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How can I stop the misleading available update message in Firefox ESR?

Hello, We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing: When we start Firefox an update Message with the green u… (read more)

Hello,

We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing:

When we start Firefox an update Message with the green update now arrow appears in the menu and as popup. It leads to the actual non-ESR Version of Firefox that is not wanted. When looking at the about Firefox page it shows that the used Version of Firefox is the current (ESR) one and doesn't need the update. I can't find the setting that stops Firefox ESR from checking the normal update Channel for the Update notifications.

every help or hint is appreciated,

with best regards, Martin

Asked by m.liebe 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

when openinig firefox the logo is displaying like something

the browser is crashing and its taking too much memory and storage even though I have minimized memory usage through about:memory>minimize memory usage but no use afte… (read more)

the browser is crashing and its taking too much memory and storage even though I have minimized memory usage through about:memory>minimize memory usage but no use after few days it the logo is not displaying its displaying like in the figure attached and another thing is its taking tooo much time to open browser and also to load the page even though the net speed is good

Asked by luckyjuly1947 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

HD Youtube videos stutter on only the current Firefox (in my case 78 esr)

Only one Browser has problems with HD videos (1080p + above) on youtube: Firefox in the most current version. I have tested so far only the one current latest version of … (read more)

Only one Browser has problems with HD videos (1080p + above) on youtube: Firefox in the most current version.

I have tested so far only the one current latest version of the ESR branch (78.3.x). But as visible from thousands of articles to this very particular problem (when i search the community help database for "Youtube videos stutter" i get multiple thousands of entries - i read only a handful of them to realize that they are all "closed" and not a single one "solved"), this problem persists since multiple years now.

I have a very old PC by my side with a very old Firefox (benchmark wise slower than my current PC by a factor of at least 3) ESR 52.9, which is able to play the same videos in the same HD resolution without the slightest stutter.

The drivers on that old system are - naturally - outdated by half a decade. THAT OLD OUTDATED system with THAT OLD OUTDATED Firefox is well able to play even multiple HD videos side by side. With-OUT any stutter.

Thus, you can easily deduce by logical reasoning that nighter any outdating of drivers whatsoever nor any outdating of anything else on the system, be it hardware wise or software wise, CAN AT ALL be the culprit of that stuttering.

While the former holds true, what you actually find in the communities help are completely useless and irrational tips of "upgrading the browser to the last version", "upgrading drivers" or "reinstalling any software" or the like.

Let me be clear: Nothing of the latter will ever help in overcoming the stuttering of current firefoxes at all. The only one measure that will help here is to revise the code that is underlying the video pipe.

Since the stuttering regularly only begins after about one to two minutes into the videos, it is strongly suggestive that something in the memory management - probably in the way resources becoming freed after use - is accumulating over time until the stuttering begins. Badly managed garbage collection, perhaps?

Asked by White-Gandalf 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

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… (read more)

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 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Fiirefox

How to open a link from a search page in a new tab? A pain going back to search page to get another link. Sometimes I want 2 or 3+ links open & can't do it unless co… (read more)

How to open a link from a search page in a new tab? A pain going back to search page to get another link. Sometimes I want 2 or 3+ links open & can't do it unless copy the address & paste in a blank tab.

Asked by Clement 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

FireFox lockups

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only t… (read more)

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only thing i can do is kill the process or reboot but the problem just keeps coming back without fail. I`m using deb 10.6 with a dell i5 4th, gen with plenty of ram and hdd space, it`s a new install at that only about a week old. I have noticed this has been a problem with FF ever since i started using it many years ago.\ The others are all the same, it seems that people and companies don`t take much pride in their work anymore. You see this everywhere not just with FF.

I also noticed that when "Share Data" is checked Wikipedia is mentioned, this site is so subjective it is not allowed to be used by any University student for research so why it it doing being used here ? The other problem is if plugin info can be seen and recorded why are extensions allowed in the store that supposedly block this info from being collected when they don`t work, this feature proves it, if it's supposed to be blocked then it would not be published in the form even after clicking "Share Data" clicking anything is irreverent it should be blocked no matter what.

Asked by Adam 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Restore open tabs due to loss of power - MacBook Pro

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visi… (read more)

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visible). It returned, but unable to restore closed tabs (as I've done in the past) - History shows it to be "empty." I've spent hours searching Mozilla Support...can anyone please help? These 8-10 tabs must be somewhere!

Asked by DriskillMoody 1 week ago

Last reply by Shivarama 1 week ago

Streaming problem

I can no longer stream CBS All Access. They are saying that I have some kind of ad blocking problem in my software therefore they cannot play movies with their ads. Fir… (read more)

I can no longer stream CBS All Access. They are saying that I have some kind of ad blocking problem in my software therefore they cannot play movies with their ads. Firefox recently did a download on Nov. 18. It was 78.5 Oesr. Could that be the problem? Does 78.5 Oesr have some kind of an ad blocker? If so, how can I uninstall it?

Asked by Greg 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

closing popup last - broken restore previous session

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting. this is not the first time because sometime i … (read more)

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting.

this is not the first time because sometime i forget to close the popups first...

Asked by philipp.ewald 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Privacy settings change from Standard to Custom

Whenever I restart my computer, my privacy settings in Firefox change from Standard to Custom. I want it to stay to Standard and I don't know why it's changing. Any ideas… (read more)

Whenever I restart my computer, my privacy settings in Firefox change from Standard to Custom. I want it to stay to Standard and I don't know why it's changing. Any ideas?

Asked by dajen002 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How to disable AutoUpdate

Hi there, Every time Firefox updates it crashes the work that I am doing on my websites and I have to restart again. In occassions, it makes my extension to stop working… (read more)

Hi there,

Every time Firefox updates it crashes the work that I am doing on my websites and I have to restart again. In occassions, it makes my extension to stop working properly, which is more annoying cause Firefox is just a tool and the extensions are the only reason why I stay in Firefox and I do not switch to Chrome.

In the past, you could select when to update, that is I updated when I wanted and I had time and not in the middle of a process or line of daily tasks.

I have Ubuntu, and I select the repositories that I want to update everytime. It is time consuming, but I do not want to risk that Lastpass stop working and I have to look for other ways to findout my passwords.

Is there anyway to disable update in Firefox as it was in the past and made me very happy?

This post https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1199816 opted as solution "There is no reason to use an old version of Firefox"... well, congratulations for not thinking on your clients, that is a terrible response cause to take the power of your users to update whenever they want and take it for yourself.

Anyway, I will switch to Chrome as it does not autoupdate unless I want. Thanks

Thanks,

                Carlos

Asked by carlosdiaz 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How to make back button work with youtube?

I've recently encountered a problem that apparently appeared in the past for other users but not for me. It happens in youtube and not always. Back button plays the same … (read more)

I've recently encountered a problem that apparently appeared in the past for other users but not for me. It happens in youtube and not always. Back button plays the same video instead of previous one.

(Most but not all) steps to repro: 1. Open a video on youtube. 2. Play some of it then go to another video on that page. 3. Play a bit then depress browser back button.

Expected outcome: A. Browser displays previous address of video in the address bar. B. Browser displays the page (video) corresponding to previous address.

Actual outcome: A. Browser displays previous address of video in the address bar. B. Browser displays the same page (video), i.e. of current address. C. The "history" stack in the back button is updated as if it had worked.

Asked by Mo_Firefo_User 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Can not open you tube

Can not open this page in CentoS 8 (firefox browser 78.4.0esr (64-bit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm8vYnL8RkM&feature=youtu.be But, with the same version of fire… (read more)

Can not open this page in CentoS 8 (firefox browser 78.4.0esr (64-bit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm8vYnL8RkM&feature=youtu.be

But, with the same version of firefox, I can see this page in Window/Ubuntu OS

Asked by majumder.gobinda 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Transferring bookmarks & passwords from FF 81.0.2 on old pc to FF 78.4.0ESR on new PC

I have FF 81.0.2 running on a PC I'm replacing. I prefer ESR, since not so many upgrades. Installed 78.4.0ESR on the new PC & tried copying the contents of the 81 pro… (read more)

I have FF 81.0.2 running on a PC I'm replacing. I prefer ESR, since not so many upgrades. Installed 78.4.0ESR on the new PC & tried copying the contents of the 81 profile folder into the ESR profile folder, deleting all the content of the ESR profile folder 1st. When I try opening the ESR install, it tells me "profile contains old content, set up new profile." For the PW's, I tried copying & replacing key4.db, signons.sqlite & logins.json in the ESR profile, still no PW's or logins in the ESR. All I really need in the ESR from the 81 are the bookmarks (thousands) & passwords (about 400). There MUST be some way to do this! Thanks in advance!

Asked by tryz539jbx 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago