Firefox not playing audio through default device

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N. Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the … (read more)

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N.

Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the speakers, despite:

  1. the headphones being the default device
  2. restarting the computer
  3. Chrome and VLC media player both sending audio to the USB headphones.

I disabled the speakers, which did result in FF sending the audio through the USB headphones. But . . . when I re-enabled the speakers Firefox reverted to them. Mid-play of a video! This even though the default audio device was still the USB headphones.

I searched for guidance, but the mentions I have found related to posts going back several years (FF 36 anyone).

That other applications correctly recognise the appropriate audio device suggests strongly that it's a Firefox issue, rather than an OS issue.

I really would prefer to not have to manually disable the speakers. Previously everything would simply switch from headphones to speakers when I unplugged the headphones, and back again when I plugged the headphones back in. This is how it should be.

Asked by FF49 3 minutes ago

Дополнения

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавлив… (read more)

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавливать ничего не желает. Как это вылечить?(

Asked by ma21051998 1 hour ago

ho perso tutto

buon pomeriggio vi descrivo il mio problema dopo aver cambiato la mia password di accesso all'account effettuo il logout /login non trovo piu segnalibri e credenziali e … (read more)

buon pomeriggio vi descrivo il mio problema dopo aver cambiato la mia password di accesso all'account effettuo il logout /login non trovo piu segnalibri e credenziali e password salvate

Asked by giovanni 2 hours ago

Cannot Turn off bookmark alphasort

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying! I want to custom organise th… (read more)

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying!

I want to custom organise the order of my bookmarks - NOT by alpha-sorting.

The 'sort by name' menu option does not have a counter option - ie 'DO NOT sort bookmarks'

So how do I turn off book mark sorting ???

Asked by bloodline1 3 hours ago

Last reply by bloodline1 2 hours ago

Firefox Crashing

I have given up with Firefox Developer Edition for now after 4 days of not working and then one day of working it went back to not working. It has now been a week of it n… (read more)

I have given up with Firefox Developer Edition for now after 4 days of not working and then one day of working it went back to not working. It has now been a week of it not be able to start, it continues to say suspended in Task Manager and then just dies with no Firefox crash report.

So have gone to using Chrome for the time being, I will wait for the next release and see if that fixes the issue.

Asked by Mike 5 hours ago

Last reply by Mike 2 hours ago

Tabs are individually loud

Hi. I have a problem with the volume in my firefox. It seems the tabs all are set on a different volume. One tab is really loud, one is barely audible. I notice it when i… (read more)

Hi. I have a problem with the volume in my firefox. It seems the tabs all are set on a different volume. One tab is really loud, one is barely audible. I notice it when i open youtube on multiple tabs, and set the volume of the players to full, the tabs won´t play the same volume. I don't know why that is, or how to change it. Please help.

Asked by Basulani 3 hours ago

Can't connect to Google.com, potential security issue

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.go… (read more)

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

as the error. I've tried various things like deleting certificates, refreshing firefox, and even uninstalling firefox. Nothing works and I don't want to go back to Edge. Google.com works fine on edge, and I have a document saved as a start up tab that works fine on firefox. Drive also doesnt work, but accounts.google.com works so I can sign in.

Asked by i0brendanhansen 12 hours ago

Last reply by i0brendanhansen 7 hours ago

location of cookie data so I can save it when dumping all local and roaming temporary files

hello folks, I'm getting very annoyed with the paranoia of corporate America and I my machines are all heavily customized. and I've managed to cut off all ties with corp… (read more)

hello folks,

I'm getting very annoyed with the paranoia of corporate America and I my machines are all heavily customized. and I've managed to cut off all ties with corporate people because they are very big time wasters because most of their customers are very uninformed. but that's OK. I just happen to be a rare case. I posted this question elsewhere and asked some other very competent people about this. It is here:

[https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru.../location-of-firefox-saved-form-data/]

however, the addressed a very similar issue. really the point of this effort by me is to save anything and everything that BANKS put on my machines so i don't have to talk to CSR's when they change their security and annoy customers with changing auth and auth. I just ran into it again with HSBC 10 minutes ago and wasted 20 minutes doing redundant tasks with a CSR to unlock the account. can you guys tell me what is in each one of the files listed in the image I've attached? I can do it myself with github tools, but I'd rather save time and get it from the pros here, assuming someone here knows. I just need summaries. Not specifics. I can figure it out from there. If someone could give a hint if this doesn't look like a suspicious post, that would be nice.

thanks.

Adam

Asked by Adam 9 hours ago

Youtube chat disconnected when I watch live stream on Firefox

When I watch a livestream on youtube I get this message: "Chat disconnected. Please wait while we try to reconnect you. Unable to connect to chat. Please try again later… (read more)

When I watch a livestream on youtube I get this message: "Chat disconnected. Please wait while we try to reconnect you. Unable to connect to chat. Please try again later." This started happening after I reset Firefox.

Asked by magoocz 9 hours ago

Troubles with Crossword puzzle

Hello everybody! I have a problem with https://www.krone.at/kreuzwortraetsel! When I want to enter a letter, I click on a field that turns yellow. When I type the letter,… (read more)

Hello everybody! I have a problem with https://www.krone.at/kreuzwortraetsel! When I want to enter a letter, I click on a field that turns yellow. When I type the letter, the field does not contain the same letter, but a small window opens, where the letter appears and to the right of it there is a comment. If I load the same puzzle with the Google Chrome Browser, this error does not occur. This error did not occur on 11.11.2020. How can you get rid of it? Dieter

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Asked by dieter.trummer 9 hours ago

Firefox 83

Okay I just uploaded the new version of firefox I think 83, and every time I restart my computer or anything like that I have to re-log back into EVERYTHING. All my googl… (read more)

Okay I just uploaded the new version of firefox I think 83, and every time I restart my computer or anything like that I have to re-log back into EVERYTHING. All my google accounts everything that require a password. It has for the most part my passwords saved but it i a huge hassle especially since I work from home it eats up a lot of time.

It doesn't save my tabs I had left open either. I can get them back when I go to sync tabs but I have to do it one at a time. It literally takes me back to the "Important News: Changes to your Firefox" page every time and its been days and its super frustrating. If I have to do this every time I will have to switch over to chrome which would be a bummer. I have tried fixing it in my preferences section of firefox and made sure everything is lining up there so it should be saving my info but no matter what I do it just takes me back to that page along with my ad blocker and honey page as if it was my first time signing in

Please help I can't do this every time I log in

Asked by Raquel 1 day ago

Last reply by Raquel 12 hours ago

Search from new tabs and homepage

I have the DuckDuckGo search engine as the only search engine in my list of search engines. There is a very annoying issue with the way Firefox handles searches. When I … (read more)

I have the DuckDuckGo search engine as the only search engine in my list of search engines. There is a very annoying issue with the way Firefox handles searches.

When I enter text into the DuckDuckGo search box two things can happen after hitting Enter to perform the search. If the cursor was positioned just below the search box where Change Search Settings button is located, after hitting Enter the the search defaults to the Options/Search page. This requires reloading my home page retyping my search query and ensure that the cursor isn't located over the Change Search Settings. Since the search engine textbox is located high up on the page instead of in the middle my cursor frequently ends up positioned over the Change Search Settings button. Since I am only using one search engine, it would be great if the Change Search Settings button could be disabled. Can This be done? I haven't been able to disable it with Firefox version 83.0 (64 bit).

Asked by server_farm 17 hours ago

Last reply by server_farm 17 hours ago

Tabs lost after restart and Firefox update

Hi, Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-sta… (read more)

Hi,

Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-start on its own. When I opened Firefox afterward I was greeted by the "What's new with Firefox" page, all my tabs gone. Both "Recently Closed Tabs" and "Recently Closed Windows" were completely empty. "Restore Previous Session" is greyed out and unclickable. After looking up solutions to this problem online I went to my profile at C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, and discovered there was no sessionstore-backups folder there. There is a file called sessionstore.js, but it has last been modified May 2017. I checked and my history is still all there. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to go over the thousands upon thousands of entries there in search of the ones relevant for my research?

Asked by elliottamer 17 hours ago

Firefox Pocket Add-on does not work

The built-in Pocket button on Firefox is not working for me on my Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 computer. Every time I press the button, it shows a sign in prompt, not a sa… (read more)

The built-in Pocket button on Firefox is not working for me on my Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 computer. Every time I press the button, it shows a sign in prompt, not a save the page UI. What should I do? Should I reinstall Firefox?

Potential Solutions:

  • Download the Firefox Pocket add-on

Asked by Alan 1 day ago

Last reply by Alan 18 hours ago

Firefox crashing frequently with Mozilla Crash Reporter

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes. The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc… (read more)

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes.

The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc4-ed3d-4298-8686-b149b0201126

Would appreciate help in fixing the problem. Thanks!

Asked by yuenhome 21 hours ago

Last reply by yuenhome 19 hours ago