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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 11 months ago

Intranet server unreachable

Hi! I have a company network with about 30 PCs, no domain, but a working internal DNS. There is a server within the network running a webapplication (ASPX). The firewall … (read more)

Hi! I have a company network with about 30 PCs, no domain, but a working internal DNS. There is a server within the network running a webapplication (ASPX). The firewall regulations are very strict, so there are only two hands full of websites reachable from the network. Until now (version 82.x) it was enough to put the adress http://server in the address line of Firefox to open the application. After updating to version 83.0 the server is not reachable anymore, firefox automatically tries to open http://www.server.com "ping server" works, use of \\server in windows explorer and opening an RDP-Connection to "server" works also!

Why is that so and are there any solutions?

Thanks in advance!

Best regards

Peter

Asked by Peter Fasol 3 months ago

Audio and Video not synchronuous

When watching a video baught from Amazon in most cases audio and picture are not synchronous. Discrepanca seems to increase with watching time. The problem does not occur… (read more)

When watching a video baught from Amazon in most cases audio and picture are not synchronous. Discrepanca seems to increase with watching time. The problem does not occur with Opera, Internet Explorer or Edge. Deleting browser cache and cookies does not help. Reducing the quality or rewind does not help. Internet quality/speed seems to be OK because it wors fine with other browsers. How can I fix this problem. I do not want to go to another browser because I am very happy with firefox.

Best regards Martin

Asked by m_vanselow 3 months ago

Google Meet Problem

I having trouble watching my google meet classes using mozilla firefox... the teacher's screen shows zoomed to me and i can see only the superior left corner of the scree… (read more)

I having trouble watching my google meet classes using mozilla firefox... the teacher's screen shows zoomed to me and i can see only the superior left corner of the screen It doesn't happen using other browsers

Asked by brunogodoifred 3 months ago

Firefox does not sync all settings

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances… (read more)

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances instantly. In Firefox only parts of the settings are synced. This makes Firefox unreliable and inconvenient because it is not apparent to the user which settings are synced and which are not.

Here is my experience:

- I made a new Firefox account - Signed in - Made sure syncing is on for:

  • Bookmarks
  • Credit cards
  • History
  • Add-ons
  • Logins and password
  • Options

- Added some add-ons, added some bookmarks - Customized the interface - Changed some Settings - Opened a Windows 10 VM - Installed Firefox 83 (so both computers have the same version) - Logged in with my Firefox account - Waited for the sync

So far I can see that my extensions are synced and my bookmarks. However there are some things that don't sync:

- Customization for controls, buttons and toolbars - Default search engine - Alternative search engines - Settings for "Firefox Data Collection and Use"

There might be more settings that don't sync, which I have not tested. Is this behavior expected? If so I might switch back to Chrome. Syncing only certain settings defeats the purpose of syncing, at least for me.

Also is there any list or information about which settings are syncing and which are not?

Asked by 32411844 3 months ago

Mozilla does not respect email preferences and sends emails anyway

Today at 14:07 I changed my email preferences and unsubscribed from all email types in my Firefox account. At 5 hours later, at 19:36 I receive an email from Mozilla with… (read more)

Today at 14:07 I changed my email preferences and unsubscribed from all email types in my Firefox account.

At 5 hours later, at 19:36 I receive an email from Mozilla with the title "Sync your bookmarks, history and logins".

So either the email preferences does not work or the email does not respect the preferences I have set. Either way it's always extremely annoying when this happens and it leaves me wondering if Mozilla takes privacy seriously.

Even worse is, I already have sync set up (which doesn't work anyway as I have written about here).

Pictures attached as "proof" for those who are in doubt.

Asked by 32411844 3 months ago

Tabs lost after restart and Firefox update

Hi, Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-sta… (read more)

Hi,

Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-start on its own. When I opened Firefox afterward I was greeted by the "What's new with Firefox" page, all my tabs gone. Both "Recently Closed Tabs" and "Recently Closed Windows" were completely empty. "Restore Previous Session" is greyed out and unclickable. After looking up solutions to this problem online I went to my profile at C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, and discovered there was no sessionstore-backups folder there. There is a file called sessionstore.js, but it has last been modified May 2017. I checked and my history is still all there. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to go over the thousands upon thousands of entries there in search of the ones relevant for my research?

Asked by elliottamer 3 months ago

Troubles with Crossword puzzle

Hello everybody! I have a problem with https://www.krone.at/kreuzwortraetsel! When I want to enter a letter, I click on a field that turns yellow. When I type the letter,… (read more)

Hello everybody! I have a problem with https://www.krone.at/kreuzwortraetsel! When I want to enter a letter, I click on a field that turns yellow. When I type the letter, the field does not contain the same letter, but a small window opens, where the letter appears and to the right of it there is a comment. If I load the same puzzle with the Google Chrome Browser, this error does not occur. This error did not occur on 11.11.2020. How can you get rid of it? Dieter

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Asked by dieter.trummer 2 months ago

Youtube chat disconnected when I watch live stream on Firefox

When I watch a livestream on youtube I get this message: "Chat disconnected. Please wait while we try to reconnect you. Unable to connect to chat. Please try again later… (read more)

When I watch a livestream on youtube I get this message: "Chat disconnected. Please wait while we try to reconnect you. Unable to connect to chat. Please try again later." This started happening after I reset Firefox.

Asked by magoocz 2 months ago

location of cookie data so I can save it when dumping all local and roaming temporary files

hello folks, I'm getting very annoyed with the paranoia of corporate America and I my machines are all heavily customized. and I've managed to cut off all ties with corp… (read more)

hello folks,

I'm getting very annoyed with the paranoia of corporate America and I my machines are all heavily customized. and I've managed to cut off all ties with corporate people because they are very big time wasters because most of their customers are very uninformed. but that's OK. I just happen to be a rare case. I posted this question elsewhere and asked some other very competent people about this. It is here:

[https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru.../location-of-firefox-saved-form-data/]

however, the addressed a very similar issue. really the point of this effort by me is to save anything and everything that BANKS put on my machines so i don't have to talk to CSR's when they change their security and annoy customers with changing auth and auth. I just ran into it again with HSBC 10 minutes ago and wasted 20 minutes doing redundant tasks with a CSR to unlock the account. can you guys tell me what is in each one of the files listed in the image I've attached? I can do it myself with github tools, but I'd rather save time and get it from the pros here, assuming someone here knows. I just need summaries. Not specifics. I can figure it out from there. If someone could give a hint if this doesn't look like a suspicious post, that would be nice.

thanks.

Adam

Asked by Adam 2 months ago

Google meet zooming top left of presentator's screen

It's pretty much it actually. I use windows 10 pro and mozilla's latest version. Zooming the screen happens randomly like once in 1 minute or 30 sec. Pinning someone else… (read more)

It's pretty much it actually. I use windows 10 pro and mozilla's latest version. Zooming the screen happens randomly like once in 1 minute or 30 sec. Pinning someone else and unpinning solves the problem for a while but it happens randomly and frequently. I tried to close all extensions and it didn't helped. Opera browser is working fine if I compare. Thanks for the help, be safe.

Asked by sdrrgn 2 months ago

Tabs are individually loud

Hi. I have a problem with the volume in my firefox. It seems the tabs all are set on a different volume. One tab is really loud, one is barely audible. I notice it when i… (read more)

Hi. I have a problem with the volume in my firefox. It seems the tabs all are set on a different volume. One tab is really loud, one is barely audible. I notice it when i open youtube on multiple tabs, and set the volume of the players to full, the tabs won´t play the same volume. I don't know why that is, or how to change it. Please help.

Asked by Basulani 2 months ago

Дополнения

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавлив… (read more)

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавливать ничего не желает. Как это вылечить?(

Asked by ma21051998 2 months ago

Firefox not playing audio through default device

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N. Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the … (read more)

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N.

Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the speakers, despite:

  1. the headphones being the default device
  2. restarting the computer
  3. Chrome and VLC media player both sending audio to the USB headphones.

I disabled the speakers, which did result in FF sending the audio through the USB headphones. But . . . when I re-enabled the speakers Firefox reverted to them. Mid-play of a video! This even though the default audio device was still the USB headphones.

I searched for guidance, but the mentions I have found related to posts going back several years (FF 36 anyone).

That other applications correctly recognise the appropriate audio device suggests strongly that it's a Firefox issue, rather than an OS issue.

I really would prefer to not have to manually disable the speakers. Previously everything would simply switch from headphones to speakers when I unplugged the headphones, and back again when I plugged the headphones back in. This is how it should be.

Asked by FF49 2 months ago

Select search engine and search with one click

Hi, since the last update, when I select the search engine (google in this case) it doesn't automatically search, like it did before. Is there a way to revert back to the… (read more)

Hi, since the last update, when I select the search engine (google in this case) it doesn't automatically search, like it did before. Is there a way to revert back to the old way?

Asked by guidoo.97 2 months ago

Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this app

Hi, I'm a paranoid guy so i tend to investigate anything and everything weird that happens to me. Yesterday, i was browsing a movie directory looking for a movie to watch… (read more)

Hi,

I'm a paranoid guy so i tend to investigate anything and everything weird that happens to me.

Yesterday, i was browsing a movie directory looking for a movie to watch outside of major platforms (Netflix). The site was full of ads and other crap, my AV was ringing the bells, blocking lots of potentially malicious links.

Suddenly, i got prompted by Windows Defender to allow firefox.exe to communicate on public networks too. Private networks were allowed already, but somehow it wanted access over public networks too.

It looked exactly like this : https://content.invisioncic.com/Mmalware/monthly_2018_03/image.png.2897f90ed89aa34691c24143e249ab12.png

I am wondering if i could've been exploited by some sort of 0-day, as FireFox security is weaker now, we might see more broad attacks on people.

How could this happen and why would FireFox suddenly want to add new incoming rule?

I have the latest version of FireFox for many days, haven't installed anything new or updated anything. It happened just like that. Also, i was calling with a friend via Messenger which uses WebRTC, but we've been calling like that for past week or so, so don't have a clue why did it happen now...

Should i be concerned?

Let me know, please.

Asked by alohaboy15488 2 months ago

Taskbar at Bottom of Screen Has Disappeared After Last Firefox Upgrade

Ever since the latest Firefox upgrade, the taskbar at the bottom of my screen has disappeared — but only in Firefox. In Google Chrome, the taskbar is still there at the … (read more)

Ever since the latest Firefox upgrade, the taskbar at the bottom of my screen has disappeared — but only in Firefox. In Google Chrome, the taskbar is still there at the bottom of the screen. Why is this ? How can I get the taskbar back ?

Thanks,

Alain in D.C.

Asked by letorta 2 months ago

Firefox Locked Account - Email was Returned

I am unable to sync into my firefox account. It says, "The confirmation email we sent to *email address* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefo… (read more)

I am unable to sync into my firefox account. It says, "The confirmation email we sent to *email address* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data." According to other threads, one is to wait 24 hours before trying to log in again. It has been more than 24 hours, and I am still unable to access my account.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by Akarai Ulfren 2 months ago