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Why is Firefox preventing me from opening links by closing it down?

Hello, I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language b… (read more)

Hello,

I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language back to English but the hamburger icon list is in Japanese. A minor issue but I can manage.

But this one is really annoying. I click on a link and it closes it down for me in 1 second. Here's a short clip of what I'm referring to.

https://streamable.com/hd9879

Please help me solve my problem. I just want to download files from my email.

Asked by jjtconstantino 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Yahoo hijacked my searches

Yahoo has hijacked my searches from my Bing homepage and also from my Google tab in menu bar - I need to get rid of it as I find it select items that are of no interest a… (read more)

Yahoo has hijacked my searches from my Bing homepage and also from my Google tab in menu bar - I need to get rid of it as I find it select items that are of no interest and ignores what I have requested as my search.

Asked by roger.rostock 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Long time Mozilla user..I updated my firefox browser. I lost all previous saved passwords, history bookmarks , favorite sites how do I get into my oter firefox

I was asked to update my firefox browser now I have no passwords my sites are not remembering me by password, my bookmarks are gone. my history is gone my auto fill is go… (read more)

I was asked to update my firefox browser now I have no passwords my sites are not remembering me by password, my bookmarks are gone. my history is gone my auto fill is gone why?

Asked by ctaelove15 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Add-Ons don't work; Apple MacBook Air M1

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox … (read more)

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox Beta (which supports Apple Silicon but crashed a lot) and restarting my computer, as well as re-installing the Add-Ons. Nothing works. How can I fix this?

Asked by aaronkurz6 2 years ago

Answered by Tom J 2 years ago

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Tabs won't close, suddenly links open a new window instead of a new tab.

Suddenly tabs won't close & hitting "Command" & a link opens a new window instead of a new tab. Anyone know how to make tabs close & also how to revert to al… (read more)

Suddenly tabs won't close & hitting "Command" & a link opens a new window instead of a new tab. Anyone know how to make tabs close & also how to revert to allowing "command" + clicking a link to open in a new tab & not a new window? I've tried shift + re-opening Firefox & I tried 'safe mode' & it's still happening.

Asked by gah1114 2 years ago

Answered by gah1114 2 years ago

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Fox News Reader Comments Section

Strangest quirk happened recently. When I scroll down a Fox News article to the reader's comments, half of the comments are embedded with question marks etc. that make t… (read more)

Strangest quirk happened recently. When I scroll down a Fox News article to the reader's comments, half of the comments are embedded with question marks etc. that make them unreadable. Not the end of the world but a little bothersome. When I use Microsoft Edge or Explorer this problem does not occur so it must be the Firefox browser. I am running the most recent #83 Firefox browser. Thanks for any help.

Asked by procket52 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Activating AOL from Firefox log in

Hi folks. I know this is an easy question for you has me baffled. My old computer (Windows-7) has Firefox configured to automatically start my AOL account. But.......I… (read more)

Hi folks. I know this is an easy question for you has me baffled. My old computer (Windows-7) has Firefox configured to automatically start my AOL account. But.......I can't recall the settings to make my new PC (Windows 10-Pro) do the same thing. Any ideas/suggestions welcome. Thanks Crady Adams

Asked by RCACRADY 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Add-on's suddenly disappeared, are installed, unusable

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help fro… (read more)

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help from Mozilla, that I saw. I have put the little jigsaw icon o the search bar, to no avail. Am deadended.

Asked by Nitro 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Tabs Crashing on New Laptop

bp-b2807458-921f-40fb-8086-b06fa0201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-db55fcc3-4398-4416-a1a6-86c540201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-9c11b0c1-baa7-4f1c-9afb-2a28002… (read more)

bp-b2807458-921f-40fb-8086-b06fa0201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-db55fcc3-4398-4416-a1a6-86c540201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-9c11b0c1-baa7-4f1c-9afb-2a2800201121 11/20/2020, 4:49 PM

Here is the crash info. Recently, usually when scrolling through sites, my tabs would crash unexpectedly. This is a brand-new laptop that I have had for a little over a week now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Crash Reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ

Crash Address: 0xffffffffffffffff

Asked by XxPureToxinsxX 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (read more)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox not loading some content

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to… (read more)

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to the problem they troubleshooted and the issue seemed to be with my browser. A second time, when trying to use Instagram scheduler Planoly, I discovered that none of the images of my feed would display in the program, and again when I contacted support they could find no issue at their end.

I have followed advice and: - cleared my cache and cookies - disabled extensions one by one - scanned my machine for malware.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Asked by Linconclusive 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed.

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture. The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping… (read more)

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture.

The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping.

This happens for every search with google.

Thank you.

PC Windows 7. Firefox 83.0 (x64 fr).

Asked by jacques.naeye 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox Lockwise doesn't show "Import from file" or "Import from another browser" options

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/… (read more)

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

What can I do?

Asked by jjpv151088 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I cant download anything

This issue is occuring for couple weeks now. When i click download nothing happenes. No matter what i try to download, it wont work. I do my downloads in another browser … (read more)

This issue is occuring for couple weeks now. When i click download nothing happenes. No matter what i try to download, it wont work. I do my downloads in another browser :D Why is that happening? I did reset firefox by the way and there were couple downloads and then it broke again. I have this add on saves backup automaticly and here we can see there is something wrong because it cant save the file.

Asked by Hüseyin 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can't load or extract my lost tabs from jsonlz4 file. 90 megabytes worth of tabs.

Hi and thank you in advance. I am in a serious dllema here. I was just about to hire someone to do this work on upwork or fiverr or the like when I did a search and con… (read more)

Hi and thank you in advance. I am in a serious dllema here. I was just about to hire someone to do this work on upwork or fiverr or the like when I did a search and confirmed that my saved passwords are also stored in this file. I have tried Everything I can find to get my 90 megs of tabs back, which a stupid verizon hot spot network log in screen crashed and I am just about at the end of my rope. I

have been through hours and hours of fooling with this. Already tried this site, https://json-csv.com/ pro version, this site https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html and the firefox add on moz-extension://8fb59157-3fd6-43ac-982e-f27264d2874f/app/app.htm and a few other tools that are outdated or don't work on my system.

PLEASE, I will pay someone who is officially from Mozilla if necessary, I just need my tabs back.

Asked by info@sunshineawakenings.org 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load f… (read more)

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load fine, the next I get the error message, the next day it'll load fine again. And the problem seems to be getting worse... It's driving me mad! Please help!

Asked by simhort 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox killed my main window and ALL MY TABS

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects.… (read more)

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects. Thanks, Firefox.

I *could* go through my History, and see if I remember WHEN I accessed each tab, and TRY to rebuild it, but that is INSANELY ANNOYING and takes upwards an HOUR.

Asked by tha.destroyah 1 year ago

Answered by tha.destroyah 1 year ago

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Today, the circular reload page icon disappeared in Firefox 83.0

This morning, I still had the icon. I was already running 83.0. Since then, that icon has disappeared. I tried closing and reopening Firefox, but it is still gone. I use … (read more)

This morning, I still had the icon. I was already running 83.0. Since then, that icon has disappeared. I tried closing and reopening Firefox, but it is still gone. I use that all the time. I don't see any place to restore it. This appears to be an awful bug. The icon used to be next to the Home icon just to the left of the URL bar.

Asked by stevegoldfield 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Problems with sessionStorage using local file system

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop. I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper web… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop.

I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper website.

I have been unable to get sessionStorage (or localStorage) to pass variables to another page unless they're in the same Windows directory. For instance, if I create 2 very simple and cut-down test files: Test1.html and Test2.html, that contain the following JavaScript:

Test1.html window.sessionStorage.setItem ("html", element.innerHTML); alert ("posting " + window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html")); window.open ("Test2.html", "_self");

Test2.html var html=window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html"); alert ("received " + html);

then it works if the two files are in the same directory. But if Test2 is in a subdirectory, and I change the open call to:

window.open (".\\subdir\\Test2.html", "_self");

then it receives null instead of the HTML that Test1 is sending. I am guessing that there is some code that is treating the change of directory as a cross-origin issue, even though they're under the same root directory.

I appreciate that the specification may be a bit vague in this non-Web situation, but Chrome does what I would expect. I thought someone might want to take a look to check if this was an oversight or deliberate.

Asked by ACProctor 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago