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I didn't mean to Sync this computer Important bookmarks gone?

All this new technology finally bit me in the arse!  :( I did something on my PC computer by accident one day last week and my husbands ipad all of a sudden had my bookm… (read more)

All this new technology finally bit me in the arse!  :( I did something on my PC computer by accident one day last week and my husbands ipad all of a sudden had my bookmarks from the PC on it in Safari, so I deleted them so he could have his OLD bookmarks back, they were still there, just at the end of the line. Well, lo and behold firefox updated itself and restarted and voila, all my bookmarks are gone and I'm left with his on my PC! That's bad, that's real bad. Is there ANY way to get the old bookmarks back? I'm already unselected bookmarks sync in my settings now on this PC, but is the damage done already?

Asked by demismom 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Audio player/CdBaby store disappeared from Firefox, but shows in Opera

Hi All, I have an account at CDBaby (where you can sell music) and they have embeddable players where it can play a clip (or a full song if set for it) right there in the… (read more)

Hi All,

I have an account at CDBaby (where you can sell music) and they have embeddable players where it can play a clip (or a full song if set for it) right there in the player, then there are links on the player for someone to by the mp3s, that part takes you to CdBaby for purchase where the actual music file is stored.

The player is set up at CdBaby and the code (which is an iframe with the player maybe a js, but not sure on that) is given to you to put wherever you want.

I have a Wordpress blog and have had zero problems with posting 18 of the small version of the player and 18 of the larger ones with album art over this last month.

They worked just fine and then today I go to add a new song and no players are showing.

The Wordpress theme has not been updated nor has anything else at the blog end of all this.

I have Firefox 33.0.1 and the players didn't show upon reinstalling even without any addons. I now added a few but even disabling them it doesn't help.

BUT they show normally on Opera which I also have on my computer so it doesn't look like it's a firewall issue.

Some Mozilla help page said to check and I ended up going to Adobe and I made sure to download and install the latest JS and that didn't help.

I tried disabling all addons in Firefox and then even started in safe mode and then just went ahead and had it reinstall Firefox where it only saved bookmarks and such, but no addons or settings.

Any ideas what this could be? I'll be getting ready to share my music site soonish and need to know that it will work for most people, but if it's an issue with the latest Firefox I'll wait till it's changed or whatever.

Thanks in advance!

Peace, Steve

Asked by MusicGuy 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I forgot to enable sync on multiple devices hence I lost the data that was synced from my desktop.

I had enabled firefox sync only on my desktop and forgot to enable sync on multiple devices. I lost the data that was synced from my desktop as I have re-imaged my system… (read more)

I had enabled firefox sync only on my desktop and forgot to enable sync on multiple devices. I lost the data that was synced from my desktop as I have re-imaged my system with new OS and when i login into the sync account none of the bookmarks are recovered.

Can Firefox team provide me the data that was synced?

Asked by darikere 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I have to re-start my laptop every time I open Firefox. It never completed the original updated and keeps wanting to restart my computer.

After reading all the other people who have the same issue, I guess as long as it runs when I do a restart, I'll just keep doing that until I see a fix for the problem...… (read more)

After reading all the other people who have the same issue, I guess as long as it runs when I do a restart, I'll just keep doing that until I see a fix for the problem...

Asked by ginimon 5 years ago

Last reply by CoryMH 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I keep having constant crashes with Firefox lately, and it seems to be entirely random as to when it happens. I don't think it is any of my plugins because I have practic… (read more)

I keep having constant crashes with Firefox lately, and it seems to be entirely random as to when it happens. I don't think it is any of my plugins because I have practically the exact same setup on another computer and haven't had any crashes.

I've tried running many anti-virus scans, used firefox's plug-in and add-on checker to check for updates (and it said that they were all up-to-date), memtest found nothing wrong with the computer and I've kept mostly everything clean. I also did a clean restart of firefox and it still didn't fix anything at all either.

-Last 5 crash reports- bp-c826ad17-64ab-4ded-bd6a-6538a2141030 bp-5248a902-9bf1-4873-8593-9af4f2141030 bp-b67dab05-95f5-43d3-be42-8f9302141030 bp-b9fac936-365c-480d-9b89-bd8b52141030 bp-f04827cf-9d25-497c-bff2-78ff82141030

-Other crash reports- bp-2ec7a835-36b4-4b65-bbcb-00b122141024 bp-edc072b3-03f3-4733-928f-7bcd02141024 bp-fa114492-3893-4429-812d-e96472141023 bp-d5f56664-ab6b-4d66-9db7-d967a2141022

Asked by KairosDialga 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Probable 'deadly embrace' memory allocation issue between Firefox and Microsoft Update

I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box. I observed Firefox memory use rise r… (read more)

I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box.

I observed Firefox memory use rise rapidly to nearly 800MB ... while netsvcs.exe did approximately the same thing. (This machine has 2GB of RAM.)

Fortunately I had Windows Performance Monitor running, and was able to determine that Windows Update was the competing activity ... and after-the-fact, determined that it had been installing an update to MS Security Essentials (basically a malware signature update - and I have the ID of the specific update, but since it is a security update, I'm hesitant to post that detail in a quasi-public forum). Usually, such updates install quickly and transparently. I also cannot tell, with confidence, whether the memory consumption was from the process of installing the signature - or the process of scanning for malware presence after the sig was installed (although I'd *guess* the latter). I believe both of those aspects execute within netsvcs.exe.

This happened over a period of approximately an hour, during which about all I could do was "sniff around" to identify the culprits; eventually I killed the Firefox process (hoping that its History feature would allow me to return to my open tabs... which was not quite true).

I have reported the event to Microsoft as well, as it could equally be their problem.

Suggestion: Add instrumentation to Firefox to capture data on sudden increases in RAM use - paying particular attention to outside-the-norm values, in relatively short time periods (minutes, not hours) that do not self-resolve ... and consider whether Firefox can be more aggressive at releasing memory it has "claimed," when things go bad.

(Perhaps collect high-level "physical memory available" data when things begin to "go bad," and capture the "footprint" of Firefox memory use... And perhaps add intelligence to log memory allocation failures somewhere. I don't know with certainty if the issue was fragmentation, or the sheer amount requested, but experience and grey-hair lead me to suspect the former. The only Firefox window/tab that I know might have been a high-memory-consumer was a moderate-sized Google Map covering an urban area of several dozen square miles, so it was a complex image.)

Not suggesting this is Firefox's "fault" -- clearly, both processes were "to blame" in the sense that they didn't handle the situation well... but Firefox might handle it better.

I've seen (and reported) quite a series of memory-utilization issues since 28.0 ... perhaps it's time for a "tiger team" to look into these.

AH - one other detail: I keep Firefox pinned to the Windows task bar, and when it starts, it asks me which profile I want to use (of about 5 choices). When restarting Firefox after identifying all the above... I found that it no longer asked me to choose a profile, and the profile it opened was clearly NOT my most-common profile, which includes (e.g.) all my most-common, site-specific login information. I had to mess around for several minutes to get this profile "back" up and running, and I did not make note of what I tried during that effort.

Asked by BillM 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago