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Firefox Bookmarked All My Tabs Thousands of Times

So uh. This is bizarre. This has been going on for a couple weeks now - since the unremovable Other Bookmarks button appeared, though I *have* since removed that - but ba… (read more)

So uh. This is bizarre. This has been going on for a couple weeks now - since the unremovable Other Bookmarks button appeared, though I *have* since removed that - but basically, I've had a lot of tabs open for a while now. Well over 100 of them. 99% of them were unloaded and just there for me to go back to whenever, that's not usually a problem for me, it doesn't lag my browser.

What *does* lag my browser is opening my bookmarks. Because Firefox has taken these 100+ tabs and bookmarked all of them. Thousands of times. There are over 170,000 bookmarks bogging down my browser and they're all these exact same tabs, over and over and over and over and over again. Obviously, I never did this. This just up and happened one day.

I managed to scroll through all of them, and couldn't find *any* of my *actual* bookmarks whatsoever. They're all gone. All I have are these tabs, over and over. What the hell is going on, and how do I fix this?

Asked by werefallingup 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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log in cumbersome compared to safari on mac

After dragging firefox icon to dock on mac, unlike safari, it asks for user id and password each time I want to use it, sending notification by e-mail about the log in. … (read more)

After dragging firefox icon to dock on mac, unlike safari, it asks for user id and password each time I want to use it, sending notification by e-mail about the log in. Is this necessary as safari doesn't need this, and if so, is it easier just to use safari as default browser instead of firefox? Or can this be changed in settings without harming my security, as I'm using it on my mac from home. Some things work better with Firefox, but it I have to login and enter a password each time to use it, then it makes it cumbersome to use Firefox as a default browser. Thank you, First time user of Firefox on Mac.

Asked by jeff136 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Firefox suddenly crippled - not loading any pages - fresh install hasn't helped

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to… (read more)

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to no avail.

The only page that displays, is the about:support troubleshooting page.

Asked by furriephillips 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot reach popular website

Hello, I use a popular website hrca.net (Hornby Railways Collectors Association). Since about 12th February this year attempted access just times out saying the site is b… (read more)

Hello, I use a popular website hrca.net (Hornby Railways Collectors Association). Since about 12th February this year attempted access just times out saying the site is busy or down. I get the same problem using other browsers. Firefox flags a certificate/name/address error warning which can be bypassed but not very convenient and possibly unsafe. The owner of the website asked me to try the IP address as a test and it works perfectly. Why is Firefox suddenly flagging this problem after 6 years of using this site without any issues? The website owner says no other users have reported any problems. There are 2000+ users. I have tried clearing the cache, disabling add-ons and resetting Firefox. Using CMD tracert I have discovered the IP address called by hrca.net on my laptop is not the same as the one supplied by website owner. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Asked by v.mumby 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Poblem with cut and paste

When I try to paste something into a comment, I get this: "16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-na… (read more)

When I try to paste something into a comment, I get this:

"16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:6.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:16.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}"

How can I stop this?

Asked by bob.abbott 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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why do pages display a thick dark rectangle in top left hand corner, See image

when i open a new page i find the top lefthand area of the page is encased in a thick black rectangle. this makes it difficult to select links within this area as they a… (read more)

when i open a new page i find the top lefthand area of the page is encased in a thick black rectangle. this makes it difficult to select links within this area as they are all out of alignment. i have searched options and settings in firefox to try to stop this occuring to no avail, any solutions?

Asked by spiper42 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Extensions

I installed Firefox onto my third device, and it synced my data, including my extensions. The only thing is, they don't show up in my tool bar like they do on my other de… (read more)

I installed Firefox onto my third device, and it synced my data, including my extensions. The only thing is, they don't show up in my tool bar like they do on my other devices. I tried several different things, but the icons for the extensions don't even show up in the customization tab. They don't autofill or work at all, despite saying that they are installed and active.

Asked by gocoda 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago