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Don't want to upgrade

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above the address bar and also changed the behavior of the address bar. It took me a couple of weeks to find the answers and get things back the way they were. I don't want to upgrade Firefox because I have no idea what it might change this time. Is there a way to keep Firefox from sending me upgrade notices when I don't want them?

Asked by mikejanus 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Pocket-free build of firefox

Is there a pocket-free build of firefox available for download? Before you say, you can just disable it, I already have. In addition to that I've blocked the update/api… (read more)

Is there a pocket-free build of firefox available for download? Before you say, you can just disable it, I already have. In addition to that I've blocked the update/api url as well. I want it removed completely, I strong feel mozilla should make it opt-in or provide a pocket free build.

I was thinking perhaps there is a regulatory constraint on of the builds here that I could install, then change back to english?

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/79.0/linux-x86_64/

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jason65 2 years ago

Last reply by Squiddly 1 year ago

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Viweing verses downloading

Evert time I open an enclosure or a link in an e-mail, Foxfire automatically sends it to a download rather than letting me view it. This is extremely annoying. I unde… (read more)

Evert time I open an enclosure or a link in an e-mail, Foxfire automatically sends it to a download rather than letting me view it. This is extremely annoying. I understand that this procedure may be necessary for e-mails from folks I don't know, and I could opt out for this option. But I should be able to make that determination and particularly with e-mail from people I know. i used to get a notice that asked me if I wanted to download the item, but that never happens any more. How can I fix this to operate as it used to? Thanks for the help. Bill

Asked by billfackenthall 2 years ago

Answered by Chinmay 2 years ago

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Firefox can no longer be started in the old version without administrator rights if an update is offered.

My parents do not have administrator rights under Win10 and could no longer start Firefox when an update was offered. Instead of starting at least the outdated Firefox ve… (read more)

My parents do not have administrator rights under Win10 and could no longer start Firefox when an update was offered. Instead of starting at least the outdated Firefox version, only an update popup appears that can only be run as an administrator. How do I have to carry out the installation so that Firefox can continue to be used in the old version (until I update it)?

Asked by chris-a 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Trouble with Firefox install

Firefox will not completely install. Process dies midinstall. Part goes to background but it does nothing. Try to execute it and you get a browser blank page but it will … (read more)

Firefox will not completely install. Process dies midinstall. Part goes to background but it does nothing. Try to execute it and you get a browser blank page but it will do nothing. Need help please.

Asked by Gary Watson 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox fails to run ...

Been using f-fox for years . Suddenly at reinstall rec'v error message see attachment "firefox-crash-Capture" . After that firefox fails at run time see attachment "fire… (read more)

Been using f-fox for years . Suddenly at reinstall rec'v error message see attachment "firefox-crash-Capture" . After that firefox fails at run time see attachment "firefox-crash-Capture-II" then nothing works no clicks must use ALT F4 to exit.

Please advise.

Asked by ringo2 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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import login data from a file

From a Mozilla Support page, " Firefox lets you import login information from a .csv (##..##) file. This feature is available starting in Firefox Version 80." I have the… (read more)

From a Mozilla Support page, " Firefox lets you import login information from a .csv (##..##) file. This feature is available starting in Firefox Version 80." I have the .csv file for my logins and passwords thru the export function. I can not get the drop down menu where I can select the "import from a file..." per the instruction in the support example because I am running Version 79. Many attempts to update to the latest version stops at 79. My help page for version states that I have the latest update --v79. SO--- any suggestions as to were I can go to download version 80. I am trying to transfer my logins from laptop 1 to laptop 2 without going thru the laborious task of entering each login by hand.

Asked by Thomas1941 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Restoring Firefox profile

Hello, I recently had to re-install Windows 10 due to its corruption caused by a BIOS update. The diagnosis & re-install was done with the help of Microsoft phone su… (read more)

Hello,

I recently had to re-install Windows 10 due to its corruption caused by a BIOS update. The diagnosis & re-install was done with the help of Microsoft phone support. My Firefox profile was gone, (as was my Thunderbird), but with Microsoft help, a lot of my data was saved in a separate folder. I was able to fix my Thunderbird from profile data on my previous Windows 7 PC, but I am not quite sure how to use the profile data in the separate folder to reconstitute Firefox to the way it was before my OS re-install. I am adding an image of the files in my original Firefox profile folders. I would appreciate help to retrieve my many bookmarks & history. The profile I would like to use is the one dated 5/26/2020. I will provide any additional information if necessary.

Thank you.

Asked by vele.vic46 1 year ago

Last reply by vele.vic46 1 year ago

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Import and Restore

I had originally upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04. Had an issue and I had to reload 20.04. Things seem stable now. I went to restore my bookmarks. Went to Library … (read more)

I had originally upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04. Had an issue and I had to reload 20.04. Things seem stable now. I went to restore my bookmarks. Went to Library Icon and clicked on it, but there was no IMPORT and BACKUP button. I even went to the Menu Icon and clicked on it to see if that would work. Nope.

I'm running 79.0. What did I do, but better yet, how do I fix this????

Asked by richramik 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Migrating Firefox from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange … (read more)

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange it for the profile folder on the new Ubuntu computer. Problem is that this is the very latest Ubuntu version (only a few weeks old) and there IS no profiles folder in Firefox!

What there is, is a profiles.ini file but I am reluctant to put it in there because it does not appear to have anything to do with the contents of the ex-windows profile folder.

There is an option to create a new folder but I'm not at all sure what this would do.

Hope you can help

Blessed be Karma

Asked by Karma Singh 1 year ago

Answered by Karma Singh 1 year ago

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Will Firefox retain open tabs and saved browsing sessions when upgrading Mac operating system?

Hi, I'm wanting to upgrade my Mac OS. Will all my Firefox data be retained including my saved sessions? Will opening Firefox have everything just like it was before the u… (read more)

Hi, I'm wanting to upgrade my Mac OS. Will all my Firefox data be retained including my saved sessions? Will opening Firefox have everything just like it was before the update, so that the last current session will open up with all the previously open tabs?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Last reply by la3amon 1 year ago

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Can't get it to install correctly - will not work!

Firefox worked fine for me until last week. I tried to install a new copy and I get the following message - THE CODE EXECUTION CANNOT PROCEED BECAUSE VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL … (read more)

Firefox worked fine for me until last week. I tried to install a new copy and I get the following message -

THE CODE EXECUTION CANNOT PROCEED BECAUSE VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL WAS NOT FOUND. REINSTALLING THE PROGRAM MAY FIX THE PROBLEM.

No matter what I do, I cannot get this to install.

It appears to install but when I open Firefox and try to navigate to a website it is dead in the water. Will not connect to internet!

Please help!

Asked by Gary Watson 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Need to Recover Old Firefox Data

I recently decided to upgrade my SSD and install Windows 10 on it. I was wondering how I can retrieve the my history/ bookmarks/ username and passwords from the previous … (read more)

I recently decided to upgrade my SSD and install Windows 10 on it. I was wondering how I can retrieve the my history/ bookmarks/ username and passwords from the previous SSD and install them on my new SSD.

Thanks for any help,

Asked by nightslicer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Update

I recently downloaded the most recent update of Firefox. Now when I run Firefox I continually get messages that I need to update it...even if I run the update again I ke… (read more)

I recently downloaded the most recent update of Firefox. Now when I run Firefox I continually get messages that I need to update it...even if I run the update again I keep getting the same message

Asked by shafmc53 1 year ago

Last reply by jimbo100 1 year ago