Firefox can't update to the latest verion.

I am getting this message:"Firefox can't update to the latest verion.". While automatic updates are enable. I don't know why firefox refusing to update. Thanks for answe… (read more)

I am getting this message:"Firefox can't update to the latest verion.". While automatic updates are enable. I don't know why firefox refusing to update. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 1 week ago

Last reply by empleat 6 days ago

Allowing a new tab to open from a web page link

This past week when I right click on an article on MSN.com and select the open in a new tab item the new tab appears to the right of the active tab briefly and then disap… (read more)

This past week when I right click on an article on MSN.com and select the open in a new tab item the new tab appears to the right of the active tab briefly and then disappears. This happens very quickly and I have not found a way to allow the new tab to open. Any thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Asked by Michael 1 week ago

Last reply by Michael 6 days ago

Firefox 79 with no connections establishes a connection

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following 104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:htt… (read more)

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following

104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)

Why is this occurring?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 6 days ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 months ago

Last reply by exekutive 6 days ago

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (read more)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 week ago

Last reply by tahwos 6 days ago

Can't scroll through Bookmarks Sidebar since last update

Ever since the latest update to Firefox I can't scroll thru my Bookmarks Sidebar. When I try it does all kinds of random scrolling actions, flashing, scrolling randomly..… (read more)

Ever since the latest update to Firefox I can't scroll thru my Bookmarks Sidebar. When I try it does all kinds of random scrolling actions, flashing, scrolling randomly.....etc. It is a mess.

I have other software with sidebars that work fine.

Asked by rswojo 1 week ago

Last reply by rswojo 2 days ago

Opening links from external applications causes Firefox to breifly hang

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, m… (read more)

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, more often than not, I'll see a sliver of the new tab while Firefox sorts itself out.

Typically when this happens, I'll see upwards of 50% CPU usage from Firefox itself. Memory seems sane.

Hardware acceleration, whether it's on or off, makes no difference. Issue persists in safe-mode, and safe-mode with add-ons disabled. Issue persists in Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition.

Asked by mjorgensen 2 weeks ago

Last reply by mjorgensen 1 day ago

The sooner I sign in the web page becomes blank

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.ex… (read more)

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.exe my self manually. As long as I don't sign in everything is a charm but not after I sign in. The private mode works fine

Asked by scorpio_109 1 week ago

Last reply by scorpio_109 1 day ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 weeks ago

Last reply by matthew34 3 days ago

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 1 month ago

Last reply by dravafox 1 day ago

Restoring a saved profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. After repla… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop.

After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced. Because my favicons were not restored (a generic globe icon shows in their place instead), I'd like to load in my old saved profile and make that my default profile.

The problem: So I tried copying and pasting the saved profile ("bxfz7tby.default" ) back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles (e.g, into "C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\", but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile it created.

I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice.

How can I restore my old backed up profile? And if I do restore it successfully, will that also restore my missing favicons?

Asked by blue_sky 1 week ago

Last reply by blue_sky 18 hours ago

When I download a file(uploaded as pdf) from a website(https://ums.lpu.in/lpuums/frmstudentdownloadassignment.aspx), why the Firefox is downloading it as html?

I have turned off all the add-ons and anti-virus, but the problem persisted. Even, if I download the same file in Android platform form Firefox I get same error. However,… (read more)

I have turned off all the add-ons and anti-virus, but the problem persisted. Even, if I download the same file in Android platform form Firefox I get same error. However, the Chrome don't show this error, to download files from this site I have to switch to Chrome everytime, which is very annoying, what could be the possible cause of this? If any information about site is required, let me know I can share it using developer option in Firefox. I have attached the screensnips of pop-screen when I click on the download button in the website along with the troubleshoot information. Please, help me with this! Thank You! :-))

Asked by Anush 6 days ago

Importing bookmarks from Safari on iPhone to Firefox on PC

My old PC crashed and now I have a new. I would like to import my old Firefox bookmarks (from my old PC) which I have on my iPhone and transfer those to Firefox on my new… (read more)

My old PC crashed and now I have a new. I would like to import my old Firefox bookmarks (from my old PC) which I have on my iPhone and transfer those to Firefox on my new PC.

How to do? It seems as it is no longer possible to install Safari on PC (which this suggests: https://support.mozilla.org/da/questions/1285031).

Thank you in advance for your help :-)

Asked by tinastoltze 6 days ago

menu language automatically changing to arabic

Hello, Good day. I am using firefox in windows 10. I have a peculiar issue of menu language automatically changing to arabic. I manually changed it many times but it chan… (read more)

Hello, Good day. I am using firefox in windows 10.

I have a peculiar issue of menu language automatically changing to arabic. I manually changed it many times but it changes back to Arabic often more than 10 time in the last 3 months.

Wondering if this is a bug or act of any malware or virus... or automatically changing based on region of use... but there is no option to choose / enable/ disable regional changing configuration.

Kindly advise how to prevent Firefox changing automatically to Arabic.

Thank you.

Asked by gsuryan1 6 days ago

nimbusweb.me opens a new tab every time I start firefox | How to stop it!

Using Firefox 79.0 | Add on NIMBUS | When I shutdown add-on Nimbus, it stops opening up a new focused Tab. However When I activate the add-on, it opens a new focused tab … (read more)

Using Firefox 79.0 | Add on NIMBUS | When I shutdown add-on Nimbus, it stops opening up a new focused Tab. However When I activate the add-on, it opens a new focused tab each time I open a new firefox session. It opens a focused tab pointing to: https://nimbusweb.me/capture-install/install.php I have tried several suggestions and it did not work. I've contacted Nimbus several times, however I did not receive a response. Thank you!

Asked by Nick Micale 6 days ago

access to running Firefox sessions

Hi -- a Firefox problem has started recently and has since happened numerous times. In this case, the PC was restarted from 'Sleep' mode. It does happen in other situatio… (read more)

Hi -- a Firefox problem has started recently and has since happened numerous times.

In this case, the PC was restarted from 'Sleep' mode. It does happen in other situations though. Out of sleep mode all apps have come up normally - except Firefox. It is still running, I can see it in task manager. I can see it on the taskbar, but I cannot switch to it, as I can the other apps. I can also see it on the alt+tab view; pls see attached screenshot prnscr.1.jpg, which shows the alt+tab view. Here you can see that Firefox displays in some minimized form, along with Firefox history and an Editplus document. However, Firefox is not accessible; I have to close Firefox from the taskbar and then reopen it. Otherwise, Firefox is working well.

Can you advise?

Firefox Version 79.0 (64-bit) Windows 10 x64 Pro 10.0.19041.388

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by thomasjeff0 6 days ago

Opening a new tab copies the previous active tab's URL to the primary selection

Hi! I recently switched the options listed below to bring some sanity to the way Firefox handles selections in the URL bar. browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll - true brows… (read more)

Hi!

I recently switched the options listed below to bring some sanity to the way Firefox handles selections in the URL bar.

  • browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll - true
  • browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll - false

Shortly after, I noticed that this change messes up the primary selection of the X window system. Now every time I open a new tab the previous tab's URL is copied to the primary selection, therefore overriding the information already there.

This behavior was observed in both the Tor Browser and Firefox ESR.

Is there another option I should've set along with the other two or is this an actual bug and I should open a bug report instead?

Thanks

Asked by Progenyx 6 days ago

Youtube suddenly not working

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago… (read more)

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago. I disabled the only extension I had as well as the "Use hardware acceleration" to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by wdbk1 6 days ago