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Can there be any way so that Firefox updates are less annoying like chrome.

In Every 7 days I have to update Firefox and it takes about 10 minutes to update and it takes another 10 minutes to get back to my working state also we have to continuou… (read more)

In Every 7 days I have to update Firefox and it takes about 10 minutes to update and it takes another 10 minutes to get back to my working state also we have to continuously update flash player which is also annoying. In Chrome we don't need to update flash player as it is Inbuilt in it.Also its updates comes less frequently and it takes less time to update chrome. I admire the work done by the Mozilla foundation from the time of Netscape and I don't want you to be behind Google Chrome in terms of innovation and user-experience.

Asked by akshay_goel 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Html5 player on specific website

Hello! There's a website I visit (http://www.gazzetta.it) which uses a very shitty flash video player that is often really slow too (I'm on linux). I've noticed that putt… (read more)

Hello! There's a website I visit (http://www.gazzetta.it) which uses a very shitty flash video player that is often really slow too (I'm on linux).

I've noticed that putting flash on "Never activate" makes it use the html5 player (which is so much better to me), but I'd like to leave the flash player as "click to play" since I need it on certain sites and I don't want to go to the website preferences to activate flash every time I need.

The thing is that if I disable flash only for that site, in the permissions window, it doesn't use the html5 player but instead I get the "This plugin is disabled" message.

How can I make the website use the html5 player while still keeping the Flash Plugin option "Ask to Activate"?

Asked by ghoppa 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Flash player is not working Windows 10 build 14295 - Mozilla 46.0B5

Hi All, May I please ask for your help. I am wondering if anyone out there have this issue. I am currently running Firefox build 46.0b5 and I have notice that flash play… (read more)

Hi All, May I please ask for your help. I am wondering if anyone out there have this issue. I am currently running Firefox build 46.0b5 and I have notice that flash playback does not work.

From the troubleshooting point of view this is what i have done.

  1. Uninstalled and reinstalled all the Adobe plugin
  2. Started Firefox in Safemode and tried to access a flash website however I still get blank page and nothing happens.
  3. Lastly i also changed the setting in Adobe Flash player and removed protected mode and yet still i can't do a playback of flash content.

I also confirmed this matter with another computer which recently been upgraded to windows 10. Is this a known issue?

Running the same test with IE or chrome works just fine!!?

Asked by Feejus 4 years ago

Answered by Oxylatium 4 years ago

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Random Prize popup

So i was watching a video on youtube and when it was done i closed that window and saw this window had popped up behind it (screenshots provided). Just wondering if that'… (read more)

So i was watching a video on youtube and when it was done i closed that window and saw this window had popped up behind it (screenshots provided). Just wondering if that's legit or if its some kind of scam. I have adblock and it usually blocks any kind of popups.


More: I couldnt add the screenshots to this post so i just uploaded it here

http://postimg.org/image/wbiy5y7s7/ http://postimg.org/image/7102fcddd/

Asked by simonb010101 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Message page requesting donation for addons, genuine ?

new issue did firefox send the following message to me or is it a trick to get me to donate so they can steal my credit card info; therefore, did you send the following:… (read more)

new issue


did firefox send the following message to me or is it a trick to get me to donate so they can steal my credit card info; therefore, did you send the following: Thank you for installing Menu Wizard

Menu Wizard by Oleksandr Contribute $10.00 suggested Enjoy this add-on? The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution. -=---

also please tell me how to post a question to the community so I don't have to send you a private direct message


thanks Grady


email address removed - privacy. {Modified April 6, 2016 at 6:28:29 AM +0100 by John99 } ~J99 Title change ~J99

Asked by drgradydeal 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago

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I cannt log in my firefox account.

I have set up my computer with windows 8.1. And then installed the latest version of Firefox. When I entered my email and password to sync then it says Unexpected error. … (read more)

I have set up my computer with windows 8.1. And then installed the latest version of Firefox. When I entered my email and password to sync then it says Unexpected error. and still I am not able to sign in and sync.

Asked by Jahid.hope 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox x64 crash

It just randomly started to happen, on certain websites, or part of the sites, the browser freezes for 2-3 minuts, sometimes ending with a script error message, but more … (read more)

It just randomly started to happen, on certain websites, or part of the sites, the browser freezes for 2-3 minuts, sometimes ending with a script error message, but more often just freeze and keep on going for ever.

I tried to upgrade from 45.0.1 to beta versions, with same outcome. I tried to clean all junk and cookies, even reseted the browser and tried with a new profile, same outcome. The strange thing is that I tried with a clean installed Waterfox x64 and same issues there.

There are no problems with the x86 Firefox.

Asked by nicoX 4 years ago

Answered by nicoX 4 years ago

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Can sync be set up in one direction only?

Is it possible to control syncing one way from the desktop to the cloud, or from the cloud to the desktop? I am using three computers, - with the same version of FF, (cu… (read more)

Is it possible to control syncing one way from the desktop to the cloud, or from the cloud to the desktop? I am using three computers, - with the same version of FF, (currently version 46.0b8), both in Windows 7 and Xubuntu 14.04. I ask because I am loosing important bookmarks and settings. Or, end up with old obsolete bookmarks deleted in one version mixed with the new ones.

Asked by ineuw 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Gifs and short videos won't play

Hello, I have a problem with gifs and short videos on Firefox. Gifs on 9gag, or short animation on tumblr won't load, they appear as still images. If i try to open video … (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with gifs and short videos on Firefox. Gifs on 9gag, or short animation on tumblr won't load, they appear as still images. If i try to open video in seperate tab, it only shows controls but isn't loading. No crashes or error messages. Problem didn't occure after any specific update or event. The only thing I'v done was trying to install some burning CD software like ashampoo and alcohol 120% to burn gift for a friend, so this might be some malware related error cause license on Kaspersky is expired for over 3 months. Everything wokrs fine in Edge and Explorer. Steps i have taken so far:

- Tried to refresh pages without cache (shift+left mouse button)

- Refreshed Firefox

- Launched Firefox in safe mode

- Reinstalled Firefox, Java, FlashPlayer and graphical drivers from Nvidia with clean installation using RevoUninstaller

- Installed beta version of Firefox

- Installed grease monkey script from this topic: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1114110 and tried to add 9gag to it.

- Checked media.something keys in about:config from various sites and topics revolving around this issue (none were set as in said topics, everything was on default)

- Installed QuickTime and VLC for codecs

Despite everything, things like this: http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aMGWZKW_460svwm.webm won't ever work. Can someone please help me? I love using FF and as much as i like to try Edge, i don't want to leave my favourite adblocker and ghostery.

Asked by LockeLiefather 4 years ago

Answered by LockeLiefather 4 years ago

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How to clear the all old data in the sync cloud

Want to clear my sync data on the sync cloud, so that I can start anew with different sync choices, which won't get mixed in with the existing data? Currently, in Firefox… (read more)

Want to clear my sync data on the sync cloud, so that I can start anew with different sync choices, which won't get mixed in with the existing data?

Currently, in Firefox 46.0b9, I can only delete the account which is fine, provided I can recreate the with the same email address and password.

Asked by ineuw 4 years ago

Answered by philipp 4 years ago

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Which password does Firefox use to encrypt my passwords/sync data?

This article [1] has confused me, specifically: > if somebody were able to get your username and password, all they could get is your encrypted data records. They woul… (read more)

This article [1] has confused me, specifically:

> if somebody were able to get your username and password, all they could get is your encrypted data records. They would then need to know your passphrase to decrypt your data.

Presumably the username/password is the Firefox Sync account username/password? But does that mean that Firefox's master password is the Weave passphrase?

I have a strong account password, but a weak master password because I assumed that the account password would be used to encrypt sync data and the master password was only there to thwart attackers with local physical access. Was I wrong?

[1] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Weave/Crypto

Asked by Jamie Kitson 4 years ago

Answered by philipp 4 years ago

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How do I open an external link in an active private window?

When I open a link from another application and I am using Private Mode in Firefox -- and the private window is the most recent active window in Firefox -- how can I make… (read more)

When I open a link from another application and I am using Private Mode in Firefox -- and the private window is the most recent active window in Firefox -- how can I make firefox open the link in the private window?

To clarify by example: Firefox is my default browser. I am browsing in private mode and I want to open links from an email in my OS's mail client so they open in the private window (ideally in a new tab in the private window), not a non-private window. At the moment, external links open in a non-private window no matter what.


There was a time that Firefox would do this, but it does not do it any more. I think I may have killed this function the last time I reset Firefox. Is it possible that I had changed a setting in about:config to make Firefox behave how I want it to? If so, which setting is it!

FWW. I have tried changing the following preferences in about:config with no success:

browser.link.open_newwindow.overtide.external browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction

I've also found something like this mentioned in bug reports, but I'm not sure if I understand the resolution. If I do, then the resolution is that opening in a non-private window no matter what is intentional and there is no desire to add an option to change this behavior in Firefox. However, what seems to be missing from these reports is the fact that the Private window is the active window. It seems to me that links should always open in the active window, even if the active window is a private window, if the browser is commanded to do so. Otherwise, the browser is not behaving as expected.

Technical info:

Mac OS 10.11.4 Firefox 46.0b11 (yes, the beta channel)

Asked by COMSAT1 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Why, when using standard google search do images appear at top of page then always disappear in 1 second (e.g. search for 'blenders'

Why, when using standard google search do images appear at top of page then always disappear in 1 second (e.g. search for 'blenders'. This does not happen in Chrome and h… (read more)

Why, when using standard google search do images appear at top of page then always disappear in 1 second (e.g. search for 'blenders'.

This does not happen in Chrome and has only been happening in Firefox in recent times.

Asked by terence99 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Remove an individual add-on's data?

How do you remove an add-on's data without clearing all your add-on's data? I have already tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cannot-remove-add-on-extension… (read more)

How do you remove an add-on's data without clearing all your add-on's data? I have already tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cannot-remove-add-on-extension-or-theme and this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1117690 trying both still resulted in the add-on still having it's data when I reinstalled it.

Asked by forumaccount 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to troubleshoot secure connection failed due to Error code: SEC_ERROR_OCSP_TRY_SERVER_LATER

I am trying to load https://www.thewomenshome.org/ I get the problem loading page, secure connection failed Error code: SEC_ERROR_OCSP_TRY_SERVER_LATER. It doesn't give m… (read more)

I am trying to load https://www.thewomenshome.org/ I get the problem loading page, secure connection failed Error code: SEC_ERROR_OCSP_TRY_SERVER_LATER. It doesn't give me the option to hit advance and go to the site anyway. I can also reach the events page for this site but not the main home page.

Asked by lessthanlucid1 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago