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firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 2 months ago

How to change firefox's cache location in the latest version of the app? (The old method doesn't work)

I want to change firefox's cache location to the parent directory. I did not install firefox in C drive. Since I have SSD, and it has an expiry date after a certain amoun… (read more)

I want to change firefox's cache location to the parent directory. I did not install firefox in C drive. Since I have SSD, and it has an expiry date after a certain amount of TBs data written so, I need to change the location of the cache to where I installed firefox permanently. The old method of adding new string doesn't work in the latest versions of firefox.

Asked by Blackhole 3 months ago

Can't change foreign(other then Eng) font display despite the appearance settings.

Hey everyone, So despite the setting changes on Languages and Appearances to choose designated fonts for a certain language, the (standard) font comes out weird. I think… (read more)

Hey everyone, So despite the setting changes on Languages and Appearances to choose designated fonts for a certain language, the (standard) font comes out weird.

I think I'm having the same issue as this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277075#answer-1293438

After reading through the thread I used the Chosen Solution's method to find out which font is messing up: ST Heiti SC Medium. Then I tried using MattP's method of adding Korean(the font im having trouble with) to the list of "Choose your preferred language for displaying pages", but nothing would change.

What should I do? How can I change the font or the parameter used for rendering?

PS - even the texts on the Tabs are displayed with the same ugly font.

Asked by tkg670 3 months ago

Getting "restricted video" error message when trying to play some, not all, YouTube videos. Play fine on Safari

I have upgraded to latest version of Mozilla but am getting the "video unavailable. this video is restricted" error message when trying to play some but not all You Tube… (read more)

I have upgraded to latest version of Mozilla but am getting the "video unavailable. this video is restricted" error message when trying to play some but not all You Tube videos. I have to copy and paste them in Safari in order to play them. THis is for an individual, private person, not a company so there is no administrator. Other posts have had this same problem but no one has provided an effective resolution or clear explanation as to why this is happening and how to resolve. I assume this is a Firefox issue since there is no problem playing the videos on another browser. Suggestions please

Asked by britrfr1907 3 months ago

When will the firefox printer settings be fixed to allow multiple printers to be used?

Install two printers. Set one to letter size, the other to 6x4 inches (like a label printer). Look at the settings in about:config to verify. Now print to the label pri… (read more)

Install two printers. Set one to letter size, the other to 6x4 inches (like a label printer). Look at the settings in about:config to verify. Now print to the label printer making sure it is set to 6x4 in prefs. The letter size printer is now printing in 6x4 inches - WTF? Look at about:config and you will see the settings have actually been changed for the letter size printer! THIS HAS BEEN BROKEN FOR YEARS. How the heck do you use two printers - like if you have to print labels and invoices if the setting change themselves whenever you print?

Asked by w0wie 3 months ago

Address bar autocomplete not working. History will not save and I've tried all the troubleshooting options I can find. What else can I do?

The autocomplete stopped working about a month ago. I've reinstalled, refreshed, run the task manager, looked for corrupt files... I can not get this to work again. Wha… (read more)

The autocomplete stopped working about a month ago. I've reinstalled, refreshed, run the task manager, looked for corrupt files... I can not get this to work again. What else can I do??

Asked by sandyal.en1 3 months ago

How do I restore my saved book marks?

Today I logged in and all of my saved tabs are gone. I signed into my account and all was blank as if the entire account had been deleted. I tried to sync but to no ava… (read more)

Today I logged in and all of my saved tabs are gone.

I signed into my account and all was blank as if the entire account had been deleted.

I tried to sync but to no avail.

How do I get the old tabs back?

Asked by christopher.m.sigler 3 months ago

I'm clicking the "sign in to sync" box but getting no response/action. about:preferences?entrypoint=menubar#sync

Mac OS 10.14.6, firefox 73.0.1. Created my Firefox (Sync) account yesterday on work computer, and edited my bookmarks. Now I'm trying to log in to Firefox Sync on laptop … (read more)

Mac OS 10.14.6, firefox 73.0.1. Created my Firefox (Sync) account yesterday on work computer, and edited my bookmarks. Now I'm trying to log in to Firefox Sync on laptop at home, but the "sign in to sync" button doesn't "do" anything or go anywhere. I tried "Tools: Sign in to Firefox" and it goes to the same page with that non-functioning button. I closed and re-opened Firefox; no go. I restarted the machine; not helpful. I was able to log in here, at this support site, but that didn't automatically log in me in Firefox as well; still not able to sign in. Thanks for any advice.

Asked by drjatgsu 3 months ago

DirecTV program Streaming downloads Synamedia player not DirecTV player. When in safe mode,get connection not secure. IE streams w/o problems.

1) DirecTV selected program to Stream on Win 10 PC asks to download 'DirecTV player" when done a "Synamedia/VideoGuarg.13.exe" player downloaded. Then, per instructions, … (read more)

1) DirecTV selected program to Stream on Win 10 PC asks to download 'DirecTV player" when done a "Synamedia/VideoGuarg.13.exe" player downloaded. Then, per instructions, because streaming did not start, manually restarted Firefox but program never streams. If program is selected again, the download "DirecTV player" starts another cycle.

2) Tried above with Firefox in Safe Mode that resulted in "Connection not Secure".

3) IE streams w/o any player downloading or problems.

Asked by Scott Myers 3 months ago

How make JPG images open in Firefox by default in Windows 7

I used to have Firefox set as the default application for opening a JPG when clicking on it with a Windows 7 desktop. Suddenly that no longer is the case. I've gone to Co… (read more)

I used to have Firefox set as the default application for opening a JPG when clicking on it with a Windows 7 desktop. Suddenly that no longer is the case. I've gone to Control Panel, "Associate a file type with a specific program," but it no longer offers Firefox as an option. I tried adding it as an option with "Change Program: Other Programs" which allows me to set up Google Chrome as the default for opening JPGs, but it won't allow me to set Firefox.

Asked by bhartford 2 months ago

Firefox use so much memory, especially Facebook, and it dunno release memory!

I am using MacOS Catalina latest version, and I found that Firefox use so much memory, especially Facebook, and it dunno release memory! First, after open Facebook page, … (read more)

I am using MacOS Catalina latest version, and I found that Firefox use so much memory, especially Facebook, and it dunno release memory! First, after open Facebook page, and scroll just a few sec then the memory quickly up to over 1gb(2.xxgb as I saw max), I use new MS Edge to compare, the memory usage of Facebook around 5xx - 7xxmb, and if I goto another group/refresh page, MS Edge will release some memory, but Firefox still keep over 1gb/2gb, won't release memory. Other website memory usage also higher compare to MS Edge, what is the problem?

P.S. I didn't install any plugin!

Asked by Steven 2 months ago

Firefox crashes at start. libxul.so: undefined symbol: PR_DuplicateEnvironment Couldn't load XPCOM

After update Fedora 31: firefox -safe-mode XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so: /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so: undefined symbol: PR_DuplicateEnvironm… (read more)

After update Fedora 31:

firefox -safe-mode XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so: /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so: undefined symbol: PR_DuplicateEnvironment Couldn't load XPCOM.

uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 5.4.18-200.fc31.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 7 14:50:05 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


dnf reinstall firefox and remove/install are not help

Asked by saa15 2 months ago

Full screen turns to non full size screen on its own

Was watching Netflix movie in full screen, suddenly screen changed to being able to see the web browser tabs and bottom taskbar of Windows after about 20 minutes of watch… (read more)

Was watching Netflix movie in full screen, suddenly screen changed to being able to see the web browser tabs and bottom taskbar of Windows after about 20 minutes of watching the movie. I pushed F11 on the keyboard, which took the movie back to full screen with no further issue. What could have caused it?

Asked by Linda Karin 2 months ago

When starting FireFox freezes the entire computer for 2-3 minutes

Since I migrated one computer to Windows 10, starting FireFox freezes the entire computer for 2-3 min (nothing works: no mouse, no other program [even Task Manager] can s… (read more)

Since I migrated one computer to Windows 10, starting FireFox freezes the entire computer for 2-3 min (nothing works: no mouse, no other program [even Task Manager] can start; all I can do is to wait...), after which the computer and FireFox work normally. I uninstalled FireFox (asking to remove all files) and reinstalled it using a fresh download from the mozilla web site and creating a new default user, but to no avail. Removing all add-ons was also without effect. This problem occurs only one specific computer on which FireFox worked fine before the migration from Win7 to Win 10 (I have installed FireFox on several other Windows 10 computer without any problem).

This web site suggested that Shockwave Flash (32.0.r0) could be the cause but I do not think so because this plugin (which we need to keep to see graphs on specific web sites and is activated only when visiting these sites) is also installed in other computers (same version of the plugin and of FireFox (73.0.1 - 64 bits) , all Windows 10) where I do not have this problem...

I have been told to completely remove all traces of FireFox before reinstalling it but how can I do this (would using Revo unintstaller help ?).

What else should I try ?

Asked by bornival 2 months ago