Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Can't download files because Firefox keeps asking for consent and there isn't an ALLOW button anywhere

Everytime I try to download a "large" file Firefox keeps asking me: Firefox needs your consent to download large files. Please click ALLOW to continue your transfer. If y… (read more)

Everytime I try to download a "large" file Firefox keeps asking me:

Firefox needs your consent to download large files. Please click ALLOW to continue your transfer.

If you cannot see the request, please click on the icon next to the address bar.


I didn't have this kind of troubles before until the new version, I'm so frustrated that I'm really thinking to switch to Chrome instead.

And in case someone wonders, there isn't a request icon at ALL.

Asked by Redsteel 7 years ago

Answered by GP45 6 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Why doesn't firefox 26.0 doesn't show download window/box!

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!! In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in ve… (read more)

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!!

In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in version 26.0 I no longer see the download box. When I go to about:config my setting are as they were in version 25.0.1 but there is still no download box opening. Will this issue be fixed and or will I need will downgrade to version 25.0.1.????

Asked by lapetite66 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox 29 is full of problems.

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it. - Leaking memory … (read more)

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it.

- Leaking memory like nobody's business. It went from 500 MB to 1.5 GB overnight (i.e. while it was "idling" minimized on the desktop).

- The config.trim_on_minimize setting is missing. Why is this?

- When the memory usage gets above ~1 GB (FYI, this is a guess), I start seeing problems with Firefox displaying web-page graphics and even, in one instance, shutting down text input on a web page (this was within Facebook).

- Randomly crashes for no apparent reason. FYI, this happened after I updated to Firefox 28 as well.

None of these problems ever happened before I upgraded to Firefox 28 and 29. I'm very close to abandoning Firefox altogether if these problems are not resolved promptly and permanently. In other words, I've nearly had enough of this. Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Asked by robbyrob 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox 30 won't start, hangs after closing (Bug1004476)

Hello, everyone! I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all… (read more)

Hello, everyone!

I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all and installing any addon that requires a browser restart (NoScript for e.g.) Firefox restarts OK, but after closing it and trying to open again I get a message: "Firefox is already running". I can see in the Task Manager that there is already Firefox running in the background. I've found several people complaining about this issue. Here: http://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19612 And here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2825639

Thank you in advance

Modified May 13, 2014 11:01:46 PM BST by John99


2nd Update. (Comment by a moderator)
Engineers are working on issues that have been identified.
The known issues are problems with Firefox hanging on closedown resulting in Firefox not restarting unless the hung process is killed.

Workaround ensure Firefox is NOT set to clear History on Close down
Use NewButton New Fx Menu → Preferences → |Privacy| Firefox will: [Remember History v ]
See also my post downthread /questions/997918?page=2#answer-572501 ~J99

 Modified June 5, 2014 12:26:07 AM BST by John99

3rd Update

A fix is now on the Beta Channel Fx30b8 hopefully in a couple of weeks that will be on everyone's Release of Firefox30.

Asked by TheExplorer 6 years ago

Answered by TheExplorer 6 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox only starts in safemode, I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times

Using PC with XP. Firefox had been working fine on this PC for a few years, Have had to fix a few times always before if needed by uninstalling completely if need be and … (read more)

Using PC with XP. Firefox had been working fine on this PC for a few years, Have had to fix a few times always before if needed by uninstalling completely if need be and starting all new,

Not this time, Have version 22.0 installed, no add on's since I reinstalled so should be clean install no ext or plug ins added yet, but it still does not run in normal mode, only in safe mode.

Asked by jamesil 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

I want Firefox's current setup and look returned to build 28.0 as default

I am currently using Firefox 32.0.3 now on my Windows XP machine and I hate the look and find it difficult to navigate customizing the thing. It took fifteen minutes to s… (read more)

I am currently using Firefox 32.0.3 now on my Windows XP machine and I hate the look and find it difficult to navigate customizing the thing. It took fifteen minutes to set everything up to even come close to resembling what I used to have. Even with the Classic Theme Restorer it is horrendous. Will Firefox be able to restore the look and feel of 28.0? I would appreciate it if the next update went back to the classic settings and appearance as a default. The only reason I updated was due to supposed vulnerabilities in 28.0, otherwise I would never have upgraded. And as it is, I am seriously considering returning to 28.0 as it is, because honest to God, I cannot stand this thing. I wish I had a screenshot of how it used to look to show as a comparison to how it looks now.

Asked by Marc7 5 years ago

Answered by Marc7 5 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

cannot paste copied text

For just over 1 year now, copied text will not paste into online forums. left-click HIGHLIGHT text - right-click COPY - right-click PASTE This FireFox Browser "is always… (read more)

For just over 1 year now, copied text will not paste into online forums. left-click HIGHLIGHT text - right-click COPY - right-click PASTE This FireFox Browser "is always" checked for updates on a weekly schedule. I also clear cookies 2 - 5 times a week. This is becoming ver-veRY-VERY! irritating when I write a fair amount of text and try to post it but cannot. WHEN will this FF problem be fixed?

Asked by fm.usa 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Can we have the newtab page as an option for the startup page?

When Firefox starts we currently have the choice of the home page, a blank page or windows and tabs from last time. Can we have the newtab page added to the drop down cho… (read more)

When Firefox starts we currently have the choice of the home page, a blank page or windows and tabs from last time. Can we have the newtab page added to the drop down choices in >Options >General ? I don't need responses that provide work-arounds such as those listed in How do I set the startup page to the new tab page? thanks.

Asked by ChrisAO 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave crashing has disabled my computer

I have downloaded a second flash player and it is still the same. Firefox has been crashing daily for a few weeks. I noticed that your adblocker plus was updated 6/4. Si… (read more)

I have downloaded a second flash player and it is still the same. Firefox has been crashing daily for a few weeks. I noticed that your adblocker plus was updated 6/4. Since then I have almost no use of firefox, because the Adobe flash player 13.0.r0 and Shockwave crash notices are constantly popping up. Could that update have something to do with why the flash players are not working? Below are an example of the crash details. Thanks for the help. I prefer your browser, but this has made it non-functioning.

In trying to fix it, a window came up that asked would I like to change it back to a previous working image, which was Windows XP. Although this computer is Windows 7, I clicked the box yes, and said I wanted it to work like Windows XP. I see in your Operating System below, that it reads Windows Xp, but this computer is actually Windows 7. I can't find that menu to change unclick and change it back, so that it is working as Windows 7.

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

 Application Name:	FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_214.exe
 Application Version:	13.0.0.214
 Application Timestamp:	5359c61d
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_27eb
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Offset:	6c2b92cd
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	27eb
 Additional Information 2:	27eb358fe674a6f15dafe56d42bb9bf3
 Additional Information 3:	2f06
 Additional Information 4:	2f06c18113e6d7c00e6b91fa1fde84b6

Read our privacy statement online:

 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

 C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

Asked by WtrLily 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 5 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Adobe shockwave player crashing or hanging continues

This is still prevalent and I have had to disable the plugin for shockwave player. Similar was happening with adobe flash player but since the Firefox update it isn't ha… (read more)

This is still prevalent and I have had to disable the plugin for shockwave player. Similar was happening with adobe flash player but since the Firefox update it isn't happening as much. Is there a solution to solve this or is it a Adobe issue that they need to fix.? When it hangs or crashes it sometimes takes out downloads. I rolled back to the older dowload box because if I closed the browser it took the downloads out. Downloads don't crash as much with the older download box but with Firefox 20 ( with the new download style) the downloads died quickly with an error message the "file could not be read"

Also, is it okay to enable my add ons now, they were accentuating the problem as well.

Asked by Theperson 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox is preventing my on-line banking

I am unable to long on to my on-line banking. Both the bank and Trend tell me that is it the fault of Firefox. Firefox is a new browser for me and I have made it my defau… (read more)

I am unable to long on to my on-line banking. Both the bank and Trend tell me that is it the fault of Firefox. Firefox is a new browser for me and I have made it my default. This is now my second day of dealing with this problem.

Asked by janeginn 6 years ago

Answered by janeginn 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox 31 changes all PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons that I can not seem to change back, can this be rectified? Using Windows XP.....

Once Firefox 31 is installed it sees all PDF files as Firefox HTML files and changes all of the PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons. This change can not seem to be reversed w… (read more)

Once Firefox 31 is installed it sees all PDF files as Firefox HTML files and changes all of the PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons. This change can not seem to be reversed without uninstalling Firefox. Only the icon is changed, not the .PDF extension.

Asked by Morgan1 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Printer will not print coupons from coupon.com. Printer will print other sites.

I have Windows XP. I have heard other people have problems with using firefox to print coupons from Coupons.com. Printer is working find for all other sites. … (read more)

I have Windows XP. I have heard other people have problems with using firefox to print coupons from Coupons.com. Printer is working find for all other sites.

Asked by TonyHouseknecht 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Why did Firefox eliminate private browsing option upon upgrade to v. 20.0 today and how do I get it back?

When I go to the Tools menu, there is no option for private browsing. The option was there earlier today when I was using version 19.something (I checked the version whe… (read more)

When I go to the Tools menu, there is no option for private browsing. The option was there earlier today when I was using version 19.something (I checked the version when another computer in the office had upgraded firefox and had the same problem) When the browser upgraded to 20.0, private browsing disappeared.

Asked by sonspokane 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Favicon in firefox are all messed up, WHY?

I see million or more stupid threads about favicons not showing on firefox, but in other browsers work perfectly fine. This has been going for many years, and mozilla can… (read more)

I see million or more stupid threads about favicons not showing on firefox, but in other browsers work perfectly fine. This has been going for many years, and mozilla can't get it working right? What the crap? After so many people complaining about it. They won't do anything to make it work like all the other browsers. Now, that is pathetic as all can get. That is pretty much the only thing that bugs me, is they will not fix that right.

Besides that problem. I love firefox. If they are not going to fix this problem with firefox not refreshing after closing page or tab and opening it like all other browsers, then I will just never use firefox again, because there is just no excuse for after all these years to not have that work like all the other browsers for the favicon. Makes no sense for that to be default in the browser. Favicons are for a reason, and that is not putting the fix off so they won't be used by your firefox users. Mind boggling that it has gone this long without the firefox browser working right with favicons. Making us spend hours trying to get it to work, is just plain dumbest thing ever. Even with this complaint, its never going to be fixed. If they haven't fixed it yet after this many years, then it will never get fixed. I am not spending any more stupid time on something that should be default in firefox.

Asked by utahman1971 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Can't open Yahoo email with Firefox, it works with Chrome...how to fix this?

Since last Friday, I have not been able to access my Yahoo email account using Firefox. I am able to access it with IE and Chrome, but with Firefox I get the message Bad … (read more)

Since last Friday, I have not been able to access my Yahoo email account using Firefox. I am able to access it with IE and Chrome, but with Firefox I get the message Bad Request Syntax and Invalid HTTP request. How can I fix this so that I can use Firefox with my email account?

Asked by Midamerica 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

Firefox and Facebook script errors

Closing as duplicate please continue with open thread /questions/982984?page=2#answer-527488 ~J99 I'm not even sure why I'm bothering this, as I can already anticipat… (read more)

Closing as duplicate please continue with open thread /questions/982984?page=2#answer-527488 ~J99


I'm not even sure why I'm bothering this, as I can already anticipate the answers (i.e. try safe mode, create a new profile, clear cache, etc...), but whenever I try to access a Facebook page, I almost always get a hang and then a script error. I've tried all the "fixes" above and then some including experimenting with add-ons/plugins to see if any of those were the problem, and to no avail. This also happens alot with ANY kind of page that has an embedded Facebook "like" button. That includes A LOT of sites, these days, so I'm constantly getting script errors during my Facebook sessions.

Anyone (regular users) else have this issue and have any creative solutions, or is Firefox simply sucky at properly rendering basically anything that has to do with Facebook? I see that this issues seems to be completely ignored in each "upgrade" of the browser. The only thing that even half-way works is QuickJava, but as I'm sure users of this extension know, that can completely render hyperlinks unusuable, so you're constantly having to switch it on and off during loading of pages.

I really just want this here for documentation purposes.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

firefox opens two tabs, hooray you updated firefox and my home page. Before firefox loads it checks my addons to see if they are compatible with new update. This happens… (read more)

firefox opens two tabs, hooray you updated firefox and my home page. Before firefox loads it checks my addons to see if they are compatible with new update. This happens every time I start firefox.

Asked by jgdc 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Who put "view pocket list" on my bookmarks and how do I dump it??

What's this stupid "view pocket list" thing doing in my bookmarks? I right click on it and there's no way to delete it. I HATE stuff invading my browser like that, how … (read more)

What's this stupid "view pocket list" thing doing in my bookmarks? I right click on it and there's no way to delete it. I HATE stuff invading my browser like that, how do I nuke it?

Asked by zorro6204 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago