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New Keyboard Input Problems

Sorry that I don't know the version when this started, but within the last couple of months I have noticed that keyboard inputs are being processed incorrectly in many pl… (read more)

Sorry that I don't know the version when this started, but within the last couple of months I have noticed that keyboard inputs are being processed incorrectly in many places.

The CMail web interface is one example. At the moment, in almost every GMail that I compose, I find "pieces" of things that I type in the wrong place. For example, I'll see a character on the end of a word somewhere in the message and notice that the same character is missing from a word later in the paragraph.

I also use some keyboard macros, and this new behavior has essentially stopped the use of these macros in FF.

One good example is that, for years, I have used a macro to dial voice calls using Google Voice. When google force the change to the new (green) version of Google Voice about six months ago, I had to spend several hours testing timing "delays" to get the macro to work in the new interface.

Those changes worked until the keyboard input problems started sometime in the last couple of months and the dialing macro not only became unusable, editing the timing delays didn't help.

If I fire up Chrome and use the same macro that fails in FF in Chrome, the macro works flawlessly in Chrome.

Beverly Howard

Asked by BevHoward 2 hours ago

Last reply by BevHoward 49 minutes ago

I do not understand a browser that is so "safe" i can not use it to access common sites!!

Okay, so i visit one of the German language news sites that i visit very frequently, but today i get this: https://www.bild.de/wa/ll/bild-de/privater-modus-unangemeldet-5… (read more)

Okay, so i visit one of the German language news sites that i visit very frequently, but today i get this: https://www.bild.de/wa/ll/bild-de/privater-modus-unangemeldet-54578900.bild.html Even if i do what they suggest, open a new browser window so that it is no longer in private browsing modes, or if i untick that privacy protection shield at the very left end of the search bar - the dam site does not change to give me the actual contents. I also tried via login to the site, login works - but site still tells me i am in private browsing - but i am NOT. So, what can be done about this (oh, i also added this sites URL into the exceptions list - but, in the window for Exceptions for enhanced tracking protection i can not add anything, why not?? (it just says You’ve turned off protections on these websites) no sites listed no possibility to enter a site).

That is a lot of unwanted hassles i need to resolve this .a.s.a.p. Thanks for help Oh, no plugins that block ads either, i only see the H264 video codec, Flash and a "Widevine Content Decryption module from Google as active plugins.

Asked by rmworldwide 1 day ago

Last reply by rmworldwide 6 hours ago

Firefox randomly access $MFT (Master File Table) of other HDDs

Hi, I have couple of hard drives on Windows 8.1 and while I'm using Firefox; "Windows Explorer.exe" randomly access to $MFT (Master File Table) of other internal or exter… (read more)

Hi,

I have couple of hard drives on Windows 8.1 and while I'm using Firefox; "Windows Explorer.exe" randomly access to $MFT (Master File Table) of other internal or external harddrives, which I don't use at that moment.

I used Resource Monitor and SysInternals to see what happens but I only figured out Firefox triggers an access to $MFT of other hard drives.

As I figured out, sometimes when I open a new tab, or, sometimes after reading a long article on a website and when I open a Youtube tab, or, sometimes after some reading when I download an image; Firefox Browser triggers Windows Explorer.exe and it access to $MFT (Master File Table) of other drives. And they make noise, that's why I'm asking.

I checked if it happens with other browsers or programs; I found that this happens with Firefox or Chrome browser. But not while using Microsoft Edge browser or any other programs.

Windows Search Indexing turned off, PageFile turned off. There is not any programs on other drives. There is no background application and no antivirus. There is no Firefox related files (bookmarks etc) in other drives.

Can you please suggest me anything to find what causes/triggers that or suggest me to how to use properly SysInternals or anything else to see why Chrome and Firefox wants to reach other hard drives? (Such as how to setup a filter in Process Monitor / SysInternals or anything else... )

Thanks for any help.

Asked by FPrince 7 hours ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 6 hours ago

Adblock Plus opens new window each time I start and won't keep settings

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP a… (read more)

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP and it won't keep my settings. Last week I wrote an email asking for help and didn't get a reply. This ABP Plus is a MESS.

1. It won't keep my settings.

2. Right now I have no fewer than 5 "Installation" tabs in my browser. How do I make them STOP? It started after this last time that I updated your program.

3. Right now I don't even know if it's working right. How can I go back to the last version that didn't foul up?

Today, I went to Firefox website and was going to download to plain old Adblock but that page said it was not monitored. see attachment. So I went to the Mozilla website. see attachment. When I clicked on "Recommended extensions may also be found while browsing with FF...." it took me to a page that didn't have anything about AdBlock. Over an hour later, I ended up right back where I started from. I'm exhausted and I give up trying to follow links that take me back again and trying to describe how it's taking me round in circles. How do I go back to the old AdBlock? It worked well for me, didn't make me reset every time I open my browser and actually blocked ads. Firefox, Windows 8.1 latest versions. Please reply in simple English I am a senior and techy words just make my head swim. If someone replies and I don't reply back, it may be that I can't get on the internet, the wifi here is lousy at best and most of the time, not at all. I try to get on the internet several times a day, if someone replies I will reply as soon as I can. Don't give up on me. Thanks, Bernadine

Asked by BernadineAD 20 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 17 hours ago

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77.0.1 Problems

Hi, I just updated to the latest Firefox and noticed some problems. When I left click, some of the options are not showing up. Also, there are some blanks. I have include… (read more)

Hi, I just updated to the latest Firefox and noticed some problems. When I left click, some of the options are not showing up. Also, there are some blanks. I have included some screen shots.

Asked by Nancy 1 day ago

Answered by Nancy 1 day ago

user names and passwords

I believe the last Firefox "update" messed up my user names and passwords. I have tried to log in to pay two bills on line this morning and both times I couldn't log in. … (read more)

I believe the last Firefox "update" messed up my user names and passwords. I have tried to log in to pay two bills on line this morning and both times I couldn't log in. The box with the user name and/or password had black marks over them.

Asked by mizzou10 2 days ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 days ago

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Firefox has stopped working in Windows 8.1

I currently run Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I upgraded to Firefox 73 a couple of days ago, and now when I open Firefox, I immediately get an error box and the message that … (read more)

I currently run Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I upgraded to Firefox 73 a couple of days ago, and now when I open Firefox, I immediately get an error box and the message that "Firefox has stopped working". I have uninstalled Firefox, rebooted my laptop and reinstalled Firefox, but get the same results. I also uninstalled 3 Microsoft KB updates that ran on the day that Firefox initially failed. Nothing seems to fix the problem. I also run Google Chrome, and have not issues with it. Here are the details of the problem: Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	BEX64
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	73.0.0.7342
 Application Timestamp:	5e3dd850
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_f96d
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Offset:	PCH_E3_FROM_firefox+0x0000000000012DA7
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Data:	0000000000000008
 OS Version:	6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	f96d
 Additional Information 2:	f96d8dfc5abfdb4955f2d95536ed83bc
 Additional Information 3:	ac30
 Additional Information 4:	ac3018f570c0593619fc4cea353ba848

Asked by Keith 3 months ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 3 months ago

Foxfire refresh lost tool bar favorites

I did the foxfire refresh. After it opened back up my toolbar favorites are gone. I went back to the refresh page and it says that it saved my favorites and tool bar fa… (read more)

I did the foxfire refresh. After it opened back up my toolbar favorites are gone. I went back to the refresh page and it says that it saved my favorites and tool bar favorites. Where are they???? or how can I go back to the old version??? I followed the instructions of where my tool bar favorites are stored and they are not in the library. So very frustrated!!!!~

Asked by paul218 3 days ago

Last reply by Aman Routh 3 days ago

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top sites/highlights vanished and I can't access my email (I can on internet Expl).

Everything has vanished. I've tried all suggested fixes. I even deleted Firefox and installed again. I continue to get the same error msg..."the bookmarks and history s… (read more)

Everything has vanished. I've tried all suggested fixes. I even deleted Firefox and installed again. I continue to get the same error msg..."the bookmarks and history system will not functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." I'm using Webroot and have not made any changes ...period. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Scott

Asked by teamclark 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

watching bbc iplayer through vpn

Over the years I've watched the bbc iplayer through a vpn. Recently the bbc has been rejecting me as not being in the UK. This has not been a problem with IE 11. Both … (read more)

Over the years I've watched the bbc iplayer through a vpn. Recently the bbc has been rejecting me as not being in the UK. This has not been a problem with IE 11. Both browsers use the same vpn settings. (I am using the Nord vpn) I have had much communication with Nord support but have not been able to solve this problem. It is time to get the Firefox experts in on the problem. So, how do I set up FirefoX so that I can resume watching the iplayer?

Asked by mjpmjp26 4 days ago

Last reply by Andrew 3 days ago

Other bookmarks folder Bookmarks are not restored...

i made a backup of my bookmarks both json and html than i restored via file restore, tried both json and html with html i get nothing. with json i get all my latest bookm… (read more)

i made a backup of my bookmarks both json and html

than i restored via file restore, tried both json and html

with html i get nothing.

with json i get all my latest bookmarks EXCEPT the other bookmarks bookmarks that is empty...

i need them. they are the latest ones, i had not placed in folders yet... important

i tried a restore from latest days bookmarks backup, same, i just get the bookmarks folders of that day but the other bookmarks keeps empty...

thank you

Asked by info2509 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Security

Internet Options under Security allows you to Restrict Websites from ever connecting to your computer. I found, find this very helpful. But it doesn't seem to work in Fir… (read more)

Internet Options under Security allows you to Restrict Websites from ever connecting to your computer. I found, find this very helpful. But it doesn't seem to work in Firefox and you have no similar option!

Can you install this option for Firefox or set it up so the Internet Security options work for Firefox, or so that I can import the list of websites I never want connecting to my computer again?

Thanks, Walter.

Asked by whiz666 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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Firefox hangs on download

Hi, I only want to mention that Firefox hangs on download, if I want to download VMWare Player for Windows from https://my.vmware.com/de/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_… (read more)

Hi,

I only want to mention that Firefox hangs on download, if I want to download VMWare Player for Windows from https://my.vmware.com/de/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation_player/15_0|PLAYER-1555|product_downloads

After clicking the button for the download destination nothing happens and reacts anymore and I have to kill Firefox. The dialog for choosing the download destination won't be opened. (Winodws 8.1 Home 64bit)

IE 11 works well.

Heiko

Asked by Heiko 5 days ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 5 days ago

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Once again... Updating to new FF r76.01) crapped all over my settings and tossed my add-ons.

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or … (read more)

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or not they were enabled as well as the individual settings for each add-on.

In other words, I would truly like to avoid updating Firefox unless I have at least a couple of days to waste. When I used to have things set so I would merely be informed when a new FF update is available whenever I start or restart FF, it seemed that FF was so unhappy with me not paying attention to it that it would cause problems with other applications or system utilities.

I have no reason why something caused FF to break other things just because I might have decided not to update it more than once a week. I cannot see how any new release short of Ff r68 (or whatever the point of no return with Quantum was) or a bug fix of epic proportions that I should be eagerly awaiting should mess things up if I decide not to bother with it immediately.

The deleted add-ons and strange new settings/configuration situations caused by FF upgrades could be easily remedied without causing users much if any stress if they had an option to make a full backup of the current FF installation with all installed add-ons (active or not), settings, etc. to a user-specified directory and filename.

That way, users could always revert back a release or three if they found something horribly wrong with the latest update that they did not notice in the previous recent update(s).

What would make things much easier for me and many others I am sure would be upgrades that changed no user custom configurations back to some defaults that render the UI almost unrecognizable and initially useless without a lot of restoration work. For example, why do the text menus I often use keep going away after updates occur? Why do I have to avoid following links to what might be interesting Web sites because all the the security and privacy enhancement add-ons I trust and know how to use from long experience have gone missing?

For me, a Web browser is the home of my UI to the Web and most of the tools, accessories, and links I find most useful on the Web. Essentially, the way I have FF set up by choice makes it my own personalized Web portal because even the Google Search page became too cluttered with announcements, disclaimers, and other distractions, when a simple Web query tool with an option for more advance queries was all I wanted.

Is there a way that I can quickly make this release of FF (r76.01) look, act, and function the same as the previous release did tend days ago? I mean I should not notice anything different now that I cannot adjust or bypass so that I only have to worry about important changes, such as enforcement of HTTPS:-only which I was doing with an EFF add-on long before it was built into FF.

Using the above analogy, would most FF users who deal with landlords, property management, or HOAs be thrilled if every time they came home from work they found the landscaping had changed, new interior decorations applied in every room, and their favorite comfortable furniture not where they left it, but it moved to different locations that do not fit well with their usual household routines (or maybe just thrown out entirely)?

I have nothing against meaningful changes to improve functionality, performance, or appearance; but having those changes made in one's carefully configured environment for use in conjunction with the Web for no important reason and without the ability to undo the majority of what has changed in ten minutes (maybe an hour for alterations necessitated by the Web itself changes suddenly at times of, oh say, the worst pandemic since before the first nodes on what is now known as the Internet were linked and communications established between them?

I would be thrilled if my list of installed add-ons (enabled or not) never changed unless there were some that truly would not work because of some necessary part of an browser upgrade. Ditto for the way I like text menus and dislike icons or entirely missing menus for about the same reason I dislike trying to make sense of Chinese road and building signage circa 1860.

I doubt I will bother to gripe about difficult to (mostly) repair Firefox upgrades a third time a few months from now, because the hassles they cause will probably be more irritating to me than caving in like most sheople and using some Chrome variant browser.

Really, I would like to know how to get as close to what I had in Firefox about ten days ago, excepting only absolutely necessary differences. It would be miraculous if I could repair the look, feel, and functionality that was lost in the upgrade to FF r76.01, especially if I could do the work in less time than it takes most people reading this rant to figure out that I do not enjoy proofreading, especially when there are riots in the streets in many U.S. cities, live on TV ... just what we need during an economic crisis caused by an ongoing pandemic.

Regards, Mark (thinking of browsers, cars, home machinery, entertainment gear with standardized UIs, appliance-style)

Asked by TMG 6 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 days ago

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How to remove close-button on every firefox tab?

I want to do not see this small button on each tab in Firefox. Is it possible without addons? I remember that in the past there was an option in about:config for that pur… (read more)

I want to do not see this small button on each tab in Firefox. Is it possible without addons? I remember that in the past there was an option in about:config for that purpose but I failed to find it now and do not remember how it is called. I don't need this close-button because I managed to close my tabs using various other ways: by Escape, by double left mouse click to a tab, by double right click on web page (everything using AutoHotkey).

Asked by Jeremy 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago