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GArbled Text

Well, even the pulldown is not working here. None of the solutions for the garbled text works for me (and now that pulldown option isn't always working) and I am about to… (read more)

Well, even the pulldown is not working here. None of the solutions for the garbled text works for me (and now that pulldown option isn't always working) and I am about to permanently change to Safari after years of being a Firefox advocate and user. Without any way to actually ask an actual person about this question/problem and not being a programmer I am exceedingly frustrated and disappointed. I do have to agree with the commenter who said we shouldn't have to go through this just to get a website to display. I've tried several times to upload an image but frankly I feel like just giving up

Asked by arobey 3 days ago

Last reply by arobey 1 day ago

turn off enterprise control on Linux os

I am a retired person trying to use Firefox on a Linux os computer i OWN. To day, Firefox has become unstable. I see in my settles that an "enterprise" now controls my … (read more)

I am a retired person trying to use Firefox on a Linux os computer i OWN. To day, Firefox has become unstable. I see in my settles that an "enterprise" now controls my copy of firefox.

How can I eliminate this obstruction?

Most discussion of this problem discusses Windows os and is useless to me.

My os is LinuxMint 19 (Tara)

Please advise!

Asked by rholcomb786 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

metamask extension

Hello I installed the Metamask extension on Mozilla and worked with it for about a month without any problems. But now Metamask does not open. I do not know why. Only a w… (read more)

Hello I installed the Metamask extension on Mozilla and worked with it for about a month without any problems. But now Metamask does not open. I do not know why. Only a white screen opens and I can not do anything. since I did not write down the private keys, I can not recover it unless I can open this extension again in this browser. please help me.

Asked by awankavronaw 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Firefox Updates (MozillaBackgroundTask) filling my user temp file Windows 7

My C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp folder fills up with Firefox update folders called "MozillaBackgroundTask{numberletterstring}", a new one of which appears… (read more)

My C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp folder fills up with Firefox update folders called "MozillaBackgroundTask{numberletterstring}", a new one of which appears every 7 hours (except when computer is off because I changed the Update setting after this issue started so the "Allow Firefox to automatically install updates" has the "when Firefox is not running" unchecked). Every day I delete the previous day's folders. This is annoying. It started within the last month. I don't use Firefox as my default browser. This only happens on my Windows 7 Pro laptop, not on my Windows 10 laptop. Can anyone tell me why this has started happening and how to stop these files keep accumulating please?

Asked by joycembrett 2 days ago

Last reply by joycembrett 1 day ago

After Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 96.0.1 (Latest Version) Firefox unable to connect..........

Just to advise after the recent update to Mozilla Firefox v96.0.1 there was a problem with Internet connection not then being available from Firefox. For extra privacy I … (read more)

Just to advise after the recent update to Mozilla Firefox v96.0.1 there was a problem with Internet connection not then being available from Firefox.

For extra privacy I have Win 10x64 Pro set to the free Cloudflare free use DNS settings of 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 and this has worked just fine for several months now.

However, since the update as above, Firefox could no longer connect to the Internet.

However, my other Browsers: SeaMonkey and Tor worked just fine.

For security reasons, I never use Chrome, Edge or Safario, as they are basically insecure.

Thinking there was a router problem, I reset that with the pin through the reset hole at the rear, and rebooted the PC.

No further ahead, and I knew it was not a Malware problem either, as I use very good AntiMalware Software.

I switched off the fiber box for 10 minutes, restarted it, no change, Firefox still could not connect.

Aha, a look through the Firefox Settings > Network and checked the DNS setting, which had been default set by Firefox to "CIRA Canadian Shield (By Default)" - That was NOT the setting I had placed into the Win10 Operating System.

Cloudflare was the second option there, so I selected that.

I didn't try the third option of "Next DNS".

Saved the setting (Option 2 Cloudflare)

Rebooted the PC, and no further troubles.

That CIRA Canadian Shield (Default) by Firefox was a trap I hadn't run into.

Just thought you may wish to put this in an appropriate place, as a warning to others.

Experienced with all Windows O/S since 1993, every style of O/S Microsoft has had available, plus much other Software.

This is the first unexpected problem ever I've had with Mozilla Firefox.

I run this PC 24/7, never turned off except for a reboot.

I can run some Firefox 25+ Windows and a total of over 150 Tabs, Run SeaMonkey and Tor with over 100 Tabs between them, and can still do other work.

Pleaty of RAM and SSD's for Operating Systems, backup to HDD's for longevity.

Still using 20+ year old HDD's still good, but they don't thermally cycle (Always on except for reboots), and I am interested to see how long before a failure of one of them =- I just stor DATA on these old HDD's (Copy from elsewhere, so it doesn't matter if I have a failure of an old HDD.

Cheers from a Far-Away-Land (Zealandia SupraContinent)

Asked by unix74 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

why can't i have bonginoreport.com as my home page?

Bonginoreport.com has been my home page for 2 years with no problem. All of a sudden, I am getting error messages, an expired SSL Cert., yet I am able to go to the site v… (read more)

Bonginoreport.com has been my home page for 2 years with no problem. All of a sudden, I am getting error messages, an expired SSL Cert., yet I am able to go to the site via google, etc. I have no problem with Safari, Chrome, etc. browsers so why am I having a problem with Firefox.

Asked by Gloabe2474 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Black background pages nuisance

As many here have said, the latest Firefox update has reversed many web pages and menus from white-with-black text to black-with-white text. I can't believe that Mozilla … (read more)

As many here have said, the latest Firefox update has reversed many web pages and menus from white-with-black text to black-with-white text. I can't believe that Mozilla really meant to do this. This is very annoying. It would be one thing to offer it as an option, but to just jam it to us without warning is plain obnoxious. I did do the about:config color-scheme override but that only fixed my Firefox search page. Everything else is still black. Thanks a lot.

Asked by Rob 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Firefox does not display pages, not even internal ones like about:config

Firefox does not display pages on linux mint cinnamon 20.2, not even internal ones like "about:config" wenn entered into the address field. There is no error message and … (read more)

Firefox does not display pages on linux mint cinnamon 20.2, not even internal ones like "about:config" wenn entered into the address field. There is no error message and the page remains empty. I managed to display only a few internal pages with links from the menu like: "Add-ons and Themes" or "More Troubleshooting Information". When I change the address now (when the firefox logo is displayed on the left) I can access other internal pages like "about:config" but no web pages. I tried several settings that I found in the forums, but not success: Connection settings hardware acceleration network.dns.disableIPv6 network.dns.disablePrefetch Troubleshoot mode

Chromium browser works fine.

Asked by michael_vetter 2 days ago

Last reply by andmagdo 2 days ago

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Theme on system pages was black, now white. How to change it back?

I used to be able to have a custom theme and have system pages (home, settings, etc) be black - dark theme - but now the system pages are white - light theme. Is there an… (read more)

I used to be able to have a custom theme and have system pages (home, settings, etc) be black - dark theme - but now the system pages are white - light theme. Is there any way to change system pages colour back to black and keep a custom theme?

Thanks.

Asked by thehecthathonks 2 days ago

Answered by thehecthathonks 2 days ago

Firefox import tool does not work to import browser history from either Chrome or Edge.

Hello, I've been trying to use Firefox's import tool to import my browser history from Chrome after an infuriating update to G Suite broke sync between my devices (read m… (read more)

Hello,

I've been trying to use Firefox's import tool to import my browser history from Chrome after an infuriating update to G Suite broke sync between my devices (read more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/gsuite/comments/qc3nq8/your_organization_requires_a_profile/). To continue to keep sync between devices I would have to create a new user profile in Chrome which does not bring over any existing history. I am a one account G Suite user that only uses it for a custom email domain so these policy changes do not help me whatsoever.

Instead of having to keep dealing with Chrome I want to move to Firefox and take my browser history (along with bookmarks and passwords which worked) with me. However, even after moving all my history to Edge to see if that would work, neither importing my Browsing History from Chrome or Edge into Firefox would work at all. It just does nothing. I have exported my Chrome history with the help of an extension, into both csv and json formats, but I have yet to find a way to import with either of those files into Firefox. Is this an ongoing issue or is there something I'm missing here?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by pedropablopicasso 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Latest update installed

Got online this morning, and Firefox "upgraded" to a newer version. Now, I have no home page, no bookmarks, no history, etc. This happened several "updates ago, a few y… (read more)

Got online this morning, and Firefox "upgraded" to a newer version. Now, I have no home page, no bookmarks, no history, etc. This happened several "updates ago, a few years ago, if memory serves. How do I get all those back? Last time, they apparently sent out a "fix". Thanks,

Phil Bronner

Asked by philbronner 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Firefox browser app does not want to open right away.

Why does it take so long for firefox browser to open. It will open as blank when I first click it, for several seconds, then when I click it again it may close for sever… (read more)

Why does it take so long for firefox browser to open. It will open as blank when I first click it, for several seconds, then when I click it again it may close for several seconds,tnen it may open or may not and I have to start over. I am about ready to switch browsers. Please help. I am using Nord vpn, Microsoft 10, and I don't know Firefox version. I assume 95 is correct. I have no plug ins. I am 82 yrs old and not computer savvy.

Asked by travelcarp 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

History Feed Changed by Mistakenly Clicking Wrong Menu Selection

How do I reverse what happened to 'History' when I accidentally clicked 'Forget About This Site' instead of 'Delete Page' on the drop-down menu for the highlighted page i… (read more)

How do I reverse what happened to 'History' when I accidentally clicked 'Forget About This Site' instead of 'Delete Page' on the drop-down menu for the highlighted page in the history feed.

I realise that I caused this problem last night when I clicked the wrong option in the drop-down menu but only became aware of what I had done when I went to my history feed this afternoon. I was looking in my history feed to find a site that I visited yesterday and noticed that a website that I have visited several times earlier today is not appearing in the feed. It is the same site that I clicked the wrong selection in the drop-down menu for last night.

How do I get 'History' to start showing that site in the feed again?

Asked by Mark Henry 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago