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Reinstalling my Firefox data from a PC that dies to a new one

My laptop died but I have been able to rescue the SSD and turn it into a USB connected external drive. I can see all data from my old PC. I have tried to copy all of my… (read more)

My laptop died but I have been able to rescue the SSD and turn it into a USB connected external drive. I can see all data from my old PC.

I have tried to copy all of my User, Local Apps Data Mozilla Profile data folders to my new Laptop but the data does not appear when I fire up Firefox on the new laptop.

The old laptop folder was c:\Users|Phil, the new laptop is C:\Users\Phill {setup of new PC added a second L to my name}

Is this an issue ?



Asked by phil.libbis 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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downloads failing

Trying to download nord vpn and is says "failed" tried to download a receipt for the purchase of above and it says "failed" the browser on Win 10 is set to save files to … (read more)

Trying to download nord vpn and is says "failed" tried to download a receipt for the purchase of above and it says "failed" the browser on Win 10 is set to save files to downloads

Asked by Dan Morrow 5 days ago

Answered by Dan Morrow 5 days ago

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Failure to download Firefox on ChromeOS

HI! I've been trying to install Firefox on my new Acer Chromebook by following this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos. However, whenever … (read more)

HI! I've been trying to install Firefox on my new Acer Chromebook by following this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos. However, whenever i get to the last step, it says "no remote refs found similar to firefox". I have no idea what i'm doing at this point, any help?

Asked by samuelcoltmaier 6 days ago

Answered by samuelcoltmaier 5 days 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 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

Answered by Splutt 3 weeks ago

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Error 404 installing Flatpak on Linux for Firefox

I'm trying to install Firefox on a Chromebook. I've done this successfully before. Using the instructions in the Mozilla page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-fir… (read more)

I'm trying to install Firefox on a Chromebook. I've done this successfully before. Using the instructions in the Mozilla page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-browsers-chromebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo#w_installing-the-firefox-desktop-browser-with-flatpak

But the command in the terminal window sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsS https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mozilla/sumo-kb/main/run-firefox-chromeos/install-flatpak.sh)"

Is giving me the error message curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404

Any advice would be appreciated! This is a fresh ChromeOS environment since I just did a factory reset so everything should be clean, and with latest OS version.

Thanks

Asked by jeff227 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

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What app in iPhone helps us to run APK files?

Download an APK file you want to install in the IPA format. Install Cydia Impactor to sign in to your Apple account to use the IPA file. Connect your iPhone using either … (read more)

Download an APK file you want to install in the IPA format. Install Cydia Impactor to sign in to your Apple account to use the IPA file. Connect your iPhone using either a Windows or a macOS. Now launch the Cydia Impactor application.

Apk Factor

Asked by violetfinley37 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 4 weeks ago

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Firefox automatically re-installs after reboot on macOS

Hello everyone, I have a very weird behaviour with one of my Apple MacBook Pro M1 (2020) with macOS 13.3.1 and Firefox. After removing Firefox (trash + remainings in /Li… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I have a very weird behaviour with one of my Apple MacBook Pro M1 (2020) with macOS 13.3.1 and Firefox. After removing Firefox (trash + remainings in /Library and ~/Library), Firefox is gone... until I reboot. It then reinstalls automatically!

One weird thing I see in Disk Utility is an "Apple UDIF read-only compressed (bzip2) Media" that I cannot delete because it's in currently in use (see screen shots attached).

I can also see it in with diskutil list:

/dev/disk5 (disk image):

  #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
  0:     Apple_partition_scheme                        +391.2 MB   disk5
  1:        Apple_partition_map                         32.3 KB    disk5s1
  2:         Apple_Driver_ATAPI                         4.1 KB     disk5s2
  3:                 Apple_HFSX Firefox                 391.1 MB   disk5s3

There is no dmg file attached to it, I have no idea where it comes from.

My question is: how can I uninstall Firefox on this computer?

Thank you for any help, Panda

Asked by pandaseatbambus 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Import passwords from CSV or Microsoft Edge (Linux)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from … (read more)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from Edge. How can I import this CSV file? I found something on reddit that said to change security.allow_eval_in_parent_process to true, but that no longer works. How can I get my passwords imported without having to install another browser and import to that and then import to firefox?

Asked by zeos386sx 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox update will not download completely

Firefox 112 update will not download completely. It just keeps saying it is downloading but it does not complete. I can't access some websites now since I have been tryi… (read more)

Firefox 112 update will not download completely. It just keeps saying it is downloading but it does not complete. I can't access some websites now since I have been trying to download the update. Please help. Thanks.

Asked by mmilitti 1 month ago

Answered by mmilitti 1 month ago

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Saving / restoring Firefox Settings

If I want to do a 'clean' install of MS Windows - Windows 11 Pro v 22H2 (Build 22621.1485) - where are FF's sttings stored & how do I restore them after the re-instal… (read more)

If I want to do a 'clean' install of MS Windows - Windows 11 Pro v 22H2 (Build 22621.1485) - where are FF's sttings stored & how do I restore them after the re-install?

Asked by IanM 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Error message

Hi, I received this error message today-- error: platform version '111.0.1 is not compatible with minVersion >= 111.0 maxVersion <= 111.0 I tried restarting my mac… (read more)

Hi, I received this error message today-- error: platform version '111.0.1 is not compatible with minVersion >= 111.0 maxVersion <= 111.0

I tried restarting my machine. Same error so I tried to do a refresh of Firefox and I got the same error before the refresh started. So I tried to uninstall and it won't unistall...gets the same error message.

Any ideas? Thanks Amy

Asked by abrooks1 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite working, but not for multiple items in "Page Info"

Browser is FF Nightly 112.0a, but this is probably a bug in stable FF, too. "Always ask you where to save files" is checked, in preferences. Like title says, the "last do… (read more)

Browser is FF Nightly 112.0a, but this is probably a bug in stable FF, too. "Always ask you where to save files" is checked, in preferences. Like title says, the "last download location" is stored, and works for downloading files, and downloading a SINGLE item in Tools\Page Info\Media (Ctrl-I), but if multiple items are selected (in Page Info\Media), folder opened will always default to set location, instead of last download folder.

Asked by youwish1 2 months ago

Answered by youwish1 1 month ago

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Firefox will not load URLs or settings page

Windows 10, Firefox will not load URLs or settings page. Uninstalled Firefox and downloaded a new copy. Upon install system error message attached appeared but browser a… (read more)

Windows 10, Firefox will not load URLs or settings page. Uninstalled Firefox and downloaded a new copy. Upon install system error message attached appeared but browser appeared with all my bookmarks and loading error message (attached with bookmarks erased). New pages will not load.

Asked by paulj 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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32-bit vs 64-bit on Windows 11 22H2?

Hi there. This is my first post so bare with me.  :-) We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8… (read more)

Hi there.

This is my first post so bare with me.  :-)

We are deploying the 32-bit version of the Firefox Browser to 4 700 clients and the 64-bit version to only 8 clients; all clients on a 64-bit Windows 10 environment. We will migrate to Windows 11 22H2 this year. The manager for the 8 clients says he wants the 64-bits version just because it's...64-bits. No other reason.

I've read that the 64-bit version can not handle Java, Media Players like VLC and mayby some other plugins. Is that still so?

What is the main reason TODAY for using 64-bit Firefox Browser instead of 32-bit, except for the use of 4 GB+ RAM?

Regards. Anders, Göteborgs Stad, Sweden

Asked by software.maintenance 2 months ago

Answered by James 2 months ago

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Can't install Firefox snap

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it… (read more)

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it happens and how to fix it?

Preparing to unpack .../firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb ... => Installing the firefox snap ==> Checking connectivity with the snap store ==> Installing the firefox snap error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot setup udev for snap "firefox": cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles for auto-connections (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb (--unpack):

new firefox package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing:

/var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Asked by Hey232 2 months ago

Answered by Hey232 2 months ago

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In Linux Mint, FIrefox works without installing it

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downlo… (read more)

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downloaded it again from the repository and installed again, but the problem persists. Then, I downloaded directly rom the Mozilla site, expand it in the desktop and double click the program icon. The program opened and I was able to log into the site I was trying to. Interesting enough, the browser opens a lot faster than when installed. My question is: everywhere on the web the response is "you have to install the program" or "the program is already installed in your distro", which is true in my case, but one day stopped to work properly. BUT I'm not installing it, and it works apparently well... ¿how can it be? Thanks in advance for your reply. -Enrique.

Asked by gomezyafal 2 months ago

Answered by James 2 months ago

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Firefox = Wikipedia

duplicate of /questions/1409084 thread WHY is it that every time I try to search for something in Firefox it takes me to Wikipedia? I cannot use Firefox any longer for … (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1409084 thread

WHY is it that every time I try to search for something in Firefox it takes me to Wikipedia? I cannot use Firefox any longer for searches. Everything I try to do ends up as a Wikipedia issue. I cannot escape it, I can't delete it, I can't do anything with Firefox any longer.

Asked by Nancy Gresham 2 months ago

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I cannot unpin Firefox from the taskbar

How do I uninstall the Firefox icon from the taskbar? The standard article on the Firefox Support website is `How to pin and unpin Firefox from the taskbar on Windows 1… (read more)

How do I uninstall the Firefox icon from the taskbar? The standard article on the Firefox Support website is `How to pin and unpin Firefox from the taskbar on Windows 10 and Windows 11', but it seems to be out of date. It says to right-click on the icon and click on `Unpin from taskbar', but there is no such item in the right-click menu any more.

I know that it became difficult to unpin the Firefox icon about a year ago. I got a new PC recently and installed Firefox, but I could not remove the icon. Then realised that I should have done this during installation, by using 'Custom installation' and unticking the 'Icon on taskbar' option. I searched the web for clues and found none, so I uninstalled and reinstalled, which was a nuisance.

Some months later, I have just installed the new version 110.0.1, but I forgot to use 'Custom install', with the result that the icon is back on the taskbar. Again I have searched the web, and again no success. I tried reinstalling V110.0.1 on top, using 'custom install' this time --- I could switch off the 'Icon on taskbar', but the icon is still there.

I don't want to uninstall-reinstall this time because I have now configured Firefox as I want it, so that would waste a lot of time --- and I will probably forget again sometime in the future.

I am sure that Firefox has not done this deliberately, because they are always so much on the user's side.

QUESTION: How do I unpin the Firefox icon from the taskbar without uninstalling? I have an idea that there is a registry hack that will achieve this.

Asked by bill292 2 months ago

Answered by TechHorse 2 months ago