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Can't close a tab or a separate window without closing Firefox, and only then I need taskmgr

My Firefox can only be shut down by TaskManager, or by clicking on the three horizontal bars and then dropping to exit. So I can't close any single tab 'without closing … (read more)

My Firefox can only be shut down by TaskManager, or by clicking on the three horizontal bars and then dropping to exit.

So I can't close any single tab 'without closing them all', that's the real annoyance. I also can't close any individual windows I opened instead of a new tab, without closing all tabs and windows. Finally the classic windows ALT+F4 closure that's built into Windows doesn't close Firefox, and if it did I suspect ALT+F4 would close them all. Bottom line Firefox is seriously close-resistant.

What precipitated this was I allowed a previous Firefox update to download-install, and it tanked my performance, I figured your team would fix that issue, but in the meantime what I did was uninstall that version and reinstall the version I had been running before that update. Tilt! That action resulted in the close windows or tabs problem.

Summary: I am using the latest version now, but with it came this "can't close any individual tab without closing them all, and can only close even then except by Taskmanager or by clicking the 3 horizontal bars then dropping to Exit which also closes all Firefox tabs and Windows. This problem has surfaced before in this support, and none of the solutions worked, probably because I got to this place uniquely. I did read before submitting this.

Asked by Dean 2 minutes ago

FireFox - User does not have privileges to save a file.

I have two end users that are having a different issues but they are of similar nature. First user can not upload anything to Microsoft Share point. She gets a message th… (read more)

I have two end users that are having a different issues but they are of similar nature. First user can not upload anything to Microsoft Share point. She gets a message that says she does not have proper permissions to upload. She does not have the same issue on Chrome or Edge. The second user is trying to download and or save a file from a couple of different websites but regardless on where she tries to save it on her computer it says she does not have proper permissions to save to "x" file location. She also does not have this issue when she is on Chrome or Edge.

For both users I have tried clearing cache and cookies, Rebooting their computers, uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, deleting registry keys/user data from the computer itself. I have had no luck with resolving this issue and I can not find anything online that remotely resembles this issue.

Thank you and please advise

Asked by amassey1 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 minutes ago

Bad/Rogue Current Session of Firefox (Windows 7) Redux

Sorry, posted recently and had then trouble finding out how to respond to help offered (jscher2000)! Noticed that the email version was "no-reply" so I didn't figure that… (read more)

Sorry, posted recently and had then trouble finding out how to respond to help offered (jscher2000)! Noticed that the email version was "no-reply" so I didn't figure that would work! So, I tried to 'cut and paste' my reply (on a smartphone) and I ended up losing even the email reply text so here is a reconstruction. I tried the suggestions in order and the first one didn't have a "Restore previous session" option and the second one had "Recently closed windows" greyed out! And, when I entered "about.support" in the address bar (top rightish), I received a notice that I couldn't reach Google (Remember that I don't currently have internet access on my laptop). So, no joy there either! Can I not just change some current setting to prevent Firefox v 115.9lesr from saving the current 'Windows' and Tabs so that, when I again open Firefox, the previous session 'Windows' and Tabs would be used?!?

Asked by balls69bc 8 minutes ago

Group Policy Settings list with description

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and w… (read more)

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and what happens if its enabled or disabled) on a table or excel format. Is there a site or page that will give me that list?

Asked by aurel_dimaculangan 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 minutes ago

Save one autofill entry for usernames across all sites?

I have a unique annoyance wherein I use a considerably long email address for many sites. I've gotten tired of typing it out whenever it comes up and wish for it to be pr… (read more)

I have a unique annoyance wherein I use a considerably long email address for many sites. I've gotten tired of typing it out whenever it comes up and wish for it to be preserved as an autofill across all sites so I no longer have to, similar to how your phone may suggest your email address in autocomplete.

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, you can only manually add autofills for specific sites and with password attached. So my question is, is there a way to make the address be a suggested autofill on username/email address boxes across all sites?

(not interested in having form history saved, just want this one specific form entry)

Asked by ballakoala 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 minutes ago

message said Firefox could not update automatically, requested I install Firefox. I did. Next day, same thing, can't update, intall Firefox. And again today. I don't know what to do.

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatical… (read more)

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatically? Where do I look to see Firefox file and see what date it is downloaded? If it is operational? Why is the same series of problems repeating daily?

Asked by beth.woodworth1 2 hours ago

Last reply by beth.woodworth1 37 minutes ago

How to disable immediate search when you type in the Find Bar?

It is annoying that search executes immediately instead of triggering on enter keypress, especially when a web page is big. Is there any way to disable auto-search and tr… (read more)

It is annoying that search executes immediately instead of triggering on enter keypress, especially when a web page is big. Is there any way to disable auto-search and trigger it only when you press enter?

If you want to understand better it's pretty similar to this VS Code issue.

Asked by wpmgprostotema 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 56 minutes ago

My bookmarks and history are gone.

I get the following message when going online with Firefox: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another a… (read more)

I get the following message when going online with Firefox: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." I've followed all the prompts to restart the computer, refresh the computer, delete the favicons.sqlite and places.sqlite and it won't allow me to delete them. This happened yesterday as well. Yesterday I could delete those files and everything was restored. But today I can't get it to work.

Asked by Lana Patterson 56 minutes ago

Microsoft Windows 11 user - font size for display resolution 3456 x 2160

I have to put my face within inches of the screen and strain to see the text in Firefox browser menus, tabs, and search bars. How do I adjust the font size? I'm not a p… (read more)

I have to put my face within inches of the screen and strain to see the text in Firefox browser menus, tabs, and search bars. How do I adjust the font size?

I'm not a programmer. If I need to enter code please be pedantic about descriptions of how to do that.

Asked by maxjen 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

How to return to previously viewed tab when I close a tab, without extensions.

Others asked and were pointed to extensions. As long as extensions get access to my pages, I'm not willing to use any. So, is there an option in advanced settings, to ret… (read more)

Others asked and were pointed to extensions. As long as extensions get access to my pages, I'm not willing to use any. So, is there an option in advanced settings, to return to previously viewed tab when I close a tab? Thanks, Cat

Asked by CatFox 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Why I can't take screenshot?

I am writing to report an issue I have encountered while using the Firefox browser. Specifically, I am unable to take screenshots on the website https://hescoebill.pk/hes… (read more)

I am writing to report an issue I have encountered while using the Firefox browser. Specifically, I am unable to take screenshots on the website https://hescoebill.pk/hesco-mis/. This issue persists despite numerous attempts, and it seems to be unique to this particular website. Is there any other way to take screenshot of site? I really want to take a screenshot for personal reason. Is it not allowed from the site owner side or what?

Asked by Hamza Shareef 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

'Bad' Current Session of Firefox (Windows)!

I currently have a 'bad/rouge' session of Windows 7 Firefox (don't really know how that happened) open (7 'Windows', each with one empty Tab plus 1 'Window', with only 1 … (read more)

I currently have a 'bad/rouge' session of Windows 7 Firefox (don't really know how that happened) open (7 'Windows', each with one empty Tab plus 1 'Window', with only 1 populated tab (Yahoo Mail)! I need to close Firefox in order to restart my laptop (strange things have been happening, including not being able to access the internet)!! On restarting, I want to be able to open Firefox with the previous session I had with my 8 'Windows', each with dozens and dozens of Tabs! Please help, I sorely need those many 'Windows' and Tabs!!!

Asked by balls69bc 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

I want to write an addon firewall but it fails

!/bin/bash Verzeichnis erstellen mkdir FoxyAddOnFirewall cd FoxyAddOnFirewall || exit package.json erstellen cat <<EOF > package.json { "title": "… (read more)

  1. !/bin/bash
  1. Verzeichnis erstellen

mkdir FoxyAddOnFirewall cd FoxyAddOnFirewall || exit

  1. package.json erstellen

cat <<EOF > package.json {

 "title": "Foxy AddOn Firewall",
 "name": "foxy-addon-firewall",
 "description": "A Firefox addon to control internet access for other addons",
 "author": "Your Name",
 "version": "1.0.0",
 "license": "MIT"

} EOF

  1. background.js erstellen

cat <<EOF > background.js var permissionManager = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/permissionmanager;1"]

                       .getService(Components.interfaces.nsIPermissionManager);

// Addon-Liste abrufen function getAllAddons() {

   var {AddonManager} = Components.utils.import("resource://gre/modules/AddonManager.jsm", {});
   return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
       AddonManager.getAllAddons(function(addons) {
           resolve(addons);
       });
   });

}

// GUI aktualisieren function updateUI() {

   getAllAddons().then(function(addons) {
       var addonList = document.getElementById("addon-list");
       addonList.innerHTML = ""; // Zurücksetzen der Liste
       addons.forEach(function(addon) {
           var listItem = document.createElement("li");
           listItem.textContent = addon.name;
           
           var blockButton = document.createElement("button");
           blockButton.textContent = "Block";
           blockButton.addEventListener("click", function() {
               blockInternetAccessForAddon(addon);
           });
           listItem.appendChild(blockButton);
           addonList.appendChild(listItem);
       });
   });

}

// Internetzugriff für ein bestimmtes Addon blockieren function blockInternetAccessForAddon(addon) {

   var host = addon.getResourceURI("").host;
   permissionManager.remove(host, "allAccess");
   console.log("Internetzugriff für " + addon.name + " wurde blockiert.");

}

document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {

   updateUI(); // GUI beim Laden der Seite aktualisieren

}); EOF

  1. index.html erstellen

cat <<EOF > index.html <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>Foxy AddOn Firewall</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">

Foxy AddOn Firewall

Welcome to Foxy AddOn Firewall!

Installed Addons:

<script src="background.js"></script> EOF

  1. style.css erstellen

cat <<EOF > style.css body {

 font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
 background-color: #f0f0f0;
 text-align: center;

}

h1 {

 color: #007bff;

}

h2 {

 margin-top: 20px;

}

ul {

 list-style-type: none;
 padding: 0;

}

li {

 margin-bottom: 10px;

}

button {

 background-color: #007bff;
 color: white;
 border: none;
 padding: 5px 10px;
 border-radius: 5px;
 cursor: pointer;

}

button:hover {

 background-color: #0056b3;

} EOF

  1. manifest.json erstellen

cat <<EOF > manifest.json {

 "manifest_version": 2,
 "name": "Foxy AddOn Firewall",
 "version": "1.0",
 "description": "A Firefox addon to control internet access for other addons",
 "icons": {
   "48": "icon.png"
 },
 "permissions": [
   "management"
 ],
 "browser_action": {
   "default_popup": "index.html",
   "default_icon": "icon.png"
 }

} EOF

  1. Icon herunterladen

wget -O icon.png "https://img.icons8.com/ios-filled/50/000000/firewall.png"

  1. Installationsanweisungen anzeigen

echo "FoxyAddOnFirewall wurde erfolgreich initialisiert!" echo "Um das Addon in Firefox zu installieren:" echo "1. Öffnen Sie Firefox und geben Sie 'about:debugging' in die Adressleiste ein." echo "2. Klicken Sie auf 'Dieses Firefox installieren' unter 'Temporäre Add-ons laden'." echo "3. Navigieren Sie zum Verzeichnis 'FoxyAddOnFirewall' und wählen Sie die 'manifest.json' Datei aus." echo "4. Das Addon wird nun installiert und kann verwendet werden."

Asked by j.sobiech 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

Firefox closing at random with no crash report

Yesterday Firefox started closing at random, sometimes instantly as soon as I open it. The crash dialog doesn't open, and if I go to about:crashes my most recent unreport… (read more)

Yesterday Firefox started closing at random, sometimes instantly as soon as I open it. The crash dialog doesn't open, and if I go to about:crashes my most recent unreported crash is from 2019. Tried refreshing, reinstalling, completely wiping all profiles and starting fresh. If I use troubleshooting mode it won't open properly at all. I am at a bit of a loss, any ideas?

Asked by nathanbee354 5 months ago

Last reply by the_logic_master 2 hours ago

PDF loading is very slow

I am using Firefox v125.0.2. When I open a PDF in Firefox it takes a lot of time to load. But, when the same PDF opened in the Edge browser it loads normally and scrollin… (read more)

I am using Firefox v125.0.2. When I open a PDF in Firefox it takes a lot of time to load. But, when the same PDF opened in the Edge browser it loads normally and scrolling through PDF pages renders fast. I have shared the screenshot of a single-page pdf loading taking quite a long time.

Could someone please help me with this.

Asked by avisekn 12 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 hours ago

WebGL creation failed after reinstalling lbgl1* libegl*

I am using the apt version of firefox v125.0.2 (64-bit). I do not have a dedicated GPU - I use my intel core's internal gpu only Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02… (read more)

I am using the apt version of firefox v125.0.2 (64-bit). I do not have a dedicated GPU - I use my intel core's internal gpu only Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02).

I used to play this game named narrow.one, which before I reinstalled the mentioned libraries, was working fine except for crashing a few times. I thought these libraries were causing some issue, so I tried reinstalling them.

I reinstalled the libraries using: `sudo apt install --reinstall --fix-missing libgl1* libegl*`

After installation, I start getting that error. So, I tried reinstalling firefox (using the same command), and then restarting the laptop - but of no use. Chrome seems to be running WebGL, including the game.

In firefox, on the https://get.webgl.org/ page, I see Hmm. While your browser seems to support WebGL, it is disabled or unavailable. If possible, please ensure that you are running the latest drivers for your video card.

After that, I also tried reinstalling `libopengl0` and `libglu1-mesa` and `intel-microcode`, but of no use. Running although, `sudo intel_gpu_top` and then chrome, it seems that the GPU is in use by chrome as well.

I then go to about:support. It shows me the images I have attached. Reading the logs, there several `blocklisted` values in `Decision Log` section. I suspect that's the cause of this issue, but then I don't know how can I un-blocklist the blocklisted things, and even after that, why does Chrome runs webgl if these are blocklisted?

Running `glxinfo -B`, I get the following: `name of display: :0 display: :0 screen: 0 direct rendering: Yes Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):

   Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
   Device: Mesa Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) (0x5916)
   Version: 23.2.1
   Accelerated: yes
   Video memory: 7697MB
   Unified memory: yes
   Preferred profile: core (0x1)
   Max core profile version: 4.6
   Max compat profile version: 4.6
   Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
   Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.2

OpenGL vendor string: Intel OpenGL renderer string: Mesa Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) OpenGL core profile version string: 4.6 (Core Profile) Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1 OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.60 OpenGL core profile context flags: (none) OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile

OpenGL version string: 4.6 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1 OpenGL shading language version string: 4.60 OpenGL context flags: (none) OpenGL profile mask: compatibility profile

OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1 OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20`

I do not know much about OpenGL, but reading the above stuff, I suppose my GPU is in use and also has a compatible driver (although I am not sure).

Also, running `glxdemo`, `glxheads`, and `glxgears` seems to be rendering stuff.

Should I reinstall firefox after purging it first? Please help.

Thanks!

Asked by Lakshay Rohila 8 hours ago

Last reply by Lakshay Rohila 2 hours ago

Firefox freezes after VPN status change

Whenever I change my VPN (not Mozilla VPN) status, Firefox will refuse to connect for something like 30 seconds then times out, leaving me with a blank screen. I have wai… (read more)

Whenever I change my VPN (not Mozilla VPN) status, Firefox will refuse to connect for something like 30 seconds then times out, leaving me with a blank screen. I have wait until that interval has passed before I can retry, otherwise it will repeat the freeze. This happens whenever I turn my VPN on/off or switch to a different VPN server. It happens only with Firefox. Chrome and my email client have no problems whatsoever. I think it's some kind of DNS caching problem within Firefox as the problem doesn't happen if I visit a site that I hadn't visited very recently. There's immediate response if I do that. I have DNS over HTTPS and secure DNS turned off in the settings, so it can't be those.

Anyone else have this problem? I wish there was some way to clear Firefox's DNS cache other than having to go into about:networking

Asked by Parallax 4 months ago

Last reply by namnoops 2 hours ago

Can't get by a dead end

I have an issue where I go to website and I get a message that the website is temporarily available. I cannot go to a different webpage for what URL I want. I believe thi… (read more)

I have an issue where I go to website and I get a message that the website is temporarily available. I cannot go to a different webpage for what URL I want. I believe this has to do with history. I suspect I can get past this by flushing the history. I can get to the website I want by using a different browser such as chrome. Ho do I fix this?

IBM clone using windows 10, firefox 125

Asked by boblatsch 2 hours ago