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Firefox Browser Crashes Without Crash Error

I have two issues that seem to be related. I have a Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) and I use the Firefox browser. I've adjusted my preferences and selected Google as my Default S… (read more)

I have two issues that seem to be related. I have a Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) and I use the Firefox browser. I've adjusted my preferences and selected Google as my Default Search Engine. My issue is that when I "Quit" Firefox and open it again my Default Search Engine gets changed to the Browser Default (which seems to be Yahoo but isn't listed as that). I then have to go back to my preferences and change the setting. I've tried Removing all the Search Engines in the One-Click Search Engine list except for Google but when my settings get changed, the Browser Default search engine pops back up in that list. My related issue is that I'll be in the middle of doing things in the Firefox Browser when it will suddenly close. I don't get a warning nor a crash report. It's just suddenly closed as if I "Quit" my browser. When this happens, my Search Engine settings change as well.

To fix this issue I've tried changing settings, tried uninstalling/deleting the Firefox application and reinstalling it from the Firefox website using a different browser. None of these attempts fix these issues. I'm getting quite frustrated with this glitch. I'm a relatively new Mac user so am not as familiar with how to troubleshoot things as deeply as I do in the PC world. I didn't have these issues with Firefox on other OS's (Ubuntu & Windows). Is there a fix that doesn't involve me installing any other external apps?

Asked by friivy 6 days ago

Getting bombarded with spam

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Th… (read more)

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by bsa428 6 days ago

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown.

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown. I have extensions: Bitwarden DuckDuckGo Privacy Amazon smile sponsor r… (read more)

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown.

I have extensions: Bitwarden DuckDuckGo Privacy Amazon smile sponsor redirect Amazon Unsponsored YouTube Sponsor block

Tried it with and without these running and FF fails to save my tabs, regardless of shutting down the browser or the OS. This does not occur on Win10 or my Linux distros. I've been trawling forums and help pages and the Interweb casually for weeks now, without success, but getting quite frustrated now; so posting this as a last resort. Thanks in advance of any suggestions.

Asked by rjniblock 6 days ago

Youtube suddenly not working

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago… (read more)

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago. I disabled the only extension I had as well as the "Use hardware acceleration" to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by wdbk1 5 days ago

Firefox not showing photographs when I search kijiji or eBay etc.

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as… (read more)

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as well - words but no pictures. Have been using Firefox for many years. Why is this happening now. Using iMac with Catalina latest version.

Asked by Zombateen 5 days ago

I have added photos to my top sites on Firefox, but everytime I close my browser the images go away and cannot be added again unless I reset Firefox. (The images for the default top sites are still available though.) How do I fix this?

I don't want to have to reconfigure my settings every time the pictures are gone. It seems silly but it just looks wrong to me and I like seeing the pictures so that I kn… (read more)

I don't want to have to reconfigure my settings every time the pictures are gone. It seems silly but it just looks wrong to me and I like seeing the pictures so that I know at a glance which top site is which. How can I fix this problem of my browser not displaying the images in the top sites correctly after closing the browser? Thank you!

Asked by arielyeungg 5 days ago

Will reinstalling Firefox delete my open tabs?

Okay, so, quick question - I just got a new computer and installed the entire OS (MacOS) directly from my physical backup on . However, Firefox is working quite poorly. I… (read more)

Okay, so, quick question - I just got a new computer and installed the entire OS (MacOS) directly from my physical backup on . However, Firefox is working quite poorly. It's not loading sites properly, e.g. Facebook, and it won't load pictures on a Danish sales platform - and quite a few other places - most importantly it won't load Tinder profiles to swipe in desktop version. Damn it all to hell!

Also, several of the tabs have a weird, white line under them, and it started blinking with this weird red line in the very top of the browser.

However, if I were to reinstall Firefox altogether, would that delete all my open tabs (of which I have a couple of hundreds)? As per advice from a few geeks, I cleared my entire history to see if it made a difference - alas, the problems continued and multiplied.

If reinstalling and/or refreshing the browser will delete all my tabs - what are my options?

Asked by jsiinus 5 days ago

Connecting to localhost in Single Site Browser (SSB) mode

I have a basic html index page being served by Ubuntu/Apache at `https://localhost/test.html`. I have `browser.enabled.ssb` set to `true` in about config. When I open a r… (read more)

I have a basic html index page being served by Ubuntu/Apache at `https://localhost/test.html`. I have `browser.enabled.ssb` set to `true` in about config.

When I open a regular browser window (Firefox 78.0.2) I can navigate to, and load `https://localhost/test.html` no problem but when I run `firefox --profile /home/ubuntu/.mozilla/firefox/a5pwja44.default-release --ssb https://localhost/test.html` I get a connection error. (This is the same profile I'm using when I open a new browser window).

Anybody know why this doesn't work or how to fix?

Asked by db10 4 days ago

Last reply by db10 4 days ago

Black thumbnails pages previews by Ctrl + Tab

When I use shortcut control + Tab with Firefox 79.0 (64-bit) (MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.6 (19G73)) i to often see blank page miniatures but not real page thumbnails. L… (read more)

When I use shortcut control + Tab with Firefox 79.0 (64-bit) (MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.6 (19G73)) i to often see blank page miniatures but not real page thumbnails. Looks like Firefox made page snapshots not so often or correct.

Asked by Donald 4 days ago

Colors on Firefox (MacBook Pro) are overly saturated compared to Chrome and Safari

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode … (read more)

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode = 1) and restarted Firefox, but the issue was not fixed. Please let me know how I can solve this.

Thanks, utkp

Asked by utkp 3 days ago

Website shortcuts could be improved

Hi folks! I'm currently using an website that could as well be a standalone app. I'd love it to show up in my Mac dock as a normal app, similar to what the "Create shortc… (read more)

Hi folks! I'm currently using an website that could as well be a standalone app. I'd love it to show up in my Mac dock as a normal app, similar to what the "Create shortcut" functionality does in Chrome. Create a desktop shortcut to a website Firefox's "shortcut" functionality seems to only work in Windows, and does not seem to provide the same full experience. I'd love to see this feature in Firefox soon.

Asked by TomasAG 3 days ago

Hidden window

I have 3 Firefox windows open. Suddenly, one window is hidden until I click on the icon. Clicking on the icon switches the screen between the one window, and the other tw… (read more)

I have 3 Firefox windows open. Suddenly, one window is hidden until I click on the icon. Clicking on the icon switches the screen between the one window, and the other two windows and my mail program.

Asked by karen_street 3 days ago

Last reply by karen_street 2 days ago

Will not screen share with permissions granted 'default'

I am trying to share a screen on a separate monitor inside of webinarjam. The permissions are set to default. I select the screen 2 or screen 1 and it will not share- at … (read more)

I am trying to share a screen on a separate monitor inside of webinarjam. The permissions are set to default. I select the screen 2 or screen 1 and it will not share- at all. What can I do? Thanks Scott

Asked by doc14 2 days ago

Facebook: The comment section goes blank when I paste anything on fb

When I post in Facebook, the comment section goes blank when I copy/paste anything. Not a new post, only when I comment on someone's existing post. High Sierra, mac pro d… (read more)

When I post in Facebook, the comment section goes blank when I copy/paste anything. Not a new post, only when I comment on someone's existing post. High Sierra, mac pro desktop. Thx.

Asked by Oreocracker 2 days ago

Location Services on Firefox for Mac ver. 79.0 ( 64 bit)

I use Firefox for Mac ver. 79.0 and up until now when I logged on to htpps:www.michiganlottery.com and enabled location it always worked until now. I read an article tha… (read more)

I use Firefox for Mac ver. 79.0 and up until now when I logged on to htpps:www.michiganlottery.com and enabled location it always worked until now. I read an article that said Mozilla was sued for the code used for location and that Mozilla will be creating their own location services soon and giving users like myself something like a PIN number that is good for say 10,000 uses. Is that true and is the reason my location when enabled doesn't work anymore? Could you email me the procedure to enable if I missed something to: compute38209@aol.com Thank you.

Asked by compute38209 2 days ago