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Force update restart?

I notice that Firefox will download and install updates in the background, and then wait silently for me to restart firefox to get the updates applied. Can I either: 1) M… (funda kabanzi)

I notice that Firefox will download and install updates in the background, and then wait silently for me to restart firefox to get the updates applied.

Can I either: 1) Make it so Firefox automatically forcefully restarts once the patch is applied 2) Make it so Firefox pops up something that offers the user to restart to apply the update.

I would prefer to apply this through policy, or a registry edit if possible.

Thank you

Asked by firefox_user54 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 inyanga edlule

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Unable to make Firefox the default browser via GPO on Windows 10

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#fire… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#firefox-enterprise:win10: and I'm unable to do so successfully.

When I perform the steps what happens is that no browser becomes the default. Trying to open an html document causes Windows 10 to ask the user to pick which browser they would like to be the default web browser. I can choose Firefox at that point but if I reboot or do a gpupdate /force, the default app for browser goes back to not having one selected.

I can use the same steps to a file at the same network location to make Google Chrome the default browser without issue, but when I switch back to trying to make Firefox the default the same problem returns. I've tried the rapid release version and the ESR version. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

I feel like the issue is related to the default associations xml file from the instructions which states ProgId="FirefoxHTML . If you look in the windows registry, "FirefoxHTML" is not listed as an option for either of these keys: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIds Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgIds

If you go here: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Firefox-308046B0AF4A39CB\Capabilities\URLAssociations

Instead of "FirefoxHTML" it lists "FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB" for the http and https url associations.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem or another way to make Firefox the default browser for multiple machines remotely?

Asked by adidasnmotion 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 inyanga edlule

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Need to find Firefox Language on many PC

HI, I need to find out the installed language of Firefox in all our PC from SCCM? Many users have Firefox installed (and we have many language of Firefox installed) I wo… (funda kabanzi)

HI, I need to find out the installed language of Firefox in all our PC from SCCM? Many users have Firefox installed (and we have many language of Firefox installed) I would like to deploy an up-to-date version from SCCM - but need to know the language of Firefox to deploy the proper language version to each users

Asked by harderica 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Mike Kaply 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Too many profiles

We have three 2012 R2 terminal servers with about 75 users. Disk space for local windows profiles has recently gotten short and while investigating I found nearly all us… (funda kabanzi)

We have three 2012 R2 terminal servers with about 75 users. Disk space for local windows profiles has recently gotten short and while investigating I found nearly all users have a default Firefox profile and then seven default-release-1 (1-7). Each of these files is from 165mb to 1GB in size so I estimate each user has 3GB of space used by old profiles. This times 75 user that is 225GB of wasted space on each terminal server!

Why is the one 64bit Firefox install creating some many profiles?

Also, is there any way to limit cache file storage. Personally, I've never noticed any performance difference in a 25meg vs 250 meg cache allocation and the impact on space with many users is considerable.

Thanks

Asked by Marty 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox local update server

Hello, I have a Firefox update server in local lan servicing updates through .MAR files. Internet disconnected machines are upgrading Firefox using the internal update se… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I have a Firefox update server in local lan servicing updates through .MAR files. Internet disconnected machines are upgrading Firefox using the internal update server while internet connected machines are upgrading directly from Mozilla (aus5). The GPO to set the UpdateUrl is the same and the local server is the same so I guess there is something else to check or configure but I can't find any solution.

Off-line machine: 60.6.3--> BuildID:20190507003026 60.9.0--> BuildID:20190901094603-->from internal webserver 68.2.0--> BuildID:20191016163237-->from internal webserver 68.5.0--> BuildID:20200206211857-->from internal webserver 68.9.0--> BuildID:20200527211442-->from internal webserver 78.1.0--> BuildID:20200722151235-->from internal webserver

On-line machine: 60.6.3--> BuildID:20190507003026 60.9.0--> BuildID:20190901094603-->from Mozilla 68.11.0-->BuildID:20200720181548-->from Mozilla


Thank you in advance.

Red.

Asked by Red 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Red 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Push out "network.negotiate-auth" settings for firefox

I need to update the following settings on multiple computers: - network.negotiate-auth.delegation-uris - network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris Is there a way to do this… (funda kabanzi)

I need to update the following settings on multiple computers:

- network.negotiate-auth.delegation-uris
- network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris 

Is there a way to do this either via script or GPO?


I've loaded the latest ADMX controls (https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases), but didn't see these particular settings in the controls.

Thank you,

Paul

Asked by pwashburn 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Mike Kaply 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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GPO vs Pref.js

Hi, We previously deployed Firefox ESR with auto update disabled. We were using the Pref.js file within %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profile\.. folder. We have now decided t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

We previously deployed Firefox ESR with auto update disabled. We were using the Pref.js file within %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profile\.. folder. We have now decided to move ahead with keeping the auto-update enabled and would like to leverage firefox admx templates. Within the GPO, we have enabled the below GPO settings:

Application.Autoupdate = Enabled browser.search.update = Enabled DisableUpdate = Disabled

However, the below auto update setting does not get enabled. I dont see any other GPO setting specific to it other than the ones I have listed above.

Use a background Service to install updates

Question: Does settings within pref.js takes precedence over GPO(s) or am I missing any additional GPO setting.

Any suggestions..

Asked by DS 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by DS 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Installing Multiple Certificate Authorities with Firefox Policies JSON

I'm trying to install multiple Root CA's using Firefox policies. I have a folder with 50 Certificates and while I know I can specify them each individually using "Certifi… (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to install multiple Root CA's using Firefox policies. I have a folder with 50 Certificates and while I know I can specify them each individually using "Certificates | Install" like in the example below, I wanted to know if there was a way to point to a whole folder and install those certs since it is way less messy that way.

I know the documentation says you can specify specific paths to files like so Example:

{

 "policies": {
   "Certificates": {
     "Install": ["cert1.der", "/home/username/cert2.pem"]
   }
 }

}

But I was trying to do something like this (So far unsucessfully): "Install": ["/path/to/folder/*.crt"] or "Install": ["/path/to/folder/*"] or "Install": ["/path/to/folder/"] or "Install": ["/path/to/folder"]

I also know there are other ways to install certs to Firefox programmatically but I liked how simple the .json method was.

Asked by zacherynotz 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Firefox administrative template error -2016281112 (Remediation failed)

Hello, I am looking at implementing the Firefix ADMX using Microsoft Endpoint Manager, however I cannot seem to get over the first hurdle. I am receive the following erro… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am looking at implementing the Firefix ADMX using Microsoft Endpoint Manager, however I cannot seem to get over the first hurdle. I am receive the following error -2016281112 (Remediation failed) and I am only trying to ingest the ADMX file.

Name: Firefox ADMX Ingestion OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/ConfigOperations/ADMXInstall/Firefox/Policy/FirefoxAdmx Data type: String Value: <policyDefinitions revision="1.14" schemaVersion="1.0">

 <policyNamespaces>
   <target prefix="firefox" namespace="Mozilla.Policies.Firefox"/>
   <using prefix="Mozilla" namespace="Mozilla.Policies"/>
 </policyNamespaces>
 <resources minRequiredRevision="1.14"/>

Asked by The Watcher Node 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 unyaka odlule

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Prefered method - GPO, mozilla.cfg, policies.json

We want to customize firefox We used to work with the mozilla.cfg We are now tring to use Windows GPOs. Is there a way to have two firefox clients, one using the GPO and … (funda kabanzi)

We want to customize firefox We used to work with the mozilla.cfg We are now tring to use Windows GPOs. Is there a way to have two firefox clients, one using the GPO and the other using policies.json oder mozilla.cfg ? Can we tell the firefox client if we want to prefere mozilla.cfg, policies.json or GPO?

Asked by CK-PROM 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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How to setup a Firefox Kiosk via CLI on Linux with no Desktop Environment (only X + openbox)

I've found plenty of instructions for setting up a web kiosk on linux with just X and openbox, but they all use the chromium browser. I've searched the web as to how to … (funda kabanzi)

I've found plenty of instructions for setting up a web kiosk on linux with just X and openbox, but they all use the chromium browser. I've searched the web as to how to do this with firefox. I've tried to simply use the instructions for chromium but change things over to firefox, but I'm not sure what the equivalent paths/files are in firefox.

I've got a VM (to test with) and got the chromium setup working (just so that I know X and openbox are behaving). Here is where I'm getting stuck in /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart:

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sed -i 's/"exited_cleanly":false/"exited_cleanly":true/' ~/.config/chromium/'Local State'

sed -i 's/"exited_cleanly":false/"exited_cleanly":true/; s/"exit_type":"[^"]\+"/"exit_type":"Normal"/' ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences

chromium-browser --disable-infobars --kiosk '<http://your-url-here>'

===

I'm not at all sure where the equivalent of "~/.config/chromium/"Local State" would be for firefox. Surely under the ./mozilla/firefox directory, but I know not where.

Same thing for the second sed line, no idea about the equivalent.

The actual command I presume is 'firefox --kiosk 'url of choice'

I've commented out the 'sed' lines and get firefox to start ONCE, but it alwasy exits X uncleanly and times out with getting a lock on .Xauthority. If I remove firefox and delete the .mozilla folder and then reinstall firefox, it will again work only once. When it does work like this, it takes about two minutes for firefox to come up as compared to the chromium setup that only takes several seconds.

Any thoughts or help would be VERY appreciated.

TIA,

Joe

Asked by Netopia 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 unyaka odlule

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VM web console using Firefox causes duplicate characters, Chrome and IE do not have issue

We are using VCSA 6.7 with five esxi 6.7 hosts & multiple vms are are running inside the esxi hosts. We are facing "Double Typing" issue when we open vm & start t… (funda kabanzi)

We are using VCSA 6.7 with five esxi 6.7 hosts & multiple vms are are running inside the esxi hosts. We are facing "Double Typing" issue when we open vm & start typing using Mozila firefox (Latest version) & The same issue do not shoe when we access v through chrome or IE. Looking for the earliest Response from your side

Thanks in advance

Asked by am.1444rame 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by am.1444rame 1 unyaka odlule

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Can I force all users to use the same profile?

Many of my users access a web based application (Cisco Finesse) to log into our phone system. Each time they move to another desk Firefox needs to be configured for Fines… (funda kabanzi)

Many of my users access a web based application (Cisco Finesse) to log into our phone system. Each time they move to another desk Firefox needs to be configured for Finesse for that user. This is the only thing they use Firefox for.

Is there a way to force all users to use the same Firefox profile so that once one user of a particular PC has been set up in Finesse all subsequent new users use the same profile and therefore also also set up for Finesse?

Thanks

Asked by dquick2 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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How do you specify Firefox 'open file' location?

We have the latest Firefox running on our terminal servers on Microsoft Server2012. Each users session has been restricted from accessing any local resources on the serve… (funda kabanzi)

We have the latest Firefox running on our terminal servers on Microsoft Server2012. Each users session has been restricted from accessing any local resources on the server including the c:\ users folder. When opening a file associated with an application I notice Firefox sends the file to the local server drive and the users cannot open the file I have already set the download location to another folder but this gets bypassed by the open with option. Is there any way to force the tmp downlead to another location such as a mapped drive?

Asked by gabe406 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Using firefox in more than one location with roaming profile data

We are currently trialling Firefox in our business, we need to redirect the users profile to have users bookmarks move with them when they enter meeting rooms. Currently… (funda kabanzi)

We are currently trialling Firefox in our business, we need to redirect the users profile to have users bookmarks move with them when they enter meeting rooms. Currently we are using Folder Redirection with offline file syncing enabled to accomplish this. This is causing users to receive the error telling them to close Firefox as it is already running when they open Firefox on a second PC at the same time. I understand why this is happening with the lock file being created in the users roaming profile data, I am looking to find a solution that will allow users to have their data roam with them and be able to open multiple sessions on different PCs simultaneously.

What methods are you using to provide this level of functionality to users in your business?

Asked by harrylentern 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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How to enable the built-in PDF viewer and disable acrobat reader through config or policy file.

I am looking for solution to preview the PDF files in the browser window and disable the acrobat reader. I have to control this behavior through config files or policy fi… (funda kabanzi)

I am looking for solution to preview the PDF files in the browser window and disable the acrobat reader. I have to control this behavior through config files or policy file instead of doing it manually on each computer.

Asked by TechyGuy 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox use of appdata Roaming has serious shortcomings. How can I continue to use Firefox on company's virtual desktops?

In my searching, almost everthying I've found related to managing Firefox is from a manual user perspective. Most of our users are not very computer literate to begin wit… (funda kabanzi)

In my searching, almost everthying I've found related to managing Firefox is from a manual user perspective. Most of our users are not very computer literate to begin with. They are of sort who refer to the browser as "Google" or "MSN", whichever default search engine they have grown accustomed to, learn just enough to get their job done. That leaves it to IT to preserve their settings.

Firefox is writing a majority the user profile information to appdata\roaming. Windows is preventing appdata\roaming from being redirected. This means whenever IT needs to rebuild the desktops, all the users that prefer Firefox as a browser lose their setup. As of yet, we have no specific policy for users creating a Mozilla account to backup their profile to the cloud, but that is a manual process for the users to implement.

During the last recomopose, users were dismayed they lost their Firefox settings, especially their bookmarks. The auto export of bookmarks is useless , as it writes its files to appdata\roaming and I can find no setting to redirect that. Being impossible to redirect, appdata\Roaming is destroyed every time a virtual desktop is recomposed.

IT is currently exploring removing Firefox from the next recompose image, because we cannot find a way to support it internally. I am wondering if anyone else out there has Firefox in a VDI environment, and what do you do to preserve the profiles during remaking the desktops?

Asked by gannster 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 unyaka odlule

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Is there a way to set a Windows Group Policy to prevent browser deletion?

I work at a school and I'd like to know if there are any ways to prevent browser history deletion within Firefox (potentially with Windows Group Policies). Within Chrome … (funda kabanzi)

I work at a school and I'd like to know if there are any ways to prevent browser history deletion within Firefox (potentially with Windows Group Policies). Within Chrome there is this fantastic flag/policy "AllowDeletingBrowserHistory" which works perfectly to prevent users from removing their history within the app. I know the policy settings are new for Firefox and they've added a lot of them, but am I missing one that would have a similar functionality? As we are a K-12 school we like to have our browsers locked down as possible and we love this feature with Chrome and we were wondering what we could do with Firefox. We had a way to do this before but it has not been supported for 2-3 years so we don't know how to proceed.

Asked by nreiher 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Max 1 unyaka odlule

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Currently Firefox is allowing users to specify No Proxy for field which allows users to bypass proxy, for example by typing .com we can bypass all .com websites

how to disable this No Proxy For in GPO settings ? there are multiple users bypass the proxy and access to URL that not filtered by our proxy server

Asked by yvery 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by yvery 1 unyaka odlule

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put userchrome.css in all profile at cretion by default

Hi, we are using firefox with citrix. All users can open citrix in their session. First time they launch firefox it creates firefox profil. I have to use a specific userc… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, we are using firefox with citrix. All users can open citrix in their session. First time they launch firefox it creates firefox profil. I have to use a specific userchrome.css ans would like to put it on each profil creation at first launch but cant find the way to do it. That's why i need your help. Can i use a default profil for everybody including this file or do i have to copy this file on each first profil ccreation ... and how to do it ? Regards Olivier

Asked by contact53 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by contact53 1 unyaka odlule