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session restore not working reliably

FF version Extended Support 115.70esr (64bit) I have set /General/Startup/"Open previous windows and tab" - FF does not restore. It worked as expect before I upgraded ops… (read more)

FF version Extended Support 115.70esr (64bit) I have set /General/Startup/"Open previous windows and tab" - FF does not restore. It worked as expect before I upgraded opsys (Opensuse15.4 to Opensuse15.5).

Please note: I AM NOT TRYING TO RECOVER FROM BEFORE THE UPGRADE! I am trying to get FF working normally (for me) with my usage and history SINCE the upgrade.

After reading https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1407888 I believe I have tried everything there. FF sometimes restores one single historic tab, sometimes it comes with with one single tab opened to my default page.

1) "sessionstore.jsonlz4" did not exist in the main profile dir. (It does not because I followed instructions in the link above to copy it there and try again).

2) I do have a session file, found in sessionstore-backups dir , displayed with this recommended online converter/translater "https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html"; it shows the expected windows and tabs.

3) Starting after copying the "sess...jsoniz4" file into the main profile dir, I get one window with one tab displayed; I had about 4-5 windows and 15-20 tabs open when I last closed FF, although when doing research, I often have a 10-dozen windows with 100+ tabs.

4) The History menu does not show a "Restore..." option at all. In the window that did open with a historic tab, the History/RecentlyClosedTabs contains a list of plausible sites, about 10, which may be correct for that window. But there were certainly many that were actually open at the time I shut down FF and the window has only opened one.

Thank you for any help here. Rufus

Asked by rlaggren 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Address book

My address book icon has disappeared. I send out multi-recipient emails fairly often. I cannot find my lists. How do I retrieve my lists ad get the address book icon ba… (read more)

My address book icon has disappeared. I send out multi-recipient emails fairly often. I cannot find my lists. How do I retrieve my lists ad get the address book icon back?

Asked by Donna 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

why is access denied to Go Outdoors website?

Since the recent installation of the latest version of Firefox I am getting a simple 'Forbidden' message when I attempt to get to the Go Outdoors web site. I also get th… (read more)

Since the recent installation of the latest version of Firefox I am getting a simple 'Forbidden' message when I attempt to get to the Go Outdoors web site. I also get the same result when attempting to go to Blacks, another outdoor supplies provider similar to Go Outdoors.

Asked by MikeyJ 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

FireFox

The last few days I have been unable to connect to Microcenter (www.microcenter.com) when using FireFox. Get an error Forbidden - ID: db4a0787baff80adb2df6dd9d9881a53, th… (read more)

The last few days I have been unable to connect to Microcenter (www.microcenter.com) when using FireFox. Get an error Forbidden - ID: db4a0787baff80adb2df6dd9d9881a53, the # changes everytime you try. But the website works fine when I use google chrome and microsoft edge.

Asked by stevewk11 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Viruses in C:\program files\Mozilla Firefox

My Norton virus detection software regularly finds viruses and Trojan horses in the directory: C:\program files\Mozilla Firefox Why? It seem to happen after using Faceb… (read more)

My Norton virus detection software regularly finds viruses and Trojan horses in the directory: C:\program files\Mozilla Firefox Why?

It seem to happen after using Facebook or more often Craigslist. I tried putting a read only attribute on this directory, but it still happens.

Norton then requires a reboot. So it is a hassle.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on?

Asked by joe_raftery 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Web browser bug

Very often, recently, I can't communicate with an organization via their form on the WWW internet. After minutes of frustration, I change to a Chrome or Safari browser o… (read more)

Very often, recently, I can't communicate with an organization via their form on the WWW internet. After minutes of frustration, I change to a Chrome or Safari browser on my Mac, and it works just fine.

One of the problems is when filling out a form, Firefox says over and over there is an error. Safari takes that same data just fine, no error.

There are others, but I'll have to wait until Firefox fails again since it's not that easy to reproduce what happened days or weeks ago!

Asked by forrest1 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

If I start typing in the URL bar while Firefox is still launching, it will add the URL of my homepage after what I've typed in.

Just what they title says. If I launch Firefox and immediately click in the URL bar to type in a search, instead of preventing the page URL from appearing, it adds it af… (read more)

Just what they title says. If I launch Firefox and immediately click in the URL bar to type in a search, instead of preventing the page URL from appearing, it adds it after my cursor once the page has loaded. For example, if I launch Firefox and immediately start typing "weather in my area" it becomes "weather in my areahttps://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions".

This is a mild frustration, but a persistent one. It must be possible to fix, because other browsers (Chrome) are clever enough to not add any text once the user clicks the URL bar. What can I do to stop this from happening?

Asked by alidwell 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Outlook automatically links to Microsoft Edge

Firefox is my default browser. Up until a few months ago, if I clicked a link in an Outlook email, it took me to Firefox and opened the site. Now it takes me to Microso… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser. Up until a few months ago, if I clicked a link in an Outlook email, it took me to Firefox and opened the site. Now it takes me to Microsoft Edge.

At the same time, another problem arose, albeit minor. When I am using Firefox and attempt to email a link, there is a message, "Navigation failed" and a blank screen appears. This is not a big problem, since when I open Outlook the email is waiting to be sent. But this too smacks of something Microsoft is doing to sabotage the competition. Thanks, Bob Katz Bob@VRA-Rehab.ca

Asked by BobKatz 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

BLOCKED by Cloudflare

Since the last Firefox update I have been unable to login to my bank's website. Attached is a screenshot of the message that appears. As a test I tried logging in with … (read more)

Since the last Firefox update I have been unable to login to my bank's website. Attached is a screenshot of the message that appears. As a test I tried logging in with Google Chrome and was successful so it is likely something with the last update of Firefox. Note that I am using Windows 7 and do not want to change to a newer version.

Asked by DONALD SCHARDT 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

website is loading in Korean instead of English

The Firefox browser now displays the website "chaturbate.com in an Asian language, appears to be Korean, since updating the browser. It should display in English. How can… (read more)

The Firefox browser now displays the website "chaturbate.com in an Asian language, appears to be Korean, since updating the browser. It should display in English. How can I change this? Thank you.

Asked by Ed Shepherd 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

Long time Firefox user here. Had to load Chrome for a given compatiblity. Don't see a option to return Firefox as my default browser. Please advise.

Subject says it. Chrome has taken over as my default browser. Need to keep Chrome on my Win7 PC, but want Firefox 115.2.0 to continue as my default browser. Please advise… (read more)

Subject says it. Chrome has taken over as my default browser. Need to keep Chrome on my Win7 PC, but want Firefox 115.2.0 to continue as my default browser. Please advise how to get back to Firefox as my default...

Asked by raymond_larue 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Create users with separate history/cookies/logins etc. and access them easily

Hi there, I'm migrating from Arc Browser and I was looking for a way to have two profiles, one for personal and one for work; for each have separate browsing history, co… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm migrating from Arc Browser and I was looking for a way to have two profiles, one for personal and one for work; for each have separate browsing history, cookies etc. and be able to switch between them either with a keyboard shortcut or in two clicks like in Arc.

If I understand correctly I can separate the users by going to about:profiles and creating such profiles, however the switch between them doesn't seem as seamless. I guess I'd like to create two separate workspaces rather than profiles, with complete separation of everything I do within each.

I tried the Multi-Account Containers extension but it doesn't seem to be this its purpose.

Hope I was clear in the explanation, apologies for the newbness.

Thank you!

Asked by Enrico 2 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Refresh translated to 'Opfrissen'

I do not know how I got there, but I somehow got into a situation where I could push a button 'Refresh', or in Dutch 'Opfrissen'. Firefox then started to remove settings … (read more)

I do not know how I got there, but I somehow got into a situation where I could push a button 'Refresh', or in Dutch 'Opfrissen'. Firefox then started to remove settings and extensions. Which is all well documented if you know it. But the user interface is just crap here. Especially in Dutch. Because 'opfrissen' is something that sounds totally innocent in my native language. I at most expected it to remove some cache memory. The last thing I expect pushing a button with that name is that it does what it did, without any warning! PLEASE change that. And please do not translate it with 'opfrissen', just explicitly say: Go back to standard configuration and remove extensions. I am not dumb that I could not understand what that should do. Opfrissen.... Pfff, please change at least the translation!

And I got really angry when it happened!

Asked by marcwentink 3 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

SOCKS5 authentication

Today I tried using a Socks5 proxy that requires user and password. It seems that this is still unsupported as already concluded in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/ques… (read more)

Today I tried using a Socks5 proxy that requires user and password. It seems that this is still unsupported as already concluded in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1237174 and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122752

Any news on this?

Kind regards,

aanno

PS: I _was_ able to use the very same proxy with curl with

curl --proxy-user user1:pass1 --socks5 "http://localhost:1080" https://www.google.de

Asked by aanno 3 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Error Message

I have been signing in to a certain secure website for years on Firefox. In the last 24 hours, it won't let me sign in and all I see is: "Bad Request Your browser sent… (read more)

I have been signing in to a certain secure website for years on Firefox. In the last 24 hours, it won't let me sign in and all I see is:

"Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit."

I have tried 20 times. There is nothing wrong on the website; my wife can access the same on her Mac computer.

Any advice? Thank you

Asked by rick.orzy 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

Microsoft 365 cannot login via Mozila while there is no problem with edge

Dear Sir/Madam I have set up a new Microsoft Surface pro 7 with fresh Win11 23h2 and office installation. The latest Firefox 122.0.1 has been downloaded. Problem: Whe… (read more)

Dear Sir/Madam

I have set up a new Microsoft Surface pro 7 with fresh Win11 23h2 and office installation.

The latest Firefox 122.0.1 has been downloaded.

Problem:

When i sign in to my Microsoft 365 account for the first time everything goes smooth and get all authentication steps.

BUT

1. I never reach the Microsoft 365 page and return back to Microsoft log in page

"https://www.office.com/?trysignin=0"

2. if I insist in Trying I get in a loop and i get the error message "AADSTS50196 authentication error,"

3. I have tried to clean Cookies cash. The only difference now is that i do not get in that indefinite loop but i have to reenter the sign in credentials and again reach the log in screen.

4. I have entered the office.com, Microsoft.com, hotmail.com as trusted sites but problem same

5. No issues in that particular Surface pro to sign in Microsoft 365 site via edge

6. No issues to sign in Microsoft 365 in my other computers via Mozila. It happens to that particular surface new installation

Any help/Troubleshooting will be appreciated

Asked by almyroudis 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Restoring sessons

I am one among many who keep a lot of windows open for reference. When my compootie shuts down inadvertantly I am avle to use "Restore Session" to get these back. But occ… (read more)

I am one among many who keep a lot of windows open for reference. When my compootie shuts down inadvertantly I am avle to use "Restore Session" to get these back. But occasionally the system shuts down and I am unable to restore anything, and this can cost me tens of hours os referencing, and untold hours of productivity.

Could you save the open windows in an easily accessible file that we could use to restore previous sessions? This would save a lot of us considerable grief.

Asked by mstocker 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago