Profiles & Sync Not Working!

Once again Firefox has decided to take over and change all my settings! I had finally managed to prevent it updating, as each and every time I had to reinstall all my set… (read more)

Once again Firefox has decided to take over and change all my settings! I had finally managed to prevent it updating, as each and every time I had to reinstall all my setting and extentions from scratch. Today, it decided to clear all my preferences and change itself to its own default settings. OK, so I can change my profile option, except all three are using the same defaults: I appear to have lost all my settings and extensions entirely. OK, I'll copy from my backup, but once again the three backup profiles are being overwritten with the defaults. Even my third backup of last March overwrites to the defaults! How and why is Firefox managing to keep overwriting my defaults to its own preferred settings? How do I stop it doing this and regain my own preferences?

I also tried Sync and now I am getting bookmarks from over five years ago! And once again my settings are changing to the defaults. Surely a Sync should overwrite with the current bookmarks and settings not just keep adding more and more. I am now in a right mess again. Back to losing everything with updates. I am a great believer in the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' mentality, but Firefox has broken itself and is refusing to allow me to change to how it used to be! How do I restore my own preferences and prevent Firefox from changing them to what it wants.

Asked by Les 6 hours ago

Bookmarks

As of today 5/20/2024 Firefox stopped saving bookmarks. The star turns blue to indicate the bookmark was saved, but when I check the folder in Bookmarks it's not there. … (read more)

As of today 5/20/2024 Firefox stopped saving bookmarks. The star turns blue to indicate the bookmark was saved, but when I check the folder in Bookmarks it's not there.

Asked by thallmike 3 hours ago

Sharepoint unsuccessful login loop

Suddenly I can't sign-in to Sharepoint or Sharepoint admin console using my normal Firefox window. It works with the private window, but not the normal one. I've tested o… (read more)

Suddenly I can't sign-in to Sharepoint or Sharepoint admin console using my normal Firefox window. It works with the private window, but not the normal one. I've tested on another computer with the same firefox account sign-in and synced and it lets me sign-in there no problem. I've tried "Refreshing" Firefox, and that didn't work. I've tried uninstalling Firefox, deleting all the folders in appdata, then re-installing. Then I tried again before signing in to my Firefox account or syncing anything and it still didn't work. Any other suggestions? All the other O365 cloud login sites work, just not Sharepoint for some reason! It'll ask for my login credentials, then try and load, and then ask for my credentials again, over and over. Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 10.0.19043 Build 19043. Firefox 126.0 (x64).

Asked by K37V1N 3 hours ago

downloading bios

Hi when i have to download my bios updates i am being forced to use misrosoft edge or chrome none of which i use , so the question is can i use firefox safely thanks . Le… (read more)

Hi when i have to download my bios updates i am being forced to use misrosoft edge or chrome none of which i use , so the question is can i use firefox safely thanks . Lee

Asked by lee 4 hours ago

Loading home page

It takes a lot longer than it should to load my home page, MSN. This problem is more pronounced with Firefox than other browsers. What can be done to load the home page f… (read more)

It takes a lot longer than it should to load my home page, MSN. This problem is more pronounced with Firefox than other browsers. What can be done to load the home page faster? And, in general to load websites? Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 day ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 5 hours ago

Reconnecting old device pollutes bookmarks with old bookmarks

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to c… (read more)

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to carefully connect two older PC devices back to firefox sync, however on one I managed to enable sync before disconnecting my profile (it seemed as if reconnecting sync temporarily was the only way to disconnect a profile from firefox's UI - I should have been more careful and removed the profile from the filesystem level): at which point I polluted the sync server.

I've noticed that `about:sync` has an option under bookmarks/engine actions 'wipe bookmarks', which sounds exactly what I need, and if I watch what happens once pressed it does the right thing and repopulates the sever with the 'correct' PC's bookmark set (when run from that PC), however it also says 'other devices will act like a reset', which i'm finding NOT to be the case: eventually one of my other device repollutes the server with bad bookmarks which propogate.

I'm thinking the culprits are my phones, If I wipe and do a sync on a phone, my phone's bookmarks stay polluted. If i'm right about that, I think my question is: can I wipe my profile (or preferably only my bookmarks) from my phones' Firefox without having to entirely uninstall/reinstall (or do you have any other advice for not re-polluting the server from some already-polluted device's bookmarks?

thanks in advance

Asked by tonywoode 5 days ago

Last reply by tonywoode 6 hours ago

IOS scrollbas is missing on some pages ( handelsbanken.se) Can i force them to appear ?

One annoying page at handelsbanken is missing scrollbars, and there is no way to navigate down I have a memory of a "always show scrollbar" but it seems gone. firefox 11… (read more)

One annoying page at handelsbanken is missing scrollbars, and there is no way to navigate down

I have a memory of a "always show scrollbar" but it seems gone. firefox 115.11 on mac

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Asked by tsar.peter 7 hours ago

Firefox becoming impediement for applications and accessing websites

Within 24 hours this weekend I was notified by my anti virus application (Avast) that they are no longer supporting Firefox browser (to concentrate on Outlook and Chrome)… (read more)

Within 24 hours this weekend I was notified by my anti virus application (Avast) that they are no longer supporting Firefox browser (to concentrate on Outlook and Chrome), and a political news website that I frequent (Meidas) blocked me with a "captcha" type puzzle. The website said my browser was mimicking robot or bot use. I was presented with a puzzle requiring me to slide a tab rightward. It repeatedly told me I had slid the tab incorrectly. I believe all of this happened after an update of Firefox about the middle of last week.

Asked by leandino 8 hours ago

Can only run Firefox as administrator

Running under latest Windows 11 Firefox 126.0 will not start unless I click Run as Administrator. I changed permission for my User acct in Firefox to Full since I am the… (read more)

Running under latest Windows 11 Firefox 126.0 will not start unless I click Run as Administrator. I changed permission for my User acct in Firefox to Full since I am the administrator but the problem persists

Asked by jbentson1 8 hours ago

Twitter/x display setting does not save in Firefox, but does using other browsers

So within the past couple of days my twitter/x display setting suddenly switched to "Lights out" from "Default". I can reset it in t/x settings but if I close my browser … (read more)

So within the past couple of days my twitter/x display setting suddenly switched to "Lights out" from "Default". I can reset it in t/x settings but if I close my browser it resets back to "Lights out" on reopen.

However, this same change happened with other browsers chrome and brave, but if I reset it on t/x it remains changed for those browsers if I close them and reopen.

When I say close I do not mean just that window/tab. I mean close the browser completely and restart it.

What do I need to do to get FF to retain this t/x setting?

Using FF 126.0 64bit on Win11

Asked by elboaltins 9 hours ago

Images Broken on Firefox but Fine on Other Browsers

I'm experiencing an issue, when I visit this website in Firefox, some images appear broken, but they display perfectly in other browsers. Has anyone else encountered this… (read more)

I'm experiencing an issue, when I visit this website in Firefox, some images appear broken, but they display perfectly in other browsers. Has anyone else encountered this problem or have any suggestions on how to fix it?

Asked by Atif 10 hours ago

Firefox always minimizes to the monitor the taskbar is on

I have two monitors; I keep my taskbar on the right monitor and run Firefox on the left monitor. For some reason, whenever Firefox gets minimized, the window moves to whi… (read more)

I have two monitors; I keep my taskbar on the right monitor and run Firefox on the left monitor. For some reason, whenever Firefox gets minimized, the window moves to whichever monitor the taskbar is on (I've done some testing to confirm it is specifically the monitor the task bar is on). Because I also run a program called max.to to separate my right monitor into different sections, this action of minimizing to, and restoring to, the wrong monitor is also resizing my Firefox window.

Is there any way, any option I've overlooked, that would get Firefox to minimize and restore to whichever monitor is is actually running on?

I've attached an image that shows, as best I can get it, the window moving over to the task bar monitor when minimizing.

Asked by nicholas.mousseau.seb 10 hours ago

Having trouble seeing webpages in Mozilla Firefox

Hello, Mozilla Community Hope you doing well, I'm contacting you to ask for help with a Mozilla Firefox problem I'm having with trying to visit the following website: Geo… (read more)

Hello, Mozilla Community Hope you doing well, I'm contacting you to ask for help with a Mozilla Firefox problem I'm having with trying to visit the following website: Geometry Spot Games: https://geometryspot.com/ It won't load, and I'm not sure if that's because of a bug in the website, a browser issue, or something else entirely.

Does anyone else have knowledge of this problem or recommendations for a fix? I've attempted removing addons and cleaning the cache in my browser, but the issue still exists.

I would be grateful for any advice or ideas on improving the usability of the website. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Asked by Getlex Savet 10 hours ago

Screen Popups are opening on

I have Firefox running on Screen #3. The website that I use with my radiology clients opens popups and I want these to open on Screen #3 as well. However, they are openin… (read more)

I have Firefox running on Screen #3. The website that I use with my radiology clients opens popups and I want these to open on Screen #3 as well. However, they are opening on Screening #1. How can I get them to open on Screen #3?

Thank you.

Asked by sunquestdanes 11 hours ago

Enabling video calls on firefox for iOS.

I am now not able to make video calls on my firefox for Mac browser. (It now says "Video calls not supported on this browser). I used this not that long ago, and it worke… (read more)

I am now not able to make video calls on my firefox for Mac browser. (It now says "Video calls not supported on this browser). I used this not that long ago, and it worked. Now it does not for any of my contacts. What can I do to resolve this?




/edit: moved thread from Firefox for iOS (iPhone/iPad) to (desktop) Firefox section as you said you have a Mac (using macOS).

Asked by Smilined52 15 hours ago

lag and glitch

hello team Firefox i am Aquib. i am very older user. my Firefox web browser in mac is very Awesome user experience. no lags no glitch no bugs. higher performance than oth… (read more)

hello team Firefox i am Aquib. i am very older user. my Firefox web browser in mac is very Awesome user experience. no lags no glitch no bugs. higher performance than other browsers. but after Firefox ver-120.0.1 Firefox getting lag and glitch in latest version Firefox please try to check in Youtube and switch mini screen to full screen getting lag please solve this problem. my problem is explain in given Screenshot. please fix it.

Asked by mdaquib847 13 hours ago

Can't play video or video plays with no sound on certain webpages only

Hello, about 1-2 weeks ago a very strange problem occurred - on some pages videos don't play at all or play without a sound. Can anyone help me with this strange situatio… (read more)

Hello, about 1-2 weeks ago a very strange problem occurred - on some pages videos don't play at all or play without a sound. Can anyone help me with this strange situation? For example, every video on youtube.com plays without a problem; on facebook.com every video plays with no sound at all; on some other pages video doesn't play at all. This problem is only with firefox, if I try to open the same videos with another browser everything is fine.

Asked by bobbyfm 1 day ago

Last reply by bobbyfm 15 hours ago