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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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Already newer version exist for same version

I have had this issue since version 43. I am now running version 46.01 on a Mac OS Yosemite and when I reinstall version 46.01 after a few days I get a message that a a n… (read more)

I have had this issue since version 43. I am now running version 46.01 on a Mac OS Yosemite and when I reinstall version 46.01 after a few days I get a message that a a newer version already exists. Firefox reports 46.01 and at the time of this comment June-3-2016 there is no newer version. If I reinstall say the next day I don't get the newer version message.

What is changing in Firefox that makes reinstalling the same version believe it is installing over a newer version?

Asked by Mace2 4 years ago

Answered by Mace2 3 years ago

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Upgrade to 45.0 failed - after trying to delete search history - now restored

Hello yosemite latest. I upgraded to 45.0 from 41 and firefox opened. The i did 1 think and it would not open again. The 1 thing was : I went and looked at my search hist… (read more)

Hello

yosemite latest.

I upgraded to 45.0 from 41 and firefox opened. The i did 1 think and it would not open again.

The 1 thing was : I went and looked at my search history and clicked the last month and clicked delete. Fx hung. So i rebooted and then Fx would not open. I rebooted again(I could not remember the keystrokes for safemode) and 3rd time I rebooted I got a popup that said it was having problems on startup refresh / safe mode. I tried both options. Neither worked.. crashed again.

So now I have I restored from backup (the backup was showing v41 in FEBE naming). I restored manually by unzipped the FEBE backup, and setting the profile name as it was before. Then thankfully Fx was intelligent enough to know i had reverted back to v41 and rechecked the addons for compatibility. Nice!

So now, back to original problem. Storage of search history - I suspect a corruption in this area.

Assuming (please correct me if I am wrong), where Fx saves my search history is in the sqlite database, places.sqlite.

Question 1 - In my profile directory i have 2 places.sqlite database. Is it correct I have both of these places.sqlite.corrupt (date of file is 24/4/15) places.sqlite (date of file is 24/4/15) fyi - last profile i created was when i did a clean install of yosemite. so new fx and then loaded elements from prior profile.

Question 2 - I really dont need my search history. I would like to start from a brand new sqlite for this aspect of Fx. Is that possible? how do I do that?

What is critical to me, is my bookmarks, and remember the sizing of the sites i have visited e.g. zoom size. I backed up my bookmarks before I attempted to upgrade. no diea where the zoom size of pages is stored.

Thankyou for your help in advance.

Asked by jendrew 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago

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Why is it EVERY upgrade of FFox screws with website fonts?

Always have to waste time fixing this. With the power of technology today, why can this never be solved? Last time I finally found some source advising me to log into adm… (read more)

Always have to waste time fixing this. With the power of technology today, why can this never be solved? Last time I finally found some source advising me to log into admin config or something. Then change a '1' to a '2'.

I tried it again this time. Does not remain resolved. Constant back & forth closing browser, restarting which fixes if for day or two, then back to same mess. WHY cannot this be resolved before sending out the upgrade?

After I fixed this last upgrade, it remained fixed.

Not THIS time. Fonts still reverting to skinny Hv light ital or similar. Not consistent. Could occur on some pages, others not.

Asked by smithl 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Could you pls notify us if/when Adobe Flash is acceptable again?

I want to know when I can enable the Adobe Flash plugin again. In other words, I don't want to have to repeatedly check back to find out if things have changed. Could you… (read more)

I want to know when I can enable the Adobe Flash plugin again. In other words, I don't want to have to repeatedly check back to find out if things have changed. Could you notify Firefox users?

Asked by DougHines 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Why does Firefox get into an infinite loop for "mac_plugin_interposing_child_OnShowCursor"?

I get infinite loops in Firefox from certain webpages. I tried Safe-Mode, and couldn't even get to the main site causing an infinite loop in Firefox (Apple Bug Reporter)… (read more)

I get infinite loops in Firefox from certain webpages. I tried Safe-Mode, and couldn't even get to the main site causing an infinite loop in Firefox (Apple Bug Reporter), but could get there in Chrome or Safari. I used Activity Monitor to Get Info for Firefox, and then took a Sample. There were 375 instances of "mac_plugin_interposing_child_OnShowCursor", along with 107 instances of "DumpCompleteHeap". This problem is occurring on three separate Macs running the same or different versions of Firefox. One is 10.5.8 (Leopard) with FF 16.0.1. The other two are Mac 10.6.8 and Mac 10.10.5, each running FF 41.0.2 (latest FF). This infinite loop has also occurred in at a kp.org site where I was trying to view a doctor's profile. I have a 1647 line Sample.Firefox.txt that shows what happened in Safe-Mode attempting to get to Apple Bug Reporter. That file is 217Kb in size, and I'm willing to attach it to an email to Mozilla.

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 4 years ago

Last reply by DICKGUERTIN 4 years ago

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Since installing 63.0.3, constant problems with running Firefox

I've had no problem with previous versions of Firefox. Since installing version 63.0.3, constant problems with crashing, hanging or loading homepage and websites extremel… (read more)

I've had no problem with previous versions of Firefox. Since installing version 63.0.3, constant problems with crashing, hanging or loading homepage and websites extremely slowly. Sometimes loading of homepage cycles through two or three partial sequences before completing. Have tried all obvious recommended solutions without success, including safe mode, refresh and reinstall. Am using MacBook Pro 10.10.5 and BT as my home page. I use Safari as my other browser and it continues to run without any issues

Asked by Drumlean 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox (39) for Mac does not remember previous session tabs and cards with settings set to remember them

Hi, My FF in version 39 for Mac (latest version) does not remember last session tabs and cards. It is set to remember them in preferences but it is not working. Start wi… (read more)

Hi,

My FF in version 39 for Mac (latest version) does not remember last session tabs and cards. It is set to remember them in preferences but it is not working.

Start with home page or blank page is working. Option to remember 'open with last session tabs and cards' behaves exactly as 'start with home page'. When I enter history menu everything is there and I can force FF to restore last session tabs but it is not what I/we want.

I was trying to restart/shut down and power back - did not help.

Downgrade to 36.0.4 did not help.

Manual update from 36.0.4 to 39 did not help.

In sync menu history is also chosen to be synced.

Any ideas please?

Thank you in advance!

Mroov

Asked by Mroov 4 years ago

Last reply by John99 4 years ago

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How can I restore the old search engine?

Hello, How can I restore the old search engine? After the last update of the browser 43.0.1 change the configuration no longer works about:config page: browser.search… (read more)

Hello,

How can I restore the old search engine?

After the last update of the browser 43.0.1 change the configuration no longer works

   about:config page: browser.search.showOneOffButtons = false 

What can I do?

Best

Asked by Lev Hell 4 years ago

Last reply by Spooky_ 4 years ago

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Why can't I comment on an open thead?

I was trying to comment on an open thread but I keep getting an error. I've cleared cookies, etc. This is the thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/10489… (read more)

I was trying to comment on an open thread but I keep getting an error. I've cleared cookies, etc.

This is the thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1048978?fpa=1#answer-preview

I keep getting this message:

"Oh, no! It looks like an unexpected error occurred. We've already notified the site administrators. Please try again now, or in a few minutes."

I also tried it using Safari w/the same results.

This has been going on for several hours.

Asked by CallyCat 5 years ago

Answered by CallyCat 5 years ago

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Firefox font size...

I've just changed from PC to Mac and have installed Mozilla. The problem I have is that all the text is too small. Increasing the zoom in options just enlarges the web pa… (read more)

I've just changed from PC to Mac and have installed Mozilla. The problem I have is that all the text is too small. Increasing the zoom in options just enlarges the web page not my shortcuts/tabs. Installing 'Theme Font & Size Changer' enlarges my shortcuts/tabs but also does something strange to dropdown lists (tap on one option and it selects the option next to it) and menu boxes (cuts the bottom and right hand side off). I've now removed the add-on and am back to square one; everything works but the text is tiny!! Does anyone have any ideas how to sort this? Thanks

Asked by bails247 4 years ago

Last reply by bails247 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps crashing with OSX El Capitan

Since Update to 42 it keeps crashing 5-10 times a day. Seems like the same mentioned here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7269348 Meldungs-ID Sendedatum bp-534552… (read more)

Since Update to 42 it keeps crashing 5-10 times a day.

Seems like the same mentioned here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7269348


Meldungs-ID Sendedatum bp-534552c9-0fdb-4f05-9b49-55beb2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-53541f78-3d03-414f-80e9-9fa6e2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-490702e2-ea63-4e5b-bd95-0a7cc2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-f93b3c6f-756c-49ca-b0cf-940752151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-fec291be-2225-4720-a4fc-68fe52151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-d27af96c-a3cb-43c3-abcb-7ae272151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-de878a2f-b6d5-4ce8-86b1-7eab32151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-4fa8f9fd-3981-4e71-80e5-37e732151024 24.10.15 12:28 bp-b404e677-d9e1-452f-8f4f-d52ce2151023 23.10.15 20:14 bp-7a91ac84-14f7-40fe-b4c2-733302151023 23.10.15 19:54 bp-447b2055-4098-4260-b846-f65c52151023

Asked by hirschferkel 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox will not copy, will not paste. How do I fix this?

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the brow… (read more)

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the browser is USELESS.

How do I fix this?

Asked by WouldBeUser 4 years ago

Answered by leviszekeres 4 years ago

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Peelregion.ca website not secure ?

When I use Firefox 57 on my Yosemite Mac I get a message that https://peelregion.ca site is not secure. But if I use my Firefox on Lg phone it doesn't provide any error. … (read more)

When I use Firefox 57 on my Yosemite Mac I get a message that https://peelregion.ca site is not secure. But if I use my Firefox on Lg phone it doesn't provide any error.

https://www.ssllabs.com website gives a rating of "F" for the site which is a Brampton city web site. Can anyone verify if the site is truly unsecure?

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Last reply by Mace2 2 years ago

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Cache will not completely clear. Just discovered Cache2 and doomed folder

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cach… (read more)

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cache and saw a 'cache2' that will not clear 62kb. I know this is not much, but I do not like the fact that it will no longer completely zero. Then I noticed a folder called 'doomed'.

Can cache2 be disabled? Is there someway to completely clear cache2? Is 'doomed' malware?

Asked by bbrewer 3 years ago

Answered by bbrewer 3 years ago

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How can I temporarily disable Firefox so that, when I open Google Earth, Chrome will be used instead?

Firefox keeps opening. I close it, open Chrome, click on Google Earth, and it opens in Firefox, which isn't very compatible with it. I read that Chrome works it better, b… (read more)

Firefox keeps opening. I close it, open Chrome, click on Google Earth, and it opens in Firefox, which isn't very compatible with it. I read that Chrome works it better, but I can't get my computer to cooperate. I'm just afraid that, if I tell Chrome to be my default browser, when I'm done with Google Earth, I won't know how to restore Firefox to the default. Can someone please give me all the steps to go both ways?

Asked by appookta 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox crashing on startup despite restore and reinstall

Yosemite 10.10.5. Firefox Quantum 61.0.1. MacBook Pro new January 2010. I've used Firefox for years. In the last month or two Firefox has started crashing on startup. Not… (read more)

Yosemite 10.10.5. Firefox Quantum 61.0.1. MacBook Pro new January 2010. I've used Firefox for years. In the last month or two Firefox has started crashing on startup. Not every startup, just the first one after the MAC starts. Usually it crashes before it gets as far as showing a web page. Now and again it takes longer, and once in a while I get as far as trying to do something on the web page and then it abruptly vanishes. When it crashes, I don't get a crash reporter or an error message, it just all vanishes and starts starting up again. It always makes it on the second try. If I close it and then open it again, it will carry on working after that until I shut the MAC down. The next time I use it, it's the same story again - crashes and restarts the first time, then OK after that.

I've tried several refreshes. I've looked for add-ons that might be upsetting it. I've used AppCleaner to strip it right off and put it back on again. I have a virus checker running that isn't finding anything. Chrome and Safari are both working fine. I'm wondering if 61.0.1 might just be incompatible with Yosemite? or is this just what 61.0.1 does??

Asked by Clouseau 1 year ago

Last reply by Clouseau 1 year ago

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Getting 400/Bad Request error

I've started getting a 400/Bad Request errors on various sites. I'm running FF 41.0. I cleared my cache/cookies, and it helped a little but still having issues. Some s… (read more)

I've started getting a 400/Bad Request errors on various sites. I'm running FF 41.0. I cleared my cache/cookies, and it helped a little but still having issues. Some sites that don't work will work if you type the site differently. Some examples:

Doesn't work: www.youtube.com/ Works: https://www.youtube.com/

Doesn't work: Searching for anything in Amazon and this link http://www.amazon.com/Walking-God-through-Pain-Suffering/dp/0525952454/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1418587605&sr=1-1 Works: This link for some reason and some others http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594483493/ref=gno_cart_title_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Any ideas?

Asked by metal89 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago