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Update Firefox from Windows Command Line

Dear all Maybe, someone is able to help me out here: We're supporting several companies with the following setup: User's are working with an office computer. However, the… (read more)

Dear all Maybe, someone is able to help me out here:

We're supporting several companies with the following setup: User's are working with an office computer. However, they are also able to work from home via VPN and RDP. Folder redirection is enabled and directs to a network drive.

Since Firefox usually only updates while the application is running, we regularly face the issue where the Firefox profile wasn't able to load on the office PC because it was opened with a more actual version (the one from the Remote Desktop server) earlier.

Is there a way to update Firefox without launching the application first? Preferably from command line so it could become part of the logon script? All I found which looks helpful is the section "Service Command Line Parameters" in https://wiki.mozilla.org/Windows_Service_Silent_Update. However, I wasn't able to get it working so far.

Asked by go4spam 20 hours ago

Is it safe to delete all the "app.normandy" prefs or set them to false? If not, which ones?

I did NOT enroll in any FF studies. Yet, moderator Cor-el said the app.normandy preferences will install new features and 'shield studies' anyways. I stopped downloading … (read more)

I did NOT enroll in any FF studies. Yet, moderator Cor-el said the app.normandy preferences will install new features and 'shield studies' anyways. I stopped downloading FF updates after v.84. I wanted to avoid the disastrous change to the print function that showed up on another computer. I spent hours trying to figure out what happened and how to get rid of of it. Nevertheless, Firefox installed this unwanted print 'update.' So my question is whether it is safe to turn off or delete all the app.normandy preferences in about:config ? Or do I only need to change the settings on a few? If so, which ones. What happens if I change these?

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

Asked by plew29881 1 day ago

Install browser in iPhone

Would love to switch from Safari to Firefox on my iPhone. Found Mozilla Help instructions, but there is no listing in the App Store for "Firefox for iOS page." I see onl… (read more)

Would love to switch from Safari to Firefox on my iPhone. Found Mozilla Help instructions, but there is no listing in the App Store for "Firefox for iOS page." I see only Firefox Private Safe Browser and Firefox Focus: Privacy. Neither shows a Get or Install button. I tried tapping the first icon of these two. When I tap the icon, I see "open this link in external app? with a link. I can click ok or cancel. When I do either of those, it just takes me back to where I was. Please advise...

Asked by Esther Rudis 2 days ago

Ubuntu (Studio) 20.04. Firefox 86 no longer starts. Re-install doesn't help

I've ran apt remove --purge firefox and completely deleted the ~/.mozilla directory, reinstalled and still get a Mozilla Crash Reporter window. If I try to run firefox … (read more)

I've ran apt remove --purge firefox and completely deleted the ~/.mozilla directory, reinstalled and still get a Mozilla Crash Reporter window.

If I try to run firefox from terminal I get: (Running in safe mode (firefox --safe-mode) makes no difference.)

   [GFX-]: glxtest: libpci missing.  

I haven't made any config or extension changes since it stopped working, and not sure what could be causing this. I don't mind starting from scratch, just need Firefox back. :)

Asked by eric125 2 days ago

86 Upgrade problem

Today I tried to update Firefox through the Help/About Firefox dialog. The update from 85 to 86 appeared to go fine. I got the Click to Restart Firefox and complete Upd… (read more)

Today I tried to update Firefox through the Help/About Firefox dialog. The update from 85 to 86 appeared to go fine. I got the Click to Restart Firefox and complete Update button, and the application restarted when I clicked the button. However, opening the Help/About Firefox dialog again displays the message "Firefox is being updated by another instance". It is not, so it appears that this update has not completed correctly, and, in this state, I suspect that further updates won't work either. Has anyone else seen this issue?

Asked by mnjjunk 3 days ago

SHA256 checksum for Firefox downloads

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be inc… (read more)

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be included within the release notes.

Asked by linden1 1 week ago

Last reply by linden1 4 days ago

Update to Firefox 86.0 (Mac) renamed the app Firefox 2!

I just updated Firefox on my Mac to Firefox 86.0 and the app itself became named Firefox 2. When it is running the name on dock is now Firefox 2. I tried to change it b… (read more)

I just updated Firefox on my Mac to Firefox 86.0 and the app itself became named Firefox 2. When it is running the name on dock is now Firefox 2.

I tried to change it back to plain Firefox (removing the space character and 2 from its name in the Application folder).

When I did that an relaunched it the display looked a bit weird and all of my bookmarks were gone!

Changing it back to Firefox 2 made it well again. I have never, ever seen Firefox do this.

Asked by laffitte 5 days ago

Last reply by laffitte 4 days ago

Download Firefox latest Version

When I turned on my computer this morning a message said I needed to download Firefox Update, so I clicked on that link. About a half hour later after it had also updated… (read more)

When I turned on my computer this morning a message said I needed to download Firefox Update, so I clicked on that link. About a half hour later after it had also updated Windows 10 a page popped up telling me I had been sent a code to my email that I would need to input. I have not received an email or junk mail with any code. However, it looks like I already have Version 86. Please help me with this issue. I am so overwhelmed with computer issues I'm on the verge of tears right now. My last Windows 10 update Did NOT install and I am not the only one with this issue, but NO help from Microsoft. Did Mozilla update Windows 10 to accept the new version of Firefox? I looked at your educated guess, clicked on Show Details, nothing came up. Then I clicked on Troubleshooting Information and Share Data. I don't know if you are able to see this list or not, I don't know what 99% of it means, but I did copy a few things that may be helpful. environmentVariables": {

   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_DATA_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Crash Reports",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_EVENTS_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fq7xq0bn.default-release-2\\crashes\\events",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_PING_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Pending Pings",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_0": "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_1": "-os-restarted",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_STRINGS_OVERRIDE": "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\browser\\crashreporter-override.ini"
 },
 "lockedPreferences": {
   "fission.autostart": false,
   "fission.autostart.session": false

I already have VERSION 86 according to the information on Firefox. But the message I had this morning specifically asked to download FIREFOX latest version. Please help. Rhonda

Asked by Rhonda 6 days ago