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What do I do if I get the "your connection is insecure" for the Firefox start screen itself?

All the solutions for "your connection is insecure" error message are for other websites, not the Firefox start screen itself. I started to get this message all of a sudd… (read more)

All the solutions for "your connection is insecure" error message are for other websites, not the Firefox start screen itself. I started to get this message all of a sudden on 2 different computers. What is going on? And what can I do to go back to using Firefox?

Asked by suzel 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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homepage does not load

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf… (read more)

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf%.com. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have multiple drives in my system and any of the drives using any of the 50s ver. work fine but even the newest updates gives me the same error message. I use the same (json) bookmark files for all the drives, so nothing is different there. I have tried all the 'fixes' like deleting or renaming the sessions folders and files and that doesn't change anything either. I have tried changing or putting the homepage bookmark in different ways, eg. typing it in, using a bookmark, dragging a bookmark on the home icon and nothing works. After Firefox loads I can click on any bookmark and it will load fine, even the one for my homepage and accessing it by clicking on the home icon will work too. It is just on the initial book up of Firefox, ver. 60 and up. Thanks

Asked by Smittysflying 1 year ago

Answered by Smittysflying 1 year ago

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Firefox options page home page not editable (dropdown does not drop down)

I've been helping my 88-year-old father with his PC. He has Windows 7, Firefox 63, and I'm trying to get it to stop updating because every time it does, it resets things… (read more)

I've been helping my 88-year-old father with his PC. He has Windows 7, Firefox 63, and I'm trying to get it to stop updating because every time it does, it resets things - lately it's been asking him for his Firefox password, but he doesn't use any server-based Firefox features, so it's only causing confusion. He does NOT need to log onto Firefox sync.

While I was fixing his settings, I noticed he had his home page set to Facebook, whereas previously, I had set it to the Firefox default for him ("New Tab" still uses the default Firefox page). When I clicked on the dropdown to change from "Custom URLs", nothing dropped down, and I was unable to change the home page. Eventually, I reset all of his settings to default and restarted. Then he told me he actually did want Facebook for his home page, and now I couldn't set it back - clicking on the dropdown to change from "Default", again, nothing dropped down. I googled and found another way to change the home page by dragging a tab to the house icon on the page, and that worked, but I do not understand why I am not able to change the home page setting using the options page.

Note: I have been fiddling with adding a policies.json file to try to prevent unwanted prompts for Firefox sync password and unwanted prompts for updating the browser. On the thought that that might have been causing a problem, I removed the line that disables update checks, but that didn't make any difference.

Asked by rprastein 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Where did "use current Pages" go to

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a pers… (read more)

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a person with Chrome. Can't with Firefox.

Asked by Frick 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I keep getting "A web page is slowing your browser".

I use TalkTalk as a provider and their homepage is a succession of AOL news items. Any item I click on after a minute or so gives me this message.... A web page is slowin… (read more)

I use TalkTalk as a provider and their homepage is a succession of AOL news items. Any item I click on after a minute or so gives me this message.... A web page is slowing your browser. Can anyone tell me how to remove it please? I'm on Windows 7 and FF is up to date.

Asked by Heavymetalkid 1 year ago

Last reply by Heavymetalkid 1 year ago

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Problem: Firefox Sync sometimes reverts back to my previous home page or home pages without notice (December 13, 2018)

I currently have five home pages on my Firefox Sync account and I want it to be consistent across all Windows, macOS and Linux devices in its correct order. They're all a… (read more)

I currently have five home pages on my Firefox Sync account and I want it to be consistent across all Windows, macOS and Linux devices in its correct order. They're all about New Jersey, just in case you were wondering. I always enjoy it there!

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Browserquest keeps loading

Browserquest (http://browserquest.mozilla.org) doesn't work on Firefox, Chromium under Linux. It keeps showing a red loading symbol (as can be seen in the image). Why? Ho… (read more)

Browserquest (http://browserquest.mozilla.org) doesn't work on Firefox, Chromium under Linux. It keeps showing a red loading symbol (as can be seen in the image). Why? How do I get it to load?

Asked by glor8 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Different homepages for different devices

I am trying to setup custom startpages that I am creating using HTML5/CSS/JS. Issue is I am doing this in multiple devices that I have Firefox Sync on. Those devices are … (read more)

I am trying to setup custom startpages that I am creating using HTML5/CSS/JS. Issue is I am doing this in multiple devices that I have Firefox Sync on.

Those devices are Manjaro (Linux) and Windows 10. Thus their directories and such differ vastly.

I setting the homepage to be `/home/arszilla/.config/mozilla-firefox/HomePage/index.html` on Linux, whereas on Windows it is `C:\Users\Arslan\Documents\Mozilla Firefox\HomePage\index.html`. However due to the sync this gets overwritten constantly.

Is there a way for me to keep Linux's homepage intact while the same is done for Windows? So Linux has its own 'non-synced' homepage, while Windows has its own 'non-synced' homepage?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Arszilla 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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after latest update, new page isnt blank

I like starting firefox with a blank page. Instead of a blank page I now get: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=66.0.5 I have tried closing … (read more)

I like starting firefox with a blank page. Instead of a blank page I now get:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=66.0.5

I have tried closing the page (and firefox) and restarting, didnt fix it. I tried that multiple times. I tried reboot pc, didnt fix problem.

I get it, the update is new and sparkley and full of happy luck joy, but, I just want a blank page and I DO NOT want to read "https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=66.0.5" every time I start firefox.

How do I fix this?

Asked by user8498468451 1 year ago

Answered by user8498468451 1 year ago