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FireFox portable mode needed

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way. Now when I say porta… (funda kabanzi)

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way.

Now when I say portable mode what I mean is that the Firefox EXE runs from the folder it's in, using profiles that generated and exist in that same folder and NOT in the user profile. This functionality is needed not just for easy portability, but also for easy migrations from one system to another or one installation of OS to another.

While the portability mode should be exclusive to the platform FireFox is being used on(IE Windows vs Linux, etc), it should be seamless transition otherwise.

Before anyone chimes in and says this is not possible, please don't waste your time. Forks of FF have been doing so nearly effortlessly for more than a decade while maintaining perfectly functionally and security with the same usability.

So Devs, can you please make this happen? We the public would ever so grateful.

Additionally, can we get some fine grained controls over the appearance of UI elements?

This double spacing nonsense is irritating.

Then there is the Extension Icons labels. They've been gone for a while and they need to return, or at least an option to enable them if we wish.

Next we have the "Home page and new windows" option in settings. Those two options should not be combined. When I open a new instance of FF, I would like to open a blank page. I don't want any navigation happening until I click something or type in an address. I expect FF to sit and wait for my input. Then when I click the "Home" icon button does it go to my define home page.

Next problem we have is the auto update feature. This seems to have become an incredibly nasty feature and behavior. For example, I recently updated to Windows 11. After migrating my previous install of FF to it, it swiftly and without ANY warning or user prompt at all updated itself from 78.15.0esr to 91.3. This was NOT desired So how about to folks show respect to us users by ASKING if we want to upgrade! Had a prompt appeared I would have swiftly canceled. Updates should ALWAYS be at the choice and involvement of the user, not at your whim. I had to spend 40minutes manually backtracking and recopying, which was unpleasant.

Please note that while my above statements have had some negativity to them, I am a ardent supporter of Mozilla and will continue to be. These above points are that of increasing frustration. I am of the school of thought that we the users should have complete and fine-grain controls over every aspect of how our browser operates, whether it be UI elements or nitty-gritty functionality.

I look forward to responses by members of the dev team.

Thank You, Lex

Asked by lexluthermiester 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Seburo 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Download Temporary/Cache File Location

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. S… (funda kabanzi)

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. So I was forced to cut the power and restart the laptop. After restarting, I saw that my system drive is still filled with the temporary file (part), but I couldn't locate it and delete the temp file. It has taken up about 40 GB of my system drive space because the download was more than half way through.

When I started the download, I selected an external drive as the destination. However, I have been observing Firefox download behavior and I am pretty sure Firefox would download as much of the file to system drive as possible, until the system drive is full, then moving onto the destination drive, which has been a huge inconvenience, because of the huge video files that I am dealing with.

I have already cleared the file and the .part in the destination drive, but failed to locate the rest of the temp file in my system drive. I have searched the internet and found no mention of such problem. So I am seeking professional help here.

Attached is a screenshot showing how much space is used by checking the system drive properties, against the properties of all files in system drive (including hidden). The number doesn't add up, and there are 52 GB of files unlocated.

Asked by hl200011 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

How do I get LIBREOFFICE to work in FF? D/L went fine. It's an AFTER D/L ERROR: requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE. FF won't work with JAVA though. Can't find workaround add-on.

LibreOffice error: LibreOffice requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart LibreOffice. https://hub.libreoff… (funda kabanzi)

LibreOffice error: LibreOffice requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart LibreOffice. https://hub.libreoffice.org/InstallJava/?LOlocale=en-US

I found nothing in FF extensions add-ons to facilitate this program/app. FF won't work with JAVA files but they provided no alternative. LibreOffice is the only free Office-like program/app. that is currently up and working today that I can find on any list I've pulled via browser on the first page or two.

It is so confusing to go to Edge or Chrome to use it - and hard to move things from FF over to Edge to get to LibreOffice - can't follow what I'm doing that way. I want to use FF. I feel safer there.

I don't trust downloading from random sites. Bait and switch for files. Malware. If there are is a trust-worthing d/l workaround pls tell me. I;m not up on them - not in the loop.

I need assistive technology really - this is just a start for me to get organized. You can give me advise on what keeps you swift and organized if you can too. Appreciate that much too. Thanks for any help.

Asked by islander1 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Dropa 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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"Simplify page" function - go back to the previous version of Firefox

The "Simplify page" function of the new Firefox version has zero rendering : letters too large, no text centering, no possibility to delete images, etc. So I would like t… (funda kabanzi)

The "Simplify page" function of the new Firefox version has zero rendering : letters too large, no text centering, no possibility to delete images, etc. So I would like to go back to the previous version of Firefox. Thank you for explaining to me precisely and step by step, as to a particularly bad person who does not understand anything at all. Why, when things are going well, does it take someone to change them, especially without asking users !!!

Asked by mf-herbin 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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89.0 (64-bit)

The 89.0 (64-bit) update to Firefox is a joke! When are fixes coming or is there any way for me to return to the previous edition. I cannot get used to this charade. … (funda kabanzi)

The 89.0 (64-bit) update to Firefox is a joke! When are fixes coming or is there any way for me to return to the previous edition. I cannot get used to this charade.

I think that Firefox is by far the most superior browser and this update is just so not Firefox. It hurts. It hurts really bad!

Windows 10

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Asked by c13563 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Downloads keep failing for browsers and web installer

Hi, I'm trying to download xilinx vivado design suite and cannot. The download fails for both Chrome and Firefox and the web installer fails as well. I've tried using a s… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I'm trying to download xilinx vivado design suite and cannot. The download fails for both Chrome and Firefox and the web installer fails as well. I've tried using a single file download, removing myself from my family's account and also tried using a download manager. I also deleted

This issue has been happening for about half a year now- I've been able to finish downloads by simply retrying them, but I've never tried to download a file this large (the single file download is roughly 60 GB and I would rather solve this issue than retry the download for a 60gb file).

Any ideas or suggestions why my downloads keep failing? Is this maybe an issue with my ISP?

Asked by tdmahaf 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can't rollback from Firefox 91 to 89.

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of t… (funda kabanzi)

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of the Proton UI junk is back. I tried disabling it again, but nothing worked. Doing a web search, it appears that Mozilla has disabled the ability to turn off Proton.

I then set about to rollback the installation back to version 89. I found a Mozilla link on this, went to their ftp server and downloaded the installation files for the last version of 89. The installation went normally, but when I opened Firefox afterwards, a little box popped up saying something to the effect of "To keep your History and Bookmarks from possibly being corrupted, Firefox must create new user profile." I exited out of this and Firefox didn't start. I attempted to restart Firefox again and the same box popped up again. The only way to get past it was to click the accept button.

I did so and Firefox started. This was clearly not version 89. As the UI is junk, it took several minutes to find out that this was now the latest version of 92!!!! I'm absolutely positive that I downloaded the correct file. When I look through the update history, it doesn't even show todays version 89 installation as happening. What a piece of junk.

I then spent 20 minutes figuring out how to revert back to my user profile, not the new one that it had created for me. I then did some research on what had happened. Well it turns out that you can't actually rollback Firefox, despite what Mozilla says. For a while they have added "downgrade protection" which automatically creates the new user profile and stops your old profile from being accessed by it. So unless you want to figure out how to spend a hundred hours reconstructing bookmarks, passwords, settings, etc. it actually isn't possible to rollback Firefox. Doesn't this violate some Microsoft rules about being able to uninstall versions of software from within Windows? If you try to do this with Firefox and go back to a previous version it blows everything up.

Does anyone know how to actually rollback Firefox to a previous version, so that Proton can be disabled?

Asked by jack.hidley 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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No Downloads

Hi since the last upgrade to 91.0.2 24th August I cannot download anything through Firefox. If my husband logs in on the same PC, he can download stuff and he is using th… (funda kabanzi)

Hi since the last upgrade to 91.0.2 24th August I cannot download anything through Firefox. If my husband logs in on the same PC, he can download stuff and he is using the same version. We haven't consiously set up anything different. If I use Google I can downlaod as normal. What's happened? Thanks

Asked by sheila17 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox does not start

After a new clean installation Firefox will not start. It generates a crash report in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive AppCrash_firefox.exe_2dd4e427a29c… (funda kabanzi)

After a new clean installation Firefox will not start. It generates a crash report in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive

AppCrash_firefox.exe_2dd4e427a29c7793432f8b232e348d43fa3ccf_b5a654c8_3fe69cd3-6f6e-4ee6-892f-f849836f0392

Can you help me to get Firefox starting?

Asked by giovanni.olanda 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 izinyanga ezidlule

New MS Surface Laptop 4, Win10 (Not S Mode) won't open Firefox

Hi there, I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox: From the the Windows Store Direct download… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there,

I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox:

From the the Windows Store Direct downloads (via MS Edge): Mozilla FF Win 64 Mozilla FF Win 64 MSI Mozilla FF Win 32

I have completely uninstalled and attempted to re-install each in turn. Attempts to open FF through desktop shortcut, Start Menu and Win-R FF.exe all seem to start but only ever get the briefest flash of a blue line along the Taskbar then nothing. Same happens starting Shift-Shortcut.

Nothing shows in Task Manager either after any start method. I'm pretty sure I'm not in 'S Mode' as I've been able to download, install and run WhatsApp Web, but I'm not wholly convinced I've cleared that up fully.

Thanks! E

Asked by lisbyjoyce 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox Nightly Suddenly Nothing Will Download

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everythin… (funda kabanzi)

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everything is still caught and cant be resumed

Asked by corey.frank0118 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox keeps downloading strange random .htm files

Hello, Last few days Firefox keeps automatically downloading strange files like mLZrOMIV.htm icFSREgF.htm They are 0 bytes, empty when I open in notepad and if I right … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Last few days Firefox keeps automatically downloading strange files like mLZrOMIV.htm icFSREgF.htm

They are 0 bytes, empty when I open in notepad and if I right click in download section and select copy download link I just get about:blank

I checked PC for viruses using Eset Online tool and Windows defender. No problems.

Has anyone run into something like this?

Asked by keeperoftheelderscrolls 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Dropa 1 inyanga edlule

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Firefox install

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C … (funda kabanzi)

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C re-distributable file or from the windows system but have been trying to re-install. Downloaded and executed visual c, to no effect, did not re-install the driver or whatever Firefox is looking for during the install. At a total loss on how to re-instate the VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL so that I can use Firefox, HELP!!! P.S. the help provided on-line tells one how to re-install the driver but so "poluted" with other programs wanting you to download their programs that impossible to find the correct tools to use. Anyway, your help will be appreciated. I do like Firefox and have been enticed to use Microsoft Ecge but do not want to if I can help!

Asked by sid_kraft 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox update for Windows Server 2008 r2

Can I install the latest Firefox on my Windows Server 2008 r2, or do I have to worry about compatibility issues? Is there a specific Firefox version for my OS? Thanks i… (funda kabanzi)

Can I install the latest Firefox on my Windows Server 2008 r2, or do I have to worry about compatibility issues? Is there a specific Firefox version for my OS? Thanks in advance for the help.

Asked by rorypascua 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Download button activates randomly

Hi, I've been experiencing quite a concerning bug (I hope) in which the Firefox Download Button Animation starts by it's self at random intervals with no warning whatsoev… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I've been experiencing quite a concerning bug (I hope) in which the Firefox Download Button Animation starts by it's self at random intervals with no warning whatsoever and no downloaded file in /Downloads.

Its been happening for a bout 2-3 weeks now I think and is beginning to worry me.

Thanks

Asked by hlaxfors 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Error "Firefox has stopped working" on install

A few weeks ago, Firefox stopped working on my machine. When I tried to launch it I got an error message "Firefox has stopped working". I tried a reinstall and a clean … (funda kabanzi)

A few weeks ago, Firefox stopped working on my machine. When I tried to launch it I got an error message "Firefox has stopped working". I tried a reinstall and a clean reinstall but both installation procedures fail with the same error.

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. I am installing with administrative permissions.

There are two files in AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports from the two days that I tried reinstalling. I'm not sure what to do with them.

  • InstallTime20201027185343 (from today)
  • InstallTime20201014125134 (from my last attempt, on 10/22)

Asked by jlefeaux 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule