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Version 94.0.1 enforced updates and menu settings

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new". To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer … (read more)

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new".

To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed".

Seriously?... this is not an "improvement". This is just a nice way to say "we are taking over the control of Firefox updates and remove all user choice in this regard".

What is the rationale for this change?

I don't allow any programs to download and install to my PC without my knowledge and permission (including Windows Updates and even Wordpress and plugin updates on my website). I decide if and when anything gets updated to avoid crashes and other computer issues, as well as to prevent installation of something I simply don't want. This includes browser updates.

Secondly, I finally managed to reduce the space between bookmark lines in menus with a workaround in the about: settings after months of struggling with the settings created for iphone users which are unworkable on my PC (the only device I ever use the browser on).

Could someone in the know confirm please that (1) this workaround will continue to work in 94.0.1 (as the release notes are suspiciously silent on this) and (2) that this option will be permanently reinstated in the browser settings with the next update.

I am not updating my browser until I get more information about the issues I have raised, using Chrome in the meantime and...indefinitely.

thanks

Asked by quantum888 Prieš 3 savaites

Answered by AliceWyman Prieš 2 savaites

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passwords

I'm finally taking the plunge and setting up a new Lenovo desktop (going from windows 7 to 10). Am nervous about many things with this transfer but one of them being logi… (read more)

I'm finally taking the plunge and setting up a new Lenovo desktop (going from windows 7 to 10). Am nervous about many things with this transfer but one of them being login , passwords for many places saved here on my firefox browser. So when I start up the new computer and add Firefox as my default browser again will my saved passwords be carried over from the old system?

Asked by addison555 Prieš 2 savaites

Answered by Nobody InParticular Prieš 2 savaites

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Update to 95 FireFox Windows Store Version

Hello, Just wondering how do I update my FireFox Windows Store version, it's still in 94, it's needs to be on 95. Do I update through the about FireFox or the store? Than… (read more)

Hello,

Just wondering how do I update my FireFox Windows Store version, it's still in 94, it's needs to be on 95. Do I update through the about FireFox or the store?

Thanks,

Shawn

Asked by Shawnloveshorses.161 Prieš 3 savaites

Answered by Shawnloveshorses.161 Prieš 2 savaites

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when upgrading to the newst firefox is the password and logins carried into the new release?

my version of firefox is obsolete in security...so as many sites tell me. I want to upgrade to the newest release but am not sure what happens to my stored logins and pas… (read more)

my version of firefox is obsolete in security...so as many sites tell me. I want to upgrade to the newest release but am not sure what happens to my stored logins and passwords. Also, is there any way I can view the stored info...since I have been careless and not saved all of that info.

Asked by hartzell1 Prieš 3 savaites

Answered by andmagdo Prieš 3 savaites

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"do this automatically for files like this from now on" is missing completely

I am helping somebody troubleshoot some issues with a new PC and they are using Firefox browser. They have some other PCs with Firefox as well, all running Windows 10 21H… (read more)

I am helping somebody troubleshoot some issues with a new PC and they are using Firefox browser. They have some other PCs with Firefox as well, all running Windows 10 21H1 and up-to-date versions of Firefox. When they download files, the dialog asking to open or save is missing the option to "do this automatically for files like this from now on". It is present and works on the other PCs but not the new one. It doesn't matter what the file type is or where it comes from. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by info6417 Prieš 3 savaites

Answered by ARMAN KHAN Prieš 3 savaites

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Firefox Beta Microsoft Store

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozill… (read more)

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozilla background service. However, I use the Beta channel. Is there any chance that channel will be added to MS Store? Regardless of the version I assume that you have to completely uninstall the conventional Firefox install and lose all your about:config and other settings (anything not included in Sync).

Asked by Michael McCain Prieš 3 savaites

Answered by andmagdo Prieš 3 savaites

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migration to new linux and get the error

I get backup from my filrefox such as : cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/ In new linux I did the following steps: 1. rm -rf .mozilla/f… (read more)

I get backup from my filrefox such as :

cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/

In new linux I did the following steps:

1. rm -rf .mozilla/firefox/* 2. cp -rv /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/* ~/.mozilla/firefox/ 3. chown mohsen.mohsen -R ~/.mozilla/firefox/

By the way, both of them are version 91.

But after run of firefox, I get the error of attached picture.

Asked by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh Prieš 4 savaites

Answered by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh Prieš 4 savaites

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Failed update

Firefox asks me to download an update multiple times a day. When I click to initiate the update I am taken to a marketing page headed with the VPN and no download happen… (read more)

Firefox asks me to download an update multiple times a day. When I click to initiate the update I am taken to a marketing page headed with the VPN and no download happens. It has become very irritating. How do I complete the download and stop the constant interruptions?

Asked by mbdc1 Prieš 4 savaites

Answered by FredMcD Prieš 4 savaites

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Migrating session from SeaMonkey to Firefox

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 … (read more)

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 GiB of RAM in my desktop, running it for a few days - though with many tabs - can still cause it to crash, sometimes the entire OS.

So I want to migrate the session from SeaMonkey to Firefox, i.e. preserve my tabs. Copying keys3.db and logins.sqlite ensures my passwords are copied over. But copying places.sqlite or sessionstore.json from my SeaMonkey profile to Firefox does not work.

Inspect places.sqlite both generated by Firefox and SeaMonkey, I notice that they do not have the same schema for moz_places, so I wonder if that is upsetting Firefox, and scraps the entire file. I notice that Firefox - while not using sessionstore.json any more - is using another file called sessionstore.jsonlz4, I wonder if I could convert my SeaMonkey sessionstore.json to a sessionstore.jsonlz4 file, that Firefox might be able to load it. However, finding guides on how to generate a jsonlz4 is hard, since most - if not all - are about decoding them.

So I am a bit stumped. How do I migrate my SeaMonkey session to Firefox? I can live with losing my history, and I don't use bookmarks. We are talking about well over 100 tabs, and I'd hate having to enter them manually.

I am using Firefox 92 and SeaMonkey 2.53.8.1 on Fedora 33.

Asked by svip7782 Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by svip7782 Prieš 1 mėnesį

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Loss of/unable to access, bookmarks/passwords since upgrate to 94.0.1. version of Firefox

I just upgraded to Firefox 94.0.1. and have lost all my bookmarks and passwords. I have tried to import backups but Firefox is "Unable to process the backup file". This … (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 94.0.1. and have lost all my bookmarks and passwords. I have tried to import backups but Firefox is "Unable to process the backup file". This means that I have, for now, lost access to all 1555 bookmarks I have which is as you can imagine extreamly frustrating and anoying. Is it possible to roll back to an earlier version which may work or to produce a fix for this version?

Asked by sic_pupy Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 mėnesį

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firefox keeps opening an "install update" box.

Hi, I thought Firefox updated automatically so can someone please tell me why this box seemingly opens every time I open Firefox. I am using version 92.01 (64bit) . When… (read more)

Hi, I thought Firefox updated automatically so can someone please tell me why this box seemingly opens every time I open Firefox. I am using version 92.01 (64bit) . When Box first appeared I attempted an update and lost all bookmarks etc. would like to know what I'm getting wrong before I go any further. Thanks, John.

Asked by eauxvives.jj Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by FredMcD Prieš 1 mėnesį

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Synced bookmarks aren't showing in bookmarks menu, only show under Manage bookmarks/Library

I installed Firefox to a new laptop and tried syncing my old laptop bookmarks and settings. It first synced with the Firefox app on my phone, then the old laptop. The p… (read more)

I installed Firefox to a new laptop and tried syncing my old laptop bookmarks and settings. It first synced with the Firefox app on my phone, then the old laptop. The problem is that only the bookmarks from the phone app are showing in the bookmarks menu of the new laptop. (Main Menu > Bookmarks) I found all the folders and bookmarks from the old laptop bookmarks menu when I clicked Manage bookmarks at the bottom of the new computer's bookmarks menu. (Main Menu > Bookmarks > Manage bookmarks) How do I get all my folders and bookmarks to show in the actual bookmarks menu instead of going through all these steps to get to them?

Asked by BamaKeifer Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by BamaKeifer Prieš 1 mėnesį

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After installing Nightly, Firefox cannot be installed

The installation of Nightly caused major problems in Firefox. (Windows 10 PC) I want BOTH Nightly and Firefox on my computer; however my Firefox profile became corrupted … (read more)

The installation of Nightly caused major problems in Firefox. (Windows 10 PC) I want BOTH Nightly and Firefox on my computer; however my Firefox profile became corrupted in the process. Things like: the Bookmarks not appearing despite all the settings for them being correct; Firefox crashing when importing bookmarks. Fed up, I decided I wanted a completely new installation of Firefox. I could use my sync to my Firefox account to get most of what I needed back easily... I thought. I don't want to detail every step, they are too many. The important part, I think, is this. Installing Firefox, I need for it to create a new profile. Beause the old one had NUMEROUS corruptions, I got rid of it, thinking that Firefox can create a new profile when installing the software from scratch. But guess what? It will not do that. THE PROBLEM is that Nightly and Firefox share the same Roaming/Profiles folder, which means that the .ini files contain references to BOTH profiles in a single file. Profiles.ini contains both. Installs.ini contains references to both. If I delete - or try to alter the contents of - either .ini file, then Nightly loses its profile as well. I have restored those two files to where Nightly now starts up normally, thank god. But there is NOTHING I can do so far to get the new installation of Firefox to start up without trying to find the now missing profile which was corrputed to the point that it was more trouble than it was worth. It used to be possible to install Firefox and make whatever fixes were necessary before starting up the browser. Now it is not; it starts up automatically, or not at all. WHY is the setup designed this way? Really large error on the part of Mozilla developers to put the profiles info and installs info into the same file, so that upon uninstalling Firefox, you must either find the old corrupt profile again, or start from scratch with BOTH Nightly and Firefox. We waste SO MANY HOURS trying to work around the careless / thoughtless things that developers do! Please can someone help me? For now I have Nightly, but it looks like I will never have Firefox again after using it and its ancestors for 25 years. Thanks in advance!

Asked by bwp123 Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 mėnesį

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What is the policy on supported versions for Firefox?

What is the official policy on supported releases for Firefox? I found a very old posting in this forum that seemed to indicate the current release and the previous rele… (read more)

What is the official policy on supported releases for Firefox? I found a very old posting in this forum that seemed to indicate the current release and the previous release are officially supported?

Asked by acooley2413 Prieš 1 mėnesį

Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 mėnesį