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Since updating to Firefox 26.0, whenever I start Firefox it opens to a blank tab instead of my homepage.

My Firefox preferences are set to: When Firefox starts: Show my homepage Home page: http://www.foxnews.com/ If I change my homepage, Firefox still opens to a blank tab. … (read more)

My Firefox preferences are set to: When Firefox starts: Show my homepage Home page: http://www.foxnews.com/

If I change my homepage, Firefox still opens to a blank tab.

Asked by corvairkid64 6 years ago

Answered by corvairkid64 6 years ago

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Additional question: How can I fix the refreshment settings, so that my browser doesn't destroy entered form information?

In addition to the question below, another problem is not only are my email responses erased when the browser refreshes, the message itself is no longer available. I have… (read more)

In addition to the question below, another problem is not only are my email responses erased when the browser refreshes, the message itself is no longer available. I have to start from the beginning point in my email list, rather than remain on the once-opened email.

By the way, I have reset and restored my Firefox as a solution, which didn't help. I did this twice, following instructions. The process was tedious and I had to recover quite a bit of information, not to mention a problem with merged bookmarks. I'd like to avoid this solution, at all costs. Here's what I said earlier. Again, thanks for any/all help you can provide.

For the past several weeks, now, I've noticed that my browser "refreshes" the feed more frequently, so frequently, in fact, that any emails, forms, or survey questions that I am answering get wiped clean. This started happening with the latest update. I am unable to locate any setting in my preferences that will stop the constant refreshment (reload? page update?). This is also frustrating when trying to make purchases on line, and as I said, write emails, complete forms, complete surveys, etc.

Thank you in advance for quickly resolving this most frustrating problem? I use a Mac, and am running Mavericks. This problem was present with the previous OS, too. Thanks again!

Asked by Chideb 6 years ago

Answered by Chideb 6 years ago

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Firefox constantly freezes on my Mac, although I've installed the latest version and tried all suggested fixes - without success.

I used Firefox up to version 3.5 and it worked well. But ever since, FF has frozen as soon as I've opened a webpage other than Google. FF even freezes when I'm in Mozilla… (read more)

I used Firefox up to version 3.5 and it worked well. But ever since, FF has frozen as soon as I've opened a webpage other than Google. FF even freezes when I'm in Mozilla's help pages ! I have trashed and reinstalled several times, updated constantly as suggested. I'm now using (or trying to use) version 25. No success. I have done everything that was suggested :

- trashed and reinstalled ( several times over the years, to see if new versions of FF would work) - restarted FF in safe mode - tweaked the profile as recommended - I've painstakingly checked that all my plug-ins etc were up to date. They are.


None of these solutions have worked. As I have written more than once, none of them should be necessary : Firefox should "just work". After all, other browsers do - I use Safari and Chrome, for instance, as well as SeaMonkey. Does any one know what's happening ?

I'm now running Mac OS 10.9.

Asked by Xavier Kreiss 6 years ago

Answered by Xavier Kreiss 6 years ago

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Can I tweak a Firefox.app to launch with a specific profile?

I have read http://spf13.com/post/managing-multiple-firefox-profiles-in-os-x/ and https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Multiple_Firefox_Profiles#Using_the_pro… (read more)

I have read http://spf13.com/post/managing-multiple-firefox-profiles-in-os-x/ and https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Multiple_Firefox_Profiles#Using_the_profiles, but neither answers my question:

I'm on MacOSX, and I have two Firefoxes in my /Application folder: Firefox.app (version 25) and one I have renamed to FirefoxLatest.app (currently version 27). I need Firefox.app to stay on version 25 because of stuff™ in my development environment.

I want Firefox.app to start with the "lite" profile, and FirefoxLatest.app to start with the "default" profile. Is it possible to add/change something in e.g. Info.plist or application.ini in these app folders so that these apps start with the wanted profile?

Using profile_manager won't work in this case.

Asked by hnrk242 6 years ago

Answered by patrickmc 6 years ago

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I have installed Firefox on my macbook pro, and cannot seem to get the icon of firefox to stay on my Dock. Can you help?

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fo… (read more)

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fox/World icon. As soon as I shut down the computer - the Firefox icon disappears.

Asked by ajsviridoff 6 years ago

Answered by patrickmc 6 years ago

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Firefox 26 on OS X 10.9.1 still has huge memory usuage (leak) which leads to crash

Hi, The subject is sort of self explanatory but for the last few months (not sure exactly when) i have had regular Firefox crashes, it seems to happen when i'm out of mem… (read more)

Hi, The subject is sort of self explanatory but for the last few months (not sure exactly when) i have had regular Firefox crashes, it seems to happen when i'm out of memory and FF has used all the available RAM. I have a MBP with i7 and 8gig of RAM using the latest OSX 10.9.1 and latest FF 26. I always keep up to date with the software. Usually i have about 20 or so tabs open and go back and forth between these. I have googled and read allot on this topic and most people recommend starting in safe mode, without add-ons , creating clean profile etc and i have done these but slowly i get back into the same issue even after a clean profile.... It seems for every FF update the memory usage increases....back in the day FF was extremely fast and efficient. Or maybe latest FF just wants to remember so much and save just to much old information which leads to these ridiculous amount of memory usage, i tend to go over 3-4gig RAM after half a day alone before it crashes and all my tabs are lost which is extremely frustrating. Is there a way to limit the memory usage? Only helpful tips i have found so far that seems to remove allot of garbage from the cache and the footprint is going to about:memory and run the "minimize memory usage", this has been working great and so far after 2-3 hours its steady on 900meg (more or less) with 16 tabs open. Isnt this something FF needs to do regularly to get rid of old stuff ? i saw youtube and many other old stuff in the cache which i was not using and caused FF to go over 2 gig or so before i run this so why isnt this automated? as a user i shouldnt need to care about such thins really. I also used Safari for a few weeks with same amount of tabs and it never goes over 800-900 meg. I really hope you guys can explain and give me some tips as to how to limit the memory usage of FF and not the regular make a clean profile and generic tips. I really think the problem is FF and nothing else. I done extensive testing here and i'm using just a few add-ons Adblock plus All in one Gestures Swedish dictioanary Downloadhelper Screengrab Download Statusbar

Sorry if i sound irritated but having to lose my tabs daily and being forced to bookmark my tabs constantly just in case FF crashes has been bugging me for a while now and i'm on the verge to switch browser but frankly there is no other browser as good as FF (offering same amount of plugins/add-ons) so i badly want to use FF if possible.

If you need any more info let me know.

Cheers

Asked by vampyren 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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I am unable to "open link behind mail" using Mac Mail now. It used to work fine, and just clicking works but not right clicking to open behind mail. Please help

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens w… (read more)

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens when I try to use the feature, to open links behind mail. When I right click nothing happens. Nothing is opened.

Asked by GetPaulHoward 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox on OS X 10.9.1 still has huge memory leak (/questions/981674)

I created a new FireFox profile. I launched FireFox using this profile, and closed the default windows. I disabled all extensions. I quit FireFox, and relaunched it. I ve… (read more)

I created a new FireFox profile. I launched FireFox using this profile, and closed the default windows. I disabled all extensions. I quit FireFox, and relaunched it. I verified that all extensions were disabled. Only extension is Troubleshooter (previously installed on a test sequence I messed up) Only Appearance is "Default 27.0.1" No Services.

I opened an about:memory window.

In a new single window, I opened the URL...

http://www.toscanamall.com/en/content/3-terms-and-conditions-of-use

I waited for it to load, and FireFox memory (according to Activity Monitor) was bobbing around 200MB. After a few minutes, the memory use was stable around 200MB. I saved my first about:memory report (#1), and then minimized the toscanamall window. I did nothing except move the mouse once in a while to keep the machine awake. During the next 5 minutes FireFox memory use went steadily upwards from the ~200MB to 575MB. I saved the next about:memory report (#2). I un-minimized the window - memory use went down to 270MB immediately, and I saved my 3rd about:memory report (#3).

FireFox 27.0.1, OSX 10.9.2

Asked by MacKnickKnack 6 years ago

Answered by MacKnickKnack 6 years ago

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need confirmation of contribution to Mozilla -- please pass this to whomever deals with this NON-technical matter -- I am desparate

This is a NON-technical question, but I cannot find a way to contact Mozilla on such a matter. I made a contribution of a modest amount last December (2013). As of yet … (read more)

This is a NON-technical question, but I cannot find a way to contact Mozilla on such a matter. I made a contribution of a modest amount last December (2013). As of yet I have not received a letter or Email confirming this contribution, and I need it for income tax purposes. Will somebody in this support community contact the senior Mozilla staff about this. xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx Thanks.

Asked by sandykaren 6 years ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 6 years ago

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Since upgrading to 29. Firefox snags with a beachball that spends for seconds. How can I prevent the snag?

There were two upgrades very close together. I upgraded and now have 29.0. No matter whether I'm going to an address, typing into a box, or waiting for a website to load,… (read more)

There were two upgrades very close together. I upgraded and now have 29.0. No matter whether I'm going to an address, typing into a box, or waiting for a website to load, the Mac "beach ball" will spin for a few seconds before loading. I use the default theme. I have minimal - (Xmarks and Trend micro), which weren't a problem before. Is there something I can do besides disabling the add-ons?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by Chideb 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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Firefox 32.0 hangs when choosing file to upload - IMAC

Attempting to upload file via yahoo mail or gmail to no avail. As soon as I click on upload file in either mail system Firefox hangs, cannot drag and drop either - must f… (read more)

Attempting to upload file via yahoo mail or gmail to no avail. As soon as I click on upload file in either mail system Firefox hangs, cannot drag and drop either - must force quit to continue.

Any click in File Upload hangs Firefox.

Troubleshooting so far: Firefox safe mode Deselected hardware accelerator Firefox reset Other browsers do not work either - Safari or Chrome. Updated plug-ins Updated MAC Cleared download history OSX safe mode Ran TSM adware cleaner

Please let me know what I may be over looking to solve this issue. Thank you!

Asked by etsiap 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Flickering when moving mouse on latest 32.0.2

Since the update to FF 32.0.2 on my Mac the mouse starts flickering when moving over the screen. It seems as if this flickering is related to the underlaying HTML Structu… (read more)

Since the update to FF 32.0.2 on my Mac the mouse starts flickering when moving over the screen. It seems as if this flickering is related to the underlaying HTML Structure. It occurs on all websites, so no specific site related issue is detected. Until the update to 32.0.2 (this morning) no flickering occured.

Asked by jgrotepass 5 years ago

Answered by jgrotepass 5 years ago

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Getting message "Firefox quit unexpectedly", but cannot reopen.

Getting message "Firefox quite unexpectedly". I click "reopen" but it does not reopen. Get the same message every time. Tried deleting and redownloading, but same thing. … (read more)

Getting message "Firefox quite unexpectedly". I click "reopen" but it does not reopen. Get the same message every time. Tried deleting and redownloading, but same thing. I have a MAC. I was using Firefox when it suddenly quit. Now it just won't open again. Any help greatly appreciated.

Asked by NJVR 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why is my browser spawning invisible windows?

Operating system: OS X 10.9 Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. a… (read more)

Operating system: OS X 10.9

Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. after I visited a few sites). The number of these invisible windows grows over time, but are removed if I close the browser and start a new session. This has persisted through many new versions of Firefox.

I tried turning off all of the add-ons. Still happened.

I tried keeping track of what sites caused the problem. No correlation.

Today I uninstalled Firefox, using AppZapper -- which should have removed everything -- then did a new install. The only thing that I imported were bookmarks from the backup directory in my old Profile folder.

...and it's happening again. Here is a screen shot: http://imgur.com/ojcODd1

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by tensider 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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(mac) no font smoothing in bookmarks menu and other panels in FF 34

after the update to FF 34.0 the anti-aliasing (font smoothing) in e.g. the bookmark menu side panel is GONE. any chance to get it back with an about:config setting? websi… (read more)

after the update to FF 34.0 the anti-aliasing (font smoothing) in e.g. the bookmark menu side panel is GONE. any chance to get it back with an about:config setting? website content is fine, as well as text on tabs or in the browser bar

Asked by hexeric 5 years ago

Answered by hexeric 5 years ago

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I got scammed by Mackeeper and they deleted all my bookmarks and history! Help!

I have a macbook pro retina 13 (2013) and downloaded Mackeeper hoping it would clean my computer... A technician went to my computer erased all my notes in the Notes app … (read more)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 (2013) and downloaded Mackeeper hoping it would clean my computer... A technician went to my computer erased all my notes in the Notes app and my firefox content: history and bookmarks, and then left without saying anything. I dont have a back up of it and don't have a firefox profile neither. How can i get those data back?? Help!!

Thanx.

ps. i later did some researchs about mackeeper and found out that is a was a scam, a very huge scam! Don't ever download it.

Asked by ndaaunhi 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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companyweb pulls up with a blank screen

The company that I work with uses a company web that is hosted by a SBS 2008 Server. I can access the companyweb with chrome or safari, but Firefox does not work. The oth… (read more)

The company that I work with uses a company web that is hosted by a SBS 2008 Server. I can access the companyweb with chrome or safari, but Firefox does not work. The other two come up with a white screen and then a authentication box comes down to ask for your credentials. Firefox does not do this. It just has a white screen. It is not just my computer that is doing this. It seems to be all Macs that have Firefox. What is also weird is that Firefox for Windows works fine.

Asked by jessebrownarrow 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Webpage opened on one sceen not displayed properly when moved to the other screen

Setup: imac 5K Retina with a secondary LCD screen attached via thunderbolt-HDMI interface Two problems were noted after Firefox updated version 38.0.5: 1. Problem #1: Wh… (read more)

Setup: imac 5K Retina with a secondary LCD screen attached via thunderbolt-HDMI interface

Two problems were noted after Firefox updated version 38.0.5: 1. Problem #1: When I open webpage on imac (primary screen), it opens OK, then if I move it to the secondary screen it does not display properly. Looks like a second copy of the same page 1/4 size of the original is superimposed on the upper left corner. See Attached screen shot #1

2. Problem #2: When I Open a webpage on the secondary screen, it opens ok (see #2 sceen shot) , then if I move it to the primary screen (imac), it is not displayed properly. Looks like the page is displayed on the primary zoomed in. See attached screen shot #2 (on secondary screen) and #3 after being moved to the primary screen (imac)

Asked by njarif 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago