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anyone care to explain?

i'm seeing a bunch of anomalies such as taskbar buttons closing & reopening without my doing anything to cause it. i'm seeing flashes of some sort of changes to the t… (read more)

i'm seeing a bunch of anomalies such as taskbar buttons closing & reopening without my doing anything to cause it. i'm seeing flashes of some sort of changes to the top window border. i'm seeing the text input stop responding momentarily. i'm seeing windows open & close before i can see what they are. i'm seeing a busy icon for the mouse pointer while some of these things are happening.

the browser itself hasn't crashed & the plugins haven't crashed (though flash crashed a time or two). i turned off the automatic adjusting of the clock & that caused things to stop for about a minute or two & then it began doing it again.

it is beyond annoying & justifiable reason for me to not only uninstall firefox but also speak of the avoidance publicly.

Asked by anwaypasible 3 years ago

Last reply by anwaypasible 3 years ago

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saved logins disappeared

I cannot find an old Firefox folder. I have looked in profile and found 2 logins.json files, dated 21.03 & 09.03, the earlier says corrupt, have copied both together … (read more)

I cannot find an old Firefox folder. I have looked in profile and found 2 logins.json files, dated 21.03 & 09.03, the earlier says corrupt, have copied both together with the sqlite file. How do I open these files to check them ? Tried Firefox in Safe Mode, still no logins. Help would be appreciated, thank you

Asked by millos 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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why everytime my PC restarts Firefox reinstalls and erase all my saved sites in my favorite neither will let m e export them so I lose them

having BSOD for kernel mode trap and each time i try a fix which may take consecutive restart Fire fox come back up has been reinstalled and erase all my saved sites in … (read more)

having BSOD for kernel mode trap and each time i try a fix which may take consecutive restart Fire fox come back up has been reinstalled and erase all my saved sites in my favorite neither will let m e export them so I lose them. I do school research and this is a constant set back

Asked by Gdynasty1 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can I navigate without http or .com or search page

First thanks for all the help with ff when I had a dying system. Now setting up ff 59.0.2 on a windows 10 box and need a basic bit of information. In the previous versio… (read more)

First thanks for all the help with ff when I had a dying system. Now setting up ff 59.0.2 on a windows 10 box and need a basic bit of information.

In the previous version I had I could type for instance, 'imdb' and hit ENTER then I'd be taken right to the imdb page. Now a search engine page opens up. Only way I can go directly to a site is if I type the entire address as in, http://www.imdb.com/ Either one of these ways of navigating are an inconvenience.

What do I have to do to get ff to a state where I can type the site name, say tigerdirect, hit ENTER and go right to http://www.tigerdirect.com/ ?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Aggedor 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Bookmarks duplicating out of control

I am seeing this issue in a lot of other threads and am having it myself. Unfortunately the only solution suggested is resetting the sync password and then repairing each… (read more)

I am seeing this issue in a lot of other threads and am having it myself. Unfortunately the only solution suggested is resetting the sync password and then repairing each computer individually. As a system admin with my bookmarks synced to roughly 150 computers, I think I'll pass on that solution and switch back to chrome. I prefer firefox in nearly every other way, so if a manageable solution becomes available I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.

Asked by FuzzyHarpyBug 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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cookie whitelist not working

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others. In the current version, 59.0.3… (read more)

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others.

In the current version, 59.0.3, I go to options, security and scroll down, I've added yahoo to my Exceptions to "allow" rather than "allow for session" and then set the general setting "keep until they expire". Now, this setup seems to be a way to whitelist only those sites I want to allow cookies, expiring others when I close FF -- as that's the most control I now have, the "ask every time" being gone. However, when I close FF and re-open, it hasn't kept the yahoo cookies as the exception implies it should.

How can I customize which cookies stay past the session and which don't?

Asked by ithinktfiam 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't login to any site

I just got a brand new computer, downloaded firefox. I've tried to login to my twitter account, and an online class, and I get the same response every time. The site do… (read more)

I just got a brand new computer, downloaded firefox. I've tried to login to my twitter account, and an online class, and I get the same response every time. The site doesn't recognize my login, and when I try to reset my password it just hangs and won't go anywhere. I understand that some folks have posted about similar problems, but as this is a new computer, I don't believe the Refresh will work. Help?

Asked by Jodyn13 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Windows 10 says I can't access specified firefox drive after latest update

I get an error saying "windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" after latest windows 10 upgra… (read more)

I get an error saying "windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" after latest windows 10 upgrade and firefox will not run at all. It is trying to access my users subdirectory

Asked by linco15 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Обновление не удалось, пожалуйста загрузите последнюю версию

Every day I download the latest version! Install it ! And in the next day the Firefox tell me that I must to download the new version ! Why my Firefox does not update au… (read more)

Every day I download the latest version! Install it ! And in the next day the Firefox tell me that I must to download the new version ! Why my Firefox does not update automatically ????

Asked by dewon 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I have a bogus website tab opening on only one of my computers with Firefox. I want to stop this.

On only one of my computers a "tab" is opening on its own that presents itself as being from ROGERS my ISP. I took a screen shot and captured the URL. Contacted Rogers - … (read more)

On only one of my computers a "tab" is opening on its own that presents itself as being from ROGERS my ISP. I took a screen shot and captured the URL. Contacted Rogers - It is not them - They recommeded I REMOVE FIREFOX and INSTALL CHROME. I have some computer knowledge but not an expert. I tried to get rid of this by running Norton antivirus, and FIX ME STICK antivirus and I removed and then re-installed Firefox - the bogus page keep coming back. this is the page https://ivisitorapp.top/43fee1ba2ffc1ec8587395fc843ce6c5/index.html?ip=2607%3Afea8%3A9920%3Ad8e6%3A8467%3Acf0b%3Acca0%3A8171&trackid=2020011401450327 It is NOT ROGERS

Asked by scottgary 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

SERIOUS THREAT OF IDENTITY THEFT

Approximately 2 wks ago I allowed a support tek located in India to remotely access my computer to fix a problem I was having on my computer. After resolving the problem … (read more)

Approximately 2 wks ago I allowed a support tek located in India to remotely access my computer to fix a problem I was having on my computer. After resolving the problem he asked me for my credit card # so he could charge me for fixing the problem, which I had clearly advised him at the very beginning of our conversation I wouldn't give him remote access to my computer if there was going to be a cost involved.

He became very agitated and abusive and threatened to call #411 and report me to whomever answered that number.

In addition, HE REFUSED TO DISCONNECT FROM MY COMPUTER AND HE REMAINED ON THE PHONE AND IN MY COMPUTER, DURING WHICH TIME I COULD SEE HIS CURSOR MOVING ALL AROUND MY SCREEN!

IT FINALLY OCCURED TO ME THAT I COULD PROBABLY GET RID OF HIS PRESENCE ON MY COMPUTER BY SHUTTING IT DOWN, WHICH I DID. WHEN I REBOOTED MY COMPUTER, MY HOME SCREEN WHICH HAD BEEN LOADED WITH APPROXIMATELY 30 ICONS OR SO NO LONGER INCLUDED THESE ICONS!

NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME DURING ALL THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN USING A COMPUTER & I AM BESIDE MYSELF WITH WORRY OVER THE POSSIBILITY THAT BEFORE I SHUT DOWN MY COMPUTER AND I COULD SEE HIM MOVING HIS CURSOR ALL AROUND ON THE SCREEN, HE WAS ABLE TO COLLECT ALL MY MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ----- BANK ACCT NUMBERS! 401K PLAN! ALL MY SAVED PASSWORDS TO ALL PERSONALL ACCTS! ---- YOU NAME IT, HE MUST HAVE BEEN COLLECTNG ALL OF THIS INFO TO USE AS HE WISHED IN THE FUTURE!

ARE THERE ANY STEPS I CAN TAKE TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT BY THIS TERRIBLE SUPPORT TEK, SHORT OF DESTROYING MY COMPUTER????!!!! YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE SO GREATY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU. M.WINTERS.


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Asked by myrnwin617 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 hours ago

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Anyone know of a good alternative/fork to Firefox since they have just made themselves a 3rd rate browser?

See https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2016/11/23/add-ons-in-2017/ and https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/01/24/preventing-add-ons-third-party-software-from-loading-dlls-i… (read more)

See https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2016/11/23/add-ons-in-2017/ and https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/01/24/preventing-add-ons-third-party-software-from-loading-dlls-into-firefox/

Just 12 weeks before it was set to a happen did they notify developers right after most of them took a retarded amount of time rewriting all their code for multi-process support.

So basically what I am looking for is a fork of Firefox that doesn't try to copy chrome.

Asked by LostGod 3 years ago

Last reply by LostGod 3 years ago

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Why didn't you include these important privacy features in FF quantum ?

Firefox Prizes itself in Healthy Network and Internet Privacy, however they did not include these 2 features which made me turn down the browser : 1 - Where's the option … (read more)

Firefox Prizes itself in Healthy Network and Internet Privacy, however they did not include these 2 features which made me turn down the browser :

1 - Where's the option to delete EVERYTHING in your browser after you close the window ? (history, session, Download history, cookies, passwords, auto-fill and etc)---(Shouldn't a browser that boasts about privacy include this feature) 2 - I do not like using cookies so I have disabled them altogether, whenever I use a site that requires cookies I allow access only for that site, which is easily accessed from the address bar on chrome but not on Firefox, I don't want to open up a whole page and change the settings every time just to use a website. (The cookie feature should be accessible from the address bar when relative)

3 - I'm not sure if this is true, but I heard some rumors that FF will introduce a new way to show ads that take information from the user randomly. I understand that ads are the glue that hold the internet and economy together, without ads people can't make money. However I don't like that a "privacy browser" is using these kinds methods. Also, I've heard some rumors around FF quantum that it was made by google or is related to google in some way. Is this also true? why is Mozilla relating with google ?

I was personally very excited to see FF release a new browser that is so perfect, right way I started to use it until I came across these problems which made me quit the browser and go back to my previous one. You added all these features but forgot some basic ones which are important. This browser has the potential to rival even chrome, that's how amazing it is with all it's features but you are missing a solid few features.

Please add a delete everything option, and Cookie settings that are more accessible from the address bar. Otherwise I'm going back to my previous browser.

Thank you

Asked by lroyale 2 years ago

Last reply by user1929 2 years ago

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Firefox Sync logging out and settings being wiped

I installed Firefox for the new synchronization feature, both on my phone and on PC. On my phone the browser functions decently well, albeit extremely slow to search what… (read more)

I installed Firefox for the new synchronization feature, both on my phone and on PC. On my phone the browser functions decently well, albeit extremely slow to search what I type in the bar at the top, usually requiring me to reintroduce it.

Anyway, the problem on my PC is sync always seems to be logged out, requiring me to retype my password (despite telling the browser to save whenever I do) and verify my email. I have done this about 10 times now, and as you can imagine its not pleasant.

Besides this, I have had the browser crash on me about 3 times, only to restart 5 seconds later with no message or indication as to what happened wrong, with the browser's settings reverted to the default (Yahoo search engine, etc.)

That about sums it up. I appreciate any help you can give me, and thanks in advance.

Asked by Jagger425 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Working with dual monitors, extended view - when clicking an addon icon on the toolbar, the opened window is cut at the bottom for all addons.

I have two monitors with resolution of 1920x1080 - my laptop screen and a 24" Dell. I'm using Windows 10 (updated) and the latest FF version (currently 57.0.2 64bit). My … (read more)

I have two monitors with resolution of 1920x1080 - my laptop screen and a 24" Dell. I'm using Windows 10 (updated) and the latest FF version (currently 57.0.2 64bit). My laptop screen is the main window and the Dell is the extended one. When my FF window is on the laptop screen (even when both monitors are connected) everything is fine. When my FF window is on the Dell screen, when I click on an addon icon on the toolbar, the opened window is cut on the bottom (and maybe on the sides as well), and since there are buttons on the bottom usually, I cannot use the addon properly. No scroll is available and I found virtually no way to get to the bottom of the window.

Asked by ohmyspam 2 years ago

Last reply by ohmyspam 2 years ago

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Custom Setup

Howdy, After I take time to create the following custom files: prefs.js userChrome.css userContent.css How can I embed them into FF Setup so during install we can have FF… (read more)

Howdy, After I take time to create the following custom files: prefs.js userChrome.css userContent.css How can I embed them into FF Setup so during install we can have FF installed with those custom settings? I can extract FF Setup 57.0.4 using WinRAR to have the installation source files. Can I inject prefs.js userChrome.css userContent.css into setup? Also, is there a way to instal FF without Maintenance Service by default? Thanks, Omid.

Asked by omidsolo 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox always add back its default bookmarks when signing into Firefox Sync?

I plan to get many new devices running Windows 10 over the next seven years. I don't want Firefox Sync to keep adding back things like "Most Visited" in my bookmarks when… (read more)

I plan to get many new devices running Windows 10 over the next seven years. I don't want Firefox Sync to keep adding back things like "Most Visited" in my bookmarks when signing into Firefox Sync on whatever those new devices may be, the first of which will probably be a Dell Inspiron with an 11-inch screen and at least 12 hours of battery life, which'll be a backup to my Inspiron 7558.

Asked by Thomas James "Tom" Seymour 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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BAD Firefox

Hi! I have many years of syncing bookmarks, settings and passwords, but 2 months ago, when I installed a new version of Firefox on Windows Pro 10, I can't do that. The in… (read more)

Hi! I have many years of syncing bookmarks, settings and passwords, but 2 months ago, when I installed a new version of Firefox on Windows Pro 10, I can't do that. The instructions on your website do not help me. I go to my account in the browser, sync, but the bookmarks are empty!!!! I want my passwords, bookmarks and settings! Bad browser! AND I can't log in to my account for help support!!! The password does not match. You preset a link to change password, I menu it with both big and small letters, but it does not fit!!! 100 attempts!!!!!!!

Asked by Toooryyy 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago