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HAD it with this platfoerm - upgraded, STILL taking FOREVER to load fully but, what's WORSE - corrupting my mouse, keyboard, USB functionality.....

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise)… (read more)

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise) as WELL as aforementioned ATROCIOUS performance quality - BTW, this is the SECOND update / upgrade I've done in LESS than a WEEK.....

Asked by ogam5 1 year ago

Last reply by ogam5 1 year 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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Firefox asks for a restart about an every hour

Hi, volunteers! About an every every hour or two, Firefox shows a compelled "Restart required" page with a "Firefox has just been updated in the background" message, whic… (read more)

Hi, volunteers!

About an every every hour or two, Firefox shows a compelled "Restart required" page with a "Firefox has just been updated in the background" message, which yet absolutely sure has nothing to do with disabled automatic updates.

These and pyllyukko's user.js preferences have been set:

  • browser.cache.disk.enable;false
  • browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl;false
  • browser.cache.memory.capacity;5000000 # -1
  • browser.cache.memory.enable;true

The page is shown either hard or solid state drive is used with 8 GB RAM on board, `free -h` shows more than enough. "Storage disk location" value for `memory` and `disk` (except `appcache`) from the `about:cache` page is "none, only stored in memory".

Appreciate your time and efforts, this message haunts me no matter what for so long.

Asked by chzzh 1 year ago

Last reply by chzzh 1 year ago

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Firefox 88.0.1, Windows 10 64: not online and can't open settings

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the c… (read more)

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the computer. Does anybody have any hints ? Many thanks, Volker

Asked by 08968074077 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 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 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Not Saving Imported Data from Chrome - MacOS Catalina

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not s… (read more)

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not sure if this is a MacOS thing or a Firefox thing. My client would prefer to use Firefox, currently using Chrome. However - whenever they close Chrome or shutdown / restart the computer, Firefox looses everything and they have to re-import all the data from Chrome. This is happening on a continual basis. It's simply not saving any data / settings that are imported from Chrome.

Thanks!

Asked by mike.soccio 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox Keeps running at background after closure

After closing firefox, 6 instances of the process keep running consuming 50% of the CPU (snapshot attached). I haven´t any issues to restart firefox, however I have to ki… (read more)

After closing firefox, 6 instances of the process keep running consuming 50% of the CPU (snapshot attached).

I haven´t any issues to restart firefox, however I have to kill the processes manually in order to completely close it.

I am using Windows 7.

Regards

Asked by nicolas.santorsola 1 year ago

Last reply by nicolas.santorsola 1 year ago

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portable firefox , regitry on windows, add-ons

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons, how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all I really don't understand that a … (read more)

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons,

how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all

I really don't understand that a free software allows such a blocking, even if chrome doesn't pose any problem with add-ons.

is there a way to lanuch firefox with a option to not use registry or to redirect registry in file or in a not locked custom registry like

hkey_local_machine/software/policies/Mozilla_portable/Firefox

or something like that ?

Asked by jrmouraz.jrm 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox disappers from Windows

Over the last couple of days we are seeing instances of Firefox just disappearing from Windows 10 and just today from a Windows 7 pc. When I say disappears, the desktop s… (read more)

Over the last couple of days we are seeing instances of Firefox just disappearing from Windows 10 and just today from a Windows 7 pc. When I say disappears, the desktop shortcut becomes dead, click on it and a prompt to search for firefox.exe comes up. Checking Add / Remove programs shows Firefox to be installed. Checking C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox reveals empty folders with the exception of a couple of text files. Trying to reinstall the Firefox app, we are prompted with a message that Firefox.exe can't be found, and there is a button to browse for it. The only solution we have found for this is to copy the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder from a working pc, and we just received a call from a user we did this for telling us that it is gone again. Any ideas?

Thanks.....

We have checked for viruses.

Asked by Steven 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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unwanted ad ons from each up date. \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-googl… (read more)

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- I NOTICE SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM- SO REMOVE THAT CRAP ADS OR I'LL FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT- I WILL MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE SEARCH THEIR FIRE FOX. THANK GOD FOE UNINSTALL TOOLS THAT CAN TRACK AND FIND YOUR SECRET AD ONS- NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SEARCH OR WORRY ABOUT FIREFOX PUTTING JUNK ON THEIR BROWSER- YOUR STATEMENT OF TRUST STATES THAT FIREFOX WILL NOT AD JUNK OR UNWANTED ADS.

Asked by Halme 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check p… (read more)

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check profile as I can't even start FF. I have done all the deletions as instructed by various experts but still get the message "can't load xpcom". Samuel Santos said download "83" to see if that fixes it I don't know if it did cause I then got "CAN'T FIND ENTRY POINT"

Asked by teddles551 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 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 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Reload firefox after every reboot on mac

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punc… (read more)

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punch in credentials and then wait for the sync-up to see all the browsing history and bookmarks...Is there a fix to resolve this challenge?

Asked by prashant.chandak 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't save/download or upload files

All of a sudden Firefox has ceased to react when I'm trying to download a file/save a page. When I click Cmd+S or File → Save page as…, nothing happens. When I try to ope… (read more)

All of a sudden Firefox has ceased to react when I'm trying to download a file/save a page. When I click Cmd+S or File → Save page as…, nothing happens. When I try to open an upload dialogue, a solid gray window appears, and that's it. Uploading files through drag&drop interface works fine.

The problem seemingly appeared after migrating from a Mac Mini to a Macbook Air (both M1). I've already tried to restart the laptop and refresh Firefox — to no avail.

Is there anything else I could try to do?

Asked by shlema 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Big Sur Update & Firefox are not friendly.

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as int… (read more)

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as intended. When I click on an external link, an window pops up and tells I do not have permission to open the app and to contact my computer or network administrator for support.

I am not computer savvy when it comes to programming and would love any help anyone has to offer.

Most appreciative.

Asked by ccrum 1 year ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 year ago

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bad update

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so t… (read more)

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so the windows is reload and ask if i will do wait or close firefox. I have only possibility to close firefox. The problem is all time. When i have chance i can use firefox 2-3 hours without problems. Many time i open Firefox after 5 minutes its freeze.

Whats happen? before i have do make update not problems....

My System: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with 89.0 (64-Bit) Firefox.

Asked by nicolas9 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago