Why make Firefox unusable once an update is done in the background?

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setu… (read more)

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setup the update. Not great but OK. But suddenly it would completely disable the user from not using the browser until an update is performed (See Image). But why? Not OK!

I am totally fine with the browser needing a restart to finish update. But why wouldn't Firefox not let me decide when I want that. Until I am ready let me use the browser. I really wish they don't freeze the browser like that.

Is there someone looking to address this issue in a future version? Is this only happening to me?

Asked by DrSpill 3 days ago

Web pages keep refreshing on iOS Firefox

Web pages keep refreshing. I see this happening on Fox News and ESPN websites. I’m in the middle of reading when the page refreshes and goes back to the top. Often, this … (read more)

Web pages keep refreshing. I see this happening on Fox News and ESPN websites. I’m in the middle of reading when the page refreshes and goes back to the top. Often, this happens repeatedly. Only under iOS, doesn’t happen on the PC version of Firefox.

Asked by KevMeist 1 day ago

copy and paste not working

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, at… (read more)

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, atom—nothing.

I have tried the About:config solution to no avail. Sometimes the copy and paste will work for a minute or so when opening Firefox, but it quickly degrades.

I have looked into settings for the browser as well and I can't find anything that would affect copy and paste. This change seemed to have happen a few weeks ago with an update that was released.

What is happening?!?!?!

Asked by keri.rasmussen 5 days ago

Can not download emails from mail server with 78.0.1, but can with 68.11.0

My email client has silently stopped downloading emails (after 19th July). This was around the time I upgraded to v.78.0.1 I have 5 email accounts, all with a POP3 setup.… (read more)

My email client has silently stopped downloading emails (after 19th July). This was around the time I upgraded to v.78.0.1 I have 5 email accounts, all with a POP3 setup. Sending emails works. Retrieving emails silently fails.

Testing (IMAP) on Windows 10:

  • Thunderbird 78.0.1:
  Manual configuration 
  Error message said the user name or password was wrong.
  • Thunderbird 68.11.0:
The manual configuration worked fine, and was able to receive emails.

As my machine upgraded, I can not revert to an older version, and I do not wish to lose many years of emails.

How can I either: 1. Restore the old version. 2. Fix the email downloads.

Asked by social_bot 3 days ago

Last reply by social_bot 4 hours ago

THINDERBIRD NE RECOIT PLUS LES MESSAGES

Bonjour, Je viens d'installer la nouvelle version 2004 de Windows 10 et depuis, je ne peux plus recevoir les mails sur Thunderbird. J'ai d'abord pensé que cela venait du … (read more)

Bonjour,

Je viens d'installer la nouvelle version 2004 de Windows 10 et depuis, je ne peux plus recevoir les mails sur Thunderbird. J'ai d'abord pensé que cela venait du programme. Je l'ai donc désinstallé et réinstallé mais sans succès. Par contre, je peux envoyer des mails.

Pourriez-vous m'aider SVP ?

Merci d'avance.

MEDION42

Asked by khalifap 3 days ago

Mozilla VPN: Does it support amazon fire tv box?

Hi, I'm not sure what type of software is used on my amazon fire TV box and don't know if I can use the VPN on the box. Mainly for netflix and movie services. Anyone know… (read more)

Hi, I'm not sure what type of software is used on my amazon fire TV box and don't know if I can use the VPN on the box. Mainly for netflix and movie services. Anyone know?

Thanks, Tommy2080

Asked by tommy2080 4 days ago

Thunderbird 78 - IMAP account no longer working

Hello, We are using Thunderbird since version 45, and we updated it last month to version 68. Now we are updating some installations to the version 78 and 78.0.1 but we c… (read more)

Hello,

We are using Thunderbird since version 45, and we updated it last month to version 68. Now we are updating some installations to the version 78 and 78.0.1 but we can't manage to get an IMAP account working.

-- Problem-- Before version 78 you are prompted an exception to accept the incoming and outgoing server, but we don't get the window at version 78. This means we cannot send or receive email with version 78.

I tested this with both Windows and Mac

--Possible workaround -- When we update an installation of version 68 to 78 that was already configured on version 68, version 78 works fine.

In the attachment are 2 pictures of the exception and what happens on version 78.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by justin37 4 days ago

Last reply by justin37 3 days ago

YOUTUBE: No Home Page & No Initial Comments Section via FireFox

YOUTUBE: No Home Page & No Initial Comments Section via FireFox: In YouTube via FireFox the YouTube Home Page and Comment Entry on videos is missing. Why is this? Eve… (read more)

YOUTUBE: No Home Page & No Initial Comments Section via FireFox: In YouTube via FireFox the YouTube Home Page and Comment Entry on videos is missing. Why is this? Ever since the dawn of FireFox this has always been missing. Please go use Chrome, Chromium, and Brave. You will see when you select a certain YouTube Channel, you will get a Home Page. You do not get this in FireFox. The second issue that has always been is the fact that you cannot comment on videos because the Comment Entry is missing via FireFox.

FireFox needs to correct this problematic issue. I am using Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia. I have also used Windows 10 and the same problem exist there. I want the FireFox Team to use Linux Mint to see what you get from the FireFox Browser in the Software Manager. Question; is this the same Browser that is currently available via the website? If not, then we have a huge problem with the Linux Team and Linux period that needs to be resolved. Both the FireFox Team & the Linux Team needs to work together to get this fixed.

I would provide Screenshots but I want people to actually go and see for themselves. Go get Linux Mint and install FireFox via the Software Manager. Go to YouTube to see what I am talking about.

Sincerely, KLCJR77 Productions

Asked by KLCJR77 PRODUCTIONS 2 days ago

Firefox is unusable

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses f… (read more)

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses for this one tab I have open right now, uses 6gb with a few tabs open. Is the latest version of FF simply unusable and its time to switch? Thoughts please

Asked by Rossco71 5 days ago

Last reply by Rossco71 19 hours ago

retrieve settings and add-on's

I recently did a clean install of Window's on my computer. I have a Firefox account and am signed into sync, but I don't know how to get my add-ons and settings back. W… (read more)

I recently did a clean install of Window's on my computer. I have a Firefox account and am signed into sync, but I don't know how to get my add-ons and settings back. When I go to "Manage Your Extensions" I see all of them there, but I don't know how to make it so that their icons are viewable in my Toolbar where I can click and use them. In the Manage Your Extensions area I can't click on them to load the extension. For example: I have Notes by Firefox where I have stored irreplaceable information, but I am unable to access any of the information stored in notes because I am unable to "reinstall" Notes. So in short how do I get the extensions listed in the attached screenshot to show up in the Toolbar(highlighted area in the screenshot)?

Asked by joseph_oates 13 hours ago

i want to have tabs at top of page again on my android tablet

I accepted the upgrade recently, and now have to go to a tabs page, rather than seeing my tabs at the top of the page. I have an 8 inch tablet. Can I get my visible tab… (read more)

I accepted the upgrade recently, and now have to go to a tabs page, rather than seeing my tabs at the top of the page. I have an 8 inch tablet. Can I get my visible tabs back?

Asked by Carol 2 days ago

Last reply by Carol 9 hours ago

Make windows act separate in CentOS (Like Windows)

I've installed CentOS 8, but I have a niggle. I have two Firefox windows open: one on my left screen, one on my right screen. I have VLC playing video on my left screen. … (read more)

I've installed CentOS 8, but I have a niggle.

I have two Firefox windows open: one on my left screen, one on my right screen.

I have VLC playing video on my left screen.

I would like to use the Firefox window on my right screen without it bringing the Firefox window to the front on my left screen, thus covering VLC.

Both Firefox windows act independently on Windows 10, I would like this behaviour in CentOS. Is there an option for this?

Thank you

Asked by kiadauk 5 days ago

Comment section on youtube gone?

Hi Just noticed that i no longer cant comment on youtube? Don´t even se the "leave a public comment" section either Tried to delete cookies just for youtube with no luck… (read more)

Hi

Just noticed that i no longer cant comment on youtube? Don´t even se the "leave a public comment" section either Tried to delete cookies just for youtube with no luck, tried microsofts edge browser and there was the comment section? So what happend to mozilla? Still run win7 64 bit, latest update on the browser.

Thanks

Tobias

Asked by torverud 5 days ago

Last reply by torverud 4 days ago

Thunderbird operations suddenly at a crawl.

Windows 10 64 bit, oodles of resources (32 G ram). Was always pretty snappy. Suddenly moving or deleting messages takes 5 to 10 seconds, rather than almost immediate. Not… (read more)

Windows 10 64 bit, oodles of resources (32 G ram).

Was always pretty snappy. Suddenly moving or deleting messages takes 5 to 10 seconds, rather than almost immediate.

Nothing else on my system shows similar behavior, only TB.

Interestingly, deleting messages in local folders is still instantaneous. It is only from "inbox" that I seem to be having a problem.

Anyone?

Asked by yukitaga1 5 days ago

Recent T-Bird Mail Update 78.0.1 (32-bit) Program acting Strangely

Hello Support, I notice today when I updated Thunderbird program to new version 78.0.1 it started acting strangely, slowing down, not retrieving emails for specified fold… (read more)

Hello Support, I notice today when I updated Thunderbird program to new version 78.0.1 it started acting strangely, slowing down, not retrieving emails for specified folders, all folders change color to light gray, filters that were created are not responding I surely don't want go back and create them all over again. It has crashed on me several times so far, emails going straight to inbox when it works and not to their folders. Again, very, very slow... I'm using Lenova Computer with windows 10.

Thanks for your time,

Long time user and Donator, David

Asked by Dave 5 days ago

Last reply by Dave 2 days ago

Media Feature Pack

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem… (read more)

It keeps asking me for the Media Feature Pack. I install it but it still pop-up a requirement to install the Media Feature Pack. I use Firefox 79. It never were a problem with Firefox 78.

What's wrong?

Asked by klappa 9 hours ago

Problem with getting Firefox to open pages saved in maff format

A couple of years ago I posted a query regarding not being able to open pages saved in maff format (of which I have literally hundreds saved). I solved the problem by in… (read more)

A couple of years ago I posted a query regarding not being able to open pages saved in maff format (of which I have literally hundreds saved). I solved the problem by installing an extended release version of Firefox, 52.7.4, which still supported the maff extension. Et voilà, all my maff files now open.

I have held onto my old XP machine because I have a boatload of legacy graphic programs which I do not want to spend the hundreds of dollars to upgrade to Windows 7 or 10 versions. Recently someone gave me an XP machine which is newer and has a much better processor than my own.

So I figured if I just install Firefox_ESR_52.7.4 I would easily be able to open those maff files I wish to store on the (new) XP machine.

Curious thing, the only version I could find to download Firefox_ESR_52.7.4 came in a zip file with no installer. I mention this because I'm wondering whether it may not be the cause of the fact that I cannot get this version of Firefox to open files with the maff extension. I right-click the file to "Open With" and select Firefox from the list, but it then simply goes into an infinite loop of showing me the Open With dialog box. I even put Firefox.exe into the Send To folder, and the exact same thing happens.

When I downloaded Firefox_ESR_52.7.4 for my Windows 7 machine, it did come with an installer, but I cannot use it for the XP machine because it is the 64-bit version. And for the life of me I cannot find anywhere to download ESR_52.7.4 with an installer.

Anybody out there who could shed some light on this problem?

Thanks,

Dandelion

P.S.: I tried to post this question using Firefox (my extended release version) but after signing in, the page just hangs... and hangs. I suppose this is because I'm using a version of Firefox which Mozilla deems unacceptably outdated. But my argument has been and always will be that there are extensions I cannot live without, so as long as the newer versions of Firefox do not support those extensions, tant pis. I use Chrome 95% of the time.

Asked by Dandelion 1 week ago

Last reply by Dandelion 6 days ago