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software updater always loads before Firefox opens

After the last "update", every time I open Firefox, I get a box with the Firefox Software Updater. It says it's updating/installing the latest updates. This happens eve… (read more)

After the last "update", every time I open Firefox, I get a box with the Firefox Software Updater. It says it's updating/installing the latest updates. This happens every time.

Asked by tomjohn16 1 year ago

Answered by tomjohn16 1 year ago

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Why is the browser updating every time it starts?

This is not a gripe about frequent updates, nor a case of being redirected to the "browser updated" page every time I start Firefox. What is happening is that every time … (read more)

This is not a gripe about frequent updates, nor a case of being redirected to the "browser updated" page every time I start Firefox.

What is happening is that every time I open Firefox, I get a message from Windows asking for permission to let Firefox perform an update, then after I click "Yes" a window with a loading bar that says "Firefox is installing your updates, this may take a few moments..." or something similar to that comes up, and then the browser opens when it is done updating.

This happens literally every time I start Firefox, even if I close it and immediately start it again. This has been happening for several days now, and refreshing Firefox has not helped.

Help?

Asked by glorph 1 year ago

Answered by user633449 1 year ago

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Firefox forced update: the last Straw

Mozilla's latest policy change, forcing FF updates and the latest messages to update are the " last straw." I don't like my computer resources being high jacked to per… (read more)

Mozilla's latest policy change, forcing FF updates and the latest messages to update are the " last straw." I don't like my computer resources being high jacked to perform upgrades but prefer to do them manually each month or so. The latest message appearing in the upper right hand corner is very annoying. I've been using FF and it's predecessor Netscape for a long time but the upgrade issue is a significant problem. This web browser will be missed. Thank you for the run.

Asked by nbarc 1 year ago

Answered by Rebly82 1 year ago

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After updating Firefox no longer work. White screen on all website.

I ran an update on my Firefox after Flash keep causing it to hang but now the entire browser is not working. When starting in Safe Mode and normal mode nothing loads. Com… (read more)

I ran an update on my Firefox after Flash keep causing it to hang but now the entire browser is not working. When starting in Safe Mode and normal mode nothing loads. Complete white screen. I can access the settings and options but nothing else. Can someone please help?

Asked by henryho96 1 year ago

Answered by henryho96 1 year ago

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XML error after updating

Hello, so I was doing something and then it started lagging. I closed Firefox and when I pressed it again it wouldn't start. It updated then it stopped working. I restart… (read more)

Hello, so I was doing something and then it started lagging. I closed Firefox and when I pressed it again it wouldn't start. It updated then it stopped working. I restarted my PC, clicked many times on Firefox logo and it wouldn't start. I got an error message in the top left corner that appeared for a milisecond. I took a video of it with my phone so I could read what was wrote there. It said "XML analysis error:entity undefined. Location:chrome://browser/content/browse Line number 53, column 1. (Sorry if it ain't the exact words, im translating because my Firefox is in french). There was also <windows id-"main-window"> under it. Don't tell me to open Firefox in safe mode, because that doesn't work either. When I hold shift, nothing happens. It doesn't ask me to go to safe mode. How do I fix this? Thanks

Asked by Alexis3335 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Update notification pops up repeatedly even after I decline it.

Firefox is periodically giving me a notification that there is an update available. It does this multiple times a day, generally appearing to happen if Firefox has been "… (read more)

Firefox is periodically giving me a notification that there is an update available. It does this multiple times a day, generally appearing to happen if Firefox has been "not in active use" ie minimized for some period of time. I've already clicked "not now", so I shouldn't be seeing it anymore.

How do I disable it? I don't want to update unless I absolutely have to (ie back when all the addon certificates expired) due to Mozilla's penchant for making unwanted changes to the UI. I just want the notification to go away and not appear again.

As it is, this is basically a form of very annoying spam coming from the browser itself.

Asked by 3464676132 11 months ago

Last reply by agus.ariyanto.solo 6 months ago

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Duplicating Tabs or Opening a Link in a New Tab - Site Never Loads

I have only recently been having this problem. I have been using Firefox for about 9 months and been having this problem for less than a week. When I go to open a new lin… (read more)

I have only recently been having this problem. I have been using Firefox for about 9 months and been having this problem for less than a week. When I go to open a new link in a new tab, that tab never loads. I can open a blank tab and paste the link there, and it will load about 90% of the time.

I have 2 add-ons, the Multi-Account Containers add-on and a ColorPick Eyedropper. I tried turning off the Proxy setting, since I don't use one. And I have tried disabling the DNS prefetch thing. Neither of those suggestions have worked.

Does anyone have any other ideas? I would rather not go back to Chrome if possible. The multi-account container is a lifesaver.

Asked by Rachel 8 months ago

Last reply by Rachel 8 months ago

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How to stop firefox ESR 52 from autoupdating?

NOTE: This forum is quite bogus as it doesn't allow me to register just to reply to existing threads. So now you get yet another question for this topic that you're dodgi… (read more)

NOTE: This forum is quite bogus as it doesn't allow me to register just to reply to existing threads. So now you get yet another question for this topic that you're dodging all time, mozilla. Why are you behaving LAME like the rest of the internet? Now the actual issue. I am using Firefox 52 ESR due to the horrible npapi plugin for java. I am completely aware of all the security issues and so are my users. We are waiting for the developers to use something else than java. I run a Linux environment and I cannot run either Explorer or Safari. Recently Firefox ESR 52 started updating for no reason, even with updater disabled.

I resolved by removing the updater binary and the updater.ini files in the Firefox ESR distribution. At least it seems it's not doing it automatically anymore. We will see how it works, since developers are behaving like apple developers in this forum, instead of disclosing technology they hide it. That S U C K S! Regards, bjaast (Florido Paganelli)

Asked by bjaast 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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I do not understand why firefox use windows-like totally unfriendly way to updates - without asking user.

I work and suddenly must stop because firefox need to update. It is very annoying. Is it really so hard give users control on it? Give me notice and I`ll update when fini… (read more)

I work and suddenly must stop because firefox need to update. It is very annoying. Is it really so hard give users control on it? Give me notice and I`ll update when finish my current part of work. And why I cant disable auto-updates in options? It is really bad way. I must think about change browser first time in many years.

Asked by igordejak 10 months ago

Last reply by hellosct1 10 months ago

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Firefox обновился в фоновом режиме и требует перезапуска. Хотя в настройках выбрано "Проверять наличие обновлений, но позволять вам решать, устанавливать ли их"

Браузер обновился сам, без предупреждения, проигнорировав мои настройки, и не позволяет продолжить работу без перезапуска. О найденном обновлении он сообщил относительно… (read more)

Браузер обновился сам, без предупреждения, проигнорировав мои настройки, и не позволяет продолжить работу без перезапуска. О найденном обновлении он сообщил относительно давно. Я его игнорировал, кажется, больше недели, потому что не хотел перезагружать несколько сотен вкладок. Компьютер всё это время был включен, а браузер оставался открыт. Вопроса, собственно, три: 1. Это баг или фича? 2. Если это фича, то как её отключить, чтобы такое не повторилось в будущем? 3. Можно ли что-то сделать сейчас, чтобы продолжить работу, не перезапуская браузер?

ОС - Linux mint. Firefox установлен НЕ из репозитория, а как отдельный deb пакет, скачанный с официального сайта Мозиллы. Версия 68.0.2 (64-битный).

Asked by Cryvage 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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I get Firefox can't download automatically to the latest version and I have to install a fresh copy multiple times a day!

Hi. I'm on 68.0b12 and I keep getting a message that Firefox can't update automatically to the latest version and I have to install a fresh copy. The day I got the messag… (read more)

Hi. I'm on 68.0b12 and I keep getting a message that Firefox can't update automatically to the latest version and I have to install a fresh copy. The day I got the message first I was running 68.0.b9 and I downloaded a fresh copy via the installer 3 times and the version was still the same and I kept getting the message. Now I'm somehow on b12 and I'm still getting that massage. It keeps appearing on my menu and takes me to the Firefox download page.

Asked by Garshasb 11 months ago

Last reply by WestEnd 11 months ago

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Locked in a loop of updating to Firefox 69

The issue is as stated in the subject. Updating from FF 68.0.2. A link below to the screen-recording of the problem: https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0j21jXUfYGnIIyJrW3… (read more)

The issue is as stated in the subject. Updating from FF 68.0.2. A link below to the screen-recording of the problem: https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0j21jXUfYGnIIyJrW33ii8-HQ#FF_failed_upd

A pastebin link below to raw data of troubleshooting info https://pastebin.com/3AXM7K37

Asked by scrutinizer1 8 months ago

Last reply by user633449 8 months ago