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can't import bookmarks from safari

Trying to bring bookmarks from Safari to Firefox, I've carefully followed the instructions provided by folks in this forum with no success. Using "Import data from anothe… (read more)

Trying to bring bookmarks from Safari to Firefox, I've carefully followed the instructions provided by folks in this forum with no success.

Using "Import data from another browser" I get "From Safari" folders but they turn up empty; see screenshot. Using "Import bookmarks from HTML" and selecting the bookmark file I exported from Safari, I get an "Export Complete" message but nothing shows up in Firefox. Not even empty folders.

I've tried repeatedly. Quit browsers, rebooted, opened browsers, nothing works.

(sorry if this is a duplicate question; I put it in the wrong place earlier)

Help?

Asked by jchinggis 2 months ago

Last reply by jchinggis 2 months ago

I get continuous "Restart to update Firefox" messages.

I get a "Restart to update Firefox" message under the "Firefox Updates" section of "General Options." I click on that button and Firefox restarts, but the "Restart to up… (read more)

I get a "Restart to update Firefox" message under the "Firefox Updates" section of "General Options." I click on that button and Firefox restarts, but the "Restart to update Firefox" button is still there. This occurs continuously. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by admiral10 1 week ago

Last reply by admiral10 1 week ago

Auto-update consequences: Unwanted (regional) search engines, despite having en-US set as my locale, and partially reset browser settings

Hello everyone, Today my Windows 10 and Firefox browser have automatically updated themselves, which is totally fine, however, to my shock, when I started the browser, I … (read more)

Hello everyone,

Today my Windows 10 and Firefox browser have automatically updated themselves, which is totally fine, however, to my shock, when I started the browser, I found out that my default search engine was replaced by "Yandex", as well as "eBay" was added to the list of search engines, and I always had only Google (default), Bing and DuckDuckGo. I did not consent to this, nor I was warned that was going to happen. It's important to note that while I'm currently residing in Russia and therefore have a Russian IP address, all my programs, my OS and Firefox were set to use English as the default and only language, and I had everything pointing to United States as my only choice of region/location/language in the Windows regional settings. Also, further digging reveled that these were not the only settings that were reset. Among them were ALL privacy settings, toolbar & UI customizations, and Pocket has raised from the dead, despite being completely switched off with about:config settings. And I am yet to discover how many other about:config settings were reset as well. The history, downloads and bookmarks all seem to be unaffected and in place and order.

I know what the first reply is going to be: "You've got a virus, bud", but before anyone jumps to a conclusion that I've indeed got a virus/malware/whatever, absolutely the same thing has happened on my Linux install as well. No, it isn't a virus, at least on my end. It appears that Mozilla is the one engaging in such behavior. How else would you explain that both installs, one of which came from the official Mozilla's FTP, and the other one is from the official Arch repos, are both poisoned by this?! And guess what, I tried to replicate this in a virtual machine — absolutely the same result! All of the regional settings and the guest OS are set to English (United States), but I still get what I now call a "regional inconvenience and overall experience downgrade pack".

I'd really like to hear an explanation as to why this happens and possibly have a responsible person's attention to the matter, or at least be able to file a bug report (if it is a bug, which I doubt it is — take a look at the paragraph above). But regardless of that I believe that such behavior on Mozilla's end is intolerable, infuriating and disrespectful to both users' settings and the users themselves, which is not how I remember Mozilla, when I started using Firefox (that was around when 1.5 came out).

Now, a message to Mozilla: If this continues, and if this is how Mozilla envisioned the future of Firefox, I'm afraid it's time for us to part ways and either use a fork that doesn't do this, or join the evil forces of IE6 2.0... whoops, I meant Chromium/Blink.

You were indeed fighting for our freedoms back in the day, but apparently you are now fighting only for your monetary gains by pre-installing such regional inconvenience and overall experience downgrade packs. If I have an English (US) OS, but live in another country, I still want to have the same experience as English (US) users who are in the US. I don't need such "convenience". You need to understand something: nobody does! If they do have an urge to use a vanda...-"regionalized" browser; they'd download an appropriate version and happily use it with their favorite search engine! Whereas me, and people like me can't, because you are forcing the same experience onto us. I've spent 15 years with Firefox and I wouldn't want to abandon using this amazing browser, but please, change your ways and consider your partnerships. Otherwise I want to do nothing with a browser that respects neither my settings, nor me.

Asked by p0sixkillah 1 week ago

Last reply by p0sixkillah 5 days ago

Installing firefox on a Windows 10 64 bit machine

For 3 days I have been trying to install Firefox. Firefox dowloads and starts installing. I have set Firefox as my default browser and turned off antivirus to not inter… (read more)

For 3 days I have been trying to install Firefox. Firefox dowloads and starts installing. I have set Firefox as my default browser and turned off antivirus to not interfere with the install. It appears to install and then gives an error message that the address of the download file is incorrect (see attached JPG). I sometimes get a message about a file being corrupted (roughly one time in each five tries) also shown in the JPG. I have tried clean installs at least a dozen times (delete the programfiles/mozilla node and then do a fresh download. After clicking download have selected both run and save multiple times. I always get the error message about a bad address. Any help would be greatly apprediated. Thanks.

Asked by LorenGL 1 week ago

Last reply by Scribe 5 days ago

REINSTALATION MOZILLA FIREFOX

I have reinstalled firefox since i had a problem with it. After reinstallation, and when trying to exexute it i have the following message: firefox is already running but… (read more)

I have reinstalled firefox since i had a problem with it. After reinstallation, and when trying to exexute it i have the following message: firefox is already running but doesn t answer. the old firefox process needs to be stopped to allow opening of a new window.

What shall i do with that

many thanks for your help Emmanuel

Asked by EDERYCKEL 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

I can't download anything on firefox

Hi, I can't download anything on my firefox, I use windows 10 Pro 64 bit my windows defender close. and also windows wall close, any antivirus programs do not download on… (read more)

Hi, I can't download anything on my firefox, I use windows 10 Pro 64 bit my windows defender close. and also windows wall close, any antivirus programs do not download on my desktop. I tried mozilla.org help all them ( safe mode, about:config download.dir, reinstall , changing profile and e.t.c) this problem infact acted on tor browser uptade ( tor browser not install on windows 10 just only a folder ) then firefox also can not download any files. I deleted tor browser with professional programs but nothing changes. I have tried for three weeks I could not solve this problem. sorry for english I'm from Turkey. please help me

note: only image (jpeg,jpg e.t.c.) I can download

Asked by ozanhac 5 days ago

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Windows 10 Pro won't allow installation of Firefox

I want to use Firefox as my default browser and have it installed on my laptop. My current default browser is Chrome. When I click on Firefox in the start menu, the user … (read more)

I want to use Firefox as my default browser and have it installed on my laptop. My current default browser is Chrome. When I click on Firefox in the start menu, the user account control window pops up and asks if I want to allow Firefox to make changes to my computer. Click yes, and it just continues to ask if I want to make changes but never opens.

I am running Windows 10 Pro which was recently upgraded from Windows 7 Pro.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by gio20 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

Firefox browser

When downloading a file I always have to open it from the browser, unless it will appear as damaged. For example, after downloading a document "Study.doc" and NOT opening… (read more)

When downloading a file I always have to open it from the browser, unless it will appear as damaged. For example, after downloading a document "Study.doc" and NOT opening it from Firefox I always have two files in the Downloads folder — "Study.doc" which size is 0 kb and "Study.doc.part" which is exactly the size of the document. Therefore I cannot move it without first opening it even if I don't want to.

Asked by west2best 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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Firefox Browser

Is it possible to install Firefox Browser on a drive other than the C drive? In other words, is it possible to Custom install this great product? Sincerely, Glenn … (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox Browser on a drive other than the C drive?

In other words, is it possible to Custom install this great product?

Sincerely, Glenn

Asked by Glenn 4 days ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 days ago

all my downloads re being saved as html, files including images and pdf files, what can I do?

for some time now all my downloads are being saved as html or "files" extension files including images and pdf files, what can I do? I read another tread from 5 years wit… (read more)

for some time now all my downloads are being saved as html or "files" extension files including images and pdf files, what can I do? I read another tread from 5 years with similar problem and 1 i already checked the settings and checked the option "save file" 2 Im using widows 10

Asked by leviatan_2099 4 days ago