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What's the future of Firefox?

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04. We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for li… (閱讀更多)

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04.

We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for literally years, and other things are dragging, including requests for help and info.

My real questions are: 1) Is sync currently working well? 2) Is there anything in the crystal ball that might hamper or destroy sync in ANY foreseeable future? 3) Four of the five systems are 64 bit, one is 32 bit. The Ubuntu systems are one each 32 and 64 bit.

  • A) I presume 64 and 32 bit installations get along together, and have transparent user interfaces as to bitness. Is this true?
  • B) Are there both 64 bit and 32 bit Ubuntu installations?
  • C) Besides bitness, what are the differences between the 32 and 64 bit versions?

4) I guess all the synced items will transfer to FireFox from SeaMonkey?

5) What other problems might I encounter with FireFox that I don't see in SeaMonkey?

6) Is FireFox planned to be supported indefinitely?

Thanks!

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RogerDavis 於 4 年前 詢問

Moses 於 4 年前 解答

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Firefox update blocked by firewall

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem… (閱讀更多)

Yesterday I've got a report from one company about Firefox update being blocked by their firewall. Once it's on, the update fails. Turning it off fixes the update problem, but also open their network, which is not desired. I advised to whitelist domains mentioned in article https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Setting_up_an_update_server (aus2.mozilla.org and download.mozilla.org), but seems it did not help. Firefox update still failed with "Update failed" message. So what servers Firefox needs access to during the update process so they can whitelist them?

EDIT: Just to add, before whitelisting the mentioned domain, Firefox won't be able to even find the update. Now the update if found, but fails when downloading.

Michal Stanke 於 4 年前 詢問

Michal Stanke 於 4 年前 解答

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Can I copy about:config from a Windoze Vista install to Ubuntu Linux 14.04 install ?

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still no… (閱讀更多)

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still not right.

I have this install on Windoze Vista that works perfectly, through no fault of my own, just as installed.

Can I simply copy the file from the Windows Vista install to the Ubuntu install to fix it?

If so, what is the file name (about:config ?), and where is it located?

Thanks!

RogerDavis 於 4 年前 詢問

the-edmeister 最近回覆 於 4 年前

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How can I get FF MarketPlace for my FF 46.0.1 Windows 7.

I have do not have any mobile devices. But I like the Marketplace and the games. It states if I get to FF 48 it is history. I have FF 46.0.1. After upgrading it from 45… (閱讀更多)

I have do not have any mobile devices. But I like the Marketplace and the games. It states if I get to FF 48 it is history. I have FF 46.0.1. After upgrading it from 45, it all stopped working. I tried following the directions. But I am a simple minded person and have problems comprehending this stuff. I spent a week correcting a virus the .5 stuck in the computer

Now I would like to install Marketplace since I do not have auto updates. Can anyone tell me the easiest way.

RadicalDudette 於 4 年前 詢問

RadicalDudette 最近回覆 於 4 年前

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Once again, I'm on a new computer with Windows10. I use Firefox as my primary browser and I want to associate jpeg files with this browser. How?

Hi All, I would like to associate jpeg files with the Firefox Browser but I'm not given this option. I'm only given the options of IE and the other usual ones like Windo… (閱讀更多)

Hi All,

I would like to associate jpeg files with the Firefox Browser but I'm not given this option. I'm only given the options of IE and the other usual ones like Windows Photos. I had this problem on another computer several months ago and by "clicking around" was able to finally do what I wanted but I don't remember how I did it. I can use IE if I need to but I want to use Firefox! I'd asked this same question before and went back to the answer given but It wasn't clear to me.

Thanks so much for your help.

Gingerc

gingerc 於 4 年前 詢問

cor-el 於 4 年前 解答

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Firefox 50 wants to install "new helper tool" , what is it?

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and tha… (閱讀更多)

I downloaded Firefox 50 via the built in update. When I hit restart to install the update, I get a window saying that Firefox wants to install a "new helper tool" and that I need to enter an admin password to complete the update. I can't find anything about this "helper tool" in the release notes or through a google search. I was wondering just what is it? Running OSX 10.11.16. Thanks.

PLBK 於 4 年前 詢問

James 於 4 年前 解答

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is there a complete list of config entries?

today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF se… (閱讀更多)

today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF seems to somehow kept them in his "memory" and they working fine. i tried to create them manually but FF doesn't recognize them.

these are the config entries in question: browser.tabs.animate browser.fullscreen.animate

so i want to know if there is a complete list by Mozilla of all config entries so i can take a look.

pavilion_alex 於 3 年前 詢問

cor-el 於 3 年前 解答

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is there an add-on that allows me to control the download speed ?

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exa… (閱讀更多)

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exactly 200 KB. any add-on out there that allows me to do just that ? thank you

moby90 於 3 年前 詢問

FredMcD 於 3 年前 解答

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (閱讀更多)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Albert 於 3 年前 詢問

jscher2000 於 3 年前 解答

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If I only have Win7 (not Win10), using FF 59.0.2 (64 bit) do I need FF 59.0.3 update released 4/30/18?

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in … (閱讀更多)

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in compatibility with Win10, and apparently does nothing else. Can I ignore this update w/o problems if I only have Win7, or should I download/install v.59.0.3 anyway?

K. Shimberg 於 2 年前 詢問

philipp 於 2 年前 解答

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How do I know for sure whether the accessibility service is preventing third party software to acces my browser?

Hello, I want to prevent third parties accessibility services to enter my browser. But the way this checkboix is formulated confuses me. If I check the box 'prevent acce… (閱讀更多)

Hello, I want to prevent third parties accessibility services to enter my browser. But the way this checkboix is formulated confuses me. If I check the box 'prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser' is it then enabled or disabled? What are the accessibility services here? I read all the instructions but still find it a confusing sentence to check or uncheck?

Should I read the sentence as "prevent Firefox Accessibility Service from accessing your browser'? Or should I read it as "prevent any type of physical impairment assistive software from accessing your browser?

Hope you could help me with this. And if so it could be nice to make this sentence a bit clearer. Or maybe I'm just a bit confused and you should just leave it like this;)

Best,

Art

artklln 於 2 年前 詢問

user633449 於 2 年前 解答

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how to open a firefox browser through selenium 3.6.0 with another profile using Javascript

I would like to open firefox through selenium and upon file download, the file to be stored on another path other than the default, the downloads folder, automatically, w… (閱讀更多)

I would like to open firefox through selenium and upon file download, the file to be stored on another path other than the default, the downloads folder, automatically, without getting the prompt dialog.

This is can be done through configuring a new profile but I can't find any implementation example on the web.

Thank you in advance

tzifosPali 於 2 年前 詢問

Roland Tanglao 最近回覆 於 2 年前

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how do I permantly add exceptions

i use a wifi connection offered by my landlord that requires a log in process. it includes a Dell firewall. the certificate is considered unsafe by Mozilla. Mozilla allow… (閱讀更多)

i use a wifi connection offered by my landlord that requires a log in process. it includes a Dell firewall. the certificate is considered unsafe by Mozilla. Mozilla allows me to add an exception, and the window that comes up has an option to make the exception permanent, but it wont allow me to check the box to make it permanent. it would make things easier if i could make the exception permanent. how do i make this certificate a permanent exception? thank you for your time in this matter, and have a great day!

Greg juu-st Greg 於 2 年前 詢問

McCoy 於 2 年前 解答

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Question about cookies in private mode

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are s… (閱讀更多)

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are same type as if I log in the account. How is this possible? I thought cookies are not saved in private mode?

Wh0Dat 於 2 年前 詢問

Malvineous 於 2 年前 解答

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Delete default dictionary

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1229834] How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the… (閱讀更多)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1229834]
How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the firefox at every page i go.

Because now even i choose the second dictionary(English - Greek) i have installed when i restart the firefox must choose again that second dictionary.

So please help me to COMPLETELY DELETE the default only Greek dictionary from the firefox 63.

A LOT OF THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

Gregory 於 2 年前 詢問

Gregory 最近回覆 於 2 年前

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differnces in Mozilla docu and my brower

Hi, this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is w… (閱讀更多)

Hi,

this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is what I see whwn opening the console on my page.

Contrary to the official docu the console does not show the concerned lines of the javascript errors - only the number it happens. ( line two screenshot - underlined red).

How can I find out what lines are concerned?

Very glad for help and wishing the best for the coming new year.

APJau3Rr 於 2 年前 詢問

cor-el 於 2 年前 解答

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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (閱讀更多)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Wendy444 於 2 年前 詢問

cor-el 於 2 年前 解答