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Bookmarks and Passwords - How to archive.

Over the years I have accumulated important links in my Firefox Bookmarks bar and passwords file and it would be a disaster if for some reason my hard drive got compromis… (read more)

Over the years I have accumulated important links in my Firefox Bookmarks bar and passwords file and it would be a disaster if for some reason my hard drive got compromised and I could no longer access them. Is there any way to copy the data to another set-up, independent of my laptop, from where the data could be retrieved in a usable form for display on another laptop or PC? Thanks.

Asked by joeogden 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Rar files automatically failing the download

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times. … (read more)

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times.

Asked by Jon Cape 7 months ago

Answered by Jon Cape 6 months ago

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Firefox downgrades itself automatically every night

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines. I can only get… (read more)

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines.

I can only get Firefox to run again by running from command prompt with "-allow-downgrade" option and then updating again.

I usually don't notice until I launch Firefox the following morning and it gives me a message that the profile was created with an older version and to exit or create a new profile.

I've had Firefox open and then it reverts and it gives me a XULRunner error about the profile being used by an older version.

I don't have any special backup or restore software running and the physical files in my Firefox folder in c:\program files\mozilla firefox are being physically pushed to a prior version dated 3/21/2023.

On both machines, I've completely uninstalled and reinstalled and it's good for a day and then reverts.

No log entries for the reversion can be found. It's just back to a prior version.

I've never come across anything like this before and have scanned for any malware or other issue, but haven't found anything.

Asked by Splutt 1 year ago

Answered by Splutt 1 year ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 8 months ago

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Firefox can't download file to mounted ntfs device. Instead it creates thousands of empty files

Hello. Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thous… (read more)

Hello.

Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thousands of empty files. Once it was 10001 or 10003 other time it was 20000 of files. I tried private-window, no change. I have removed all add-ons - no change.

For example i was trying to download https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/stable-virtio/virtio-win.iso and i ended with (only few last lines):

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9989.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9990.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9991.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9992.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9993.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9994.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9995.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9996.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9997.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-99.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest.exe

I can download the same source files to the same location with other browsers without problems. Thank You for Your help!

Asked by Mar Brz 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Installation issue on Win 10

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation do… (read more)

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation downloads and installs as it should. Firefox has been selected as the default browser and everything appears as it should. When I open Firefox and type in an address, nothing populates. No site will open on the screen. When I open settings in Firefox, nothing opens. When I open history, it shows that I have been to the sites that I have loaded even though they haven't shown on the browser. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it with the same result. I have downloaded Opera browser and it installs correctly, I have downloaded and installed Firefox from Opera and had the same result. Any ideas?

Thanks, John

Asked by bilbobagins22 1 year ago

Answered by bilbobagins22 1 year ago

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Can't import passwords from csv file

Hey all , i made backup via "export passwords" via password tab and i came back to my pc to and tried to import via csv file but when i pick my csv file nothing happens ,… (read more)

Hey all , i made backup via "export passwords" via password tab and i came back to my pc to and tried to import via csv file but when i pick my csv file nothing happens , any ideas ?

Asked by Aiakos 1 year ago

Answered by Aiakos 1 year ago

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Update 108 -> 109, wont work

Hi, TL:DR, Firefox 108 refuses to update to Version 109. Firefox refused to update to 109, repeatedly said 108 was the latest version. I was sick of websites breaking s… (read more)

Hi,

TL:DR, Firefox 108 refuses to update to Version 109.

Firefox refused to update to 109, repeatedly said 108 was the latest version. I was sick of websites breaking so I decided to reinstall Firefox, and the website worked perfectly fine on the reinstalled one, since that app is on 109.

Unfortunately, it caused a whole host of problems since I have two Firefoxes on my laptop. When I finally got rid of the older Firefox, it worked fine…

…until I restarted my laptop. Upon launching Firefox, it crashed my laptop and when it rebooted, the Firefox reverted back to version 108 with 109 nowhere to be found.

How can I get Update 109 on my laptop? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Raeoniel 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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cannot get browser to update

duplicate of /questions/1443841 thread. I cannot get firefox to update. It is set up for automatic updates but they don't happen. Even if I try manual installation of u… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1443841 thread.

I cannot get firefox to update. It is set up for automatic updates but they don't happen. Even if I try manual installation of updates it says the update fails. I ran it in troubleshooting mode and the problem still exists. I restarted my computer and the problem still exists. I am using a mac running on Monterey. How can I get it to auto update again? (and even though it says failed to check for or install updates, it looks like I do have the latest version of firefox)

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how to download and install an older version of Firefox

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgra… (read more)

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgrade so I don't want an even more overloaded/uses up more CPU, etc., version of Firefox. I don't have complex needs in a browser, so some of the "upgrades" haven't been useful for me or have made using FF more difficult.

  I found a list of what I guess are older versions but no information was provided on how to choose a version of say v. 110, to make sure it's the right one for my laptop and/desktop (or the one that will work w/the fewest problems) that it's in English, etc.   
  My impression is that FF is mostly worked on by people who have a variety of needs & interests so increasing sophistication is what they want and that's fine, I'd like to keep using FF w/my current machines, w/as simple a version ,ie., useful for an unsophisticated user.    Is that possible?    If so, I'd like to upgrade to 110 64 bit or perhaps 111 64 bit unless either or both had huge security holes, etc and many users found they weren't very functional.   I do have security software.

Asked by azure7 10 months ago

Last reply by azure7 8 months ago

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Can't bring up firefox

This morning when I exited firefox and then tried to bring it up again (windows10) I got an error message Error Platform version 118.0.1 is not compatible with … (read more)

This morning when I exited firefox and then tried to bring it up again (windows10) I got an error message

Error Platform version 118.0.1 is not compatible with

       MinVersion >= 118.0
       MaxVersion >= 118.0

I have a lot of of Important Book Marks and don't have the bookmarks backed up any where.

I don't remember updating Firefox this morning but could have.

How do I fix and at the same time retain my bookmarks an other information from 118.0 I have a different version an older version Firefox installed on my computer (115.0.2) which I only use for google voice - I am using this installation to ask this question.

Thanks,

Asked by Gordon Denler 8 months ago

Answered by Gordon Denler 8 months ago

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How can I stop .pdf files from automatically downloading to my computer?

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed… (read more)

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed after looking at them. This problem has happened in the past, but was resolved, only now I am finding it happen again. I do not want to have files saved unless I want to save them, not Firefox deciding that any file I open should be saved. I have Windows 11 & Firefox Version 113.0.1. Is there a way to revert to an older version of Firefox?

Asked by sreller_6 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Updating Firefox failed

I have a slight problem. I'm currently using Firefox 116.0.3 and it seems that it can't update. The automatic updating will run, and then it will fail (this is all the ti… (read more)

I have a slight problem. I'm currently using Firefox 116.0.3 and it seems that it can't update. The automatic updating will run, and then it will fail (this is all the time when using Firefox). It will recommend me to download the newest version from the website, but then the CDN will and I will be presented with the "connection was reset" error. This happens both on my Windows 10 and Windows 11 machines. Both are running Firefox 116.0.3.

Funnily enough I tried to see if I could download the newest version on Edge (Chromium), which it could but the version I got from the website was the same version I have now. I wonder if this is something to do with my region as I'm based in China and I'm aware that some software can have...problems.

Also, when trying to download version 122.0, it is fantastically slow and will often fail to complete.

Is there anything that could be suggested as I really don't want to use Edge.

Asked by 小白龙1313 4 months ago

Answered by 小白龙1313 4 months ago

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Can't adjust or dismiss sidebar -

Normally I use side-berry to hold all of my tabs - the panel normally collapses and hides to the left of the screen - showing just the favicons of the website. After the… (read more)

Normally I use side-berry to hold all of my tabs - the panel normally collapses and hides to the left of the screen - showing just the favicons of the website.

After the most recent firefox update 107.0 (20221110173214) there is now a large bar that i can't remove!

I have a CSS file for appearance, which i have included below.

any idea how to shrink this dead zone? I would really like to keep using my fun tabs.

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#main-window[tabsintitlebar="true"]:not([extradragspace="true"]) #TabsToolbar > .toolbar-items {
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
}


#main-window:not([tabsintitlebar="true"]) #TabsToolbar {
    visibility: collapse !important;
}
 
#nav-bar {
    margin-right:140px;
}
 
/* Some space on top to allow window dragging */
#titlebar {
    appearance: none !important;
    height: 20px;
}
 
/* Fix for main menu calling by Alt button */
#titlebar > #toolbar-menubar {
    margin-top: 10px;
}
 
.titlebar-buttonbox-container {
  display: block;
  height: 35px;
  margin-top: 0px;
}

:root {
  --sidebar-min-width: 50px;
  --sidebar-visible-width: 160px;
}

#sidebar-header {
  overflow: hidden !important;
}

#sidebar-box #sidebar-header {
  display: none !important;
}

#sidebar,
#sidebar-header {
  min-width: var(--sidebar-min-width) !important;
  max-width: var(--sidebar-min-width) !important;
  transition: .1s ease .05s;
  z-index:1;
}
.titlebar-buttonbox-container .titlebar-button {
  display: block;
  height: 45px;
}

#sidebar-box:hover :-moz-any(#sidebar,#sidebar-header) {
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
  min-width: var(--sidebar-visible-width) !important;
  max-width: var(--sidebar-visible-width) !important;
  margin-right: calc((var(--sidebar-visible-width) - var(--sidebar-min-width)) * -1) !important;
  z-index:1;
  position: relative !important;
  transition: .1s ease .05s;
}

Asked by warmbloodedreptile 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Will a candidate (105.1b) update to 105.2b, or will I have to install the official release of 105.2b?

I noticed a glitch with the way my mouse was working in FF, but on Nightly 105 it was fine, so I installed the candidate for 105.1b into my FDE installation folder. Now w… (read more)

I noticed a glitch with the way my mouse was working in FF, but on Nightly 105 it was fine, so I installed the candidate for 105.1b into my FDE installation folder. Now will this candidate update to the next version of beta automatically, or will I have to install 105.2b myself?

Asked by prr 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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video YouTube

The download is that I am always movies on the transfer to a good comedy and show us movies because of the news , e-mailed, browser Firefox Android.install and migrate e… (read more)

The download is that I am always movies on the transfer to a good comedy and show us movies because of the news , e-mailed, browser Firefox Android.install and migrate etc

Asked by dazzlesamuel485 1 year ago

Answered by dazzlesamuel485 1 year ago

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Multiple home pages

The message I received from you is for Windows. I have a MAC. See picture below. If I try to open up more than one tab, I get multiple home pages. Is there an adjustm… (read more)

The message I received from you is for Windows. I have a MAC.

See picture below. If I try to open up more than one tab, I get multiple home pages.

Is there an adjustment I can make to stop this?

Thank you.

Mary Ann

Asked by mafrazier1 12 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 12 months ago