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Stop message telling me to update firefox to a new version

I have seen similar requests but they all seem to go down some dirt road and leave the topic. First the issue I am having is with Firefox v72 on the Windows 10 computer p… (read more)

I have seen similar requests but they all seem to go down some dirt road and leave the topic.

First the issue I am having is with Firefox v72 on the Windows 10 computer provided by work. This company has thousands of employees and the IT department is not responsive.

My issue: Every time I launch Firefox a pop-up window appears telling me that Firefox can't update to the latest version. This message reappears periodically throughout the day. I would like to prevent this or at least have it occur 1 time a week or month. I have tried adjusting the advanced settings but nothing seems to fix this issue and frankly I do not even see a change in the duration of the message.

Now before the folks concerned about security "recommend" that I should update to the latest version because it is the safest and best version, please understand that I do know. A large office with many users, OSes, computers, apps in use apparently does not have the flexibility needed to keep the Firefox browser happy. I certainly can't force the IT department to update Firefox (I have asked).

I'd love for Mozilla to give us control of this feature again, but I am not counting on it. So I am hoping that someone reading this has found a solution that will work for V72 of Firefox.

Each browser has issues, this one is minor, an annoyance for me. My continuing to use this browser depends on more than this issue. When I consider Pros and Cons of this browser this goes in the Cons column.

Asked by AgingKeeper 1 week ago

Last reply by AgingKeeper 1 week ago

Search suggestions is enabled but not working?

I'm having similar issues to described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090728 The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has stopped offering search suggestio… (read more)

I'm having similar issues to described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090728

The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has stopped offering search suggestions, either from my search history or from Google itself. When I control-click in the search bar, "search suggestions" has a check next to it, and it is also ticked in the Preferences.

This started last week when i migrated to a new iMac.

I went through all of the troubleshooting steps described in the article above but still no suggestions in the address bar.

I'd like to continue using Firefox but this is a deal breaker. What can i do?

Asked by chris228 4 days ago

Last reply by chris228 4 days ago

Session not restored after starting the firfox on mac

whenever i open the firefox on mac why it did not restore my session. in my setting i already selected the same. on my windows it is working fine but on mac it is not. … (read more)

whenever i open the firefox on mac why it did not restore my session. in my setting i already selected the same. on my windows it is working fine but on mac it is not.

Asked by deepeshalways 1 week ago

Last reply by deepeshalways 3 days ago

Firefox not showing up in system preferences

Hey there, so the issue I am having is using microphone and camera on Firefox. It does not ask for permission or show up in MacOS system preferences so I have no option t… (read more)

Hey there, so the issue I am having is using microphone and camera on Firefox. It does not ask for permission or show up in MacOS system preferences so I have no option to enable it at all.

I tried reinstalling Firefox. And everything is updated:

  • Firefox v 76.0
  • MacOS v 10.15.4

Asked by vitobi 5 days ago

Youtube does not auto play on start up

When I have a youtube video play as soon as FF start up it does not. It shows the video picture then the triangle appears in the middle waiting to be clicked before it st… (read more)

When I have a youtube video play as soon as FF start up it does not. It shows the video picture then the triangle appears in the middle waiting to be clicked before it starts to play.

Is that normal?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 5 days ago

Modifier Keys When Moving Bookmarks?

Currently when dragging and dropping a bookmark (or folder) in the Library holding the Option key causes a plus badge to appear, and a curved arrow badge appears while ho… (read more)

Currently when dragging and dropping a bookmark (or folder) in the Library holding the Option key causes a plus badge to appear, and a curved arrow badge appears while holding the Option+Command key. What is this about? How do these relate to a copy/paste action? I have not been able to find documentation on this.

Asked by Spencer Mathews 6 days ago

Picture in Picture not overlaying in a remote connection

With a recent Mac OS update, I lost the ability to overlay the PiP over a remote connection screen. I can get the PiP to stay on the screen as long as I do not release th… (read more)

With a recent Mac OS update, I lost the ability to overlay the PiP over a remote connection screen. I can get the PiP to stay on the screen as long as I do not release the left mouse, but when I release it, it disappears like the remote connection screen is taking priority over the PIP.

Asked by trey.rosier 5 days ago

How do you get images to display inline within questions and answers here on FireFox help?

I used to see a feature in a question/answer editor here at FireFox help that allowed images to be displayed inline instead of only as thumbnails at the end of an answer … (read more)

I used to see a feature in a question/answer editor here at FireFox help that allowed images to be displayed inline instead of only as thumbnails at the end of an answer or as links in the text of an answer. I saw answers with inline images today. How do you do that? Attached image shows what I mean. The attached image also is an example of an image not displaying inline.

Asked by firefox195 6 days ago

Firefox Send

I cannot Sign.In in "Firefox Send". The funny thing is that I am logged-in in Firefox browser and that I can log-in in Firefox Send in any other browser. Only Firefox giv… (read more)

I cannot Sign.In in "Firefox Send". The funny thing is that I am logged-in in Firefox browser and that I can log-in in Firefox Send in any other browser. Only Firefox gives me a problem. I love both the browser and the service and it is annoying (and inexplicable) not to be able to sign in from Firefox. Please help. Thank you

Asked by cvgmfs 4 days ago

Last reply by cvgmfs 4 days ago

Fingerprinting with Media Devices

I apologize if this has already been brought up. It seems that the browser has access to a list of my media devices, without needing any special permissions. On Am I Uniq… (read more)

I apologize if this has already been brought up.

It seems that the browser has access to a list of my media devices, without needing any special permissions. On Am I Unique, they can grab the unique ID of my builtin macbook camera & microphone. I believe the culprit is MediaDevices.enumerateDevices(). I do have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to True.

Perhaps you could put it behind a permission request, like MediaDevices.getUserMedia()?

Thank you for your time.

Asked by life.rider09 3 days ago

Imac color configuration

The colors are displayed too intensely on Imac. Changing advanced configuration in about:config doesn't work. > Attachment: left site Chrome, right site Firefox … (read more)

The colors are displayed too intensely on Imac. Changing advanced configuration in about:config doesn't work. > Attachment: left site Chrome, right site Firefox

Asked by tjosutis 5 days ago

Preventing files opened from Mac OS Finder from opening in new windows

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried … (read more)

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried setting it to -1, with `browser.link.open_newwindow` set to 3. Is there anything else I should try to get this working?

Asked by bronco_popsicle 1 day ago

History of the synchronized devices - Firefox Sync

Hello everyone, I had Firefox Sync. on an old computer and I removed this computer from the devices synchronized around early September 2018. Is there a way to know the e… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I had Firefox Sync. on an old computer and I removed this computer from the devices synchronized around early September 2018. Is there a way to know the exact date when I've removed this synchronization ? It would help me a lot to know that.

Also, is there a way to know from which device bookmarks/history/preferences have been added/modified. I'd like to show that all the bookmarks I've added to my account have been added from my current device.

Thanks a lot for your precious help, Best regards, Quentin

Asked by quent.mondot 1 day ago

Sound from web page once visited persists at startup despite cookies being deleted

Greetings. Each time I open Firefox 76.0.1 on my iMAC OS 10.14.6 I have to listen a minute or so to frog calls. The problem began after I visited this page, which is the … (read more)

Greetings. Each time I open Firefox 76.0.1 on my iMAC OS 10.14.6 I have to listen a minute or so to frog calls. The problem began after I visited this page, which is the source of the sound: http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/p.regilla.sounds.html. To try to fix this, I've deleted all cookies and long ago closed the page with the frog call on it. Unfortunately, I sent this URL to a friend who subsequently developed the same problem. She is on a different browser, I think Chrome, and has Microsoft OS.

MalwareBytes can detect no problem with my system. How do I rid my Firefox of these frog calls? This does not happen when I open Safari or Chrome but I like using Firefox better.

Thanks in advance for your help, Susan

Asked by susanmaggie2u 8 hours ago

Firefox tabs not syncing between iPhone and macbook pro

Hello! While I do have 97 tabs open in Firefox on my iPhone, NONE of them appear in my 'Synced Tabs' Sidebar in Firefox on my macbook pro. To allay the immediate and obvi… (read more)

Hello!

While I do have 97 tabs open in Firefox on my iPhone, NONE of them appear in my 'Synced Tabs' Sidebar in Firefox on my macbook pro.

To allay the immediate and obvious questions: + Yes, I'm running the most up-to-date version of Firefox on my mac (76.0.1) and on my iPhone (version 25 with no additional update available on the App Store) + Yes, I am signed-in on both devices. + Yes, I am signed-in to the SAME account on both devices. + Most surprisingly: YES AND YES, I can SEND a specific TAB from the mac to the iPhone as well as SEND A--ie ONE at a time--TAB from the iPhone to the Mac. Whaaaaaat... why??

(a quick PS: the all-caps words are all-caps-ed for emphasis on how unbelievable this is--I'm far more surprised than I am angry; I have faith in the Firefox community being able to solve this)

To reiterate, despite the situation described above, ZERO tabs appear in the list of Synced Tabs! There is a (fairly meta) screenshot attached below which shows the empty Synced Tabs Sidebar.

THINGS I have ALREADY tried: 1) I have tried signing out and signing back in on the Mac. 2) I have tried pressing/running a 'sync' on both devices. 3) I have searched for archived help files and found one suggesting I look for a "userChrome.css" file in the profile folder buried in the hidden view of my ~/library--I did this and found no such file. 4) I tried signing out and clicking on the 'sign-in to sync tabs' button IN THE Synced Tabs Sidebar ITSELF; I was able to login but... no change. 5) I tried RENAMING BOTH devices. The renaming synced on both sides, but THE TABS ARE STILL MISSING.  :/

I've run out of immediate ideas... I turn to you, here, for help. Please help.

Cheers, MitzvahGuy

Asked by MitzvahGuy 1 day ago

Last reply by MitzvahGuy 40 minutes ago