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I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by … (read more)

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". So I read through the article and it said to restart my mac, so I did just that and pow, my bookmarks and history returned! Little did I know that the next day, (today) I'd start up Firefox and the message was there again, but this time, it got even worse.

       First I tried to tackle the bookmark problem, "Quit Firefox" they said, "Restart your computer." they said, "Create a new database". None of those worked, so I scrambled the internet looking for answers, all of them resolved their problems, every one else was A-ok, excluding me, and just like that, my add-ons weren't working anymore! Ad-block Plus, Dark Reader, Privacy Badger, nothing. I tried to delete Adblock first and reinstall it, because that's what their page told me to do, and I keep getting this message trying to reinstall it saying, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." 
       And little did I know that every other extension said the exact same thing. So i knew something was going on that was out of my control. And then finally, the "pièce de résistance" to my pain and suffering through out this whole hour or so, pages won't even load even though I'm connected to the internet, how perfect... Even trying to update the browser won't work, downloading a new one also goes through the same "pages not loading problem. 
        So in conclusion, hopefully, just hopefully, you guys can help me out. I'll probably have to resort to my old laptop, (which is slow and almost unusable with how buggy that thing is.) seeing how my mac has also been running into problems these last few days as well before this conundrum. 

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

- wowok (willing to give up any second now.)

Asked by wowok 6 days ago

Last reply by wowok 6 days ago

Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 1 week ago

Last reply by Hanofahrer 1 week ago

Downloading APK gangs for five minutes then fail

Hello, On firefox for Android 82, I try to download F-droid APK from the official website. The download start, opening a download notification with a swiping bar, last 5 … (read more)

Hello, On firefox for Android 82, I try to download F-droid APK from the official website. The download start, opening a download notification with a swiping bar, last 5 minutes and fail. It also appear to do the same for pdf. External downloader are enabled or not, it is the same.

Asked by theo.cavignac 6 days ago

Last reply by theo.cavignac 6 days ago

Video length and progress bar of viewed videos not visible on YouTube

Hi, I do not see length of videos on thumbnails any more, moreover progress bar that was visible on viewed videos is also not visible so I cannot tell what videos I've al… (read more)

Hi,

I do not see length of videos on thumbnails any more, moreover progress bar that was visible on viewed videos is also not visible so I cannot tell what videos I've already watched.

I have made some testing and it seems YouTube is showing video length when I am not signed in - progress bar is still not visible (but it seems to be obvious when I am signed out).

Running Firefox in safe mode is not helping. I am using latest Firefox 82.0.3 (64 bit)

I also have checked in Chrome and there it's working without any issues.

Have You seen such issue? Can it be latest update of Firefox?

BR Grzegorz

Asked by Grzech89 1 week ago

Last reply by Grzech89 5 days ago

Голосовые сообщения ВК

Здравствуйте. Если я отпраляю голосовые сообщения с ПК Вконтакте, то у пользователей они открываются только с ПК (иногда с артефактами звука) или с телефона, но через бра… (read more)

Здравствуйте. Если я отпраляю голосовые сообщения с ПК Вконтакте, то у пользователей они открываются только с ПК (иногда с артефактами звука) или с телефона, но через браузер. С телефона через приложения мои голосовые не открываются. Об этом мне писали все практически. Так происходит с браузера Хром и Firefox. С Оперы всё работает нормально.

Микрофон Blue Spark SL Звуковая карта FOCUSRITE Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen Операционная система Win 10 Браузер Firefox

Asked by Александр 5 days ago

Firefox loads 2 times the same Youtube page and audio plays twice with a delay

1 year ago I posted about this problem and have got no solution. The problem persist... 11/5/19, 3:14 PM Quote Hi, every time I'm on Youtube, Firefox loads the page … (read more)

1 year ago I posted about this problem and have got no solution. The problem persist...

11/5/19, 3:14 PM

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Hi, every time I'm on Youtube, Firefox loads the page 2 times and when I try to go back o the previous page it reloads the current: For example I play video #1, then I click in another video it opens the video #2 page, if I click the back page button even without playing video #2 it reloads video #2 page.

The second problem with Youtube is the audio: sometimes when playing a video suddenly on background it restart the audio of the video and it plays together, and if I pause the video the "first audio" stop but the second keeps going.

Already tried the fix audio solution but nothing changed, also cleared cache etc....

Asked by Gianky 2 days ago

Switch between Tabs - Recent Order + Tab Order - Best of Two Worlds

When switching tabs, Firefox allows you two behaviours: Recent Order or Tab Order but you have to choose between them. This is a trick to have THE TWO BEHAVIOURS TOGETHER… (read more)

When switching tabs, Firefox allows you two behaviours: Recent Order or Tab Order but you have to choose between them. This is a trick to have THE TWO BEHAVIOURS TOGETHER Catch: AutoHotkey is required.

In Firefox Options/Preferences -> General -> Tabs" mark enable recent order (ticked) Then compile the next script in Autohotkey and keep it running.


  1. if WinActive("ahk_exe firefox.exe")

^Q::Send, ^{TAB} ^Tab::Send, ^{PGDN} +^Tab::Send, ^{PGUP}

  1. if

Now with Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab you move right and left between Tabs and with Ctrl+Q you move to last viewed Tab. I choose Q because is next to Tab but you can change it in the second line of the script. Cheers!

Asked by Cartucho 2 days ago

Last reply by Cartucho 2 days ago

facebook is so slow (and messenger is even worse) using firefox (and keeps crashing GAH Tabs)

Hello folks Only using facebook (all other pages and the web is OK all is normal) but using facebook on firefox is painfully SLOW, NO RESPONSIVE, TABS CRASH (GAH) TYPING … (read more)

Hello folks

Only using facebook (all other pages and the web is OK all is normal) but using facebook on firefox is painfully SLOW, NO RESPONSIVE, TABS CRASH (GAH) TYPING IN MESSENGER (when im typing I have finished a sentence and the cursor is still on the first word) Im using firefox to post this and all is OK I go to facebook to message someone now and its so slow. I have new version, started in safe mode, refreshed (no one told me you loose ALL top sites when you refresh..thanks firefox) Im using brave now when I want to use FB and theres NO problems at all.

ideas? please

Asked by malasacoffee@gmail.com 5 days ago

I disable my extension using the button and it re-enables immediately!

I wanted to test which addons are causing problems with videos and disabled some, then noticed that they immediately re-enabled, so I started disabling all my addons and … (read more)

I wanted to test which addons are causing problems with videos and disabled some, then noticed that they immediately re-enabled, so I started disabling all my addons and now as soon as i disable any extension at all, it immediately re-enables itself, what is going on??

Asked by jg 4 days ago

Issue Synching Mozilla Firefox Web Browser on New Computer

How do I resolve this issue? -I try to log-in to Synchc using e-mail and password. -I am taken to e-mail verification step. -I enter passcode I receive, then it refresh… (read more)

How do I resolve this issue? -I try to log-in to Synchc using e-mail and password. -I am taken to e-mail verification step. -I enter passcode I receive, then it refreshing to portal, showing older e-mail account and the message "incorrect password". -Repeating several times leads my account to freeze and the requirement to wait 15 minutes.

I am switching to a new work station, so this is a pretty big inconvenience :/

Asked by jthoma84 2 days ago

Startup lag

For the past couple of month Firefox lags at startup. It takes the program around 15 seconds from the moment I click the icon until it's ready to do anything (with a blan… (read more)

For the past couple of month Firefox lags at startup. It takes the program around 15 seconds from the moment I click the icon until it's ready to do anything (with a blank window as seen in the screenshot). I've tried refreshing Firefox but it didn't help. When I tried opening it safe mode it still takes more or less the same time to start (except without the blank window). After that I tried deleting my add-ons (which aren't many, adblock and fb container) but it have any effect. I'm running it on a laptop with I7-8750H processor and 16 gigs of ram so resources shouldn't be a problem (cpu at no more than 50% at program startup). Please advise.

Asked by JohnPhnow 1 week ago

Last reply by JohnPhnow 6 days ago

Bad Page

Recently, the myheritage site stopped displaying correctly. I have tracked this down to updates to Firefox after version 82.0.0 which display the page as a text only kin… (read more)

Recently, the myheritage site stopped displaying correctly. I have tracked this down to updates to Firefox after version 82.0.0 which display the page as a text only kind of thing.

I have tested versions 78.5.0esr, 80.0.1, 81.0.0 and they all display the page correctly. Versions 82.0.3 and 83 do not.

Anyone know whats going on?

Asked by wilfrid.morrison 1 week ago

Last reply by wilfrid.morrison 6 days ago

Assigning Sites to Containers is missing

I want to use containers more, and I've seen references on Mozilla information pages and news articles to assigning websites to always open in specific containers . Unfor… (read more)

I want to use containers more, and I've seen references on Mozilla information pages and news articles to assigning websites to always open in specific containers . Unfortunately, I can't find the feature in settings and container settings seem bare bones. Was this feature ever implemented or was it removed at some point? Is it coming back?

Asked by Isaac 5 days ago

Cannot Maximize Windows without a Massive Border of White Dead Space and Forced Resolution Change

I restarted my pc last night, and when I opened today I was met with the following issue. Whenever I maximize a window on my primary monitor (3-monitor display), it goes … (read more)

I restarted my pc last night, and when I opened today I was met with the following issue. Whenever I maximize a window on my primary monitor (3-monitor display), it goes full-screen but only shows a portion of the content. It brings with it a huge white border (pictured in screenshot) that registers as a portion of the desktop (or perhaps just not as a portion of the window). By that I mean that when I click in it, it is as though I am clicking out of the window and onto whatever app or object is operating behind the Firefox window.

Changing the zoom does nothing. It just adjusts the size of the display within that same limited portion. Strangely, when I drag the window onto the second or third monitors, it will maximize without issue. Returning the window to the primary monitor, however, recreates the issue. When in this mode, I cannot access the menu nor tool bars. My only way to manipulate the window is to right click in my taskbar, "restore" to a non-maximized state and work from there. When not maximized everything functions normally.

I disabled all add-ons and plugins, but the issue persists. I have no fullscreen background applications which should be affecting the application or its resolution. When I launch, in safe mode, it is better. I can maximize. The border is still present, but I am able to access the menu functions with the alt key. My software version is current. The drivers for my GPU are current.

Again, this issue happened overnight with no changes on my part whatsoever. I shut my pc down after a day of work. I booted up today to resume work, but I am unable to do so until I can solve this issue. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Asked by thomas.e.moran 6 days ago

Last reply by thomas.e.moran 6 days ago

access to yahoo mail

I have used Firefox for browser for several years. Recently, when I pull up yahoo mail I get a message that because of a change in settings it will not access. I did not … (read more)

I have used Firefox for browser for several years. Recently, when I pull up yahoo mail I get a message that because of a change in settings it will not access. I did not change settings as far as I know. It must be something from updates. I am tired of using Chrome.

Asked by tatradingco 4 days ago

feedback loop killed microphone

While testing a softphone widget from Zulu, I called my own cell phone. When I answered the call from the cell phone and said hello, a feedback loop was created that star… (read more)

While testing a softphone widget from Zulu, I called my own cell phone. When I answered the call from the cell phone and said hello, a feedback loop was created that started an ever increasing series of "hello"s being played by the computer sound and the cell phone's speaker. When I hung up the call subsequent calls to any phone number reveals that the microphone appears to be dead. However, the microphone continues to work fine for ms-teams and zoom but not via firefox and the zulu softphone widget. Rebooting, clearing cache, uninstalling the widget and reinstalling does not fix the problem. Where is firefox "remembering" that this event happened and refusing to use the microphone? Thank you, Greg

Asked by Greg 6 days ago

Cann't login international account on MacOS

I download FF from [web] , when I decompress dmg file, i could login in my account. But when I move FF to mac application,I restart FF, it will become Chinese version(I i… (read more)

I download FF from [web] , when I decompress dmg file, i could login in my account. But when I move FF to mac application,I restart FF, it will become Chinese version(I in China, use vpn internet), when I click login, url will be https://accounts.firefox.com.cn, if I modify url, remove 'cn', type account, login, web will tip "working", but I cann't login success.

How to fix it, FF version 83.0, macOs 10.15

Asked by Potato 5 days ago

Home page settings

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home pa… (read more)

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home page and close all tabs not related to the home page settings without closing the browser. However, clicking the home page icon merely opens up the home page tabs, while leaving all existing tabs open. Microsoft Edge does not do this. How can I set Firefox to do it the same way Edge does it?

Asked by pastorbob62 6 days ago

Double Window Crash

I have a PC with 2 monitors, so sometimes I get to work on one monitor while I keep the second one with a video, a news site, or whatever... I have noticed that when I op… (read more)

I have a PC with 2 monitors, so sometimes I get to work on one monitor while I keep the second one with a video, a news site, or whatever... I have noticed that when I open FireFox on Monitor One, and drag out a Tab to create a second FireFox Window and then a site on Monitor One ask me to drag and drop something, FireFox Crashes... at first sight I was on the believe that it was random, but with the last update I notice that when I drag something from my desktop to the FireFox Window 1, instead of the picture of file, it appears a shadow of the FireFox Window on Monitor 2... I hope a I'm being clear, but if not... let me tell you how this happens this at daily... "On Monitor One I open Firefox, open WhatsApp, a client send me a link to a video, I open Link in a tab, drag out the tab to create a separated Firefox Window and move it to Monitor 2 to keep the chat whit client on WhatsApp while video keeps running on monitor 2, I see something and take a screenshot and save it (on desktop, images, documents any place), take the file and drag it to Whatsapp, but instead of the file it looks like im dragging back the tab i previously drag out, and then FireFox crashes..." So FireFox Crashes several times a day, I don't know if there is a way to fix this problem, or if this is a major issue (and if it is, i'd like to you let me know how to report the bug)

Asked by M 6 days ago