Enquiry On Force Update Firefox

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advanta… (funda kabanzi)

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advantageous to employ a PowerShell script for rectifying this issue. It appears that certain users are not frequently opening Firefox, thus impeding the automatic update process.

Asked by slimmonkey 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 emasontweni adlule

Firefox updates

Hi I am a longtime user of your browser. I have version 124.0.2(64 bit) installed on three devices. First thing I do on opening it is to click on "about", which normally … (funda kabanzi)

Hi I am a longtime user of your browser. I have version 124.0.2(64 bit) installed on three devices. First thing I do on opening it is to click on "about", which normally updates the browser, before I do any browsing. In the last three weeks, however, it has not updated on any of the three devices, rather, it says "Failed to check for updates". I have tried the workarounds suggested at your Help center, and nothing has worked. What gives, may I ask? Thank you

Asked by de-nouement 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Firefox keeps asking to reinstall. It fails to check for updates. I have Windows 11 and Firefox 124.0.2

I have Windows 11 and Firefox 124.0.2. Firefox keeps asking to reinstall. I think it is because I keep getting the message that it fails to check for updates. I don't kno… (funda kabanzi)

I have Windows 11 and Firefox 124.0.2. Firefox keeps asking to reinstall. I think it is because I keep getting the message that it fails to check for updates. I don't know if I have installed the Microsoft Firefox or the direct Mozilla Firefox downloaded. Maybe that is the problem, but I am not tech savvy. I have used Firefox for many years and like it. I am also too old (83) to deal with these problems. Help!

Asked by tommcgrath 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

failed to update firefox.. so frustrated..

something apparently got corrupted in firefox.. i tried running update and i keep getting failed to update.. i have refreshed.. i have uninstalled and reinstalled ...noth… (funda kabanzi)

something apparently got corrupted in firefox.. i tried running update and i keep getting failed to update.. i have refreshed.. i have uninstalled and reinstalled ...nothing. i am sure there is a folder or file somewhere that is corrupted and i cannnot find it. because even when i uninstall and reinstall fresh. all my bookmarks are there .. how to i start a TRUE NEW install??

Asked by dj3642a 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Daily updates (seems update doesn't run)

I have been using Firefox as my primary browser for a very long time. Now, every time I start Firefox, I get a message that the update failed, and that I should manually… (funda kabanzi)

I have been using Firefox as my primary browser for a very long time. Now, every time I start Firefox, I get a message that the update failed, and that I should manually download the update file and run it. I do so, the update appears to work, and Firefox behaves, until I stop it and restart again. Then I get the same message. I looked online - it appears that others have had this problem, but no clear solution. I am not willing to use Edge, but am beginning to wonder if it is time to leave Firefox. I would appreciate a solution, preferably a reliable one. Thanks, Joe Purvis Email hidden for privacy reasons

WIndows 11 64, AMD processor, 64 GB ram. Connected via ethernet and fiber. NordVPN, and Bitdefender (neither of which has produced any error messages).

Asked by jdpsmp 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Unable to update Firefox browser

I have Firefox 124.0.2 running on Windows 11. For some reason, I can't update Firefox. When I manually download the update file, it appears to run Ok, but the version do… (funda kabanzi)

I have Firefox 124.0.2 running on Windows 11. For some reason, I can't update Firefox. When I manually download the update file, it appears to run Ok, but the version doesn't change. If I go to settings and click on "Check for Updates" is comes back and says Failed to Check for Updates. How do I fix this?

Originally reported on April 11th /questions/1444593: I have Windows 11 and the Firefox 124.0.2 browser. I cannot update to the latest version of Firefox. I receive an error message "Failed to update". I've uninstalled and reinstalled the browser, ran the install utility selecting update, nothing seems to work. Please help

Asked by rpm3110 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Repetitive update request

I keep getting this message that pops up in a private window to restart to keep using firefox. Everytime I click restart Firefox, it closes my tabs and opens them again. … (funda kabanzi)

I keep getting this message that pops up in a private window to restart to keep using firefox. Everytime I click restart Firefox, it closes my tabs and opens them again. However, 5 minutes later the window pops up again. Even after repeated attempts of updating, even doing a full restart on the computer, Firefox continues to send this window to me. The private window in the bar says about:restartrequired.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox with a fresh install as well as doing a Refresh of Firefox. Neither seem to solve this problem.

Asked by rxs621 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Updates

My Browser keeps on telling me there is an update... I've updated, reinstalled the latest version and it still keeps giving a pop-up saying there is an update... How do… (funda kabanzi)

My Browser keeps on telling me there is an update... I've updated, reinstalled the latest version and it still keeps giving a pop-up saying there is an update...

How do I get rid of these pop-ups???

Asked by Jarro H 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Firefox not updating

Firefox keeps reminding me that updates are available. I download and it says its installing but it doesn't seem to update. I have tried closing Firefox before running th… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox keeps reminding me that updates are available. I download and it says its installing but it doesn't seem to update. I have tried closing Firefox before running the installation but it makes no difference. I am on 125.02 at the moment.

Asked by malcolmmcp 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 3 emasontweni adlule

Messages delete after one month if not starred

Since I updated to the last Thunderbird version, the messages in my inbox are deleted after one month if I don't "star" them. I don't think I changed any settings? Can so… (funda kabanzi)

Since I updated to the last Thunderbird version, the messages in my inbox are deleted after one month if I don't "star" them. I don't think I changed any settings? Can somebody help me with this?

Asked by ruddenkl 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by david 3 emasontweni adlule

400.000 bookmarks slowing now ffx and bm-manger down

Hi.... I've been using the same firefox (installed every update) for over 10 years now and a lot of bookmarks have been accumulated. They are from different sources for … (funda kabanzi)

Hi....

I've been using the same firefox (installed every update) for over 10 years now and a lot of bookmarks have been accumulated. They are from different sources for different reasons/subjects/interests etc... I think when I reached ~430.000 or something like that it really slowed firefox down in a way that even clicking on a folder in the "bookmark symbol bar" (the one underneath the URL address fiel) takes 2-3 sec to open up and show the containing bookmarks. In the bm-manager going from one folder to another also takes a few seconds. I've now deleted about 40.000 but no change it's still lagging. and deleting 1000 takes about 1h.

I've looked but so far I couldn't find another tool or a better way to manage all these URLs WITH their title.

I still want to keep them, but managing them has become so slow and tedious. So if you have any suggestions especially for other tools to manage them....

I also think the possibility to export only a part of them (selected ones, or specific folders) would be helpful; maybe also a tool to clean up the database? (like defrag did for harddrives?). or split it to differnt files? I don't know.

I know 400.000 bookmarks are extreme... but well....

Asked by LeSeigneur 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

Trying to set my tab close button to the left

I am using theme called WhiteSur to imitate Safari, as that is the browser layout I prefer. However, this doesn't change the position of the close tab button and leaves i… (funda kabanzi)

I am using theme called WhiteSur to imitate Safari, as that is the browser layout I prefer. However, this doesn't change the position of the close tab button and leaves it on the right hand side. I found a way to change it, using the code .tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {

 margin-left: -5px !important;
 margin-right: 2.5px !important;

} Unfortunately, this doesn't change based on the size of the tab, so if I set it to a size that is good for only having 1 tab, it will look bad or be off the screen for the other amounts of tabs. Is there a way to detect the width of the tab or the amount of tabs open and dynamically set the margins based off of this? So I could set it as (width-of-tab)-x and that would always keep the close tab button in the same spot, regardless of tab size. Thanks!

Asked by williamoflowden 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 emasontweni adlule

Superflous seach for certificates

After the latest update: Every time I send a message and have selected at recipient, the program searches for a cetificate, allthough encryption is swichted off. A box a… (funda kabanzi)

After the latest update: Every time I send a message and have selected at recipient, the program searches for a cetificate, allthough encryption is swichted off. A box appears for each recipient for about a minute, unless I stop the search (see image). Essentially, the program acts, as if I had selected encryption. This was newer an issue before latest update.

Asked by Hans Jørgen Rasmussen 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by christ1 3 emasontweni adlule

Problem with mass mailing in Thunderbird

I am trying to do a mass mailing in Thunderbird to about 2015 libraries, with another one to come. I followed all the instructions carefully and generated all the messag… (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to do a mass mailing in Thunderbird to about 2015 libraries, with another one to come. I followed all the instructions carefully and generated all the messages and they went into my outbox, with a "send later" command. Then this morning I entered the command to empty the outbox. I immediately began getting an error message that I could only send 50 messages an hour. Feeling like the sorcerer's apprentice, I closed thunderbird, whcih stopped the bleeding. Now I have 1350 messages in the outbox which thunderbird did not try to send.

Fixing up this mess is going to be complicated, particularly with respect to the messages it did try and fail to send (about 750 of them.) But I could make some real progress if I could figure out how to send 50 of the unset messages at a time from the outbox. I have the first 50 out of the 1350 selected right now, but I can't figure out how to get them sent. HELP! Thanks in advance.

Asked by KaiserD2 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by david 3 emasontweni adlule