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Firefox quits unexpectedly on pressing Esc in find box

Steps to reproduce: Sadly the problem is intermittent. It has happened 6X in the last week. Here are the steps I took immediately before FF unexpectedly quit 1) Ctrl-F t… (read more)

Steps to reproduce:

Sadly the problem is intermittent. It has happened 6X in the last week. Here are the steps I took immediately before FF unexpectedly quit

1) Ctrl-F to open Find in Page box 2) Type some text 3) Switch out of the browser 4) Switch back to FF (cursor is still in the Find box) 5) Press Esc to exit Find

Observed outcome: Firefox unexpectedly quits. When I open, I am able to restore previous session.

Desired outcome: Find box closes

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Name Firefox Version 84.0.1 Build ID 20201221152838 Distribution ID Update Folder Update History Update Channel release User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0 OS Windows_NT 10.0 19042

Asked by mozilla6 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

I've unfortunately encountered this error over the course of two days randomly. The website will work for an hour, and then I'll get this error, so on and so forth. Micro… (read more)

I've unfortunately encountered this error over the course of two days randomly. The website will work for an hour, and then I'll get this error, so on and so forth. Microsoft Edge has the same issue, my phone's browsers have the same issue (DuckDuckGo, Chrome), but from all of my research, the website is fine. My roommate's phone connects to the site just fine.

I've read a lot of conflicting information on what to do about this error, and clearly waiting it out doesn't seem right since it appears to be entirely on my end. Restarting doesn't help, reinstalling Mozilla doesn't help, I'm out of ideas.

The website is responds to pings and appears to be online on other devices (just not my own), other websites work fine, so I'm completely lost.

Any information on what to do next, let me know.

Asked by stevenkingh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Private windows

Just upgraded to latest version for windows 10. Accidentally checked the box that says to Run in private windows. Now Firefox will only open websites in Private Windows… (read more)

Just upgraded to latest version for windows 10. Accidentally checked the box that says to Run in private windows. Now Firefox will only open websites in Private Windows. How do I fix this issue?

Asked by thomas_lewis713 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox trying to access risky website on PC startup

When I boot my PC, McAfee opens a dialogue box saying 'risky website blocked' quoting Firefox app and showing ip address as 139.45.196.72. even though I haven't opened an… (read more)

When I boot my PC, McAfee opens a dialogue box saying 'risky website blocked' quoting Firefox app and showing ip address as 139.45.196.72. even though I haven't opened any browsers at that point. Help appreciated. Cheers

Asked by Bikertone7 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Bookmark Toolbar is missing automatically every day !!

A mess! Every day the customized toolbar disappears. And I need to customize again .... This has been going on for some versions (current 84.0.1) And even if you copy the… (read more)

A mess! Every day the customized toolbar disappears. And I need to customize again .... This has been going on for some versions (current 84.0.1) And even if you copy the xulstore.json folder and the entire extensions folder to the profile folder, it doesn't work. Every time I quit Firefox and open it again, I lost all the customization of the toolbar ... I've seen all the posts on support, and nothing solves me ... What can I do? One of the reasons for not abandoning Firefox is its ability to customize with extensions, etc. But everything is lost .... every day !! w10 x 64, Home

Asked by Emmanuel 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox 84 Locking up 1-2 seconds frequently/randomly.

So as of the last update my browser has suddenly started to lock up for 1-2 seconds at a time refusing to do anything for that duration, and then resume as normal after. … (read more)

So as of the last update my browser has suddenly started to lock up for 1-2 seconds at a time refusing to do anything for that duration, and then resume as normal after. It doesn't matter if I'm browsing, looking at images or watching a video... they all freeze. Videos will continue playing however with no skip/pause in sound.

It doesn't matter if I'm opening new tabs, scrolling facebook, or just typing here.. it doesn't seem to care what I'm doing when it happens. As I've typed this I've had it happen twice now with no occurrence in another program.

I thought this was my hard drive failing at first, so I migrated everything to a different hard drive as well as the cache folder... and it still does it.

I thought it was a particular addon "Honey" as it is KNOWN for significant slow downs as it checks for prices/coupons and after disabling it nothing changed.

I next assumed it had something to do with the session storing(looking at disk activity), so I changed the interval from 15 seconds to 25 minutes and that did nothing.

I tried doing a "refresh" as well as starting without addons and neither of those had any affect, implying the base program without addons is the issue.

There is no significant CPU spike when this occurs. Really activity is 20% or less average. There is a significant disk spike when this occurs. RAM usage is average with no change. If this were a RAM issue I'd be seeing instability at random, and not a single program.

I'm not encountering this issue with other programs - only firefox.

As it happens randomly I can't "reproduce" it reliably, but it is continuous and will occur whether I do anything or not. To be said it is not doing this on my desktop... so I guess it could be some conflict with winblows but I haven't a clue what that might be.... if it is please let me know so I can kill it with extreme prejudice.

Asked by jax.endsleigh 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Website not properly rendering/displaying.

For well over a year and many versions of the browser, this site I've bookmarked for reference simply refuses to load properly: https://www.nytimes.com/projects/census/20… (read more)

For well over a year and many versions of the browser, this site I've bookmarked for reference simply refuses to load properly:

https://www.nytimes.com/projects/census/2010/map.html?hp

It works in my other browsers.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

FF84 crashes permanently after update

Since yesterday, I did the update to FF84, FF permanently crashs - not even the crash manager opens thereafter. I run FF upon a Windows 10 Home 1909 system. I have tried… (read more)

Since yesterday, I did the update to FF84, FF permanently crashs - not even the crash manager opens thereafter. I run FF upon a Windows 10 Home 1909 system. I have tried re installation - no effect I have run FF from a differen Account - same problem I have startet FF in secure mode - same problem

I have found the dump files at AppData\Local\CrashDumps but as FF does not run, I have no idea how to analyze it.

I am in despair and soon so far that I switch to Crome...

Has anyone any idea? Thanks, magu

Asked by magicurmel 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

My own page not running on Firefox

I have an own WP homepage www.immerunterwegs.ch. It runs on all browsers except firefox. Who knows what is wrong with my page and why it is not running on firefox ? Regar… (read more)

I have an own WP homepage www.immerunterwegs.ch. It runs on all browsers except firefox. Who knows what is wrong with my page and why it is not running on firefox ?

Regards Gian Reto

Asked by grbauder 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Firefox only display the toolbar and could not go to any website after update

Firefox only display the toolbar and could not go to any website included the options after update, I've tried closed all antivirus protection and refresh and reinstall f… (read more)

Firefox only display the toolbar and could not go to any website included the options after update, I've tried closed all antivirus protection and refresh and reinstall firefox

I've tried other app and browser and they have no problem

My laptop: Lenovo ideapad 100 Windows 10 Home 1909

Firefox: 83.0(64 bit)

Asked by kennethcho2020 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

I am having multiple issues with Firefox.

Issue #1 I have the automatic updates turned off, but Firefox occasionally updates anyway. How can I prevent this from happening? Issue#2 This is somewhat related to issu… (read more)

Issue #1 I have the automatic updates turned off, but Firefox occasionally updates anyway. How can I prevent this from happening?

Issue#2 This is somewhat related to issue #1. I turned off the automatic updates specifically because I did not want Quantum, but Firefox updated automatically, despite the automatic updates being turned off.. I have an older system, and it cannot handle running five processes for Firefox at one time. As a result, my system becomes increasingly slower as time goes by. As running multiple serves absolutely no discernible purpose, is there any way to prevent Firefox from running multiple processes?

Issue #3 Firefox recently updated automatically (again) without my permission, and since the most recent update, the pop up blocker is not working properly, specifically with Yahoo. It is blocking images, and windows that I bring up, but is not blocking what it is supposed to block, and will not let me add an exception for Yahoo. How can I fix this?

I am a Computer Science major, and have been using Firefox since it came out, but I am going to make a change if I can't fix these issues. Firefox is becoming more of a hassle than it is worth.

Asked by jesterr 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

Browsing History will not delete

Updated to Firefox 83 and now my browsing history in 'History' and in 'Show All History' will not delete despite my preference settings being correct and having tried del… (read more)

Updated to Firefox 83 and now my browsing history in 'History' and in 'Show All History' will not delete despite my preference settings being correct and having tried deletion in all possible ways. Something is wrong because after I have clicked 'Clear Recent History' or closed Firefox with 'Delete on closing' selected, the preference page shows a change in the kb being used to store history, yet the browsing history has not been cleared. Does anyone know how to fix this problem or let Firefox know?

Asked by mujodav66 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

0Kb logins.json file

Hi, I recently updated, only to find out that all my passwords had disappeared :(. I checked my profile and there were three 0Kb files: logins.json, logins.json.corrupt a… (read more)

Hi,

I recently updated, only to find out that all my passwords had disappeared :(. I checked my profile and there were three 0Kb files: logins.json, logins.json.corrupt and logins-backup.json. cert9.db and key4.db are still there and aren't empty. I'm on Arch Linux, so no previous version as well. Is there anything I can do to restore my passwords?

Asked by ingvar6 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (read more)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate 2 months ago

Last reply by jahinson2002 1 month ago

PC windows 10 Pro crashes

Blue screen "your device ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just just collecting some error inf and then we'll restart you". "Stop code: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATIO… (read more)

Blue screen "your device ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just just collecting some error inf and then we'll restart you". "Stop code: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION"

I have swopped from Google two or three times to Firefox with the same result as above (does not crash with Google). I would like to stay with firefox, therefore any help would be appreciated. Information as to how make Firefox my default browser would also be appreciated. Regards.....Bryan

Asked by btahhh 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

IDM Extension Failure

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not wo… (read more)

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not work. It will work only if I open the webpage where I intend to download (e.g.--YouTube) BEFORE I reinstall the add-on and only for as long as that page remains open. Closing the page and then reopening it somehow deactivates IDM, as it will no longer link to the video I want to download. Have tried everything i can think of to solve this, including deactivating all other add-ons and by uninstalling and reinstalling the IDM program itself. I also unchecked the "block popup windows" management tool within Firefox itself. Anyone have any ideas what is happening? Initially, I also received the error message added below, but as far as i can tell, none of my other programs are set to block IDM. The error message no longer appears.

Asked by shadowfaxblue 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Automatic launch of Firefox, also when other firefox windows are already open.

Hello, since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use … (read more)

Hello,

since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use Firefox 83. There is 3 different sessions on my computer and only one has the problem.... my session. Firefox launch a new windows always and regularely, when the computer start, and all the time during the use of my sessions. If i'm already on Firefox, a new windows open's.... If I close this one, few second after an other open's..... If I put this one on background, about 1 min after again an other open's. Like this always and indefinitevely. Whatever my use of the computer or the site to visit. Even when I don't use internet and use other software to work, Firefox starts up and goes in front of my software. If I let my session opened and I do nothings, after a certain time a lot of firefox windows are open. You can easily understand why I say that It's really insupportable... and this only with Firefox on my session.

My computer is protected with antivirus, and I did a full scan several time, I also tried with an other antivirus software. I used 2 softwares for detect malware... Nothing. I try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still the same after reinstall. I already set the "toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart" on "false" but firefox start alone again, again, again...

Does anyone has an idea of what is the problem and what I can do ?

Thanks.

Asked by GHOE70 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Chinese hackers

I need help! Everyday I have at least 8 Chinese Hackers that show up on on the top in the list of websites visited on my Firefox. The entire page is in Chinese with Chi… (read more)

I need help! Everyday I have at least 8 Chinese Hackers that show up on on the top in the list of websites visited on my Firefox. The entire page is in Chinese with Chinese pictures. Please see the attached images. I have no idea how long they have been there prior to being so bold to openly show themselves. I certainly have no idea of what they have uploaded or downloaded on my laptop. How can I get rid of them and what can i do to prevent them coming back? I know a lot of weird things have been going on in my computer that I have absolutely no reason nor explanation for. this has been going on for at least the last couple of years or more. I have had 3 computers to crash in a short period of time which I feel they have done. Spyware shows I have had a keylogger for a long time but all of the files it takes me to are protected and I have not been able to delete them. BillCowanjr@gmail.com

Asked by BillCowanjr 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago