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Firefox 58 and higher fails to start

Since I reinstalled my Windows 10 laptop, Firefox 58 or higher won't launch. Firefox 57 or lower starts fine. But when I install FF 58+ and start the program, nothing hap… (read more)

Since I reinstalled my Windows 10 laptop, Firefox 58 or higher won't launch. Firefox 57 or lower starts fine. But when I install FF 58+ and start the program, nothing happens. The cursor changes briefly and after a couple of seconds there's no more activity. The firefox.exe process shows no more activity.

What I tried: - Installed FF 58 or higher and started the program. No luck. - Started in safe mode, or profile manager. No luck, nothing happens. - I deleted all firefox files/registry keys (also from %appdata% and %localappdata%, as well as all reg keys below HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla. No luck. - With ccleaner I cleaned up all temp folders. No luck. - I temporary disabled a/v software (Windows defender and Palo Alto Traps). No luck. - I was running Windows 10 1607. I upgraded to 1709, but still no luck. - I analysed the process firefox.exe with process monitor from sysinternals. I don't see anything weird and after a couple of seconds, the process finishes with exiting a thread, and that's it. No more activity from this process, until I kill it manually. The process monitor log doesn't show any activities in accessing the user profile settings. - When I install FF 57 everything works fine. Then when I choose to upgrade, the upgrade finishes but FF won't start anymore. - I can't find any log files explaining what's going on. - Before I reinstalled my laptop, I used the same image (sccm) 1 year ago, and firefox was working fine then. - Finally I also looked at other toolings which could interfere, such as VLC media player. I removed those tools as well. No luck.

I'm at a loss here. Can somebody point me to the right direction? Perhaps version 58+ introduced something completely new which somehow causes issues with my installation? Any log files I'm missing, which might explain what's going on?

Thanks.

Asked by Russell77 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Can't log in to sync

I have new computer. Tried to log in to sync. Got message username or password were wrong. Pretty sure the password was correct bc I used it very recently. Clicked forgot… (read more)

I have new computer. Tried to log in to sync. Got message username or password were wrong. Pretty sure the password was correct bc I used it very recently. Clicked forgot password. Put in email for link. Didn't get link x 2. Got in another way and changed password. Tried again, no luck logging in again.

Is my email my username for sync? I not, how can I find my username?

Thanks

Asked by sfalk 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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I have my Favorites file copied from the Firefox on my old XP machine onto a flash drive and want to import the folder to my new Linux machine's Firefox.

A few days ago I "decommissioned" my 5-year-old CPU, which had Windows XP for an OS. Before unhooking it I copied the Favorites folder from the Firefox program files ont… (read more)

A few days ago I "decommissioned" my 5-year-old CPU, which had Windows XP for an OS. Before unhooking it I copied the Favorites folder from the Firefox program files onto a flash drive. My new machine's OS is Linux, but I will be continuing to use Firefox. I have not found any Help info on how to import bookmarks from one version of Firefox to another or off a flash drive, only from other browsers to Firefox. The last time I did this I simply put the old Favorites folder into the program files in place of its empty Favorites folder, but on the Linux machine I have been unable to locate program files of any kind so that shortcut isn't available. How do I import a Firefox Favorites file from a flash drive to the Firefox on my new CPU?

Asked by snakeadelic 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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All passwords gone / is FF even secure?

Hello everyone, suddenly (no update was done) all my passwords are gone from FF. I am asking myself now: What happened? One of the solutions in this Forum helped: Using S… (read more)

Hello everyone,

suddenly (no update was done) all my passwords are gone from FF. I am asking myself now: What happened? One of the solutions in this Forum helped: Using Shadow copy tool. So this way I could rescue my old profile folder. However, I ask myself now this:

- I was so frustrated of this that I completely deleted my account. So I think all data is safely gone, right? My plan is now to delete the current temporary profile folder, restore the old one, then recreate sync account. Will this work or can I get trouble because the folder name is already used up on FF servers? From my point of view this should not be the case if my account was really(!) deleted and this plan should work.

- Anyway: Although I found a solution I am asking my self why this happened. I had NEVER such an issue with Chrome so I really starting to doubt the security/integrity of FF. If a bookmark gets gone or something like this it is not a big thing to me. But ALL PASSWORDS is a heavy issue. So is there an explanation to this?

- In general I am asking my self if I could continue using FF. Because I just googled this topic intensively now for 2 hours reading a lot stuff and it turns out that password storage (even with master pw) is extremely insecure because of not enough iterations and Hash algorithm used by FF.

So is FF even a secure Browser? To me it doesn't look like that anymore. The main reason switching back from Chrome to FF was data privacy and security. Because I also didn't trust google so much. However, it is much more important to protect me from 3rd party instead of Google/Mozilla. But I am not sure if FF can protect my data very well (suddenly deleting ALL passwords, no secure PW storage).

Thanks for your info! Best, Chris

Asked by ChrisB 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can't install add-ons from addons.mozilla website

can’t add/install any new addons from the website. The install button keep asking to download FF. I have the newest FF 61.0.1 installed. I tried creating new profile but … (read more)

can’t add/install any new addons from the website. The install button keep asking to download FF. I have the newest FF 61.0.1 installed. I tried creating new profile but it still not working. Can someone help?

Asked by isidonis 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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how can a site go from secure connection to not secure connection in three days, ie: tricare online. I did not change any settings on my computer or firefox, wh

I get a not secure connection on websites that had secure connections on fri, I made no changes to firefox or my computer. Now I can't log in to theses sites, I need to … (read more)

I get a not secure connection on websites that had secure connections on fri, I made no changes to firefox or my computer. Now I can't log in to theses sites, I need to have access to these sites.

Asked by borr2000 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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trigger screenshot node using javascript

Hi, I want to capture screenshot of one node and save it as image file.I tried using javascript plugins but not helped. Now I found Screenshot node feature of firefox. Bu… (read more)

Hi,

I want to capture screenshot of one node and save it as image file.I tried using javascript plugins but not helped. Now I found Screenshot node feature of firefox. But I am not able to trigger it manually on button click.

Can anybody advice on this? How i can trigger this function using javascript

Thanks in advance.

Asked by sameer.kodilkar 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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trigger screenshot node using javascript

Hi, I am creating a functionality by which I can take snapshot of current visible area of browser. I do not want to use any plugin for that. Instead I found "snapshot no… (read more)

Hi,

I am creating a functionality by which I can take snapshot of current visible area of browser. I do not want to use any plugin for that. Instead I found "snapshot node" functionality of firefox. But I need to know how I can trigger this function manually from Javascript.

Can anybody advice on this?

Thanks in advance.

Regards

Asked by sameer.kodilkar 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How to STOP Firefox from updating older versions even when set to NOT auto update in Preferences!

Okay, Two parts to this issue.... 1: Part One - Snagit Plugin Autoscroll Helper - the reason I need an older version of Firefox available 2: Part Two - Part one will only… (read more)

Okay,

Two parts to this issue.... 1: Part One - Snagit Plugin Autoscroll Helper - the reason I need an older version of Firefox available 2: Part Two - Part one will only work if Part Tow can be retained on older version.


I use a plugin tool called SNAGIT autoscoll helper by TechSmith (or rather used to). The latest Firefox does not support one of the it's primary features, this stopped working approx 2 years ago and Mozilla have disabled it being installed on current versions . TechSmith are just as disengaged and do nothing to resolve or provide an alternative for MAC on any browser.

I thought if I could install two versions of Firefox the latest plus a legacy version (so I can simply autoscoll web page capture), I MAY be able to somehow limp through life in this less that okay way.

Technically the following suggestion works. https://www.haykranen.nl/2011/08/04/howto-run-multiple-versions-of-firefox-side-by-side-on-mac-os-x-lion/

BUT (the big BUT)...even though I download version v50.0 (which allows the plugin) and set to 'not' autoupdate. I get everything running, as soon as I close the older version of Firefox and relaunch it does what it likes and updates this old version to v57.0...this is so not cool!

How do I prevent this and how can I get multiple versions functioning? I have left messages on TechSmiths site as well but as the two seems to be blaming each other for the disconnect...maybe someone in the community has a work around?

Ideas greatly appreciated....and Mozilla if there is 'anything' you can do to get the plugin reinstated and integrated with your latest version, that would be fantastic!

Thanks

Asked by bambrose 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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latest version wont load wordpress back-end or display updated pages

I always keep FF up to date but the past 3 releases have caused very poor performance or none at all when trying to login to WordPress sites using wp-admin. After several… (read more)

I always keep FF up to date but the past 3 releases have caused very poor performance or none at all when trying to login to WordPress sites using wp-admin. After several minutes of spinning hourglass the screen either responds or hangs. If a update a page FF latest wont show the page on PAGE VIEW in WordPress. I juts rolled back to v56 and everything works perfectly.

Asked by rschonhoff 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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FF Quantum "file:///" [X] Show hidden objects ...defaults ON ???

Using Linux Mint Firefox Quantum ... enter address "file:///home/" All files in the home directory will be listed, along with a click-box titled "show hidden objects" … (read more)

Using Linux Mint Firefox Quantum ... enter address "file:///home/" All files in the home directory will be listed, along with a click-box titled "show hidden objects" defaulted 'X' as YES.

I want it to default as NO, as I never want anyone to see hidden objects.

This WAS a BUGZILLA problem, reported 12 years ago... 2002  !!! Little info I could find was in "bookmark-applets".

Asked by acrizona 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Will one finger touch scrolling be a feature in a future update of firefox for linux?

I just installed mint 18.3 and I'm still pretty green. I know there's a solution but I can't understand it. _______________________ Enable touchscreen gestures Make sure … (read more)

I just installed mint 18.3 and I'm still pretty green. I know there's a solution but I can't understand it.

_______________________ Enable touchscreen gestures

Make sure dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled is either set to 1 (enabled) or 2 (default, auto-detect).

Add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 to /etc/security/pam_env.conf and then logout or reboot your system for the changes to take effect.


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I'd like to know what this means (sorry for being dum), otherwise I wouldn't mind waiting if there's plans to add scrolling in future updates.

Asked by spacemanultra 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I want to up grade my current firefox, but in the past, the newer version does not allow me to keep web page's

Hi, using Mac Sierra 10.13.5 on a power book. I have tried up grading to the latest version of firefox before, but it then does not allow me to open facebook, and other w… (read more)

Hi, using Mac Sierra 10.13.5 on a power book.

I have tried up grading to the latest version of firefox before, but it then does not allow me to open facebook, and other web pages I use regularly?

I have tried suggestions, going into security settings etc, but only some of my pages saved in book marks ( side bar ) open?

I need to up grade, but do not want to loose these pages, and have to spend hours trying to work it out. I need a straight change over, easy, quick, with no problems.

Asked by toneredd 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Who changed tabs position to top?

I want my Firefox as it was in before. Tabs BELOW everything. Only 3 lines. Totally customizable. Classic Theme working. Etc. The person who changed the appearance to be … (read more)

I want my Firefox as it was in before. Tabs BELOW everything. Only 3 lines. Totally customizable. Classic Theme working. Etc. The person who changed the appearance to be like every other bad browser on market, should go to jail.


Edited by a moderator due to language. See the Forum Rules & Guidelines .

Asked by alanroig 2 years ago

Answered by alanroig 2 years ago

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new firefox is eating my memory usage

i updated fireox to the new version and since then i find it horrible even to describe what i see ... i have a 4g memory ram firefox is eating up to 2.5 of it just for af… (read more)

i updated fireox to the new version and since then i find it horrible even to describe what i see ... i have a 4g memory ram firefox is eating up to 2.5 of it just for afew pages opened...i tried many soloutions to fix this i even installed a new windows 7 on my computer but the problem still exist ... i think it was the baddest desion i ever made is to update firefox to this new crap updates those updates actually destroyed firefox... what am seeing here ? dozens of firefox taps in taskmanager process after it was only one tap in the old versions? see the image below this thing you cant find in any other browser i think i am moving out of this browser after these terrible updates

Asked by most123 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago