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ClickSelectsAll, how to disable?

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it. I like to discuss why someone thinks one click sele… (read more)

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it.

I like to discuss why someone thinks one click select all is useful. It's more common to edit your url/search input instead of type a complete new one. Selecting a part of your input or just input the cursor at a specific location gets really disturb by this 'feature'. In 30 years i use computers, this behavior have never been useful and when needed to select all, the click-swipe-release action is even as easy. Beside this, the decades old CTRL-A function is even as fast and useful.

More and more of this behavior is pushed at users on the web and i really don't see why. Can someone tell me why this behavior is invented? And how to disable it in newer FF versions?

Asked by MIO 4 days ago

Last reply by A.kissami 3 days ago

(Malware?) Pop-up keeps appearing on same website

Hi. I am constantly getting this popup (see attached) when on the Nine.com.au site (using Firefox 87.0 on Mac OS 10.14.6). It is only occurring on this particular website… (read more)

Hi. I am constantly getting this popup (see attached) when on the Nine.com.au site (using Firefox 87.0 on Mac OS 10.14.6). It is only occurring on this particular website and only seems to happen when I'm using Firefox as my browser. I've gone to the same site in both Chrome and Safari and the popup doesn't appear. FWIW, the TV network that this website it affiliated with was recently the target of a (suspected State orchestrated) cyber attack - not sure if that's just coincidence and completely unrelated to the issue I'm having: https://www.9news.com.au/national/nine-network-hit-by-cyber-attack-threatening-news-services-nationwide/c653fe12-a5c4-4da8-9a33-b902f1325eed Obviously I haven't clicked through on the popup, I just close it each time, but it's getting annoying and I can't seem to get rid of it. Thank in advance.

Asked by Stargirl71 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Extention reloads

Hi all! I'm having an issue where Firefox is only remembering that I'm signed into certain accounts. Let me explain what I mean: Firefox has no problem remembering that… (read more)

Hi all!

I'm having an issue where Firefox is only remembering that I'm signed into certain accounts.

Let me explain what I mean:

Firefox has no problem remembering that I've signed into my Google account or my Amazon account. However, every time I close and open Firefox, it reloads three extension pages (evernote, twoseven, and pushbullet if you're curious) as though I had JUST installed them for the first time and asking me to sign in to them.

In addition, if I attempt to use Google's text for web feature, I have to sign back in with my phone (scan a QR code) if I close the window at all, even if I select the option for Google to "Remember this browser".

Obviously these could be separate issues, but they seem related to my lay understanding. Would appreciate any help. Thanks!

Asked by patrick.regan 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Firefox crashing / not opening on startup.

Dear whoever it may concern. I am having an issue regarding Mozilla Firefox. Since restarting my pc I have been unable to launch Mozilla Firefox as it keeps crashing on s… (read more)

Dear whoever it may concern.

I am having an issue regarding Mozilla Firefox. Since restarting my pc I have been unable to launch Mozilla Firefox as it keeps crashing on startup. I have tried various different 'solutions' such as manually deleting Firefox from Program Files and Program Files (x86). As well as this I have also located and completely deleted Firefox from my Local files on my pc. After doing this I tried a fresh install and still the application does not open.

No crash dialog has been left behind and I am unable to access the application to check through Firefox itself.

Below I have linked a video which shows the problem I am having in hopes that someone will be able to help.

Regards.


https://youtu.be/f1LV62d1dqY

Asked by georgerowland1 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Firefox Portable unusable: How to Fix the “Firefox Is Already Running” Error

Hi there I have a very annoying problem with Firefox Portable from portableapps.com. I have the latest available version as of today, Windows 10 Home 64 bit, 8GB RAM note… (read more)

Hi there

I have a very annoying problem with Firefox Portable from portableapps.com. I have the latest available version as of today, Windows 10 Home 64 bit, 8GB RAM notebook, all Windows updates installed.

Because I had many tabs + 2, 3 windows open when I started the notebook from hibernation, it was taking a bit long for it to completely "wake up", so I decided to close Firefox, which I assume was taking most memory via Taskmanager, something I have done countless times before, on this notebook. Usually you see "Mozilla Firefox, Portable edition..." under "Apps" & "Background processes" in the Taskmanager. I was in a hurry and started with closing the Firefox instance I saw under Background processes, before going to quickly close the instances under Apps.

I have never ever had a problem with closing Firefox or any process before via the task manager.

When I tried to start Firefox shortly after that, I got the error message another instance was running & I should first close it, although there was clearly none visible in the Task manager, that I should first close! I also tried another instance of Firefox portable I have at another location, same problem.

I re-started the notebook and to my surprise, I now get the error message whenever I try to start Firefox portable like I have done thousands of times before, although no one has started any instance before. This is very frustrating, since it has my bookmarks & other settings but cannot use it and no other instance or Portable firefox installed elsewhere is usable!!.

How can I urgently resolve this?

UPDATE: I have a a separate version of Firefox installed from THIS site, ie. not the portable version mentioned above, which I rarely use. Originally, after noticing the above problem, I tried it out & it worked BUT right now, it is also showing the same error when I try to start, although as said there is no indication in the task manager that any instance of firefox is running. I am using this Firefox version for the first time today, since I normally use the portable version, but out of the blue, it is also suddenly not starting. What coould be triggering a problem I have never heard, except years ago, when I had a similar problem, but at least then, one could see an instance in the Task manager, that was for some reason not closing when one closed Firefox? At that time, I think there was a fault solved subsequently by an update.

So now I have 2 problems, with a fresh version of Firefox installed from this site but never used, except today + Firefox Portable, both currently unusable.

Was the problem closing the instance under "Background processes" before that under "Apps" in task manager which caused some corruption (of what/where??), although as I have said, I have over these many years never had any issue with closing any program whatever the order in task manager. How could that have affected the Firefox installed from this site but never used except today, because i certainly did not close it in any unusual way????

Thank for your quick response.

Asked by simbats4z 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Turned on computer a message in yellow said I needed to Restart Firefox

I followed instructions so I was in Safe Mode this is the URL: ttps://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems#w_1-restart-your-computer I … (read more)

I followed instructions so I was in Safe Mode this is the URL: ttps://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems#w_1-restart-your-computer I have no idea if I am in safe mode or not. Followed instructions to disable add-ons which I did. Next instruction was to clear History, cache, and something else. Next instruction was to restart with add-ons disabled but it didn't say that. It said retart with add-ons enabled, under "Help". I'm at a complete loss. I didn't know I was having any problems with Firefox in the first place. However, when I turned on my computer this morning a completely different wallpaper, one of my photos, showed up, not the usual background. I don't know where to go from here. I need help. It's frustrating when the instructions use different wording than the information on the screen. This URL is where I started: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems#w_1-restart-your-computer. Show details says Troubleshooting Information: Share Data Hide details says Firefox version 87.0 Windows 10

HELP...I'm Lost

Asked by Rhonda 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Default search engine does not exist

When I go to firefox preferences and then go to "search," I try to click on the arrow below "default search engine" but nothing comes up. When I try to search in the add… (read more)

When I go to firefox preferences and then go to "search," I try to click on the arrow below "default search engine" but nothing comes up. When I try to search in the address bar, it takes me to websites named after the first word I typed. When I tried searching in a separate tool bar, I'd type something, hit enter, and nothing would happen. Please help, this is very annoying because whenever I want to search something I have to type google and then type my question in on the actual google website.

Asked by mimdoc96 4 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 4 days ago

slow banking site

recently Firefox displays warning, shown attached *.png below. Only seems to be on this one bank site making it unusable. Bank support knows of no known issues with Firef… (read more)

recently Firefox displays warning, shown attached *.png below. Only seems to be on this one bank site making it unusable. Bank support knows of no known issues with Firefox. ver 87.0 (64 bit) on W 10 pc Cleared history, cache and cookies multiple times. Suggestions appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by js_consulting 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox Won't Start

When I try to start firefox, the program opens for a second, and then immediately closes, without a crash report or anything. I have checked the system files, and there i… (read more)

When I try to start firefox, the program opens for a second, and then immediately closes, without a crash report or anything. I have checked the system files, and there isn't any to delete, I have also tried opening in safe mode, and it still does not work. I have obviously also deleted and redownloaded the program, and nothing is working. Please let me know what is going on.

Asked by charlie 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox crashes OS when launching.

I have my system up to date and no updates are available. The O.S. runs fine with the exception until I launch firefox which causes what I would describe as a SEVERE scre… (read more)

I have my system up to date and no updates are available. The O.S. runs fine with the exception until I launch firefox which causes what I would describe as a SEVERE screen tearing. The description would be LARGE horizontal bands of angled multi colored squares on both of my monitors. I am unable read or distinguish anything! However when I type on the keyboard I can see the large squares changing colors. This may be a graphic display issue. A push of the power button restart is now required.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox which changed nothing

I can use Epiphany Browser, and run other applications just fine even FooBilliard++ with no issues until I launch firefox.

Thanks Kadetsr

Asked by kadetsr 5 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 days ago

Intermittent problems with video playing

Recently I installed an upgrade and since then I can't play youtube videos embeded on pages or straight from youtube. I get the message: 'Did Not Connect: Potential Secu… (read more)

Recently I installed an upgrade and since then I can't play youtube videos embeded on pages or straight from youtube. I get the message: 'Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.youtube.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.youtube.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.'

I also can't play videos from an online course I have been doing for weeks and a webinar series but at the beginning of the webinar series a few days ago I could. I'm now getting the message: "The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported."

I'm having to use Chrome to access all these things and I hate Chrome. I'm not tech savy so please help.

Asked by lanmclen 5 days ago

Last reply by strafy 5 days ago

A web page is slowing down your browser.

Having a problem with ebay pages "a web page is slowing down your browser" I have never had this problem before. It seems I can not make it stop. Even when I click on s… (read more)

Having a problem with ebay pages "a web page is slowing down your browser" I have never had this problem before. It seems I can not make it stop. Even when I click on stop it it just keeps coming back. Ebay has become useless, all other sites work fine. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Asked by rutz33 6 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 5 days ago

Firefox won't open anything

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything. Firefox opens with no page loaded. Clicking the single "getting started" bookma… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything.

  • Firefox opens with no page loaded.
  • Clicking the single "getting started" bookmark does nothing.
  • Entering a search term in the address bar and pressing 'enter' changes the url in the address bar but nothing is loaded and the page remains blank. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Entering a url, such as "www.youtube.com", and pressing "enter" does nothing. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Opening the menu by clicking on the burger icon, then on "preferences" does nothing except make the menu disappear (same with most of the options in the menu).

In the browser console I see some errors and no request info (see screenshot).

I've tried `sudo apt purge firefox` then installing again, which didn't help. The problem started with ubuntu 20.04 (I only updated to 20.10 to see if it might resolve this problem).

I've tried the "refresh firefox" option, starting in safe mode, and clearing the startup cache, which didn't help.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Asked by briancallander 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

Magnets

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox. Error msg: This file does not ha… (read more)

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox. Error msg: This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.

Asked by jamesrichmond2005 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Mozilla Firefox Did not respond

I'm a worker in a Government firm , and here all operation system has Windows XP, and when I said them to upgrade it according to need they denied, Now I'm a Mozilla user… (read more)

I'm a worker in a Government firm , and here all operation system has Windows XP, and when I said them to upgrade it according to need they denied, Now I'm a Mozilla user since 2018 and best part of it did not consume much memory as Chrome but in Core i3 - 3rd Gen. 8 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard, when ever I open Mozilla it shows me an error like send report or do not same like that. What's the reason behind this I have already read your Blog but did not solve my issue. I think May be latest version is not compatible with the Windows XP please clear my point thanks in Advance.

Asked by Amir khanna 6 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 days ago

firefox keep crashing while signed in to the "firefox account"

it started from yesterday... when i open firefox after a minute or less the browser suddenly close all tabs and show me a report crash windows. . my windows specification… (read more)

it started from yesterday... when i open firefox after a minute or less the browser suddenly close all tabs and show me a report crash windows. . my windows specifications:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • version: 1909
  • OS Build: 18363.1440

browser: Firefox version 87.0 (64-bit)

I tried this options but didn't help me and crash didn't stop:

  1. open it in safe mode.
  2. refresh browser option.
  3. disable and delete all extentions.
  4. delete cookies and web data button.

. there is some information that i noticed. I unistall and install again and until I didn't sign in to my "firefox account" on the top right corner of the browser, it didn't crashed. but still I want my account, passwords, bookmarks, ect... i sign in and crash started. i goes to appdata and delete firefox folder, start the browser again, my sign in to firefox account disappeared and the browser stopped from crashing. also the crash happened immediately after hitting sync now and happened a few seconds after going to firefox account settings. and it's happening after around a minute when i do absolutely nothing after opening the browser or go to website such as youtube. please help me. even though using another browser is crash-free but i wish to stay using firefox (with my firefox account)

Asked by mohammad ghaznavi 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago