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Firefox Sync site shows blue spinning wheel, does not load.

Today I've opened Firefox to find out it has been reset to it's default settings. This is a PC we use at work that recently had an issue with malware and adware and I had… (read more)

Today I've opened Firefox to find out it has been reset to it's default settings. This is a PC we use at work that recently had an issue with malware and adware and I had to remove several Add-Ons and other undesired settings they left (but the first reset occured automatically).

That being solved, I try to log in to Firefox Sync in order to restore my previous settings, bookmarks, etc. But now, when I try to access about:accounts it's just a blank page. The blue spinning wheel appears and it gets stuck there. I also attach a screenshot of Firefox's welcome screen after a second refresh I attempted to see if that solved the problem, which also shows the same loading icon.

I've already tried using Safe Mode without success. I've also performed a full scan of my PC and no other viruses were found.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Moro 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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plugin location /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins not used in firefox 47.0.1, works in 38.8.0

I'm running slackware 14.1. I have /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so (Installed from alienbob's repo) If I run firefox 38.8.0, it gets loaded $ strace -e open … (read more)

I'm running slackware 14.1.

I have /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so (Installed from alienbob's repo)

If I run firefox 38.8.0, it gets loaded

$ strace -e open /usr/bin/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so

open("/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 48


But if I run firefox 47.0.1 it is not loaded.

$ strace -e open /usr/local/bin/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so


However, if I set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins, it works.

$ MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins strace -e open /usr/local/lib/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so

open("/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 44


38.8.0 is from the initial slackware install, and 47.0.1 is manually downloaded from mozilla.org, installed in /opt and symlinked to /usr/local/bin.


I've attached the "troubleshooting information" from 47.0.1.

How do I go about debugging this? Is this actually an issue, or is it just expected that I export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH in my dotfiles?

Asked by Scuzzball 3 years ago

Answered by Scuzzball 3 years ago

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I have had firefox before and donot remember my password and am not sure what I am doing.

Is it necessary to have sync. I won't be using it on any other instrument and I don't know how I would use it. I have chosen a new password, but am told I had one before … (read more)

Is it necessary to have sync. I won't be using it on any other instrument and I don't know how I would use it. I have chosen a new password, but am told I had one before so hope there is no conflict.

Asked by donnie1316 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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This is extra information relevant to my query just now.

A Dialogue Box has appeared on my computer Website: www.merriam-webster.com. Owner: This website does not supply ownership information Verified by: Not specified & a… (read more)

A Dialogue Box has appeared on my computer Website: www.merriam-webster.com. Owner: This website does not supply ownership information Verified by: Not specified

& at the bottom of that Dialogue Box it states

Connection not encrypted. The website www.merriam-webster.com does not support encryption for the page you are viewing.

I hope someone understands all that. It's double dutch to me,

Asked by SKirby 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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No sound in Firefox only.

No sound in firefox only. Videos play fine, just no sound. I've tried everything I've found on here. I tried refreshing. I tried deleting the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\R… (read more)

No sound in firefox only. Videos play fine, just no sound. I've tried everything I've found on here.

I tried refreshing. I tried deleting the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\firefox folder and reinstalling. I usually keep flash disabled, I even tried enabling it.

Sound works fine in everything else, opera, internet explorer, it's only this one browser. It used to work fine. I rarely watch videos with firefox so I'm not sure how long it's broken.

Asked by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

Answered by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

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FF email saying PSW changed (but not by me)

My other desktop was locked down so no apps worked. Happened to my other desktop while wrestling with Win 10 email installation on this computer. Finally wiped the drive… (read more)

My other desktop was locked down so no apps worked. Happened to my other desktop while wrestling with Win 10 email installation on this computer. Finally wiped the drive on the other computer w/Wipe Drive 6 and re-installed win 10. Another hassle with MSFT email login, which I despise and did not wish to use.

After FF email login with existing PSW messages downloaded. One msg from you said PSW had changed and i should change my PSW. Started to change PSW and was told to login again. Used existing PSW that downloaded my emails but it was rejected as Wrong Password even though it had just downloaded my emails! I suspect Microsoft but no proof.

Asked by Bill89521 3 years ago

Answered by Seburo 3 years ago

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connection failure when trying to install Mega extension

whenever i try to install the official mega extension for firefox, it will say "this addon could not be downloaded because of a connection failure". i've tried with my pr… (read more)

whenever i try to install the official mega extension for firefox, it will say "this addon could not be downloaded because of a connection failure". i've tried with my previous profile AND i even tried after a clean install of Firefox.

this is the download: https://mega.nz/meganz.xpi

Asked by meee 3 years ago

Answered by meee 3 years ago

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Got screen saying "UrgentFoxfire Update-URL is feehacitysocializing.net-is it OK?

This has happened several times in the past month. I have avoided using the site. there have been different URLs. Is this legit or a scam? If it is a scam, how do I s… (read more)

This has happened several times in the past month. I have avoided using the site. there have been different URLs. Is this legit or a scam? If it is a scam, how do I screen them out? I have Malware & Microsoft Security. Please answer me.

Asked by dsroberts 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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how do I increase the font size in the toolbars

I am a senior citizen and the font in the toolbar(s) is too small. I can change the webpage view and it is fine. The top bar, ie file edit view... are all to tiny for me … (read more)

I am a senior citizen and the font in the toolbar(s) is too small. I can change the webpage view and it is fine. The top bar, ie file edit view... are all to tiny for me to see them clearly and it strains my eyes to read them and the other information at the top of the firefox screen, tabs,bookmarks are all hard to read any suggestions? Thanks.

Asked by oaksprings 3 years ago

Answered by Moin Shaikh 3 years ago

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not installed ...i am waiting 5days for it but not installing why???

OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.This plugin is automatically installed by Mozilla to comply with the WebRTC specification and to enable WebRTC calls w… (read more)

OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.This plugin is automatically installed by Mozilla to comply with the WebRTC specification and to enable WebRTC calls with devices that require the H.264 video codec. Visit http://www.openh264.org/ to view the codec source code and learn more about the implementation.

Asked by bhuwan 3 years ago

Last reply by Moses 3 years ago

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not installed ...i am waiting for a long time but not installing why???

OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.This plugin is automatically installed by Mozilla to comply with the WebRTC specification and to enable WebRTC calls w… (read more)

OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.This plugin is automatically installed by Mozilla to comply with the WebRTC specification and to enable WebRTC calls with devices that require the H.264 video codec. Visit http://www.openh264.org/ to view the codec source code and learn more about the implementation.

Asked by bhuwan 3 years ago

Last reply by Moses 3 years ago

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Spontaneous apparently bogus "urgent update"

I keep getting a tab popping up unbidden identifying an urgent update from a website that I have not visited: https://fuajamagora.net/7431280609033/701d1159b9eac26c0bdab4… (read more)

I keep getting a tab popping up unbidden identifying an urgent update from a website that I have not visited: https://fuajamagora.net/7431280609033/701d1159b9eac26c0bdab43587e9b609.html. It's obviously bogus.

My question is, does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Note: Upload image is not working today.

Asked by jmedgar 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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When I start firefox, it always ask me to import bookmarks, how can I make it save my imported bookmarks.

So my firefox does a couple of weird things: First, every time I start firefox, it seems to start up as if it the first time ever. I will ask me if I would like to impor… (read more)

So my firefox does a couple of weird things:

First, every time I start firefox, it seems to start up as if it the first time ever. I will ask me if I would like to import bookmarks from chrome or IE then ask if I would like to import the home pages.

Second, I cannot pin Firefox to my toolbar.

I am running on Windows 7 Enterprise. This is my work computer and I have local admin rights.

Asked by esaav 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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The map feature on weather channel doesn't work. The rest of the website works and on my other computer it works fine on Firefox. Did I change anything?

Was using the weather channel website. Everything worked well then the map feature stopped working. It works on my other computer using Firefox but I must have changed so… (read more)

Was using the weather channel website. Everything worked well then the map feature stopped working. It works on my other computer using Firefox but I must have changed something on this computer. Any suggestions???

Asked by cheyna1 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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PDF converter HQ

I downloaded a photo editing software and unfortunately this downloaded as well and it takes over the Mozilla opening page. I'm on windows 7. I've tried system restore an… (read more)

I downloaded a photo editing software and unfortunately this downloaded as well and it takes over the Mozilla opening page. I'm on windows 7. I've tried system restore and deleted through Advanced system care but cannot get rid of it.

Asked by hawkers 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Updated to Win10, FF opens tab to a unsaved/unwanted legitimate website almost everytime I run it.

Since I updated to Windows 10, when I start FireFox about two-thirds of the time it will open with all my previously opened tabs but then open a new one to the Logitech w… (read more)

Since I updated to Windows 10, when I start FireFox about two-thirds of the time it will open with all my previously opened tabs but then open a new one to the Logitech website (http://www.logitech.com/en-gb). I do have two Logitech products on my PC and the only thing that has changed was the upgrade to Win10.

I have gone through the settings for FF and cannot find a reason why it should. There are no mysterious extensions or plugins.

I have gone through all the settings for Win10, particularly the Privacy ones and turned off everything that I do not want.

I was running an older version of FF but I have updated to the latest version but that has not fixed it.

Asked by khazorath 3 years ago

Answered by khazorath 3 years ago