Firefox Update Screwed up FF settings


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Well that was short lived. I got FF running as I wanted, a whole page of instant link icons for speed dialling. Installed latest FF and it demands that I sign in - I don't want to and do not have an account. Then I tried to get into here to ask what was going on, I got this email address is not recognised???? How long have I been here and in 10???

Well bye bye FF, back to opera ........................
 

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Well that was short lived. I got FF running as I wanted, a whole page of instant link icons for speed dialling. Installed latest FF and it demands that I sign in - I don't want to and do not have an account. Then I tried to get into here to ask what was going on, I got this email address is not recognised???? How long have I been here and in 10???

Well bye bye FF, back to opera ........................



I understand your frustration, but it's NOT Firefox doing that.
I don't know what is causing those things but it's not FF.

I'm running FF100 with no extensions/addons, and I never have those issues.
 

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I had FF set up, running great. Saw there was an update in here, went to link, and bam - all my settings disintegrated. As FF was up and running, and the only thing I did was install update, well?
 

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I had FF set up, running great. Saw there was an update in here, went to link, and bam - all my settings disintegrated. As FF was up and running, and the only thing I did was install update, well?



I only manually update FF. I know there are certain scams which pop up and tell you that you need to download/install something... but they are not from Firefox.

This may help you. This "distribution" folder, dropped into C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
will stop all valid automatic updates. So then if you see something wanting to be downloaded and installed, you KNOW it's a scam.

Personally, I skip all the beta updates and just do the release updates.
This topic will post all the updates when they are available.




There's ONE file in the "distribution" folder, called: Policies.json
And this is the code IN that file...

Code:
{
    "policies": {
        "AppUpdateURL": "http://127.0.0.1/",
        "DisableAppUpdate": true,
        "DisableFirefoxStudies": true,
        "DisableSystemAddonUpdate": true,
        "DisableTelemetry": true,
        "ExtensionUpdate": false
    }
}




Each time you do a manual FF update, it will erase this "distribution" folder.
So after you do the manual update, just drop the "distribution" folder back into...
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

With the "distribution" folder in your Firefox folder, you will see this...

Image1.png


Each time a new update comes out I do this...

1. Download the new update and save it to the desktop.
2. Close Firefox and drag/drop the "distribution" folder to the desktop, so it doesn't get erased.
3. Run the new FF installer,
4. Then drag/drop the "distribution" folder back into.... C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

The non-beta updates only come out about once every 2-4 weeks.



It may seem like a pain in the butt, but once you get used to it... it only takes about 1-2 minutes.
THEN if you see anything popping up, telling you to download and install, you will KNOW...


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ta ghot. I actually didnt know or got any notifications. I saw the link about and followed that.
I decided to make sure everything related to Mozilla was removed and then went into downloads and clicked on the installer, when it had downloaded I told it to open and my speed dial was back in again, as if I had not been away. At this moment in time I do not know if the recent update is in that. I checked updates, there were none.
 

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Update from last Sunday. FF no problems up to now......


Is that a good thing... or did you mean... no problems up to now, but NOW we got big problems? :)
 

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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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still working mate, thanks for the help
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro Win 10 x 64 on Surface.
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    amd ryzen 9 5900X 12 core 3701mhz 24 logistical process
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550 Auros Elite V2
    Memory
    16GB (2x8) Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Aoris Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 ti
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27G3T 144mhz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung V-NAND SSD 970 Evo plus 500GB
    3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
    1 x 2TB External USB. 1 x 4TB External SSD
    other HDD drives optional (when I get around to it
    PSU
    Corsair VS550
    Case
    Coolermaster
    Cooling
    DEEP COOL AS500 CPU COOLER
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Multimedia 1.01a. MSI Vigor elite Mech board as spare/games
    Mouse
    Corsair Champion
    Internet Speed
    600+MB
    Browser
    Opera
    Antivirus
    Bit Defender Internet Sec
    Other Info
    WIRELESS 802.11 AC1300 867Mbps/5GHz, 400Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
    Creative Labs Speakers with optional BT
    Asus DRW-14D5MT x48
    Net via Virgin hub 3 (using RJ45 cable). Plus MS surface 5 tablet

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
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