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Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop.

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be work… (read more)

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be working fine when I open hotspot, so I thought Firefox has something to do about it?

For more context, I don't have wifi connection in my new apartment, but I do have ethernet cable connection. That's why when I do need wifi for my phone I just open the mobile hotspot in my laptop. When I do, Firefox suddenly crashes/not responding and I have to close it. Same thing happens with discord, but I only lose connection, it doesn't crash. Sure I can use chrome, but all my bookmarks are all in firefox.

This only happened recently, June 2022. I didn't have any problem the month before, I was able to use hotspot while using Firefox at the same time.

Anyone have any idea whats the problem and/or how to fix? Thanks.

Asked by blob 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Unable to Use Themes

Hi - I just moved files to a new computer using PCmover. It did successfully move Firefox over including bookmarks and themes. However, I am unable to use any of my the… (read more)

Hi - I just moved files to a new computer using PCmover. It did successfully move Firefox over including bookmarks and themes. However, I am unable to use any of my themes even though I click on "Enable" (I did try a couple of different themes). I had Personas Plus previously installed on my old computer to use to change themes but, while it is there in the list of Extensions, I can't click to enable it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help!

Asked by niagara94 36 minutes ago

Firefox hangs randomly

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok. Fir… (read more)

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok.

Firefox hangs, no rhyme or reason, random pages, every hour or so.

Am I the only one having issue?

Asked by infodog 2 hours ago

Downloads fail in Firefox?

So, I joined a couple porn sites recently, but I can't download anything from them at home (I can download from the same sites on my work PC without error). I try to dow… (read more)

So, I joined a couple porn sites recently, but I can't download anything from them at home (I can download from the same sites on my work PC without error). I try to download MP4 files and even compressed ZIP files (containing large number of photos). I right-click on the Download link and chose Save Link As. As the browser is opening a window for me to browse to where to save the file to, an error message pops up. "filename.mp4.part could not be read from the source file. Please contact the system administrator" The download is never placed in the download queue and if I browse (in File Explorer) to where I tried to save the file to, the file shows as 0 kb. I have experienced this in Microsoft Edge, too, so it may be computer-wide, such as antivirus blocking the downloads. I have Chrome but Chrome crashes about 5 mins after opening it. I will add that Firefox can save JPG picture files from the websites. I have tried going to Show All Download and clicking Clear Downloads, but as the downloads in question are not queueing, there is not much to clear there. I really don't believe this is an issue related to MP4 files as I can playback MP4 files on the sites. Windows 10 and latest Firefox version. Next troubleshooting steps for me are temporarily disable my antivirus and try saving to a different folder, preferably on the internal HDD. Normally, I save videos to an external USB HDD.

Asked by cjsagfan1 3 hours ago

Last reply by cjsagfan1 2 hours ago

No stable landing for one website but no problem using Edge

I am using current version of FF on an HP W10 laptop. I use Lastpass as my password manager. Periodically, I need to log into optumrx.com, and I can't remember the last … (read more)

I am using current version of FF on an HP W10 laptop. I use Lastpass as my password manager. Periodically, I need to log into optumrx.com, and I can't remember the last time I had a problem. The past few days, when I use Lastpass or just open optumrx on my own, I am asked to verify a code texted to me cell phone. It recognizes me by name and then proceeds to cycle endlessly through several pages without landing and stopping on that page. I contacted optumrx and they suggested using Edge, which did behave normally.

Asked by David 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 hours ago

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I can't install any add-ons, I always get the Subject, I've reinstalled Firefox, Restarted on troubleshot mode reset Firefox and clear starting cache, problems persist! … (read more)

I can't install any add-ons, I always get the Subject, I've reinstalled Firefox, Restarted on troubleshot mode reset Firefox and clear starting cache, problems persist!

Asked by 2mainkey 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 49 minutes ago

Certain websites (twitter, coinbase) crashes firefox and the entire computer, causing reboot.

For a bit over a week now, Firefox has been crashing and crashing the entire computer with it. I don't have issues with crashes or reboots in any other software and I've … (read more)

For a bit over a week now, Firefox has been crashing and crashing the entire computer with it. I don't have issues with crashes or reboots in any other software and I've been using firefox for well over 15 years. I've tried disabling some plug-ins (Dark Reader, Simple Translate and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials), while still keeping uBlock as I consider it necessary (although any other ad/tracker-blocker will do). Really I use all these four plugins all the time. These sudden reboots don't happen with cpu load starting to go up or anything, it just turns off the computer and restarts it. It also only happens on certain websites like coinbase.com, twitter.com and I think it has happened on a swedish price comparison website, a once on a game sales listing website (G2A). It never happens right away, but after anything from 1 to 10 minutes of being on those sites.

It never crashes on youtube.com or bilibili.com, neither on nexusmods.com or mail.google.com or support.mozilla.org. I suspect it's limited to certain self-updating pages with lists or tickers in elements that update regularly, I first noticed it when i kept open a tab with the bitcoin course on coinbase.com over a week ago. I have recently gotten a newer very powerful graphics card, but I think this started before I installed it.

Any suggestions what to do about this?

Asked by komsip 6 hours ago

firefox browser crash

hello my name is haseeb and i am using moazilla firefox browser in my window 10 Home but from past 3 to 4 days i am facing the problem of browser crash crash crash again… (read more)

hello my name is haseeb and i am using moazilla firefox browser in my window 10 Home but from past 3 to 4 days i am facing the problem of browser crash crash crash again and again i am completely tired and i want to use this browser in future i check it my browser is updated with 101.0.1 (64-bit) please resolve it i am waiting for your responce

Asked by haseebaslam474 7 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 4 hours ago

FireFox won't start

My husband, Wayne, a casual computer user, has been having trouble getting into Firefox for some time. He's been getting along on MS Edge since then. He wants to get ba… (read more)

My husband, Wayne, a casual computer user, has been having trouble getting into Firefox for some time. He's been getting along on MS Edge since then. He wants to get back to Firefox for his bookmarks that are there. His problem is that Firefox doesn't start. When he tries to start it, a gray window appears briefly with a rotating blue circle and then disappears in less than a minute. While it's up, Firefox shows up in Task Manager with "not responding" or "suspended" or nothing. I note that the last Firefox update was 6/14/2022 according to the date modified on the file in Crash Reports, InstallTime2022060832. This is about the time he began having problems.

During the brief time it's up, there is no menu button (3 short lines), so Refreshing or Troubleshooting are not options. I believe my only option is to Uninstall (without removing user data) and then reinstall Firefox, ie a "Clean Install". I see an option to Refresh during the Uninstall dialog. Might that work? Barbara

Asked by webutl 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Error Message When Attempting To Login To Keeper Password Manager Extension

I receive the following error message when attempting to login to the Keeper Password Manager extension. I have removed and re-added the extension with no change in resu… (read more)

I receive the following error message when attempting to login to the Keeper Password Manager extension. I have removed and re-added the extension with no change in results. I am using Firefox 101.0.1 and the latest version of the extension. Thanks for any assistance.

"A mutation operation was attempted on a database that did not allow mutations."

Asked by chris.bell2 8 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 7 hours ago

bookmark pull down menu text and spacing change from rev 88 to rev 89

on the bookmark pull down menu, the text size and spacing changed considerably from version 88 to 89. has this been changed since? the text was bigger and less space be… (read more)

on the bookmark pull down menu, the text size and spacing changed considerably from version 88 to 89. has this been changed since? the text was bigger and less space between entries on the rev 88. I have not updated from rev 88 because of this change which is much harder to read in rev 89.

Asked by cisco112 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

downloading files on firefox

How do I tell Firefox what to do when I click on a link to a file (PDF, JPEG, Word, etc.). I want to have the options of either opening the file or saving it to a specif… (read more)

How do I tell Firefox what to do when I click on a link to a file (PDF, JPEG, Word, etc.). I want to have the options of either opening the file or saving it to a specific folder that I choose. I am 87 years old and somewhat computer-savvy, but please give me geezer-friendly instructions, step-by-step and click-by-click. Windows 10 and Firefox 101.

What happens now when I click on such a link is this: My only option is to save it -- and Firefox has chosen (apparently at random) a folder to save it to.

Asked by jhromer1 10 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 50 minutes ago

Lost laptop login

I have two user accounts on my laptop. I recently changed the password for one account and I'm now locked out. All my data is in this account. I don't have any back-up ke… (read more)

I have two user accounts on my laptop. I recently changed the password for one account and I'm now locked out. All my data is in this account. I don't have any back-up keys etc. I have tried changing my Windows password, but this doesn't seem to work. Is there any way of finding my previous password, or re-setting my current one without losing my data?

Asked by jn.barraclough 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 hours ago

Can't load Lowes.com or Homedepot using Firefox

I cannot load lowes.com or homedepot using firefox. I get the following message: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server… (read more)

I cannot load lowes.com or homedepot using firefox. I get the following message: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server. Reference #18.1dfbda17.1656344082.168cca36 I have clicked on the padlock in address line and cleared all cookies however that only works one time and then back to same error message above.

Asked by vsp490 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 56 minutes ago

Themes are synced even though I've disabled it with lightweightThemes and activeThemeID

Hello, I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme … (read more)

Hello,

I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme for production, green for test, grey for default) but I can't prevent Firefox Sync to sync the active theme between my profiles.

I have set both services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID and services.sync.prefs.sync.lightweightThemes to false and restarted all my Firefox profiles.

After a while, all windows/profiles are synced to the same theme.

Are those settings really read by Firefox Sync ? I'm on Windows 10, Firefox 91.10.0esr (32-bit)

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Cédric 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

how do I prevent Firefox from automatically reloading a webpage

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it g… (read more)

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it gets reloaded.

How do I prevent Firefox from accepting a reload command from the webpage I am currently browsing?

I did not see an answer to this in the FAQ.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and answering if you choose to do so.

Asked by incoming 23 hours ago

Last reply by incoming 13 hours ago

all my email folders disappeared

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared.… (read more)

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared. Literally decades of saved emails. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by outdoorsygal 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 23 hours ago