Missing ALL Firefox Data

I cannot seem to retrieve any of my Firefox data. My bookmarks, plugins, login and password data are just gone. Years of data are gone. There is no "old profile data" and… (read more)

I cannot seem to retrieve any of my Firefox data. My bookmarks, plugins, login and password data are just gone. Years of data are gone. There is no "old profile data" and oddly enough none of the profiles have anything in them anyways. I have tried everything suggested and NOTHING has worked. Most people have no clue about the files and folders and definitely shouldn't be moving stuff around as most of the threads have. This has happened one other time and it was far from being this difficult. I can't even import my old logins from Safari. Is years of my data just gone? If Im signed into my Firefox account shouldn't it be there, or what is the point of having one? I need a very easy solution to this extremely frustrating issue.

Asked by AJ 3 hours ago

Last reply by AJ 4 minutes ago

Anyone else not liking the new way firefox is printing

I just tried to print a list for the browser on Firefox and the new print options are useless. I use to be able to simplify, change background and have more options. Th… (read more)

I just tried to print a list for the browser on Firefox and the new print options are useless. I use to be able to simplify, change background and have more options. This looks like the printing options on Microsoft Edge. I started using Firefox to get away from that. I mean if your going to mimic edge then why not use that browser instead??? Stop changing things. You update every 5 minutes and then it crashes, is to slow or just doesn't work. Slow the hell down and remember people like Firefox because it isn't like the big companies out there. It's a good browser. Leave it alone.

Asked by Izzy 38 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 18 minutes ago

Firefox deteriorating

Menus do not appear, or are not clickable. tick boxes cannot be ticked, graphics are broken, logos do not appear correctly. I deleted and re-installed. restarted and noth… (read more)

Menus do not appear, or are not clickable. tick boxes cannot be ticked, graphics are broken, logos do not appear correctly. I deleted and re-installed. restarted and nothing works....not a virus issue and have not done any update. I'm attaching a menu where the graphics (text boxes are gone), the amazon home page where the name on the logo is missing and a search engine bar that looks broken. Photos that are supposed to be cropped do not appear cropped anymore...etc. I'm trying to click on the box further down that allows me to be notified when someone answers the thread and cannot tick the box.

Asked by steliosmakridis13 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 32 minutes ago

Secure Connection Failed

Secure Connection Failed. An Error occurred during a connection to www.netteller.com. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the rece… (read more)

Secure Connection Failed. An Error occurred during a connection to www.netteller.com.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

Asked by YWMcGee 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 34 minutes ago

Can't get past signin/login page on some websites

On certain websites I can't login, firefox keeps opening new tabs with the same login page. For instance, I try to login on Zulily, I click the 'sign in ' link in the top… (read more)

On certain websites I can't login, firefox keeps opening new tabs with the same login page. For instance, I try to login on Zulily, I click the 'sign in ' link in the top right corner of the box (image 1),I enter my email address and password (image 2) and click the 'shop now' button. I'm redirected to the first screen (screen 3), I did not just rename image 1 as image 3 and re-upload it. Image 3 is the actual 3rd window I'm redirected to. I have cleared cookies and caches and histories and deleted possibly corrupt cookies.sqlite files. I have cleared the startup cache and disabled add-ons and logged in in safe mode. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. It's not all sites with logins, either. just certain sites, and it remains consistent which sites I can or can't log into. I have googled this problem with as many different re-wordings as I can come up with and no one else seems to quite have this exact problem. I'm running Firefox 86.0 64 bit for linux mint on Mint 20.

Asked by dindoung1 43 minutes ago

Last reply by FredMcD 41 minutes ago

Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 42 minutes ago

Can't get past signin/login page on some websites

On certain websites I can't login, firefox keeps opening new tabs with the same login page. For instance, I try to login on Zulily, I click the 'sign in ' link in the top… (read more)

On certain websites I can't login, firefox keeps opening new tabs with the same login page. For instance, I try to login on Zulily, I click the 'sign in ' link in the top right corner of the box (image 1),I enter my email address and password (image 2) and click the 'shop now' button. I'm redirected to the first screen (screen 3), I did not just rename image 1 as image 3 and re-upload it. Image 3 is the actual 3rd window I'm redirected to. I have cleared cookies and caches and histories and deleted possibly corrupt cookies.sqlite files. I have cleared the startup cache and disabled add-ons and logged in in safe mode. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. It's not all sites with logins, either. just certain sites, and it remains consistent which sites I can or can't log into. I have googled this problem with as many different re-wordings as I can come up with and no one else seems to quite have this exact problem. I'm running Firefox 86.0 64 bit for linux mint on Mint 20.

Asked by dindoung1 43 minutes ago

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Speckled Visual Glitch

Hello. In any firefox windows, the glitch (see attached images) is present, Any time i mouse over an interactive elelment, all of the speckles change position, and someti… (read more)

Hello. In any firefox windows, the glitch (see attached images) is present, Any time i mouse over an interactive elelment, all of the speckles change position, and sometimes color. they look to be very random, sometimes being absent from a large part of the page, and other times being very thick throughout it's entirety. the only way i have found fix it is by downgrading version, however i still would like to know if there is a solution for fixing this version. in chromium browser, this glitch isn't present, it also only, in the past, displayed on pdfs, and some iframes (HTML term for embedded websites in windows), but now it covers the whole page, it isn't unusable but sometimes is hard to look at. This glitch has been present for at least a week (current date is march 1st) but definitely longer. Thanks.

Asked by evjackeden06 15 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 2 hours ago

Refresh disaster

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my book… (read more)

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my bookmarks, etc., so I tried to add them by calling up the site and pressing Control+D, clicking on the star, etc. Nothing worked. Then I tried to add "Top Sites" to the opening page of the browser, putting in the name and URL. That didn't work either. Then I went to look at the suggestions on the Mozilla site as to what to do, either to allow the current version of Firefox to accept Top Sites & Bookmarks, or to reinsert the Old Firefox Data. I found the relevant pages but could make no sense of them. The recommendations are infinitely beyond my computer capacities, but even the simplest suggestions, like 'open the Old Firefox Data folder, highlight the items contained therein, right click, and press Copy' were unhelpful, since when I right-clicked, the menu that came up didn't include "Copy." Should I uninstall Firefox and download anew? I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox of approximately the same vintage. (Alas) I am also of a generation that remembers when electric typewriters were the big new thing, so I'm going to need very very simple instructions. . . . Many thanks, DKS

Asked by shuger 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Would like to get my "BOOKMARK" BAR Back

I got a bug, or a hack, or a virus that corrupted my FIREFOX so had to uninstall and re-install. Have got most of it fixed except I can't get the BOOKMARK "BAR" to displ… (read more)

I got a bug, or a hack, or a virus that corrupted my FIREFOX so had to uninstall and re-install.

Have got most of it fixed except I can't get the BOOKMARK "BAR" to display [see pic attached].

If I select "Bookmark" on the top bar, it opens the bookmark window but I want it where it has been for over a decade, between HISTORY AND TOOLS.

I downloaded the current rel 86. My first FIREFOX copy was ~2004/2005 ver 1.0.

Asked by jagman55 23 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

firefox crash ubuntu 18.04

Hi Firefox has been crashing on my linux system since february 27th Whether I attempt to start it safe mode or not, it will crach on startup, and Mozzilla Crash Reporter… (read more)

Hi Firefox has been crashing on my linux system since february 27th Whether I attempt to start it safe mode or not, it will crach on startup, and Mozzilla Crash Reporter GUI will open. If I attempt to run it from the terminal in safe mode, the following error message appears in the console ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 21529 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

This is the content of the most recent file in ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/pending


{"AdapterDeviceID":"0x0166","AdapterDriverVendor":"mesa/i965","AdapterDriverVersion":"20.0.8.0","AdapterVendorID":"0x8086","AvailablePageFile":"0","AvailablePhysicalMemory":"122281984","AvailableSwapMemory":"1374183424","AvailableVirtualMemory":"1683070976","BuildID":"20210222142601","CrashTime":"1614523618","DesktopEnvironment":"gnome","EMCheckCompatibility":"true","FramePoisonBase":"9223372036600930304","FramePoisonSize":"4096","InstallTime":"1614417559","IsWayland":"0","IsWaylandDRM":"0","MozCrashReason":"OOB","Notes":"Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP- ","ProductID":"{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}","ProductName":"Firefox","ReleaseChannel":"release","SafeMode":"1","SecondsSinceLastCrash":"10","ServerURL":"https://crash-reports.mozilla.com/submit?id={ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}&version=86.0&buildid=20210222142601","StackTraces":{"crash_info":{"address":"0","crashing_thread":0,"type":"SIGSEGV /SEGV_MAPERR"},"modules":[{"base_addr":"0x7f212ff74000","code_id":"1e756486b2b98ce1a7aaf89f21df80a87ae917ae","debug_file":"libxul.so","debug_id":"8664751EB9B2E18CA7AAF89F21DF80A80","end_addr":"0x7f21384f3000","filename":"libxul.so","version":""}],"status":"OK","threads":[{"frames":[{"ip":"0x7f2135a23a0b","module_index":0,"trust":"context"},{"ip":"0x7f2134e1fa7e","module_index":0,"trust":"scan"}]}]},"StartupCrash":"1","StartupTime":"1614523616","TelemetryClientId":"eedb5a75-0b05-48d7-9f0b-e0ff7d7a1bef","TelemetryServerURL":"https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org","TelemetrySessionId":"54d80b9d-456a-4e17-9863-807eb6a296b8","ThreadIdNameMapping":"9568:\"IPC I/O Parent\",9569:\"Timer\",9570:\"Netlink Monitor\",9571:\"Socket Thread\",9572:\"Permission\",9575:\"JS Watchdog\",9576:\"JS Helper\",9578:\"JS Helper\",9579:\"JS Helper\",9577:\"JS Helper\",9587:\"Cache2 I/O\",9588:\"Cookie\",9589:\"StreamTrans #1\",9591:\"DOM Worker\",9593:\"IPDL Background\",9594:\"StreamTrans #2\",9605:\"StreamTrans #3\",9614:\"QuotaManager IO\",9629:\"IndexedDB #1\",9701:\"Worker Launcher\",9755:\"SoftwareVsyncThread\",9756:\"Compositor\",","TotalPageFile":"5408432128","TotalPhysicalMemory":"4028993536","UptimeTS":"1.39140296","Vendor":"Mozilla","Version":"86.0"}

What can I do to get fireworks working again?

Best wishes,

Will

Asked by william23b 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

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PDF viewer in tab

When I go to a web page which is a PDF, the web page used to load as a PDF. Now there are 2 tabs, one is blank and has an address which refers to the PDF location, and th… (read more)

When I go to a web page which is a PDF, the web page used to load as a PDF. Now there are 2 tabs, one is blank and has an address which refers to the PDF location, and the other is a PDF saved to the Temp folder (eg. file:///C:/Users/USER/AppData/Local/Temp/some_PDF.pdf)

My preference is: www.some_website/some_PDF.pdf

This is because I save the tabs, and the next time I use Firefox, the temporary PDF is not loaded anymore. As well, I prefer 1 tab instead of 2.

Where is the setting to adjust?

Asked by moz_spt 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 23 hours ago

Firefox color management on Mac seems broken, renders all color over saturate.

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur. I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefo… (read more)

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur.

I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefox doesn't handles color management right and renders sRGB in full P3 color space, lead to a over saturate color for almost every element on webpage.

Hopes firefox can fix this soon, I love the efficiency and privacy features on Firefox, This is the only bit I found a little uncomfortable.

You can test your browser here: https://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/ if you have a P3 support Mac or Windows.

Asked by abnernat 4 hours ago

Can you set how top sites are arranged?

I've got four rows of eight top sites, not sure what the default order they're in is based upon, but it would be nice if we could have them arranged alphabetically, as an… (read more)

I've got four rows of eight top sites, not sure what the default order they're in is based upon, but it would be nice if we could have them arranged alphabetically, as an option. Is this possible, or must we move each individual one manually, to accomplish this?

Asked by StevenCee 4 hours ago