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How to stop incredibly irratating "Download the latest version of Firefox"

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we th… (read more)

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" How many times do I have to click the "Dismiss" button before this stupid software understands that I do not want updates? I've noticed that this is a common complaint. Stop the bullying by making people choose automatic updates. Many times things get messed up on my computer with updates and it is not worth the aggravation. Candace M.

Asked by mcgovern.candace 5 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 days ago

Downloading Older Firefox

I have an older (2009) MacBook with an El Capitan OS (10.11.06). Can I download an older version of Firefox? If so, how do I get there on the Firefox website. Thanks Wad… (read more)

I have an older (2009) MacBook with an El Capitan OS (10.11.06). Can I download an older version of Firefox? If so, how do I get there on the Firefox website.

Thanks

Wade

Asked by wadepotts 1 month ago

Release notes link in update

Hi All, formerly there was a "view release notes" button in the update reminder window to check whether the new release is worth the installation or not. This button disa… (read more)

Hi All,

formerly there was a "view release notes" button in the update reminder window to check whether the new release is worth the installation or not. This button disappeared several months ago. Is there a way to enable it in about:config? I think that asking about an update makes no point without showing the list of changes...

Thank you,

Gábor

Asked by btprg 1 week ago

Last reply by btprg 1 week ago

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XULRunner Error on Reinstall

Windows 10 - Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon This fall after an update attempt, Firefox started trying to update every time it was started. Deleted Update files in Program Data… (read more)

Windows 10 - Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon This fall after an update attempt, Firefox started trying to update every time it was started. Deleted Update files in Program Data. FF would restart normally one time. Update data files were always replaced and the update on every startup continued - over and over and over. Tried refreshing FF- same thing. Uninstalled FF this AM and tried to reinstall when I get the following error:

XULRunner Error: Platform version "94.0.2" is not compatible with minVersion >= 94.0.1 maxVersion <= 94.0.1

No FF - HELP!

Asked by Stu48 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Importing passwords from chrome

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not … (read more)

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not locate it in Firefox.

Asked by architectofthefuture 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

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Installing Firefox on Macbook

i wish there was a "Comments" section on https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mac/ so i could tell people "NEVER use this!!" i tried last week, downloaded and installed.… (read more)

i wish there was a "Comments" section on https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mac/ so i could tell people "NEVER use this!!"

i tried last week, downloaded and installed. The installation process, after unpacking the download, tried to install a "helper application". Popped up a dialog box asking for an admin userid+passwd. (even though i was obviously already running as an admin user... because i was in the middle of doing the install.) This was not an iOS dialog box from Apple, and it didn't have an option for scanning my fingerprint; this was something the "helper app" was doing on its own. Well i gave it my userid+password, and it went on to say the installation failed, and bombed out with no Firefox installed on my machine. Now, for all i know, my credentials are out there, God only knows where. So i had to go change my passwd on all of my machines.  :(

Asked by rdb1 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

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Tried to update Firefox, but my system is no longer supported

I naively tried to update my Firefox software, but then when I tried to open it, I got a message saying my system is too old. I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. I ga… (read more)

I naively tried to update my Firefox software, but then when I tried to open it, I got a message saying my system is too old. I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. I gather you can download an older version of Firefox, but the directory is rather confusing, I don't know which option I need. Any help would be gratefully received, thank you!

Asked by cygnetonline 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

don't know how to open .zip files

I don't do this very often plus I'm fairly new to Win 10. I just bought a music album from the Amazon Music store. It is only available in Mp3 and downloaded as a .zip. … (read more)

I don't do this very often plus I'm fairly new to Win 10. I just bought a music album from the Amazon Music store. It is only available in Mp3 and downloaded as a .zip. And there it sits in my Downloaded folder. Please advise. Dick B.

Asked by 2blocksma 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

.dmg file renamed

Mac 12.0.1 User here. While attempting to upgrade from 94.01 to 94.02(and now seriously wondering why) I clicked on the downloaded .dmg file to open it and I was informed… (read more)

Mac 12.0.1 User here. While attempting to upgrade from 94.01 to 94.02(and now seriously wondering why) I clicked on the downloaded .dmg file to open it and I was informed that there was no app capable of doing so. Then just to be mean, the file name was changed from awholebunchofletters&#s.dmg to awholebunchofletters&#s.dmg.part

...and not by me.

Asked by olomb11 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Failure to transfer a profile to a new computer

I want to transfer a Firefox profile from my old computer to a new computer. The online info has been distinctly unhelpful. I copied the profile from my old computer put … (read more)

I want to transfer a Firefox profile from my old computer to a new computer. The online info has been distinctly unhelpful. I copied the profile from my old computer put it in the Profiles folder on my new computer but FIREFOX does not notice it. What is the problem?

Asked by buyer11 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Update killed Firefox

I updated my OS X to 10.11.6 recently. Firefox is dead. I attempting to install an update as instructed on Mozilla. Does not work. I tried the “enterprise” version, too.… (read more)

I updated my OS X to 10.11.6 recently. Firefox is dead. I attempting to install an update as instructed on Mozilla. Does not work. I tried the “enterprise” version, too. It doesn’t work. Tried to recover via Time Machine - since it was system update that didn’t work, either. I’ve lost all my bookmarks. WHAT can I do? Sending using Safari 11.2 since FF is dead.

Asked by yepidoo 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Download Temporary/Cache File Location

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. S… (read more)

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. So I was forced to cut the power and restart the laptop. After restarting, I saw that my system drive is still filled with the temporary file (part), but I couldn't locate it and delete the temp file. It has taken up about 40 GB of my system drive space because the download was more than half way through.

When I started the download, I selected an external drive as the destination. However, I have been observing Firefox download behavior and I am pretty sure Firefox would download as much of the file to system drive as possible, until the system drive is full, then moving onto the destination drive, which has been a huge inconvenience, because of the huge video files that I am dealing with.

I have already cleared the file and the .part in the destination drive, but failed to locate the rest of the temp file in my system drive. I have searched the internet and found no mention of such problem. So I am seeking professional help here.

Attached is a screenshot showing how much space is used by checking the system drive properties, against the properties of all files in system drive (including hidden). The number doesn't add up, and there are 52 GB of files unlocated.

Asked by hl200011 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

VCRUNTIME140.1.dll not found

Hello, I keep having the same problem over and over again. That is getting a system error message which states "code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.1.dll w… (read more)

Hello, I keep having the same problem over and over again. That is getting a system error message which states "code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.1.dll was not found." I have already uninstalled and reinstalled FF multiple times to no avail. I also deleted the program files as well. Thanks for any assistance screenshot available

Asked by ingineer2u 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

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PDF Access

When I try to open any PDF file, I have to Browse to find my pdf viewer (Flexipdf). I do that and also check your "Save this for future" option. Every time I try to open … (read more)

When I try to open any PDF file, I have to Browse to find my pdf viewer (Flexipdf). I do that and also check your "Save this for future" option. Every time I try to open a pdf after that I still have to go through all the Browse steps. I also set up Flexipdf in your Settings and it just gets ignored.

Asked by DLD 5 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago