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"Refresh" stopped app working and now get a message when I try open the app saying copy of forefoot is already open which it is not.

I like Firefox but sad to say that I have increasinlt wasted much time lately with its crashy ways and I made the mistake of using Refresh today. Now get a message when … (read more)

I like Firefox but sad to say that I have increasinlt wasted much time lately with its crashy ways and I made the mistake of using Refresh today.

Now get a message when I try open the app saying "copy of firefox is already open" which it is not true and it is not showing as running on the system.

I have tried reinstalling and it makes no difference.

I dont have an IT engineering degree but how do I fix this before I just give up and walk away? Thanks.

Asked by exasperatedagain 1 year ago

Answered by exasperatedagain 1 year ago

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Different homepages for different devices

I am trying to setup custom startpages that I am creating using HTML5/CSS/JS. Issue is I am doing this in multiple devices that I have Firefox Sync on. Those devices are … (read more)

I am trying to setup custom startpages that I am creating using HTML5/CSS/JS. Issue is I am doing this in multiple devices that I have Firefox Sync on.

Those devices are Manjaro (Linux) and Windows 10. Thus their directories and such differ vastly.

I setting the homepage to be `/home/arszilla/.config/mozilla-firefox/HomePage/index.html` on Linux, whereas on Windows it is `C:\Users\Arslan\Documents\Mozilla Firefox\HomePage\index.html`. However due to the sync this gets overwritten constantly.

Is there a way for me to keep Linux's homepage intact while the same is done for Windows? So Linux has its own 'non-synced' homepage, while Windows has its own 'non-synced' homepage?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Arszilla 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox stops shutdown, because windows are still open

I'm using Mac since… 1984 and I use it for a lot of tasks, really a lot. So I've between 12 and 18 applications open at the same time, one of them is Firefox. On shutdown… (read more)

I'm using Mac since… 1984 and I use it for a lot of tasks, really a lot. So I've between 12 and 18 applications open at the same time, one of them is Firefox. On shutdown (which takes several minutes) I leave… to discover later on that Firefox disables the shutdown because "some windows are still open"! WHAT THE HECK?!?! I don't care if windows are open, if I ASK to shutdown, I want it to shut down, not to care about windows being open or not. The worse is that a) Firefox is the last (or one of the last) applications Mac OS X shuts down. b) I can't teach / instruct or choose Firefox to stop even if windows are open. Or am I mistaken?

Asked by DanWorldCitizen 1 year ago

Last reply by DanWorldCitizen 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox suggesting I add Duck Duck Go to my browser, WHILE I'M USING DUBK DUCK GO?!!

Pretty annoying to be looking at a Duck Duck Go screen while Firefox is telling me I should add it. Used to only be something the dumb android app did, now its on my PC b… (read more)

Pretty annoying to be looking at a Duck Duck Go screen while Firefox is telling me I should add it.

Used to only be something the dumb android app did, now its on my PC browser

I'm kind of a Firefox fan, but there are some things that get very annoying. This is another forum I'm sure, but the android app is hardly usable its so slow to load, I end up opening Google which is antithetic to why I have Firefox. And when I DO wait on the app, and Duck Duck Go loads...there it is, a Firefox ad suggesting I get Duck Duck Go...that I already have!

Whats going on with Mozilla?

Asked by KennyD3 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Characters not displaying correctly

In attachment 3 samples of webpages with characters not displaying correctly. The option 'allow pages to choose their own fonts' is checked. When I go to about:config an… (read more)

In attachment 3 samples of webpages with characters not displaying correctly.

The option 'allow pages to choose their own fonts' is checked.

When I go to about:config and set the option gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled to False, I can read the sites but (of course) all fonts are replaced with my fonts.

Is there another way to fix this, please?

Asked by Jan_S 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Intermittent issue with Firefox windows going invisible

This is a hard one to provide steps for reproduction. The next time it happens I will take a screenshot. The issue is as follows: I'm on a 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS mach… (read more)

This is a hard one to provide steps for reproduction. The next time it happens I will take a screenshot.

The issue is as follows:

I'm on a 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS machine, with Firefox 66.0.3 installed. Every now and then (roughly once every 1 or 2 hours) I will do something in the browser, whether that be open a new tab, press play on a YouTube window or something else, the window will turn invisible. The frame of the window with the name of the tab up the top is still there, and I can drag it around no problem, but the actual content of the window is not there, I can see straight through it. At this point I've sort of ruled out it being an OS related issue, as Firefox is the only program on my system that seems to have this issue.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Reeceeboii 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Based on GDPR guidelines, How do i request to completely delete my account information including email addresses from firefox database.

I have long authentication app. I have lost my recovery codes as well. I am unable to login to my account. I requested to delete my email account so that i can create new… (read more)

I have long authentication app. I have lost my recovery codes as well. I am unable to login to my account. I requested to delete my email account so that i can create new firefox account using the same email. But there is no way stated anywhere about this.

Hence, based on GDPR i would like to instruct Firefox to delete my entire account information including emails data etc. Need assistance on this how do i request for the same.

Thank you

Asked by jadeja.mp 1 year ago

Last reply by jadeja.mp 1 year ago

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firefox.desktop: [Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (67): Connection reset by peer

Hello: The above error occurs at every boot of an up to date Arch linux system. `systemctl` spams my `syslog` with (complete error message): firefox.desktop[1772]: … (read more)

Hello: The above error occurs at every boot of an up to date Arch linux system. `systemctl` spams my `syslog` with (complete error message):

     firefox.desktop[1772]: [Parent 1772, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (67): Connection reset by peer: file /build/firefox/src/mozilla-unified/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 357

I have no idea about what it may be. Booting involves launching mozilla firefox automatically and along with it opening multiple tabs inherited from the last session. Any help welcome. -ced.

Asked by Cbhihe 1 year ago

Last reply by Cbhihe 1 year ago

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Had FF 32bit changed to 64bit and 'Services' remained 32bit, some times twice a day my system LOCKS up, how do I change Services for FF to 64bit?

As Admin opened "Services," "Mozilla Maintenance" rite clicking then selection "Properties" "Recovery" then "First failure" drop down "Run a Program," six (6) lines down … (read more)

As Admin opened "Services," "Mozilla Maintenance" rite clicking then selection "Properties" "Recovery" then "First failure" drop down "Run a Program," six (6) lines down to "Run Program" box clicking upon "Browse" RB then selecting the path to my 64bit "Mozilla Maintenance.exe" entering that within the BOX without any HELP. Then went into the Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\Uninstall.exe (removing the 32bit Maintenance Services from "Services").

Going again as Admin into the "Program Files\Mozilla FireFox\maintenanceservice_installer.exe" thinking that would install my 64bit Mozilla Maintenance serevcices.exe for my 64bit which it did not, my 32bit is back after a restart. How do I make this change?

May the "CREATOR" shed the ever "Love Light" upon thee . . . TIA, CU L8R, 'd' "LoneWanderer" "Only you can control your future." Dr. Seuss

Asked by NTLS 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is constantly crashing on Windows 10

Firefox 66.0.3 is constantly crashing on Windows 10 64bit. It doesn't matter if I am actively doing something or if it is idle. The frustrating part is there is nothing i… (read more)

Firefox 66.0.3 is constantly crashing on Windows 10 64bit. It doesn't matter if I am actively doing something or if it is idle. The frustrating part is there is nothing in about:crashes to indicate why this is happening. I've tried reinstalling, refreshing, etc. to no avail. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Asked by wolverine130 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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security socket error

Hi, from yesterday i can not log in Coral Isle game (facebook). Laptop Pavilion DV6 . I tried many solutions for this error <<SECURITY SOCKET ERROR>>. I haven… (read more)

Hi, from yesterday i can not log in Coral Isle game (facebook). Laptop Pavilion DV6 . I tried many solutions for this error <<SECURITY SOCKET ERROR>>. I havent changed anythink from yesterday. When i try to play in chrome all are fine. When i try to play from another pc on firefox also is fine. But from my laptop not working. I have unistall and reinstall the Firefox and the flash player, but the issue still there . I dont have any extension etc. It is clean firefox with nothing on it. Just Firefox.

Asked by DedaGemi 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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You are not sending to my email account

I keep requesting my user name and password you prompt says type email address then it says email sent I go to my email there is nothing there [Personal information remo… (read more)

I keep requesting my user name and password you prompt says type email address then it says email sent I go to my email there is nothing there

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Asked by jimmyhoov 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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CPU spikes - temporary 100% CPU usage, even with add-ons disabled

Hello, I've been getting huge CPU spikes in the past month(s). I don't remember exactly when it started, but at least 3 weeks ago. Firefox completely freezes, which means… (read more)

Hello,

I've been getting huge CPU spikes in the past month(s). I don't remember exactly when it started, but at least 3 weeks ago. Firefox completely freezes, which means I'm not even able to check the about:performance tab to see what's causing the spikes. The first uploaded image shows a frozen tab, all my tabs look like this.

This also happens in safe mode, with all add-ons disabled and a default configuration. I haven't tried completely reinstalling FF yet, as I was hoping an update would fix this. The second uploaded image shows the output from the top command during such a spike.

What can I do to better diagnose the problem? Are there external tools I can use to find the source of the problem?

I'm running FF 66.0.3 on an up-to-date Ubuntu 18.04.02, on a Lenovo T480s with an i7-8550u and 16G of memory. Can I provide any other useful information?

Thanks!

Asked by LazyRedWolf 1 year ago

Last reply by LazyRedWolf 1 year ago

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Import passwords

I hate that I have to ask this.... I have been trying to import my username/passwords from Chrome to Firefox for weeks. I'm using the Firefox built in Import tool. It jus… (read more)

I hate that I have to ask this.... I have been trying to import my username/passwords from Chrome to Firefox for weeks. I'm using the Firefox built in Import tool. It just simply doesn't work. A couple of weeks ago it did actually import 1 site/username/password. Then today I was able to get 1 more. Both of these were sites that I used Chrome to sign into recently, like it cached them or something and thus were able to be imported into Firefox. But all the others that are saved in Chrome will not come over. I just don't get it. There is really nothing to it, so I know I'm doing it right. Options>>Privacy & Security>>Saved Logins>>Import>>>Select Chrome as browser to import from>>(Deselect cookies, browsing history, bookmarks) Saved Passwords selected>>Next>>Finished. Nothing.

Maybe I should uninstall Firefox and reinstall it and see I can do it from a fresh install. I don't know. Very frustrating.

Version 66.0.3 64 bit.

Thanks

Asked by das3d 1 year ago

Answered by das3d 1 year ago

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Firefox is already running, but not responding? bollocks!

hello. i am trying to open a new window by right clicking on the pinned taskbar item and using "Open new window". "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The… (read more)

hello. i am trying to open a new window by right clicking on the pinned taskbar item and using "Open new window".


"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."


the problem is is that i want to open a new window while already having one open. the already opened window is responding just fine. and i don't want to close it or save the session or bookmark all tabs.


only thing i have been able to work around for this is... while in the already opened Firefox window, create a new tab, right-click and move that tab to a new window. i can also right-click a URL and open in new window.

i am on Windows 10 Home. and this issue only started happening after updating Firefox to 66.0.3 (64-bit).

on a side note... the same thing occurs when trying to use the following from the context menu on pinned taskbar item... "Open new tab" "New private window"

and also when directly clicking "Firefox" in the context menu of the pinned taskbar item.


any help is appreciated! thank you!

Asked by AdamSwine 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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cant logon to gmail press next button nothing happens. In some sites the videos dont play. Everything is working in Private window

https://www.star.gr/tv/shows/masterchef/ in normal mode i can see the thumbnail of the videos but there is no play button and when clicking on it nothing happens. At gmai… (read more)

https://www.star.gr/tv/shows/masterchef/ in normal mode i can see the thumbnail of the videos but there is no play button and when clicking on it nothing happens. At gmail logon page i can enter my mail but when i click on next the button shows its been clicked but it doesnt redirect me to enter my password. I deleted all history cookies etc disabled hardware acceleration but nothing changed. What is making me go crazy is that in Private mode everything works fine. So i changed the configurations with content blocking in the options, no change, same thing. What else is different from normal to private browsing apart from content/tracking and my chosen site options witch from reseting from history should come clean. Thanks in advance.

Asked by xiaotzeny 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Tab/tool bar for some websites is now empty

espn.com has bar at the top for showing the latest scores, and a tab bar below it for choosing specifics sports and some other things. Likewise, free.com has a tab bar at… (read more)

espn.com has bar at the top for showing the latest scores, and a tab bar below it for choosing specifics sports and some other things. Likewise, free.com has a tab bar at the top for choosing newspaper sections. They are now all empty (although the space is still present) when using Firefox. They display properly with Safari. This happened in the past few days. I think it happened when I upgraded to 66.0.3, although at that time I also played around with some settings try to fix a problem related to the upgrade (Firefox crashed during the upgrade and I lost my tabs as a result).

Asked by seejp 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox saves only some passwords

Hi! I can save a lot of account passwords abut not all. Few are not prompting for the option. As for now I found two - https://store.steampowered.com/ and https://evensta… (read more)

Hi! I can save a lot of account passwords abut not all. Few are not prompting for the option. As for now I found two - https://store.steampowered.com/ and https://evenstadmusikk.no/

I am moving my data from chrome to FF Quantum because I am deleting everything from google (accounts and apps) and I did not have any problems to save them there. Here I have no luck. Just to repeat - Firefox is saving almost all of my passwords. The prompt shows and I have no issues. With these two - no prompt. I tried to edit an account I consider less important - I can't. Only username and password, not the address. I am allowing to save the data (attachment). I have no exceptions. These are no banks or such. And I have no issues to save the data on safari or chrome. How I can have them saved on Firefox when there is no possibility to add data manualy?

Asked by HordaLuke 1 year ago

Last reply by HordaLuke 1 year ago