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Waterfox/HDMI port malfunctioning

When using Waterfox and I am trying to stream video content through my HDMI port to a Vizio TV, I encounter a variety of issues. 1) The audio content comes across but no … (read more)

When using Waterfox and I am trying to stream video content through my HDMI port to a Vizio TV, I encounter a variety of issues. 1) The audio content comes across but no video (black screen) (The most common issue) 2) I can sometimes get the connection to work by starting the stream then plugging in the HDMI connector rather than connecting with the stream paused. 3) Twice, I crashed Windows (Win7) by unplugging and plugging the HDMI cable in while trying to get the thing to work. That is not something I would want to risk again unless some possible bug is found and removed first. All extensions were disabled and I was updated to the latest Waterfox version. The sites I can't use are PBS Passport and The Smithsonian Channel for sure, but I never tried YouTube out of fear of creating another system crash. I tried moving to Waterfox because I liked the speed and many of the features, but I had used Slimjet (64 bit) for years and have never had this HDMI interface problem.

Asked by greentree468 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Two major websites became blocked within the last few weeks

I am using Firefox 108.0.2(32bit) on a Windows 7 computer. Within the last three weeks two sites Menards.com & aarp.org have become blocked by security rules: Menards… (read more)

I am using Firefox 108.0.2(32bit) on a Windows 7 computer. Within the last three weeks two sites Menards.com & aarp.org have become blocked by security rules: Menards by Incapsula & AARP by Imperva. All other websites I currently visit work fine as did these before. I've cleared cache and cookies and "forget these websites" in history. This solves the problem for the first page on Menards.com but any link-click and the problem returns. This also cleared the AARP website but I cannot log in to my account there nor access some of the other clickable links. I can access these websites fine on other computers on this network using Firefox. This computer will access those two sites using the portable chrome browser but not the installed Tor browser. This computer will not access these sites using a VPN or with AVG disabled. I've toggled a few DNS and HTTP settings with no effects. For a year, the only thing I noticed different from this computers and the others is that this one continues to allow Java to be updated whereas the others are unable to download its update. Could that be the problem? Why these are the only two websites that seem to be affected is the baffling part. Menards has thanked me but has not gotten back and AARP wants me to reinstall my operating system. Thanks for any help you may suggest.

Asked by gvzabramski 1 year ago

Answered by gvzabramski 1 year ago

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Can't play Amazon videos

I can't for the life of me understand what is going on with my browser. Everytime I try to watch a video that I have purchased I get this error message: "Firefox is inst… (read more)

I can't for the life of me understand what is going on with my browser. Everytime I try to watch a video that I have purchased I get this error message:

"Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I have tried searching for a solution but no avail. I have disabled and re-enabled DRM, bit it was a no go. I tried re-downloading firefox, still had the same issue. I created a new profile, still won't work! I have been searching for solutions constantly and tried so many but none seem to work. Finally someone suggested that I check my extensions and App data and I saw a sign that said:

"widevine decryption module provided by google inc. will be installed shortly"

but it has been almost a day and it still hasn't been installed. In advanced preferences I looked up widevine and saw this:

media.gmp-widevinecdm.autoupdate true media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled true media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastDownloadFailReason Error: Failed downloading via ServiceRequest, status: 0, reason: error media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastDownloadFailed 1671609470 media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastInstallStart 1671609449 media.gmp-widevinecdm.visible true

Is the problem with my computer or internet?

Asked by kkjent 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Thingspeak access blocked on and off due to "security certificate" issues.

On a number of occasions over the years, I have been unable to log in to Thingspeak from my lap-top. Usually the problem goes away. This is stated as a problem with their… (read more)

On a number of occasions over the years, I have been unable to log in to Thingspeak from my lap-top. Usually the problem goes away. This is stated as a problem with their security certificate. However, my tablet, also running Firefox (119.0.1) has no problem accessing my account. What is really the problem? I am running Windows 7 on my ancient lap-top (yes, I know it is way outdated, but I'm attached to it and rely on the security software I'm paying for) The tablet is running Android 8.1.0 and is my last resort for internet. Would really like to fix this.

Asked by robertsk65 8 months ago

Answered by robertsk65 8 months ago

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Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers, I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic int… (read more)

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers,

I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic internet browser!

Having said that, I was shocked and dismayed at what I encountered today. I was doing some tests for screen-reader usability on a website, and I came across the following:

Image 1 (attached): Advertisement of Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Image 2 (attached): No Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox are Available

The Firefox team is advertising screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, which don't seem to exist. I don't think the recommendation here should be: take down the advertisement for the Firefox native screen-reader add-ons/link to them, these seem to be really important for accessibility, and the Firefox team seems to acknowledge this. :)

There is some other missing piece - maybe there are Screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, and they aren't being linked to? Maybe the wrong tag is being used? (The auto tag that is used in the link is "screen reader"). Maybe there aren't any, and this is an area that needs some additional attention?

Anyway, I just thought I should bring this to your attention as making our internet accessible to people living with blindness and loss of sight is extremely important.

Sincerely, Katie

Asked by kmcmi046 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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syncing with work pc

Hi. I want to sync with my work pc (it used to work just fine but when I synced to a newer third pc- successfully- it just stopped). When i try to sign in on the work pc … (read more)

Hi. I want to sync with my work pc (it used to work just fine but when I synced to a newer third pc- successfully- it just stopped). When i try to sign in on the work pc it asks me for the primary password which it then FAILS to recognise to allow me to proceed! What's going on? I can't even log onto sites with saved passwords anymore. Any help appreciated.

Asked by onezed 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I suggest a change to Thunderbird?

In the Library, the Search Bookmarks will find the website you are looking for, but the results list does not show you what subfolder the bookmark is in. This is very fr… (read more)

In the Library, the Search Bookmarks will find the website you are looking for, but the results list does not show you what subfolder the bookmark is in. This is very frustrating when you want to edit a site in the subfolder where it resides.

Asked by Ralph Rayner 10 years ago

Answered by philipp 10 years ago

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My Thunderbird "Portable" opening panel contains no information

Today When I started my "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable"\ThunderbirdPortable.exe" My Thunderbird "Portable" opening panel contains no information. The only thi… (read more)

Today When I started my "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable"\ThunderbirdPortable.exe" My Thunderbird "Portable" opening panel contains no information. The only thing I could see was if I clicked on "Account Settings" Tab. The only way I could Fix it was Closing Thunderbird and renaming "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird "\ to C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable" to "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable-Broke" and the Start "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable-Broke\ThunderbirdPortable.exe"

I even Deleted My "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profile" Folder and reinstalled "ThunderbirdPortable_102.10.0_English.paf.exe".

I think somewhere on local computer something is "Referencing" The "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable" Folder it won't let my Opening Page show anything.

If I copy "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable-Broke" and Rename it "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable" Folder it won't let my Opening Page show anything, But If I start "C:\_PortableApps.com\Thunderbird Portable\\ThunderbirdPortable.exe" I can see my Opening Page.

I can't remember if I added any files to "My Local Folders" In most of my Setups on other computers with different email addresses I usually do and I can't remember If I did on this computer for sure.

Asked by Dr. Dave 1 year ago

Answered by Dr. Dave 1 year ago

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Why won't exceptions for deleting cookies and cookie protection software not work every time

I added a few sites I frequently visit, such as banks, credit card company Google, to the exceptions list in Cookies And Site Data. When my version of Firefox was recent… (read more)

I added a few sites I frequently visit, such as banks, credit card company Google, to the exceptions list in Cookies And Site Data. When my version of Firefox was recently updated to 102.0.1, a few of those sites began asking for additional authentication because they didn't recognize my computer. So I added the recommended add-on, Cookie Quick Manager. and listed those sites as protected. This worked for a few days but Google and my credit card company again don't recognize my computer. I am not using a VPN.

Thank you.

Asked by crl4242 1 year ago

Answered by crl4242 1 year ago

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I updated to new version 108.0.1 (64-bit) and found: icons for my extensions disappeared.

I updated to new version 108.0.1 (64-bit) and found: icons for my extensions disappeared. Extensions exists and turned on, but toolbar don't show them. How can I restore… (read more)

I updated to new version 108.0.1 (64-bit) and found: icons for my extensions disappeared. Extensions exists and turned on, but toolbar don't show them. How can I restore them?

Radmir.

Asked by Radmir 1 year ago

Answered by Radmir 1 year ago

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THIS IS NOT CUSTOMER SUPPORT

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF FIREFOX'S "HELP" PAGES CONSTANTLY REDIRECTING ME TO YET ANOTHER PAGE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON FOR MOZILLA'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACTUAL CUSTOME… (read more)

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF FIREFOX'S "HELP" PAGES CONSTANTLY REDIRECTING ME TO YET ANOTHER PAGE.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON FOR MOZILLA'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACTUAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT FROM AN EMPLOYEE.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR FORCING PEOPLE TO USE SOME KIND OF RIDICULOUS FORUM TO ASK QUESTIONS FROM OTHER USERS INSTEAD OF AN ACTUAL EMPLOYEE.

WHERE IS THE HELP AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT???? WHERE IS THE SUPPOSED FEEDBACK PAGE??? HOW DOES A PERSON ACTUALLY CONTACT FIREFOX???? WHAT'S THE PHONE NUMBER FOR MOZILLA OR FIREFOX??? THIS WEBSITE AND "CUSTOMER SUPPORT" NEEDS TO BE FIXED.

Asked by NONEOFYOURBUSINESS 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Choose where bookmarks saved

Win 7 64 bit. 109.0.1 (64-bit) I have two admin user accounts. On number two when I bookmark a page it automatically puts a folder on the toolbar. in number one it put… (read more)

Win 7 64 bit. 109.0.1 (64-bit) I have two admin user accounts. On number two when I bookmark a page it automatically puts a folder on the toolbar.

in number one it puts in the bookmark pull down [where you click Bookmarks from the menu bar] and I can create a folder on the toolbar if I want. I want.

I do not want all boomarks to be on the toolbar but want the toolbar shown as i want to be able to add a folder

Asked by GardenSurfer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Fullscreen mode

Hello, Today, when I first open Mozilla I noticed that I have problems with fullscreen mode. When I use fullscreen (f.g. on YouTube, but it's with all clips in other page… (read more)

Hello, Today, when I first open Mozilla I noticed that I have problems with fullscreen mode. When I use fullscreen (f.g. on YouTube, but it's with all clips in other pages too) I can see white borders (on the left, right and at the bottom). I checked on other browser (Chroma) and I don't have this problem there. Can this problem be connected with new update? Or something just broke and I should re-install?

Asked by infernofor3ver 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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maxilla Firefox not working

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is … (read more)

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is not designed to run or that i should reinstall firefox. Another dialogue box opens saying couldn: load XPCON

Asked by patriciamichael32 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago