Preferences for PDF files

After Firefox updated to version 86 yesterday a couple of my users are being prompted to select what they would like Firefox to do with a PDF file each time they download… (read more)

After Firefox updated to version 86 yesterday a couple of my users are being prompted to select what they would like Firefox to do with a PDF file each time they download one. They set it to open in Foxit Reader and checked the box to do it automatically each time but it always goes back to the default setting. I confirmed that the Application settings in Options is set to use Foxit Reader for PDFs and I even followed the troubleshooting step for this issue and renamed the handlers.json file.

Also each time they try to download a PDF a prompt comes up asking for an admin password (see the 3rd image). These computers are on a domain, so the UAC prompt isn't unusual but we don't restrict them from being able to download files. But I'm having the same issue as well and I'm not on the domain, so I think this is more of a symptom then a cause.

Is this a bug in the latest update? I was troubleshooting a printer setting issue for them the day before yesterday. Did some testing on my computer and theirs, got it worked out that Foxit works best for their needs when printing a PDF from a web app. Then yesterday afternoon they began to have issues where they couldn't print at all. I checked it out and all of our computers updated to Firefox v86 and everything is now working differently now in terms of handling PDFs.

Thanks in advanced,

Josh

Asked by jleary 4 minutes ago

browser

bought a new computer in china windows 10 installed in chinese had windows 10 english version installed someone installed firefox .cn i ubinstalled it put in the english … (read more)

bought a new computer in china windows 10 installed in chinese had windows 10 english version installed someone installed firefox .cn i ubinstalled it put in the english us version but now no matter what i have tried firefox website, help for new users and other 2 things at the top left corner underneath back and forward errors are in chinese not english. no matter what i do uninstall etc they always come up in chinese. is there any way to get them to show in english, thank you

Asked by jctrvlr 24 minutes ago

Joining Zoom Meetings

My Firefox browser is not enabling direct entry into Zoom meetings when clicking on links in email meeting invitations. The invitation link in the email opens the Zoom p… (read more)

My Firefox browser is not enabling direct entry into Zoom meetings when clicking on links in email meeting invitations. The invitation link in the email opens the Zoom program but not the meeting. I have tried utilizing Chrome and the meetings open directly when accessed through the link in an email invitation. Any assistance troubleshooting the problem in Firefox is appreciated.

Asked by srapoport 38 minutes ago

IRS DENIES ACCESS TO THEIR REFUND STATUS SITE

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site wit… (read more)

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site without success. I can get into irs.gov, but am unsuccessful in accessing the refund status site after entering required input data. The issue has occurred only this past week.

I'm unaware of IRS issues causing this problem.

Have not had this issue on any other sites; and I have successful retrieved data in prior years.

I am not saving any sign on protocols with the irs or any other sites.

Running Windows 10. Thanks for any help. BTW I did get refund information using the telephone, but I want to ensure there's not a hidden conflict of some sort with FireFox. Thanks for any help.

Asked by firefoxwag 4 days ago

Last reply by firefoxwag 48 minutes ago

please help meeeeeee dear supports :(((((((

i changed my windows and i used firefox sync before that but after i install fire fox i forgot the password and all my data is gone :((((((((((( please help me i reset pa… (read more)

i changed my windows and i used firefox sync before that but after i install fire fox i forgot the password and all my data is gone :((((((((((( please help me i reset password but all my bookmarks are gone please help me i begging you

Asked by hisssssssboy 1 hour ago

Last reply by hisssssssboy 1 hour ago

Saving passwords

i just signed up for Firefox. Set up new IMac and input my passwords & bookmarjs for my regular websites. I have now done 3 times and each time I open Firefox it i… (read more)

i just signed up for Firefox. Set up new IMac and input my passwords & bookmarjs for my regular websites. I have now done 3 times and each time I open Firefox it is all gone and I have to start over! HELP please. AnaLaRai

Asked by analarai 1 hour ago

Gametop.com screensaver keeps popping up on my screen

For the last couple of days, when I have Firefox open, my screen keeps changing to a Gametop.com screen saver when my laptop is idle. I have never opted for a screensaver… (read more)

For the last couple of days, when I have Firefox open, my screen keeps changing to a Gametop.com screen saver when my laptop is idle. I have never opted for a screensaver and this is doing it on its own. Hope this makes sense.

Asked by tianne 2 hours ago

Stop button by kiheru (extension)

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I've got a problem. On both my towers I have the Stop Button (and the Reload Button too) installed because I hate that lit… (read more)

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I've got a problem. On both my towers I have the Stop Button (and the Reload Button too) installed because I hate that little dual purpose thing that looks like a worm in an apple (small a apple) and can't be moved out of the URL bar to the bar I want it in. The installation on the tower (Windows 10 and updated today Firefox whatever that is) is working perfectly. On the machine running XP, with Firefox ESR 52.9.0, both buttons have died. I have removed and reinstalled. Not a flicker of life. AVG has been intermittently badgering me and offering to remove them, but I always tell it where to go (even though it won't) and close the warning. The people at AVG don't seem to understand that a lot of people outside AVG don't accept their prog's fatwa on certain extensions. What I'm wondering is, is it AVG being sneaky, or is there a reason why two extensions working happily for several months should go legs up? AVG warns me on the 10 machine too, btw. But the buttons still work. Before I made the Final Upgrade to ESR 52.9.0, I had real Mozilla buttons, but these ones by kiheru are the only replacements I can find. PS for software reasons I need both XP and 10.

Asked by StPhil 2 hours ago

How to turn off flashing tab banner upon notifications

I'm really annoyed by Telegram and Email tabs flashing at me constantly. I need this to stop. I've tried the solutions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1185… (read more)

I'm really annoyed by Telegram and Email tabs flashing at me constantly. I need this to stop. I've tried the solutions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1185683 and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1107234, but I think they're out of date.

Asked by pvlkmrv 2 hours ago

firefox crashing on latest ESR version

Hello! Our company has had this issue since May of 2020. out of 170 users, we will have 3 or 4 users per day crashing at random times. we cannot recreate the crashing on … (read more)

Hello! Our company has had this issue since May of 2020. out of 170 users, we will have 3 or 4 users per day crashing at random times. we cannot recreate the crashing on demand, its random times, random pcs. we are running the latest ESR version we do have a handful of PCs on the non ESR version also crashing. nothing in their extensions. we have tried running in safe mode and renaming the storage folder for some of the repeat users PCs but the crashing persists after a few days. we had all users refresh firefox but it will also happen again after a few days. we have tried setting a different home page for some users but they still get it. the only fix is to reinstall firefox and it will work fine for a few days but then will happen again. when they are in the crash cycle, nothing will get FF to open, only reinstall. FF is the default browser since some of our vendors require it. any help would be appreciated!

here are some of the users crash reports. I cant tell what is causing the crashes. we do have mcafee AV and have tested removing Endpoint security modules but still got crashing.

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/d55b4ffe-25f9-4616-b80f-821650210218#tab-annotations https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/689631fb-cfc7-4075-a8ef-8ef570201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/2639bd02-ea96-4fee-9a7f-49ed90201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/436b3247-9e8a-4613-902e-3e2510201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/9f111752-45c8-4e00-b047-d57be0201211

JK https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/00b1479a-ca32-4169-abde-4e1c60210208 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/2968b7d8-4b91-414e-aecd-1a6a50210218#tab-modules

JD https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1bebf49d-7bdd-4d96-b0e8-251fb0201231#tab-modules https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/c142fa1e-b2c5-4b73-8d9c-c6aac0201231 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/c142fa1e-b2c5-4b73-8d9c-c6aac0201231

AM https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/a3b76044-f188-4f6d-b9ee-531df0210210 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/80f6eb1e-dd67-4e02-abd1-bfe0f0210202#tab-modules

Asked by gdonohue 3 hours ago

Microsoft Surface On-Screen Keyboard Crashes Only in Firefox

When my Microsoft Surface is in tablet mode and I click in any text field in Firefox, the on-screen keyboard pops up, there's a little shutter on the screen, and the keyb… (read more)

When my Microsoft Surface is in tablet mode and I click in any text field in Firefox, the on-screen keyboard pops up, there's a little shutter on the screen, and the keyboard closes. If I open the keyboard again by clicking in the task bar, the same thing happens again. The on-screen keyboard works perfectly in all other apps.

Anyone come across this before? Any thoughts?

I'm using the latest version of Firefox and Windows.

Asked by stephenbettridge 3 hours ago

Constant unresponsive pages/scripts etc

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but … (read more)

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but these occur so often that I am about to say goodbye to Firefox. This does not happen when I am using Chrome and other browsers.

I have been through all of the suggested steps to deal with these unresponsive script/page issues, and none has worked.

Would appreciate any help on this, but as I say I am about to leave Firefox at this point for Chrome and other browsers.

Thanks in advance...

Asked by darobin 2 days ago

Last reply by darobin 3 hours ago

pid and tab

hi i see that i have a tab that uploads and i know its PID (via the task manager) I want to close him, but i don't know which tab it is, is it possible? Is there a way to… (read more)

hi i see that i have a tab that uploads and i know its PID (via the task manager) I want to close him, but i don't know which tab it is, is it possible? Is there a way to suggest an option that shows the CPU and up/down usage when the mouse stays over a tab? or is there a soft or plugin to do that? thx

Asked by moijdik 4 hours ago

Last reply by moijdik 4 hours ago

While browsing between Youtube and my university website, I got a strange pop up message.

As per topic title, while downloading files from my university website for class and switching back to a youtube page, I got the strange popup "Would you like to make thi… (read more)

As per topic title, while downloading files from my university website for class and switching back to a youtube page, I got the strange popup "Would you like to make this document your home page?" I selected no, but I would like to know if this is merely something that can happen at random with Firefox, or potential malware or the like.

Thank you.

Asked by J 6 hours ago

Last reply by J 4 hours ago

Webcam not showing up in Firefox

When trying to use Google meet, Firefox asks for permission to use the mic from my webcam (Logitech Pro9000) but not video. The only video option shown for permissions i… (read more)

When trying to use Google meet, Firefox asks for permission to use the mic from my webcam (Logitech Pro9000) but not video. The only video option shown for permissions is my NDI source. The Logitech is nowhere to be found in the pull-down. Works fine in Edge, Windows Camera, etc.

Asked by rjwerth 4 hours ago

After update to Firefox 86.0 64 bit on Windows 10 I can't login to NY Times

I've reported this to the NY Times, but I can login fine with MS Edge browser, so I thought you'd want to know. Until this problem is fixed, I will have to use the Edge b… (read more)

I've reported this to the NY Times, but I can login fine with MS Edge browser, so I thought you'd want to know. Until this problem is fixed, I will have to use the Edge browser. All the best, John

update: I tried to login with Firefox 86.0 64 bit for Debian Linux 10.8 and it works OK.

Asked by lakeinter 6 hours ago

Accees Denied: You don't have permission to access "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.jsp" on this server. Reference #18.8c00c045.1613833815.188db1ca

I'm getting this error message on a site I have visited for 10 years without a problem. Last week this error message came up. Its for a financial website. I have been … (read more)

I'm getting this error message on a site I have visited for 10 years without a problem. Last week this error message came up. Its for a financial website. I have been able to reach the same website through Safari and Opera so its a Firefox issue.

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.jsp" on this server. Reference #18.8c00c045.1613833815.188db1ca

Asked by Jimceez 4 days ago

Last reply by Jimceez 6 hours ago

Scrolling problem

I couldn't find this so I worked it out myself... post this as a fix for others! TROUBLE: I have had problems with scrolling down using the scroll bar on reddit and elsew… (read more)

I couldn't find this so I worked it out myself... post this as a fix for others!

TROUBLE: I have had problems with scrolling down using the scroll bar on reddit and elsewhere. When it got near the bottom it would uncontrollably jump back up not allowing me to get to the bottom of the page whether I held it with the cursor or not.

FIX: Go into options, general, browsing and turn off SMOOTH SCROLLING and AUTO SCROLLING.

Asked by jrfoleyjr 7 hours ago

New tab from search result

I want a new tab opened when I select an item from a search page. I don't want to have to navigate back to the original search page. How do I make Firefox do that? … (read more)

I want a new tab opened when I select an item from a search page. I don't want to have to navigate back to the original search page. How do I make Firefox do that?

Asked by Bob Winney 7 hours ago