• Archived

Firefox doesn't save all my logins/passwords - How can I manually add a website w-login and password?

Under privacy and security - forms and passwords - I have checked "Ask to save logins and passwords" - Many times - when visiting a new site - the dropdown that asks if I… (read more)

Under privacy and security - forms and passwords - I have checked "Ask to save logins and passwords" - Many times - when visiting a new site - the dropdown that asks if I want to save - does not appear - and/or - the login is there - but the password is not saved. "Password Editor" in add-ons is not compatible with my version of Firefox - Without going crazy - there should be a way - under this setting - "privacy and security" - to Manually add a web-site with login/password. And if not - why not?

Asked by PoconoJohn4106 1 year ago

Last reply by Andrew S Hatton 1 year ago

  • Archived

FireFox opens but does not render the window, it flickers in and out but cannot be seen after a few seconds

When I open Firefox it flickers open and you can partially see some of the browser, once loaded it completely disappears.But is still the in-focus window, I can see the c… (read more)

When I open Firefox it flickers open and you can partially see some of the browser, once loaded it completely disappears.But is still the in-focus window, I can see the cursor flashing in the screen that would normally be on the default FireFox search bar. Even though I cannot see it, I still have an icon in the task tray, If I press F11 to go full screen , the browser opens and is visible and functional. If i leave full screen after that the firefox becomes a low res white screen. See attached images.

- I have tried a full uninstall and deleting program files folder and then re-installing - I have uninstalled and installed Firefox 63 Beta - I have deleted and recreated a new profile - I have renamed the xulstore.json file in the profile and a new one created - I have adjusted the FireFox performance settings to no hardware acceleration - I have tried in private browsing - I have tried opening FireFox in safe mode - same behavior - I have removed and disabled any and all plugins.

Asked by catalyph 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

  • Archived

Proxy UserName and Password not saved

Firefox 60.2.0 ESR on Win7 and Win10 - but a lot of versions below had same problem We use a proxy - normally with a .PAC file via System Settings but tested settings wit… (read more)

Firefox 60.2.0 ESR on Win7 and Win10 - but a lot of versions below had same problem

We use a proxy - normally with a .PAC file via System Settings but tested settings within FF with .PAC file or directly entered proxy.

It prompts after every launch of FF for Proxy credentials and NEVER shows the "Would you like Firefox to save this login..."

For any other site it always offers storing the credetials and it works like it should be.

EXCEPT I found one solution: When launching FF Cancel the "Authentication Required" (sometimes 3 to 7 times canceling). Than open any page on the web and authenticate against the proxy - it will show the "Would you like Firefox to save this login..." and it is visible in the password store. Thereafter everything is operational.

Another problem: If you ever click on "Never save" for proxy saving credential this proxy site it NOT added to the Exceptions list and cannot be removed and I did not find any way to solve it except removing the Firefox profile.

Tested with German and English Version Searched for a solution since a year ever and ever again configured dozens of parameters in about:config which I found on the web. Credentials for every other site are always saved.

Users with a old Firefox profiles with saved proxy credential do not have this problem, only new FF profiles - since at least a year possilbly longer.

Asked by KlaBa 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

  • Archived

Why did Firefox suddenly stopp launching? (Mac)

System: MacBook Pro (Retina early 2015) @2,7GHz i5 OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Today after trying to open a random website out of my Mail-App, Firefox did't open. Now, … (read more)

System: MacBook Pro (Retina early 2015) @2,7GHz i5 OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Today after trying to open a random website out of my Mail-App, Firefox did't open. Now, when launching the Firefox-icon in the dock, it does the little jumping-animation, but after that nothing happens. No error-message either.

Before that, Firefox functioned perfectly. I can't remember installing any updates or changing any preferences today.

I tried reinstalling Firefox (clean reinstall) as described in several other posts. Also tried the suggestions on the Mozilla Support-Page ("Firefox won't start - find solutions"). Opening Firefox in Safe Mode or by holding the option-key also didn't work.

Would really appreciate your help, thanks.

Edit: When moving and launching Firefox from another drive (SD-Card or initial "virtual" Firefox-drive) it somehow workes!

Asked by coffeenator1 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

  • Archived

Resetting lost passwords

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Del… (read more)

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Dell), all of my saved logins are removed.

After some checking, I found that the actual logins file had been changed from "logins.json" to "logins.json.corrupt".

Why Firefox is doing this is anybodies guess, but it may have something to do with the actual passwords themselves containing characters that it doesn't like.......

Easy resolution - find the "corrupt" file and rename it!

Using Windows Explorer, you will need to make hidden files visible, then go to (User)>Appdata>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>(71r822oe.*********), then scrol down to "logins.json.corrupt" - select, rename, "logins.json", agree to the change warning, and exit. All now works as before.

(The bits in brackets will be your own name and registry entry)

Please, Mozilla - can you try and stop this happening in the first place ?

Asked by MichaelM46 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

Firefox updates reset settings

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I … (read more)

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I stop Firefox updates from essentially resetting the browser when it updates?

Asked by fgsfds 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

Why can't I access my bank account on your site?

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your upda… (read more)

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your updates. How can I fix this issue? I can access my account from other sites, just not yours.

Asked by majean19 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

Restore previous session doesn't always work.

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the ta… (read more)

When using the "Restore Previous session" Firefox keeps refusing to load one of the tabs I had open last at random. Then when I copy the internet address and close the tab then use the Paste and go in my address bar, it promptly crashes that tab as well. As you can understand this is extremely annoying, so what's going on here?

Asked by Michael11 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

firefox won't load a site, ie will.

I am using firefox 60.0 I try to play videos from website https://www.cbs.com/watch/. I get this error message. <<this box will not accept the picture of the error … (read more)

I am using firefox 60.0

I try to play videos from website https://www.cbs.com/watch/.

I get this error message.

<<this box will not accept the picture of the error message>>

But USING IE 11.342 the website works and plays the video.

Got any suggestions on what settings I need to change OR DOES FIREFOX NOT PLAY WELL WITH CBS??????????

tried to upload picture of error message, but website would not complete uploading.

Asked by rbis 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

Just upgraded and bookmarks are missing and I've tried alot of fixes without success

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Ba… (read more)

When walking through the FF troubleshooting page on missing bookmarks I got to the Library and Restore / Backup Bookmarks and then got the error Unable to Process the Backup File.

Earlier I had tried the Profile change as suggested to "place.sqlite.old and that didn't work.

I did find these files (see screenshot) but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for any help. (I knew I shouldn't have updated!!)

Asked by davidjfay 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

Profile lost during update

Initially installed FF version 63 on 10/10/ 2018 and has exceeded my expectations. I launch it today and everything is gone. It looked like a fresh install. I got a mome… (read more)

Initially installed FF version 63 on 10/10/ 2018 and has exceeded my expectations. I launch it today and everything is gone. It looked like a fresh install. I got a momentary notification that Firefox had updated successfully. This issue is similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1223868. I do have a "Old Firefox Date" folder on my desktop. I added a new Profile and copied the necessary files from the folder on my desktop. Problem is...no bookmarks, favicons, login info, etc. I'm not real happy about this because Firefox has the ability to delete profiles and add new ones without notification and then corrupt or lose all my old info. I can't believe I allowed Firefox to update without notification. First of all, what happened and secondly , how do I get info back that isn't where it's supposed to be?

Asked by cactusdr 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

Why do upgrades remove all extensions, passwords, etc. I am so tired of having thise issue...

1. There are so many different Firefox versions and they keep adding. Which one is the best??? 2. Every time you upgrade all my data seems to disappear, Extensions, ad… (read more)

1. There are so many different Firefox versions and they keep adding. Which one is the best???

2. Every time you upgrade all my data seems to disappear, Extensions, add-ons, saved logins which I have saved under Privacy & Security. In addition, why each time I logout, the check-mark I have checked asking to save logins & passwords has to be checked every time I sign in. I assumed that this should remain checked, since if you don't, and make changes, the new login is not saved????

3. Are you behaving as Windows? The reason I changed to your software was that you seemed to be more understanding of customer issues.....

4. It's all very nice to come up with new features, but the features that are now should be working efficiently. Once that occurs, then indeed promote new and better features.

5. Make it easier to understand, i.e., use examples, terminology that is for average users, don't try to impress with all the jargon is used by computers experts. Remember, all customers have different levels of knowledge, so please keep this in mind, PLEASE....

I would appreciate a response to these issues. I am hoping that this will be done in a short time.

Regards,


[Personal information removed by moderator. Please read Forum rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by Joyce 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

  • Archived

Firefox 63.0 (64-bit Windows 7) won't complete Restart after Update

I'm posting this from my XP machine since I don't want to do anything more on my Windows 7 laptop (where the issue exists) that might cause me untold grief. I had seen th… (read more)

I'm posting this from my XP machine since I don't want to do anything more on my Windows 7 laptop (where the issue exists) that might cause me untold grief. I had seen the message to "Restart Firefox to Update" for several days but was busy doing 'stuff' so I held off. Was also getting messages that Adobe Acrobat Reader had been updated successfully and that I should restart for the update to take effect. Finally, since I wanted to replace my AVG Free AV with ZoneAlarm Internet Security, I decided it was time to close all my active programs, including Firefox, remove AVG Free AV, download and install ZoneAlarm Internet Security and then shut down my laptop in order to install any Windows 7 updates. In order to shut down Firefox while maintaining all my Windows and Tabs, I typically just pull-down the Menu and select 'Exit'. When I open Firefox again, I select 'Restore previous session", my Windows all come up and my tabs are all there and I'm off to the races! However, when I tried that this time, I received a warning that I had 8 Windows open and 441??? tabs (I have a lot but it is nowhere near that number [150 maybe]) in use and they would all be closed if I chose to exit. Since this is my way of remembering all of the things that I am working on at any given time, I DEFINITELY DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT!! So, the only choice I had seemed to be to click on the "Restart Firefox to Update" button in the "Help" --> "About Firefox" dialog box. However, I did that about 6 hours ago and the little blue 'circle' just keeps 'spinning' and the hard drive access light flashes periodically (more so, within the first 30 minutes or so after clicking on the 'Restart' button) but the 'Restart' has not completed. I guess I will have to abort the update somehow but I don't want to do that part way through a 'Restart' and I DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY OPEN TABS!!! What should I do to be able to get back to productive work using Firefox?!

Asked by balls69bc 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

  • Archived

Auto spell check is placing random carriage returns in messages sent using iNotes.

We use IBM's iNotes product for internal e-mail. Within approximately the last eight weeks we've been encountering random carriage returns added to the messages we send… (read more)

We use IBM's iNotes product for internal e-mail. Within approximately the last eight weeks we've been encountering random carriage returns added to the messages we send when auto spell check is enabled. If we disable auto spell check or use a different browser (Google Chrome and Apple Safari was tested) the problem disappears. The problem seems to disappear for a short time if we clear the Firefox cache.

I've been working with IBM support regarding this problem and they're convinced the problem is related to Firefox. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Thanks, Bob

Asked by bdushok 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

firefox update wiped out all my bookmarks

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...! … (read more)

Version 63.0.1 wiped my bookmarks out. Please spare me your solution "How to restore Firefox bookmarks" it's nothing, but a loop that explains absolutely nothing...!

Asked by Whard 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

Update to Firefox 64.0 not working

Hi, the Update to Firefox 64.0 on Linux doesn't work. Firefox doesn't start anymore, nothing works. So I downloaded the full release but same result..nothing work, Firefo… (read more)

Hi, the Update to Firefox 64.0 on Linux doesn't work. Firefox doesn't start anymore, nothing works. So I downloaded the full release but same result..nothing work, Firefox doesn't start

Asked by Akira2 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago