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Just lost 25 years of accumulated bookmarks, can they be recovered?

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the … (read more)

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the originals were, but it too was empty. Found JSONLZ4 files, two of them, one dated today and one dated yesterday. Both empty, is there any way to recover all those bookmarks?

Asked by NatSov01 5 days ago

Last reply by NatSov01 4 days ago

Firefox on Windows 10 Loads Multiple Versions of the Same Tab, Limiting Memory (RAM)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support. It is now clear that the problem is with the Fir… (read more)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support.

It is now clear that the problem is with the Firefox browser. The attached screenshot shows an example of an affected tab.

Please fix this. Multiple versions of the same tab waste RAM and other memory, especially on a limited-memory device such as a laptop.

Asked by JandNL 2 months ago

Last reply by JandNL 3 days ago

The browser crashes frequently

The browser crashes frequently, even if I restore the bookmarks and some necessary plug-ins after reinstalling. there are 3 reports submitted by your interface. report i… (read more)

The browser crashes frequently, even if I restore the bookmarks and some necessary plug-ins after reinstalling. there are 3 reports submitted by your interface.

report id: bp-61a7e2c3-3ce8-4856-9941-587d20211122 bp-e7ef6793-584d-448b-ac6d-1c0a90211122 bp-4a81c954-4ee7-4726-b8cd-7105b0211122

Asked by David 2 weeks ago

Last reply by David 3 days ago

Only a tiny blank window shows when opening Firefox

When I open Firefox a tiny window appears with nothing but a button and it does not open. When I click the button it just closes. same thing happens when I open the devel… (read more)

When I open Firefox a tiny window appears with nothing but a button and it does not open. When I click the button it just closes. same thing happens when I open the developer edition as well but in that the main window appears but does not load.

This used to happen intermittently since few months ago. When that happens closing that tiny window and reopening the app usually worked. but it outright does not open anymore

Happened on Win 10 now on Win 11

when I reinstall Firefox it opens up normally. but when I restart my pc this happens again.

Edit: Tried reinstalling to open Firefox now it does not even open like that anymore.

Asked by Shehan Feroze 3 days ago

Last reply by Shehan Feroze 1 day ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 1 month ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 4 days ago

Why are some fonts all messed up?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j-RWTilIiqeKjU4PpLClYdpUkvEpzmy3/view?usp=sharing I didn't change any text settings of purpose, and I'm seeing this across a few differen… (read more)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j-RWTilIiqeKjU4PpLClYdpUkvEpzmy3/view?usp=sharing

I didn't change any text settings of purpose, and I'm seeing this across a few different sites. What should I do?

Thank you!

Asked by pfbourassa 5 days ago

Last reply by pfbourassa 4 days ago

FF still consumes a big chunk of RAM allocation

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the fee… (read more)

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the feedback.

The release note of FF Ver:93 states this:"When available system memory is critically low, Firefox on Windows will automatically unload tabs based on their last access time, memory usage, and other attributes. This should help reduce Firefox out-of-memory crashes. Switching to an unloaded tab automatically reloads it."

This is something those of us with modest RAM (4GB, in my case) have been waiting for, for quite a while. But, FF continues to hog significant memory in spite of the claimed changes as above. I don't see any perceivable changes to my system performance thus far even a few days since the update. The issue, as you'd know better, elevated RAM usage invariably causes a continual spike in Paging, leading to excessive Disk (HDD) usage > resulting in an unresponsive system, which eventually ends up in a system freeze (in my case at least). The only way out being a hard power-down and restart of the system.

I have also set the "Content process limit" to 4 in the settings to no avail. We'd appreciate if you could configure FF behavior to adapt when system resources are low than wait for things to be critical.

Asked by BRC 1 month ago

Last reply by BRC 1 day ago

Cannot Load or Install new User Profile

Howdy, fellow Firefox aficionados. I'm running FF on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit desktop. Some time ago, I suddenly could no longer open Firefox because it couldn't find my… (read more)

Howdy, fellow Firefox aficionados.

I'm running FF on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit desktop. Some time ago, I suddenly could no longer open Firefox because it couldn't find my Profile. So, I attempted to create a new one, but it would not allow me to do so.

"Changes Not Saved"

   "An unexpected Error has prevented your changes from being saved."

[See uploaded Image]

More than likely, either I, or one of my system maintenance programs wiped some data or folder. I have deleted Firefox and reinstalled it with the latest version, but this dilemma persists.

Thanks for reading my post and if you reply, a big Thanks!

Asked by Bud 5 days ago

Last reply by Bud 4 days ago

Very slow site loading due to Windows Firewall.

Hello together. I'm experiencing the same problem as discussed in this cases that is not solved yet: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1312836 https://support.m… (read more)

Hello together.

I'm experiencing the same problem as discussed in this cases that is not solved yet: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1312836 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333547 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1321038

Symptoms: After FF starting it loads pages fast enough. After several minutes of using pages start be loading very slow. Loading slowness increases until it becomes blocked continuously. Reload button has no effect. I tried everything from here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - No effect.

Work around done: When windows is loading in Safe Mode the problem disappeared. If I disable Windows Defender Firewall the the problem disappear and appear after firewall enabling again in several minutes (same as after FF restarting) When I go to <current network settings> and switch Network Profile from Public to Private or from Private to Public the problem disappear but goes back just in several minutes (same as after FF restarting). Windows 10 Restorehealth has no effect, and reports that everything is OK with system files (DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth ) The most strange thing Windows 10 In-place Upgrade has no effect.


I found out the core of problem is that Windows Firewall is blocking FF internal interprocess communication on local TCP ports. Yes, you would say it is not possible and firewall doesn't affect local port communication but in my case it is a fact. I used the ProcessMonitor from Windows Sysinternals, and Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security log. Screenshots shows this fact. On first two lines from Firewall log you see a Local Port Communication blocking, on ports 1401 and 1400. Next Screenshot from ProcessMonitor shows (see blue colored lines) that it was exactly FF communication, where I was trying to reload a page several times.

Any ideas what to do with it? It seems like Microsoft’s way fighting a concurrent web browsers, but I hope it isn’t.

Now I use FF version 94 but the problem starts from 88. I was trying FF downgrading to version 75 with no effect.

Asked by igor19 5 days ago

Last reply by igor19 4 days ago

Youtube Videos Infinitely Loading (Attempting to Load but Never Do)

Hello, A few months ago, Firefox has not been loading Youtube videos properly. The video just never loads. Debugging steps I have done. 1) Disabled Hardware Acceleration … (read more)

Hello, A few months ago, Firefox has not been loading Youtube videos properly. The video just never loads. Debugging steps I have done.

1) Disabled Hardware Acceleration 2) Deleted all cookies & cache 3) Ran Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode 4) Uninstalled Firefox & Reinstalled 5) Not a part of my debug but I recently did a fresh install of windows on my computer and installed Firefox with the same issue. I do get videos to work on both Edge and Chrome

I am at a loss at this point and any helping hints would be useful. I have an inkling that it might be put to my playback device but it wouldn't explain why it plays just fine on other browsers.

Any ideas?

Asked by Aidoneus 1 day ago

Last reply by Aidoneus 2 hours ago

Soundcloud won't load after the first time visited

I've been having an interesting problem with Firefox for the past couple of months regarding only Soundcloud, where after the first visit to the website it won't load, gi… (read more)

I've been having an interesting problem with Firefox for the past couple of months regarding only Soundcloud, where after the first visit to the website it won't load, giving a generic "Sorry! Something went wrong" screen. Firefox will continue to not load the site correctly until I clear the cookies and the cache, which works but only for one visit, and as soon as I close the tab and open soundcloud again or refresh the tab the problem comes back. I have disabled all of my extensions as well as enhanced tracking protection when testing. A firefox refresh also did not solve the problem. The only way I can get the site to behave normally is when using private browsing.

The console is filled with errors regarding javascript files (source URI is not allowed in this document).

Thanks

Asked by marriaga158 3 months ago

Last reply by marriaga158 5 days ago

Cannot play CNN live in browser

When I try to play CNN live video in Firefox, I am prompted to choose my provider in a pop-up. When I click Spectrum I get a screen with this in the upper right hand corn… (read more)

When I try to play CNN live video in Firefox, I am prompted to choose my provider in a pop-up. When I click Spectrum I get a screen with this in the upper right hand corner - adobe-pass-2.60.0.4-8a55665.

What do I need to change or set to get the live stream to play?

FWIW - This works on Edge and Chrome.

Asked by cjahn50 4 days ago

Last reply by cjahn50 1 day ago

Firefox blocked my business website.

This morning Firefox decided to block my website! I have spent hours now attempting everything the tutorials have laid out to fix this but I'm still getting error 403 msg… (read more)

This morning Firefox decided to block my website! I have spent hours now attempting everything the tutorials have laid out to fix this but I'm still getting error 403 msg. Have repeatedly cleared history and am almost in tears. Spent many days to have this website perfected for my business and now I can't even access it on Firefox - which was up until today the only browser I use on my pc, ipad or phone for years now. Please help! Sincerely, Almost In Tears Here aka Stefanie H.

Asked by Stefi 6 days ago

Last reply by Stefi 6 days ago

Sudden problems with Microsoft Live Mail

I recently started having a problem composing an email message when using Windows Live Mail and wondered if anyone has experienced the same issue. Another person on the M… (read more)

I recently started having a problem composing an email message when using Windows Live Mail and wondered if anyone has experienced the same issue. Another person on the Microsoft Help Forum reported the same issue, also using Firefox. The issue is that while composing an email, the window suddenly jumps back to the Inbox. It is very intermittent so a little difficult to test out with other browsers I hate using. Another issue which does seem to be only happening with Firefox is inability to open attachments on the first try.

Asked by robs10 3 days ago

Last reply by robs10 1 hour ago

firefox crashed at the end of every download

Firefox always crashes when I download a file. After that, when I reinstalled firefox again, the situation did not go away, but it was fixed only after restarting the com… (read more)

Firefox always crashes when I download a file. After that, when I reinstalled firefox again, the situation did not go away, but it was fixed only after restarting the computer.

I wonder if this was due to hardware or software error? I recently renewed some computer parts.

Crash report: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/b48749b1-d5f4-40fa-8ccb-34c9a0211128#tab-details

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by NemesisR4 1 week ago

Last reply by NemesisR4 6 days ago

Leaking DNS!

Hi, I tried checking if my DNS is leaking and it is! My Firefox is a fresh installed. See image below for reference. Is there any fix on this? PS. I already checked into… (read more)

Hi,

I tried checking if my DNS is leaking and it is! My Firefox is a fresh installed. See image below for reference. Is there any fix on this?


PS. I already checked into the Network Settings and found that the DNS over HTTPS is Enabled (Cloudflare as Provider)

Asked by Adriel 5 days ago

Last reply by Adriel 5 days ago

Change .pdf files icon back to Adobe Reader

Good People, Followed screen pop-up to make Firefox default browser. Now all *.pdf files have Firefox icons and open as .html pages, I think! Seen some solutions, but for… (read more)

Good People, Followed screen pop-up to make Firefox default browser. Now all *.pdf files have Firefox icons and open as .html pages, I think! Seen some solutions, but for older versions of windows and followed procedure: go to Adobe, Edit, Preferences, General, 'Select Default PDF Handler', as dialog Does not have Adobe Reader XI, step two was Change to Adobe Reader DC, clicked continue, but NO Windows Configuration Screen appears. Using Version 94.0.2 (64bit) with Windows 10. Also, help answer said not necessarily a Firefox problem, also within Adobe Reader. Not comfortable with changes to be made in the registry. James

Asked by JJEULER 5 days ago

Last reply by JJEULER 3 days ago

"Never remember history" changes to "Use custom..." and "...private mode"

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10 Hi. A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "U… (read more)

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

Hi.

A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "Use custom settings for history" and "Always use private mode." Why is this happening?

The larger issue is Cached Web Content (CWC), which doesn't completely delete like everything else. No matter the settings to delete everything upon closing or never remember, every time I reopen FF and click Clear Data there is some data in CWC (albeit in kb). I've read many pages and posts here and it's still not clear: A) Why isn't it 0 bytes and B) If a previously visited site can access the CWC, then isn't that a strike against privacy?

Sincerley,

Hank

Asked by hank.leeps 1 week ago

Last reply by hank.leeps 3 days ago

Refresh form when pressing backspace or refresh

Hello, When there is a form to fill out in Firefox, whenever I fill it out and press "refresh", the things that I wrote still stay there. However, I don't want it to do t… (read more)

Hello,

When there is a form to fill out in Firefox, whenever I fill it out and press "refresh", the things that I wrote still stay there. However, I don't want it to do that, I want it to refresh the forms as if I am visiting the page from new. How can I make it so that Firefox does this? It is weird because it used to do this but now no longer does.

Asked by lsmurf 1 day ago

Last reply by lsmurf 17 hours ago

Reopen Closed Tab button unreachable behind unclickable drop-down arrow

Title basically says it all. This newest update of Firefox has had multiple problems, starting with losing ALL my previous bookmarks and making me create them all over ag… (read more)

Title basically says it all. This newest update of Firefox has had multiple problems, starting with losing ALL my previous bookmarks and making me create them all over again. The latest issue is something I can't patch up myself. When I right-click the tabs bar to select "Reopen Closed Tab," it's now buried beneath some non-functioning drop-down arrow. Why? The drop arrow takes up the same amount of space the Reopen Closed Tab does. There's no room saved. As an added insult, arrow doesn't actually work. I can't click it. I can't scroll down through the options. I can't do anything. Reopen Closed Tab is now buried and completely unusable. If this continues, I'll be forced to downgrade to the previous Firefox to get rid of this problem. How do I solve this?

Asked by Amahowl 5 days ago

Last reply by Amahowl 59 minutes ago