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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (read more)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 56 minutes ago

Youtube suddenly not working

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago… (read more)

Hi: Youtube has suddenly stopped working on my Firefox browser for my Mac. It works on Chrome, and on my Firefox app on my iPhone. It was working fine a couple a days ago. I disabled the only extension I had as well as the "Use hardware acceleration" to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by wdbk1 2 hours ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown.

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown. I have extensions: Bitwarden DuckDuckGo Privacy Amazon smile sponsor r… (read more)

Firefox on MacOS Catalina fails to save/restore tabs, whether pinned or otherwise, after shutdown.

I have extensions: Bitwarden DuckDuckGo Privacy Amazon smile sponsor redirect Amazon Unsponsored YouTube Sponsor block

Tried it with and without these running and FF fails to save my tabs, regardless of shutting down the browser or the OS. This does not occur on Win10 or my Linux distros. I've been trawling forums and help pages and the Interweb casually for weeks now, without success, but getting quite frustrated now; so posting this as a last resort. Thanks in advance of any suggestions.

Asked by rjniblock 7 hours ago

Can't scroll through Bookmarks Sidebar since last update

Ever since the latest update to Firefox I can't scroll thru my Bookmarks Sidebar. When I try it does all kinds of random scrolling actions, flashing, scrolling randomly..… (read more)

Ever since the latest update to Firefox I can't scroll thru my Bookmarks Sidebar. When I try it does all kinds of random scrolling actions, flashing, scrolling randomly.....etc. It is a mess.

I have other software with sidebars that work fine.

Asked by rswojo 18 hours ago

Last reply by rswojo 15 hours ago

SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work. It is a trusted site that… (read more)

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work.

It is a trusted site that I have used for many years. The error message above displays and I get the option to retry which usually works, but I lose any content up to that point.

I have contacted the website owners as suggested and they say it is a Mozilla issue. I found a couple of suggestions to fix this on-line, but it did not work.

Can you help?

Asked by franlousimon 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

command + C

Hello! I want to start using firefox instead of chrome, but there is a strange problem — i can't copy. Command+C doesn't work, I can do it only by right click or if I cho… (read more)

Hello! I want to start using firefox instead of chrome, but there is a strange problem — i can't copy. Command+C doesn't work, I can do it only by right click or if I choose "copy" from "edit" in menu bar. But of course i used to command+C. Everything good with other shortcuts. What could be the problem?

Asked by sairenso 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

Getting bombarded with spam

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Th… (read more)

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by bsa428 20 hours ago

Bookmarks gone

I was having trouble with Firefox after loading an Extension called DuckDuckGo. So I deleted the extension and rebooted Firefox. When it rebooted all of mt boommarks were… (read more)

I was having trouble with Firefox after loading an Extension called DuckDuckGo. So I deleted the extension and rebooted Firefox. When it rebooted all of mt boommarks were gone - I mean all of them gone. Anybody else ever encounter this. Have any ideas how to get them back?

Asked by ken95 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

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Save as only saves to documents

When I use "save image as", format shows only documents and all files. I can't save as jpg...Firefox 79.0 I used to be able to right click on "Save image as" and JPG was… (read more)

When I use "save image as", format shows only documents and all files. I can't save as jpg...Firefox 79.0 I used to be able to right click on "Save image as" and JPG was an option. JPG is no longer shown, only "Documents or All files". How can I save images now?

Asked by Bud05437 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

Firefox Browser Crashes Without Crash Error

I have two issues that seem to be related. I have a Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) and I use the Firefox browser. I've adjusted my preferences and selected Google as my Default S… (read more)

I have two issues that seem to be related. I have a Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) and I use the Firefox browser. I've adjusted my preferences and selected Google as my Default Search Engine. My issue is that when I "Quit" Firefox and open it again my Default Search Engine gets changed to the Browser Default (which seems to be Yahoo but isn't listed as that). I then have to go back to my preferences and change the setting. I've tried Removing all the Search Engines in the One-Click Search Engine list except for Google but when my settings get changed, the Browser Default search engine pops back up in that list. My related issue is that I'll be in the middle of doing things in the Firefox Browser when it will suddenly close. I don't get a warning nor a crash report. It's just suddenly closed as if I "Quit" my browser. When this happens, my Search Engine settings change as well.

To fix this issue I've tried changing settings, tried uninstalling/deleting the Firefox application and reinstalling it from the Firefox website using a different browser. None of these attempts fix these issues. I'm getting quite frustrated with this glitch. I'm a relatively new Mac user so am not as familiar with how to troubleshoot things as deeply as I do in the PC world. I didn't have these issues with Firefox on other OS's (Ubuntu & Windows). Is there a fix that doesn't involve me installing any other external apps?

Asked by friivy 1 day ago

Captcha

Whenever we encounter a Captcha on a site, Firefox does not display it so we can never make contact. Also, we use a site Duolingo for learning a language. It no longer wo… (read more)

Whenever we encounter a Captcha on a site, Firefox does not display it so we can never make contact. Also, we use a site Duolingo for learning a language. It no longer works with Firefox. It works fine with Safari. Can anyone help us in plain English? We are computer nerds.

Asked by alaskanaturally 1 day ago