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Unable to update Firefox browser

I have Windows 11 and the Firefox 124.0.2 browser. I cannot update to the latest version of Firefox. I receive an error message "Failed to update". I've uninstalled an… (read more)

I have Windows 11 and the Firefox 124.0.2 browser. I cannot update to the latest version of Firefox. I receive an error message "Failed to update". I've uninstalled and reinstalled the browser, ran the install utility selecting update, nothing seems to work. Please help

Duplicate question, please continue in your 2nd thread: /questions/1445013

Asked by rpm3110 1 week ago

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Which version of Firefox should I use and why?

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) w… (read more)

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) which is not esr....

Which version should I use and why?

If I should use the "normal" version, how do I replace the esr version with the "normal" one ?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Keep getting message "Failed to check for updates."

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until … (read more)

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until now. The message "Failed to check for updates." is shown in the About screen. I have uninstalled and re-installed Firefox with the same results. Have also un-installed Firefox, un-installed Mozilla Maintenance, then removed Firefox data from App Data folder in user directory, then re-installed with the same results. Also, now when I access a local media server, I keep getting the message "Firefox is installing components needed" and that never goes away. Any ideas?

Asked by R_Welsh 2 days ago

Answered by R_Welsh 22 hours ago

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I have the latest FF browser. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message "You're using an outdated browser or are using a Proxy service which is unsupported." how can i get past this?

I have the latest FF browser. I'm not using any proxy service, just spectrum connection. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message "Error: "WWF2… (read more)

I have the latest FF browser. I'm not using any proxy service, just spectrum connection. when i try to access my credit union account, i get this message

"Error: "WWF2TUh4dnM=" - You're using an outdated browser or are using a Proxy service which is unsupported. Please update your browser or turn off your Proxy to continue, thank you."

how can i get past this? All help appreciated!

Asked by drwin 1 day ago

Answered by drwin 1 day ago

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How to identify elements with Inspector that are only visible on mouse click?

I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+i and then press on the top left icon, but then I can only have one click to identify an element. What to do if I need two or three clicks to get t… (read more)

I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+i and then press on the top left icon, but then I can only have one click to identify an element. What to do if I need two or three clicks to get to an element?

Asked by fioiu omotrl 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Changing color of some elements

Hi, How do I change the color of the white border and the color of the arrows? I have menupopup > menu, menupopup > menuitem { -moz-appearance:none!important;… (read more)

Hi,

How do I change the color of the white border and the color of the arrows?

I have menupopup > menu, menupopup > menuitem { -moz-appearance:none!important; color: white !important; background-color: #1551C0!important; } menupopup { -moz-appearance:none!important; background-color: #1551C0!important; border:none !important; padding:5px 0px 5px 5px!important; }

I have .menu-right { filter: invert(100%) !important; but it only turns the arrows white in some locations but not in the bookmarks menu and not in the right-click menu.

Asked by fioiu omotrl 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Cannot attach files to my outgoing emails using gmail

Two issues using latest version of Firefox with Windows 10. These 2 issues have occurred in the last few days First I cannot attach my files to my emails using Gmail. … (read more)

Two issues using latest version of Firefox with Windows 10.

These 2 issues have occurred in the last few days

First I cannot attach my files to my emails using Gmail. I'm able to do this using Edge or Chrome

Second, normally when I used to start typing the name of my correspondent it would automatically complete. This is no longer working. I'm able to do this using Edge or Chrome

the attached printscreen shows both issues

Asked by pauljaniga 4 weeks ago

Answered by pauljaniga 3 weeks ago

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Cannot remove "Your browser is being managed by your organisation" in home settings

I cannot remove "Your browser is being managed by your organisation" and seems to be stopping the home settings saving. They simply revert back to the default (see image)… (read more)

I cannot remove "Your browser is being managed by your organisation" and seems to be stopping the home settings saving. They simply revert back to the default (see image) when I restart Firefox. Not sure what is meant by "your organisation" as I am a personal user, not organisation. I'm the single user of the browser (e.g. just one user on my PC, which is me) and also Admisitrator. Can someone help me remove this. Thanks John

Asked by john.udale 4 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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PDF Downloads

When I download PDFs on my MacBook using Firefox (currently 124.0.2 (64-bit)), they are always blank - I have attached a screen shot. But if I download the same PDF usin… (read more)

When I download PDFs on my MacBook using Firefox (currently 124.0.2 (64-bit)), they are always blank - I have attached a screen shot.

But if I download the same PDF using Safari, it opens straightaway - 2nd screen shot.

Is there something I need to adjust in Firefox to allow PDFs to open?

Asked by tammymcminn 5 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 days ago

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Arrow keys not working like normal

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not… (read more)

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not being able to move the mouse on the screen. That's not the current problem, but it might help direct things to the final solution.

After the most recent reboot last night now I'm having a rather problem. The up/down arrow keys are no longer scroll me up and down a webpage like they always have in the past. Instead of doing smooth scrolling like they always use to, now they are scrolling me up and down the links on a web page. For example, if I were to be on youtube it would first want to scroll me down the left side links before taking me through each and every video link, when the page goes to load in more videos than it wants to go back and scroll me down the left side links again. It acts like it is taking me through the html code, line by line, instead of scrolling me smoothly down the webpage. The only way I can scroll smoothly down the webpage is to use the mouse on the scrollbar on the right side. It does this both in normal mode and in Troubleshooting Mode.

I have checked and beret scrolling is false as well as beret_shortcut. Use autoscrolling, use smooth scrolling, show scrollbars and always underline links are all clicked on. Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages is unclicked. I have tried different changes between clicking on and unclicking those options with no change being noticed.

How can I get this back to the way it used to run?

Asked by nayrdrofwarc 6 days ago

Answered by nayrdrofwarc 6 days ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row. I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to th… (read more)

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row.


I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to this problem and none of the solutions have  worked. 

Any ideas on what I can do to stop this annoyance?

Asked by gpsd3208 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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Google Sheets - Scrolling Issue

As of today, I am unable to scroll with my mouse in google sheets. The scroll bar on the right disappears and I'm taken to the bottom of the spreadsheet and can't scroll … (read more)

As of today, I am unable to scroll with my mouse in google sheets. The scroll bar on the right disappears and I'm taken to the bottom of the spreadsheet and can't scroll back up. I have to use CTRL+Home and then the arrow keys to go down the rows. This appears to be only on Firefox. I tried a different browser and it worked fine.

Asked by Maria Quetell 1 month ago

Answered by Sean Thomas 1 month ago

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Why is my firefox hompage so negative?

Hi, I am aware I can change my homepage and will do so. But I just wanted to share how terrible the firefox homepage is. I am just shown an array of negative stories as … (read more)

Hi,

I am aware I can change my homepage and will do so. But I just wanted to share how terrible the firefox homepage is. I am just shown an array of negative stories as soon as I open mozilla firefox.

Asked by Joshua Daly 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Cloudflare Verify you are human looping

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite … (read more)

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite loop. On the Cloudflare community site they say it could be because of things like adblock but even without any adblock or anything of the sort on it does the same thing. Sadly Cloudflare community doesn't support being used on Firefox. So maybe they don't support being used on Firefox in general? I have contacted the actual websites support but they don't seem to even read submitted inquiries because I never hear anything back from them except the automated message they received it. It is now preventing me from using certain things in general which as before it wasn't that big of a deal but recently they changed the site layout and still allowed you to use the old layout but the verification blocks you from using the old layout. The first one is one from a couple of weeks ago when it only effected me trying to open things in a separate tab and the second one is the newer one which prevents me from accessing the old layout. I'm not sure what to do about it since nothing I specifically could do to solve it has helped. I have opted into sharing data under troubleshooting IDK how well that'll help.

Asked by Lilynette 1 month ago

Answered by Lilynette 3 weeks ago

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On Firefox 124.0.2, when I click a download link, Firefox doesn't download the file.

On Firefox 124.0.2 (on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS), when I click a download link on a web page, Firefox doesn't download the file. I tried disabling all add-ons, but that did no… (read more)

On Firefox 124.0.2 (on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS), when I click a download link on a web page, Firefox doesn't download the file. I tried disabling all add-ons, but that did nothing. However, I found that when I deselect "Ask you where to save the files" in the browser's Settings and then click the link, it downloads the file to my Downloads folder. Can someone please point me in the right direction to find a solution for this?

Asked by neutronJK 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Current upgrade version is broken - how can I revert to prior version?

Just now upgraded to Firefox 124.0.2 on Windows 10 - I am not sure what the problem is, but every website (excite Mozilla) is now labelled as "unsafe" by Malwarebytes, a… (read more)

Just now upgraded to Firefox 124.0.2 on Windows 10 - I am not sure what the problem is, but every website (excite Mozilla) is now labelled as "unsafe" by Malwarebytes, and I can no longer log into Gmail using Firefox (other browsers work fine.) How can I revert to a prior version? I could reinstall from a prior version using a old download, but then I lose all my bookmarks, etc.

Asked by rtrapasso 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox ignores /etc/hosts on Macos

I am trying to edit /etc/hosts file. CLI utils respect the values that provided there, Chrome also. But the Firefox continues to ignore. I have disabled "Enable DNS over… (read more)

I am trying to edit /etc/hosts file. CLI utils respect the values that provided there, Chrome also.

But the Firefox continues to ignore. I have disabled "Enable DNS over HTTPS using:" and turned it off.

But it doesn't help. What else could be done?

Asked by Yuriy Peskov 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Two problems with Wayland Gnome

I discovered two issues with Firefox on my Wayland Gnome. Picture-in-picture windows should be opened with the "always on top" attribute, but in Wayland they are not on t… (read more)

I discovered two issues with Firefox on my Wayland Gnome. Picture-in-picture windows should be opened with the "always on top" attribute, but in Wayland they are not on top. It's not a big deal to manually set always-on-top. Although I need to remember to do this after the window appears. The second problem is related to selecting multiple tabs. I should be able to detach selected tabs from the window by dragging them from the tab bar. A new window is then created with the selected tabs. This doesn't work in my Wayland. I can detach one tab, but not multiple tabs at once. I can still move multiple tabs from one window to another open window. So, as a workaround, on Wayland I need to open a new window and then move the selected tabs there. Which is inconvenient. I am curious if anyone else noticed these things on Wayland. There might be something wrong with my instance of Wayland.

Asked by YDUBINSKY 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago