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Lost profile after update

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders… (read more)

Hi I accepted the popup notice that a newer version of Firefox was available - while doing other things. When I next opened Firefox, all my profile was gone. No folders, no bookmarks, no extensions, it appears like a virgin install. How do I get my profile back??? Firefox 94.0.2 Windows 10 Home Desktop PC

Asked by brittont0 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Spelling checker not working

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox. For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have … (read more)

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox.

For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have no option to check spelling.

In settings - language, I have check spellings as you type ticked. In Add-ons, Manague Your language I have English (GB) Language pack installed

I have read everything I can, yet still can't get spellings enabled.

I can run the portable app version of firefox and spellings work for that, and a right click in a similar box to this gives me spelling options, so I know what it should look like.

I would really appreciate any help.

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Richard

Asked by Richard240 6 months ago

Answered by Richard240 6 months ago

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firefox crashes on startup

HI I am using win 10 with the latest version of firefox. Yesterday when I booted into windows and started firefox it promptly crashed. I had made no changes either to the… (read more)

HI I am using win 10 with the latest version of firefox. Yesterday when I booted into windows and started firefox it promptly crashed. I had made no changes either to the system or firefox in several days. Since then I have been unable to get it started except in safe mode and am therefore unable to enter troubleshoot mode. I tried my previous restore points but system restore failed with each one. I have run malewarebytes, adwcleaner and a couple of other programs but they all found nothing. My drivers are all up to date. As a last resort I did a clean uninstall of firefox and manually deleted the firefox folder. I downloaded a new installer from your site only to find that it crashed during install. However, using safemode, I did get it installed but it still crashes in normal mode. Below I've listed the last two crash ID's from the old version as well as the ID from the new one. bp-08805de5-865c-4c55-af1f-c79720211123 old installation bp-d76380c7-9f34-467e-a347-34a180211123 old installation

bp-a09ec77d-868b-4670-a455-ed2d60211124 from new installation

I would be grateful for any help as Firefox is the only browser I tolerate on my OS. If you need any further information I would be happy to oblige.

Thanks

Asked by communication2go 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Primary Password not accepted after 94.0.2 update

I just updated to 94.0.2 and now it is prompting for my primary password as usual but it is not accepting it.I've entered it hundreds of times and it is definitely the on… (read more)

I just updated to 94.0.2 and now it is prompting for my primary password as usual but it is not accepting it.I've entered it hundreds of times and it is definitely the one I always use for this browser. I'm locked out and don't want to have to reset and lose my data. It was working fine before the update. I tried doing a refresh and it didn't change anything.

Please help

UPDATE: after about 25 times it stopped asking. No idea why

Asked by nhutchings1895 6 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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I have one web site that will not recognize my pass word and pass code. It used to work untill down loading Firefox updates.

This web site ' cornerstonegrp.securecafe.com/residentservices/carolina-club/userlogin.aspx'. The site tells me that password or pass code incorrect. In the past allowed … (read more)

This web site ' cornerstonegrp.securecafe.com/residentservices/carolina-club/userlogin.aspx'. The site tells me that password or pass code incorrect. In the past allowed me to continue to the main web page. At this time all of the add-ons are disabled. Cornerstone web site is the only site not recognizing login. Please help.

Asked by donald 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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forgetting about a website

So i wanted to forget about this one website because it keeps automatically recommending it to me because of my browser history for it. i just want to go to this bookmark… (read more)

So i wanted to forget about this one website because it keeps automatically recommending it to me because of my browser history for it. i just want to go to this bookmarked site but it ALWAYS goes to the one thats in my history. i clicked "forget about this site" yet it still pops up. please help.

Asked by Alec 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Failure to transfer a profile to a new computer

I want to transfer a Firefox profile from my old computer to a new computer. The online info has been distinctly unhelpful. I copied the profile from my old computer put … (read more)

I want to transfer a Firefox profile from my old computer to a new computer. The online info has been distinctly unhelpful. I copied the profile from my old computer put it in the Profiles folder on my new computer but FIREFOX does not notice it. What is the problem?

Asked by Steve 5 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

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Fonts have an issue with being too thin and hard to read.

My firefox browser has had issues displaying fonts when I have the "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" box checked. Its not all webp… (read more)

My firefox browser has had issues displaying fonts when I have the "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" box checked. Its not all webpages as some have more bolded fonts, but it is more than one site.

I have scoured these forums trying to locate an answer, but for some reason the fonts are still so thin and unreadable. I have even erased all existence of firefox from my computer and reinstalled, but the issue still remains.

Please help me.

Asked by sauerbrendan 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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firefox cannot run online games but chrome can run games just fine

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly… (read more)

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly lags and stutters whenever i try to play a game.

The two games i have tested are Zombs Royale and Wormax IO. These are two very minimalistic games with nothing much to them. The slowest computers can handle them...

I have a GTX 1080, with 12 gb of rams. I also tested on my laptop, which has unknown specs, but 4gb of ram.

Both devices performed worse then how they would perform in chromium based browsers. I wish to stick with firefox, as i hear security is a virtue with Mozilla, and Chrome really just wants to steal your data.

I might add, that i did follow a couple steps to make my browser more secure, I didn't disable stuff like webgl, but i disabled a bunch of other settings, here is the video i followed:

https://youtu.be/xxWXLlfqNAo

I did install a few add-ons, such as Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, and nightTab(I had this on chrome, and without it i feel home sick.)

I am unsure why these problems occur, as far as i know, my computer should be able to handle this.

I cannot find any other questions related to this, and it is really odd to me. I should also mention, Firefox is also quite slow anyways, it just feels slower than chrome, so i'm unsure if it's an optimization issue or what, but this occurs on all of my computers.

I hope someone can help me thank you.

Asked by official.skylightgaming 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Add Blocking on MacBook Pro not working right

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed… (read more)

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed but it won't run at all and shows as disabled and my existing AdBlock Plus quits working. I'm using Adblock Plus on my windows based computers with all synced together with the Mac Book and the Windows computers are OK, but not the Mac Book. Is there any way to get my Mac Book working correctly? In addition the last update to Firefox on the Mac Book opens by offering me "Life in Color" every time it starts up. How long do I have to tell it I'm not interested? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Franklin.Siegrist 5 months ago

Answered by Franklin.Siegrist 5 months ago

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Can't sign in to any G-mail account through firefox

Neither my wife nor I can sign in to our G-mail accounts through Firefox on this computer. We have no problem signing in with either account through another computer. W… (read more)

Neither my wife nor I can sign in to our G-mail accounts through Firefox on this computer. We have no problem signing in with either account through another computer. When clicking "Sign in," we get a page related to cache and cookies.

I have gone through the steps to delete "cache & cookies" for MY gmail account with no change in behavior. (My wife did not want me to remove hers because she believes (probably correctly) that her password memory on the PC would be erased!

I suspect we'll have to remove ALL google info from this computer, but don't know how to go about it. The only "App" listed with a google name is Google Chrome.

Suggestions? Remove and reinstall Firefox? Ditto Chrome? (Running Firefox 94. something.) I'd like to see her stick with Firefox, but this is a real barrier.

Asked by rhbohl 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Posting pics

When I try to post a pic on Marketplace in Firefox I select the .JPG picture and upload it. The picture I want to post appears fine before I upload it. Once I upload it t… (read more)

When I try to post a pic on Marketplace in Firefox I select the .JPG picture and upload it. The picture I want to post appears fine before I upload it. Once I upload it to Facebook, it just appears as a solid colour. I have attached a couple pics, one is of the pic I want to upload and the other is the pic after it is uploaded. I should state that if I use Chrome or Edge, it works fine. And if I try to post a pic to my timeline it works fine. I just have this problem when using FireFox and trying to post to MarketPlace I know, well just use Chrome or Edge, I DON'T WANT TO :-) I want to use my FireFox. Ian

Asked by Ian B Dunn 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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New pages don't load correctly

When I open a new page on a site and the new page includes an ability to comment at the end of the article, Firefox automatically opens at that point. How do I stop this … (read more)

When I open a new page on a site and the new page includes an ability to comment at the end of the article, Firefox automatically opens at that point. How do I stop this happening? I want the page to open at the top, please - as it always used to.

Asked by Scotch 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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My microsoft "Outlook" account now requires me to sign into and open a new session when I open a new session.

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox … (read more)

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox 94.0.2...? This use to come up rarely, now it's every time I awaken and sign into computer.

Asked by ccstrand 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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My tab delete X turns into a 1 pixel point

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it… (read more)

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it's back again with the v94 update.

I've disabled ALL extensions. No help. Themes don't seem to make a difference. However, when I went to about:config and entered "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets" to make it true to allow chrome.css files to work it began immediately. Reset it to false and "X"s are back. Set config to TRUE and it screws up the "X"s. Again, all this is with all extensions off.

I hate the transparency of the tabs and menu bars so I need to set .css files. How else can I do it?

Asked by Doc 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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uninstalled firefox due to error message that didn't go away with restart

Opening up firefox last week am a message saying something was wrong/couldn't proceed (I don't remember the exact text). I tried to delete the message, but it just came b… (read more)

Opening up firefox last week am a message saying something was wrong/couldn't proceed (I don't remember the exact text). I tried to delete the message, but it just came back every time blocking opening firefox. I tried to restart it, but the same blocking message reappeared. I then uninstalled it and all my files disappeared, of course. I've today reinstalled it, but no history, etc.. How can I get my original web files back? Do you have a 30 day grace period where any file can be restored like the one Microsoft has? Can I get my webfiles back at all? Please help. tmr W10 64bit

Asked by torrasmussen 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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In my browser is a pic of an ugly man. When you click on him it says Browser is under remote control (reason:De

That ugly man in the browser won't let me enter websites or pages within the website ,like sweepstakes entries on Cabela's website for example. My numbers are [phone numb… (read more)

That ugly man in the browser won't let me enter websites or pages within the website ,like sweepstakes entries on Cabela's website for example. My numbers are [phone number]. Michael Lodsin When I open Firefox, there are 3 or 4 blue screens pop up to make excutible orders to my computer, I always click them off. but they we not always there. Is someone using my computer from afar, or worse tracking my keystrokes or monitoring me ?

Asked by nocowfarm2001 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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PDF files all changed to "Type of File" Firefox HTML Document (.pdf) which i DID NOT WANT!! I need to change them back to the REGULAR adobe pdf files. I have followed several instructions on here but they have NOT restored my files to the original .pdf

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as defaul… (read more)

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as default, and i set firefox options (as near as i could tell) to save my pdf's with Adobe acrobat also. However, ALL my files - both already saved and new pdf's - now are listed as filetype "Firefox HTML.pdf" and all have the html icon. For my husband's business, we have to fill out state forms in pdf and forward copies to them and to clients. My clients are frustrated and confused that they cannot recognize the pdf's i sent by the original icons, and some don't seem to understand how to open the "html" files i send them (most of our clients probably use other browsers: when they showed up as straight adobe files this was never a problem) I need to fix BOTH my stored pdf forms AND new fillable forms from the state as filename.pdf with the adobe icon. PLEASE!!

Asked by trinj 5 months ago

Answered by trinj 5 months ago

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Multiple Sites Blocked with "SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE", but work fine with Google Chrome

In the last few days, I started having multiple web sites blocked with "SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE". They work fine with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, and I trust… (read more)

In the last few days, I started having multiple web sites blocked with "SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE". They work fine with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, and I trust them. One example is http://www.wumb.org, a public radio station. I found nothing in Firefox Help to bypass this security flag and go to the page.

If there is a work-around, please make it show up when searching for SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE in Firefox Help. If there is no work-around, please add one. Otherwise, Firefox, my favorite browser, will quickly get a bad reputation.

Thanks,

Eliot Mayer Belmont, MA, USA

Asked by Eliot Mayer 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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All Searches Default to URL box

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google ho… (read more)

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google home page search or even Duck Duck Go, the inserted text goes immediately into the address bar. I have tried FF in Safe Mode, I have no studies going, using version of FF 94.0.2 and only have 5 extensions (Last Pass, Bitdefender, BreezeClick, Adobe Acrobat and Malwarebytes.) Thank you

Asked by RichS 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago