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Can't change default Home Page

I want to change my default home page to cnn.com. I go to Preference>Home>HomePage and New Windows, and then select the dropdown box and enter custom URL, where I… (read more)

I want to change my default home page to cnn.com. I go to Preference>Home>HomePage and New Windows, and then select the dropdown box and enter custom URL, where I enter the full URL for CNN.com. I then select General or Search (or any other option on the main left bar). Going back to Home, and it shows CNN.com as the default home page. So far so good. Exit FireFox and restart it, and now the default home page is set back FireFox home.

This should not be that difficult to just set a new homepage. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated. PS - I am on Mac, using MacOS>Monterey.

Thanks Michael

Asked by mwentz 3 weeks ago

Answered by mwentz 3 weeks ago

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Online metronome no longer makes sound. I get this message. "Your browser does not support the Web Audio standard. Please update your browser or install a more modern browser such as Google Chrome."

I go to this page https://www.flutetunes.com/metronome/ I get this message "Your browser does not support the Web Audio standard. Please update your browser or install a … (read more)

I go to this page https://www.flutetunes.com/metronome/

I get this message "Your browser does not support the Web Audio standard. Please update your browser or install a more modern browser such as Google Chrome."

I've used this metronome for years on Firefox, but now I get no sound. The metronome seems to be running, but it makes no sound. Help!

Asked by sonofrest 3 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 3 weeks ago

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Firefox 94.01 for Mac disconnects from GMail, other Google apps

My Firefox browser (94.01) disconnects from GMail and all associated Google apps (Calendar, Doc, Sheets, etc) after a few minutes. Since everything at my work is on Googl… (read more)

My Firefox browser (94.01) disconnects from GMail and all associated Google apps (Calendar, Doc, Sheets, etc) after a few minutes. Since everything at my work is on Google, I have to restart the browser. I have uninstalled all my Firefox extensions except for Ad Block Plus. I have cleared all cookies and the cache. The problem still remains.

I am using a Macbook Air with macOS Monterey.

Thanks!

Asked by Marc A. Hogan 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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Supposed update removed all bookmarks

I've been using Firefox on a new laptop for a few days now. I didn't have an account yet, added bookmarks and all that stuff. Today I out of nowhere got the notification… (read more)

I've been using Firefox on a new laptop for a few days now. I didn't have an account yet, added bookmarks and all that stuff.

Today I out of nowhere got the notification that "Firefox got updated in the background. Please restart the browser to continue". I closed Firefox, tried to reopen it and get a message saying "You are trying to start an older version of Firefox. In order to protect your data, please sign in with a new account." (All messages freely transcripted as I didn't screenshot them).

So here I am, browser reset, bookmarks gone and I have no idea what actually happened. I now created an account in order to at least save my bookmarks to the cloud and prevent such unnecessary loss in the future, nevertheless I'd like to know why this happened and if/how this can be prevented?

Did Mozilla withdraw the update to version 94?

Asked by cb 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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new update 91.3.Oesr.

My Firefox has just been updated to 91.3.Oesr. Previously the lock symbol in the URL could be dragged to the desktop to save the URL as a bookmark. This update doesn't a… (read more)

My Firefox has just been updated to 91.3.Oesr. Previously the lock symbol in the URL could be dragged to the desktop to save the URL as a bookmark. This update doesn't allow me to do that. Please advise.

Asked by no1uno 3 weeks ago

Answered by no1uno 3 weeks ago

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Sync in the right direction

Hello, I had to return my laptop to factory settings and am now re-customising it. I reinstalled Firefox and tried to sync my bookmarks but the sync went the wrong way: i… (read more)

Hello,

I had to return my laptop to factory settings and am now re-customising it. I reinstalled Firefox and tried to sync my bookmarks but the sync went the wrong way: it wiped out my phone bookmarks rather than bringing them over to my laptop.

I was able to restore my bookmarks by exporting them from my desktop computer (on which syncing was turned off) but this wasn't perfect re folders etc, and I've done a lot of manual tidying up. Now there's inevitably a slight divergence.

I would like to reactivate syncing but am worried that the same thing will happen again. How can I sync in a way that transfers all my bookmarks and folders etc from my desktop computer to other devices, rather than in the other direction. (Perhaps it's a question of what order I reconnect my devices in?)

Many thanks!

Starveling

Asked by Ruth 3 weeks ago

Answered by Ruth 3 weeks ago

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Dark Reader

I said yes to add Dark Reader and my background turned black. Hard to read. I tried to disable it but can't find it. Please give me specific instructions to disable Dark … (read more)

I said yes to add Dark Reader and my background turned black. Hard to read. I tried to disable it but can't find it. Please give me specific instructions to disable Dark Reader on an iMAC. Thank you.

Asked by chelleym 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Stripe.com crashing Firefox

Hi guys! Stripe.com crashes FF. The site only displays about halfway down its homepage, then crashes FF. I've cleared cookies, all history, removed and reloaded FF, turne… (read more)

Hi guys! Stripe.com crashes FF. The site only displays about halfway down its homepage, then crashes FF. I've cleared cookies, all history, removed and reloaded FF, turned off tracking protection for Stripe at the address bar, lowered tracking settings to standard in FF, turned off hardware acceleration, and contacted Stripe directly. But they can't help with browser specific issues accept to offer standard solutions, which I already tried. Also, Stripe works fine in Chrome.

I'm using 1password extension, and for plugins: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. and Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. I deactivated both those plugins but no use. Ideas? Thanks! Ken

Asked by kenjensen990 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Opening home page has been replaced.

My opening home page has been my Outlook Mail page. It has now been replaced by a Firefox opening page with a pinkish background hue that shows icons for a bunch of diff… (read more)

My opening home page has been my Outlook Mail page. It has now been replaced by a Firefox opening page with a pinkish background hue that shows icons for a bunch of different web sites - including one for Outlook Mail (which will open Outlook Mail, but I don't want the inconvenience of having to access it this way), plus it also shows a bunch of Pocket web sites as well. I would like to restore Outlook Mail as my previous opening home page. Thank you for your help.

Asked by quig 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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Looking for Library file in Mac Library/Application Support that Time Machine can use to restore tabs lost in crash

Hello, I wrote in about an hour ago, but clicking Submit resulted in a blank page - no acknowledgement or notice from you in email since. Pls forgive if you get this twic… (read more)

Hello,

I wrote in about an hour ago, but clicking Submit resulted in a blank page - no acknowledgement or notice from you in email since. Pls forgive if you get this twice.

I was clearing Recent History when FF crashed and lost many important open tabs. This happened with V. 93.

I back up daily with Time Machine. I'm wondering if there's a file in Application Support or elsewhere it can restore to bring the tabs back?

System profile attached.

Any help appreciated. Peter

Asked by Gemwriter 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Firefox on Mac M1 now using ungodly amount of RAM

Firefox RAM usage on M1 Mac has dramatically increased. Unfortunately, b/c the memory usage is in firefox parent process, I can't simply terminate a process corresponding… (read more)

Firefox RAM usage on M1 Mac has dramatically increased. Unfortunately, b/c the memory usage is in firefox parent process, I can't simply terminate a process corresponding to a "tab", meaning I have no choice but to restart Firefox (closing & reopening all tabs) every hour or so of usage.

This is a new issue from a long-time firefox user (on multiple operating systems). It happened after I upgraded the Mac to "Monterey", which may or may not be coincidence.

Asked by Garrett 1 month ago

Answered by JustinRez 4 weeks ago

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the "page refresh"/ "stop page from refreshing" icon has disappeared.

the "page refresh"/ "stop page from refreshing" icon has disappeared. What happened? How do I refresh a page, or stop a page from updating? Version 93.0 "up to date" ;… (read more)

the "page refresh"/ "stop page from refreshing" icon has disappeared. What happened? How do I refresh a page, or stop a page from updating?

Version 93.0 "up to date" ; on Mac OS 10.15.7

Asked by raulfranco21 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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My bookmarks and preferences have disappeared

After changing the battery in my Macbook Air all of my bookmarks in Firefox have disappeared (both from the toolbar and the bookmark files) and my preferences have been r… (read more)

After changing the battery in my Macbook Air all of my bookmarks in Firefox have disappeared (both from the toolbar and the bookmark files) and my preferences have been reset.

I have checked about:profiles and can see only one. I have tried to restore (the only option I was given was yesterday's date - 11 items) but nothing happened.

I have an Old Firefox data folder on my desktop (dated 2020).

I did a time machine backup yesterday if that is of any use.

This problem is limited to Firefox (Safari has not been affected).

Many thanks in advance for your help

Asked by christianbunyan 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago