Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goin… (read more)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 1 month ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 4 days ago

Firefox Settings Across Platforms

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted… (read more)

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted as another topic by me. Big questions:

1. Can I bring FF on the three other laptops and server to the same FF revision level at this machine and copy across all files that would capture settings this machine's settings/changes in Config and Policies ?

I currently make quick work of syncing UBlock and AdBlocker on all machines by simple export/imports of text files. Everything tweaked exactly the same on every machine with respect to FF is what I am after...

Asked by JoeJupa 1 month ago

Last reply by JoeJupa 2 days ago

Can't use my other email address to make a new account

I installed Firefox at work and set my personal email address as secondary to my business address. Well, I liked Firefox so much that I decided to use it at work and at h… (read more)

I installed Firefox at work and set my personal email address as secondary to my business address. Well, I liked Firefox so much that I decided to use it at work and at home - and I removed my personal email from my business account.

Unfortunately Firefox is still recognizing my personal email as the secondary address for my business account and I am completely incapable of making a new account. My bookmarks and saved passwords are all different between home and work. I NEED two individual accounts, just like how I was using my browsers with Chrome.

How can I convince Firefox that my personal email is free and available so that I can make a new account with it??

Thank you for your help!

Asked by mariah.k 1 week ago

Last reply by mariah.k 1 day ago

I am my own Administrator yet, someone or thing has taken over that job from me.

Have followed suggestions to clear this issue without success. On Linux Mint how to remove : Policies, 'Active' "DisableAppUpdates", "True" - "Your browser is being mana… (read more)

Have followed suggestions to clear this issue without success. On Linux Mint how to remove : Policies, 'Active' "DisableAppUpdates", "True" - "Your browser is being managed by some organization." "Updates disabled by some system administrator"/w more issues, being blocked by the same problem from accessing the internet using a NIC cable, am using Wireless. Have been working with this issue from about 0200 this morning 1/19/22. Used one feature, "about:config" but my problem still is there. The issue with 'Policies' is a little more than I can handle. My FFx v96.0.1, Linux Mint Cinnamon v19.3 at this time, best of my memory, @82 Y/Od; Attempted a ScreenShot and could not reduce the size. Just note: "Your browser is being managed by your organization." is displayed top of all pages in "Settings."

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Asked by NTLS 1 week ago

Last reply by NTLS 2 hours ago

Switching back to normal firefox colors without altering my theme

As the title suggests, I just want firefox to be nice to use again. Since its latest update it is far from nice. Too much stuff is set to darkmode, even though I have goo… (read more)

As the title suggests, I just want firefox to be nice to use again. Since its latest update it is far from nice. Too much stuff is set to darkmode, even though I have googled like crazy and fiddled with most, if not all, about:config options to try and restore it.

I will do whatever it takes, but my firefox theme (abstract firefox) must remain intact. Surely there is something I can do in the userChrome.css or whatever it's called.

It is just so very tiring having to fix mistakes made by firefox, that keeps changing stuff for the worse. Changes that nobody ever asked for. I am giving the browser one more chance for old times sake, since I have been using it for 20 years or thereabouts. So please, firefox... stop trying to force your users into using stuff that your staff team or whatever likes to use. Think of your users.

And please help me out.

Thank you.

Asked by fopibab368 2 weeks ago

Last reply by fopibab368 6 days ago

KEEP ME SIGNED IN/NO NOT WORKING IN MY LIVE.COM ACCT

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE! AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GE… (read more)

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE!

AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GET INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL, I AM RE-DIRECTED TO A WINDOW THAT ASKS IF I WANT TO STAY SIGNED IN (KEEP ME SIGNED IN). THE 2 CHOICES AVAILABLE ARE "NO" AND "DON'T SHOW THIS WINDOW AGAIN". NEITHER OF THESE 2 BUTTONS WORK AS I KEEP GETTING THEM EVERY TIME I LOG INTO MY EMAIL.
ONE THING I HAVE NOTED IS THAT IF I GO BACK 1 PAGE FROM THE "KMSI" PAGE, THIS OFTEN TAKES ME TO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL INBOX. THIS MAKES ME THINK THAT I AM BEING RE-DIRECTED TO THE "KMSI" PAGE! AS STATED EARLIER MS SAYS THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM BECAUSE WHEN I LOG IN USING EDGE, THE BUTTONS WORK AND THE "KMSI" WINDOW DOESN'T RE-APPEAR!

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON/OFF SINCE 11/18 AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MICROSOFT TO FIX THE PROBLEM SINCE THEN. ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! SINCERELY, D

Asked by DOLSZOWY 1 week ago

Last reply by DOLSZOWY 6 days ago

Can no longer watch prime video

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his ma… (read more)

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his mac desktop and there is no problem watching them on kindle fire. However I want to continue watching on laptop.


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section.

Asked by lesewart 1 month ago

Last reply by lesewart 4 days ago

Repeatedly crashes . but only on this machine.

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same d… (read more)

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same distros ( linux mint 20.3 ) radeon video cards , amd family cpu's This machine is AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor × 6 the video card atm is AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0, 5.4.0-94-generic, LLVM 12.0.0) though i had the same crash issue with a nVidia graphics card. Memory is Corsair and the memtest86 reports no errors. This is where i get a bit lost. Memory issues or hardware defects might explain this but where's one to begin ? Trouble is , no other application ever crashes and it's rock solid. So is FF to point a finger at or something else ? That's the objective of me submitting this report. Try to find out what's really at fault here and fix it.

The crashes happen at all times. It can also be right at starting FF and never even reaching the main window. I tried with and without the --safe-mode and it's the same that also happens.

So i submitted one of the crash reports ID: 656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

The report can be found here : https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

Since there's so many i hesitate to put them all up , there's dozens since the system reinstall yesterday , i reinstalled the whole OS again yesterday to try to get rid of the bug. Any help to solve this once and for all will be highly appreciated . :) thanks for reading

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Asked by FuzzyTheBear 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FuzzyTheBear 5 days ago

the Proton UI SUCKS!!! I hate the black/dark background, and I cannot see the bookmark separators again..

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefo… (read more)

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefox since v2 or was it v4 so long time...

Mozilla I am tired of these terrible UI changes you keep making and it needs to stop... please at least add some user config options so we can at least disable the ugly proton UI features..! as the about:config proton UI options don't work right... anymore..

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 days ago

Change Titlebar Profile Name without Addon?

I am currently using an older addon called Window Titler which I would like to remove as it has not been updated in a while. However I cannot find a way to name my differ… (read more)

I am currently using an older addon called Window Titler which I would like to remove as it has not been updated in a while. However I cannot find a way to name my different Firefox profiles with a Titlebar name. This is very very helpful to tell what profile you are working in as without it you don't really know.

Is there a way in about:config or somewhere else to configure the Titlebar without using a plugin?

Asked by FirefoxyKing 1 month ago

Last reply by FirefoxyKing 2 hours ago

Why is Firefox crashing over and over

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error me… (read more)

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error message. windows 10 firefox version 92

https://imgur.com/a/L0JnN4P

picture crash report

Asked by Dog3456 4 months ago

Last reply by Dog3456 5 days ago

Using Bing on Firefox

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I ty… (read more)

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I type. Then I would click "Save". Until recently, these settings held with no problem. Now after I click "Save" and go back to the main screen in Bing (or come back to Bing after being somewhere else), I'm back to "Moderate" and suggestions fill in as I type. Microsoft claims this is Firefox's issue and needs to be fixed at Firefox's end. Others are posting on Microsoft's answers forums, some also using Firefox, but not all. I love Firefox and I'm not changing to something else, so can you tell me how this Bing issue might be fixed? Thank you.

Asked by mrshvd3 1 week ago

Last reply by mrshvd3 4 days ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 9 hours ago

My omnibox is just permanently broken for it seems one website.

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931> In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing … (read more)

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931>

In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing my 'recent history' 100% once, gmail.com never ever became autofilled again. I can't get it to show up, no matter what.

I even refreshed firefox, still didn't help, sadly. The only thing left is to uninstall FF but that's a headache I don't want to do. and there's no guarantee that it would work.

Tried disabling all my extensions except for the most obviously fine ones like momentum. Didn't seem to help. <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176553> This guy had the EXACT same problem I had. So I followed through these suggestions. Didn't help.

1. Does anyone know what the right keywords for this would be if I want to google others who have similar issues? Looks like I can only just hope other people have the solution. But I've googled things like firefox not suggesting history in omnibox search. Hasn't come up with anything that worked yet.

Asked by marshall929 1 week ago

Last reply by marshall929 8 hours ago

Firefox Themes

Some time ago, my colour scheme in Firefox changed. I spent hours getting it back to what I wanted. Recently, following a PC restart it happened again, now I can't recove… (read more)

Some time ago, my colour scheme in Firefox changed. I spent hours getting it back to what I wanted. Recently, following a PC restart it happened again, now I can't recover my original Theme. Worse, 2 website's, ASDA & Tesco have changed colour to purple making it very difficult for my wife to read. It makes no difference to these websites whichever theme I set. When I open the same websites on Google Chrome, they appear normally. I have used Firefox for many years but now it gets ever more complicated making it more difficult to use. Often, if I need to update anything financial with suppliers, it fails to do so, then I have to switch to Google Chrome which works without any problems.

PS I tried to add images both by word doc. & PDF but clicking the 'Browse' button below could not find them in my explorer, they are there.

Asked by TJames 1 week ago

Last reply by TJames 5 days ago

HMR of webpack does not work correctly on Firefox

When I do front-end development, the framework I used is antd pro(Based on React). After the webpack packing the project, the developing page will be automatically reload… (read more)

When I do front-end development, the framework I used is antd pro(Based on React). After the webpack packing the project, the developing page will be automatically reloaded(May be called HMR, Hot Module Replacement). But after the page reloaded, the CSS of the page is not rendered, It also need refresh the page by F5. Thus, HMR does not work correctly on Firefox, but it can work on other browsers like Edge, Chrome

Asked by tanhua0716 5 days ago

Не работает поиск

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая … (read more)

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая страница и список сайтов не загружается. Подскажите, как это исправить?

Asked by nastyakrasnova666 5 days ago