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Firefox is not working properly

In recent months Firefox has updated several times on my laptop. The first time (6 months or so ago) I lost all my bookmarks and now can't bookmark anything. Annoying, bu… (read more)

In recent months Firefox has updated several times on my laptop. The first time (6 months or so ago) I lost all my bookmarks and now can't bookmark anything. Annoying, but I just have to search for things. The most recent update (this past week) has disabled my search engine. I can't use my search bar at all at the top. When I try to designate what search engine I want, it won't allow anything. Again, I have to type in a search engine address directly, then use that search engine when I get on the page.

I also can't right click on a link and open another tab or page.

At this rate, I'm ready to simply delete Firefox and find a different browser to use.

I understand wanting to update Firefox with new bells and whistles...but it really needs to work across all platforms.

Help me out here....Jeff Pile

Asked by jeffpile 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Updates are deactivated by system administrator

Have updated to FF 79 yesterday on a private computer (with admin privileges on my user). Ever since, the browser options changed specifically: 1) In Help > About I ca… (read more)

Have updated to FF 79 yesterday on a private computer (with admin privileges on my user).

Ever since, the browser options changed specifically:

1) In Help > About I cannot trigger an update anymore as the button is replaced by the message "Updates are deactivated by system administrator"

2) In Settings it reads "The browser is administrated by your organization".

Never seen this.

On another computer with the same antivirus software FF updated to 79, no trouble. On yet another machine with Win Defender only also no trouble after update.

Malware & antivirus scans both come up empty. Removed and re-installed FF already to no avail.

On the troubled machine some big Win Update is not yet made available by Microsoft...

Somebody knows what is going on?

Asked by jam.shaheen 4 days ago

Last reply by Scribe 2 days ago

Firefox crashing my Mac every time I open it.

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crash… (read more)

Hi ---- Wondering if anyone can help with this. Every time I open Firefox (my default browser), I get a spinning wheel, the browser doesn't load and my whole system crashes.

I have tried reinstalling Firefox - same problem occurs. Anyone got any tips? I'm running a mac on El Capitan and have been for a while with no browser problems.

Asked by doregon 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Clearing chace on refresh not working anymore

Hi, I'm a web designer, I love firefox for develop my projects, one of the things that I love is that when i change a property value and I reload the page (F5) file css a… (read more)

Hi,

I'm a web designer, I love firefox for develop my projects, one of the things that I love is that when i change a property value and I reload the page (F5) file css are ever updated,

Only in some cases with .js files I had to use ctrl+F5,

but now every modify I do then I hat to use ctrl+F5, why??

Asked by Alessio Paoletti 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Pop-up Windows Security

Please check my attachment. Since I have update my mozila browser, I found this issue. Suddenly, windows ask password. I just want to stop this, very interpreting. Should… (read more)

Please check my attachment. Since I have update my mozila browser, I found this issue. Suddenly, windows ask password. I just want to stop this, very interpreting. Should I remove and download again?

Asked by Swet Kamal 6 days ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 4 days ago

https://www.doki.live/

The Doki Doki Live site won't load any live stream. I've tried Chrome, the old Edge, the new Edge and Brave. They all load everything with no problem, but that particular… (read more)

The Doki Doki Live site won't load any live stream. I've tried Chrome, the old Edge, the new Edge and Brave. They all load everything with no problem, but that particular site on Firefox won't load up the live broadcasts, but will load a video there. I've refreshed the browser, uninstalled and reinstalled it and nothing works. I am using the latest version of 78.0.2

Asked by Bonobi 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Frequent Crashes - Follow-up

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2.… (read more)

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes

cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2. • Firefox 78.0.2 Crash Report [@ RtlSizeHeap | NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap ] bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 This crash report looks like related to the Windows block list for injected DLLs. Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support to see if that has effect in case security software is causing problems. • https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/https://www.7tutorials.com/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

Since I am totally blind, I cannot run the computer in SAFE MODE because I won't have speech and screen reader to guide me through it. I do not have any sighted help at my beck and call to "mouse" things through for me. Perhaps when this social-distancing stuff relaxes a bit so that I can have someone from the Best Buy Geek Squad come here, that person might be able to go further in troubleshooting the crashes. IN THE MEANTIME, I'll have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX and use another browser. In doing that, I mention again that THE CRASHES DO NOT OCCUR IN GOOGLE CHROME, BUT THEY DO IN FIREFOX! So for now, at least, I have to conclude that there is a Firefox issue which I won't be able to troubleshoot further unless I can get sighted help. Also, I note that running in SAFE MODE is a "testing process" on which I would have to somehow get back to the screen that caused the crashes. Most of the time, these crashes seem to be happening when I am trying to finalize a purchase and pay for an item. For now, at least, I AM STUMPED AND, QUITE RELUCTANTLY, GIVING UP ON FIREFOX FOR NOW, though I remain open to any further suggestions which I could carry out without sighted assistance.

Asked by Dave 1 week ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 week ago

Follow-Up on my Crash Issue with Screen Reader

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project: Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM It sounds like… (read more)

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project:

Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM

It sounds like a double-whammy of a Firefox issue and then an additional Windows issue where you can't run accessibility settings in Windows Safe Mode? Looking into the bug that this is potentially attached to I found this information ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1652912 ) : Having NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap in the crashing stack means Fault Tolerant Heap (= FTH) has been enabled for firefox.exe. FTH is automatically activated when Windows OS detects some heap-related issue which it thinks can be mitigated by FTH such as double free. This crash means Firefox crashed due to some heap related issue earlier, which enabled FTH, but probably FTH was not be able to mitigate the heap issue. First of all, can you check FTH is activated for firefox.exe through event viewer? 1. Open Event Viewer from Start menu (or, run eventvwr from command prompt) 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational 3. If FTH is activated for firefox.exe, you'll find Event ID 1003 as the attached screenshot. If FTH is activated, instead of looking into this crash, we need to investigate the original heap issue without FTH. You can disable FTH by stopping Diagnostic Policy Service. Can you do the following steps to send us a crash report without FTH? 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service This may be caused by a third-party application. Given that 99.26% of the crashes of this signature involves AccessibleHandler.dll, do you use a screen reader or some accessibility related application? If it is related to a screen reader, you may have to use Chrome for the time being until you can get more assistance :(

You gave me this instruction: 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational Two issues I had: On a screen reader, I have no idea which is "left column" and "right column" since to a large extent a screen reader is rather "divorced" from the physical layout that sighted people see on the screen (I am totally blind and don't even have a monitor nor mouse running on this machine). Then, I found application and services log... but I did not find anywhere Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational I had Microsoft > and several things with Windows but nothing about fault tolerance. When I went on to your second request: 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service

When I did step 2 as Administrator as you asked, I got the error message that Windows cannot find "net stop dps . I tried the command both with and without the quotation marks and got the same error message. Please remember that the Windows 10 on my computer is the HOME version, not the Windows PROFESSIONAL VERSION with all the security stuff found on that version and used in office environments. From a practical standpoint, unless you folk have another suggestion, it appears that i will likely have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX (remembering from your message that most of these particular crashes result from an issue with Firefox working with screen readers) until a time comes when Firefox might be updated to resolve issues between Firefox and screen readers. I believe I will contact Vispero, the publisher of JAWS, to let them know about the problem I am having with all these crashes in the current version of Firefox. Of course, I am open to try any other suggestions to further diagnose the problem, if I can carry them out with speech and NO SIGHTED HELP.

Asked by Dave 1 week ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 week ago

New version of Firefox not comaptible with lap top

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are famili… (read more)

Hi I support young people ( aged 7-11) with Dyslexia. they all use Firefox to log in to their lessons. It automatically recognises them and it is a system they are familiar with. All of the lap tops up grade to the latest system automatically. One of them does not work on the new version. The students get a message which says version 78.0.2 is not compatible with 78.0.1 It is a Windows system. This is really distressing for the students using this lap top. They blame themselves for the problems and itis having an affect on their confidence. Can I revert it back to the older version ? and if so how? I really would appreciate some help as my wee students are upset and i don't know how to help.

Caroline

Asked by farquhar52 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

OKTA SSO website won't load

When trying to open the company.okta.com SSO login website the page stops loading and only shows a small fraction of it. I disabled Firefox protection for that website bu… (read more)

When trying to open the company.okta.com SSO login website the page stops loading and only shows a small fraction of it. I disabled Firefox protection for that website but it won't help. Chrome and Safari have no problem loading the same website. I also cleared all history and cache.

Asked by joeregs 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Master Password

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now d… (read more)

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now does not work even though I thought I was being careful to record the new password. How can I reset it or recover it or cancel it? I can still see logins and passwords on my iPad but concerned that the master password will sync with my iMac and not sure how to stop this. My iMac is 2009 and running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

Asked by Bruce 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox crashes regularly for different reasons

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. M… (read more)

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. Morever, I couldn't figure out the reason since all the crash reports turned different reasons for each crush. It has now become hourly crashes which really started to affect my workflow. Could you please help?

Latest crush reports: Report ID Date Submitted bp-4c03cc23-f6bf-4abd-a5b0-3a1ff0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-74dbd9b4-40b9-47b5-9387-f6d8e0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-d1cbf208-6c0d-44f1-95f2-a8aec0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-813c83c1-c29a-4103-84b5-5e68d0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-29f78130-e294-4fcd-8720-5b8010200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-2e6980b2-b53e-473a-b9e3-9e1ee0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-363a7969-8b98-43ea-a26b-f32350200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-df78d49e-6209-4a7e-96c9-533e90200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-4d388808-7043-440e-b7a3-d29b60200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-aa3c3296-6b5d-4300-a441-4a6890200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-007af789-587d-45df-87f8-da78c0200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-0f5a3710-3098-4d73-ace8-c1df10200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-fc10b542-d37d-4ca9-8a54-0acf50200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-2eb3fafe-370e-4145-bda4-acc120200702 02/07/2020, 10:30

Asked by u.yilmaz91 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Why is FF so set against accessibility?

For the last at least 25 releases, FF has gotten continually more hostile to someone like me who is visually impaired. I had read that FF was going to stop using the hamb… (read more)

For the last at least 25 releases, FF has gotten continually more hostile to someone like me who is visually impaired. I had read that FF was going to stop using the hamburger for menus because screen readers couldn't process it. That has not happened. Hamburgers, paper airplanes, icons instead of text, triple dots, and selector switches to turn settings on and off are all anti-accessibility. I don't like any of those features anyway. What is wrong with words like, "Menu," "Submit," or "Send"? This has been getting worse and worse over time. I don't know if the developers for FF are simply oblivious to the problems that they are causing or if they know but don't care. Gmail is worse but it seems like FF is following Google. What a horrible thing to do for accessibility, among other things. At least, though, Gmail on my phone can use the pinch technique to make the text larger. Firefox on my Android phone will not allow that. I cannot enlarge text in any window in the native FF phone app. This anti-accessibility is to pervasive it seems deliberate. Why is this being done????

Asked by drduncan 3 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 weeks ago

Malwarebytes reports Firefox.exe as a trojan attempting to contact a separately reported bad IP address

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address 167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/), which apparently mi… (read more)

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address

167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/),

which apparently might be bad?

Interestingly, the above urlhaus link initially reported the hit on the IP address per a Pascal Geenens (@geenensp on twitter) who writes for a security blog at

Thanks to any and all who might be able to help!

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 6/4/20 Protection Event Time: 4:18 PM Log File: 920f76a0-a6a0-11ea-9633-00ffc7e81200.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.1.0.56 Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.25022 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.836) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: IP Address: 167.71.99.170 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Asked by thompson.g 1 month ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 weeks ago

My Firefox Browser Is Being Accessed Remotely and cetain formerly secure websites are changed to insecure. I need help in securing my MAC IOS

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps wh… (read more)

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps which allow them to administer the computer and devices.

They have maliciously targeted my business and sabotaged a lot of my apps so that they will not work. Going to the "Authorities" is a waste of time. so I will not discuss this.

I need help in tracing the street trash thugs who continue to access my computer, place malicious malware and worms on my computer so that it will not function at his required level, and replacing bonafide adds with fake apps so that they can control and conduct surveillance on all of my Apple Devices.

I have reported this problem to Apple and they are worthless. Not enough training, and the service is inferior.

I need upper level technical support to identify how they are manipulating my browsers so that they provide absolutely no security.

Malwarebytes is manipulated, Avast as well, and they have downloaded an app that allow them to share my screen and collect all of my passwords as they are individually entered.

Asked by expertsbk 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

When acessing facebook CPU usage goes to 100%

Pretty much what the title says, it only happens on facebook, all other sites are normal. I now this is a duplicate of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/9… (read more)

Pretty much what the title says, it only happens on facebook, all other sites are normal.

I now this is a duplicate of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982939

But the thread has been archived and the solution link ( https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=564607316896327 ) is broken.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by caiofcastro 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

forgotten password

Trying to replace "forgotten passwords" but when I recieve the "re-set email" it is just a page of letters and numbers If I run cursor over emaila few words in the email… (read more)

Trying to replace "forgotten passwords" but when I recieve the "re-set email" it is just a page of letters and numbers If I run cursor over emaila few words in the email are highlighted but on clicking on them I get a screeen the says there is a uidfault. any help would be appreciated, thank you John.

Asked by john508robinson 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Automatic scrolling to the bottom of the page

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it … (read more)

After updating this morning (I'm not sure if firefox was upgraded at this point) and restarting my computer firefox now exhibits a strange behavior. Every page I open it automatically scrolls through every scroll bar on the page. Thankfully most pages have only the one, down. However, if I get on a page with lots of iframes it will automatically scroll through each one of them in turn as well as scroll to the bottom of the page. I can't seem to interrupt this process until it's completed. Once it's done I can scroll back to the top, or correct any horizontal/vertical iframes and continue on as normal.

I've followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems to no avail. I've opened firefox in windows as well and it doesn't seem to have this behavior. I've started in safe mode and it still does it. I manually turned off each plugin as well one by one and still, this problem persists.

For reference: Kernel version: 5.7.7-arch1-1 application.architecture: x86-64 application.buildid: 20200701193652 application.version: 78.0.1

Asked by cptnwinky 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago