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Reconnecting another device runs forever

I have two PCs one Linux the other Windows 10. I can sign on to my Firefox account on both machines Synch seems to be enabled on the Linuz PC only. When I try to connect … (read more)

I have two PCs one Linux the other Windows 10. I can sign on to my Firefox account on both machines Synch seems to be enabled on the Linuz PC only. When I try to connect Synch to the Windows PC I get the image which is on the first attached Screenshot. Following these direction I sign in to Firefox account on Windows and get the screen displayed in the second attachment. After about ten seconds it switches to the word "Working.." and stays there for hours.

Asked by Clawinus 8 months ago

Answered by Clawinus 7 months ago

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Cannot access passwords; cannot remake passwords

Problem: Cannot access passwords protected by master password. Normal mode symptoms: - No master password is ever asked -- Trying to set one is futile (see screen… (read more)

Problem:
Cannot access passwords protected by master password.

Normal mode symptoms:
- No master password is ever asked
-- Trying to set one is futile (see screenshot)
- Certificate is at status "Ready" instead of "Logged In" or "not Logged In" (see screenshot)
- No fields are filled with usernames and passwords when needed.
-- No prompt for it is shown either

Background:
I transitioned from windows to linux
I made a full copy of all my profile when transitioning.
I controlled firefox's version to make sure I would transition using the same version number.
I have backups.
Nothing appears in the browser's console when I start or when I try to change master password.
If I try to view the passwords I have, however... ~120 messages appear telling it cannot decrypt (see screenshot)

Tried:
1-Safe-mode:
-- The master password system works as it is supposed to. I get a master password prompt at browser's first password use.
2- Deleting prefs.js
-- Still not working
3- Disabling all extensions manually
-- Still not working
4- Deleting storage directory
-- Still not working

-Trying 2 + 3, 3 + 4, 2 + 3 + 4 or 2 + 4....
-- Still not working.

What am I missing?
Thanks in advance

Asked by brunoais 1 year ago

Answered by brunoais 1 year ago

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Firefox kills network with chatter

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox spor… (read more)

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox sporadically fills my network with chatter, preventing other family members from being able to access the internet. I have: tried installing Kubuntu - same issue renaming .mozzilla and allowing Firefox to create a new profile allowing Sync to provide bookmarks, etc. - same issue disabled all addons: extensions, themes, plugins - same issue used standard version of Firefox - same issue

To ensure it's actually Firefox I've been using Chromium (open source version of Chrome) for the past 3 days and have had no issues. I'm using Firefox to write this but have had to close it 3 times due to network chatter.

Please help, I don't want to use Chromium, I want my Firefox back. I've been using it since version 0.5.

Asked by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

Answered by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

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Firefox browser losing all passwords after asking me to reconnect to Firefox Sync

Happened once a while back but happened again today. Firefox Sync asked me to reconnect, which I did. After that reconnection, and even if "password" is checked in the pa… (read more)

Happened once a while back but happened again today. Firefox Sync asked me to reconnect, which I did. After that reconnection, and even if "password" is checked in the parameters, all my passwords have disappeared. I do also have Firefox on my phone, which have all my passwords from before the first instance it occured, but it never synchronized to Firefox on my computer. No error messages appears when synchronizing, and everything seems to be normal. Any way to correct the non-synchronization of passwords ? Is there something I'm doing wrong ? Thanks.

Asked by AlexandreP 4 days ago

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Firefox crashes Ubuntu when running pluto.tv

While using Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS and FF 71 When I go to www.Pluto.tv a free TV site and leave it running for about 40 minutes or more the message " a script on this page m… (read more)

While using Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS and FF 71 When I go to www.Pluto.tv a free TV site and leave it running for about 40 minutes or more the message " a script on this page may be busy" this always happens both on Ubuntu and another Linux system. this problem does not occur on my Mac OS. the problem when left alone the CPU goes very high on the Linux system preventing any usefull usage of FF until it is closed and reopened.

The message that pops up suggests FF is interuppting something incorrectly. Anyone with a suggestion to stop this problem? Keeping in mind FF plays with no flawas for more than 40 minutes

Asked by Mace2 5 months ago

Answered by Mace2 3 months ago

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Tell what firefox is downloading

I am running with Firefox 66.0b13 (64-bit) and ubuntu 18.04.2 This morning my computer started downloading stuff. This went on for over an hour. I check the download i… (read more)

I am running with Firefox 66.0b13 (64-bit) and ubuntu 18.04.2

This morning my computer started downloading stuff. This went on for over an hour. I check the download in tools and the only thing there was something from yesterday which was done yesterday. The reason I noticed is because it was sucking up all my internet.

Is there anyway to see just what firefox is downloading and where its putting it?

thank you..............

Asked by greg 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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javascript settimer broken FF 73.0

I have the following Javascript code which has been working for over 10 years and still works on Chrome, but does not work on FF 73.0 on Ubuntu Linux. ``` /**************… (read more)

I have the following Javascript code which has been working for over 10 years and still works on Chrome, but does not work on FF 73.0 on Ubuntu Linux.

```

/************************************************************************

*  timer														        *
*																		*
*  This timer is started whenever the user presses a key in the input	*
*  field and pops if 0.9 second passes without a new keystroke			*
************************************************************************/

var timer = null;

/************************************************************************

*  function onKeyDownName												*
*																		*
*  This method is called when a key is pressed in the Name field.		*
*  A timer is set so that when the user stops typing the selection		*
*  list is repopulated.												*
*																		*
*  Input:																*
*		event	if passed, event.keyCode identifies the key pressed		*
*				in older releases of Internet Explorer use window.event	*
************************************************************************/

function onKeyDownName(event) {

   if (timer)

clearTimeout(timer);

   timer	= setTimeout(update, 900);

} // function onKeyDownName

/************************************************************************

*  function update														*
*																		*
*  This method is called when the user stops typing to repopulate		*
*  the selection list based upon the current contents of the Name		*
*  field.  It is also the onchange method for the following fields:	*
*  'birthmin', 'birthmax', 'incMarried', 'includeParents',				*
*  'includeSpouse', and 'Sex', and it is called by the onchange		*
*  method for the field 'treeName'.									*
************************************************************************/

function update() {

   var	form	= document.nameForm;
   if (form)
   {		// form present

var url = "/FamilyTree/getIndivNamesXml.php"; ... code to complete url by appending values of elements from form // invoke script to obtain list of names for selection list HTTP.getXML(url, // see O'Reilly Javascript gotNames, noNames);

// clear out the old selection list while we are waiting var select = form.individ; select.options.length = 0;

// put a dummy entry at the top of the selection, otherwise // selecting the first name does not call onchange var name = '[choose an individual]'; var option = new Option(name, -1, false, false); option.innerHTML = '[choose an individual]'; select.appendChild(option);

   }		// form present
   else
       alert("nominalIndex.js:update: cannot find form");

} // function update ```


When I put alerts into nameOnKeyDown and update I see that nameOnKeyDown is called but update is never called.

You can see the above code in action at https://www.jamescobban.net/FamilyTree/nominalIndex.php?name=allenby,%20a&treename=&lang=en

This code has worked for over 10 years, and still is working today on Chrome, but the timer never pops on Firefox 73.0 on Ubuntu Linux 19.10.

Asked by jamescobban 3 months ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 3 months ago

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Firefox 56.0 64bit crashes at login page multiple websites

New install of Firefox 56.0 on Kunbuntu 16.04 new install. Firefox crashes repeatedly at login pages of multiple websites. Have tried suggested fixes of clearing histor… (read more)

New install of Firefox 56.0 on Kunbuntu 16.04 new install. Firefox crashes repeatedly at login pages of multiple websites. Have tried suggested fixes of clearing history, cache, setting cookie policies, etc. Reverted to default settings as recommended but no improvement. Tried to revert to 55.0.3 but can not start browser after unzipping tar file. No "installer" included with package that I can determine. Prefer to revert to earlier version.

Submitted Crash Reports Report ID Date Submitted bp-e9b04fab-94a4-41d4-a32c-b6f0a1171023 10/23/17 8:16 AM bp-71dda1a6-db63-408d-88b4-08a4e1171023 10/23/17 8:15 AM bp-c0a9fc93-deda-4577-94e3-9a1b61171023 10/23/17 8:12 AM bp-08af7149-6e5b-4987-aabe-af4fc1171023 10/23/17 7:57 AM bp-e4401d8a-07f3-4a8e-b48f-b1a3b0171023 10/23/17 7:57 AM bp-241339e5-1d49-48b2-8224-fac941171022 10/22/17 3:49 PM bp-03e14328-7b62-46f0-96e9-26c111171022 10/22/17 3:48 PM bp-22bee71a-99da-49d5-a7f3-3db551171022 10/22/17 3:48 PM

Asked by martrw 2 years ago

Answered by smorele 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox and Thunderbird crashing, even in safe mode. I have refreshed and reinstalled. Removed all extensions. Same result. Crash ID: bp-d4b8f2e3-6bda-49a1-a3da-399be216… (read more)

Firefox and Thunderbird crashing, even in safe mode. I have refreshed and reinstalled. Removed all extensions. Same result. Crash ID: bp-d4b8f2e3-6bda-49a1-a3da-399be2161211

Asked by lsutiger 3 years ago

Last reply by lsutiger 3 years ago

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The keyboard stops working in a Number Value box

When filling in web forms, I can Tab in and out of Text value boxes, use the delete key and cursor keys. But, when the cursor enters a Number value box I can ONLY use the… (read more)

When filling in web forms, I can Tab in and out of Text value boxes, use the delete key and cursor keys. But, when the cursor enters a Number value box I can ONLY use the number keys.

Can this be fixed?

Asked by i2624335 2 years ago

Answered by i2624335 2 years ago

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Malware?

I was browsing as normal when I navigated to a site I have been to many times and that I consider reputable (Etsy) and the browser immediately went to a screen that said … (read more)

I was browsing as normal when I navigated to a site I have been to many times and that I consider reputable (Etsy) and the browser immediately went to a screen that said something about how Firefox had done updates in the background and I needed to click a button to "Restart Firefox." Obviously this looked fishy to me and I didn't click; instead I killed Firefox via the command line and then restarted it. When I did, one of my windows didn't look right (I had two windows open, each with several tabs)-- the tab bar at the top just cut off halfway through one of the tabs instead of me being able to scroll over. In addition, right after I was playing a game on my computer and part of the game board froze. Now everything seems normal. Is it possible I managed to end up with some malware even though I didn't click on the link? Has anyone seen this particular scam before?

Thank you!

Asked by K12144 6 months ago

Answered by caleyz 6 months ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

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how can i redirect sample.website/auto_logout.html to sample.website/login.html

if i view an article on some.annoying.website for too long and try to click a link that would require being logged in to view after my login cookie has expired instead of… (read more)

if i view an article on some.annoying.website for too long and try to click a link that would require being logged in to view after my login cookie has expired instead of sending me to the article i get sent to some.annoying.website/auto_logout.html i know at this point the cookie is gone and im fine with being logged out automatically after a time but id like to be brought to some.annoying.website/login.html a different page on the same site instead because its faster to load it immediatly instead of having click 'login' from the 'youve been auto logged out' page

Asked by 0x5f3759df 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Update option is checked but FF will no automatically update and keeps asking to download newer version.

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of ve… (read more)

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of version 69 it has been pestering me asking for an update, even that the automatic update option is checked on. Downloaded 69.0 and again moved to it to /opt. Renamed the 68.0.2 from firefox to firefox 68 and tried to run 69 but it will not respond. Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Thanks.

Asked by topocalc 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox crashes

Crash ID: bp-40bfc8db-c5f3-47b7-bef1-57d141180316 Since last Kubuntu-Update Firefox crashes: In all modes (incl. --safemode) In a new emtpy user account are there any… (read more)

Crash ID: bp-40bfc8db-c5f3-47b7-bef1-57d141180316 Since last Kubuntu-Update Firefox crashes:

  • In all modes (incl. --safemode)
  • In a new emtpy user account

are there any fixes to avoid this?

thnx

Asked by khnn 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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bookmarks tool bar

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent wit… (read more)

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent with three fresh installs. I prefer having the tool bar readily available, preferably under the "view" "toolbars" menu. Need the bookmarks toolbar. I can't figure out why that was changed!

Asked by coz321 2 years ago

Answered by coz321 2 years ago