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Firefox Crashes on Launch

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I wasn't having any issues with Firefox until it crashed unexpectedly and showed the Mozilla Crash Reporter. Now I can't launch Firefox a… (read more)

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I wasn't having any issues with Firefox until it crashed unexpectedly and showed the Mozilla Crash Reporter. Now I can't launch Firefox and only receive the Crash Reporter. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox from the command line. If I attempt to uninstall Firefox from the Ubuntu Software GUI, I get an error that it can not be uninstalled because of unmet dependencies (although it doesn't list any missing dependencies). I have submitted a crash report with Crash ID: bp-fe22d740-064d-4990-a5ee-13c080210227.

Thank you for any help you may be able to offer.

Asked by zalexander333 1 week ago

Last reply by zalexander333 6 days ago

I lost my recovery codes, but I have everything else.

I was configuring some update on my windows, until it broke and I was unable to get anything out. Everything had to be formatted. While formatting I didn't remember about… (read more)

I was configuring some update on my windows, until it broke and I was unable to get anything out. Everything had to be formatted. While formatting I didn't remember about the codes, and when I tried to log in my account, it says I have entered wrong password. I do have some guess of what the password may be but I am not sure. So, what I do have right now: Email Authenticator

Is there a way for me to recovery my old password(not firefox, but the ones stored) using just them? If not, is there any limit of me entering wrong passwords? I think if given enough time, I might be able to crack it.

Asked by noobwriterishere 6 days ago

lost folders in Finance Portfolio

My main page is My Yahoo, which contains the Yahoo Finance "My Portfolios". Until recently this contained three separate finance folders. However, suddenly two disappea… (read more)

My main page is My Yahoo, which contains the Yahoo Finance "My Portfolios". Until recently this contained three separate finance folders. However, suddenly two disappeared. However, I can pull these up via Google with no problem. So now, when I want to follow the daily markets I have to use Google.

How do I restore this in Firefox?

Asked by emrick41 6 days ago

Firefox is throttling speed

Hello, I had a 300mpbs connection for download, but was never able to get past 200mbps. But now today, on installing a 1gig connection, I still cannot get past 200mbps. T… (read more)

Hello,

I had a 300mpbs connection for download, but was never able to get past 200mbps. But now today, on installing a 1gig connection, I still cannot get past 200mbps. The installer blamed it on my PC's network card. But I just ran the same speed test with Microsoft Edge 64-bit, and I was able to get past 600mbps. So clearly, this problem is isolated to Firefox.

I am using the latest Firefox 32-bit. I have no addons installed. I am running Firefox on Windows 7.

After typing this post, I thought the 32-bit Firefox was probably causing the issue, so I installed the Firefox 64-bit, and the speed increased by 50mbps to 250mbps.

Thank you.

Asked by thirdyellow 1 week ago

Last reply by thirdyellow 1 week ago

Restricting Extensions to Specific Domains

Many extensions ask for access to your entire browsing activity. While many extensions claim they are not doing so, this is not a technical restriction, but a policy rest… (read more)

Many extensions ask for access to your entire browsing activity. While many extensions claim they are not doing so, this is not a technical restriction, but a policy restriction of their own.

In Chrome, there is a option within the browser to restrict extensions to operate within certain domains. For example, you could say that Honey is only allowed to run on *.amazon.com domains.

Is there a way to configure this option within FireFox? If not, what's the best way to request this feature be added? There are a number of extensions like Honey that are helpful for ecommerce and product research, but I want to provide a technical restriction to what data they can collect from the browser by restricting them to specific domains.

Thanks! Moose

Asked by Moose 6 days ago

Firefox 87.0b3 lost the Library Pocket Menu item

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'S… (read more)

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'Save to Pocket' address bar icon.

This makes no sense as there is now no option to have a 'Pocket List' item selection. At least I couldn't find an option for this. That is without adding another extension.

Having the 'Save' option without the 'List' option is counter intuitive.

The Library-->Pocket List Menu item should be restored.

Thanks.

Asked by Corsair2 1 week ago

Last reply by Corsair2 6 days ago

Sort YouTube playlists alphabetically in Firefox browser for Mac

Is there a way to sort YouTube playlists alphabetically in the Firefox browser on Mac OS? I can do it on my iPhone X using the YouTube app; but I normally use YouTube usi… (read more)

Is there a way to sort YouTube playlists alphabetically in the Firefox browser on Mac OS? I can do it on my iPhone X using the YouTube app; but I normally use YouTube using the Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro.

I'm using Firefox 86.0 on a MacBook Pro 13" early 2015 running Mac OS 10.14.6.

Asked by KT 6 days ago

Saved Logins - Same Username Different URLs Same Domain

Saved a Login for Username X on Domain abc.com But there is also a login for same Username X on a sub/folder/url at domain abc/admin/login If I try to edit the sa… (read more)

Saved a Login for Username X on Domain abc.com

But there is also a login for same Username X on a sub/folder/url at domain abc/admin/login

If I try to edit the saved loging to manually add ww.abc.com/admin/ ( user / password ) it says the user name already exists.

I want the username/saved login to be tied to the login page not only the domain?

Asked by paulg1333 1 week ago

Last reply by paulg1333 6 days ago

My active tab (in tab bar) displays incorrectly

The tab bar should distinguish the active tab (in part) by removing its bottom border. When I restart Firefox, the tab bar displays correctly but before long that bottom … (read more)

The tab bar should distinguish the active tab (in part) by removing its bottom border. When I restart Firefox, the tab bar displays correctly but before long that bottom border of the active tab reappears. Changing to a different theme doesn't help. All I can think of is that perhaps I have too many add-ons or bookmarks installed. (I currently have just under 50 add-ons.) What can I do to keep that bottom border off the active tab?

Asked by Odin3 1 week ago

Last reply by Odin3 6 days ago

Themes

When I open Firefox, the theme selected/used last time is changed to the DARK THEME every time. When I go into settings, It shows my last theme selected as active. … (read more)

When I open Firefox, the theme selected/used last time is changed to the DARK THEME every time. When I go into settings, It shows my last theme selected as active.

Asked by Luv2bSly 6 days ago

How to save a screenshot without prompt ?

Recently i was watching a long video and i needed screenshots for future notes but whenever i press (Ctrl+Shift+S) a prompt appears all the time asking whether to save 'v… (read more)

Recently i was watching a long video and i needed screenshots for future notes but whenever i press (Ctrl+Shift+S) a prompt appears all the time asking whether to save 'visible' or 'full page' . Can i somehow make 'visible' default ,so that i don't have to select again and again as i have to take a lot of screenshots and also take the screenshots while the video still running ; i don't want to pause it every time and save a snap ?

Asked by hsrah69 6 days ago

Since update can't access a local IP address

Updated to Firefox 86.0. MacOS. If I now attempt to access my router using its local address (192.x.x.1) it simply doesn't happen. I've allowed pop-ups for the sign in… (read more)

Updated to Firefox 86.0. MacOS. If I now attempt to access my router using its local address (192.x.x.1) it simply doesn't happen. I've allowed pop-ups for the sign in window - although it never needed it before. Tried http and https. Also have a bookmark for it which no longer works. All I get is a blank tab, yet there's some endless communication happening according to Menu Meters Rx/Tx display. If I do the same as always using Safari I can log into the router exactly as I always have done. Why? What has been changed? What has Firefox blocked? Help please.

Asked by aka_pseudonym 6 days ago

LastPass auto logout ability lost with FF v86.

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser. However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off.… (read more)

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser.

However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off. I have checked the settings in LP and they are set correctly.

LP still functions as it should when using the Opera browser.

I have reinstalled the LP extension. No change.

Thank you, Parrott_head

Asked by Parrott_head 6 days ago

Update to Firefox 86.0 (Mac) renamed the app Firefox 2!

I just updated Firefox on my Mac to Firefox 86.0 and the app itself became named Firefox 2. When it is running the name on dock is now Firefox 2. I tried to change it b… (read more)

I just updated Firefox on my Mac to Firefox 86.0 and the app itself became named Firefox 2. When it is running the name on dock is now Firefox 2.

I tried to change it back to plain Firefox (removing the space character and 2 from its name in the Application folder).

When I did that an relaunched it the display looked a bit weird and all of my bookmarks were gone!

Changing it back to Firefox 2 made it well again. I have never, ever seen Firefox do this.

Asked by laffitte 1 week ago

Last reply by laffitte 6 days ago

"86" Firefox to give us options about address bar or ability to replace it with add-on

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalita… (read more)

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalitarian way instead of just giving us options to not be constantly humiliated every day we use it.

The address bar has become my worst enemy lately. I keep staving off "86ing" Firefox from my life by editing the CSS this and that, when it worked just fine for years, but it changes and every time for the worse. How can we effectively get Firefox to give us options? Why are options so bad? Why do we not deserve options? I want to know how we can apply pressure on the institution to make FF usable again.

Here are a few examples, the last is the worst of them:

1) I want to have an X button on tabs, I just want to be able to delete a tab? Why can't I have an option for this? (I have to use crazy CSS script. Normal people don't go to that length. I would not adopt FF out of the box today.)

2) Many complain about the address bar that freaks out whenever you touch it. I want an option to disable that. (Again I have a CSS script that makes it act like normal productivity software. That's insane. Why can't we have an option to make the address bar behave like a normal HTML form element? I just want an option.)

3) As of FF 86 I can no longer use the address bar to perform searches. I've added the Search bar to my UI so I can do searches, but the browser still defaults to the address bar, so I have to click over to the Search bar. And if I use the address bar by accident, it laughs at me and refuses to process my search. I just want to be able to search with an address bar. I remember years ago having to remove the search bar because it would no longer search, but the address bar would search. My radical solution was to amputate the search bar. Now I'm in the complete opposite situation where the search bar searches but the address bar doesn't search. Again, I just want an option to be able to apply searches with my browser.

I just want an option for FF to not be aggressively hostile to me. It's not so simple as to ignore it. Every time you interact with the UI it's its own humiliation. It's a constant reminder of impotence. And questioning why do I subject myself to the whims of these people who're pulling my tail like I'm some monkey.

What the hell is wrong with Mozilla? Is is it still Mozilla? Why can't add-on people effectively address these problems if Mozilla won't? Why dictate how everything is, and then make everything unusable? Why?

How can we make our voices heard? Why can't Mozilla just kill FF if its goal seems to be to do that by making it unusable? Why not just close shop? Because some one will carry it on because it's open source? It really seems like someone wants FF to be unpopular. How else can we understand that it doesn't just give options? No even options in its crazy about:config system? Why am I in this masochistic relationship with FF? What's in it for FF?

Asked by mick-p 6 days ago

Last reply by mick-p 6 days ago

SHA256 checksum for Firefox downloads

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be inc… (read more)

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be included within the release notes.

Asked by linden1 1 week ago

Last reply by linden1 6 days ago

Is there any way to reset my password on a Firefox Account via secondary email or 2FA device, without losing data?

Basically, I want to reset my password to my Firefox account. I have lost access to the primary email, but I have access to both my secondary emails, and the 2FA device a… (read more)

Basically, I want to reset my password to my Firefox account. I have lost access to the primary email, but I have access to both my secondary emails, and the 2FA device associated with the Firefox account. Is it possible for me to recover the account without losing my data?

Asked by snowleopard756x 6 days ago

Firefox Passwords Not the Same in Sync

Hello. I am logged into Firefox on two different computers, but one account. The problem is, the password for some reason is not synced. On one, only the old password wor… (read more)

Hello. I am logged into Firefox on two different computers, but one account. The problem is, the password for some reason is not synced. On one, only the old password works. On another, only the updated password works. Do you know why this is? I already logged out of all devices and logged back in and it still doesn't work.

Thanks

Asked by niehaus.andrew 6 days ago

Does using Firefox make cookie opt in on sites ineffective ?

Hi, I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. But when … (read more)

Hi,

I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. 

But when we surf, we see options to accept third party cookies. So far I always go ahead and select No. But could I be saving time by clicking yes; knowing Firefox blocks them anyway ? Shouldn't there be a way that Firefo sends information to the site I'm visiting automatically about my wish not to have third party trackers?

Thanks, Caroline

Asked by caroline16 6 days ago

Last reply by caroline16 6 days ago