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restart in safe mode

Can someone explain the specific difference between restarting in safe mode and refresh Firefox? I had a very bad experience some years ago I believe refreshing Firefox? … (read more)

Can someone explain the specific difference between restarting in safe mode and refresh Firefox? I had a very bad experience some years ago I believe refreshing Firefox? But may have been a different Firefox procedure that caused all my trouble when I executed the procedure. Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 8 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 2 hours ago

How to reload Firefox bookmarks icons

Hi All my icons changed to a globe image yesterday. I don't know why. However, I discovered that if I opened a bookmark, the correct icon reappeared. With 30 bookmarks to… (read more)

Hi All my icons changed to a globe image yesterday. I don't know why. However, I discovered that if I opened a bookmark, the correct icon reappeared. With 30 bookmarks to work on, this seemed like a lot of time, BUT your can "Open All Bookmarks in Tabs" and if you wait long enough, all your icons will be restored to those which the websites supply.

Asked by Jim 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

My Firefox is opening invisible windows when I right click to "save as" and also recently was opening blacked out menus with no visible options. What is causing this and how can it be fixed?

I just downloaded the most recent update. After restarting because the browser locked up (as it usually always does eventually) now when I right click to save a picture … (read more)

I just downloaded the most recent update. After restarting because the browser locked up (as it usually always does eventually) now when I right click to save a picture (save as) firefox opens an invisible (file explorer?) window. At first I didn't realize it was invisible. I could see a flash of the outline of the window but as quickly as that happens it seems to vaporize/minimize and become inaccessible apparently. However because of my inquisitive mind I just realized that isn't exactly so. Because I've seen this happen before with your little "clear recent history" options window. So how I realized it was possible to close this 100% transparent invisible window was by hovering my mouse cursor around the outline of where I saw it was where it flash/minimized. By doing so I could find the edges where my mouse cursor changes from a regular pointer arrow to a two sided window expander arrow used to widen or shorted the sides and tops of windows. By locating this I was able to find the top right corner and click on the location of the invisible red "X" button which actually closes the invisible window. This may sound a little crazy but I repeated the same thing twice now since when I came back to the same page to try and save the same picture after restarting firefox a second time, the same thing happened again. By the way when this happens the browser window locks and I cannot access the file menu or choose to cancel/exit firefox even with the red arrow at the upper corner of the windows. Also the file menus of any other firefox windows I have open also become locked. Previoously when this was happening to me I determined that the only way to fix the issue was to kill firefox from windows Task Manager. But at that time (a few months ago) the same issue was occurring. I can't remember if restarting my computer fixed it but that's my obviousl next tstep in case it's an issue with widows itself. I cannot recall how I this issue was remedied the last time it happened. I'm thinking I may have had to uninstall/reinstall firefox or go basically install the newest version on top of the current version (which is supposed to be updated by the way!) Anyways as you're reading this is not the first time this has happened to me in Firefox. It's happened previously at least once or twice within the past 6 months probably after a firefox update I'm seeming to recall. Why do things get screwed up after updates and changes get made that affect my accessibility? This cannot be just happened randomly. Upon researching the topic there was very little I could find and no soulutions in the firefox help forum. I came across something in my searching that this may be an issue with windows file explorer so I tried restarting windows explorer but that did not help either. I have tried restarting firefox once since the update and that did not fix this issue either. I have not tried restarting my computer but I will be doing that next. It's possible I guess that may fix it. It seems that the last time this happened to firefox it eventually was corrected or somehow fixed itself but I don't remember how. Just prior to the restart after this most recent update my firefox actually locked up as a web page was loading and I was trying to access the menu to clear recent history by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete since the file menu was locking. This window never actually opened (or perhaps was also made invisible) prior to getting it to close. With that one it can only happen by canceling or clearing. When this happened all the other firefox windows I had opened turned 100% blank white until the locked one cleared. In the meantime I had disconnected my internet to try and get the one page that wasn't loading to stop. But I also forgot to mention that just prior to this happening, not only right click menus but the firefox menu bar menus were opening black; some with a few icons or words but with others completely blacked out like blank, but black blank. I do use dark mode. This is also not the first time I've ever seen that happen (blank menus) in Firefox. In fact it has happened to my firefox several times over the past year around times that the browser became overloaded or after a recent update. In addition I have major issues with firefox maxing out my memory basically every time I use it one the RAM gets full. Why can't firefox self regulate its memory usage so as not to chronically lock up my entire computer on a regular basis? Why do I have to use add-on extensions designed to perform this feat when it should just be built into basic firefox functionality. Firefox should not allow itself to "hang". If tasks cannot be completed within 30 seconds they need to stop. If memory gets beyond a certain point, web pages need to unload automatically and their memory dumped. It's no big deal. Lastly my bookmark menu is a mess and not easily accessible. I don't like having a both a regular bookmarks list and an "other bookmarks" list. A number of years ago I think bookmarks were automatically saved into the regular bookmarks menu and I don't know that ever really used the other bookmarks section if it was even there at the time. But then at some point the auto-bookmarking bookmarks helper started automatically setting new bookmarks to go into this "other bookmarks" folder. This went on for sometime so I just started using "other bookmarks" until again after some recent update within the past year the bookmark settings were changed back by some developers at Firefox to go back to the regular bookmarks menu. But since I got so used to using the other bookmarks menu and don't really know how to consolidate and organize these all into one section I just feel really upset about it. I don't want to have two bookmarks folders unless I designate a separate one myself. I need a power-users bookmark manager and a bookmarks menu with as many user customizable options/settings as possible. The current bookmarks menu looks like it was designed for children. I want to be able to change the view. I want to be able to get rid of duplicates. I want to be able to re-categorize bookmarks from different folders into new folders by subject matter and cross-link bookmarks from different folders by subject matter or by site visited, etc. I think the current bookmarks system is not user friendly. Anybody ever heard of the Humane Interface by Jef Raskin? How about root tabs inside bookmarks folders for people who save all tabs from windows into bookmark folders? There has to be a better way.

Asked by NMichael79 2 days ago

Have a backup of sessionstore.jsonlz4 but cant get firefox to use it

So Amazon audible popped up a firefox session with a talking book after I shutdown. So firefox saved this session to restore next time. I shut down firefox while I: 1. I … (read more)

So Amazon audible popped up a firefox session with a talking book after I shutdown. So firefox saved this session to restore next time.

I shut down firefox while I:

1. I understand the file sessionstore.jsonlz4 in session store is a backup of the old tabs. So I saved it

2. I then copied it to the sessionstore folder under the profile. (I only have one folder under the profile folder so it must be the correct target). As a precaution, I also copied the file and renamed it previous.jsonlz4 and recovery.jsonlz4

But I cant get firefox to load it. Firefox stubbornly loads the tabs i just used and then creates new files called previous.jsonlz4 and recovery.jsonlz4 which overwrites my backed up files

So my question is how do I make firefox use the backup file I saved?

TIA/gary

Asked by stamp2 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How can I add a picture

I would like to add different pictures to the Fire Fox Home page from time to time. How can I add a picture to the home screen? I am switching from Google Chrome because … (read more)

I would like to add different pictures to the Fire Fox Home page from time to time. How can I add a picture to the home screen? I am switching from Google Chrome because Google is no longer supporting Windows 7 Pro 64 byte.

Asked by rdg_tech 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

will not print--just rotates forever with no action to print, just spins and spins

is there someone who can answer a simple question that I know other people are having? Why is it impossible to print an article from the internet? When I hit print, "pr… (read more)

is there someone who can answer a simple question that I know other people are having? Why is it impossible to print an article from the internet? When I hit print, "print preview" comes on and the little spinning doohickie just goes round and round. Is there no one who can tell us how to stop this and print a simple article? It's like Biden, it just spins and spins and does nothing.

Asked by rhnunn 3 months ago

Last reply by JeffBr 3 days ago

WaterFox Help

I want to install an older version of WaterFox. (I have my reasons for doing so). I can download and install an older version, but investigating the version after the ins… (read more)

I want to install an older version of WaterFox. (I have my reasons for doing so). I can download and install an older version, but investigating the version after the install on Windows 7 reveals that it is NOT the version I downloaded. But is instead the newest version available. I have tried several uninstallers and deleted profiles and strings in the registry but nothing seems to help installing an older version. Can anyone offer some advice?

Asked by kkdj 3 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 days ago

Yahoo Mail

The last update a few days ago has caused Yahoo mail to not work properly. I tried using it on two others browsers & it works fine. I can't check or delete or move an… (read more)

The last update a few days ago has caused Yahoo mail to not work properly. I tried using it on two others browsers & it works fine. I can't check or delete or move any emails. Can I get a link to the last version of Firefox?

Asked by kevinbore 4 days ago

Last reply by kevinbore 4 days ago

PLEASE ADD THIS NEW COOL FEATURE: highlight the tab that I was before i tabbed to current tab, but didnt closed previous

Hi, First of all, I should ask: Is there a such feature gained with settings or addons that highlights my previous tab, that I didn't closed, but moved from to current ta… (read more)

Hi,

First of all, I should ask: Is there a such feature gained with settings or addons that highlights my previous tab, that I didn't closed, but moved from to current tab?

For example: I have 20 tabs opened. And I'm lurking between them so I need to know what was the previous tab where I was before moved to the current tab.

If this feature does not exists I kindly offer to implement it.

Thanks

Asked by AmaMama45 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Please... Make It Stop

It keeps asking me to UPDATE and I keep clicking DISMISS. I want to turn off update checking. I keep asking for this feature to be restored, and no one is listening. It s… (read more)

It keeps asking me to UPDATE and I keep clicking DISMISS. I want to turn off update checking. I keep asking for this feature to be restored, and no one is listening. It seems to me that what we want as users no longer matters anymore. I DO NOT WANT Firefox TO CHECK FOR UPDATES. I don't like being nagged.

Asked by PF 5 days ago

Last reply by PF 4 days ago

Firefox Color Hanging Up The Browser

We have heard it before that the Addons can interfere with the proper functioning of Firefox. If there is a problem, than one of the first things to consider is to run Fi… (read more)

We have heard it before that the Addons can interfere with the proper functioning of Firefox. If there is a problem, than one of the first things to consider is to run Firefox without the Addons. What seems to be happening is that with each new version of Firefox, there is the possibility that one of the Addons will become problematic. The Addon called "Firefox Color" would hang up the Firefox Browser when it was first opened. I have the Bar on top set to certain shade of Blue, and the Browser would start with the wrong color and takes several minutes for the right color to appear. Meanwhile the browser would be hung up and non functional. I would wait several minutes and could not browse. Firefox was waiting for something to initiate and became nonfunctional during that period. After several minutes I would shut Firefox and reopen, and get that ANNOYING MESSAGE... Firefox is still open. So I am trying again and again to get the Firefox to enable, and finally the Bar on top changes to the selected shade of Blue and is working again. So what did I do? I disabled "Firefox Color". So I no longer have that problem.

Asked by PF 5 days ago

font performance problem

Hi, I use google type Montserrat on my site (impres.bg). What Firefox displays is the font at the thinnest width (100). This is a problem only on firefox, on other browse… (read more)

Hi, I use google type Montserrat on my site (impres.bg). What Firefox displays is the font at the thinnest width (100). This is a problem only on firefox, on other browsers the font is displayed correctly. This is a disaster for page performance and design. I'm losing users who use this browser.

I can't find where the problem is, apparently it only occurs in Firefox.

thanks

Asked by galgo4e 6 days ago

Last reply by galgo4e 5 days ago

Problem Loading Page

Hello Fire Fox, I am trying to access a personal account through a client portal & every time I try I get his error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. I have cleared my cac… (read more)

Hello Fire Fox,

I am trying to access a personal account through a client portal & every time I try I get his error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR.

I have cleared my cache & every other trouble shooting option available to me. I need to access this client portal asap.

My HP computer is old 2014/15 & is running on Windows 7, does that have anything to do with my issue?

I have tried accessing this client portal on my new smartphone, newer Samsung tablet as well as another newer computer & I keep getting the same message.

Is it the website or my device?

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Asked by jnrgonzo98 6 days ago

Last reply by Terry 6 days ago

YouTube "Loop" feature turns off randomly - videos stop playing

When I play a Youtube video on loop (by right-clicking the video and selecting "Loop" from the context menu so a checkmark appears next to the word "Loop"), it should pla… (read more)

When I play a Youtube video on loop (by right-clicking the video and selecting "Loop" from the context menu so a checkmark appears next to the word "Loop"), it should play an infinite number of times until stopped.

I am noticing that Firefox will turn off the loop feature on its own, after a random number of plays, without user intervention, and the video will end.

This could happen after just one play, or after a few plays, or after many plays hours later.

I have tested this issue in non-Firefox browsers, and it does not occur with them.

It happens in most any version of Firefox I try, including FF88 and the recent FF109.

Please see attached screenshots.

Is this a known bug?

Thanks!

Asked by Slouch 6 days ago