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HAD it with this platfoerm - upgraded, STILL taking FOREVER to load fully but, what's WORSE - corrupting my mouse, keyboard, USB functionality.....

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise)… (read more)

FIX what seem to be CLEAR conflicts with relationship between platform and user's device (desktop, Dell Optiplex 790 in my case - that do NOT occur with Opera, otherwise) as WELL as aforementioned ATROCIOUS performance quality - BTW, this is the SECOND update / upgrade I've done in LESS than a WEEK.....

Asked by ogam5 1 year ago

Last reply by ogam5 12 months ago

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Tab crashed when open a web page

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoo… (read more)

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoot Firefox crashes and it did not crash in troubleshoot mode. Then I tried extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems but non of these options solved the problem. I disabled all extensions, themes and hardware acceleration, and it reported the same error.

Asked by 2014762174a 1 year ago

Answered by Yegorius 1 year ago

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Hi - am now encountering IRRESOLVABLE difficulties DOWNLOADING files after Firefox would just NOT close not matter what I did.....

(SECOND occurrence of this problem; not sure HOW previous instance resolved - my short-term memory ISN'T the best at present!) Have taken all recommended steps short of … (read more)

(SECOND occurrence of this problem; not sure HOW previous instance resolved - my short-term memory ISN'T the best at present!)

Have taken all recommended steps short of completely refreshing (renamed a file titled 'config.json.old' as it was the ONLY one with a 'json' filepath suffix) because I don't want to have to relocate (another) existing session / configured profile by trial & error if avoidable - 'cookies' were removed along with history / cache cleared; reset / deleted related browser registry entries as directed, activated ' Troubleshooting / Safe Mode' contingency and STILL can't download anything (additionally, tried to do so with and without limited-time Malwarebytes web protections).....want to CONTINUE using Version 95 because by ALL indications and from what I'm seeing in Comments, my instincts about newer ones - were sound, WELL-informed.....please advise ASAP? Thanks!

Asked by ogam5 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox disappers from Windows

Over the last couple of days we are seeing instances of Firefox just disappearing from Windows 10 and just today from a Windows 7 pc. When I say disappears, the desktop s… (read more)

Over the last couple of days we are seeing instances of Firefox just disappearing from Windows 10 and just today from a Windows 7 pc. When I say disappears, the desktop shortcut becomes dead, click on it and a prompt to search for firefox.exe comes up. Checking Add / Remove programs shows Firefox to be installed. Checking C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox reveals empty folders with the exception of a couple of text files. Trying to reinstall the Firefox app, we are prompted with a message that Firefox.exe can't be found, and there is a button to browse for it. The only solution we have found for this is to copy the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder from a working pc, and we just received a call from a user we did this for telling us that it is gone again. Any ideas?

Thanks.....

We have checked for viruses.

Asked by Steven 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox wont open suddenly, profile missing or unaccessable

Hi there, I'm having trouble opening firefox that suddenly didn't open after I've used it as usual. When I've closed it, I've put the macbook on sleep mode and then reope… (read more)

Hi there, I'm having trouble opening firefox that suddenly didn't open after I've used it as usual. When I've closed it, I've put the macbook on sleep mode and then reopen it after 10 minutes and tried to open firefox as always. It didn't. I'm trying to figure it out and I've followed all the possible paths on Mozzilla's support and others blogs, but none of them worked out. I've tried also to uninstall and re install firefox from scratch, but nothing happens: I still get the message. At this point I don't care if I need a fresh start, I have a bookmark's backups so, how can I really uninstall Firefox and install it from the beginning? Is there a hidden folder I'm missing? Thank you in advance

MacBookPro8,2 - macOS 10.11.6 El capitan

Asked by patrizio.borghi 1 year ago

Answered by patrizio.borghi 1 year ago

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New MS Surface Laptop 4, Win10 (Not S Mode) won't open Firefox

Hi there, I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox: From the the Windows Store Direct download… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a brand new Win 10 MS Surface 4 Laptop, and have tried downloading and installing various versions of Firefox:

From the the Windows Store Direct downloads (via MS Edge): Mozilla FF Win 64 Mozilla FF Win 64 MSI Mozilla FF Win 32

I have completely uninstalled and attempted to re-install each in turn. Attempts to open FF through desktop shortcut, Start Menu and Win-R FF.exe all seem to start but only ever get the briefest flash of a blue line along the Taskbar then nothing. Same happens starting Shift-Shortcut.

Nothing shows in Task Manager either after any start method. I'm pretty sure I'm not in 'S Mode' as I've been able to download, install and run WhatsApp Web, but I'm not wholly convinced I've cleared that up fully.

Thanks! E

Asked by lisbyjoyce 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox has WIFI stability issues.

Firefox has WIFI stability issues. Chrome remains stable, but Firefox loses connectivity every 5 to 10 minutes. A refresh is required and often that does not solve the is… (read more)

Firefox has WIFI stability issues. Chrome remains stable, but Firefox loses connectivity every 5 to 10 minutes. A refresh is required and often that does not solve the issue. A complete reboot of Firefox is required.

Asked by liza.macritchie 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox fails to update automatically

I have noticed for the past 3 or 4 updates Firefox refuses to update via Help |About. It tells me there is an update I click on the button on the about page to restart th… (read more)

I have noticed for the past 3 or 4 updates Firefox refuses to update via Help |About. It tells me there is an update I click on the button on the about page to restart the browser yet the update never installs. The only way to update Firefox is to download the installer from Firefox website.

I have cleared cache and cookies and that has done nothing to solve this issue

Asked by pcguy 1 year ago

Last reply by pcguy 1 year ago

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Firefox 88.0.1, Windows 10 64: not online and can't open settings

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the c… (read more)

Hello all, after reinstallation my Firefox 88.0.1 on Windows 10 64 Bit does not go online. I can't open the settings. Other browsers like Opera and Edge are ok on the computer. Does anybody have any hints ? Many thanks, Volker

Asked by 08968074077 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox asks for a restart about an every hour

Hi, volunteers! About an every every hour or two, Firefox shows a compelled "Restart required" page with a "Firefox has just been updated in the background" message, whic… (read more)

Hi, volunteers!

About an every every hour or two, Firefox shows a compelled "Restart required" page with a "Firefox has just been updated in the background" message, which yet absolutely sure has nothing to do with disabled automatic updates.

These and pyllyukko's user.js preferences have been set:

  • browser.cache.disk.enable;false
  • browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl;false
  • browser.cache.memory.capacity;5000000 # -1
  • browser.cache.memory.enable;true

The page is shown either hard or solid state drive is used with 8 GB RAM on board, `free -h` shows more than enough. "Storage disk location" value for `memory` and `disk` (except `appcache`) from the `about:cache` page is "none, only stored in memory".

Appreciate your time and efforts, this message haunts me no matter what for so long.

Asked by chzzh 1 year ago

Last reply by chzzh 1 year ago

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Hosts of bugs

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Firefox 88.0.1 (64-bit) All recent Firefox versions have killer bugs. A new one was actually trying to login here. The error message said 'Cookies … (read more)

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Firefox 88.0.1 (64-bit)

All recent Firefox versions have killer bugs.

A new one was actually trying to login here. The error message said 'Cookies must be enabled' and I couldn't get further. Cookies *were* enabled! I shut down Firefox, and re-opened, and all was then OK.

. Web pages with scripts are often completely blank. . Pop-ups are often blank. If not they often don't work, like (critically) Ebay login. . View source (CMD U) works for new pages. However doesn't update if the source page changes.

 I do use <CMD U> from the changed front page.

A silly one is that the keypress to 'Copy Link' was deviously 'A', but not shown. It has now changed to 'L' and still not shown. Why? I very much prefer Firefox, and all the many shortcuts are memorised (well bar 'L' (8-)# )

However I so often now have to use Safari or Chrome to get around the bugs. This is a pain as the interfaces are different, and specifically 'View Source' never has a shortcut key. They also have their own bugs!

Asked by Tonyfirshman 1 year ago

Last reply by Tonyfirshman 1 year ago

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Firefox won't run after installation

I've had Firefox running on this PC for a couple of years and started running into problems with it. I've tried refreshing, reinstalling, restoring the machine back to p… (read more)

I've had Firefox running on this PC for a couple of years and started running into problems with it. I've tried refreshing, reinstalling, restoring the machine back to prior system restore points, nothing seems to work. It all seems to revolve around the ntdll.dll. I've included some event viewer info and the content of Report.wer.

It seems Firefox has been banned from this machine.

Let me know if there is anything else I should provide.

Thanks.

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 89.0.0.7817, time stamp: 0x60afecf6 Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.19041.964, time stamp: 0xbd2c3c23 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000001ad67 Faulting process id: 0x582c Faulting application start time: 0x01d757b00294012c Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: 1afb044a-bf7e-4020-b084-08f882aaf94c Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:


Version=1 EventType=APPCRASH EventTime=132671127503826359 ReportType=2 Consent=1 UploadTime=132671127507247212 ReportStatus=268435456 ReportIdentifier=e315cba1-ca8c-40bf-b0ac-9a142bb7cee1 IntegratorReportIdentifier=113620e8-2ede-466f-98e3-b91d252845e1 Wow64Host=34404 NsAppName=firefox.exe OriginalFilename=firefox.exe AppSessionGuid=00003b48-0001-0037-5262-9c02b057d701 TargetAppId=W:000674066830d6caf8b2219dfd54a0b76a3800000000!00008dd035bd088253590fa20cfecc38a76424eb2feb!firefox.exe TargetAppVer=2021//05//27:19:03:18!93ae6!firefox.exe BootId=4294967295 TargetAsId=42676 IsFatal=1 EtwNonCollectReason=1 Response.BucketId=f59497a5b16ecbe06f93fccb8359c389 Response.BucketTable=4 Response.LegacyBucketId=2275440187764491145 Response.type=4 Sig[0].Name=Application Name Sig[0].Value=firefox.exe Sig[1].Name=Application Version Sig[1].Value=89.0.0.7817 Sig[2].Name=Application Timestamp Sig[2].Value=60afecf6 Sig[3].Name=Fault Module Name Sig[3].Value=ntdll.dll Sig[4].Name=Fault Module Version Sig[4].Value=10.0.19041.964 Sig[5].Name=Fault Module Timestamp Sig[5].Value=bd2c3c23 Sig[6].Name=Exception Code Sig[6].Value=c0000005 Sig[7].Name=Exception Offset Sig[7].Value=000000000001ad67 DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version DynamicSig[1].Value=10.0.19042.2.0.0.256.48 DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID DynamicSig[2].Value=1033 DynamicSig[22].Name=Additional Information 1 DynamicSig[22].Value=0000 DynamicSig[23].Name=Additional Information 2 DynamicSig[23].Value=00000000000000000000000000000000 DynamicSig[24].Name=Additional Information 3 DynamicSig[24].Value=0000 DynamicSig[25].Name=Additional Information 4 DynamicSig[25].Value=00000000000000000000000000000000 UI[2]=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe LoadedModule[0]=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe LoadedModule[1]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll LoadedModule[2]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL LoadedModule[3]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll LoadedModule[4]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\apphelp.dll LoadedModule[5]=C:\Program Files\Norton Security\{EA97DD3A-7978-4E82-83EE-5B9F07E0C020}\NortonData\22.21.1.151\Definitions\IPSDefs\20210601.061\IPSEng64.dll LoadedModule[6]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\ADVAPI32.dll LoadedModule[7]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcrt.dll LoadedModule[8]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\sechost.dll LoadedModule[9]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\RPCRT4.dll LoadedModule[10]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSAPI.DLL LoadedModule[11]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\ucrtbase.dll LoadedModule[12]=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\mozglue.dll LoadedModule[13]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\CRYPT32.dll LoadedModule[14]=C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINTRUST.dll LoadedModule[15]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP140.dll LoadedModule[16]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VCRUNTIME140.dll LoadedModule[17]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VERSION.dll LoadedModule[18]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dbghelp.dll LoadedModule[19]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VCRUNTIME140_1.dll LoadedModule[20]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CRYPTBASE.DLL LoadedModule[21]=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSASN1.dll State[0].Key=Transport.DoneStage1 State[0].Value=1 OsInfo[0].Key=vermaj OsInfo[0].Value=10 OsInfo[1].Key=vermin OsInfo[1].Value=0 OsInfo[2].Key=verbld OsInfo[2].Value=19042 OsInfo[3].Key=ubr OsInfo[3].Value=985 OsInfo[4].Key=versp OsInfo[4].Value=0 OsInfo[5].Key=arch OsInfo[5].Value=9 OsInfo[6].Key=lcid OsInfo[6].Value=1033 OsInfo[7].Key=geoid OsInfo[7].Value=244 OsInfo[8].Key=sku OsInfo[8].Value=48 OsInfo[9].Key=domain OsInfo[9].Value=0 OsInfo[10].Key=prodsuite OsInfo[10].Value=256 OsInfo[11].Key=ntprodtype OsInfo[11].Value=1 OsInfo[12].Key=platid OsInfo[12].Value=10 OsInfo[13].Key=sr OsInfo[13].Value=0 OsInfo[14].Key=tmsi OsInfo[14].Value=221115844 OsInfo[15].Key=osinsty OsInfo[15].Value=3 OsInfo[16].Key=iever OsInfo[16].Value=11.789.19041.0-11.0.1000 OsInfo[17].Key=portos OsInfo[17].Value=0 OsInfo[18].Key=ram OsInfo[18].Value=32631 OsInfo[19].Key=svolsz OsInfo[19].Value=952 OsInfo[20].Key=wimbt OsInfo[20].Value=0 OsInfo[21].Key=blddt OsInfo[21].Value=191206 OsInfo[22].Key=bldtm OsInfo[22].Value=1406 OsInfo[23].Key=bldbrch OsInfo[23].Value=vb_release OsInfo[24].Key=bldchk OsInfo[24].Value=0 OsInfo[25].Key=wpvermaj OsInfo[25].Value=0 OsInfo[26].Key=wpvermin OsInfo[26].Value=0 OsInfo[27].Key=wpbuildmaj OsInfo[27].Value=0 OsInfo[28].Key=wpbuildmin OsInfo[28].Value=0 OsInfo[29].Key=osver OsInfo[29].Value=10.0.19041.985.amd64fre.vb_release.191206-1406 OsInfo[30].Key=buildflightid OsInfo[30].Value=C0DD2958-3F6C-41DD-85BE-41F4BE4DFAC2.1 OsInfo[31].Key=edition OsInfo[31].Value=Professional OsInfo[32].Key=ring OsInfo[32].Value=Retail OsInfo[33].Key=expid OsInfo[34].Key=fconid OsInfo[35].Key=containerid OsInfo[36].Key=containertype OsInfo[37].Key=edu OsInfo[37].Value=0 FriendlyEventName=Stopped working ConsentKey=APPCRASH AppName=Firefox AppPath=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe NsPartner=windows NsGroup=windows8 ApplicationIdentity=67E97FB536942A9129100B62F2DE4AEB MetadataHash=1807917528

Asked by vista1 1 year ago

Last reply by vista1 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't load any page or settings

Hi, I'm running Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Gnome Version 336.38. For at least one month now Firefox has stopped working. When I start Firefox normaly (or in the tor-b… (read more)

Hi, I'm running Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Gnome Version 336.38. For at least one month now Firefox has stopped working. When I start Firefox normaly (or in the tor-browser bundle) the Firefox-Window opens but no page is loaded. No matter what page I navigate to, nothing happens. I can't even open the firefox settings. I updadet from the normal version to 89.0 but still nothing working. Anyone got any ideas?

Asked by samuel.signer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox cannot load websites just shows a white screen

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history… (read more)

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history, cache, etc. I have even reinstalled several times but it is only loads for 2-3 seconds and shows a white blank page and nothing else. I have gone through your tutorial of "Firefox can't load but other browsers can" but it is not helping. There is no problem of proxy either.

Edit Update : I need the Firefox-ESR installed as default. I downloaded new version Firefox-ESR=78.11.0esr from Firefox download page and it loads webpages. But the latest Firefox downloaded from apt is Firefox-ESR=78.10.0esr. I cannot update Firefox as new downloaded version has executable file name as 'firefox' but default has executable file as 'firefox-esr' in '/usr/lib'. I have two different versions of Firefox-ESR installed now because of the installation procedure given in Firefox install tutorial page. I am also not able to find the new version browser in 'x-www-browser' in 'update-alternatives' to set it as default. I want the Firefox installed with all features as default one. I think I have not installed new version of Firefox-ESR correctly. I just want to update Firefox but not to install another version of it. Thank you.

Asked by akshaypadti 1 year ago

Last reply by akshaypadti 1 year ago

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Firefox Not Saving Imported Data from Chrome - MacOS Catalina

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not s… (read more)

Hi All! Need some help for a client please :) iMac 27in (late 2013) Processor = 3.2Ghz Quad Core Intel Core i5 Memory = 8GB DDR3 MacOS Catalina = 10.15.7 1TB HDD Not sure if this is a MacOS thing or a Firefox thing. My client would prefer to use Firefox, currently using Chrome. However - whenever they close Chrome or shutdown / restart the computer, Firefox looses everything and they have to re-import all the data from Chrome. This is happening on a continual basis. It's simply not saving any data / settings that are imported from Chrome.

Thanks!

Asked by mike.soccio 12 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago