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Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 3 days ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 2 days ago

Google Search

Received notification this morning that I received the latest and greatest update from Firefox. Ever since receiving that notification, every time I do a Google Search, i… (read more)

Received notification this morning that I received the latest and greatest update from Firefox. Ever since receiving that notification, every time I do a Google Search, it comes back with response from Yahoo. My default Search engine is Google yet I can't receive anything back from Google. It won't even allow me to get in to Google Maps. What gives?

Asked by CGDoc 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

for several months now firefox completely stops working when there is an update waiting

it will literally stop working, no refresh, no navigation, sites fail to load properly sometimes all controls in the ui refuse to respond at all. The fix is always to shu… (read more)

it will literally stop working, no refresh, no navigation, sites fail to load properly sometimes all controls in the ui refuse to respond at all. The fix is always to shut down firefox, then on restart the new update installs and everything is fine. I find this as unacceptable as win 10 deciding it wants to reboot while you're working. This problem seems really intentional on mozilla's part and I the user should determine when I am done using the browser and ready to install an update, not the browser itself.

Asked by swagnyc 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Print issues since new update to 82.0 64 bit windows 7 pro

Just updated to 82.0 and all of a sudden I am unable to print legal size. All settings, including both Windows and Firefox shows legal paper size. Firefox prints in lette… (read more)

Just updated to 82.0 and all of a sudden I am unable to print legal size. All settings, including both Windows and Firefox shows legal paper size. Firefox prints in letter size only. All other apps/programs print in legal size. Any thoughts on this. Only started this morning after the update. Checked on another computer with Firefox prior to update and it prints legal, then updated that computer's Firefox to 82.0 on windows 10 pro and same issue. Thank you

Asked by billsjohansen 17 hours ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 14 hours ago

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Opened PDF from site is missing: "File moved or missing"

Hello Everyone, Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to vi… (read more)

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to view the pdf from the browser with a URL destination leading to a directory in my computer. No sweat, its on the computer... I figured I can access it later on. Today I look in my temp folder (URL destination) and my downloads, and can't find the file. I go to my firefox Library and see that the file is in the "downloads" section. However, it says that the file is moved or missing, and I don't remember moving or deleting this file...

Any idea what firefox did with this file? Is there any way i can restore it or restore firefox history containing the file data? Appreciate any help. Thank You.

Asked by ilikegamesnstuff 18 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 14 hours ago

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gogle and yahoo analytics

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics… (read more)

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics ?

Asked by Manfreddy 18 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 18 hours ago

loading Top Site

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks… (read more)

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks

Asked by Manfreddy 18 hours ago

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lost bookmarks

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1309336] 2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar acc… (read more)

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2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar access for my emails. So I want to remove this add on. Ive found a option called firefox default setting but will this again remove my bookmarks etc. I just want to go back to where my computer was before this add on- which didnt even speed up my system - so I can restore my data.

Philip

Asked by philipgperry 20 hours ago

firefox add on said my bookmarks would be saved. Theyve now disappeared. I want to go back to my original settings. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. Howe… (read more)

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. However they have now disappeared. I wanted to delete the firefox update so I tried System Restore to go back to my original settings. However this did not work and I am still without my bookmarks. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Asked by philipgperry 21 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 18 hours ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

my microphone does not work for you

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не … (read more)

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не работает! Все настройки и разрешения я выполнил! В Опере работает - у вас не работает!

Asked by blackprw 1 day ago

Проблема с сертификатами безопасности

Проблема с поддержкой сертификатов безопасности возникала и ранее: Firefox не корректно подбирает сертификат для соответсвующих защищенных сайтов в автоматическом режиме.… (read more)

Проблема с поддержкой сертификатов безопасности возникала и ранее: Firefox не корректно подбирает сертификат для соответсвующих защищенных сайтов в автоматическом режиме. В последнее время использовали ручной выбор сертификата, т.к. зачастую Firefox подставляет первый из импортированных сертификатов. Теперь в версии 81.0.2 и ручной выбор не работает. Был момент, когда Firefox выдал окно с запросом сертификата, но был выбран "не тот", который нужно. При повторных запусках - данное окно более не появлялось (почему?). В настройках безопасности - Сертификаты - установлен режим "Спрашивать каждый раз" но окна с выбором сертификата не появляется. Firefox отправляет первый попавшийся сертификат, сервер его не принимает, возникает ошибка защиты. При этом те же самые сертификаты работают без проблем с теми же страницами в Gogle Chrome и Opera как в автоматическом, так и в ручном режиме, и подставляются корректно.

Asked by fedorov.a 1 day ago

Firefox will not log into bank site suddenly

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I shou… (read more)

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I should download Google for it to work. What is the point to use another browser that I dropped a long time ago since it became too many navigating problems?

Asked by rskillsta 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Lost Account

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data fro… (read more)

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data from this device", so that my data would not be saved. 3. The owner entered their account email but Mozilla did not find it so the user created a new account using the same email address as prior.

THE PROBLEM: all data is missing including bookmarks, passwords, etc. It appears Mozilla sees the account as new. Even when the user logs into a site they frequent regularly, the site does not recognize the user and requires login and password and verification of the user. Seemingly like the device is registering as new to the site.

STEPS TAKEN TO RESOLVE - UNSUCCESSFUL 1. I used the restore bookmarks option to restore to a previous copy

    A. according to the user, the restored bookmarks are not current

2. I verified that there is only one profile for the user 3. I verified that the profile has data in the local drive and the profile default is set to read the profile on the local drive

NEED HELP: 1. Restore the account completely so that all sites recognize the device and all bookmarks are restored

Thank you for your time and help to resolve this situation! Dawn

Asked by judy440 1 day ago

Unable to Login icloud using Firefox 82

I am not able to login icloud.com and pass 2 step authentication process. After filling up login and password, message "Failed to verify your identity. Try again." appear… (read more)

I am not able to login icloud.com and pass 2 step authentication process. After filling up login and password, message "Failed to verify your identity. Try again." appears. Althrough in mobile phone message with code appears. Firefox 82 unable to change from icloud login page to code input page for authentication.

Asked by ee91137 1 day ago

PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not … (read more)

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not firefox browser allow opening such websites which are authenticated government web sites ?

Asked by cdk10 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Whenever I start FF, the DL icon bounces...

...just like it does whenever a file finishes DL'ing. This leads me to believe that FF is downloading "something" every time I start the program. So why/what is it doing?… (read more)

...just like it does whenever a file finishes DL'ing. This leads me to believe that FF is downloading "something" every time I start the program. So why/what is it doing?

Asked by RASelkirk 2 days ago

Last reply by RASelkirk 1 day ago