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Since latest update on Firefox I get tabs automatically opened for Ghostery and Youtube HD

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. Whe… (read more)

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. When Firefox is opened I get three tabs: one for my home page (Duckduck go), one for Ghostery settings, and one for Youtube HD settings. If I close Ghostery and YTHD the same thing will occur the next time Firefox is opened. At first I thought that the preferences to Ghostery and YTHD needed to be set (or reset), but these changes are not updated. I checked preferences of Ghostery and YTHD upon opening Firefox (when the additional tabs open) and preferences are not updated? Have no idea why this change is happening.

Asked by gm19 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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what could be causing multiple "as.php" files to show up on my desktop?

I have as many as 20 as.php files a day randomly popping up on my desktop when I use Firefox. What could be causing that? And how can I stop it? I'm on an iMac running OS… (read more)

I have as many as 20 as.php files a day randomly popping up on my desktop when I use Firefox. What could be causing that? And how can I stop it? I'm on an iMac running OS 10.12.6

Asked by aprilde33 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FireFox asking for Master Password on startup

This just started happening a couple of days ago. I noticed another thread (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242845?page=1) and tried all of the suggestions t… (read more)

This just started happening a couple of days ago. I noticed another thread (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242845?page=1) and tried all of the suggestions there. The dialog would go away the next time I start the browser but then it returns on successive start-ups to the Firefox Home page (default). Interestingly, I have a desktop shortcut for a site and when I use it I am not asked for a password.

Maybe related - Began at the same time - Thunderbird starts-up displaying two password dialog boxes. The first one that opens is a dead end - it doesn't do anything when I enter my password.

Asked by RobertJ 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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I have a question about what might possibly be a bug || EDIT: I have posted this to the bugzilla and gotten a reply there. Thanks for your input guys!

Hi there. I typed in Win32.Adposhel.BS@487219106 in my browser (Firefox 66.0 (64-bits) and THIS ip was being connected: https://www.whois.com/whois/29.10.95.162 It is the… (read more)

Hi there.

I typed in Win32.Adposhel.BS@487219106 in my browser (Firefox 66.0 (64-bits) and THIS ip was being connected: https://www.whois.com/whois/29.10.95.162

It is the The Departement of Defence in the US...

1. Its not even an ip. 2. When i type in @487219106 or 487219106 or www.Adposhel.BS or https://Adposhel.BS my computer does Not try to contact no damn US Government server thats for sure.

Is this a Firefox bug or can someone check it out to see if the ip blinks past/loads when you go to Win32.Adposhel.BS@487219106 ?

If it is a bug then its one hell of a weird one!

Ive i've scanned and didnt find any malware on my pc (ive used ~5 different scanners just to be sure theres nothing fishy on my end)

Is there any explanation as of Why that particular ip/government branch is being contacted when i type in "Win32.Adposhel.BS@487219106 " without the quotation marks?

Oh by the way the string itself is the name of a virus appearantly and i was going to investigate what type of virus it was, but when i typed it in the adressbar the weirdness above ensued.

I may ask the same question on Reddit if i dont get a valid answer here.

Edit: Seems to be the same thing if i type random shijt like fsssfadfds.fsfdsfs.BS@487219106 in the adress field.

Asked by Focusrite 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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where did my addons go

I have three addons installed. I can see and use them from the address bar. However if I click tool/addons every category (extension, themes, plugins)is empty. Where did … (read more)

I have three addons installed. I can see and use them from the address bar. However if I click tool/addons every category (extension, themes, plugins)is empty. Where did they go?

Asked by jdevlin 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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My theme won't stay enabled

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in be… (read more)

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in between), redownloading and installing firefox itself...all to no avail. It reverts to the default theme when it finishes loading, no matter what I do. I can re-enable it manually...and, here's the odd part, it shows while firefox is loading! Anytime firefox is started, this happens, and it doesn't seem to matter what them I select. When I close firefox, it disables itself.

Asked by meowwl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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when signing in on my home page which is BT the email log in jumps to bottom of page

I am with BT and have them as my home page in firefox, however over the last few days when i click in the email to log in on BT.com homepage the email log jumps to the bo… (read more)

I am with BT and have them as my home page in firefox, however over the last few days when i click in the email to log in on BT.com homepage the email log jumps to the bottom of the page, has anyone any idea what I need to do to stop this happening, I did try logging into email with BT with the Google chrome browser and the email log in did NOT jump to the bottom of the page, but want to continue using firefox, I jsut did this to try it.

WOndering if I have inadvertenly clicked something that is causing this, at a loss as to what to do, any help appreciated. Many thanks in advance

Asked by macavity 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Any more than 6 tabs won't load FF 66 Win 7 64 bit

Each new tab is set to be FF search. But any more than six tabs and the seventh just hangs won't load the page. I hvae to close one and then open a new one Win 7 64 bit F… (read more)

Each new tab is set to be FF search. But any more than six tabs and the seventh just hangs won't load the page. I hvae to close one and then open a new one

Win 7 64 bit FF 66 64 bit

Asked by FIREFOXED 1 year ago

Last reply by FIREFOXED 1 year ago

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Firefox constantly freezes in win10, never on my win7 machine, none of the suggested fixes work

As stated above, in win10 Firefox constantly freezes up. Sometimes closing and opening resolve for a while, other times not. Tried all the fixes, none worked. The free… (read more)

As stated above, in win10 Firefox constantly freezes up. Sometimes closing and opening resolve for a while, other times not. Tried all the fixes, none worked. The freezing was more sporadic prior to the latest win10 update, much worse since. I have a win7 machine that never has problems. Both use Norton, both have same settings for browser and Norton security. Only difference is win10 vs win7. Hardware-wise the win10 machine has more resources, double the ram and an ssd, win7 machine less ram and hdd. The win10 machine should be better not worse.

What's the fix?

Asked by zelo 1 year ago

Last reply by zelo 1 year ago

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Cannot download files. The popup window with "Save File" and "Cancel" buttons does not appear when I click on download.

When I click on "download", the popup window with "Save File" and "Cancel" buttons does not appear . If I disable all add-ins and plug-ins (there are only three of them) … (read more)

When I click on "download", the popup window with "Save File" and "Cancel" buttons does not appear . If I disable all add-ins and plug-ins (there are only three of them) and then restart Firefox, it does not fix the problem. However, if I open Firefox in Safe Mode, it works fine. I have an old profile which uses the same add-ins and it works fine. I have FF 66.0.5. I'm not sure if the problem was created by an update.

Asked by _Howard 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox opens a blank bage instead of the homepage (start-up)

I've tried a few things: - I deleted the folder "sessionstore-backups" in my profile folder and restarted Firefox. - Refreshing Firefox didn't solve the problem. - Disabl… (read more)

I've tried a few things:

- I deleted the folder "sessionstore-backups" in my profile folder and restarted Firefox. - Refreshing Firefox didn't solve the problem. - Disabling most extensions didn't help either.

Has anyone a clue?

It's really annoying and I can't get rid of it.

I've got this issue on my laptop as well. Laptop and PC! They're both connected via the Firefox Sync option.

Thank you for any help!

Best, DD

Asked by dondiato 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I keep losing the ability to download things

Something that I think first began happening in the last 4-6 months. I can fix it by doing the Firefox "refresh/restart" but it keeps coming back. I had to do a refresh o… (read more)

Something that I think first began happening in the last 4-6 months. I can fix it by doing the Firefox "refresh/restart" but it keeps coming back. I had to do a refresh on March 10th and now I'm having the same problem again. Basically it's unable to download anything. Email attachments, files from a website. A pdf from a facebook chat log. Firefox acts just like it does when you normally go to download a file. Brief pause, some activity in the bottom left corner. Everything appears exactly right except instead of that little extra window popping up to confirm how you want to save it or where. That window never pops up and nothing happens. No files show up in my download history or default download locations. I only use 3 add ons. Firefox Lightbeam, Flagfox and noscript. But even if I disable all of them and restart my browser the problem persists. So basically I'm opening up other browsers and copy pasting the URL's into them to quickly download stuff because my preferred browser keeps losing the ability to download things :/ and it's annoying to keep doing the restart option and toggle the few menu settings/background I have back on.

Asked by cosmic73 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to access websites that chrome can access?

I'm trying to access a website that loads perfectly fine in chrome but loads incorrectly in firefox. I think there may be a popup involved, but I've disabled everything I… (read more)

I'm trying to access a website that loads perfectly fine in chrome but loads incorrectly in firefox. I think there may be a popup involved, but I've disabled everything I can find to disable, and there is no shield showing by the url. This seems to be happening a lot lately with firefox failing but other browsers accurately showing websites. Please advise!

Asked by Spider 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I'm unable to change menu language

The main "Firefox" menu is in Japanese, but all the rest of the menus (File, Edit, View, History, etc.) are in English. How can I change the "Firefox" menu's language ba… (read more)

The main "Firefox" menu is in Japanese, but all the rest of the menus (File, Edit, View, History, etc.) are in English.

How can I change the "Firefox" menu's language back to English? I've already tried it in settings.

I am unable to attach screenshots for an unknown reason so will instead link them here:

https://take.ms/K86Jh

https://take.ms/IhA2L

https://take.ms/5qMoL

MacOS 10.14.4 FF Quantum 66.0.3 (64-bit)

Asked by mgibson323 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Instance of firefox.exe persists in Windows Task Manager after closing all windows, trying to close that creates an invalid handle error

This happened after many crashes on one page and finally opening Task Manager in Win 7 to find that there was a firefox.exe listed at over 200,000K(?) but actually no app… (read more)

This happened after many crashes on one page and finally opening Task Manager in Win 7 to find that there was a firefox.exe listed at over 200,000K(?) but actually no applications in the queue AT ALL.

When I went to click on it and close it I got an invalid handle error and it disappeared.

Pray tell, what is THAT about?

FF 66.0.3 (32-bit on Dell Vostro 410 Intel Core2Duo E7200 @2.53Ghz per core, 4.0 GB RAM, 3.24 GB usable) Win 7 Home Premium and set as default over IE 11. No other browsers or OS installed.

The hard drive often gets to clattering badly before FF crashes

Asked by Asynchronousman 1 year ago

Answered by Asynchronousman 1 year ago

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Why has Firefox just disabled all seven of my add ons?

Just opened Firefox browser this morning to find all seven of my add ons have been disabled. This includes Evernote, Lasspass password manager, Privacy Badger etc. What's… (read more)

Just opened Firefox browser this morning to find all seven of my add ons have been disabled. This includes Evernote, Lasspass password manager, Privacy Badger etc. What's going on?

Asked by texaswedge 1 year ago

Answered by Dave-H 1 year ago

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how do I remove images from, "Images For Real Montana Zen?

I own Real Montana Zen, realmontanazen.com, [e-mail removed by mod] and there are images on "Images For Real Montana Zen" that have nothing to do with Real Montana Zen - … (read more)

I own Real Montana Zen, realmontanazen.com, [e-mail removed by mod] and there are images on "Images For Real Montana Zen" that have nothing to do with Real Montana Zen - so, how do I remove/delete unwanted images from "Images For Real Montana Zen" RSBBrown [e-mail removed by mod]

Asked by RSBBrown 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Can someone explain the click to play option and Flashblock

I recently asked Microsoft a question. I said is it possible updates have slowed my computer. While the answer was sort of fuzzy, they suggested that I use click to play … (read more)

I recently asked Microsoft a question. I said is it possible updates have slowed my computer. While the answer was sort of fuzzy, they suggested that I use click to play and use Flashblock. But, they then said Firefox has made their browser not be able to use Flashblock and Flash is going to be used, regardless with Firefox. Can someone explain what is happening if someone whats to use Flashblock? Secondly, my computer has gotten slower in the last few weeks. Is it possible a Firefox update is causing the slowness? I have a functioning security system and I defrag and clear the disk periodically for my maintenance. Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 year ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 1 year ago