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Firefox restoring sessions on startup despite "Restore previous sessions" being unchecked in startup

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_… (read more)

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart is false, and browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash is false as well. Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 91.0.2, only add-on is TreeStyleTabs, but this behavior displays with add-ons disabled.

Asked by william.harryman 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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issue with "Potential Security Issue"

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and s… (read more)

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and since I use duckduckgo, I cant even search something because it redirects me to the website duckduckgo.com/(whatever i searched), which also creates the error. I don't believe it is a network error because it allows me to visit all of these websites when I am using the chrome browser. Sometimes when I get the error, it has the yellow border around the screen so I can click on advanced options and click "go to the website anyways", and sometimes that option is not there. Also, the error will happen on and off for some websites. For example, yesterday I wasn't able to access gmail.com because the glitch was happening on it, but today I am able to visit the site just fine.

Asked by junior14 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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video speed up issue

while using any firefox addons for speeding up a video higher than 4.0 of original speed the video sound suddenly goes off by default. in other browsers such issue does n… (read more)

while using any firefox addons for speeding up a video higher than 4.0 of original speed the video sound suddenly goes off by default. in other browsers such issue does not appear. only in firefox. what to do?

Asked by bobb5 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 days ago

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Bookmark toolbar sync is out of order

Hi, when I use Firefox on this machine, the bookmark sync doesn't work as expected. Instead of maintaining the order of the other devices' bookmark toolbar, it is orderin… (read more)

Hi, when I use Firefox on this machine, the bookmark sync doesn't work as expected. Instead of maintaining the order of the other devices' bookmark toolbar, it is ordering the non-folder bookmarks before the foldered bookmarks. How can I make it so the bookmark toolbar is the same across all devices? I have tried deleted places.sqlite and backupbookmarks folder.

OS: Debian 11

Thank you!

Asked by zanovis 4 days ago

Answered by zanovis 4 days ago

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Zynga Poker game

Just got the latest firefox update, now i can't play zynga poker. https://apps.facebook.com/texas_holdem/ before update, i can play it, but after 1 day it slows down, hav… (read more)

Just got the latest firefox update, now i can't play zynga poker. https://apps.facebook.com/texas_holdem/ before update, i can play it, but after 1 day it slows down, have to close and restart firefox. it happened also in Developer edition. It never happened on chrome.

Asked by 강유리 6 months ago

Answered by 강유리 6 months ago

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disable or turn off jump back in and collections

I find the new jump back in and the old collections annoying and distracting. How do I disable or turn them off so they do not appear on my screen. Thanks John … (read more)

I find the new jump back in and the old collections annoying and distracting. How do I disable or turn them off so they do not appear on my screen.

Thanks John

Asked by john.seidel 6 months ago

Answered by Seburo 6 months ago

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Crash at sturtup even in safe-mode

Firefox crashes at startup even in safe mode. I think there was firefox update after first crash and it did not start after that. Developers version works fine. Latest r… (read more)

Asked by Wodensday 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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!important / @namespace

Is it still necessary to use both !important and @namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul) inside userChrome? … (read more)

Is it still necessary to use both !important and @namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul) inside userChrome?

Asked by deanone 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Managing profiles after CRASHS of FIREFOX's new releases.

Managing profiles: My Firefox since rel 89.0 crashes several times A DAY. The last time it crashed 6 times in a row then WIPED out my copy and gave me a new copy, BLANK o… (read more)

Managing profiles: My Firefox since rel 89.0 crashes several times A DAY. The last time it crashed 6 times in a row then WIPED out my copy and gave me a new copy, BLANK of everything. I am no rookie to Firefox as my first version was 1.0 when I converted from Netscape Navigator long ago. The rub is PROFILES. I have too many to manage now and need to get rid of some but Moz:lla in their infinite wisdom does not put a date, what was the LAST one.... and one has to search to find the LAST profile that has your latest modification, data, etc. I am fearsome in deleting any as they do not seem to be in any order and I get a SERVE warning when trying to delete. Since the new releases crashes all the time, to do critical work I have to resort to UGH, "EDGE' until Moz://a gets a solid release and hopefully STOP TRYING TO COPY EDGE AND CHROME.

Any advise will be appreciated. [except advise to use EDGE or CHROME].

Asked by jagman55 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox will not allow me to revert to an older version.

When I was using version 88.x, Firefox had not crashed for years. Then all of a sudden, Firefox would crash several times a day. I looked and Firefox had updated me to ve… (read more)

When I was using version 88.x, Firefox had not crashed for years. Then all of a sudden, Firefox would crash several times a day. I looked and Firefox had updated me to ver 89.0. But I let it ride. Then Firefox about a month ago, Firefox stsrted to crash EVERY DAY. Then one day it crashed EIGHT TIMES IN A ROW and I mean when I hit RESTART, IT WOULD CRASH. I tried to revert to rel 88 but Mozilla WILL NOT ALLOW US TO REVERT BACK TO A PREVIOUS VERSION. When you do, the PROFILE gives you TWO OPTIONS: 'EXIT or CREATE A NEW PROFILE.' Certainly you do not want to CREATE A NEW PROFILE as you will LOSE, your history, add-ons, Bookmarks, EVERYTHING and you see a WHITE Firefox screen with nothing. So I choose EXIT and tried to put up with the CRAPPY ver 89. BUT FIREFOX KEPT CRASHING. TODAY IT CRASHED SIX TIMES IN A ROW......When I checked the VERSION, YOU HAD UPGRADED TO VER 91.0b6 (64-bit) AND IT IS NO BETTER.

WHAT IN THE HECK IS GOING ON. I DO NOT WANT TO LEARN CHROME OR EDGE AS I HAVE USED FIREFOX SINCE VERSION 1.0.

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GO BACK AND KEEP YOUR OLD PROFILE, FLACKY OR NOT AS THAT IS BETTER THAN 'RESTARTING' FIREFOX ALL THE TIME.

MY VERSION 88 NEVER FAILED.

Asked by jagman55 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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How to disable Master password timeout?

Since couple of months ago, FF started to ask for master password after 30 minutes of inactivity. I have auto-refresh for some tabs which use Basic Authentication. After … (read more)

Since couple of months ago, FF started to ask for master password after 30 minutes of inactivity. I have auto-refresh for some tabs which use Basic Authentication. After 30min those tabs stops refreshing and FF opens multiple (5) dialogs for master password. This secondary layer of security is pretty annoying as I have my computer secured on multiple levels by multiple factors already. I am getting very annoyed by this, is there any way to disable this "feature"? I have security.ask_for_password = 0 and signon.masterPasswordReprompt.timeout_ms = 0 but it keeps asking (now bit less often but still does). I just want master password entered once when I start the session and keep it open until I quit the browser.

Asked by Alesak 5 months ago

Answered by Alesak 4 months ago

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Address bar change

Hi, in an update recently my address bar has changed to show my search history or similar named things instead of just the website itself, how can I change this back Also… (read more)

Hi, in an update recently my address bar has changed to show my search history or similar named things instead of just the website itself, how can I change this back

Also the search bar on the right increased in size or no reason, how can i fix this.

Asked by biremaw736 5 months ago

Answered by Coat 5 months ago

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lost web links

I have the Samsung 21Ultra. I had a lot of apps, chrome saved web links along with Firefox web links. I was setting up the phone and all the web links via Firefox disappe… (read more)

I have the Samsung 21Ultra. I had a lot of apps, chrome saved web links along with Firefox web links. I was setting up the phone and all the web links via Firefox disappeared. Not any app nor the Chrome links, just Firefox. Is there a way to get them reloaded automatically? Thanks in advance

Asked by rsorrell24 5 months ago

Answered by Seburo 5 months ago

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Wide Bookmark Spacing is Horrible!

When they updated to 89, large spaces were created in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So the bookmarks at the bottom don't fit in the window, a… (read more)

When they updated to 89, large spaces were created in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So the bookmarks at the bottom don't fit in the window, and to get to the ones I can't see, I have to click the arrow at the bottom. But making it worse, is that if I do go to the bottom, the next time I open the bookmark tab, the list will open at the bottom (it doesn't revert to the top). So I'd have to scroll up to get to the ones at the top.

I list my bookmarks in the order they're in so I can get to the ones I go to most often as fast as possible. So they're at the top - I don't have to scroll far to get to them. I also use the "Other Bookmarks" tab since that's at the top. But sometimes that's hidden and I have to scroll up to get to access that as well.

Also, this update changed the size of the command windows - the copy/paste window, the "open in new tab" window, and the window to get the correct spelling of the word. They're so big, they run from the top of the screen to bottom, instead of a small square. So you'll have to scroll way up to get to the command or word you want.

I can't stand this.

There was a simple work-around. Changing the proton preferences to false. But they removed them with 90. I posted a message on these boards a few weeks ago asking for them not to be removed. Of course it didn't do any good.

There supposedly is a "fix" to this, but it has to do with CSS - whatever the heck that is and I'm not even going to attempt to figure it out. Fixing this should NOT be complicated at all (like the proton preferences). And besides, even that CSS thing won't bring everything back to what is was. So why bother?

More scrolling, bigger command windows, etc., are not that big of a deal, but that's not the point. Why can't they leave well enough alone? What part of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," do they not understand? If I wanted a tedious way to access my bookmarks, I'd use Chrome!

I know it won't happen, but how can we get them to reset the bookmarks and command windows back to the way they were? Is that asking too much? Ask a silly question...

If their objective is to lose Firefox users, congratulations. It just might work.

Asked by Steve09 5 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 months ago

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Pre and Post Crash

Hello, My computer crashed today. On restart, Firefox looks different. I'm sure I had a theme or add on installed prior to the crash. But I don't have any memory of wh… (read more)

Hello,

My computer crashed today. On restart, Firefox looks different. I'm sure I had a theme or add on installed prior to the crash. But I don't have any memory of what it was. Is there a history I can look at for that? If so, how do I access it? Thanks.

Asked by kent.orton 5 months ago

Answered by Seburo 5 months ago

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FF 91 white background with no borders

After FF 91 installed when I go to something like the Watch page on Facebook, there is no border around content to define it and as a result (?) on my videos the controls… (read more)

After FF 91 installed when I go to something like the Watch page on Facebook, there is no border around content to define it and as a result (?) on my videos the controls such as the Audio button is nearly invisible off to the side of the content. While I can see a symbol there is nothing to click on that is visible but clicking above the audio symbol on pure white will turn the audio for the video on. There is no slider visible. If I click on a video to make it larger there is not minimize button in the upper left like there used to be. This is entirely broken. I don't want to downgrade as it is my understanding I would have to create a new account and then try to resync my other devices. I will have to abandon FF if this isn't fixed or until I learn how to fix this. I tried turning strict privacy off to no avail and changing the them to no effect.

Asked by santa 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago