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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (read more)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 31 minutes ago

Loss of Java with latest FF 79 upgrade

After installing FF 79, we lost the ability to properly view material that require Java script. We verified that Java script was still enabled - it is. Chrome works perfe… (read more)

After installing FF 79, we lost the ability to properly view material that require Java script. We verified that Java script was still enabled - it is. Chrome works perfectly on the same items. This situation created an unknowing error on our part, in that, trying to go back to 78.02, we ran into a compatibility issue with the profiles folder / files. Saving the profiles in 79 stamps them accordingly, and will not allow that folder to be used on 78.02. That unleashed 2 day's worth of struggle to get back to 78.02 with everything we had customized, plus our bookmarks. We found this compatibility issue very hard to crack using the FF help system, but eventually we succeeded by manually creating a "new folder", and copy / pasting all the files, deleting the compatibility.ini. We then invoked this default New Folder and got back to normal. And yes, Java-based items are working normally again. There seems to be no grumbling on the web (at least, as yet) about what we regard as a bug, but we did waste a couple of days on this, and are now carefully "Not now"-ing the update to 79 message, until more info is available and a fix is offered.

Asked by rnjbailey 1 day ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 hours ago

[Sorry. We’ve locked your account.] Brand new account got locked because I couldn't receive the confirmation e-mail as the e-mail was still unusable

Today I switched the Firefox Sync account from old one to new one (just personal hobby, won't use the old e-mail anymore). I received this message: "The confirmation emai… (read more)

Today I switched the Firefox Sync account from old one to new one (just personal hobby, won't use the old e-mail anymore). I received this message: "The confirmation email we sent to ******@********* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data. If this is a valid email address, let us know and we can help unlock your account." because the new e-mail was inactive for 48hrs so. It was my bad, I registered the new e-mail to Firefox Sync not long after it was made, so I have to wait for 48hrs till it is usable (provider's policy). Err... I'm not sure if the e-mail I wrote got auto-censor or not, so I censored it myself. I can give it to you whom concern later, if necessary. But I don't get the point here. How can you protect my Firefox data if it is just a whole new account that even not login successfully first time, still waiting for e-mail verification?

Asked by ftwh 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Emre Turunç 6 hours ago

command + C

Hello! I want to start using firefox instead of chrome, but there is a strange problem — i can't copy. Command+C doesn't work, I can do it only by right click or if I cho… (read more)

Hello! I want to start using firefox instead of chrome, but there is a strange problem — i can't copy. Command+C doesn't work, I can do it only by right click or if I choose "copy" from "edit" in menu bar. But of course i used to command+C. Everything good with other shortcuts. What could be the problem?

Asked by sairenso 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

Firefox 78 (PC, 64bit W10) pauses after pressing return

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but the current version of Firefox is painfully slow to respond after hitting "return".....

If I type in the URL box, or something in the search box (being old fashioned I still use the search box in the middle of the screen, I don't like typing in the URL box no matter how much "they" highlight it) when I hit return NOTHING HAPPENS (at least for a while!). Initially I thought I had a faulty keyboard, or that I was hitting shift by mistake, but when I started being more careful and taking note I realised that the slowness is Firefox. It can take several seconds of zero apparent activity before the two dots start flashing in the tab header.

The machine is high spec, not under load, and no other applications seem to be suffering. I do accept that the high latency means that transactions take some time, but the delay appears to be before Firefox starts doing anything - the screen does not change, no alternating dots in the tab header, nothing happening in the tab footer etc. I've repeatedly found myself pressing return again, thinking I missed!!

Is this a "new feature"? Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

Asked by Andrew 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Default browser

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow. I am getting really skeptical about any ne… (read more)

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow.

I am getting really skeptical about any new updates from you guys.

How do I get my list of browsers back, specfically Google?!

Asked by Crothlind 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

never remember saved password for a web site

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have al… (read more)

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have also added to there saved passwords and it will not save or show password. also when i put address in for show logins it will only show site and no extra letter or numbers for site that i typed in. why won't it let save site name as i typed it in, i have also cut / copied / paste the exact name or site i want to save and it still only shows site up to the .com and nothing else after it. i have removed Firefox and save in and reinstalled it and same thing keeps happening. looked all over help and nothing works. thanks for the help and stay safe out there.

Asked by dudeininin 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (read more)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by firefox195 1 week ago

Last reply by ritusgrin 3 days ago

Firefox on Windows 10 keeps on failing updates

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an er… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows 10 Pro build 19041.388 Bootcamped on a MacBook Pro. Every time there is a Firefox upgrade available, it downloads but then gives an error message "Update Failed", requiring a manual download and install. What can I do to automate the update installs? Thank you.

Asked by rmk9785e 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

How Best to Restore to Previous Profile After Installing Old Version of Firefox

The latest update to Firefox broke an Add-on that I rely on.  I have spoken to the app developer and they are working on the problem but it is as yet unresolved.  In the … (read more)

The latest update to Firefox broke an Add-on that I rely on.  I have spoken to the app developer and they are working on the problem but it is as yet unresolved.  In the meantime I downloaded the last version of Firefox (vs. 78.0.2) to use while, hopefully, a fix is found. When I installed this there was a notification suggesting that using an older version of Firefox could corrupt my Firefox data and recommending I create a new profile, which I granted. However the new profile is useless without all my tabs and other data. What is the best way to restore my default profile? Can I just delete the new one?

Asked by wynden 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Using google

Using google to search online I have started to get this page almost every time I type in a search word. (About this page Our systems have detected unusual traffic from y… (read more)

Using google to search online I have started to get this page almost every time I type in a search word. (About this page

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?

IP address: 92.40.187.37 Time: 2020-08-01T13:05:50Z URL: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=dvla+tax)

then I have to go thru a series of pictures choosing squares with traphic lights or buses to prove I am not a robot.

the only thing that has changed in my house is that I am now connecting using my iphone as a hotspot. this does not happen if I use Google Chrome as my browser.

Thanks

Steve

Asked by stevefletch5 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Problems with downloads in Firefox

When downloading large files (independent from particular website) the download only runs when I move the mouse. When I do not move the mouse, download stalls. But conti… (read more)

When downloading large files (independent from particular website) the download only runs when I move the mouse. When I do not move the mouse, download stalls. But continues upon moving mouse. This is of course very annoying for large and long downloads, since one has to sit and move the mouse all the time in order for the download to progress and finish.

Asked by alfred.holzwarth 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Issues with commenting and texting on Facebook and Youtube, youtube notifications never loading in.

Youtube sends me an error message whenewer I try to comment, so I can't comment, writing the comments or a text message on Facebook or Youtube reacts delayed to my keystr… (read more)

Youtube sends me an error message whenewer I try to comment, so I can't comment, writing the comments or a text message on Facebook or Youtube reacts delayed to my keystrokes and my Youtube notifications load forever and I never get any notifications at all as well. I don't have the same issue with Chrome, I tried switching off every extension and getting my privacy and cookie settings to the least strict, nothing did the trick. The above issues don't present themselves on Chrome.

Asked by joo.a.gergo 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

App ribbon blocks bottom of working screen.

The ribbon at the bottom of the screen with the logos for the various programs usually drops so I can see the full screen but for gmail and whatsapp it stays up so I cann… (read more)

The ribbon at the bottom of the screen with the logos for the various programs usually drops so I can see the full screen but for gmail and whatsapp it stays up so I cannot see the send button in Gmail of the write box in Whatsapp. Any ideas?

Asked by pjdriv 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago