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Firefox 50 wants to install "new helper tool" , what is it?

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and tha… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and that I need to enter an admin password to complete the update. I can't find anything about this "helper tool" in the release notes or through a google search. I was wondering just what is it? Running OSX 10.11.16. Thanks.

Asked by PLBK 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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how do I permantly add exceptions

i use a wifi connection offered by my landlord that requires a log in process. it includes a Dell firewall. the certificate is considered unsafe by Mozilla. Mozilla allow… (read more)

i use a wifi connection offered by my landlord that requires a log in process. it includes a Dell firewall. the certificate is considered unsafe by Mozilla. Mozilla allows me to add an exception, and the window that comes up has an option to make the exception permanent, but it wont allow me to check the box to make it permanent. it would make things easier if i could make the exception permanent. how do i make this certificate a permanent exception? thank you for your time in this matter, and have a great day!

Asked by Greg juu-st Greg 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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is there a complete list of config entries?

today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF se… (read more)

today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF seems to somehow kept them in his "memory" and they working fine. i tried to create them manually but FF doesn't recognize them.

these are the config entries in question: browser.tabs.animate browser.fullscreen.animate

so i want to know if there is a complete list by Mozilla of all config entries so i can take a look.

Asked by pavilion_alex 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I know for sure whether the accessibility service is preventing third party software to acces my browser?

Hello, I want to prevent third parties accessibility services to enter my browser. But the way this checkboix is formulated confuses me. If I check the box 'prevent acce… (read more)

Hello, I want to prevent third parties accessibility services to enter my browser. But the way this checkboix is formulated confuses me. If I check the box 'prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser' is it then enabled or disabled? What are the accessibility services here? I read all the instructions but still find it a confusing sentence to check or uncheck?

Should I read the sentence as "prevent Firefox Accessibility Service from accessing your browser'? Or should I read it as "prevent any type of physical impairment assistive software from accessing your browser?

Hope you could help me with this. And if so it could be nice to make this sentence a bit clearer. Or maybe I'm just a bit confused and you should just leave it like this;)

Best,

Art

Asked by artklln 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 1 year ago

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What is the support for Silverlight applications? Will the support be stopped after certain versions ? If yes, What are the possible workaround for enabling it?

Please let me the support for Silverlight applications on Mozilla Firefox. Since, Google Chrome has been restricting usage of Silverlight from Chrome v42 with few workaro… (read more)

Please let me the support for Silverlight applications on Mozilla Firefox. Since, Google Chrome has been restricting usage of Silverlight from Chrome v42 with few workaround and completely eliminating the usage after v.45 . I want to if Firefox is also planning anything similar, on the usage of Silverlight plugins and application that support Silverlight. Also, let me know if there is any workaround if the support is stopped.

Thanks in advance !

Asked by raulrnb19 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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are firefox account and sync account the same?

I got one of those pop ups, your FF is loading slow, so I said ok, then kicked me into updating sync... I had trouble logging in change my PW twice, and it worked once th… (read more)

I got one of those pop ups, your FF is loading slow, so I said ok, then kicked me into updating sync... I had trouble logging in change my PW twice, and it worked once then not again. Soooo, questions are: 1) are firefox account and sync account the same? 2) do they have different pws? 3) do I log out of them separately or together?

4) how do I tell if I am in new Sync or old. [first time I tried there was no "disconnect" on my sync page]

Once I get accounts and PWs straightened out, I'll be back with more questions.

Sorry to be critical, but I think many of the faq and help pages are close to worthless. They are carrying too many assumptions about what you already know if you ask a question. One solution, ANYTHING mentioned [e.g. sync, account, logon, usename, etc] should have a <learn more> link.

thanks look forward to answer[s] tom

Asked by hallfrogfirefox 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Miss track the intermediate certificate

I'm using firefox for windows 7. My firefox now has version 41.0.1. This problem, however, was happened in older versions too. When I visit https://www.google.com/, then … (read more)

I'm using firefox for windows 7. My firefox now has version 41.0.1. This problem, however, was happened in older versions too.

When I visit https://www.google.com/, then drop down the menu [Tools]-->[Page Info]-->click the [Security] icon-->click the [View Certificate] button. In the Cerftificate Viewer dialog, click the [Details] tab and it will show the Certificate Hierarchy tree. The tree shows like below:

 GeoTrust Global CA <- Google Internet Authority G2 <- google.com

But when I use "openssl.exe s_client" command to test www.google.com:https, it shows below hierarchy:

 Equifax Secure Certificate Authority <- GeoTrust Global CA <- Google Internet Authority G2 <- www.google.com

Does it mean that the certificate "GeoTrust Global CA" is still a intermediate certificate which is issued by Equifax but firefox think it is a root CA ?

I checked the public key of the certificates "GeoTrust Global CA" retrieved from both firefox and openssl, and they are the same as below:


BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----

MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEA2swYYzD99BcjGlZ+W988 bDjkcbd4kdS8odhM+KhDtgPpTSEHCIjaWC9mOSm9BXiLnTjoBbdqfnGk5sRgprDv gOSJKA+eJdbtg/OtppHHmMlCGDUUna2YRpIuT8rxh0PBFpVXLVDviS2Aelet8u5f a9IAjbkU+BQVNdnARqN7csiRv8lVK83Qlz6cJmTM386DGXHKTubU1XupGc1V3sjs 0l44U+VcT4wt/lAjNvxm5suOpDkZALeVAjmRCw7+OC7RHQWa9k0+bw8HHa8sHo9g OeL6NlMTOdReJivbPagUvTLrGAMoUgRx5aszPeE4uwc2hGKceeoWMPRfwCvocWvk +QIDAQAB


END PUBLIC KEY-----

Maybe this is a bug that firefox will miss the intermediate certificate when it encounter the circumstances like above.

Asked by Coconut888 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Question about cookies in private mode

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are s… (read more)

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are same type as if I log in the account. How is this possible? I thought cookies are not saved in private mode?

Asked by Wh0Dat 1 year ago

Answered by Malvineous 1 year ago

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How I can download firefox for organization?

Раньше был путь release - firefox for organization а теперь его найти не могу. Как скачать ESR версию? Where link for download firefox for organization? … (read more)

Раньше был путь release - firefox for organization а теперь его найти не могу. Как скачать ESR версию?


Where link for download firefox for organization?

Asked by Maxim_al 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How come since upgrading to Windows 10 I can't get ad blockers to work?

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers … (read more)

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers laptop, but after they upgraded to Windows 10 all the add ons have disappeared. I tried reinstalling them and the blue bar goes across to the end and it sticks on 'downloading'. Why can't I get these to install?

Asked by Papatuzz 4 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 4 years ago

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Why can't I uninstall Firefox?

As of 9/22/17 my computer tells me it is not compatible with Miracast which is blocking my wireless network. I believe it comes fromthe last Firefox download. No one see… (read more)

As of 9/22/17 my computer tells me it is not compatible with Miracast which is blocking my wireless network. I believe it comes fromthe last Firefox download. No one seems to know a lot about this Miracast.

Asked by fritzpie 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (read more)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Asked by Albert 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment?

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10. Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat … (read more)

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10.

Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat Linux R5.10 is related to the following environment. gtk2, glib 2.0, pango 1.14

The latest version(66.0.3) of Firefox has requirements below

-GTK + 3.4 or higher
-GLib 2.22 or higher
-Pango 1.22 or higher

This OS does not meet all the requirements.

help please

Asked by namhun 1 year ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 1 year ago

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High I/O read bytes

Hi All, Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I c… (read more)

Hi All,

Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I checked the Task Manager and noticed high I/O read bytes for FF. I was monitoring this for some time. After initial opening the amount of read data increased to 200MB within 5 seconds. Then when I was using the FF it increased to 1GB. On one occasion it reached 16BG within 4 minutes. This is causing my disk to slow down. The amount of data read I think depends on how many tabs I have open and how intensively I'm using FF.

Can someone help me to identify what is causing this?

Latest version of FF is used Add-ons and plug ins up-to-date Windows 10 x64

Thanks

Asked by Kruk07 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe

EMET and Firefox have coexisted peacefully for as long as I have used both of them --- until now. O/S in all cases is Windows 7 Professional, SP1, with all patches curre… (read more)

EMET and Firefox have coexisted peacefully for as long as I have used both of them --- until now. O/S in all cases is Windows 7 Professional, SP1, with all patches current. I ‘ve been running EMET v5.2 without any known issues. Based on security notices from various sources, Firefox was upgraded to 41.0. Immediately after this upgrade, EMET started blocking Firefox execution on five systems where Firefox was upgraded. EMET reported the following error: “EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe”. Screenshot of this message is attached. I’m not sure if the actual problem exists in EMET or Firefox. A person on the Microsoft EMET team suggested installing EMET 5.5 BETA. Regarding Norton Security, it is always being updated by LiveUpdate. The onset timing of this problem did not coincide with a Norton update. It did coincide EXACTLY with when Firefox was updated from v40.0.3 to v41.0 with EMET 5.2 (pre 03/16/2015) running. The Firefox v41.0.1 upgrade did nothing to change this problem (“EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe”). Firefox appears to be left in the system as a comatose zombie process. I tried EMET 5.2 (post 3-16-2015) and EMET 5.5 BETA. The caller mitigation problem carried across all referenced EMET versions. I tried turning off both ROP [caller] options for Firefox, but it made no difference. While removing and installing different versions of EMET, I tried running Firefox v41.0.1 when EMET was uninstalled from the system. Firefox ran with EMET removed from the system. Currently I am running EMET 5.5 BETA with Firefox sidelined right now on a test system. EMET will not let Firefox run at this time. Has anyone else had this experience?? If so, how was the issue fixed?? Thanks.

Asked by BSODboomerang 4 years ago

Last reply by BSODboomerang 4 years ago

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Does no auto updating remain forever as set?

I wish to know if there is any kind of situation where my Firefox browser set at no auto updates after installation might have that changed without my doing it and withou… (read more)

I wish to know if there is any kind of situation where my Firefox browser set at no auto updates after installation might have that changed without my doing it and without a hacker doing it?

Thank you.

Asked by confianza 2 years ago

Last reply by confianza 2 years ago

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Determine version of Firefox last used by a profile backup

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) prof… (read more)

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) profile in the compressed archive filename (e.g., userinfo-firefox-56.0_date). I also make a semi-regular sync backup of the currently used profile. So far, so good.

My currently synced backup, which has not been compressed and archived, is about a month old. (I did say semi-regular.) I would like to compress and archive it before syncing, but I am no longer sure of the exact version of Firefox it used. I usually run updates when released, and can suppose Firefox 65.x, but what if I would like to be more exact? After running a search of files containing "version" in the main profile, I came across a file named compatibility.ini, which resides in the root directory. The contents are as follows:

[Compatibility] LastVersion=65.0.1_20190211233335/20190211233335 LastOSABI=WINNT_x86_64-msvc LastPlatformDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox LastAppDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser

Is this a reliable way to detect the last version of Firefox used by the profile?

Asked by michapma 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago