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Question about Firefox

I am regularly using the latest version of Firefox but after doing some research online I decided to reinstall an older version of firefox by clicking Firefox 50.1.0.dmg,… (read more)

I am regularly using the latest version of Firefox but after doing some research online I decided to reinstall an older version of firefox by clicking Firefox 50.1.0.dmg, a file I found in my downloads as well as well as in the applications folders on my mac.

I was amazed to find when I started this older version of firefox fresh off the reinstall that all my tabs from the last time I used it (perhaps as long as three years ago) popped open and all my bookmarks and history were there as well. However this was short-lived because when i closed it and sought to restore the tabs I was unsuccessful and the bookmarks and history were gone too.

I then thought it would be possible to recreate this by using Time Machine and restore Firefox 50.1.0.dmg file from a recent backup but this did not bring back the tabs.

So I was wondering if this was simply a fluke and if not (is there such a thing as a fluke event when it comes to computers?!), why can I not recreate the event using Time Machine?

Asked by dtmmoore2 35 minutes ago

Firefox won't open web pages after Catalina upgrade

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left &am… (read more)

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left & right in the tab. A few web pages (e.g., support.mozilla.org) work OK. I restarted Firefox in safe mode; rebooted the system; and searched System Preferences/Security & Privacy in vain for a request from Firefox but nothing helps. Suggestions?

Also, Catalina crashes and restarts about twice a day, so far always when I'm out of the room, but I don't know if Firefox has a hand in it.

--Tom

Asked by firefox864 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

addon

to install addon I hit 3 bars in upper right. I click on Add-ons. I type Malwarebytes Browser Guard in the box for more add-ons. I get a screen for it. But I don't see … (read more)

to install addon I hit 3 bars in upper right. I click on Add-ons. I type Malwarebytes Browser Guard in the box for more add-ons. I get a screen for it. But I don't see how I'm supposed to install on firefox.

Asked by frncie 1 day ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 day ago

lost bookmarks and history

Recently did the automatic upgrade of FireFox for Windows on one of my computers that was not logged in (sync) with FireFox. Upon completion all of my bookmarks and hist… (read more)

Recently did the automatic upgrade of FireFox for Windows on one of my computers that was not logged in (sync) with FireFox. Upon completion all of my bookmarks and history were gone. An upgrade should not have done that.

Thought someone would want to know.

Asked by ESH.FIRE 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Media Feature Pack

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem… (read more)

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem with Firefox 78.

What's wrong?

Asked by klappa 2 days ago

Update

A message has come up saying that an update is ready and should be downloaded. Question: Will I lose the websites/tabs that are on the top bar or will they all be reload… (read more)

A message has come up saying that an update is ready and should be downloaded.

Question: Will I lose the websites/tabs that are on the top bar or will they all be reloaded automatically?

Many thanks

John

Asked by johnvernon8817 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox on Windows 10 keeps on failing updates

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an er… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an error message "Update Failed", requiring a manual download and install. What can I do to automate the update installs? Thank you.

Asked by rmk9785e 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Downloads file manager window automatically closes when mouse hovers over the navigation bar [elementary os]

I recently transitioned from windows 10 to elementary os. My preferred download option is to ask me where to save each file. And so when I download something, the file ma… (read more)

I recently transitioned from windows 10 to elementary os. My preferred download option is to ask me where to save each file. And so when I download something, the file manager opens. BUT when I hover my mouse over the navigation bar (to quickly get out of nested windows or make a new folder), the file manager automatically closes.

what gives? this does not happen in chrome.

Asked by kevinkaw08 4 days ago

can't use netflix, spotify etc after Firefox update

Hi, Yesterday I installed a new version of Firefox. And after that I can't run Netflix, Spotify and Viaplay. I can log in but when I want to start a movie or play some mu… (read more)

Hi, Yesterday I installed a new version of Firefox. And after that I can't run Netflix, Spotify and Viaplay. I can log in but when I want to start a movie or play some music it says that Firefox is installing components to play sound and video - but nothing happens. I have been using Firefox for many years and the programs have always worked - until yesterday after I installed the new version. I'm on a PC using windows. Any tips on how to proceed?

Asked by martin156 5 days ago

Why make Firefox unusable once an update is done in the background?

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setu… (read more)

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setup the update. Not great but OK. But suddenly it would completely disable the user from not using the browser until an update is performed (See Image). But why? Not OK!

I am totally fine with the browser needing a restart to finish update. But why wouldn't Firefox not let me decide when I want that. Until I am ready let me use the browser. I really wish they don't freeze the browser like that.

Is there someone looking to address this issue in a future version? Is this only happening to me?

Asked by DrSpill 5 days ago

V79.0 won't run YouTube Videos

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thu… (read more)

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thumbnail" pic of video and then the screen goes black and an error message appears saying the video cannot be played. I turned off the Hardware Accelerator, rebooted, same issue. Restarted in Safe Mode, same issue. Updated all Plug-Ins and Extensions, same problem. I can play YouTube videos in Chrome and Edge without issues.

Asked by Aaron A. 5 days ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 5 days ago

I can't open my files with my pictures on my desk top, it says 404 tha's an error

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing... … (read more)

I moved my pictures over to a file on my desk top... now they will not open... this pops up 404 that's an error? I'm older and I really don't know what I'm doing...

Asked by Jeannie 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago