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Question: How can I get involved with Mozilla to make an official Apple TV version of Firefox a reality? (January 27, 2019)

I'd love to use Firefox on an Apple TV, even if it has to be the fifth generation 4K Apple TV or newer, since it'll certainly work very well with all the apps I use on my… (read more)

I'd love to use Firefox on an Apple TV, even if it has to be the fifth generation 4K Apple TV or newer, since it'll certainly work very well with all the apps I use on my black 64 GB iPhone 6s Plus, and maybe an Apple Watch this Christmas of 2019. If Mozilla can make it work on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Echo, I'm sure they can make it work on Apple TV in addition to those two Amazon devices! One of the many reasons Firefox is my much preferred web browser is that it has the most compatibility and interoperability across operating systems out there, and I'm sure it can work on more!

Asked by Thomas James "Tom" Seymour 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Your connection is not secure. Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT

I am a Web developer. I have a localhost XAMPP installation which is not accessible through the Internet. I use the self-signed certificate supplied with XAMPP to enable … (read more)

I am a Web developer. I have a localhost XAMPP installation which is not accessible through the Internet. I use the self-signed certificate supplied with XAMPP to enable SSL development. Let me repeat myself — I am doing my development on my own localhost with no access over the internet for my development server. This is my own machine, completely and entirely owned by me. Every time Firefox does an update, it finds a new way to tell me that it has complete control over the machine that it allows me to use only on its own terms. It does everything it can to ensure that I have no control over it.

In light of this, several years ago, I completely uninstalled Firefox, only too happy to consign it to the evil waste heap it so richly deserves. Like a complete idiot I decided to reinstall it about six months ago. Since then, I've spent weeks trying to make it work. Just when I get it somehow to work, it begins to completely bomb again. This last iteration, just one in a long series of iterations, I have spent two complete, entire, and utterly wasted DAYS trying to find a resolution to no avail. That's two days, well over 16 hours, of completely wasted time when I could have been earning money. (When is Firefox going to pay me for what that cost? Where and how do I submit my bill?) It still does not work continuing to give a Your connection is not secure. Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT error and no alternatives for a workaround. It should be noted that, at no point, does Firefox give me the "Add Exception" button that it formerly gave. (I guess they had to remove that workaround because it prevented Firefox from having absolute control over my machine.

During those two, long, unproductive days, I tried every supposed resolution I could find via Google, including numerous changes to about:config. None of them worked.

The machine that my localhost is installed on is a Windos 10 Pro machine running Apache 2.4. I am using Firefox v.63 with the Flash plugin (not used in web development, of course). My anti-malware is Malwarebytes. When Firefox, the greatest malware of all times, decided to take control of my machine and block my web development, I completely turned off Malwarebytes to ensure that it wasn't the primary culprit. (It had never been at the root of the problem in the past. Malwarebytes makes it easy to add exceptions for an IP address such as 127.0.0.1, the IP universally used by localhosts. In any case, turning off Malwarebytes, of course, did nothing with regard to the issue created by Firefox. Naturally, Firefox would never implement such a simple resolution because, after all, they have to have complete control over my machine.)

My question is: Is there any way to permanently, totally, completely, and irrevocably prevent Firefox from blockading me from doing web development, allowing me to access with ease, localhost web sites, created in the Apache virtual host (httpd-vhost.conf) configuration file on IP 127.0.0.1 and established in the Windows hosts file (/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts)? Or is the only resolution to completely uninstall/trash Firefox from my system and never look back?

Needless to say, I am frustrated beyond belief.

Asked by LarryTX 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How can an addon with no ID be sideloaded?

We are trying to deploy Firefox to many computers on a network. We require several addons be installed as part of this automated rollout. We are following the method in t… (read more)

We are trying to deploy Firefox to many computers on a network. We require several addons be installed as part of this automated rollout. We are following the method in this article: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Distribution_options/Sideloading_add-ons Under the "Installation using the standard extension folders" heading.

For one of our required addons, though, the manifest.json file inside the xpi archive does not contain an applications/gecko/id section. Is there a way to retrieve the ID some other way, or is there any other way to distribute the xpi and have Firefox install it for all users?

The target systems are running Redhat 7.6 Server if that is relevant.

Asked by tjetson 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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There is a rectangle outline box at the bottom of my webpages

When I create webpages in Nvu or Dreamweaver there is always a rectangle outline box at the bottom of the firefox page. How do I stop this from happening? There is no pro… (read more)

When I create webpages in Nvu or Dreamweaver there is always a rectangle outline box at the bottom of the firefox page. How do I stop this from happening? There is no problem in Chrome of IE

Asked by TomWooly 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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We have a wordpress page with the tableau graphs tool and it loads properly on both chrome and edge, but we get an error message in firefox anyone know why?

We built a WordPress page with various graphs to display data using the Tableau app, it works great on Chrome and Edge but when we went to test it on Firefox we got an er… (read more)

We built a WordPress page with various graphs to display data using the Tableau app, it works great on Chrome and Edge but when we went to test it on Firefox we got an error message and the graphs won't display. Any idea why or how we can fix it?

Webpage (graphs are in the toggles): https://www.somervision2040.com/somervision-numbers/ Error message: http://www.somervision2040.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/11/error.png

Asked by vnasci 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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remove a redirection when typing www. in the search bar

When I write my website in the search bar : "www.performanceoutsidethebox.com". It goes directly to another url that is my Wordpress Admin. It happens only on Mozilla br… (read more)

When I write my website in the search bar : "www.performanceoutsidethebox.com". It goes directly to another url that is my Wordpress Admin. It happens only on Mozilla browser. I need to remove this direction that is not correct. I want to be and stay in my website when I type it in the search bar.

Thanks for your help, DelphineC

Asked by DelphineC 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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update firefox with deepfreeze installed

I have 90 public computers that are frozen and will not keep Firefox updates once they are frozen. I can use a batch file to update Firefox. Does anyone know of a Batch f… (read more)

I have 90 public computers that are frozen and will not keep Firefox updates once they are frozen. I can use a batch file to update Firefox. Does anyone know of a Batch file i can use that will work to update Firefox. Public Computers have Windows 7 and Windows 10 installed though I am working on updating the Operating systems to Windows 10. All are 64bit versions. Thanks

Asked by BillCoffey 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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firefox showing alter text in images when loading for a few seconds but not by other browsers

Im a developer when loading a web page firefox first load the alter text and then load the images where as other browsers load the images first.I have check with couple … (read more)

Im a developer when loading a web page firefox first load the alter text and then load the images where as other browsers load the images first.I have check with couple of sites same issue is happening.Alter text appeared for around for 1sec and load the image.but for other browsers it is ok.how can i overcome this issue My internet connection is also a good one

Asked by Charith424 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users using the same username and password

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The pro… (read more)

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The problem does not occur with "Internet Explorer or Chrome, what do I do?" Bjarne IT support, KonTiki school bjarne.irlind at kontiki-skolen dk mobil tlf: + ....

Asked by EgoBjarne 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to fix "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional"

On one of our machines, we get the message > The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. S… (read more)

On one of our machines, we get the message

> 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.

According to the user, this started after we upgraded the machine to MacOS 10.14 Mojave. We already tried to

  • restart the computer
  • start Firefox in safe mode
  • reinstall Firefox
  • move places.sqlite to have Firefox create a new one
  • create a new profile
  • refresh Firefox
  • granted Firefox full disk access under "System Preferences - Security & Privacy - Privacy"

all without success. I even tried to open places.sqlite with sqlite3, but wasn't able to find any tables, despite the file being +500kb.

The integrity verification of the places database produced the following output:

Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Could not open connection to /home/g001570/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/scuoog8q.default-1541591890759/places.sqlite: 2153971714

> Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

This error code (0x80630002) leads me to "NS_ERROR_STORAGE_IOERR". Is this a correct assumption?

I'm wondering whether there are ways to find the original error that caused Firefox to show this error message (like "could not open file xy"), or is there a debug log that can be used to get more information about this problem? What's also puzzling me is the fact that this error persists even with a new profile or a fresh install.

Any help or advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by pvitt 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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default profile setting for each session

Hi i have a public computer for my employees and everyone have his own username to access windows.. firefox is my main app as i save some logins and adjust some security … (read more)

Hi i have a public computer for my employees and everyone have his own username to access windows.. firefox is my main app as i save some logins and adjust some security in it, and would like to let any new user have a default profile settings that i already adjusted like a clone when a new user created firefox create a new empty profile that i have to adjust settings + security manually is there is any way to clone the adjusted profile with each new user created?

Asked by vectorya 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Android Apk is not downloading

Hi All, We have android app that customers can download directly from WordPress website. It works perfectly fine on google chrome, but does not on Firefox, both mobile an… (read more)

Hi All, We have android app that customers can download directly from WordPress website. It works perfectly fine on google chrome, but does not on Firefox, both mobile and PC. When you are trying to download the file, the browser opens it instead and shows bunch of random text. https://pasteboard.co/HLKQzA4.png Any ideas how to fix it please?

Asked by YanaQuark 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Web page display well on all browsers except Firefox

I created a page with few dynamic widgets. The page renders well on all browsers except Firefox. Here are the results: Win 7: IE, Chrome - fine (Firefox not fine) Win10… (read more)

I created a page with few dynamic widgets. The page renders well on all browsers except Firefox. Here are the results:

Win 7: IE, Chrome - fine (Firefox not fine)

Win10: Edge, Chrome - Fine (Firefox not fine)

iPhone: Chrome, Safari fine.

I am using jquery 2.11 and modernizr for one of those widgets.

Asked by Bobafett777 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Debug js script embedded in html page

I'm trying to debug an html page which has a <script type="text/javascript"> tag in it. This is the page: http://visjs.org/examples/timeline/basicUsage.html I press… (read more)

I'm trying to debug an html page which has a <script type="text/javascript"> tag in it.

This is the page: http://visjs.org/examples/timeline/basicUsage.html

I press F12, go to Debugger tab, sources, and I cant find the js script to put a breakpoint in it.

I tried using google chrome, there I can find it in Sources tab, under "examples/timeline/basicUsage.html", and I can set breakpoints and debug code with no problem.

Asked by opensas 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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My site will work in all other browers but firefox.

https://www.aibonline.org/en/ You can open this link in chrome, IE and safari but not firefox. Firefox can't seem to find our security certificate but all the other bower… (read more)

https://www.aibonline.org/en/

You can open this link in chrome, IE and safari but not firefox. Firefox can't seem to find our security certificate but all the other bowers can. Is there something we're missing?

Asked by Amy9 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Icons are not displaying properly

Please see attached image. I have latest FF installed on iMac. I had ublock origin, flashblocker, adblock plus, WEBRTC disabled plugins installed. I assumed it was one o… (read more)

Please see attached image. I have latest FF installed on iMac. I had ublock origin, flashblocker, adblock plus, WEBRTC disabled plugins installed. I assumed it was one of those so I disabled ALL plugins, and icons still don't display. Any ideas?

Asked by jiffybandana 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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My page made with react renders too many times

I am making a page with react and when I run it locally on Firefox specifically my page renders too many times. This results in unexpected behavior that is inconsistent a… (read more)

I am making a page with react and when I run it locally on Firefox specifically my page renders too many times. This results in unexpected behavior that is inconsistent across browsers. Is there a known issue with Firefox auto-rerendering or is there something I can do on my end to prevent this?

Asked by hdenisenko 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox going into crash-and-respawn loops after proxy installation

After installation of a web proxy/security agent - Cyren Web Security - at our organization, users are getting a misbehaviour of firefox. Upon opening, the message "Safe… (read more)

After installation of a web proxy/security agent - Cyren Web Security - at our organization, users are getting a misbehaviour of firefox.

Upon opening, the message "Safe Mode is a special mode of Firefox ..." appears and the buttons "Start in Safe Mode" and "Refresh Firefox" appears.

Choosing any of the above options results in the following: Firefox opens. Disappears momentarily after a few seconds. Re-opens, saying all the tabs have crashed. Disappears again momentarily after a few seconds. Re-opens, saying all the tabs have crashed. Goes on in a loop

Trying to kill the process from Task Manager. Firefox appears again, new process respawns and goes in the loop above. Operation (Task kill) must either be repeated a number of times (approx 10) or workstation restart so that firefox goes off.


We have sadly had to resort to Google Chrome in the meantime the issue is under investigation. Affected versions vary from 52 to 60.01 (latest)

I have tried to deploy Firefox ESR 52.8.0 to resolve the matter. This resolved the matter for some users. For others, issue persists on Firefox ESR as well.

PLease help.

Asked by N1T15H 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox cache video

Hello everyone, We have implemented a bunch of Debian machines at work which essentially display information via Firefox. Pictures, information about random stuff, foreca… (read more)

Hello everyone,

We have implemented a bunch of Debian machines at work which essentially display information via Firefox. Pictures, information about random stuff, forecast, etc...

Some guy has developed a Web application which affords to upload pictures, videos and text message. All the videos uploaded end up in RAM. The problem is that these videos are loaded in memory each and every time they are displayed.

Have you guys ever noticed that behavior? Do you think the problem lies in applicative end (web development) or can I set it right from Firefox config?

Thank you all.

Asked by Charlypop 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago