Changes in Firefox from Version 86 to 90, 92

Apologies for asking this here, but I've done the Google and can't find an answer. Background: I keep 2-3 Firefox versions and profiles on my computer. The software is in… (tuilleadh eolais)

Apologies for asking this here, but I've done the Google and can't find an answer.

Background: I keep 2-3 Firefox versions and profiles on my computer. The software is in, for example, directories FFox82, FFox84, FFox86 The profiles are in, for example, directories Firefox82, Firefox84, Firefox86 (The software and profiles are on different drives.)

When I do an upgrade, I copy the newest software to a new directory and rename it (e.g., FFox92 - so now there are 4 sw directories) Then I copy the newest profile directory and give it a corresponding name (e.g., Firefox92 - so now there are 4 profile directories). I install the new version to its directory and thenlaunch with a -p option. Then I create a new profile and point it to the corresponding folder. Then I launch the new version with the -p option pointing to the new profile directory.

This has worked for decades.

But I just tried it with Firefox 90 and Firefox 92 and NO GO. It acts as if I've never used Firefox before. No apps, no toolbars, no bookmarks, nothing.

What is going on? Am I stuck on Firefox86 for the rest of the century?

And, please, don't tell me how wonderful these new versions are and I should simply accept the change. I have a virtual lifetime invested in the toolbars, extensions and bookmarks on my computer.

I simply want to know if there is a fix and, if so, what it is.

Asked by RemySecor 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by RemySecor 2 nóiméad ó shin

Tab crashing

Hi guys. I have Windows PC machine running for several years now. No new program updates or installs recently, no restarts. And then yesterday, suddenly Firefox started t… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi guys. I have Windows PC machine running for several years now. No new program updates or installs recently, no restarts. And then yesterday, suddenly Firefox started to crash all youtube tabs. Not even videos itself, but also www.youtube.com crashes. Any idea how could i find out, what the hell is going on? Microsoft edge is working fine with youtube. I have tried troubleshoot mode, same. Windows 10.

What can possibly cause this? Thank you.

Asked by zarsss 3 lá ó shin

Last reply by zarsss 2 lá ó shin

The bookmarks menu in Firefox stopped scrolling

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere e… (tuilleadh eolais)

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere else but the in the bookmarks. I have to use the up or down arrows to scroll through them, and it's a royal pain because I have so many bookmarks.

Asked by zx9r170 1 mhí ó shin

Last reply by zx9r170 18 nóiméad ó shin

Suddenly can't dismiss find (control-F)

When I use control-F to search in a page, a ribbon appears at the bottom of the page with a search bar and associated controls. Somewhere on that bar, there should be an … (tuilleadh eolais)

When I use control-F to search in a page, a ribbon appears at the bottom of the page with a search bar and associated controls. Somewhere on that bar, there should be an "X" to dismiss the search. It's not there anymore. (See screenshot.) The only way I've found to dismiss the search is to put the cursor in the search bar and press the ESC key. That's a bother. This must be a new bug, right?

Asked by Dan Robinson 20 nóiméad ó shin

Fire Fox Update 9/21/21 now Software is missing.

Working on PC Windows 10. My Firefox updated on 9/21/21 now my old Photoshop Elements software is gone. I have misplaced discs. How was this caused by update? I dont see … (tuilleadh eolais)

Working on PC Windows 10. My Firefox updated on 9/21/21 now my old Photoshop Elements software is gone. I have misplaced discs. How was this caused by update? I dont see any past profiles. To revert.

Thanks Melissa Glick Firefox Update Lost Photoshop Elements


Edition Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 Installed on ‎5/‎3/‎2021 OS build 19042.1237 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0





[Install308046B0AF4A39CB] Default=Profiles/i0eduofv.default-release-1614795670148 Locked=1

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/y31xzzyg.default Default=1

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/i0eduofv.default-release-1614795670148

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

Asked by Artgirl200 26 nóiméad ó shin

Webpages have begun to open in random language.

About a week ago, Firefox began occasionally opening a webpage or even my Google login window in some random language. Opening a new tab and closing the errant tab would … (tuilleadh eolais)

About a week ago, Firefox began occasionally opening a webpage or even my Google login window in some random language. Opening a new tab and closing the errant tab would result in the same page opening correctly in English. The language used when Firefox erred was never the same twice. In the last couple days the rate of errors has accelerated. Any ideas how to fix this problem? Is someone other than me using my Firefox credentials?

Asked by scottyNC 17 uair ó shin

Last reply by scottyNC 29 nóiméad ó shin

Why does it seem Mozilla seems to hate the end users....???

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wr… (tuilleadh eolais)

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wrong with you guys...?? Are you secretly employed by Microsoft and/or Google....?? Seriously, this is no way to run a browser company. It is, however, a great way to ruin one. Give us a break, and stop breaking our browsers. You ruin our experience, and you do it on a semi regular basis. It's all well and fine to release new stuff, with new features, but for the love of God if it's gonna break what we already have, at the very least offer us a way to keep what we have, and have it supported even in a minimal way, and branch off the new option. I get your fears, you fear that not enough people will opt for the new one like that, and you're probably right. That however, should tell you something.

We loyally support your project. That should be worth something. Thanks.

Asked by snikky 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by snikky 33 nóiméad ó shin

pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (tuilleadh eolais)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Asked by iethomas 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by iethomas 1 uair ó shin

Gmail shortcuts not ignored in search bar

I'm a gmail user and use its keyboard shortcuts extensively. The problem I've had in Firefox (but not Chrome) is that 2-3 times per day, when I'm typing in gmail's search… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm a gmail user and use its keyboard shortcuts extensively. The problem I've had in Firefox (but not Chrome) is that 2-3 times per day, when I'm typing in gmail's search bar, the shortcut handling code kicks in.

Here's a more detailed example:

  1. I hit `/` to go to the search bar
  2. I want to search for "peach", so I start typing that
  3. When I type the second letter, `e`, gmail recognizes that as the shortcut to archive the current message.

If I reload the gmail tab, it'll start working again.

I'm on MacOS. I've got five add-ons installed which have permissions on gmail (see attached image), but none strike me as the type which would affect javascript keyboard event handling. The most likely would be LastPass or uBlock origin.

Has anybody else encountered this? Found a solution?

Has anybody ele

Asked by dharris3 3 huaire ó shin

Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (tuilleadh eolais)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 4 lá ó shin

Last reply by pmc1 6 huaire ó shin

Locked out of my account

I'm locked out of my main account which I need for the bookmarks for my work. When they send an email to my account to unlock it gets returned. The email is spelled corre… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm locked out of my main account which I need for the bookmarks for my work. When they send an email to my account to unlock it gets returned. The email is spelled correctly and is accepting incoming emails. I've made a new account to write this message, I need access to my original account asap, how can I sort this?

Asked by illbeback29 7 n-uaire ó shin

how to print as usual

Hi community. Recently, I bought a new computer. It's an M1 Mac. Trouble has occurred for the upgrade from Intel mac. When I print PDF with Firefox, it prints at an reall… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi community.

Recently, I bought a new computer. It's an M1 Mac. Trouble has occurred for the upgrade from Intel mac.

When I print PDF with Firefox, it prints at an really low resolution. but, print with Safari can print as usual.

How can I print normally? Do you have any knowledge on the matter.

Many thanks,

Asked by pok.goro 15 uair ó shin

Firefox on Big Sur crashing mac

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina running Big Sur 11.6. Every time I install Firefox 92.0 my computer just shuts down turning off. I have tried disabling hardware accelera… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina running Big Sur 11.6. Every time I install Firefox 92.0 my computer just shuts down turning off. I have tried disabling hardware acceleration, safe mode to no avail. Even after I get Firefox installed and open it, it may run for a couple of seconds then immediately shut off.

Asked by Death 16 uair ó shin

Text not shown in certain selecton boxes and input boxes

My search text will not be visible on some websites, selection boxes like drop downs are blank, and some popups have missing text. All of these issues can be highlighted … (tuilleadh eolais)

My search text will not be visible on some websites, selection boxes like drop downs are blank, and some popups have missing text. All of these issues can be highlighted to see the text it is just a pain to do and sometimes impossible on certain sites.

Asked by bafunk35 18 uair ó shin

chosen primary password not working anymore...

A week ago I started using a primary password for FF. I learned it by heart, also copied it to my iPhone in a safe notation (I have access to the notation using my finger… (tuilleadh eolais)

A week ago I started using a primary password for FF. I learned it by heart, also copied it to my iPhone in a safe notation (I have access to the notation using my finger print). It worked just fine for the first days. Today I tried to use the primary password again, in order to enter a website, but somehow FF denies me entrance, again and again. No spelling issues or missing characters, because I copy the primary password from my iPhone notation and paste it into the primary password field on my Mac. In FF Lockwise (on my iPhone) I can also still see my primary FF password, which is exactly the same. Typing it down character by character doesn’t solve the problem, nor does restarting FF. Caps lock is off. No issues with my keyboard. In my privacy and security setting I cannot to stop FF from asking my primary password, because (of course also there) it won’t recognize the primary password I enter...

There is no one who knows about my primary password nor has anyone access to my computer or iPhone. So there is no way I could explain somebody to have been able to change my primary password. Could anybody please explain to me what might be going on? Did other people experience the same issue? What steps should I take to try to solve it?

And I surely wish not to need to reset my primary password, because I will lose all my saved passwords from FF... Happily I still have access to FF Lockwise on my iPhone (using my finger print). So I could still copy each password and save it somewhere else. But that would mean quite a lot of work. Besides of that I don’t trust it to work better next time I set up a primary FF password…

I hope I explained my problem well enough. Thanks in advance for trying to help me out!

Asked by Eran FF sync 20 uair ó shin

Last reply by Eran FF sync 20 uair ó shin