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Session restore

Does anybody knows why firefox sometimes restores to a previous session, like the one atleast a couple weeks ago, instead of the one I had when I closed it for the last t… (read more)

Does anybody knows why firefox sometimes restores to a previous session, like the one atleast a couple weeks ago, instead of the one I had when I closed it for the last time? and if I can do something about it, I tried using the files from sessionstore backup but they just update to the new session

Asked by Dany 00 2 years ago

Last reply by Linda 1 year ago

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Rstore previous session bug

Hey, I'm using the restore previous session feature. Its really helpful, but I assume since the last update it is not working properly. Whenever I use the private firefo… (read more)

Hey, I'm using the restore previous session feature. Its really helpful, but I assume since the last update it is not working properly. Whenever I use the private firefox browser (window) parallel to the normal one (window) and close the normal browser before the private one, my last active session of the normal browser is not restored.

When I close the private firefox window before the normal firefox browser window everything works fine with restoring the tabs.

Any way around? And please fix this annoying bug. Thanks!

Asked by cbmorris 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox spellchecker won't work, dispite having the dictionary installed.

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrj… (read more)

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrjdjd as being misspelled. It's really annoying. It doesn't seem to be able to detect text boxes - even this one. There is no option to enable it with right click.

Asked by pjblackmoore 2 years ago

Last reply by Peter Spa Pan 1 year ago

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I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (read more)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate 2 years ago

Last reply by jahinson2002 1 year ago

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Why was disabling the "check for updates" "feature" disabled?

Ever since evolving past the 70's version, "Print to PDF" from Firefox has had sporadic problems. I have now three times "upgraded" to various 80's series releases and th… (read more)

Ever since evolving past the 70's version, "Print to PDF" from Firefox has had sporadic problems. I have now three times "upgraded" to various 80's series releases and though sometimes Print to PDF works, it more often fails. Once again i have "downgraded" to a 70's release, and i do not experience flaws.

I have posted at least twice of the issue, yet no one is able, or has done anything, about it. Fine. But to keep getting that annoying "New version available" notification is as irritating as malware, especially since "upgrading" will cause the system to malfunction, and the choice to spend time by your programmers to eliminate a safe internal method to disable this is very confusing; why was the decision made to eliminate the option to turn that annoyance off, creating an annoyance when the only time one would turn upgrades off would be when there was a malfunction with a release?

I did find the external registry fix, which, compared to pre early 60's releases having the setting, was a waste of my time to find, but more importantly, added an outside element of a breach of security. I do not understand the reasoning in the development team's thought process.

Asked by bem67 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox opens previous tabs on startup even though this setting is turned off

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the setting… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the settings. I think that it is crashing and trying to restore my pages because of that, but there are no crash reports when I visit about:crash. I am running the latest version of Firefox and windows 10.

Asked by Luke Shuttleworth 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Gmail will not load in Firefox. Started a few weeks ago

Since about a week or so ago late October or early November 2020, Gmail will not load in Firefox. I began having this problem about a week ago. Sometime in October or ea… (read more)

Since about a week or so ago late October or early November 2020, Gmail will not load in Firefox.

I began having this problem about a week ago. Sometime in October or early November of 2020. Gmail will not load in Firefox. Clearing cookies and all cache, works one time. Then it starts all over. Resting also works, just once. This is a giant PITA. I have to reset or clear the cache every time I use Firefox or Gmail won't load. It works fine on all other browsers. If I want to use Firefox for Gmail, I have to reset it or clear it every time I start Firefox. I have to go back to Chrome to use my Gmail.

Bob

Asked by chirpus57 2 years ago

Last reply by rcraincrow 1 year ago

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disable use of Pinned Tabs

Hi all, my daughter has found out that with Pinned Tabs she can work around the site-specific time limits I have set inside a parental control product (on windows10). No… (read more)

Hi all, my daughter has found out that with Pinned Tabs she can work around the site-specific time limits I have set inside a parental control product (on windows10).

Normally the parental control just closes tabs that display a forbidden or over-used web URL. But as Pinned Tabs have no close button it seems to fail. It only reports "time is over".

Is there a way to disable Pinned Tabs ? In about:config maybe?

Thanks and best regards Daniel

Asked by danielF 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Automatic launch of Firefox, also when other firefox windows are already open.

Hello, since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use … (read more)

Hello,

since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use Firefox 83. There is 3 different sessions on my computer and only one has the problem.... my session. Firefox launch a new windows always and regularely, when the computer start, and all the time during the use of my sessions. If i'm already on Firefox, a new windows open's.... If I close this one, few second after an other open's..... If I put this one on background, about 1 min after again an other open's. Like this always and indefinitevely. Whatever my use of the computer or the site to visit. Even when I don't use internet and use other software to work, Firefox starts up and goes in front of my software. If I let my session opened and I do nothings, after a certain time a lot of firefox windows are open. You can easily understand why I say that It's really insupportable... and this only with Firefox on my session.

My computer is protected with antivirus, and I did a full scan several time, I also tried with an other antivirus software. I used 2 softwares for detect malware... Nothing. I try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still the same after reinstall. I already set the "toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart" on "false" but firefox start alone again, again, again...

Does anyone has an idea of what is the problem and what I can do ?

Thanks.

Asked by GHOE70 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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edit this bookmark window flashes and disappears

Bookmark this page process has changed (Firefox v83.0 Mac). I cannot choose where to save the bookmark because no screen appears where I can navigate to or select a desti… (read more)

Bookmark this page process has changed (Firefox v83.0 Mac). I cannot choose where to save the bookmark because no screen appears where I can navigate to or select a destination. Then when I try to edit this bookmark, the edit screen only flashes briefly and disappears, giving me no means of editing the name or destination.

This has been occurring for 2 days as of 12/03/20.

Asked by Wayne 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Need help restoring tabs and windows after computer shutdown - there is no restore last session (more info.) - HELP

Hi, My computer shut down when it was in the process of re-opening my previous last session. I looked in the profile folder... It has the recovery, previous, and upgrad… (read more)

Hi,

My computer shut down when it was in the process of re-opening my previous last session. I looked in the profile folder... It has the recovery, previous, and upgrade json files available. Every time I try to restore these files via Library > History... it just keeps on talking about the bookmarks. I need those specific sites open up as it was for my studies. Yes, some of them date back a couple months and was going to go through them. I just was wishing someone could help me restore this data.

I did check this website:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html

It seems like the files seems to be working? I'm not entirely 100% sure, but I see information there on websites and such that I had opened up. Not direct links.

Further, I do know that the previous was the last one that was closed properly. It's just the one that have "recovery" are the smaller files that don't retain any information.

I tried looking at available topics and pages on windows, but none seem to solve my problem. I would appreciate it if someone can help me as I feel like I am missing one last step or doing it incorrectly on how to open these files, again.

Thank you for all the help in advance. I do really appreciate it as I need these tabs restored. >.<

Asked by Micamelus 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Launching Firefox

Whenever I launch Firefox my Graphics Drivers temporarily stop working. I get a balloon message on the taskbar, saying they are not working, then screen reloads and after… (read more)

Whenever I launch Firefox my Graphics Drivers temporarily stop working. I get a balloon message on the taskbar, saying they are not working, then screen reloads and after third prompt all is then good to go and I can start browsing.

This has just recently started. I have uninstalled and then re installed, no difference.

It is rather annoying. I have version 83.0

Thanks

Asked by stevenwest1968 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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"Performing a TLS handshake" delays pageloads forever

Running W10 Pro on a new Dell XPS 15 (9500) - 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM. FF 83.0 (64-bit). Recently I've been experiencing very long (30-60 second) delays when trying to load pa… (read more)

Running W10 Pro on a new Dell XPS 15 (9500) - 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM. FF 83.0 (64-bit).

Recently I've been experiencing very long (30-60 second) delays when trying to load pages from < some > websites. Sometimes it will affect 5-10 sites; other times, only one or two. The message common to all (in the lower LH corner of my screen) is "Performing a TLS handshake..."

While some websites have off-and-on problems, this website consistently experiences long delays loading (and the TLS message): https://hymnary.org/

Any help?

Asked by Justaservant 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Youtube not working with latest firefox on debian

For some reason Youtube tells me that Firefox doesn't recognize the available video formats. This isn't the case with most videos but ~1/10 videos fail (video in the imma… (read more)

For some reason Youtube tells me that Firefox doesn't recognize the available video formats. This isn't the case with most videos but ~1/10 videos fail (video in the immage is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1qHReYXYs&ab_channel=EthosLab ). Does anyone know how to fix this?

Asked by scaptal 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Within the last 2 weeks or so I get this error repeatedly when accessing secure sites that i used to be able to access with no issues. I use a private VPN and 2 factor au… (read more)

Within the last 2 weeks or so I get this error repeatedly when accessing secure sites that i used to be able to access with no issues. I use a private VPN and 2 factor authentication. Sometimes stopping the VPN momentarily fixes this, but for other sites, it's no go. This isn't an SSL or SEC error and a search on help forum didn't provide an answer.

Asked by amelia4 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Significant Slowdown

Since the last Firefox update about two weeks ago or so, late November 2020, Firefox has been using a lot more memory and crashing my computer quite often. Is there a wa… (read more)

Since the last Firefox update about two weeks ago or so, late November 2020, Firefox has been using a lot more memory and crashing my computer quite often. Is there a way to undo the last update to check this problem out? May or may not be tied to embedded videos auto running.

Asked by cleaver4470 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I've done the restart firefox to stop freezes multiple times. Still happens. Any ideas?

I keep getting freezes, slow downs, sometimes a warning that a page is slow to respond. I'm running FF 83.0. I have the following add-ons: - AdBlock - Colorful Tabs … (read more)

I keep getting freezes, slow downs, sometimes a warning that a page is slow to respond. I'm running FF 83.0. I have the following add-ons: - AdBlock - Colorful Tabs - Hover Zoom - Scroll Zoom - Search by Image.

I'm guessing one of the add-ons is causing the problem, but don't know which one. I've done the restart firefox to stop freezes multiple times. Still happens. Any ideas?

Asked by camelclub76 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago