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Firefox 84.0.1 logs out on Big Sur every time you close it

Hi there New Mac Book Pro M1 running Big Sur 11.1 Firefox is being a nightmare. Forgets everything. Logs out of everything. Logs out of Firefox itself everytime I quit. S… (read more)

Hi there

New Mac Book Pro M1 running Big Sur 11.1

Firefox is being a nightmare. Forgets everything. Logs out of everything. Logs out of Firefox itself everytime I quit. So everytime i open firefox I have to sign in to Google (my homepage), BUT... because it has also logged me out of Firefox itself, I have to enter a very long password each time. Sooooo boring.

What is going on? Is this really apple not wanting people to use anything other than safari?

Any help gratefully received

Asked by SHANKS 4 months ago

Last reply by SHANKS 4 months ago

Tab menu freezes; I can't click between tabs

Tabs in the tab bar randomly, suddenly can't be interacted with by mouse/trackpad pointer, sometimes even just the one and only tab in a window won't close when clicking … (read more)

Tabs in the tab bar randomly, suddenly can't be interacted with by mouse/trackpad pointer, sometimes even just the one and only tab in a window won't close when clicking on the "X." The keyboard commands to cycle between tabs and close tabs still work, but this is frustrating nevertheless. I've tried disabling all the add-ons I added in the month or two before the problem started. I refreshed Firefox, but once I added my add-ons back in, the problem persisted.

What else can I try to fix this? Any input would be appreciated.

Asked by stvvbkk 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Suddenly firefox has a different user interface. How do I get the old one back?

When I opened Firefox I received a "news message" that makes no sense to me. How can I revert Firefox to its former usefulness? There is something about the former inst… (read more)

When I opened Firefox I received a "news message" that makes no sense to me. How can I revert Firefox to its former usefulness? There is something about the former installation of Firefox being undisturbed, but I cannot find that installation. Apparently this has something to do with sync-ing my desktop Firefox with other installations -- I've less than zero interest in sync-ing.

What happened to the bookmarks I had stored in the bookmark bar? How do I get those back?

Asked by sansspam 5 months ago

Answered by Scribe 5 months ago

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Firefox won't remember password

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older F… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older Firefox I've tried everything the website administrator suggested and nothing works Please don't ask me to upgrade my Firefox again because I don't know what other unwanted things are going to happen.

Thanks

Asked by leandean1 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Using Firefox with OS 10.10.5

I'm on an older iMac using OS 10.10.5 Yosemite. I can't upgrade due to work. Currently I'm running Firefox 78.3.1esr (64bit) and I'm having trouble seeing some websites … (read more)

I'm on an older iMac using OS 10.10.5 Yosemite. I can't upgrade due to work.

Currently I'm running Firefox 78.3.1esr (64bit) and I'm having trouble seeing some websites correctly (see attached screenshot for ebay for example). Sites also take a longer time than usual to render.

Is there anything I can do to make Firefox work well again?

Thanks!

Asked by susanfarro 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Can't make calls in messenger all of a sudden?

After using messenger with no problems for years, yesterday I tried to make calls (audio/video) in messenger and keep getting an error message that my "brower" doen't sup… (read more)

After using messenger with no problems for years, yesterday I tried to make calls (audio/video) in messenger and keep getting an error message that my "brower" doen't support them now. I have the latest verion of Firefox 78.02. Anyone else experiencing this?

It asks me to use either Firefox (which I obviously have, or chrome).

I switched to chrome and got the same error message when trying to make a call as well.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by gitaarz 8 months ago

Last reply by DaneQuane 8 months ago

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New versions of Firefox are very slow for download speeds. 50% of what is available from my provider. Safari is at 100%. Is this from security and filters ?

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources… (read more)

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources and all return a similar range - 40-60Mbps. My provider speed is 100Mbps. I have run the same tests with Safari and it is operating at 100% speed wise. Are new security features and / or tracking filters responsible for this slow down ?

Asked by bobbymacbean 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Hard to hit the "right spot" on the X icon when closing a tab - only a very small area gets a response

When I try to close a tab, if I place my cursor over the X icon and click, nothing happens. If I carefully hover the tip of my cursor over the very bottom of the (invisib… (read more)

When I try to close a tab, if I place my cursor over the X icon and click, nothing happens. If I carefully hover the tip of my cursor over the very bottom of the (invisible) box around the X, the box will turn darker grey and I can finally click and close the tab. I'd estimate the grey box around the X is 1cmx1cm, but only the bottom 1-2mm elicit a response.

I have restarted Firefox and my computer. My browser version is up to date. I am not using any extensions. I am on a 2009 Mac running Yosemite.

Asked by courtneykean 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Yahoo Mail login fails

For about a month I'm unable to log into my Yahoo Mail account from Firefox on my Mac. All the proper screens appear and I fill them in, but when I hit "login" Firefox ha… (read more)

For about a month I'm unable to log into my Yahoo Mail account from Firefox on my Mac. All the proper screens appear and I fill them in, but when I hit "login" Firefox hangs. I see the circle thingy rotating indefinitely.

I know this is a Firefox issue because I can access my mail from another browser (e.g. Safari). I think it also relates specifically to Macs because I've never had this issue on my PC.

Firefox is the latest version (78.2.0esr (64-bit)). The Mac is a Mac Pro Mid-2012 running Yosemite 10.10.5.

Thank you!

Asked by foxwhowood 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox closing on its own

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find … (read more)

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find that Firefox has closed and I can't restore my session. There is no crash report. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this to happen and what to do to prevent it? Is there a setting that I don't know about that limits session lengths? This does seem to happen at pretty regular intervals. It doesn't happen with other browsers or applications. Thanks.

Asked by jshamsi 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Underlining a blank space in a Web address

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears. … (read more)

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears.

Asked by donfaulkner 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Unable to login to a website

The only way I am able to login into Bands in Town manager is through my facebook account (https://manager.bandsintown.com/login), but I am not able to through Firefox br… (read more)

The only way I am able to login into Bands in Town manager is through my facebook account (https://manager.bandsintown.com/login), but I am not able to through Firefox browser. I am able to do it through Safari Browser so it seems that it's something to do with the firefox browser. I restarted my computer and updated the firefox browser but it is still not working.

Asked by dsum221 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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No change to new tab dysfunction in new FireFox Versions

For years now FireFox has failed to fix the bug in their preferences that continues to open new links on top of old tabs - destroying what ever work was present there. Th… (read more)

For years now FireFox has failed to fix the bug in their preferences that continues to open new links on top of old tabs - destroying what ever work was present there. This has been reported in every version for year and it is extremely irritating that FireFox does not address this time wasting and frustrating issue. Please fix this.

Asked by ddugger 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Warning: Security Risk Ahead for Legitimate Website

Can anyone tell me why, when I go to a legitimate website, I get a big yellow screen saying, "Warning: Security Risk Ahead? I am trying to go to real websites, for insta… (read more)

Can anyone tell me why, when I go to a legitimate website, I get a big yellow screen saying, "Warning: Security Risk Ahead? I am trying to go to real websites, for instance it will not let me go to www.equifax.com I know this is a real website, but Mozilla won't let me access it. Not only that, but once Mozilla rejects it, I can't access the site through any other browser. Please help. I need to get into these sites.

Asked by besb007 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Yahoo news page hardly opens up

Please help me someone. For awhile now when I am on Yahoo's home page 75% of what is on the page will not open up. It shows that there is something there like a empty spa… (read more)

Please help me someone. For awhile now when I am on Yahoo's home page 75% of what is on the page will not open up. It shows that there is something there like a empty space with nothing in it, and just nothing ever happens. Pretty much any other webpage is fine but Yahoo is a problem... What gives?

Asked by area51r 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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impersonating

I want to know can someone hack Gmail accounts without logging in? I received mails from instagram that new login has been from new device with location from russia. anot… (read more)

I want to know can someone hack Gmail accounts without logging in? I received mails from instagram that new login has been from new device with location from russia. another email few minutes after the first saying new login from iphone from bangladesh ,and third email that the password has been changed . The username which was mentioned is not created by me.someone used my email. also how does Instagram have my email address?As it might be I had a Instagram account which was created in 2019 and then deleted the app from my phone.I had only used it for few days. There is no direct complaint portal where such kind of incidents can be reported.all is automated which is dumb. I tried to complain but emails relies were to send a authenticated government ID which I should hold in my hands and send them a picture so they can authenticate and take action for the account. As I informed that the user ID is not the one which I have created why they should have my ID? but no response and same reply again. is there a dummy Instagram website?which we log in through the net instead of the app? is this a phising scam ? I changed the password and also put in new email address in the same account with the same username . I want to find out more and also alert those who might fall victim of such events. Please help if have more knowledge about it.

Asked by nileshalka 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago