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losing saved passwords

Within the last few weeks, sometimes when I try to use Firefox, I'm told to reconnect to Firefox. I reconnect by entering my account password, etc., but after I've thus … (read more)

Within the last few weeks, sometimes when I try to use Firefox, I'm told to reconnect to Firefox. I reconnect by entering my account password, etc., but after I've thus reconnected, my previously saved passwords are gone. I've tried to import them from another browser, but it doesn't import them. The only way that I can proceed is to manually enter my passwords to other sites. Everything is good for a few days, but eventually, I'm asked to reconnect to Firefox, and when I do, my saved passwords are gone. This is so frustrating that I'm about to stop using Firefox. Is there a way to fix this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by BruceMuschi 6 days ago

Why does Firefox appear twice in WIN 10 > Settings > standard app??

Working with problems with TrueKey. Opens Chrome when Firefox is standard browser. Looking into the standard apps settings, Firefox has two entries. Is this a bug or resi… (read more)

Working with problems with TrueKey. Opens Chrome when Firefox is standard browser. Looking into the standard apps settings, Firefox has two entries. Is this a bug or residue form earlier versions? There is no difference in settings following this or that entry.

Asked by ASUS2018 6 days ago

Saving downloaded stuff

Is it possible to save anything Firefox already downloaded? Currently all the “save” buttons seem to mean “download”; even the “view source” button makes additional reque… (read more)

Is it possible to save anything Firefox already downloaded? Currently all the “save” buttons seem to mean “download”; even the “view source” button makes additional request which may fail or even redirect (so e.g. clicking that on http://a.b/c may led one to view-source:http://d.e/f if the former page became a redirect in the meantime)

Asked by numzer0 6 days ago

How does Firefox determine the most recent downlaod folder? Why does it change arbitrarily?

I have set the Downloads preference to "Always ask you where to save files". When I download a file (I usually download PDF files), Firefox presents the file picker dial… (read more)

I have set the Downloads preference to "Always ask you where to save files".

When I download a file (I usually download PDF files), Firefox presents the file picker dialog with some directory pre-selected.

I would expect Firefox to pre-select the directory where I saved my most recent file.

However, Firefox often switches between several of my recent directory, seemingly absolutely arbitrarily. It would present the most recent directory e.g. 5 times in a row then suddenly switch to some other directory on its own.

This is EXTREMELY annoying and bad, as it is easy to overlook the changed directory and save the file in an unintended directory. It happened several times to me.

This behavior so destructive and annoying that I would consider it a bug that should get fixed (other browsers do not do this!). However if it is for some strange reason considered to be a feature, how can it turned off and how can Firefox be made to ALWAYS present the most recent download directory?

Asked by johann.petrak 6 days ago

Issue in accesssing the current state for "allowed" or "denied" in Javascript code.

I was including code in javascript for asking the user about the location and the prompt is coming for asking the location and if now I console log with navigator.permiss… (read more)

I was including code in javascript for asking the user about the location and the prompt is coming for asking the location and if now I console log with navigator.permission.query({name:geolocation}) then in state i am getting "prompt" which is fine but after allowing or denying i am not getting "allowed" or "denied" its still "prompt" but this things work fine in chrome. so is there any other object which is storing this state? for Mozilla or just Mozilla doesn't support this?

Asked by asif4 5 days ago

Autoplay doesn't work.

I have my favorite applications set as defaults in the autoplay extensions options. I have "do this every time" checked in the dialog box that pops up every time I try to… (read more)

I have my favorite applications set as defaults in the autoplay extensions options. I have "do this every time" checked in the dialog box that pops up every time I try to open a file. It doesn't matter what the file extension is. PDF, MP4, and JPG files don't automatically open.

I posted a similar question before when I thought this only applied to MP4 files. Since then, I've noticed it applies to all files.

I would really appreciate some help getting this to work again. Jim Birke

Asked by jimbir 5 days ago

Recover an uninstalled version of Firefox

CPU's intermittently would rev high and cause shut down. I opened task manager processes and CPU usage was high in Firefox. I clicked on Firefox and seven other Firefox d… (read more)

CPU's intermittently would rev high and cause shut down. I opened task manager processes and CPU usage was high in Firefox. I clicked on Firefox and seven other Firefox dropped down. Not sure what that meant but, I then opened programs and noticed two versions on my computer, 82.0 and 84.0. I uninstalled 82.0 and now everything is gone. I reinstalled 84,0,2 but, it is "watered down" from the version before the uninstall. Please let me know how I can recover Firefox to before the uninstall. I'm running Windows 10 Home.

Asked by basis 5 days ago

bing coming up when I open firefox.

For some reason everytime I open Firefox, it switches me to Bing. I want to go back to getting the Firefox home screen and not Bing. How do I get Bing off my screen ??? … (read more)

For some reason everytime I open Firefox, it switches me to Bing. I want to go back to getting the Firefox home screen and not Bing. How do I get Bing off my screen ???

Asked by willyw96013 5 days ago

Firefox icon missing in start menu

Hello, I am just disappointed. My Firefox icon is missing from the Start menu and therefore from the taskbar when launching. I tried to clear the icon cache (by deleting … (read more)

Hello, I am just disappointed. My Firefox icon is missing from the Start menu and therefore from the taskbar when launching.

I tried to clear the icon cache (by deleting iconcache* in "C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"), Reinstall firefox, delete %APPDATA% and %LOCALAPPDATA% firefox folders, but nothing changes.

Any clue? I don't have any idea.

PS: It's only for my profile. I just don't want to delprof, I have tons of apps with settings, etc

scuz my english.

Asked by Michaël B 5 days ago

Weird Symbols/Glyphs

I've been having trouble for a couple of months with Firefox. It's on both my desktop and my laptop with both Firefox and Firefox Developer. It seems to happen at random,… (read more)

I've been having trouble for a couple of months with Firefox. It's on both my desktop and my laptop with both Firefox and Firefox Developer. It seems to happen at random, but instead of being able to see words, all I can see is symbols like these (attached). If I copy/paste it into a word doc or a text file, I can read it just fine. It's only in the browser that I experience these issues.

Has anyone else had these issues? Is there an easy fix that I'm just not seeing?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Asked by kate30 5 days ago

making firefox logo with search engine my home page

Believe me I've been trying so many things. Use to, I would just open firefox and get just the logo(like googles) would open, now, for some reason It won't appear and I… (read more)

Believe me I've been trying so many things. Use to, I would just open firefox and get just the logo(like googles) would open, now, for some reason It won't appear and I've been using the "go daddy one in my tool bar? any suggestions? Thanks so much

Asked by farah james 5 days ago

confirmation e-mail for firefox monitor get bounced by the e-mail service provider

Hello, I have some trouble adding an e-mail address to the monitor service. It seems that the e-mail bounce back. My e-mail provider is asking me if I can provided them… (read more)

Hello,

I have some trouble adding an e-mail address to the monitor service. It seems that the e-mail bounce back. My e-mail provider is asking me if I can provided them with the e-mail sent by firefox, and the received answer, so they could check what is causing it. How could I get those information? Thank you in advance. Best regards, Cyril

Asked by SairRheul 5 days ago

Faulty operation of the elimination button

Mail of the next line sometimes disappears , when I push the Elimination button on the mail line chosen, by one-clicking of the mouse disappears next line too at the mom… (read more)

Mail of the next line sometimes disappears , when I push the Elimination button on the mail line chosen, by one-clicking of the mouse disappears next line too at the moment.

It sometimes disappears in the same way though a mouse was exchanged for the new article.

Asked by av-japan.otani 4 days ago

Facebook Container

how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop d… (read more)

how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop down list, there should have been a "right click delete option to that list, now when I go to click on the Facebook Icon on the Firefox screen my visiting friends from out of state is there and it is unnecessary , as we gathered for a funeral and they shall not be returning for over a year. If there is no way to clear there Facebook screen name, please instruct me as to how I can delete face book from Firefox and I shall delete Facebook from Fire fox altogether and log in on my cell phone. Thank you for you time.

Asked by novwind2 4 days ago

Firefox 52 & Big Sur

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon … (read more)

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon launching FF52 under Big Sur, the sidebar and some toobar icon drop-menu's text has disappeared. If I boot back into Catalina, this missing text is visible (Please see attached screenshots). I was hoping someone could tell me how to make this text visible again under Big Sur. Thanks in advance for assistance.

Asked by Ken 4 days ago

webpages scrolling by themselves

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Wind… (read more)

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Windows 10, so it might be from a recent update. It just happened on this site. It's very annoying. Any thoughts or insights?

Asked by pmfsox 4 days ago

Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (read more)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

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Asked by SeanPM 3 days ago