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Firefox restart forced after update, even though auto updates are disabled

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update… (read more)

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update to Firefox started in the background...". (see image below) Background updates of Firefox are disabled in the browsers preferences. (see image below) After restarting the browser, I actually noted, that the version is still the same as before (Noticed this the first time today, when taking the screenshot). (see image below) Anyway, it's a really annoying fact which made me and some colleagues almost leaf Firefox, even though I have been forever.

What is causing this issue and how can I stop it?

System:

  • Windows 10
  • Firefox 122.0.1 (and prior versions)
  • Reproducible on other machines
  • Machines are not managed remotely

Asked by vau4323 2 days ago

How can I export all firefox settings,passwords,bookmarks, cookies etc.. in clean, human readable text files ?

Hello I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings b… (read more)

Hello

I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC

My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings by wiping out my firefox sync settings and starting fresh.

However, before doing that I wish to export all my data/settings/password/cookies/bookmarks and everything, so files on my computer.

Files that I can read in notepad and inspect. See which settings I have in there and decide which settings I want to put back in my new installation.

I have found a locked question about this on this forum

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1065938

It mentions two plugins for this purpose

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

OPIE

Unfortunately and worryingly, they have been removed from the firefox addon store

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/

I found a wikipedia article about FEBE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_Environment_Backup_Extension a very old link to download a probably broken version https://febe.en.softonic.com/

and a reddit thread about FEBE which states that there is no equivalent and that it is not possible to export firefox settings anymore

https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/t2zmjb/febe_alternatives/

as for OPIE, I am unable to find explanation of what it was, where it went or who used it

I know that my profile is stored in

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\4vdt083m.default-release

However the files and structure in that folder are inscrutable

I would like to have control over the settings of my browser, what they are, to save them and modify them on my own terms.

I would like to export about:config completely to a regular plain text file, edit them and import them back in.

Asked by Salon 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Mozilla isn't able to download anything larger than 1GB files

For context, I accidentally made my root D: folder into the downloads folder and during this time I was still able to download using firefox. But when I finally changed t… (read more)

For context, I accidentally made my root D: folder into the downloads folder and during this time I was still able to download using firefox. But when I finally changed the folder to my default one, firefox stopped being able to download anything larger than 1gb files. I can still download small images but anything larger than that I can't download. Else, it would only just show "Failed" in the downloads bar.

I've tried: 1. Changing the download location

>Also tried reindicating my download location

2. Turned off dangerous downloads 3. Putting an exception to the sites I try download from 4. Clearing the downloads 5. Tried troubleshooting mode 6. Restarting my computer 7. Restarting Firefox

I can't download on firefox but the same files I can download on Chrome.

Asked by Chorsa Alterna 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Menu bar display.

Now on new PC, win 11, had win 10 on prior. FF installed easily, everything migrated, signed in etc. But--Firefox menu bar is no longer displaying icons for a number of t… (read more)

Now on new PC, win 11, had win 10 on prior. FF installed easily, everything migrated, signed in etc. But--Firefox menu bar is no longer displaying icons for a number of things, notably for home screen (house icon returning me to home page) and for my password manager, Sticky Password (reinstalled here), as well as several others of lesser importance. I suspect there's a single on/off toggle for these somewhere but I can't find it. Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by CFogelman 3 months ago

Last reply by CFogelman 3 months ago

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Unable to Import Passwords From Chrome

Hello, since migrating from Chrome to Firefox, I have used the Import Wizard to successfully transfer over my bookmarks and history, but I just can't seem to get my login… (read more)

Hello, since migrating from Chrome to Firefox, I have used the Import Wizard to successfully transfer over my bookmarks and history, but I just can't seem to get my logins/passwords over. The wizard finishes saying that it successfully imported saved logins and passwords, but nothing shows up in the password manager. I am running Windows 10 64bit and Firefox is up to date. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks

Asked by Brando 2 years ago

Answered by Brando 2 years ago

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Dark Theme

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks Email me at [email]… (read more)

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks

Email me at [email]@Hotmail.com.

Asked by mmathe8 2 years ago

Answered by artur6912 2 years ago

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Firefox downloads

Firefox updates use the term MSI, but never do you explain what that means. Come on guys step around the counter and act like a user. Not only what does it mean, but what… (read more)

Firefox updates use the term MSI, but never do you explain what that means. Come on guys step around the counter and act like a user. Not only what does it mean, but what are the differences between MSI and the download without MSI?

Asked by rhdesktop 2 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 years ago

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Automatically open downloaded csv files with Excel

I have for many years tried to have excel automatically open downloaded .csv files as I do this every day many times. Until today I have not been able to understand why… (read more)

I have for many years tried to have excel automatically open downloaded .csv files as I do this every day many times. Until today I have not been able to understand why, despite having asked for Firefox to automatically open .csv files with Excel, and therefore finding "Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values File" associated to "Use Excel (Default)" in the application association list in the General settings, Firefox continues to ask what to do with the .csv file type when downloading.

What I have discovered is that when using a search for associations in the General tab, csv gives no results! However searching for cel does for some reason list the "Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values File".

It seems to me that the file type three letter code for the Microsoft excel csv file is wrongly stated in the association list. Is my assumption right? If so how can I correct this please?

For information I have had this problem on more than one computer! I have just set this up on a brand new laptop when discovering this.

Images attached... Thank you.

Asked by Mike 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Installing Firefox having ESR already installed

I've been using Firefox ESR for some years. Now I would like to know the best way to use and try the "normal" version of Firefox. Can I install it without uninstall ESR? … (read more)

I've been using Firefox ESR for some years. Now I would like to know the best way to use and try the "normal" version of Firefox. Can I install it without uninstall ESR? Or must I do a clean install of Firefox after getting rid of ESR? If this is the case, what must I do to keep my profile, bookmarks, etc?

Asked by nogueira46 2 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Importing Passwords and History From Safari

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get t… (read more)

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get the browsing history I need to be able to migrate my (extensive) password list.

I've exported my Safari passwords as a .csv file, but there doesn't seem to be an option to import a .csv file.

The page here regarding it says the feature is 'disabled by default' but does not say it's unavailable and I can't find clear instructions for how to activate the feature so that I can import my passwords. Can anybody help?

Asked by jayson3 2 years ago

Answered by jayson3 2 years ago

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I changed my email ages ago, But when i try to log in with linux or firefox portable it doesn't work

I changed my email address in firefox settings a while ago, had no problems since. But recently wanted to use firefox portable. What happens is, i log in with my (new) em… (read more)

I changed my email address in firefox settings a while ago, had no problems since. But recently wanted to use firefox portable. What happens is, i log in with my (new) email, I get sent an authentication code to the new email, i type it in, then it tries to login with my old email and obviously fails (Incorrect password)

I've also tried using a linux laptop, and i can't login with it either, but it works fine on android and windows. If i try it too many times my account locks, don't know what to do

Asked by leah2185155 2 years ago

Answered by leah2185155 1 year ago

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Restore bookmarks and other data from hard drive out of dead computer

My old Linux computer died and I have removed the still good SSD from it. I have installed the latest Firefox on my new computer and would like to restore the bookmarks a… (read more)

My old Linux computer died and I have removed the still good SSD from it. I have installed the latest Firefox on my new computer and would like to restore the bookmarks and other saved data to the new computer.

I am running Ubuntu 20.04, the old computer was on Ubuntu 18.04.

Can these things be restored, and if so what do I need to do?

Asked by gwilson3 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Download failed, but maybe not.

I am using version 91.5.0esr (64-bit). Virtually always, the download status shows as failed. Yet, there were files created by the download. I have even been able to g… (read more)

I am using version 91.5.0esr (64-bit). Virtually always, the download status shows as failed. Yet, there were files created by the download. I have even been able to go back literally months in the downloads history, click to retry each download, which is then showed as being successful. I did NOT reload the pages whose content I was trying to download. I realize that a browser tends to have a cache, but surely not that big. I'm guessing that showing the status failed is some type of error.

Asked by toes314 2 years ago

Last reply by toes314 1 year ago

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Gmail inbox not displaying the text of my mail

This is the second time I've tried this, got sent back to sign in when I went to see what version of Firefox I'm using! I can't see the text of my mail in gmail inbox web… (read more)

This is the second time I've tried this, got sent back to sign in when I went to see what version of Firefox I'm using! I can't see the text of my mail in gmail inbox webpage using Firefox. I can see the whole message completely when I use the gmail inbox webpage using Edge. I have used gmail inbox with Firefox for years and this has only occurred today. I'm using windows 11, up to date and my Firefox is 97.0.1 (if I remember correctly, I'm not going to check again and have to start this process all over!) If I can't read my mail then is it Edge for me in the future?

Asked by Tesa45 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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latest version of firefox not compatible with my OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

I naively downloaded the latest update which doesn't work with my older OS--now I can't access any of my accounts or bookmarks etc--I want my older version of Firefox Bac… (read more)

I naively downloaded the latest update which doesn't work with my older OS--now I can't access any of my accounts or bookmarks etc--I want my older version of Firefox Back. Can I reinstall a version of Firefox that will work with my OS? Help!!! And, thank you in advance.

Asked by sabina5 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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My Website is not working properly in new firefox updated version

hey there i have some issue in new firefox updated version maybe its issue from firefox or maybe my website but i want to know my website is not properly loading in firef… (read more)

hey there i have some issue in new firefox updated version maybe its issue from firefox or maybe my website but i want to know my website is not properly loading in firefox new kindly take a look here tiksss.net tiksss.net

Asked by nitiy85164 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago