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Imported Bookmarks Do Not Appear In Highlights (forum search shows problem persisting for years)

Highlights only shows bookmarks added from Firefox, not those imported from an html file. There is no obvious way to fix this inconvenient behavior and no clear solution … (read more)

Highlights only shows bookmarks added from Firefox, not those imported from an html file. There is no obvious way to fix this inconvenient behavior and no clear solution here or in other forums.

Moving the bookmarks to different locations in bookmark library has no effect. Obviously, there must be some setting or code that causes this and it should not be the default.

As a nontechnical user I am limited in my ability to find and fix the problem. But from a logical standpoint those highlights are populated from somewhere. Being able to change that location or move the imported bookmarks there should not be an easter-egg hunt.

This seems to be an ongoing and unaddressed issue. It probably persists because, while annoying, after failed attempts to resolve or get the community to address the issue, it becomes easier to just re-add the bookmarks.

As someone giving the browser a shot after deciding Opera was basically adware. This annoyance is a fairly disheartening switching cost.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jfcsilky 2 days ago

Last reply by jfcsilky 2 days ago

setup.exe error message after installing: "The system detected an overrun of a stack-based buffer in this application."

I recently downloaded Firefox in order to try to install it on a Windows VM. When I download the regular (online) installer and checked it with VirusTotal, one of the Vi… (read more)

I recently downloaded Firefox in order to try to install it on a Windows VM. When I download the regular (online) installer and checked it with VirusTotal, one of the VirusTotal "engines" detected it as malicious. Therefore, I located the "offline" installer file on your website and ran it inside the VM.

A few minutes after I performed the installation, I got a "setup.exe" alert box saying "The system detected an overrun of a stack-based buffer in this application. This overrun could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this application."

Note: I cannot be sure this error actually pertains to Firefox (as it's a remote desktop connection to a shared VM so maybe somebody else was trying to install something). But the error did pop up shortly after I ran the Firefox installer. Also, this only happened once.

VM information: 4 CPUs; 16GB memory (1.28 GB active); hard disk 150 GB. Compatibility: ESXi 6.5 an later (VM version 13)

OS information: Windows 2019 Datacenter; Processor: Intel Xeon CPU ES-2697 v3 @ 2.60GHz 2.59GHz (4 processors) Installed RAM: 16.0 GB; 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor.

Asked by 4232jl 6 days ago

w10 blocking Firefox download onto new laptop

I am unable to download Firefox or any other browser using the default Bing onto new lenovo yoga laptop because of security issues apparently. Can someone help please. SO… (read more)

I am unable to download Firefox or any other browser using the default Bing onto new lenovo yoga laptop because of security issues apparently. Can someone help please. SO frustrating and annoying.

Asked by akharrington1 3 days ago

Firefox won't load or reinstall

Trying to reinstall Firefox after a crash. I get this message "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" How do I get past that? I have… (read more)

Trying to reinstall Firefox after a crash. I get this message "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible" How do I get past that? I have uninstalled the program and did some deletes in the registry.

Asked by daled43 15 hours ago