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Firefox won't install (MacOS 10.15.2 Catalina)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps … (read more)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps to delete profiles - possibly the cause of the errors. (I had applied this solution once months ago and it had worked then.) Subsequent to this attempt, I was unable to open Firefox - even with the creation of new profile(s). Given the situation, I deleted Firefox entirely by dragging into Trash and emptying the trash and re-logging in. Downloaded a clean new install from the Mozilla website. Although the DMG file downloaded fine, when I attempt to copy app to Applications folder, the system hangs. So now there is no way to re-install Firefox?!

This link /post seems to reflect my condition: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1240427 However at the given location on my computer, I only had a FB video plugin - even after i deleted that, there is no change, i.e. remain unable to implement a fresh new install of Firefox.

Suggestions? Thanks! RT12

p.s. Using a different computer to post this. When I get a chance, I'll go back to the one with this issue and see if I can post the "troubleshooting information".

Asked by RT12 1 year ago

Answered by RT12 1 year ago

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Changing the value of permissions.default.image doesn't work after upgrading to Firefox 72.

I frequently change the permissions.default.image attribute in firefox to improve the load time of pages. After upgrading to version 72 changing this value no longer work… (read more)

I frequently change the permissions.default.image attribute in firefox to improve the load time of pages. After upgrading to version 72 changing this value no longer works. Images will always load regardless of changing the value from 1 to 2.

Asked by H10001 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Block images domain checkbox in page info not exist in firefox 72.0.1 Ubuntu 19.10 ?

Hi, I'm wondering since at least a week ago the block images checkbox for specific site in page info setting not exits anymore, any thoughts about this ? I'm currently … (read more)

Hi, I'm wondering since at least a week ago the block images checkbox for specific site in page info setting not exits anymore, any thoughts about this ? I'm currently using firefox 72.0.1 in ubuntu 19.10 & already using the up to date version firefox in this distro though.

Many thanks for your help & really appreciate it.

Asked by brm.ryd 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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My addons doesn't show up in the top right bar

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work… (read more)

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work, i searched a bit and it seems to be an old issue that was present with some older version of firefox, is somebody currently experiecing this?

Asked by dddcod5 1 year ago

Answered by dddcod5 1 year ago

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Why is Facebook allowed to hijack back button?

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and re… (read more)

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and restart my search. Why are Facebook allowed to have this annoying feature and is there a way to stop it?

Asked by firefox492 1 year ago

Answered by firefox492 1 year ago

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my screen changed and now covers my dock in full screen mode it used to show the dock with full screen view

I use a mac and i used to be able to see both my dock and the apple controls on top when i was using firefox full screen, now I have to hover over it to make it show up..… (read more)

I use a mac and i used to be able to see both my dock and the apple controls on top when i was using firefox full screen, now I have to hover over it to make it show up...HELP it is so annoying

Asked by mikeandjuliejudy 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 1 year ago

Answered by Ruba 1 year ago

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On a Mac, how do I stop the bookmarks sidebar from always appearing in every window on startup?

I'm running on a Mac Pro 5,1; OS 10.11.6; Firefox 72.0.1. All options of View=>Sidebar are deselected, yet each time I have occasion to restart Firefox (e.g. after an … (read more)

I'm running on a Mac Pro 5,1; OS 10.11.6; Firefox 72.0.1. All options of View=>Sidebar are deselected, yet each time I have occasion to restart Firefox (e.g. after an update), the bookmarks sidebar is activated in every window. How do I stop this behavior?

Asked by 3rdAveSlinger 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why Firefox went to shit recently? About 10% websites doesn't work on it

Among them are major ones like imgur.com, linkedin.com and other websites, firefox gives tones of errors in console like this one: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same … (read more)

Among them are major ones like imgur.com, linkedin.com and other websites, firefox gives tones of errors in console like this one:

Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://...?x=1&y=2&z=3. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed).[Learn More]

Why other browsers work fine with those sites and Firefox went to shit? 2 years ago it was one of the reliable browsers ever and now it works like crappy chinese Opera

Asked by Vatnik 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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What can be excluded from the Firefox profile folder when backing it up?

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is rest… (read more)

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is restored on another system. So far, my exclusion list is as follows:

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\OfflineCache\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\cache2\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\minidumps\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\safebrowsing\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\storage\temporary\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\parent.lock

Is this a safe list?

Are there additional folders that can safely be excluded? Keeping logins active upon restore is preferable (so keeping cookies, etc. is preferable).

Edit: The list above is safe, and when I tested the restore it works fine. The accepted answer lists some more folders that can be excluded, which I haven't yet tested but looking through them they look correct.

Asked by Shosha 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Pinned tabs show part of the title and got wider (version 72.0.1)

It looks like (at least on macOS 10.15.2) the latest update (72.0.1) introduced either a bug or a change in how pinned tabs are rendered as since today I noticed that my … (read more)

It looks like (at least on macOS 10.15.2) the latest update (72.0.1) introduced either a bug or a change in how pinned tabs are rendered as since today I noticed that my pinned tabs are a lot wider and are showing part of the title (see attached image, the first two tabs are pinned tabs).

Is this something I can change or customize, or is this a bug?

Asked by Sander van Harmelen 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot search in Google Maps -- error message states "Server error. Please try again later."

Entering a place name in the Google Maps search box, like "Detroit" or "Uruguay" (for example) always results in the stated error message. Fairly recent laptop using Wind… (read more)

Entering a place name in the Google Maps search box, like "Detroit" or "Uruguay" (for example) always results in the stated error message. Fairly recent laptop using Windows 10.

Asked by Tom 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Getting logged out when click links inside an Etrade account

Windows 10 64 bit, Firefox 7.0.2 After I log into an Etrade account, if I click on any link (such as a stock symbol) within the account, I am returned to the Etrade login… (read more)

Windows 10 64 bit, Firefox 7.0.2 After I log into an Etrade account, if I click on any link (such as a stock symbol) within the account, I am returned to the Etrade login page. If I use the back button on the browser I am returned to the page I was on (I was not logged out). I never can get to the stock symbol or other link within Etrade. I have tried changing every add on or extension change (especially security settings), refreshing Firefox, running in safe mode and actually reinstalling Firefox without success. I think I have seen this on other websites also, but this type action does not happen on all websites. This does not happen when using Chrome.

Asked by dphunter 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why doesn't Firefox provide the option of tabs below menu bar?

Firefox keeps changing what is necessary in the userChrome.css file in order to place tabs below the Menu and Bookmark toolbars. Because of this, there are so many differ… (read more)

Firefox keeps changing what is necessary in the userChrome.css file in order to place tabs below the Menu and Bookmark toolbars. Because of this, there are so many different versions of the code that must be added to that file that it has become virtually impossible to keep up with it.

It would be so much simpler for users if the Tabs below Menu/Bookmark toolbar option was again made an option. Failing that, would someone please publish the code currently necessary to accomplish this with Firefox 72.01.

Asked by Firefox Account 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to change Japanese font, changes in "Languages and Appearance" not reflected.

Hello, I noticed a few hours ago that my Google search in Japanese was now displayed in an ugly font I have no memory of (could not identify it, attached a screenshot jus… (read more)

Hello,

I noticed a few hours ago that my Google search in Japanese was now displayed in an ugly font I have no memory of (could not identify it, attached a screenshot just in case).

I tried to change my settings for Japanese in Languages and Appearance, but no matter what, this unknown font remains the apparent default on sites such as SUMO and google.com.

I just refreshed Firefox to no avail.

Am I not looking in the right place?

Asked by MattP 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Norton Vault password auto-fill not working

I have version 72.0.2 of Firefox and recently I no longer have the option to auto-fill passwords saved in Norton Vault. All my passwords are safe in the Norton vault but… (read more)

I have version 72.0.2 of Firefox and recently I no longer have the option to auto-fill passwords saved in Norton Vault. All my passwords are safe in the Norton vault but normally I get a little circle at the end of the password field which gives me the option to auto-fill from Norton. Nothing I can do will fix this. Any clues as to how to get Firefox to link up again with Norton Vault? Many thanks

Asked by emma2 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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How do I disable these pop-ups?

Thanks for reviewing my threads. After making a new account, I did not get past threads into this account. I find after update, firefox work OK, but after considerable u… (read more)

Thanks for reviewing my threads.

After making a new account, I did not get past threads into this account.

I find after update, firefox work OK, but after considerable usage, it slows down.

I had a setting to clean up cache after closing. Will add blocker make larger files for scanning. What are the folders to look to do clean up?

I am getting this irritating popup frequently, when I am using yahoo email with "Looks like your ad-blocker is on"

How do I disable this pop-ups?

Thanks for your guidance.

Asked by RIMD 1 year ago

Last reply by RIMD 1 year ago

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Casting to Chromecast?

To be honest I'm using Google Chrome just because I can cast any tab from it to my non smart TV via Google Chromecast. If Firefox release an update for that or add-on tha… (read more)

To be honest I'm using Google Chrome just because I can cast any tab from it to my non smart TV via Google Chromecast. If Firefox release an update for that or add-on that will be it. Please Mozilla - do something about it. Thanks

Asked by Sokki 1 year ago

Last reply by crankygoat 1 year ago

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why does the browser change url I enter from http:// to https://

I need to bring up a url with http and not https. However, FireFox keeps changing the url from thing I need (http://) to the thing I do not need (https://). To try stopp… (read more)

I need to bring up a url with http and not https. However, FireFox keeps changing the url from thing I need (http://) to the thing I do not need (https://).

To try stopping this action I verified the browser has absolutely nothing stored in cache or browser data.

Safe mode in FireFox made no difference.

I also turned off the Apache software on the server hosting the site. When that did not alleviate the problem, I disconnected my computer from the internet. FireFox continues to change the url, adding the s in https.

Asked by Carla Rogers 1 year ago

Answered by Carla Rogers 1 year ago