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I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by … (read more)

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". So I read through the article and it said to restart my mac, so I did just that and pow, my bookmarks and history returned! Little did I know that the next day, (today) I'd start up Firefox and the message was there again, but this time, it got even worse.

       First I tried to tackle the bookmark problem, "Quit Firefox" they said, "Restart your computer." they said, "Create a new database". None of those worked, so I scrambled the internet looking for answers, all of them resolved their problems, every one else was A-ok, excluding me, and just like that, my add-ons weren't working anymore! Ad-block Plus, Dark Reader, Privacy Badger, nothing. I tried to delete Adblock first and reinstall it, because that's what their page told me to do, and I keep getting this message trying to reinstall it saying, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." 
       And little did I know that every other extension said the exact same thing. So i knew something was going on that was out of my control. And then finally, the "pièce de résistance" to my pain and suffering through out this whole hour or so, pages won't even load even though I'm connected to the internet, how perfect... Even trying to update the browser won't work, downloading a new one also goes through the same "pages not loading problem. 
        So in conclusion, hopefully, just hopefully, you guys can help me out. I'll probably have to resort to my old laptop, (which is slow and almost unusable with how buggy that thing is.) seeing how my mac has also been running into problems these last few days as well before this conundrum. 

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

- wowok (willing to give up any second now.)

Asked by wowok 5 days ago

Last reply by wowok 5 days ago

Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

Last reply by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

Multi-Account Containers - Controls hidden on Firefox 83 on macos

Multi-Account Containers have a drop-down control to give access to things like container preferences for a site. With Firefox 83 (basic and developer editions) this dro… (read more)

Multi-Account Containers have a drop-down control to give access to things like container preferences for a site. With Firefox 83 (basic and developer editions) this drop down is hidden behind the main browser window. You can just make out the top of the control - but the bulk of the control is being placed behind the main browser content.

Using macos 10.14.6 and Firefox 83. Latest edition of Multi-Account Container add-on.

Is there a way fix this?

Asked by Gavin Lawrie 4 days ago

How can I change URL Bar settings back after FF83 update? Bookmarks & History show up inside URL bar. Also have to click twice when switching between search engines

After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, h… (read more)

  • After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, how can I change this back?)
  • Additional settings for the URL bar show up (as they should) after I go to a new website. Usually these options are always there (Picture 2) However, all these options disappear (Picture 3) as soon as I type anything in the URL bar and these settings won't return until I open a new tab and go to a website.
  • Lastly, when switching between search engines I know have to click the search engine and then also click enter to complete the switch. (I know this can be 'solved' shift+clicking, but I would prefer for it not to take an extra action and revert back the old pre FF-83 way)

Does anyone have any how I can change it back? - Either by reverting back to FF82, or by using about:config

Asked by Jimi_107 5 days ago

Last reply by Jimi_107 3 days ago

Big netflow traffic caused by Firefox while afk

Hi Guys, Whenever I leave my computer for a while Firefox starts to consume big network transfer. It looks like this - I interrupt my work, leave my PC as it is, everythi… (read more)

Hi Guys,

Whenever I leave my computer for a while Firefox starts to consume big network transfer. It looks like this - I interrupt my work, leave my PC as it is, everything is fine, but as soon as screen of my laptop turns off (because of inactivity) it takes ~5 minutes and I see Firefox downloaded ~400 MB of data (please see screenshot attached). It's not one-time scenario, it occurs every time. Not sure if it's always 400 MB, but for sure more than 200 MB (I know it because of my VPN notification). Do you have any idea what data are being downloaded?

Thank you for any support.

Asked by Turbine 6 days ago

firefox no recuerda mi contraseña de inicio

cuando cierro el navegador de mozzila, no recuerda mi contraseña de usuario y tengo que volver a iniciar sesion. Antes no tenia este problema y no he realizado ningun cam… (read more)

cuando cierro el navegador de mozzila, no recuerda mi contraseña de usuario y tengo que volver a iniciar sesion. Antes no tenia este problema y no he realizado ningun cambio.

Asked by josualcantarilla 6 days ago

Firefox Opening pdf Files

Hello, Sometime between Friday and today (Monday) Firefox has "hijacked" all of my pdf documents. I didn't ask for this and don't what this. I did find the setting that… (read more)

Hello, Sometime between Friday and today (Monday) Firefox has "hijacked" all of my pdf documents. I didn't ask for this and don't what this. I did find the setting that controls how Firefox handles downloads, it was set for open in Firefox, I switched to back always ask and restarted my laptop. All my existing files are still saved as Firefox HTML Documents. Additionally, when printing from the web files are still saving/printing as the Firefox HTML docs. How can I fix this?

Thank You, Kathy

Asked by kathys826 1 week ago

Last reply by kathys826 6 days ago

YouTube silence skip option?

There's an extension on Google Chrome that allows you to skip silences on YouTube videos. Unfortunately, this extension doesn't work on Firefox as noted by the developer … (read more)

There's an extension on Google Chrome that allows you to skip silences on YouTube videos. Unfortunately, this extension doesn't work on Firefox as noted by the developer of the extension:

"'Skip Silence' uses JavaScript's video.playbackRate and MediaSourceElement simultaneously to achieve its effect. Unfortunately, Firefox currently has a bug that stops video.playbackRate from working when already using MediaSourceElement - making this extension useless."

Perhaps, Mozilla can implement a built-in feature on Firefox that allows us to skip silences on YouTube videos. Thank you.

Asked by Zneek 6 days ago

Files from hosting websites are not loading

When I try to access files from hosting websites (like this https://files.catbox.moe/2egirq.jpg ) I am met with a 'The connection has timed out'. Other similar sites hav… (read more)

When I try to access files from hosting websites (like this https://files.catbox.moe/2egirq.jpg ) I am met with a 'The connection has timed out'. Other similar sites have the same problem however Catbox worked once for an unknown reason and since will not load anything. Looking at the page info, it says the connection is not encrypted. Clearing the site cookies, disabling extentions has not worked, and I am on the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by ricetea3659 6 days ago

Duplex printing

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox cha… (read more)

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox changes this to singled sided and does not allow me to select 2-sided option. Any ideas?

Asked by kwid1 6 days ago

HOW TO Sve websites

bold texthi am trying to pin some sites so that it is saved and i can click to open it quickly.please help as it is not saved whn i open the browseron my mac.it means i h… (read more)

bold texthi am trying to pin some sites so that it is saved and i can click to open it quickly.please help as it is not saved whn i open the browseron my mac.it means i have to search for the sute again. how do i save the sites so i dont have to revisit and waste time. thank you

Asked by rajeshj 6 days ago

v.82.0.3 changes

Two items. 1. What happened to the "delete recent history," button and is there a new option for that, and/or will it come back in some form? 2. The "Bookmarks Toolbar," … (read more)

Two items.

1. What happened to the "delete recent history," button and is there a new option for that, and/or will it come back in some form?

2. The "Bookmarks Toolbar," has moved from the header position to a sidebar. Is there a way to return it to its former position as well as restoring the drop down functionality? The convenience in the earlier versions was great and I'd like to have it back.

Help??

Thanks.

Asked by sljester 6 days ago

Last reply by sljester 6 days ago

How to change firefox narrator voice for TTS?

I'm testing a new html5 app that uses TTS. It works on Chrome, but Firefox's voice is strange and I really need to figure out how to change it. Firefox reads the text alo… (read more)

I'm testing a new html5 app that uses TTS. It works on Chrome, but Firefox's voice is strange and I really need to figure out how to change it.

Firefox reads the text aloud, it just has a strange english/spanish(?) accent, making it hard to understand. How do I change this voice or set it to use my devices default voice instead, or at the very least, change to an american english voice instead of a spanish(?)english voice?

In the confg settings it show voice as { "default": "automatic" } but I can't find a list of voices/options to change this.

The only extension I have is lastpass.

Any ideas?

Asked by Deman 6 days ago

Installing firefox

I want to install Firefox but the installer wants to start with M.S. Update. I cannot do this because M.S. Update is incompatible with my computer. It will lock up 100% … (read more)

I want to install Firefox but the installer wants to start with M.S. Update. I cannot do this because M.S. Update is incompatible with my computer. It will lock up 100% of the time preventing it from installing. I need a way the does not open up M.S. Update. Thx.

Asked by robbruce1 6 days ago

Navigating to Gmail Prompts me to Download a txt file

I have my gmail as a tab in my bookmarks and when I click on it I am not taken to the gmail account. Instead, a window pops open that says: You have chosen to open respon… (read more)

I have my gmail as a tab in my bookmarks and when I click on it I am not taken to the gmail account. Instead, a window pops open that says: You have chosen to open response.txt which is: Document from mail.google.com

At the top it says Opening response.txt

When I try the workaround of manually typing gmail into the browser, or searching through google it always gives me the same pop up and will not take me to gmail. I think this is an issue with firefox because every other browser gets me to gmail fine. This is only a problem with gmail.

Does anyone know what the problem may be here, and even more important, what a solution might be? I've run antivirus software as well which comes up with nothing.

Asked by punchlined 6 days ago

Customizing FF for educational environment

Hello all Please someone kindly help me: I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to … (read more)

Hello all Please someone kindly help me:

I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to all PCs, so I need description of these commands to set in "about:config":

1st is there a full description list of config commands inside "about:config"?

2nd, I only have SSDs and don't want FF to cache any file on disk, need to cache them all on memory (have 64GB of 3200 MHz memory, so faster to store on RAM and save SSDs from intensive read/writes, what items shall I set in "about:config"?

3rd I found an article on howtogeek to make the privacy settings safe, setting all items here are safe? devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry = false browser.ping-centre.telemetry = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled = false devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true

Thanks all

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Recovering lost Bookmarks

I had a computer crash, and I lost just about everything. I had backups of my computer in a portable hard drive, and I am trying to recover my Bookmarks from that portabl… (read more)

I had a computer crash, and I lost just about everything.

I had backups of my computer in a portable hard drive, and I am trying to recover my Bookmarks from that portable drive. I uploaded a file called "Old Firefox Data." The file shows in my computer as Type: File Folder. I can not find a way to open the files. I think they are JSON files. Researching the internet I am told that the JSON file can be opened with Notepad, but that does not work.
Please advise.
Bob Burns

Asked by choppbobby 6 days ago

Weird search result on Firefox

This is weird: If I search for 24601 in Google or DuckDuckGo in Firefox, I get a blank page after results quickly disappear.. Bing search works. Search terms 24600 o… (read more)

This is weird: If I search for 24601 in Google or DuckDuckGo in Firefox, I get a blank page after results quickly disappear.. Bing search works. Search terms 24600 or 24602 work. Chrome with Google or DuckDuckGo works.

Apparently the Simple Search add-on is causing the problem. All works fine if disabled.

Asked by LeeHSkinner 6 days ago

Too maany firefoxes open. Machine crawling

Open firefox once. Three tabs open. 13 instances of firefox open in task manager. 16g RAM machine crawling. This is new to this machine. What is going on. How can I fix t… (read more)

Open firefox once. Three tabs open. 13 instances of firefox open in task manager. 16g RAM machine crawling. This is new to this machine. What is going on. How can I fix this?

I have another laptop with 4g RAM and so mane firefoxes open that it completely freezes up. I have norton 360 and regularly run spybot. I can't figure out what is going on.

Asked by gkedwards68 6 days ago