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Unable to progress past Profile selection screen after re-installing Firefox Nightly

I have attempted multiple fresh installations of Firefox Nightly, including previous versions. Upon start-up, Nightly opens the profile selection screen, and promptly han… (read more)

I have attempted multiple fresh installations of Firefox Nightly, including previous versions. Upon start-up, Nightly opens the profile selection screen, and promptly hangs. Only response is the Windows error sound upon clicking anywhere within the profile selection window.

I frequently have problems with Developer Edition and Nightly every time Windows forces a system update. To solve issues with Developer Edition, I usually have to roll back to version 79, then walk the versions forward.

Similar techniques have worked with Nightly in the past, however current attempts are failing at the profile window.

Since I am unable to get past profile creation, crash reports and dump files are not being generated.

Asked by MIddKnight 28 minutes ago

mouse cursor disappears when uploading file

About once every 3 times, my mouse cursor will visually disappear when uploading files. It's still there and functioning, I just can't see it. This happens at any site wh… (read more)

About once every 3 times, my mouse cursor will visually disappear when uploading files. It's still there and functioning, I just can't see it. This happens at any site where I need to upload such as voices.com, voice123.com or ACX (I do voice work). It started with a Logitech M330 mouse and continues to happen with a Nexus Wired 5D optical mouse. Machine is a 2021 M1 Mac Mini. The firmware on the logitech is up to date. Haven't checked on the Nexus yet but THAT mouse is working except the problem described in this post. Not seeing the problem when uploading files in Safari. Just Firefox. That being said, the sample size is much bigger with Firefox so I will keep using Safari to see if the problem pops up there. I want to rule out an issue with Firefox.

Asked by zamboknee 1 day ago

Last reply by zamboknee 47 minutes ago

How to modify MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_1 parameter

when i open about:support, i find "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_1 " http://3304626.ker58.com"。this make that when i open the firefox, it will open http://3304626.ker58.… (read more)

when i open about:support, i find "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_1 " http://3304626.ker58.com"。this make that when i open the firefox, it will open http://3304626.ker58.com as the Homepage ,how to delete that?

Asked by zhlwyy 1 hour ago

Instagram website disables Firefox back ( < ) button, why?

Whenever I open an Instagram profile or anything on that site the Back button will be greyed out as if the current (instagram) site was the first site that I visited in t… (read more)

Whenever I open an Instagram profile or anything on that site the Back button will be greyed out as if the current (instagram) site was the first site that I visited in the current window or tab. No matter how many navigation moves and page/site changes I made previously in the same window/tab, it all just vanishes and I can't go back!

Asked by Stargate Max 1 hour ago

Import Logins from a csv file

Hi, My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebo… (read more)

Hi,

My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebooted the OS. Hence I hadn't noticed an issue for a while. The crash happened also using firefox --safe-mode from the command line. Deleting profiles and restarting - crash. Uninstalling FF and re-installing - crash. So I bit the bullet and wiped my drive and installed Mint Mate 20.1

I imported my bookmarks and Imported my logins from a csv file and all worked until I logged out/rebooted and again FF crashed. I dug out a spare HDD and did a clean install of Mate. I didn't import logins and FF didn't crash when I logged out of Mate or rebooted. Once I imported logins from the csv file FF crashed again.

I installed Chromium and imported bookmarks and logins - it worked okay but I wanted to use FF so am at the point where I've spent a week troubleshooting this problem and have fallen behind in my workload. I just don't want to spend days installing / uninstalling etc. I could go round in circles, testing on the Live USB stick for example, I could try enabling signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled import my logins and then disable the option before closing FF and subsequently rebooting Mate and so on, but its getting tedious and for now Chromium works and I can get work done.

So, when I enable signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled and import my logins, all is well until I logout of Mate or reboot the OS. Then when I launch FF I get the Crash report. Running firefox at the command line gives this error -

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3776 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

nothing else. Same with firefox --safe-mode

Uninstalling, deleting my profile, rebooting the OS, reinstalling FF, same error, and that's without importing my logins. It appears that once the option in about:config - signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled has been used, its causing FF to crash.

I was going to do a clean install of Mint Mate and not update FF from version 84 to version 86 and test the older version to see if its version 86 causing this, which I suspect it is, since the problem also suddenly occurred on my old Mint Mate 19.3 install after an update...

Its possible my login.csv file is an issue, so I also exported the logins from Chromium instead after importing them from a FF csv backup and then imported the Chromium login csv back into a clean FF install and it crashed again... So after going around in these circles I decided to post here and pass the buck so to speak.

Perhaps later tonight or later this week if I get the urge I will try the clean Mint Mate install, not update FF to latest version, staying at version 84 and try the same thing to see if its the firefox causing the issue.

On a side note, once in a blue moon, instead of FF giving a crash report, it would offer to boot in safe mode or perform a clean startup. This would get FF going again until I closed it and started it, when it would crash again.

Cheers and have a good day :)

Asked by scotsmist 2 days ago

Last reply by scotsmist 2 hours ago

WebRTC screenshare combining all monitors to single in dualhead configuration X11 Archlinux

When I try to share one of my monitor's via WebRTC (e.g. https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/Pluginfree-Screen-Sharing) the options are the open windows and "share full scr… (read more)

When I try to share one of my monitor's via WebRTC (e.g. https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/Pluginfree-Screen-Sharing) the options are the open windows and "share full screen", which is a combination of both my monitors. (1280x1024 and 1920x1080) I tested this with firefox 86.0 and firefox-nightly 88.0a1.20210301. To ensure it aren't addon's or a weird setting that I made that stop the screen sharing I used the command "firefox-nightly --profile /tmp/firefox-test" I use Arch-Linux with i3 as window manager with the X11 Server. I would except to be able to select the individual monitor's instead of the combination of all.

Asked by Donald4444 3 hours ago

Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (read more)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

Asked by stefan.luik 2 weeks ago

Last reply by stefan.luik 5 hours ago

Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 2 days ago

Last reply by eqall 9 hours ago

Youtube slow download speed compared to Chrome!

Made a vid showing issue. I resorted to completely uninstalling FF 86.0 today and reinstalling. I even deleted all Mozilla folders and files I could find on C drive. Fres… (read more)

Made a vid showing issue. I resorted to completely uninstalling FF 86.0 today and reinstalling. I even deleted all Mozilla folders and files I could find on C drive. Fresh install doing the exact same thing. Chrome and other browsers just fine.

Win 10 fully updated.

https://youtu.be/Ccz4pvlmbWY

Asked by BWX232 10 hours ago

updates

Two updates ago my system now uses 100% of my CPU and memory on occasion. Norton tells me that a website is slowing down my system. When I go to task manager Firefox is o… (read more)

Two updates ago my system now uses 100% of my CPU and memory on occasion. Norton tells me that a website is slowing down my system. When I go to task manager Firefox is open 5 times and is driving my system to the limit so I have to end the task. I also have clicked to read an article and my system halts, all I see is the reload and an X flashing in the left hand top and I have to end the task and it also has my computer maxed out and Firefox is open 5 times as well with CPU and memory at 100%. I also don't have any other app open.

Asked by ed.harding 14 hours ago

Using search bar in Youtube uses 100% cpu and freezes the whole browser

Hello, As the subject states, in the last few days I have been experiencing this very annoying phenomenon. I can start youtube, pick any video from recommended or my subs… (read more)

Hello,

As the subject states, in the last few days I have been experiencing this very annoying phenomenon. I can start youtube, pick any video from recommended or my subscriptions, but aftery using the search bar to look up anything else, the whole browser freezes for at least 30 seconds but usually more. This started on maybe Sunday. Any tips? I have hardware acceleration disabled, but tried it both ways. I have cleared cache/history/cookies. Haven't tried a refresh yet and wouldn't want to if there's any other solution. Any tips to fix this?

Asked by shelk 18 hours ago

Not loading any pages and cant can't open settings

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-co… (read more)

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-complete or show suggestions based on google, but when I hit enter, nothing happens. It doesn't even try to load anything. I also can't go into options. When I click on the options button, nothing happens. I am not running in any compatibility modes. I have tried reinstalling Firefox, didn't help. I am not using any add-ons. I have done several virus searches. Other browsers work fine. I'm running out of ideas now, that's why I'm doing this post.

Asked by blockbuster2033 18 hours ago

Youtube 360° videos have purple/green tint

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this? … (read more)

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this?

Asked by Stratos 20 hours ago

Last reply by Stratos 18 hours ago

Change in Firefox 86 rendering of some jQuery Mobile controls

Hi everyone, My Windows 10 Firefox updated to 86, and I noticed a change in how some jQuery Mobile controls are rendering. If you go here and scroll down to the 'Checkbox… (read more)

Hi everyone,

My Windows 10 Firefox updated to 86, and I noticed a change in how some jQuery Mobile controls are rendering.

If you go here and scroll down to the 'Checkboxes' section: https://demos.jquerymobile.com/1.4.5/forms/

You'll see that the control group is no longer rendering with a block display style. Previous versions, along with all versions of Chrome, Edge, etc, have them taking up the entire container width. I have attached a few screenshots for convenience.

I can work around this in my product, but this may be a canary in the coal mine of many other display differences. If you have any thoughts I'd love to hear them.

Thanks and have a great day!

Asked by mheath 19 hours ago

Graphical Corruption on ubuntu 18.04

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, w… (read more)

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, when i open it on safe mode, the screen its just fine. No corruption or anything. I already cleared the startup cache, closed tabs and checked for updates and nothing seems to work. I installed the snap version of firefox from ubuntu software and its just as corrupted as the integrated one. Please i need help. Here's the log from normal mode and safe mode

Asked by spartan_099_halo 1 day ago

Last reply by spartan_099_halo 21 hours ago

Viewing google Gmail causes crash during page load

When viewing gmail with my personal account, Firefox is crashing after it loads the conversations in the sidebar. I have tried resetting, using a private window, and runn… (read more)

When viewing gmail with my personal account, Firefox is crashing after it loads the conversations in the sidebar.

I have tried resetting, using a private window, and running in Safe Mode

Here is the crash report Id: bp-b36c8ee9-37cb-4dec-9380-2f6320210228

I can repeat this at will. I will try disabling the conversations bar using another browser and then update to see if that helps (it's not crashing when I view my work gmail).

Thanks for your help ;-)

Asked by milohax 2 days ago

Last reply by milohax 1 day ago

Login isssues

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried … (read more)

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried Safari with no VPN and no joy there either. I have cleared all cookies, cache history, put tracking protection at standard and cleared cookies from the Profile Folder (read the article on Mozilla about this issue). I have taken Firewall off Mac and tried it withiut VPN. Still nothing. I have checked my ipad without vpn. I can login on that on Firefox (without vpn) but I want to use my macbook if possible.

It's strange because I managed to log in on the website first time no problem and then I logged out and back in again and it wouldn't accept the password change. it's for a course and the people organising it have reset the initial password again but I still can't log in (they can do it with my username as they have sent me a video showing me they can and saying that it must be my end).

I have previously had a login problem with another website with a 403 error but that works without vpn. This doesn't.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by pmavp2gsap4ma 1 day ago

Last reply by pmavp2gsap4ma 1 day ago

Firefox not working after update.

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will loa… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will load. I had a second browser, and even after removing and reloading firefox, the problem remained.

Asked by carship 2 days ago

Last reply by carship 1 day ago

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

My Firefox will not open no matter what I try because it continuously tells me, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." This error sta… (read more)

My Firefox will not open no matter what I try because it continuously tells me, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

This error started happening because my Firefox originally wasn't saving the add-ons that I was trying to add. If I closed my browser and opened another one it would be gone. I tried refreshing the browser but that didn't help. I eventually tried reinstalling to see if that would fix the issue and then this error popped up and now I cannot stop it.

I tried reinstalling. I tried deleting the profile out of appdata, etc in hopes it would make a fresh one. I tried making a new profile by running it without opening the browser only to be given an error that doesn't save it. I'm at a loss on how to get my Firefox working again. It is my favorite browser and this is the first time I've ever really had a severe problem with it. Help!

Asked by appletree278 2 days ago

Last reply by appletree278 1 day ago