How to stop Firefox from loading automatically upon booting up or restarting

How do I get Firefox browser to stop from loading automatically upon booting up or restarting?? This has been happening since the last browser update. I checked the Fir… (read more)

How do I get Firefox browser to stop from loading automatically upon booting up or restarting?? This has been happening since the last browser update. I checked the Firefox controls but could not find a button to toggle this off. Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by Steve & Lynda 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Reconnecting old device pollutes bookmarks with old bookmarks

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to c… (read more)

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to carefully connect two older PC devices back to firefox sync, however on one I managed to enable sync before disconnecting my profile (it seemed as if reconnecting sync temporarily was the only way to disconnect a profile from firefox's UI - I should have been more careful and removed the profile from the filesystem level): at which point I polluted the sync server.

I've noticed that `about:sync` has an option under bookmarks/engine actions 'wipe bookmarks', which sounds exactly what I need, and if I watch what happens once pressed it does the right thing and repopulates the sever with the 'correct' PC's bookmark set (when run from that PC), however it also says 'other devices will act like a reset', which i'm finding NOT to be the case: eventually one of my other device repollutes the server with bad bookmarks which propogate.

I'm thinking the culprits are my phones, If I wipe and do a sync on a phone, my phone's bookmarks stay polluted. If i'm right about that, I think my question is: can I wipe my profile (or preferably only my bookmarks) from my phones' Firefox without having to entirely uninstall/reinstall (or do you have any other advice for not re-polluting the server from some already-polluted device's bookmarks?

thanks in advance

Asked by tonywoode 1 month ago

Answered by tonywoode 3 weeks ago

Trouble saving downloads

Prior to about a month ago, downloading worked as expected: - click a link - the save to... dialog opened - choose the folder - the download is off and running No more. … (read more)

Prior to about a month ago, downloading worked as expected: - click a link - the save to... dialog opened - choose the folder - the download is off and running

No more. For about the past month - click a link - wait for a long time with FF frozen - the a wheel starts rotating - after a full minute (or more) the save dialog appears.

Something has been broken in the mad-dash to push updates. It's fine for browsing, but the, you need to download. At that point you wish you were using a different browser (any other browser, in fact) since FF is the only oe that has this problem. Downloading works fine in a 8 chromium browsers that I have and in the 5 FF clones (like Waterfox)

It's just FF that's broken. I can no longer afford to set it as default because of this. The others are not perfect (WF won't activate Pocket, foe example) but downloading promptly is critical.

Asked by essin 2 months ago

Last reply by squillenial 3 weeks ago

DoH inexplicably returns NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST

When accessing my site (in attachment to avoid indexing), Firefox blocks with a "Possible security risk" interstitial. DoH requests to the configured https://dns.google/d… (read more)

When accessing my site (in attachment to avoid indexing), Firefox blocks with a "Possible security risk" interstitial. DoH requests to the configured https://dns.google/dns-query service work from an external application on the same machine as the browser, but about:networking#dnslookuptool reports the host being unknown.

Asked by Logan Fleur 1 month ago

How do we disable QUIC with the latest ADMX or via registry entry on Windows 10

Hello, How can we disable QUIC with the latest ADMX or via registry entry on Windows 10. I see not settings under ADMX that can assist in doing so. I dont mind implemen… (read more)

Hello, How can we disable QUIC with the latest ADMX or via registry entry on Windows 10. I see not settings under ADMX that can assist in doing so. I dont mind implementing a registry entry in GPO as well.

Thanks

Asked by joel.escutia 1 month ago

Why Google always request CAPTCHA test - it is really annoying!

Hello there, since of late when I try to Google search something through Firefox browser I always get this message: ".....Our systems have detected unusual traffic from y… (read more)

Hello there, since of late when I try to Google search something through Firefox browser I always get this message: ".....Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot...." So I did the test which took me through millions of tests, and finally gave me the search results. I though this was occasional one off thing but to my horror, no! It does always request CAPTCHA test now. I wonder whether Google doing this purposely to discourage Firefox engine search use and encourage to use Chrome instead - which I found no issues with at all! I use VPN of course but how come Chrome does not bar me while VPN is on? Anybody else found this issue? Thank you!

Asked by tpandith 1 month ago

Last reply by Tomatoshadow2 1 month ago

Blocking of strange site in Firefox by Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com -Log Details- Protection Event Date: 12/05/2024 Protection Event Time: 10:52 Log File: 0728216c-103d-11ef-bf81-74e6e24e33e7.json -Soft… (read more)

Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 12/05/2024 Protection Event Time: 10:52 Log File: 0728216c-103d-11ef-bf81-74e6e24e33e7.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.6.12.323 Components Version: 1.0.2309 Update Package Version: 1.0.84577 Licence: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 19045.4355) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, ,

-Website Data- Category: RiskWare Domain: zeewhaih.com IP Address: 139.45.197.245 Port: 80 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Should I be worried about this?

Thank you Dave

Asked by Dave 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Youtube crashes in latest version for Mac

Just a short time ago Version 125.0.3 downloaded. Since then I cannot open Youtube without it crashing. When I ask it to restore the tab (one of 2 choices offered, it cra… (read more)

Just a short time ago Version 125.0.3 downloaded. Since then I cannot open Youtube without it crashing. When I ask it to restore the tab (one of 2 choices offered, it crashes again. After 4 or 5 times I close the tab and switch to another browser. I shut off the one extension I had running. That fixed nothing. I looks like my 2019 iMac is too old and I need to go back to an earlier version.

Asked by Jim Roy 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Move Tab Icons (favicons) up 1px

Hi All, For some reason my tab icons look a little low, and I would like them more vertically centered. I've been trying to move these icons around using some older cod… (read more)

Hi All,

For some reason my tab icons look a little low, and I would like them more vertically centered.

I've been trying to move these icons around using some older code that doesn't seem to work anymore.

The code below no longer has any effect.

Does anyone know how to move the tab icons up 1 pixel?

Thanks!

/* padding doesn't move them */
.tab-throbber, .tab-icon-image { padding-bottom: 4px !important; }
/* margin doesn't move them */
.tab-throbber, .tab-icon-image { margin-bottom: -2px !important; }
/* can't even turn the icons off LOL */
.tab-icon-image { display:none !important; }

Asked by Slouch 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Bookmarks etc not Syncing w/ FF Sync to Mac OS

I have Mac, Windows, and Linux boxes. All show connected to Firefox Sync, however, bookmarks etc are only actually in sync between Windows and Linux. I've tried logging … (read more)

I have Mac, Windows, and Linux boxes. All show connected to Firefox Sync, however, bookmarks etc are only actually in sync between Windows and Linux. I've tried logging out on all devices, resetting passwords, reinstalling FF on the Mac. Can't seem to get it to work.

Asked by darintenb 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox Bookmarks not found on offline hard drive.

A bit desperate here. Windows crashed with no chance of repairing the installation. Hard drive And all files on it are accessible. Firefox had thousands of bookmarks for … (read more)

A bit desperate here. Windows crashed with no chance of repairing the installation. Hard drive And all files on it are accessible. Firefox had thousands of bookmarks for a very important project.

There seems to be no Firefox profile on the drive. Searched in hidden folders as well. Certainly not where it’s supposed to be: …\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Search for all files on the drive, but there seems to be no SQLITE or JSON files related to Firefox.

Not even a folder anywhere in the drive called Mozilla or Firefox or Profiles or Profile (at least not in relation to Firefox).

There’s no file called places.sqlite or bookmarkbackups anywhere on the drive.

The drive itself seems to be in a good condition and all other files are there and accessible. The file system doesn’t seem to be corrupt And man thousands of bookmarks were there before windows crashed.

Also checked places in \Roaming\ Just in case, as sometimes it could be found there for some installations.

Nothing found anywhere so far. Seems like running out of options.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much everybody for your time and attention.

Asked by PrivateTech 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Downloading video causes Firefox to close

Windows 10. Weird glitch. If I use Wondershare UniConverter's downloader function to download a video, as soon as the download starts, all Firefox open windows close. Th… (read more)

Windows 10. Weird glitch.

If I use Wondershare UniConverter's downloader function to download a video, as soon as the download starts, all Firefox open windows close. This is a recent thing, the last couple of weeks or so. I have reinstalled Firefox and UniConverter. The first time I tried it after reinstalling UniConverter, all was well. But the same issue has shown up again. I have tried rebooting my PC to no effect.

Any bright ideas welcome!

Asked by HtP 1 month ago

can't open messages.google.com

I used to have no problem opening messages.google.com/web/conversations to link my messages to my Pixel phone. Just recently the site will not open in Firefox. Not an err… (read more)

I used to have no problem opening messages.google.com/web/conversations to link my messages to my Pixel phone. Just recently the site will not open in Firefox. Not an error message, it just won't open the page.

Asked by Jeff 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

how to change firefox default search engine?

if i search in the firefox bar then google always search "all time" but i want it to search the last 3 year. i have a code for that this: https://www.google.com/search?q=… (read more)

if i search in the firefox bar then google always search "all time" but i want it to search the last 3 year. i have a code for that this: https://www.google.com/search?q=%25s&sca_esv=cd9a55a255ee4ca7&source=lnt&tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A2022%2Ccd_max%3A&tbm=

but how can i change this in firefox? where i need to put this or how?

Asked by moderndefender 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Videos on Facebook jumpy and jerky

Well, since I changed to a new computer with Win 11, videos on Facebook don't play right. They are videos that are posted by various people and real entities. They are n… (read more)

Well, since I changed to a new computer with Win 11, videos on Facebook don't play right. They are videos that are posted by various people and real entities. They are not smooth. They start to play and immediately pause then jump forward then pause and jump forward. If I copy the link and go to Chrome, paste the link and play the videos, they are normal Never did that on my old computer. Any ideas why the videos don't play normal?

Asked by boong 1 month ago

issue with my mozilla account

Why you create Mozilla account with sync, if I can't use profile which I saved on my old PC. I change my PC and now I can't use my open tabs as needed, I need to open ea… (read more)

Why you create Mozilla account with sync, if I can't use profile which I saved on my old PC. I change my PC and now I can't use my open tabs as needed, I need to open each tab one by one. Why ??? Why I can't use saved profile on my new PC ??????

Asked by Arthur V. BABAYAN 1 month ago

Outgoing mail has been blocked.

Outgoing emails are blocked. This pop up shows. Receiver can send emails in. Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Outgoing server (SMTP) … (read more)

Outgoing emails are blocked. This pop up shows. Receiver can send emails in.

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Outgoing server (SMTP) error. The server responded: Connection refused - OB119. 206.83.122.10 is blacklisted in Abusix Mail Intelligence. See https://lookup.abusix.com/search?q=206.83.122.10 e{d292e9f3-c0c7-4d3c-b9ee-2a1d5d37c016}.

Asked by John Gordon 1 month ago

Still can't access my bank

Asking again. Support won't help. Volunteers won't help. IS THERE A SECURITY SETTING I NEED TO CHANGE TO ACCESS MY BANK???????????????????? PC, Windows 10, Firefox use… (read more)

Asking again. Support won't help. Volunteers won't help.

IS THERE A SECURITY SETTING I NEED TO CHANGE TO ACCESS MY BANK????????????????????

PC, Windows 10, Firefox user/advocate/supporter since it was Netscape Navigator.

Anyone?

Asked by amyh2 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Get UAC popup requiring permission to update

Hi, I have been using firefox for many years and never showed me an UAC popup requiring permissions to update firefox as soon as i clicked the firefox icon in the taskbar… (read more)

Hi, I have been using firefox for many years and never showed me an UAC popup requiring permissions to update firefox as soon as i clicked the firefox icon in the taskbar. Today suddenly required it. I am administrator in windows 10, and have automatic updates enabled as always. I am using 125.0.3 (64-bit) version. This could be a bug or a virus? i am worried that could have given permission to a virus to install something else when i pressed the firefox icon.

Asked by YoPispo 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago