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What *exactly" does "Firefox is being updated by another instance" mean?

I *interpret* it to mean a release update is being pushed to me, without my explicit permission, because I've recently seen updates pushed without permission. Currently a… (read more)

I *interpret* it to mean a release update is being pushed to me, without my explicit permission, because I've recently seen updates pushed without permission.

Currently at 62.0.3, not interested in updating to 63+ until update behavior is properly fixed or clarified.

Settings: "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" but it *appeared* that 63 (or something??) was being pushed without explicit permission; is that expected?

I hope Mozilla recognizes some people (myself included) interpret that behavior as similar to malware (or perhaps just weak documentation). although I'm sure that was not the intent!

So, for documentation purposes, what *exactly" does "Firefox is being updated by another instance" mean? A new release is being force-fed (as opposed to "offered")? Or were you trying to send an incremental (e.g. bug-fix) update?

  • Something* seemed to be pushing something (63 I assume) to me without my authorization; I ignored it, pending clarification.

Asked by BillM 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox doesn't show Youtube as it is, but only a blankspace! HELP ME PlEASE.

Firefox can't show the youtube structure, and show only a blank space! It is really annoying. I have tried every thing; updated my flash, cleared all of my cash, cookies … (read more)

Firefox can't show the youtube structure, and show only a blank space! It is really annoying.

I have tried every thing; updated my flash, cleared all of my cash, cookies and history.

Nothing works! Other Web browsers show the youtube perfectly, I don't want to switch to another web browser, please help me!

Asked by thenegarian 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How do I stop search suggestions in Windows 10

I use private browsing in Windows 10 on my laptop. I have unticked the Provide Search Suggestions and the boxes underneath but I still get a blue box under the address ba… (read more)

I use private browsing in Windows 10 on my laptop. I have unticked the Provide Search Suggestions and the boxes underneath but I still get a blue box under the address bar repeating what I type. Then a white box appears under that with the same info. Extremely annoying. How do I stop these suggestions appearing? Thanks.

Asked by fergus0n 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options."

At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options." What organization is this referring to? I'm at home, on a com… (read more)

At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options." What organization is this referring to? I'm at home, on a computer I bought after I retired that has never shared with anyone.

Asked by Harry Balzac 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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ABC TV episodes won't play

I watch General Hospital online and it was working fine until the last update, about 2-3 weeks ago. Now the episodes will not run. I have tried running the browser in "Sa… (read more)

I watch General Hospital online and it was working fine until the last update, about 2-3 weeks ago. Now the episodes will not run. I have tried running the browser in "Safe Mode" and turning tracking off, as suggested, but neither of these worked. Please help.

Thank you, Lisa

Asked by Hafapea 2 years ago

Answered by Hafapea 2 years ago

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YouTube videos won't load when timejumping

Hi, As soon as I start timejumping in YouTube videos (for example), the video gets stuck in a loading loop with the never ending spinning wheel. Sometimes I can timejump… (read more)

Hi,

As soon as I start timejumping in YouTube videos (for example), the video gets stuck in a loading loop with the never ending spinning wheel. Sometimes I can timejump a few times before the video gets into the stuck loop, and reloading the entire webpage may fix the hickup temporarily, until I timejump again... Got the same issue on every single PC that I own, Win 7 & 10. But the problem is not related to the hardware or the network, and it only happens in Firefox, not IE, Edge, or Chrome. No first or third party software like an AV or Firewall blocking anything.

Tried the following:

  • Cleared Firefox cookies and cache.
  • Updated Firefox and every plug-in.
  • Removed all the plug-ins, even built-in ones.
  • Disabled OpenH264 Codec, Google Encryption, Safe Browsing & Flash Player.

The only suggestion left on the support page is to disable Java, but that's easier said than done since Quantum doesn't even support Java. Any helpful ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by FORGOSHSAKE 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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When I click a hyperlink to a website in an email in Microsoft Outlook, a pop up window the following error message: “This operation has been cancelled due...

I uninstalled FF then downloaded and installed FF 62.0.3. When I click a hyperlink to a website in an email in Microsoft Outlook, a pop up window displays the following e… (read more)

I uninstalled FF then downloaded and installed FF 62.0.3. When I click a hyperlink to a website in an email in Microsoft Outlook, a pop up window displays the following error message: “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.”

How do I resolve this issue?

Asked by BobDanielson 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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The box for "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" doesn't stay checked.

Recently, if I want to log into websites that require passwords, every time I open Firefox, I have to go to Options > Privacy & Security and RECHECK the box for "A… (read more)

Recently, if I want to log into websites that require passwords, every time I open Firefox, I have to go to Options > Privacy & Security and RECHECK the box for "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites," which is now unchecked every time I open Firefox. I can't find a way to have the box stay checked session-to-session. This is a recent development and, I suspect, is related to the "upgrade" to the latest version. Is there a fix?

Asked by kogs 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Some Web Page's Backgrounds are Red

Some web pages like LinkedIn for example show a dark solid red background with black lettering. I tried installing a theme and changing the settings in Firefox. Opening t… (read more)

Some web pages like LinkedIn for example show a dark solid red background with black lettering.

I tried installing a theme and changing the settings in Firefox.

Opening the same pages in Chrome, they are normal and not red.

Could not find any articles on this other than ones pointing to themes.

Thanks,

Asked by bnsenseney 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Lost synced tabs. Is there a way to restore?

Hi! Started Firefox and it complained about some kind of problem. Then it asked if I want to restore my previous session. I said yes but it didn't. Lost all my open tabs.… (read more)

Hi! Started Firefox and it complained about some kind of problem. Then it asked if I want to restore my previous session. I said yes but it didn't. Lost all my open tabs. Looked in sync, but they're all gone. Is there w way to restore?

Asked by draito 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Remove circle around Back Arrow without changing density to 'Compact'

I wish to change the Back Arrow to Compact Density's Back Arrow without actually using Compact Density, as shown in the images attached. How can this be done? Thanks … (read more)

I wish to change the Back Arrow to Compact Density's Back Arrow without actually using Compact Density, as shown in the images attached. How can this be done?

Thanks

Asked by Eli- 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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can't disable private browsing

Right now, my option is set to "always use private browsing mode." This causes other problems with different extensions I'd like to use, so I'd like to turn always priv… (read more)

Right now, my option is set to "always use private browsing mode." This causes other problems with different extensions I'd like to use, so I'd like to turn always private browsing off.

When I uncheck "always use private browsing mode", Firefox must restart to apply the setting, but after Forefox restarts, it is still checked. I've tried multiple times. I've tried disabling my firewall and antivirus in case they were interfering somehow, but nothing works.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Software details: Browser Version: Firefox 62.0.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Firewall: COMODO Antivirus: Kaspersky

Asked by SgtShadow 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Tabs constantly crashing after recent updates

I have one laptop and one desktop, both running Fx smoothly for years before recent update. This month I kept getting "Gah. Your tab just crashed." "Content Encoding Erro… (read more)

I have one laptop and one desktop, both running Fx smoothly for years before recent update. This month I kept getting "Gah. Your tab just crashed." "Content Encoding Error" messages or loading forever on both computers. Tried many things but in vain, those include

  • starting in safe mode
  • reinstalling Firefox
  • disabling hardware acceleration
  • disabling multi-process tabs
  • enabling "prevent accessibility service from accessing your browser"

Having newest updates of win10 and graphic driver on both computers (my laptop is ASUS EeeBook), crash reports as below, any advice would be appreciated.

bp-2d12d68d-5926-48d5-870d-59f0f0180930 9/30/2018 1:46 PM bp-d76ba067-cb7d-40ad-bb63-f60a60180928 9/28/2018 2:25 PM bp-1a43b973-5582-4d08-bf7b-c0d7d0180921 9/21/2018 4:36 PM

Asked by PretenderYeh 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Since I Reset Firefox no new passwords are saved

I Reset Firefox because it was slow and I was getting many 'not responding' freeze ups. It worked and my system is much faster now. I reinstalled adblocker and send to ma… (read more)

I Reset Firefox because it was slow and I was getting many 'not responding' freeze ups. It worked and my system is much faster now. I reinstalled adblocker and send to mail and changed the theme back to light from the default. I also changed the security setting to Save Logins.

Today I find that all my saved logins are no longer there but I put that down to the Reset and decided it was probably time I set up new passwords. I have entered password reset a couple of sites and said yes to save the login when the pop up window appears. When I returned to the sites later to login it had not remembered the logins. When I check the Saved Logins there is nothing saved.

Have I missed a setting or is there a problem.

Asked by Figgerty 2 years ago

Answered by Figgerty 2 years ago