Can't print from Firefox at all - Print Preview error or Stuck in Spooler - Windows 10 Pro x64

For some time I have been totally unable to print from Firefox. I have the newest version that I know of, 93.0, running under Windows 10 64-bit, fully updated. I can pri… (read more)

For some time I have been totally unable to print from Firefox. I have the newest version that I know of, 93.0, running under Windows 10 64-bit, fully updated. I can print from any other browser and from all installed programs that I've tested to date. I even totally uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled from scratch. No help. I installed Firefox Portable and I have the same problem there.

One of two things happen when I try to print (even when I just try to Save to PDF): 1) the print manager says "Spooling" but never finishes the job. I can't clear the queue while

   Firefox is running. When I exit Firefox, the job(s) clear out.

2) I get the error message:

               Print Preview Error
               An error occurred while printing.

I've tried to print using Print Using the System Dialog... choice. Same outcome. I've Google searched and have not found anything that helps. Reboots don't affect it. Again, I can print from virtually every other application including other browsers, no problems so it shouldn't be the Print Spooler service. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. It would be much appreciated. Thanks much! I will post the resolution when (hopefully not If) I have it.

Asked by jlseber 6 days ago

Open tabs erased when I started session in a new device

I have a personal laptop where I created a firefox sync account. In this device #1 I had open 17 tabs... I got a new laptop and I installed firefox, then I signed in with… (read more)

I have a personal laptop where I created a firefox sync account. In this device #1 I had open 17 tabs...

I got a new laptop and I installed firefox, then I signed in with my FF account to sync all my stuff from my personal laptop to this new device.. but tabs were not synchronized and also when I opened FF in my personal laptop the tabs were gone and the MAIN page was opened... Bookmarks are there but History don't have my recent 17 tabs in 'recently closed' and so they are gone... I thought having a sync account mean the OLD tabs were keep on one device and I can take them to a NEW one.. I'm so sad I lost my tabs... Please help me so this wont happen again

Asked by karina.nava 6 days ago

Logging onto Facebbok

A few Firefox versions ago now when I opened Facebook it showed my saved e-mail address to login, and not my password which I wanted NOT saved and still do not want it sa… (read more)

A few Firefox versions ago now when I opened Facebook it showed my saved e-mail address to login, and not my password which I wanted NOT saved and still do not want it saved. But now each time I log out of Firefox (and Facebook) and later go into them again it still requires entry of the e-mail address (doesn't "remember" it) - I'm an elderly user and not into the depths of the Firefox settings, but guess if someone could walk me through exactly step by step what I need to do I would be so grateful. I guess it is something to do with "cache" settings??

Asked by TwoNZWesties 6 days ago

After update to ver 93, Youtube videos no longer play.

After update to ver 93, YouTube videos no longer play. The loading circle is going around but it never starts playing. Edge plays you tube videos fine. I cleared cache … (read more)

After update to ver 93, YouTube videos no longer play. The loading circle is going around but it never starts playing. Edge plays you tube videos fine. I cleared cache and cookies, refreshed Firefox, deleted and reentered Firefox in the Windows Defender Firewall, restarted the PC, opened Firefox in safe mode, cycled Autorun, changed playback resolution, no change. Any suggestions?

Thanks, sam4695@hotmail.com

Asked by sam4695 6 days ago

Help recover passwords and registry tried updating Firefox

Please assign Firefox Tech help recover my passwords, account and registry. Tried updating Firefox for Win 10. I may have "Nuts-up" and Firefox is now not my default-prim… (read more)

Please assign Firefox Tech help recover my passwords, account and registry. Tried updating Firefox for Win 10. I may have "Nuts-up" and Firefox is now not my default-primary Internet Browser. Please use simple terms, not-PC Geek. Established Firefox account July 2020. Written passwords not recognized by Firefox; stopped trying before I get locked out.

Firefox recognizes email ... @outlook.com, but not ... @gmail.com.

Appreciate Firefox Tech doing Remote accessing and fixing my passwords not recognized by Firefox and establishing PC-Firefox Internet Browser default problems. Please email me when Firefox PC Tech available remote accessing my PC. I am on Maui, Hawaii (Pacific Standard Time).

Tried 9X upgrading to new Firefox version after failing doing "Picture-in-Picture" and "Deleting History."

My PC HP Desktop and OS is Microsoft Win 10, 64 "Outlook is 365 Family" subscription.

Thank you, Warren Shibuya (Very Senior Internet user, not PC-Geek)


edited emails from public and search/spam bots view.

Asked by Warren 6 days ago

No option to choose what to do when downloading .package files

I am having a problem where when I click on .package files to download them, I am always getting a pop-up box making me choose what to do with the file, and I am never gi… (read more)

I am having a problem where when I click on .package files to download them, I am always getting a pop-up box making me choose what to do with the file, and I am never given the option to 'always do this with this type of file' or anything. I went into settings hoping to make this change manually, but .package files were not in the list of content types I could set actions for - no matter what website I was downloading from. Additionally, during the same session, I downloaded a .zip file and DID have the option to check off downloading as a default action. I recently got a new computer and was expecting to have to reconfigure some things, but I can't figure out why I can't set a default for package files in particular. I download a lot of them as mods for the Sims, so this is very frustrating lol.

Asked by bernsteinr27 6 days ago

no youtube downloaders work.... actually disappeared even though supposedly still there...

My youtube downloader button disappeared entirely. So that downloader wouldn't work any more. And I couldn't find one to install that would work. I've supposedly now got… (read more)

My youtube downloader button disappeared entirely. So that downloader wouldn't work any more. And I couldn't find one to install that would work. I've supposedly now got 'easy' and 'fast' downloaders installed but 'easy' doesn't show and 'fast' isn't. Any clues on what's a good one that I can install and will work? All of this happened mysteriously mid session. Or perhaps between boots, I don't know. But I mean not that I know of because of anything I did with firefox and no great new instals or anything. I think firefox did it. It sometimes is suspiciously slow to come up.

Asked by abrogard 6 days ago

Is there a way to get a full list of trackers that were blocked by Firefox?

I enjoy the enchanced tracking protection and the protection stats. Is there a way to see a full list of trackers that my Firefox blocked, together with their type and da… (read more)

I enjoy the enchanced tracking protection and the protection stats. Is there a way to see a full list of trackers that my Firefox blocked, together with their type and date? Thank you kindly!

Asked by matijevic 6 days ago

Google earth + twitch videos so laggy on firefox

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just fire… (read more)

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just firefox effected. How can I solve this ? My amd screen driver version 21.10.1 .

Asked by bfemre2000 6 days ago

Device Resolution (or "Responsive') Option in Web Developer Tools Greyed Out

I can't seem to select Device resolutions on devtools. For instance, to see how a website I'm building would look like on say, an Iphone X, the option is greyed out, so I… (read more)

I can't seem to select Device resolutions on devtools. For instance, to see how a website I'm building would look like on say, an Iphone X, the option is greyed out, so I have to manually set the width and height. Please how can this be resolved?

Asked by dejoladaniel 6 days ago

Ctrl Enter Line Break not working for Google Sheets

As of yesterday, when I make a line break in a Google Sheet cell,by using Ctrl Enter, the cursor moves down, however when I start typing, it types on the line above. In … (read more)

As of yesterday, when I make a line break in a Google Sheet cell,by using Ctrl Enter, the cursor moves down, however when I start typing, it types on the line above. In other words, the cursor no longer is on the new line. It's like the line break made a new empty row in the cell, but the typing continues on the previous line. I have: -re-installed a fresh Firefox, -started Firefox in safe mode, -tried it in Chrome (it works), -restarted, - tried on another, same model, computer (it works) -issue is in all my google sheets

Asked by KbSGS 6 days ago

Add on for temporarily preventing swipe backwards gesture when using specific websites?

I've got a Macbook pro and love using the swipe gestures for productivity but sometimes it can make certain websites (e.g. Google sheets) frustrating to use. The issue i… (read more)

I've got a Macbook pro and love using the swipe gestures for productivity but sometimes it can make certain websites (e.g. Google sheets) frustrating to use.

The issue is that the swipe right feature has 2 main functions on firefox:

1. Go backwards a page 2. Scroll left on the same page

It becomes an issue when I zoom into a slide/image/etc. and I just want to scroll left but it's interpreted as going back a page instead.

It would be ideal if there was a way to prevent the 'go back' (swipe right) feature for a second, thereby using the scroll function instead... this could be done by holding cmd and swiping right to disable the back page function. There is a similar app called Forky Slide Scrolling Stopper, which prevents the 2 finger scroll up/down from changing slides - it would be good to have something like this for the 2 finger scroll left/right.

My question is - is there an add on or app that allows this feature?

Asked by Remedium 6 days ago

Swipe gestures not working

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forw… (read more)

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forward or backward in history by swiping left or right.

This feature is present in Chrome and even Edge since many months, yet it has never worked on Firefox, on any of my windows devices.

I've been using Firefox Dev since 12+ months, keeping both it and windows 10 always up to date, the gestures never worked (yet they are activated in the about:config page, see attached images).

What's most disappointing is that the gestures work without any issue on the MacOS version of Firefox.


some useful info: Firefox version: 94.0b3 (latest as of today) Windows version: 21H1 build 19043.1266 (latest as of today)

If someone manages to get the two-finger swipe gesture to work on windows please let me know.

I hope this can get fixed soon, especially because the feature seems to be already built into Firefox, it just doesn't work in the windows release. In the meanwhile I'm switching to chrome

Asked by edocs 6 days ago

FireFox Blank pages Facebook video freezing for 3 seconds intermittently while playing

My Firefox keeps loading blank pages. I have to right click on it and choose reload. also while viewing facebook movies while its playing it freezes you can still hear so… (read more)

My Firefox keeps loading blank pages. I have to right click on it and choose reload. also while viewing facebook movies while its playing it freezes you can still hear sound but video freezes for 3 seconds then plays and will do it again a few minutes later. This happens every time there is a new release of FF. I have uninstalled FF and reinstalled it. Also started in safe mode and it seems to work but comes back later.

Asked by buzzme 6 days ago

Cannot print from Firefox any more

Firefox was working fine, printing for me, and then all of a sudden it stopped printing when I went to print from stamps.com. I've used that site many times and have nev… (read more)

Firefox was working fine, printing for me, and then all of a sudden it stopped printing when I went to print from stamps.com. I've used that site many times and have never had a problem. I have refreshed it, and reloaded a fresh download of it. Other browsers work fine but not Firefox. I've looked at a lot of the "solutions" I could google but did not find one that worked. It's not just stamps.com, I can't print from any website.

I've run a virus scan no issues. (Malwarebytes) It is not a printer issue either, I have two printers connected, both work fine with other programs like Word. I'm at a loss, and will have to use Chrome (yuck) until I can get this resolved.

I see that it has sent "something" to the print spooler, but the spooler is just hung up. I can empty the spooler, but it takes quite a while.

Asked by frank199 6 days ago

Can't get into my account

I'm trying to login to Firefox on my new computer but I keep hitting a wall. A long time ago (like years at this point) I used a previous email address. I've since change… (read more)

I'm trying to login to Firefox on my new computer but I keep hitting a wall. A long time ago (like years at this point) I used a previous email address. I've since changed the main email and the back up email to different ones. I'm trying to sign in and it sends an email to my main email. I get the email, use the code, but it jumps to "incorrect password" and displays the very, very old email as the account I'm attempting to login to.

I've tried clicking on "use a different account" but it just restarts the entire process. I also tried to add a recovery key but it just keeps saying "try again in 15 minutes" even though I tried about 5 hours apart. I don't know why my sync still thinks I'm using an old email address when I've had it changed for years. This has happened before but I was always able to somehow get in and sign in.

Is there some way I can fix this?

Asked by Megami 5 days ago

Buffering while watching tv and movie streams

Since a couple updates ago, I am now getting a ton of buffering on amazon prime streaming, peacock network streaming and other streaming services. I have even tried disab… (read more)

Since a couple updates ago, I am now getting a ton of buffering on amazon prime streaming, peacock network streaming and other streaming services. I have even tried disabling hardware acceleration with no luck.

Asked by jahuntley 5 days ago

When "\\?\" in entered into the address bar of the Firefox Flatpak, "clarkcountynv.gov" is visited.

Why does typing "\\?\" into the address bar of http://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.mozilla.firefox.flatpakref cause "http://maps.clarkcountynv.gov/openweb/?getParcel… (read more)

Asked by BEEDELL ROKE JULIAN LOCKHART 5 days ago