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Firefox won't play videos on MacOS 12.4 with unsupported Macbook Pro (2012)

Hi, I have a very special problem. I have a Macbook Pro (2012) with MacOS 12.4. The old MacBook Pro is not supported by Apple. Since the update a few days ago, Firefox … (read more)

Hi,

I have a very special problem. I have a Macbook Pro (2012) with MacOS 12.4. The old MacBook Pro is not supported by Apple.

Since the update a few days ago, Firefox won't play all videos (for example vimeo.com, youtube.com (not always)). Some videos will be played.

I tried it with deleted cache and website data, with no luck. I tried it with disabled hardware acceleration also with no luck. It also won't work with a new und empty profile (without any extensions).

The sides are loading the video but the playback won't start. Sometimes I get a spinning loading wheel. I suspect the advertising before the videos. Or it is a problem with graphic-libraries from macos, that do not work propper with my MacBook Pro.

With other browser (Chrome, Safari etc.) all videos will be played.

I now, it was my decision to switch to an unsupported OS on my old computer, but everything works (except for Firefox) and I get two more years security updates. I don't want to switch to another browser. :-(

Best regards Kay

Asked by Kay 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Why saved logins got removed after some years??

Hi fellows. I'm using Firefox accounts for long time, to be specific from Created ⁨6/26/2015⁩ as my Firefox account page says at password field, And lately starts to not… (read more)

Hi fellows.

I'm using Firefox accounts for long time, to be specific from Created ⁨6/26/2015⁩ as my Firefox account page says at password field, And lately starts to notice that a lot of saved logins and some history are missing. I have checked when oldest Last Modified item, it appears to be from Last modified: October 5, 2018 So, there is at least 3 years of lost data. Is it something normal!! Or its because i have a limited saving i guess. Or apparently logins and history older than 5 years are removed!? Please i want more details about these things, if as i guessed that 5 years old data will be removed, i have to save them in another sources. it maybe an issue in my PC i can fix and get these old data.

Really thank you and appreciate your time. Thank you.

Asked by bnj52573 2 years ago

Last reply by bnj52573 1 year ago

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"Recommended by Pocket" won't stay toggled off when I restart Firefox.

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on th… (read more)

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on the new tab page. It does not stay toggled off on its own when I next boot Windows. I always completely shut my computer down.

Asked by amketch 2 years ago

Last reply by amketch 1 year ago

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Drop down list of email addresses

This question has to do with logging into web sites with an email and a password. Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit). Windows 10. On many sites, when I click in the email field, a… (read more)

This question has to do with logging into web sites with an email and a password. Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit). Windows 10.

On many sites, when I click in the email field, a drop down list of email addresses appears from which I can make a selection using the mouse or up/down arrow keys. Some web sites have as few as two email addresses in the drop down list, others have many more. I recall that one site has about fifteen email addresses in the drop down list.

How can I remove a non-applicable email address from the drop down list?

How can I clear the drop down list of all email addresses?

Thanks.

Asked by stevejq 2 years ago

Answered by stevejq 1 year ago

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Message "Browser being managed by your organization" is new.

The message about the "Browser being managed by your organization" that shows up in Firefox settings, is new. I've been using Linux mint with Firefox for over a year on m… (read more)

The message about the "Browser being managed by your organization" that shows up in Firefox settings, is new. I've been using Linux mint with Firefox for over a year on my own personal laptop and this message just showed up in my Firefox settings kind of out of the blue.. Can it be related to version 100? I was just trying to do something online. totally unrelated to the Firefox settings, and now I've spent a considerable amount of time trying to get rid of this policy. I tried to set the AppUpdate policy to true, but it still will not allow me to check for updates in the settings, or if I go under help, about. I do not use the laptop often, so this is the first time I've been unable to check for updates, and I would prefer not to have an enterprise security policy running on my personal laptop. I do not know how it came to be on the laptop but any help removing, or resetting the controls would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by artlawrence 2 years ago

Last reply by artlawrence 1 year ago

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Mass Editing Bookmarks/Bookmark Manager

Hail all: Now, Firefox has a very, VERY simple Bookmark Manager, that basically only allows to add, remove, and single-bookmark edit. Now, I have for instance 6+K Youtu… (read more)

Hail all:

Now, Firefox has a very, VERY simple Bookmark Manager, that basically only allows to add, remove, and single-bookmark edit.

Now, I have for instance 6+K Youtube Links, which all, annoyingly, end with " - YouTube". I want to remove that idiocy, but to edit 6+K bookmarks, one by one?

Can you add a way to mass-edit bookmarks?

Also, can you add a "Explorer Tree Style" Bookmark manager, that shows all bookmarks in true Explorer style (As in:

All Bookmarks
--- Bookmarks Toolbar
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
------------- ...
-------- Folder 2
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...
--- Bookmarks Menu
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
-------------  ...
-------- Folder 2
------------ SubFolder 1
-----------------Bookmark 1
-----------------Bookmark 2
-----------------  ...
------------ SubFolder 2
-----------------Bookmark 1
-----------------Bookmark 2
-----------------  ...
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...
--- Other Bookmarks
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
-------------  ...
-------- Folder 2
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...

(without the "-" 's of course, this was my way to represent the folder and "bookmark file" system in tree form), with an option to see doubles in their respective folder/subfolder, with the normal editing functions? Since ... that would ultimately be darn helpful? Especially when implemented DIRECTLY into Firefox, so no additional tools are needed (add-ons) since these never have what I actually need.

I have a 700+ Bookmarks backup file, which says all. Far too many bookmarks to sift through, manually, without decent tools, thus the need to do it "one at a time".

Thank you very much.

Xog.

Asked by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 2 years ago

Last reply by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 1 year ago

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How to play 2 youtube videos at once?

I can have a youtube video on two tabs, but I cant play both of them. I want to do this because I want to play "1 hour of silence occasionally broken up by AUUGHHH" to ju… (read more)

I can have a youtube video on two tabs, but I cant play both of them. I want to do this because I want to play "1 hour of silence occasionally broken up by AUUGHHH" to jumpscare myself randomly while watching another youtube video because I am a masochist. Whenever I play a video on one tab and go to the other and play that one, the other one pauses. Please help me satisfy my masochistic desires. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by Ball 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Cannot connect to legitamate website

I have just switched from Google Chrome to Firefox version 101.01. There is a legitimate website that I use a lot, it is an on-line library where I get eBooks on a regul… (read more)

I have just switched from Google Chrome to Firefox version 101.01. There is a legitimate website that I use a lot, it is an on-line library where I get eBooks on a regular basis.

Since I switch to Firefox I am not able to successfully get on the website. The website is HTTPS://broward.overdrive.com or HTTPS://www.overdrive.com, a division of the Broward County Library in Florida.

I continue to get the Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT. When I click “Accept the Risk and Continue button, Firefox then just returns to the original error screen. I noticed it also adds the site to the Firefox Certificate Manger. I had like 20 of the site listed in the certificate manager. I removed all but one, but each time I click the “Accept the Risk and Continue button it adds another exception to the manager but I am still not able to successful reach the site.

I have been using overdrive.com for at least 6 months and it was working with no issues until I switch to Firefox, so the website is not the problem.

I am using Windows 10 as an operating system on my desktop.

Please help me get back my access to this library website.

Thanks, Jim McGuire

Asked by jimmcguire91 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Map Icons

The Historic Houses Association (www.historichouses.org) site has an option to show a map of interesting places. When I view this map in Firefox on Android or Windows 11… (read more)

The Historic Houses Association (www.historichouses.org) site has an option to show a map of interesting places. When I view this map in Firefox on Android or Windows 11, the icons show up correctly. For instance in the example map, next to Lincoln. In Android/Windows the icon shows a small castle in a drop pin while here in a Linux desktop it just shows a cross hatched box. The link to the web page still works. The roads in the Android/Windows versions correctly show A1, A46 etc. But here in Linux, you can just make out the road numbers behind the vertical hatching. Over a long period I have seen this has occur on a number of sites but I think that the maps are probably (cannot prove it) Mapbox/OpenStreetMap. But when I look at OpenStreeMap it self, the Road Numbers are fine and when I add a layer involving tags, they show as normal.

I know I could address this inquiry HHA but they will simply say 'they do not support Linux'. The site works in other environments so why not Linux? Also, as I have said, it has occurred on other sites in the past (though I must admit I cannot remember which ones and when - I tried a few while writing this support request) Is it likely that the web pages are being downloaded with a catalogue of Icons but this fails in the Linux version of Firefox? Would this account for the road numbers being corrupted as well?

The PC is running a fairly new (last 10 days) installation of Linux Manjaro with Mate desktop. However, this has been happening for some time (a couple of years) during which time, I have used Linux Mint, Debian and Manjaro, with Mate and Gnome desktops. Firefox is used as provided by Linux Manjaro, including Noscript and Adblocker - I have tried viewing this page with both disabled. The only changes I have made to Firefox settings is to enable 'when you open a link .... switch to it immediately', 'search for text when you start typing' and set 'browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab' to false.

I have put up with the problem because it only affects me, however I am about to load Linux Manjaro on to computers for other less computer literate/tolerant people who will be using similar maps. It would help them if I could get a fix.

Thanks for your time

Asked by clod 1 year ago

Last reply by clod 1 year ago

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How can I transfer the TAGS for my bookmarks to version 101.0.1 - didn't copy them, but still have them in 98.0.1?

I downloaded version 101.0.1 and lost most of my bookmark TAGS! These help me find things in my many bookmarks. I've kept version 98.0.1 in my Applications folder (MAC Mo… (read more)

I downloaded version 101.0.1 and lost most of my bookmark TAGS! These help me find things in my many bookmarks. I've kept version 98.0.1 in my Applications folder (MAC Mojave 10.14.6) and it still has all my TAGS intact. I can't copy / paste or drag and drop them. How can I transfer my bookmarks TAGS?

Asked by elaine.brodie 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Black screen flashes when running multiple profiles.

Hi! I have Firefox 101.0.1 on Windows 10. When I run firefox normally then everything works fine. When I start another firefox with firefox -P and then selec another pro… (read more)

Hi!

I have Firefox 101.0.1 on Windows 10. When I run firefox normally then everything works fine. When I start another firefox with firefox -P and then selec another profile for another instance then my monitors start to flash black. When I close the other instance then it goes away again.

I tried to update my Intel UHD 630 graphics driver from device manager but it already says I have latest driver.

When I ignore that flashing for too long time I will eventually get BSOD. The driver that causes BSOD seems to be igdkmd64.sys.

What is interesting is that it only happens when I run multiple profiles of FF and once with -P option. With single profile at time I can play multiple videos at once and have multiple large images and other stuff open on tabs that put load on system and nothing happens. Even opening multiple windows within same profile with Ctrl + N doesn't cause any problems. But as soon as I load 2 profiles at the same time I get this problem. Any ideas?

Asked by wybqogzigoxruxdhnp 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't add or manage bookmarks

I wanted to add a bookmark and found that the commands for Manage Bookmarks, Bookmark Current Tab, and Bookmark All Tabs were all grayed out. I searched help topics and t… (read more)

I wanted to add a bookmark and found that the commands for Manage Bookmarks, Bookmark Current Tab, and Bookmark All Tabs were all grayed out. I searched help topics and tried everything I could find:

• I deleted the old xulstore.json file. • I used the Firefox refresh feature. • I found Places Database and tried Verify Integrity. It reported that both databases are sane (I'm attaching a screenshot of the results). • I restarted the computer. • I quit Firefox and got info on the places.sqlite file. It is not locked.

Nothing so far has worked. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by mfrosey 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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lost tabs

i lost my previous tabs and i couldnt recover them. they were no were to be found in history. i need to restore tabs to a previous time or date to recover them and there … (read more)

i lost my previous tabs and i couldnt recover them. they were no were to be found in history. i need to restore tabs to a previous time or date to recover them and there is no such option, as i accidently closed the new tab and now its overwritten " previous" tabs.

Asked by simon_90x 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Where is the built-in container tabs?

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings,… (read more)

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings, and I could use containers without installing an addon some days ago.

I can still access by directly viewing this address

about:preferences#containers

But I can't find it in the settings, and this feature does no longer work.

So I went to read recent release notes from Firefox 100 to 101.0.1, but I didn't find any notes to say this feature has been disabled. Could this be an unexpected result of an update?

Asked by Bellozzz 1 year ago

Answered by Bellozzz 1 year ago