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Restore previous session doesn't work, and if browser gets restarted (eg installing an extension) all tabs get lost...

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken. All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and eve… (read more)

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken.

All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and even when the browser gets restarted (for example when an extension is installed or updated) all the sessions get lost: I click Restart in the extensions tab with 10 different tabs opened, and the restarted Firefox window contains NOTHING but the default startup page (on which, by the way, the search box doesn't work at all).

Before someone asks, I've already tried all the standard suggestions:

1) Tried with a new empty profile with NO extension at all 2) Tried deleting ALL profile info, uninstalling FF, then reinstalling and using the default empty profile with NO extensions whatsoever

And the problem is still there: session storage does not function (sessionstore.js doesn't get created).

The only thing that solved the problem was reverting back to FF 28, which I have done.

(By the way, this bug led me to discover another thing which I consider a total ergonomic failure: in FF28 the "check for updates" button in the about dialog MUST be called in another way: this button DOES NOT check for updates, it INSTALLS updates! In fact, if clicked, it does not check and tell me if a new version is available: if the new version is available, having clicked "check" is interpreted as "Download and immediately install the update", and NOTHING can be done to stop this when clicked; even closing FF results in the updated version being installed as soon as downloaded, and the only way to get back to the previous version is to download the specific installed from mozilla and reinstall it! This is NOT a version check, this is a forced update a la M$!)

Any other suggestion form the experts?

Asked by ShoresOfNowhere 6 years ago

Last reply by elMau 5 years ago

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FF29, 30now crash everyday. Reinstalled WINDOWS still crash.

It's a few weeks already. Every single day I have multiple crashes. In fact now I have to type in notepad in case firefox crash suddenly. I thought it was flash and anot… (read more)

It's a few weeks already. Every single day I have multiple crashes. In fact now I have to type in notepad in case firefox crash suddenly.

I thought it was flash and another addon but no. Due to some reason I reinstalled windows and it still crashes. Now my firefox is 30 beta with only adblock plus and flash active. I read somewhere to disable hardware acceleration but it didn't help. I've been using firefox since I don't even remember, 0. something?? This is the first time I'm seriously considering change. Please, please help.


Submitted Crash Reports Report ID Date Submitted 4734912a-3f3b-4b16-bc96-c7ce169ff2fa 5/3/2014 12:05 AM bp-7e33f86f-7880-4c52-81da-d2d782140503 5/2/2014 11:59 PM bp-1a9cfb9b-40f1-4949-a845-b32b92140502 5/2/2014 3:35 AM bp-c594ead1-dbd2-4466-a817-ea1992140502 5/1/2014 11:39 PM bp-03690885-3e43-4f7a-a1f6-7a5222140502 5/1/2014 9:49 PM bp-7bc39222-25ae-4dd6-86d9-017dd2140502 5/1/2014 9:42 PM 84e53a4c-2db0-4562-b32b-a80f84daa9d2 5/1/2014 9:16 PM bp-7a653189-0797-4d52-aa01-b563e2140502 5/1/2014 9:13 PM bp-e3c182ba-6fc8-407b-bdc8-5c7a42140501 4/30/2014 11:02 PM bp-5c18feff-34da-41ee-aaf3-70c1c2140430 4/29/2014 10:31 PM bp-ea409f81-5747-4389-820c-f95fa2140429 4/29/2014 2:38 AM bp-9fb55881-0e91-47f2-a671-13fc32140429 4/29/2014 2:17 AM bp-1088bb06-62ea-41de-b5b2-6d10a2140429 4/29/2014 2:17 AM bp-69e5a59b-0e19-4617-a23d-fb9c52140428 4/27/2014 9:59 PM bp-fb878fa1-0ea7-45cf-95d7-450f32140427 4/27/2014 12:46 PM bp-dc2c5fdd-7ee0-440a-984e-da8cd2140427 4/27/2014 12:44 PM bp-94c518ef-e659-4e85-b144-029fa2140427 4/27/2014 12:44 PM bp-697d71dd-0422-4678-80fc-29de62140427 4/27/2014 12:36 PM bp-343618ff-0191-483d-a2ec-93d562140427 4/27/2014 9:09 AM bp-fce88d8a-40c6-4584-9be3-e26132140427 4/27/2014 8:43 AM

Asked by Afya 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Facebook script for emojis leads to crash

"Ett skript på den här sidan kan vara upptaget eller ha slutat att svara. Du kan stoppa skriptet nu, öppna det i en avlusare, eller låta skriptet fortsätta. Skript: https… (read more)

"Ett skript på den här sidan kan vara upptaget eller ha slutat att svara. Du kan stoppa skriptet nu, öppna det i en avlusare, eller låta skriptet fortsätta.

Skript: https://static-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn…iiv4/yu/l/sv_SE/fkvtOebyqBB.js:14"

continue, cancel or close page

any ides what can b dun

Asked by illimbius 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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in address bar, my banking site now shows up with grey padlock, it's always been green before, why?

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or … (read more)

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or is website been re directed somehow? (I have firefox 25.1 on dell inspiron 15 laptop running win8.1 64bit)

Also, since ver 24, firefox sometimes loads what appears to html code (text only), I have to refresh to get the picturesetc..

Also, on https sites when i enter and submit info, I get an error message as follows: An error occurred during a connection to startpage.com. SSL received a record with an incorrect Message Authentication Code. (Error code: ssl_error_bad_mac_read)

Asked by Splinterd1 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Extension are in C:\Users\xxx\Profiles but not in firefox

In C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles there is one profile (qanl58lx.default) and my extensions is in the profile folder, but in Firefox o… (read more)

In C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles there is one profile (qanl58lx.default) and my extensions is in the profile folder, but in Firefox options/extensions there are none. This has been going on for some time, but suddently 2 days ago a window for every extension showed up and asked for updating, which was done, and now extensions were shown inOptions/extensoins. But today they are all gone again. I have scanned for malware and there are none.

Whats wrong?

Asked by Kjeld Marslew 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Hardware acceleration crashes FF29 NVidia 460

FF29, NVidia 335.23 drivers, GTX460, Windows 8.1 Update When hardware acceleration is enabled, FF29 crashes on start up. When Hardware acceleration is disabled, FF29 ope… (read more)

FF29, NVidia 335.23 drivers, GTX460, Windows 8.1 Update

When hardware acceleration is enabled, FF29 crashes on start up. When Hardware acceleration is disabled, FF29 opens and works, but slowly.

IE11 hardware acceleration is enabled, with no problems.

Can you please provide a fix for this soon? Disabling hardware acceleration is not an elegant solution to the problem.

Thanks, Steve

Asked by SteveMilward 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox freezes and requires forced shutdown multiple times a day

Basically, firefox often will freeze/not respond and requires me to force a shut down just to keep it from freezing up my entire computer. I run lots of tabs every day an… (read more)

Basically, firefox often will freeze/not respond and requires me to force a shut down just to keep it from freezing up my entire computer. I run lots of tabs every day and I use a session manager to help keep on top of them and keep them from getting lost. When my computer was new this was not an issue but in the past few months I've cut down my tabs(less than 80) to try and speed my computer up and it has not worked. In fact, it is actually worse now. Sometimes it even actually crashes and sends a report, but not actually as often as it freezes and needs a forced shut down. I just finished cleaning up my computer(antivirus, malware, CC cleaner, etc.) and it's still freezing up. In fact, I've had to restart firefox three times in the past twenty minutes just to get to the point where I can ask this question. It's very frustrating.

Here are the last ten crash reports: bp-b2d18586-752c-491e-b128-e1c382150719 7/19/2015 10:56 AM bp-7925764c-4906-4093-b643-851d92150719 7/19/2015 10:09 AM bp-72c5f28a-e863-4236-9a3a-36d012150719 7/18/2015 8:18 PM bp-f0d1a8ab-64f0-434b-8639-98ccb2150718 7/18/2015 5:51 PM bp-809a83fe-a0d3-4fea-8f5d-b88c22150718 7/18/2015 5:45 PM bp-8160bab0-efda-4ab1-ae21-2df4c2150718 7/18/2015 5:08 PM bp-0f24531a-012c-44ce-9189-008ae2150718 7/18/2015 11:07 AM bp-b9cedefd-8bdf-474d-8235-964382150716 7/16/2015 5:36 PM bp-12edfcd7-563b-4253-9279-079972150712 7/11/2015 7:29 PM bp-b0745415-ae41-45c3-a717-f57fd2150709

As you can see even the actual recorded crashes happen a lot. I'm not sure what other information to provide, just let me know and I'll get it for you.

Asked by afastmachine 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox 34.0.5 is blocking "necessary" popups & preventing me from viewing/using several sites, even though I've un- checked the box, "Block Popups".

Hi! I've been having an unusual problem relating to, what I was told is the "built-in popup blocker" in Firefox, & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need… (read more)

Hi! I've been having an unusual problem relating to, what I was told is the "built-in popup blocker" in Firefox, & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need to change. Here are the problems I've been having: 1. When I try to place an order online I can't use Firefox, (& I'm forced to use the nasty old IE), because when I click on certain items I don't get the small drop-down menu that allows me to choose the flavor/size/quantity. (e.g. My dog's chew bones come in 4 flavors, but when I click on the bones I want I don't get the little drop-down menu that shows the flavors; I'm unable to continue placing the order because the site needs to know what flavor I want to order) 2. There are 5 sites showing streaming media of "nest-cams" of Bald Eagles; Peregrine Falcons & various other wildlife that I view daily. One site is http://www.wildearth.tv/cam/pittsburgh-bald-eagles; however, I can't view the site on my PC because this site, (& the other 4 as well), rely on "pop-up ads" for revenue, & if you have a free account rather than a paid subscription, the pop-up ads are just part of the viewing experience on the site. I was told by one of the Moderators that Firefox has a 'built-in' pop-up blocker, (not one that's added on as an extension/add-on/plugin), & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need to change so I'm able to view my nest-cams on their sites. ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** If I go to any of the 5 'problem' sites using my iPad...sitting only inches away from my PC...using the same Internet connection...I can watch these sites perfectly!! Weird, huh?!?! So, I was told I need to go to about:config & make adjustment(s), but I don't want to screw anything up! I went there & looked through everything & there are several lines containing the word "pop-up", so I need the advice of someone who knows what to do. Tada...so her I am bothering you nice people! I'm running Windows 8.1 & using Firefox 34.0.5, (this is the device that won't let me view the nest cams); my iPad is new, v.8, (I think)..& I can & do watch any site I want, (including the 5 'problem' sites any time I want...the picture is too tiny for regular viewing & I can't take screenshots for the detailed records I keep, or I'd just use my iPad all the time). I have the box in Tools>Options UN-checked for 'Block Pop-up Windows', & I do NOT have any other pop-up blocker enabled in Firefox. I hope I gave enough info, but if you need to know anything else, just ask. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, & thanks in advance for any suggestions/instructions you may provide. I really need to be able to access these 5 sites using my PC because the nest-cams have been turned on for the 2015 Season & I'm desperate to get this matter resolved. It won't be long till there are eggs being laid & I have to be ready!  :) Thanks a bunch! Nuts4Mutts  :)

Asked by Nuts4Mutts 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Set the default spellcheck language to English (Australian)

When I start the browser, the spell check dictionary is always English (US) I have to change it manually every time after opening the browser. In the preferences for Disp… (read more)

When I start the browser, the spell check dictionary is always English (US) I have to change it manually every time after opening the browser.

In the preferences for Display Language, I have [en-au], then [en]

Has been this way for many versions - currently 34 Happens on 5 systems here

Is there a way to set the default spellcheck to Australian?

Regards, Mike

Asked by GLComputing 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why does private browsing close unexpectedly sometimes on Windows 8.1?

I had all these tabs open in private browsing but then it suddenly closed. I don't get any crash reports or anything, it just closes as if I'm the one who clicked on the … (read more)

I had all these tabs open in private browsing but then it suddenly closed. I don't get any crash reports or anything, it just closes as if I'm the one who clicked on the 'x' - my cursor was nowhere near it. I thought it might have something to do with my touchpad but I can't find any solution to this online. There are certain ways to close apps in Windows 8.1 but it requires me to move my mouse to the top right corner which I don't do.

I tried different swipe actions on my touchpad while using firefox but nothing happens. Private browsing just closes on random occasions.

Sometimes I'm using private browsing and when I click on a different tab, instead I've been switched to firefox in non-private browsing mode (although my tabs don't move over, it just switches to that window).

Asked by Fabbiano 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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If I disable my master password and enable sync of my passwords, how are they encrypted? What is my encryption key?

In the new sync feature I can select passwords to be synced but then I need to disable my master password. How exactly are my passwords stored and encrypted when I sync … (read more)

In the new sync feature I can select passwords to be synced but then I need to disable my master password.

How exactly are my passwords stored and encrypted when I sync them? I want to be in control of the encryption key that encrypts my passwords. I don't feel that the security solution for storing my passwords in the sync solution has been adequately explained to me.

I'm considering getting lastpass instead.

Regards, Daniel Hegner

Asked by da9l 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Can't sync.

I have two computers. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows 8.1. On the 7, I get to the point where the screen shows Welcome to Sync with a blue manage button and a smal… (read more)

I have two computers. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows 8.1. On the 7, I get to the point where the screen shows Welcome to Sync with a blue manage button and a small window in the right corner that says Sync Enabled: Firefox will begin syncing momentarily. And it has been that way for 10 minutes. It never indicates it is syncing.

On the Windows 8.1 computer, I cannot determine whether the sync account is the old one. There is no sync option in the menu button. When I go to Tools/Sync Now nothing happens. Under the options/sync tab there is NO option to Unlink this device.

So I can't tell if I have the old sync program and couldn't unlink if I did. Meanwhile, nothing happens on either computer when I choose Sync Now.

Asked by bobgri 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Crashing of Firefox frequently

Below are the Report ID details for the crash reports : 1) bp-3329a068-e4fd-4717-9cf2-343da2160225 2) bp-018480cf-1a98-499a-af3f-a82002160225 3) bp-69e73dff-9de3-4150-94… (read more)

Below are the Report ID details for the crash reports :


1) bp-3329a068-e4fd-4717-9cf2-343da2160225

2) bp-018480cf-1a98-499a-af3f-a82002160225

3) bp-69e73dff-9de3-4150-94b3-4c25f2160223

4) bp-855fe47f-21f1-458f-a020-8e6622160223

5) bp-36120f46-3b05-46bb-9e2d-5b6ec2160223

In a day Firefox crashes for more than 10 times and I need an immediate resolutions

Regards, Bharath

Asked by BharathAnanth123 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Prevent Nightly's Metro App from Launching on a convertible laptop

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. … (read more)

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. I need all the options and features that firefox gives us, and don't care for the barebones yet more fluid experience of the Metro app. My problem is that when I am using Nightly in Desktop it runs great, but anytime i close my screen (which doesnt close in the traditional sense, it folds the screen out) and transforms it into tablet mode, it launches the Metro version of Nightly. If i was using the desktop version it transfers all my tabs to the metro app. and when i open the screen to laptop mode, it simply closes everything. AFAIK i don't remember installing the Metro version... I can go to the Start Screen and find the metro app but i am afraid to uninstall it because i think it will uninstall the whole Nightly Application, which i dont want to happen. I created an administrator account and went to the MetroApp repository on the harddrive but there is nothing there related to nightly or firefox so i can't just delete it.

Asked by chronovivi 6 years ago

Last reply by Matt Brubeck 6 years ago

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"Unlink this device" hangs when attempting to set up new sync

Firefox's old sync was clunky but extremely useful. I can't get the new sync to work at all, which is not at all useful. Basically, I've gone to Settings > Options >… (read more)

Firefox's old sync was clunky but extremely useful. I can't get the new sync to work at all, which is not at all useful. Basically, I've gone to Settings > Options > Sync > Unlink this device. That displays a very large dialog box with just one very short statement on it which reads "Determining your account status ..." Apparently, that task takes a very long time indeed because I've let it sit there for two days, and it's still determining my account status. I can click OK or Cancel, and the dialog box will go away. Then, if I go back to Settings > Options > Sync, it doesn't even give me a chance to tell it I want to unlink. Instead it goes directly to the dialog box stating that it's still determining my account status.

I would very much like to be able to sync Firefox across a couple of computers. Is there any way to do that?

Asked by LarryTX 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Having issues with saving and history

"Save Link as" isn't working at all. When I try it, either nothing happens at all, or when something does happen, I can't save a file. When something does happen and the … (read more)

"Save Link as" isn't working at all. When I try it, either nothing happens at all, or when something does happen, I can't save a file. When something does happen and the folder location where I'm trying to save it opens, it just says "dwn" in the filename box. And I can't save anything I try to save.

And when I "left click" when trying to save something, it just says "connecting..." and after a couple minutes, it will let me save the file I'm attempting to save. But if what I'm trying to save a file and the link has a limit, it always expires before I get to save it.

I've tried Safe Mode, restarting Firefox to factory state, I've uninstalled it completely and reinstalled it, cleared history, cache, and cookies, but nothing has worked.

And also when I cleared the history, my address bar wasn't cleared at all.

Please help me with this, it's getting really frustrating.

Asked by kmc524 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox Sync not keeping devices bookmarks, ect the same.

So I have Firefox on a main O/S Windows 8.1 & a second boot Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up my sync account on Windows 8.1 & when I set it up on Ubuntu with the recover… (read more)

So I have Firefox on a main O/S Windows 8.1 & a second boot Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up my sync account on Windows 8.1 & when I set it up on Ubuntu with the recovery key it will import the bookmarks, add ons, preferences ect. The problem is if I add bookmarks in Windows Firefox & then boot Ubuntu Firefox it won't change it on Ubuntu, if I add a new bookmark on Ubuntu Firefox it won't change it on Windows. They both keep their own instance of my sync but won't share it & share the changes.

Am I supposed to select a setting at the Sync Options to tell it to keep both the browsers the same & to also let each other add bookmarks? If you know what I mean ;)

Asked by cyborgcygnus 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Can't open a bookmark backup, I can see 5 different backups that ware saved automaticly but when pressed nothing happens.

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox e… (read more)

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox every moth or so and it would satisfie me, but when I press it, it asks if I am ok with replacing current tabs with the backed up ones, I click yes, and nothing happens. Any help?

Asked by TheMonte 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago