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What is the meaning of a red triangle enclosing an exclamation point in the corner of a webpage icon on the "top hits" page?

On my "top hits" icons page, three sites (Huffington Post, Alternet and the Washington Post) are marked on the bottom with exclamation points inside red triangles. What … (read more)

On my "top hits" icons page, three sites (Huffington Post, Alternet and the Washington Post) are marked on the bottom with exclamation points inside red triangles. What does this mean? I've continued to visit those sites & I'm developing some weird problems on, not Firefox, but Thunderbird program. I don't have an anti-virus program installed, on the recommendation over the years of several technicians. Perhaps that information is outdated? Thanks for your reply! Barbara

Asked by Bee 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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How to handle text on websites looking like little boxes wih an "A" in each?

After running Firefox for a time - 1 to 3 days - every character in the regular text on very website is replaced by a small box with an "A" in it. I am on Mac 10.9.5. Res… (read more)

After running Firefox for a time - 1 to 3 days - every character in the regular text on very website is replaced by a small box with an "A" in it. I am on Mac 10.9.5. Restarting Firefox doesn't help. The only thing that helps is my normal maintenance: Repair permissions in Disk Utility, restart in Safe Boot mode, wait for the hard disk to settle down, restart regularly. Firefox didn't always do this. Now it does it all the time.

Asked by penz 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox stopped working with netflix and yahoo. I haven't changed anything.

I haven't changed anything in Firefox as I'm not too computer savvy but now Netflix no longer works nor does yahoo. For yahoo it says something about a date in the future… (read more)

I haven't changed anything in Firefox as I'm not too computer savvy but now Netflix no longer works nor does yahoo. For yahoo it says something about a date in the future. No idea what has happened. Have a Mac and haven't made any software updates, my computer is 5-6 years old and isn't even capable of being updated, or so it tells me every time I try and do updates.

Asked by Oneuser 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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A bug has landed on the page info window > media > sort by size… is no longer sorting by size.

the page info window > media > sort by size… is no longer sorting by size. Clicking the size header does seem to change the order, but no longer by size. It worked … (read more)

the page info window > media > sort by size… is no longer sorting by size. Clicking the size header does seem to change the order, but no longer by size. It worked fine before the last update a few days ago.

Asked by Koen_v 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FF 66.0.5 does not recognize userChrome.css

I use userChrome.css to accomplish two things - 1.) Put the tabs below the urlbar and bookmark toolbar. 2.) Get rid of the annoying search help dropdown that appears whe… (read more)

I use userChrome.css to accomplish two things - 1.) Put the tabs below the urlbar and bookmark toolbar. 2.) Get rid of the annoying search help dropdown that appears when I type a url in the address bar. But, after updating to FF 66.0.5 (Mac) my userChrome.css file does not work anymore. In fact, FF 66 didn't even have a Chrome folder.

Is this a deliberate move by the devs to kill userChrome.css? Or, have they changed how it's implemented and not telling anyone?

In any case, if anyone knows how to restore userChrome.css usability to FF66, I would be very grateful to learn how. Alternately, if there's any other way to get the tabs on bottom and eliminate the urlbar drop-down, I'd love to hear about it.

Asked by Thorzdad2 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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

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 up… (read more)

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.

Asked by Thorzdad2 1 year ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 year ago

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Add-ons Manager page is blank

I don't know if its the latest update (65.0.1) that did this to me since I don't know when I last went to the page, but when I go to Add-Ons Manager now, all I see is a … (read more)

I don't know if its the latest update (65.0.1) that did this to me since I don't know when I last went to the page, but when I go to Add-Ons Manager now, all I see is a blank page (or rather rows of white tiles) rather than a list of my add-ons that I can click on to modify/remove etc.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Asked by prouss 1 year ago

Last reply by JayShankar 1 year ago

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So many websites i cannot open anymore whyyyyyy ?

There must be a setting i can change to make Firefox able to regain access and open pages on the web i can not open anymore ? What is this setting i need to change please… (read more)

There must be a setting i can change to make Firefox able to regain access and open pages on the web i can not open anymore ? What is this setting i need to change please ?

Asked by FUSOMUCHFIREFOX 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in earlier versions?

Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in 56.0.2 ? I have stubbornly refused to update FF because newer versions have lost this f… (read more)

Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in 56.0.2 ?

I have stubbornly refused to update FF because newer versions have lost this feature.

NOTE: unable to 'Upload images:' after 3 attempts, last using tiny .jpg file

Asked by stepmas 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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Only 19 minutes of a 1 hour podast will load when using Firefox( my prefered browser). Safari loads the whole thing.

I've reinstalled the latest Firefox version and tried everything I could think of with the security and preference choices. It's a quandary! Please let me know if you ca… (read more)

I've reinstalled the latest Firefox version and tried everything I could think of with the security and preference choices. It's a quandary!

Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!

I should add this is happening if I go directly to the podcast site or use the link they sent.

Asked by Woodruff 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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I accidently hit cut not copy on the grammarly site. I anted to go to catche but Im on a mac

I was trying to finish typing grammarly document I have Midas the document and click but instead of Premier Lee always safe but in this case when I clicked cut it delete … (read more)

I was trying to finish typing grammarly document I have Midas the document and click but instead of Premier Lee always safe but in this case when I clicked cut it delete it I wanted to know if there's any way that I can retrieve the data so I can get the 2500 words that I had typed

Asked by andreat 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Error opening a website

When we open our website blog on Firefox Quantum, we get following error. Strange thing is it is talking about Opera browser not firefox Error 400 We're sorry, but we co… (read more)

When we open our website blog on Firefox Quantum, we get following error. Strange thing is it is talking about Opera browser not firefox

Error 400

We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /eco-blog/ on this server.

An invalid request was received. If you are using a proxy server, bypass the proxy server or contact your proxy server administrator. This may also be caused by a bug in the Opera web browser.

Your technical support key is: 70c4-07fa-582e-c5e4

You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.

If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact ** at **.com and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.

Asked by tarun.techies 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Since the latest Firefox update, emails containing a photo come with a square defined by a thin blue line instead of the photo; how do I correct?

Sometimes there is a small note in the upper right-hand corner: "Open in your browser." Clicking on this restores the image, but the note does not appear in all emails … (read more)

Sometimes there is a small note in the upper right-hand corner: "Open in your browser." Clicking on this restores the image, but the note does not appear in all emails with photos.

Asked by edsonallen 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can suddenly no longer open, send or even navigate through hotmail on my mac. This just recently occured. No workaround or reset fixes it.

I cannot do anything with hotmail on my mac. i have tried suggested fixes...none which seem to work. i have used hotmail so long that i might just have to switch out of… (read more)

I cannot do anything with hotmail on my mac. i have tried suggested fixes...none which seem to work. i have used hotmail so long that i might just have to switch out of firefox now

Asked by cchenault 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I get a message saying a website is slowing down Firefox. what can I do?

I get a message in a yellow bar saying a website is slowing down Firefox. What do you want to do? Stop it, wait. It keeps coming back and stops videos from playing. … (read more)

I get a message in a yellow bar saying a website is slowing down Firefox. What do you want to do? Stop it, wait.

It keeps coming back and stops videos from playing.

Asked by flemi1rj 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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I am having problems with Local Storage on some websites (ERS 52.9)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392… (read more)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392


The problem? I am having trouble with Local Storage.

I tried restoring different profiles from different days from Time Machine. I managed to get one where things seemed to work. Until I quit and restarted firefox.


Mega (mega.nz) tells me: Sorry, we were unable to initialize the browser's local storage, either you're using an outdated/misconfigured browser or it's something from our side.

If you think it's our fault, please report the issue back to us.

Reason: [Exception... "File error: Corrupted" nsresult: "0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED)" location: "JS frame :: https://mega.nz/secureboot.js?r=1536229029 :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 331" data: no] Browser: mozilla/5.0 (macintosh; intel mac os x 10.9; rv:52.0) gecko/20100101 firefox/52.0

Trimps (trimps.github.io) tells me:

Your browser is preventing Trimps from accessing localStorage, and you will not be able to save or load your progress. Please check your browser settings to ensure that 3rd party cookies are not disabled, and that you're not using any addons that might interrupt storage!

AutoSave has been disabled to prevent damage to your save. If you previously had a save file, it should still be waiting for you once you fix your browser settings.

Antimatter dimensions (ivark.github.io) just shows me a brand-new game, 9 months of progress lost.

Preferences -> advanced only lists 5 sites with offline data, all of them listed with 0 bytes. Two of these are twitter, the other three are unknown.

Profile_dir/storage has three folders -- temporary, default, permanent -- and inside there are lots of folders for various websites. But I don't see one for either github.io site. Permissions on these folders are normal. But the dates are mostly OLD.

But, only mostly. If I just open firefox, and then close a minute or two later, a bunch of them are updated to "now". Even if I am not visiting the site in question.

Asked by Keybounce 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How do I re-install ESR 52.9 on a Mac? I never wanted this new 60 ESR, and I need the old add-on behavior.

Simple. I had Firefox ESR 52.9, along with some add-ons that will not work in 55+. I thought I had disabled automatic updates. But to my surprise, I got updated to 60. I … (read more)

Simple. I had Firefox ESR 52.9, along with some add-ons that will not work in 55+.

I thought I had disabled automatic updates. But to my surprise, I got updated to 60.

I don't like what I am seeing. My system has a standard of dark text (preferably black) on light background (normally white, light gray if not active), and you are basically forcing a dark theme even in the daytime, even if gray on black is hard to read, even if my monitor cannot go up to "bright" in a short space/pixel count.

I don't like the ultra-tiny little icons for the new tab page (I do like being able to see more sites; the old one capped at about 54 sites no matter what settings I chose). I don't like the new "hidden menu" that is appropriate for touch screens that doesn't respond to keyboard (control F2 on Mac, alt-space on Windows).

I don't like the look at some of my add-ons have changed to. I don't run a touchscreen tablets, and I don't want my computer to be forced to use a browser that pretends that it is.

I don't like that the new Firefox basically forces pocket on me. I don't like pocket, I don't trust its terms of service/privacy policy, I don't like that Firefox/Mozilla has chosen to basically make it a first-class citizen even though it doesn't put my interests first and foremost. I don't like that Firefox has basically decided to say "whatever Google does, we will follow". I don't like that Firefox/Mozilla has abandoned its view of "what is best for the browser user", and gone to "whatever is best for the website".

Ideally, I would like to have ESR 52.9, as well as ESR 60.X, side-by-side. I would use 52 for 99% of what I do, and only switch to 60 for those sites that simply will not work at all in 52.

Ideally, the only difference would be the display of the websites. They would share the same history, they would share the same set of bookmarks, etc. There would be no loss of data when I move between one and the other.

I have a Time Machine backup. What do I need to do to get the old Firefox back, and prevent it from instantly auto updating back to the new junk? Including my old add-ons.

Asked by Keybounce 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago