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How to download Ubuntu to a MeLe Quieter2 using a removable drive?

I just purchased a MeLe Quieter2. It was loaded with some version of Windows 10. I downloaded Ubuntu to a removable storage device (thumb drive?) and want to download the… (read more)

I just purchased a MeLe Quieter2. It was loaded with some version of Windows 10. I downloaded Ubuntu to a removable storage device (thumb drive?) and want to download the Ubuntu Operating System to my MeLe mini. I really want to avoid "bricking" my mini desktop at all costs. My ultimate goal is to have my mini totally Linux oriented with Firefox as my browser and removing all Windows software, all Google apps, all social media and anything else that wants to market to me, demand my location and generally futz up my system. Can anyone help?

Asked by TOIVO K 26 minutes ago

Firefox error message

Every time I tried to access my e-mail [or send e-mail], I received this Firefox error: "Server imap.earthlink.net has disconnected. The server may have gone down or the… (read more)

Every time I tried to access my e-mail [or send e-mail], I received this Firefox error: "Server imap.earthlink.net has disconnected. The server may have gone down or there may be a network problem." I was able to send and receive small e-mails; but I was unable to receive somewhat larger messages, including information on how to join a very important Zoom meeting. After spending 90 minutes on the phone with Earthlink, I was finally able to access some [but not all] larger e-mails by going around Firefox and going to earthlink.webmail.com directly. But, the Earthlink tech support person was unable to detect what was wrong in Firefox. I was eventually able to join the end of the Zoom meeting. After the meeting, I then went back to Firefox and was able to get and send some messages, but I'm still getting the same error message - and I'm not sure what messages I'm missing. I sure hope someone can help!

Asked by joanmiller 1 hour ago

Import profile from another computer

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile fi… (read more)

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile files. Copied to new one Ihad created with my name, and closed the file. Restarted Firefox, but it wouldn't run. Said it couldn't find any profiles. Help!

Asked by foxmark1935 2 days ago

Last reply by foxmark1935 5 hours ago

Does beta still install over release?

I have been using FF primarily for email accounts recently, but want to go back to using it for general browsing as well. This would mean the ESR version for general surf… (read more)

I have been using FF primarily for email accounts recently, but want to go back to using it for general browsing as well. This would mean the ESR version for general surfing, and another version for my email accounts---both versions running 24/7 on my laptop, except for updates.

Does beta still install over the release version? I tried googling this but the results never answered my question---evidently "over" is a very common word in English. :)

Also, does the Beta channel update only some days after FDE? Or does the Beta update channel get the new beta at the same time as the Aurora channel?

Asked by paulri 1 day ago

Last reply by paulri 21 hours ago

How to stop Firefox nag screens

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Ea… (read more)

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Each update seemed to change something that was working fine and didn't need changing... the last straw was making the on-screen font so small that it was nearly impossible to read.

It took me quite a while to find a way to change the font size and appearance back to something usable. That was when I decided to disable automatic updates. Now, every time I open FF or TB I get a nag screen and this is beyond annoying. There does not appear to be any way to stop this happening outside of doing complicated stuff in the registry that I am not prepared to do.

So basically, I am looking for a recommendation on the best alternative browser and mail app that I can use when I delete FF and TB. Chrome seems to work OK for a browser and although I don't like the GUI, Gmail is probably the logical choice as I use Gmail addresses. I don't need apps that work on phones as I work on a PC, so a simple clear GUI is more important to me than all kinds of clever features that I will never use :)

Cheers... John D

Asked by jon dee 1 day ago

Last reply by jon dee 1 day ago

Firefox Settings Across Platforms

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted… (read more)

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted as another topic by me. Big questions:

1. Can I bring FF on the three other laptops and server to the same FF revision level at this machine and copy across all files that would capture settings this machine's settings/changes in Config and Policies ?

I currently make quick work of syncing UBlock and AdBlocker on all machines by simple export/imports of text files. Everything tweaked exactly the same on every machine with respect to FF is what I am after...

Asked by JoeJupa 1 month ago

Last reply by JoeJupa 2 days ago

Firefox doesn't ask me to change location.

I am trying to move Firefox to my M.2. I've cleared everything I can to make it stop "It's been installed before, let's reinstall it". Now it just instantly says it's ins… (read more)

I am trying to move Firefox to my M.2. I've cleared everything I can to make it stop "It's been installed before, let's reinstall it". Now it just instantly says it's installing without any buttons or anything to actually change the installation location...

I just want it on my M.2 since my SSD is not performing well affecting my browsing experience.

Asked by thomas_whiteley 4 days ago

Не работает поиск

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая … (read more)

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая страница и список сайтов не загружается. Подскажите, как это исправить?

Asked by nastyakrasnova666 5 days ago

Firefox suddenly cannot download any files

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In trou… (read more)

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In troubleshoot mode I can download files. However by a process of elimination it is not caused by hardware acceleration, addons or extensions or my avast antivirus. This is really troublesome and I really need to download a lot for work. Performing a refresh every couple of weeks is not the solution.

This problem has been around for at least two years now.

Asked by alex.ross 6 days ago

Last reply by alex.ross 5 days ago

Windows 11 store version of Firefox and desktop icon

Hi, When in a windows 11 (AD connected) Firefox is installed from Ms Store it can't access it's icon when a link is created to desktop by drag&drop from start menu. … (read more)

Hi,

When in a windows 11 (AD connected) Firefox is installed from Ms Store it can't access it's icon when a link is created to desktop by drag&drop from start menu.

Asked by Atol 6 days ago

Last reply by Atol 6 days ago

Version 96 problem

After auto update from Firefox 95 to Firefox 96. If net page have some video, computer freeses and Task manager come full of processes (over 20) c:\program Files\mozilla … (read more)

After auto update from Firefox 95 to Firefox 96. If net page have some video, computer freeses and Task manager come full of processes (over 20) c:\program Files\mozilla Firefox\minidump-analyzer.exe c:\windows\system32\conhost.exe.

Same happened if i load some youtube video page. Only way to correct this problem is downgrade to version 95 and disable auto update.

How i can restore my bookmarks from new version to old one ?

Windows version is server 2008 R2

Asked by rapu4949 6 days ago