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Firefox has serious problems in Mac OS

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI s… (read more)

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI sometimes blinks and sometimes becomes black. I had to restart the app but it happened quite frequently. After updating to Catalina, all shortcuts are unusable, most right click menus are blank and even the menu bar is blank. When hovering the mouse over the menu bar, nothing displays, just blank menus. Sometimes, the app starts up with default UI although I customised it a bit. In those cases, I had to close the tab or even restart the app.

I'm getting disappointed and perhaps I'll move to another browser soon.

Asked by Penta-Power 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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can't open my chase.com or constant contact accounts since new update. All other sites fine.

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Ch… (read more)

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Chrome. I read that this is a known issue with the update. I don't understand the fixes. I just need things to work!

I have a mac with a free Avaast app running. Not aware of any firewalls.

Error says: "The connection has timed out" in both cases.

Asked by jlevant 3 months ago

Answered by jlevant 3 months ago

Whenever I do a general search on the internet most websites I get are Spanish ones. How/where do I change that so I only get English-language websites? My version of Firefox is 81.0.2 (64-bits). I reside in Spain.

Whenever I do a general search on the internet most websites I get are Spanish ones. How/where do I change that so I only get English-language websites? My version of Fir… (read more)

Whenever I do a general search on the internet most websites I get are Spanish ones. How/where do I change that so I only get English-language websites? My version of Firefox is 81.0.2 (64-bits). I reside in Spain.

Asked by kaaskop 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

DNS-over-HTTPS throwing connection reset errors (in Canada)

Hi – I recently restarted my browser and realized that I couldn't connect to any https sites – each attempt would throw a "the connection was reset" error. I've changed … (read more)

Hi – I recently restarted my browser and realized that I couldn't connect to any https sites – each attempt would throw a "the connection was reset" error.

I've changed my network settings from DNS-over-HTTPS to No Proxy and sites are now loading correctly.

I'd certainly like to use DNS-over-HTTPS if possible for the greater security, so I'd like to know what's causing the problem.

a. Is it just because I'm in Canada that DNS-over-HTTPS is throwing these errors? (Note: I was living in the US until recently) b. Are there some other proxy or ISP settings that might be causing the problem? c. Or should I be considering whether my connection has an actual security concern?

Thanks.

Asked by michael.ames.brigham 6 days ago

I cannot change my default browser

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still G… (read more)

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still Google. Despite this, about 2 weeks ago all my searches started being in Yahoo instead of Google and it is getting really annoying now. I can't change it to any other browsers or back to Google, it's just stuck on Yahoo.

Asked by Kestrel 6 days ago

Is anyone else having trouble on Bandcamp?

I can't play anything on Bandcamp. I don't know if this is a Firefox problem or an OSX problem or a Bandcamp problem, but hoped it might ring bells with someone here. Bee… (read more)

I can't play anything on Bandcamp. I don't know if this is a Firefox problem or an OSX problem or a Bandcamp problem, but hoped it might ring bells with someone here. Been going on for a good couple of months (but I was away for a chunk of that so just getting back to it now). Bandcamp is the best of the streaming services and the fairest to musicians, so it deeply bothers me I can't play anything on it. I just click play, the pending wheel goes round as it fails to play track after track, and then it stops. I had a look on their help but no help there (at the time). I'm running Mojave (OS 10.14.16) on a 2018 mac mini.

Asked by moonson 6 days ago

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Red Screen Backgrounds

Good Afternoon, On many webpages the backgrounds are always red. This doesn't include text but backgrounds not covered by text or photos etc. The backgrounds are not nor… (read more)

Good Afternoon,

On many webpages the backgrounds are always red. This doesn't include text but backgrounds not covered by text or photos etc. The backgrounds are not normally red in other browsers except firefox.

Not sure how to fix any help appreciated.

Asked by jonathanarcher275 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

I want Firefox on Mac to not open a tab at start up

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is th… (read more)

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is this possible?

Thank you!

Asked by janos.richter 6 days ago

Forcing SSL is DRIVING ME CRAZY as a developer. Needs a disable option.

Dear community, I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spi… (read more)

Dear community,

I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spin up a new docker container, test it, tear it down. No SSL required, no time to mess with encryption.

But if you type in https just a single time for your http server, you are f*#&ed. Sorry for the wording, but this is how it is. You think "OH NO, WHAT DID I DO? NOT AGAIN!!!" Because it is just impossible to access the service with http in the future, Firefox has it locked to SSL (Domain and Port). But of course there is no SSL so it will NEVER work.

Latest example: JetBrains TeamCity. They have a simple Docker container I want to access with Firefox. I spin it up, connect with Firefox with http and it immediately tells me "Secure Connection Failed". WHAT? WHY? I typed http. Why secure? Why can't I simply connect? Using curl on CLI just gives me a beautiful HTML response.

I understand that for the majority of users SSL is a good thing. But shouldn't there at least be an OPTION to disable all this enforced SSL usage? My beloved Firefox is my everyday productivity killer. It makes me sad.

Asked by mib77 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Firefox container/cookie questions

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firef… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firefox seems to keep forgetting and asking me again despite the fact that I click the button that says remember my choice.

I wonder if this has something to do with my cookie settings but I'm not sure I'm currently confused how to manage those like if I should just allow cookies per session in Firefox or allow them entirely I mean I'm thinking that with the containers since I have everything isolated individually (That took forever really need an option for that Mozilla) I don't need to worry about the effects of cookies anymore is this correct?

Also would there be a way to even keep cookies but just stop the login information from being saved on the site? Because with me using containers now I think that's my biggest issue from what I think I understand at least.

Asked by Rawr4235 5 days ago

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New search engine installed without permission

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this. Today, after checking email… (read more)

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this.

Today, after checking email and finding several suspicious/scam emails (I NEVER click on links in emails) I was surprised to find that when I went to search for something using Firefox I was taken to Startpage.com - English (this is how it is listed in my preferences.

I have no idea how it was installed but I was surprised because of all the protections that Firefox offers.

Anyone had any experience with this?

Thank you,

— Al

Asked by ahdube 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Allowing the install of themes using policies.json

I am creating a policies.json file to block all Add ons except ones specified specifically. I have figured out how to do this for normal extensions, but I have run into i… (read more)

I am creating a policies.json file to block all Add ons except ones specified specifically.

I have figured out how to do this for normal extensions, but I have run into issues when applying the same principle to themes. What am I doing wrong? Here is my sample code that works to allow the ublock add on, no problem, but it is not working to allow the matte-black-red theme:

{

 "policies": {
   "ExtensionSettings": {
     "*": {
       "blocked_install_message": "Error message to display",
       "install_sources": [
         "https://addons.mozilla.org/"
       ],
       "installation_mode": "blocked"
     },
     "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": {
       "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/latest.xpi",
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
     },
     "{a7589411-c5f6-41cf-8bdc-f66527d9d930}.xpi": {
       "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/matte-black-red/latest.xpi",
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
     }
   }
 }

}

Asked by redgreenblue 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

A/V playback control seems to have disappeared

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, fo… (read more)

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, forward, pause, progress bar. Now it doesn't. Adobe hep desk say it is a problem with browser. I went to several Firefox help pages to no avail. Has anyone encountered this problem and found a fix

Asked by SalinasCM 5 days ago

Why does Firefox keep changing my default search engine to Yahoo?

Why does Firefox keep changing my default search engine to Yahoo? I only want to use Google. I go into the preferences, I delete "BrowserDefault," and have it so only Goo… (read more)

Why does Firefox keep changing my default search engine to Yahoo? I only want to use Google. I go into the preferences, I delete "BrowserDefault," and have it so only Google is shown as a search engine (see screenshot) and everything works fine. But a day or two later--and this has happened a dozen times now--the "BrowserDefault" is back and Yahoo is once again my default search engine. This happens over and over and over again, and I just want Yahoo deleted and gone forever.

Why is Firefox making these changes without my permission?

Asked by DG 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Google maps in iOS

Hi, I am running Firefox 81.0.2 on iMac with macOS 10.15.6 and I am very satisfied, but lately the search on Google Maps is returning "Server error. Please try again lat… (read more)

Hi, I am running Firefox 81.0.2 on iMac with macOS 10.15.6 and I am very satisfied, but lately the search on Google Maps is returning "Server error. Please try again later". It works fine if using Safari.

Thank you,

Luke

Asked by hdnp 5 days ago

Last reply by hdnp 3 days ago

Just installed Firefox for the 2nd time. ios 10.15.7 on macbook Firefox is my default browser but I have to set it up each time I open the program

Any suggestions? I opened it without extensions and followed the other trouble shooting suggestions and even uninstalled and reinstalled. Every time I open Firefox, I am… (read more)

Any suggestions? I opened it without extensions and followed the other trouble shooting suggestions and even uninstalled and reinstalled. Every time I open Firefox, I am greeted as if it has not been set up. I feel like I am in the movie, "Groundhog Day". Help !

Asked by neetsie 5 days ago

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Managing Cookie Exceptions

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per d… (read more)

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per day.

I've even deleted Firefox and started over, but that did not resolve the issue.

I need an expert in this to help me as I'm just not getting it...though I have tried many different configurations of FireFox's settings.

Thanks

Tim

Asked by tleahy+ffox 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago