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Unseperate regular browsing and private browsing.

In the past, when you opened up private browsing, it seamlessly integrated itself into your browser, being indistinguishable. At a glance, no one would know you were priv… (read more)

In the past, when you opened up private browsing, it seamlessly integrated itself into your browser, being indistinguishable. At a glance, no one would know you were private browsing; it blended in.

In a recent update, Mozilla did something unthinkable and made private browsing an isolated instance from Firefox. This, of course, results in a purple flare in the taskbar in front of the entire world that you are private browsing.

I don't understand who thought this was a good idea. I want to know how to undo this horrible change.

See the screenshot where you can't see any information on all my open Firefox windows, except for my private browsing window.

Asked by M_Negev 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Most websites return "Server Not Found" but reloading the page fixes it.

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error mes… (read more)

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error message. If I reload the page, however, it will load. Sometimes I have to reload 2-6 times before it works, but it always eventually succeeds. When it does work, it often times fails to load certain elements like fonts, images, embedded videos, and occasionally whole stylesheets--things that often require calls to third party domain. Again, reloading the page (sometimes multiple times) will cause the page to load properly.

I have already tried:

  • Different browsers on same computer (issue does not occur)
  • Firefox on different computers with different OS on same network (issue does not occur)
  • Cleared cache (issue persists)
  • Troubleshooting/safe mode (issue persists)
  • Deleted prefs file (issue persists)
  • Disabled DNS prefetching (issue persists)

Asked by Jordan 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 23 hours ago

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firefox keeps crashing on start

Firefox keeps crashing on start. I tried: 1. firefox -profilemanager 2. firefox --safe-mode 3. start from newly created user 4. reboot computer 5. trying other desktop e… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing on start. I tried: 1. firefox -profilemanager 2. firefox --safe-mode 3. start from newly created user 4. reboot computer 5. trying other desktop environment (kde, xfce)

$ firefox [GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 12256 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

Here is crash report: AdapterDeviceID: 0x1b81 AdapterDriverVendor: nvidia/unknown AdapterDriverVersion: 520.61.5.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x10de AvailablePageFile: 17494933504 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 26002341888 AvailableSwapMemory: 11995705344 AvailableVirtualMemory: 29669888000 BackgroundTaskMode: 0 BuildID: 20221110173214 CrashTime: 1669989086 DesktopEnvironment: kde GraphicsCriticalError: |[0][GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection. (t=0.396726) HeadlessMode: 0 InstallTime: 1669481249 IsWayland: 0 Notes: Debian GNU/Linux bookworm/sidFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 1 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 284 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1669989085 SubmittedFrom: Client Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 45604323328 TotalPhysicalMemory: 33608617984 UptimeTS: .46475384 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 107.0

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

Asked by paul 10 hours ago

Answered by paul 9 hours ago

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E-mail search on google

Hello, How can I disable this Mozilla function, when searching Google for email`s owners or info about domain? You are about to log in to the site “/////.com” with the … (read more)

Hello,

How can I disable this Mozilla function, when searching Google for email`s owners or info about domain?


You are about to log in to the site “/////.com” with the username “/////”, but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you. Is “/////.com” the site you want to visit?


I want just serch on google, not more. Thank You.

Asked by eva.ustina 12 hours ago

Answered by Dropa 11 hours ago

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Disabling DRM completely

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simpl… (read more)

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simple blog... If I disabled it, I do not want to be prompted to enable it back. I know how to enable it.

Asked by david636 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Cannot use Idagio.com web player in Firefox since update to 107

Since updating to version 107, the Idagio.com web player does not work in Firefox. When pressing the "Play" icon, only progression dots show forever. … (read more)

Since updating to version 107, the Idagio.com web player does not work in Firefox. When pressing the "Play" icon, only progression dots show forever.

Asked by apare3 1 week ago

Answered by apare3 22 hours ago

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Bookmark synced tabs without opening them?

Hi Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question: I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the de… (read more)

Hi

Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question:

I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the desktop browser, without opening them first. I've found out how to view them in the side bar, but I see no option to bookmark all tabs.

It would be nice to have synced Tabs in the Library window and Options panel.

Asked by tilsig-firefox 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

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Firefox won't close properly

Everytime I try to close my Firefox browser window, it just stops. There are multiple processes taking in excess of 200 or 300K in memory that seem to be causing the pro… (read more)

Everytime I try to close my Firefox browser window, it just stops. There are multiple processes taking in excess of 200 or 300K in memory that seem to be causing the problem. I have to manually end the process just to close Firefox, and it is quite annoying.

I just checked, my Firefox is up to date. Yesterday I deleted and re-installed Firefox, but it's still doing the same thing.

This is kind of driving me nuts to be honest. I have Chrome, Opera, and Edge also installed on my computer so I'm ready to jetisson Firefox but thought I'd see what the community has to say first.

Asked by phil.schreiber9664@gmail.com 1 week ago

Answered by phil.schreiber9664@gmail.com 1 day ago

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OpenH264 fails to install with HTTPS-Only mode enabled

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been … (read more)

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been pulling my hair out for the last few days trying to figure out why I couldn't play YouTube or many other sites videos.

Turns out the site that the library is downloaded from has a bad certificate installed: https://ciscobinary.openh264.org/libopenh264-2.3.0-linux64.6.so.bz2

``` Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for ciscobinary.openh264.org. The certificate is only valid for the following names: a248.e.akamai.net, *.akamaihd-staging.net, *.akamaihd.net, *.akamaized-staging.net, *.akamaized.net

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN ```

OS: Fedora 36 Firefox Version: 104.0 (64-bit)

Asked by Nickolas Gupton 3 months ago

Answered by Nickolas Gupton 3 months ago

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(MacOS) Full Screen Removes Tabs even when hovering to the top of Browser

As Title, Whenever I try to go full screen and hover to the top of the browser, It originally showed all my tabs, but recently it has not been doing that. When I hover o… (read more)

As Title,

Whenever I try to go full screen and hover to the top of the browser, It originally showed all my tabs, but recently it has not been doing that. When I hover over and over, the tabs maybe appear 10% of the time, but whenever I click somewhere else other than the Tab Bar, it disappears.

I think this bug happened ever since I enabled "Hide bookmark toolbar". I have since reverted it back, but the error is still the same. Weird, since my tabs disappear since it has nothing to do with bookmarks.

Asked by Iha7 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Secure Connection Failed is blocking all sites including Mozilla Support

After restarting my mac, I receive a Secure Connection Failed error for all sites including Mozilla. Safari works without a problem but Firefox is completely blocked. Be… (read more)

After restarting my mac, I receive a Secure Connection Failed error for all sites including Mozilla. Safari works without a problem but Firefox is completely blocked. Besides restarting, I did not make any changes (unless a new version of Firefox auto installed). Running 107.0.1 on a mac with OS 12.6

Asked by David W 2 days ago

Answered by David W 2 days ago

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Regenerating recovery key

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my acc… (read more)

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my account and then choosing to re-enable a recovery key on my account? I do have the password for my primary email on my account, but I can't find the recovery key value for it.

I also have a secondary email on my account that I don't have a password for, and need to reset a password for it, but one problem at a time...

Asked by EJ 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Cannot Login to SSA Website

I am using Firefox 107.0.1 on a Windows 10 machine. And, I am not able to login to the SSA website (US) using Firefox. I reviewed the answers in the post (https://suppo… (read more)

I am using Firefox 107.0.1 on a Windows 10 machine. And, I am not able to login to the SSA website (US) using Firefox. I reviewed the answers in the post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1354403) and tried several of the possible solutions (safe mode, rename/delete profile, reboot computer, etc) without any luck. I've attached a screenshot of the error when trying to login using Firefox.

Strangely, I've used Firefox exclusively to login (latest, maybe 6 months ago) before with no problem. It appears it is only when I currently am using Firefox. This is because I am able to use MS Edge without a problem.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

Thank you, Chris

Asked by Chris 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Change Mail

Hello, I have a firefox Account "accountA" which has the primary eMail-Address "mailA". I had an other Account "accountB" with primary eMail-Address "mailB" and secondary… (read more)

Hello,

I have a firefox Account "accountA" which has the primary eMail-Address "mailA". I had an other Account "accountB" with primary eMail-Address "mailB" and secondary eMail-Address "mailC". Sadly I lost access to "accountB" and it's primary Mail-Address "mailB" (which is ok) but want to change the Mail from "accountA" to "mailC".

However, this is not possible since "mailC" is locked to "accountB" which I can no longer access (since I need the primary Mail Address. This meens I can never again use "mailC" for my Firefox account, which is now my primary Mail-Address. Is there should be a way to disconnect a Mail-Address from an account, if one has ownership of this Mail-Address?

Sincerly Robin

Asked by Robin 2 days ago

Answered by Robin 2 days ago

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Cause of crash

Hello, please could you check, what might be causing crashes at start (even in safe mode). I have sent several reports: bp-3e1519f4-eb5f-4765-a3a3-461680221130.txt bp-b1a… (read more)

Hello, please could you check, what might be causing crashes at start (even in safe mode). I have sent several reports:

bp-3e1519f4-eb5f-4765-a3a3-461680221130.txt bp-b1ae42df-becb-495c-ab80-6c7700221130.txt bp-78b65c3e-594c-4559-9b3c-26ec60221130.txt bp-b734e6bc-80fb-4625-b745-b87970221130.txt bp-713358a8-a061-471d-8068-5a17d0221130.txt bp-bd826e9f-ec1b-4be5-b172-d0f590221130.txt bp-8b28f73f-82ee-41b4-92d0-85ab10221130.txt bp-6e7b6a49-c06b-4697-8d28-04f000221130.txt bp-485583da-9e1d-4afb-9158-7ef670221130.txt bp-f79bc6d3-bfa5-4466-a917-a1a6f0221130.txt bp-7e487525-cccb-4334-836c-617440221130.txt bp-4e6843b6-46a3-4d76-aee0-8a9f50221130.txt bp-14238cdd-97b8-4a88-8f16-180bc0221130.txt bp-082df4ff-e723-4e92-a886-539320221130.txt bp-a3ae7311-d82c-4517-9d8c-c0d190221130.txt bp-fb36e38d-b349-4ca7-b51b-c71fa0221130.txt bp-e1ba115b-b204-4d88-a664-3cbc20221130.txt bp-3b512ba0-3d36-4280-a2f5-9b87b0221130.txt bp-da26c265-f3e7-4a8c-982f-7bf370221130.txt

Asked by jan.prachar 2 days ago

Answered by jan.prachar 2 days ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Jus… (read more)

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Just the XULRunner popup appears only on the new pc. I uninstalled firefox on the new pc again and reinstalled it with profile cleaning. After profile cleaning firefox got faster and addons got removed. But the XULRunner popup keeps appearing. When I go to taskscheduler and trigger the "Firefox Developer Edition Background Update CA9422711AE1A81C" again, the XULRunner popup appears. Removing this taskscheduler and Firefox keeps readding it and the XULRunner popup are back. Any idea how I can get rid of the XULRunner popup?

Asked by simonbergi9 2 days ago

Answered by simonbergi9 2 days ago

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Firefox Color Management/Profile Not Being Used

In FF 107.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11, I'm finding that FF is suddenly not honoring my color profile, so everything looks over-saturated. I've tried using gfx.color_manageme… (read more)

In FF 107.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11, I'm finding that FF is suddenly not honoring my color profile, so everything looks over-saturated. I've tried using gfx.color_management.mode 1 (my typical setting) and 2 (the default), and neither seems to fix the issue. The same issue exists in a fresh profile. I'd roll back to test an earlier version of FF, but it seems that's no longer easily possible. Edge is displaying colors properly.

Any ideas or known bugs?

Asked by nrbelex 2 weeks ago

Answered by nrbelex 2 days ago

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Search fails most of the time. Times out, no message. Just quits.

If I key a search term into the browser bar and hit enter it begins searching. About 95% of the time nothing happens. No message. I just notice the 'x' to stop the search… (read more)

If I key a search term into the browser bar and hit enter it begins searching. About 95% of the time nothing happens. No message. I just notice the 'x' to stop the search is gone, and a 'retry' circle replaces it.

This has been going on for months. I have used firefox for years. I have renewed it, replaced it, removed all addons, accepted updates usually each day. stopped accepting updates. Refreshing, renewing, seems to help for a couple minutes. Deleting all history helped...maybe. I am on satellite internet. Also use chrome. Most of the time now, After I key a query in firefox, I switch to chrome and do the same query while waiting. Chrome works. Just doesn't have all my passwords and sites yet.

I am on windows 7 home premium. I have an AMD FX 6100 6-core CPU running at 3.3 Ghz. I have 8 gigs of RAM. I am not overclocking. I use Avast antivirus. A few months ago I bought the avast cleanup tool which was a massive mistake, I had already done all the things it wanted to try, it is just a nuisance. In settings, I have a message that says firefox is managed by my organization. I wish I could get rid of that. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance.

Asked by danalex 4 weeks ago

Answered by danalex 4 weeks ago