My bookmark file is over 1Mb and contains deleted bookmarks

In migrating to a new iMac, I exported my bookmarks to html and imported them to Firefox on the new iMac. That resulted in many old bookmarks appearing on the new iMac, s… (read more)

In migrating to a new iMac, I exported my bookmarks to html and imported them to Firefox on the new iMac. That resulted in many old bookmarks appearing on the new iMac, so I looked at the contents of the html file and found very many bookmarks that I had deleted before exporting the bookmark file - many had been deleted months ago.

I keep Firefox automatically fully up to date on the release channel.

If the exported html contains more than the visible bookmarks on the Firefox that is exporting them, it's not just inconvenient but it's also a serious privacy problem.

My exported bookmark file was 1.7Mb, for no more than 100 bookmarks. What's happening here and how can I stop it happening again?

Asked by martyn10 1 hour ago

Last reply by Zian Shi 3 minutes ago

Przywracanie sesji

Witam. Kiedy zostanie zwrócona opcja przywracania ostatniej sesji? Kolejny raz wyskoczyła mi w nowym oknie jakaś reklama, prawie na pełny ekran, chciałem ją zamknąć, a za… (read more)

Witam. Kiedy zostanie zwrócona opcja przywracania ostatniej sesji? Kolejny raz wyskoczyła mi w nowym oknie jakaś reklama, prawie na pełny ekran, chciałem ją zamknąć, a zamiast tego, zamknąłem główne okno firefoxa z wieloma kartami. Efekt? Przy kolejnym uruchomieniu przeglądarki miałem tylko kartę z reklamą i tu pojawia się problem - BRAK OPCJI PRZYWRACANIA SESJI. Wszystkie karty jakie potrzebowałem poszły w diabły. Po co Firefox robi kopie sesji, skoro nie można ich przywrócić?!????

Asked by patrykkreli 29 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 minutes ago

Crash on start, just after saved tabs are restored, presumably before or when the tab contents start loading

Crash also happens when passed the argument `-safe-mode`. Does not happen in new profile. Crash happens both in v96.0.1 and after downgrading to v95.0.1. Console output m… (read more)

Crash also happens when passed the argument `-safe-mode`. Does not happen in new profile. Crash happens both in v96.0.1 and after downgrading to v95.0.1. Console output mentions "Exiting due to channel error." I have not been able to find a way of increasing output verbosity.


$ ls -1 ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash\ Reports/submitted bp-ae94ba15-6c3a-4479-bb81-ac4850220121.txt bp-be228ec2-dda3-4ec0-83b0-aa25a0220121.txt bp-f652f9d5-7e2b-45af-9804-1b43c0220121.txt bp-f83fe60a-7439-4ed5-ae61-4e44b0220121.txt


$ firefox

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

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 20567 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error.

Asked by Oddstr13 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 minutes ago

Firefox Startup

EVERY time I start Firefox (and I keep it updated) after a Windows 10 initial start or restart, instead of coming up on my Home page, I get a message that it can't open t… (read more)

EVERY time I start Firefox (and I keep it updated) after a Windows 10 initial start or restart, instead of coming up on my Home page, I get a message that it can't open the last page I was working on. This is rather annoying. All I have to do is click on the home icon to get there, but I don't understand why the first time I start Firefox it doesn't just come up on my home page.

Under settings, I DON'T have a check-mark by "Open previous windows and tabs", so why is it even trying? It seems like a bug to me, but if that was true, I'm sure it would have been fixed by now (because this has been going on as long as I can remember) so I'd be curious to hear some comments about this.

Thanks for any comments.

Asked by Rickster213 33 minutes ago

completely changed what I previously viewed.

Hi, I know have food whatever you call them on my browser. I DON'T WANT THEM.... I tried to find how to delete.... what Mozilla says to do I can't find. Craigslist is … (read more)

Hi, I know have food whatever you call them on my browser. I DON'T WANT THEM.... I tried to find how to delete.... what Mozilla says to do I can't find. Craigslist is suddenly gone..... who knows where.... I though Mozilla would prevent SPAM..... Oh no!! why should it.... I may as well go back to where I was...

Asked by bidz.buzz.vancouver 2 hours ago

Last reply by bidz.buzz.vancouver 38 minutes ago

404 error since last update

there seems to be a problem when the web site you go to has a extension or calls an outside source to load an add on program within the site which causes a 404 error. I d… (read more)

there seems to be a problem when the web site you go to has a extension or calls an outside source to load an add on program within the site which causes a 404 error. I don't know if it is caused by an update or not. But using MS edge everything works and loads as it did before on fire fox. Is there a change in the SW that could have caused this to happen?

Asked by barbngary903 40 minutes ago

Create desktop shortcuts with Firefox

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image) Now it does not create a shortcu… (read more)

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image)

Now it does not create a shortcut but instead creates a file on the desktop with a .URL extension.(see 2nd image) Double clicking on the file will take me to the website, but as a file and not a shortcut, I cannot modify the name displayed or change the icon displayed.

Am I looking at something new in version 96 or have I inadvertantly changed something in the settings?

Asked by George Sinkinson 48 minutes ago

  • Solved

Extremely urgent

I just allowed an update to my computer from Mozilla called software updater and now I can't use duckduckgo to search the web. I had to use google to get to this page for… (read more)

I just allowed an update to my computer from Mozilla called software updater and now I can't use duckduckgo to search the web. I had to use google to get to this page for help. Let me know right away how to remove the mozilla updater from my computer and get back to the firefox browser that works. This is interfering with my web searches and banking. This is extremely urgent.

Asked by alubbers 1 day ago

Answered by TNorth 1 day ago

Consistent Secure Connection Failed Error Message from Firefox

I am consistently getting the same error message when I try to access well known sites like google, dropbox, amazon, etc. It is: Secure Connection Failed An error occur… (read more)

I am consistently getting the same error message when I try to access well known sites like google, dropbox, amazon, etc. It is:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.     Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Learn more…

Then it offers trying again which never works. Google and Chrome browsers work fine from the same computer and this is happening on several of my computers, not just one.

Asked by jon.northrup 1 hour ago

Images not populating in tabs

The images or symbols for different websites are not loading in tabs. I have reset several times. I have closed out of the widows and nothing. Is there a fix to have tab … (read more)

The images or symbols for different websites are not loading in tabs. I have reset several times. I have closed out of the widows and nothing. Is there a fix to have tab images populate normally? I attached a snip of 4 different websites all had images in 2021 and now they will not load.

Asked by szbradfo 1 hour ago

Last reply by szbradfo 1 hour ago

Firefox is automatically saving all downloads (and some docs only opened and not downloaded!) on my desktop even though my download preferences is set to "Always ask you where to save"

Firefox is automatically saving all downloads (and some docs only opened and not downloaded!) on my desktop even though my download preferences is set to "Always ask you … (read more)

Firefox is automatically saving all downloads (and some docs only opened and not downloaded!) on my desktop even though my download preferences is set to "Always ask you where to save"

Asked by YuyuSan 1 hour ago

Transferring Saved Logins from Firefox on another PC

I need to transfer saved logins from Firefox on a soon to be retired laptop to Firefox on a new laptop. New laptop has a few logins created while setting it up than I cop… (read more)

I need to transfer saved logins from Firefox on a soon to be retired laptop to Firefox on a new laptop. New laptop has a few logins created while setting it up than I copied manually knowing that when I import from the old laptop with many logins, the few on the new laptop will be overwritten. My problem is that Firefox can export logins into a logins.csv file but it seems can only import from a Microsoft browser. Is copying the key4.db and logins.json from the old to the new the only correct way to do this? The old laptops logins.json file has a recent date but the key4.db has a 2018 date even though some new logins were saved last month. Do I only need to copy the logins.json file?

Asked by MikeZZ 2 hours ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 hour ago

[Performance issue] Slowness due overextensive virtual memory usage

Hello. I want to report a performance issue (slowness) caused by the overexcesive virtual memory usage by Firefox sub-processess. State description After runing Firefox, … (read more)

Hello. I want to report a performance issue (slowness) caused by the overexcesive virtual memory usage by Firefox sub-processess.

State description

After runing Firefox, I observed in the htop the process of Firefox (and it's sub-processes) and compared it with the about:processes

I had discovered that main Firefox process opens many sub-processess that aren't even used (they does not appear on the mentioned above "about" page).

Additionally, in some mement, at latest one of the created sub-process start to use 28.6 GB of virtual memory, like each of the created by it sub-process. This causes quite big loose of stability of the browser and even system

Asked by Mcgiwer 2 hours ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 2 hours ago

"The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message while startup

While startup of Firefox I'm getting the "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message. All because Firefox seem to be too stupid to follow a co… (read more)

While startup of Firefox I'm getting the "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message.

All because Firefox seem to be too stupid to follow a correct symbolic link to place (on another drive) where the file exist and has propper permissions (is accessable).

Thereof, please notify the developers about the described above bug, that it can become quickly fixed. Thanks

Asked by Mcgiwer 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

My omnibox is just permanently broken for it seems one website.

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931> In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing … (read more)

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931>

In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing my 'recent history' 100% once, gmail.com never ever became autofilled again. I can't get it to show up, no matter what.

I even refreshed firefox, still didn't help, sadly. The only thing left is to uninstall FF but that's a headache I don't want to do. and there's no guarantee that it would work.

Tried disabling all my extensions except for the most obviously fine ones like momentum. Didn't seem to help. <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176553> This guy had the EXACT same problem I had. So I followed through these suggestions. Didn't help.

1. Does anyone know what the right keywords for this would be if I want to google others who have similar issues? Looks like I can only just hope other people have the solution. But I've googled things like firefox not suggesting history in omnibox search. Hasn't come up with anything that worked yet.

Asked by marshall929 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

connection not secure

Hi! I'm trying to access a site however there is a padlock at the top of the screen with a red line across when I click on it it says "Site information for -----.com" "Co… (read more)

Hi! I'm trying to access a site however there is a padlock at the top of the screen with a red line across when I click on it it says "Site information for -----.com" "Connection not secure" (photo below) which is not letting me scan a barcode or put in my pin to access my account when I put in my pin, and press enter, it doesn't move onto the next page I'm almost certain it isn't the website, because it works on other devices which doesnt have this padlock Is there anyway to remove this padlock?

Thanks

Asked by ML1 2 hours ago