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I drive a Mac. The Firefox icon in my dock suddenly changed from the usual Firefox logo to looking like a notepad with a short ruler, pencil and pen; so why?

I have an iMac (running macOS Mojave (version 10.14) . If I wished to open Firefox I could always easily find it on my Dock because the Dock icon for FF has always been t… (read more)

I have an iMac (running macOS Mojave (version 10.14) . If I wished to open Firefox I could always easily find it on my Dock because the Dock icon for FF has always been the regular red fox in a circle. Then today I went to open Firefox and I couldn't find it on my Dock. After careful observation using the magnifier I discovered that the Firefox program is still there, but its icon has been replaced by a totally insignificant looking icon that looks like a white notebook, with a small ruler, pencil and pen on top. - What gives? - Is this the "new" icon for FF? - I don't like it. It's harder to find. - I didn't ask for the change, nor did I do anything (as far as I know) to prompt it to happen. signed: TEZ123

Asked by TEZ123 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to fix "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional"

On one of our machines, we get the message > The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. S… (read more)

On one of our machines, we get the message

> The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.

According to the user, this started after we upgraded the machine to MacOS 10.14 Mojave. We already tried to

  • restart the computer
  • start Firefox in safe mode
  • reinstall Firefox
  • move places.sqlite to have Firefox create a new one
  • create a new profile
  • refresh Firefox
  • granted Firefox full disk access under "System Preferences - Security & Privacy - Privacy"

all without success. I even tried to open places.sqlite with sqlite3, but wasn't able to find any tables, despite the file being +500kb.

The integrity verification of the places database produced the following output:

Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Could not open connection to /home/g001570/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/scuoog8q.default-1541591890759/places.sqlite: 2153971714

> Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

This error code (0x80630002) leads me to "NS_ERROR_STORAGE_IOERR". Is this a correct assumption?

I'm wondering whether there are ways to find the original error that caused Firefox to show this error message (like "could not open file xy"), or is there a debug log that can be used to get more information about this problem? What's also puzzling me is the fact that this error persists even with a new profile or a fresh install.

Any help or advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by pvitt 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Constant tab crashes nearly 100+ times per day

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone. For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disab… (read more)

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone.

For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disable it again with no change. I tried to read around and turned on "Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser" as well, hearing that some people have tried that with results. I do not have an actively scanning antivirus running, nor firewall. I had this issue before the upgrade to Quantum. I did a completely clean upgrade in hopes of fixing it, and I'm still having issues. Daily. It's been ongoing for several months at this point.

Here's some of the IDs of the last reports: 10 each. Unsubmitted reports:

Report ID Date Crashed b6625188-e622-45fe-b582-d780f2a81e7e 11/9/2018 9:01 PM dce783b7-c0e5-444f-81b8-5bb2f7ae37d9 11/9/2018 9:00 PM 532b7140-f5a0-4097-b2b5-5497491650b2 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 4c92c9b3-9222-4dee-a803-efadb219554c 11/9/2018 8:45 PM d1384f03-4431-45b4-afc8-319dd970c9e0 11/9/2018 8:45 PM b8ce633e-7c89-4bb3-bf34-10bb3c0e7e13 11/9/2018 8:45 PM ca4e1cdc-5883-4f7e-a350-783ba3235769 11/9/2018 8:45 PM f1f0aa76-d462-4c13-a648-49ec3de7d532 11/9/2018 8:45 PM e91459b3-7a13-476c-a99d-3b485c81cf22 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 15fd5607-0adc-4e82-92a5-93f03fa04c8f 11/9/2018 8:45 PM


Submitted reports: Submitted Crash Reports Report ID Date Submitted bp-fdd62174-372d-40e5-be7b-f01140181110 11/9/2018 8:58 PM bp-375c04fe-6db6-48d9-b8b3-b88870181109 11/9/2018 6:38 PM bp-3a5f6f15-80fe-445b-b7a2-742e90181109 11/9/2018 5:59 PM bp-6c26ab83-d418-475f-a783-75cff0181109 11/9/2018 1:00 PM bp-78d286ea-2f20-41b9-ad4b-4c13d0181109 11/9/2018 11:46 AM bp-175874e1-6592-41f1-a96a-194190181108 11/8/2018 1:16 PM bp-c792e875-4ab6-4a46-b7c0-aba780181108 11/8/2018 5:36 AM bp-92e47c41-b613-49ab-952b-23dc40181108 11/8/2018 4:02 AM bp-954db484-9a76-45ff-b705-5ac2b0181108 11/8/2018 3:34 AM bp-644ecdca-2ab3-4146-81e9-c8aef0181108 11/8/2018 3:15 AM

Asked by Sila 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago