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failed to check for update

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10. I have been able to manually … (tuilleadh eolais)

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10.

I have been able to manually install the latest version by installing it over the top of my current install, how can I fix the error to be sure that my browser will auto update?

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 3 mhí ó shin

Answered by James 3 mhí ó shin

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Extension appears to be corrupt

Hi, There many extensions such as: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install: Installation aborted be… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

There many extensions such as:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install:

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I am using Firefox Developper Edition, with extensions.langpacks.signatures.required set to false.

This addon, after download, installs fine as a temporary addon.

How can I install it permanently?

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 2 mhí ó shin

Answered by TyDraniu 2 mhí ó shin

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Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the Microsoft desktop. Can you do anything about this????!!’ for ‘Firefox’

bold text Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the … (tuilleadh eolais)

bold text Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the Microsoft desktop. Can you do anything about this????!!’ for ‘Firefox’

Asked by jsmith25631 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by Paul 1 bhliain ó shin

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Importing of exported 'saved logins'

I did a full reinstall of my Firefox browser because of a problem where it couldn't load some youtube diy videos (that did load in another browser). Before the reinstall … (tuilleadh eolais)

I did a full reinstall of my Firefox browser because of a problem where it couldn't load some youtube diy videos (that did load in another browser). Before the reinstall I made bookmark and saved logins backups. No problems with backup/restore of bookmarks.

Exporting saved logins works perfectly and I get a readable csv file , but importing simply doesn't work. First of all the import feature was disabled by default (?). After making the change in the settings and restarting Firefox I see the 'import from file' option in the password manager.Big dissapointment however when you click the 'import from file' option and select the exported csv file because nothing happens ! No error, no result,nothing ! I tried several csv files from earlier backups but none work. Google on the other hand can import all of my csv's without any problem ! Any help on that would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by erwin.geeroms 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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snap firefox packages for Ubuntu Core 22.

1. How to install and run Firefox browser in ubuntu Core 22? As My experiment Firefox has the snap package. But it has the dependency its works in Ubuntu 22 Desktop Edit… (tuilleadh eolais)

1. How to install and run Firefox browser in ubuntu Core 22? As My experiment Firefox has the snap package. But it has the dependency its works in Ubuntu 22 Desktop Edition.

I need the support/guidance to install and run Firefox in Ubuntu Core 22.

Asked by CheAnandKri 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by CheAnandKri 1 bhliain ó shin

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site.

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website… (tuilleadh eolais)

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/en-US/Firefox%203.6.28.dmg

Does anyone have the installer for 3.6.28 version of Mac Firefox

Asked by spikul 3 mhí ó shin

Last reply by James 3 mhí ó shin

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Cannot install 52.9.0esr on XP SP3

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is … (tuilleadh eolais)

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is required. IMO the installer is simply too strict on demanding exact version of SP ! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.9.0/system-requirements/

I went through the list of versions (thanks Mozilla that they all are still available!) and found that the last version I can install is... version... 12.0b6. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/system-requirements/

And indeed I installed 12.0b6 successfully but I would like to install 52.9.

Asked by andrzejm007 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by andrzejm007 1 bhliain ó shin

Firefox Unable to Update Automatically

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tri… (tuilleadh eolais)

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tried clicking "Learn more" on the error message but it's a dead link. Going into the settings for updates I am set to auto update, but when I manually check for updates it says "Failed to check for updates".

The help article on this issue simply tells you to download and manually reinstall Firefox, but I'm having to do this nearly every day. I work in IT myself so I know a "bandaid" workaround when I see one. Is there a solution to this issue?

Asked by exo82 3 mhí ó shin

Last reply by Paul 2 mhí ó shin

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Need help reverting to Firefox 108. I can install it no problem, but don't understand how to get all my settings back that 109 removed.

Firefox 109 is horrible and I am trying to revert to 108. I have the "Old Firefox Data" file, but have no idea how to get ALL that info back into 108. I am so very upse… (tuilleadh eolais)

Firefox 109 is horrible and I am trying to revert to 108. I have the "Old Firefox Data" file, but have no idea how to get ALL that info back into 108. I am so very upset and frustrated right now! So much wasted time. I cannot believe Mozilla did this to us with no warning!!!!!!!! I have seen some articles on how to get the info back, but I don't really understand them. I am relatively computer-savvy, but I definitely do not understand how all this works. Some "Firefox for Dummies" at this point would be greatly appreciated. I am on a PC using Windows 10 professional 64-bit with automatic updates so it's current.

Asked by ElegalEyes 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by tlist809 1 bhliain ó shin

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Unable to auto-update firefox for few versions in a row (have to download installer every time)

I am not sure when exactly problem started but for few months I have problem with automatic update of firefox. It properly detects update and downloads it but when I clic… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am not sure when exactly problem started but for few months I have problem with automatic update of firefox. It properly detects update and downloads it but when I click to restart browser and apply update (this should close browser and display update install bar) nothing happens - browser simply closes. When I launch it again and go into "about firefox" again I see spinning circle next to "installing update". Of course this update never installs. When I close it for 2nd time and go into "about firefox" it goes back to "update ready to install, click to restart" - and again, when I click it browser simply closes without restarting and installing update. I tried removing my profile, using safe mode, disabling antivirus. Issue seems to be related to firefox itself. I also tried removing mozilla maintenance service but it did not help. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? For now only way for me to update firefox is manually download full installer from website and then it installs latest version without any problems - until next month comes and I have to update it again.

Asked by Piterk 4 mhí ó shin

Answered by Piterk 3 mhí ó shin

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Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (tuilleadh eolais)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 1 mhí ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 mhí ó shin

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Startup downloads

I've been experiencing weird downloads whenever I startup firefox. My antivirus prevents the download, and says that firefox.exe is the application responsible. I will in… (tuilleadh eolais)

I've been experiencing weird downloads whenever I startup firefox. My antivirus prevents the download, and says that firefox.exe is the application responsible. I will include an image of the antivirus(Kaspersky) report. Deleting and reinstalling firefox seemed to fix the problem, but it returned after sometime; even when I just used youtube on firefox(I've tried this atleast 3 different times now). I am not sure if this is caused by one of my extensions, or if there is something else I've done to cause this. I'd just like to know if there is a way to fix it?

Asked by lagami056 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 1 bhliain ó shin

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Importing data from another browser

I'd like to import my Seamonkey profile data to Firefox, but Firefox doesn't recognize Seamonkey or its data. How can I do this? I'd like to keep my Firefox data synced t… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'd like to import my Seamonkey profile data to Firefox, but Firefox doesn't recognize Seamonkey or its data. How can I do this? I'd like to keep my Firefox data synced to Seamonkey, and maybe synced the other way too. And I'd like Thunderbird to be able to sync to the Seamonkey email data too, for what it's worth. I thought the importing of data when Firefox starts would take care of importing SM data but it doesn't. Are there any commandline options for running Firefox that would get the importing done? I sure don't want to mess around with a huge html bookmarks file and there's other data in Seamonkey besides bookmarks that should be imported too. Help!

Asked by democritus7 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by Terry 1 bhliain ó shin

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Profile cannot be loaded - Tried all advice I can find already

Windows 10 - 22 H2 - All updates applied AMD Ryzen 7950x + DDR5 64GB RAM + 3090 RTX GPU + Plenty of Disk Space Firefox Hi, To get myself off MS Edge (as its Chromium … (tuilleadh eolais)

Windows 10 - 22 H2 - All updates applied AMD Ryzen 7950x + DDR5 64GB RAM + 3090 RTX GPU + Plenty of Disk Space Firefox

Hi,

To get myself off MS Edge (as its Chromium based), I've come back to FF. But after I tried installing firefox standard and even the Extended Support Release I can not run it for the first time - I get this error

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I've followed the advice in the help pages, but it hasnt fixed the issue

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-remove-switch-firefox-profiles#w_start-the-profile-manager-when-firefox-is-closed

The same happens when I run

firefox -p

The firefox App Data folder contains no profile file at all....

C:\Users\marcu\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

Just

2022-11-14 12:49 PM <DIR> Crash Reports 2022-11-14 12:46 PM <DIR> Pending Pings

Inside crash reports is an empty events folder, and two crash report instance files (once for each attempt to start up FF) For example

InstallTime20221104133228

The above crash file conatins

1668458789

I've tried uininstalling and wiping all files, and I wanted to try an old versions BUT the link on the page is dead

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/ - Gives me 404

Do I have some service not running that this relies on ?

Asked by marcusobrien 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by marcusobrien 1 bhliain ó shin

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Default Browser

I have Firefox installed and set as my default browser and yet my Registry shows the following: Open with Application Issue "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.e… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have Firefox installed and set as my default browser and yet my Registry shows the following: Open with Application Issue "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1 HKCR\ftp\shell\open Open with Application Issue "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1 HKCR\htmlfile\shell\open Open with Application Issue "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome HKCR\VisioViewer.Viewer\shell\open

Since Firefox is set as my default browser I would have expected to see Firefox here in these registry entries as my default browser in lieu of Internet Explorer. However, if I delete those Registry entries, it then breaks any embedded links in MS Programs such as Outlook mail and Excel. I have I.E as non-active (i.e. unchecked in Programs) but the system still seems to rely on I.E for opening any embedded links. Any suggestions as to how to fix this problem would be appreciated.

Asked by Sandgroper48 2 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by Sandgroper48 2 bhliain ó shin

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Retrieving passwords and bookmarks from hdd windows 10 for a new windows 11 computer

My Windows 10 computer died. I bought a new Windows 11 laptop and a device to connect my old hdd to the new laptop as an external device to retrieve my data. I’ve spent… (tuilleadh eolais)

My Windows 10 computer died. I bought a new Windows 11 laptop and a device to connect my old hdd to the new laptop as an external device to retrieve my data. I’ve spent two days trying to migrate the old profile both the whole folder and selected parts and have had nothing but frustration. Any guidance would be hugely appreciated. I only really care about passwords and bookmarks. Locations and file names seem to not be anywhere the same on the two hdd’s.

Asked by mjosterweil 2 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by mjosterweil 1 bhliain ó shin

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windows 8.1 ongoing mozilla support 2023

Hello, I am still using windows 8.1 64bit & refuse windows 10, due to high risk privacy, yes predictable hollow words are said, BUT is Microsoft, a greedy un-scruple… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello, I am still using windows 8.1 64bit & refuse windows 10, due to high risk privacy, yes predictable hollow words are said, BUT is Microsoft, a greedy un-scrupled money making, money hungry corporate entity, wants us to willing give it our private details voluntarily or under thin layer of extortion.

Hence my sticking to windows 8.1 as I have certain control, mainly updates.

Will Mozilla browsers be specifically supporting older operating systems like windows 8.1 into the coming years, not just months, e.g. until January 2023

Yes is a blunt question, but is eluded against in other responses, maybe is Microsoft buy out to sacrifice mozilla loyal users or similar, same query is for Brave browser. Mozilla I think is last Bastian for decency & morality, a leader in justice & honour.

Asked by rustyfacebook 1 bhliain ó shin

Last reply by James 1 bhliain ó shin