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Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Strange Characters on FireFox Account page.

I have updated to Firefox 77. I go to https://accounts.firefox.com and I met with a whole page of these symbols: �??�YYs�H?�+lG����:?�4���,7�1z�(U?�@?ց�~�fI?C�����}@�TUy~… (read more)

I have updated to Firefox 77. I go to https://accounts.firefox.com and I met with a whole page of these symbols:

�??�YYs�H?�+lG����:?�4���,7�1z�(U?�@?ց�~�fI?C�����}@�TUy~��)}�?�q��ie?��?����BX�r��� �nQ�?����K#T�??�4j�Ѻ�<=�DѾJ_bvh=W?

I can browse web pages fine, but I cannot gain access to login to my FireFox Account. I have had to use another browser to post this as I needed to login to my Forefox Account in order to do so.

Why am I seen these symbols?

Asked by Matt J 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Deleting ALL Firefox data and traces as suggested doesn't work.

Firefox won't fully launch. It goes into process, but never comes to the foreground. I've tried everything that can be done without using Firefox (it won't open). I can s… (read more)

Firefox won't fully launch. It goes into process, but never comes to the foreground. I've tried everything that can be done without using Firefox (it won't open). I can see two instances of Firefox flickering in Process Explorer, and they're eating system resources without really DOING anything. I've tried: 1. Restart Windows 10, uninstall, restart, reinstall. 2. Deleting Firefox Maintenance folder in Programs (x86). Uninstall, restart, reinstall. 3. Deleting the profile folders in AppData. Uninstall, restart, reinstall. 4. Uninstall, scour registry of all traces. Restart, reinstall. 5. It works on my OTHER admin account, but not on this one.

While Firefox is doing this nothing business, I can't uninstall it with my uninstaller on THIS account, so I have to go to my other account to uninstall, and when I get back to this one, an error message is on the screen.

Firefox is currently uninstalled, so no luck at its inner workings.

Asked by gremlinkurst 7 months ago

Last reply by jbevan418 2 months ago

www.<website>.com in location bar creates http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com

When I key www.<website>.com in location bar and hit enter, Firefox uses http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com, to find the website. M… (read more)

When I key www.<website>.com in location bar and hit enter, Firefox uses http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com, to find the website. Most of the time the http:// version does not resolve to a website. It just hunts and hunts and hunts. This same thing happens many times when I click on a link in gmail which I open in Firefox.

Since we are all supposed to be using httpS:// these days, why doesn't Firefox default to https://?

Is there some setting that I'm missing?

Thanks, Caitlin

Asked by Caitlin 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

Firefox crashing my Mac every time I open it.

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crash… (read more)

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crashes.

I have tried reinstalling Firefox - same problem occurs. Anyone got any tips? I'm running a mac on El Capitan and have been for a while with no browser problems.

Asked by doregon 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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I cannot login to my firefox account, reason it gives is "state"

I have no idea what state is on file as being my state of residence (I move a lot for a civilian), but I've lived at this address for the last three or four years and nev… (read more)

I have no idea what state is on file as being my state of residence (I move a lot for a civilian), but I've lived at this address for the last three or four years and never had any issue with logging in to my firefox account before. I have plenty of trouble with my location WITHIN the state (Oklahoma), because apparently the only cities that exist in the state are OKC and Tulsa /eyeroll, but I've never had an issue with the state itself being misidentified. I could understand if a VPN was causing the issue, but I'm not using a VPN (I know, I probably should, but imagine the login issue THEN! lol). Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Kesra 8 months ago

Last reply by ExtremeMachinez 4 months ago

Some sites keep cookies even when private windows close.

Open Firefox. Verify no cookies. Clear any cookies if they exist. Then open a single private window. Go to tripadvisor.com (happens with some other sites but only a few)… (read more)

Open Firefox. Verify no cookies. Clear any cookies if they exist.

Then open a single private window.

Go to tripadvisor.com (happens with some other sites but only a few).

Browse a few pages.

Close the private Window. No private windows/Container tabs are open.

All tripadvisor cookies should be cleared but they are not.

Verified by Cookie Quick Manager.

Why and how does tripadvisor manage to keep cookies on my system.

Asked by jpezz 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Need a Firefox Assistant Dealing with Millions of Bugs

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still th… (read more)

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still there. I reopened the session as if I had just closed a session and I was logged into gmail. So clearly Mozilla's instructions on deleting the app on MAC doesn't work. Recycle bin. How do you literally delete the app?

Hoping deletion will solve the issue of not being able to hit enter in the search bar to perform a google search, or click the arrow. Nothing works.

Further, I'm logged into this browser, yet when the tabs disappear I can't reaccess them. What's the point of logging into a browser if it doesn't remember the tabs?

Asked by erotichabit 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox keeps crashing when trying to print

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a… (read more)

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a page the whole browser crashes. I've tried removing all the settings for printing in prefs.js but that didn't seem to help in any way and the crashes don't turn up in the about:crashes tab. Has anyone else been experiencing this and perhaps knows how to fix it?

Asked by Lord Questionmark 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Latest update

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the fir… (read more)

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the first site (my local newspaper) it stops recognising key strokes and mouse clicks. In fact, everything stops working.

I'm sending this through Chrome.

Any fixes?

Thanks, Stan Nikolic

Asked by eatsonnyeat 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

An issue with displaying images on certain sites/FF's profile folder/storage?

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help! Issue: Certain … (read more)

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help!

Issue: Certain websites intermittently display strange behavior, such as not loading interactive content (videos/gifs on reddit, for example, displaying as static images) and some sites not loading images at all (Twitter shows empty boxes where images would be) and a few other similar issues.

Steps I've tried: - Using a private window solves almost all the issues. But disabling all extensions and plugins in a normal window doesn't solve it. (I believe I understand private windows to use the RAM for caching but use the HDD under normal circumstances?) - Enabling/disabling VPN makes no difference, nor does what network I'm on, and other devices on this network have no similar issues - Other browsers on the same computer have no issues - Malware, anti-virus, etc all are active and scan has been run a few times. - Apple's hardware diagnostic turns up no issues, and this has happened now in FF over multiple of the latest versions (not sure when exactly it started) on two different Macbooks, though the new one is from an image of the old one (maybe that's something?) - Uninstalling/reinstalling FF does not make a difference

Where I'm at: The only thing that sort of worked (But it's now stopped working on certain sites, but continues to work for others) is moving FF's profile folder, uninstalling, and reinstalling. I was lead to believe FF would then create a new folder when this happened, but it just kicked up an error for me and wouldn't start. When I moved the old profile folder back and started up the freshly installed version with the old profile folder, the problems were all solved. Though as mentioned, they are starting to happen again on some of the sites. No errors or changes have been made that I can identify, plenty of space available on the HDD, etc.

I've become a big fan of FF over the years (over Chrome), and want to stay in a privacy-focused browser, but I haven't been able to find much that seems to help this specific situation online. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by alex144 4 months ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 4 months ago

firefox

since today I cant open web browser nor links from emails to websites, Each time I get error messages. In settings, ff is shown as default browser. have tried re installi… (read more)

since today I cant open web browser nor links from emails to websites, Each time I get error messages. In settings, ff is shown as default browser. have tried re installing but no solution so far? many thanks

Asked by Chris Cox 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

I keep getting SECURE CONNECTION FAILED trying to sign in to my GMail account.

I keep getting SECURE CONNECTION FAILED trying to sign in to my Gmail Email account. It was fine yesterday. Everything else (websites etc) I can accesson Firefox Browser.… (read more)

I keep getting SECURE CONNECTION FAILED trying to sign in to my Gmail Email account. It was fine yesterday. Everything else (websites etc) I can accesson Firefox Browser.

HOW CAN I SORT THIS?

Asked by imagefact2014 5 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 5 months ago

oxid-shop login no longer works under Firefox

I think this is a problem of Firefox, because the login in my oxid shop works under MS Edge. Anyway, in Firefox I see the login window of oxid but despite entering the co… (read more)

I think this is a problem of Firefox, because the login in my oxid shop works under MS Edge.

Anyway, in Firefox I see the login window of oxid but despite entering the correct access data, I do not get into the oxid backend. The login window is always there.

Asked by gilada22 5 months ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 5 months ago

Zendesk disabling right click for all open tabs in Firefox

When I use Zendesk (my company's chosen support ticket solution) it is disabling my ability to right click in any other open tab/window. When I close Zendesk, close Firef… (read more)

When I use Zendesk (my company's chosen support ticket solution) it is disabling my ability to right click in any other open tab/window. When I close Zendesk, close Firefox, and reopen all the other tabs/sites besides Zendesk, my right click function is restored.

I have no clue what the Zendesk site is doing that is causing this, but I'm wondering if Firefox has a way for me to disable that for the Zendesk site, while still being able to use it's functionality.

Asked by nicholasdavidhill 5 months ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 5 months ago