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Awesome bar is suggesting random websites instead of what it used to do.

Shift+Delete no longer works to remove these erroneous results. I've never heard of, used, visited, or wanted to visit "http://nycsubway.org/" or anything related to it,… (read more)

Shift+Delete no longer works to remove these erroneous results. I've never heard of, used, visited, or wanted to visit "http://nycsubway.org/" or anything related to it, but now firefox's "awesome" bar sends me there instead of Netflix, which I use daily. I've turned off all the random suggestions for the address bar but these random, wrong, ads keep popping up. If I've never used it, and I'm not searching for it, putting it there must mean "http://nycsubway.org/" has paid you to be an annoyance in or lives. Or why else would you do this?!

Asked by MyArrowKeysStink 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Quantum V63 is an operating disaster

I've tried and tried with this browser from turning off hardware acceleration and so on, Quantum V63 for Win 8.1 is a slow wreck to operate. I can type quicker than it ta… (read more)

I've tried and tried with this browser from turning off hardware acceleration and so on, Quantum V63 for Win 8.1 is a slow wreck to operate. I can type quicker than it takes to download.What have you lot done to make things worse when it was working better before ? Loading webpages now takes more than double long as the previous ff version. Can I revert to V62 i.e previous one before the update ?

Tried safe mode , disabled add-ons, and so on. It should have to be this way. Any suggestions ?

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Asked by richwalters 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 2 years ago

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unable to enter numeric digits on some websites

i am unable to enter data on numeric required fields on websites...the issue just started few days ago otherwise before that everything was fine...kindly, please help me … (read more)

i am unable to enter data on numeric required fields on websites...the issue just started few days ago otherwise before that everything was fine...kindly, please help me out. Thanking You, Junaid

Asked by junny 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Restore previous session doesn't always work.

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the ta… (read more)

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the tab then use the Paste and go in my address bar, it promptly crashes that tab as well. As you can understand this is extremely annoying, so what's going on here?

Asked by Michael11 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Stop ALL videos autoplaying - not just those with sound

Previously I had the 'autoplay' option set to false. Now with the update (I'm on 63.0.1, Windows, 64 bit) I have media.autoplay.default = 1 media.autoplay.ask-permission … (read more)

Previously I had the 'autoplay' option set to false. Now with the update (I'm on 63.0.1, Windows, 64 bit) I have

media.autoplay.default = 1 media.autoplay.ask-permission = true media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed = true

I want all videos to not play, not just those with sound. How can I stop all videos playing?

Thanks.

Asked by ChrompSquad 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Start firefox private mode without addons

Is there a civilized way to start Firefox in private mode without plugins, or the only way is to have a shortcut on the desktop with magic command line parameters? … (read more)

Is there a civilized way to start Firefox in private mode without plugins, or the only way is to have a shortcut on the desktop with magic command line parameters?

Asked by ygreko 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box.

Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box. This problem began… (read more)

Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box. This problem began after latest update to 0.1. Restarting Firefox with all add-ons disabled makes no difference. I can still access the website with Internet Explorer. I have tried all the solutions I could find on the support pages, but nothing seems to work. Firefox has no problems with any other websites.

Asked by Kajima54 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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The awesome bar's adress-bar history is a privacy threat. How to erase routinely. Even CCleaner Pro doesn't get it.

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work. I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by cha… (read more)

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work.

I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by chance it does remember something I want CCleaner to be able to delete the entries.

This is a deal breaker. If I can't protect my privacy using Firefox I'll find another browser. I am a longtime Firefox user and want to stay with Firefox.

Asked by Bellinham 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I Exit Immediately - close current window and maybe open new?

When I close a window, by clicking the upper right "X", by hitting alt F4, backspace or "home", or by clicking a new link, FireFox sometimes [depending on the open window… (read more)

When I close a window, by clicking the upper right "X", by hitting alt F4, backspace or "home", or by clicking a new link, FireFox sometimes [depending on the open window] continues for a few seconds to process instructions from the open window. How can I stop this and always exit immediately?

Asked by ral 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I can't restore my tabs after updating to ff63

For some reason it updated without asking/notifying me about it. Then after it restarted it reset EVERYTHING. I don't see the Apps anymore, the shortcuts on toolbar are g… (read more)

For some reason it updated without asking/notifying me about it. Then after it restarted it reset EVERYTHING. I don't see the Apps anymore, the shortcuts on toolbar are gone/back to defult items & I can't restore any of the past backedup sessions from the past week! I had at least 150+ tabs in 4 windows. And I already tried the "History> Closed tabs"restore thing. It only restores the LAST session, since I've been trying to fix/figure this out for at least 12 hours & nothing has restored the tabs from about 13 hours ago. Note: My Bookmarks & History (I've previously set to saved before the sessions I've had to restart during) are fine, it's only the many tabs that I can't restore is my sudden problem.

Asked by Yxxc12 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Plugin container for Firefox causes high security (eg Banks) web pages to freeze

This is similar to reported roblem with facebook pages but my facebook pages don't freeze. This started a couple of updates (latest beta) ago and can be worked around by … (read more)

This is similar to reported roblem with facebook pages but my facebook pages don't freeze. This started a couple of updates (latest beta) ago and can be worked around by using task manager ot close the plugin container task until a page is changed in the problem website. Thus this is very annoying and persistant.

Asked by vbillc 2 years ago

Last reply by Bill H 2 years ago

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Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Good morning, I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the… (read more)

Good morning,

I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says:

MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the primary error but with some servers, you may see the error code SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER instead. In any case, if you come across such a site you should contact the owner of the website to inform them of that problem. We strongly encourage operators of affected sites to take immediate action to replace these certificates.

However the websites that I am having this issue on are large websites like LinkedIn and Reddit, so I'm fairly certain it isn't an issue on the websites side.1

Asked by jtiki 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)" I've already tried all the tips suggested her… (read more)

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

I've already tried all the tips suggested here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_check-the-downloads-panel-for-blocked-downloads But none of them worked.

The only antivirus software I have installed is Windows defender. I have done a bunch of Firefox refreshes, but to no avail. And I did a fresh install of windows just days ago. I also have a lot of add-ons installed, but I was already having this issue the first time I started Firefox so it can't be them.

The issue seems to be limited to .exe files, but I'm not sure about that.

Asked by LEO96 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to force FireFox to use a default application

Hello, I have two versions of a software that can open files with the same extensions. The problem is that when I go to forums and click on links to open example files, … (read more)

Hello,

I have two versions of a software that can open files with the same extensions.

The problem is that when I go to forums and click on links to open example files, Firefox always uses my 'older' version of the installed program.

I'm trying to get it to use, by default, the more recent one.

In windows, through control panel I've chosen the default application version to use on the desired file extensions.

So by default Windows 'respects' this default, but FireFox doesn't. Is there something I can do to change what FireFox uses?

Asked by Babaj 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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The Bookmark Description field disappeared, which is very much needed.

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove … (read more)

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove it. At least, could you provide an import tools so that user can move those description into some other field in the bookmark?

I saw many people asked this question, and no solution works for me. By exporting the information to a html is not enough, because I need to manually handle over 10 years of description information, which is foolish.

Asked by petpetverygood2 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago