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copy and paste not working

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, at… (read more)

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, atom—nothing.

I have tried the About:config solution to no avail. Sometimes the copy and paste will work for a minute or so when opening Firefox, but it quickly degrades.

I have looked into settings for the browser as well and I can't find anything that would affect copy and paste. This change seemed to have happen a few weeks ago with an update that was released.

What is happening?!?!?!

Asked by keri.rasmussen 6 days ago

Why make Firefox unusable once an update is done in the background?

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setu… (read more)

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setup the update. Not great but OK. But suddenly it would completely disable the user from not using the browser until an update is performed (See Image). But why? Not OK!

I am totally fine with the browser needing a restart to finish update. But why wouldn't Firefox not let me decide when I want that. Until I am ready let me use the browser. I really wish they don't freeze the browser like that.

Is there someone looking to address this issue in a future version? Is this only happening to me?

Asked by DrSpill 5 days ago

tab syncronization after deleting the app from phone

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages … (read more)

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages saved somewhere in order to have them on my pc. However now i have to change my phone and the old one will be given to my friend, and obviously i have to reset it. Now, those tabs openned on my phone, when i reset it, will be deleted from the sync? I must mark them as "favourite" or as "bookmark" in order to save them everywhere?

Asked by sinigagliaalberto 6 days ago

YouTube sound is not played through Bluetooth (but I can hear it through laptop speakers)

Hi, If I play a youtube video in Firefox the sound is not 'forwarded' to my bluetooth device i.e. I can only hear it through my laptop speakers. I am running W10 and I e… (read more)

Hi,

If I play a youtube video in Firefox the sound is not 'forwarded' to my bluetooth device i.e. I can only hear it through my laptop speakers. I am running W10 and I experience no problems with e.g. Edge.

Asked by BasW 6 days ago

Lost the SpellChecker in email https://www.outlook.live.com. Can't recover it...Please help

I think that a recent Windows 10 Update de-installed my Spell Checker. In Mozilla Firefox, I tried: MENU/OPTIONS/GENERAL/LANGUAGE and checked "Check your spelling a… (read more)

I think that a recent Windows 10 Update de-installed my Spell Checker.

In Mozilla Firefox, I tried: MENU/OPTIONS/GENERAL/LANGUAGE and checked "Check your spelling as you type".

I re-started Firefox and still no Spell Checker.

I downloaded a Firefox "Add-On" - a highly recommended Grammar & Spelling tool. It works OK, but not as good as the Spell Checker that HAD been installed & used on Outlook email.

If someone out there is confident they know the steps to re-install the original Spell Checker.....let's give it a try.

Thanks, Gary

Asked by Gary NH 6 days ago

Disable back button for pinned tab

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first c… (read more)

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first column, it often swipes a little bit too far and Firefox interprets that as a request to "back arrow" to the previous page, which is my Firefox home screen.

Is there any way to disable this behavior, so that a long left swipe will move the screen all the way to the left edge and stop there, without going all the way back to the Firefox home screen?

Asked by Chris Shaffer 6 days ago

Firefox sync not working

I have Firefox sync on three computers, has worked flawlessly for years, yesterday had to reinstall Windows 10 Pro and all the software that I use, after installing Firef… (read more)

I have Firefox sync on three computers, has worked flawlessly for years, yesterday had to reinstall Windows 10 Pro and all the software that I use, after installing Firefox on this machine by the way it installed the latest version which happened to be Firefox 79. I signed into sync as usual because this is not the first time I've had to do this over the last few years actually about two months ago I did the exact same thing to another computer with no issues on the same account. This time however sync did everything except for all my add ins after waiting, trying to find solutions online etc. etc. gave up, but gave it 24 hours more to try to figure out what was going on. Ran across a few articles that Firefox 79 change something with sync but don't understand exactly what they're talking about why this would affect this installation, so I then looked at the versions installed on each system, my main system is running Firefox 78 or I should say was running Firefox 78 I thought upgrading it to 79 would fix the issue so I did and that did not work. in the meantime I proceeded to uninstall Firefox 79 on the second machine that refuses to sync the add-ons and replace it with Firefox 78, during this process I removed all Firefox entries related to profiles installs updates etc. I tried to wipe every mention of Firefox on the machine as if it never have Firefox installed on it before. Installed 78 signed in to sink expecting everything to work as normal and still nothing it's been two hours since the install I have re-synced multiple times in hopes of getting it to work with no success it appears to sync everything but the add-ons, and yes I have add-ons on the sync list on all computers have double triple and quadruple checked that to make sure . I really don't want to have to manually run from computer to computer to figure out what add-ons I have and all the settings of each one to make it perfect because I have had issues in the past of installing an add-on on one machine and the settings being different on another causing issues between the add-ons would appreciate if somebody could tell me how why or what the hell I'm supposed to do here to make Firefox think actually work again the way it had worked for years I really need these computers identical in every way as i am disabled and have mobility issues such related to all be installing and uninstalling. Thanks for your help in this matter and I'll do my best to answer any questions to help you guys figure this out. Also I'm not even remotely familiar how to file bug reports or anything else so somebody wants to suggest that I would appreciated if they are able to do it on my behalf and I will give them all the information so it's done properly. Thanks againI just noticed that there's troubleshooting information able to be shared this information is being shared from the computer that works absolutely perfect and is the computer I want to sync from below if somebody wants to explain to me how I can get that data and add it to this post so you guys can compare and figure out what the heck the problem is I will do it.

Asked by hillvalleyfarms 6 days ago

Firefox (79) for macOS keeps launching on its own

I'm on a Mac, and Safari is my default browser. But for a few years, I've used Firefox several times a week as needed. When I'm not using Firefox, I typically quit it. Fo… (read more)

I'm on a Mac, and Safari is my default browser. But for a few years, I've used Firefox several times a week as needed. When I'm not using Firefox, I typically quit it.

For the last 2-3 days, Firefox has started launching spontaneously. I'll be doing something else on my computer, and suddenly Firefox appears in my dock (but it doesn't come to the forefront). The first time I saw this, I quit it immediately, but it immediately restarted. After 3 or 4 tries, it stayed quit. But a few hours later, it launched spontaneously again, and this has now happened half a dozen times.

I've run two anti-malware scans (by two, different developers), and both came up squeaky clean. I do have Firefox set to auto-update, but I've never seen this behavior before. In the past, updates were performed in the background, then when I launched Firefox, I'd be notified that it had been updated.

This auto-launch behavior is disturbing. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.6.

Asked by soundsgood 6 days ago

Last reply by soundsgood 6 days ago

Images not preloading anymore on the selected Tab

Hello, I'm expriencing this issue since a few days : The images in the selected tab (the page I'm reading/scrolling into) don't preload anymore. A few days ago, when ever… (read more)

Hello,

I'm expriencing this issue since a few days :

The images in the selected tab (the page I'm reading/scrolling into) don't preload anymore. A few days ago, when everything was fine, I was able to scroll through long pages and all the images were already displayed. Now, whenever I scroll down, the images appear with half a second delay. Once everything has been loaded/displayed once, I can scroll through the page with all the images displayed correctly so I guess this is a matter of Firefox not preloading what's not currently displayed even though it's in the currently read page.

Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thank you a lot for reading.

Asked by marcel.gavazza 6 days ago

Firefox opening and closing several blank, white windows at PC startup

At OS (Windows10) startup, Firefox launches several (3-5) blank, large windows then immediately close themselves. Then, when I launch Firefox intentionally, gives back an… (read more)

At OS (Windows10) startup, Firefox launches several (3-5) blank, large windows then immediately close themselves. Then, when I launch Firefox intentionally, gives back an error screen saying it could not reproduce the previous session. I tried turning off (false) toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart and also is manually closing all tabs before shutting off. What else can I do?

Asked by okamura2 6 days ago

Firefox won't remember last download choice

Hi Ok so it use to be when I would select a file like say a PDF to download I would get a pop up (Still do and set that way to ask what I desire to do with the file) and … (read more)

Hi

Ok so it use to be when I would select a file like say a PDF to download I would get a pop up (Still do and set that way to ask what I desire to do with the file) and there were 2 choices

Open with (Select program to open with) Save to

But I noticed this tonight now I have a 3rd option on top that is

Open in Firefox

No matter what I try it always reverts back now to OPEN IN FIREFOX for each file where as before it use to remember the last option I had selected which is what I prefer as usually I want to save the file rather then open it.

Is there any way to force firefox to remember the last choice I made rather then reverting all the time to open in firefox like it is doing right now?

Asked by scottish2 6 days ago

Data Breach?

Over the past 48 hours there have been at least ten breaches of my account. At first I assumed it was a breach of PayPal when someone used it to purchase a $3000 laptop o… (read more)

Over the past 48 hours there have been at least ten breaches of my account. At first I assumed it was a breach of PayPal when someone used it to purchase a $3000 laptop on Newegg. I figured it couldn't be Firefox because Mozilla is pretty good with that sorta thing and because the only fraud was via my PayPal account. Well ... just over an hour ago someone attempted to purchase a $2200 laptop with my Amazon account using a completely different payment method, and I received several emails in both my Gmail and Protonmail regarding several accounts which I did not create. Firefox is the only browser I use, and I have passwords stored in it; I'll have to change all of them and remove them to a thumb drive. But Firefox appears to have a data breach ongoing right now. I can share screenshots if necessary but I will have to redact personal information and that will of course take time.

Asked by ancapbarbie 6 days ago

Last reply by ancapbarbie 5 days ago

Password Breached (not Google Pwd) Extortion Emails Received

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol) '"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point. Not one person has p… (read more)

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol)

'"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point.

Not one person has paid me to check about you.

You do not know me and you're probably thinking why you are getting this email?

in fact, i actually placed a malware on the adult vids (adult porn) website and you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean).

When you were viewing videos, your browser started out operating as a RDP having a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display and web cam.

immediately after that, my malware obtained every one of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email account.

after that i created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you have a nice taste omg), and 2nd part displays the recording of your cam, and its you.

Best solution would be to pay me $1094. We are going to refer to it as a donation. in this situation, i most certainly will without delay remove your video

My -BTC -address : 3Mupam8PLCSzNoHmg7ns9WzxA86DsCZRnu [case SeNSiTiVe, copy & paste it]

You could go on your life like this never happened and you will not ever hear back again from me. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search 'how to buy bitcoin' in Google).

if you are planning on going to the law, surely, this e-mail can not be traced back to me, because it's hacked too.

I have taken care of my actions. i am not looking to ask you for a lot, i simply want to be paid.

if i do not receive the bitcoin;, i definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, co-workers, and so on.

Nevertheless, if i do get paid, i will destroy the recording immediately.

If you need proof, reply with Yeah then i will send out your video recording to your 8 friends.

it's a nonnegotiable offer and thus please don't waste mine time & yours by replying to this message."


I used the pword shown in the past but not on any of my current sites. The one site that has something similar (but the same) is an HTTPS site and I checked using SSL Trust and it shows the website has no vulnerabilities. I also checked on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I've been pawnd 4 times but never that site and the latest was back in 2017. I run 2 antivirus programs (webroot and Windows Defender and neither detected or has reported any malware.

I assume I should ignore this extortion email, and I changed the pwd on the site with the similar one. Is there anything I need to do beside that?

Asked by akcroatian 5 days ago

Last reply by akcroatian 5 days ago

comments on blogs

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repea… (read more)

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repeating the same comment later will sometimes succeed. Other people are clearly affected since there are sometimes complaints. I have the impression that comments made during 'office hours' are more likely to get through, but this by no means guarantees success. The problem seems to have got worse lately, though it was occassionaly evident from the beginning (3 or 4 months ago when I started to contribute).

 This could of course be entirely the fault of the blog side of the intercourse, but is there anything I can do on the hither side, as a user of Firefox, to mitigate or solve this problem?

Asked by longden 5 days ago

firefox 79.0 fails with "Exiting due to channel error." when PC is sleeping

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message … (read more)

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message in logs (1 msg/tab):

   Exiting due to channel error.

Putting my PC to sleep means withdrawing the default route (so only devices on my local network are accessible) and running a screensaver.

Are there any suggestions for fixing this (minor) annoyance? It never happened with the previous firefox 78.0.2.

thanks!

Asked by em2jacks 5 days ago

Firefox always opens bhind other windows

When I open a new firefox browser, it always opens behind other windows on my PC. This just started happening yesterday for no apparent reason. Has anyone else run into … (read more)

When I open a new firefox browser, it always opens behind other windows on my PC. This just started happening yesterday for no apparent reason.

Has anyone else run into this and come up with a solution?

Asked by tasburath 5 days ago

Blogger video autoplay

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?auto… (read more)

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?autoplay=1 ..... at the end of the URL. I tried for days to get this to work and could not. I then tried another browser and poof it worked. What is there in Firefox that is not allowing this to work and is there a change I can make to allow it to work?

Asked by rsm6120 5 days ago

Multi-account containers opening multiple tabs when clicking YouTube link from Duck Duck Go search

Issue: After searching on Duck Duck Go ("test video") and clicking a link for a YouTube video the link opens in a new tab, but multiple tabs of the same page are opened. … (read more)

Issue: After searching on Duck Duck Go ("test video") and clicking a link for a YouTube video the link opens in a new tab, but multiple tabs of the same page are opened. It is usually 2-3 tabs each time.

My Set Up: I opened YouTube and assigned it to open in a specified container. Not currently logged in to YouTube/Google services. I am running a fresh install of Firefox 79 on Windows 10. Everything is up to date as far as I can tell.

What I've Tried: I was trying to troubleshoot last night using refresh and ended up doing a complete reinstall this morning, including a deletion/recreation of Firefox account.

Intended Behavior: When clicking on a YouTube link from a tab not assigned to a container, I want it to open a (one single) new tab in the container that Google services are assigned to.

Any idea how to fix this behavior?

Asked by Kyle 5 days ago

Last reply by Kyle 5 days ago