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Firefox Auto-close Randomly

Firefox browser has been the most stable and lightweight for me to use on desktop in the past, but things started to annoy me when the browser starts to randomly close. S… (read more)

Firefox browser has been the most stable and lightweight for me to use on desktop in the past, but things started to annoy me when the browser starts to randomly close. Since it's rarely for me to open my desktop I chose to iqnore it for some time and proceed to do a re-download/install the browser yesterday (5/26/2019) and it works find until I start installing an antivirus.

Please share some advise on this.

Asked by Cha3m 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Installing Firefox Causes Windows 10 Home 1809 Update to Fail When it Previously Worked

Recently purchased a Dell G3 3770 laptop with Win10 Home (1809). Before loading Firefox I ran Windows Update and it ran great. Loaded Office 2003 and a game I play and N… (read more)

Recently purchased a Dell G3 3770 laptop with Win10 Home (1809). Before loading Firefox I ran Windows Update and it ran great. Loaded Office 2003 and a game I play and Norton Security and tried Win Update and it ran OK. Loaded Firefox and went thru the struggle with Edge insisting it was my best browser before I turned of suggestions and Firefox worked fine. Ran Win Update and failed, returning error msg "we couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure you are connected to the internet.". Unloaded Firefox and no joy. After running the Windows-included update troubleshooter and numerous command prompt troubleshooting actions and several troubleshooting programs from Microsoft, I did a windows reset and could connect to the download site again. Reloaded Office 2003 and a game I play and Norton Security and Win update worked good and downloaded an additional update. Loaded Firefox, rebooted and Win Update fails again. Unloaded Firefox, no good. Once again reset Windows, reloaded Office 2003 and a game I play and Norton Security an Win Update works good. Loaded Firefox, it fails. Did all this once more with same result and it seems that Firefox is the long pole in the tent for this failure. Any ideas? Thanks! Gene

Asked by WhoDaresWins 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Emoji input on macOS not working after switching to German language

On macOS one can insert Emoji characters with the short cut CTRL + CMD + Space. This works fine, when Firefox is set to English, but when I switch the Language to German,… (read more)

On macOS one can insert Emoji characters with the short cut CTRL + CMD + Space. This works fine, when Firefox is set to English, but when I switch the Language to German, the short cut no longer works.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Asked by jehrhardt 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Firefox stopped working with netflix and yahoo. I haven't changed anything.

I haven't changed anything in Firefox as I'm not too computer savvy but now Netflix no longer works nor does yahoo. For yahoo it says something about a date in the future… (read more)

I haven't changed anything in Firefox as I'm not too computer savvy but now Netflix no longer works nor does yahoo. For yahoo it says something about a date in the future. No idea what has happened. Have a Mac and haven't made any software updates, my computer is 5-6 years old and isn't even capable of being updated, or so it tells me every time I try and do updates.

Asked by Oneuser 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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[suggestion] Allow autofocus on searchbar

Hey, could you please add an entry in "about:config" or point me out a trick to auto-focus the searchbar when opening a new window/tab ? This would really help me. Thanks… (read more)

Hey, could you please add an entry in "about:config" or point me out a trick to auto-focus the searchbar when opening a new window/tab ?

This would really help me. Thanks. (here in french me discussing in : https://forums.mozfr.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=141452&p=886503#p886503 )

Asked by otyugh 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Bookmarks are not syncing with gmail account

Dear Technical Team, I am using Mozilla Firefox since last 10 years and I have attached my gmail account for syncing of my bookmarks. Two days before, I reinstall windows… (read more)

Dear Technical Team, I am using Mozilla Firefox since last 10 years and I have attached my gmail account for syncing of my bookmarks. Two days before, I reinstall windows and book marks are not automatically syncing as I signed in my attached email. I have gone through all the ways and suggestions available at Firefox forum. I have uninstalled Firefox multiple times and also dis-connect my gmail from Firefox but nothing works. I am in a great trouble, please guide me how I can recover my bookmarks.

Asked by NaveedSaadiwre 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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It is normal that even with the updated core firefox consumes 2 times more power than chrome?

As an experiment, I opened both browsers (firefox 67.0 and chrome 74.0.3729.169) in incognito mode. All add-ons were disabled. Went to the same page with the video and st… (read more)

As an experiment, I opened both browsers (firefox 67.0 and chrome 74.0.3729.169) in incognito mode. All add-ons were disabled. Went to the same page with the video and started playback at the same time. Both Windows were of equal size and worked the same period of time (about 8 hours). Based on the results, firefox consumed almost 2 times more energy, and therefore consumed significantly more resources. Is this normal, or is there some way to fix it?

Asked by lalaciwawi 1 year ago

Last reply by lalaciwawi 1 year ago

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Error Message: "You can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete"

Firefox was working fine yesterday. Today when I went to open it I get this error message "You can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete". How d… (read more)

Firefox was working fine yesterday. Today when I went to open it I get this error message "You can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete". How do I get it back with my Tabs as well? I am using a Mac.

Asked by KayDeeCee 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Configure network settings to bypass system proxy & Cisco Anyconnect

Hi, Can I configure firefox not to route traffic via system proxy / Cisco Anyconnect. When I use "No Proxy", I can connect the Internet via Ethernet, however when I esta… (read more)

Hi,

Can I configure firefox not to route traffic via system proxy / Cisco Anyconnect.

When I use "No Proxy", I can connect the Internet via Ethernet, however when I establish a connection to the corporate network via Cisco Any Connect, I can no longer access the Internet via Firefox.

Apologies if this has been asked before but I was unable to find a solution.

Asked by LawlessXD 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Playback error on Netflix. Firefox 67 32 bits linux OS. Widevine 4.10.1196.0. OpenH264 video codec 1.7.1

Can't play videos on Netflix. Keep getting the same error. Playback error Code: F7701-1003. Firefox 67 32 bits linux OS. Widevine 4.10.1196.0 OpenH264 video codec 1.7.… (read more)

Can't play videos on Netflix. Keep getting the same error. Playback error Code: F7701-1003.

Firefox 67 32 bits linux OS. Widevine 4.10.1196.0 OpenH264 video codec 1.7.1

Asked by Pour999 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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How do I stop Firefox from ending everything I want to print to Onenote.

Within the last week, any document that I try to print off of Firefox is stopped by Onenote. I'gve never used Onenote and didn't even know it was loaded on my machine. Ho… (read more)

Within the last week, any document that I try to print off of Firefox is stopped by Onenote. I'gve never used Onenote and didn't even know it was loaded on my machine. How do I stop this???

Asked by coltowner 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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proxy continually prompts for password

from v67.0, firefox prompts for authentication to the proxy, seemingly every time a new domain is called, making firefox unusable, it takes 20 to 30 authentications to lo… (read more)

from v67.0, firefox prompts for authentication to the proxy, seemingly every time a new domain is called, making firefox unusable, it takes 20 to 30 authentications to load some sites.

configured to use manual proxy config use proxy for all protocols checked Do not prompt for authentication if password is saved is ticked. [doesn't affect behaviour] Proxy DNS when using socks v5 is ticked [doesn't affect behaviour]

Asked by djvhw 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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godaddy webmail no longer can log in

I am running the latest firefox with Linux Mint. After Firefox upgraded, it will no longer let me log into Go Daddy's web based email server. I have tried it with the … (read more)

I am running the latest firefox with Linux Mint. After Firefox upgraded, it will no longer let me log into Go Daddy's web based email server. I have tried it with the Private window option as well.

The web page now insists that the password is wrong. I have cleared cookies and history; I can log in with chrome, with the same password, as well as access the account using Thunderbird.

Asked by GaryVass 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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I registered a sync account and synced on Macbook perfectly. But when I tried to syn on my iphone 8plus, the same account was told not existing.

I registered a sync account on firefox for Macbook and synced on Macbook perfectly. But when I tried to syn on my iphone 8plus, the same account was told not existing and… (read more)

I registered a sync account on firefox for Macbook and synced on Macbook perfectly. But when I tried to syn on my iphone 8plus, the same account was told not existing and I was told to create a new account. Then I deleted the sync account from Macbook firefow and registered a new one (with the same email address) on my iPhone. Then the syncing on iphone was perfect. But when I tried to sync on my macbook, the same account was told not existing either.

It seems to me that the sync account on Macbook firefox and the sync account(with same email address) on iPhone firefox are in 2 isolated zones. The 2 devices can not see each other with the same sync account of email.

Asked by ethaninwa 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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spell check does not work for both English and Hungarian on updated computer

My Mozilla Firefox was updated and now my English and Hungarian spellchecks do not work. I have tried deleting and then reinstalling the dictionaries and followed all r… (read more)

My Mozilla Firefox was updated and now my English and Hungarian spellchecks do not work. I have tried deleting and then reinstalling the dictionaries and followed all recommended solutions to no avail. I went to Mozilla tools and options and languages to check if the two languages were installed. I removed them and reinstalled them. Auto correct is checked. This is most disheartening since everything worked perfectly until a few days ago. What is the point of having spell check if it will not work? The improper spelled word in English is underlined in red, but clicking on the word does not do anything. Before I would get a list of possible words to fit what I was trying to write. In Hungarian ALL the words are underlined and clicking on them does not reveal options either. Spell check should not be this difficult! People can send people up to the moon and back but I can't get spell check to work on an updated computer! Please help!!! I really rely on spell check in BOTH languages. Thank you!

Asked by KJEV 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to handle text on websites looking like little boxes wih an "A" in each?

After running Firefox for a time - 1 to 3 days - every character in the regular text on very website is replaced by a small box with an "A" in it. I am on Mac 10.9.5. Res… (read more)

After running Firefox for a time - 1 to 3 days - every character in the regular text on very website is replaced by a small box with an "A" in it. I am on Mac 10.9.5. Restarting Firefox doesn't help. The only thing that helps is my normal maintenance: Repair permissions in Disk Utility, restart in Safe Boot mode, wait for the hard disk to settle down, restart regularly. Firefox didn't always do this. Now it does it all the time.

Asked by penz 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Windows links open new page. No defaults set

Hi, Recently an issue with links and default browser has come up in Win10. When I click a link in Tbird for instance it opens a completely new window (as opposed to a new… (read more)

Hi,

Recently an issue with links and default browser has come up in Win10. When I click a link in Tbird for instance it opens a completely new window (as opposed to a new tab as before). This window has no prefs, logins or add-on on it. It's like a clean install of the app. Am on latest version of FF Portable.

Cheers, N

Asked by ensta 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Porblems with the number 4 key

Since the latest version 67 installed the four and dollar sign key enter as "n" and "N" respectively when using Firefox All other keystrokes work fine including numbers a… (read more)

Since the latest version 67 installed the four and dollar sign key enter as "n" and "N" respectively when using Firefox All other keystrokes work fine including numbers and numbers shifted keystrokes. In order to get a "4" I must use the numbers keypad. Not sure how to produce a dollar sign.

Asked by erlosi2001 1 year ago

Answered by erlosi2001 1 year ago