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Bookmarks losing web addresses

I have been using Firefox for 10+ years but have encountered a completely new problem in the last few weeks. Random bookmarks have been losing their web addresses. The … (read more)

I have been using Firefox for 10+ years but have encountered a completely new problem in the last few weeks. Random bookmarks have been losing their web addresses. The bookmark remains but the URL has disappeared. You can't edit the bookmark to re-enter the URL and the only solution is to delete and recreate. Often several bookmarks in different folders are impacted. I have now taken to backing up my bookmarks every time I create a new one.

Anyone seen anything like this or know what the solution is?

Many thanks

Firefox version = 86.0 64 bit (but the problem started before 86.0 rolled out) OS version = Windows 10 Pro 2004 64 bit

Asked by talkingcats 2 hours ago

Last reply by talkingcats 1 hour ago

Firefox blank page and crash

All of a sudden, Firefox appears frozen on launch: doesn't launch any web page, or any page, in face--preference, or any of the about: pages. Just blank page. Clicks are … (read more)

All of a sudden, Firefox appears frozen on launch: doesn't launch any web page, or any page, in face--preference, or any of the about: pages. Just blank page. Clicks are registered, but don't have any effect.

If I close the window, multiple firefox processes linger for a while, and then the crash window pops up.

So far, I've: deleted the ~/.mozilla directory; downloaded fresh version of both 86 and 87 developer editions; restarted with addons disabled; and various combinations thereof.

I'm on Linux Mint 64-bit, latest version.

Firefox is completely unusable for me now. And I think it started with my rebooting my PC (which I've done multiple times so far).

This looks suspiciously similar to https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/a5qru6/firefox_64_opens_blank_tab_and_crashes/ and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1513855. They don't seem to have any solutions, though.

Any thoughts?

Asked by Jeenu 1 hour ago

Firefox can't scroll down on some web pages

Firefox can't scroll down or up on some web pages. You can only navigate them hitting Tab to select the elements. This issue has been reported before, but archived withou… (read more)

Firefox can't scroll down or up on some web pages. You can only navigate them hitting Tab to select the elements.

This issue has been reported before, but archived without solution. See "why can't I scroll down on some websites?" (27 May 2018):

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219374

This page seems to have a more particular behavior, may be it could help to pinpoint the problem: It does scroll up and down until you don't close the two pop up boxes, then you can't scroll it anymore (but you can still navigate the page using Tab). If you have an ad blocker that blocks the two pop up boxes, then you can't scroll the page at all. The same behavior happens on Google Chrome.

https://www.latinacittaaperta.info/2018/06/07/kunt/

Asked by ElfQrin 1 hour ago

Firefox keeps chrashing (Ubuntu 18.04)

Hey, I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall i… (read more)

Hey,

I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall it several times, but after the reinstallation it keeps crashing.

That's was the crash report says. I don't know what to do, can anybody help out?

AdapterDeviceID: 0x0166 AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/i965 AdapterDriverVersion: 20.0.8.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 AvailablePageFile: 0 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 7821504512 AvailableSwapMemory: 1027600384 AvailableVirtualMemory: 11206725632 BuildID: 20210222142601 CrashTime: 1614936641 DesktopEnvironment: gnome FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600930304 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1614674339 IsWayland: 0 IsWaylandDRM: 0 MozCrashReason: OOB Notes: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR+ OMTP? OMTP+3 libGL.so.1? libGL.so.1+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 51498 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1614936641 TelemetrySessionId: 645bdb53-8049-4919-ab53-00995b6d316a ThreadIdNameMapping: 22039:"IPC I/O Parent",22040:"Timer",22041:"Netlink Monitor",22042:"Socket Thread",22043:"Permission",22046:"JS Watchdog",22047:"JS Helper",22049:"JS Helper",22050:"JS Helper",22048:"JS Helper",22051:"BGReadURLs",22054:"Cache2 I/O",22055:"Cookie",22056:"StreamTrans #1",22057:"Worker Launcher",22062:"GLXVsyncThread",22067:"Renderer",22069:"WRWorker#1",22071:"WRWorker#3",22074:"WRWorkerLP#2",22072:"WRWorkerLP#0",22073:"WRWorkerLP#1",22068:"WRWorker#0",22076:"Compositor",22075:"WRWorkerLP#3",22070:"WRWorker#2", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 17749499904 TotalPhysicalMemory: 16721899520 UptimeTS: .76795416 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 86.0

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by boemboem 2 hours ago

Master computer when sync bookmarks

Hi Very annoying, cleaning all my bookmarks on my main computer, next morning I got a clutter of all bookmarks. Copy of bookmarks as well of folders. Only way to solve it… (read more)

Hi

Very annoying, cleaning all my bookmarks on my main computer, next morning I got a clutter of all bookmarks. Copy of bookmarks as well of folders.

Only way to solve it is to make new sync ID, or?


Micke

Asked by MickePgren 2 hours ago

Multiple Issues

New laptop. I believe there are major issues with Windows 10. I've posted them on MS message boards but no one is experiencing them (don't notice? Don't care?). I u… (read more)

New laptop. I believe there are major issues with Windows 10. I've posted them on MS message boards but no one is experiencing them (don't notice? Don't care?). I use Firefox, and while I don't believe Firefox is the problem, I thought I'd post some of them here (the short version).

Links open by themselves without me clicking or tapping on them. When I'm in a Hotmail email or message board compose screen, or a web page with fields to enter personal information, very often when I click to a spot, the screen scrolls up by itself (happens in Chrome too). Sometimes, writing an email, when I click to a spot, the cursor will instead appear a few lines up (not where I clicked). Even if I don't click, the cursor might, all of a sudden, jump somewhere else while I'm typing, or paused typing (even in a Google search field). At times, when I hit the backspace - to remove characters, text - I'm taken back to the previous web page instead. I have seen this complaint when I searched it. But I don't want an Add On that disables the backspace. I just want it to work as it should, not take me back a page.

And no, it's not malware. And I didn't have these issues with my old Windows 8 and 8.1 laptop.

Asked by Steve09 1 day ago

Last reply by Steve09 9 hours ago

Fire fox refuses to open "Bing"

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error: ''''''''The page isn’t r… (read more)

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error:

 ''''''''The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.''''''''

So I cleared cookies and site data, nothing still got the error. I tried checking my PC for malware as stupid as it sounds, I just didn't wanna be asked to do it. Spic and Span. I even checked my protection settings which FOR SOME REASON turned themselves back on. I turned those off and still, no dice.

Any help would be appreciated

Asked by Greyshirk 11 hours ago

locked out of log ins

Hi My usual access back into my university accounts via the firefox browser are being blocked. I have to keep clearing all history to get it to re-work - almost ready to … (read more)

Hi My usual access back into my university accounts via the firefox browser are being blocked. I have to keep clearing all history to get it to re-work - almost ready to go back to chrome - help me stay with firefox as I like it usually

Asked by seth.keen 12 hours ago

block keyboard hijacking

Some websites like to hijack your keyboard shortcuts. (For example in forums, ⌘-C, ⌘-V, ⌘-K, ⌘-L) In Firefox, you can hold ⌘+Shift while clicking a link to open it in a n… (read more)

Some websites like to hijack your keyboard shortcuts. (For example in forums, ⌘-C, ⌘-V, ⌘-K, ⌘-L)

In Firefox, you can hold ⌘+Shift while clicking a link to open it in a new background tab. I recently encountered a website (Duckduckgo) which hijacks this as well.

Is there a way to block website from redirecting your keyboard shortcuts. It's really intrusive and I hate it.

Thanks.

Asked by exekutive 14 hours ago

firefox is running out of space / win 8 / loads of free disk space

Hi friends, I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space. "firefox is running out of space" Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I al… (read more)

Hi friends,

I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space.

"firefox is running out of space"

Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I also clicked the "Got it" button in hopes that this would make the error go away, but it keeps coming back. My system has over 20gb free and I really can't see why this error is occuring.

Does anyone have any advice? (besides switching browsers)

Thanks.

Asked by dougstackhouse 14 hours ago

Does anybody know about these video controls? 1.00 << - + >> X

Does anybody know what app these controls belong to? | 1.00 | << | - | + | >> | X | Before I had to reinstall my Win 10 O/S and all my apps these controls app… (read more)

Does anybody know what app these controls belong to?

| 1.00 | << | - | + | >> | X |

Before I had to reinstall my Win 10 O/S and all my apps these controls appeared in the upper left corner of most of my streaming videos and most YT and saved videos. They allow me to go back or forward 10 seconds and adjust view speed.

After my SSD hard crash I had to reinstall everything, and FireFox was first up, followed by Video Download Helper. Sync restored FF almost completely. But now those controls do not appear in any streaming mode, and only on some YT videos.

I cannot find any reference to those controls in FF or DLH.

I really need to get them working like before so that I can zero in on the best screenshot for my project.

Asked by jgb 16 hours ago

Last reply by jgb 14 hours ago

BarTender Software No Longer Shows Printer Status

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Wind… (read more)

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Windows 10 as part of my company's initiative to get everyone up to Windows 10. BarTender uses a driver to talk to your print drivers and provide a status back to the BarTender server and webpage that we use. After the move to Windows 10 Firefox will not work with BarTender. It works in MS Edge and Chrome.

 I've got a ticket into Seagull Scientific and I can foresee how this will go.  They will point me back to Firefox and then I'll get pointed back to the vendor.   I know it will be hard to find someone with a similar issue.  But maybe someone had some issue with another driver, etc that stopped talking to Firefox.   
I've tried to turn off all of Firefox's protection stuff that might be interfering and still not working. 
I have used Firefox and prefer it over any others.   But I also don't like the idea of having to change browsers depending on what I'm doing.   Besides, this software I have to regularly use.   So if I can't find a solution I may have to abandon use of Firefox.

Asked by Michael 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Michael 14 hours ago

How do I add a favicon to a bookmarklet?

I would like to associate a favicon with a bookmarklet that I've created and offer on our library website. I want the favicon to be associated with the bookmarklet and t… (read more)

I would like to associate a favicon with a bookmarklet that I've created and offer on our library website. I want the favicon to be associated with the bookmarklet and to show next to the bookmark when it is added onto the bookmarks toolbar.

Asked by candacelebel 15 hours ago

HTML Code Getting In the Way Of The User Experience

More and more websites now display code (HTML?) when you move the cursor around. How do I get the cursor to action whatever it is moved to and not open a box that display… (read more)

More and more websites now display code (HTML?) when you move the cursor around. How do I get the cursor to action whatever it is moved to and not open a box that displays streams of what appears to be HTML code, one assumes is what was used use to program the box? Regards

Asked by Les 15 hours ago

Last reply by Les 15 hours ago

How to Print Printer History

Is it possible to view a list of all the things that were printed within the Firefox browser? I'm not interested in browsing history-- I'm specifically after an entire li… (read more)

Is it possible to view a list of all the things that were printed within the Firefox browser? I'm not interested in browsing history-- I'm specifically after an entire list of things that were printed using a printer within Firefox. I tried looking for threads asking the same question, but it seems like everything is focused around the normal browsing history. The system is MacOS Big Sur Version 11.2.1.

Asked by Kirin 15 hours ago