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"Important News" Tab Won't Go Away

Since upgrading to Catalina every time I open Firefox I get the "Important News" tab and nothing else. New tabs open on the Home Page, but I can't seem to make "Important… (read more)

Since upgrading to Catalina every time I open Firefox I get the "Important News" tab and nothing else. New tabs open on the Home Page, but I can't seem to make "Important News. Changes to your Firefox Profile" go away. (I can close that tab, but if I open a new window it's there again.) Any advice?

Asked by TomSutcliffe 5 days ago

Access MY data for all websites.

OK. That was rather obtuse. I ended up deleting all the plugins that had "Access MY data for all websites." WHY? Because the permission was NOT CLEAR nor did it eluci… (read more)

OK. That was rather obtuse. I ended up deleting all the plugins that had "Access MY data for all websites."

WHY? Because the permission was NOT CLEAR nor did it elucidate what exactly does the Add-On have of MY data.

Is "My DATA" the HTML portion? The JavaScript? The URLBOX? Data store? WHAT EXACTLY is "MY DATA"?

Asked by egbertst1 4 days ago

Weird caching? issue with Firefox 82

Hello! I'm working on a small game (web-based) and I'm experiencing a very weird error with the new Firefox 82 update. What I'm experiencing: 1. I can't logout. Every tim… (read more)

Hello!

I'm working on a small game (web-based) and I'm experiencing a very weird error with the new Firefox 82 update.

What I'm experiencing:

1. I can't logout. Every time I go to /logout, FF refreshes the account page. If I do the same thing on Chrome, it works. 2. I post something on the Forum - page refreshes. If I do CMD+SHIFT+R, the post shows up. 3. I can't login. I login, page stays on an AJAX request with loading. I do CMD+SHIFT+R, it logs me in and goes to the account.

This was all previously working fine in FF 81, and everything IS working as expected in Chrome.

I tried in Vanilla FF (without any plugins) and same issue. I disabled all external scripts that could cause this, and nothing is working.

Example here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/isba772aj49cpoz/Screen%20Recording%202020-10-25%20at%2020.46.04.mov?dl=0

Asked by Cosmin 1 day ago

Last reply by Cosmin 21 hours ago

Firefox82.0: now hyperlinks misdirect

Hyperlinks now broken for FF82.0 latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 on a new MacBook Pro (2020). Suddenly hyperlinks won't open - even after trying all the listed 'normal' so… (read more)

Hyperlinks now broken for FF82.0 latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 on a new MacBook Pro (2020). Suddenly hyperlinks won't open - even after trying all the listed 'normal' solutions, e.g. safe mode, refresh, rebuild profile, link checking using Safari where they DO work, etc. Instead they suddenly open a new window with my homepage. You help is appreciated.

Asked by d. 14 hours ago

firefox doesn't resotre previous tabs when startup

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0. My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happen… (read more)

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0.

My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happens both when I simply close it or completely quit it. I marked the "restore previous session" on the startup menu in the preference, didn't help or had any change.

Asked by dongwooklee93 19 hours ago

Last reply by dongwooklee93 6 minutes ago

How do I enable drag and drop for URLs to desktop and folders?

How can I enable drag and drop URLs to desktop or folders. Use to work and just quit. This has happened before and just fixed itself, but have no clue what happened. Whe… (read more)

How can I enable drag and drop URLs to desktop or folders. Use to work and just quit. This has happened before and just fixed itself, but have no clue what happened. When I search for solutions I get stuff like "start in safe mode", have no clue how do do that and a search for than doesn't produce results.

Would like a really simple or step by step answer.

Mac OS Sierra

THANKS

Asked by fl4321 6 days ago

Yahoo start page problem loading bookmarks. It works fine if I use Chrome though.

I use MyYahoo as a start page and Firefox as my default browser. Have done this for years. Today, my bookmarks at this page started loading differently in the afternoon… (read more)

I use MyYahoo as a start page and Firefox as my default browser. Have done this for years. Today, my bookmarks at this page started loading differently in the afternoon with errors in the names and taking up a lot more screen real estate. Also, the punctuation for names of bookmarks is now defiled. The page doesn't allow me to edit them either. I thought it was a Yahoo problem, but apparently not, since everything loads normally using Chrome.

Solutions?

Asked by Jericat 5 days ago

Helper tool installation on login

Hi, I have Firefox installed on my MacBook Air running OS X El Capitan. Everytime I go to open Firefox I'm met with "Firefox is trying to install a new helper tool. Type … (read more)

Hi,

I have Firefox installed on my MacBook Air running OS X El Capitan.

Everytime I go to open Firefox I'm met with "Firefox is trying to install a new helper tool. Type your password to allow this".

Is this a bug or is there really something to install every time I log on?

Any help / advice appreciated

Asked by paulasplin 3 days ago

How to change the keyboard shortcut for "New Private Window" on Mac?

Hi, I have started to use notion.so and they have a nice range of keyboard shortcuts, e.g. cmd + shift + p for moving pages :) Unfortunately this shortcut is already "blo… (read more)

Hi, I have started to use notion.so and they have a nice range of keyboard shortcuts, e.g.

cmd + shift + p

for moving pages :)

Unfortunately this shortcut is already "blocked" by Firefox for opening "New Private Windows".

There is no chance to alter the keyboard-shortcuts on notion, so I wonder if anyone can help me with remapping this one in Firefox to, let's say: cmd + alt + n?

Thank you Sascha

Asked by SushiSan 3 days ago

Do we have slim firefox for desktop/PC - linux

Hi, I am using FF for my automation testing.I run lot of FF instances/windows in parallel. For example if I run 20 window in HTMLUNIT-Driver then my cpu usage is only 5 t… (read more)

Hi,

I am using FF for my automation testing.I run lot of FF instances/windows in parallel. For example if I run 20 window in HTMLUNIT-Driver then my cpu usage is only 5 to 10% but if i run 20 FF headless then my cpu usage is 80=90% .

I tried FF 80 . Still same behaviour

Stackoverflow question : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57935905/selenium-firefox-69-high-cpu-usage-java?noredirect=1#comment102532709_57935905


question :

Do we have slim version of headless FF which will use less cpu like htmlunit driver . If not how do i optimize FF so that it uses less cpu like htmlunitDriver

Asked by myfrndjk 3 days ago

Firefox Logins and Passwords Not Syncing after Firefox Reset

Hi! I recently reset Firefox on my iMac, which restored it to default settings. But now, although I'm signed in to Firefox on my Macbook laptop and my Android phone, logi… (read more)

Hi! I recently reset Firefox on my iMac, which restored it to default settings. But now, although I'm signed in to Firefox on my Macbook laptop and my Android phone, logins and passwords aren't syncing to the iMac. They're all on the same network, inches apart, and the two computers are otherwise synced (both running Catalina 10.15.7). I've tried the "Sync Now" button in Firefox, but it's not helping. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by jmariotte 5 days ago

Firefox 82 with no connections establishes a connection

While using Firefox 82 with no open browser or tabs Firefox en-US sha256:5b651f2fa3c2d267c23184d29b6e6237af290575168e416ecef23128d94e8d5b establishes a connection to the … (read more)

While using Firefox 82 with no open browser or tabs Firefox en-US sha256:5b651f2fa3c2d267c23184d29b6e6237af290575168e416ecef23128d94e8d5b establishes a connection to the following

->ec2-35-167-145-222.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED) ->104.16.249.249:https (ESTABLISHED)

Asked by Mace2 3 days ago

Last reply by Mace2 1 day ago

Firefox loads homedepot.com webpages very slowly

Firefox takes about 12 seconds to load homedepot.com webpages that are specific to products. Here is an example of a page that takes 12 seconds to load: https://www.hom… (read more)

Firefox takes about 12 seconds to load homedepot.com webpages that are specific to products. Here is an example of a page that takes 12 seconds to load: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-15-Amp-1-1-4-in-Stroke-Orbital-SUPER-SAWZALL-Reciprocating-Saw-with-Hard-Case-6538-21/202101594.

I have tried removing all of my add-ons and this does not fix the problem.

Asked by Rumboogy 3 days ago

Last reply by Rumboogy 2 days ago

all types of menus fail to open

Just downloaded Firefox. would appreciate any suggestions menu bar, context menu, any type of drop down menu fails to open initially, only displays after a few clicks … (read more)

Just downloaded Firefox. would appreciate any suggestions

  • menu bar, context menu, any type of drop down menu fails to open initially, only displays after a few clicks
  • tooltips on particular website making portions of content (that they cover) temporarily disappear, Most likely FF issue, not website issue after investigating

I already:

 *  restarted computer twice
 *  reinstalled FF
 *  FF refresh
 *  used FF safe mode

Asked by stephenp1394 1 week ago

Last reply by stephenp1394 3 days ago