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Firefox self-delete

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everyth… (read more)

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everything else involving Firefox was completely gone. No sign of it anywhere, has this ever happened to anyone else here?

Asked by jpmwycombe 1 hour ago

Saved logins and passwords for websites.

Hi, I am wondering why Firefox removed all logins and passwords. It used to be all in settings, now I am getting message: No logins found When you save a password in Fi… (read more)

Hi, I am wondering why Firefox removed all logins and passwords. It used to be all in settings, now I am getting message: No logins found When you save a password in Firefox, it will show up here Any help, thanks in advance.

Asked by Dziambis 4 days ago

Last reply by Dziambis 1 hour ago

Whatsapp web creates extra worker background process after resume from sleep

After I resume Windows from sleep, the Whatsapp web app becomes very slow to type in, and the whole browser becomes sluggish as a whole while typing (like this one). I no… (read more)

After I resume Windows from sleep, the Whatsapp web app becomes very slow to type in, and the whole browser becomes sluggish as a whole while typing (like this one).

I noticed extra processes being created after each resume. I think it maxes to 2 processes, but I'm not sure at this point as it needs further testing. See the attached image.

Asked by meghdad.moradi 9 hours ago

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Firefox is blocking me from a web site.

I am trying to access cal PERS web site and Firefox is blocking me. How can I fix this. (www.Calpers.ca.gov) keep in mind i am not very tech-no-savy. … (read more)

I am trying to access cal PERS web site and Firefox is blocking me. How can I fix this. (www.Calpers.ca.gov) keep in mind i am not very tech-no-savy.

Asked by 1Circler 1 day ago

Answered by 1Circler 21 hours ago

calling sidebarAction.open() from tabs.onActivated event

I want wrote extension, that will open sidebar (with bookmarks) on New Tab, and close it on other tabs. I make background script with next content: ``` browser.tabs.onAct… (read more)

I want wrote extension, that will open sidebar (with bookmarks) on New Tab, and close it on other tabs.

I make background script with next content: ``` browser.tabs.onActivated.addListener(function(tab){ if(tab.url=="about:newtab") browser.sidebarAction.open() else browser.sidebarAction.close() }) ``` And I get next error in console: `browser.sidebarAction is undefined`

Also I can see here that such actions "can only be called from inside the handler for a user action." Clicking the extension's browser action or page action.

And I want ensure whether tabs.onActivated event is a User action?

And if not, is there any ways or suggestions to go around this limitation?

Asked by FeelUs 1 day ago

Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 1 week ago

Last reply by dfpercush 1 day ago

"Performing a TLS handshake" -> Sites don't load

Running v 60 ESR, downgraded from v 68, with zero problems for 3 weeks. I've had this problem all of a sudden since last week. Steps I've taken so far: Changed "securi… (read more)

Running v 60 ESR, downgraded from v 68, with zero problems for 3 weeks.

I've had this problem all of a sudden since last week. Steps I've taken so far:

  • Changed "security.tls.version.min" to 3 from 1 (didn't work)
  • Deleted cert8.db (didn't work)
  • Changed to Google DNS (not sure)
  • Changed to "auto-detect proxy" from "system proxy" (not sure, maybe)
  • Disabled IPV6 (not sure, maybe)
  • Turned off/on wifi hotspot, rebooted laptop (not sure, maybe)

The last 3 steps I took at the same time and they worked. On reboot the problem went away, albeit for 2 days!

It just came back, now it's performing a TLS handshake on about half the sites, with loading after 30-60 seconds or not at all. From searching, I see that solutions are all over the place on this and it's specific to FF. A post clearly identifies a Symantec certificates issue.

This is probably the toughest issue I've come across on FF.

Asked by elzach 1 day ago

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Firefox one-click bookmarks

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit w… (read more)

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit what the bookmark said & in what sub-folder to place it. I do not like the new behaviour & I did not choose it. Please how can I get the original & better behaviour restored??? Thanks

Asked by wilts43 2 days ago

Answered by ua3elr 1 day ago

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Problems with sessionStorage using local file system

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop. I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper web… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop.

I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper website.

I have been unable to get sessionStorage (or localStorage) to pass variables to another page unless they're in the same Windows directory. For instance, if I create 2 very simple and cut-down test files: Test1.html and Test2.html, that contain the following JavaScript:

Test1.html window.sessionStorage.setItem ("html", element.innerHTML); alert ("posting " + window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html")); window.open ("Test2.html", "_self");

Test2.html var html=window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html"); alert ("received " + html);

then it works if the two files are in the same directory. But if Test2 is in a subdirectory, and I change the open call to:

window.open (".\\subdir\\Test2.html", "_self");

then it receives null instead of the HTML that Test1 is sending. I am guessing that there is some code that is treating the change of directory as a cross-origin issue, even though they're under the same root directory.

I appreciate that the specification may be a bit vague in this non-Web situation, but Chrome does what I would expect. I thought someone might want to take a look to check if this was an oversight or deliberate.

Asked by ACProctor 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

Firefox HTML

I use MS publisher to create a lot of documents in A5 When converting fromPublisher to PDF, Firefox HTML only converts the document to A4. How do I resolve this please? I… (read more)

I use MS publisher to create a lot of documents in A5 When converting fromPublisher to PDF, Firefox HTML only converts the document to A4. How do I resolve this please? I would like to go back to using MS PDF converter.

Asked by Philip Bevan 2 days ago

New update wipes out everything - all gone

I had to update firefox to current version to pay a bill on a web site. I did it. I was recommended to sync another device during install, I did that too. I worked for… (read more)

I had to update firefox to current version to pay a bill on a web site. I did it. I was recommended to sync another device during install, I did that too. I worked for a few hours on firefox just now, then it crashed. It reported data it had but now I have nothing. No history, no bookmarks, NOTHING. I logged in, my username and password worked find but it's like a fresh install, no data. Over 10 years of history, hundreds and hundreds of pages and passwords all gone. I synched to my phone as it insisted I install another device. Supposedly that was done but I have no idea how to use that or what it can do. They claimed it was a backup.

I'm at a total loss.

Andrew

Asked by Firefox Andrew 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Slower than a 7 year itch

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop… (read more)

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop this problem and tried everything suggested but nothing works. Any ideas before I say adios to this slow crappy browser? I'm still using windows 7 but not for much longer.

Asked by Jeff H 2 days ago

My favourite flash game no longer works on latest version of Firefox - but does work on an older version

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work. The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platfor… (read more)

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work.

The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platform on January 1st ... but the existing Flash version still works perfectly ... until YOU came along!

Your so-called "update" made it impossible to even load World Golf Tour's menu screen - I heard the music, but the graphics were frozen.

I'm no Sherlock - but this problem only occurred when Firefox updated.

It took me ages to downgrade back to v.82.3 - but WGT loaded perfectly when I did it.

Proving that it's YOUR fault! So don't give me this "most problems are caused by other peoples' software" stock answer crap.

I WILL upgrade to the latest version of Firefox on January 1st, not one second before.

Is there any way I can turn off the "Download Firefox Update Reminder" until then?

It's really annoying.

Asked by paulstubbs251 2 days ago

Last reply by paulstubbs251 2 days ago

speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 3 days ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 2 days ago