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Bluetooth headsets continuously toggling call mode when using microphone

In recent weeks, calls with audio have become buggy in Firefox. Whenever I engage in a call that accesses the microphone while I have a bluetooth headset connected, the h… (read more)

In recent weeks, calls with audio have become buggy in Firefox. Whenever I engage in a call that accesses the microphone while I have a bluetooth headset connected, the headset starts continuously toggling call mode on and off for an extended duration. This can be anywhere from 10 seconds/3ish toggles to never-ending (meaning I got tired of waiting after about 3 minutes/55ish toggles).

Today I finally decided to debug further. Here are my findings:

  • Problem only exists in Firefox. I tested with Safari, Chromium, Slack and Discord, with no trouble presenting itself in any of them
  • Problem relates to all bluetooth headsets. I have tested with Sennheiser Momentum 2 Wireless and Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless, with both exhibiting the problem in Bluetooth mode. If I have no bluetooth headsets connected, the problem does not present itself. There is also no problem if I connect the Arctis using the wireless base station (which in turn is connected to the laptop by USB) instead of bluetooth. Using the base station, call and non-call are exposed to my mac as different/simultaneous channels — this may have something to do with it.
  • Problem persists with hardware acceleration toggled off
  • Problem persists in safe mode
  • Problem persists in private mode
  • Problem persists both on Whereby.com and Discord.com. On Whereby, it also interferes with the camera. This leads me to believe it might have something to do with WebRTC, as I think both websites use it.
  • Problem persists after reinstalling Firefox
  • On a possibly related note: if I end the voice chat session after it has stabilised, call mode toggles off slowly and always sends a "start playing media" signal to my Mac, even if it didn't pause anything when toggling call mode on.

In sum, this leads me to believe there is some sort of bug in Firefox causing this, but the lack of other topics on here with the same problem makes me skeptical. I am open to any suggestions with regards to further testing I can do. This is obviously very annoying, and I would like to have bluetooth calls working again.

Asked by Lemonous 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 19 minutes ago

Firefox Account Sync not working, and wiping settings whenever I shut down

Hey y'all, First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy. I switched to Firefox a few mon… (read more)

Hey y'all,

First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy.

I switched to Firefox a few months ago and immediately set up the password manager and a bunch of bookmarks. Unfortunately, the next time I shut down my computer and restarted, Firefox said this browser was a new installation and had totally reset, with nothing saved.

This happened again a second time, so I set up a Firefox Account so I could have the settings saved to a profile rather than an installation.

Every time I restart the same thing happens: Firefox has a 'new installation' and none of my settings. The first time I logged in to my Firefox account to sync it, it worked. But I've just installed Catalina, previously using Mojave, and on that restart it happened again, but the Firefox account sync isn't doing anything. Now, every time I open up the browser, even if I haven't restarted the computer, it brings me to the same 'new installation' screen. When I log in to my Firefox account as prompted, none of my previous information syncs. Nothing happens at all after I get the "This Firefox is connected" screen.

I know the sync is at least somewhat connected because I can sync tabs from my phone to my computer.

Any ideas? I can re-do all of my passwords and bookmarks, but I don't want to bother if it isn't getting saved anywhere, or if I can't stop this factory reset whenever my computer shuts off.

I'm on a Macbook running Catalina 10.15 if that matters. Thanks!

Abby

Asked by arlinn315 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 23 minutes ago

Get virus/spywae msg when trying to access file online from trusted site

I keep getting this error message: Virus/Spyware Download Blocked Download of the virus/spyware has been blocked in accordance with company policy. Please contact your s… (read more)

I keep getting this error message:

Virus/Spyware Download Blocked

Download of the virus/spyware has been blocked in accordance with company policy. Please contact your system administrator if you believe this is in error.

File name: abcrs.resources.ca.gov/guidelines/guideline_655.pdf

Asked by brettgbaker 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 hours ago

Sign up for FireFox forum

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum? I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct. I try to set up a new account and the security que… (read more)

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum?

I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct.

I try to set up a new account and the security question "how many letters in Mozilla" doesn't work. The answer is 7, but says it's wrong. WFT?

Help w**********y@gmail.com

Asked by fl4321 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

Firefox Update destroyed all of my Bookmarks, Windows, etc. Years of work! What can I do?

Firefox had been telling me I needed to do an update for a couple of weeks. So like a fool, today of all days, I said yes. But I did look at what the update was going to … (read more)

Firefox had been telling me I needed to do an update for a couple of weeks. So like a fool, today of all days, I said yes. But I did look at what the update was going to do to make my final decision. It looked good so I said OK.

What it actually did was download the complete app and ask if I wanted to keep the old version as well. So I kept the older version (which had been up to date to this point) and opened the new one. It appeared to be totally "plain vanilla" with none of my bookmarks or windows, etc. I looked for my Bookmarks and all it had was some of my bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bar, none of my tons of years of important and properly organized bookmark folders.

I immediately quit, rebooted my computer, and went back to my older app - remember the one I did say to keep - and I got exactly the same behavior from it. I then completely trashed the "new" version and rebooted my computer again . . . then tried the older version . . . but that time things got worse. I did not even get the old Bookmarks Menu bar.

I then rebooted and went to my backup, brought back the copy from my last backup a month ago, and tried to run it. This time I got a message saying that opening the older version could destroy all my settings . . . but I did not care as I would rather go back a month ago than be where I am now! However, it would not allow me to open the older version because of the possibility of destroying . . . nothing!

HOW do I at least get back to my older version that would have probably 90% of my older Bookmarks/Folders and settings? I have that older copy and a full backup of my HD . . . but I do not know what, other than the Foxfire Application I need to look for and replace on my system. I assume there are some files stored in System folders that I need to replace, but I could not find them as I can't find anything in the Library or System directories that are identifiable as Firefox files.

All help appreciated . . . guess there will be no Cyber Monday shopping for me!

Thanks!

Asked by kfairey 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 hours ago

Deleting History

Recently, I have been unable to delete Recent History either from the tool bar at the top of the screen or from Preferences. This is an older iMac for which Firefox is u… (read more)

Recently, I have been unable to delete Recent History either from the tool bar at the top of the screen or from Preferences. This is an older iMac for which Firefox is up-to-date. What is odd is that I am able to delete History when I use Safari as the active browser. I prefer using Firefox however, so what is wrong and how can I fix it?

Asked by rgren1 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 hours ago

"The Media Could Not Be Played

For the last week or so, I've been having an issue with media not playing properly on websites. Specifically, when I read webpages which have embedded Twitter images or … (read more)

For the last week or so, I've been having an issue with media not playing properly on websites. Specifically, when I read webpages which have embedded Twitter images or videos, I see the message "The Media Could Not Be Played" where a screenshot of the media used to appear. There is a blue "Reload" button, and when I click it, I can briefly see the screenshot for a split second before "The Media Could Not Be Played" re-appears.

With YouTube videos, they fail to play and I get the message "An error occurred. Please try again later". This happens with both embedded videos on webpages, and directly on the YouTube website itself.

All of this media works properly when I open the same pages in another browser like Chrome. I would prefer not to switch browsers. Is there a way to fix this error?

Asked by box37 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Facebook is glitching due to Firefox browser

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my… (read more)

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my phone and I was able to do both with them all. But I still can't in Firefox. I've checked to make sure I'm updated, and I am. So she suggested I reach out to you. Should I try uninstalling Firefox and re-installing? I'm assuming I'll lose my history? Thank you!

Asked by tea4thee 5 months ago

Last reply by Trainmanhowe 4 days ago

Constant Firefox tab crashing

So, for some starting from last week, my tab has been crashing like crazy. It doesn't really matter which site I am on, though YouTube or some other site that takes you t… (read more)

So, for some starting from last week, my tab has been crashing like crazy. It doesn't really matter which site I am on, though YouTube or some other site that takes you to a specific login window will crash more often.

For example, there is a site from Naver, whenever I try press login, a window for the signup will popup and then immediately crash. I can't even type a single letter on the login screen.

YouTube has also been a problem whenever I try to watch some videos. I sometimes have to refresh up to 10 or more times to make it to work.

I've tried the safe mode and the problem still persists. It seems like other browser is having some similar problems, so I am assuming there is something wrong with my hardware, but I don't know how to pin it down.

Can someone help me with this problem?


Support ID

bp-22b6355b-a119-44b2-a405-d5cd22160331

Asked by skypasser 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Restore previous session

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the… (read more)

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the browser and I open it again. The support says I should see "Restore previous session" after "New Private Window", but this option is not there. In the history, the list of recently closed tabs is always empty, there are juste one or two links in the recently closed windows (it seems to be a random list). Can someone help me ? I don't understand why it doesn't work. Thank you :)

Asked by ape 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Readers View issues

With some websites, when I click on the Reader View, instead of seeing the text from the webpage it shows me what is clearly a privacy disclaimer. (See attached screens… (read more)

With some websites, when I click on the Reader View, instead of seeing the text from the webpage it shows me what is clearly a privacy disclaimer. (See attached screenshot.) Why is this happening, and what can I do to fix it?

Asked by randomtitle 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

LOST my Firefox 63.0 !

I've been using Firefox 63.0 for quite some time and had dozens of websites open. I referred to these websites frequently. After checking some emails this morning, I dec… (read more)

I've been using Firefox 63.0 for quite some time and had dozens of websites open. I referred to these websites frequently. After checking some emails this morning, I decided to RESTART my laptop. It turned out this was a HUGE mistake!! When I went to "Recent Items" as I usually do to find the Firefox link, the only version available was 70.0.1. Not only was 63.0 NOT in "Recent Items" I could no longer find it in my Download logs. I had chosen NOT to begin using version 70.0 because there was no mechanism to move my open site from 63.0 to 70.0. HOW DO I FIND AND OPEN 63.0 OR, ALTERNATIVELY, GET 70.0 TO FIND AND RETAIN THOSE SITES I HAD ON MY 63.0? I should note that ALL MY PASSWORDS where required were stored on the 63.0 browser and are NOT present when I use the 70.0 version!!

Asked by mbmfinancial 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Find site that has closed

When I'm using Firefox, I'll click to a link on a website and it takes me to another page. If for any reason, I close that page, I can't get back to the original website.… (read more)

When I'm using Firefox, I'll click to a link on a website and it takes me to another page. If for any reason, I close that page, I can't get back to the original website. Shouldn't it show up as recently closed? Where can I find it?

Asked by fl4321 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Installation on Macbook M1

Firefox can not be installed on Macbook Air with M1 and Big Sure, installation can onely be done temporarily. Each time, i want to start Firefox i have to install it agai… (read more)

Firefox can not be installed on Macbook Air with M1 and Big Sure, installation can onely be done temporarily. Each time, i want to start Firefox i have to install it again. Is ther any solution? Thank you.

Asked by pesch0709 6 days ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 days ago

firefox presents a unique problem when entering password on retail site

When I try to sign in to Amazon using Firefox browser, the password box already shows an apparently infinite password entered. It is impossible to delete. Using another… (read more)

When I try to sign in to Amazon using Firefox browser, the password box already shows an apparently infinite password entered. It is impossible to delete. Using another browser, Chrome, there is no problem.

Asked by google553140 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Series of issues with developer tools

Hi, I have several issues with my FF that it's unusable for development. I'm giving it a third chance as I really want to keep it. - CSS is not listed in the network tab … (read more)

Hi,

I have several issues with my FF that it's unusable for development. I'm giving it a third chance as I really want to keep it.

- CSS is not listed in the network tab - JS cannot be opened in debugger - Source maps partially or fully stop working (e.g. in CSS for some elements it shows the source, for some don't) - Disable cache in network checked still loads assets from cache

Not all issues from above happen at the same time. Restarting the app, refreshing the profile or opening in the private window shuffle the issues.

What I tried so far: - Refreshed Firefox (from the troubleshooting information) - Restarted normally (from about:profiles) - Reset my profiles - Tried without singing in to FF account - Deleted the app and reinstalled it

It is a local project running in Docker, but the same project works in Chrome. No changes have been made on my side. I'm a Chrome user and would really like to switch to Firefox.

Asked by Damir Korpar 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Restore open tabs due to loss of power - MacBook Pro

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visi… (read more)

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visible). It returned, but unable to restore closed tabs (as I've done in the past) - History shows it to be "empty." I've spent hours searching Mozilla Support...can anyone please help? These 8-10 tabs must be somewhere!

Asked by DriskillMoody 1 week ago

Last reply by Shivarama 1 week ago