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Why Are All These Hidden Extensions in my Firefox Add-Ons?

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page: Amazon.com ext… (read more)

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page:

Amazon.com extension Bing extension

ClearURLs extension <-- Oops! I actually installed this, to try to trim URLs of all the tracking crap when I paste one into a Facebook comment.

DuckDuckGo extension eBay extension Wikipedia (en) extension

All of the other extensions listed are ones I installed and wish to keep. EVERY time I install Firefox, I go to the One-Click Search Engines list and remove all but Google.

I don't know how these wormed their way in, but they don't seem to add any functionality for me.

Asked by rdurost 11 months ago

Last reply by Mr Bates 11 months ago

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Firefox does not start anymore. Only error sound is played

Nach Englisch (US) Hello people, unfortunately since today I can't use Firefox anymore. Every time I want to start the program, an error sound comes up and nothing else … (read more)

Nach Englisch (US) Hello people,

unfortunately since today I can't use Firefox anymore. Every time I want to start the program, an error sound comes up and nothing else happens.

There is no error message, no crash log, nothing. Just an error tone and Firefox does not open.

I have already uninstalled Firefox 10 times and also restarted the PC 10 times. Have also deleted the registry and once completely everything from Firefox. Even the profiles, just everything.

I even deleted programs that were on at the same time as Firefox when the error first occurred.

What should I do :(?

Greetings and thanks in advance!

Asked by franz23 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Firefox won't open anything

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything. Firefox opens with no page loaded. Clicking the single "getting started" bookma… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything.

  • Firefox opens with no page loaded.
  • Clicking the single "getting started" bookmark does nothing.
  • Entering a search term in the address bar and pressing 'enter' changes the url in the address bar but nothing is loaded and the page remains blank. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Entering a url, such as "www.youtube.com", and pressing "enter" does nothing. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Opening the menu by clicking on the burger icon, then on "preferences" does nothing except make the menu disappear (same with most of the options in the menu).

In the browser console I see some errors and no request info (see screenshot).

I've tried `sudo apt purge firefox` then installing again, which didn't help. The problem started with ubuntu 20.04 (I only updated to 20.10 to see if it might resolve this problem).

I've tried the "refresh firefox" option, starting in safe mode, and clearing the startup cache, which didn't help.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Asked by briancallander 7 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 months ago

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Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

bad update

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so t… (read more)

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so the windows is reload and ask if i will do wait or close firefox. I have only possibility to close firefox. The problem is all time. When i have chance i can use firefox 2-3 hours without problems. Many time i open Firefox after 5 minutes its freeze.

Whats happen? before i have do make update not problems....

My System: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with 89.0 (64-Bit) Firefox.

Asked by nicolas9 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Reload firefox after every reboot on mac

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punc… (read more)

I need to reload Firefox from a disk image after every reboot on my mac. This doesn't take much time but its an exercise after every boot up...Need to run the image, punch in credentials and then wait for the sync-up to see all the browsing history and bookmarks...Is there a fix to resolve this challenge?

Asked by prashant.chandak 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Big Sur Update & Firefox are not friendly.

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as int… (read more)

I just recently updated my Macbook Air to Big Sur and downloaded Firefox to use as my default browser. Installation went smoothly and I am able to use the program as intended. When I click on an external link, an window pops up and tells I do not have permission to open the app and to contact my computer or network administrator for support.

I am not computer savvy when it comes to programming and would love any help anyone has to offer.

Most appreciative.

Asked by ccrum 3 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 3 months ago

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hello

Hello first time poster, going to try this out and see if it works. My problem no internet why am I asking for help here, I am at wits end grabbing at straws. I am suspi… (read more)

Hello first time poster, going to try this out and see if it works. My problem no internet why am I asking for help here, I am at wits end grabbing at straws. I am suspicious that Firefox 78.6.0esr(64-bit) Addons: Noscripts, Https everywhere and Privacy badger, is not playing nice with my Alcatel linkhub HH41.(cat4 router, turbohub, a mobile router that uses a sim card) When I log on to the linkhub web management page (http://192.168.1.1/index.html#/index) Firefox, all addons shut down, has a lock icon with a red line through it in front of the address bar. clicking on the lock reveals "You are not securely connected to this site" At this page under the address bar on the left is " ? You must logon to this network before you can access the internet" on the opposite side of the page on the right there is a radio button stating "open network login page" Clicking the radio button brings me to https://detectportal.firefox.com/success.txt but the " ? You must logon to this network before you can access the internet" remains, the only difference is in the top left hand corner of the main pane is the word success in lower case.

Spent 2.5hrs on the phone with bell yesterday, the first thing I told them was the linkhub's LAN/WAN indicator light was flashing, they didn't seem to care.

I'm almost ready to trash this thing I bought new from bell about a years ago. unless somebody has solved the same problem. I'm open to knowledgeable suggestions.

Asked by workinforalivin 10 months ago

Last reply by Scribe 10 months ago

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Firefox Browser crashes on Macbook Pro running Big Sur

Hello, My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-nat… (read more)

Hello,

My Firefox routinely shuts down while I'm using my 2018 Macbook Pro, and the problem began when I updated my IOS to Big Sur This is a systemic problem with non-native apps ever since installing Big Sur. Apple won't address the problem unless I confirm that my non-native apps are compatible with Big Sur. Can you please confirm the most updated version of the Firefox Browser is compatible with Apple's Big Sur IOS? Can you also let me know if other users have experienced problems and if there is any fix?

Asked by anthony.orourke 9 months ago

Last reply by marcikr 6 months ago

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latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check p… (read more)

latest version 88.0b6 still gives "can't load xpcom" message why is this still happening after 3 years of the problem in the history of upgrades. Don't tell me to check profile as I can't even start FF. I have done all the deletions as instructed by various experts but still get the message "can't load xpcom". Samuel Santos said download "83" to see if that fixes it I don't know if it did cause I then got "CAN'T FIND ENTRY POINT"

Asked by teddles551 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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firefox upgrade

I mistakenly deleted my firefox browser, I am running Mac OS 10.7.5 with a SSD on a Mac Pro desktop. I have been unable to download a new firefox browser because of the O… (read more)

I mistakenly deleted my firefox browser, I am running Mac OS 10.7.5 with a SSD on a Mac Pro desktop. I have been unable to download a new firefox browser because of the OS and hardware limitations. I sorely miss firefox. Is there any way to get an older version of firefox which will run on my computer? adnicastri@aol.com

Asked by adnicastri 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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Opening Firefox Browser Issues.

Hello, I need help. Unlike my Dell Laptop that opens when clicking "Flaming Fox" icon in Tray, my iMac version of Firefox forces me to 're-create/register' my account, '… (read more)

Hello, I need help. Unlike my Dell Laptop that opens when clicking "Flaming Fox" icon in Tray, my iMac version of Firefox forces me to 're-create/register' my account, 're-syncing/re-registering' each time. Very frustrating. Assistance would be much appreciated. There must be a simple solution that alludes me.

Asked by EOC 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox v86.0 reverts back to previous version.

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser … (read more)

What is causing the browser to revert back to previous version? The previous version was 85.02. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled v86.0. Eventually, the browser reverts back to the previous version. When I tried to open the browser, the following message appears:

You've launched an older version of Firefox Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for the installation of Firefox.

                                                                               Exit              Create New Profile

Asked by kerwin_washington 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

89 randomly reverting

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try t… (read more)

When i updated i lost all my bookmarks but my issue is that randomly firefox will just stop responding? when i open a new tab it wont load so i close the window and try to reopen it but an error message pops up saying im trying to open an older version and it forces me to 'make new profile' then it opens an older version and prompts me to update even though i already had, so i update and then i have to sign in to everything again. and this has happened multiple times so i started making bookmarks of all the tabs i had open so i dont lose them and them save them as backups, but i cant restore the back ups

Asked by Ru 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

unwanted ad ons from each up date. \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-googl… (read more)

I HAVE COMPLAINED BEFORE ABOUT THIS- \bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon - CONSTANTLY -- DOWNLOADING ONTO MY FIREFOX - AND I DID REMOVE ANY THING CLOSE TO bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- I NOTICE SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM- SO REMOVE THAT CRAP ADS OR I'LL FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT- I WILL MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE SEARCH THEIR FIRE FOX. THANK GOD FOE UNINSTALL TOOLS THAT CAN TRACK AND FIND YOUR SECRET AD ONS- NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SEARCH OR WORRY ABOUT FIREFOX PUTTING JUNK ON THEIR BROWSER- YOUR STATEMENT OF TRUST STATES THAT FIREFOX WILL NOT AD JUNK OR UNWANTED ADS.

Asked by Halme 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

portable firefox , regitry on windows, add-ons

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons, how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all I really don't understand that a … (read more)

I work on computers without admin rights, and i can't install add-ons,

how to make a true portable Firefox without using registry at all

I really don't understand that a free software allows such a blocking, even if chrome doesn't pose any problem with add-ons.

is there a way to lanuch firefox with a option to not use registry or to redirect registry in file or in a not locked custom registry like

hkey_local_machine/software/policies/Mozilla_portable/Firefox

or something like that ?

Asked by jrmouraz.jrm 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Can't save/download or upload files

All of a sudden Firefox has ceased to react when I'm trying to download a file/save a page. When I click Cmd+S or File → Save page as…, nothing happens. When I try to ope… (read more)

All of a sudden Firefox has ceased to react when I'm trying to download a file/save a page. When I click Cmd+S or File → Save page as…, nothing happens. When I try to open an upload dialogue, a solid gray window appears, and that's it. Uploading files through drag&drop interface works fine.

The problem seemingly appeared after migrating from a Mac Mini to a Macbook Air (both M1). I've already tried to restart the laptop and refresh Firefox — to no avail.

Is there anything else I could try to do?

Asked by shlema 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Firefox update deleted profile

I sometimes receive notification that Fx can't update automatically and I need to download the update. Twice now, the update has deleted my profile on drive D, and replac… (read more)

I sometimes receive notification that Fx can't update automatically and I need to download the update. Twice now, the update has deleted my profile on drive D, and replacing it with a new one on the default C: drive. Settings, options, addons all GONE! I finally had to restore my entire system from a backup. What's going on and how can I prevent it happening again?

Asked by PD-Firefox 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox slow to load.

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open … (read more)

Firefox slow to load, 20-30 seconds. Appears is opening more than one instance with a single click. When it does load it sometimes comes up with the last page I had open even tough I closed it out properly. Sometimes get error msg that must close out 2nd Firefox before can start Firefox but saying yes results in the current open window closing. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically installed yesterday? Window 7. Cleared cash. Disabled all add on's etc. No help. Close out Firefox and Task Mngr show no Firefox running. Start Firefox and Task mngr shows four/five Firefox running. This started yesterday and the latest version of Firefox was automatically updated yesterday. Any ideas.

Asked by waltslagle 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago