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I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just st… (read more)

I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just stopped working. In the import dialog box, the message that comes up on downloading a ris file is: "what should Firefox do with this file?

  Open with Notebook (default)"

Well down the dropdown option list I can choose to open with Endnote, so I clicked on "Do this automatically for files .." then chose the Endnote option. Which works, but it doesn't stick. If I go to the Options page>Applications>ris, nothing comes up. If I choose >Endnote, the suggested option is to open every Text file with Endnote - not a good idea.

Has something gone wrong with Firefox or with Endnote settings? Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 2 months ago

Last reply by cernusak 1 week ago

Address bar bugged

I've been a long time Firefox user since around 2005 and have always enjoyed Firefox until now. This issue has been ongoing for over a year though. I never would have tho… (read more)

I've been a long time Firefox user since around 2005 and have always enjoyed Firefox until now. This issue has been ongoing for over a year though. I never would have thought that a simple task as entering a web address in the address bar and hitting enter would become so difficult, though for a while now this seems to be the case and to the point to where I'm considering not bothering with the Firefox browser anymore. I do enjoy where Firefox is now in current development and the way it looks as well the great performance. However, when basic functionality such as typing in a web address and hitting enter becomes difficult all the aforementioned positives become less and less relevant. It seemed to all start when development came to redesign the appearance of the UI, not sure what version. Basically, what I come to experience now roughly 90 percent of the time I type a web address in the address bar and hit enter is the browser does nothing. Sometimes it takes 5 to 6 tries with having to put the mouse courser back into the address bar and hitting enter multiple times before the browser decides it want's to go the website. Same issue occurs when opening a bookmark in another tab, switch to the tab and the site isn't loaded, have to hit enter multiple times before the web address will begin to load. Seems also that any setting regarding tabs background loading isn't present anymore in the settings either. Same issue will occur when selecting a favorite that comes up while typing in the address bar.

Recently I had reinstalled my entire operating system and was hopeful that this issue would be resolved by doing so with a fresh install of Firefox too, though the issue is still present.

I have no add-ons or themes that modify the address bar, nor any search add-ons. In fact, this issue occurs with no add-ons installed at all. The only thing I can think currently is that it is an issue and or bug of some kind within the search and or address bar settings current design.

My settings here are attached as images.

Asked by Jack0027 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Twitter makes firefox freeze and crash

Every time I use twitter, firefox ends up freezing and crashing. Sometimes the crash happens after I close it, of its own accord, and even surprisingly have firefox spont… (read more)

Every time I use twitter, firefox ends up freezing and crashing. Sometimes the crash happens after I close it, of its own accord, and even surprisingly have firefox spontaneously close without the crash reporter opening at all. I have enough spare memory to run firefox.

Asked by desbest 2 months ago

Answered by desbest 2 weeks ago

Firefox Not Responding Some WebSite

Hello Firefox Team, I use Windows 10 - 20H2 version and Firefox latest version. In the last time, i got error on firefox. firefox cannot display some websites. Firefox … (read more)

Hello Firefox Team,

I use Windows 10 - 20H2 version and Firefox latest version.

In the last time, i got error on firefox. firefox cannot display some websites. Firefox is experiencing a delay in responding.

For example myvideo: https://youtu.be/jILxKYqspew

Step 1: Visit : tmconsultancy.com or denetcilerymm.com.tr (any website) Firefox: waiting response Step 2: open edge and visit tmsconsultancy.com (fast response) . I have been experiencing this error for the past 1 year. I completely force uninstalled Firefox and clean installed.The problem was not fixed.

However, i do not use any plug-ins or virus programs(on firefox). This problem is very annoying.

Can you help me please?

Regards

Asked by Art 2 months ago

Last reply by Art 2 weeks ago

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Cursor really small in firefox

So out of a sudden my cursor is like really small in firefox https://i.imgur.com/hHls0Hf.png thats the google page with the cursor in firefox https://i.imgur.com/RuFlp8W.… (read more)

So out of a sudden my cursor is like really small in firefox https://i.imgur.com/hHls0Hf.png thats the google page with the cursor in firefox https://i.imgur.com/RuFlp8W.png thats the same but in edge

I already tried safe mode and a fresh reinstall of firefox

yet the problem is there there, and makes Firefox not really good to use, since you just lose the cursor on white sites

Anyone knows how to fix this?

Asked by Distickstoffoxid 2 months ago

Answered by Distickstoffoxid 2 months ago

Create new profile or refresh?

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10 Constant script errors that freeze whatever progra… (read more)

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10

Constant script errors that freeze whatever program I am in, regardless of the option I choose - the popup no longer gives me a WAIT or STOP IT. The box comes up that says DON'T ask me about this again.

I do not want to copy passwords, more than anything, should I create a new profile. I do not want to deal with replacing or losing the file. When I attempted to load two other profiles over the last two days, both times FF crashed. I gave up.

I am NOW in Safe Mode and without errors, and it's hard to know which app is causing the problem.

Is there a new addon that will back up Firefox these days?

Suggestions? Seriously, FF seems to be a whole lot more trouble these days than she is worth.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 weeks ago

Details pane of "Library" window automatically expands to block the view of bookmark list.

In the "Library" window, once a bookmark name is selected in the bookmark list (upper right) pane, the details (lower right) pane expands. This obstructs the view of the… (read more)

In the "Library" window, once a bookmark name is selected in the bookmark list (upper right) pane, the details (lower right) pane expands. This obstructs the view of the bottom portion of the bookmark list, preventing the bookmark to be double-clicked. See the attached screen shots:

(1) When a folder is selected in the folder list (left) pane, the details pane only shows its name.

(2) If the mouse pointer is moved to the bookmark list pane, the details pane remains unchanged.

(3) Once a bookmark name is clicked in the bookmark list, the details pane expands to show its name, location, tags and keyword. This is fine -- you can either single-click the bookmark name to see the details (as shown in the screen shot), or double-click to open it without taking a look at the details.

However, --

(4) Suppose the bookmark to be opened is toward the bottom of the list, and you want to double-click it.

(5) Upon the 1st click, the details pane expands to hide it, and you would end up missing the 2nd click. Presently, the only way around is to single-click the bookmark, roll up the screen, then click again, which is a bit too tedious.

This problem has been around for such a long time that I was hoping a lot of people complain to coerce a fix. Unfortunately, not so far.

Though surely not a big issue, this is frustrating enough to deserve to be rectified.

Asked by g_mich 1 month ago

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How to fix Firefox freeze after clicking "Save Image As" from dropdown context menu?

The Firefox process seems to freeze after "mouse button up" from "Save Image As". Sometimes the context menu stays frozen on the screen, sometimes it does not. There is n… (read more)

The Firefox process seems to freeze after "mouse button up" from "Save Image As". Sometimes the context menu stays frozen on the screen, sometimes it does not. There is no ability to switch tabs or cancel the context menu. The image itself never saves to disk. I have reformatted and installed Firefox several times fresh out of the box and it still has this behavior. Running Firefox from the console and having Firefox freeze gives no indication or error or message about what is going on. I would say this happens 1 out of 20 images saved. I can easily reproduce this behavior, even though it is inconsistent.

Asked by Rob 2 months ago

Answered by Rob 1 month ago

Can't click on Bookmark Toolbar option in Toolbar options

Bookmark toolbar always worked and I could turn it off or on but always left on. But now Bookmark Toolbar doesn't show and when I click on it in Toolbar options the che… (read more)

Bookmark toolbar always worked and I could turn it off or on but always left on. But now Bookmark Toolbar doesn't show and when I click on it in Toolbar options the check mark won't appear but Menu Bar still turns Off and On when I click on it. Restarted computer before this happened because trouble with mouse pad and got notice about Firefox 89 update but closed it because prefer Firefox 88 that has smaller Bookmark and Menu Toolbars

Asked by harrisonsmiller 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Firefox "fork bomb"

Hello. I had discovered that Firefox itself creates a so called "fork bomb" by creating a big amount of sub-processes under the main one (with I can prove thru the attach… (read more)

Hello. I had discovered that Firefox itself creates a so called "fork bomb" by creating a big amount of sub-processes under the main one (with I can prove thru the attached screenshoots).

Could anyone have a idea how to limit Firefox from opening so many sub-processess, with (wanting or not) are mostly causing that my system runs out of memory and stop beeing responsible to any of my inputs, with forces me to restart the system (similar thing is done by an DOS attack)

I use the Firefox 88.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit)

uname: Linux live 5.4.0-53-generic #59-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 21 09:38:44 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux lsb_release:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal

Asked by Mcgiwer 2 months ago

Last reply by Mcgiwer 1 month ago

Unable to save pages on AO3 website

I am attempting to save this page: https://archiveofourown.org/works/27903157 With the Firefox 'save page' function, and every time I do it says the download failed. Can … (read more)

I am attempting to save this page: https://archiveofourown.org/works/27903157

With the Firefox 'save page' function, and every time I do it says the download failed. Can someone tell me what the heck is going on?

Asked by cybladesilver 2 months ago

Last reply by cybladesilver 1 month ago

Search engine add-ons

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I use… (read more)

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I used the "add more search engines" found in the bottom of the search engines list to find the missing engines and add them again, but when I find the engine I want to add there is only the "remove" button. So this tells me the missing engines in the list are still there but not accessible. I tried removing the added search engine and then adding it again but this did not make them appear in the search engine list. Everything was working fine until getting the last update before Firefox 89. Is there a way to fix this???

Asked by heyfucyou 1 month ago

Quick searches re-enables itself randomly after being turned off

It's all in the title. The "quick searches" feature that pops up when I highlight text is a lot more annoying then useful, so I turned it off... and it seems to re-enable… (read more)

It's all in the title. The "quick searches" feature that pops up when I highlight text is a lot more annoying then useful, so I turned it off... and it seems to re-enable itself randomly. One time I disabled it, and after 5 seconds, it re-enabled itself. So annoying. I've made so many accidental searches with that stupid feature. I mean, how many people copy text just to search it up? Even then, they can highlight the text, right click, then click "Search (engline) for (text)".

The point being, the feature is re-enabling itself randomly, and it's getting on my nerves.

I don't see any option within the settings to turn it off. Any ideas?

Thanks,

    Stephen

Asked by SKCro 1 month ago

Last reply by SKCro 1 month ago

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Google bing anoying search page

I have removed Bing from search but Google keeps sliding in a Bing search page when I click to open a new window! How do I stop it? I don't use Google for my browser and… (read more)

I have removed Bing from search but Google keeps sliding in a Bing search page when I click to open a new window! How do I stop it? I don't use Google for my browser and I don't use Bing search, period!

Asked by flntlok 1 month ago

Answered by flntlok 1 month ago

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FX really is nasty about going back a version

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limite… (read more)

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limited by NoScript until I temp permit them. FX Task Manager shows very little usage, so apparently no ill behaved sites. AAR 30% of an i7 with many gigs of memory is intolerable. Even the 15% was heating up the CPU.

So I'll take "some" CPU heating vs. "massive" by rolling back to 88.0.1. By the way, whatever keeps changing my option from manually approved updates to automatic, thank you for doing that at times without asking me first.

The problem is that now when I start 88.0.1 it insists on a new profile "for my own protection". But I want the old profile, with hundreds of bookmarks and dozens or hundreds of session windows from my last session, and add-ins ... for example right how I don't have NoScript and don't have time to deal with that. I tried to get around the "we're just helping you" insistence on a new profile, by copying a week-old backup over C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hbouy3r1.default\sessionstore.jsonlz4 and starting but it still insists. I guess that's just sessions, not the whole profile.

Can I defeat the prohibition against using the old profile, or failing that, can I import or merge the old profile in? Keep in mind that the "old" profile has been modified by having started 89. I wish now that I had never selected the old profile when I began 89 (I always prompt for profile). (But, heck, I didn't even KNOW I was going to a new version. It auto-updated, and when I started FX, and it seems to have "updated" the old profile making it now unusable for a prior version).

Or can I go to a backup and copy the tree of C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\OldProfile\ and start FX again with 88.0.1? BTW I assume that is the version I was on a week ago.

Asked by Larry 1 month ago

Answered by Larry 1 month ago

FF keeps resetting

Everytime I opne FF, it keeps resetting since the last update. I've since tried a fresh install, deleting prefs.js, there was no user.js, restarting without any addons, n… (read more)

Everytime I opne FF, it keeps resetting since the last update. I've since tried a fresh install, deleting prefs.js, there was no user.js, restarting without any addons, nothing works.

Any advice would be great, thank you.

Asked by mark1963 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

disable history firefox in security param deactivate add-on from working on tool bar

I discover that when I disable history in security param and reboot firefox it deactivate all add-on from working on tool bar. Firefox Ubuntu 88.0.1 (64 bits) Ubuntu 21.0… (read more)

I discover that when I disable history in security param and reboot firefox it deactivate all add-on from working on tool bar. Firefox Ubuntu 88.0.1 (64 bits) Ubuntu 21.04

Asked by Sebu 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Autocomplete Question

Hi there, I have now had a second occurrence of strange information populating in a web page text fields by the Firefox autocomplete/autofill process. I was registering … (read more)

Hi there, I have now had a second occurrence of strange information populating in a web page text fields by the Firefox autocomplete/autofill process. I was registering for a webinar, and I was using the autofill option to complete the registration form. When I looked at the options, i saw another name listed twice. The first was associated with a throwaway email but the second was associated with my contact info. I do not use Firefox Sync, and the computer I use is not used by anyone else (home computer). I have tried to Google a solution, but there doesn't seem to be an answer--other people have also asked similar questions. If possible, can anyone with specific knowledge let me know how Firefox gathers the data used in to autofill web page text fields/forms? I'm working with my employer ISO group to find out if this is some sort of vulnerability. I'm also curious to know if the Firefox autofill is getting data cached from a webpage (I have used the page to register for other webinars). I am using a Mac mini (late 2014) with Sierra 10.12.6. Firefox is v. 88.0.1 (64 bit)--Firefox update is just waiting for the browser relaunch to install. The add-ons i have installed are Adblocker Ultimate, YouTube Downloader, and Cisco WebeX extension. So far, I have performed a full scan with Sophos, and I have combed though the results of netstat -a -n but I could not find suspicious connections. Any help is appreciated :) --Alex

Asked by hyrax654 1 month ago

FF keeps crashing

bp-2519f77c-49b2-4fd7-acf0-2cfdccfa639a bp-0d6f1d3d-711d-4115-9799-e7ebda58da97 Tried to submit these to FF but they say failed. Multiple crashes with FF, not sure what t… (read more)

bp-2519f77c-49b2-4fd7-acf0-2cfdccfa639a bp-0d6f1d3d-711d-4115-9799-e7ebda58da97

Tried to submit these to FF but they say failed.

Multiple crashes with FF, not sure what the problem is. Checked and updated Windows 10, no problem there, so not sure why FF keeps crashing after only a few minutes.

Asked by road2perfection 1 month ago