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Error in event Viewer......Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent

Hello all. Since the update to Version 113.0 I have been getting an error in my Event Viewer which is Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent . I am now on Version 113.0.1… (read more)

Hello all. Since the update to Version 113.0 I have been getting an error in my Event Viewer which is Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent . I am now on Version 113.0.1 and still get this error. Firefox is my default browser. Below is an image of what I see in my Event Viewer and also the full view of the event itself. I seem to not be having any problems with the browser but I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why this is happening or forward to the Devs.

Respectfully, Don


Log Name: Application Source: Firefox Default Browser Agent Date: 5/14/2023 4:19:42 PM Event ID: 2 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: DESKTOP- Description: The system cannot find the file specified. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

 <System>
   <Provider Name="Firefox Default Browser Agent" />
   <EventID Qualifiers="32775">2</EventID>
   <Version>0</Version>
   <Level>2</Level>
   <Task>0</Task>
   <Opcode>0</Opcode>
   <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
   <TimeCreated SystemTime="2023-05-14T20:19:42.8333225Z" />
   <EventRecordID>9023</EventRecordID>
   <Correlation />
   <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
   <Channel>Application</Channel>
   <Computer>DESKTOP-         </Computer>
   <Security />
 </System>
 <EventData>
   <Data>0x80070002 in RegistryDeleteValue:320</Data>
 </EventData>

</Event>

Asked by new_aged2perfection 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox 113 - tab bar moved to above tool bar

I've just installed Firefox 113.0 and my tab bar is now above the toolbar and bookmarks bar. Up until 112, the tab bar was below the bookmarks bar. I have no changed anyt… (read more)

I've just installed Firefox 113.0 and my tab bar is now above the toolbar and bookmarks bar. Up until 112, the tab bar was below the bookmarks bar. I have no changed anything in UserChrome and in fact that file is still dated 2020. I've searched but haven't found an explanation. Anyone know what changed or is this just a bug? Thanks

Asked by bobbd 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Poor video quality

I've tried everything to fix poor picture quality when streaming "third party" videos, e.g., YouTube. Colors are washed out; weird contrast; everything looks like it's co… (read more)

I've tried everything to fix poor picture quality when streaming "third party" videos, e.g., YouTube. Colors are washed out; weird contrast; everything looks like it's coming through a haze. Streams from Netflix, Amazon look normal. And sorry, guys, the same third party streams from YouTube et al. look totally normal in the MS Outlook browser. Have tried all kinds of settings and rebooted as well. No change.

Please advise. This problem appears to be unique to Firefox.

Asked by rwerber45 11 months ago

Answered by andrea.dika 11 months ago

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Intrusive VPN popup pushing Firefox VPN

Today Firefox stopped altogether and dimmed the entire window and popped up a "Try the Firefox VPN" message. I use Firefox specifically to get away from disruptive, intru… (read more)

Today Firefox stopped altogether and dimmed the entire window and popped up a "Try the Firefox VPN" message. I use Firefox specifically to get away from disruptive, intrusive violations like that. This needs to be removed immediately and never ever happen again. It's completely antithetical to the core values of Firefox.

Furthermore, several users have reported it breaking their browsing. See this Reddit thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/13rnt88/why_is_firefox_windows_11_version_showing_me/

This affected me on Windows 10 running Firefox 113.0.2 64 bit.

Asked by ben153 10 months ago

Last reply by a.mpoygiatiwths 10 months ago

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How to open all synced tabs

I have seen multiple copies of this question, some unanswered, some with the same "answer". All the questions are closed so I cannot reply to them. The "answer" does not … (read more)

I have seen multiple copies of this question, some unanswered, some with the same "answer". All the questions are closed so I cannot reply to them. The "answer" does not work.

I have the "Show tabs from other devices" sidebar. I also can access from "Open application menu" > email address > list of synced tabs. Both methods show me the device name and all of my synced tabs. Neither method has an "open all tabs" option. If I right click my device name nothing happens. If I right click a tab, it opens that one tab. I don't know how many tabs I have on my Android. I have enough tabs that it only shows the infinity symbol instead of the number. It has shown the infinity symbol for a long time and I've opened many more tabs since. It could be hundreds or even thousands of tabs. I have 224 tabs on my laptop. I want to open all 224 laptop tabs plus all however many Android tabs on my laptop at the same time. I'm aware this will cause significant lag on my laptop. I'm not looking for a solution for that or people telling me not to do that. I want to know how to open all of my synced tabs at once on my laptop, without having to click through one by one.

Edition Windows 11 Home Version 22H2 Installed on ‎2022-‎09-‎21 OS build 22621.1702 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22641.1000.0 "You're up to date Last checked: Today, 17:15" (Just clicked "Check for updates")

Firefox 113.0.1 (64-bit) "Firefox is up to date"

Asked by Emily 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Facebook lagging

So for the last little while, Facebook has been making a complete nuisance of itself on firefox. This isn't a browser problem, because the other tabs I have open work pe… (read more)

So for the last little while, Facebook has been making a complete nuisance of itself on firefox. This isn't a browser problem, because the other tabs I have open work perfectly fine, but FB takes forever to load, and any button I press to interact with it, (like the reload button,) also lags, (but, again, works fine on other tabs,). It doesn't even register links as being clickable for a good minute after loading. The page also seems to reset every time I switch from another tab to it, showing a blank page with a loading symbol. I have tried deleting the entire history, and restarting the browser, and deactivating the adblocker, (the only extension active) and nothing seems to help. Does anybody know why it's doing this, (other than because the company follows the 'if it isn't broke, break it' theory, which we all already knew,) and how to fix it?

Asked by Khat 10 months ago

Answered by Khat 10 months ago

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Tabs on Bottom broke again

Hi Well Firefox did it again. I had tabs on the bottom where I wanted them and they broke this again in the update I just got. Any idea how to move them back down to th… (read more)

Hi

Well Firefox did it again. I had tabs on the bottom where I wanted them and they broke this again in the update I just got.

Any idea how to move them back down to the bottom? This is the userchrome.css coding I was using that worked fine before the update

@import url(userChrome-color_bookmark_folders_Proton89.css);


/* Source file https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/firefox-csshacks/tree/master/chrome/tabs_on_bottom.css made available under Mozilla Public License v. 2.0 See the above repository for updates as well as full license text. */

/* Modify to change window drag space width */ /* Use tabs_on_bottom_menubar_on_top_patch.css if you have menubar permanently enabled and want it on top

  • /

/* IMPORTANT */ /* Get window_control_placeholder_support.css Window controls will be all wrong without it. Additionally on Linux, you may need to get: linux_gtk_window_control_patch.css

  • /
root{ --uc-titlebar-padding: 0px; }

@media (-moz-os-version: windows-win10){

root[sizemode="maximized"][tabsintitlebar]{ --uc-titlebar-padding: 8px }

}

  1. toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] > .titlebar-buttonbox-container,
  2. TabsToolbar > .titlebar-buttonbox-container{

position: fixed; display: block; top: var(--uc-titlebar-padding,0px); right:0; height: 35px; } /* Mac specific. You should set that font-smoothing pref to true if you are on any platform where window controls are on left */ @supports -moz-bool-pref("layout.css.osx-font-smoothing.enabled"){

root{ --uc-titlebar-padding: 0px !important }

.titlebar-buttonbox-container{ left:0; right: unset !important; } }

root[uidensity="compact"] #TabsToolbar > .titlebar-buttonbox-container{ height: 30px }
  1. toolbar-menubar[inactive] > .titlebar-buttonbox-container{ opacity: 0 }
  1. navigator-toolbox{ padding-top: var(--uc-titlebar-padding,0px) !important; }

.titlebar-buttonbox-container > .titlebar-buttonbox{ height: 100%; }

  1. titlebar{

-moz-box-ordinal-group: 2; -moz-appearance: none !important; --tabs-navbar-shadow-size: 0px; }

.titlebar-placeholder,

  1. TabsToolbar .titlebar-spacer{ display: none; }

/* Also hide the toolbox bottom border which isn't at bottom with this setup */

  1. navigator-toolbox::after{ display: none !important; }

@media (-moz-gtk-csd-close-button){ .titlebar-button{ -moz-box-orient: vertical } }

/* These exist only for compatibility with autohide-tabstoolbar.css */ toolbox#navigator-toolbox > toolbar#nav-bar.browser-toolbar{ animation: none; }

  1. navigator-toolbox:hover #TabsToolbar{ animation: slidein ease-out 48ms 1 }

/* Source file https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/firefox-csshacks/tree/master/chrome/tabs_on_bottom_menubar_on_top_patch.css made available under Mozilla Public License v. 2.0 See the above repository for updates as well as full license text. */

/* Menubar on top patch - use with tabs_on_bottom.css */ /* Only really useful if menubar is ALWAYS visible */

root{ --uc-window-control-width: 0px !important }
  1. navigator-toolbox{ padding-top: calc(29px + var(--uc-titlebar-padding,0px)) !important }
  1. toolbar-menubar{

position: fixed; display: flex; top: var(--uc-titlebar-padding,0px); height: 25px; width: 100%; overflow: hidden; }

  1. toolbar-menubar > .titlebar-buttonbox-container{ height: 29px; order: 100; }
  1. toolbar-menubar > [flex]{ flex-grow: 100; }
  2. toolbar-menubar > spacer[flex]{

order: 99; flex-grow: 1; min-width: var(--uc-window-drag-space-width,20px); }

  1. toolbar-menubar .titlebar-button{ padding: 2px 17px !important; }
  1. toolbar-menubar .toolbarbutton-1 { --toolbarbutton-inner-padding: 3px }

/* TABS: height */*|*:root { --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important; --tab-min-height: 20px !important; --tab-min-width: 80px !important;

  1. tabbrowser-tabs {

width: 100vw !important; }

  1. main-window:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {padding-bottom: var(--tab-min-height) !important;}

.tab-background { border-radius: 8px 8px 0px 0px !important; border-image: none !important; } .tab-line { display: none; }

.tab-close-button { color: red!important; }

Asked by scottish2 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Firefox is popping up a small pop-up asking for a password.

Everything under Logins and Passwords, and Forms and Autofill is unchecked. A "Primary Password" has never been set in firefox. Can't get it to stop asking, which is ma… (read more)

Everything under Logins and Passwords, and Forms and Autofill is unchecked. A "Primary Password" has never been set in firefox.

Can't get it to stop asking, which is made worse by the fact that nothing is selected to prompt it nor is anything stored for it to use.

Asked by Shawn.Janson 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Date/time of older Facebook posts disappeared

When I scroll down to look at recent posts on Facebook groups I follow all but the top one has suddenly lost its date/time – I just get a blank where the details would us… (read more)

When I scroll down to look at recent posts on Facebook groups I follow all but the top one has suddenly lost its date/time – I just get a blank where the details would usually be and have to hover over to reveal the details. The silly thing is that this only happens when I sign in and it doesn’t happen when I use chrome – although I prefer using Firefox, not least because the bookmarks sidebar is better. I have tried getting rid of all extensions and running in troubleshoot mode but without success. Any help/advice would be appreciated (as long as it is not about football!)

Asked by johnr4308 11 months ago

Last reply by GHSRobert 10 months ago

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Cannot restore previous session

Two days ago, my firefox browser started not restoring the previous sessions. I changed nothing in the configuration and I don't remember I had a crash. The option "Resto… (read more)

Two days ago, my firefox browser started not restoring the previous sessions. I changed nothing in the configuration and I don't remember I had a crash. The option "Restore Previous Session" does not appear in the "3-bar menu > history" and it appears grayed in the History Firefox main menu.

What I've already tried or verified following the instructions of mozilla forum: 1) Settings > general > “Open previous windows and tabs” is checked as it always have been; I unchecked and and rechecked but nothing changed; 2) Settings > Privacy & Security > “remember history” is selected. Also tried to Settings > Privacy & Security > "Use custom settings for history" with "Always use Private Browsing mode" not checked. No success 3) I also deleted sessionstore-backups folder under my profile. The new created folder, even after closing some new sessions, has only the "recovery.jsonlz4" and "recovery.baklz4" files. There is no "previous.jsonlz4" inside which seems weird. 4) through about:config I checked that browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash was true. In fact, I have Firefox in a second computer with no sessions restoring problem. I compared all browser.sessionstore.xxxx variables and the values are the same.

I still have the problem and do not know what to try next. Reset Firefox?

Asked by geber.ramalho 11 months ago

Answered by willjoe24421 11 months ago

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Webcam help

Scroll down until you find "PERMISSIONS" and find for "Camera". Click on "Settings" that is parallel to "Camera". Now, select/type all websites, that you want to give pe… (read more)

Scroll down until you find "PERMISSIONS" and find for "Camera". Click on "Settings" that is parallel to "Camera". Now, select/type all websites, that you want to give permission/access to your camera.

Never used a webcam before, but i did that... the site is there, it says allow... i'm on the website now, says webcam not found... am i forgetting something? do i even have one? i'm at the library...

Tim

Asked by ttaylor11133 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Scrolling up requires two downward swipes

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can s… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can scroll down the page without issue, but scrolling slowly back up toward the top of the page with downward drags of my finger is only responsive half of the time. That is, I can only scroll back up with every-other downward swipe/drag of my finger. This odd behavior does not happen with other mobile browsers (I'm on Android 13 and using a Galaxy A53 5G). Any suggestions?

Asked by cjw 11 months ago

Answered by cjw 11 months ago

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Recover cached images from previous version of webpage

I use Pinterest quite a bit and somehow a great deal of pins have disappeared. This happened once before when I was using Chrome, and I was able to go digging into my c… (read more)

I use Pinterest quite a bit and somehow a great deal of pins have disappeared.

This happened once before when I was using Chrome, and I was able to go digging into my cached files and find the cached versions of the thumbnails of my Pins, so I could somewhat recreate them based on that.

I'm not sure how to go about that with Firefox. Would any information (specifically images) be stored from a previous version of a webpage?

Thank you!

Asked by complicaits 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Profiles Directory in Windows 11 points to the "wrong" location

I installed the Firefox browser (version 113.0.2 (64-bit)) onto a new PC running Windows 11. When attempting to clean up the Firefox cache with another utility, I noticed… (read more)

I installed the Firefox browser (version 113.0.2 (64-bit)) onto a new PC running Windows 11. When attempting to clean up the Firefox cache with another utility, I noticed that the amount of space recovered was much smaller than expected. When I tried to check my profile using the Troubleshooting Information page (to open the folder) I received a message that the location was not available. I double checked with Windows Explorer and this was the case. Searching for "cache2" in Explorer located the folder/directory in a different location.

The Firefox Profile Folder should be in this location, according to Firefox's Troubleshooting Information page (anonymized information in square brackets):

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[character string 1].[profile name]

The best I can tell, the actual Profile Folder created in Windows 11 is located here:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Mozilla.Firefox_[character string 2]\LocalCache\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[character string 1].[profile name]

The cache folder for the profile is located here:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Packages\Mozilla.Firefox_[character string 2]\LocalCache\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[character string 1].[profile name]\cache2\entries

I am not sure if this situation is unique to me, or if this is a common occurrence with Windows 11.

The use of the Packages folder may be the result of installing an application that is not fully "Windows 11-native" or it may just be the new way Windows deals with some applications. I am not sure if the data in character string 2 is consistent, or if it is a unique string created by Windows when Firefox was installed.

If I go to the Settings and clear data, the folder that is a sub-folder of Packages is cleared, so Firefox "knows" where the data is, but the Troubleshooting Information page is confused.

If this is a common occurrence, a tweak to this page in a future release would be helpful. If it is a rare occurrence, a help article may be, well, helpful.

Thanks.

Asked by Irgendjemand 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago