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MacOS update resulted in Mozilla/Firefox glitch

I and my wife both use Macbook Pros. Hers is "old" (2018), mine is "new" (2023). On Sunday Jan 7 2024 I updated Mac OS on her "old" laptop. The update summary said, "This… (read more)

I and my wife both use Macbook Pros. Hers is "old" (2018), mine is "new" (2023). On Sunday Jan 7 2024 I updated Mac OS on her "old" laptop. The update summary said, "This request came from Firefox on Mac OS X 10.15." (see screenshot) and recommended security changes. We were not using Mac OS X before the update. The "old" laptop is working normally as far as I see. I am writing this request from the "new" laptop. What's going on? Is the "old" laptop compromised? If so, what do I need to do? Thanks!

Asked by glasslab 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Space bar always affects play/pause on Berklee.com website, even if I'm trying to type something into a space.

Hi, I attend Berklee online and the learning environment has videos as well as empty spaces to write answers and text. Whenever I enter the empty space to write text, ev… (read more)

Hi,

I attend Berklee online and the learning environment has videos as well as empty spaces to write answers and text. Whenever I enter the empty space to write text, every press of the spacebar starts and stops multiple videos on that page.

Their strict advice is to use Chrome, but that is the last thing I want to do.

Asked by richaudio1 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Strange Blue Thing On New Tab When Opening NewTab

only sometimes, when i get a new tab, from double click or anywhere else, appears a blue circle on the left side of the tab bar, it comes from the browser it gets bigger.… (read more)

only sometimes, when i get a new tab, from double click or anywhere else, appears a blue circle on the left side of the tab bar, it comes from the browser it gets bigger. ive just seen it from the corner of my eye. it just happens real quick

can someone help

Asked by tunescool 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

saving log in info

How to do this for my paid newspaper subscriptions ask me to log in every week: they say "You can avoid doing that by saving your login information on your browser" (I'm … (read more)

How to do this for my paid newspaper subscriptions ask me to log in every week: they say "You can avoid doing that by saving your login information on your browser" (I'm on Imac)

Asked by humanone 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox shows garbled text since 121.0

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too. I tried downgrading back to… (read more)

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too.

I tried downgrading back to 119 and it displays fine. I was force updated back to 121 and it's broken again.

Asked by dale 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Developer Edition switched to dark background and I cannot undo this setting

I change nothing in my settings and I am now on Dark background everywhere despite having: - forced the system settings (OS) to stay in light background - in about:prefer… (read more)

I change nothing in my settings and I am now on Dark background everywhere despite having: - forced the system settings (OS) to stay in light background - in about:preferences appearance I've manually selected (forced) the light background - in about:config I've tried to switch the browser.theme.content-theme to "1" (instead of "0")

this is really frustrating, I would like to get a better "reading" of what happens, as an Engineer I am happy to also squint at logs if needed, please consider adding a preference / settings change log file

Asked by looeegee 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

download 32 bit 115.04esr browser on 64 bit mac sonoma (14.1.2)

can you help me to get this browser version installed on my mac as my customers are facing some issue which I wanted to test on this particular version only pls help me … (read more)

can you help me to get this browser version installed on my mac as my customers are facing some issue which I wanted to test on this particular version only

pls help me here

Asked by Yogesh Doshi 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

"this page is slowing down firefox"

I started getting this message today - "this page is slowing down firefox. To speed up your browser stop this page" How can I fix it other than to start using Safari. … (read more)

I started getting this message today - "this page is slowing down firefox. To speed up your browser stop this page" How can I fix it other than to start using Safari.

Asked by johnsclarkaia 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

share screen in a google meeting

I was in a meeting and needed to show my screen. Clicked the button at bottom to share and schecked entire screen then allow....it said firefox wouldn't allow me to share… (read more)

I was in a meeting and needed to show my screen. Clicked the button at bottom to share and schecked entire screen then allow....it said firefox wouldn't allow me to share because of firefox. I also tried to just share Acrobat and had same result. What setting or plugin do I need to set to allow screen sharing in Google meet, microsoft team and zoom meetings?

Asked by kkerski 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Prepopulating Visited URLs

When I want to go to the NY Times, and i type "nyt" the address bar automatically populated with the rest of the URL "nytimes.com". When I do the same thing with gmail an… (read more)

When I want to go to the NY Times, and i type "nyt" the address bar automatically populated with the rest of the URL "nytimes.com". When I do the same thing with gmail and "gmail" it runs a search on a search engine instead of completing the rest of the URL.

Why would it do this for one website and not another? How do I fix this, I use gmail all the time so its a bit of a time waster.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked by dbarnett13 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

trying to open new window w/o any open tabs

Hello! I can't figure out what setting to fix this: every time I click to open a new window, about 35 tabs automatically open up that I have closed several times in the … (read more)

Hello!

I can't figure out what setting to fix this: every time I click to open a new window, about 35 tabs automatically open up that I have closed several times in the past. I simply want one new window without any previously opened tabs.

I've tried:

  • clearing my entire search history several times
  • shutting down Firefox and reopening (which opens up all those tabs)
  • uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it
  • initiating the latest Firefox updates
  • restarting my computer
  • turning my computer on and off
  • looking through every single preference in my Firefox settings (I've unchecked anywhere it talks about opening tabs)
  • reading various articles on Firefox's support page and on other support websites to try to figure this out (there's little info on this problem; the support is mostly about how to save previously opened tabs

Please help! I'm tired of having to close down all these tabs every single time I have to restart my computer or have to shut down Firefox. It slows down everything I'm trying to do.

Thank you!

Asked by ortegly_44 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How on earth do I add Quant to the Firefox search engine? This info is no where under your help section.

How on earth do I add Quant to the Firefox search engine? This info is no where under the help section, only lots of reading about warnings! In Firefox preferences I hav… (read more)

How on earth do I add Quant to the Firefox search engine? This info is no where under the help section, only lots of reading about warnings! In Firefox preferences I have made Quant my default browser so why is this so difficult? I vaguely saw a little warning message saying that Mozilla was not allowing this but this warning was hidden and I can't find it again. Firefox guided my to 'pin' Quant to the Firefox toolbar but every time I open a page to search I have to remember to hit the Quant pin. This is absolute nonsense. Please email me back and tell me how I can add Quant to my Firefox so that every time I open Firefox the Quant homepage will just be there. Thank you. Cynthia

Asked by cjamesglobal 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Page info - about: home

I am having a problem with my Firefox homepage. There are several things going on like the red, yellow and green dots on the left side of the menu change to light dark. S… (read more)

I am having a problem with my Firefox homepage. There are several things going on like the red, yellow and green dots on the left side of the menu change to light dark. Some of My Bookmarks appears twice and one was added. I did a Refresh and troubleshooting but to see if my home page would go back to normal but it did not. I think I have a bug that is causing these changes on my Mozilla Browser. I need to get the browser back to normal.

Asked by Yolanda 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Download status bar missing / unavailable

The removal of the download status bar at the bottom of the browser is a major UI failure and this feature needs to be returned. I spent 30 minutes attempting to downloa… (read more)

The removal of the download status bar at the bottom of the browser is a major UI failure and this feature needs to be returned.

I spent 30 minutes attempting to download/extract a settings file from an Addon until I noticed that Firefox was silently downloading it to my Downloads folder without any notification that it had started or completed.

The download bar was a known solution for this; The bar itself did not obscure the current webpage, provided immediate feedback on download initiation, progress, and completion. Provided quick access to open the file(s) or find options about the file(s), and the download bar could be dismissed quickly if the vertical page space was required/desired.

The hidden download tray is a horrible design idea, makes it difficult to see if your downloads have started successfully, when they have completed, and how to access them. Additionally, the introduction of 'hint' popups to support this feature actively obscure the webpage you're viewing, making them dramatically worse than the download bar, which left the page completely usable and only required a few pixels of height at the bottom.

This is a major design flaw.

Asked by nathan 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

automatic login

With my previous browsers--such as Chrome and Brave--I could automatically get into key sites without signing in every time. I thought this was due to cookies that my log… (read more)

With my previous browsers--such as Chrome and Brave--I could automatically get into key sites without signing in every time. I thought this was due to cookies that my login passcodes. In the case of Google, it is by far the most challenging. Despite having a gmail account since early 2003, and using Google regularly since the '90s, it persists in asking me lots of questions and texting codes, etc.

My situation with Firefox is not working smoothly as it was when I used it for many years about a decade ago. I've already imported such browser data from these sites.

Can you help? Otherwise, I'll move on to Safari again.

Thanks,

Eckhart

Asked by ECKHART C. BEATTY 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Tab Crashing When Loading YouTube - Mac Desktop (Using Firefox 121.0)

Hello! Like many before me, the tabs crash every time I got to YouTube. The only message I get is "Gah. Your tab just crashed. We can help! Choose Restore This Tab to … (read more)

Hello! Like many before me, the tabs crash every time I got to YouTube. The only message I get is

"Gah. Your tab just crashed. We can help! Choose Restore This Tab to reload the page." This option does NOTHING to solve the issue.

Not sure why, but I've never had this issue before until about a week ago. I don't want to use another browser. I prefer Firefox.

I am currently using Firefox 121.0.

Any information/assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Asked by sondrasaintlewis 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Wall Street Journal Opinion pages won't load fully

Hi, WSJ opinion pages won't load fully on Firefox. The same webpage works on other browsers. This has been a recurring issue ever since I switched over to Firefox. It's… (read more)

Hi,

WSJ opinion pages won't load fully on Firefox. The same webpage works on other browsers. This has been a recurring issue ever since I switched over to Firefox. It's the main reason why I still keep Google Chrome around.

I've tried updating to the newest version of Firefox and also iOS. Also, clearing my cache/cookies works sometimes but the problem keeps coming back.

Asked by isaackim929 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago