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Unable to identify connections to 104.16.249.249 & ec2-34-223-130-205.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

I have upgraded to version 78 and with no connection open and no tabs open I see connections to the following ec2-34-223-130-205.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com 104.16.24… (read more)

I have upgraded to version 78 and with no connection open and no tabs open I see connections to the following

ec2-34-223-130-205.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com 104.16.249.249

The latter is cloudflare but I do not have any connections so i do not understand why a connection is being established to both.

Asked by Mace2 4 hours ago

mozilla firefox and thunderbird doesn't start since a few days

I am Wilfried from Belgium, so i try in englisch: since a few days mozilla firefox and thunderbird does not start any more on this computer (hp, win 10). The days before… (read more)

I am Wilfried from Belgium, so i try in englisch: since a few days mozilla firefox and thunderbird does not start any more on this computer (hp, win 10). The days before there weren't any problems. I tryed to reinstall both programs, but no luck. What can be wrong?

Asked by wilfried.prenen 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Return to normal highlighting and text selection in new URL bar

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar. My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that se… (read more)

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar.

My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that selected text is shown, in negative (white on blue), because I often want to select part of the URL and the light blue makes it difficult to see what I have selected. I am 55 and my eyesight is not what it used to be.

jscher2000 kindly recommended adding the following to userchrome.css here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283831?page=3#answer-1331668 as follows

  1. urlbar {
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight: Highlight;
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight-text: HighlightText;

}

But this css does not seem to work for me.

I have not touched the Firefox theme, so I guess I am using the default theme, but I have added the multi-row tabs css from MrOtherGuy https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/firefox-csshacks/tree/master/chrome/multi-row_tabs.css but the multi-row tab css does not seem to mention "toolbar" so I can't see that they would get in each other's way.

I would also like to turn off the automatic selection of the whole url but that may not be possible.

Asked by Timtak 4 hours ago

firefox

when i try to load firefox i get a message come up firefox is already running but is not responding so i have had to download a fresh firefox but am unable gain access t… (read more)

when i try to load firefox i get a message come up firefox is already running but is not responding so i have had to download a fresh firefox but am unable gain access to my history on problem firefox

Asked by mmilner.co.uk 6 hours ago

Silent Printing on Firefox 78 disappeared

Noticed that silent printing doesn't work starting from new Firefox 78. Now I can't even find "print.always_print_silent" settings in about:config using this instruction:… (read more)

Noticed that silent printing doesn't work starting from new Firefox 78. Now I can't even find "print.always_print_silent" settings in about:config using this instruction:

   Set up the receipt printer as your default printer in the Devices/Printers screen.
   In Firefox, type in “about:config” and hit Enter.
   A dialogue box will appear, press “I’ll be careful, I promise.”
   Right click, select New | Boolean.
   Type in: print.always_print_silent
   Select True, then OK.

Could you please, maybe this setting was renamed or deleted?

Asked by rpobevanets 8 hours ago

Last reply by Eve 6 hours ago

computer won't turn on since upgrading Firefox

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in sa… (read more)

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in safe mode. but can't connect to internet or mail. Please help! Thank You, Scott Mandel MD

Asked by drscottmandel 6 hours ago

not log in to site

FF will now not let me log into a site Ive used many times, Ive cleared the cache, remove data, Im not to much techno knowledge but have done that then gone to saved log … (read more)

FF will now not let me log into a site Ive used many times, Ive cleared the cache, remove data, Im not to much techno knowledge but have done that then gone to saved log ins and removed original log in that was saved, gon back to the (site which is my energy supplier) put in my email, then password all is correct but it just will not open anything the dots on top left of page just keep going back and forth, yet if i go onto IE and log in it comes up instantly, maybe I should change!!

Asked by journeyman 3 weeks ago

Last reply by patrickmc 6 hours ago

privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown and network.cookie.lifetimePolicy is not working as they should. Why?

Hello. (Sorry about messy English.) (1) I set preferences as below. network.cookie.lifetimePolicy =0 (accept cookies normally) privacy.clearOnShutdown.* =true (defi… (read more)

Hello.

(Sorry about messy English.)

(1) I set preferences as below.

   network.cookie.lifetimePolicy =0 (accept cookies normally)
   privacy.clearOnShutdown.* =true (define what data is cleared when Firefox is closed)
   privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown =true (make Firefox clear the data when it's closed)

These settings should make Firefox clear all my cookies when closed. But Firefox kept some of it. Firefox cleared the login state, but some site data such as volume control on Nicovideo's video player were kept. That means when you login to the site and watch a video at 17% volume, then close Firefox without clicking the logout link, reopen the same page, you'll see yourself logged out, but when you login to the site, you'll see the volume is set to 17% on the video player, not default 100%.

(2) Now I changed one setting.

   network.cookie.lifetimePolicy =2 (cookies are now for current session only)

This didn't work as intended either. Firefox sure cleared all the cookies, but it did in a weird way. The login states were working as intended. But some site data are not sheared between tabs. That means when you watch a video at 27% volume and close the tab, then revisit the same page, you'll see the volume on the video player is now set to the default 100%.

(3) And finally I found the one caused this.

   dom.ipc.processCount =1 (Firefox must run on a single process)
   network.cookie.lifetimePolicy =2 (same)
   privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown =true (same)

I honestly don't understand why this works, but this way everything seems to be working properly. All cookies are sheared between tabs and they are cleared when Firefox is closed.

My question is:

(a) Why did this happen? Especially the situation (1) makes no sense to me. Why Firefox left some cookies when I told it to clear the cookies on shutdown?

(b) Is there any way to share data between processes? I don't want my Firefox to be single-processed slow browser.

Thanks.

Asked by Towa Shina 7 hours ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 7 hours ago

Firefox can't update!

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automa… (read more)

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automatically install updates. However i disabled background service. I don't want to use it. And automatic updates are still enabled, so there shouldn't be reason for it - to not work. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 1 day ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 7 hours ago

I'm unable to use Captcha in any site

Captcha. I have been unable to sign in to many sites because the Captcha window won't appear in Firefox of accept it when I press enter. I'm using Firefox V78.02 32-bit. … (read more)

Captcha. I have been unable to sign in to many sites because the Captcha window won't appear in Firefox of accept it when I press enter. I'm using Firefox V78.02 32-bit. This is a major inconvenience because I NEED to get into certain sites. I just tried to sign in to check my mail-in status report in Florida. I can't get in. HELP!

Asked by GSKWAuthor 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Automatic scrolling to the bottom of the page

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it … (read more)

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it automatically scrolls through every scroll bar on the page. Thankfully most pages have only the one, down. However, if I get on a page with lots of iframes it will automatically scroll through each one of them in turn as well as scroll to the bottom of the page. I can't seem to interrupt this process until it's completed. Once it's done I can scroll back to the top, or correct any horizontal/vertical iframes and continue on as normal.

I've followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems to no avail. I've opened firefox in windows as well and it doesn't seem to have this behavior. I've started in safe mode and it still does it. I manually turned off each plugin as well one by one and still, this problem persists.

For reference: Kernel version: 5.7.7-arch1-1 application.architecture: x86-64 application.buildid: 20200701193652 application.version: 78.0.1

Asked by cptnwinky 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Downloads almost always fail: '.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.'

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server admi… (read more)

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

I do want to mention upfront that this issue is also affecting Chrome and IE. It's not solely a Firefox issue, but I'm hoping someone here can help me anyways.

  • This happens for any filetype, from any source.
  • It started happening about a month ago.
  • Prior to that, I installed a new motherboard, RAM and processor. I'm fairly certain there was a period between these events in which it worked fine, but I am mentioning it just in case it's relevant.
  • If it's a small file and I try repeatedly, it sometimes will eventually download.
  • Even if a large file successfully starts downloading, it will eventually fail. It usually fails immediately though.
  • I sometimes have success downloading the same file in Chrome, but it also often fails. IE as well.

I have tried the following:

  • Used Refresh Firefox
  • Cleared download history
  • Changed download location
  • Reset browser.download values
  • Disabled firewalls and antivirus/spyware
  • Reinstalled Firefox using Run as Admin (first uninstalled previous version and deleted all program files that I could find, including profiles)
  • Cleared cookies and cache
  • Ran in safe mode
  • Verified Temp folder filepath was valid
  • Verified the PART file was created in that path -- it exists until I hit OK on the error message, then it disappears
  • Ran Firefox as admin

I think these are outdated methods I only found on non-official sources, but will mention them just in case:

  • I found some sources that said to delete Compreg.dat; I could not find this file in the place listed, nor could I find it with a search of the entire drive
  • Verified places.sqlite was not set to read-only
  • Removed read-only from entire profile folder and subfolders

In Options > Security: 'Block dangerous & deceptive content': true, 'Block dangerous downloads': false

Internet speed test: 58.96 Mbps download; 148.04 Mbps upload. No connection loss.

This problem is absolutely maddening. I'll be so grateful if anyone can help me out!! :( Thank you in advance, I know this was a long read!

(Edited for readability)

Asked by wormmulch 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago