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Firefox Sept. 22nd Update and Blackboard Compatability

Hi guys! I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my cou… (read more)

Hi guys!

I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my courses. My university tech support is no help and they told me to contact Blackboard and Blackboard told me to use Google Chrome. I already installed Chrome so I can use it temporarily to do my coursework but I really don't want to use it permanently, I have my computer set up exactly how I like it and I prefer to use Firefox.

I think the problem started around when the September 22nd update for Firefox was automatically installed. Some things I've tried to fix the issue are: 1. Fresh install of Windows using the Razer Blade's recovery to factory default; 2. Update Windows to latest version (except the 2004 feature update, it causes my laptop to black screen on bootup); and 3. Fresh install of Firefox and changing my privacy settings to standard rather than the strict settings I usually use.

I didn't want to install an older version of Firefox because of all the warnings on the webpage, but I'm really not sure what else I can do. Has anyone else had this happen? Any fixes?

Asked by Aaron 3 days ago

Answered by packetson2 2 days ago

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Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10) … (read more)

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)

Asked by Hey Google 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Can't add videos on youtube playlists

I can't add videos on youtube playlists, the button to do it doesn't respond. Only occurs on Firefox, no problem on other browsers. I reinstalled Firefox but it's still t… (read more)

I can't add videos on youtube playlists, the button to do it doesn't respond. Only occurs on Firefox, no problem on other browsers. I reinstalled Firefox but it's still the same.

Asked by David Thésim 1 month ago

Answered by David Thésim 1 month ago

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Trying to Restore Profile After Downgrading from Beta Version

Hi I've just uninstalled Firefox as I somehow managed to have the beta version and the constant upgrades were driving me nuts. I now have 81.0 main version for Windows 10… (read more)

Hi

I've just uninstalled Firefox as I somehow managed to have the beta version and the constant upgrades were driving me nuts. I now have 81.0 main version for Windows 10 64-bit. For many years I have kept my Profile folder on the D: drive for backup purposes. Having downgraded (by one version?) it won't let me use the old profile. Normally if I rebuild a PC or migrate, I edit %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini and point it to the profile on the D: drive but now I just get told to either create a new profile or exit.

How can I retrieve all my bookmarks, passwords and other preferences from my old profile?

Thanks John

Asked by firefox1007 55 minutes ago

Answered by firefox1007 35 minutes ago

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Twitter

I get error msg when I try to access Twitter. Is it something I did or is Twitter really down (hard to believe). Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a … (read more)

I get error msg when I try to access Twitter. Is it something I did or is Twitter really down (hard to believe).

Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by bwvandorn 2 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 hour ago

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CVS.com functionality

When I visit the pharmacy section of CVS.com and click on any of the drop down selections, nothing happens. With chrome I don't have a problem. When I chose Inspect Eleme… (read more)

When I visit the pharmacy section of CVS.com and click on any of the drop down selections, nothing happens. With chrome I don't have a problem. When I chose Inspect Element on an item, a reference to javascript is highlighted, and javascript in enabled in the config. This is the case on both my Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 machines. So I'm wondering what it could be.

Asked by johnaldinger 20 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 18 hours ago

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Inrichting van startscherm

Goeie middag, Na het starten van Firefox komt steeds een bepaald scherm naar voren. in dit geval een scherm van de bank van mij. ik krijg hem niet weg want ik wil Firefox… (read more)

Goeie middag, Na het starten van Firefox komt steeds een bepaald scherm naar voren. in dit geval een scherm van de bank van mij. ik krijg hem niet weg want ik wil Firefox als eerste ingesteld hebben. met vriendelijke groet ruud

Asked by r-mauritz 23 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 11 hours ago

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Fermer plusieurs onglet

Hi, Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessible… (read more)

Hi,

Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessibles comme c'est toujours le cas dans Chrome (Voir PJ).

J'utilise beaucoup ces options et je déplore d'avoir à passer par un menu intermédiaire.

Cdt

JPS

Asked by YBSalaun 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 11 hours ago

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Can't load twitter : https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violatio… (read more)

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops.

The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Mac Catalina, Firefox 81.0 thanks

Asked by johndillworth 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 19 hours ago

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spell-check dictionary

Hi. Since the last update of Firefox, the Languages item on the right-click menu has disappeared and I don't know how to swap between languages for spell checking any mor… (read more)

Hi. Since the last update of Firefox, the Languages item on the right-click menu has disappeared and I don't know how to swap between languages for spell checking any more (the explanation on page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker doesn't correspond to what I see new: isn't it outdated?). I find where to change the display language of menus and commands in the Options, but not where to switch between spell-check dictionaries. So I have menus in Portuguese and spell-check fixed on English... Can you help, please? Thanks.

Paolo

Asked by Paolo 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 11 hours ago

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Win 7 apps bring up “server execution failed” --after FFx 81 upgrade

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug] Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upg… (read more)

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug]

Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upgraded to Firefox 81 on my own PC, reluctantly, for “security” fixes, NOT for the big new feature I don’t want. Last night I downloaded v. 81 then closed Ffx and shut down the PC late at night. (It runs Win 7 with all the relevant updates I know.)

Today after booting, it showed my normal desktop. But my email app (located on D: drive) would not open either from shortcut or from Programs menu. Same for all the other apps I tried to open, even on C: drive, including ms_Office. Almost any app would bring up “server execution failed.”

Now, after a few hours on “Sleep” then reopening: --Nothing but a black screen (w/cursor) for 5-10 minutes anyway; --Later a plain blue screen, in small type on lower right: “Windows 7 build [no.] / “This copy … not genuine” –although it came installed, straight from Dell!

I hope mozilla can help cure this in its paralyzed state – and get me back to v. 80.0.1 that worked!

Asked by djupde 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 18 hours ago

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How do I change this "Certificates ImportEnterpriseRoots true"?

How do I change this "Certificates ImportEnterpriseRoots true"? I'm not part of any company, yet this setting has been set on all my units. It prohibits me from changing … (read more)

How do I change this "Certificates ImportEnterpriseRoots true"? I'm not part of any company, yet this setting has been set on all my units.

It prohibits me from changing some settings, and is driving me crazy.

Asked by Kim Hynek 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 day ago

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disable app update

Hi, I'm used to deploying/configuring Firefox in an organization with settings in autoconfig.js, etc. Recently, I've seen that some settings are honored, others aren't, s… (read more)

Hi,

I'm used to deploying/configuring Firefox in an organization with settings in autoconfig.js, etc. Recently, I've seen that some settings are honored, others aren't, so I started using policies.json as well as keeping my autoconfig.js. Can they work together?

In any case, I am unable to disable app update with either of them. I have the following in policies.json:

{

   "policies": {

"DisableFirefoxAccounts": true, "DisablePocket": true,

       "DisableAppUpdate": true,

"DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true, "DNSOverHTTPS": { "Enabled": false }, "Certificates": { "ImportEnterpriseRoots": true } "PopupBlocking": { "Allow": ["http://10.215.144.56:8080", "https://intranet.mydomain.org"], "Default": true | false, "Locked": true | false }

   }

}

I'm also showing a snippet of my autoconfig.js file:

lockPref("app.update.auto", false); lockPref("app.update.enabled", false); lockPref("app.update.mode", 0); lockPref("app.update.service.enabled", false); lockPref("app.update.disable_button.showUpdateHistory", false); lockPref("app.update.url", ""); lockPref("app.update.url.details", ""); lockPref("app.update.url.manual", ""); lockPref("signon.rememberSignons", false); lockPref("extensions.update.enabled", false);

The problem is that when I start Firefox 78.3.0 ESR and go to the about Firefox window, I can see that the app update is not disabled.

How can I make sure that all the above settings in autoconfig.js are actually honored?

Thanks

Asked by vieri 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 22 hours ago