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Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (tuilleadh eolais)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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How to edit search engine url?

I'd like to add search engines to my list, without having to find addons or extensions. This used to be possible in older version of firefox by editing one of the .json/.… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'd like to add search engines to my list, without having to find addons or extensions. This used to be possible in older version of firefox by editing one of the .json/.xml files but now doesn't seem to be the case.

If this isn't possible, is there a way to modify the firefox source to allow this? I hate to say it, but it's this sort of feature removal/deprecation that is slowly turning me away from firefox. It'd be really nice to have it back.

Asked by Surveychicken 9 mí ó shin

Last reply by Wes 9 mí ó shin

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Search for specific bookmark

Dear Firefox Support team, I've a quick question that I hope you could clarify. As I start to have many bookmarks, divided in different "areas", is there any simple way t… (tuilleadh eolais)

Dear Firefox Support team, I've a quick question that I hope you could clarify. As I start to have many bookmarks, divided in different "areas", is there any simple way to search for a specific bookmark based on the name of the bookmark? Thanks! BR,

 Pedro

Asked by cruzpnc 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by FredMcD 1 bhliain ó shin

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Missing bookmarks, history and downloads

Updated version of Firefox as recommended. ALL history, bookmarks and downloads are missing! How do I restore to MacBook. I tried steps listed but nothing has worked. Ve… (tuilleadh eolais)

Updated version of Firefox as recommended. ALL history, bookmarks and downloads are missing! How do I restore to MacBook. I tried steps listed but nothing has worked. Very frustrated

Asked by juliefritzklein 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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Unable to access IP addresses.

Hi Here is the error message I get when trying t access an IP address. Peer using unsupported version of security protocol. Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi

Here is the error message I get when trying t access an IP address.

Peer using unsupported version of security protocol.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

Asked by roy.harten 11 mí ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 11 mí ó shin

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Disable annoying update reminders

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminde… (tuilleadh eolais)

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminders and it's interfering with my work flow. I understand the need to keep software up to date as often as possible but this has now got ridiculous, and I am on the verge of changing my default browser from Firefox to Safari, Chrome or Vivaldi. Please stop forcing every little tiny update onto your users!

Or is there some sneaky little way I haven't noticed under Preferences which already does enable me to do this?

Asked by cliff.douse 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by dulca 1 bhliain ó shin

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prevent showing saved password

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing m… (tuilleadh eolais)

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing my saved passwords. thank you.

Asked by maaizikhalil 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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Older than 6 month history disappeared

Like I mean there's not even a corresponding tab for it. Last tab is October 2020 and then nothing. It was there just a week ago and now it's gone. What's more importantl… (tuilleadh eolais)

Like I mean there's not even a corresponding tab for it. Last tab is October 2020 and then nothing. It was there just a week ago and now it's gone. What's more importantly - with it gone all the browsing info older than October of the last year, and there were a lot of important data. Questions: a) Could it be restored, given that I didn't delete nor did I modify the places.sqlite file? I mean I'm not sure it keeps its revisions history, right? b) Any ideas why did it happen? (And how to prevent it from happening in the future) I mean it's not like there's no history older than six month, it's the entire tab missing completely, that's what puzzling me. I've tried to use tools which view FF history independently to double-check it's not just the browser and yep - there's nothing older than exactly current date minus half a year. Anything older than that is completely missing. On a side note, I really hope FF will implement browsing history export in HTML or TXT; Right now it's just bookmarks and it's a bit inconvenient.

FF version: 86.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by Altervan 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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Enable third Party cookies for Microsoft teams

Hello, I use Microsoft Teams daily and I recently switched to firefox. Everything is great so far except that when I try to login to teams I'm stuck in an endless loop an… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello, I use Microsoft Teams daily and I recently switched to firefox. Everything is great so far except that when I try to login to teams I'm stuck in an endless loop and never succeed to login. I searched and found that it is a cookies issue and I should allow the following cookies:

   [*.]microsoft.com
   [*.]microsoftonline.com
   [*.]teams.skype.com
   [*.]teams.microsoft.com
   [*.]sfbassets.com
   [*.]skypeforbusiness.com

However, this format does not work with firefox and I tried placing a normal URL of each like : https://microsoft.com but it didn't work. So what is the format equivalent in firefox to these to whitelist these cookies

Asked by DizzyRope 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 bhliain ó shin

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restore old profile

I just installed the esr version of Firefox. I did not think that I would lose all my bookmarks, add-on, etc. Is there a way to revert back to the standard version with… (tuilleadh eolais)

I just installed the esr version of Firefox. I did not think that I would lose all my bookmarks, add-on, etc. Is there a way to revert back to the standard version with all my old data? Or in looking at the profiles I see a default profile, a default-esr profile, and a default-release profile. This latter profile seems to have my old data when I open the folders and look around. However, when I try to open that profile in new window it says something about opening an old version and losing data and creating a new profile. When I do that, I still get a fresh browser with none of my data.

Asked by cosmichippo11 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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firefox is not running on Windows 10 , require only compatible mode

The mozilla firefox stop working suddenly on Windows 10, i tried almost everything and i was not being able to fix it. What i did is : 1. Started firefox in safe mode 2.… (tuilleadh eolais)

The mozilla firefox stop working suddenly on Windows 10, i tried almost everything and i was not being able to fix it. What i did is :

1. Started firefox in safe mode 2. Uninstalled compeletely firefox and then tried to install it, on end of installation was getting the error the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000000d) 3. checked about:crashes is not possible because only allow you to write and nothing else happens if you press enter stays as it is

Somehow firefox installed and i am only able to start it on compatible mode, how can i fix the problem and see what it happens?

Running in compatible mode breaks the visual on full screen also.

Asked by reffertzy_a109f 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 bhliain ó shin

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How do I get rid of this? I've tried everything! goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hp?aid=437038&data=aWlkPTQ2JnVpZD03NTc5NzYxNg==&dt=17062493096&tb=1

I have tried everything that I can find to get rid of that damn searchitnow, which replaced my preferred Google Search. I've looked for downloads, extensions, everything.… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have tried everything that I can find to get rid of that damn searchitnow, which replaced my preferred Google Search. I've looked for downloads, extensions, everything. I've checked to make sure Google is my preferred search engine, and on and on. There is nothing. I have run Malwarebytes several times and it comes up clean.

How do I get this off my Mac? I am running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

Asked by tmcnamee 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by FredMcD 1 bhliain ó shin

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Separate Home Page from New Windows

Upgraded to a new Firefox version. Lost the ability to separate the Homepage from New Window behaviour. Is there no way to specify these two things separately? It seemed … (tuilleadh eolais)

Upgraded to a new Firefox version. Lost the ability to separate the Homepage from New Window behaviour. Is there no way to specify these two things separately? It seemed to be working fine when I first upgraded, but in the options it shows everything as "Blank Page", so if I want to change my homepage URLs, I have to set it to that and if I do that, it undoes the separation of the homepage and new windows and I have to go set it again in about:config...? One of my most used features was this separation of the Homepage with New Windows, gave me a lot of control.

Asked by neijyry 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 bhliain ó shin

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (tuilleadh eolais)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by mjwh56 1 bhliain ó shin

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If I import an old profile's bookmarks backup, will it delete all of my current bookmarks?

I am trying to restore an old collection of bookmarks that I had accumulated. I ran a manual backup of data which included my Firefox folder. I've put off restoring the d… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am trying to restore an old collection of bookmarks that I had accumulated. I ran a manual backup of data which included my Firefox folder. I've put off restoring the data, but now I have two separate sets of bookmarks--both important to me. I am a technically inclined person.

If I use the last of the old automated bookmark backup folders in my Firefox profile, will it delete all of my current bookmarks? If so, what is the best method of combining these two sets of bookmarks?

Merry Christmas,

SLAMINTR

Asked by SLAMINTR 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 bhliain ó shin