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Recover "Recently Closed Windows/Tabs" Information

Just now, after a massive and catastrophic SUPER-MELTDOWN-crash that arbitrarily decided to absolutely murder my day, ALL my tabs and windows and ALL history of "Recently… (read more)

Just now, after a massive and catastrophic SUPER-MELTDOWN-crash that arbitrarily decided to absolutely murder my day, ALL my tabs and windows and ALL history of "Recently Closed" tabs and windows is gone!

THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!

What is the reason for the existence of a SYNC feature if it isn't to MAKE SURE that a record of open tabs and windows is SECURELY maintained no matter how many times the application crashes, so that AT ALL TIMES, this information is kept INTACT, regardless of the state of the end users device? That is BY FAR the most important part of the sync feature! Are you telling me that there is no backup process of that information?

This is the kind of thing I never expected from you guys at Mozilla. I've been using Firefox for MANY years because I trust what you do. Today that trust has been SEVERELY and BRUTALLY wounded, most likely beyond repair...

I need you to fix this...

I need you to recover that information for me and I need you to make sure that what just happened could never, ever happen again unless God himself caused every digital storage unit on earth to disintegrate.

Asked by arex86 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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Firefox not loading JS and CSS files

Firefox 87.0 / MacOS, in safe mode, with and without enhanced protection. Mostly after clearing cache. Server is Apache, running WordPress. Other browsers (Chrome, Oper… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 / MacOS, in safe mode, with and without enhanced protection. Mostly after clearing cache. Server is Apache, running WordPress.

Other browsers (Chrome, Opera, IE) have no problems.

Using HTTPS.

Page itself (HTML) loads correctly. The referenced (linked) files do not load, even though they are on the same server.

When I look at the Network Analysis tab, I see that the CSS and JSS files have no return codes, and show 0 Bytes transferred. It does not show the data coming from the cache. A detailed look at the request looks normal, the answer is not available. When I resend the request I get an answer, no problem.

No messages in the console.

It seems to have something to do with the server, when I deactivate certain WP plugins, the problem disappears. Perhaps the problem is worse when the server is slow... cannot prove this.

I am looking for what I can do on the Apache side to fix the problem.

Thanks in advance, Ron

Asked by otrok7 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to open local files in Firefox 100 snap?

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox. It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and ru… (read more)

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox.

It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why?

I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

Asked by simon.eu 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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Mouse not scrolling, tabs not opening/closing in Firefox

I'm having a number of issues with my Firefox out of nowhere. 1. My mouse will no longer scroll, nor will my keyboard arrows. I must use my touchscreen. 2. I have "new … (read more)

I'm having a number of issues with my Firefox out of nowhere.

1. My mouse will no longer scroll, nor will my keyboard arrows. I must use my touchscreen. 2. I have "new tabs" instead of "new windows" selected, yet if I click anything, it goes to a new window. 3. I cannot close tabs without right clicking. 4. I cannot SWITCH tabs at all. 5. I cannot close Firefox without going to my start bar and right clicking. 6. Firefox seems to be aware something is wrong, opens up in a troubleshooting mode... and then doesn't troubleshoot.

(It is entirely possibly my infant slammed on the keyboard and changed a setting I can't find.)

Asked by Julephenia 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Prime Video: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions"

Since 88.0.1 all Amazon Prime Video content displays this message: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions. Please update your… (read more)

Since 88.0.1 all Amazon Prime Video content displays this message: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions. Please update your browser for the best Prime Video experience".

I've tried turning off vpn, adblocker, and set tracking protection back to 'standard', nothing helps.

I'm on W10 1909 Home which is technically not supported by MS as from this week so I did consider that as a possible (but unlikely) reason for it. However, the content plays fine in MS Edge. The content also plays fine from a laptop running Chrome on 1909 Enterprise (similar build to mine albeit not out of support yet).

I see widevine was updated in 88.0.1 - could this be the issue?

Thanks

Asked by jrh 1 year ago

Answered by jrh 1 year ago

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403 error

a couple of days ago i received a firefox update. since then i have been getting the error below when trying to get to the usmint.gov web site. It was working the day bef… (read more)

a couple of days ago i received a firefox update. since then i have been getting the error below when trying to get to the usmint.gov web site. It was working the day before the update. i am not having trouble with other sites. if i use a different web browser there is no problem getting to the web site.

403 ERROR The request could not be satisfied. Request blocked. We can't connect to the server for this app or website at this time. There might be too much traffic or a configuration error. Try again later, or contact the app or website owner. If you provide content to customers through CloudFront, you can find steps to troubleshoot and help prevent this error by reviewing the CloudFront documentation.

Generated by cloudfront (CloudFront) Request ID: tog46EPvsXCX7oQr1LanF8FvDaqnTVou6t_NK-t6304iqBzR2QYs3w==

Asked by my280zxcar 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox not loading on windows 11

I got a new computer recently and it was already upgraded to windows 11. I downloaded Firefox because it is my main go-to. It worked for a few days then all the sudden, i… (read more)

I got a new computer recently and it was already upgraded to windows 11. I downloaded Firefox because it is my main go-to. It worked for a few days then all the sudden, it just stopped loading, if I tried to search something it would just load forever and never show up. Even dev tools would not display, it just was like in a frozen state, I tried downloading the Developer version of the browser, nope! Deleting all program files, Nope! Then when I tried to use edge, smooth as can be. What the heck is going on here?

Asked by Echo 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox is managed by organization

Hello, I am using a personal PC. So I don't require the Firefox to be managed by an organization. In settings it shows "Your browser is being managed by your organization… (read more)

Hello, I am using a personal PC. So I don't require the Firefox to be managed by an organization. In settings it shows "Your browser is being managed by your organization" . On clicking on it, it says "The Enterprise Policies service is active but there are no policies enabled". I have attached screenshots for the same. Does any one know how to resolve this bug?


edit: fixed formatting cause by space before I am

Asked by Gourav 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do you identify the process id of a specific tab

Hi, I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a solution to this. Either firefox doesn't support this feature or I haven't looked enough. How can you identify the… (read more)

Hi,

I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a solution to this. Either firefox doesn't support this feature or I haven't looked enough.

How can you identify the pid of a tab in firefox? There isn't a tab in the task manager that shows this, like with chrome, opera, and edge.

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks

Asked by dpma123 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why do links not work in Firefox, but do on other browsers

The latest example is the button to sign into LinkedIn. It is not working in Firefox, but it does in other browsers. I have other examples just from today. I have used fi… (read more)

The latest example is the button to sign into LinkedIn. It is not working in Firefox, but it does in other browsers. I have other examples just from today. I have used firefox as default for many years. I assume this is a security thing, but these are basic links. I have no add-ons or other complications. Most times, I do not even realize there is a problem, but when I feel something is wrong, I try another browser and it works. Thank you.

Asked by HnLA 10 months ago

Answered by HnLA 10 months ago

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File upload dialog not appearing

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs.… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs. When I click a button that's supposed to give me one, nothing happens.

This has been happening with: - The "attach files" button in Gmail - A file upload button on Gradescope (website for managing homework assignments) - File -> Open File... and Ctrl+O.

Dragging and dropping a file onto an email in Gmail does attach the file -- it's just that the button doesn't work.

I've tried restarting, and I've tried running Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode -- so far nothing has fixed the problem. What else should I do?

Asked by allispaul 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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When I open my firefox browser it opens minimized in the upper left corner of my monitor, this seems to have happened with the lastest update??

When I now open my firefox browser it will only open in a minimized window located in the upper left corner of my monitor. I then need to click the "minimize window to c… (read more)

When I now open my firefox browser it will only open in a minimized window located in the upper left corner of my monitor. I then need to click the "minimize window to change to "maximize" and then click it to open the window to a full size screen. As I open new tabs after this they open in full size screen mode. But once I close the browser I have to start all over again. Is this happening because of the new update? Would appreciate your help please. Note: I did not take a full pic of my desktop, just the top portion that includes what I see when I open the browser.

Asked by landg3 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Getting 404 error on my banking site

I've been using my banking site for many years on my desktop computer. Today the site comes up but when I try to log in I get a "404" error message. I tried logging in wi… (read more)

I've been using my banking site for many years on my desktop computer. Today the site comes up but when I try to log in I get a "404" error message. I tried logging in with Edge and there was no problem. I have deleted all my banking cookies on Mozilla and the result is the same. This is a major problem and I would appreciate any suggestions.

Asked by pdlc1204 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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BBC website believes I'm outside the UK

The BBC website believes I am in another country, other than the UK. It currently redirects from bbc.co.uk to bbc.com, with some content no longer being available. I ha… (read more)

The BBC website believes I am in another country, other than the UK. It currently redirects from bbc.co.uk to bbc.com, with some content no longer being available.

I have checked my IP, and it is currently a UK-based IP address. I do not have any active VPN profiles.

I have refreshed Firefox, deleted profiles, and redownloded but still the issue presists.

This problem is not reflective on any other browsers on the same machine.

Grateful for your help.

This is the BBC's advice, which I have followed - https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/questions/behind-the-scenes/website-domain-change

Asked by james_UK47 1 year ago

Answered by james_UK47 1 year ago

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Automatically open the Downloads panel

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file. The problem... it STAYS open. How can I turn it off? I already know where a… (read more)

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file.

The problem... it STAYS open.

How can I turn it off? I already know where and how to check on my downloaded files. I do not need to see the downloads panel pop up every time I save a file. And I definitely do not need or want it to stay open, causing yet another need for a mouse click to make it go away.

Asked by tcd2000email 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Twitter not loading in Firefox 89.0.1: failedScript=polyfills

I'm finding that Twitter is not loading in my desktop Firefox browser (89.0.1), and I'm getting the error "failedScript=polyfills". I do use an ad blocker, but it's turne… (read more)

I'm finding that Twitter is not loading in my desktop Firefox browser (89.0.1), and I'm getting the error "failedScript=polyfills". I do use an ad blocker, but it's turned off for Twitter, so I'm not sure how that could be the issue. I'm not having the same issue in Safari. Thanks for any help!

Asked by NoBird 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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scrolling is not working on some sites.

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mous… (read more)

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mouse or keyboard. This is something that has happened over the last few weeks.

I've cleared all cookies, cache, reinstalled firefox, all the usualy things but to no avail.

please can anyone provide a real solution?

this is an example of a page that won't scroll:

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/655397682/pentagram-crow-skull-choker-necklace

Asked by nimrod9264 1 year ago

Answered by nimrod9264 1 year 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 3 months ago

Answered by simonbergi9 3 months ago