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startpage does not come up and also not new webpage

In homepage under options I have set changed URL for Google, but I get only a blank page. Also a new page is blank instead under options is shown that there should open t… (read more)

In homepage under options I have set changed URL for Google, but I get only a blank page. Also a new page is blank instead under options is shown that there should open the Firefox start page. Please answer me in Dutch, but simple English is also right.

Asked by Jessica1950 1 year ago

Last reply by Jessica1950 1 year ago

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since the latest update firefox opens new windows with a blank page instead of my home page.

In options I have homepage and new windows set to custom urls. The new tab option doesn't have an option for custom url but I'm opening a new window so it shouldn't follo… (read more)

In options I have homepage and new windows set to custom urls. The new tab option doesn't have an option for custom url but I'm opening a new window so it shouldn't follow the new tab setting. I never open tabs, just windows.

Why does every update have to cause a problem with my settings? I leave updates as long as I possibly can as they always cause a problem.

Asked by cathc 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Problem: Firefox Sync sometimes reverts back to my previous home page or home pages without notice (December 13, 2018)

I currently have five home pages on my Firefox Sync account and I want it to be consistent across all Windows, macOS and Linux devices in its correct order. They're all a… (read more)

I currently have five home pages on my Firefox Sync account and I want it to be consistent across all Windows, macOS and Linux devices in its correct order. They're all about New Jersey, just in case you were wondering. I always enjoy it there!

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What do I do if I get the "your connection is insecure" for the Firefox start screen itself?

All the solutions for "your connection is insecure" error message are for other websites, not the Firefox start screen itself. I started to get this message all of a sudd… (read more)

All the solutions for "your connection is insecure" error message are for other websites, not the Firefox start screen itself. I started to get this message all of a sudden on 2 different computers. What is going on? And what can I do to go back to using Firefox?

Asked by suzel 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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homepage does not load

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf… (read more)

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf%.com. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have multiple drives in my system and any of the drives using any of the 50s ver. work fine but even the newest updates gives me the same error message. I use the same (json) bookmark files for all the drives, so nothing is different there. I have tried all the 'fixes' like deleting or renaming the sessions folders and files and that doesn't change anything either. I have tried changing or putting the homepage bookmark in different ways, eg. typing it in, using a bookmark, dragging a bookmark on the home icon and nothing works. After Firefox loads I can click on any bookmark and it will load fine, even the one for my homepage and accessing it by clicking on the home icon will work too. It is just on the initial book up of Firefox, ver. 60 and up. Thanks

Asked by Smittysflying 2 years ago

Answered by Smittysflying 2 years ago

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Firefox options page home page not editable (dropdown does not drop down)

I've been helping my 88-year-old father with his PC. He has Windows 7, Firefox 63, and I'm trying to get it to stop updating because every time it does, it resets things… (read more)

I've been helping my 88-year-old father with his PC. He has Windows 7, Firefox 63, and I'm trying to get it to stop updating because every time it does, it resets things - lately it's been asking him for his Firefox password, but he doesn't use any server-based Firefox features, so it's only causing confusion. He does NOT need to log onto Firefox sync.

While I was fixing his settings, I noticed he had his home page set to Facebook, whereas previously, I had set it to the Firefox default for him ("New Tab" still uses the default Firefox page). When I clicked on the dropdown to change from "Custom URLs", nothing dropped down, and I was unable to change the home page. Eventually, I reset all of his settings to default and restarted. Then he told me he actually did want Facebook for his home page, and now I couldn't set it back - clicking on the dropdown to change from "Default", again, nothing dropped down. I googled and found another way to change the home page by dragging a tab to the house icon on the page, and that worked, but I do not understand why I am not able to change the home page setting using the options page.

Note: I have been fiddling with adding a policies.json file to try to prevent unwanted prompts for Firefox sync password and unwanted prompts for updating the browser. On the thought that that might have been causing a problem, I removed the line that disables update checks, but that didn't make any difference.

Asked by rprastein 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I keep getting "A web page is slowing your browser".

I use TalkTalk as a provider and their homepage is a succession of AOL news items. Any item I click on after a minute or so gives me this message.... A web page is slowin… (read more)

I use TalkTalk as a provider and their homepage is a succession of AOL news items. Any item I click on after a minute or so gives me this message.... A web page is slowing your browser. Can anyone tell me how to remove it please? I'm on Windows 7 and FF is up to date.

Asked by Heavymetalkid 2 years ago

Last reply by Heavymetalkid 2 years ago

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When I click on Firefox Icon it won't open the website I have slected, rather a blank page why?

Friefox version 75.0 (64-bit) Windiws 10 (Japanese) Windows updated, drivers updated. It is almost 2 or three weeks when I click on Firefox Icon (pinned in task bar) or o… (read more)

Friefox version 75.0 (64-bit) Windiws 10 (Japanese) Windows updated, drivers updated.

It is almost 2 or three weeks when I click on Firefox Icon (pinned in task bar) or on the Desktop the website which supposed to be opened (yaoo.com) does not open rather a white blank page opens. Problem remain same even after recent Firefox updates. Please refer screen shot. Am I doing something wrong? or if, there is any solution please share and oblige. Thank you.

Asked by Ari94 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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default new tab page

So I can't set what page my browser opens to when I click the new tab + icon by just going into settings? I have to jump through hoops and install some plugin? I can set … (read more)

So I can't set what page my browser opens to when I click the new tab + icon by just going into settings? I have to jump through hoops and install some plugin? I can set it in chrome. Bye Bye Firefox.

Asked by byebyeMozilla 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox STARTUP with a BLANK tab and NOT MY HOMEPAGE? It only started doing this after the last update. When I launch the Firefox from Win10 Pro.

Since the last update of Firefox, it will not open up (upon launching) with my Homepage displayed. Only a blank tab and then I have to click on the little "home" icon fo… (read more)

Since the last update of Firefox, it will not open up (upon launching) with my Homepage displayed. Only a blank tab and then I have to click on the little "home" icon for my home page to be shown. I have tried repeatedly changing home screens in the options settings, still no help. Somewhere there must be a "Firefox Startup" ini or something.

Thanks for any help on this.

Asked by rxdavis1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Twice now after an update Firefox forgets it is set to open on gmail login page

Hi folks, Just had the last update. Like last time, starting Firefox after installing I get a new tab instead of the login page of gmail. The setting in Options is still … (read more)

Hi folks,

Just had the last update. Like last time, starting Firefox after installing I get a new tab instead of the login page of gmail. The setting in Options is still correct for gmail. With the previous update it took 2 days before it remembered suddenly... It's not the end of the world, of course... but kind of irritating :-)

Anybody an idea what is going wrong there?

Tx & Grts Nil

Asked by NilG 1 year ago

Answered by NilG 1 year ago