with 24GB ram NVIDIA GeFo… (read more)

G'day Folks,

Firefox set as Default Browser not loading from MS Office outlook 2010 email links ?

I'm on Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise with 24GB ram NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 All updates for the OS and Applications are done. Bartender Total Security v26.0.14.63 is the default security application.

The hyperlinks worked once upon a time but now they do not. This occurred after i had problems with Opera which I uninstalled and cleaned out the registry deleting any Opera entries. When wanting to load a "If there are problems with how this message is displayed, click here to view it in a web browser." with View in Browser, it defaults to Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.20296 update v 11.0.265. Obviously Firefox is set as the default browser and I have tried set IE as the default and then changing it back to Firefox rebooting each time, however it makes no difference and IE still loads.

So does anyone have any solutions for this issue please.

Please reply ASAP

Regards Roger H. / PC-Bug Fixer now in Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 Australia

Asked by pcbugfixer 1 year ago

Last reply by pcbugfixer 1 year ago

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Newest Firefox Version 9.2.2

Firefox has updated to the newest version now my Bookmark icon is gone. I have been using Firefox for years but am very mad now. I could get some bookmarks but all my boo… (read more)

Firefox has updated to the newest version now my Bookmark icon is gone. I have been using Firefox for years but am very mad now. I could get some bookmarks but all my bookmark folders do not show up. I can't find how to import by bookmark backup. BUT biggest issue is how in the world do you get the bookmark icon back?

Asked by rvman 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Focus jumps to address bar

Focus jumps from any input field to address bar on first attempt, just happened here in "Subject:". Login fields, search fields, form fields, all websites. Upgraded to … (read more)

Focus jumps from any input field to address bar on first attempt, just happened here in "Subject:". Login fields, search fields, form fields, all websites. Upgraded to 98.0.2, still happening. Found this fix -

browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar -> false

Doesn't work. Started when I recently changed some settings to accomodate bank website. Running in Win 8.1.

Asked by krash20 1 year ago

Last reply by krash20 1 year ago

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Black tabs

I am asking a question I have seen asked a hundred times but I've never seen answered. I will start with firefox is NOT in full screen. A number of updates back all tabs… (read more)

I am asking a question I have seen asked a hundred times but I've never seen answered. I will start with firefox is NOT in full screen. A number of updates back all tabs but the one currently being viewed has become blacked out. All that is visible is a firefox symbol or if it's a search page, the google symbol. Not the page title as before. Before the update all tab details were visible at all times. How do I revert to having my tab details being displayed so I don't have to go through all tabs to find the one I want. I don't want to know another way of finding a particular page I have open, just how to bring back the tab information as it always was. I'm very close to changing browsers because of this tragic improvement firefox has implemented.

Asked by box4scams 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Windows Integrated authentication (NTLM) not working on Firefox

I am a member of teaching staff at a university in the UK. Most sites we common sign-in via SSO but some sites have different sign-in methods. I am no expert on any of… (read more)

I am a member of teaching staff at a university in the UK. Most sites we common sign-in via SSO but some sites have different sign-in methods. I am no expert on any of this, merely a user. 2 particular sites I need access to have failed to let me in in recent months. They generate a pop-up (see enclosed window-shot) asking me for my username and password and then keep coming up with the same pop-up. Both sites work with Chrome on my laptop and Opera on my phone. Our systems team have relayed me the following explanation:

“The latest versions of Firefox aren’t compatible with the “Extended Protection” for Windows Integrated authentication (NTLM) security setting that we have set on the Faculty Intranet…

The reason for using extended protection is that it enhances the existing Windows Authentication functionality to mitigate authentication relay or "man in the middle" attacks. This setting has been in place since the tail end of last year…”

I don't want to have to use Chrome, can't use Edge as this is a Windows 8.1 machine. Any chance of solving this?

Asked by julian.feuchtwang 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I'm trying to use https://patient.doctorondemand.com/ provided by Walmart and can't.

I'm trying to use https://patient.doctorondemand.com/ provided by Walmart and can't. Any suggestions? Any suggestions or do I have to use Chrome or Edge? Can you tell … (read more)

I'm trying to use https://patient.doctorondemand.com/ provided by Walmart and can't. Any suggestions? Any suggestions or do I have to use Chrome or Edge? Can you tell me (if I can use Firefox) how to get the settings right? doctorondemand.com is the site I'm trying to use and Firefox won't accept allow access to camera or microphone. Am I entering the site info correctly?

Thanks!!

Asked by moellering 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Application Content Type Missing

With some update of Firefox, it changed the way it handled Excel files to where it opened in Excel automatically instead of asking to open or save. I know how to change … (read more)

With some update of Firefox, it changed the way it handled Excel files to where it opened in Excel automatically instead of asking to open or save. I know how to change this in the Settings|Application, but I have a few users that Excel is not listed in the Content Type at all. Does anyone know how to add an application type if it's missing?

Thanks

Asked by Orionizer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago