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Transfer Firefox profile from old Windows 7 PC to new Windows 10 PC

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've foun… (read more)

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've found the profile created by the new installation, but it seems to appear in two folders: AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles, and AppData/Local/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles. Should I simply substitute the old profile for both instances of the new profile? NB This message is posted from a different platform (Mac) Thanks

Asked by DavidMW 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Cannot log in to online banking sites

Hi When I try to log in to online banking, I usually have to enter an ID, password, then some memorable information. Since some point in the last 3 weeks, Firefox won't… (read more)

Hi


When I try to log in to online banking, I usually have to enter an ID, password, then some memorable information. Since some point in the last 3 weeks, Firefox won't proceed past the page with memorable information. It takes me back to the first page where ID is entered, as I've been automatically redirected there. So, logging in is not possible. Initially I thought that this was a Mac issue and not a Firefox issue, because it was actually affecting both my browsers, Firefox and Safari. However, after rebooting my wireless connection, the issue seems to be resolved on Safari (although that program is an old version). I tried clearing the cookies and the cache, then reopening Firefox afresh. The problem persisted.

Version of Firefox is 78.1.0esr (64-bit). Have already tried updating to the latest version.

Regards Matt

Asked by mc.worsdale 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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alert for email & password breach - help

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not… (read more)

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not have an account with the stated site. I have visited it but never opened an account or logged in to it. What action do I now take or should I just ignore this alert and mark it as "resolved" ?

Asked by jansplace 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (read more)

Asked by huols4m 1 month ago

Answered by huols4m 1 month ago

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Freezes when uploading photos

At first, it was only occasionally. Now Firefox freezes every time I try to upload a photo, and it is a big problem for me! It does it in Facebook, Messenger and even Kij… (read more)

At first, it was only occasionally. Now Firefox freezes every time I try to upload a photo, and it is a big problem for me! It does it in Facebook, Messenger and even Kijiji. I need to fix this!

Can anyone help? I've reported this to Mozilla more times than I can count.

I have an iMac running El Capitan.

Asked by tmcnamee 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (read more)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 2 months ago

Answered by DetectiveShrek 1 month ago

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Firefox crash/froze whenever uploading items

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine… (read more)

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine. Have entered "about:crashes" on Firefox address bar, have several unreported IDs. Unable to submit the IDs, shown failed when clicked.

Asked by xveipheng 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. Ne… (read more)

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. New window does not have my bookmarks. New window will not move to another open window. Firefox Options does not control my Firefox.

When I open Firefox Options the top line reads “Your browser is being managed by your organization.” That link opens Enterprise Policies DNSOverHTTPS Enabled false Locked true

I still have the “Old Firefox Data” folder on my desktop from the refresh. I question if it would resolve the issues. If I delete Firefox and then re-install it, will I be able to find my many years, long list of bookmarks?

My system shows 78.0.2 (32-bit) Firefox on Windows 10, version 2004 – both latest updates

Asked by Bill 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How do I know if I have the latest version of firefox?

It seems like when I am typing an email the typing is delayed from showing up on my monitor, why and how can I fix it? It works without a delay on typing here, now and n… (read more)

It seems like when I am typing an email the typing is delayed from showing up on my monitor, why and how can I fix it? It works without a delay on typing here, now and no delay on skype but a delay when typing on my email.

Asked by dpjanssen43 1 month ago

Answered by dpjanssen43 1 month ago

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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (read more)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (read more)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by Carla Rogers 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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cookies

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago). The page isn't redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook… (read more)

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago).


The page isn't redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


I`ve tried to do myself but not working any help anyone, please

Thank you

Asked by kenwalsh00 2 months ago

Answered by kenwalsh00 2 months ago

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Blocked from Accessing the Wordpress Website

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back. "Did Not Connect: … (read more)

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back.

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to wordpress.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

wordpress.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust wordpress.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

View Certificate"

Asked by justinpbrown 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago