Update from 91ESR to 102 ESR and a question and a bug, perhaps

Hi folks, Forced to update (expected) and 102 ran like two flat tires and no spare whil eI had no issues with 91. MANY hours of searching got me reasonably successful in … (read more)

Hi folks,

Forced to update (expected) and 102 ran like two flat tires and no spare whil eI had no issues with 91. MANY hours of searching got me reasonably successful in acceptable performance. But two problems, one which could easily be a bug:

1. I can find no way including in about:config to enable lazy tab loading. In other words, open a group but not load each tab until it is clicked on.

Where did that go?

2. This one is more unique. I have a desktop install of ESR and a portable ESR install on a thumb drive. For MANY years I backed up bookmarks on my desktop and restored them to FF on my thumb drive. Now, after I shut down the portable (which takes a very long time) there are multiple bookmarks. Html files that seem to merge on shutdown. Problem is, on the thumb drive this is not completed before FF shutdown and the processes closed. Results in damaged bookmark files and a crash EVERY time.

IF I drag the copy of FF ESR portable to my desktop and perform the same procedure, no problems. So somehow on a USB 3 thumb drive the process of merging bookmarks. Html files is too slow and will cause a crash consistently.

Any suggestions or should I file a bug report?

Asked by in4m8n 1 day ago

Last reply by in4m8n 20 hours ago

Tabbs on Bottom

Woke up this morning, opened up Firefox and the Trolls have been busy rearranging things during the night. My profile manager disappeared, but I was able to fix that. N… (read more)

Woke up this morning, opened up Firefox and the Trolls have been busy rearranging things during the night. My profile manager disappeared, but I was able to fix that. Now my tabs are out of place and I cannot find what to do to put the Tabs back on bottom, "The way they Should be". Help, please.

Anne,

Also, I am not real computer literate, so draw pictures if necessary.

Thank you.

Asked by Anne's Place 1 week ago

Last reply by Anne's Place 6 days ago

Need Human Support. Is that possible?

My Firefox has intermittently (but many times a day) been been slow loading, often simply refusing to load at all. Clicking a link to open in a new tab often opens the t… (read more)

My Firefox has intermittently (but many times a day) been been slow loading, often simply refusing to load at all. Clicking a link to open in a new tab often opens the tab but the tab says "New Tab" with an oscillating dot on the left. After a few minutes the dot stops and nothing displays. Often clicking something in Google News the new tab says "Opening " and then the Google URL. The page sometimes displays after a couple of minutes but sometimes never does.

I've disabled all my plugins except LastPass, but that doesn't help. My IT Support company hasn't been able to help. I tweeted Firefox and they suggested I DM them. I've done that, even sending a couple of illustrative screen videos. But no oikne has ever responded to my Twitter DM.

Is there any way to talk to a live person and share my screen to get some help?

If not, I'll need to abandon Firefox as my default browser after many, many years. It's become a real productivity-killer.

Asked by BillTreloar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by BillTreloar 4 days ago

page not found error

I'm using a new laptop so everything is a fresh install. A few of the newsletters I've signed up for are now using GetResponse for their marketing. Any link I click on i… (read more)

I'm using a new laptop so everything is a fresh install. A few of the newsletters I've signed up for are now using GetResponse for their marketing. Any link I click on in these emails leads me to a "The page you're looking for doesn't exist" error 404. No matter what I try (disabling all extensions & setting Firefox's config setting 'extensions.blocklist.enabled' to false). Both of the companies that send the newsletters as well as GetResponse don't really seem to care and just blame Firefox. Can anyone help me fix this... if in fact it's something on my laptop that's creating the issue? I only use Firefox browser... nothing else and would hate to starting using some unsafe browser just to access these links. Thanks.

Asked by Delmond 23 hours ago

Last reply by Delmond 2 hours ago

RSS in older versions

I use RSS a lot. Therefore I use this browser 60.9.0esr on my PC and prevent updates in settings. I do not know why the laptop "updates" always to some other edition (68.… (read more)

I use RSS a lot. Therefore I use this browser 60.9.0esr on my PC and prevent updates in settings.

I do not know why the laptop "updates" always to some other edition (68.12 ?) which does not have rss despite prevention of mine in settings NOT to update.

What is the latest edition which has rss ?

Asked by Pati 1 week ago

Last reply by Pati 3 days ago

Firefox causes my news feed on facebook to scroll by its self

When I scroll to the bottom of my news feed on Facebook, the page scrolls by it's self, I'm NOT touching anything and the page scrolls up and down. been that way for a mo… (read more)

When I scroll to the bottom of my news feed on Facebook, the page scrolls by it's self, I'm NOT touching anything and the page scrolls up and down. been that way for a month now 8-16-22

Asked by crapjunkmail 1 month ago

Last reply by crapjunkmail 2 days ago

How To Open New Private Tab Along Side of an Opened Private Tab

Hello, I want open a private tab along side of an opened private tab . But every time it opens in an new window. So, i am shifting from chrome. In chrome when we try to o… (read more)

Hello, I want open a private tab along side of an opened private tab . But every time it opens in an new window. So, i am shifting from chrome. In chrome when we try to open a link in private tab all the private tabs opens in the same window. So, I want to is this feature available in Firefox or not. If have how can I turn it on. Thanks.

Asked by Dipto 2 days ago

Last reply by Dipto 10 hours ago

Firefox doesn't work normally at lastest version in some website.

No, it is not problem about updating. i re-installed windows and firefox over 10 times, and 103 version with my laptop works great. but same version and same site with my… (read more)

No, it is not problem about updating. i re-installed windows and firefox over 10 times, and 103 version with my laptop works great. but same version and same site with my desktop doesn't work.

but when i installed 99 version on my desktop and finally i found that it works fine!

however i know the dangerous about using outdated browser... any idea...?

Asked by gpangmin 1 month ago

Last reply by gpangmin 3 days ago

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox?

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox? Can this be done with firefox or with the operatingsystem itself? After all i know for a fact that the bromite android b… (read more)

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox? Can this be done with firefox or with the operatingsystem itself? After all i know for a fact that the bromite android browser has this feature and it works. I noticed that disabling javascript blocks systemtimedetection, but it also basically renders the browsers useless for my purposes.. are there specific javascript config settings regarding systemtimezone detection? I really feel that when a website spys on my systemtimezone this is a breach of privacy as this goes beyond the browsers im using to view the website but instead directly access information about my system, im not ok with that... Using a virtualmachine just to fake systemtimezone cannot be the solution, this is ridiculous.

By the way, i hope Mozilla won't let down support for Manivest v2 ever, there is a chance firefox will gain a boost in users after google pushing Manivest v3 that hard... making adblock useless, what a shame.

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 4 days ago

Last reply by Firefox_Beginner 8 hours ago

Sort by multiple tags in bookmarks

Hi, I'm struggling with how to sort my many bookmarks. Not sure if a bookmark should be in a sub-directory and/or I add multiple tags. I've thought of adding them to gen… (read more)

Hi,

I'm struggling with how to sort my many bookmarks. Not sure if a bookmark should be in a sub-directory and/or I add multiple tags. I've thought of adding them to generalized directories and then adding as many tags as needed, but am not able to search/select multiple tags in the Library window. Any pointers on what is a good way to do this?

I have things like Coding, Learning, Tools. But then also Git, PHP, Linux. I can't figure out how to sort all these :( Thanks for any input you may have.

Cheers.

Asked by seedsca 6 days ago

Last reply by seedsca 4 days ago

Fire fox flickers

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing … (read more)

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing down Firefox" yet it never says what site, and when Firefox is the only site open, it still does it.

Asked by crapjunkmail 1 month ago

Last reply by crapjunkmail 2 days ago

Firefox Primary Password

Hi, I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS and Firefox 104. My Firefox cleans up on every shutdown. Therefore I have to enter my primary password after every fresh startup, when I op… (read more)

Hi, I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS and Firefox 104.

My Firefox cleans up on every shutdown. Therefore I have to enter my primary password after every fresh startup, when I open a page that needs a stored password the first time.

I cannot exactly remember since which version, but for like the past 1 or 2 months there is a strange behavior. - Firefox Startup - I open my daily tabs - it shows me 4 Primary Password dialogues (basically 4 Tabs need the credentials)

in the past: - Firefox Startup - I open my daily tabs - it showed only 1 Primary Password dialogue

When I open Firefox and only open 1Tab with a stored credential, the dialogue shows only once, i enter my primary password and from there I can open my daily tabs without a further dialogue.

I think this is an unwanted behavior and needs to be rolled back.

Asked by rene_hirrich 1 week ago

Last reply by rene_hirrich 5 days ago

Firefox main menu bar clicking

Hi there , I need help regarding the main menu bar (history , bookmarks , tools help etc) , I want the sub-menu to become visible just by hovering(not by clicking) - anyo… (read more)

Hi there , I need help regarding the main menu bar (history , bookmarks , tools help etc) , I want the sub-menu to become visible just by hovering(not by clicking) - anyone has any idea? actually , I can not find the right selector to approach the solution. Thanks. look4

Asked by look4 5 days ago

Last reply by look4 3 days ago

Firefox extension Greasemonkey is not downloading scripts

I need help. I took the PC in to have a virus removed and the store removed AVG Anti-Virus and installed McAfee. When I got the PC home and connected, all the Firefox s… (read more)

I need help. I took the PC in to have a virus removed and the store removed AVG Anti-Virus and installed McAfee. When I got the PC home and connected, all the Firefox settings had been changed and the AdBlocker and Greasemonkey extensions were missing. I now get a message in settings claiming my browser is being managed by my organization, only I don't have an organization. This is my own computer and no one else uses it or has access to it. I reinstalled the AdBlocker and Greasemonkey, but now cannot get Greasemonkey scripts to download. I keep getting an error message. I've had both McAfee and Staples remote support looking at the problem, to no avail.

Asked by KayTa 1 week ago

Last reply by KayTa 5 days ago

Which files I need to recover my password?

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case: I use `firefox-sync` to manage all m… (read more)

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case:

I use `firefox-sync` to manage all my logins information and firefox-sync's password is the unique password I save manually.

Currently I has problems with my O.S and I decided reinstall it. But also I have 2FA enable for mostly of my accounts, and firefox-sync is not the exception, and firefox-sync's 2FA is based on my gmail, so when I tried get logged on firefox-sync, firefox asks me for my verification code, but my verification code is in my gmail, and my gmail's password is in firefox-sync.

So I lost access to all my accounts, I lose my gmail, github, gitlab, stackoverflow, discord, etc etc... :'(

From the gmail side, I tried all that gmail let me try but unsuccessfully.

So, the only possibility that I see, is recover the information of the formatted partition and rebuild the previous state of Firefox. I mean:

Reading about firefox loggins, and taking a look to firefox's workdir (`$HOME/.mozilla`), I see firefox saves login's info in a json file located in `$HOME/.mozilla/$profile$/logins.json`.

So the basic idea is with a data recovery tool, try recover `.mozilla`s directory and replace it over the current environment so when I start firefox can get access to my login's info. But I'm not sure how much it is possible to recover the whole directory, and if is not posible, my question is:

What files next to `logins.json` should be my recovery targets to replace inside the `.mozilla` folder in order to reconstruct my accounts login information?

Asked by 04l3xxxx 23 hours ago

Last reply by 04l3xxxx 27 seconds ago

Banking logon page is distorted

I have been using Firefox for accessing my desktop online banking for some years. In the last few days, the images on the part of the logon page that requires card and s… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for accessing my desktop online banking for some years. In the last few days, the images on the part of the logon page that requires card and security details are stretched laterally, which prevents use. The text seems normal. See attached screenshot.

I can shrink the image to fit my screen, but I have not entered any details. The bank has checked their end and cannot find anything wrong: suggested that I switch browser - which worked.

I prefer to continue with Firefox, so wish to find a fix. Have I got some malware on-board, or is it an update issue?

I use Norton for security, and I've done a full sweep having updated. Nothing found. I use CCleaner very regularly - nothing found after checking for updates.

What do I need to do now, please?

Asked by paul.m.adams 4 days ago

Last reply by paul.m.adams 1 day ago

there are 2 facebook accounts one is my original account the other is fraudulent and I can't recover my account or my blog account Boomer With A View. I just don'tknow where to go for help.

Created - Boomer With A View September 19, 2013 there are 2 Facebook accounts one is my original account the other is fraudulent and I can't recover my account or my blo… (read more)

Created - Boomer With A View September 19, 2013 there are 2 Facebook accounts one is my original account the other is fraudulent and I can't recover my account or my blog account Boomer With A View. I just don't know where to go for help. No one ever helps me to get my account , friends, groups, messengers back. Please help me or tell me where to go to get help. FB does NOT help although there are 2 accounts with the same name. E.F. Coleman, Thank you.

Asked by shoesreign 6 days ago

Last reply by shoesreign 5 days ago

Error message when signing in to Sync

I've got an old Windows XP computer running version 52.9.0. I'm trying to sign in to Sync (so I can sync with my new Windows 10 computer) but when I try on the old machi… (read more)

I've got an old Windows XP computer running version 52.9.0. I'm trying to sign in to Sync (so I can sync with my new Windows 10 computer) but when I try on the old machine I get this error message:

Blocked by Content Security Policy

This page has a content security policy that prevents it from being loaded in this way.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this way because the page has a content security policy that disallows it.

I've signed in on the new computer, not that it matters.

Is the any way I can connect to Sync?

Asked by mwashenko 1 month ago

Last reply by mwashenko 3 days ago

Firefox (and firefox only) does not play audio of any kind on any device or site

Good morning. As the title suggests, Firefox suddenly doesn't work after a windows 10 update a few days ago. The videos play, but the audio doesn't work. Microsoft Edge p… (read more)

Good morning. As the title suggests, Firefox suddenly doesn't work after a windows 10 update a few days ago. The videos play, but the audio doesn't work. Microsoft Edge plays audio smoothly.

I tried to: - Clean the cache - Clean cookies - Check permissions for sites (automatically play Audio / Video etc.) - Restore Mozilla - Restart PC - Uninstall Mozilla - Check in the volume mixer that Mozilla was not muted - Check that the tab wasn´t muted. - Check in Settings > Sound to see that Mozilla is present among the various programs used by the Sound Card - Checked if Mozilla played with another account - Used Troubleshooting mode

I don´t know what else to do, I don´t recall touching anything but Bluetooth Settings from time to time to reconnect my Headphones.

Asked by diego.vida95 4 days ago

Last reply by diego.vida95 3 days ago

How do I restore my session and recover my open tabs, after a crash, using backed-up files?

After Firefox crashed today I restarted it and I got a session and tabs that I last used over a month ago, and none of the simple fixes worked. But not to worry, I though… (read more)

After Firefox crashed today I restarted it and I got a session and tabs that I last used over a month ago, and none of the simple fixes worked. But not to worry, I thought, because important folders (including Firefox's Profiles folder) get backed up automatically every night, and just yesterday I reset my "homepage" to include all the currently open tabs. So I thought restoring my session and recovering my open tabs would be a simple matter of replacing current files with backed-up versions of those files. But I can't figure out which files to use or if that strategy is even possible. For example, some of the support materials state that recovery.jsonlz4 in the sessionstore-backups folder gets updated continuously with session and tabs information, but on my system that file abruptly stopped being updated in July. Similarly, previous.jsonlz4 and upgrade.jsonlz4-*** stopped being updated in May. (FYI, sessionstore.jsonlz4 gets created when I close Firefox, just like it's supposed to, but I don't have any backed-up versions of it because it only exists when Firefox is closed.) And the tabs currently listed in the "homepage" are also from a month ago, and I can't figure out what file those tabs are stored in. Help!

Asked by Norman 6 days ago

Last reply by Norman 6 days ago