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Firefox crashes when I start it. Won't open at all

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to … (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to respond immediately if you have questions.

Asked by garshell 3 days ago

Problem with firefox with using embedded links and pictures showing up

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem. For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a lin… (read more)

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem.

For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a link.

I press link and nothing happens. All the pictures don't show up in link.

However, when I open a new Firefox Browser in a new tab or even in a Chrome browser it works.

What is the solution to fix this?

Thank you.

Asked by Alan123 3 days ago

Firefox freezing up

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with … (read more)

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with JavaScript, then the ENTIRE Firefox app freezes up.

Firefox 87, Windows 10.

Example triggering website for my machine:

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/no-kindle-needed-10-free-ebook-reader-apps-for-your-phone-or-tablet

Asked by mcandre 3 days ago

Mini Firefox icon on end of dock in macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads f… (read more)

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads folder and trash icon. I was wondering if anyone else has the same issue. Restarting seems to help but comes back, removing Firefox from the dock also seems to help but once it's back in there it comes back after a while.

Asked by Jorge Hernandez 2 days ago

Pinned facebook tabs unpin and reload automatically on browser restart

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the fac… (read more)

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the facebook tabs unpin and automatically reload themselves. browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand is already set to true.

This is pretty annoying. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by Nikhil 2 days ago

trying to open my webcam

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me… (read more)

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me Chat server authentication failed please contact us. Im confused it always worked

Asked by manyoladoshi 1 day ago

Screen flashes to white when scrolling.

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It s… (read more)

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It seems to freeze for a second or two, then comes back. This has only been happening for about the past two or three weeks, so since about 1 April 2021 for time reference. My About Firefox shows I am running 87.0 (64-bit) and it is up to date. I completely uninstalled - including the deletion of the Mozilla folders per info on the web - then reinstalled. This did not correct the issue. I also run Chrome and do not experience this issue when using it.

Asked by stevenkimbell 1 day ago

Arrow keys don't repeat

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the ar… (read more)

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the arrow keys, when held down, move one position, there's a very slight delay, and it moves one more position and then stops; no auto-repeating. I've restarted Firefox without addons and that didn't help. I've also toggled the Auto-scrolling and smooth scrolling options too.

This makes editing long text fields a real pain. I don't see this problem in any PC-based apps and arrows keys do repeat OK in Chrome and Edge. It appears to be a Firefox issue.

Any ideas? Many thanks!!!!!

- Bob

Asked by drbobjr 1 day ago

Command line for Linux to detect http errors 404 500

Hello! I'm using firefox in tinycore linux to show chromeless some websites but sometimes the screens go white. As this is nothing that happends all the time just doing a… (read more)

Hello! I'm using firefox in tinycore linux to show chromeless some websites but sometimes the screens go white. As this is nothing that happends all the time just doing an F5 or refresh helps to restart the page and works fine. I need help to: Detect the white screen in firefox with a script in bash if possible.

I've searched for firefox command line but I can't find more deep command line to get this error and then execute a script to fix this.

The help from firefox -h I get is this

Usage: firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

      where options include:

X11 options

 --display=DISPLAY  X display to use
 --sync             Make X calls synchronous
 --g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal

Firefox options

 -h or --help       Print this message.
 -v or --version    Print Firefox version.
 --full-version     Print Firefox version, build and platform build ids.
 -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
 --profile <path>   Start with profile at <path>.
 --migration        Start with migration wizard.
 --ProfileManager   Start with ProfileManager.
 --no-remote        Do not accept or send remote commands; implies
                    --new-instance.
 --new-instance     Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
 --UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
 --safe-mode        Disables extensions and themes for this session.
 --allow-downgrade  Allows downgrading a profile.
 --MOZ_LOG=<modules> Treated as MOZ_LOG=<modules> environment variable,
                    overrides it.
 --MOZ_LOG_FILE=<file> Treated as MOZ_LOG_FILE=<file> environment variable,
                    overrides it. If MOZ_LOG_FILE is not specified as an
                    argument or as an environment variable, logging will be
                    written to stdout.
 --headless         Run without a GUI.
 --ssb <uri>        Open a site specific browser for <uri>.
 --browser          Open a browser window.
 --new-window <url> Open <url> in a new window.
 --new-tab <url>    Open <url> in a new tab.
 --private-window <url> Open <url> in a new private window.
 --preferences      Open Preferences dialog.
 --screenshot [<path>] Save screenshot to <path> or in working directory.
 --window-size width[,height] Width and optionally height of screenshot.
 --search <term>    Search <term> with your default search engine.
 --setDefaultBrowser Set this app as the default browser.
 --first-startup    Run post-install actions before opening a new window.
 --kiosk Start the browser in kiosk mode.
 --jsconsole        Open the Browser Console.
 --jsdebugger [<path>] Open the Browser Toolbox. Defaults to the local build
                    but can be overridden by a firefox path.
 --wait-for-jsdebugger Spin event loop until JS debugger connects.
                    Enables debugging (some) application startup code paths.
                    Only has an effect when `--jsdebugger` is also supplied.
 --devtools         Open DevTools on initial load.
 --start-debugger-server [ws:][ <port> | <path> ] Start the devtools server on
                    a TCP port or Unix domain socket path. Defaults to TCP port
                    6000. Use WebSocket protocol if ws: prefix is specified.
 --recording <file> Record drawing for a given URL.
 --recording-output <file> Specify destination file for a drawing recording.

Asked by Fernando 3 hours ago

Firefox Design. Continously and automatically backing up Sessions to an additional file and folder of my choice

A problem I'm not sure Firefox has addressed or resolved in all the years I've been using Firefox - even after it changed its programming, and the way it saves session (o… (read more)

A problem I'm not sure Firefox has addressed or resolved in all the years I've been using Firefox - even after it changed its programming, and the way it saves session (or even bookmark) backups to the profile folder, is: whenever Firefox is forced to shut down after a computer software issue (like freezing, blue screen, extreme sluggishness, etc.), and we presume (with fingers crossed) that Firefox will open back up with all our tabs intact for the past 7 - 20 days, but instead opens with them all missing and forever gone - even after immediately and instinctively proceeding to the profile folder (before shutting down Firefox) to recover them using Mozilla's recovery steps to replace the "places.sqlite" file, I periodically find that every single one of the recovery files has been re-stamped with the same date and time (and missing data) as the new places.sqlite file.

So I hope and pray, that because this issue happens to thousands of Firefox users over time - no matter what Firefox version update their using (because it has happened in several versions for me), that a terrific way to prevent forcing users to find and use a great sessions manager addon that saves tabs (with all their history - that won't also crash or easily be written over), or forcing users to constantly worry and remind themselves to manually backup the required profile files daily, or having to remember minimally, to backup the profile files "before" opening Firefox after a crash, (which seldom happens), that Firefox offers its users the option to set Firefox up to continuously and automatically save a complete new (additional) set of backup files to a different folder of the user's choosing, with the extra option to save a "set" number of session backups, where Firefox can't access them upon opening. Imagine how much anguish, anger and self loathing Firefox will eliminate in the world with this one simple option.

Here's another wish-list item. If Firefox could present the list of open Firefox windows that appear at the top right of the screen whenever hovering the mouse over the Firefox icon in the taskbar, I wish for the popup list to permanently nudge down so it "never" covers up my open tabs in each of the open window's (which is how I know I determin which of the numerous windows to navigate). And of course the list should self adjust whenever I turn the "Menu Bar" on or off. Thank you, in advance, for considering these two important items toward the Firefox experience.

If you're wondering why I haven't moved on to the latest version. It's because I all too "often" encounter my valuable "business" addons no longer working, and the miserable task of trying to go back to the previous version, or trying to find new addons that work half as good. Sometimes all of my addons disappear. I also wish I could turn off Firefox's constant reminder, to upgrade since I've asked twice before, with no Mozilla reply. Thank you again.

Asked by cvmenn 1 hour ago

I recently resolvd an issue here, with eBay, or so I thought. I can't log in now.

Recently, a kind volunteer helped me resolve a technical problem I was having with eBay. I have only one start up on my computer now, which is my VPN I have disabled all… (read more)

Recently, a kind volunteer helped me resolve a technical problem I was having with eBay. I have only one start up on my computer now, which is my VPN I have disabled all my Add-ons. I exited out of Firefox, restarted my computer and went directly to ebay and had no trouble signing in or using the site. Yay! I thought it was all fixed. I still wanted to use some very important (to me) add-ons like Ghosterly, and a couple others, which I have had for approximately a year with no problem on ebay. I enable 3 of my favorite addons. I went back to ebay. And, now I can't sign in. They say the password doesn't match. I know that it is correct because I have it written down. When I tried many times, they kept making be "bot verify" When I tried to reset my password, they said I had to chat with someone. I am unable to chat because they say I might have disabled java script. I don't know where to look to see it I have done that. Having a "Senior Moment" here............

....also starting to get frustrated........... grrrrrrr..... I wanted to try to turn on one addon at a time, to see which might be the troublemaker, but never got the chance.

Any thoughts??

Asked by mangonanny 41 minutes ago