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Add Blocking on MacBook Pro not working right

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed… (read more)

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed but it won't run at all and shows as disabled and my existing AdBlock Plus quits working. I'm using Adblock Plus on my windows based computers with all synced together with the Mac Book and the Windows computers are OK, but not the Mac Book. Is there any way to get my Mac Book working correctly? In addition the last update to Firefox on the Mac Book opens by offering me "Life in Color" every time it starts up. How long do I have to tell it I'm not interested? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Franklin.Siegrist 2 months ago

Answered by Franklin.Siegrist 1 month ago

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firefox crashes on startup

HI I am using win 10 with the latest version of firefox. Yesterday when I booted into windows and started firefox it promptly crashed. I had made no changes either to the… (read more)

HI I am using win 10 with the latest version of firefox. Yesterday when I booted into windows and started firefox it promptly crashed. I had made no changes either to the system or firefox in several days. Since then I have been unable to get it started except in safe mode and am therefore unable to enter troubleshoot mode. I tried my previous restore points but system restore failed with each one. I have run malewarebytes, adwcleaner and a couple of other programs but they all found nothing. My drivers are all up to date. As a last resort I did a clean uninstall of firefox and manually deleted the firefox folder. I downloaded a new installer from your site only to find that it crashed during install. However, using safemode, I did get it installed but it still crashes in normal mode. Below I've listed the last two crash ID's from the old version as well as the ID from the new one. bp-08805de5-865c-4c55-af1f-c79720211123 old installation bp-d76380c7-9f34-467e-a347-34a180211123 old installation

bp-a09ec77d-868b-4670-a455-ed2d60211124 from new installation

I would be grateful for any help as Firefox is the only browser I tolerate on my OS. If you need any further information I would be happy to oblige.

Thanks

Asked by communication2go 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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All Searches Default to URL box

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google ho… (read more)

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google home page search or even Duck Duck Go, the inserted text goes immediately into the address bar. I have tried FF in Safe Mode, I have no studies going, using version of FF 94.0.2 and only have 5 extensions (Last Pass, Bitdefender, BreezeClick, Adobe Acrobat and Malwarebytes.) Thank you

Asked by RichS 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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firefox cannot run online games but chrome can run games just fine

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly… (read more)

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly lags and stutters whenever i try to play a game.

The two games i have tested are Zombs Royale and Wormax IO. These are two very minimalistic games with nothing much to them. The slowest computers can handle them...

I have a GTX 1080, with 12 gb of rams. I also tested on my laptop, which has unknown specs, but 4gb of ram.

Both devices performed worse then how they would perform in chromium based browsers. I wish to stick with firefox, as i hear security is a virtue with Mozilla, and Chrome really just wants to steal your data.

I might add, that i did follow a couple steps to make my browser more secure, I didn't disable stuff like webgl, but i disabled a bunch of other settings, here is the video i followed:

https://youtu.be/xxWXLlfqNAo

I did install a few add-ons, such as Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, and nightTab(I had this on chrome, and without it i feel home sick.)

I am unsure why these problems occur, as far as i know, my computer should be able to handle this.

I cannot find any other questions related to this, and it is really odd to me. I should also mention, Firefox is also quite slow anyways, it just feels slower than chrome, so i'm unsure if it's an optimization issue or what, but this occurs on all of my computers.

I hope someone can help me thank you.

Asked by official.skylightgaming 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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New pages don't load correctly

When I open a new page on a site and the new page includes an ability to comment at the end of the article, Firefox automatically opens at that point. How do I stop this … (read more)

When I open a new page on a site and the new page includes an ability to comment at the end of the article, Firefox automatically opens at that point. How do I stop this happening? I want the page to open at the top, please - as it always used to.

Asked by Scotch 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox misses first key stroke in text fields

Like the title states, whether it be the search bar, url bar or any other text field the first key stroke of input is not registered and doesn't display. Once I've begun… (read more)

Like the title states, whether it be the search bar, url bar or any other text field the first key stroke of input is not registered and doesn't display. Once I've begun to type the missed stroke happens and then all is fine until I pause typing for around 30 seconds then the missed stroke happens again, otherwise I can continually type with no issues. This began a couple months ago and I assumed it was the old keyboard I was using so I bought a new one and the problem still persists. This issue is exclusive to Firefox and no other program or browsers on Windows 10. Firefox is fully updated, Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) at the time of writing this. I have "refreshed" Firefox and removed all add-ons etc. and the problem still exists. Thanks.

Asked by escapablereality 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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My tab delete X turns into a 1 pixel point

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it… (read more)

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it's back again with the v94 update.

I've disabled ALL extensions. No help. Themes don't seem to make a difference. However, when I went to about:config and entered "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets" to make it true to allow chrome.css files to work it began immediately. Reset it to false and "X"s are back. Set config to TRUE and it screws up the "X"s. Again, all this is with all extensions off.

I hate the transparency of the tabs and menu bars so I need to set .css files. How else can I do it?

Asked by Doc 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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PDF files all changed to "Type of File" Firefox HTML Document (.pdf) which i DID NOT WANT!! I need to change them back to the REGULAR adobe pdf files. I have followed several instructions on here but they have NOT restored my files to the original .pdf

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as defaul… (read more)

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as default, and i set firefox options (as near as i could tell) to save my pdf's with Adobe acrobat also. However, ALL my files - both already saved and new pdf's - now are listed as filetype "Firefox HTML.pdf" and all have the html icon. For my husband's business, we have to fill out state forms in pdf and forward copies to them and to clients. My clients are frustrated and confused that they cannot recognize the pdf's i sent by the original icons, and some don't seem to understand how to open the "html" files i send them (most of our clients probably use other browsers: when they showed up as straight adobe files this was never a problem) I need to fix BOTH my stored pdf forms AND new fillable forms from the state as filename.pdf with the adobe icon. PLEASE!!

Asked by trinj 1 month ago

Answered by trinj 1 month ago

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firefox keeps freezing

lately firefox has been freezing or without warning just shuts down. any special reason? according to 'about' it is most current at 94.0.2. i have refreshed and it sti… (read more)

lately firefox has been freezing or without warning just shuts down. any special reason? according to 'about' it is most current at 94.0.2. i have refreshed and it still happens. i clear cookies & cache every night. no others use my wifi. i cannot figure it out. i am using W11, but i got that more than a month ago and only the past few days has this been happening. i am out of ideas on what could be the problem. any suggestions?

Asked by sisterkate1950 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Not able to login into google account

Nothing happens when I enter my gmail id and click Next in google login page. Seeing the below error message in Developer Tools -> Console. Content Security Policy: T… (read more)

Nothing happens when I enter my gmail id and click Next in google login page. Seeing the below error message in Developer Tools -> Console.

Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at https://ssl.gstatic.com/accounts/static/_/js/k=gaia.gaiafe_glif.en_GB.Qmzxml1wSug.O/am=AVSKJSkBIAAAAQMAAAAACAAAHgRgEJjrDQE/d=0/excm=glif_initial_css/ed=1/rs=ABkqax2exLx40csLSt8ILw0WSxSJK2QV2g/m=sy2x,sy2w,i5dxUd,m9oV,RAnnUd,sy2y,sy2z,sy30,uu7UOe,sy31,sy32,sy33,soHxf (“script-src”).

Asked by reswaran 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Can't sign in to any G-mail account through firefox

Neither my wife nor I can sign in to our G-mail accounts through Firefox on this computer. We have no problem signing in with either account through another computer. W… (read more)

Neither my wife nor I can sign in to our G-mail accounts through Firefox on this computer. We have no problem signing in with either account through another computer. When clicking "Sign in," we get a page related to cache and cookies.

I have gone through the steps to delete "cache & cookies" for MY gmail account with no change in behavior. (My wife did not want me to remove hers because she believes (probably correctly) that her password memory on the PC would be erased!

I suspect we'll have to remove ALL google info from this computer, but don't know how to go about it. The only "App" listed with a google name is Google Chrome.

Suggestions? Remove and reinstall Firefox? Ditto Chrome? (Running Firefox 94. something.) I'd like to see her stick with Firefox, but this is a real barrier.

Asked by rhbohl 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Captive Network login, redo: Detectportal?

I must log in to the WiFi network I use. When I start FireFox the first time, it brings up my login page, I click [Accept], and I'm online. After a while on, I get kicked… (read more)

I must log in to the WiFi network I use. When I start FireFox the first time, it brings up my login page, I click [Accept], and I'm online. After a while on, I get kicked off, and must log in again. (The non-internet, WiFi connection remains active; but I'm neither logged in nor online.) How do I re-initialize the automatic login function ("detectportal"?)?

Closing, and re-starting FireFox again doesn't work; it initially tries to go to my homepage instead... *but it can't*, because I'm not online. I can't go to the login page's displayed URL, for the same reason. I have to actually restart the computer, loosing whatever I'm doing, then start FireFox. Then, and only then, can I get it to go to the network login page so I can login and continue.

Is there a button, "about:thingie", or setting I can use to reinitialize the automatic login page search & display mechanism? Rebooting the whole computer is a xxxx.

Asked by ReggieA 1 month ago

Answered by ReggieA 1 month ago

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Some images dont upload/downlaod correctly

Basically what happens is that some images download and upload as a mess of vertical stripes. One of the images is what happens when i try to change my pfp on my email, a… (read more)

Basically what happens is that some images download and upload as a mess of vertical stripes. One of the images is what happens when i try to change my pfp on my email, and the this (i couldnt get the image to upload here) is what downlaods when i hit share here.

Asked by Vit.pokorny-22 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Task Manager option missing from profile

I have recently updated directly from v89 to v92.0.2. Since then, I do not have the task manager option in the dropdown menu > More tools. Screenshot attached shows wh… (read more)

I have recently updated directly from v89 to v92.0.2. Since then, I do not have the task manager option in the dropdown menu > More tools. Screenshot attached shows what I mean. This issue does not exist on a new profile if I were to make one, but I am trying my best to avoid transferring everything to a new profile if I have to.

If the only solution is to indeed use a new profile, I would like to know if there's a way to transfer addons and their settings through file copying and pasting.

Thank you for the help!

Asked by re11ding 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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General Browsing

Dear Firefox: When ever I try to search for a general topic (e.g. apples), I receive the following error message: "The page isn’t redirecting properly Firefox has detecte… (read more)

Dear Firefox:

When ever I try to search for a general topic (e.g. apples), I receive the following error message: "The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

I believe that have enabled cookies but I always receive the same message above. Could you please help me solve this problem? Thanks. ...

Asked by ron.kobylnyk 1 month ago

Answered by andmagdo 1 month ago

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Spelling checker not working

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox. For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have … (read more)

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox.

For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have no option to check spelling.

In settings - language, I have check spellings as you type ticked. In Add-ons, Manague Your language I have English (GB) Language pack installed

I have read everything I can, yet still can't get spellings enabled.

I can run the portable app version of firefox and spellings work for that, and a right click in a similar box to this gives me spelling options, so I know what it should look like.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks

Richard

Asked by Richard240 2 months ago

Answered by Richard240 2 months ago

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Lost profile after update

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders… (read more)

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders, no bookmarks, no extensions, it appears like a virgin install. How do I get my profile back??? Firefox 94.0.2 Windows 10 Home Desktop PC

Asked by brittont0 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Posting pics

When I try to post a pic on Marketplace in Firefox I select the .JPG picture and upload it. The picture I want to post appears fine before I upload it. Once I upload it t… (read more)

When I try to post a pic on Marketplace in Firefox I select the .JPG picture and upload it. The picture I want to post appears fine before I upload it. Once I upload it to Facebook, it just appears as a solid colour. I have attached a couple pics, one is of the pic I want to upload and the other is the pic after it is uploaded. I should state that if I use Chrome or Edge, it works fine. And if I try to post a pic to my timeline it works fine. I just have this problem when using FireFox and trying to post to MarketPlace I know, well just use Chrome or Edge, I DON'T WANT TO :-) I want to use my FireFox. Ian

Asked by Ian B Dunn 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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uninstalled firefox due to error message that didn't go away with restart

Opening up firefox last week am a message saying something was wrong/couldn't proceed (I don't remember the exact text). I tried to delete the message, but it just came b… (read more)

Opening up firefox last week am a message saying something was wrong/couldn't proceed (I don't remember the exact text). I tried to delete the message, but it just came back every time blocking opening firefox. I tried to restart it, but the same blocking message reappeared. I then uninstalled it and all my files disappeared, of course. I've today reinstalled it, but no history, etc.. How can I get my original web files back? Do you have a 30 day grace period where any file can be restored like the one Microsoft has? Can I get my webfiles back at all? Please help. tmr W10 64bit

Asked by torrasmussen 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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My microsoft "Outlook" account now requires me to sign into and open a new session when I open a new session.

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox … (read more)

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox 94.0.2...? This use to come up rarely, now it's every time I awaken and sign into computer.

Asked by ccstrand 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago