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New computer problems

I purchased a new computer, was finally able to download Firefox. When I go to use it, frigging Microsoft BING come up. How do I fix it? Thank you for your help. Susan… (read more)

I purchased a new computer, was finally able to download Firefox. When I go to use it, frigging Microsoft BING come up. How do I fix it? Thank you for your help. Susan

p.s. I am at work, the new computer is at home., The version of Firefox was downloaded yesterday and the operating system is Windows 11

Asked by Susan Gatewood 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Taking webpage screenshot from command line

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive. … (read more)

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive.

Asked by qwertikator 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Sync Not working

Sync just does NOT work. I installed FF on my Mac brand new and fresh... brand new machine. Signed into Sync. NOTHING. After 6-7 HOURS... nothing. It just gets NOTHING A… (read more)

Sync just does NOT work. I installed FF on my Mac brand new and fresh... brand new machine. Signed into Sync. NOTHING. After 6-7 HOURS... nothing. It just gets NOTHING AT ALL from my Windows Desktop.

I've signed out of ALL Firefox/Mozilla sync sessions... signed in clean- all browsers are up to date. And the about:sync-log page shows a LONG streak of errors... NON STOP ERRORS.

Why?! Why can't we just sync extensions to install and bookmarks across machines? How is this that hard for Mozilla?!

The sync-log page list: File:error-sync-1714085057059.txt 6 KB 4/25/2024 17:44:17 File:error-sync-1714088658041.txt 18 KB 4/25/2024 18:44:18 File:error-sync-1714189161327.txt 6 KB 4/26/2024 22:39:21 File:error-sync-1714498425099.txt 13 KB 4/30/2024 12:33:45 File:error-sync-1714588968223.txt 10 KB 5/1/2024 13:42:48 File:error-sync-1714589121080.txt 9 KB 5/1/2024 13:45:21 File:error-sync-1714600674960.txt 7 KB 5/1/2024 16:57:55 File:error-sync-1714604277834.txt 24 KB 5/1/2024 17:57:57 File:error-sync-1714838021899.txt 24 KB 5/4/2024 10:53:41 File:error-sync-1714839602488.txt 11 KB 5/4/2024 11:20:02 File:error-sync-1714839613709.txt 10 KB 5/4/2024 11:20:13 File:error-sync-1714844303035.txt 16 KB 5/4/2024 12:38:23 File:error-sync-1714844919123.txt 15 KB 5/4/2024 12:48:39 File:error-sync-1714846872373.txt 17 KB 5/4/2024 13:21:12 File:error-sync-1714846956569.txt 12 KB 5/4/2024 13:22:36 File:error-sync-1714941772713.txt 15 KB 5/5/2024 15:42:52 File:error-sync-1714941774043.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:42:54 File:error-sync-1714941849730.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:44:09 File:error-sync-1714942633097.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:57:13 File:error-sync-1714942674714.txt 48 KB 5/5/2024 15:57:54

Day after day and attempt after attempt of failures for a basic function of the browser.

Here is the text of the latest log and showing constant connection errors- mind you NOTHING is breaking on my internet as I'm often streaming things and watching stuff while surfing, or others in the house are. Our connection, and Firefox getting online, are all working fine. I am at a loss. I don't understand how this is so terribly broken out of the box that you can't just sign in and let it talk to their servers. I know Google has billions behind Chrome, but this shouldn't be so 1990's bad by comparison to Chrome sync.

1714081299909 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1714081300746 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714082945349 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714082945373 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "down". Offline?: false 1714082945373 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1714082945374 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1714085055761 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Woke from sleep. 1714085056643 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714085056786 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "up". Offline?: false 1714085056786 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link looks up. Syncing. 1714085056899 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714085056902 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/125.0.2 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.127.0.20240419144423.desktop 1714085056902 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-04-25 17:44:16 in browser session V0xN5aUmAS9A 1714085056902 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1714085056904 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1714085056904 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1714085056904 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1714085056904 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1714085056905 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting sync key 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting a sync token from: https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Getting a token using OAuth 1714085056905 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Beginning OAuth token exchange: https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085056906 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085057025 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile failed: 2152398878 - NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST 1714085057025 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Background refresh of profile failed: {"name":"FxAccountsProfileClientError","code":null,"errno":998,"error":"NETWORK_ERROR","message":"[Exception... \"NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST\" nsresult: \"0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)\" location: \"JS frame :: resource://services-common/rest.sys.mjs :: onStopRequest :: line 478\" data: no]"} 1714085057031 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 failed: 2152398878 - NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST 1714085057031 Sync.SyncAuthManager ERROR Non-authentication error in _fetchTokenForUser: TokenServerClientNetworkError({"error":{}})(resource://services-common/tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:28:36) JS Stack trace: TokenServerClientNetworkError@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:51:16 _tokenServerExchangeRequest@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:235:13 1714085057031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1714085057031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1714085057031 Sync.SyncAuthManager ERROR Failed to fetch a token for authentication: TokenServerClientNetworkError({"error":{}})(resource://services-common/tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:28:36) JS Stack trace: TokenServerClientNetworkError@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:51:16 _tokenServerExchangeRequest@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:235:13 1714085057032 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1714085057055 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/209631697/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1714085057056 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => error.login.reason.network 1714085057056 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.sync.failed 1714085057056 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered an error: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1714085057056 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=reschedule) 1714085057057 Sync.Telemetry INFO Early submission of sync telemetry due to changed IDs/NodeType 1714085057059 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling anonymous function: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available

Asked by Zor 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

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Issues With Websites Loading/Re-Directing - Firefox Browser Only PC and Mac OS

When attempting to load a number of different web pages such as Quickbooks Online Apps, the page displays "Loading Apps..." with a spinning wheel, but never redirects to … (read more)

When attempting to load a number of different web pages such as Quickbooks Online Apps, the page displays "Loading Apps..." with a spinning wheel, but never redirects to the Apps page; the site hangs forever. On other browsers there are no issues; it eventually switches to the correct page. In Firefox Browser I have tried adding exceptions in Settings --> Privacy & Security --> Manage Exceptions. No change. Thoughts?

Asked by jransom18 3 weeks ago

Answered by jransom18 2 weeks ago

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Is there a way to turn off tracking URL fragment insertion from the release notes page when clicking "What's New" in the Firefox update modal?

Is there a way to turn off tracking URL fragment insertion from the release notes page when clicking "What's New" in the Firefox update modal? When I click "What's New" … (read more)

Is there a way to turn off tracking URL fragment insertion from the release notes page when clicking "What's New" in the Firefox update modal?

When I click "What's New" in this modal (see Screenshot 1), it loads the release notes page for my current version (although it really should load the release notes page for the version it wants me to upgrade to, but that's another issue altogether), and inserts a bunch of tracking URI fragments onto the URL (see Screenshot 2).

Is there a way (in Settings, about:config, Windows Registry, etc.) to disable that fragment insertion?

Asked by Tyler 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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how to remove the "how to set your home page" tab that opens every time

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and resta… (read more)

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and restarting the laptop, but it continues to pop up every time I open firefox as a 2nd tab. I am/was happy with my homepage opening to google. How can I get rid of this second tab. thanks

Asked by mmzz02468 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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All downloads fail, including Firefox Extensions

All downloads I make inside of Firefox are automatically failing, with "Failed" message. This only happens in Firefox, Microsoft Edge downloads are perfectly fine. I've t… (read more)

All downloads I make inside of Firefox are automatically failing, with "Failed" message. This only happens in Firefox, Microsoft Edge downloads are perfectly fine. I've tried starting in troubleshoot mode, disabling anti-virus, clearing cache and downloads, rebooting PC.

Some recent changes in PC include: changing TEMP and TMP system variables to another drive (I've changed them back to C drive, had no effect) and making C drive a dynamic disk. Yesterday downloads were working fine. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Kindcollie 2 weeks ago

Answered by Kindcollie 2 weeks ago

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After updating to 125.0.1, checking for updates fails.

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'fail… (read more)

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'failed to check for updates' (see image) I never had such a problem with previous versions; any suggestions?

Asked by o.damen 1 month ago

Answered by o.damen 1 month ago

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Firefox won't update

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in … (read more)

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in a day or two. I also have my setting to supposedly do updates automatically, but that doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

Asked by tabatarcaraz 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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4chan boards default to black in Firefox 125, Macos 12.7.4, mid 2015 Macbook pro

With the exception of the Home and Catalog pages in the yotsuba theme, all boards default to black and only on Firefox, not Safari or Chrome browsers. Any idea how to fi… (read more)

With the exception of the Home and Catalog pages in the yotsuba theme, all boards default to black and only on Firefox, not Safari or Chrome browsers.

Any idea how to fix this? I'm looking to get back my default Yotsuba theme.

Asked by Gene 3 weeks ago

Answered by Gene 2 weeks ago

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Youtube Playback choppy / low frame rate in DEFAULT view only

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing) I am having an is… (read more)

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing)

I am having an issue with Firefox and video playback, specifically on YouTube. When I play a video in default view mode, the playback is super choppy / low frame rate. When I change to theatre view or full screen, playback works perfectly.

I've tried incognito windows and troubleshooting mode with no improvement.

Microsoft Edge works fine.

Not sure where to go from here.

Asked by jconnmchugh 3 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

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how to restore session lost because of firefox update

just lost several hundred tabs on Firefox mobile right after it updated itself. The most recent tabs show only ten of those tabs, which were all opened and closed today … (read more)

just lost several hundred tabs on Firefox mobile right after it updated itself. The most recent tabs show only ten of those tabs, which were all opened and closed today and aren't part of what I need to restore.

How do I get my tabs back? I've seen no 'restore previous session' option. My laptop only shows the few I have open now. What do I do to restore them?

Asked by Katerpie 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

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Keep getting message "Failed to check for updates."

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until … (read more)

Recent issue, April 2024. Had version 124 Firefox on Win10 computer and went to Help - > About to have Firefox check for updates. This has worked just fine up until now. The message "Failed to check for updates." is shown in the About screen. I have uninstalled and re-installed Firefox with the same results. Have also un-installed Firefox, un-installed Mozilla Maintenance, then removed Firefox data from App Data folder in user directory, then re-installed with the same results. Also, now when I access a local media server, I keep getting the message "Firefox is installing components needed" and that never goes away. Any ideas?

Asked by R_Welsh 1 month ago

Answered by R_Welsh 1 month ago

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failed to check for update

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10. I have been able to manually … (read more)

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10.

I have been able to manually install the latest version by installing it over the top of my current install, how can I fix the error to be sure that my browser will auto update?

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

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Firefox update error: Failed to check for updates.

Hello, When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually dow… (read more)

Hello,

When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually download the app installer and update to the most current version which is what I did for version 125.0.1, yesterday.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, installing the beta branch, refreshing firefox, running in troubleshooting mode, completely deleting all user firefox files, and I still get the error. No DNS resolver issues to the update server. No firewall issues. No network blocking (tested with other devices).

This issue started after March update to 124.0.1 and continues to current stable release 125.0.1.

This issue also seems to extend to checking for extension updates.

Below are browser logs for when i try to check for update or update extensions.

App Update Logs: AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - currentState=STATE_IDLE AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - starting update check AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - Making new check request for check id 86. AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - update URL: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - sending request to: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - request got 'error' event AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - Failed. request.status: 2152398919 AUS:SVC getStatusTextFromCode - transfer error: Data transfer was interrupted (please try again), code: 2152398919 AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - Update check failed; CHECKING_FAILED

Extension Update Logs: 1713382616474 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616475 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616476 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 3 1713382616477 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616478 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616481 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616483 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616484 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616486 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616487 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616493 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616494 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616495 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616497 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616502 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616503 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616504 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616507 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616512 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616514 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382617489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason HTTPS-Only Mode: Not upgrading insecure request “http://r3.o.lencr.org/” because it is exempt.

Asked by _dolphins 1 month ago

Answered by _dolphins 1 month ago

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Firefox is not checking for updates and will not auto-update

For the past week, my browser does not auto-update. I have to download the update and re-download the browser. I went into the settings and found the update section and … (read more)

For the past week, my browser does not auto-update. I have to download the update and re-download the browser.

I went into the settings and found the update section and when I clicked "Check for Updates", it kept saying "failed to check for updates". I tried with my proxy-settings on with VPN on, proxy-settings on with VPN off, proxy-settings off with VPN on, proxy-settings on, with VPN off.

This is in my personal laptop, where I am the only and admin profile.

My Firefox used to to auto-update but now it keeps saying I need to download the update, but my browser can't even tell if I have the most current version or not.

Asked by Charitea “profaniTea” Fox 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago