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Error message when updating Firefox

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me … (read more)

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me what happened and if I need to worry? I haven't had any trouble using Firefox since the update. I've attached a screen shot of the whole message.

I appreciate any help.

Asked by nexgenn 4 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 weeks ago

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transferring FF browser to new computer

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and pa… (read more)

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and passwords without having to reinstall all those items individually? I know I can save and import bookmarks but what about everything else? I look forward to anyone comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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older browser

have mac 10.10.5 -tried to install newer firefox browser (not compatible) and in process lost old version of broswer and all bookmarks. Can find and reinstall original br… (read more)

have mac 10.10.5 -tried to install newer firefox browser (not compatible) and in process lost old version of broswer and all bookmarks. Can find and reinstall original browser and regain my bookmarks

Asked by MKRUMMY 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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reinstallation

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can… (read more)

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can... currently asking through android Firefox have account yet win browser will not do a thing and no reference of installation in Windows directory despite shortcuts being visible and a rough simily of Firefox browser opening on desktop really freaking me out... can you advise please...

Asked by capricorn.one2112 1 month ago

Answered by capricorn.one2112 4 weeks ago

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Suddenly the Ongoing Downloads (from Download Button) stays open after download

So I have my Download button visible all the time. Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen. When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It … (read more)

So I have my Download button visible all the time.

Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen.

When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It never did that before.

Any idea why and how to fix it?

Windows 10, Firefox 98.0 (64-bit)

Asked by jayteasee 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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I have a 2008 iMac with El Capitan 10.11.6 ... Need to re-load my Firefox, but can't.

I realize that you all don't support the older version. Yet it's also the case that Apple won't update this El Capitan on my 2008 model (terrible, a crying shame, I know… (read more)

I realize that you all don't support the older version. Yet it's also the case that Apple won't update this El Capitan on my 2008 model (terrible, a crying shame, I know).

I've also tried to install your Extended Support Release. Will that work? I'm an independent research scholar, not currently associated with either Oxford or Stanford.

So I really need to have your Firefox back — I had it until this morning, when I needed to trash it (b/c of a bug), and then re-install. Yet I've not been able to re-install so far.

Hence, I'm seeking your help!

Thank you, Davy

Asked by dkydd1 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

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Stop auto-download for Version 98.0.1 (64-bit)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I op… (read more)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I opened Setting>Download but there is no disable button or checkbox for that. Please help me. Thank you in advance.

Asked by miszluuna 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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Unable to run 'flatpak install firefox' on chromebook

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox… (read more)

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’".

I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all.

I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well.

below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox.

Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:

  1) system
  2) user

Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

Asked by Kili Luther 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Unable to launch Firefox after update install to version 98.0.2

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor. I had a normal "there is a newer version… (read more)

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor.

I had a normal "there is a newer version of Firefox available" update alert, so relaunched Firefox to update. So on Monday 4th April NZ time i got the update. As usual I got the message [in a dialogue box]: Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.

So far, normal. I closed Firefox, then relaunched. Same message. Did a logoff on my computer - same thing Did a full shutdown, login - same message. I got a bit radical - I dumped Firefox, deleted Trash. New installation (version 99.0.1) Same message;Close "Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time."

Currently using (newly installed) Edge for Mac, until this problem can be sorted; I hope it is brief, I have used Firefox for most of the years I have had a computer.

Asked by gordon.bowers 1 month ago

Answered by gordon.bowers 1 month ago

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Firefox failed to update after compatibility.ini modification

Hi! When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to down… (read more)

Hi!

When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to downgrade to 95.0.2. After installing it, Firefox told me it couldn't load the user profile, as it was used on a newer version of Firefox.

I have no idea where exactly I read this, but some website contained an instruction to erase compatibility.ini and that would allow me to use the profile on older versions. Tried that and it actually worked. I did notice that, when Firefox tried to update, it would say it failed. I was hoping that, once I find a solution to the forced dark mode and I update Firefox, the problem would go away.

Fast forward a few weeks, I found AutoConfig and browser.theme.toolbar-theme option in about:config. So I updated Firefox manually and applied AutoConfig and my original problem was gone.

Fast forward more weeks, there is another update for Firefox. And Firefox was still unable to automatically update. So I tried reconstructing compatibility.ini, which I did fully. But Firefox still won't update.

At this point, it's been like 3 months with a crippled user profile and I must say I'm tired of updating Firefox manually.

Is there any way I can fix this profile? If not, what exactly should I copy over so all my preferences, cookies, addons and themes get carried over to a new one?

Asked by alexasergiu03 2 months ago

Answered by alexasergiu03 1 month ago

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why is ff failing to import anything from MS Edge?

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import ev… (read more)

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import everything into Chrome or from Chrome to MSE, but NOTHING will import into ff from any other browser.

Asked by lolaiii 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Installing Firefox on new computer

We just bought a new HP computer with Windows 11 and I'm trying to install Firefox. I d/l the file from the Mozilla website, clicked on the file that d/l and the install… (read more)

We just bought a new HP computer with Windows 11 and I'm trying to install Firefox. I d/l the file from the Mozilla website, clicked on the file that d/l and the installation begins. The installation progresses until the bar indicates it's over 1/2 way done. Then all of a sudden the screen changes to show a blank tab name and the file area says something about a Google search. What am I supposed to do with this page since I don't know what I'm supposed to search for. I don't see a way to get back to the installation page. I just want to install Firefox so why all this runaround without an installation?

Asked by heirloon55 1 month ago

Answered by heirloon55 1 month ago

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update problems

when I update firefox dev from 96b6 to 100b3, I can't open torrent link with applciations and browser force to open the link with a download action. also I can't use Glit… (read more)

when I update firefox dev from 96b6 to 100b3, I can't open torrent link with applciations and browser force to open the link with a download action. also I can't use Glitter Drag well, why? why firefox get more update, the bacomes harder to use?

Asked by tsukasa 1 month ago

Answered by jeyson1099 1 month ago

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Installing Nightly on LinuxMint

Nightly is working really good in my Android Phone. Now I would like to install Nightly in my LinuxMint Desktop. I found a page at https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-ins… (read more)

Nightly is working really good in my Android Phone. Now I would like to install Nightly in my LinuxMint Desktop. I found a page at https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-install-firefox-next-beta-or-firefox-quantum-nightly-on-linux-mint/ But cannot install with all those commands. So what is the best way to install Nightly on my LInuxMint? Without all the commands and things I don't understand. I am 82 years old and cannot always do such. Thanks for your help.

Asked by Loy 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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After the latest time Firefox forcibly closed all windows and updated itself, twitter, crunchyroll and gmail don't work. They work fine on Google Chrome, but not on Firefox. I just can't sign in/Log in to these sites.

I had two Firefox windows open, one private and one not, and a lot of tabs open on both, and while I was browsing the internet on the non-private tab, suddenly both of th… (read more)

I had two Firefox windows open, one private and one not, and a lot of tabs open on both, and while I was browsing the internet on the non-private tab, suddenly both of them close. I reopen Firefox (or it reopens itself, I don't quite remember) and it shows me a message telling me about how I can save articles on pocket to read them later instead of keeping lots of tabs open. I restore my session, and most (but, bizarrely, not all) of my tabs come back, but then, I try to log into gmail, and I never get past the stage where it asks me my email adress, I keep re-entering my email and clicking on the next button and it just loads the same page again, and when I try to log into crunchyroll it brings me to a page that just keeps loading and stays black without ever being truly loaded, and when I try to log into twitter everything stays black too except with a twitter logo in the center. I can still go to some other sites on Firefox, and I can still go to twitter, gmail, youtube and crunchyroll on Google Chrome, but twitter, gmail, YouTube and Crunchyroll don't seem to work on FireFox and I don't understand why!

Asked by dbdlucas 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Mac Mini (late2012) OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 refusing to work with firefox

Downloaded the latest version of firefox. When it was opened and it went through the verification process then to move firefox folder into applications for use we receiv… (read more)

Downloaded the latest version of firefox. When it was opened and it went through the verification process then to move firefox folder into applications for use we received a notice where the firefox logo had a circle with a line through it (indicating to us that is would not function) then an arrow pointing to the application folder. The firefox version downloaded and opened Firefox 91.8 Oesr.dmg

Any suggestions as to what safe version I could use on a mac mini late2012 operating OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Which I am told is the latest version that can be used on this machine with the following characteristics: processor 2.3 GHzIntel Corei7 memory 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Start up disk el capitan 10.11.4 this is strange since 4 lines above it states OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB

Your suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks

Asked by richterbria 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Update Firefox

I am using Firefox for a long time. But when I download and install yesterday using Microsoft store, I don't see any update option on the settings and the about Firefox m… (read more)

I am using Firefox for a long time. But when I download and install yesterday using Microsoft store, I don't see any update option on the settings and the about Firefox menu. I don't want to use the Microsoft store to update Firefox. How can i do this?

Asked by Abhinab 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Migrate my firefox installation to a new notenbook preserving open tabs, bookmarks and cookies

Hello, after installing 98.01 recently a tab was opened that informed about a feature for Firefox installations on smartphones: the site said that it is possible to cont… (read more)

Hello,

after installing 98.01 recently a tab was opened that informed about a feature for Firefox installations on smartphones: the site said that it is possible to continue my work where I stopped before, including open tabs, bookmarks etc.

I don't have a smartphone - I only use firefox on my notebook. Since I'm considering to buy a new notebook in the upcoming weeks I ask myself how it is possible to migrate my current firefox installastion to a new notebook. Especially I'd like to have all my open tabs, bookmarks and cookies back after having installed firefox on the new notebook.

How can I do this? GreetZ and thanks a lot in advance!

Alien

Asked by alien1 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Getting iPhone Messages to show up on my newly installed desktop computer.

I hope migration is what I am seeking. I've not used my Desktop for a couple of years. I used my iPhone during that time. I installed my desktop today. I sent myself, o… (read more)

I hope migration is what I am seeking. I've not used my Desktop for a couple of years. I used my iPhone during that time. I installed my desktop today. I sent myself, on my phone, a number of messages during the past two days and want to view/manipulate/edit them on my desktop.

I have tried everything I can think of, but cannot see those messages. All the messages I see beging with one week ago. Any ideas? I hope I hope. Many thanks.

John Brown

Asked by brownsbooksmedia 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago