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Firefox doesn't connect, eating disc space, after 66.0.4 update

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After applying the 66.0.4 update, Firefox now won't connect to most websites. Sometimes, completely rebooting my system will fix it, but that's not a guarantee. I also updated all of my add-ons (Ublock Origin and Ghostery) Ghostery, though, seems to be completely broken even though it was updated.

Additionally, after applying the 66.0.4 update, I lost close to 10 gig of space on my hard drive, which I can only assume was somehow eaten up by Firefox, since that was the only change made to my system.

After applying the 66.0.4 update, Firefox now won't connect to most websites. Sometimes, completely rebooting my system will fix it, but that's not a guarantee. I also updated all of my add-ons (Ublock Origin and Ghostery) Ghostery, though, seems to be completely broken even though it was updated. Additionally, after applying the 66.0.4 update, I lost close to 10 gig of space on my hard drive, which I can only assume was somehow eaten up by Firefox, since that was the only change made to my system.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 66.0.4
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/66.0.4/Darwin/en-US/

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Timotax 1 solutions 45 answers

Hello,

Try to reset Firefox Here

Normally it should solve the problem.

Bye

Hello, Try to reset Firefox [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings Here] Normally it should solve the problem. Bye
Scribe 732 solutions 3482 answers

Hi, I am having a similar problem with no connection to websites. Please see if disabling then re-enabling uBlock Origin allows you to connect. Do not restart Firefox until you have tested the connection, because I find doing that, requires you to do the same thing again!

Edit: I have now discoverd that in my case this was caused by previously setting browser.tabs.remote.autostart and browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2 to False in about:config to turn off multiprocess. So if you have done that, right click > Reset then restart Firefox. Prior to v66.0.4 there was no problem, so I have no idea as to why that now interferes with uBlock Origin and prevents connection to the internet.

Hi, I am having a similar problem with no connection to websites. Please see if disabling then re-enabling uBlock Origin allows you to connect. Do not restart Firefox until you have tested the connection, because I find doing that, requires you to do the same thing again! Edit: I have now discoverd that in my case this was caused by previously setting '''browser.tabs.remote.autostart''' and '''browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2''' to False in '''about:config''' to turn off multiprocess. So if you have done that, right click > Reset then restart Firefox. Prior to v66.0.4 there was no problem, so I have no idea as to why that now interferes with uBlock Origin and prevents connection to the internet.

Modified by Scribe