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Firefox updated and now video autoplays even though I turned it off in about:config, why?!

I turned off autoplay in about:config but after today's update to 63.0 all videos are autoplaying. Has Firefox been paid by advertisers to force autoplay videos down our … (read more)

I turned off autoplay in about:config but after today's update to 63.0 all videos are autoplaying. Has Firefox been paid by advertisers to force autoplay videos down our throat no matter what? Why is this browser so awful now?

Asked by WhyDoesFirefoxSuckNow2 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox now has ad blocker and it causes issues with sites I visit. I don't know how to modify it; I am not using in private browsing. It's on all the time.

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking … (read more)

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking ads. I have looked at Options>Privacy and Security>Tracking Protection and it is not turned on. It is only on when I use a privacy window which I am not using. I have no idea where to look to be able to modify this. I have cookies enabled.

I will admit I have far fewer crashes now that the ads do not display in email and I am happy about that but when a site I belong to won't let me read there because ads are blocked that becomes a problem. Do I have any control over this feature? I only use Firefox on my pc that runs Win 7 Professional and I use version 60.3 esr 32 bit because I still run into situations where Java is required and it was explained in an earlier question that I should use Firefox esr because of this.

Asked by tek360 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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Videos autoplaying even with all the new settings

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen … (read more)

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen shot attached - a couple of weeks ago when they suddenly started auto playing and that solved the issue, but now I am back to square one. Even when I have ensured that the autoplay option is changed in the preferences section they are still auto-playing. Any suggestions please as this is driving me crazy!

Thanks in advance for your help. It is much appreciated.

Asked by KezzerN 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why can't I access my bank account on your site?

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your upda… (read more)

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your updates. How can I fix this issue? I can access my account from other sites, just not yours.

Asked by majean19 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How stop video autoplay?

After a recent update to version 63.0, videos with maximum audio automatically start. This problem is especially acute with CNN.com. I will not tolerate this problem and … (read more)

After a recent update to version 63.0, videos with maximum audio automatically start. This problem is especially acute with CNN.com. I will not tolerate this problem and either must find away to immediately prevent it or, undesirably, switch to another browser.

How do I stop video's from automatically starting?

Thank you.

Asked by Barryng 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Mozilla blocks nearly everey website as not secure. For example google, facobook, german websites ...

The problem exists since yesterday. Today I repared Mozilla. After this the problem first does not exist anymore, but less hours later the problem is here again. My Firef… (read more)

The problem exists since yesterday. Today I repared Mozilla. After this the problem first does not exist anymore, but less hours later the problem is here again. My Firefox is not too old. I use Firefox Quantum.

Asked by LaraT 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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links not opening

Firefox won't open any links when I search something. I have to go to Chrome or Safari. Just deleted and reinstalled Firefox but am still having the same problem. … (read more)

Firefox won't open any links when I search something. I have to go to Chrome or Safari. Just deleted and reinstalled Firefox but am still having the same problem.

Asked by loneal 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Disable auto update check but keep manual update in Firefox 63?

Hi. In Firefox 63 the option to never check for updates was removed. The release notes suggest to create a policies.json to disable updates. This does not result in simil… (read more)

Hi.

In Firefox 63 the option to never check for updates was removed. The release notes suggest to create a policies.json to disable updates. This does not result in similar behaviour! It does indeed stop the checks for updates, but it also disables the option of manually checking for updates. So this is not the same!

I'd like to know how I can disable the auto checking for updates, but keep the option to manually check and update.

I found this thread regarding a beta version of Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232918 but that does not give an answer to my question.

I typically check for updates every few days, but I do not want Firefox to check automatically and/or install without my express permission. I seem to be left with renaming the policies file every time I want to check for updates. Cumbersome and very user unfriendly.

I would like to get back to the behaviour I have used for many years. To wit: I click on 'About Firefox' and I can see the version number without any checks or updates starting without my consent. I am presented with a button to check for updates. If I click it, I am presented with either a message stating I am up to date, or an option to update without it automatically doing so. And only if I then click to confirm that I indeed want to update, it starts downloading said update and installing it. This is what I want back please. How do I make that happen? Thanks.

Asked by Vlammetje 2 years ago

Last reply by firefoxylady 2 years ago

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Homepage file not found

After updating to Firefox 63.0, I get the following error when launching the browser or clicking home button: File not found Firefox can’t find the file at jar:… (read more)

After updating to Firefox 63.0, I get the following error when launching the browser or clicking home button:

   File not found
   
   Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/browserconfig.properties.
   
   Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
   Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

When I open a new tab, it goes to the home page no problem (both homepage & new windows and new tabs are set to the default Firefox home). I have tried resetting my homepages and have gone into about:config to reset browser.startup.homepage.

Neither the file location listed above nor the one listed as the value for browser.startup.homepage (chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties) exist in my file directory. I also tried adding these folders and copying the browserconfig.properties file to those locations.

Any helps? Thanks in advance!

Asked by LoserName 2 years ago

Last reply by eric musembi 2 years ago

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YouTube HD videos are not playing smooth on Nightly since October please fix

For about one month ago, YouTube HD videos (720p, 1080p) are not playing smooth on Nightly, regularly updated. Is there any solution? My machine is powered by Intel Core … (read more)

For about one month ago, YouTube HD videos (720p, 1080p) are not playing smooth on Nightly, regularly updated. Is there any solution? My machine is powered by Intel Core i5-4570, no graphic card. Thank you

Asked by bandzim 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can I change "insecure connection" for one site?

When I open my router in a browser, I get the insecure-connection warning before the site connects. I want to get rid of that warning for the router; after all, it's int… (read more)

When I open my router in a browser, I get the insecure-connection warning before the site connects. I want to get rid of that warning for the router; after all, it's internal to my network, and I browse through a private VPN. I know how to get rid of the insecure-connection warning for all sites, through about:config, but I don't know how to teach the browser that this particular site (192.168.1.1) is secure.

Can someone teach me (a very difficult task) how to teach the browser (probably a very simple task) about that one site? Thanks very much.

Asked by WTig3ner 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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updated from 57 to 63 No longer able to view live Youtube videos

I updated from 57 to 63 and am No longer able to view "live" Youtube videos. I can view older videos. your browser does not currently recognize any of the video format… (read more)

I updated from 57 to 63 and am No longer able to view "live" Youtube videos. I can view older videos. your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available

I blew away all addons. I turned off Use Hardware acceleration. I installed Flash Player.

No luck. Help

Asked by G_Eak 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Constant tab crashes nearly 100+ times per day

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone. For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disab… (read more)

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone.

For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disable it again with no change. I tried to read around and turned on "Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser" as well, hearing that some people have tried that with results. I do not have an actively scanning antivirus running, nor firewall. I had this issue before the upgrade to Quantum. I did a completely clean upgrade in hopes of fixing it, and I'm still having issues. Daily. It's been ongoing for several months at this point.

Here's some of the IDs of the last reports: 10 each. Unsubmitted reports:

Report ID Date Crashed b6625188-e622-45fe-b582-d780f2a81e7e 11/9/2018 9:01 PM dce783b7-c0e5-444f-81b8-5bb2f7ae37d9 11/9/2018 9:00 PM 532b7140-f5a0-4097-b2b5-5497491650b2 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 4c92c9b3-9222-4dee-a803-efadb219554c 11/9/2018 8:45 PM d1384f03-4431-45b4-afc8-319dd970c9e0 11/9/2018 8:45 PM b8ce633e-7c89-4bb3-bf34-10bb3c0e7e13 11/9/2018 8:45 PM ca4e1cdc-5883-4f7e-a350-783ba3235769 11/9/2018 8:45 PM f1f0aa76-d462-4c13-a648-49ec3de7d532 11/9/2018 8:45 PM e91459b3-7a13-476c-a99d-3b485c81cf22 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 15fd5607-0adc-4e82-92a5-93f03fa04c8f 11/9/2018 8:45 PM


Submitted reports: Submitted Crash Reports Report ID Date Submitted bp-fdd62174-372d-40e5-be7b-f01140181110 11/9/2018 8:58 PM bp-375c04fe-6db6-48d9-b8b3-b88870181109 11/9/2018 6:38 PM bp-3a5f6f15-80fe-445b-b7a2-742e90181109 11/9/2018 5:59 PM bp-6c26ab83-d418-475f-a783-75cff0181109 11/9/2018 1:00 PM bp-78d286ea-2f20-41b9-ad4b-4c13d0181109 11/9/2018 11:46 AM bp-175874e1-6592-41f1-a96a-194190181108 11/8/2018 1:16 PM bp-c792e875-4ab6-4a46-b7c0-aba780181108 11/8/2018 5:36 AM bp-92e47c41-b613-49ab-952b-23dc40181108 11/8/2018 4:02 AM bp-954db484-9a76-45ff-b705-5ac2b0181108 11/8/2018 3:34 AM bp-644ecdca-2ab3-4146-81e9-c8aef0181108 11/8/2018 3:15 AM

Asked by Sila 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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Android Apk is not downloading

Hi All, We have android app that customers can download directly from WordPress website. It works perfectly fine on google chrome, but does not on Firefox, both mobile an… (read more)

Hi All, We have android app that customers can download directly from WordPress website. It works perfectly fine on google chrome, but does not on Firefox, both mobile and PC. When you are trying to download the file, the browser opens it instead and shows bunch of random text. https://pasteboard.co/HLKQzA4.png Any ideas how to fix it please?

Asked by YanaQuark 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox 63.0 (64-bit Windows 7) won't complete Restart after Update

I'm posting this from my XP machine since I don't want to do anything more on my Windows 7 laptop (where the issue exists) that might cause me untold grief. I had seen th… (read more)

I'm posting this from my XP machine since I don't want to do anything more on my Windows 7 laptop (where the issue exists) that might cause me untold grief. I had seen the message to "Restart Firefox to Update" for several days but was busy doing 'stuff' so I held off. Was also getting messages that Adobe Acrobat Reader had been updated successfully and that I should restart for the update to take effect. Finally, since I wanted to replace my AVG Free AV with ZoneAlarm Internet Security, I decided it was time to close all my active programs, including Firefox, remove AVG Free AV, download and install ZoneAlarm Internet Security and then shut down my laptop in order to install any Windows 7 updates. In order to shut down Firefox while maintaining all my Windows and Tabs, I typically just pull-down the Menu and select 'Exit'. When I open Firefox again, I select 'Restore previous session", my Windows all come up and my tabs are all there and I'm off to the races! However, when I tried that this time, I received a warning that I had 8 Windows open and 441??? tabs (I have a lot but it is nowhere near that number [150 maybe]) in use and they would all be closed if I chose to exit. Since this is my way of remembering all of the things that I am working on at any given time, I DEFINITELY DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT!! So, the only choice I had seemed to be to click on the "Restart Firefox to Update" button in the "Help" --> "About Firefox" dialog box. However, I did that about 6 hours ago and the little blue 'circle' just keeps 'spinning' and the hard drive access light flashes periodically (more so, within the first 30 minutes or so after clicking on the 'Restart' button) but the 'Restart' has not completed. I guess I will have to abort the update somehow but I don't want to do that part way through a 'Restart' and I DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY OPEN TABS!!! What should I do to be able to get back to productive work using Firefox?!

Asked by balls69bc 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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firefox/duckduckgo warning that youtube is spying on me

is this warning from firefox or duckduckgo.com? if it's from firefox the warning doesn't work when using firefox and google.com thanks! … (read more)

is this warning from firefox or duckduckgo.com? if it's from firefox the warning doesn't work when using firefox and google.com

thanks!

Asked by AlienLanes 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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"clear downloads" button doesnt work?

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit) … (read more)

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx

Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by patters 2 years ago

Last reply by Theo1352 1 year ago