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I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by … (read more)

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". So I read through the article and it said to restart my mac, so I did just that and pow, my bookmarks and history returned! Little did I know that the next day, (today) I'd start up Firefox and the message was there again, but this time, it got even worse.

       First I tried to tackle the bookmark problem, "Quit Firefox" they said, "Restart your computer." they said, "Create a new database". None of those worked, so I scrambled the internet looking for answers, all of them resolved their problems, every one else was A-ok, excluding me, and just like that, my add-ons weren't working anymore! Ad-block Plus, Dark Reader, Privacy Badger, nothing. I tried to delete Adblock first and reinstall it, because that's what their page told me to do, and I keep getting this message trying to reinstall it saying, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." 
       And little did I know that every other extension said the exact same thing. So i knew something was going on that was out of my control. And then finally, the "pièce de résistance" to my pain and suffering through out this whole hour or so, pages won't even load even though I'm connected to the internet, how perfect... Even trying to update the browser won't work, downloading a new one also goes through the same "pages not loading problem. 
        So in conclusion, hopefully, just hopefully, you guys can help me out. I'll probably have to resort to my old laptop, (which is slow and almost unusable with how buggy that thing is.) seeing how my mac has also been running into problems these last few days as well before this conundrum. 

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

- wowok (willing to give up any second now.)

Asked by wowok 6 days ago

Last reply by wowok 6 days ago

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I started getting a message at the top of my screen: You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet."

I started getting a message at the top of my screen: You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet." it goes away after a few seconds and i can use t… (read more)

I started getting a message at the top of my screen: You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet." it goes away after a few seconds and i can use the browser without trouble, but why is this happening when it never has before?

Asked by apatheosis111 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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you must log in to this network before you can access the internet

Hi everyone, I have this message that appears on every web page but my connection is fine: "you must log in to this network before you can access the internet". It appear… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I have this message that appears on every web page but my connection is fine: "you must log in to this network before you can access the internet". It appeared I don't know how (maybe after using my VPN?) and I can't get rid of it. Any idea?

In advance, thanks a lot.

Asked by jean.souviron 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

Pictures showing in MS Edge but won't show in Firefox

While viewing news stories on MSN.com and clicking a link to a story with several pictures attached, the pictures will not display using Firefox but does display when usi… (read more)

While viewing news stories on MSN.com and clicking a link to a story with several pictures attached, the pictures will not display using Firefox but does display when using MS Edge browser. This started happening just recently. This happens with Win10 and Win7. Firefox is updated to 82.0.3 64 bit. . FYI Chase bank will not allow you to log in anymore using Firefox. Possibly related to the above problem ?

Asked by mslane67 1 week ago

Last reply by Gliss 4 days ago

Restoring firefox on new computer

Bought a new desktop PC; Old computer had firefox with several bookmark sites with saved passwords. Downloaded firefox app onto new computer. However, I thought once d… (read more)

Bought a new desktop PC; Old computer had firefox with several bookmark sites with saved passwords. Downloaded firefox app onto new computer. However, I thought once downloaded, all previous bookmarks/passwords would automatically transfer but I am unable to find. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you

Asked by goldenhillsbuffalo 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

Last reply by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

corrupted update

10/20/20 I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top … (read more)

10/20/20

I clicked on the update button last night - running 81.0, and the update was for 81.0.2. When I went to open the browser all that I got was a line at the top - FF would not open. I backed up the profile, and did a clean install. When I finally got the backed up profile installed, it opened properly once and everything was there. When I opened it again, no book marks, and none of the buttons worked. FF didn't close properly, and I had to use Task Manager to shut down.

I ended up downloading the beta version, and it's worked just fine. The original profile works, so all bookmarks are there.

I see that FF released 82.0 this morning. Is it safe to try to install it, or is the beta version that I installed last night really 82, just hours before it was officially released?

Asked by finepoint 1 month ago

Last reply by finepoint 1 month ago

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Shortcut to directly screenshot a full page.

When I press ctrl+shift+s, I get a menu in the upper-right corner of the browser. It has a “Save full page” option. However, I still have to go and click on that. Is ther… (read more)

When I press ctrl+shift+s, I get a menu in the upper-right corner of the browser. It has a “Save full page” option. However, I still have to go and click on that.

Is there a shortcut to just directly take a screenshot of the whole page? Is there a way to configure such a shortcut if there isn’t one by default?

Thanks!

Asked by binki 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

logged in websites are not remaining logged in, must re-log in every few hours

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, eve… (read more)

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, even if i leave the browser opened and come again back later.

I've been using firefox for ages now and never really had this issue. It has only starting happening only recently, since early this week or last week the most.

I've also manually cleared all cookies/log in etc and updated firefox to the latest version maybe it helps, but nothing changed.

Please note that I do not clear history/active log in etc neither it is set up to do it automatically when i close browser also i do not have any 3rd party apps that forbid cookies. I had a firefox addon before but disabled it maybe it was interfering, but it still didnt resolve the problem.

any help much appreciated as it is getting quite irritating. Thanks in advance Lee

Asked by JC 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Problem with Firefox pages

Good morning, I have a problem with my Firefox Browser. Whenever I open Firefox, all the pages of my last session are reopened. If I want to open a new window, it happens… (read more)

Good morning,

I have a problem with my Firefox Browser. Whenever I open Firefox, all the pages of my last session are reopened. If I want to open a new window, it happens again. I would like to know how I can fix this problem. I'd just like to open a new Firefox window without having all my previous pages opened automatically.

Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my bad English.

Asked by mathg92800 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

FireFox not working with LinkedIn

Hi, In the recent weeks, I am unable to use LinkedIn properly. After a short while of use, parts of the display disappear. When I click on a link, I am taken to a complet… (read more)

Hi,

In the recent weeks, I am unable to use LinkedIn properly. After a short while of use, parts of the display disappear. When I click on a link, I am taken to a completely different place that I clicked on (seemingly What I see and where FireFox thinks I am are not aligned) and the issues keep adding up. I have ensured that FireFox is up to date. I have tried to refresh the screen. I have restarted it over and over again. Nothing has stopped this issue from reoccurring.

My Mac OS is up to date and I have no issues with LinkedIn on Safari or Chrome. But I do prefer FireFox and would hate to have to change my default browser because of this issue.

Any thoughts, suggestions and ideas are greatly welcomed.

Thanks in advance, Sally.

Asked by solaymantash 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Crashes consistently

I've tried all the recommended fixes. Upgraded memory, file check, DISM, safe mode, refresh, update, etc. etc. Here are some of the infinite number of crash reports: Cr… (read more)

I've tried all the recommended fixes. Upgraded memory, file check, DISM, safe mode, refresh, update, etc. etc. Here are some of the infinite number of crash reports: Crash ID: bp-ab045501-5c4f-439e-b01c-23afa0201116 Crash ID: bp-654606c6-6616-4cc4-a6c5-1ee420201116 Crash ID: bp-413dbf26-b713-4be2-b6b5-d88440201116 Crash ID: bp-1c6d93f2-17ad-4b6b-b223-4f0010201116

Asked by MEK 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Profile Manager doesn't appear when a profile is already open

I use multiple Firefox profiles. Normally, Profile Manager always appears at launch. But lately, if I launch Firefox while a profile is already open, it just opens a new … (read more)

I use multiple Firefox profiles. Normally, Profile Manager always appears at launch.

But lately, if I launch Firefox while a profile is already open, it just opens a new window in the current profile. The only way I can get Profile Manager is by typing firefox.exe --profilemanager.

For the record, I don't have this option enabled: Use the selected profile without asking at startup.

Asked by MartyJames 1 week ago

English Only

I am just switching to Firefox as my main browser, replacing Chrome and I am running into a few issues. I am an English speaker living in Taiwan. Can I set Firefox to onl… (read more)

I am just switching to Firefox as my main browser, replacing Chrome and I am running into a few issues.

I am an English speaker living in Taiwan. Can I set Firefox to only display English on western sites I visit? For example if I log into my Spotify account (or many other US-based sites) it displays it in Chinese even though it is a US account and I have set Firefox language preference to only list English.

geo.enabled is FALSE - which seems to have done nothing.

I would like Firefox to default to English without my having to connect with VPN. Any thoughts?

My computer is connected to the internet via wifi. Mac OS Mojave Firefox 82.0.3

Asked by laurencebricker 1 week ago

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I'm new to Firefox & love it so far- but is there

2 questions-1. is there a way to close just the current page I would be on without everything closing back to home page & I have to enter the site all over again? 2. … (read more)

2 questions-1. is there a way to close just the current page I would be on without everything closing back to home page & I have to enter the site all over again? 2. how can I make the letter size larger so I csn see it? Thank you. I'm new to Firefox and dlove it so far but have these problems.

Asked by addiehoffman2 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago