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Firefox bookmarks' separators disappear while scrolling

So, my separators disappear and appear again when I'm scrolling in the bookmarks' sidebar. It doesn't happen always, but sometimes it does. Right now, I don't have any ad… (read more)

So, my separators disappear and appear again when I'm scrolling in the bookmarks' sidebar. It doesn't happen always, but sometimes it does. Right now, I don't have any add-ons, so I don't know why is this happening.

When I go and click them with the mouse they appear.

What should I do?

Asked by spyrakis6ts 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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How do I restore my tabs and windows, whether open or closed, when everything else fails?

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need. Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user h… (read more)

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need.

Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user has created, either on restarting Firefox (if that option is chosen) or on request.

The details of how to restore tabs are covered in Firefox's basic help online, and even how to deal with several crashes in a row (such as in an addon) ruin the normal backup file are also well explained.

However, today I accidentally pressed Alt+F4 twice on my poorly-designed keyboard and closed my main window, with 93 tabs, and another Firefox window as well. I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but I lost all 93 of my tabs.

I read many of the postings in which people give various suggestions, but none worked. Every time I restored a version of the sessionstore.js file I saw the same lonely empty tab. Restoring prefs.js did nothing, and neither did making changes in the internal configuration constants.

I tried refreshing/resetting Firefox (which preserves bookmarks), but I still couldn't restore the tabs. It was now clear that the problem was in sessionstore.js (and all its backups) for sure.

I'm writing this for people who must restore their windows or tabs, and don't mind getting technical about it. That was my situation.

The solution was to realize that the sessionstore.js file contains JSON code, which is an efficient way to represent integers and strings arranged in a tree structure.

I figured there must be a JSON editor somewhere, and it turns out there is a great one available online, at www.jsoneditoronline.org . It can read a file on your computer, edit it, then save it back on your computer.

As soon as I viewed sessionstore.js in the editor, it was obvious how easy this was going to be. The top level of the tree is understandable. I simply grabbed the data representing the window with 93 tabs, and dragged it from the list of closed Firefox windows to the list of open windows. This automatically moved the history of each tab, and even the strings entered into forms.

After copying sessionstore.js back to the Firefox profile, I started Firefox one more time. The playing of Pandora signalled that my tabs were back and functioning once again.

Now, editing JSON code is not something that everyone is ready for. And your problem might not be reflected in the JSON tree so simply. But, for technical-minded people who don't want to lose their tabs or windows to a mistake or a crash, this technique can be just what's needed when everything else fails.

Asked by David Spector 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox Freezes with Script Error

Firefox keeps freeing/hanging. First you will see the errors that pop up for me. Then the troubleshooting I have done to solve this problem. Script Error: Script: http://… (read more)

Firefox keeps freeing/hanging. First you will see the errors that pop up for me. Then the troubleshooting I have done to solve this problem.

Script Error: Script: http://z-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/browser-scripts/imageBlock/imageBlock-3190704718._V1_.js:773

Script: http://z-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/digital/sitb/reader/v4/201411111537/en_US/sitb-library-js._V319867744_.js:34


Script: http://z-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/browser-scripts/site-wide-js-1.2.6-beacon/site-wide-5809221203._V1_.js:184


For troubleshooting I have tried the following: disable addon's and restart in safe mode (did not help) disable theme and restart in safe mode (did not help) reset firefox (did not help) uninstalled Firefox & removed all traces of browser from my computer (yes even the registry was removed)


after doing the above I still had all my previous settings. I used IE to download a fresh copy and tired again. Still have all my settings, plugin's, tabs, and unremoved cookies and a little history

I am not tech savvy but the script errors made me think of Javascript. I went to about:config and searched for Java when javascript.enabled showed up I disabled and the problem has disappeared.

I know I need this javascript enabled. I cannot do much of anything at my site with is disabled.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this script hanging problem.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by kybunnies 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Vine.co won't load in Firefox

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, latest version of Firefox. www.vine.co won't load, it just shows this loading circle you can see in the attached file, forever. The website lo… (read more)

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, latest version of Firefox.

www.vine.co won't load, it just shows this loading circle you can see in the attached file, forever. The website loads just fine in other browsers.

I've tried to load the website with different profiles, safe mode and even in a different PC. The result is the same.

The strange thing is that I'm able to see embedded vines in sites like Twitter, but if I click the "View on the web" link, it won't load.

Please help me.

Asked by Muckduck 5 years ago

Answered by Muckduck 5 years ago

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Slow loading of Firefox and web pages.

I have Firefox Version 38.05 on Windows 7 and have refreshed, tried enabling a new HTTP cache.checked out the add-ons and still having the same problems The above state… (read more)

I have Firefox Version 38.05 on Windows 7 and have refreshed, tried enabling a new HTTP cache.checked out the add-ons and still having the same problems The above statement about slow loading on my Firefox occurs on my desktop , but not on my laptop Windows 7. I Have tried all the recommended solutions and so far nothing works. Is there a possibility that some other programs could be in conflict with Firefox? This problem has been ongoing for several months and my patience is wearing thin. Any suggestions, fixes or advice? Thank you

Asked by LazyDaisy 5 years ago

Answered by LazyDaisy 5 years ago

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No sound or audio in flash.

I have: Firefox 38.0.5 Shockwave Flash 18.0.0.160 Problem is that when I watch a video that is NOT in youtube, there seems to be no sound. This happens on sites such as: … (read more)

I have: Firefox 38.0.5 Shockwave Flash 18.0.0.160

Problem is that when I watch a video that is NOT in youtube, there seems to be no sound. This happens on sites such as: twitch.com kissanime.com (In this site the have the option to play videos in HTML5, which works fine) and website with flash games like: kongregate.com

Asked by Cypherial 5 years ago

Answered by Cypherial 5 years ago

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Close minimize buttons disappear after viewing YouTube full-screen videos

HEY! Are you going to fix this problem? It's been nearly a month and no solutions!? It's a really big pain and I will just use another browser if you aren't going to fix… (read more)

HEY! Are you going to fix this problem? It's been nearly a month and no solutions!? It's a really big pain and I will just use another browser if you aren't going to fix it. Please send an update SOON.

Asked by bklyner 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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View Pocket List option missing in my bookmarks

I can't get the View Pocket List option in my bookmarks and this is driving me nuts especially with the add-on removed. So now I have no one-click access to my list of sa… (read more)

I can't get the View Pocket List option in my bookmarks and this is driving me nuts especially with the add-on removed. So now I have no one-click access to my list of saved items in Pocket. Am using Firefox 38.0.5 GB desktop version at home and Firefox 38.0.5 GB portableapps version at work. Appreciate some help on this matter. Thanks!

Asked by shangbin 5 years ago

Answered by shangbin 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox 38.0.5 Crash Report [@ hang | libsystem_kernel.dylib@0x177ba ] Search Mozilla Support for Help ID: b9fefb3c-cd6a-461d-a10d-2b8db2150612 Signature: hang | libsyste… (read more)

Firefox 38.0.5 Crash Report [@ hang | libsystem_kernel.dylib@0x177ba ] Search Mozilla Support for Help ID: b9fefb3c-cd6a-461d-a10d-2b8db2150612 Signature: hang | libsystem_kernel.dylib@0x177ba

Adobe Flash player Crashes

Asked by vinodmurugesan 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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browser.fullscreen.animateUp

I don't like the animation firefox's using to go fullscreen. I disabled "browser.fullscreen.animateUp" by changing value to zero. Now the problem is I don't see tab bar … (read more)

I don't like the animation firefox's using to go fullscreen. I disabled "browser.fullscreen.animateUp" by changing value to zero. Now the problem is I don't see tab bar when I hover mouse on top of screen. This option is not simply disabling the animation but also my access to tab bar in fullscreen. Is there a work around? Thanks.

Asked by emrecnl 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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composite reflectivity loop (animated weather radar image) won't work in Firefox.

Just switched from XP to Win 7 Pro. Installed Firefox. When trying to view a composite reflectivity loop (animated weather radar image) on the National Weather Service si… (read more)

Just switched from XP to Win 7 Pro. Installed Firefox. When trying to view a composite reflectivity loop (animated weather radar image) on the National Weather Service site, I get an error message that a plug-in is missing, but no other details.

Thanks,

Ed

Asked by epare 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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the toolbar disappears after videos set to fullscreen

I use FirefoxDeveloperEdition 40.0a2, with OSX 10.10.3. After I set a youtube video to full screen and then return to normal view, the toolbar ( Bookmarks ) is gone. Ever… (read more)

I use FirefoxDeveloperEdition 40.0a2, with OSX 10.10.3. After I set a youtube video to full screen and then return to normal view, the toolbar ( Bookmarks ) is gone. Everything is still set the way it is supposed to ( display toolbar and so on ). After I restart firefox everything is back to normal. I removed all disabled all addons, but it did not change anything. Any Ideas how to solve this?

Asked by thescy 5 years ago

Answered by thescy 5 years ago

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When I use Firefox to go to my hotmail, a new error occurs, script has stopped responding. This does not happen using IE.

Whenever I enter my Hotmail account I get the following error A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the … (read more)

Whenever I enter my Hotmail account I get the following error

A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.

Script: resource://gre/modules/commonj…nsion/data/jquery-2.1.0.min.js:3

I tried an add "yesscript" on which is supposed to resolve this problem by prohibiting the use of scripts in hotmail, but now I cannot login to my hotmail account at all!!!!!!

Asked by waynecapper 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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how do I recover sound effects on duolingo? they work on safari, but no longer work on firefox.

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have t… (read more)

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have to. Thanks

Asked by starrboogie 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Facebook gets hung up running a script (Windows 8) - how can I get it to stop?

I have three laptops -- one with Windows 7 and two with Windows 8, all using Firefox. Only one of the Windows 8 laptops gets hung up on Facebook every time I open it, sa… (read more)

I have three laptops -- one with Windows 7 and two with Windows 8, all using Firefox. Only one of the Windows 8 laptops gets hung up on Facebook every time I open it, saying that a script is running slow. I tried the YesScript, and then Facebook wouldn't open at all. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by dal_imnoxs 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Constantly getting this message: Script: resource://gre/modules/commonj…nsion/data/jquery-2.1.0.min.js:2; need Skype; please fix Firefox!

Please fix Mozilla Firefox. Suggesting that users get rid of skype is not a solution. I have an older computer, and when I use that, I don't have these script errors, app… (read more)

Please fix Mozilla Firefox. Suggesting that users get rid of skype is not a solution. I have an older computer, and when I use that, I don't have these script errors, apparently because that computer wouldn't accept the latest skype update. So no problem on that one. I need skype on both computers and I can't continue working at the slow pace that this script message is causing.

Asked by sick.too 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Spinner box controls not displaying

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the gr… (read more)

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the grey bar sometimes increases and sometimes decreases the numeric value.

Tried creating a new profile with no addons. Same problem. Haven't tried reinstalling Firefox yet.

This is not a problem with the website as this occurs on all sites with this type of form element.

It is also probably not a Firefox bug as I have Firefox 38.0.5 on Windows 7 at work that displays these form elements correctly.

Zoom (Ctrl +/-) does not change the erroneous appearance of the controls.

Any idea how to fix this?

Asked by tomlut 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Sync encountered an unknown error

Hello, I've been using my own Sync 1.5 server since January without having any issue until this week. I am unable to sync my clients, getting the "Sync encountered an err… (read more)

Hello,

I've been using my own Sync 1.5 server since January without having any issue until this week.

I am unable to sync my clients, getting the "Sync encountered an error while synching: Unknown error, Sync will try again automatically."

Here's the log: https://pastebin.mozilla.org/8836193

The problem seems to happen at line 101 (on pastebin).

Here's some more info about my setup.

Syncserver 1.5.2 installed on a local server running on Linux.

I have 1 Windows client, 2 Linux clients. None of them can sync. All uses Firefox 38.0.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Phil

Asked by GuizmoPhil 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago