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Firefox crashing my Mac every time I open it.

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crash… (read more)

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crashes.

I have tried reinstalling Firefox - same problem occurs. Anyone got any tips? I'm running a mac on El Capitan and have been for a while with no browser problems.

Asked by doregon 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Browser crashes on Macbook Pro running Big Sur

Hello, My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-nat… (read more)

Hello,

My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-native apps ever since installing Big Sur. Apple won't address the problem unless I confirm that my non-native apps are compatible with Big Sur. Can you please confirm the most updated version of the Firefox Browser is compatible with Apple's Big Sur IOS? Can you also let me know if other users have experienced problems and if there is any fix?

Asked by anthony.orourke 1 year ago

Last reply by marcikr 1 year ago

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"www firefox com cn"

Sir/Ma'am, My system is a standard install, and when I open Firefox, click Help, About Firefox, and then click the linked word (Mozilla) "Firefox is designed by Mozilla" … (read more)

Sir/Ma'am,

My system is a standard install, and when I open Firefox, click Help, About Firefox, and then click the linked word (Mozilla) "Firefox is designed by Mozilla" it takes me to "www firefox com cn" ?

Is the version of Firefox in the Linux repositories the China version with an American facelift?

I know you all do not have command and control of this, but I thought someone should be aware that the default Firefox browser for Linux installs seems to be the CCP Firefox and not American version. With all the CISA activity, it might be something to look into.

Kernel: 5.4.0-70-generic x86_64 GCC v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Firefox for Linux Mint: 87.0 (64-bit)

Asked by SyntaxNero 1 year ago

Answered by SyntaxNero 1 year ago

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Firefox slow to load.

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open … (read more)

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open even tough I closed it out properly. Sometimes get error msg that must close out 2nd Firefox before can start Firefox but saying yes results in the current open window closing. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically installed yesterday? Window 7. Cleared cash. Disabled all add on's etc. No help. Close out Firefox and Task Mngr show no Firefox running. Start Firefox and Task mngr shows four/five Firefox running. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically updated yesterday. Any ideas.

Asked by waltslagle 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox latest version does not start with windows10

I am unable to start latest Firefox v79l0 on my new Windows 10 v1909 64 bit machine. I tried all the solutions listed on the web but to no avail. The error message is som… (read more)

I am unable to start latest Firefox v79l0 on my new Windows 10 v1909 64 bit machine.

I tried all the solutions listed on the web but to no avail.

The error message is something like "Application did not load properly 0xc0000005. Press OK and close the application."

Asked by snoma001 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox cannot load websites just shows a white screen

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history… (read more)

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history, cache, etc. I have even reinstalled several times but it is only loads for 2-3 seconds and shows a white blank page and nothing else. I have gone through your tutorial of "Firefox can't load but other browsers can" but it is not helping. There is no problem of proxy either.

Edit Update : I need the Firefox-ESR installed as default. I downloaded new version Firefox-ESR=78.11.0esr from Firefox download page and it loads webpages. But the latest Firefox downloaded from apt is Firefox-ESR=78.10.0esr. I cannot update Firefox as new downloaded version has executable file name as 'firefox' but default has executable file as 'firefox-esr' in '/usr/lib'. I have two different versions of Firefox-ESR installed now because of the installation procedure given in Firefox install tutorial page. I am also not able to find the new version browser in 'x-www-browser' in 'update-alternatives' to set it as default. I want the Firefox installed with all features as default one. I think I have not installed new version of Firefox-ESR correctly. I just want to update Firefox but not to install another version of it. Thank you.

Asked by akshaypadti 1 year ago

Last reply by akshaypadti 1 year ago

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Hi - am now encountering IRRESOLVABLE difficulties DOWNLOADING files after Firefox would just NOT close not matter what I did.....

(SECOND occurrence of this problem; not sure HOW previous instance resolved - my short-term memory ISN'T the best at present!) Have taken all recommended steps short of … (read more)

(SECOND occurrence of this problem; not sure HOW previous instance resolved - my short-term memory ISN'T the best at present!)

Have taken all recommended steps short of completely refreshing (renamed a file titled 'config.json.old' as it was the ONLY one with a 'json' filepath suffix) because I don't want to have to relocate (another) existing session / configured profile by trial & error if avoidable - 'cookies' were removed along with history / cache cleared; reset / deleted related browser registry entries as directed, activated ' Troubleshooting / Safe Mode' contingency and STILL can't download anything (additionally, tried to do so with and without limited-time Malwarebytes web protections).....want to CONTINUE using Version 95 because by ALL indications and from what I'm seeing in Comments, my instincts about newer ones - were sound, WELL-informed.....please advise ASAP? Thanks!

Asked by ogam5 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Firefox has stopped working

When I try to launch the browser, an error box pops up saying Firefox has stopped working, please close the program. I cannot fix this error. I even uninstalled and rei… (read more)

When I try to launch the browser, an error box pops up saying Firefox has stopped working, please close the program. I cannot fix this error. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the browser and this will not fix it. Essentially I can no longer use the browser on my computer. Any solutions?

Asked by jtulis001 1 year ago

Last reply by jtulis001 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox no longer runs or works on my desktop PC computer

How do I completely remove all traces of Firefox from my windows 10 OS? Note: This is why, After windows ask me to run your application or program or software, and I clic… (read more)

How do I completely remove all traces of Firefox from my windows 10 OS? Note: This is why, After windows ask me to run your application or program or software, and I click the yes button after I had done that it doesn't do anything after that and then it just repeatedly does this, and I had used windows uninstall program and I uninstall Firefox then I had reinstall it and it still did the same exact thing that I had mentioned above "even tried using the Windows Registry Editor too!"

Note for years I had used your browser and hardly had any troubles with or problems with your browser

Asked by FS_1949xyz 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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incorrect checksums of downloaded Firefox

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/<Version>, e.g. http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0.1/SHA256SUMS Up until release 77.0 the hashes matched but for 77.0.1 and also the current release 78.0.1 the hashes do not match, neither SHA256 nor SHA512. For "win64/de/Firefox Setup 78.0.1.exe" the SHA256 hash should be 56cff68e3f0cb76a6404d675f7e1bacc40ebaba7bbb5cadcb4950378656ab0a6 but the calculated hash is 8e69755f257aba44b6bbe5079e17f3bff8b62ddc27de9e1c479686e9ad871dfb When checking at virustotal, the file is recognized as scanned before and the displayed hash is the one I calculated, so at least my downloaded file is equal to the file other persons downloaded. Could it be that since v77.0.1 the published hashes are incorrect?

Asked by juergen.renner1 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox fails to update automatically

I have noticed for the past 3 or 4 updates Firefox refuses to update via Help |About. It tells me there is an update I click on the button on the about page to restart th… (read more)

I have noticed for the past 3 or 4 updates Firefox refuses to update via Help |About. It tells me there is an update I click on the button on the about page to restart the browser yet the update never installs. The only way to update Firefox is to download the installer from Firefox website.

I have cleared cache and cookies and that has done nothing to solve this issue

Asked by pcguy 1 year ago

Last reply by pcguy 1 year ago

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89 randomly reverting

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try t… (read more)

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try to reopen it but an error message pops up saying im trying to open an older version and it forces me to 'make new profile' then it opens an older version and prompts me to update even though i already had, so i update and then i have to sign in to everything again. and this has happened multiple times so i started making bookmarks of all the tabs i had open so i dont lose them and them save them as backups, but i cant restore the back ups

Asked by Ru 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New version of Firefox not comaptible with lap top

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are famili… (read more)

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are familiar with. All of the lap tops up grade to the latest system automatically. One of them does not work on the new version. The students get a message which says version 78.0.2 is not compatible with 78.0.1 It is a Windows system. This is really distressing for the students using this lap top. They blame themselves for the problems and itis having an affect on their confidence. Can I revert it back to the older version ? and if so how? I really would appreciate some help as my wee students are upset and i don't know how to help.

Caroline

Asked by farquhar52 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to install FF as a default browser

I can no longer install Firefox als a default browser. I get an automatic detour to the Windows Store where i can 'pick' a standard app, but the FF browser is not listed … (read more)

I can no longer install Firefox als a default browser. I get an automatic detour to the Windows Store where i can 'pick' a standard app, but the FF browser is not listed there.

Asked by Servagio 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Firefox v86.0 reverts back to previous version.

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser … (read more)

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser reverts back to the previous version. When I tried to open the browser, the following message appears:

You've launched an older version of Firefox Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for the installation of Firefox.

                                                                               Exit              Create New Profile

Asked by kerwin_washington 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New MS Surface Laptop 4, Win10 (Not S Mode) won't open Firefox

Hi there, I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox: From the the Windows Store Direct download… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox:

From the the Windows Store Direct downloads (via MS Edge): Mozilla FF Win 64 Mozilla FF Win 64 MSI Mozilla FF Win 32

I have completely uninstalled and attempted to re-install each in turn. Attempts to open FF through desktop shortcut, Start Menu and Win-R FF.exe all seem to start but only ever get the briefest flash of a blue line along the Taskbar then nothing. Same happens starting Shift-Shortcut.

Nothing shows in Task Manager either after any start method. I'm pretty sure I'm not in 'S Mode' as I've been able to download, install and run WhatsApp Web, but I'm not wholly convinced I've cleared that up fully.

Thanks! E

Asked by lisbyjoyce 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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not able to search on firefox

No website loads, even the "options" is not opening. Tried re-installing, but then also it didn't work. Also when I tried to install I showed a message that vcruntime140_… (read more)

No website loads, even the "options" is not opening. Tried re-installing, but then also it didn't work. Also when I tried to install I showed a message that vcruntime140_1.dll is missing, which I later manually added to system32 as well as sysWOW64. The problem started yesterday. please help

Asked by shreyas singh 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago