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Clone (not move) profile to second pc - without confusing Sync

Hi there, i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2; Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused we… (read more)

Hi there,

i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2;

Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused weird sync issues, as the system thought my PC2 was PC1 as vice versa.

So, is it possible to copy my entire profile with all addons/settings, BUT, make "Sync" recognize it as a NEW pc ?


Thank you in advance :-)

Asked by Davide 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When I download pdf file from FF it tries to convert the file to a Word document

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "W… (read more)

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics."

I went to Settings - General - Applications, went down Contents list to Portable Document Format (PDF), and tried the various settings under the Action column, to include "Save File," "Always Ask," "Use Acrobat Adobe 2020." None of these worked or made any difference. I open numerous .pdf files every day and I need to be able to just click on them in the website and have them open in my Adobe Acrobat program - as they have up until today. What do I have to do to fix this? I am using Version 102.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by starjazz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox and Chrome open and close almost immediately on brand new computer (Windows 11)

As said in the title, both Firefox, Firefox DE and Chrome will open and crash/close instantly on my new Lenovo Legion PC with Windows 11 installed on it. Only Edge works,… (read more)

As said in the title, both Firefox, Firefox DE and Chrome will open and crash/close instantly on my new Lenovo Legion PC with Windows 11 installed on it. Only Edge works, and so far I've tried a lot of solutions : -Restart PC -Uninstall, delete files and fresh install both programs -The MSCONFIG thing and unchecking start programs -Every update Windows update recommended me -Entire new windows install, without any linking with my previous pc (which had the same problem two times already, both fixed by returning to a previous version of windows)

I believed it was a ram problem with my previous pc because it was old, but this one is completely new and has the same problem, while there's nothing except my microsoft account that is common to both PCs

I'm completely lost, help me please (writing this on another PC)

Asked by matderoubaix 1 year ago

Answered by matderoubaix 1 year ago

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Update to foxfire and logins and passwords are gone and I cannot add them back in

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but … (read more)

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but it will not hold any logins or passwords in memory

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Asked by jaysea5413 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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why is ff failing to import anything from MS Edge?

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import ev… (read more)

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import everything into Chrome or from Chrome to MSE, but NOTHING will import into ff from any other browser.

Asked by lolaiii 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Just concern: I think there is something wrong with your webpage or certificate I guess

I don't have time and effort to describe the scenario as I am getting sleepy. But I have pics to describe what I have experienced. But having that experience, I felt star… (read more)

I don't have time and effort to describe the scenario as I am getting sleepy. But I have pics to describe what I have experienced. But having that experience, I felt started to hesitate downloading your installer of mozilla firefox but I nahhed it to continue installing until I successfully installed mozilla firefox.

EXAMPLES OF URL WITH SAME EXPERIENCE:

MICROSOFT EDGE: https://cdn.stubdownloader.services.mozilla.com/builds/firefox-stub/en-US/win/3939fc619c92d2815b531fb111838420a073643482c5036670ddaeba36f1cc79/Firefox%20Installer.exe

GOOGLE CHROME: https://stubdownloader.services.mozilla.com/?attribution_code=c291cmNlPShub3Qgc2V0KSZtZWRpdW09KGRpcmVjdCkmY2FtcGFpZ249KG5vdCBzZXQpJmNvbnRlbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJmV4cGVyaW1lbnQ9KG5vdCBzZXQpJnZhcmlhdGlvbj0obm90IHNldCkmdWE9Y2hyb21lJnZpc2l0X2lkPTE2NzgzNDgyODMuMTY0ODczOTQ0Mw..&attribution_sig=380ddd133c31ec40f8c51acb6a79d9db8985f0ae84092734780c578740e33547&lang=en-US&os=win&product=firefox-stub

I just concern.

Asked by Alex 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Stop auto-download for Version 98.0.1 (64-bit)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I op… (read more)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I opened Setting>Download but there is no disable button or checkbox for that. Please help me. Thank you in advance.

Asked by miszluuna 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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unable to get out of S mode in Windows

I bought this laptop because it had Windows 10 so I could download firefox, The laptop immediately updated to Windows 11, no way to stop it. I am locked out of my microso… (read more)

I bought this laptop because it had Windows 10 so I could download firefox, The laptop immediately updated to Windows 11, no way to stop it. I am locked out of my microsoft account, have been for years. How do I get firefox downloaded ?

Asked by RevJim 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Firefox can't download file to mounted ntfs device. Instead it creates thousands of empty files

Hello. Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thous… (read more)

Hello.

Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thousands of empty files. Once it was 10001 or 10003 other time it was 20000 of files. I tried private-window, no change. I have removed all add-ons - no change.

For example i was trying to download https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/stable-virtio/virtio-win.iso and i ended with (only few last lines):

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9989.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9990.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9991.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9992.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9993.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9994.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9995.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9996.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9997.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-99.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest.exe

I can download the same source files to the same location with other browsers without problems. Thank You for Your help!

Asked by Mar Brz 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Windows 7 upgraded to 10, still stuck with ESR Extended Support Releases

I upgraded my system from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Thought Firefox would automatically change from the ESR version to the standard (release?) version but it hasn't. Ho… (read more)

I upgraded my system from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Thought Firefox would automatically change from the ESR version to the standard (release?) version but it hasn't.

How do I move to the standard Firefox from ESR?

Asked by firefoxforums 4 months ago

Answered by James 4 months ago

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Migrate from Chrome

Trying to retire the Google surveillance tool, Chrome, by using Firefox. Ugh, if y'all want to encourage this someone should really look at how this is done! I got bookm… (read more)

Trying to retire the Google surveillance tool, Chrome, by using Firefox. Ugh, if y'all want to encourage this someone should really look at how this is done!

I got bookmarks moved and prefs setup. Importing extensions is really nice--thanks FF devs--but a feature of Chrome I use every day is the set of icons on the new tab/home page/startup page. It is super easy to customize on Chrome but I can find no way to do so in Firefox. These icons have no label on the page and are right under the search bar--see image.

I have spent most of the morning following unhelpful links about android or mentioning menu options that do not exist. I am using FF 119 on macOS.

Thanks to the community for help!

Asked by pat102 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Import Extensions from Chrome

Anyone know if there is a way to import Google Chrome extensions into Firefox. I am moving over and want to make it easy. When I search all I get is bookmarks which I kno… (read more)

Anyone know if there is a way to import Google Chrome extensions into Firefox. I am moving over and want to make it easy. When I search all I get is bookmarks which I know how to do.

TIA!

Ron

Asked by Ron 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Restore bookmarks from account

Hi, I recently reinstalled windows, before that I wanted to make a backup of my data from firefox, addons, bookmarks, history and cookies. When I looked into google it re… (read more)

Hi, I recently reinstalled windows, before that I wanted to make a backup of my data from firefox, addons, bookmarks, history and cookies. When I looked into google it redirected me to this page https://support.mozilla.org/pl/kb/firefox-backup-danych-przechodzenie-na-nowe-urzadzenie Great! I thought. I was logged in, synchronized and was ready to go. After installing new windows, I downloaded firefox, logged in, and nothing... no button to restore my addons or any data. So I searched far and wide and still didn't find anything. Please tell me how to restore my data it was synced.

Asked by tobi1560 4 months ago

Answered by Paul 4 months ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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how to download and install an older version of Firefox

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgra… (read more)

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgrade so I don't want an even more overloaded/uses up more CPU, etc., version of Firefox. I don't have complex needs in a browser, so some of the "upgrades" haven't been useful for me or have made using FF more difficult.

  I found a list of what I guess are older versions but no information was provided on how to choose a version of say v. 110, to make sure it's the right one for my laptop and/desktop (or the one that will work w/the fewest problems) that it's in English, etc.   
  My impression is that FF is mostly worked on by people who have a variety of needs & interests so increasing sophistication is what they want and that's fine, I'd like to keep using FF w/my current machines, w/as simple a version ,ie., useful for an unsophisticated user.    Is that possible?    If so, I'd like to upgrade to 110 64 bit or perhaps 111 64 bit unless either or both had huge security holes, etc and many users found they weren't very functional.   I do have security software.

Asked by azure7 6 months ago

Last reply by azure7 5 months ago

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Can't bring up firefox

This morning when I exited firefox and then tried to bring it up again (windows10) I got an error message Error Platform version 118.0.1 is not compatible with … (read more)

This morning when I exited firefox and then tried to bring it up again (windows10) I got an error message

Error Platform version 118.0.1 is not compatible with

       MinVersion >= 118.0
       MaxVersion >= 118.0

I have a lot of of Important Book Marks and don't have the bookmarks backed up any where.

I don't remember updating Firefox this morning but could have.

How do I fix and at the same time retain my bookmarks an other information from 118.0 I have a different version an older version Firefox installed on my computer (115.0.2) which I only use for google voice - I am using this installation to ask this question.

Thanks,

Asked by Gordon Denler 5 months ago

Answered by Gordon Denler 5 months ago