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Constant Crashing on Mac OS – Little hope for solution

This is the 3rd time I've posted here about crashing in the last month or so. I really do apologize for having to post again but I simply haven’t gotten to a solution. I … (read more)

This is the 3rd time I've posted here about crashing in the last month or so. I really do apologize for having to post again but I simply haven’t gotten to a solution. I really need to continue using Firefox as all the other browsers are significantly slower in my experience and I'm in the browser around-the-clock. I’d be willing to pay for customer support from Mozilla but they do not provide any type of support directly as most of you probably know.

Please review this link here to see all the steps I have already taken to troubleshoot the crashes.

I really thought that the crash reports I had would help me pinpoint the issue but it appears as though they’re not very helpful for those who can interpret them. If that’s not the case, I greatly appreciate it if anybody can dig through them to uncover some insights related to why I may be having frequent crashes (I'm willing to pay).

Crash ID from a recent crash: bp-058c91cd-4b9c-46d1-bd12-640ba0210928

Thank you so much for any help.

Asked by stephenp1394 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Stopping firefox nag popup for an updte

Firefox v90 on a Mac. Continual nag screen popping up telling of an update. None of the solutions presented by top contributors or moderators work. Nothing obvious or sug… (read more)

Firefox v90 on a Mac. Continual nag screen popping up telling of an update. None of the solutions presented by top contributors or moderators work. Nothing obvious or suggested in about:config. Nothing about putting policies in .json files in the correct directory.

It is as if Mozilla refuses to let you turn off that nag screen.

Asked by jkeating2 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Can no longer watch prime video

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his ma… (read more)

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his mac desktop and there is no problem watching them on kindle fire. However I want to continue watching on laptop.


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section.

Asked by lesewart 11 months ago

Last reply by lesewart 10 months ago

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Pocket List Din drop-down menus has disappeared -

"Pocket List" has disappeared in the drop down menu under the "library" icon where it used to be not more than a few days ago. It's not under the Bookmarks icon, either.… (read more)

"Pocket List" has disappeared in the drop down menu under the "library" icon where it used to be not more than a few days ago. It's not under the Bookmarks icon, either. the "Pocket" icon is in the menu bar, and I can save items to Pocket, but can no longer locate the page with the articles. "View List" does appear when you click the Pocket icon, but it also saves whatever page you're on whether or not you want to save it.

Asked by hhartus 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Spell checker not working

Hi Guys and Girls, For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working. I have a new MacBook Pro and set… (read more)

Hi Guys and Girls,

For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working.

I have a new MacBook Pro and setup Firfox by installing it and siging in to sync.

The spell checker does not underline the words as I type here or in Google or WhatsApp Web.

Also when I right click no language opion appears.

I does work in Gmail for some weird reason.

After follwing a suggestion of installing an add-on dictionary and resarting Firefox, no change came about.

See attached for more...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by schalas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Weird font on some website's

Hi, I need help, on some website's the font has strange symbols.. see the screenshot. how can i fix this? this is pretty annoying. Thanks in advance. … (read more)

Hi,

I need help, on some website's the font has strange symbols.. see the screenshot. how can i fix this? this is pretty annoying.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by kjellcremers 1 year ago

Last reply by kjellcremers 1 year ago

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Accees Denied: You don't have permission to access "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.jsp" on this server. Reference #18.8c00c045.1613833815.188db1ca

I'm getting this error message on a site I have visited for 10 years without a problem. Last week this error message came up. Its for a financial website. I have been … (read more)

I'm getting this error message on a site I have visited for 10 years without a problem. Last week this error message came up. Its for a financial website. I have been able to reach the same website through Safari and Opera so its a Firefox issue.

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.jsp" on this server. Reference #18.8c00c045.1613833815.188db1ca

Asked by Jimceez 1 year ago

Answered by Jimceez 1 year ago

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Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Last reply by 777bb 1 year ago

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Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (read more)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad 1 year ago

Answered by conrad 11 months ago

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Firefox not asking where to download files

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded… (read more)

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded for the past 2-3 days has first gone into my Downloads folder instead, forcing me to re-download the file in order to get it into the correct folder. If this was for personal usage, I wouldn't care, but having to continually download business files is getting old very very quickly. Firefox has been my default browser for the better part of two decades. I really don't want to switch to Chrome or Safari just because Firefox won't let a power user customize their usage experience.

Asked by cmjross1 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Pocket missing from homepage

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 98.0.1. And there doesn't seem to be an option to add Pocket suggestions to the homepage, as there used to be. You can add Pocket articl… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 98.0.1. And there doesn't seem to be an option to add Pocket suggestions to the homepage, as there used to be.

You can add Pocket articles that you've saved, but not suggestions from Pocket.

It used to be under settings - home - recommended by Pocket.

Has this been removed from the options?

Thanks, Taylor

Asked by Taylor 8 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 8 months ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar

How can I put bookmarks in the toolbar at the top where it used to be? When I bookmark to the toolbar I can omly find them by clicking Bookmarks and clicking on toolbar i… (read more)

How can I put bookmarks in the toolbar at the top where it used to be? When I bookmark to the toolbar I can omly find them by clicking Bookmarks and clicking on toolbar in the drop down.

Asked by marti1owl 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Copy Link Icon in the Address Bar

Hello all, I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinst… (read more)

Hello all,

I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinstalled Firefox or something due to a problem I had and I can't seem to find that option anymore. I can't remember if it was an add-on or an option in Firefox itself as standard.

I'm using Firefox 89.0 on a Mac.

Does anybody know how I can get that icon back?

Thank you.

Asked by Jawzaa 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Instagram Displays Texts in Icon and posts

Whats happening? I have already ticked "websites using their own fonts" Icons and Posts are displayed with text with no reason? Some stories you can see bust most of them… (read more)

Whats happening? I have already ticked "websites using their own fonts"

Icons and Posts are displayed with text with no reason? Some stories you can see bust most of them are not displayed

Its the only site that has problem in firefox and you cant even do something, firefox turns it into a broken site.

Asked by lostre5 1 year ago

Last reply by lostre5 1 year ago

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Latest vrsion of Firefox is logging me out of sites.

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by r… (read more)

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by resetting profile, which I do NOT want to do.

Anyone have any suggestions other than the standard ones about cookies, preference settings having to do with cookies, private browsing, deleting all cookies, deleting cookies files in profile folder, extension issues, etc?

Thank you!

Asked by lkutchermusic 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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firefox 82.0.2 I cannot export bookmarks

Hi all I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot… (read more)

Hi all

I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html

When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot

Is there a tool I can use that will export my bookmark -- so the job gets done and I will remove my current version of firefox

Thank you all

Asked by Jesus 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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new print menu terrible

The latest version 84.0.1 for Mac now opens a new print menu, which is terrible. How do I force it to go away and permanently default to "print using the system dialog",… (read more)

The latest version 84.0.1 for Mac now opens a new print menu, which is terrible. How do I force it to go away and permanently default to "print using the system dialog", which "Firefox help" never heard of. I can't find any way to get rid of it. It is a hateful change to Firefox, I hate it and my sister is in tears. She hates computers anyway. Seniors can't handle these dramatic changes.

Asked by jmaroon452 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago