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Why can't I paste into youtube comments on firefox

I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addo… (read more)

I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addon to copy plain text only, but that didn't help, nor have I ever needed it before.

Is this google's latest monopoly trick or something, or what is going on?

Asked by 1N07 4 years ago

Answered by 1N07 4 years ago

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The address wasn’t understood (how to redirect URL to software on computer?)

When I click on a link which is: osu://b/1006632 Firefox says: The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following … (read more)

When I click on a link which is: osu://b/1006632

Firefox says:

The address wasn’t understood

Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (osu) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

You might need to install other software to open this address.

I have the program osu installed on my computer. How do I make the address in Firefox redirect to the osu program?

Asked by daigo1 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Random buffering that never ends [Flash/HTML5]

So, interesting opportunity to learn something new! ;) What is wrong: buffering. At first I thought I have problems with Flash alone, but this isn't true. Any video [be i… (read more)

So, interesting opportunity to learn something new! ;) What is wrong: buffering. At first I thought I have problems with Flash alone, but this isn't true. Any video [be it on Youtube or Twitch, Flash player or HTML5 player, doesn't matter] randomly will stop. I will see the buffer "icon" and... nothing happens. Ever. I can leave it for as long as I want, it will not budge. On Twitch.tv it's a bit different, it will pause the stream for a solid minute and then "restart" itself.

Cleared cache, session files, updated Flash, used Ccleaner as well. Don't want to go through creating a new profile yet (a bit of a hassle), trying to figure out what might be causing the issue. As I said, it's very random, sometimes happens in short video on Youtube, sometimes I can watch long videos without much problem. And no, my internet is not the issue, double checked on that.

Any ideas?

Asked by br0k3n 5 years ago

Answered by br0k3n 5 years ago

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What is the latest version of Firefox ESR that will support Java Plugin? What date will it be scheduled to run until?

I need to use a Java plugin to allow my banking system to run so I need to pre-empt the removal of plugins from Version 52 when it goes from Beta to release? Does anyone … (read more)

I need to use a Java plugin to allow my banking system to run so I need to pre-empt the removal of plugins from Version 52 when it goes from Beta to release?

Does anyone know what date the ESR which allows plugins like Java will be available until?

Alternatively, I know IE has no plans to remove plugins but are there any alternative channels that I could pursue ?

Asked by MoranEire 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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A red screen appeared on my Windows desktop home page with a number to call regarding a Trojan threat. Do you ever give a number to call in a case like this?

When I first got on the Firefox browser a full page red screen came up with white letters, telling me I should call a certain number (I didn't write it down - didn't call… (read more)

When I first got on the Firefox browser a full page red screen came up with white letters, telling me I should call a certain number (I didn't write it down - didn't call either). On the main red page it said my passwords may be compromised and I should alert my bank accounts, etc., Other smaller alert boxes came up, but I don't remember what was in them. I eventually cancelled all those alert boxes and logged of. The next time I got on Firefox was fine. Does Firefox give out numbers to call in a case like this? Is my computer infected? Thank you/

Asked by jcharlesb 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Persistent "Firefox profile cannot be loaded" error after update.

Hi! After update to 56.0, I was getting multiple following messages when starting and/or using Firefox. Eventually, all my bookmarks loaded without problem, but the error… (read more)

Hi!

After update to 56.0, I was getting multiple following messages when starting and/or using Firefox. Eventually, all my bookmarks loaded without problem, but the error windows appeared consistently:


"Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."


Attempted solutions (with no success):

 - Delete %appdata%/Mozilla/Firefox/profiles.ini file
 - Delete the whole %appdata%/Mozilla/Firefox folder
 - Re-install firefox
 - Delete the %appdata%/Mozilla folder, delete C:\ProgramFiles\Mozilla Firefox folder and re-install
 - Remove old profile and add new one using "firefox.exe -P"
 - Repeat some of the above 5x

Working solution: Reboot

 - I noticed Kaspersky antivirus was demanding restart after its own update.
 - Firefox error said "inacsessible", and antivirus frequently locks out our files during development.
 - Kaspersky forces its plugins into browsers, so I gave restarting it a try.
 - The Firefox works after reboot with no errors even with the original (restored) contents of the %appdata%/Mozilla folder.

Suspected cause of the problem:

 - The Kaspersky automatically installs its extension into browsers (even after manually removing or disabling them). 
 - I suspect that the updates/installs somehow conflicted.

EDIT: Reformatting for better readability. Added missing info into "attempted" solutions.

Asked by akwky 2 years ago

Answered by akwky 2 years ago

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where do I find auto fill in options to enter my information

I could not find where to enter my auto fill data. I opened everything in the Menu to find where I can could enter new my auto fill information for auto filling web form… (read more)

I could not find where to enter my auto fill data. I opened everything in the Menu to find where I can could enter new my auto fill information for auto filling web forms. I had the same problem when I thought I would try Microsoft Edge. Google Chrome was easy having "Password and forms" then "Autofill settings" .

What am I missing??????

Asked by OldDufferMO 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox won't load certain pages (such as Google.com) but works in windows safe mode with networking.

Firefox safe mode does not solve the issue. Disabled and also uninstalled antivirus and firewall and did not help. Disabled all startup items except the ones known not to… (read more)

Firefox safe mode does not solve the issue. Disabled and also uninstalled antivirus and firewall and did not help. Disabled all startup items except the ones known not to cause the problem. Other browsers such as Chrome has no problems. Mozilla Thunderbird also will not connect.

Asked by idgassfy 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Error with Addons page

I am getting "error while downloading" while trying to install add ons, after having reinstalled, the add ons page now appears very basic with broken images but the navig… (read more)

I am getting "error while downloading" while trying to install add ons, after having reinstalled, the add ons page now appears very basic with broken images but the navigation bar(ADD-Ons, Extensions, Plugins etc.) is'nt affected. What should I do?(And what is wrong?)

Thanks,

Ray

Asked by Rzay 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How to stop Firefox from auto refreshing every 10 seconds

I have read and applied all the fixes from previous responses to this problem and nothing works. Scrolling through Facebook is a nightmare with the page re-loading every… (read more)

I have read and applied all the fixes from previous responses to this problem and nothing works. Scrolling through Facebook is a nightmare with the page re-loading every 10 seconds, and creating a visual disturbance on screen. Please advise a permanent fix. Thanks

Asked by GaynorFoster 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 1 year ago

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Issues locking down a system with local-settings.js

I need a sanity check. I'm trying to lock down Firefox in Windows and Linux. I'm following the instructions to create local-settings.js and mozilla.cfg files. Right now… (read more)

I need a sanity check.

I'm trying to lock down Firefox in Windows and Linux. I'm following the instructions to create local-settings.js and mozilla.cfg files. Right now, I'm working on just changing the default webpage. I'll screw things up later once I get past this hurdle. I'm currently working on a 2012 Server but I'm pretty sure I can replicate the issue on my RH 6 box.

The issue is when I create these 2 files and put them in the defaults/pref directory (which is what is referenced in my security paper and research on the intarwebs) it doesn't work. But if I copy the files to the install directory for Firefox, they do. Normally, this would be fine but this deviates from the security paper I have to follow to check the contents of the file and I don't want to have to explain the issue or get dinged. Are the locations correct or do I need to keep them in the defaults/pref and if I do, why do the same files error in one directory but not in another?

Thank you for your assistance. Peace

local-settings.js


// Filler comment pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

Asked by tbertschi 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Cannot click/select some password fields in firefox on Ubuntu

Hello I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 64-bit. On some websites, I am unable to select the password field either using tab or a mouse click to… (read more)

Hello

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 64-bit. On some websites, I am unable to select the password field either using tab or a mouse click to be able to enter a password. This leaves me unable to login. However, this doesnt seem to happen on all password fields.

For example on https://reddit.com I can enter username and password on the field on the right. However, if I click on Login hyperlink on 'Want to join? Log in or sign up in seconds.', I get a popup which I am unable to click the password field on.

I have also seen this problem on https://abnzb.com

I have tried to run in safe-mode but the problem persists.

My addons are Gnome shell integration, Enhanced Steam, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock origin.

Also, to add to this. When I right click on the password text fields, I do not get a menu popup. I am not sure if this is related or not.

Asked by mattxo 2 years ago

Answered by mattxo 2 years ago

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Where did my bookmark folders go with new update?

I installed the new Firefox update this morning and when I click on the bookmarks icon at the top my bookmark folders have vanished. the only bookmarks I have are my rece… (read more)

I installed the new Firefox update this morning and when I click on the bookmarks icon at the top my bookmark folders have vanished. the only bookmarks I have are my recently bookmarked ones.

Where did they go?

Asked by lonegreywolf20 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Web Search tab opens every time i open firefox. i do not want this

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it fr… (read more)

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it from opening

Asked by toant 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Grey padlock+yellow triangle instead of green one while browsing my webmail. How can I fix it?

Hello Techies, facts are these: Firefox + HTTPS Everywhere on Linux, updated once a day. I connect to my webmail, Yahoo.com, and often the padlock turns to grey+orange tr… (read more)

Hello Techies, facts are these: Firefox + HTTPS Everywhere on Linux, updated once a day. I connect to my webmail, Yahoo.com, and often the padlock turns to grey+orange triangle. But https is still present in the URL bar (by the way, I've set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false). So I try and refresh page (F5), positive result only every now and then. I tried and switched to Basic display (I guess it should be lighter), positive result only every now and then. I feel I can't do anything to fix this annoying and weird lack of security. This "instable green" only occours connecting to Yahoo. When I connect to Facebook, GMail, YouTube or whatever I do NOT have problems at all. No difference using a normal, super updated session rather than a Live one (as I'm doing right now). I've written to Yahoo Help Community to explain as above and I was told it depends on the way Firefox "sees" Yahoo, and to ask You. Thanks a lot... To me it actually IS a Yahoo problem (not the first time, though...), but still I ask you whether you can suggest how to fix the problem or you know more about it. Many thanks and best regard. Alberto

Asked by Alberto67 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Font appears messed up only on Mozilla, only on one PC

Hello! So, I was working on a new blog on which I'm using the Rubik font from Google fonts. Everything was fine for several days, but today, after working for some time o… (read more)

Hello!

So, I was working on a new blog on which I'm using the Rubik font from Google fonts.

Everything was fine for several days, but today, after working for some time on it, the font just got messed up randomly (see attached image).

I added the font on a different, testing site and it shows messed up there as well, so it's not something website related.

Now, the shocking part is that it gets messed up only on Mozilla and only on the Mozilla browser that's on my Desktop PC.

I asked a friend to check it out and I also checked it out on my laptop, and the font is fine on other Mozilla browsers, as well as other browsers.

Other fonts from other websites are fine as well.

What troubleshooting I performed:

- Checked the font with Inspect Element, as it's shown here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Page_Inspector/How_to/Edit_fonts and the font is set up correctly;

- Deleted the whole history since the beginning of time (cookies, cache, everything);

- Closed and opened Firefox again;

- Opened Mozilla in Safe Mode (hardware acceleration is disabled by default in safe mode);

- Restarted my PC;

- Uninstalled Mozilla as it shows here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer. Deleted the profile folder and everything.

- Installed a fresh copy again with no add-ons, no nothing.

Nothing worked. That font is still messed up on Mozilla, on this PC.

It doesn't make any sense, especially since it went nuts randomly without a particular reason.

Does anyone have an idea of what could be the problem and how to fix it?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by Radu_B 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I install an unsigned addon on the Developer edition?

I want to install an unsigned addon that I made. I can load it temporarily via about:debugging, but I can't actually install it. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, I couldn't actu… (read more)

I want to install an unsigned addon that I made. I can load it temporarily via about:debugging, but I can't actually install it. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, I couldn't actually find any explicit instructions online, so I packed the files into a zip with a .xpi extension, and tried dragging it into the about:addons page. I get a "the addon could not be installed because it appears to be corrupt" error.

After reading this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1134589, I went and installed the developer version of Firefox Quantum, but I'm having the same problem.

Asked by Gaiajack 2 years ago

Answered by Gaiajack 2 years ago

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Blue screen crashes

Hello. I am experiencing constant BSOD crashes since Firefox updated to Quantum. It happends shortly after seemingly unrelated actions: opening a link, clicking video to … (read more)

Hello. I am experiencing constant BSOD crashes since Firefox updated to Quantum. It happends shortly after seemingly unrelated actions: opening a link, clicking video to play, or even attempting to close the app. Turning hardware acceleration off didn't solve the problem, although my PC is Sony VAIO laptop with combined Intel/Nvidia graphics which (probably) may complicate things. Resetting Firefox didn't help either. O/s is Windows 7. I also have KAV.

Asked by duracotus 2 years ago

Answered by duracotus 2 years ago