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"Performing a TLS handshake" -> Sites don't load

Running v 60 ESR, downgraded from v 68, with zero problems for 3 weeks. I've had this problem all of a sudden since last week. Steps I've taken so far: Changed "securi… (read more)

Running v 60 ESR, downgraded from v 68, with zero problems for 3 weeks.

I've had this problem all of a sudden since last week. Steps I've taken so far:

  • Changed "security.tls.version.min" to 3 from 1 (didn't work)
  • Deleted cert8.db (didn't work)
  • Changed to Google DNS (not sure)
  • Changed to "auto-detect proxy" from "system proxy" (not sure, maybe)
  • Disabled IPV6 (not sure, maybe)
  • Turned off/on wifi hotspot, rebooted laptop (not sure, maybe)

The last 3 steps I took at the same time and they worked. On reboot the problem went away, albeit for 2 days!

It just came back, now it's performing a TLS handshake on about half the sites, with loading after 30-60 seconds or not at all. From searching, I see that solutions are all over the place on this and it's specific to FF. A post clearly identifies a Symantec certificates issue.

This is probably the toughest issue I've come across on FF.

Asked by elzach 6 hours ago

Firefox one-click bookmarks

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit w… (read more)

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit what the bookmark said & in what sub-folder to place it. I do not like the new behaviour & I did not choose it. Please how can I get the original & better behaviour restored??? Thanks

Asked by wilts43 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

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Problems with sessionStorage using local file system

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop. I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper web… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop.

I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper website.

I have been unable to get sessionStorage (or localStorage) to pass variables to another page unless they're in the same Windows directory. For instance, if I create 2 very simple and cut-down test files: Test1.html and Test2.html, that contain the following JavaScript:

Test1.html window.sessionStorage.setItem ("html", element.innerHTML); alert ("posting " + window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html")); window.open ("Test2.html", "_self");

Test2.html var html=window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html"); alert ("received " + html);

then it works if the two files are in the same directory. But if Test2 is in a subdirectory, and I change the open call to:

window.open (".\\subdir\\Test2.html", "_self");

then it receives null instead of the HTML that Test1 is sending. I am guessing that there is some code that is treating the change of directory as a cross-origin issue, even though they're under the same root directory.

I appreciate that the specification may be a bit vague in this non-Web situation, but Chrome does what I would expect. I thought someone might want to take a look to check if this was an oversight or deliberate.

Asked by ACProctor 14 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Firefox HTML

I use MS publisher to create a lot of documents in A5 When converting fromPublisher to PDF, Firefox HTML only converts the document to A4. How do I resolve this please? I… (read more)

I use MS publisher to create a lot of documents in A5 When converting fromPublisher to PDF, Firefox HTML only converts the document to A4. How do I resolve this please? I would like to go back to using MS PDF converter.

Asked by Philip Bevan 22 hours ago

New update wipes out everything - all gone

I had to update firefox to current version to pay a bill on a web site. I did it. I was recommended to sync another device during install, I did that too. I worked for… (read more)

I had to update firefox to current version to pay a bill on a web site. I did it. I was recommended to sync another device during install, I did that too. I worked for a few hours on firefox just now, then it crashed. It reported data it had but now I have nothing. No history, no bookmarks, NOTHING. I logged in, my username and password worked find but it's like a fresh install, no data. Over 10 years of history, hundreds and hundreds of pages and passwords all gone. I synched to my phone as it insisted I install another device. Supposedly that was done but I have no idea how to use that or what it can do. They claimed it was a backup.

I'm at a total loss.

Andrew

Asked by Firefox Andrew 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 1 week ago

Last reply by jumpnjil 1 day ago

Slower than a 7 year itch

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop… (read more)

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop this problem and tried everything suggested but nothing works. Any ideas before I say adios to this slow crappy browser? I'm still using windows 7 but not for much longer.

Asked by Jeff H 1 day ago

My favourite flash game no longer works on latest version of Firefox - but does work on an older version

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work. The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platfor… (read more)

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work.

The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platform on January 1st ... but the existing Flash version still works perfectly ... until YOU came along!

Your so-called "update" made it impossible to even load World Golf Tour's menu screen - I heard the music, but the graphics were frozen.

I'm no Sherlock - but this problem only occurred when Firefox updated.

It took me ages to downgrade back to v.82.3 - but WGT loaded perfectly when I did it.

Proving that it's YOUR fault! So don't give me this "most problems are caused by other peoples' software" stock answer crap.

I WILL upgrade to the latest version of Firefox on January 1st, not one second before.

Is there any way I can turn off the "Download Firefox Update Reminder" until then?

It's really annoying.

Asked by paulstubbs251 1 day ago

Last reply by paulstubbs251 1 day ago

speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 2 days ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 1 day ago

Password Required - Mozilla Firefox pop up

When I open my Yahoo browser I get a pop up asking for my "Primary password". I checked in the Task Manager and it is present as Firefox that when I end that task then t… (read more)

When I open my Yahoo browser I get a pop up asking for my "Primary password". I checked in the Task Manager and it is present as Firefox that when I end that task then the popup goes away. I am already signed in to my Firefox Acct. I screenshot the popup below. It will return several time even if I "X" out or hit cancel. There is no other information no matter where I click on that box. I do not put any passwords in the box for fear of scam/virus/spoof ETC.

Asked by dsks 1 day ago

Last reply by gtclark1 1 day ago

Slow Firefox for Deasktop!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my … (read more)

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my internet,when i test it with different browsers which i have installed on my PC. See what is the statistic for Firefox O.O WTF? I like your browser and use it from very long time,but if will it crash my connection,i will forget for it! Do something!

Asked by Angel Of Death 1 day ago

Last reply by Angel Of Death 1 day ago

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When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed.

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture. The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping… (read more)

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture.

The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping.

This happens for every search with google.

Thank you.

PC Windows 7. Firefox 83.0 (x64 fr).

Asked by jacques.naeye 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

corrupted/broken bookmarks

I need help. I have a number of old bookmark files saved and I am not able to get the saved files to load. I try to load these and they come up as text. no active or clic… (read more)

I need help. I have a number of old bookmark files saved and I am not able to get the saved files to load. I try to load these and they come up as text. no active or clickable links. I really need to get this issue fixed as I am trying to locate certain things and don't recall where I originally located them online. Can someone maybe call me and see if they can help me. I will explain in further detail then. Thank you so much.

Asked by ted.lease 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Cannot change color of tabs

Firefox - Add Colored tabs I had Firefox version 81 and after installing version 82 in a new install on a new hard drive, I cannot change the color of my tabs anymore. I … (read more)

Firefox - Add Colored tabs

I had Firefox version 81 and after installing version 82 in a new install on a new hard drive, I cannot change the color of my tabs anymore. I should see white tabs for the current tab but no longer when I added my userChrome.css file. I see instead a thin blue color strip along the top of the tab and the rest is grey. This shows up without any userChrome.css file.

In Firefox address field type: about:support It shows my Profile. vwy0y5ix.default-release I also have under the Profile folder this: jcueuz5y.default

I put the userChrome.css file here in my Chrome folder: C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vwy0y5ix.default-release

What it contains: /* USE THIS ONE. It works in version 65 https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/releases/tag/2.3.4

  • /

@import "./css/tabs/tabs_below_navigation_toolbar_fx65.css"; /**/ /* <-- tabs not on top - Fx65+ - Windows/Linux */

/* Colored tab */ .tab-background:not([selected]) {

   background-color: #E3E0DB !important;

}

.tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-color: white!important;

}

/*** Sidebar Color / Font Size Formatting ***/ /* 14px black text */ .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text {

 font-size: 14px !important;
 color: #000 !important;

} /* Pale blue background on hover or selected */ .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(hover), .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected) {

 background-color: #bdf !important;

}

/* Main Toolbar */

  1. nav-bar {
 font-size: 14px !important;

Asked by davidhelp 1 week ago

Last reply by davidhelp 2 days ago

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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (read more)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

Asked by flau 3 weeks ago

Answered by flau 2 weeks ago

Saved logins and passwords for websites.

Hi, I am wondering why Firefox removed all logins and passwords. It used to be all in settings, now I am getting message: No logins found When you save a password in Fi… (read more)

Hi, I am wondering why Firefox removed all logins and passwords. It used to be all in settings, now I am getting message: No logins found When you save a password in Firefox, it will show up here Any help, thanks in advance.

Asked by Dziambis 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Problematic Results using Pocket

Pocket is a fantastic idea - another essential element to support democracy. However, some of the news articles are from websites like the NY Times and Washington Post wh… (read more)

Pocket is a fantastic idea - another essential element to support democracy.

However, some of the news articles are from websites like the NY Times and Washington Post which require accessors to SUBSCRIBE before being allowed to view the reporting content.

Even when you use the 2-second delay to hit ctrl-a and ctrl-c (select-all and copy) shortcuts, it is a nuisance and often requires repeat attempts.

SO, can the "wonderful brainiacs" of Moz/Firefox find alternative sources of the same content to avoid those sites requiring forced subscriptions?

Stay Safe Everyone T-Ricky SFO

Asked by T-Ricky 2 days ago