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Synced tabs and history on new computer

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the ta… (read more)

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the tabs on the new computer. However, they don't open in the same order (makes it almost useless when you have a lot of tabs), and the tabs don't have their associated history.

Is there some way to have Firefox open tabs and history in the same state on the new device?

Asked by RR123 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 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 5 months ago

Answered by lionladysf 5 months ago

Firefox automatically download files .docx from facebook page as pdf

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is brok… (read more)

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is broken. I don't know how to repair this. Please help, it is very frustrating.

Asked by Mateusz (Mateuszy) 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Custom Install of Firefox

I usually download and install manually the custom install of Firefox on Windows. Recently, a new version was automatically installed without my permission and destroyed… (read more)

I usually download and install manually the custom install of Firefox on Windows.

Recently, a new version was automatically installed without my permission and destroyed all my customization. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. I had to restore the older version from backup and I was going to stop updating.

But I see that the manual custom installation is still available for download.

I want to make sure that if I use it it will not wipe out my customization again.

Please confirm.

Asked by sgeneris 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible?

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problem… (read more)

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problems? If any from Firefox's dev team are reading this, please just make this possible. Chrome and Edge do it. Firefox should, too, IMO. Thank you.

Asked by Lalit Bar 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Will installing Firefox Developer Edition interfere with my Firefox installation???

Greetings everyone, Firefox is my preferred browser and I really prefer the Firefox Engine over Chromium that most other browsers use. I want to install a backup browse… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

Firefox is my preferred browser and I really prefer the Firefox Engine over Chromium that most other browsers use.

I want to install a backup browser that runs the Firefox Engine in case my Firefox browser has a problem.

I searched a lot and I thought installing this would be the best option: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/

However, I’m worried that installing the Firefox developer edition will change my Firefox installation…

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Asked by Helpless_Quest 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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What is the Firefox Installer?

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the insta… (read more)

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the installer. All I probably need is the name, as I know how to make it executable and run it once I know what file it is.

Asked by sideburns 3 months ago

Answered by sideburns 3 months ago

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Failed Update ... What next?

My wife has an older Mac. About a week ago, a pop-up from Firefox told her to update her program. She loaded in the new one and when she tried to open it she got the mess… (read more)

My wife has an older Mac. About a week ago, a pop-up from Firefox told her to update her program. She loaded in the new one and when she tried to open it she got the message that her computer was too old for the update.

We had to reload the most recent update which had been running on her computer.

Now, none of her bookmarks show up and the bookmark toolbar will not display near the top of the screen as it used to.

None of help items online are of any use because what they say will show up on the screen (such as when you enter "about:profiles") is not what shows up on her screen.

Is there any way to recover her bookmarks, passwords and other saved data, please?

Asked by tomcarney8985 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5

Dear Friends, Why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5? I keep hitting the download, then install the file and restart F… (read more)

Dear Friends, Why don't the Firefox ESR updates install on my computer anymore - it won't go past 102.5? I keep hitting the download, then install the file and restart Firefox and even the computer sometimes, but it will NOT install the new versions.

Why?

It always has in the past. Now I can't access my online banking due to their security measures. Very upset!

Please help me. Thank you.

Asked by Jade1 1 year ago

Last reply by Jade1 1 year ago

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Desperately need to download a copy of firefox 56.0.2

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems. My hard drive is failing an… (read more)

I have been using Firefox 56.0.2 on Windows 7 for years safely. Until yesterday. We had one of those mini powerouts, that caused problems.

My hard drive is failing and Firefox will no longer fully load, it tries bless it, but some FF files must be in the damaged sectors of the hard drive. It then locks the system. Using Chrome works fine. But some logins/passwords/bookmarks had to be changed very recently and are not stored in the chrome browser yet. I hate chrome so use FF as the main browser.

I'm thinking that if I can install a fresh copy of FF 56.0.2 in a separate folder, a separate 2nd copy of FF, and then copy yesterday mornings backed up FF profile (before the crash) I could at least copy over all the bookmarks etc to Chrome so I can have my logins etc back.

This mornings backup failed to backup some FF files, all others were fine. Firefox worked fine yesterday but failed to launch this morning.

Please help save my sanity. I know I have to move to W 10, but cannot on this computer.

Asked by SueWitch 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox can't download files from Google Drive.

It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get Firefox to download files from Google Drive. It loads for a moment, then it says "The page isn’t redirecting properly". I h… (read more)

It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get Firefox to download files from Google Drive. It loads for a moment, then it says "The page isn’t redirecting properly". I have confirmed that it's only Firefox because I can download files from Google Drive with Google Chrome. I have disabled Enhanced Tracking Protection, selecting the Standard Enhanced Tracking Protection Setting, and even refreshing Firefox. Though, I noticed that it only works on incognito mode for whatever reason.

Asked by Sayed Mamdouh 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 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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Linux Dock Icon

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu. Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and fi… (read more)

I am using Pop OS, which is based off of Ubuntu.

Somehow I did something, and it made the icon disappear for Firefox. I figured I could easily search the internet and find a simple solution.

I temporarily fixed it last night, but here it is missing again.

I could upload a picture, but I don't see what difference that would make. The dock at the bottom has a spot for firefox, but no icon, literally an empty spot, In the application menu it is a blank spot with Firefox worded underneath.

I have uninstalled, reinstalled, purged, deleted the application data in my user folder..

Just annoying. not a huge problem.

Asked by cadearmstrong 1 year ago

Answered by cadearmstrong 1 year ago

Help upgrading from Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit). Maybe also Thunderbird 60.9.1

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executo… (read more)

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executor for someone's estate, and I am having this trouble with some financial websites that I must access to do the job.

Its been many years since I upgraded anything. It might be that Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit) and Thunderbird 60.9.1 are the newest revs that work with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan. I have a 2011 MacBookPro.

I don't like the changes in the user interface that Apple put into OSX after El Capitan. But I may be forced to upgrade. Too late in life to learn Linux.

Maybe the minimalist solution is to upgrade Firefox. But that may require upgrading OSX, and Apple has made it really hard to do that unless you go to the very newest. OTOH I don't know if the newer OSX will run on my 2011 MacBook Pro. If I clicked on "software update" in About This Mac, what would happen? would it just start doing it, or tell me about it first?

The last time I upgraded something, probably Thunderbird but maybe it was Firefox, I had to learn a complicated process to copy & save the User Profiles (they are in a hidden directory), and then install them into the new rev. I don't want to go through that again. I just want to run the dmg file.

There used to be a Mozilla web page with all the versions & you could download the dmg file you wanted.

If I still have problems, I would have to buy a much newer computer. A several year old MacBookPro. But I don't like the "new" disk formatting method Apple created. It saves space by not actually making copies of files, but uses a pointer to one copy. So there is a single point of failure, which makes copies pointless. I want to keep using OSX Extended (Journaled) and I would have to have the seller of the computer do that for me, before I used Migration Assistant to put my stuff on it. I also hate the welded-on hard drive; being able to pull the drive is the best "broken hardware" solution.

I don't recall if El Capitan has the "OSX Recovery" system or if that happened in a later rev.

I use SuperDuper to make a clone of my hard drive as a backup & archive. I wonder if I could connect a copy on an external drive and then startup using the external copy. Then I could upgrade Firefox and see if it works, then do the same for OSX if necessary, and Thunderbird.

Suggestions & how-to info needed. TIA

Asked by FireFoxSucks 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Possible corrupted/fake Firefox Browser installer

I think I may have downloaded and installed a fake/malicious application that looks/acts like a Firefox Browser installer. I noticed a lot of suspicious activity on my pe… (read more)

I think I may have downloaded and installed a fake/malicious application that looks/acts like a Firefox Browser installer. I noticed a lot of suspicious activity on my personal/work computer that led me to suspect my internet router was compromised. I work from home sometimes and I may have been tricked into downloaded and installing a malicious version of Firefox.

I suspect this Firefox installer is different because this installer is capable of circumventing the safeguards placed on my work laptop. My work laptop is managed by a university and I require an administrator's credentials in order to install/uninstall any programs, change/view any environment settings, or even open up and view task manager. This process entails actually having an administrator remote into my laptop, take remote control, enter their credentials, and ensure the installer completes.

So far, this unusual Firefox installer is the only installer capable of bypassing these security hurdles. And it does not detect any existing versions of Firefox to prompt an uninstaller before re-installing. The installer's visuals/progress bar appears to be a scripted animation.

I still have the installer in question saved on my computer and I'm not sure what to do with it. I'd like to find out more about it but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Asked by JungleEskimo 1 year ago

Last reply by JungleEskimo 1 year ago

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Firefox update or malware?

On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - … (read more)

On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - I cannot remember now) due to the updates.

I clicked yes, as otherwise Mozilla would not work, then an opening site appeared about the new features of the update, and talking about the possibility of the VPN service.

It seems that now I am working on the latest version of Mozilla released first on 29 August 2023 - 117.0. When checking in the settings, the date of the installation was also 29 August and not 30 August. This made me puzzled, why I got this pop out window only on 30th, and in addition only after the second usage of the browser (however, when checking in my comp settings, the update of Mozilla is dated 30 August 2023)... In addition, as never before I have seen Mozilla asking for making hard drive changes, I got worried whether it was not a kind of virus or other malware pretending to be Mozilla.

Could you please confirm whether the pop-out window asking for the changes to hard drive was indeed just Mozilla asking for valid changes? I am very worried I got a malware on my computer, although the antivirus scan does not show anything.

I have asked some friends and they had the actualization automatically done without this pop-out window.

I have checked some online discussions and verified in the properties that Mozilla is NOT allowed to run as administrator. Also, the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" was also unchecked.

Thank you in advance for your answer!

Asked by questionabout 9 months ago

Last reply by questionabout 9 months ago

Update to beta prompt

Fx 124.0 Why am I getting these notifications? I have the latest version, but this prompt not only asks me to update, but there's no mention that it will install the bet… (read more)

Fx 124.0

Why am I getting these notifications? I have the latest version, but this prompt not only asks me to update, but there's no mention that it will install the beta 125.0 beta 1

Asked by noel_envode 2 months ago

Last reply by noel_envode 2 months ago

Install Offline Language File

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Mainten… (read more)

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Maintenance Service didn`t work properly on my machine and after deinstalling and restarting i can update firefox again. Problem remains: When trying to install Offline Languages , see picture, i get the message that it does not work. I tried everything possible, including reinstalling and deleting all old profiles (was a lot of work). Any ideas?

Asked by Phyto 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Update from tar.bz2 files extracted

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that comman… (read more)

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that command. I'm hoping to update Firefox 78.14 ESR to a recent version, whether ESR or not. Thanks for your help.

Asked by lee.hinkleman 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Cannot install any add-ons or themes: "Download failed. Please check your connection."

Hi, I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connect… (read more)

Hi,

I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connection.". This happens on Firefox, Firefox beta and Firefox nightly.

I did some googling and found similar posts from a few years ago. These seem to suggest I don't have the correct certificate used to verify extension signatures:

I checked my certificates and I don't have anything from "Mozilla Corporation - signingca1.addons.mozilla.org" (there's a screenshot of this cert in the first forum link above), so I think this is indeed the issue? I've attached a screenshot of my cert list where the Mozilla cert should be.

Please note I am on an M3 Pro macbook pro. It's a work laptop and I thought maybe our network settings were interfering with things, but my previous work laptop (Intel) could install add-ons just fine.

Would appreciate some help!

P.S. I found a workaround where I copied over all extension JSON and XPI files from my old laptop. So I am using my previous extensions just fine but still cannot download any new ones. Also I don't have access to my old laptop anymore so can't copy over any new ones.

Asked by yusufmahtab12 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago