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I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by … (read more)

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". So I read through the article and it said to restart my mac, so I did just that and pow, my bookmarks and history returned! Little did I know that the next day, (today) I'd start up Firefox and the message was there again, but this time, it got even worse.

       First I tried to tackle the bookmark problem, "Quit Firefox" they said, "Restart your computer." they said, "Create a new database". None of those worked, so I scrambled the internet looking for answers, all of them resolved their problems, every one else was A-ok, excluding me, and just like that, my add-ons weren't working anymore! Ad-block Plus, Dark Reader, Privacy Badger, nothing. I tried to delete Adblock first and reinstall it, because that's what their page told me to do, and I keep getting this message trying to reinstall it saying, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." 
       And little did I know that every other extension said the exact same thing. So i knew something was going on that was out of my control. And then finally, the "pièce de résistance" to my pain and suffering through out this whole hour or so, pages won't even load even though I'm connected to the internet, how perfect... Even trying to update the browser won't work, downloading a new one also goes through the same "pages not loading problem. 
        So in conclusion, hopefully, just hopefully, you guys can help me out. I'll probably have to resort to my old laptop, (which is slow and almost unusable with how buggy that thing is.) seeing how my mac has also been running into problems these last few days as well before this conundrum. 

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

- wowok (willing to give up any second now.)

Asked by wowok 5 days ago

Last reply by wowok 5 days ago

Jagged fonts after 83 update.

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but… (read more)

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but I checked it and it is turned on. Also I don't see this problem in other browsers, Edge or IE, only in Firefox. Could it be a bug with latest update or what is it?

Asked by Vitaliy1993 1 day ago

Last reply by Vitaliy1993 20 minutes ago

Duplex printing

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox cha… (read more)

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox changes this to singled sided and does not allow me to select 2-sided option. Any ideas?

Asked by kwid1 6 days ago

v.82.0.3 changes

Two items. 1. What happened to the "delete recent history," button and is there a new option for that, and/or will it come back in some form? 2. The "Bookmarks Toolbar," … (read more)

Two items.

1. What happened to the "delete recent history," button and is there a new option for that, and/or will it come back in some form?

2. The "Bookmarks Toolbar," has moved from the header position to a sidebar. Is there a way to return it to its former position as well as restoring the drop down functionality? The convenience in the earlier versions was great and I'd like to have it back.

Help??

Thanks.

Asked by sljester 6 days ago

Last reply by sljester 6 days ago

Navigating to Gmail Prompts me to Download a txt file

I have my gmail as a tab in my bookmarks and when I click on it I am not taken to the gmail account. Instead, a window pops open that says: You have chosen to open respon… (read more)

I have my gmail as a tab in my bookmarks and when I click on it I am not taken to the gmail account. Instead, a window pops open that says: You have chosen to open response.txt which is: Document from mail.google.com

At the top it says Opening response.txt

When I try the workaround of manually typing gmail into the browser, or searching through google it always gives me the same pop up and will not take me to gmail. I think this is an issue with firefox because every other browser gets me to gmail fine. This is only a problem with gmail.

Does anyone know what the problem may be here, and even more important, what a solution might be? I've run antivirus software as well which comes up with nothing.

Asked by punchlined 6 days ago

I can't print "selections only" on my Linux Mint 20. what can I do?

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution. I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that. Kernel: 5.4.0-… (read more)

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution.

I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that.

Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by Sergei Aleinikov 6 days ago

Network.proxy.type updated to 1 in user.js but not reflected in browser

pref.js was updated to user_pref("network.proxy.type", 1); but still browser had no proxy as selected choice in proxy settings. Tried restarting the machine but still no … (read more)

pref.js was updated to user_pref("network.proxy.type", 1); but still browser had no proxy as selected choice in proxy settings. Tried restarting the machine but still no luck.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by vaishnavirajan99 6 days ago

cannot select camera or microphone

I have a laptop with two cameras and 3 sound inputs. On websites that use webrtc (eg. meet.google.com), a permission dialog pops up to allow or deny access to a micropho… (read more)

I have a laptop with two cameras and 3 sound inputs. On websites that use webrtc (eg. meet.google.com), a permission dialog pops up to allow or deny access to a microphone and camera.

Those permission dialogs have a drop-down, but the drop-down has only one choice. Rebooting re-organizes which camera or microphone is in the drop-down list. Probably because of USB wakeup.

So to choose which camera to use I have to reboot and hope the right one is in the drop-down.

(82.0.3 on Linux)

Asked by berend1 6 days ago

I am not able to compile the firefox esr 78 on windows 7 64bit

I managed to compile firefox on linux ubuntu but did not generate the executables for windows. Then I started configuring on windows, but I believe the problem is with th… (read more)

I managed to compile firefox on linux ubuntu but did not generate the executables for windows.

Then I started configuring on windows, but I believe the problem is with the Visual Studio version, I installed the latest version of VS 2019, then I found that it doesn't work, because VS 2019 now requires the "C" compiler version 10, and mozbuild uses version 9.

I ended up discovering in other documentation that I have to use visual studio 2017, but I installed VS 2017 version 15.9.29, however it gives error in the compilation.

I found in other documentation that I must use VS 2017 version 15.8, but this version is not available for download.

Can anyone help me what I have to do to be able to compile it?

Asked by Renan Fretta 6 days ago

problem with extensions

Problem One: 1Password extension not working for me. I installed Firefox and made it my primary browser. Extensions have been a disaster for me. First I tried adding the … (read more)

Problem One: 1Password extension not working for me. I installed Firefox and made it my primary browser. Extensions have been a disaster for me. First I tried adding the 1 Password extension. I did this because when I tried opening a page from 1 Password uninstalled on the browser, it didn't l as it should (has always done so with Safari). I had to open 1Password separately, and copy the information, which is tedious.

So I installed the 1Password Extension on Firefox. It didn't work unless I'd opened the desktop version of 1Password, it still didn't open and fill.

So I removed the extension. I then decided to give it another try. The extension shows up on Firefox. But now it has a little lock on the icon. The problem is that clicking on the icon doesn't open anything! I've rebooted the computer, and only reinstalled the 1Password extension. The same problem occurs, then, without clicking on the problematic icon, I reboot the computer again. It hasn't helped.

PROBLEM TWO: I'm having an additional problem with extensions. When I click on the extension for Pocket (for instance), the program opens, but fails to recognize that I have a paid subscription, asking me to upgrade. This is true for other sites I have subscriptions to, limiting me using the "free" version, which limits what I can open as well as what I can save.

It sounds unbelievable, but that's what's happened to me. I'm using enhanced tracking protection for all sites. Macbook Pro ; Catalina OS 10.15.7 (19H15) - most recent version Max OS

I appreciate any help you can give me. This is way over my head! I've tried everything I can think of, except for uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox.

Glenn

Asked by Glenn Prentice 5 days ago

Quickdial

Hi Guys, I have the Quick-dial add on added to my Firefox (which I love). I probably have about 70 quick-dial squares that I spend time customizing with pics etc. EVERY t… (read more)

Hi Guys, I have the Quick-dial add on added to my Firefox (which I love). I probably have about 70 quick-dial squares that I spend time customizing with pics etc. EVERY time Firefox has an update it erases all of my Quickdial squares which takes me hours to replace!! Its extremely frustrating!! Help please!! :(

Albie

Asked by Albie 5 days ago

M171 Logitech mouse scroll wheel does not work with Firefox

I am using Firefox Nightly on Linux. I have two M171 Logitech mouses. Their scroll wheel works fine everywhere except firefox (chrome works fine, for instance). In firefo… (read more)

I am using Firefox Nightly on Linux.

I have two M171 Logitech mouses. Their scroll wheel works fine everywhere except firefox (chrome works fine, for instance). In firefox, I need to press the scroll wheel down, keep it down and scroll. Then, it scrolls. But just freely scrolling with the mouse does not scroll the page, it does nothing. This happens in every web page. Interestingly, if I use the scroll wheel in the popup of an addon (for instance in the tab listing of a group in Simple Tab Groups), it works there. But not in web pages or the sidebar. I have also tried entering safe mode, but it didn't help.

Did anyone have this issue too?

Asked by nkak 5 days ago

UNABLE TO PRINT FULL SIZE PAGES from the web using Mozilla Firefox via my HP desktop

Unable to print from the internet full size pages only third portrait size. Tried config: and Printer_ print etc but only offers me to remove my label Zebra printer for R… (read more)

Unable to print from the internet full size pages only third portrait size. Tried config: and Printer_ print etc but only offers me to remove my label Zebra printer for Royal Mail (which prints fine) When using my regular HP Desktop 4120 I cannt acces the info to sort this out. Ive tried usual print to file margin setting etc but no go Any ideas?

Asked by cultman1 5 days ago

Ctrl-E shortcut automatically opens Google search instead of simply highlighting the address bar.

Hi, after a recent update to Firefox, Ctrl-E now automatically tries to search from Google instead of simply highlighting the address bar. This is really annoying as ever… (read more)

Hi, after a recent update to Firefox, Ctrl-E now automatically tries to search from Google instead of simply highlighting the address bar. This is really annoying as every time I want to quickly open another site in a tab, I have to press Ctrl-E, then backspace, and then start typing the address. Is there any way to revert this behavior to how it worked before https://i.imgur.com/nxavBpC.png Enclosed image shows the Google search bar as it opens on pressing Ctrl-E. https://i.imgur.com/rehzhj9.png This is how it used to look when I pressed the shortcut.

Asked by rttarde2 4 days ago

Firefox will not open homepage YAHOO

Firefox will not open my homepage Yahoo only get NEW TAB and it continues to search. Never had a problem until lately. Even if I type in Yahoo's URL it won't open. I tri… (read more)

Firefox will not open my homepage Yahoo only get NEW TAB and it continues to search. Never had a problem until lately. Even if I type in Yahoo's URL it won't open. I tried Deleting Firefox and reloaded but still same issue. This is on my PC

Asked by Misstrmom 4 days ago

Highlight to Search

Today my browser has been updated and I've found very annoying new feature: whenever I highlight a word it automatically shows the magnifying glass to search for that wor… (read more)

Today my browser has been updated and I've found very annoying new feature: whenever I highlight a word it automatically shows the magnifying glass to search for that word. Why do you assume I want to search every time? Actually most of the time I want to copy the word/phrase. Is there any way to disable this function? I have to click somewhere else every time because the pop up magnifying glass covers the text below.

Asked by ewa.siwiec 5 days ago

Last reply by ewa.siwiec 4 days ago

Голосовые сообщения ВК

Здравствуйте. Если я отпраляю голосовые сообщения с ПК Вконтакте, то у пользователей они открываются только с ПК (иногда с артефактами звука) или с телефона, но через бра… (read more)

Здравствуйте. Если я отпраляю голосовые сообщения с ПК Вконтакте, то у пользователей они открываются только с ПК (иногда с артефактами звука) или с телефона, но через браузер. С телефона через приложения мои голосовые не открываются. Об этом мне писали все практически. Так происходит с браузера Хром и Firefox. С Оперы всё работает нормально.

Микрофон Blue Spark SL Звуковая карта FOCUSRITE Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen Операционная система Win 10 Браузер Firefox

Asked by Александр 4 days ago

Emailing PDF's

I used to emails PDF's directly from Firefox. I installed the new version of Firefox and now that function is not there.

Asked by millerds1 4 days ago

Letters became blurred after latest update

Letters became blurred after the latest Mozilla update. Its is not a issue with my computer. It is not ocurring with other browsers that work fine... except Firefox. I… (read more)

Letters became blurred after the latest Mozilla update. Its is not a issue with my computer. It is not ocurring with other browsers that work fine... except Firefox. I love this browser but clearly it is neglecting the quality. anyone can help ? Is there any possible configuration that would correct the problem ?

Asked by acruotolo 5 days ago

Last reply by acruotolo 4 days ago

facebook is so slow (and messenger is even worse) using firefox (and keeps crashing GAH Tabs)

Hello folks Only using facebook (all other pages and the web is OK all is normal) but using facebook on firefox is painfully SLOW, NO RESPONSIVE, TABS CRASH (GAH) TYPING … (read more)

Hello folks

Only using facebook (all other pages and the web is OK all is normal) but using facebook on firefox is painfully SLOW, NO RESPONSIVE, TABS CRASH (GAH) TYPING IN MESSENGER (when im typing I have finished a sentence and the cursor is still on the first word) Im using firefox to post this and all is OK I go to facebook to message someone now and its so slow. I have new version, started in safe mode, refreshed (no one told me you loose ALL top sites when you refresh..thanks firefox) Im using brave now when I want to use FB and theres NO problems at all.

ideas? please

Asked by malasacoffee@gmail.com 4 days ago