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Firefox stopped working on two different macOS systems

I have Firefox on an old MacBook which hasn't had its macOS updated for a couple of years, and a new Mac running up-to-date Monterey. In both, Firefox has just developed … (read more)

I have Firefox on an old MacBook which hasn't had its macOS updated for a couple of years, and a new Mac running up-to-date Monterey. In both, Firefox has just developed the same problems at the same time: pages won't load, and the program won't shut down normally -- I have to use force quit. Safari works fine and I've tried all the usual solutions, bar deleting and reloading the app. I don't want to do that yet since the problem is the same on two different computers and an old and a new macOS. Since Firefox has recently updated, has that caused the problem?


edited iOS to macOS as iOS is a mobile OS for iPhones and moved thread to (desktop) Firefox section.

Asked by PJCMcAuley 1 week ago

Answered by PJCMcAuley 1 week ago

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unable to google anything or access sites.

Secure Connection Failed I get this message 99% of the time - this began two days ago. This morning everything was fine for ten minutes and the problem returned. An erro… (read more)

Secure Connection Failed

I get this message 99% of the time - this began two days ago. This morning everything was fine for ten minutes and the problem returned.

An error occurred during a connection to www.theguardian.com. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more…

Asked by d.mcwilliams 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Very odd fonts

Dear Community, I love Firefox but here is how fonts now look like on my old MacBook Pro (v10.13.6). Why is this? How can I fix this? My Firefox version is up-to-date. … (read more)

Dear Community, I love Firefox but here is how fonts now look like on my old MacBook Pro (v10.13.6). Why is this? How can I fix this? My Firefox version is up-to-date. As shown on the screenshots below, on Chrome fonts appear to be normal. Thanks so much for your guidance!


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to (desktop) Firefox section.

Asked by hrschindler 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to white with Black text. Too much Dark and gloomy.

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or all… (read more)

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or allow a theme color schemes that fixed it back like it was before updates.

Please don't force gloom on our browser.

Asked by Falgoust.Debbie 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Bookmark Font Size

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font… (read more)

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font size in settings but that did not affect the bookmarks sidebar; only the primary web pages. I tried an add-on but could not get it to work. I did a few online searches and it appears to be a common issue but I could not find a solution so I thought I'd ask a question. Thanks for any advice that you can provide.

Asked by Dgriesbach 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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issue with "Potential Security Issue"

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and s… (read more)

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and since I use duckduckgo, I cant even search something because it redirects me to the website duckduckgo.com/(whatever i searched), which also creates the error. I don't believe it is a network error because it allows me to visit all of these websites when I am using the chrome browser. Sometimes when I get the error, it has the yellow border around the screen so I can click on advanced options and click "go to the website anyways", and sometimes that option is not there. Also, the error will happen on and off for some websites. For example, yesterday I wasn't able to access gmail.com because the glitch was happening on it, but today I am able to visit the site just fine.

Asked by junior14 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Airbnb

Somehow Airbnb fails to load after numerous attempts. Clearing cache etc. doesn’t do the job. Shutting down the VPN doesn’t do the job either. The message I get from th… (read more)

Somehow Airbnb fails to load after numerous attempts. Clearing cache etc. doesn’t do the job. Shutting down the VPN doesn’t do the job either. The message I get from their website is (in Dutch) that’s something went wrong.

“Unfortunately your request couldn’t be executed due to a server error. Maybe maintenance is taking place currently on Airbnb or something is wrong with your connection. Refresh the page and try again.”

Anybody knows what to do please?

Asked by karsten71 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Replacing Firefox 78 for OS 10 El Capitan

Hello, I've followed Firefox's invitation to install and update the browser on my Mac. Unfortunately the new version is not compatible with OS 10 El Capitan, my operating… (read more)

Hello, I've followed Firefox's invitation to install and update the browser on my Mac. Unfortunately the new version is not compatible with OS 10 El Capitan, my operating system, so now I can't use Firefox at all. How I do get the old version back?

Thank you, Lars

Asked by larsdrinkrow 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Audio stops working on Firefox 95.0.2 after a few days

I've been teaching my young daughter how to use a computer, and we chose firefox as a browser she can use to do some things online - in particular she's been doing Math l… (read more)

I've been teaching my young daughter how to use a computer, and we chose firefox as a browser she can use to do some things online - in particular she's been doing Math lessons using https://www.themathsfactor.com

After the past few weeks I've noticed that sound from that site no longer seems to work after 1 or 2 days. Embedded videos work, but sound where the site has a character that tells her what to do - stops working. If I restart the browser it starts working again - however refreshing the page does not. This is something recent, as older versions of firefox did not seem to do this. I'm wondering if there is some change/memory leak that might cause this?

Asked by 365nice 2 weeks ago

Answered by 365nice 1 week ago

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opening websites with Firefox

OK, this is a little funny. It used to be, if I wanted to open a website, I just clicked on the URL, and Firefox would open with it. Now (and I'm using 95.0.2 on iMac Big… (read more)

OK, this is a little funny. It used to be, if I wanted to open a website, I just clicked on the URL, and Firefox would open with it. Now (and I'm using 95.0.2 on iMac Big Sur), when I click on the the URL NOTHING HAPPENS if a Firefox window isn't already open. That is, you have to have a Firefox window already open in order for the website to appear. For example, in the Bookmark library, if a Firefox window isn't already open, clicking on a website there won't open it. You need to right click it and select OPEN. Now, Firefox is selected already as the default browser for the system.

How do I fix this? I mean, how do I get it back the way it used to be?

Asked by danflester 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Pinned tabs and keyboard shortcuts cmd + 0-9

Hey community! Is there any way to make the cmd + 0-9 keyboard shortcut in Mac OS ignore pinned tabs? Alternatively, for the shortcut ctrl + 0-9 to activate pinned tabs, … (read more)

Hey community!

Is there any way to make the cmd + 0-9 keyboard shortcut in Mac OS ignore pinned tabs?

Alternatively, for the shortcut ctrl + 0-9 to activate pinned tabs, and for the shortcut cmd + 0-9 unpinned tabs?

Thanks for the answers!

Asked by Teziovsky 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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ESPN.com website keeps redirecting to it's foreign sites

Hello, I have the site espn.com bookmarked and for the last month or so it has been opening it's various foreign sites instead of the united states version when I click o… (read more)

Hello,

I have the site espn.com bookmarked and for the last month or so it has been opening it's various foreign sites instead of the united states version when I click on the bookmark tab. It will switch to the UK and Mexico sites randomly when I click on the tab. The address is saved as the US version (espn.com) when this happens so I can't figure out why it's doing it. It doesn't matter if I use a vpn that says I'm in the US or just my regular internet provider in the US, the site keeps changing what country it chooses to open with. I noticed that every time I click the tab it will cycle between the various different sites for each country even though as I said before, the bookmark is set for espn.com. It makes no sense as none of my other bookmarks do this and it doesn't do it when I use Safari's browser. Is there anything on my end I can do to get this to stop or is it coming from espn.com's end? Thank you for your time and help. :)

Asked by mtnrydr 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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AA.com login is broken with Firefox

I cannot log into aa.com (American Airlines) with Firefox but Chrome works fine. Error message that their site is down for maintenance but it is up and working just fine … (read more)

I cannot log into aa.com (American Airlines) with Firefox but Chrome works fine. Error message that their site is down for maintenance but it is up and working just fine with other browsers.

I have cleared cache, cookies, history, etc. HTTPS always is not enabled. Firefox is at the latest version. I have restarted the browser.

Any thoughts?

Asked by josephdgreen 2 weeks ago

Answered by josephdgreen 2 weeks ago

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You tube display on Imac running version 95.0.2

Yesterday the You Tube display changed for no apparent reason. The thumbnails got bigger...only 4 to a page and the display after clicking on the video results in most of… (read more)

Yesterday the You Tube display changed for no apparent reason. The thumbnails got bigger...only 4 to a page and the display after clicking on the video results in most of the screen being filled by the video....suggestions are now in a thin column down the right hand side. Comments can only be accessed by clicking an almost hidden button at the bottom of the screen and I can no longer see or access the download button provided by firefox extensions. Both safari and chrome are showing the display as it always has been...ie normal and usable. Does anyone have any idea of what is going on. Even though I took screenshots in jpg to show exactly what has happened I cant upload them as the files are still too big Thanks in advance

Asked by alphonso49uk 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Crashing frequently

Can someone help me fix recent frequent crashes ? This is just yesterday. I tried troubleshooting mode and it didn't happen there, although I didnt give it a long trial. … (read more)

Can someone help me fix recent frequent crashes ? This is just yesterday. I tried troubleshooting mode and it didn't happen there, although I didnt give it a long trial. I deleted all extensions, and I reset Firefox. Any ideas?

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Asked by rsalins 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Backup and restore information in profiles

Hi, Happy New Year! Finally I took a deep breath and hoping for no major surprises and bugs, I finally updated Firefox to the latest version. I have a few questions: 1. … (read more)

Hi, Happy New Year!

Finally I took a deep breath and hoping for no major surprises and bugs, I finally updated Firefox to the latest version.

I have a few questions:

1. As advised, every month I backed up info in the profile, following https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles Is there an up-to-date version of these instructions as the prior ones no longer work (menus were changed, Troubleshooting works differently, etc.).

2. Does the "Allow for session" option for cookies work and if so, what does it do?

3. Is there a way to change the way the TABs look now (washed out, white, very hard to see and differentiate, hard to see which one is the one I am looking at). I am wondering what is the perceived benefit of this change. In the old version I had, the tabs very clearly delineated and easy to see.

4. Where can I find a listing of the enhancements and major changes of the versions released since mid year 2021, from an end user perspective?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago