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Need a Firefox Assistant Dealing with Millions of Bugs

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still th… (read more)

The latest is I can't search from the search bar with a new tab. This is after doing a migration. I erased Firefox and reinstalled the app and all of my data was still there. I reopened the session as if I had just closed a session and I was logged into gmail. So clearly Mozilla's instructions on deleting the app on MAC doesn't work. Recycle bin. How do you literally delete the app?

Hoping deletion will solve the issue of not being able to hit enter in the search bar to perform a google search, or click the arrow. Nothing works.

Further, I'm logged into this browser, yet when the tabs disappear I can't reaccess them. What's the point of logging into a browser if it doesn't remember the tabs?

Asked by erotichabit 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox keeps crashing when trying to print

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a… (read more)

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a page the whole browser crashes. I've tried removing all the settings for printing in prefs.js but that didn't seem to help in any way and the crashes don't turn up in the about:crashes tab. Has anyone else been experiencing this and perhaps knows how to fix it?

Asked by Lord Questionmark 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Lost all extremely improtant data after forced Update - Please help

Hi, I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that… (read more)

Hi,

I was refraining myself to do any update of Firefox on Windows 10 PC for several months but yesterday I was so annoyed by pop up messages requesting me to update that I gave up and proceed with update... Then disaster happened: everything is lost. All my customized settings, all bookmarks that my life depend on, everything is lost. Please can someone help me survive...

I checked for FirefoxOLD folder if there is one (e.g. on Desktop) anywhere on hard drive of my PC but there isn't. All self done solutions I tried but failed produced around 15+ additional profiles because I had to delete ( * ) Profiles INI single file otherwise Firefox couldn't be opened due to error message. When I deleted INI, I was able to open firefox with LOST extremely important data. Every opening produced I believe 3 new profiles.


( * ) I still have them in Recycle bin.

I went to about:profiles and there are only two: the one being used (lost data) and one more. When I open "one more" profile in different browsers all my data is remaining to be gone.

Currently in total are 18 profiles in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder. At least 15 of them are from failed solution attempts. The thing that worries me the most is the single profile, out of other 3, that should had my data available. I used it as the only folder in "Profiles" folder. Then I used to run Firefox and data is missing even there. This particular profile that brought me the most of hopes is NOT available via about:configs and the thing that worried me the most inside the folder of particular profile that I guess should have the data is the fact that the folder is almost entirely empty. Only two files inside: search-metadata.json and times.json

Can someone please help me get my data back?

Please I had really important data but cannot recover it on my own :'-( oh my god...

Asked by Andrew 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Etsy problem

Hi, I am an Etsy shop owner. I have been told that Firefox is the best browser to use for adding new listings and editing existing listings in my Etsy shop. However, th… (read more)

Hi,

I am an Etsy shop owner. I have been told that Firefox is the best browser to use for adding new listings and editing existing listings in my Etsy shop.

However, the problem that I am having with Firefox is this: when I want to either add a listing or edit one, I get a yellow bar at the top that says: A website is slowing down your computer, either click stop it or wait. I have tried both and both give me the same problem. The 'radio' buttons become unusable on the site and I cannot click on them anymore (such as the Publish button, for example). So I am unable to save any of my work and must just shut down. I have also tried do nothing and this just freezes everything.

This is very very frustrating and counterproductive. PLEASE HELP ME!

Asked by skkp 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

how to prevent stop and go in videos?

How to prevent stop and go in videos? I can not watch videos in Firefox due to constant pausing. Videos pause as often as every 10 seconds. Also on Android cell phone. Al… (read more)

How to prevent stop and go in videos? I can not watch videos in Firefox due to constant pausing. Videos pause as often as every 10 seconds. Also on Android cell phone. Also, out of focus. Using Ubuntu 18.04. ISP is Hugesnet. Hugesnet says there is no problem with reception.

Any help appreciated. dlw

Asked by dlwy3k 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Recover user data missing after Firefox update

After updating to the latest Firefox version, Firefox messed up my older version and I couldn't recover my previous settings and quite a lot of passwords. It is very tedi… (read more)

After updating to the latest Firefox version, Firefox messed up my older version and I couldn't recover my previous settings and quite a lot of passwords. It is very tedious to go through the whole rigmarole again. Will I recover my old settings and passwords if I reset to the previous running version? Thanks and cheers.

Asked by jalnet1 4 months ago

Last reply by jalnet1 4 months ago

Files containing Japanese characters are garbled in Firefox 68.6.0esr

After upgrading to Firefox 68.6.0esr, when we open a Japanese file with [File]->[Open], it becomes garbled and unreadable. Before upgrading, we could read the Japanes… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 68.6.0esr, when we open a Japanese file with [File]->[Open], it becomes garbled and unreadable. Before upgrading, we could read the Japanese file. This file is a plain text file and the character code is ISO-2022-JP. The character code is not specified in the file. I tried to change the character code with Text Encoding menu of Firefox, but the menu is grayed out and we cannot select it. It seems that files with character codes UTF and EUC can be displayed without problems. Is there a way to correctly display a Japanese file in which no character code is specified?

Regards,


Regards,

Asked by HAYASHI Tomoko 4 months ago

Last reply by HAYASHI Tomoko 4 months ago

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Laggy Firefox

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy lik… (read more)

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy like when i move mouse hover the bookmarks its animation response time is slow ie :- Moving cursor up and down the blue animation strip its bit delay comparatively mouse cursor movement.

Secondly i am having issue with YouTube, when i am double click on YouTube video to full-screen its give blank screen for a sec its bit annoying i think it need to fix.

Asked by Iqubal Singh 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 hangs trying to access websites but other browsers can

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on.… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on. Apparently, my desktop browser was updated to Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) on 7-1-2020. Since that time, I have been unable to access any websites from Firefox including mozilla.org. I am connected through WiFi. After downloading the Opera browser I have been able to access any website with no problems. I read community troubleshooting on this issue and tried various fixes including turning off IPv6. I read the community article about turning off my personal firewall. I was unaware of using any firewall so I installed Gufw Firewall 18.04.0. Running this program shows my firewall status is "OFF". I checked my AT&T modem and could not find any firewall settings that specifically mentioned Firefox. I would like to continue using Firefox since I use it on my phone and laptop also use it.

My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit. It also accesses the internet through the same WiFi. It currently has no problems loading web sites with Firefox version 78.0.1

Please help.

Asked by charles.goodrich 4 months ago

Answered by charles.goodrich 4 months ago

Secure Connection Failed with no error code

After a successful 2-way TLS handshake, I was able to browse my website for 1-2 times, subsequent requests failed with the "Secure Connection Failed" message and there is… (read more)

After a successful 2-way TLS handshake, I was able to browse my website for 1-2 times, subsequent requests failed with the "Secure Connection Failed" message and there is no error code to understand what the error is. In Network tab, it showed that Firefox didn't send the request to the web server (request_not_make_to_webserver.png). In Console tab, there was a message of "This error page has no error code in its security info" (console_show_no_error_code_msg.png). There is no issue to connect to my website using Chrome.

Did anyone face this issue before? What could be the cause for such problem?

Thanks, Tuan

Asked by tuansoibk 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Unable to Login

I am unable to login to firefox accounts . I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont… (read more)

I am unable to login to firefox accounts .

I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont have access to the Email as the password is saved in sync server.

I mean the Lockwise Sync server. No i don't have any device currently logged in to Sync. I recently Formatted my PC, So all files for password manager were lost(I synced the logins to the server before formatting my pc hoping that the Login id and Password for the Accounts would be enough to retrieve them ) and am trying to retrieve the logins.

No luck with the login links i can login but cannot change anything in the settings, it says :

" NOTE: Before you can view or make changes to this section, you will need to verify your email address. "

So any way i try it is asking for the conformation code sent to my Email address Whose password is stuck in my sync server.

So its like


can't access the sync server -------because------- can't access my email for code------because--------can't access my firefox lockwise -------because-------can't access sync server

Need Help ASAP Please.

Asked by 029gautam 4 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

browser.startup.homepage

When I open Firefox, I receive the following: Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/b… (read more)

When I open Firefox, I receive the following: Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/browserconfig.properties. I have seen the help that suggest I go to "about:config" and the browser.startup.homepage, which I have done. But the suggestion doesn't state what I should do once there. What do I do to the browser.startup.homepage?

Asked by rand9149 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Adblocker Extensio

We provide a free adblocker to our customers. In previous versions of FireFox we could install the extension with our provided MSI installation file. But with the rece… (read more)

We provide a free adblocker to our customers. In previous versions of FireFox we could install the extension with our provided MSI installation file. But with the recent updates to FF, it no longer works. What do we need to add or do in order for the MSI to continue to work?

Asked by devops2 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Logitech M325 Mouse and Bookmark menu

When I select "Show your Bookmarks (Crtl+Shift+H)" buy just clicking the icon, the main bookmark menu opens. I can move the cursor down the list. But if I try to use th… (read more)

When I select "Show your Bookmarks (Crtl+Shift+H)" buy just clicking the icon, the main bookmark menu opens. I can move the cursor down the list. But if I try to use the scroll wheel, as soon as the wheel moves, the bookmark menu list closes (disappears).

I like the small size of this particular mouse since this is my travel laptop.

I have tried all the Logitech SetPoint software mouse option with no luck.

Is there any appropriate about:config option that would affect the bookmark menu list?

Thanks

Firefox v78.0.1 and Logitech Setpoint 6.69.123

Asked by Roxie2401 4 months ago

Last reply by Roxie2401 4 months ago

cut and paste with right mouse click in discord web app pastes text twice.

When I cut and paste text into the chat edit window in the discord website app, the text I am pasting appears twice. This started happening within the last month. I am … (read more)

When I cut and paste text into the chat edit window in the discord website app, the text I am pasting appears twice. This started happening within the last month. I am using Firefox 78.0.1. This does not happen in chromium, for example, nor in pasting info to other applications. I am running the latest Linux Mint OS as well.

Asked by Stephen 4 months ago

Last reply by Stephen 4 months ago

Firefox Stutter every 10 seconds (not sessionstore related ?)

Hello, I recently had to switch back to my laptop and noticed that firefox is micro-stuttering (missing a couple of frame at worse) at a somewhat regular interval. Which … (read more)

Hello,

I recently had to switch back to my laptop and noticed that firefox is micro-stuttering (missing a couple of frame at worse) at a somewhat regular interval. Which is very noticable and head-ache inducing when watching a youtube video.

I tried to disable every plugins that I have, switching to a new profile, setting browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo and browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo to 0, closing everything in the background, clearing cookies caches and etc.

Nothing worked, I noticed that disabling window's "Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling" helped. With it on I've got a very regular micro stutter (every 10 seconds) whereas with it turned off I "only" get a microstutter once every 20/30 ish seconds. Therefore I suspect some shenanigans with optimus drivers but I don't know for sure how to confirm. I tried to force firefox to use the integrated gpu with nvidia pannel but it didn't help.

I would have capture a video to show off the problem but everytime I start recording (with lenovo's nerve sense capture software) the problem totally disappears !

Anyone have any ideas about what could be happening / how to diagnose more precisely the problem ? Thanks for reading.

specs :Windows 10 (x64), Firefox 78.0.1 (x64), Intel Core i5-7300HQ, optimus GPUS : Intel HD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q)

Asked by aramirg 4 months ago

Last reply by aramirg 4 months ago

Unhide column on an archived webpage when button is disabled

Why I know it can be made visible Yesterday, the following archived version from June 19 was viewed. https://web.archive.org/web/20200619233630/https://www.worldome… (read more)

Why I know it can be made visible

   Yesterday, the following archived version from June 19 was viewed.
   https://web.archive.org/web/20200619233630/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
   The "New Recovered" column was visible, along with three other columns.
   Today, as in the past, "New Recovered" is again hidden.

The question:

   *****   How can they be made visible?  *******
   

Misc Information including the current, not yet archived, page

   The current webpage is https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
   The "New Recovered" column is hidden by default.
   Columns are hidden or unhidden by clicking the "Columns" button.
   Using Windows 10 1909 and Firefox 78
   

What I have tried

   Tab to "Columns" button; tried every modifier key, ctrl+<key>, Enter, right- and left-click...
   

How to see what I see

   First visit the current page https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
   "New Recovered" column is not visible.
   Click "Columns" and select "New Recovered" which is column 7.
   (it is 6 in list because column 1 can't be hidden)
   
   Now, open an archived page.  This is the one which had no hidden columns yesterday.
   https://web.archive.org/web/20200619233630/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
   Note the "New Recovered" column is not visible.
   To prove the data has been captured:
   Select "Yesterday"
   Press "Ctrl+u" to see the "Page Source"
   Find (Ctrl+f) and find one of the following "New Recovered" values (96,845  10,942) World & USA
   Find "Columns" to see the list of available columns.  ("New Recovered" is column 7)
   Find again and to see that columns 7, 16-18 are set to false preventing being displayed.
   

Since "New Recovered" column on the archived page somehow became visible yesterday. I know it can be done. Thank you, in advance.

Asked by ExpertN0vice 4 months ago

Last reply by ExpertN0vice 4 months ago

My Browser deleted itself and left a folder of old files on my desktop, WHY?

My Firefox Browser deleted itself somehow and microsoft edge took over as the default browser. I clicked on the browser in my task bar and a grey error box came up and s… (read more)

My Firefox Browser deleted itself somehow and microsoft edge took over as the default browser. I clicked on the browser in my task bar and a grey error box came up and said the short cut needed to be removed because foxfire.exe was not found. Then on my desktop I had a new folder called "Old Firefox Data".

I had a issue yesterday where I downloaded 2 Viruses (in a zipped folder) off the firefox secure transfer app because I thought it was a contract for work. My virus scan software removed the 2 trojan viruses and corrected the unauthorized changes to my computer.

How did the entire Firefox.exe disappear? Do I still have a problem? Thanks in advance!

Asked by nytxalamo 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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My address bar does not work after the Firefox 78 update.

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do an… (read more)

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do anything. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Asked by mlbirk 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago