Lost browsing history after automatic update of Firefox

Usually, when you close Mozilla Firefox or shut down your computer, you can restore the before closed bookmarks while you start again Mozilla Firefox. In my case, Mozilla… (read more)

Usually, when you close Mozilla Firefox or shut down your computer, you can restore the before closed bookmarks while you start again Mozilla Firefox. In my case, Mozilla Firefox automatically updated itself and I could not open again my bookmarks (the history was gone...). I had lots of pages that I still wanted to read and am looking for a way to find them back...

Asked by jerome.santarini 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 minute ago

bookmark recovery from a hdd

last march my pc was destroyed bu the hdd is OK. How i can recover the bookmarks. I have more than 1000 and Those bookmarks are very important for my work. so recover th… (read more)

last march my pc was destroyed bu the hdd is OK. How i can recover the bookmarks. I have more than 1000 and Those bookmarks are very important for my work. so recover them will be great. thanks in advance.

Asked by Romeo 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 minutes ago

Where is Header & Footer setting in firefox?

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer… (read more)

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer content in the new version?

Asked by rbeniwal0003 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 minutes ago

Bookmarks Toolbar is empty

For some reason all my toolbar bookmarks have disappeared from the toolbar line below the search box. View Bookmarks Toolbar is checked 'Always Show'. I tried customizing… (read more)

For some reason all my toolbar bookmarks have disappeared from the toolbar line below the search box. View Bookmarks Toolbar is checked 'Always Show'. I tried customizing and restoring defaults but still don't show, although the toolbar line disappeared and option was changed from Always Show to 'Only Show In New Tab'

I am using Private Browsing, although it does same even if I don't. So frustrating

What happened? Was a new version released 4/12/2021?

Asked by mccurdyp 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 minutes ago

search generates "excessive traffic" page

Today, when I enter any search term, Firefox puts up a new page saying there is "excessive network traffic" from my computer. The search is for anything, such as "Firefox… (read more)

Today, when I enter any search term, Firefox puts up a new page saying there is "excessive network traffic" from my computer. The search is for anything, such as "Firefox contact" or "grow azalea". Is this a feature in a new Firefox update?

Asked by robertrist 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 minutes ago

How to stop "Opening impression" popup?

Hi When browsing MSN using Firefox, I keep on getting a popup saying I have chose to open a DMS file from https://impressionlink despite me not clicking to download anyth… (read more)

Hi When browsing MSN using Firefox, I keep on getting a popup saying I have chose to open a DMS file from https://impressionlink despite me not clicking to download anything.

It always pops up when I browse MSN, but not other sites, and it does not pop up when browsing MSN using other browsers.

I have tried virus and adware scanners, and it is still popping up.

I have attached an image of the pop up.

Any suggestions? Thanks

Asked by stephaniemnewman 21 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 18 minutes ago

Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile

As per the Subject. Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile. Has only started occurring over the last… (read more)

As per the Subject.

Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile.

Has only started occurring over the last Month or so

Asked by garry13 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 19 minutes ago

I want to make changes so that I will no longer see - "Your browser is being managed by your organization."

How do I change a setting so that I no longer see the following on my account? "Your browser is being managed by your organization." This seems to prevent me from sync… (read more)

How do I change a setting so that I no longer see the following on my account? "Your browser is being managed by your organization." This seems to prevent me from synching my account

Asked by karmits firefox 18-03 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 24 minutes ago

Places.sqlite and bookmarks.html suddenly doubled in size

I use firefox bookmarks to store my biomedical research data which over the last 12 years has grown to a large size with places.sqlite around 60 Mb and bookmarks.html abo… (read more)

I use firefox bookmarks to store my biomedical research data which over the last 12 years has grown to a large size with places.sqlite around 60 Mb and bookmarks.html about 75 Mb.

Sometime ago the bookmarks.html file suddenly almost doubled in size to some 130 Mb (I automatically back up/export my bookmarks as a bookmarks.html file) and places.sqlite to some 70 Mb. Unfortunately I only discovered the issue sometime after it happened.

According to Places Maintenance, which I run relatively frequently, the bookmarks data base comprises:

Table moz_places has 77666 records Table moz_bookmarks has 230886 records

The bloated bookmarks.html file is needlessly taking up a lot of backup space . I can only assume that somehow one of the very large files was inadvertently copied into some other folder. Given the vast number of folders/subfolders it is a virtually impossible task to open each one to find where such a large file has been put to cause such bloat. Unfortunately when I open the bookmarks.html file there is no folder structure visible so it is not possible to sort folders by size which would greatly help to find the offending folder.

Although I am quite useful at finding my way around browser technology I have no sqlite database skill. I have looked at the places.sqlite using DB Bowser for Sqlite and SqliteManager extension in the hope that I could figure out whether it is possible to identify folders and hopefully sort them by size to find where the misplaced large folder is located. But no luck it is all greek to me.

I would be most grateful if anyone can offer suggestions/guidance on any possible way to identify folders and to sort them by size from places.sqlite or any other way (I have considered exporting the bookmarks from places.sqlite to xlsl into Excel but it does not seem to offer any way to search for/sort folders by size.

I am on Win10 Pro.

Asked by jtb905-ffsync 9 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 26 minutes ago

Why is Firefox so Unstable?

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear d… (read more)

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear data as those tabs are dark. It's hard to be nice when I read these same complaints in forums all over the internet. It's only getting worse, and the recommendations are always the same -- clear your cache, remove extensions, blah, blah, blah. No, nothing works! It's time to blow it up and start over. Not to mention that it's always crashing or not responding. It's just about as useless as Edge and Chrome. What a pity. (Oh, I just noticed -- 27 minutes later -- that the Clear Cache tab is now active. Better late than never, I suppose.)

Asked by phonyaddress 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 hour ago

Firefox not opening

Every time I try to open firefox, it instantly crashes. it pops up in task manager but only for a split second (although if my computer has just started up firefox will o… (read more)

Every time I try to open firefox, it instantly crashes. it pops up in task manager but only for a split second (although if my computer has just started up firefox will open for maybe 10 seconds). this is getting really frustrating. No crash errors or reports. I've tried it in safe mode, reinstalling, made sure I have none of the software on my computer which prevents Firefox from opening. Any help will be appreciated :)

Asked by sam.rogers.kiwi 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox loading pages sluggishly

Hi All So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system… (read more)

Hi All

So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system to factory settings and such then reinstalled the newest versions of firefox and such then imported my profiles that I backed up from the new system.

Was working fine for few weeks but the last week or so I have noticed firefox has become sluggish in how it loads websites and such.

I have tried setting up a test profile and that new profile was reacting the same way very sluggish in loading pages.

I have also cleared my browsers cache wondering if that would help.

I have also tested loading pages in Microsoft Edge to see if it was browser or system related and Edge seems to be loading pages just fine so it has to be browser specific.

Any ideas what I should try next to clear this up as the sluggishness is getting old fast!

Thanks

Asked by scottish2 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox Blocking Video Playback

I am working in an online class and we are asked to record videos in an online platform for school. When I go to hit the play button on anyone's video I get an error mess… (read more)

I am working in an online class and we are asked to record videos in an online platform for school. When I go to hit the play button on anyone's video I get an error message. This does not happen in other browsers, but I want to keep using Firefox. Is there a privacy or cookie setting that could be causing this to happen?

Asked by marion.reader42 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox screen collapses to dock

If I have more than one tab open and I close the last one, the entire screen teardrops into the dock. And I just got it out of the Mac shop! I have to click on the imag… (read more)

If I have more than one tab open and I close the last one, the entire screen teardrops into the dock. And I just got it out of the Mac shop! I have to click on the image, down on the bottom right dock, to get it back!

Asked by sewjung14 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox refuses to enstabilsh connection

Hi, as of yesterday I'm no longer able to use firefox, since browsing doesn't work anymore. As soon as I try to load a page, a messge pops up that said that due to a poss… (read more)

Hi, as of yesterday I'm no longer able to use firefox, since browsing doesn't work anymore. As soon as I try to load a page, a messge pops up that said that due to a possible health risk firefox doesn't even bother to connect (and of course I looked for a link that allowed be to go on) The test is geman, but I think that the basic of the message. Unfortunately there is no support whatsoever in other languages.

I think I can change the settings in opera, which, as the best browser atm, would be a real improvent to firefox, but I am not able to export the chronic as well as the bookmarks, that why I stayd with FF. But now, since FF isn't running anymore, I decided to finally improve my Browser. How do I import bookmarks,chronic and other settings form FF to Opera ?

Asked by adicllong 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Sync is not working completely (logs included)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://cont… (read more)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://controlc.com/8afabe84

I have the same account set on two different devices (My desktop PC and my android phone, this device I am trying to sync is the third one) and both those device were synced long time ago.

I tried with another profile which I am using for my work related stuff, still no success. First I tried syncing on Ubuntu 20.10 and then installed on Ubuntu 20.04(currently) but it is without success.

I need to sync to this device the bookmarks, extensions, saved logins, etc... Currently I do not have my other PC to export this stuff, please help.

Some of the thing in the logs:

1618133031444 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: LockException: Could not acquire lock. Label: "service.js: login".(resource://services-sync/util.js:62:5) JS Stack trace: LockException@util.js:62:5 throwLockException@util.js:148:11 WrappedLock@util.js:162:15 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 login@service.js:1049:66 sync/<@service.js:1327:26 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1335:7


1618133047237 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/167262145/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047237 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1618133047239 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1618133047241 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.js:1038:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1038:15 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false.

Asked by Nikola Lozanovski 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox crashes because low free left RAM!

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps me… (read more)

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps memory leak. BTW if I have browser.cache.disk.enable set to false. Is page file still used?

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 1 month ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 hours ago

Signing into Parler.com

I'm not sure what topic this should be under, but I can only sign into Parler.com occasionally through Mozilla. I don't know what changes, but most of the time I get the… (read more)

I'm not sure what topic this should be under, but I can only sign into Parler.com occasionally through Mozilla. I don't know what changes, but most of the time I get the message "can't connect to the server" "server not found." I can always sign in using Microsoft Edge. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Thanks

Asked by victoria05 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago