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Sync open tabs from old PC to new PC not working

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on… (read more)

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on my LAN with a wired ethernet connection, and I've checked every box in the "what to sync" field. When I click "Sync Now" the icon spins for a few seconds like it's doing something but the tabs from the old machine do not appear on the new one as I expected them to. Nor can I get them by closing and doing a Restore Session.

This seems pretty straightforward and how most users would expect it to work - am I missing something? If not, why isn't it working?

Asked by Robert Nickels 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Firefox draining battery life 41% usage

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefo… (read more)

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefox so much more. The format is way more pleasing. I love how it easily signs me back into everything, BUT IT DRAINS MY COMPUTER SO MUCH. Like i used to have an 8hour + battery span my laptop neverrr died. Now I get through MAX 2 hours of full use before needing to charge, and maybe 4 hours just having it at school but not using it.

I thought my dell suddenly started crashing, ran all these tests, and then I realized the only change was that I had started using Firefox... So sad I think I am going to have to leave it.

I read a lot of articles and did everything suggested. my graphics is webreader , i turned on all the suggested features, i have 2 extensions , the only thing I could maybe think of was that I use an animated theme so maybe that was killing the battery, but like if I can't use my theme than whats the point.

Asked by nebs9921 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Firefox (linux) and Microsoft Web Apps - issues

I'm having really odd behavior using Firefox (linux) with Microsoft 365 web apps (outlook, word, excel, etc). Its happening various distros too. Is there a known issue at… (read more)

I'm having really odd behavior using Firefox (linux) with Microsoft 365 web apps (outlook, word, excel, etc). Its happening various distros too. Is there a known issue at this time with FF and 365 web apps?

   Excel - cell content deletion on moving through cells.
   Word - line content deletion on hitting carriage return.
   Mail/Cal - Webapp not displaying content on double clicking emails or calendar events.

Found a few sporadic similar reports from users on various forums, but no official note that it was a known bug. Assuming it isn't widespread - anyone here have any anecdotal reports of similar issues. Seems to only affect the linux distro versions of FF.

This renders the web app sites unusable with Firefox so I have had to use another browser for these apps. As these apps are ubiquitous with work and productivity, it's rendering Firefox as a second-choice browser unfortunately. No one really enjoys having to "pick the right browser" for work or play.

Is there any way to resolve these issues? Hoping someone has some insight.

Asked by Jadeia 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Keys do not repeat when held in Gmail

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down … (read more)

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down the <Backspace> key.

It works properly in other apps (e.g. this dialogue).

And works okay in Gmail in other browsers (e.g. Chromium or Brave).

I'm using Firefox 124 on Linux Mint 20.1.

System: Kernel: 5.4.0-174-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.4.0

          Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una 
          base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by DPB.Almonte 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

I'm getting a popup blocked on a page I need to have the popup working

I have turned off all extensions, allowed all permissions on the page, changed the Privacy to Standard, turned off enhanced protection, but I still cannot get the popup t… (read more)

I have turned off all extensions, allowed all permissions on the page, changed the Privacy to Standard, turned off enhanced protection, but I still cannot get the popup to show on this page (need login to see actual page)

https://app.gohighlevel.com/location/ApwnvXGFIEHm8LKgmFQz/page-builder/hKQsgETZFHVjwGxTUCeN

I cannot find anything else which can be blocking it, but something is.

If I load the page in Edge, it works fine.

Asked by Christopher 5 months ago

Last reply by Christopher 5 months ago

I don't see a Share button on toolbar or address bar

I'm a new user to Firefox on my Mac. I don't see a Share button that would allow me to email the current web site to a friend. Looking for help on the web, I see: To acc… (read more)

I'm a new user to Firefox on my Mac. I don't see a Share button that would allow me to email the current web site to a friend. Looking for help on the web, I see:

To access the feature, simply click on the Share button on the toolbar. The Share button looks like a paper airplane and is located to the right of the address bar.

but I just don't see any button or icon that looks like that.

I went into View > Toolbars > Customize Toolbars and didn't see a way to add a Share button. I clicked 'Restore to Defaults' and that didn't help.

I know I can choose File > Share from the menu but I'd rather have a toolbar item.

Here's a snapshot of my toolbar and address bar.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by rick707 1 week ago

Last reply by rick707 1 week ago

Cookies on allowed websites

Hi there, I have configured Firefox to remove cookies after closing it. At the same time, I have added some webs that I usually use as exceptions, allowing to remember co… (read more)

Hi there, I have configured Firefox to remove cookies after closing it. At the same time, I have added some webs that I usually use as exceptions, allowing to remember cookies in those. However, I have the following question: if I reject all cookies except for the mandatories ones in a website that I added to my "remember list", does that mean that future entrances in that web will be with only essential cookies?

As an example, if I mark https://www.bbc.com/ as cookies, and the first time I enter I reject all non-essential cookies, next times I enter in the bbc will I be navigating with only the cookies I accepted on this first entrance? Or allowing a site automatically accepts all cookies?

Thank you very much on advanced.

Asked by rdemedrano 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Virus file keeps auto downloading each time that I open Firefox

A virus file, from a website, keeps automatically downloading each time that I open my Firefox browser. I have tried clearing the cookies and history but the file keeps s… (read more)

A virus file, from a website, keeps automatically downloading each time that I open my Firefox browser. I have tried clearing the cookies and history but the file keeps showing up as downloaded but the actual file is not in the general download folder? I only see where it download and says downloaded in the download list. The file contains a virus and also Firefox states that its dangerous. I never clicked to open the file.

How to stop this from keep automatically downloading when I open my browser? Please help ASAP Thanks

The file is: 7z2201-X64.msi download tracked to: 7-zip.org Virus website address: www.7-zip.org/a/7z2201-x64.msi

Asked by ant35020 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Reinstall old firefox version

I recently downloaded the new version of Firefox and dragged it to the application folder. When it asked if I wanted to retain or replace the existing version I clicked r… (read more)

I recently downloaded the new version of Firefox and dragged it to the application folder. When it asked if I wanted to retain or replace the existing version I clicked replace. Then I found my computer is too old to run the new version. Can I still get and download the previous firefox browser version?

Asked by aptreloar 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Firfox sync not syncing my data and all my passwords are lost

I tried to login to firefox sync on a different system due to repair. My entire data is gone and all passwords are also gone. What to do. I even tried login with usernam… (read more)

I tried to login to firefox sync on a different system due to repair. My entire data is gone and all passwords are also gone. What to do.

I even tried login with username and password apart from google sync. It still didn't worked.

Asked by Aman Gupta 4 days ago

Last reply by Aman Gupta 2 days ago

I can't access the Firefox browser

I get the following error message when I try to open the Firefox homepage. XUL runner Error: Platform version 124.0.2 is not compatible with minVersion >=124.0.1 maxve… (read more)

I get the following error message when I try to open the Firefox homepage. XUL runner Error: Platform version 124.0.2 is not compatible with minVersion >=124.0.1 maxversion <=124.0.1

Firefox update failed

I updated firefox and when trying to open it received an "EntryPoint Not Found" error. The procedure entry point sqlite3_backup_finish could not be located in the dynami… (read more)

I updated firefox and when trying to open it received an "EntryPoint Not Found" error.

The procedure entry point sqlite3_backup_finish could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll

Click okay then get the message

"couldn't load XPCOM."

It would appear I need to delete firefox and reinstall, unless a method exists to revert.

If I delete and reinstall how do I retain bookmarks, history and open tabs, etc.? I need to keep my tabs, history and bookmarks.

Asked by lbrittner 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Files downloaded in Firefox Private Browsing are deleted automatically after closing the browser

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted… (read more)

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted automatically. What should I do to rectify this issue.

Asked by kashishjaggi16 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

virus warning

I recently updated Firefox browser. Since doing so, I get a warning window that pops up after launching Firefox advising that VERIFICATION.EXE "contains a virus or malwa… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox browser. Since doing so, I get a warning window that pops up after launching Firefox advising that VERIFICATION.EXE "contains a virus or malware."

I assume that verification.exe is associated with Firefox. What am I supposed to do in response to that message?

Thanks,


Steve Wahle

Asked by sjwahle 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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SBS On Demand Video Playback error

I have been watching SBS OnDemand successfully until today. I now receive a consistent Video Playback error on any video using Firefox Ver 124.0.1.  I do not have an Adbl… (read more)

I have been watching SBS OnDemand successfully until today. I now receive a consistent Video Playback error on any video using Firefox Ver 124.0.1.  I do not have an Adblocker installed. (Windows 11 Pro 23H2).  I do have AVG Internet Security installed.  I installed no apps. I turned off Enhanced Protection for sbs.com.au in Firefox but the problem persists. The problem does not occur on Chrome.

Asked by janene.l.pierce 2 weeks ago

Answered by janene.l.pierce 2 weeks ago

New PDF Editor

How do I perform very basic editor functions like add/remove/move a page in the new Firefox PDF document editor? I am in the Mainstream Firefox 124.0.1 64-bit. Thank You,… (read more)

How do I perform very basic editor functions like add/remove/move a page in the new Firefox PDF document editor? I am in the Mainstream Firefox 124.0.1 64-bit. Thank You, David

Asked by Drone 3 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

Firefox Unable to Update Automatcially

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tri… (read more)

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tried clicking "learn more" on the error message but it's a dead link. Going into the settings for updates I am set to auto update, but when I manually check for updates it says "Failed to check for updates".

The help article on this issue simply tells you to download and manually reinstall Firefox, but I'm having to do this nearly every day. I work in IT myself so I know a "bandaid" workaround when I see one. Is there a solution to this issue?

Asked by exo82 3 weeks ago

Last reply by rickowen1 1 day ago

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Google Sheets mousewheel scrolling directly to bottom of sheet and disabling

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and… (read more)

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and horizontally.

Error is verified for all Google Sheets. Problem does not exist when accessing these sheets in Incognito Mode.

Error does not occur when accessing these sheets in Chrome.

Sheets is all but unusable without mouse scrolling capability.

Asked by Sean Thomas 3 weeks ago

Answered by Sean Thomas 3 weeks ago