firefox refresh wiped my bookmarks and other things are not working correctly.

I did a browser refresh, and when it was done, almost everything it was supposed to save was gone. "Firefox will save these items: Bookmarks Browsing and download… (read more)

I did a browser refresh, and when it was done, almost everything it was supposed to save was gone. "Firefox will save these items:

   Bookmarks
   Browsing and download history
   Passwords
   Cookies
   Web form auto-fill information
   Personal dictionary "

Bookmarks, gone. Home tabs, gone. Browsing and download history, gone. Cookies: spotty. Autofill; partly missing.

And a new tab is now completely blank (see attached image). I thought it might repopulate itself, but nope. Just blank.

All my home tabs were wiped, and I was able to put them back. But this outcome was unexpected. Some places I had to log back into; some I did not.

So I feel like I am now dealing with a broken browser, and not sure what to do about it. At least the buggy hangups and crashes seem to be fixed. Maybe.

edit: Also noticed I cannot make new bookmarks. Halp....

Asked by patricia.pennell 53 minutes ago

Last reply by ahmadoma 45 minutes ago

Pictorial security verify function not working since last Firefox upgrade

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login. Any suggestions? … (read more)

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Mee Too 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Request: multirow bookmarks and multirow tabs

I wish firefox would add the capability for multirow tab bar and multirow bookmarks toolbar. It shouldn't be an addon that may or may not be supported in future firefox v… (read more)

I wish firefox would add the capability for multirow tab bar and multirow bookmarks toolbar. It shouldn't be an addon that may or may not be supported in future firefox versions, it ought to be built right in. Sure we can hack it in (at least in this version), and i have done that, but that's not a really useful solution.

Asked by erbenton 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (read more)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Disabling Firefox automatic requests

The last version of Firefox is making some connections I don't know how to stop. I've modified some of the parameter in "about:config", but there are still HTTP request t… (read more)

The last version of Firefox is making some connections I don't know how to stop. I've modified some of the parameter in "about:config", but there are still HTTP request to the following URLs that I didn't manage to stop:

https://firefox-settings-attachments.cdn.mozilla.net/security-state-staging/intermediates/* https://firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/v1/buckets/monitor/collections/changes/records

Also, does anyone know if there is a configuration file where I can modify directly all of the parameters I changed in "about:config"?

Thanks!

Asked by capitan.shinchan 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

firefox doesn't resotre previous tabs when startup

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0. My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happen… (read more)

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0.

My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happens both when I simply close it or completely quit it. I marked the "restore previous session" on the startup menu in the preference, didn't help or had any change.

Asked by dongwooklee93 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Staying logged on after leaving a website

Until recently, there were websites like Fox.com that I did not have to log back in every time after I left the website, but it kept me logged on. Recently it started as… (read more)

Until recently, there were websites like Fox.com that I did not have to log back in every time after I left the website, but it kept me logged on. Recently it started asking me to log in every time. Is that someting done by Firefox or by the specific website?

Asked by JossefPerl 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Tools. Console. Can't get the command line prompt up, to test Javascript

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console … (read more)

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console command line interface prompt (>> ) not showing (where I can type and test js code.)

I have

  1. set the ' devtools.chrome.enabled preference to true in about:config, ' as suggested in docs (but it still has no >> to type on).
  2. Also enabled 'enable browser chrome and add on debugging' in developer... settings)

How can I type in the Firefox console to test Javascript commands? Thanks!

Asked by zainab.tech 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Browser not recognising a url anymore

For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not… (read more)

For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not even recognise anything has been typed in. On the other hand, Bing (my back-up browser) does take me to the site. It came to Firefox for a day or two earlier this month but is gone again. Can anyone suggest a fix please?

Asked by bobofalex 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Annoying update message

How do i stop firefox from annoying me with "Whats new in this update" message? I don't do updates very often because most of the times firefox gets worse after i update,… (read more)

How do i stop firefox from annoying me with "Whats new in this update" message? I don't do updates very often because most of the times firefox gets worse after i update, before it gets fixed again. I have that problem on PC and Android phone, so i know its true. The old way over "About config" does no longer apply. The prompt pops up every couple of minutes and annoys the hell out of me. PLEASE HELP ME TO STOP THIS NONSENSE. Thanks

Asked by marc-antonio1979 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Suggestion (meta): Bug in navigation of this forum

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (read more)

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine to check if anyone has replied to discussions that I took part in. However, when I then click the link ## questions in the last 24 hours have no reply. Help solve them!, I am redirected to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine&filter=recently-unanswered, which is always an empty list. Basically, the &owner=mine parameter is still present, but it should have been overriden by &owner=all. On mouse-over, I see that the link does include &owner=all but this does not seem forced as I still end up on a page where owner=mine.

While I think that this question is somewhat irrelevant to Firefox, contributors here should have experience with the site and therefore could help with meta issues.

Asked by Václav Trpišovský 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Firefox takes a long time to launch from a cold boot of Windows 10.

I am currently running Windows 10 on my desktop computer for over 10 years and I have been using Firefox as my default browser. I’m currently using Firefox version 82.0 (… (read more)

I am currently running Windows 10 on my desktop computer for over 10 years and I have been using Firefox as my default browser. I’m currently using Firefox version 82.0 (64-bit) and I’ve noticed that Firefox take a longer time to launch from a cold boot of Windows 10. Is there an Add-on or something other feature that I can use to make it boot faster initially? I currently use CCleaner Version 5.7 to make my computer run faster. Your prompt response to this issue will be greatly appreciated. Wilbert Kelley xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx

(email address phone number removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website)

Asked by whkelley1 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

logging on to my mail.com email account

I can not log onto my mail.com email account when using Firefox it was working perfectly several weeks ago. I am able to log on when using Internet Explorer. Firefox is … (read more)

I can not log onto my mail.com email account when using Firefox it was working perfectly several weeks ago. I am able to log on when using Internet Explorer. Firefox is updated I'm not sure what changed.

Asked by acoronado_re 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Where are the Add Ons / Extentions

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82. The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ente… (read more)

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82.

The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ententions are no longer visable in any bar. The extentions are still installed [I've checked] and are listed in "about:addons" as active, working, etc. Again, I've checked. But, I am not able to see the icons in the Tool bar. This is actually quite annoying now as one is used to clear history, another for clearing cookies etc.

This is only impacting W100 FF, not Ubuntu. How do I get the Add ons back.

Asked by piloti 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Downloads crash

Many downloads I do that are big in size always just Fail. I try with other internet browsers and they work perfectly fine. I tried resetting Firefox already and that did… (read more)

Many downloads I do that are big in size always just Fail. I try with other internet browsers and they work perfectly fine. I tried resetting Firefox already and that didn't do anything. I also tried safe mode to see if it was any my add-ons. All to keep failing my files. It only happens with Firefox.

Asked by Jacob 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Interactive Weather Radar Maps Not Working In Firefox

One feature at www.weather.com (Weather Channel) is their "weather in motion" feature which loads interactive weather radars. For some reason, this is not working on my … (read more)

One feature at www.weather.com (Weather Channel) is their "weather in motion" feature which loads interactive weather radars. For some reason, this is not working on my Firefox browser. It works fine in Chrome and Edge. The weather.com website loads just fine but the radar data (overlay on a map) will not load. IT WORKS FINE IN SAFE MODE. So i tried to disable all of my plug-in's, extensions and hardware acceleration in Firefox in regular mode. Still doesn't work. I created a new profile. Still doesn't work. I disabled the tracker feature in Firefox on that web page. Still doesn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Flash. Still doesn't work. Any ideas???

Firefox version 82.0 64 bit Running Windows 10 Professional

Asked by jlfptf 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago