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Keep getting message "Failed to check for updates."

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until … (funda kabanzi)

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until now. The message "Failed to check for updates." is shown in the About screen. I have uninstalled and re-installed Firefox with the same results. Have also un-installed Firefox, un-installed Mozilla Maintenance, then removed Firefox data from App Data folder in user directory, then re-installed with the same results. Also, now when I access a local media server, I keep getting the message "Firefox is installing components needed" and that never goes away. Any ideas?

Asked by R_Welsh 9 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 ihora elidlule

Firefox has done it again

The pinned shortcuts on my newtab page have all disappeared once again. I've gone to about:config > browser.newtabpage.pinned and my shortcuts are all listed. But o… (funda kabanzi)

The pinned shortcuts on my newtab page have all disappeared once again. I've gone to about:config > browser.newtabpage.pinned and my shortcuts are all listed. But only blank boxes show up on the page. It will not accept a new entry when I try to enter one. It goes back to the blank white box. Why does this keep happening? Can anyone give me a Firefox for Dummies way to fix this?? Thanks!

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Asked by raydle1101 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 amahora adlule

Download file failed

Issue description: Similar as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1294366 But I'm not using USB wireless receiver, I'm using wired network adapter for connection … (funda kabanzi)

Issue description: Similar as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1294366 But I'm not using USB wireless receiver, I'm using wired network adapter for connection

I've been using the Firefox browser, and recently when downloading files with Firefox, sometimes it prompts: .part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. # see image #1 I'm trying to download file to disk D. But the fail tips is download .part file to disk C. Maybe firefox is using some file cache policy which I don't know. I also checked both two location, my account have read/write access.

I can try to resume the download, and the download progress will increase, but about half a second later it will fail again. If the file is small and my internet speed is fast enough, after several attempts the file will eventually download successfully. # see image #2 I have tried using "private window" or enter "about:profiles" to create/use a new and clean profile, but the issue still persists. # see image #3 I tried using other download tools like "Internet Download Manager", and the download was successful. It's ok for use chrome to download the same file to same disk location. The problem recently emerged, it didn't exist before. At least a month ago, the same computer didn't have this issue. I'm not using parental controls.

Enivronment: OS: Windows 10 professional 22H2 Firefox version: "124.0.2 (64 位)", auto update is enabled, it should be the newest version. security software: windows defender

Asked by 1142003595 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by zeroknight 11 amahora adlule

PopUp messages

I use Outlook.live.com Hotmail and recently a PopUp Message appears asking me to: Add outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links. Microsoft Customer Service s… (funda kabanzi)

I use Outlook.live.com Hotmail and recently a PopUp Message appears asking me to:

Add outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links.
Microsoft Customer Service said it was not something they initiated and likely a Firefox issue.
It does not seem safe to click on a random link like this without any explanation. Each time I log in, the same message appears.
Could someone please explain what this is for and how I can stop it from popping up each time I log into Hotmail?

Asked by samred64 14 amahora adlule

Last reply by zeroknight 13 amahora adlule

error messagfe

when I entered this string - chrome://pippki/content/exceptionDialog.xul - I got a 'file not found' message. Is there another way to access that? I am trying to get to … (funda kabanzi)

when I entered this string - chrome://pippki/content/exceptionDialog.xul - I got a 'file not found' message. Is there another way to access that? I am trying to get to https//mlb.tickets.com and get this message: The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

Asked by milomorai01 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

Firefox Browser

Today I completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Since doing this, the taskbar icon is not the same as it has always been. It used to be that if I pinned Firefox… (funda kabanzi)

Today I completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Since doing this, the taskbar icon is not the same as it has always been.

It used to be that if I pinned Firefox to the taskbar, I would click on it and the default Firefox window would open. When the mouse was right-clicked, the icon showed there was a choice of the default Firefox window and an option for a privacy window I could choose. I did that frequently.

Now if I pin Firefox to the taskbar there is no privacy window option. If I pin the private browser to the taskbar, this becomes the default window with options for the non-private default browser available with a right mouse click.

I would like to know how to pin the default Firefox window to the taskbar and have the private window option show up when that icon is clicked please.

Thanks for any help provided with this issue.

Asked by lightshowe 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

I am getting the following error message: "we could not verify the certificate: reason = wrongHost"

I am receiving this error message when I try to log into my router. My router has a certificate from Let's Encrypt. What settings do I have wrong? Regards. … (funda kabanzi)

I am receiving this error message when I try to log into my router. My router has a certificate from Let's Encrypt.

What settings do I have wrong?

Regards.

Asked by Peter Slinn 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

GAH! all tabs crashed.

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs … (funda kabanzi)

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs did nothing. Closing & opening FF did nothing. Cleared startup cache & uninstalled ublock origin (the only extension I had) but that did nothing. Refresh firefox did nothing (except lose some of my preferences). Went to about:crashes and all it says is "No crash reports have been submitted." Every other suggestion I found online was beyond my comprehension. FF DOES work in troubleshooting mode only, but I lose some important functions in that mode. I've been using FF almost since it was born and have NEVER encountered a problem like this before. I hope someone can help!

Asked by cfcentaurea 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

Cannot open Charles Schwab's "Streetsmart Edge" trading platform if using Firefox browser

After signing into an account with Schwab.com, the site has a "Launch" button that opens the Schwab "Streetsmart Edge" trading platform. However, after signing into Schw… (funda kabanzi)

After signing into an account with Schwab.com, the site has a "Launch" button that opens the Schwab "Streetsmart Edge" trading platform. However, after signing into Schwab.com with the Firefox browser, clicking on the "Streetsmart Edge" Launch button does not work. "Streetsmart Edge" does not open.

This problem only occurs when using Firefox. If using Microsoft's browser there is no problem.

Previously, until about two month ago, the Firefox browser never caused this problem. It worked fine for many years.

I prefer the Firefox browser versus Microsoft. Please research and repair this issue.

Asked by abrody775 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 1 usuku oludlule

All add-ons / extensions break randomly and are disabled (the icon of the extensions is also broken under "Manage Your Extensions")

Sometimes all add-ons / extensions break randomly and are disabled (the icon of the extensions is also broken under "Manage Your Extensions"). The extensions are visible… (funda kabanzi)

Sometimes all add-ons / extensions break randomly and are disabled (the icon of the extensions is also broken under "Manage Your Extensions").

The extensions are visible under "about:addons", but the slider is turned off and the icon in front of each extension is broken / empty.

It seems that deleting these 2 files- compatibility.ini and extensions.json inside the firefox profile folder, usually fixes the issue. Only these 2 files though, don't delete anything else.

No need to mess around with the ff profiles or anything else, just deleting those 2 files and restarting the firefox usually fixes the issue with the "unregistered" addons.

This thread is for the search function, as I found some VERY old and outdated suggestions for the aforementioned issue using the search function.

I wonder what causes the extensions to "unregister" randomly.

Asked by ff_user 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

sometimes google won't open

In windows 10, unrepeatably, firefox won't open google so I immediately open it in a new tab and it works. This happens randomly so I can't do any tests to find out if it… (funda kabanzi)

In windows 10, unrepeatably, firefox won't open google so I immediately open it in a new tab and it works. This happens randomly so I can't do any tests to find out if it is an extension or hardware acceleration that is the problem.

Asked by jvvlog 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Repeated Installation Requests

Hello, I've installed Firefox twice in the last couple of days (Windows 10 - I think) and I continue to receive messages that say I need to install the latest version. … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I've installed Firefox twice in the last couple of days (Windows 10 - I think) and I continue to receive messages that say I need to install the latest version.

Do you issue updates daily, or is there something wrong with my Firefox installation or is it something else?

Thank you.

Asked by Jerry Wiener 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Youtube only shows White Screen.. no video plays

Firefox works great on every other video site. But Youtube will not show or play video. I have refreshed Firefox, disabled add on. Restarted my computer, tested all hardw… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox works great on every other video site. But Youtube will not show or play video. I have refreshed Firefox, disabled add on. Restarted my computer, tested all hardware. No Bueno...

Asked by valkerie33 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Unify the operation logic of opening links and bookmarks in the background

To open a link of a website in the background tab is CTRL+click, why is it that to open a bookmark of the bookmark toolbar in the background tab is CTRL+shift+click. It i… (funda kabanzi)

To open a link of a website in the background tab is CTRL+click, why is it that to open a bookmark of the bookmark toolbar in the background tab is CTRL+shift+click. It is confusing! A bookmark is a link! For comparison, both of them are CTRL + click in chromium. BTW, there is no explanation in advanced configuration preferences.

Asked by Heporis 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule