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Changes in Firefox from Version 86 to 90, 92

Apologies for asking this here, but I've done the Google and can't find an answer. Background: I keep 2-3 Firefox versions and profiles on my computer. The software is in… (read more)

Apologies for asking this here, but I've done the Google and can't find an answer.

Background: I keep 2-3 Firefox versions and profiles on my computer. The software is in, for example, directories FFox82, FFox84, FFox86 The profiles are in, for example, directories Firefox82, Firefox84, Firefox86 (The software and profiles are on different drives.)

When I do an upgrade, I copy the newest software to a new directory and rename it (e.g., FFox92 - so now there are 4 sw directories) Then I copy the newest profile directory and give it a corresponding name (e.g., Firefox92 - so now there are 4 profile directories). I install the new version to its directory and thenlaunch with a -p option. Then I create a new profile and point it to the corresponding folder. Then I launch the new version with the -p option pointing to the new profile directory.

This has worked for decades.

But I just tried it with Firefox 90 and Firefox 92 and NO GO. It acts as if I've never used Firefox before. No apps, no toolbars, no bookmarks, nothing.

What is going on? Am I stuck on Firefox86 for the rest of the century?

And, please, don't tell me how wonderful these new versions are and I should simply accept the change. I have a virtual lifetime invested in the toolbars, extensions and bookmarks on my computer.

I simply want to know if there is a fix and, if so, what it is.

Asked by RemySecor 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 minutes ago

Firefox not loading Facebook images

Hello, I am at a loss to trying to fix a problem after extensive troubleshooting. When I am on Facebook for about five minutes, Firefox stops loading most images. This on… (read more)

Hello, I am at a loss to trying to fix a problem after extensive troubleshooting. When I am on Facebook for about five minutes, Firefox stops loading most images. This only occurs with Firefox, not Safari or Chrome. And it only occurs with Facebook and Instagram, which is owned and run by Facebook. I have to restart Firefox to get images back and then after five minutes or so, it happens again every time. Can anyone help? This is driving me crazy!

Thank you

Asked by lkutchermusic 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 30 minutes ago

MY site not Working On Mozilla

Hey there! my site is over all good i'm open my site in mozilla but got Error by Mozilla blocked My site Here's site Url > [link hidden] Any Solution or please Gui… (read more)

Hey there! my site is over all good i'm open my site in mozilla but got Error by Mozilla blocked My site Here's site Url > [link hidden] Any Solution or please Guide me

Asked by zs1558743 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

Form Autocomplete

I've recently switched from chrome to firefox. Autocomplete forms has never worked for me. Firefox is either not saving, or not loading form data - I click into a form fi… (read more)

I've recently switched from chrome to firefox. Autocomplete forms has never worked for me. Firefox is either not saving, or not loading form data - I click into a form field and it jsut doesn't have an option to fill from stored data. Honestly tempted to go back to chrome at this point. I've tried following steps in help articles, settings all look ok, it just doesn't work on virtually any website. Logins are generally ok, it's mainly things like address data, email address and so on. Same on mobile and on desktop.

Asked by j_j_cuk 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Dementia

Hi Guys. I am an 81yo with mild dementia. I have 3 PC's / An old Dell laptop / A top of range Huawei laptop and an Optiplex desktop. I have a partner who has been totally… (read more)

Hi Guys. I am an 81yo with mild dementia. I have 3 PC's / An old Dell laptop / A top of range Huawei laptop and an Optiplex desktop. I have a partner who has been totally blind since age 8 [Now 74]

Needless to say - I will need to "Look Out" for my partner when I am no longer here! My idea is to set up 3 PC's One for me / one for Janet and one JOINT [Gurrently used] - This (I think) will make it easy for her son/daughter to "Take up the Riens" with bespoke "My Gov" and password manager/email addresses / accounts.

What do you guys think?

First thing first though; God knows what settings I've botched over the past few decades? I know the gmail settings [Gearwheel] are mainly concerned with "Searches" - No filter or unused gmails! So looks like I'll need to reset Firefox [On 3 machines?] - So be it!; I only have a couple of extensions and a "New Start" is needed. Trouble is - I will need a "Step by Step instruction(s) as I'm not too Cognisent just now. ANY help greatly appreciated. My initial contact was with a nice young lady called Brienie [I think]

                            Kind Regards  -  Denis

Asked by DGT 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

The bookmarks menu in Firefox stopped scrolling

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere e… (read more)

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere else but the in the bookmarks. I have to use the up or down arrows to scroll through them, and it's a royal pain because I have so many bookmarks.

Asked by zx9r170 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Certain bookmarks don't open after 92.0 (64 bit) update

I'm using Firefox version 92.0 (64 bit) on an HP 350 G1 notebook running Windows 10. It seemed that it was after the 92.0 (64 bit) update that I cannot open bookmarks tha… (read more)

I'm using Firefox version 92.0 (64 bit) on an HP 350 G1 notebook running Windows 10.

It seemed that it was after the 92.0 (64 bit) update that I cannot open bookmarks that are PDFs. The correct URL is present, but nothing loads, it's just a blank black page. I have tried turning off the add-ons and refreshing the page, closing and reopening Firefox with the add-ons manually turned off, restarting Firefox with the add-ons disabled, and restarting in safe mode. All of the attempts were performed without any positive results.

I can copy the URL on Firefox and paste it in Edge, and it opens the correct page. I installed Chrome against my better judgment and pasted the URL, and the correct page opens again. I can copy the URL in either Edge or Chrome, paste it on Firefox, and the same results occur as if I clicked on the link in my bookmarks on Firefox. I can click on the bookmark from either the home page or a page that's already opened, and nothing happens. The URL doesn't change on the existing page, and on the home page, "Search with DuckDuckGo or enter address" in the UL space does not change to the URL that I'm trying to open. Is there something I'm missing?

This is one of the URLs that I am trying to open if you want to try it yourself on Firefox: https://www.att.com/idpassets/images/support/wireless/Devices-Working-on-ATT-Network.pdf

I only ever use Edge when I'm having an issue with Firefox, (usually it's when I'm trying to log on to an account or something and I can't, then I realize that it may be one of my add-ons preventing it. I then disable them one by one until I'm able to achieve what I want.

I don't want to have to switch back and forth between Firefox and Edge just to view three PDFs, so if someone knows what could be the resolution to this, I would appreciate it greatly.

Asked by zx9r170 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

CSS help needed: how do I recolor bookmark drop-down menus?

So I've got Proton UI forced on me today in 92.0 update and accordingly had to spend my entire evening trying to repair all of the damage. So far I've managed to fix menu… (read more)

So I've got Proton UI forced on me today in 92.0 update and accordingly had to spend my entire evening trying to repair all of the damage. So far I've managed to fix menu spacing and the way tabs look all while not breaking previous walls of text in userChrome.css meant to fix even older UI problems. Still one thing I failed to find any solutions to is the bookmark drop-down menus color issue. Those menus used to be gray, but now they are all bright white, which to me is super annoying. Any tips on how to fully recolor those?

Asked by jbrandom2 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox very slow to change web sites

Using version 92.0 After initial log in, F.Fox is very slow to move to other web sites, sometimes just locks uip. Never had problem before version 92.0 Does not happen on… (read more)

Using version 92.0 After initial log in, F.Fox is very slow to move to other web sites, sometimes just locks uip. Never had problem before version 92.0 Does not happen on Chrome/Edge But I like F.Fox Solution?

Asked by johnoo 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Firefox does not open links when I click on them

I'm using Windows 10 and have installed FF 92.0 as the default browser and recently installed MS Works 9. When I click on a link within a document it does not open. The … (read more)

I'm using Windows 10 and have installed FF 92.0 as the default browser and recently installed MS Works 9.

When I click on a link within a document it does not open. The cursor does change to a hand & it does say "CTRL +click to follow link https….", but that doesn’t work. However it does turn on the Underline function in the word processor.

Clicking on links has worked for years with Windows 7 and MS Works 7. I don’t see any settings in Works 7 or 9 that control this.

Is there a FF setting that enables this?

Asked by Mike109 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

Been trying to make Firefox my Default Browser, but some sites just don't work...

About a year ago, I tried switching from Chrome to use Firefox as my primary browser. I love many of the built in privacy features and Facebook Container, etc. But as I'v… (read more)

About a year ago, I tried switching from Chrome to use Firefox as my primary browser. I love many of the built in privacy features and Facebook Container, etc. But as I've been using Firefox, I've discovered sometimes things just stop working with no indication or errors explaining why.

Maybe SOLVED: I finished typing out this whole post and discovered the uBlock Origin extension is probably what has been causing all of this.

First I remember encountering oddities was with Gmail. My email was up, but refused to load messages. It seemed to think it couldn't connect to the server or something and just kept retrying ever 5 minutes. I thought my internet was out, but then discovered other sites worked, and Gmail worked fine in Chrome. Since then I've encountered numerous times where sites just don't work or don't respond in Firefox, and I have no idea why. Sometimes restarting the browser helps, but sometimes I close out of Firefox and can't launch it again because the system says it's still running.

Many times the only fix is to just use a different browser.

Just yesterday I ran into issues navigating FAFSA or Federal Student Aid (FSA) on https://studentaid.gov The site loads up and logging in to complete the FSA application works, but I can't click on any of the links in the dropdown menus across the top and those same links down at the bottom of the page don't work either. They just don't respond. If I open the site in Chrome, they work fine. The only button along the top that works in Firefox is the FSA Title that returns to the home page. The links down in the middle of the page seem to work as well, but the top and bottom navigation just don't respond. Well, they don't respond to left clicks. Hovering the mouse shoes the URL they point to, and I can right click on them. I just tried testing right clicking and using "Copy Link" to copy and paste the address and Firefox goes to the pages directly just fine. This one for example: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types But even on that page the links in the dropdown menus up top and the site navigation at the bottom still don't work.

While searching for help just now, I discovered Breakages due to Tracking Protection: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/report-breakage-due-blocking So I tried that, but that didn't fix the site.

Again, this isn't the only site I've encountered this issue, it happens all the time. Today when I encountered issues in my college's online bookstore I finally came to the conclusion that this happens often enough that I can't use Firefox as my default browser. The thought of having to abandon Firefox is extremely upsetting to me, so I'm reaching out to see if we can fix it before I have to swap back to Chrome.

Attached is a screenshot of my college online bookstore. After logging in, I should be able to search for my course materials through a series of filter selections based on the term, program, and course ID. But no matter how vigorously I click on the summer or fall term options, they just don't register that I'm clicking or selecting them.

What information can I provide to help you test this? I've also included screen shots of my Extensions... and that led to the discovery that uBlock Origin might be the culprit for all of this. ugh... Well, I guess I'll upload in case this helps anyone else.

Thank you.

Asked by break_dance-22 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Secure Connection Failed

I have been accessing my school email for weeks on this computer on Firefox, and all of a sudden I get this error for the last few days. I don't know why? Website: https:… (read more)

I have been accessing my school email for weeks on this computer on Firefox, and all of a sudden I get this error for the last few days. I don't know why?

Website: https://mail.student.egcc.edu/

Asked by colelinn 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Firefox Broswer deletes slashes before the word "wright" and "~wright" in URL addresses.

My Firefox Web Browser automatically, and unstoppably removes / before the word "wright" in URLs, leaving me unable to access any sites where the URL contains "/wright" o… (read more)

My Firefox Web Browser automatically, and unstoppably removes / before the word "wright" in URLs, leaving me unable to access any sites where the URL contains "/wright" or "/~wright". Is there any obvious reason why it is doing this? Can I work around this somehow? The site I am trying to access is http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/CosmoCalc.html .

Asked by martenkimble 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Lost Bookmarks in Firefox

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If… (read more)

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If so, how?

Asked by rabbit 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

blocked my site by mozilla

Hey , My website performance very wel i'm work my website in mozilla browzer but few days latter i'm open my site in Mozilla Browzer then show Erorr page not found . plea… (read more)

Hey , My website performance very wel i'm work my website in mozilla browzer but few days latter i'm open my site in Mozilla Browzer then show Erorr page not found . please reslove my issue . My site Url is Here [Yume Hub ] Thankyou

Asked by zs575772 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Firefox freezes trying to install Thunderbird

Brand new windows 10 laptop. Installed Firefox just fine. I downloaded the Thunderbird exe install file OK. When I try to execute it, Firefox freezes. Tried about 10 … (read more)

Brand new windows 10 laptop. Installed Firefox just fine. I downloaded the Thunderbird exe install file OK. When I try to execute it, Firefox freezes. Tried about 10 times. i tried several different exe files. Any suggestions?

Asked by jmlandt 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Firefox stops responding immediately on open.

Hi, firefox was fine yesterday however now today it stops responding as soon as I open it. I'm not even able to press restore session or anything, don't have time for it.… (read more)

Hi, firefox was fine yesterday however now today it stops responding as soon as I open it.

I'm not even able to press restore session or anything, don't have time for it.

Asked by casper6 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (read more)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Asked by iethomas 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago