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Firefox Will Not Open Despite Trying Several Solutions (Windows 10)

I recently made the switch to Firefox. I attempted to use the version downloaded from the internet, which I already had installed for a long time, but it would not open. … (read more)

I recently made the switch to Firefox. I attempted to use the version downloaded from the internet, which I already had installed for a long time, but it would not open. I then used the version available on the Microsoft Store, which worked fine. Eventually, Firefox crashed and would not reopen. A message saying something along the lines of "Are you sure you want to start Firefox in safe mode?" would appear for a split second, and then close. I tried:

-Starting Firefox in safe mode, but nothing happened. -Restarting my computer. -Reinstalling Firefox. -Running as administrator. -Checking it is not blocked by antivirus. -Using the profile manager to create a new profile: The .zip file version opens but does not help, and the version opened by using the "firefox.exe -P" command in Run suffers from the same problem as the browser and opens for only a split second. -Attempting to boot my computer in safe mode with networking, however, the Microsoft Store listed Firefox as uninstalled, and the network menu would not display any networks so I could not reinstall it. -Searching for any Comodo iseguard.dll files, but I found none.

The only thing that worked was searching "Mozilla" in files and deleting everything except what my computer said was part of the system. After that, I was able to open Firefox, but after a short amount of time, the problem started all over. I have no clue what to do and looking all over for solutions is driving me nuts! Please help!

Asked by John R 2 years ago

Last reply by John R 2 years ago

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Google Ad Services is interfering with my websurfing

I seem to have gotten something called Google Ad Services. It frequently interferes with my getting to websites and I cannot find how to block it or remove it. HELP! … (read more)

I seem to have gotten something called Google Ad Services. It frequently interferes with my getting to websites and I cannot find how to block it or remove it. HELP!

Asked by Michael Z. Jody 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Internet pages do not load in the browser

Hi......, I have had firefox browser for a while now and it has always worked fine. Now I`m suffering from that internet pages can`t be loaded ( see attachment ). I thi… (read more)

Hi......,

I have had firefox browser for a while now and it has always worked fine. Now I`m suffering from that internet pages can`t be loaded ( see attachment ). I think,am not sure since the last update. The weird thing is that youtube does work and can just play video`s also 4K. I have read the error report but can`t really do much with it. Is there anyone who can help me in the right direction?

https://imgur.com/WVk4VkO https://imgur.com/a/GiHXsgq

Thanks in advance for the trouble.

Asked by hbhuisje.r 2 years ago

Last reply by hbhuisje.r 2 years ago

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Will Firefox be upgrading for continued compatibility with Windows 11?

I've always used Firefox browser instead of Microsoft Edge, and I would like to continue using Firefox. However, it will not run in its current form under Windows 11. D… (read more)

I've always used Firefox browser instead of Microsoft Edge, and I would like to continue using Firefox. However, it will not run in its current form under Windows 11. Does Mozilla plan to keep it compatible with Windows? I would like to keep using Firefox.

I don't need any images, you know the problems ... Freezes, no internet access.

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Some buttons keep flashing when scrolling in Firefox on Windows 11

Just got a new laptop with Windows 11, installed Firefox, and am running FF 98.0.1. When scrolling on some pages, the buttons look like they're constantly flashing. But i… (read more)

Just got a new laptop with Windows 11, installed Firefox, and am running FF 98.0.1. When scrolling on some pages, the buttons look like they're constantly flashing. But if I scroll slowly, I can see that the button color is itself scrolling within the button boundary. Or at least, that's what it looks like. Attached a sequence of images to show what I mean. Can anyone help? It's so irritating that I might be forced to use a different browser, which I don't want to do! This didn't happen on my old laptop running Window 10.

Asked by Georgia_ 2 years ago

Last reply by Georgia_ 2 years ago

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.ics no longer defaulting to Windows/Outlook

Hi everyone, Up until the latest FF release, opening an .ics (calendar file) link defaulted to the OS's preferred application; in my case Outlook. Now, every time I clic… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Up until the latest FF release, opening an .ics (calendar file) link defaulted to the OS's preferred application; in my case Outlook. Now, every time I click on an .ics link FF asks where I want to save the file. I schedule ZOOM meetings all day and heavily rely on this feature.

I tried looking in FF's Files and Applications section in settings and .ics is not even listed as a file extension. I don't know how to add it.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Jose

Asked by baxterdown 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago

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Recover "Recently Closed Windows/Tabs" Information

Just now, after a massive and catastrophic SUPER-MELTDOWN-crash that arbitrarily decided to absolutely murder my day, ALL my tabs and windows and ALL history of "Recently… (read more)

Just now, after a massive and catastrophic SUPER-MELTDOWN-crash that arbitrarily decided to absolutely murder my day, ALL my tabs and windows and ALL history of "Recently Closed" tabs and windows is gone!

THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!

What is the reason for the existence of a SYNC feature if it isn't to MAKE SURE that a record of open tabs and windows is SECURELY maintained no matter how many times the application crashes, so that AT ALL TIMES, this information is kept INTACT, regardless of the state of the end users device? That is BY FAR the most important part of the sync feature! Are you telling me that there is no backup process of that information?

This is the kind of thing I never expected from you guys at Mozilla. I've been using Firefox for MANY years because I trust what you do. Today that trust has been SEVERELY and BRUTALLY wounded, most likely beyond repair...

I need you to fix this...

I need you to recover that information for me and I need you to make sure that what just happened could never, ever happen again unless God himself caused every digital storage unit on earth to disintegrate.

Asked by arex86 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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prefs.js -- malware inserted

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser come… (read more)

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser comes up. How can I get back to using Firefox safely? Can I uninstall Firefox, then re-install it to make the problem go away?

Asked by shfergu 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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MyAirris modem,router is locked out for to many attempts

I have an Airris modem router combo that is locked out for to many attempts. I have done a reset and it still wont unlock. I had the same problem wit a bank lockout on y… (read more)

I have an Airris modem router combo that is locked out for to many attempts. I have done a reset and it still wont unlock. I had the same problem wit a bank lockout on your website and i got out of it by accident when I found a security site on fire fox an it was in Preferences and it was listed as do not allow and allow, clicked on allow and that whole mes cleared instantly. did I write this down, no I will remember it SURE . cold you please tell me where it is

Asked by builder 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Can Firefox automatically start new session after crash, without user input?

Is there any to make Firefox automatically restart a new session (loading the start page) after a crash, without any prompts? Context: This is for a disabled person who… (read more)

Is there any to make Firefox automatically restart a new session (loading the start page) after a crash, without any prompts?

Context: This is for a disabled person who cannot use input devices: I start her computer every morning before going to work and load a long Youtube playlist of videos, so she doesn't have to do anything. But if Firefox crashes 5 minutes after I left, she cannot restart anything herself and has to wait until I come back.

Any ideas?

Asked by BlueShirt 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Already running

Hi. Using Windows 10. Suddenly, Mozilla gives the "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window" messag… (read more)

Hi.

Using Windows 10. Suddenly, Mozilla gives the "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window" message. I've tried all steps listed on the help site except reinstalling Windows 10, as the comment made said this would require reinstalling programs that did not come pre-installed on my PC, which I don't want to do if possible. I have uninstalled Mozilla, and the install stalls at about 70% with the aforementioned error message. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Asked by psfell 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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white box showing up on videos following update

I have this box that shows up over the top of any video application on my firefox browser since my most recent update. It doesn't appear on other browsers. How can I rem… (read more)

I have this box that shows up over the top of any video application on my firefox browser since my most recent update. It doesn't appear on other browsers. How can I remove it?

Asked by teecomp 2 years ago

Last reply by jeyson1099 2 years ago

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Graphics Not Updating in Background Firefox Windows

Hello, I have been using Firefox for something specific for a long time now. I've noticed in a recent update having the ability to do what I need has ceased. If a Firefo… (read more)

Hello,

I have been using Firefox for something specific for a long time now. I've noticed in a recent update having the ability to do what I need has ceased. If a Firefox window is covering another (or covered by another program) on the screen, the graphics of the background Firefox window no longer update. I run a software that needs to see these graphics in order to function properly.

Could you tell me which version this stopped working and if there are plans to reverse whatever change you made?

Thanks, Kyle

Asked by kylerafuse14 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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video loading error

~~~SOLVED~~~ Hello guys, this is about some..adults sites, i'm just getting loading error on the screen. Sorry if that's inappropriate. Also recently, youtube videos can'… (read more)

~~~SOLVED~~~ Hello guys, this is about some..adults sites, i'm just getting loading error on the screen. Sorry if that's inappropriate. Also recently, youtube videos can't play at 1080p, only 720p, even tho i know the video it's 1080p.

Asked by Nektarios 2 years ago

Answered by Nektarios 2 years ago

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GOOGLEADSERVICES

When I do a search using google, and then click on a choice (one of the first sites listed) my browser tries to go to something called "googleadservices" and it will not … (read more)

When I do a search using google, and then click on a choice (one of the first sites listed) my browser tries to go to something called "googleadservices" and it will not load. Just hangs up and gives me a blank page. How do I stop this or remove googleadservices?

Asked by Michael Z. Jody 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Cannot move Firefox- Thunderbird-Window to second monitor any more

I use two displays, suddenly it is no more possible to move the Firefox- and/or Thunderbird-Windows from Monitor to the other monitor, grabbing its mainbar and trying to … (read more)

I use two displays, suddenly it is no more possible to move the Firefox- and/or Thunderbird-Windows from Monitor to the other monitor, grabbing its mainbar and trying to move, the window sticks on half way and then flops back.

Asked by Ulrich 2 years ago

Last reply by Ulrich 2 years ago

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Disable webp crap.

Image url has jpg at the end, when I save, the extension is webp. webp opens as darkened version of the original image in browser. How to disable webp and save normal fie… (read more)

Image url has jpg at the end, when I save, the extension is webp. webp opens as darkened version of the original image in browser. How to disable webp and save normal fiel that won't be dark? This olution doesn't work: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1329624 Image saved as jpg still dark, as if it was still webp.

Asked by SF01 2 years ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 2 years ago