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Can no longer use Firefox 45.9 with Mac OS10.8.5

Too many functions have been lost. I have a more up to date laptop but I'm not going to update the OS on my main desktop computer because too many other software programs… (read more)

Too many functions have been lost. I have a more up to date laptop but I'm not going to update the OS on my main desktop computer because too many other software programs would need to be updated - such as video editing and Adobe programs - which work fine as they are. Sadly my browser in future will have to be Safari or Chrome, which work fine with the current OS.

Asked by sashat 9 months ago

Last reply by sashat 9 months ago

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HELP! As of July 2019, I can't use whatsapp web on firefox vers. 48, and due to constraints on mac can't upgrade my OSX so can't get latest firefox. Workaround?

HELP! As of July 2019, I can't use whatsapp web on firefox version 48, and due to constraints on my mac, I can't upgrade my OSX. I'm using OS 10.8.5 (mountain Lion), so I… (read more)

HELP! As of July 2019, I can't use whatsapp web on firefox version 48, and due to constraints on my mac, I can't upgrade my OSX. I'm using OS 10.8.5 (mountain Lion), so I can't get the latest version of firefox. I need to maintain this osx. Is there a fix or workaround please? I appreciate any help!

Asked by bigmolly 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Why can't I install firefox 52 onto Mac OS X 10.8?

It is known that if one gives a tweak to the info.plist file, Firefox 52 will run on Mac OSX 10.8. Why is the minimum version set to 10.9? Is there any serious issue ru… (read more)

It is known that if one gives a tweak to the info.plist file, Firefox 52 will run on Mac OSX 10.8. Why is the minimum version set to 10.9? Is there any serious issue running this verion on older systems?

Asked by alex_k 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Would like to get to this web site https://www.vermontfederal.org/home/home always did, not now, message SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

I can't get to my bank's website, where I used to go for many years. the site is: https://www.vermontfederal.org/home/home I get message of Error: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPH… (read more)

I can't get to my bank's website, where I used to go for many years. the site is:

https://www.vermontfederal.org/home/home   

I get message of Error: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

It just happened out of nowhere. Thank you for help I can't change to newer browser, because I would have to change to newer system software on my Mac and would loose lots of software installed years ago which I like. The system on my Mac is OS 10.8.5 Evzen Holas

Asked by evzenholas 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I have a MacOS 10.8.5. What version of Firefox can I use? The latest will not download.

My question pretty much says it all. I constantly get a message saying my firefox is "critically outdated." But when I try to download the latest version, message says I… (read more)

My question pretty much says it all.

I constantly get a message saying my firefox is "critically outdated." But when I try to download the latest version, message says I need a newer OS. But I CAN'T get a newer OS.

I have MacOS 10.8.5. Is there a newer version of mozilla I can use? I have 48.0.2.

So what are my options?

Asked by Berkeley21450 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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How can I forward a phishing attempt claiming to come from firefox?

Specifically does mozilla HAVE an email address to forward spam to? Abuse at or spoof at or something similar? I found a web form but with limitations on text area I ca… (read more)

Specifically does mozilla HAVE an email address to forward spam to? Abuse at or spoof at or something similar? I found a web form but with limitations on text area I cannot possibly include the entire, header included bit of junk.

Further, I run all my junk mail through spamcop and it came up with an abuse department of... c.exacttarget.com SO seriously doubting it came from Firefox OR mozilla.

However, my computer is still running a dated OS. (mountain lion.) So my version of all browsers is dated. I can't use safari anymore. Firefox is aweful, crashes daily! I send in reports and use my junk email to do it just in case someone actually answers. No one ever has... (not a great selling point for firefox. When I finally do upgrade I'll go back to safari.) And that's the one that got the so called "offer" from Firefox for something or other. That's why I'm here. Is this junk or not? And if this IS a phishing scam claiming to have come from firefox, I would hope they would want to know about it.

Please advise. I will hang onto this bit of spam until someone has a chance to post back. Thanks.

Asked by Artmaker 1 year ago

Answered by Artmaker 1 year ago

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Earthcam stopped working. Just black screen is all I get.

(GEES I HAD this whole thing typed, THEN got the prompt to confirm my emai? NOW IT IS ALL GONE? Holding out little hope.) So fine. RE typing. Earthcam all went black s… (read more)

(GEES I HAD this whole thing typed, THEN got the prompt to confirm my emai? NOW IT IS ALL GONE? Holding out little hope.)

So fine. RE typing.

Earthcam all went black several weeks ago. Not one will load.

Old OS here, (mountain lion.) So firefox is version 48.0.2, the highest I can go without suffering with Apples later OS versions.

I tried with safari too. (BOTH worked then both stopped at the same time.) I have two computers. The one I'm on now has just had the latest flash update installed, and the latest java. The other has not and both have the same issue.

Tried starting firefox in safe mode with all the adblockers off... same issue.

I even just tried using my phone and got the same black screen.

Could this be something on AT&T's end? Someone posted in their forum that once they get away from home earthcam works. I don't see how, wouldn't a phone still use what ever ATT tower is nearest? Or could this possibly be specific to MY local tower?

Other videos work fine. youtube works fine.

Lastly, if earthcam is flash based, what are they going to do when flash goes away for good by 2020?

Asked by Artmaker 2 years ago

Last reply by Artmaker 2 years ago

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Earthcam stopped working. Just black screen is all I get.

Every earth cam went black several weeks ago. Mind you I still use an old OS. (NO intention of upgrading it either.) So my version of firefox is 48.0.2 And I even tr… (read more)

Every earth cam went black several weeks ago. Mind you I still use an old OS. (NO intention of upgrading it either.) So my version of firefox is 48.0.2 And I even tried with Safari though that one is so dated now I rarely use it.

I tried on two computers. One got the most recent update of flash just the other day, AND the most recent update of java. The other I rarely use and has not had those last two updates. BOTH stopped being able to view earthcam at about the same time.

I tried starting firefox in safe mode so all the adblockers and what not are off. Same issue. Even tried looking at earthcam on my cell phone and got the same black screen.

So could this be some problem with AT&T? I read that somewhere that once that person drove away from home it worked on their phone. I don't see how that would matter, if their carrier is ATT wouldn't their phone just use the nearest ATT tower? I haven't tried it yet but will soon.

One last thought, earthcam is flash based isn't it? What are they going to do when flash goes away for good by 2020?

Asked by Artmaker 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Why am I getting upgrade notifications when I have NO INTENTION of upgrading my OS (which would be required) at this time?

Why do you think it's good to force me to upgrade my operating system so that I can have the upgraded firefox? I will lose the use of programs that are important to me a… (read more)

Why do you think it's good to force me to upgrade my operating system so that I can have the upgraded firefox? I will lose the use of programs that are important to me and CANNOT be replaced! There is NO free alternative to MPEG Streamclip. CopyPaste is no longer available. I use these, and other perfectly functional programs on my dinosaur Mac OX 10.8.5. The upgrades do not provide me with discernable added value. As you can see, this is a rant.

Asked by oswartz 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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importing Profiles

I am having a real problem importing my profile. I am using a mac and firefox 47. I was using 48 but was unable to get it to load without crashing on start up. I copied m… (read more)

I am having a real problem importing my profile. I am using a mac and firefox 47. I was using 48 but was unable to get it to load without crashing on start up. I copied my profile and installed 47, I have spent about 2 days on the Mozilla help pages trying to get the old profile to install and work. When I installed FF I copied the 28 files across to the new profile folder, no luck, I have created multiple profiles no luck. Followed all the hints and tips in the help online section but have got nowhere. Any ideas where I have gone wrong? Regards

Asked by Alasdair 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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several add ons have their sites open unsolicited pages - periodically [every other day] on my firefox browser ... how do i stop this from happening

i downloaded these add ons because i want to use them - disableing the add on defeats the purpose ... but i do not want unsolicited ads - thank you's - or anything else… (read more)

i downloaded these add ons because i want to use them - disableing the add on defeats the purpose ... but i do not want unsolicited ads - thank you's - or anything else opening up unsolicited on a semi-daily basis ... is there a way to stop this ? certainly these ads have installed some sore of "malware" [which is how i see it] and i would like to know if theres a way to stop these ... thank you in advance

Asked by xanax159 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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Firefox is not saving websites in history or toolbox memory

Firefox is NOT saving the websites I am visiting in history or in its toolbox memory (I have to print the whole site name and not just the first letters). It worked until… (read more)

Firefox is NOT saving the websites I am visiting in history or in its toolbox memory (I have to print the whole site name and not just the first letters). It worked until a few days ago. Now all history is cancelled and it is not memorizing my new actions. I have gone to "Preferences - Privacy" and the History is set to "Firefox will remember history", so that is probably not the problem. I have tried clearing all cache as well, but nothing has changed.

Asked by nohistory 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Ref previous question about no pix showing on Trade Me searches.....

Contributors who offered help were awesome, thanks. Read the articles, refreshed Firefox and sorted. Reason using V 48 is that we are back with OSX 10.8.5 and this does n… (read more)

Contributors who offered help were awesome, thanks. Read the articles, refreshed Firefox and sorted. Reason using V 48 is that we are back with OSX 10.8.5 and this does not support later FF versions, or Skype ......

Thanks again guys

Asked by tonyclarry 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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When a device/OS which already has many add-ons & bookmarks is added to a sync account how exactly is the sync performed?

Is data replaced or merged? How is conflicting data managed (same preference key but with divergent setting)? This "Firefox Sync" feature seems to be rather poorly docum… (read more)

Is data replaced or merged? How is conflicting data managed (same preference key but with divergent setting)?

This "Firefox Sync" feature seems to be rather poorly documented—or I just don't know where to look for the detailed information I'm seeking and there are not any obvious links from the 'regular' support pages.


I have multiple devices, all of which have been setup and in use for some time. I would like to merge the bookmarks and other data, but I've had bad experiences in the past with other sync services resulting in significant losses so I'm wary; especially when there is really absolutely NO useful/helpful information about what happens to data (on both/all devices) when a new device is added...

Any information will be helpful and greatly appreciated!

Asked by AuralArch 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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After receiving the message "Firefox has not connected to this website," I received a thank-you message from the organization I was trying to donate to.

I was trying to send some end-of-year donations when I received this message: The owner of www.oregoned.org has configured their website improperly. To protect your infor… (read more)

I was trying to send some end-of-year donations when I received this message: The owner of www.oregoned.org has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website. ………..

However, we received a "thank you for your generous contribution" of $100 (8:02 EST--we are on the west coast) just after this. Has my information been compromised?

Asked by jogo 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Bug: save printing several copies doesn't work anymore

WINDOWS version of Firefox!!! Until the last update, we were able to set through the printer settings (in "system preferences -> printers" of Windows 10), how many cop… (read more)

WINDOWS version of Firefox!!! Until the last update, we were able to set through the printer settings (in "system preferences -> printers" of Windows 10), how many copies should be printed each time the print dialog opens. Since the last update, Firefox always wants to print just 1 copy. If you choose 2, he prints 2 this time, but this setting is neither saved nor does Firefox read the seting from the printer settings in system preferences. If the print dialogue opens, it wants to print only 1 copy, no matter what you've chosen before. So you have to choose it each time the printer dialogue appears. Silent printing with 2 copies isn't possible any more. But it's very important for our clients as we have a cash register system running through Firefox. Please fix this ASAP!!!

Asked by bedengler 3 years ago

Last reply by bedengler 3 years ago

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Firefox 56.02 keeps iMac with Mavericks OS 10.9.5 from sleeping. Why?

When Firefox 56.02 is open, my iMac running Mavericks OS 10.9.5 will not automatically go into a sleep mode. When Firefox 56.02 is closed, the computer automatically slee… (read more)

When Firefox 56.02 is open, my iMac running Mavericks OS 10.9.5 will not automatically go into a sleep mode. When Firefox 56.02 is closed, the computer automatically sleeps when it is supposed to. Why is this happening? How do I fix the problem?

Asked by wdlr 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago