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Firefox not loading after clearing cache and cookies

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or… (read more)

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or browsing commercial sites to prevent tracking. It has never been an issue until recently. I've also noticed that clearing cache/cookies no longer actually clears them - they remain visible as a number on the preferences page as well as listed in the about:cache list - even after I've cleared them using the drop down box from the menu bar History tab. This is definitely a bug.

I've had to clear everything, shut down Firefox, then RESTART! the entire computer to get Firefox to load once I manage to clear everything. Can anyone explain what is happening without telling me, "there's no need to clear the cache and cookies mid-sesh - it will clear when you close Firefox". I don't want, for example, youtube tracking my browsing after I watch a video then leave their site. I have a vpn/ghostery/adblock etc so it may not technically be necessary but I feel safer when I manually remove them. This used to be easily possible. What has changed? Thank you.

Asked by AnsonA 3 days ago

Firefox 93 Way Too Slow!

Got the "new & improved" version 93, and it doesn't seem so improved. I can barely write this, as it keeps stopping and starting, and acts like we're underwater! It's… (read more)

Got the "new & improved" version 93, and it doesn't seem so improved. I can barely write this, as it keeps stopping and starting, and acts like we're underwater! It's using about 15GBs of RAM, and while I still have plenty on-hand, it's barely functioning! Come one, what's going on, will this browser ever just work?

Asked by StevenCee 3 days ago

Wav File

The following was asked already and got a reply but did not help. I also had this problem and I fixed i very simple. The problem was, "WAV files unable to play within bro… (read more)

The following was asked already and got a reply but did not help. I also had this problem and I fixed i very simple. The problem was, "WAV files unable to play within browser". What I did I went to Settings then applications in the search box I entered wav and the application can up and I changed the action to the player to use I chose Window Player and works perfect.

Asked by solkeys 3 days ago

Firefox leaves out lines in PDF

I use Firefox to display PDF. Since the new update some lines do not show up anymore. For example '=' is displayed as '-'; '≤' as '<' and the minus sign doesn't show u… (read more)

I use Firefox to display PDF. Since the new update some lines do not show up anymore. For example '=' is displayed as '-'; '≤' as '<' and the minus sign doesn't show up at all. If I zoom in the displayed area gets corrected. When I switch back to Automatic Zoom the lines are missing again.

Asked by paul.bajdala 3 days ago

Firefox Sync Account. Locked out and only reasonable option for me is to use Chrome or Edge

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an … (read more)

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an alternate method of resolution, even if it means that the account is deleted so that the end user can use their primary e-mail account.

Given that my account login is my e-mail address and my e-mail address is the equivalent of a company holding my name and address I assumed it would be possible to use an official request for data removal.

Unfortunately Mozilla will only remove your e-mail address from mailing lists and not from sync account servers. So, it would appear that once you lose your 2FA, Mozilla can retain your personal details forever, and there's nothing you can do about it. Essentially what I got back after waiting for a month was being removed from any e-mail subscriptions and a 'get stuffed we can't help you, here's a link that we know can't help you'. Pretty bad after waiting a month.

It certainly makes it very secure, I'll say that, but also very weird to have an e-mail address that is unusable for the next few thousand years. Essentially on a blacklist. Having moved to Firefox after Netscape Navigator it's a shame to be locked out or to even be able to delete the account so I can start again. Anyway, my account sync with Edge and Chrome on both my Kubuntu and Windows install work fine so it's not like I don't have a browser that won't sync.

If anyone does have a solution, I'll take it, but after a month of trying various methods I think my e-mail address is now useless for Firefox Sync, and thus Firefox is now useless to me and I'll have to use Edge and Chrome instead.

Asked by jim.clow 3 days ago

Print Preview not loading when launched from ColdFusion application on Windows 10

I have a Coldfusion application running on Windows 10. I just updated Firefox and when I launch the printer function from with the app, the Print Preview window flashes t… (read more)

I have a Coldfusion application running on Windows 10. I just updated Firefox and when I launch the printer function from with the app, the Print Preview window flashes then closes. The behavior is the same with tab_modal true or false.

Print preview is loading from Chrome and was working with Firefox for years up until the recent browser updates.

I'm using 93.0

Asked by mpal1 3 days ago

Firefox keeps redirecting my localhost web page to another internet domain

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Window… (read more)

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Windows\System32\etc\hosts ) I can make an alias for 127.0.0.1, otherwise known as localhost. Because my name is greg, I can add a server name to my localhost, like http://greg/test.html.

This works pretty well, but sometimes when I add a new alias, like greg or gregory, Firefox doesn't pick up on it right away. I can go to http://greg/test.html in Chrome, and it goes to the local web page just fine. But if I try it in Firefox, it tries to redirect me to "http://www.greg.com". The usual fix is to go into Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content, then press CLEAR.

But this doesn't always work, and it seems like no matter what I clear, Firefox insists on not looking up my local server alias, but instead redirects me to https://www.greg.com.

How do I force Firefox to look for http://greg/ only on my local server?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 3 days ago

Last reply by gregory.george.lewis 3 days ago

Firefox on Windows10 not playing videos from youtube, reddit

As the title says and I've tried the following: - Restarting my laptop - Clearing the cache and cookies - Disabling hardware acceleration - Disabling Enhanced Tracking Pr… (read more)

As the title says and I've tried the following:

- Restarting my laptop - Clearing the cache and cookies - Disabling hardware acceleration - Disabling Enhanced Tracking Protection - Running in Troubleshoot mode - Refreshing FF - Reinstalling FF (Currently running 93.0, 64bit)

Youtube buffers the video but won't actually play it. The same goes for Reddit.

I'm at a loss for what else to try.

Asked by eregimbald 3 days ago

SaveFrom.net Helper

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program … (read more)

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program name shows as an extension on the bar at the top of the Firefox page.

I cannot delete it. If I delete it once it reappears next time I load Firefox. The extension does not show up in add ons and extensions in Tools Firefox.

I have read an earlier reply that suggests delete Firefox and reinstall Firefox and that will get rid of it.

However, I am not anxious to try that as over time I have already extensions ad add ons and other customisation of Firefox, including all my bookmarks and I don't want to lose these and start again.

So here is my question. As the program is deleted and as their extension does not show up in Tools and then adddons, can I assume that the existence of the program name as an extension on one of the title bars at the top of Firefox is just an irritation and that this SaveFrom program cannot in any way add or do anything to my computer?

I can then live with it rather than deleting Firefox and starting again.

I would be so grateful for your help.

Thank you.

Asked by avwood 3 days ago

Is My Browser Compromised?

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not… (read more)

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not being managed by an organization. Is my browser compromised?

Asked by jclane64 3 days ago

Last reply by jclane64 3 days ago

Media keys not working on Firefox browser

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek b… (read more)

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek back, forward and pause buttons. It's kind of annoying that I have to open the background tab where the media is playing and pause it with space or my mouse when I could simply hit the pause button while working. I've tried disabling and re-enabling media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled in about:config but nothing happened :( Thanks.

Asked by soapmuncher 3 days ago

How to disable mDNS in Firefox?

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Addre… (read more)

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp

I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5353 0.0.0.0:* 2436/firefox

I see that Firefox listens on UDP port 5353 (mDNS). I do not like that, since the computer has public IP address. I tried to look for ways how to disable mDNS in Firefox, without any luck.

Please could anyone advise how to disable mDNS in Firefox?

Asked by GoodMirek 3 days ago

Firefox redirects my local virtual server website url to an external url

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like: … (read more)

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like:

127.0.0.12 pierremarketinggroup

...and then I add a virtual server to the Apache httpd.conf file, so that when I type:

http://pierremarketinggroup/

...in my address bar, it will take me to the local website on my workstation hard drive.

This has been working for years on Firefox, but now, after upgrading to PHP 8 in XAMPP and some fiddling around, Firefox no longer respects the local domain, but instead will redirect me to

https://www.pierremarketinggroup.com

...which doesn't exist, yet.

Firefox does the same thing with all my local, virtual domains. Chrome, Edge, and other web browsers continue to work normally, so I know my Apache and Windows hosts settings are correct.

What I have tried: - Cleared content cache, restarted Firefox. Didn't fix the problem. - "Refresh" Firefox. I think this was a mistake, as I lost all my logins, but too late now. Even so, it didn't fix the problem. I type the local address into address bar, and Firefox doesn't read it, or doesn't look up the local domain, or I don't know what.

I used to be able to fix the problem by going to Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> check Cached Web Content -> Clear, and that would usually fix the problem. Now it doesn't fix the problem.

How do I force Firefox to look up the domain on my local machine, instead of redirecting me to an external (and usually unrelated) url?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 3 days ago

Copying text from the URL bar which is NOT the URL actually only copies the url

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to… (read more)

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to paste into my Doc, because that was a quick easy way to remove formatting from the texts (hyperlinks, bold, etc.).

At some point relatively recently, this changed. Now when I paste a chunk of text into the URL bar and either cut or copy it from there, what I get when I paste it is just the URL of the page I'm on. The text I'd pasted into the URL bar might STILL BE THERE when I hit ctl+C and ctl+V but what gets pasted is the URL of the page that actually is nowhere to be seen. Is there a way around this or do I just have to take longer to remove formatting from pasted text now? Thank you for any info!

Asked by iamnotian 2 days ago

transfer bookmark to new PC

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop als… (read more)

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop also (html file), but that hasn't worked either. What should I do?

Asked by nancyleedecatur 2 days ago

HiDPI Screenshots Too Big

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800. I've tried messing around with the se… (read more)

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800.

I've tried messing around with the settings, but can't seem to find a way to make the final image 1440 x 900. Setting the DPR only seems to work if it's at 2. If it's at 1, the screen shot is the right dimension, but is missing 75% of the image.

Even though I'm on a HiDPI screen, I would love to be able to capture a 1440 x 900 screen and have the image actually end up being 1440 x 900. Is there a trick to this?

Asked by christian_mills 2 days ago

78.15 ESR will force you to update?

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2. Never s… (read more)

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2.

Never saw this kind of text from mozilla before. Does this mean that unlike previous versions, 78.15 will no longer give you the option to decline automatic updates?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.15.0/releasenotes/

Asked by kvcfsqgu 2 days ago

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab. (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windo… (read more)

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

(Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windows 10 home X 64) 

I tried to see if i can update firefox but it says already is updated.

Please help!

Asked by subhashishchatterjee100 2 days ago

Run firefox from cron

Hello, I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped wor… (read more)

Hello,

I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped working.

I do export DISPLAY=:0 than run firefox $url and all was fine previously but now I always received a message : “Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.”

You can easily reproduce by running : sudo -u $(whoami) /path/to/firefox-dev/firefox https://www.google.com

Can somebody explain what is checked by firefox and why it consider it is not responding instead of just open my url in a new tab ?

Asked by ecornely 2 days ago