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How to I set add-ons to be enabled by default?

All of my add-ons are disabled each bootup or wake it from sleep and start of Firefox session. Once I decide an add-on is desired, I want it to default to be enabled ra… (read more)

All of my add-ons are disabled each bootup or wake it from sleep and start of Firefox session. Once I decide an add-on is desired, I want it to default to be enabled rather than disabled on statup. I've done my best to set preferences to allow my add-ons by default, but either I'm ignorant of how to do it, or it is not obvious

Example add-ons: 1Password; Adobe Acrobat Create PDF; Disconnect; NoScript: Open With Photoshop; Privacy Badger; Self-Destructing Cookies

I've been a very satisfied Firefox user for years but since about ver. 41 (i'm on v. 41.0.2 now) Firefox has become too inconvenient

Asked by dtvz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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windows 10 FF67 won't start

FF updated to version 67. On a couple of Windows 10 machines so far, FF won't start. Double-clicking the icon does not work. Task Manager will show two instances of FF… (read more)

FF updated to version 67. On a couple of Windows 10 machines so far, FF won't start. Double-clicking the icon does not work. Task Manager will show two instances of FF and the EXE closes out after a minute, and the program does not start. Rebooting does not help. The Win10 versions experiencing issues after updating to version 67 are a Win10 1703 and a Win10 1803 machine.

Asked by Majordomo383 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox does not open

My Firefox suddenly stopped opening. I open it, icon appears in dock and immediately disappears. I did a fresh install of 57.0.4 and still the same. It's not already runn… (read more)

My Firefox suddenly stopped opening. I open it, icon appears in dock and immediately disappears. I did a fresh install of 57.0.4 and still the same. It's not already running (checked activity monitor).

PC: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C205)

In /Library/Application Support/Firefox/Crash Reports there are two files: InstallTime20171226083017 InstallTime20180103231032

Asked by arjunu 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I installed Firefox fresh, but when I open, I get continuous spinning wheel.

iMac running 10.13.4 (17E202) Uninstalled old Firefox by dragging to trash. Restarted. Downloaded latest Firefox from Mozilla site. When I click new install to open, a w… (read more)

iMac running 10.13.4 (17E202)

Uninstalled old Firefox by dragging to trash.

Restarted.

Downloaded latest Firefox from Mozilla site.

When I click new install to open, a window launches, but nothing else happens but a continuous spinning wheel. Eventually, nothing for it but to force quit (and force quit window confirms Firefox is "not responding").

What should I do?

Asked by sutto 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox 62+ does not start

I had Firefox Developer Edition running for ages. Always kept it up to-date. Now the latest update made it stop working AT ALL. There is nothing. The executable pops up i… (read more)

I had Firefox Developer Edition running for ages. Always kept it up to-date. Now the latest update made it stop working AT ALL. There is nothing. The executable pops up in Taskmanager for a split second and then its gone.

I went back to beta. Worked for a couple days. Now an update came in: BAM! same thing! Now I have 2 broken Firefoxes on my PC.

Not even running the Profile manager worked!!

Back to standard version: Works

Asked by ewerybody 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Firefox won't open, nor will Firefox Profile Manager

I'm not sure what I can do to fix the problem; the answer I've found uses the Profile Manager and I can't access it, it'll open for a split second then close again. … (read more)

I'm not sure what I can do to fix the problem; the answer I've found uses the Profile Manager and I can't access it, it'll open for a split second then close again.

Asked by tommyhandley 1 year ago

Answered by AMAN ARYAN 1 year ago

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Firefox browser automatically starts when starting computer

For some reason, recently firefox now starts up when ever I start my computer & goes to MSN page. I have searched this & found out how to make the one line item i… (read more)

For some reason, recently firefox now starts up when ever I start my computer & goes to MSN page. I have searched this & found out how to make the one line item in advance preference to FALSE. This was suppose to fix this but did not work. Now when I search the same question I do not get the same answer to go & check if is still set to FALSE. Don't remember if this started after a browser update or windows update. Ready to quit using Firefox browser

Asked by mjwh56 9 months ago

Last reply by mjwh56 9 months ago

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Firefox crashes

In the last few days Firefox keeps crashing on starup. Firefox will not open. Error message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process mu… (read more)

In the last few days Firefox keeps crashing on starup. Firefox will not open. Error message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." Yesterday got it to open once after computer restart. Next attempts failed with same error message. Today tried un-install and re-install Firefox. Still will not open. Please help.

Asked by Tim7 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox (tried multiple versions) crashes instantly on startup

I haven't been able to get Firefox working on my Mac. This is a fresh install of both the OS and FF 57. It's 10.13.1 currently, and upon starting the app, I get the follo… (read more)

I haven't been able to get Firefox working on my Mac. This is a fresh install of both the OS and FF 57.

It's 10.13.1 currently, and upon starting the app, I get the following crash.

Some stuff in the problem report:

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Reason: DYLD, [0x1] Library missing

Application Specific Information: dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/Applications/Internet:Networking/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS

Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: @executable_path/libnss3.dylib Referenced from: /Applications/Internet:Networking/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/crashreporter.app/Contents/MacOS/crashreporter Reason: image not found

I should add that this is also happening w/ FF 58 beta.

FF 56.0.2. gives the following error in system.log, but no crash dialog:

firefox(1766,0x70000a521000) malloc: *** error for object 0x100db1c00: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

Going as far back as FF 48.0.2 was no use, either. Not sure this is a Mozilla problem or not. :\

Lastly, to be clear: it crashes immediately - there's no way for me to get into safe mode. I never even see the FF window.

Any ideas?

Asked by N-Bombb 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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white screen on startup, even after a fresh reinstall with no add-ons and extensions

I have windows 7 64 bit, got white screen on firefox on logging in morning, previous day everything was fine. uninstalled firefox using advanced uninstaller and installed… (read more)

I have windows 7 64 bit, got white screen on firefox on logging in morning, previous day everything was fine. uninstalled firefox using advanced uninstaller and installed a fresh version of firefox from the site. still getting white screen, cannot go beyond the options window. chrome too not working, black screen. IE11 few sites (plinga games) white screen since yesterday. have done everything mentioned in the other forums. checking for malware, adware. clearing cache, reboot, safe mode, advanced properties in windows firewall. still problem started when I visited a train info site and in midst of the site surfing got a msg of 'bot attack' and a window opening up with olasarv site often.

please help.

Asked by NeetaG 3 years ago

Last reply by NeetaG 3 years ago

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Firefox starts but does not show the browser

20.3.2018 MS WIndows 10 Pro I have been using Firefox for years, but yesterday firefox stopped working. That is to say that the task manager showed firefox in the task… (read more)

20.3.2018

MS WIndows 10 Pro

I have been using Firefox for years, but yesterday firefox stopped working. That is to say that the task manager showed firefox in the task list with 14%CPU but no browser page was started. ie Firefox running but no screen output. I then uninstalled firefox and reinstalled but I still have the same problem.

Any help on this ?

Asked by Bonzadog 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Upon install, I get message 'Firefox has stopped working'. 'A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.'

Upon install, I get message 'Firefox has stopped working'. 'A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.' 'Please close the program'. But the program never o… (read more)

Upon install, I get message 'Firefox has stopped working'. 'A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.' 'Please close the program'. But the program never opens. I just simply close the dialog box.

Asked by Phillipp 2 years ago

Last reply by Phillipp 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox crashes as soon as you open it. Fully removed and reinstalled, still the same. Tried updated drivers and windows. bp-55162cd3-3575-4fcf-a510-fb81b2150326 bp-57343… (read more)

Firefox crashes as soon as you open it. Fully removed and reinstalled, still the same. Tried updated drivers and windows.

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Asked by MattieKS 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Launching Firefox is sometimes extremely slow.

Hello. Over the past few months or so, I've been having a problem in which Firefox SOMETIMES (as in certainly not all of the time, and when it happens is pretty random) t… (read more)

Hello. Over the past few months or so, I've been having a problem in which Firefox SOMETIMES (as in certainly not all of the time, and when it happens is pretty random) takes an extremely long time to open once I've closed it. That is, if I already have at least one tab open, opening a new tab is almost instantaneous. But once I close out of all tabs and have to click on the Firefox icon again, sometimes it will say "connecting..." and the little wheel will turn for up to 2 to 3 minutes. But, again, sometimes it will open without a problem. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this bizarre behavior and what can be done about it? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by jsolomon10 6 years ago

Last reply by jsolomon10 6 years ago

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Firefox window will open but won't actually run

When I start Firefox, the window opens up and "connecting" appears top left of screen, as normal... but it won't connect. It will not connect to homepage, or any other b… (read more)

When I start Firefox, the window opens up and "connecting" appears top left of screen, as normal... but it won't connect. It will not connect to homepage, or any other bookmarks, or clicking on a link in email. I have uninstalled and reinstalled (twice), but still have the problem. I am having trouble uploading screenshots. Thanks.

Asked by stargazer33 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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how to set the open location of brower on desktop

on my computer screen i have black bruises------i must move Mozilla to a different location every time i open so i can see the browser i need it a spot where it opens the… (read more)

on my computer screen i have black bruises------i must move Mozilla to a different location every time i open so i can see the browser i need it a spot where it opens there continuously and same sized i specify or last used....i run Ubuntu Linux 14.04


thanks to anyone who can help

Asked by jimmyhendrix 5 years ago

Last reply by jimmyhendrix 5 years ago

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Firefox doesn't work even after reinstall

Firefox suddenly stopped working today. When I open it, it tells me that it's already open (which it isn't) and that it can't find or load my profile. If I go directly to… (read more)

Firefox suddenly stopped working today. When I open it, it tells me that it's already open (which it isn't) and that it can't find or load my profile. If I go directly to profiles and create a new one, I can open it, but all my bookmarks are gone. And then if I close and try to reopen it, the same thing happens--I can't open it and get the same error message.

One thing I figured out is that the profile can’t be read only, and I discovered that mine was (why I don't know), but when I try to uncheck read only, it instantly reverts back to read only, which is weird.

I’ve tried reinstalling Firefox several times, but it’s always the same, even with a brand-new installation, I can’t open it and get the same error message. What can I do if reinstalling doesn’t even work?

Asked by carlwhart 4 years ago

Answered by carlwhart 4 years ago

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Starting last week, Firefox suddenly won't start, I just get the Crash Reporter window.

When: Immediately when i click the icon to open it. I never get a Firefox window at all, only the Crash Reporter. What I've tried: Uninstall Firefox; delete Mozilla folde… (read more)

When: Immediately when i click the icon to open it. I never get a Firefox window at all, only the Crash Reporter. What I've tried: Uninstall Firefox; delete Mozilla folders from all 3 subfolders of C:\Users\[my username]\AppData; reinstall Firefox I also get this same result when trying the command firefox.exe -safe-mode or the command firefox.exe -p What I'm running: Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1, 64-bit Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

Asked by adblockfreak 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago