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My Firefox says: "your system administrator deactivated updates", but he (myself) didn´t. How to fix that?

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about… (read more)

Dear community, for some days my Firefox 80 on Windows 10 has shown the message "your system administrator has deactivated updates", when I look under "Help" -> "about Firefox". This is strange, because the admin is me myself, and I didn´t change anything in Firefox or in the Win 10 registry. Has anyone of you had this experience, and how can I possibly fix it? Thanks in advance! Pete

Asked by canaima-pete 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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firefox logs me out of all websites

Hello i have been having an issue with my browser where when ever i close it logs me out of all the websites i have been logged in to. i have refreshed it and i have rein… (read more)

Hello

i have been having an issue with my browser where when ever i close it logs me out of all the websites i have been logged in to. i have refreshed it and i have reinstalled it and i still have the same problem and its making it really hard to work. any input is really appreciated.

thank you.

Asked by barzi.galala 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Hourglass page loading icon

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I… (read more)

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I got it and it doesn't look as neat as the previous one.

Asked by Konstantinos Fotiadis 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox Account Sync not working, and wiping settings whenever I shut down

Hey y'all, First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy. I switched to Firefox a few mon… (read more)

Hey y'all,

First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy.

I switched to Firefox a few months ago and immediately set up the password manager and a bunch of bookmarks. Unfortunately, the next time I shut down my computer and restarted, Firefox said this browser was a new installation and had totally reset, with nothing saved.

This happened again a second time, so I set up a Firefox Account so I could have the settings saved to a profile rather than an installation.

Every time I restart the same thing happens: Firefox has a 'new installation' and none of my settings. The first time I logged in to my Firefox account to sync it, it worked. But I've just installed Catalina, previously using Mojave, and on that restart it happened again, but the Firefox account sync isn't doing anything. Now, every time I open up the browser, even if I haven't restarted the computer, it brings me to the same 'new installation' screen. When I log in to my Firefox account as prompted, none of my previous information syncs. Nothing happens at all after I get the "This Firefox is connected" screen.

I know the sync is at least somewhat connected because I can sync tabs from my phone to my computer.

Any ideas? I can re-do all of my passwords and bookmarks, but I don't want to bother if it isn't getting saved anywhere, or if I can't stop this factory reset whenever my computer shuts off.

I'm on a Macbook running Catalina 10.15 if that matters. Thanks!

Abby

Asked by arlinn315 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Pages not loading or processing data work fine with Chromium. Is Firefos faulty or being sidelined?

Using FF 80 on Linux I'm getting increasing difficulty with processing pages. At first I assumed senility-onset (user not browser) but recently got feedback from a bank h… (read more)

Using FF 80 on Linux I'm getting increasing difficulty with processing pages. At first I assumed senility-onset (user not browser) but recently got feedback from a bank help desk that 'unable to process page at this time' was a browser message, not a site message and he advised using Chrome. Hah! Anyway I tried Chromium and it worked perfectly. Often a similar problem with payPal (not always). What's going on?

In the 'olden days' when Firefox was a new kid on the block there used to be a facility to report web sites that would not work with Firefox. Is it time to resurrect this? Is web design now being taken over by Google rather than (in the 'olden days') Microsoft?

Asked by peejaymoz 6 months ago

Answered by peejaymoz 5 months ago

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"Firefox Color" extension cannot be imported

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file b… (read more)

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file but Firefox rejects it as being corrupt. I tried this process several times. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by ineuw 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Crash Reporter not working anymore

Recent versions of Firefox have started crashing more and more often for me. As of version 80.0, it happens around 1–2 times a day on average, usually when the session ha… (read more)

Recent versions of Firefox have started crashing more and more often for me. As of version 80.0, it happens around 1–2 times a day on average, usually when the session has been running for a while. In the middle of work, Firefox window(s) will just disappear and the process is no longer running. This will happen both on my Windows 10 and my Windows 7 system.

I recently realised that I hadn't been seeing the Mozilla Crash Reporter window in a long time, on either system. I just assumed my crash reports were being sent in order to help fix these bugs, but today I decided to check, and saw that crash reports are not even generated anymore. When I oben about:crashes, I see that the last crash report is from May. I'm sure I've had Firefox crash many dozens of times since then, but the crash reporting facility seems to no longer work.

I tried running Firefox in Safe Mode as well. The result is the same: it will crash usually after a few hours of work, without any error, no crash reporter window, and no crash report showing up in about:crashes afterwards.

What could have broken my Crash Reporter functionality (and on both of my systems, too)? And how can I get it back to generating and submitting these reports?

Asked by daniel139 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox fails to display eBay site correctly

It may be after a recent update, but Firefox no longer displays eBay pages correctly. The site appears as raw text, quite unformatted, with no images, and is useless for … (read more)

It may be after a recent update, but Firefox no longer displays eBay pages correctly. The site appears as raw text, quite unformatted, with no images, and is useless for navigation or use. in fact, it looks very similar to the very old-styles "text only" displays that used to be alomst standard last century.

I have already deleted cookies and history.

I have little time to spend dealing with Firefox problems, and so have reluctantly stopped using it. I am now using a competitor's browser. However, if anyone has a quick simple solution I will take it. But Firefox's configurations menus are uselessly designed and one must scan the entire menu system quite often to find (and fail to find) whet one needs, so please (try to) make it quick & simple.

In hope, and possible thanks.

Asked by FFox_breaches 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Emails not filling out correctly in forms

When I fill in blanks for emails on website forms, half the time Firefox tells me the email is not valid. These same websites are working fine in Chrome. This problem s… (read more)

When I fill in blanks for emails on website forms, half the time Firefox tells me the email is not valid. These same websites are working fine in Chrome. This problem started around 2 weeks ago for me.

I have attached an image from Gradescope to show what I mean.

Asked by isleofnonconformity 7 months ago

Answered by isleofnonconformity 6 months ago

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How to disable Firefox's update nags.

Aside from the general usability issues caused by nags screens and constant prompts in software, for various specific reasons I need to disable the update nags that appea… (read more)

Aside from the general usability issues caused by nags screens and constant prompts in software, for various specific reasons I need to disable the update nags that appear every day in Firefox.

This used to be possible with a simple reminders setting in Firefox, which the developers now appear to have removed.

How can this be done now?

Thanks.

Asked by d.e.a.newton 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Forum? What Forum?

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?… (read more)

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?

Asked by millidaw 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Unwanted tabs keep opening up, especially on Facebook.

Unwanted tabs (as many as 10 last time) keep opening when I'm on Facebook (and sometimes Amazon) even though I don't click on anything. It's driving me nuts. How do I s… (read more)

Unwanted tabs (as many as 10 last time) keep opening when I'm on Facebook (and sometimes Amazon) even though I don't click on anything. It's driving me nuts. How do I stop it? Thanks.

Asked by barbara.stein1 8 months ago

Answered by barbara.stein11 6 months ago

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I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading?????

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to a… (read more)

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to another browser. Bruce

Asked by bhcva 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Google Maps immediately crashing in Firefox browser.

Firefox V80.0.1. Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 Everytime I open Google maps (.co.uk or .com) it immediatley crashes. Fine on other browsers (safari, chrome) and all other w… (read more)

Firefox V80.0.1. Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

Everytime I open Google maps (.co.uk or .com) it immediatley crashes. Fine on other browsers (safari, chrome) and all other websites. Just seems to be google maps.

Attached an image for reference.

Asked by richardevans193 7 months ago

Answered by philipp 6 months ago

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Lost access to my email

Oops! I must have clicked something by mistake. Suddenly email is hidden. Start Firefox, see string of icons = top sites Click Mail.Yahoo icon (should see ATT.net email l… (read more)

Oops! I must have clicked something by mistake. Suddenly email is hidden.

Start Firefox, see string of icons = top sites Click Mail.Yahoo icon (should see ATT.net email list) Left panel shows "Inbox" count 770; other entries also show counts. Clicking "Inbox" causes a thin blue line to appear above main panel, then vanish. Main panel shows just "Today" with no entries. Can compose and send email.

I'd certainly appreciate any help on this situation -- I'm in deep water here.

   Wes Nelson

Asked by wesnel 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Languange mixed on all firefox UI

My firefox languange are mixed on all firefox UI, english and indonesian languange are mixed on every side. how to fix it? i have been experience this problem from early … (read more)

My firefox languange are mixed on all firefox UI, english and indonesian languange are mixed on every side. how to fix it? i have been experience this problem from early 2020, i dont know what version exactly. Like there are different languange on each UI. I give this screenshot, i mark with red line (Indonesia) and blue line (English).

Asked by falahmeola 8 months ago

Answered by falahmeola 8 months ago

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Update login info prompt fills in a bogus password

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. R… (read more)

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. Recently it started asking me every time I log in to "Would you like to update this login?" prompt but with a bogus password. If I press "Update" it changes my password to this bogus password, so I have to press "Don't Update" every time I login just to keep my good password. If I do accidentally press "Update" I have to go to the "Saved Logins and Passwords" and manually fix my password for that website.

My question is, what would cause Firefox to think I have changed my password and give me this prompt when I have not?

And, by the way, the bogus password is always the word: "test" (my correct password is very strong and has over 20 characters).

Asked by cgrobertson 7 months ago

Answered by cgrobertson 7 months ago