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How to get rid of "You have chosen to open" pop-up?

This pop-up opens when I download any file. I have tried to go to about:config, but couldn't find browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete. How do I get rid of it? … (read more)

This pop-up opens when I download any file. I have tried to go to about:config, but couldn't find browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete. How do I get rid of it?

Asked by jupiter88110 23 minutes ago

SaveFrom.net Helper

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program … (read more)

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program name shows as an extension on the bar at the top of the Firefox page.

I cannot delete it. If I delete it once it reappears next time I load Firefox. The extension does not show up in add ons and extensions in Tools Firefox.

I have read an earlier reply that suggests delete Firefox and reinstall Firefox and that will get rid of it.

However, I am not anxious to try that as over time I have already extensions ad add ons and other customisation of Firefox, including all my bookmarks and I don't want to lose these and start again.

So here is my question. As the program is deleted and as their extension does not show up in Tools and then adddons, can I assume that the existence of the program name as an extension on one of the title bars at the top of Firefox is just an irritation and that this SaveFrom program cannot in any way add or do anything to my computer?

I can then live with it rather than deleting Firefox and starting again.

I would be so grateful for your help.

Thank you.

Asked by avwood 13 hours ago

Last reply by avwood 2 hours ago

Suddenly Lost all bookmarks

I lost all the bookmarks suddenly where i was using this browser for office work, there was no action taken from my end like deletion or any upgrade, however suddenly whe… (read more)

I lost all the bookmarks suddenly where i was using this browser for office work, there was no action taken from my end like deletion or any upgrade, however suddenly when i start machine today, i found all bookmarks lost. To restore backup I entered to Profile --> bookmark backup this file is extension JSONLZ4 which is not visible during restore bookmark.

This is quite important to recover these suddenly lost all bookmarks, so is there any way or support available?

Unfortunately this is first time i am facing such kind of issue, So kindly also let me know if we should trust mozilla firefox as default browser and to save bookmarks?

Thanks & Regards

Asked by deepak.fojdar 2 hours ago

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Need to install older version

I downloaded the updated version of Firefox and replaced the old version, but my system won't accept the newer version. How do I reinstall the older version for my Mac. … (read more)

I downloaded the updated version of Firefox and replaced the old version, but my system won't accept the newer version. How do I reinstall the older version for my Mac.

Asked by michael432 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Huge memory consumption

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment. cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the pr… (read more)

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

Asked by ab2qik 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 22 hours ago

Firefox has randomly changed most of the icons on my desktop

I turned my computer on today and all of a sudden half of the file icons on my desktop now have a Firefox file logo and I want my desktop to be restored to its original a… (read more)

I turned my computer on today and all of a sudden half of the file icons on my desktop now have a Firefox file logo and I want my desktop to be restored to its original appearance. I did nothing to cause this and do not appreciate the Firefox browser software changing the appearance of my desktop without my permission. Also I do not like having to take the time correcting the situation. Do I need to delete Firefox from my computer and start using a different browser? Can you direct me as to how best to fix this???

Asked by jpmurray12 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Hidden browser window?

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0 When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then,… (read more)

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0

When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then, I found that when I tried to quit the program via File menu, it says that I have two windows and three tabs open, yet I only have on window/one tab open. I can not find this other window... What does this mean? Have tried refreshing the app, safe mode, and disabling the extensions that I use.

Thanks!

Asked by darkmetal262 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Having to fix FF93 problem only with Windows Recovery

FF 93.0 64-bit - Windows 10 When I booted up the system and ran FF the first time for the day, its window opened, and it even asked for the primary password. After that, … (read more)

FF 93.0 64-bit - Windows 10

When I booted up the system and ran FF the first time for the day, its window opened, and it even asked for the primary password. After that, nothing I typed in the URL box came out. I could open new tabs but not able to switch to them. All Chromium-based browsers and Edge in the same system worked fine.

I did the following trying to fix the problem: I restarted Win10 and ran FF93. Same problem. I restarted using Troubleshooting Mode. Same problem. I reinstalled using the complete package. Same problem. I installed using FF92 and FF91. Same problem. I refreshed FF93 using Troubleshooting Mode. Same problem. I used Win10 Safe Mode to run FF93. It worked. I uninstalled FF93, removed as much as I could all traces of FF and Mozilla in the Win registry, and reinstalled FF93. Same problem.

In the end, I had to use Win10 Recovery and revert to an earlier date to fix it.

The first incident happened about two weeks ago. It happened again this morning. My use of PC has been routine for years, I would say for more than a decade, or at least in the last five years. No extraordinary applications or routines.

BTW, I haven't updated my Win10 in years, because doing so often times gave me new mysterious issues to troubleshoot, courtesy of MS. You should very well know Win updates produce issues, and the bug fixes following them produce even more. The annoying thing is I would research on the issues and find out later (sometimes days) that the updates were the culprits.

This is the second time it happened to my FF93, and I feel I have to report this to get some idea about why this is happening (only to me?) and how to fix or prevent it without having to go into Recovery (again?).

Asked by mobilesuit600 8 hours ago

Last reply by mobilesuit600 4 hours ago

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Video's won't play

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this l… (read more)

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this link: [https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-.../article_24b92a86-32c4-11ec-a487-3bb3f17fa133.html] won't play. It use to work, but something has changed, not by me. It will play that same video using the "Edge Browser" so there is nothing wrong with the website. However, I can play this "YouTube Video": [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJSYk5wMiA] I also tried another link in their website, this is the weather link: [https://www.wandtv.com/weather] it starts to play, but then stops and nothing ever plays. Here is another link I tried on their website: [https://www.wandtv.com/sports/fans-ma.../article_f94f4ade-32e0-11ec-9351-ef71f52b96cd.html] It won't play either. But they all play in the "Edge Browser!" Any ideas on what changed and how do I change it back, so they will play? I prefer Firefox Browser to any other browser! Do you know what the issue could be? I appreciate your time! NiceSeeingYou

Asked by niceseeingyou 16 hours ago

Answered by niceseeingyou 4 hours ago

restore previous previous lost session

Is it possible to restore a lost session after another session was started? I relogged my PC then a firefox window opened (not my homepage) which i accidently closed. The… (read more)

Is it possible to restore a lost session after another session was started?

I relogged my PC then a firefox window opened (not my homepage) which i accidently closed. Then i opened firefox and it opened to my homepage. I clicked restore previous session but all that was there was the page i had just closed that i had not wanted.

I tried crashing firefox and opening previous session but still brings me to this session.

Is my only option to go through my history for last many months to open all these tabs I previosly had open in 2 pages?

Asked by bigsky888 23 hours ago

Last reply by bigsky888 6 hours ago

How to remove a search bar above the URL line?

How to remove the search bar above the URL line? This seems to have been added very recently. Can not find any way yo to it thru Settings, etc. Thanks, Jim … (read more)

How to remove the search bar above the URL line?

This seems to have been added very recently. Can not find any way yo to it thru Settings, etc.

Thanks, Jim

Asked by HuskyJim 4 months ago

Last reply by alablues 6 hours ago

Browser isn't opening up at all! Quickly shutting off and asking to report crash!

I have used Firefox on Tues, but starting yesterday I am unable to open the browser at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and haven't had any success. I re… (read more)

I have used Firefox on Tues, but starting yesterday I am unable to open the browser at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and haven't had any success. I recently end tasked Cortana. Is that why I can't open the browser? Or is it something else. Please help. Nothing online seems to work for me. Mind you I can open and use other browsers. Thank you in advance.

      • i get no other explanation from firefox. just the crash reporter popup and maybe a "do you want to refresh" popup.

Asked by confused__user 1 day ago

Last reply by confused__user 6 hours ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 15 hours ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 3 days ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 7 hours ago

BSOD DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE

I am using a Cambio W101 tablet with windows 10 21H1 and Firefox 93.0. After getting the BSOD with the error message DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE I followed the recommen… (read more)

I am using a Cambio W101 tablet with windows 10 21H1 and Firefox 93.0.

After getting the BSOD with the error message DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE I followed the recommended suggestions like checking the drivers, removing the sleep mode, changing the power options.

I continue to get the BSOD only in one specific situation but frequently. It is when I use Libreoffice as my active window, while Firefox is inactive in the background. When I use either only Libreoffice or only Firefox as my active window nothing happens. There has also not been problems with other programs.

Does an inactive Firefox do something which triggers the BSOD?

Asked by walumg 11 hours ago

Last reply by walumg 7 hours ago

How do I turn OFF FireFox as Default Browser

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked… (read more)

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked itself in as the default browser... Since I am unable to modify that condition, is my only recourse to uninstall FireFox? Or, am I missing some secret handshake?

Asked by Shucks 4 days ago

Last reply by TNorth 7 hours ago

Problem downloading audiobook files (.aax) from Audible.com

Using Firefox browser for iMac. Recently (10/10/2021) attempted to download .aax files from Audible.com. Files were unexpectedly converted to .mp4 files, making files u… (read more)

Using Firefox browser for iMac. Recently (10/10/2021) attempted to download .aax files from Audible.com. Files were unexpectedly converted to .mp4 files, making files unusable by iBooks. Conferred with Audible Tech support. Audible Tech confirmed that .aax files are the proper format and that they did not/do not make any format conversions on their end. Audible Tech then suggested trying download with Safari. Download (of .aax files with Safari) was successful and maintained proper (.aax) format. Audible Tech said that he had not encountered this issue before and that it seemed to him that the Firefox browser may be responsible for the unexpected conversion. In the past I have used Firefox many times to successfully download .aax files from Audible.com, most recent prior to this problem was on (9/11/2021). I am notifying you simply to advise that you may have a programing glitch within the download programing portion of the latest version of Firefox (ver. 93.0 - 64 bit) for iMac(s).

Asked by SkyTraveln 5 days ago

Last reply by SkyTraveln 8 hours ago