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How can I change Firefox so I can do the Recaptcha to get my mail at Yahoo?

Every time I go to Yahoo.com and try to sign into my mail accounts, I get the Recaptcha. It may ask me to click on all cars in the pictures. When I do that I notice the… (read more)

Every time I go to Yahoo.com and try to sign into my mail accounts, I get the Recaptcha. It may ask me to click on all cars in the pictures. When I do that I notice the "Continue" button is superimposed on the pictures of the cars and then when I try to click on the "Continue" button, I get a circle with a diagonal slash mark through it. Yahoo won't help me with this until I pay money. This problem started when their pay for phone tech program started. Please help!

Asked by Lisette22 12 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox has deleted all my extension data/settings after update

I just installed the latest Firefox update (67) and when the browser restarted I noticed no web pages were loading. It turned out this was because my uBlock Origin and uM… (read more)

I just installed the latest Firefox update (67) and when the browser restarted I noticed no web pages were loading. It turned out this was because my uBlock Origin and uMatrix extensions had been completely cleared of ALL data, including their default/pre-defined rules.

All of my extensions data seems to have been cleared. The extensions are still installed, but their settings/data are completely gone.

This is EXTREMELY frustrating.

Does Firefox make backups or anything before it attempts an update? Is my extension data/settings recoverable somehow?

Come on, Mozilla, what are you doing to Firefox recently?!

Asked by wonka 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 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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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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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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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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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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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 processes start, but no window appears

Hello, I'm using Firefox (60.5.0esr) on Debian Stretch (Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64, Mate 1.16.2) in Virtualbox (5.2.2 r119230). Whenever I try to start Firefox, two proce… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox (60.5.0esr) on Debian Stretch (Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64, Mate 1.16.2) in Virtualbox (5.2.2 r119230). Whenever I try to start Firefox, two processes spawn, but no browserwindow appears. The first process is using 60-75% processingtime, the second is sleeping using 0%. Only when I kill the first process, the browserwindow appears and I can access websites. No further problems occur. If I close the browser and start Firefox again the same problem occurs. This has been going on for some time and firefox-versions now.

I have tried safemode, to delete my profile, remove and reinstall Firefox, all to no avail.

What am I missing?

Asked by webregs 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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cannot create sync account, email returned error

My first attempt to create this sync account was with a new alias address that had not propagated through yet. but it has now and is fully functional, but I still get the… (read more)

My first attempt to create this sync account was with a new alias address that had not propagated through yet. but it has now and is fully functional, but I still get the 'red box' error: "Your email was just returned. Mistyped email?"

I tried refreshing the page and starting over. Didn't work. Did you guys stash that email on some "bad email" list because of the initial bounce?

Thanks, Paul

Asked by pau11 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Task Manager shows FLOW and FIREFOX Using large amount of CPU, If I terminate FLOW it returns to normal, but comes back!

For the last week Task Manager is showing Firefox using lots of CPU, causing fans to come on in laptop, at the same time 'FLOW' is showing about the same high usage. I ne… (read more)

For the last week Task Manager is showing Firefox using lots of CPU, causing fans to come on in laptop, at the same time 'FLOW' is showing about the same high usage. I never installed Flow. When I 'end task' on Flow Firefox reverts to normal. But Flow reappears on it's own. If I remove Conexant Flow, it comes back again. Can anyone help? It also worries me why Flow should be using so much CPU, when (apparently) it is only a driver?

Asked by Hogan_Grenada 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox used all RAM and SWAP taking mins to load freezing system, then dropped to less than a gig.

System Details: Firefox 66.0.3 64bit Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Linux version 4.4.0-145-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-027) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu 5.4.0… (read more)

System Details: Firefox 66.0.3 64bit Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Linux version 4.4.0-145-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-027) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.10) )

  1. 171-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 26 12:43:40 UTC 2019

Opened Firefox one day, and soft-locked my system for several minutes. Killed it... repeated this process over a few days. Today finally opened it and just let it run to see what would happen. Ate all available ram. Then the swap. When it finally maxed both everything emptied out. System is now using less than a gig of ram and about half a gig of swap for everything.

Any idea what just happened and how I prevent it from happening again? I will also note - I have a lot of tabs.

Asked by Just_asking_a_question 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Deleted passwords on desktop by accident; I have a copy left on my android device, how can I recover them? either sync to a new account or export them.

I deleted passwords on desktop by accident, which was obviously my firefox account copy; I have a copy left on my android device which is not synced still, how can I reco… (read more)

I deleted passwords on desktop by accident, which was obviously my firefox account copy; I have a copy left on my android device which is not synced still, how can I recover them? I don't want to try sync in-case it deletes my only copy, ive had unsuccessful attempts at rooting my phone for the files which is why im asking if i can just sync them to a new account? android 7, firefox 61. Thank you

Asked by JMindy 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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I keep losing the ability to download things

Something that I think first began happening in the last 4-6 months. I can fix it by doing the Firefox "refresh/restart" but it keeps coming back. I had to do a refresh o… (read more)

Something that I think first began happening in the last 4-6 months. I can fix it by doing the Firefox "refresh/restart" but it keeps coming back. I had to do a refresh on March 10th and now I'm having the same problem again. Basically it's unable to download anything. Email attachments, files from a website. A pdf from a facebook chat log. Firefox acts just like it does when you normally go to download a file. Brief pause, some activity in the bottom left corner. Everything appears exactly right except instead of that little extra window popping up to confirm how you want to save it or where. That window never pops up and nothing happens. No files show up in my download history or default download locations. I only use 3 add ons. Firefox Lightbeam, Flagfox and noscript. But even if I disable all of them and restart my browser the problem persists. So basically I'm opening up other browsers and copy pasting the URL's into them to quickly download stuff because my preferred browser keeps losing the ability to download things :/ and it's annoying to keep doing the restart option and toggle the few menu settings/background I have back on.

Asked by cosmic73 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why does firefox sync does not sync my bookmarks?

I've recently bought a new laptop. On my old laptop I used Firefox and synced my bookmarks. Now I login on my new laptop and try to sync the bookmarks from my old laptop … (read more)

I've recently bought a new laptop. On my old laptop I used Firefox and synced my bookmarks. Now I login on my new laptop and try to sync the bookmarks from my old laptop but nothing shows up... Please help.

Asked by MarcianoDB 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago