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I started using Firefox in 2004. Now GOOGLE WILL NOT allow me to get to some sites

i uninstalled GOGGLE tonight because, I HATE GOOGLE for several reasons. BUT since the uninstall, they are blocking not sites but CONTENT. I do a search and the content i… (read more)

i uninstalled GOGGLE tonight because, I HATE GOOGLE for several reasons. BUT since the uninstall, they are blocking not sites but CONTENT. I do a search and the content is on lots of URLS. BUT GOOGLE INTERCEPTS THE SITE, HIJACKS Firefox AND SAYS: GOOGLE 404. That’s an error. The requested URL [inappropriate link] was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

i KNOW its a lie as the URL/SITE comes up, I SEE THE CONTENT then GOOGLE "KNOCKS IT DOWN AND SAYS: GOOGLE 404. That’s an error. The requested URL [inappropriate link] was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

BUT IT DID IN FACT "FIND" IT, I SAW IT FOR A BRIEF MOMENT.

ANYONE?

Asked by jagman55 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Video DownloadHelper with companion app uses only one Firefox sub-process.

I am using Video Download Helper with companion app, when downloading videos, the DownloadHelper will uses only one process of Firefox with very high CPU and memory usage… (read more)

I am using Video Download Helper with companion app, when downloading videos, the DownloadHelper will uses only one process of Firefox with very high CPU and memory usage. . Ans cause it does not take advantage of all the CPU cores it is very slow, and uses high memory for that process and will make all tabs in Firefox slow.

It seems that this process is the core process for Firefox, although it is a sub-process. It is the process that almost doesn't uses GPU memory.

When finished, if I killed this Firefox process to clean memory, cause it will just accumulate the memory in that specific process, all the tabs in the Firefox will crash and can't be refreshed, until I close Firefox and open it again.

Usually when I kill a Firefox process that is not responding, it will crash a few tabs and they can be refreshed after that.

Is there anyway that can make the companion app uses all processes for Firefox, so it will distribute the CPU usage to all cores, and if used a high memory it will be distribute the memory to all process and will be easier to clean.

Asked by hanaana 1 year ago

Answered by hanaana 1 year ago

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pop-ups on screen when i click on firefox icon

when i click to open firefox, my homepage comes up for a few seconds. Then other popups appear on screen. look like "brainestoune.com, and another window opens long narro… (read more)

when i click to open firefox, my homepage comes up for a few seconds. Then other popups appear on screen. look like "brainestoune.com, and another window opens long narrow rectangle window asking for user name and password for something. another window asking to allow. I cannot get these off screen. Can you please help? I figured out I can go to bookmarks and click another website to get around this. Just ran malwarebytes. That didn't work.

                                    Thank you very much for any help you may provide

Asked by maidendallas 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Google Search not working w/ Firefox

Hi, When I do a search w/ Google it doesn't work w/ Firefox. Typically I get " your search did not match any documents" Google works fine w/ Chrome. Also, other search … (read more)

Hi,

 When I do a search w/ Google it doesn't work w/ Firefox. Typically I get " your search did not match any documents"

Google works fine w/ Chrome. Also, other search engines work fine w/ Firefox. Any help appreciated. Thanks

Asked by canyonlight3142 1 year ago

Answered by canyonlight3142 1 year ago

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no session restore option appears in new fancy version as specified in help article

I have used firefox for and until yesterday closing it with the upper right X simply closed it and upon reopening mys previous session was always restored (as selected … (read more)

I have used firefox for and until yesterday closing it with the upper right X simply closed it and upon reopening mys previous session was always restored (as selected in my options). Suddenly, since yesterday's update this did not happen and i have lost my tabs (despite having again selected the session restore option immediately).

Furthermore, reading the support article the option session restore does NOT appear in my menu as indicated and I can find no information on what to do about fixing that.

I am also trying to log in and requested my username but no email arrived and so I have had to register anew to access support.

LOUSY

Asked by tracy ann essoglou 1 year ago

Last reply by willard124 1 year ago

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Some Twitter videos/gifs don't play, YouTube works fine

Odd thing here, some (not all) videos on Twitter don't play. I get the first frame with the blue play button, but when I click it, it goes black with no sound. Some video… (read more)

Odd thing here, some (not all) videos on Twitter don't play. I get the first frame with the blue play button, but when I click it, it goes black with no sound. Some videos work, particularly the longer ones. Animated GIFS do not work.

I have tried nearly everything I found on the internet: new profile, clearing cookies/cache, changing about:config settings, using safe mode: nothing worked. Chrome does not play also, but it does not show a black screen, it freezes in the first frame (i.e, the blue play button simply vanishes).

I also have tried to access the video URL directly, it also does not play. But if I download the video and play it locally with VLC, it DOES play. Funny thing, this.

Example tweet: https://twitter.com/cmerigo/status/1147114264429322240

I am currently suspecting that it's a codec problem in the browsers. I went to html5test.com, it says that my Firefox does not support MPEG-4 ASP and H.265. But in the YouTube HTML5 page (https://www.youtube.com/html5) all checkboxes are marked.

So, I'm out of ideas. Please help.

Asked by candian 1 year ago

Last reply by watercolorheart 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 at exporting passwords

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and … (read more)

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and it worked, so i didn't think to much about it. So i reset the pc without cheking if the passwords actually worked (yuh, my bad). The problem is that apparently mozilla doesn't recognize the files, or something, cause when i open "Logins and passwords" it's empty. I don't know what to do, please help me.

Asked by jcfplanck 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can't get rid of Yahoo--search defaults to it, even though I have selected Google as the preferred search engine.

Help!!!! I don't see any way to get rid of Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine. I have selected Google as the preferred default, and have chosen to remove all of t… (read more)

Help!!!! I don't see any way to get rid of Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine. I have selected Google as the preferred default, and have chosen to remove all of the other choices. Yahoo is not one of the choices to remove, which I suppose is a clue! I'm leaving Firefox until this can be fixed. Yahoo is simply not an acceptable substitute!

Asked by Jlfuchs 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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My saved usernames & passwords are not being displayed on any website

When I go to any website that I have a saved UN & password, the username & password boxes remain blank but I can still log in. The username & passwords are pr… (read more)

When I go to any website that I have a saved UN & password, the username & password boxes remain blank but I can still log in. The username & passwords are pre stored on my computor but stopped working a few days ago. Thanks in anticipation, James

Asked by Bulletpolish 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox 67 can't restore previous session

I just updated my Firefox and now it won't restore the previous session. When I close my window and open it again all my tabs are gone even though I have restore previous… (read more)

I just updated my Firefox and now it won't restore the previous session. When I close my window and open it again all my tabs are gone even though I have restore previous session selected on in settings. This has never happened to me before.

Asked by Chestape 1 year ago

Last reply by woodpecker97330 1 year ago

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cant sign in with previous details

I last came here for support in 2017. I just tried to sign in but my details were not accepted. So I have registered with a new email and password. As yet I have not been… (read more)

I last came here for support in 2017. I just tried to sign in but my details were not accepted. So I have registered with a new email and password. As yet I have not been asked to provide a username? Is there a reason for this.

Damascus

Asked by Damascus 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Why are the PDFs it makes (to print a page) often invalid?

I frequently try to save pages as PDFs. When I print the page directly to a printer, no problem. When I save the PDF, it's usually munged and not a valid PDF file (very s… (read more)

I frequently try to save pages as PDFs. When I print the page directly to a printer, no problem. When I save the PDF, it's usually munged and not a valid PDF file (very small or 0 bytes). Example: URL

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/science/bacteria-microbes-electricity.html

    makes an empty PDF while when I do Print and then Save as PDF. I'm on Apple OS 10.13, using Firefox 67.0.4.  This problem has been with us for a while (> 1 year I believe) and happens on all my machines.

Asked by Mike_levin 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike_levin 1 year ago

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Text size of menus and tool bars way too small. I want to be able to increase the size.

There were a couple of posts asking the same thing I am, but no answers to either of the. You used to have that Theme and Font Size Changer but I hear that is not very us… (read more)

There were a couple of posts asking the same thing I am, but no answers to either of the. You used to have that Theme and Font Size Changer but I hear that is not very useful anymore. Is there any other way to increase the text on tool bars and menus? It's just way too small. Text on web pages is fine but I can't hardly read the tool bars and menus unless I really squint. Why would you want to make it so terribly small with no way to adjust it?

Asked by Nikilet 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Your recent two upgrades have blocked me from many acceptable sites.

Ever since your last two upgrades to Firefox, I am unable to get to many of my regular sites that are quite legitimate such as PBS, and others. I get blocked from the pa… (read more)

Ever since your last two upgrades to Firefox, I am unable to get to many of my regular sites that are quite legitimate such as PBS, and others. I get blocked from the page with the following message: "Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for (name of site). The certificate is only valid for *.t.en25.com. Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN. The error messages also says that these errors have been reported to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites." I need to know how to turn this off or at least please send a new update correcting this error. In the meantime I'll be using the Opera Browser which does not have these problems

Asked by gruff 1 year ago

Last reply by gruff 1 year ago

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Accounts Page Stretched To Full Width

I am using FF 67.0.1 x64 on Windows 10 1903 x64, both are fresh installs. When I visit the accounts.firefox page it displays stretched to full width. I restarted with add… (read more)

I am using FF 67.0.1 x64 on Windows 10 1903 x64, both are fresh installs. When I visit the accounts.firefox page it displays stretched to full width. I restarted with add-ons disabled, but it still displayed the same. If I remember correctly, it looked normal in "safe-mode".

Anyone else experience this and have an idea as to why all of a sudden this is happening?

Asked by dubstir 1 year ago

Last reply by dubstir 1 year ago

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I can't install lockwise for desktop on Firefox

I have tried multiple times and disabled Tampermonkey but I can't install lockwise. I keep getting "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure." … (read more)

I have tried multiple times and disabled Tampermonkey but I can't install lockwise. I keep getting "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure."

Asked by JEScarani 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago