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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 1 week ago

Last reply by wowok 1 week ago

Jagged fonts after 83 update.

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but… (read more)

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but I checked it and it is turned on. Also I don't see this problem in other browsers, Edge or IE, only in Firefox. Could it be a bug with latest update or what is it?

Asked by Vitaliy1993 3 days ago

Last reply by Vitaliy1993 2 days ago

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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 5 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 months ago

How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 5 months ago

Last reply by joe80 3 days ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox Printing PDF files 1/4 size

Hi ! PROBLEM: This is a recent problem. I didn't have this issue before. When I open a pdf in firefox and print it, it prints 1/4 size (top left corner). ATTEMPTS AT T… (read more)

Hi !

PROBLEM: This is a recent problem. I didn't have this issue before. When I open a pdf in firefox and print it, it prints 1/4 size (top left corner).

ATTEMPTS AT TROUBLESHOOTING - I've tried adjusting the scaling options on my printer, but still get the same results. - I've confirmed "printer_paper_data" is set to "1" for both Adobe PDF as well as a my printer, "Brother_HL_2270DW" - Made sure printers were set to shrink to fit = true

My settings are configured to open pdf documents in firefox.

Asked by TeresitaInSF 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 2 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 months ago

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Firefox starting in German with home page I didn't choose

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going … (read more)

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going thru the options to change this but nothing seems to help. I restarted my computer (Windows 10) and no difference. The version is 78.3.1esr (64-Bit) and says it is up to date. How can I get back to English and no home page (just an empty tab is my preferred startup)? Thanks for any assistance. (I tried searching for a problem like this in the help and came up empty.)

Asked by Old Dog 1 month ago

Answered by Old Dog 1 month ago

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Minimize and Restore Icons Missing

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corne… (read more)

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corner of the window, but I am unable to minimize or restore. All other applications still have these icons available.

Asked by sabo11236 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Gmail log in issue

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in … (read more)

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in page fails to open. I have been facing this log in issue for the last two/three days. Kindly help me get rid of this problem. Thanks

Asked by pv.nair97 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

M171 Logitech mouse scroll wheel does not work with Firefox

I am using Firefox Nightly on Linux. I have two M171 Logitech mouses. Their scroll wheel works fine everywhere except firefox (chrome works fine, for instance). In firefo… (read more)

I am using Firefox Nightly on Linux.

I have two M171 Logitech mouses. Their scroll wheel works fine everywhere except firefox (chrome works fine, for instance). In firefox, I need to press the scroll wheel down, keep it down and scroll. Then, it scrolls. But just freely scrolling with the mouse does not scroll the page, it does nothing. This happens in every web page. Interestingly, if I use the scroll wheel in the popup of an addon (for instance in the tab listing of a group in Simple Tab Groups), it works there. But not in web pages or the sidebar. I have also tried entering safe mode, but it didn't help.

Did anyone have this issue too?

Asked by nkak 1 week ago

Letters became blurred after latest update

Letters became blurred after the latest Mozilla update. Its is not a issue with my computer. It is not ocurring with other browsers that work fine... except Firefox. I… (read more)

Letters became blurred after the latest Mozilla update. Its is not a issue with my computer. It is not ocurring with other browsers that work fine... except Firefox. I love this browser but clearly it is neglecting the quality. anyone can help ? Is there any possible configuration that would correct the problem ?

Asked by acruotolo 1 week ago

Last reply by acruotolo 1 week ago

Highlight to Search

Today my browser has been updated and I've found very annoying new feature: whenever I highlight a word it automatically shows the magnifying glass to search for that wor… (read more)

Today my browser has been updated and I've found very annoying new feature: whenever I highlight a word it automatically shows the magnifying glass to search for that word. Why do you assume I want to search every time? Actually most of the time I want to copy the word/phrase. Is there any way to disable this function? I have to click somewhere else every time because the pop up magnifying glass covers the text below.

Asked by ewa.siwiec 1 week ago

Last reply by ewa.siwiec 1 week ago

problem loading a page

please I am trying to load my school educational system account (lms) but its not working they said the page is not secured and i tried and the trouble shoot stuff but it… (read more)

please I am trying to load my school educational system account (lms) but its not working they said the page is not secured and i tried and the trouble shoot stuff but its still not working .i need help because i have an exam coming up

Asked by kelseyodue19 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

UNABLE TO PRINT FULL SIZE PAGES from the web using Mozilla Firefox via my HP desktop

Unable to print from the internet full size pages only third portrait size. Tried config: and Printer_ print etc but only offers me to remove my label Zebra printer for R… (read more)

Unable to print from the internet full size pages only third portrait size. Tried config: and Printer_ print etc but only offers me to remove my label Zebra printer for Royal Mail (which prints fine) When using my regular HP Desktop 4120 I cannt acces the info to sort this out. Ive tried usual print to file margin setting etc but no go Any ideas?

Asked by cultman1 1 week ago

The page isn't redirecting properly

Hi. Trying to connect to facebook.com, but Firefox is telling me that the page isn't redirecting properly. What can be done to fix this? I've not had any problems prev… (read more)

Hi. Trying to connect to facebook.com, but Firefox is telling me that the page isn't redirecting properly. What can be done to fix this? I've not had any problems previously and I can go to every other site.

Asked by hayesmktg 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Ctrl-E shortcut automatically opens Google search instead of simply highlighting the address bar.

Hi, after a recent update to Firefox, Ctrl-E now automatically tries to search from Google instead of simply highlighting the address bar. This is really annoying as ever… (read more)

Hi, after a recent update to Firefox, Ctrl-E now automatically tries to search from Google instead of simply highlighting the address bar. This is really annoying as every time I want to quickly open another site in a tab, I have to press Ctrl-E, then backspace, and then start typing the address. Is there any way to revert this behavior to how it worked before https://i.imgur.com/nxavBpC.png Enclosed image shows the Google search bar as it opens on pressing Ctrl-E. https://i.imgur.com/rehzhj9.png This is how it used to look when I pressed the shortcut.

Asked by rttarde2 1 week ago

Firefox will not open homepage YAHOO

Firefox will not open my homepage Yahoo only get NEW TAB and it continues to search. Never had a problem until lately. Even if I type in Yahoo's URL it won't open. I tri… (read more)

Firefox will not open my homepage Yahoo only get NEW TAB and it continues to search. Never had a problem until lately. Even if I type in Yahoo's URL it won't open. I tried Deleting Firefox and reloaded but still same issue. This is on my PC

Asked by Misstrmom 1 week 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 1 week ago