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Why did Firefox suddenly stopp launching? (Mac)

System: MacBook Pro (Retina early 2015) @2,7GHz i5 OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Today after trying to open a random website out of my Mail-App, Firefox did't open. Now, … (read more)

System: MacBook Pro (Retina early 2015) @2,7GHz i5 OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Today after trying to open a random website out of my Mail-App, Firefox did't open. Now, when launching the Firefox-icon in the dock, it does the little jumping-animation, but after that nothing happens. No error-message either.

Before that, Firefox functioned perfectly. I can't remember installing any updates or changing any preferences today.

I tried reinstalling Firefox (clean reinstall) as described in several other posts. Also tried the suggestions on the Mozilla Support-Page ("Firefox won't start - find solutions"). Opening Firefox in Safe Mode or by holding the option-key also didn't work.

Would really appreciate your help, thanks.

Edit: When moving and launching Firefox from another drive (SD-Card or initial "virtual" Firefox-drive) it somehow workes!

Asked by coffeenator1 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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can't log in you said sent me an email nver got on any device

getting an error in my kaspersky vulnera bility scan due to firefox problem.. i would update if i could. i already have firefox focus on my i phone. your site keeps gi… (read more)

getting an error in my kaspersky vulnera bility scan due to firefox problem.. i would update if i could. i already have firefox focus on my i phone. your site keeps giving me the runaround. claims my password was not correct. your site claims to have sent an email password reset to my email.. have not received on any device.. spam or otherwise.

Asked by michaelleecarter 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox has deleted all my extension data/settings after update

I just installed the latest Firefox update (67) and when the browser restarted I noticed no web pages were loading. It turned out this was because my uBlock Origin and uM… (read more)

I just installed the latest Firefox update (67) and when the browser restarted I noticed no web pages were loading. It turned out this was because my uBlock Origin and uMatrix extensions had been completely cleared of ALL data, including their default/pre-defined rules.

All of my extensions data seems to have been cleared. The extensions are still installed, but their settings/data are completely gone.

This is EXTREMELY frustrating.

Does Firefox make backups or anything before it attempts an update? Is my extension data/settings recoverable somehow?

Come on, Mozilla, what are you doing to Firefox recently?!

Asked by wonka 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Websites blocked; security connection failed message is SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE, therefore need a quick solution or discontinue using Firefox

More and more of my favorite websites are blocked, so increasingly having to use MS Edge as a default browser. It is very frustrating so a solution would be most welcome.… (read more)

More and more of my favorite websites are blocked, so increasingly having to use MS Edge as a default browser. It is very frustrating so a solution would be most welcome. I can't even use this Mozilla help website so have had to use MS Edge to convey this message.

Asked by DonJScott 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Resetting lost passwords

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Del… (read more)

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Dell), all of my saved logins are removed.

After some checking, I found that the actual logins file had been changed from "logins.json" to "logins.json.corrupt".

Why Firefox is doing this is anybodies guess, but it may have something to do with the actual passwords themselves containing characters that it doesn't like.......

Easy resolution - find the "corrupt" file and rename it!

Using Windows Explorer, you will need to make hidden files visible, then go to (User)>Appdata>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>(71r822oe.*********), then scrol down to "logins.json.corrupt" - select, rename, "logins.json", agree to the change warning, and exit. All now works as before.

(The bits in brackets will be your own name and registry entry)

Please, Mozilla - can you try and stop this happening in the first place ?

Asked by MichaelM46 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox updates reset settings

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I … (read more)

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I stop Firefox updates from essentially resetting the browser when it updates?

Asked by fgsfds 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Just upgraded and bookmarks are missing and I've tried alot of fixes without success

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Ba… (read more)

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Backup File.

Earlier I had tried the Profile change as suggested to "place.sqlite.old and that didn't work.

I did find these files (see screenshot) but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for any help. (I knew I shouldn't have updated!!)

Asked by davidjfay 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Profile lost during update

Initially installed FF version 63 on 10/10/ 2018 and has exceeded my expectations. I launch it today and everything is gone. It looked like a fresh install. I got a mome… (read more)

Initially installed FF version 63 on 10/10/ 2018 and has exceeded my expectations. I launch it today and everything is gone. It looked like a fresh install. I got a momentary notification that Firefox had updated successfully. This issue is similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1223868. I do have a "Old Firefox Date" folder on my desktop. I added a new Profile and copied the necessary files from the folder on my desktop. Problem is...no bookmarks, favicons, login info, etc. I'm not real happy about this because Firefox has the ability to delete profiles and add new ones without notification and then corrupt or lose all my old info. I can't believe I allowed Firefox to update without notification. First of all, what happened and secondly , how do I get info back that isn't where it's supposed to be?

Asked by cactusdr 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox update wiped out all my bookmarks

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...! … (read more)

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...!

Asked by Whard 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My confirm email is in code and I cannot decipher it. What do I do now?

My "Finish Creating Your Account' email is in code so I cannot confirm my email or do what ever it is directing me to do. Note: I have had to sign in with a different ema… (read more)

My "Finish Creating Your Account' email is in code so I cannot confirm my email or do what ever it is directing me to do. Note: I have had to sign in with a different email to be able to send an email for support. Colin

Asked by Hollow-Colin 11 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 11 months ago

An error occurred during a connection to home.packagesear.ch. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECO

This is the message that I receive when I click on the Firefox icon: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to home.packagesear.ch. SSL received a… (read more)

This is the message that I receive when I click on the Firefox icon:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to home.packagesear.ch. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by espina7 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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firefox won't load a site, ie will.

I am using firefox 60.0 I try to play videos from website https://www.cbs.com/watch/. I get this error message. <<this box will not accept the picture of the error … (read more)

I am using firefox 60.0

I try to play videos from website https://www.cbs.com/watch/.

I get this error message.

<<this box will not accept the picture of the error message>>

But USING IE 11.342 the website works and plays the video.

Got any suggestions on what settings I need to change OR DOES FIREFOX NOT PLAY WELL WITH CBS??????????

tried to upload picture of error message, but website would not complete uploading.

Asked by rbis 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago