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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 01 May 18 22:26 BST (UK) »
All updated and working just as before the updates.  Quite a few options from Windows - which to me made me suspect they just want more info from my laptop.  I declined everything they offered.

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 02 May 18 00:25 BST (UK) »
Glad that I'm not alone in my quandary; noticed that several chatters are on Windows 10, while I'm still on W7, and quite happy with it, even though they've not offered me an update for a few months. One of my main concerns was that my stored logins had ALL disappeared, which gave me a lot of time-wasting creating logins for email accounts, chiefly. To avoid this I would advise any Firefox users considering an upgrade to Firefox QUANTUM to make screen-grabs of their logins or make photos of them. The Firefox help forums have been absolutely no help.
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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 02 May 18 08:30 BST (UK) »
Handiest way is just to do a Backup onto Disk or Stick etc...

Then restore it on new computer or whatever

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 02 May 18 09:35 BST (UK) »
My husband and I both updated to Windows 10 and neither of us had any problems.  For my stored log-ins, although I copied them I didn't need to.  I store them on Roboform, so I just downloaded their program again and all the log-ins where there.   Similarly with my family tree program.  I downloaded Legacy again and everything was as it should be.  In fact I've now got an up to date version of Legacy, but still have my old version and everything works as it should.

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #31 on: Friday 04 May 18 00:31 BST (UK) »
The moral of that experience, being, I suppose: if you don't trust your browser then store your logins somewhere else. Lesson learnt. GRRR!

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #32 on: Friday 04 May 18 07:46 BST (UK) »
The moral of that experience, being, I suppose: if you don't trust your browser then store your logins somewhere else. Lesson learnt. GRRR!


...or make a Copy!  ;D

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 12 May 18 00:22 BST (UK) »
Problem solved! Serendipitously (which I would never say aloud) I found myself on the Firefox page which invites you to change your master password (for Firefox); thinking I had nothing to lose I typed in my password (which I fortunately remembered) and found the option to cancel the need for a master password which I clicked on and discovered that my stored logins were immediately restored. O happy day! Definitely not an intuitive procedure, but effective.  ;D

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 12 May 18 15:22 BST (UK) »
I presume you were using the 2018 version of Serendipity!

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Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« Reply #35 on: Monday 14 May 18 00:49 BST (UK) »
Well, the 2018 Beta, but it did the job  ;D