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latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check p… (read more)

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check profile as I can't even start FF. I have done all the deletions as instructed by various experts but still get the message "can't load xpcom". Samuel Santos said download "83" to see if that fixes it I don't know if it did cause I then got "CAN'T FIND ENTRY POINT"

Asked by teddles551 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Manual Firefox update

I was using one of the old Firefox ESR versions (can't remember exactly which) because I was still on an old Mac OS version, 10.9 to be more specific. I recently updated … (read more)

I was using one of the old Firefox ESR versions (can't remember exactly which) because I was still on an old Mac OS version, 10.9 to be more specific.

I recently updated to macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and as a result, as soon as I opened Firefox, I went to check if it would update on its own and it did. It updated to version 91.6.0 esr. After this update, something weird happened: the browser won't load any page.

I checked, it's not an internet connection, because other browsers are working normally. It won't load any extensions either. So I want to fix this issue with an update.

The question is this: I remember installing what was called Firefox Quantum. As of now, the name on the about section is just Firefox Browser, maybe because of the updates. • Can I install the latest "regular" Firefox 97.0 on top of the this old installation, just using a standalone dmg file? • Will this installation preserve everything that's already in the browser? By everything I mean bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies, etc.

It seems to me that the automatic updater isn't installing version 97.0 on its own because it's coming from the ESR versions. So it's stopped at 91.6.0 esr.

Thanks in advance

Asked by kinets 4 months ago

Last reply by James 4 months ago

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Firefox won't open anything

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything. Firefox opens with no page loaded. Clicking the single "getting started" bookma… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything.

  • Firefox opens with no page loaded.
  • Clicking the single "getting started" bookmark does nothing.
  • Entering a search term in the address bar and pressing 'enter' changes the url in the address bar but nothing is loaded and the page remains blank. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Entering a url, such as "www.youtube.com", and pressing "enter" does nothing. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Opening the menu by clicking on the burger icon, then on "preferences" does nothing except make the menu disappear (same with most of the options in the menu).

In the browser console I see some errors and no request info (see screenshot).

I've tried `sudo apt purge firefox` then installing again, which didn't help. The problem started with ubuntu 20.04 (I only updated to 20.10 to see if it might resolve this problem).

I've tried the "refresh firefox" option, starting in safe mode, and clearing the startup cache, which didn't help.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Asked by briancallander 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox suddenly will not start

During class today, Firefox unexpectedly crashed on my Windows 10 PC after downloading a pdf file from my History teacher. Now, when I try to open Firefox, a transparent … (read more)

During class today, Firefox unexpectedly crashed on my Windows 10 PC after downloading a pdf file from my History teacher. Now, when I try to open Firefox, a transparent box quickly appears before disappearing again, not opening Firefox. I have yet to find a solution that has worked.

Asked by micjdig2 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Need Firefox to be default browser in 2020

Microsoft/Windows 10 has removed Firefox from their list of potential default browsers. Most information answering "how to make Firefox my default browser" is out of date… (read more)

Microsoft/Windows 10 has removed Firefox from their list of potential default browsers. Most information answering "how to make Firefox my default browser" is out of date as the information says to go to where Microsoft Edge is noted as the Windows 10 system's choice of default browser, then to click on that and choose Firefox from the choice dialog box. Sadly Firefox is no longer in that choice dialog box. Please advise, thanks.

Asked by Gina Kay Landis 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Can't install FIREFOX application

Firefox stopped working on MacBook pro running OS 10.13.6. I deleted the app and tried to download a new one, the icon is crossed out and a prompt saying the app may be d… (read more)

Firefox stopped working on MacBook pro running OS 10.13.6. I deleted the app and tried to download a new one, the icon is crossed out and a prompt saying the app may be damaged or incomplete. Nothing had been changed on my system when this happened.

Asked by rick914 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Firefox 88.0.1, Windows 10 64: not online and can't open settings

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the c… (read more)

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the computer. Does anybody have any hints ? Many thanks, Volker

Asked by 08968074077 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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unwanted ad ons from each up date. \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-googl… (read more)

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- I NOTICE SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM- SO REMOVE THAT CRAP ADS OR I'LL FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT- I WILL MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE SEARCH THEIR FIRE FOX. THANK GOD FOE UNINSTALL TOOLS THAT CAN TRACK AND FIND YOUR SECRET AD ONS- NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SEARCH OR WORRY ABOUT FIREFOX PUTTING JUNK ON THEIR BROWSER- YOUR STATEMENT OF TRUST STATES THAT FIREFOX WILL NOT AD JUNK OR UNWANTED ADS.

Asked by Halme 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Firefox for windows 10 do not open, tried re installing, clearing cache etc.,

I had most updated versions of Mozilla Firefox in my windows 10 machine. last two days, it is not opening. Tried several recommendations from Community page, Help docume… (read more)

I had most updated versions of Mozilla Firefox in my windows 10 machine. last two days, it is not opening. Tried several recommendations from Community page, Help documents and youtube solutions but nothing seems to be working.

  • Tried re-installing firefox, by downloading the latest version from Mozilla, after deleting the profile folder (%APPDATA%)
  • Tried removing the cache files / temp files etc., and restarted as well, still did not work.

I do not have admin permission hence could not open in windows safe mode.

Any suggestion please?, Appreciate your input!

Asked by Dilip 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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bad update

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so t… (read more)

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so the windows is reload and ask if i will do wait or close firefox. I have only possibility to close firefox. The problem is all time. When i have chance i can use firefox 2-3 hours without problems. Many time i open Firefox after 5 minutes its freeze.

Whats happen? before i have do make update not problems....

My System: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with 89.0 (64-Bit) Firefox.

Asked by nicolas9 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Big Sur Update & Firefox are not friendly.

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as int… (read more)

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as intended. When I click on an external link, an window pops up and tells I do not have permission to open the app and to contact my computer or network administrator for support.

I am not computer savvy when it comes to programming and would love any help anyone has to offer.

Most appreciative.

Asked by ccrum 10 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 10 months ago

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Why Are All These Hidden Extensions in my Firefox Add-Ons?

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page: Amazon.com ext… (read more)

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page:

Amazon.com extension Bing extension

ClearURLs extension <-- Oops! I actually installed this, to try to trim URLs of all the tracking crap when I paste one into a Facebook comment.

DuckDuckGo extension eBay extension Wikipedia (en) extension

All of the other extensions listed are ones I installed and wish to keep. EVERY time I install Firefox, I go to the One-Click Search Engines list and remove all but Google.

I don't know how these wormed their way in, but they don't seem to add any functionality for me.

Asked by rdurost 1 year ago

Last reply by Mr Bates 1 year ago

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Reload firefox after every reboot on mac

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punc… (read more)

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punch in credentials and then wait for the sync-up to see all the browsing history and bookmarks...Is there a fix to resolve this challenge?

Asked by prashant.chandak 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Opening Firefox Browser Issues.

Hello, I need help. Unlike my Dell Laptop that opens when clicking "Flaming Fox" icon in Tray, my iMac version of Firefox forces me to 're-create/register' my account, '… (read more)

Hello, I need help. Unlike my Dell Laptop that opens when clicking "Flaming Fox" icon in Tray, my iMac version of Firefox forces me to 're-create/register' my account, 're-syncing/re-registering' each time. Very frustrating. Assistance would be much appreciated. There must be a simple solution that alludes me.

Asked by EOC 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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hello

Hello first time poster, going to try this out and see if it works. My problem no internet why am I asking for help here, I am at wits end grabbing at straws. I am suspi… (read more)

Hello first time poster, going to try this out and see if it works. My problem no internet why am I asking for help here, I am at wits end grabbing at straws. I am suspicious that Firefox 78.6.0esr(64-bit) Addons: Noscripts, Https everywhere and Privacy badger, is not playing nice with my Alcatel linkhub HH41.(cat4 router, turbohub, a mobile router that uses a sim card) When I log on to the linkhub web management page (http://192.168.1.1/index.html#/index) Firefox, all addons shut down, has a lock icon with a red line through it in front of the address bar. clicking on the lock reveals "You are not securely connected to this site" At this page under the address bar on the left is " ? You must logon to this network before you can access the internet" on the opposite side of the page on the right there is a radio button stating "open network login page" Clicking the radio button brings me to https://detectportal.firefox.com/success.txt but the " ? You must logon to this network before you can access the internet" remains, the only difference is in the top left hand corner of the main pane is the word success in lower case.

Spent 2.5hrs on the phone with bell yesterday, the first thing I told them was the linkhub's LAN/WAN indicator light was flashing, they didn't seem to care.

I'm almost ready to trash this thing I bought new from bell about a years ago. unless somebody has solved the same problem. I'm open to knowledgeable suggestions.

Asked by workinforalivin 1 year ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 year ago

Firefox Not Saving Imported Data from Chrome - MacOS Catalina

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not s… (read more)

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not sure if this is a MacOS thing or a Firefox thing. My client would prefer to use Firefox, currently using Chrome. However - whenever they close Chrome or shutdown / restart the computer, Firefox looses everything and they have to re-import all the data from Chrome. This is happening on a continual basis. It's simply not saving any data / settings that are imported from Chrome.

Thanks!

Asked by mike.soccio 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Firefox crashes on every startup

I have my firefox crashed on every startup. Even in safe mode. Even when whole ~/.firefox folder is deleted. If I start it with --safe-mode I can see ExceptionHandler::Ge… (read more)

I have my firefox crashed on every startup. Even in safe mode. Even when whole ~/.firefox folder is deleted.

If I start it with --safe-mode I can see

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 9079 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

If I'm trying to run beta version Im getting the same

Asked by asm0dey 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago