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New device does not require primary password

I signed into firefox on a new device and all of my passwords are accessible without entering my primary password and the setting to require primary is unchecked on this … (read more)

I signed into firefox on a new device and all of my passwords are accessible without entering my primary password and the setting to require primary is unchecked on this device. How do I prevent this from happening?

Asked by alex.zettler 25 minutes ago

User profile is "missing" but I can see 16 of them in the Profiles folder

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccess… (read more)

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

I read the "How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible" page. It implied that I had moved or deleted profiles--I had not. I hadn't even been aware that Firefox had profiles.

I followed the instructions and found my Firefox profiles folder, and was confused to find 15 separate folders in it. I was unclear whether they were profiles or something else. They have names like "2sb6poj9.default" or "gya9gghh.default-release". Most of them contain something called "times.json" but one of them has a whole bunch of stuff in there, so maybe it's the real profile?

I also followed some other instructions and was able to bring up what another website called the old Firefox Profile Manager. The space where it should be showing profiles was, unsurprisingly, empty. I tried creating a new profile and it let me but then told me it hadn't saved it, and the space remained blank. However, I went back to the actual profiles folder to check out of curiosity, and the new profile was there. So creating new profiles is clearly not the answer, because it will just refuse to recognize them too.

I also tried opening Firefox in troubleshooting mode by holding down option and clicking the icon--it didn't work. However, I just checked the Profiles folder after another attempt and even making this attempt seems to create a new folder! Is that normal?

I have no idea what to do at this point.

Asked by ksiusia 1 day ago

Last reply by ksiusia 34 minutes ago

Firefox causing Blue Screens on Windows 10

I've been using Firefox for ages, and a month or two ago I began having BSODs on Win 10, while using Firefox. I tried removing add-ons, then clean install, after that Fir… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for ages, and a month or two ago I began having BSODs on Win 10, while using Firefox. I tried removing add-ons, then clean install, after that Firefox crashes immediately on startup. After changing Browsers to Edge, my BSODs stopped. I'd prefer changing browsers back if possible. My Firefox version is 109.

Asked by Brian Mercer 1 hour ago

Last reply by Paul 55 minutes ago

Javascript

I had to add Javascript because one of my accounts need Javascript to open. After installing Javascript and allowing for all to be 'true', I still get this message when I… (read more)

I had to add Javascript because one of my accounts need Javascript to open. After installing Javascript and allowing for all to be 'true', I still get this message when I try to open a 'show blocked content' in my email.

"The address wasn’t understood

Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (javascript) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

   You might need to install other software to open this address."

I never had any problem before installing Javascript. Thanks for any solutions.

Asked by jalnet1 3 months ago

Last reply by leesambo73 1 hour ago

yahoo mail

My question is the yahoo mail systems does not let me do anything but read the email, no delete, no move, no open attachments, can not see past a couple of days. Nothing … (read more)

My question is the yahoo mail systems does not let me do anything but read the email, no delete, no move, no open attachments, can not see past a couple of days. Nothing works. So confused. If I open edge and yahoo mail works great. Help please.

Asked by lillithtormentir 1 hour ago

Paste and Match Style missing from Firefox 109.0 on macOS

You used to be able to "Paste and Match Style" by either right-clicking and selecting "Paste and Match Style" or by pressing cmd+shift+v. This seems to have gone away in … (read more)

You used to be able to "Paste and Match Style" by either right-clicking and selecting "Paste and Match Style" or by pressing cmd+shift+v. This seems to have gone away in recent versions. I don't use it too often, so I'm not 100% sure when this change was made, but it is not there in the latest version. This is essentially required when pasting from certain apps into a rich text editor on a website. OneNote, for example, requires this. Now if I want to copy something from OneNote into a rich text editor (like a GitHub issue or Stackoverflow answer) in Firefox, I have to first paste it into a text editor and then copy again to paste it in the browser.

I'm attaching two screenshots one of the context menu when pasting into the body of a GitHub issue in Firefox from OneNote and another of the context menu while doing the same thing in Chrome.

Is this expected? It seems odd to remove the feature when it makes working between other widely-used apps difficult.

Asked by charlieandrews.cwa 1 hour ago

When trying to log in to Amazon, the entire password box was already filled and will not delete, very scary, I cannot now enter Amazon unless I dump Firefox as a browser and choose Safari or Chrome

When I try to access Amazon on Firefox the entire password box is already full and will not delete, very scary, I cannot now enter Amazon unless I dump Firefox as a brows… (read more)

When I try to access Amazon on Firefox the entire password box is already full and will not delete, very scary, I cannot now enter Amazon unless I dump Firefox as a browser and choose Safari or Chrome

Asked by kratekin 1 hour ago

Random closing of Yahoo site after downloading any file

Recently Firefox is randomly closing automatically after downloading a file from Yahoo business mail. This happens only with Yahoo business mail and not with other websit… (read more)

Recently Firefox is randomly closing automatically after downloading a file from Yahoo business mail. This happens only with Yahoo business mail and not with other websites. So, when downloading a file from other websites (gmail, etc.) everything is O.K. This happened recently when Yahoo updated its software. Also, happens only with Firefox

Asked by cs_surveyor 2 months ago

Last reply by bec0ntree 1 hour ago

Crashing when loading files onto gmail

My Firefox crashes when I attempt to attache a file to gmail. The entire thing freezes. I assume the crash reports were sent because the instructions to submit did not ne… (read more)

My Firefox crashes when I attempt to attache a file to gmail. The entire thing freezes. I assume the crash reports were sent because the instructions to submit did not necessarily resemble what I saw.

Asked by Larry 1 hour ago

download automatically

Hallo, is it possible to automatically perform downloads in the library one after the other? I have about 30 or 40 downloads in the list (videos), 2 to 5 GB in size, whi… (read more)

Hallo,

is it possible to automatically perform downloads in the library one after the other?

I have about 30 or 40 downloads in the list (videos), 2 to 5 GB in size, which of course take time to download. I have to start every single download individually and sit next to it.

Although I have a fast line (230 MBit per second), it still takes a few minutes for each file.

Is it possible that firefox or an addon is monitoring this list and after completing the first one downloads the next one and then gradually all the other starts?

Thanks

Roland

Asked by roland.r.schuster 5 days ago

Last reply by roland.r.schuster 2 hours ago

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Firefox 109.0 on Linux Video Playback

The latest Firefox update appears to break video playback on Linux. I am having issues playing video on Twitter, Facebook, and Locals. YouTube video still plays. I have n… (read more)

The latest Firefox update appears to break video playback on Linux. I am having issues playing video on Twitter, Facebook, and Locals. YouTube video still plays. I have not enabled any new ad blocking and have also not changed any settings. Looking at the Troubleshooting Information in Firefox reveals nothing that is suspect.

Asked by jdawgnoonan 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 20 hours ago

Firefox draining huge resources for a single Twitch tab

Yo guys what's up! Been having problems with Firefox for several months now, restarts make no difference. Getting huge CPU drain if I have any Twitch tab running. Above s… (read more)

Yo guys what's up! Been having problems with Firefox for several months now, restarts make no difference. Getting huge CPU drain if I have any Twitch tab running. Above screenshot is in troubleshooting mode (all my addons disabled) and a single twitch tab open. It makes my whole system sluggish especially if I happen to have something a little demanding in addition to the stream open. Chrome does NOT do this at all, much more balanced drain.

Specs:

HP pavilion laptop 16 gb ram core i7 chip bottom of the barrel nvidia mx250 GPU

The other screenshot is a comparison to Chrome. Both have a SINGLE tab open with a twitch stream playing. Firefox is using almost quadruple the resources, AND its in troubleshooting mode.

Hope you guys can help me out, been a long time Firefox user since I was a kid and really don't want to switch browsers.

Asked by jvggrayhawk 2 hours ago

Recovering passwords

This morning a technician from Dell used remote desktop control to resolve a problem with my PC (an Inspiron AIO FT7710, running on Windows 11). After that, I found that… (read more)

This morning a technician from Dell used remote desktop control to resolve a problem with my PC (an Inspiron AIO FT7710, running on Windows 11). After that, I found that all my saved passwords to log into various on-line accounts (banking, Pandora, etc.) had disappeared. Is there any way to recover them? Thank you

Asked by kisaval 2 hours 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 3 hours ago