Windows 10: Some firefox problems

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  1. Posts : 7,634
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Mar 2018 #191

    Bree said: View Post
    I think you'll have to wait for an update to Firefox itself to truly test if it works....
    @Cerawy, time to start testing....

    Version 59.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on March 16, 2018
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...1/releasenotes
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  2.    16 Mar 2018 #192

    Its just a security fix from what it says.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:53.
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  3. Posts : 7,634
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Mar 2018 #193

    Cerawy said: View Post
    It's just a security fix from what it says.

    Major or minor update, it doesn't make any difference to the way it's delivered and installed. This is the first chance to see if your 'silent' FF update works as you wanted.
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  4.    17 Mar 2018 #194

    Bree said: View Post
    Major or minor update, it doesn't make any difference to the way it's delivered and installed. This is the first chance to see if your 'silent' FF update works as you wanted.
    Why is that though?

    Im going to test it later.

    Okay, so i did the same steps from post #189 again. I will give it a bit of time to see if firefox automatically updates the addons.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:54.
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  5.    19 Mar 2018 #195

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Well i did the same steps in #189 again. Will give it a bit more time this time to see if FF automatically updates the out of date addons.
    Post #189: That's just supposed to silently update Firefox (program) without notification. The only noftification that you should get is when you have closed Firefox following a downloaded update - the next time you launch Firefox you get "firefox will start after installing updates" or similar. I don't remember the exact wording.

    Program updates and addon updates are not the same thing. Also some updates will never complete without a relaunch

    RE: Addons update.

    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True

    Use Addons Manager to check that each addon is set to update either default setting or on.

    Click the "More" button for each addon.

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    Check the setting:


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    Also check the last time an addon was updated by the developer. If not updated by the developer FF addons check will not result in any updates.


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  6.    19 Mar 2018 #196

    Callender said: View Post
    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True
    Seems like a lot of settings to enale just to make sure that your addons are going to update automatically, but i checked them and they are all set to true. I have also tried setting automatic updates to on instead of default, i will get back with the results.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:56.
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  7.    20 Mar 2018 #197

    With a default installation update addons should check daily but there will be no addon updates if none are available.

    Regarding program updates - tested on my work machine using "Use a background service to install updates" and "Automatically install updates (recommended)" works to install program updates. The only notification being on launch when a program update is installed.

    I suppose that security software, HOSTS file or Firewall could interfere with updates.
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  8. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       20 Mar 2018 #198

    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
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  9.    20 Mar 2018 #199

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
    A lot of of people have been reporting issues with hardware acceleration. I thought they had fixed it with quantum, but i guess not.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:56.
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  10.    20 Mar 2018 #200

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
    Usually it's a graphics card or graphics driver issue. Disabling hardware acceleration is recommended when you don'y have a decent spec graphics card or updated graphics driver. Sometimes it's down to the manufacturer to fix their driver and release an update.

    Also if you have always updated Firefox multiple times (every time a new version is released) instead of backing up your profile and doing a clean Firefox install you can expect problems eventually.
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