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incorrect checksums of downloaded Firefox

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/<Version>, e.g. http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0.1/SHA256SUMS Up until release 77.0 the hashes matched but for 77.0.1 and also the current release 78.0.1 the hashes do not match, neither SHA256 nor SHA512. For "win64/de/Firefox Setup 78.0.1.exe" the SHA256 hash should be 56cff68e3f0cb76a6404d675f7e1bacc40ebaba7bbb5cadcb4950378656ab0a6 but the calculated hash is 8e69755f257aba44b6bbe5079e17f3bff8b62ddc27de9e1c479686e9ad871dfb When checking at virustotal, the file is recognized as scanned before and the displayed hash is the one I calculated, so at least my downloaded file is equal to the file other persons downloaded. Could it be that since v77.0.1 the published hashes are incorrect?

Asked by juergen.renner1 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

Password reset question

Is it true that resetting password will result In losing history and bookmarks? Ive used for years on laptop which just died. Trying to install on iPad and it doesn’t lik… (read more)

Is it true that resetting password will result In losing history and bookmarks?

Ive used for years on laptop which just died. Trying to install on iPad and it doesn’t like my password. The reset page says I might lose hx, bookmarks as well as saved passwords. Noooooo!!  If this is really going to happen, is there any way to work around it?  

Thx

Asked by charlotte.giese 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox install

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C … (read more)

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C re-distributable file or from the windows system but have been trying to re-install. Downloaded and executed visual c, to no effect, did not re-install the driver or whatever Firefox is looking for during the install. At a total loss on how to re-instate the VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL so that I can use Firefox, HELP!!! P.S. the help provided on-line tells one how to re-install the driver but so "poluted" with other programs wanting you to download their programs that impossible to find the correct tools to use. Anyway, your help will be appreciated. I do like Firefox and have been enticed to use Microsoft Ecge but do not want to if I can help!

Asked by sid_kraft 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

What are the best ways to copy existing settings to a new profile?

Hi, I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser. Debugging advice often involves ""saf… (read more)

Hi,

I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser.

Debugging advice often involves ""safe" mode," which disables some safety and accessibility tools, or "refresh Firefox," or otherwise using new profiles, which require me to set up the safety and accessibility tools before I can do anything. (For example, by default Firefox uses blinking cursors, autoscroll, and smooth scrolling, all of which trigger my migraines.)

In the past I've sometimes copied specific items, or cleared out a new profile folder and copied everything from an already-set-up profile folder.

Are there better or worse ways to copy bookmarks, saved passwords, about:config settings, user css, add-ons, and add-on settings?

(The previous time I asked this, I somehow got diverted to the wrong forum.)

Asked by MarjaE 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Firefox keeps on installing itself

Hi everyone, I recently installed Firefox in a new Mac, I've been using Firefox in my old MacBook Pro without a problem, but in the new one, it keeps showing the installa… (read more)

Hi everyone, I recently installed Firefox in a new Mac, I've been using Firefox in my old MacBook Pro without a problem, but in the new one, it keeps showing the installation "disk" and when I try to eject it it says it's busy... do you know what I should do to install it definitively? Many thanks for your help. Best, y+

Asked by yettalee 4 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

Saving a download

I need to be able to save downloads to different selected locations. For example: to the Desktop or to a file called "Invoices". I have selected the option within "Genera… (read more)

I need to be able to save downloads to different selected locations. For example: to the Desktop or to a file called "Invoices". I have selected the option within "General" that requires that I be asked where to save, but neither "Invoices" nor Desktop appear as an option when the list appears. I have created a file called "Invoices", but do not know why it is not appearing as a choice. Desktop is also not a choice.

Asked by jerry.cstown 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox not compatable with Windows 10'S

Due to runing Windows 7 and Microsoft no longer supporting this, I purchased a new Laptop, this came with windows 10 s installed, although I can switch to Windows 10, app… (read more)

Due to runing Windows 7 and Microsoft no longer supporting this, I purchased a new Laptop, this came with windows 10 s installed, although I can switch to Windows 10, apparently it is not recommended and switching back would be impossible, but with Windows 10 s installed, you can not load Firefox or bookmarks, as Firefox has not been approved by Windows. If anyone can give any information or advice, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Asked by alifeinfrance 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 days ago

Recovering my Bookmarks and other Firefox settings from an old hard drive.

I have lost access to my old laptop and have had to purchase a new laptop. I do have access to to my old laptop's hard drive. Is there anyway I can retrieve the bookmarks… (read more)

I have lost access to my old laptop and have had to purchase a new laptop. I do have access to to my old laptop's hard drive. Is there anyway I can retrieve the bookmarks and other settings form the old system hard drive to use in the new Firefox installed on my new laptop?

Asked by malcolm13 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

I want you to stop pestering me abuout updates. I'll do it when I feel like it, please.

the little green arrow is enough to remind me that I can update. I don't need you stopping my productivity every so often to display a window asking me to update now. sto… (read more)

the little green arrow is enough to remind me that I can update. I don't need you stopping my productivity every so often to display a window asking me to update now.

stop ...

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Asked by Bryan 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Incorrect popup message

My wife keeps getting a popup message, "Can't update Firefox to the latest version. Download a fresh copy and we'll help you install it." But she has the latest version, … (read more)

My wife keeps getting a popup message, "Can't update Firefox to the latest version. Download a fresh copy and we'll help you install it." But she has the latest version, she has automatic updates, and when she downloads and installs it manually, it's the same version as before, and she keeps getting the popup message.

She has MacBook Pro, 13" using the Mojave OS Version 10.14.6, Firefox version 77.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by robert166 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Where do I got to properly post Feature Requests / Suggestions

Where do I go to suggest new features? This seems to not be the right place, but it doe seem to be the correct place to ask where the correct place is. Please Note: I W… (read more)

Where do I go to suggest new features? This seems to not be the right place, but it doe seem to be the correct place to ask where the correct place is.


Please Note: I Write and modify Plugins alot. This is not about plugins/extentions or dealing things plugins can do. This is about FireFox it self.

Asked by mpheyse 1 week ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 week ago

Transfering settings from dead machine

I have a machine that went tits-up. I have a new machine and would like to transfer my FireFox book marks, passwords, logins, etc. from DOA to new. I have the original H… (read more)

I have a machine that went tits-up. I have a new machine and would like to transfer my FireFox book marks, passwords, logins, etc. from DOA to new. I have the original HD set as an external drive on new. What files do I need to migrate?

Asked by d.subjeck 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago