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Spotify webplayer on Firefox is unuseable after updating to latest version

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." I will play … (read more)

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I will play a song from a playlist and is given that pop-up, it will continue skipping to the next song until it plays, but only for 9-10 seconds until the song mutes, to specify, the dot (when hovered on the progress bar) will still move, indicating that "it's playing".

Some clarifications: 1. I use Spotify Desktop app (windows), Spotify App (android), and Spotify Webplayer on Chrome and Firefox. Everything works just as fine on all of these, except for Spotify Webplayer on Firefox. 2. Skipping to a later timestamp does not unmute the song. 2. I have Spotify Premium 3. I have no VPN 4. I am running Firefox with an ad blocker 5. I am running Chrome with an ad blocker (same ad blocker in Fifefox) 6. I am running Firefox to the latest version (Firefox 119.0.1 (20231106151204))

What I've done so far: 1. Cleared caches and data. 2. Updated my Windows to the latest update available - Win10 v.22H2 3. Signed-out of Spotify for all my devices, then logging-in first on Spotify Desktop (this automatically redirects to Firefox webplayer) 4. Ran Firefox on "Troubleshoot Mode" 5. Un-checked and re-checked "Play DRM content" setting. 6. Disabled and re-enabled the plug-in "Widevine Content Decryption Module by Google Inc". (this plug-in is last udpated on November 17, 4.10.2710.0

I'm including this link from Spotify's Community page.. where two other users, who commented it is only with Firefox (webplayer), are experiencing the same problem as I am. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-can-t-play-this-right-now-If-you-have-the-file-on-your/m-p/5679914#M123192

Asked by kit 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

Menu bar display.

Now on new PC, win 11, had win 10 on prior. FF installed easily, everything migrated, signed in etc. But--Firefox menu bar is no longer displaying icons for a number of t… (read more)

Now on new PC, win 11, had win 10 on prior. FF installed easily, everything migrated, signed in etc. But--Firefox menu bar is no longer displaying icons for a number of things, notably for home screen (house icon returning me to home page) and for my password manager, Sticky Password (reinstalled here), as well as several others of lesser importance. I suspect there's a single on/off toggle for these somewhere but I can't find it. Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by CFogelman 4 months ago

Last reply by CFogelman 4 months ago

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Youtube playback is prevented on firefox but not on Chrome when using an ad blocker.

YouTube is blocking playback on Firefox due to my use of an ad blocker. However, playback is not blocked in the same circumstances when I use Chrome. Are they trying to s… (read more)

YouTube is blocking playback on Firefox due to my use of an ad blocker. However, playback is not blocked in the same circumstances when I use Chrome. Are they trying to stop me from using an ad blocker or overturn my browser choice by forcing me to move from Firefox to Chrome for playback with an ad blocker enabled?

Asked by martinpugh2 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

LOST ALL MY BOOKMARKS

Apprantly Firefox updated last night. I still show all the names of my bookmarks but NONE of them have any information in them. Probably lost my passwords too. Tried… (read more)

Apprantly Firefox updated last night. I still show all the names of my bookmarks but NONE of them have any information in them. Probably lost my passwords too.

Tried all the fixes shown in prior posts. This is unacceptable !

Asked by mjfissel 3 months ago

Last reply by martyjc247 2 months ago

FIDO key/WebAuthn broken

Hello all! Recently my FIDO keys stopped working with Firefox. I'm running Firefox 119.0.1 on Windows 11 Pro (48GB RAM, Ryzen 3900X, RTX 2060) and it's happened for multi… (read more)

Hello all! Recently my FIDO keys stopped working with Firefox. I'm running Firefox 119.0.1 on Windows 11 Pro (48GB RAM, Ryzen 3900X, RTX 2060) and it's happened for multiple sites, including Duo security and WebAuthn.io. Though I have been using my hardware keys for quite a while, I had never seen that dialogue before the past day or two ("touch your security key to begin with [X site]") and I have not had (and still do not have) similar issues when using the Brave browser (1.60.114). Typically, It would ask me to select among the verification options (using my phone, using a dedicated hardware key, or a QR code) that Windows knows, then I would be asked to insert and tap my key, but that doesn't seem to be happening anymore.

Asked by kelvinnkat 3 months ago

Last reply by kelvinnkat 3 months ago

Why was Firefox View taken away in Private Browsing mode?

I thought that in Private browsing mode, using Tools > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Data > Clear > Clear Now cleaned out everything in mid-ses… (read more)

I thought that in Private browsing mode, using Tools > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Data > Clear > Clear Now cleaned out everything in mid-session. It turns out that's not true, for example, using Firefox View I found that the list of Recently closed tabs in three-bar menu > History > Recently closed tabs was NOT cleared. The only way to see that was with Firefox View, which you could then use to delete items from the list.

With the new version of Firefox (119.0) Firefox View has been removed from Private browsing mode entirely. Thus not only is it impossible to see if the recently closed tabs list has been cleared, but it's impossible to clear the list even if you could see it. That leaves the only way to be (fairly) sure things are cleared out during a Private browsing session is to close the browser entirely, which is an annoying pain.

Why was that feature removed? How can I tell if the recently closed tabs have been cleared without it?

Thanks.

Asked by Blarg 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

windows 10 all tags have disappeared from "All history"

I don't know if this is a firefox or windows issue. A few weeks ago my tag line disappeared from the History>All History page. The column is available but every single… (read more)

I don't know if this is a firefox or windows issue. A few weeks ago my tag line disappeared from the History>All History page. The column is available but every single page I tagged no longer has anything written in the column. I used sort by tag to keep pages I use often instead of hunting through hundreds of booked mark sites. Don't know what happened, the sites are still there but in my history but I need to be able to sort by tag. Is there a way to get the tag line back?

Asked by colemyst 3 months ago

Last reply by colemyst 3 months ago

Home page button

I have been using Firefox for years. Recently my browser developed a glitch. I uninstalled Firefox then reinstalled it. That part went fine. I find the newer version very… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for years. Recently my browser developed a glitch. I uninstalled Firefox then reinstalled it. That part went fine. I find the newer version very user unfriendly. There is no home page button and I cannot figure out how to add one. Your bookmarks are awful. It tries to be intuitive but in the end all it does is takes 3 to 4 steps to do something that used to bee done in one. This is not an improvement. I want a bookmark list not a not a most recent list. This is a major pain in the a.. . I do not want to stop using Firefox but this user unfriendliness is a major problem. Not quite sure what to do.

Bruce Fairman

Asked by bfairman 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

unwanted tab pop ups or redirects

Greetings, for some reason lately over the last couple weeks I have noticed that when I open a link to a site that I've had in my bookmarks for years it now opens that li… (read more)

Greetings, for some reason lately over the last couple weeks I have noticed that when I open a link to a site that I've had in my bookmarks for years it now opens that link or that page and then within a couple seconds another tab will open for advertisement or possibly even the duplication of the originally called upon link in the previous tab. I would like to stop these additional tabs from opening automatically without my request.

thanks in advance,

Mike VIkdal mvikdal@yahoo.com

Asked by mvikdal 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Chatgpt issue on Firefox browser, comparing Edge

I am experiencing issues with my ChatGPT subscription while using it on the Firefox browser. Despite having an active subscription with access to ChatGPT-4, the interface… (read more)

I am experiencing issues with my ChatGPT subscription while using it on the Firefox browser. Despite having an active subscription with access to ChatGPT-4, the interface only shows an 'Upgrade' option instead of the 'Refer a Friend' feature, which suggests that my subscription isn't being recognized properly. Additionally, whenever I try to send a message in the chat, I receive an error stating, 'Our systems have detected unusual activity from your system. Please try again later.' I haven't encountered these issues on other browsers. Could you please provide assistance or guidance on how to resolve these problems with Firefox?"

I have tried to clear the cache, and relogin, does not work...

I am wondering if this is an issue of Firefox or ChatGPT, any resolution on this?

Asked by Zhenggli 3 months ago

Answered by Zhenggli 3 months ago

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Firefox Browser - Today's Update got rid of my toolbar bookmarks

My browser was just updated today and now my Toolbar Bookmarks are missing from the toolbar. "Most Visited" with a gear is on the left and Other Bookmarks with hardly any… (read more)

My browser was just updated today and now my Toolbar Bookmarks are missing from the toolbar. "Most Visited" with a gear is on the left and Other Bookmarks with hardly anything in it is on the far right. I have to go to Bookmarks at the top to access my Toolbar Bookmarks. This is not very handy. I put the bookmarks I need all the time on the toolbar.

Bookmarks toolbar is set to "Always Show". It was fine before the update so...

Asked by RiverMiss 4 months ago

Answered by RiverMiss 4 months ago

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Number on Firefox Icon

The Firefox icon on my taskbar has a great big green number 1 plonked on it. It doesn't seem to relate to the number of windows I have open or the processes running. It's… (read more)

The Firefox icon on my taskbar has a great big green number 1 plonked on it. It doesn't seem to relate to the number of windows I have open or the processes running. It's there even when Firefox is closed. I thought it might be messages but I can't find those either. Its driving me nuts can you please tell me how to get rid of it? I'm running it in Ubuntu on a laptop.

Asked by megallen 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

How can I see what cookies have been installed?

How can I see what cookies have been installed? In "Privacy & Security" | "Cookies and Site Data" I can see the web sites that downloaded cookies and how many, but n… (read more)

How can I see what cookies have been installed? In "Privacy & Security" | "Cookies and Site Data" I can see the web sites that downloaded cookies and how many, but not what they are.

Asked by c.bores 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Permission denied when opening file from another drive

When opening a file from another drive, I get an error: Access to the file was denied I know this can happen on the Snap version, but I have Firefox installed from a deb… (read more)

When opening a file from another drive, I get an error: Access to the file was denied

I know this can happen on the Snap version, but I have Firefox installed from a deb!

Asked by Bic 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

I keep getting signed out of Google

I keep getting signed out of my Google account whenever I close Firefox. I switched the Enhanced Tracking Protection to Standard, and I do not delete my cookies when I cl… (read more)

I keep getting signed out of my Google account whenever I close Firefox. I switched the Enhanced Tracking Protection to Standard, and I do not delete my cookies when I close Firefox. I even tried to disable the Purge Trackers option but this didn't help either. I have some dev-tools extensions installed + Adblock and Decentraleyes. It does not solve my problem if a disable them too. Would really appreciate anyone's insight.

Asked by gajidix793 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Mouse-Wheel Click creates AND focuses on new tab.

Hello, I have been getting a bit annoyed at something very small that I tried to fix, but nothing I do is working. I am wanting to use the address/search bar and click m… (read more)

Hello, I have been getting a bit annoyed at something very small that I tried to fix, but nothing I do is working.

I am wanting to use the address/search bar and click my mouse wheel to open a new tab in the background. Without switching to the newly created tab. But instead it's always switching to the new tab right as I click with my mouse wheel.

I have tried looking up the problem online and following the people's advice on other posts. Nothing is working to change this. At all.

I went to the "about:config" area and tried switching a few settings related to opening the tab in background and restarting Firefox, I tried going to the actual setting page and the checkbox for "When you open ... switch to it immediately" was unchecked. Nothing was changing at all and clicking the mouse wheel was still opening and switching automatically. (All "__inbackground" stuff in about:config is set to true at the time of this post, I have noticed that changing stuff in there and restarting Firefox isn't effecting/changing anything)

I would really appreciate some help if this is still able to be changed. I recently switched from Chrome to Firefox, and I really loved how I was able to click my mouse wheel to open a tab in the background. (Also, I am using the latest version of Firefox)

Asked by TheAGames10 4 months ago

Last reply by TheAGames10 4 months ago

Firefox Developer Edition slow on startup

I'm on Firefox Developer Edition 119.0b9 (32-bit) and Windows 11 Pro 22H2 but I've been experiencing this problem a lot longer ago even before upgrading to Windows 11. Th… (read more)

I'm on Firefox Developer Edition 119.0b9 (32-bit) and Windows 11 Pro 22H2 but I've been experiencing this problem a lot longer ago even before upgrading to Windows 11. The first thing I open in my computer is Firefox, it gets the window itself quickly but the page stays blank with the gray loading dot going right and left for nearly 10 minutes before the page loads and Firefox works normally. I don't experience any issues while browsing the internet after that long loading but it's really annoying especially when I'm in a hurry and I don't have 10 minutes to stare at a blank page.

Asked by محمد 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago