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Installed version 89 -- it wasn't working right so downgraded to 88 and lost all my saved data. What's the fix for this disaster?

What I need is to get version 88 --- as it was on my pc -- with bookmarks, log-in info, forms info because I use all of that for my work. When I allowed the update to ver… (read more)

What I need is to get version 88 --- as it was on my pc -- with bookmarks, log-in info, forms info because I use all of that for my work. When I allowed the update to version 89, I didn't know that the changes would be so vast. I downgraded, because in the past this was doable -- and no warning was given about info (just the 'profile', and that term is very misleading), to 88 and lost everything. I cannot work. Loss of productivity is an understatement, as it's also loss of earnings. I cannot believe Mozilla/Firefox would sabotage our browser's personal info like this!! Heartless. And from what I've been reading, many others have been similarly sabotaged. We need a fix to restore our data!

Asked by gretchenj173 6 days ago

Downgrading from V89 to ESR (V78)

Since I find the new Proton GUI a step backwards in usability, I plan to defer the inevitable as long as possible by moving to the ESR version (currently V78). How long… (read more)

Since I find the new Proton GUI a step backwards in usability, I plan to defer the inevitable as long as possible by moving to the ESR version (currently V78).

  1. How long are ESR versions supported?
  2. What is the ESR version release cycle?
  3. I plan to try using the -allow-downgrade command line option when downgrading, but the articles "Install an older version of Firefox" and "Command line options" are a bit short on step-by-step instruction. What is the correct procedure / sequence?
  4. I have serious misgivings that the result will be usable, given the large difference in version numbers. I have made a backup of my profile. Should I have problems with the downgraded profile, I will presumably have to create a new profile. How can I recover data from the backup profile and import it into the new profile?
  5. I am using Firefox Sync and hope that it will relieve me of some of the pain associated with a new profile. I am not syncing History however, because I prefer to keep the histories of my separate Firefox installations on different devices separate. Is there another way to preserve the history from a particular installation?
  6. If not, what can I expect from sequentially turning on history sync on my various Firefox installations?
  7. Will all history be merged or will subsequent history lists overwrite earlier ones?

Any further advice which might prevent me from screwing this up would be most welcome!

Asked by rsbrux 5 days ago

Last reply by rsbrux 5 days ago

Installation of v 89

I can't seem to install vsn 89. I have vsn 87.0 currently and Netflix won't run without an upgrade. Also, Amazon Prime requires Widevine, which requires a FF upgrade, s… (read more)

I can't seem to install vsn 89. I have vsn 87.0 currently and Netflix won't run without an upgrade. Also, Amazon Prime requires Widevine, which requires a FF upgrade, so I need to upgrade. The best I have been able to do is download the tar file and run Extract on it. According to the file viewer, the latest version of FF is loaded, but when I run the program, it's still v. 87, not 89. The simplest method given is to open the 'About Mozilla Firefox' window and the downloader will run. But there is no downloader running when I do that. I would really appreciate it if someone would supply instructions that actually work.

BTW: I've looked for them, and I don't find the 'required' library items. But if these are truly required and I don't have them, how has FF been running at all these past months? I concluded that either they are installed but I couldn't find them, or they aren't really required at all. I've also tried Flatpack and it doesn't work either.

Asked by harderm 5 days ago

GPG Sig FF Nightly

FireFox Nightly is more of a nightmare to install via AUR on Arch - the process complains about inability to validate keys after they were updated Jun2. I've read the blo… (read more)

FireFox Nightly is more of a nightmare to install via AUR on Arch - the process complains about inability to validate keys after they were updated Jun2. I've read the blog update about new keys, which did not contain any information about how to import them, and trying to do so fails with gpg "general error" (even with verbosity dialed up).

Could this whole mess of a process be improved?

Asked by torway.hagen 5 days ago

Latest update of firefox made it so i can't download anything via Firefox 2021-06

After the latest update firefox won't download anything be it pdf or programs. I have already tried everything on this link https://support.mozilla.org/sv/kb/cant-downlo… (read more)

After the latest update firefox won't download anything be it pdf or programs.

I have already tried everything on this link https://support.mozilla.org/sv/kb/cant-download-or-save-files

Asked by Malefiscent 4 days ago

Last reply by Malefiscent 4 days ago

Getting Update To 90.0 Beta 5

Got an update to89.0 four days ago, that totally screwed up my userChrome.css file -- which I now fixed (Again, thank you to all that help with posting this updated file … (read more)

Got an update to89.0 four days ago, that totally screwed up my userChrome.css file -- which I now fixed (Again, thank you to all that help with posting this updated file to get tabs on the bottom for us non-techies) but I am now getting notices to update to 90.0 Beta 5. This is new, as far as I know, and I certainly don't want to try Beta versions, if anything I'd like less updates to avoid the userChrome incidents ... Is there a way to get out of this Beta update cycle, and back to whatever "normal" update requests are? Thanks!

Asked by JussAskin 4 days ago

Last reply by JussAskin 4 days ago

Downloads do not open

When I save a program update for my photo editing software, it only allows me to save, which I do. When I go to downloads and double click the appropriate .exe file, it t… (read more)

When I save a program update for my photo editing software, it only allows me to save, which I do. When I go to downloads and double click the appropriate .exe file, it tells me it is a PART file and only allows me to save it. I am stumped as to how to get downloads to execute.

Asked by billwchat 2 days ago

Firefox block my domain from download a file.

I have 2 local domains that is not exists in real domain. Example: 1. mydomain-localhost.com 2. mydomain.localhost My HTML for testing is simple. ``` <a id="download-l… (read more)

I have 2 local domains that is not exists in real domain. Example: 1. mydomain-localhost.com 2. mydomain.localhost

My HTML for testing is simple. ``` <a id="download-link" href="target-file.zip" download>Download</a> ```

When I try to download from mydomain-localhost.com, it used to be working fine but then blocked after editing some JS, PHP. And now it was blocked forever. Download window said "This file is not commonly downloaded."

But if I try to download from mydomain.localhost, it will be working fine. Both domain using same HTML and file location on Windows.

How to make Firefox unblock this testing domain that is only exists on my PC?

Asked by vee 1 day ago

Awful new update!

Just run firefox update. Wish I hadn't. The tabs along the top are so hard to read unless they are the current one. Can I cancel this update and go back to old version? I… (read more)

Just run firefox update. Wish I hadn't. The tabs along the top are so hard to read unless they are the current one. Can I cancel this update and go back to old version? If I can't get this corrected I'll have to give up on Firefox and find something else.

Asked by susan.hansen 1 day ago

Last reply by susan.hansen 1 day ago

I switched back to version 88. The "Upgrade" was intollerable. But can I get back to my old Upgraded account to get to my open windows?

I switched back to version 88. The "Upgrade" was intolerable. I need, want, and use daily the little icons at the top of the screen: The Open Book to show Side Bars to… (read more)

I switched back to version 88. The "Upgrade" was intolerable. I need, want, and use daily the little icons at the top of the screen: The Open Book to show Side Bars to toggle my bookmarks into and out of view, and the Leaning Library books to manage my bookmarks. These were missing in the new version. And Firefox moderators kept turning of and archiving comments because they just didn't want to hear al the complaints.

I created this in a new account, because it sounded like a good idea when the question was asked (to preserve my existing settings). But now I don't have my previously open tabs. Can I get back to that previous "upgraded account to find my tabs and restore them to this new account in god old version 88?

Asked by karenlwalker 6 days ago

Can I restore my previously open tabs? Is there a file I can restore someplace?

Last night, 6/6/2021, I converted back to version 88 because version 89 was intolerable. In version 88, I told Firefox to not upgrade without my permission, but they ove… (read more)

Last night, 6/6/2021, I converted back to version 88 because version 89 was intolerable. In version 88, I told Firefox to not upgrade without my permission, but they over rode that this morning. When I re-installed version 88 last night, I said to do it in a new instance. So I would assume my open tabs from my original FireFox installation are still recorded on my C drive someplace. Can I restore my previously open tabs from my original version? I had a lot of important information that I want to get back to.

Asked by karenlwalker 6 days ago