• Solved
  • Archived

Firefox crashes on startup immediately (due to re-opening a session) - how can I force a restart without session restore?

One of my FireFox session crashed (I think the page was trying to print something), but now each time I want to restart the browser, this session is immediately restored,… (read more)

One of my FireFox session crashed (I think the page was trying to print something), but now each time I want to restart the browser, this session is immediately restored, which immediately crashes Firefox.

I don't have any chance to interact with its UI at all prior the (re)crash.

How can I force a "clean" firefox browser start in this case?

Asked by bejoscha 2 years ago

Answered by bejoscha 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Microsoft is stopping Firefox from accessing the Lovemoney.com website.

Microsoft is stopping Firefox from accessing the Lovemoney.com website. Does anyone know why? It started today. It only applies to Firefox v81, I tried Edge and Vivaldi a… (read more)

Microsoft is stopping Firefox from accessing the Lovemoney.com website. Does anyone know why?

It started today. It only applies to Firefox v81, I tried Edge and Vivaldi and they were OK. Perhaps it is because Firefox is my default browser?

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit v 2004, build 19041.508. My email is handled by Microsoft Azure and I use Outlook to view it. The selection of mail that goes into The Junk Email folder is random, moving the sender to my white list does not stop them being junked, so I check the Junk folder and move the messages that I want to save into my Inbox.

Today, I moved a message from Lovemoney.com to the Inbox and looked at it in the Outlook preview window. I clicked on a link for an article I was interested in and a page opened with a title of Microsoft, a message saying:The request is blocked. followed by a long error code. To see if the link in the message was bad, I typed https://www.lovemoney.com/ into the address bar and got the same result.

Here is the page source: <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type"> <style type="text/css"> body { font-family:Arial; margin-left:40px; } img { border:0 none; } #content { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto } #message h2 { font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal; color: #000000; margin: 34px 0px 0px 0px } #message p { font-size: 13px; color: #000000; margin: 7px 0px 0px 0px } #errorref { font-size: 11px; color: #737373; margin-top: 41px } </style> <title>Microsoft</title>

The request is blocked.

0RG57XwAAAAAxgbYeIRMgQZ2kwJD+v2xUTE9OMjFFREdFMDIxNABjZGFkYmE3ZS03NzE0LTRjYjUtYTUzNC04ZGZjNTA4MDRjOWY=

Asked by GNev 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Masterpassword popup steals focus

I know, this has been asked before, but either the answer did not help or the addons to solve the problem were removed. In ealier versions the popup for entering the mast… (read more)

I know, this has been asked before, but either the answer did not help or the addons to solve the problem were removed. In ealier versions the popup for entering the masterpassword did popup when a site asked for a password. Now it pops up some seconds after the start, usually when I'm typing an URL or a search. How to change that? May I either set the seconds somewhere after which it pops up or set FF to not steal the focus if I am typing (which is a very bad behavior!) or change it back to only ask if a site requests a password? I'm frustrated enough to disable the masterpassword which can't be the solution. Thanks in advance

Asked by trigital 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Session restore doesn't restore all windows

For a few weeks now, Firefox does no longer restore all my opened windows (+ tabs). It very consitently fails to restore one (1) Window, which is also not to be found in… (read more)

For a few weeks now, Firefox does no longer restore all my opened windows (+ tabs).

It very consitently fails to restore one (1) Window, which is also not to be found in History / Recently closed windows (or tabs); Recently closed windows consistently shows (empty).

If I close Firefox with 4 windows, it will restore next session with 3 windows. If I have 3 windows open, 2 will be restored... etc. etc. etc. The window that is not restored can't be predicted. It is not neccesarily the last window used, or open on full screen when close, or least used window... there is not any consistency here...

I am talking about normally closing Firefox, usually through Close all windows from the taskbar.

Where does my missing window go, why won't it restore my full session (check and rechecked all settings, they are correct!)?

Asked by Crochetplush 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Watching a Zoom meeting

I don't want to download Zoom so I've been given these directions for Chrome. Is there a way to do this on Firefox browser?? Once the link opens in Google Chrome: 1.    … (read more)

I don't want to download Zoom so I've been given these directions for Chrome. Is there a way to do this on Firefox browser??

Once the link opens in Google Chrome: 1.      Click launch meeting 2.      When the Open Zoom Meetings box appears, click Cancel 3.      Join from your browser will appear on the screen. Click and it will open the meeting up via your web tab.

Asked by kyjweber 2 years ago

Answered by Sawyer 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

"Plugins will be installed shortly" but never actually install (Widevine + H264)

Hi, Problem as described in the title. I've read some similar questions and answers, but nothing ever helped. I already tried the following steps (none of them helped): -… (read more)

Hi,

Problem as described in the title. I've read some similar questions and answers, but nothing ever helped.

I already tried the following steps (none of them helped): - Checking for updates - Toggling DRM on/off - Uninstall Firefox completely (delete profiles, too and so on) - Changing some DRM or Plugin related config in about:config like media.peerconnection.video.h264 (and of course reverting it after that) - Looking for XHR requests when toggling DRM on/off or visting a site with DRM content. I couldn't figure out what I'm actually looking for, though... - Switching off Firewall/Antivirus or the TLS filtering (Eset) for a moment - Looking for suspicious requests in some router protocols or dashboards or whatever

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Volatilize 2 years ago

Answered by bvandyk 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Opening a Command Terminal/Window

I am using a Linux/Ubuntu computer. I downloaded a program that instructs me to "Open a browser window" to enter certain commands. I am fairly new Linux user and am req… (read more)

I am using a Linux/Ubuntu computer. I downloaded a program that instructs me to "Open a browser window" to enter certain commands. I am fairly new Linux user and am requesting assistance on how to open a Firefox browser "command" window and enter a Linux command.

Here is the program's URL: https://frontend.bredbandskollen.se/download/README.txt

See Item: --Browser

Thanks for your assistance!

Asked by dwaggoner.phd 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

"Change password security device security software device" "Unable to change password"

Every time I try to do something like save a password on Firefox, this thing pops up saying I need to change password. I proceed to type in a new password and then click … (read more)

Every time I try to do something like save a password on Firefox, this thing pops up saying I need to change password. I proceed to type in a new password and then click okay, like you're supposed to. But then it pops up with a message saying, "Unable to change password" it gives no reason why though. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? It's getting really annoying and I can't save any passwords. Thanks!

Asked by redheadchicks 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Backspace Botton closes tab

When I am in any website and hit the backspace it goes to the previous page or to the home page. I can't find anything in the settings to change it. Anyone know what is g… (read more)

When I am in any website and hit the backspace it goes to the previous page or to the home page. I can't find anything in the settings to change it. Anyone know what is going on?

Asked by Conner David Flocken 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Menu issues with a site in FF but not in Safari

I use a site for business which has a static menu across the top of the page which for a long time has worked just fine. Now since the last update in FF, the menu is no l… (read more)

I use a site for business which has a static menu across the top of the page which for a long time has worked just fine. Now since the last update in FF, the menu is no longer there, but a square button appears on the right. When clicked a page opens in the same tab and it has the missing menu items there. However when you move your mouse to click on the one I want, any menu item your mouse crosses automatically opens which takes you away from the menu page. Frustrating to say the least. What do I need to do to get the original menu back where it belongs? Keep in mind the site works fine as before. This problem happened with the last FF update.

Asked by myoffice1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Lost extensions

Hi everyone. I hope you can help me. I have installed one extension few days ago. Today i decided to refresh my browser by using mozilla button. After i did it, my extens… (read more)

Hi everyone. I hope you can help me. I have installed one extension few days ago. Today i decided to refresh my browser by using mozilla button. After i did it, my extension is gone and i have a file on my deskop like "old data of firefox" saved. The thing is i need my extension back because i had there some important data that i haven't saved :/ Is it possible to restore my old browser the same as before i refreshed it? Please help !

Asked by swierk.ubezpieczenia 2 years ago

Answered by swierk.ubezpieczenia 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal: spotify --uri="spotify:ar… (read more)

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal:

spotify --uri="spotify:artist:6OqhFYFJDnBBHas02HopPT"

and whatever Firefox is doing just launches Spotify without navigating to the thing indicated by the URI

Is there, perchance, a simple file edit I can do that will fix this for me?

Asked by patrickmcgorrill 2 years ago

Answered by patrickmcgorrill 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Radar on The Weather Channel doesn't work anymore

When I first started using Firefox, I could use it to see the radar on The Weather Channel. A couple months ago it stopped working. When I go to that page, what should be… (read more)

When I first started using Firefox, I could use it to see the radar on The Weather Channel. A couple months ago it stopped working. When I go to that page, what should be the map showing the radar display is blank. I searched online and tried some things, but nothing fixed it. It does work with other browsers.

Asked by broccoli.salad.soup 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox browser will not let me sign into my Comcast email account without changing the password each time.

Firefox browser will not let me sign into my Comcast email account without changing the password each time. I can sign in using any other browser. I have changed my pass… (read more)

Firefox browser will not let me sign into my Comcast email account without changing the password each time. I can sign in using any other browser. I have changed my password like 5 times now and I really would like to continue to use Firefox. What can I do?

Asked by christianlarson 1 year ago

Answered by christianlarson 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Upgrade from V52.esr to V81 - no Logins imported, no Fix working

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozi… (read more)

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozilla/firefox.../myprofile/*.* - including "key3.db" (in use), "key4.db" (don't know where this one originates from - shouldn't exist at all for versions < 57 or so) and "logins.json".

So far stumbled upon:

  • No Logins in new system visible. No master password set. After setting a new master password, still no logins visible.
  • This very forum here suggests - in many threads for version upgrades from somewhere in the 50s to up to the 70s - to simply copy the "key3.db" and "logins.json" and to delete the "key4.db" on the new system's profile. That does not change anything at all.

Am i forced to keep the V52, now not only by means of addons compatibility, but also by means of login manager compatibility?

What would the correct path to upgrade be? Would i have to install each and every in-between-version from 52 to 81 to be able to migrate? Will i run into the exact same trouble doing it that way, only burning daytime for nothing? Or is it guarantied to somehow get the logins data transfered to the current version? How did all the Millions of other users fare with that aspect? Is that an extremely rare case where users set a master password, so that developers decided to not care anymore about those nasty paranoids?

Asked by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

Answered by White-Gandalf 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Green line underneath tabs

Hi there, Today I noticed Reddit tabs, and only Reddit, have a green line underneath them. Did I accidentally hit a "favourites" shortcut or something? The green line is … (read more)

Hi there,

Today I noticed Reddit tabs, and only Reddit, have a green line underneath them. Did I accidentally hit a "favourites" shortcut or something? The green line is starting to bother me a bit and I would like to have it gone if possible.

Thanks :)

Asked by InactiveWall 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago