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Create new profile or refresh?

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10 Constant script errors that freeze whatever progra… (read more)

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10

Constant script errors that freeze whatever program I am in, regardless of the option I choose - the popup no longer gives me a WAIT or STOP IT. The box comes up that says DON'T ask me about this again.

I do not want to copy passwords, more than anything, should I create a new profile. I do not want to deal with replacing or losing the file. When I attempted to load two other profiles over the last two days, both times FF crashed. I gave up.

I am NOW in Safe Mode and without errors, and it's hard to know which app is causing the problem.

Is there a new addon that will back up Firefox these days?

Suggestions? Seriously, FF seems to be a whole lot more trouble these days than she is worth.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 7 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 months ago

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After My Computer Crashed Due to a Selective Power Failure, My Firefox Tabs Refuse to Completely Load.

After my computer lost power due to a selective power failure (we are not currently sure whether it was a blown fuse or something else), we Rebooted the computer after co… (read more)

After my computer lost power due to a selective power failure (we are not currently sure whether it was a blown fuse or something else), we Rebooted the computer after connecting the power cable to an outlet that works. Currently power is still of at both the original outlet, and several other outlets in the area, as well as a selective area downstairs.

Upon booting up Firefox (I have it set so that it will reopen any tabs I was viewing upon shutdown or restart or crash) I noticed that it was taking longer to load than usual (even accounting for the large number of tabs I constantly have open), and then after it had loaded that I could not access any of that tabs. I can click on them, and they will be highlighted if moused over, but the only thing that shows is a white screen for the actual site. I have included a picture of this. I have come to the conclusion that this is a Firefox error, given I was able to restart and recover all of my Google Chrome Tabs.

In addition to the Tabs not loading, Tabs to the left and right of the Tabs currently viewable are not accessible, and seem to almost not exist, if not for the lack of scroll arrows. In addition, scrolling left and/or right produces no response.

Normally I would grab the crash file and reopen the tabs from that, but I don't know whether I currently can, and current Firefox issues noted below make me leery of trying.

Upon noting that I could, I attempted to open a second Firefox session, and succeeded. However, in this session some of the same issues are occurring, mainly that I cannot search anything through the html bar, including opening websites by name (i.e. google.com produces but a blank white screen and no reaction), and there is no new tabs screen when I open a new tab (as I have set up in my settings to be the case). However, I can, for some reason, access sites from my bookmarks. The only way I was able to send this report is that Firefox automatically opened to a homepage when I opened the new session.

Needless to say, I'm rather concerned. I love Firefox as a browser, and not being able to use it is both concerning and frustrating. I hope to hear from you soon to resolve the matter.

Many Thanks.

P.S. If it at all helps (please disregard if it doesn't) the symbol that looks like a multi-forked branch on the modem is dark. I unfortunately do not know what that means.

Asked by ryanbp12 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Update on/about 21 April 2021 broke WidevineCDM for many users, breaking Netflix/Spotify/etc. (thread of threads)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started… (read more)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started to give "The WidevineCDM plugin has crashed" message and ceased to work .

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333289 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333332 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333503 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333613 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333506 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333571

No suggested fix works. Reinstalling does not help, toggling DRM application does not help. It was obviously the update (at least for users on 78.10.0esr with OS X 10.9.5) that did it. Is there some way to get this registered as a bug?

Asked by pauls.filter 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

Firefox crashes when quitting or restarting

I posted previously about this and mistakenly believed the issue had been resolved. I was mistaken also about the exact nature of the problem. This was the previous que… (read more)

I posted previously about this and mistakenly believed the issue had been resolved. I was mistaken also about the exact nature of the problem. This was the previous question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1348162

The browser crashes whenever I quit or attempt to restart. By restarting I mean selecting Troubleshoot Mode from the menu or pressing the button to delete the start-up cache and restart. These are the 10 latest crash reports: bp-f3da7332-06f0-4c79-8b14-e70740210902 2/9/21, 21:03 bp-53f2ba80-1f54-447a-85af-723450210902 2/9/21, 21:01 bp-afd9c845-e03a-4f9e-972e-68da60210901 1/9/21, 20:42 bp-916bcb43-2680-465a-8b8b-fddac0210901 1/9/21, 20:40 bp-479ccc87-0e54-4ff5-8c03-ef76b0210831 31/8/21, 20:51 bp-994d7424-def0-475b-8a0c-beba90210831 31/8/21, 20:46 bp-0ace2282-d5e9-4ed1-aeda-e08070210831 31/8/21, 20:40 bp-de957d75-4798-472e-8029-cd6200210830 31/8/21, 09:18 bp-36bece94-9415-45e5-8658-ae2290210830 31/8/21, 09:14 bp-0cd40c3a-787c-48ed-92a6-8a8830210830 31/8/21, 09:12 I have opened the latest.

I have reduced modifications in about:config as much as I can stomach and also tried disabling all addons.

Asked by TNorth 4 months ago

Last reply by James 4 months ago

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Motherload Multiple session / 1000+ tabs LOST. Need help restoring please. Using (CCleaner)

Initially this may seem the simplest problem but Im not sure it is. Perhaps due to order of closing session windows. I have this problem once every few years, So far I h… (read more)

Initially this may seem the simplest problem but Im not sure it is. Perhaps due to order of closing session windows. I have this problem once every few years, So far I havent managed to set up anythng that works reliably to get me out of the mess. I use FF and have over 1000 tabs. 99% of the time 'restore session from before' after reboot works automatically great. Obviously with that many tabs things slow down, I then use CCLEANER to clear up and reboot.Today I forgot I had mutliple unimportant firefox windows open in addition to my MOTHERLOAD firefox window. I closed my session in perhaps some haphazzard order. On restarting I only had my unimportant windows open. I have not restarted after this Im still sitting in the new session. I have yet to find a consistent way to backup my open tabs. In the past I had an addon which wrote my tabs to a file but that addon got dumped after an update to FF. I REALLY REALLY dont want to lose my list of tabs as I wont be able to get this info back But more that this what is the safest way to back this info up on a regular basis in a way that I can get back to it? The current way is not 100% foolproof. :(

I have no history showing in FF as CCleaner removes all that (session data isnt removed). I assume I might have restore or previous restore files? Really not sure where to look. Im on Windows 10. Im not even sure where to look anymore for the sessonrestore file. Perhaps it doesnt save it when it isnt the last window to be closed??? Im reluctant to close this session now too. (Hope all my terminology is correct. Is it a window has mutiple tabs, you can have more than one window all of which comprise the session.)

Any help appreciated. Feeling sick and nervous

Asked by GirlInTrouble 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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WidevineCDM plugin keeps crashing

Hi everyone, it's been 2 days now since every time I open Netflix and Amazon Prime videos won't play. A yellow bar saying: "The WidevineCdm plugin has crashed" keeps comi… (read more)

Hi everyone,

it's been 2 days now since every time I open Netflix and Amazon Prime videos won't play. A yellow bar saying: "The WidevineCdm plugin has crashed" keeps coming up!

I'm using Firefox and I'm on a MacbookPro.

I've tried everything: restarting/shutting down device; reinstalling Firefox; deleting widevine folder and activate it from the adds on page; tried on other browsers (works on safari but not on chrome); contacted Apple / Netflix / Amazon / Google nobody was able to help; I also ran these websites with my Mac in safe mode...nothing was able to resolve it.

What can I do to fix it please?

This started to happen out of the blue...I haven't installed anything! It was working fine until the day before...

Asked by alessandro.ciminata 9 months ago

Last reply by chantalrouyr 8 months ago

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Firefox hangs/freezes after 85 update.

Hi everyone, After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of fire… (read more)

Hi everyone,

After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of firefox (not a url link but a download attachment link in gmail or a print link). I've also had it happen with placing links from the search bar to the bookmark bar, and just recently opening up the 'show all bookmarks' window.

It'll hang, i won't be able to click anything, and then it'll give me the 'close window' screen. It's never fully crashed and given me an error message. I start up firefox again, restore the session and everything is back to where it was.

I've tried refreshing. I've tried creating a new profile. I've tried uninstalling and downloading 85 direct from mozilla. Nothing seems to be working. I'm going to see how it does for a bit in safe mode, but all the add-ons I have I've had way before the 85 update and all of them are recommended by mozilla.

I'm all ears (eyes?) for solutions!

Asked by info4851 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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getting blank page on startup instead of homepage

getting blank page on startup instead of homepage clicking on home button and ctrl + n brings me to homepage. can u help me? 77.0.1 (64-bitars) homepage: https://outlook.… (read more)

getting blank page on startup instead of homepage

clicking on home button and ctrl + n brings me to homepage.

can u help me?

77.0.1 (64-bitars)

homepage: https://outlook.live.com/mail/inbox

Asked by voko6503 1 year ago

Last reply by Mark R 1 year ago

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After some time of usage, Mozilla Firefox doesn't send HTTP requests when the user asks for a web page to be loaded.

Hi. Problem description: - After some time a tab is opened I can hit any link on current web page but Firefox don't load it. - It shows the loading progress but newer sho… (read more)

Hi. Problem description: - After some time a tab is opened I can hit any link on current web page but Firefox don't load it. - It shows the loading progress but newer show the requested page. - Going to safe mode (disabling all plugins and extensions) doesn't solve the issue. - Reinstalling Firefox doesn't solve the issue. - Restart Firefox solves the problem but after 10 - 20 minutes the issue comes back. When I leave some opened page in some tab it stops responding on hitting any link on it. - The most strange thing when I disconnect the network adapter the page immediately appeared on the screen, but mostly as simple text, without any pictures and styling. -After connection back to network everything works for some time (10 - 20 minutes).


I have verified that Firefox doesn't send a HTTP request in the moment of hitting some link on web page. The request is sent after 10 seconds, sometimes after several minutes after, nevertheless the requested page doesn't appeared at all. I used Process Monitor from sysinternals.com to see Firefox communication.

First screenshot I made after hitting link "deleting your user account". After approximately 7 seconds Firefox starts communication with github.com. The requested page didn't appeared during 2 minutes. https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-04-29-12-06-06-96a3be.png

Next two screenshots was made after I disconnected a network adapter. https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-04-29-12-14-07-a2ef40.png https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-04-29-12-15-15-e45ee7.png

Asked by igor19 8 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 8 months ago

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FF 70 on Mac : No more title in the title bar. How to fix it.

Hi all Since I installed FF 70.0 there are no more titles in the title bar. I looked in the Preferences and found nothing. I am running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. TIA for you… (read more)

Hi all Since I installed FF 70.0 there are no more titles in the title bar. I looked in the Preferences and found nothing. I am running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. TIA for your help. Nick

Asked by Saint.112 2 years ago

Last reply by Prisss 1 year ago

Copy-Paste Images from Firefox to Discord causes duplicated images

I use Firefox a lot, and a couple of months ago, it started duplicating images whenever I ctrl-v'd the images into discord. Since then, I've completely reinstalled firefo… (read more)

I use Firefox a lot, and a couple of months ago, it started duplicating images whenever I ctrl-v'd the images into discord. Since then, I've completely reinstalled firefox several times, with no addons-I also tried the beta and nightly versions, and even Waterfox, and still run into this problem. It seems to be an issue that strikes a lot of firefox users, and I haven't been able to find a fix yet.

In short: copy image paste image into discord (it doesn't matter if it's ctrl-v or right click paste) two images are attached to the message instead of one

This only happens to some images, mainly .pngs. I have no idea what is causing this problem and I would appreciate some kind of fix.

Asked by DH 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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firefox 78.0.1 ask privillenges to download files at c:

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:??? The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally. Now i can't. WHY???? … (read more)

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:???

The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally.

Now i can't.

WHY????

Asked by Gregory 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

Firefox crashing 10.15.7

Frequent crashes. I've run Onyx. Reset extensions. Reinstalled firefox. I've been using google maps frequently, so I switched to safari and that crashed too. Trying chro… (read more)

Frequent crashes. I've run Onyx. Reset extensions. Reinstalled firefox. I've been using google maps frequently, so I switched to safari and that crashed too. Trying chrome now -- no problem yet. I'm wondering if GPU is at fault. I've ramped up cooling based on GPU. Still crashing. Tried holding down D and option D to test ram but I just get a command line on a non-responsive screen.

Model Name: Mac mini

 Model Identifier:	Macmini6,2
 Processor Name:	Quad-Core Intel Core i7
 Processor Speed:	2.6 GHz
 Number of Processors:	1
 Total Number of Cores:	4
 L2 Cache (per Core):	256 KB
 L3 Cache:	6 MB
 Hyper-Threading Technology:	Enabled
 Memory:	16 GB
 Boot ROM Version:	424.0.0.0.0
 SMC Version (system):	2.8f0

Asked by afarr83 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Yahoo Mail InBox list of E-Mails keep shifting left to right constantly

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Mi… (read more)

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Edge.

Asked by jmarunc 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FireFox crashes even with clean install

Hi all, My FireFox suddently didn't work since last night. I tried clean install and everything (deleting folders in program files/ program files x86/clear profiles/regi… (read more)

Hi all,

My FireFox suddently didn't work since last night. I tried clean install and everything (deleting folders in program files/ program files x86/clear profiles/registry). Nothing worked. It gives "crash report" even during clean installation. Please help. Below are the details:

AvailablePageFile: 10999209984 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 3578597376 AvailableVirtualMemory: 138531592568832 BreakpadReserveAddress: 3175895007232 BreakpadReserveSize: 83886080 BuildID: 20210504152106 CPUMicrocodeVersion: 0xb4 CrashTime: 1620743598 FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600889344 FramePoisonSize: 65536 InstallTime: 1620742654 MemoryErrorCorrection: None ModuleSignatureInfo: {"Microsoft Windows":["kernel32.dll","ntdll.dll"],"Mozilla Corporation":["firefox.exe","xul.dll"]} ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 943 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1620743598 SystemMemoryUsePercentage: 57 ThreadIdNameMapping: 16696:"IPC I/O Parent",18832:"Link Monitor #1",14548:"Timer",9540:"Socket Thread",8272:"Permission",17288:"BackgroundThreadPool #1",15792:"JS Watchdog",1216:"JS Helper",16264:"JS Helper",11752:"JS Helper",14284:"JS Helper",14856:"BGReadURLs",18232:"Cache2 I/O",6584:"Cookie", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 16283537408 TotalPhysicalMemory: 8498909184 TotalVirtualMemory: 140737488224256 URL: UptimeTS: 2.96851 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 88.0.1

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by oppi.catti 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Firefox >79 slow to load pages

Was using FF 79.0. Everything worked great. I upgraded to 80 or so a while back and found that it was taking ~7-10 seconds before FF would begin to load an initial webp… (read more)

Was using FF 79.0. Everything worked great. I upgraded to 80 or so a while back and found that it was taking ~7-10 seconds before FF would begin to load an initial webpage, so I used system restore to go back to 79. I've upgraded to 82.0.2 and the same thing is happening. Tried going back using system restore, but system restore failed for some reason, so I'm now stuck. I haven't had success re-installing FF 79.0. Any ideas why FF would be so slow loading a page? FYI, once I'm on that website, if I click to another page on that website, it loads quickly and normally. Only seems to be when I'm moving to a new website. I'm using Windows 7.

Asked by bgula 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago