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computer won't turn on since upgrading Firefox

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in sa… (read more)

I got a message on my iMac running High Sierra, to upgrade Firefox this am, It upgraded to v. 78.0.2 on restart, getting message that cannot load OS. It will load in safe mode. but can't connect to internet or mail. Please help! Thank You, Scott Mandel MD

Asked by drscottmandel 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Password change

I forgot the password for my second firefox account, whenever i try to initiate the password change i would get an email from Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com>… (read more)

I forgot the password for my second firefox account, whenever i try to initiate the password change i would get an email from Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com> with links but unfortunately the link and as a matter of fact the whole email is kind of broken, the link the i was provided was sending me to the the firefox accounts page and it says "Bad Request" Invalid parameter:ui, i can't log in, i cant change passwords, i tried multiple times but no solutions so far. tried refreshing, tried copying the link manually, something is missing.

Asked by Denis 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Since Firefox 79 beta my college website doesn't work (embedded content)

Hi, Since I've updated to Firefox 79 beta I can't access my university campus website. It worked until Firefox 78 and it works with latest Chrome and Edge, but not in Fir… (read more)

Hi, Since I've updated to Firefox 79 beta I can't access my university campus website. It worked until Firefox 78 and it works with latest Chrome and Edge, but not in Firefox 79 beta and nightly.

The error is: "Website will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it": https://support.mozilla.org/ca/kb/xframe-neterror-page?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Is it a bug or a "feature"? UOC is one of the biggest online university of Spain, it will be a "disaster" if students can't access it with Firefox.

I can explain you how to reproduce it because it's the private area and you need student credentials to enter, but the login website is: http://cv.uoc.edu

In the console I can see some errors like this: Cookie “example” will be soon treated as cross-site cookie against “http://cv.uoc.edu/rb/inici/plin/fonts/icons.woff?cc152853f8bb07259fb3eb89b6fbfee7” because the scheme does not match.

Asked by Dimas 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Need a Firefox Assistant Dealing with Millions of Bugs

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still th… (read more)

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still there. I reopened the session as if I had just closed a session and I was logged into gmail. So clearly Mozilla's instructions on deleting the app on MAC doesn't work. Recycle bin. How do you literally delete the app?

Hoping deletion will solve the issue of not being able to hit enter in the search bar to perform a google search, or click the arrow. Nothing works.

Further, I'm logged into this browser, yet when the tabs disappear I can't reaccess them. What's the point of logging into a browser if it doesn't remember the tabs?

Asked by erotichabit 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Etsy problem

Hi, I am an Etsy shop owner. I have been told that Firefox is the best browser to use for adding new listings and editing existing listings in my Etsy shop. However, th… (read more)

Hi,

I am an Etsy shop owner. I have been told that Firefox is the best browser to use for adding new listings and editing existing listings in my Etsy shop.

However, the problem that I am having with Firefox is this: when I want to either add a listing or edit one, I get a yellow bar at the top that says: A website is slowing down your computer, either click stop it or wait. I have tried both and both give me the same problem. The 'radio' buttons become unusable on the site and I cannot click on them anymore (such as the Publish button, for example). So I am unable to save any of my work and must just shut down. I have also tried do nothing and this just freezes everything.

This is very very frustrating and counterproductive. PLEASE HELP ME!

Asked by skkp 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Lost all extremely improtant data after forced Update - Please help

Hi, I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that… (read more)

Hi,

I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that I gave up and proceed with update... Then disaster happened: everything is lost. All my customized settings, all bookmarks that my life depend on, everything is lost. Please can someone help me survive...

I checked for FirefoxOLD folder if there is one (e.g. on Desktop) anywhere on hard drive of my PC but there isn't. All self done solutions I tried but failed produced around 15+ additional profiles because I had to delete ( * ) Profiles INI single file otherwise Firefox couldn't be opened due to error message. When I deleted INI, I was able to open firefox with LOST extremely important data. Every opening produced I believe 3 new profiles.


( * ) I still have them in Recycle bin.

I went to about:profiles and there are only two: the one being used (lost data) and one more. When I open "one more" profile in different browsers all my data is remaining to be gone.

Currently in total are 18 profiles in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder. At least 15 of them are from failed solution attempts. The thing that worries me the most is the single profile, out of other 3, that should had my data available. I used it as the only folder in "Profiles" folder. Then I used to run Firefox and data is missing even there. This particular profile that brought me the most of hopes is NOT available via about:configs and the thing that worried me the most inside the folder of particular profile that I guess should have the data is the fact that the folder is almost entirely empty. Only two files inside: search-metadata.json and times.json

Can someone please help me get my data back?

Please I had really important data but cannot recover it on my own :'-( oh my god...

Asked by Andrew 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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hard drive become defective with W7

'my computer crashes (defective hard drive); I lost all my favorites! CAN I RECUPERER ??? How??? in advance thank you for reply.... with solution...!! ' 12juillet2020 … (read more)

'my computer crashes (defective hard drive); I lost all my favorites! CAN I RECUPERER ??? How??? in advance thank you for reply.... with solution...!! ' 12juillet2020

Asked by j-marc_gatineau 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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FIDO2 user verification on Linux

I'm running Firefox 78.0.2 on Linux. If I try to register my FIDO2 token with user verification enabled, I don't get a pop-up to fill in my token's pin. It does work wit… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 78.0.2 on Linux.

If I try to register my FIDO2 token with user verification enabled, I don't get a pop-up to fill in my token's pin. It does work with Chrome on Linux and with Firefox 78.0.2 on Windows. Chrome seems to use a browser-embedded input mask while Firefox on Windows calls some Windows API. I guess that this API call is the one not working properly on my Linux system (but Chrome has to be using one to access the token, too) or that the pop-up doesn't get drawn/shown e.g. due to me using i3 as a window manager.

Does anybody have an idea how I could go on from here?

Asked by Nesuma 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Some sites keep cookies even when private windows close.

Open Firefox. Verify no cookies. Clear any cookies if they exist. Then open a single private window. Go to tripadvisor.com (happens with some other sites but only a few)… (read more)

Open Firefox. Verify no cookies. Clear any cookies if they exist.

Then open a single private window.

Go to tripadvisor.com (happens with some other sites but only a few).

Browse a few pages.

Close the private Window. No private windows/Container tabs are open.

All tripadvisor cookies should be cleared but they are not.

Verified by Cookie Quick Manager.

Why and how does tripadvisor manage to keep cookies on my system.

Asked by jpezz 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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forgotten password

Trying to replace "forgotten passwords" but when I recieve the "re-set email" it is just a page of letters and numbers If I run cursor over emaila few words in the email… (read more)

Trying to replace "forgotten passwords" but when I recieve the "re-set email" it is just a page of letters and numbers If I run cursor over emaila few words in the email are highlighted but on clicking on them I get a screeen the says there is a uidfault. any help would be appreciated, thank you John.

Asked by john508robinson 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When acessing facebook CPU usage goes to 100%

Pretty much what the title says, it only happens on facebook, all other sites are normal. I now this is a duplicate of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/9… (read more)

Pretty much what the title says, it only happens on facebook, all other sites are normal.

I now this is a duplicate of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982939

But the thread has been archived and the solution link ( https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=564607316896327 ) is broken.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by caiofcastro 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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My Firefox Browser Is Being Accessed Remotely and cetain formerly secure websites are changed to insecure. I need help in securing my MAC IOS

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps wh… (read more)

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps which allow them to administer the computer and devices.

They have maliciously targeted my business and sabotaged a lot of my apps so that they will not work. Going to the "Authorities" is a waste of time. so I will not discuss this.

I need help in tracing the street trash thugs who continue to access my computer, place malicious malware and worms on my computer so that it will not function at his required level, and replacing bonafide adds with fake apps so that they can control and conduct surveillance on all of my Apple Devices.

I have reported this problem to Apple and they are worthless. Not enough training, and the service is inferior.

I need upper level technical support to identify how they are manipulating my browsers so that they provide absolutely no security.

Malwarebytes is manipulated, Avast as well, and they have downloaded an app that allow them to share my screen and collect all of my passwords as they are individually entered.

Asked by expertsbk 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Frequent Crashes - Follow-up

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2.… (read more)

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes

cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2. • Firefox 78.0.2 Crash Report [@ RtlSizeHeap | NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap ] bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 This crash report looks like related to the Windows block list for injected DLLs. Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support to see if that has effect in case security software is causing problems. • https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/https://www.7tutorials.com/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

Since I am totally blind, I cannot run the computer in SAFE MODE because I won't have speech and screen reader to guide me through it. I do not have any sighted help at my beck and call to "mouse" things through for me. Perhaps when this social-distancing stuff relaxes a bit so that I can have someone from the Best Buy Geek Squad come here, that person might be able to go further in troubleshooting the crashes. IN THE MEANTIME, I'll have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX and use another browser. In doing that, I mention again that THE CRASHES DO NOT OCCUR IN GOOGLE CHROME, BUT THEY DO IN FIREFOX! So for now, at least, I have to conclude that there is a Firefox issue which I won't be able to troubleshoot further unless I can get sighted help. Also, I note that running in SAFE MODE is a "testing process" on which I would have to somehow get back to the screen that caused the crashes. Most of the time, these crashes seem to be happening when I am trying to finalize a purchase and pay for an item. For now, at least, I AM STUMPED AND, QUITE RELUCTANTLY, GIVING UP ON FIREFOX FOR NOW, though I remain open to any further suggestions which I could carry out without sighted assistance.

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Master Password

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now d… (read more)

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now does not work even though I thought I was being careful to record the new password. How can I reset it or recover it or cancel it? I can still see logins and passwords on my iPad but concerned that the master password will sync with my iMac and not sure how to stop this. My iMac is 2009 and running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

Asked by Bruce 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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New version of Firefox not comaptible with lap top

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are famili… (read more)

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are familiar with. All of the lap tops up grade to the latest system automatically. One of them does not work on the new version. The students get a message which says version 78.0.2 is not compatible with 78.0.1 It is a Windows system. This is really distressing for the students using this lap top. They blame themselves for the problems and itis having an affect on their confidence. Can I revert it back to the older version ? and if so how? I really would appreciate some help as my wee students are upset and i don't know how to help.

Caroline

Asked by farquhar52 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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https://www.doki.live/

The Doki Doki Live site won't load any live stream. I've tried Chrome, the old Edge, the new Edge and Brave. They all load everything with no problem, but that particular… (read more)

The Doki Doki Live site won't load any live stream. I've tried Chrome, the old Edge, the new Edge and Brave. They all load everything with no problem, but that particular site on Firefox won't load up the live broadcasts, but will load a video there. I've refreshed the browser, uninstalled and reinstalled it and nothing works. I am using the latest version of 78.0.2

Asked by Bonobi 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Follow-Up on my Crash Issue with Screen Reader

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project: Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM It sounds like… (read more)

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project:

Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM

It sounds like a double-whammy of a Firefox issue and then an additional Windows issue where you can't run accessibility settings in Windows Safe Mode? Looking into the bug that this is potentially attached to I found this information ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1652912 ) : Having NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap in the crashing stack means Fault Tolerant Heap (= FTH) has been enabled for firefox.exe. FTH is automatically activated when Windows OS detects some heap-related issue which it thinks can be mitigated by FTH such as double free. This crash means Firefox crashed due to some heap related issue earlier, which enabled FTH, but probably FTH was not be able to mitigate the heap issue. First of all, can you check FTH is activated for firefox.exe through event viewer? 1. Open Event Viewer from Start menu (or, run eventvwr from command prompt) 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational 3. If FTH is activated for firefox.exe, you'll find Event ID 1003 as the attached screenshot. If FTH is activated, instead of looking into this crash, we need to investigate the original heap issue without FTH. You can disable FTH by stopping Diagnostic Policy Service. Can you do the following steps to send us a crash report without FTH? 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service This may be caused by a third-party application. Given that 99.26% of the crashes of this signature involves AccessibleHandler.dll, do you use a screen reader or some accessibility related application? If it is related to a screen reader, you may have to use Chrome for the time being until you can get more assistance :(

You gave me this instruction: 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational Two issues I had: On a screen reader, I have no idea which is "left column" and "right column" since to a large extent a screen reader is rather "divorced" from the physical layout that sighted people see on the screen (I am totally blind and don't even have a monitor nor mouse running on this machine). Then, I found application and services log... but I did not find anywhere Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational I had Microsoft > and several things with Windows but nothing about fault tolerance. When I went on to your second request: 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service

When I did step 2 as Administrator as you asked, I got the error message that Windows cannot find "net stop dps . I tried the command both with and without the quotation marks and got the same error message. Please remember that the Windows 10 on my computer is the HOME version, not the Windows PROFESSIONAL VERSION with all the security stuff found on that version and used in office environments. From a practical standpoint, unless you folk have another suggestion, it appears that i will likely have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX (remembering from your message that most of these particular crashes result from an issue with Firefox working with screen readers) until a time comes when Firefox might be updated to resolve issues between Firefox and screen readers. I believe I will contact Vispero, the publisher of JAWS, to let them know about the problem I am having with all these crashes in the current version of Firefox. Of course, I am open to try any other suggestions to further diagnose the problem, if I can carry them out with speech and NO SIGHTED HELP.

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago