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Firefox 82.0.3 update: All my Bookmarks and Tabs gone

All my Bookmarks and Tabs have vanished after the Firefox 82.0.3 update yesterday. Related? Searching for hours, including Firefox site and cannot find solution. I notice… (tuilleadh eolais)

All my Bookmarks and Tabs have vanished after the Firefox 82.0.3 update yesterday. Related? Searching for hours, including Firefox site and cannot find solution. I noticed 'Restore Previous Session' was recommended as a 'fix' at some links. Mine is grayed out...if that matters. I have VERY important bookmarks, including links related to Hurricane Sally destruction to my home. PLEASE HELP! I'm not very computer savvy, so 'instructions for dummies' would be helpful. PS...I was able to bookmark this page, but at least 100 bookmarks vanished. Tabs & Bookmarks are fine with Safari and Chrome. Unfortunately, I rarely used those and did not migrate most Bookmarks to them. Lesson learned. Thanks in advance John

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Firefox and problem with Missing Profile - nothing helps

Hi, Huge problem here. My Firefox won't start. There is a message that Profile is Missing, but no solution from support helps. Itried to reinstall app, romove profiles, c… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi, Huge problem here. My Firefox won't start. There is a message that Profile is Missing, but no solution from support helps. Itried to reinstall app, romove profiles, copy profiles from time machine when the app was running, even profile manager doesn't start from terminal - it throw same error.

I dont have any idea what's wrong. Someone something? Please help me.

OSX 10.13.6

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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

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Master password - Security request

Hi, I would love to see some sort of login pop-up in order to see the stored passwords on my Firefox browser on windows. Whether it being the windows login or the master … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

I would love to see some sort of login pop-up in order to see the stored passwords on my Firefox browser on windows. Whether it being the windows login or the master password on Firefox doesn't really matter but, what's annoying with the master password that I don't want is that it asks for my master password every time I'm trying to login to a website which becomes annoying real quick.

On android when trying to access the stored passwords a window shows up where you have to unlock with your android pattern/fingerprint/key pin to access the stored passwords. I would really like to have something like that in Firefox on Windows as well.

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SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER for Google and Youtube

I am getting a certification issue when trying to visit 2 specific sites which are some of the most visited sites in the web: https://www.google.com and https://www.youtu… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am getting a certification issue when trying to visit 2 specific sites which are some of the most visited sites in the web: https://www.google.com and https://www.youtube.com

The error it shows when trying to visit these 2 pages, is SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER.

I have tried to troubleshoot it and follow the solutions recommended at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites#w_the-error-occurs-on-multiple-secure-sites

however none of the solutions described in this guide worked to solve my problem.

In that guide, one of the suggested solutions is to scan my system for any malware. I used the following: Windows Defender Maleware Bytes AntiMalware Karpersky TDSSkiller however the results are all clean.

In the guide, it suggested that I check the clock as well. The system clock however is synchronized.

Last, I have resetted Firefox Profile but this didnt fix the issue either.

I shall note that the issue appeared yesterday and so far nothing helped fixing it. Not even the system restarts.

The issue about visiting these two sites, is limited only to Firefox.

I can access https://www.google.com and https://www.youtube.com without problems using Google Chrome and the Opera Browser.

Also, Google Mail and Google Translate work fine on Firefox. These two sites can be accessed with Firefox without causing any SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER errors.

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Firefox Developer Edition will not start

I cannot get Firefox Developer Edition 84.ob2 to start, I can see it xcome up in Task Manager and then the app say suspended and it stops. Have tried all the suggestions … (tuilleadh eolais)

I cannot get Firefox Developer Edition 84.ob2 to start, I can see it xcome up in Task Manager and then the app say suspended and it stops.

Have tried all the suggestions I can see in help but nothing works.

The option of running firefox.exe -p does not work, there is a crash report:

Source Firefox Developer Edition

Summary Stopped working

Date ‎18/‎11/‎2020 08:59

Status Report sent

Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Firefox Developer Edition\firefox.exe

Problem signature Problem Event Name: BEX64 Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 84.0.0.7625 Application Timestamp: 5fb2ff14 Fault Module Name: StackHash_ac46 Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0 Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000 Exception Offset: PCH_78_FROM_ntdll+0x000000000009C8F4 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Data: 0000000000000008 OS Version: 10.0.19041.2.0.0.256.48 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: ac46 Additional Information 2: ac462b2fd07cc853b652b5104a1cf381 Additional Information 3: 7eba Additional Information 4: 7eba02d16b529d1dadfdb18b9d2da9b8

Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 845348ebf4affc3e570d018771269f89 (1660985518800150409)

Asked by Mike 1 bhliain ó shin

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lost bookmarks etc after updating firefox

i have lost everything and struggling to get all my bookmarks back after a update from firefox- HELP! Is there a number where someone can talk me through this as I cant s… (tuilleadh eolais)

i have lost everything and struggling to get all my bookmarks back after a update from firefox- HELP! Is there a number where someone can talk me through this as I cant seem to sort it from the support pages

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Firefox Randomly Causes Wrong Characters to Type In

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong chara… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong characters.

A list of character errors it makes is: é appears when typing slash beside shift on the right side. è appears when typing the apostrophe symbol beside enter. à appears when typing slash above enter ç appear when typing the right square bracket ^^ appears when typing the left square bracket (does not type anything 1st try, then enters that the 2nd try. Or if pressing it once, then backspace, it enters ^) / appears when typing key to the left of 1 at the top. É appears when typing a question mark. @ is working right now, although it usually does not work when this occurs.

Restarting the computer fixes it every time. This EXCLUSIVELY occurs times I have at least a few Firefox tabs open. I first came across this in Windows 7. In Windows 7, it made those character errors in Firefox but entered the correct characters when typed in apps like Word and Excel. It only occurred around once per month, I got by it by typing characters in Word then pasting them in Firefox until I got a chance to reboot. They pasted fine, just typing them gave the character errors.

With Windows 10 though, it is more than 10 times worse. I get these errors nearly every day. And in Windows 10, once the incorrect characters start getting typed in Firefox they also type that way in apps like Word too.

In msconfig.exe, I disabled all non-Microsoft services and disabled everything in the startup list, but it continues doing this.

Anyone have suggestions what to do? I honestly think the most likely explanation for this is Google bribing Microsoft to make it like this to drive people away from Firefox to use Chrome. That way Google can micromonitor us that much better.

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Position: static print problem

Hi All, My web pages have 4 basic sections, Header, Menu, Content and Footer. In the print media query position static is used. I understand that should make them print… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi All,

My web pages have 4 basic sections, Header, Menu, Content and Footer. In the print media query position static is used. I understand that should make them print in order. All browser had this messed up for many years but I'm sure Firefox had this fixed for awhile. In version 82.0.3 this is messed up again, footer prints at the top of 1st page.

Is this a printing bug? Or, do I misunderstand position static?

Why can't it print as shown on screen, What you see is what you get?


Thank you for any help,

Charles

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Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

I saw a post on this where they were instructed to go to safe mode and Viola! it works. That is fine, but it does not fix the problem. My Firefox browser opens all links… (tuilleadh eolais)

I saw a post on this where they were instructed to go to safe mode and Viola! it works. That is fine, but it does not fix the problem.

My Firefox browser opens all links except what appears to be links from ads or forwarding links from a site to where something is being sold.

Whenever I click on one of these I get the, "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." They open fine on Edge. Is there a setting on Firefox that is blocking these?

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Firefox Scroll bug

There appears to be a bug in Firefox when I use this website, https://www.ourguide.com.au/tv_guide.php?r=melbourne&w=now When you scroll down, the headings move right… (tuilleadh eolais)

There appears to be a bug in Firefox when I use this website, https://www.ourguide.com.au/tv_guide.php?r=melbourne&w=now

When you scroll down, the headings move right and show above the wrong information, see attached screen shots.

If you use this website on Chrome, you don't get the scroll issue so I think it is either a Firefox bug or something that needs changing in my Firefox settings.

I am running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit).

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Cannot Turn off bookmark alphasort

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying! I want to custom organise th… (tuilleadh eolais)

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying!

I want to custom organise the order of my bookmarks - NOT by alpha-sorting.

The 'sort by name' menu option does not have a counter option - ie 'DO NOT sort bookmarks'

So how do I turn off book mark sorting ???

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (tuilleadh eolais)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

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Loging into American Express Account

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my Us… (tuilleadh eolais)

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my User Name and Password manually and using Auto fill, no success.

Logging into my AMEX account on Edge and Chrome, works fine.

Suggestions?

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Garagesale ebay listings problem - images not loading

For the last couple of days I have been having trouble with my Garagesale ebay listings. The images will not download when I start a Garagesale listing. The problem is sp… (tuilleadh eolais)

For the last couple of days I have been having trouble with my Garagesale ebay listings. The images will not download when I start a Garagesale listing. The problem is specific to Firefox, as the same listings display correctly on Safari, with all images in place. Is there a security or other preference that might stop the images loading from the Garagesale server? I also get an error message when trying to access some other pages on the garagesale website (see attached image). Any help or possible solutions would be very welcome. I've tried all the usual cache emptying, refresh Firefox, restarts, etc, without any luck.

Thanks in advance.

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My Firefox is not staying on the "Ask to save logins & passwords"

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not k… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not know how to make the checkbox stay checked.

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Ad Blocker Nightmare

I am trying to stream from a French website (M6) for which I have an account. Specifically https://www.6play.fr/kaamelott-p_888/la-vie-est-belle-c_11364952 I get as far… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am trying to stream from a French website (M6) for which I have an account. Specifically https://www.6play.fr/kaamelott-p_888/la-vie-est-belle-c_11364952 I get as far as locating the programme (see link above) I want to see but then I receive "An AdBlocker is preventing access - please close it etc...." I tried creating a new profile in Firefox with the same result. I do not have this problem with other sites and am not aware of having set up a Blocker anyway. (That isn't say I haven't by accident). Where do I look please? I am using 83.0 (64-bit). On my machine I also have Edge and Chrome because some sites seem to prefer these. In fact Edge is the default browser because (guess what) some Win10 functions work better with it. The same message comes up using these browsers so I am thinking it might be a Win10 setting but I cannot spot any setting that is relevant. Any guidance you can give greatly appreciated.

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Firefox has stopped working message immediately after trying to launch

This has just started. I'm not aware that I've changed anything on the PC (Windows 8). The message appears a couple of times on each startup attempt. I've uninstalled and… (tuilleadh eolais)

This has just started. I'm not aware that I've changed anything on the PC (Windows 8). The message appears a couple of times on each startup attempt. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. I tried the refresh and Shift click to get into safe mode. There has been no change to the error. I can access other websites and Microsoft Edge is working OK.

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Profile Missing, nothing works!

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the appli… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm getting Profile Missing: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I don't have a caches folder I can remove the contents of the application support folder and nothing changes.

When I go to open the profile manager I get:

MyName$ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory.

      1. !!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

I tried running Disk Utility but it froze the machine as it's a time machine disk and that slows it down immeasurably.

What's my next option?

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