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How to silently update firefox on a schedule

As an administrator we want to keep our software up-to-date. We have a weekly vulnerability scan that identifies Firefox as needing updates. I haven't found a clear ful… (read more)

As an administrator we want to keep our software up-to-date. We have a weekly vulnerability scan that identifies Firefox as needing updates. I haven't found a clear full article that shows how to make that happen. Environment: Windows image is set with multiple browsers to support various products, one of them being Firefox. Users may or may not use Firefox. If they use it on a regular basis, the product is typically up-to-date. If the person doesn't use Firefox, the product isn't kept up to date.

For a test I downloaded and installed Firefox 68.12.00 ESR and created a policies.json file on my Windows laptop, placing it a newly created distribution folder in my Firefox program folder. My vulnerability report is flagging that. I need the software updated. I'm not using Firefox, it's just installed.

From my reading, much is unclear. 1.) How do I get auto updates to run on a set schedule that require no intervention and keep Firefox up-to-date? Where is the program to silently does the update? How to schedule it? Do I need a policy? 2..) Do I need a specific version (ESR) of Firefox to do this or can I use it with all versions of Firefox (Desktop, RR, ESR)?

Do you have a document that takes the administrator from beginning to end on such a automated process? Where is it?

Asked by scott.regnier 2 months ago

Issue with youtube

Hi there, I have recently reinstalled my windows, and kept all firefox data so i can move them over, my acc is synced too. I have noticed that when i try to watch live s… (read more)

Hi there,

I have recently reinstalled my windows, and kept all firefox data so i can move them over, my acc is synced too.

I have noticed that when i try to watch live streams on youtube the vidoe works for 1/4 of a second and then goes into endless buffering, i had this on 2/5 different youtubers, however when ive checked different streams they were working totally fine. Watching live streams on twitch is 0 issues, all works totally perfect.

Today i wanted to subscribe to one youtuber and it comes up as unable to subscribe due to session expired, and below is sign in, weird thing is i was logged on so not sure what the problem is.

I have even removed all appdata folders related to firefox, switched off sync, did fresh install, and same streams did same thing, to add i was not even logged on to my google acc.

If someone can help me out here it would be GREAT!!!

PLEASE :)

Asked by maciej.wroblewski96 2 months ago

Lastpass no longer working in Firefox?

I have been using the Lastpass add-on in Firefox for years without issue and all the sudden in the past couple of days I have click the add-on and login but that is it. … (read more)

I have been using the Lastpass add-on in Firefox for years without issue and all the sudden in the past couple of days I have click the add-on and login but that is it.

I can no longer click on the add-on icon to bring up the drop down that allows to search for sites or to pull up the saved entries for the page I am on. The attached screenshot shows what happens when you click on the icon, it highlights and a tab appears like it is popping open the drop down, but it doesn't appear...or looks almost like it is hidden behind the page....

It no longer shows the auto-fill icons in the sign in fields on saved pages.

I removed the add-on, went to the mozilla add-on page and reinstalled it and no luck, same results.

I even went to just log into Lastpass.com and everytime I go to sign in the tab crashes and I can't even access the website. The other attached image is what I get after attempting to log into Lastpass.com, restoring the tab just brings me back to the login page, where I log in again and then the tab crashes again.

I have tried shutting off my computer and restarting. I'm not sure what else to try.

Does this have something to do with the lastest update it just installed? Anyone else experiencing this and have a fix?

Asked by jennawaites 2 months ago

log in to Yahoo

I am running a very slim firefox. Yahoo seems to not like this at all. The problems started over a year ago. When I try to log in, I get through to the password box but t… (read more)

I am running a very slim firefox. Yahoo seems to not like this at all. The problems started over a year ago. When I try to log in, I get through to the password box but then it stalls until it just stops trying. I'm then stuck at the password page and nothing. If,, I should be able to get to my mail box, when I try to open a massage, Yahoo tries to cancel and send me back to the original yahoo mail box system. An update to firefox had fixed this for about three months. Now it's back with a vengeance. I am a big fan of mozilla and it's security. I contribute on occasion and will continue. Yahoo is the only problem. Yahoo had also caused issues with edge. It prevented login until the adds had loaded. Unfortunately for me, I'm very heavily tied to yahoo as my primary email. I am considering a much more secure email box. Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks for your consideration. John Palm

Asked by johnp0347 2 months ago

Clicking the "show more bookmarks" double arrow puts the list on the wrong monitor and scaled incorrectly.

Within the bookmarks toolbar, when I click the "show more bookmarks" double arrow on the RHS of the firefox window, it displays the bookmark list on the wrong monitor. T… (read more)

Within the bookmarks toolbar, when I click the "show more bookmarks" double arrow on the RHS of the firefox window, it displays the bookmark list on the wrong monitor. The scale is also wrong (it's very large, because, I assume, it's matching the scaling of my laptop monitor, not the scaling of my monitor which is much larger).

Asked by joshua.levin1 2 months ago

Months of being forced to use Chrome for Gmail - Still need Help!

Hopefully, you kind folks can help with a battle I've had every day or the last 2 months, and appreciate your diligence in resolving it. If you look at my last question o… (read more)

Hopefully, you kind folks can help with a battle I've had every day or the last 2 months, and appreciate your diligence in resolving it.

If you look at my last question of June 7th, there's no change in what happens in my effort to remain signed in with any Gmail account (one at a time or multiples at a time. And this still remains the only site I have access problems with. Google Chrome, is what I am forced to use and hate to use, but is my only refuge for Gmail, and it keeps me signed in indefinitely.

Attached, please find the error message I get just before it kicks me out 100% of the time, which can be in 10 seconds or a few minutes.

I'm even thinking, there may be a problem with how my computer is synced to my phone that has gmail access, but that only affects Firefox and not Chrome. But I never tried syncing Firefox with anything, but let's test my far out theory anyways, and I'll try it last.

Hoping we can put this one to bed finally.

Thank you!

Asked by cvmenn 2 months ago

My inbox will not show pictures? but the other web browsers will

For whatever reason while on FireFox when I log into my yahoo mail and try to open a email the pictures within the email will not show?. So I contacted Yahoo and they in… (read more)

  • For whatever reason while on FireFox when I log into my yahoo mail and try to open a email the pictures within the email will not show?. So I contacted Yahoo and they informed me that it is a FireFox problem. And I have to agree because all of my other browsers while in my Yahoo account will show my pictures when I open them but (NOT!!!) my FireFox so can someone help me? or will I have to wait for a update to fix this mess?.

Asked by icestation00 2 months ago

How to Request Use of Firefox for Roku Be Available for Operating Systems in Addition to Android

Does anyone know of a process to request the Firefox app for Roku be expanded to work with additional devices running additional operating systems (currently it only work… (read more)

Does anyone know of a process to request the Firefox app for Roku be expanded to work with additional devices running additional operating systems (currently it only works with Android devices.) I have decided to kick Google to the curb over what I consider excessive invasive privacy practices with Chromecast devices & am looking for an another mechanism to stream from the computers in the house to the TV. At this point it does not matter which operating system is used as my wife has a MacBook & I have a PC that is dual-boot (Linux [Ubuntu but I am willing to consider some other distros] & Windows.)

Asked by Steven-of-Indiana 2 months ago

Amazon not working properly with FF80 now

When using the Amazon website, when I click accounts and lists, it says page not found. It works fine in Safari. Since FF80 came out, many addons have been having trouble… (read more)

When using the Amazon website, when I click accounts and lists, it says page not found.

It works fine in Safari.

Since FF80 came out, many addons have been having trouble. Such as speeddial, where I've been in contact with the developer and he's says there'll be an update in 2 weeks to fix it.

Adblock was playing up, allowing acceptable ads, not allowing access to prefs from the toolbar icon's gear, and only sometimes allowing access to prefs from FF-Tools-Addons.

But today that is working.

Amazon had been working fine until today, when it wanted to use those annoying "I'm not a robot" things to get me to sign in again. I rang up. Cleared cookies etc. But still had the problem.

I had addons that re-directed me from amazon to smile.amazon

I've disabled that. I've also disabled the Tampermonkey addon which I'd used to redirect to smile.amazon {and also remove Youtube end cards.}

But still, when I'm on amazon, and I click on accounts and lists, it says page not found.

I can hover the cursor over the accounts and lists bit, and from there I can get to my lists, orders, etc.

But still not my account.

I get:

	Looking for something?

We’re sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site.

Click here to go back to the Amazon home page


This is getting beyond a joke.

I've tried to check on the macbook downstairs, and it's the same problem. Worse, now when I start to type amazon into the search bar, it brings up amazon.com as the default, not amazon.co.uk as before. {And is still working here.}

I have no idea what's going on. But somehow it's all broken. Any ideas?

Asked by ganpati23 2 months ago

Search autocomplete suggestions

So recently whenever I search for something, for example "recipe" and click search, on the results page the search bar will cycle through greyed out suggestions for "reci… (read more)

So recently whenever I search for something, for example "recipe" and click search, on the results page the search bar will cycle through greyed out suggestions for "recipe" examples like "recipe for chicken" etc, if you decide you want to search for something else entirely like "restaurant" clicking the search bar will auto-fill whatever it is suggestion, I know it seems like a little annoyance and it is but it's rather frustrating. I've turned off search suggestions and anything with "auto-complete/fill" in the name but it still happens. I tried seeing if other browsers do it and it only happens on firefox

Asked by wolfotic 2 months ago

80.0.1

Absolutely nothing works. My speed dial page has vanished. I can't search, open a web site, or even get into a settings page - like options or even help. Nothing opens… (read more)

Absolutely nothing works. My speed dial page has vanished. I can't search, open a web site, or even get into a settings page - like options or even help. Nothing opens. My bookmarks and toolbar are all there. I can't even start in safe mode. Troubleshooting page does nothing.

Asked by drdrpm 2 months ago

Buffering when watching news clips

Lately when watching news clip videos on Firefox, the video stops and acts like it is buffering. I watch the same video clip on Edge and it plays all the way through wit… (read more)

Lately when watching news clip videos on Firefox, the video stops and acts like it is buffering. I watch the same video clip on Edge and it plays all the way through without the buffering. What's going on. Are you guys making Firefox that secure that it is unusable?

Asked by zuck1517 2 months ago

Firefox doesn recognize Bank software installed (WARSAW)

In order to acess to Brazilian websites they ask u to have software installed WARSAW (https://www.dieboldnixdorf.com.br/warsaw). I installed, uninstalled and reinstalled … (read more)

In order to acess to Brazilian websites they ask u to have software installed WARSAW (https://www.dieboldnixdorf.com.br/warsaw). I installed, uninstalled and reinstalled it many times but it keeps saying its not installed (idk if its a firefox or a warsaw issue), anyway have asked same thing at their support. Im̀ using latest firefox 80.0.1 on my linux ubuntu budgie 64bits. Yours, faithfully, Marcos de Vasconcellos

Asked by Jimmy Olsen 2 months ago

Audio stops in videos If I want to watch forward

Hi! I'm having problem watching videos with firefox. They start playing normally but If I want to watch a forward point of the video, the audio stops, only video continue… (read more)

Hi! I'm having problem watching videos with firefox. They start playing normally but If I want to watch a forward point of the video, the audio stops, only video continues. This problem is only happening with Firefox, with Edge and Chrome doesn't happen. Anybody ever had this problem and knows how to fix it? Cheers,

Asked by willdragonpt 2 months ago

Firefox browser

Since 1-2 weeks, whenever I want to look for anything via Firefox-Google, Google asks me every time again to check my privacy settings - this was not the case before. Eve… (read more)

Since 1-2 weeks, whenever I want to look for anything via Firefox-Google, Google asks me every time again to check my privacy settings - this was not the case before. Even when I log in to my Google account, next time I start the Firefoc browser again, the sam question from Google pops up. As I do not want to share data with Google, I need to change the settings ( YouTube, advertising... ) to off again.

Asked by pnoyens 2 months ago

False marking of new mails.

I use outlook.live as my e-mail. Firefox is telling that there is a new unread mail (red dot on the tab) when there is no new mail. This does not happen in other browsers… (read more)

I use outlook.live as my e-mail. Firefox is telling that there is a new unread mail (red dot on the tab) when there is no new mail. This does not happen in other browsers. Is there anything to be done in Firefox?

Asked by royjoh1 2 months ago

There's a 1-2px white line wherever the windows task bar is

If I move the task bar to a side then minimize and maximize Firefox, the white line also moves to the side. It seems like the only way to make it disappear is full-screen… (read more)

If I move the task bar to a side then minimize and maximize Firefox, the white line also moves to the side. It seems like the only way to make it disappear is full-screen with F11. After pressing F11 again, the line instantly comes back.

Asked by CatP 2 months ago

Get Firefox to open in current desktop on Mac

Whenever I open Firefox, it always opens in the last desktop that it was open in, not the desktop that I'm currently in on my Mac. It's a small thing, but it's annoying. … (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox, it always opens in the last desktop that it was open in, not the desktop that I'm currently in on my Mac. It's a small thing, but it's annoying. I'll open a new desktop because I want to open Firefox by itself without other apps in the background and it'll open in whatever desktop it was last open in instead.

I've already made sure that under "Options > Assign to" on the dock icon it is set to "None." Somehow that seems to mean that it's assigned to the last desktop it was open in.

Is this an annoyance I have to live with or is there a solution that I've missed?

Asked by caethesfaron 2 months ago