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Google docs won't save: "Something went wrong" error message.

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When I try to save a Google doc, I get "Something went wrong" error message. I've tried all of Google's troubleshooting tips plus contacted Google support with no success. I can save Google docs successfully in Chrome, but Firefox is my preferred browser. Google support asked me to check if I had Firefox set up to block Google drive, but I didn't know how to check for that. They told me Tools>Options>Privacy, but I don't see "Options" under the "Tools" menu.

I notice that this issue with Google docs started after I got the pop-up on 10/31/22 from Firefox about their new themes and tabs. I accidentally clicked "yes" and now have another problem. I can't read the screen and can't figure out how to go back to the default setting. Community says to try a different theme, but none of them works for me. I just want to go back to the default setting for themes and tabs. Not sure if this issue with themes caused the problem with Google drive.

When I try to save a Google doc, I get "Something went wrong" error message. I've tried all of Google's troubleshooting tips plus contacted Google support with no success. I can save Google docs successfully in Chrome, but Firefox is my preferred browser. Google support asked me to check if I had Firefox set up to block Google drive, but I didn't know how to check for that. They told me Tools>Options>Privacy, but I don't see "Options" under the "Tools" menu. I notice that this issue with Google docs started after I got the pop-up on 10/31/22 from Firefox about their new themes and tabs. I accidentally clicked "yes" and now have another problem. I can't read the screen and can't figure out how to go back to the default setting. Community says to try a different theme, but none of them works for me. I just want to go back to the default setting for themes and tabs. Not sure if this issue with themes caused the problem with Google drive.
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The steps to replicate would help. I don't use GD and don't see the option to save. It appears that the doc I edited is auto saved. see screenshot

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Yes, google docs autosave. When I type anything into my google doc and hit return/enter, I get an error message that says "Something went wrong." And suggests I reload the document. When I do that, I get the same error message. Google docs are working fine in Chrome, but not Firefox.

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You can try these steps in case of issues with webpages:

You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Settings).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Data"

"Clear the Cache":

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> [X] Cached Web Content -> Clear

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window