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My bookmarks and history are gone.

I am really frightened. An Apple support person had me erase my system and reinstall. When i down loaded Firefox none of my bookmarks downloaded. I tried sync now, nothin… (read more)

I am really frightened. An Apple support person had me erase my system and reinstall. When i down loaded Firefox none of my bookmarks downloaded. I tried sync now, nothing. Everything, a year of research, gone. What do i do?

Asked by goodkitty 36 minutes ago

installing new version

I am on Firefox version 102. It assures me I am up to date. My credit union insists I must be on version 107 to log in. I was able to download and install version 107, … (read more)

I am on Firefox version 102. It assures me I am up to date. My credit union insists I must be on version 107 to log in. I was able to download and install version 107, but it gives me a different icon and none of my bookmarks are there. It is like I installed it new rather than upgraded. I have no bookmarks, setting, etc.

Asked by dennisedds 22 hours ago

Last reply by dennisedds 1 hour ago

moving from Mac to Windows doesn't restore bookmars

Hello all, I was using a macbook and I had activated the syncing option. I moved to a windows laptop and bookmarks were not synchronized for some reason, I have tried onl… (read more)

Hello all,

I was using a macbook and I had activated the syncing option. I moved to a windows laptop and bookmarks were not synchronized for some reason, I have tried online solutions without any success, any suggestions how to recover all my data?

Thank you

Asked by Andres 1 hour ago

Firefox on Windows 10 transferring %AppData%...Profiles folder to new laptop but Firefox says it can't find my profile and closes.

The solution of physically copying the Profiles folder seems to be officially endorsed by Mozilla but when I tried it, FF failed to start up displaying an error message t… (read more)

The solution of physically copying the Profiles folder seems to be officially endorsed by Mozilla but when I tried it, FF failed to start up displaying an error message that it could not find my profile and closing. I am trying to set up a new PC for my wife's exclusive use, so the Profiles folder in question was from a shared PC with both of us having our own user accounts. The new PC doesn't have multiple user accounts, so I wondered if this might be something to do with it?

I can provide copies of the two Profiles folders but the original is quite big!

Thanks in advance, Simon

Asked by simon151 2 hours ago

Most websites return "Server Not Found" but reloading the page fixes it.

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error mes… (read more)

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error message. If I reload the page, however, it will load. Sometimes I have to reload 2-6 times before it works, but it always eventually succeeds. When it does work, it often times fails to load certain elements like fonts, images, embedded videos, and occasionally whole stylesheets--things that often require calls to third party domain. Again, reloading the page (sometimes multiple times) will cause the page to load properly.

I have already tried:

  • Different browsers on same computer (issue does not occur)
  • Firefox on different computers with different OS on same network (issue does not occur)
  • Cleared cache (issue persists)
  • Troubleshooting/safe mode (issue persists)
  • Deleted prefs file (issue persists)
  • Disabled DNS prefetching (issue persists)

Asked by Jordan 3 hours ago

Most websites return "Server Not Found" but reloading the page fixes it.

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error mes… (read more)

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error message. If I reload the page, however, it will load. Sometimes I have to reload 2-6 times before it works, but it always eventually succeeds. When it does work, it often times fails to load certain elements like fonts, images, embedded videos, and occasionally whole stylesheets--things that often require calls to third party domain. Again, reloading the page (sometimes multiple times) will cause the page to load properly.

I have already tried:

  • Different browsers on same computer (issue does not occur)
  • Firefox on different computers with different OS on same network (issue does not occur)
  • Cleared cache (issue persists)
  • Troubleshooting/safe mode (issue persists)
  • Deleted prefs file (issue persists)
  • Disabled DNS prefetching (issue persists)

Asked by Jordan 3 hours ago

Two Installs of Firefox

A week or two ago I was surprised when opening Firefox it asked if I wanted it to be my default browser as it already was default. I said okay and it opened but none of… (read more)

A week or two ago I was surprised when opening Firefox it asked if I wanted it to be my default browser as it already was default. I said okay and it opened but none of my saved passwords available nor were my bookmarks. I noticed that there were TWO Firefox icons on the quick start bar on my 2 month old Windows 11 laptop. I clicked the other icon, that opened and my bookmarks & passwords were there. I clicked Help -> About Firefox and both are the same version. I looked at Windows Apps and there's only one Firefox showing there. I don't know how to remove the second instance. I attached a screen shot showing two icons on the quick start bar, newly installed Firefox behind original installed version asking to become default browser.

Asked by Rowan7 3 hours ago

How do I get my sync data restored to a previous state? Firefox has a programming issue and I need a staff member from there to help me...

I have Firefox 107.0.1 installed on my windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22621.900 and I had around 63 tabs or so open. I ALWAYS click the "X" in the top right corner and then it … (read more)

I have Firefox 107.0.1 installed on my windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22621.900 and I had around 63 tabs or so open. I ALWAYS click the "X" in the top right corner and then it brings up the "close xx" tabs window. Then when I reopen firefox I can click history>restore previous session. Anyways I closed regular firefox.. because a friend of mine wanted to look up something but not interfere with my open tabs so we opened firefox private browsing.. thinking it wouldn't interfere with normal firefox... Yet when I went back to normal firefox and tried to go to history>restore previous session it was grayed out. So how do I get a hold of Mozilla to restore my account and stuff to 12/01/2022 at around 3am CST? Also how do I let them know that firefox private browsing has this issue with messing up open tabs in non-private browsing firefox? This is severely annoying and disappointing. I have tabs open for a reason and they should all stay there until I close them. But now they're gone and I wish to have them back. So if someone could let me know how to get a hold of a Mozilla/firefox staff member so they can revert my account that would be awesome. Just to be clear I was able to replicate the issue by having a few tabs open in normal firefox and then closing it.. then opening private browsing firefox and closing it. You should be able to go to history>restore previous session in normal firefox to be able to get your tabs back.. but are unable to do so after opening and closing private browsing firefox. Why is this? I thought they were separate and shouldn't interfere with each other in this way?

Asked by Brad 15 hours ago

Last reply by Brad 3 hours ago

Automatically sort bookmark folders amidst bookmarks

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after. I prefer folders and files not to be seg… (read more)

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after.

I prefer folders and files not to be segregated like that, but to be sorted together. That is how I have it in my file manager, I'm used to it, I much prefer it. I would like to be able to duplicate that behavior in Firefox's bookmarks. Is that possible?

Asked by rammalamma 3 hours ago

All firefox based browsers stop video playback if window/tab loses focus

Hello, for some reason firefox and all firefox related browsers have developed a problem on my system. All videos and streams stop playing if the window/tab loses focus.… (read more)

Hello, for some reason firefox and all firefox related browsers have developed a problem on my system. All videos and streams stop playing if the window/tab loses focus. This is not the first time this has happened but earlier this year using the about:config flag I will mention below the problem seemed to be fixed but now it is back and worse than ever. I have a symmetrical gigabit connection and the problem only occurs in firefox and it's related browsers, no other aspect of my internet is affected, just video/streams and only in these kinds of browsers.

I do have a bunch of extensions but all are ones I have had for a long time, years in most cases, they were not the cause of the problem before and starting in troubleshoot mode plus a fresh profile in a fresh instal confirmed they are not to blame now either.

To be precise about the issue, when I say the videos stop that is exactly what I mean, there are no lags, no buffering, no partially loaded video bar( where applicable), no tab crashes, no connection problems, no warnings about certain tabs or extensions slowing things down, nothing at all, the video simply stops.

I have tried

- safe/troubleshooting mode to rule out any extensions
- with and without my vpn running
- doing fresh installs of the browsers/ complete fresh slate, revo uninstaller pro ran and using fresh profiles 
- found some suggestions for the about:config page, namely window_occlusion_tracking
- found some contradicting information about hardware acceleration but I tried both with and without and it makes no difference
- experimenting with different versions of firefox, so if you can see which version I am using as I post this, the reason it is not the latest version is because I have tried rolling back through older releases to find one that works, but have yet to suceed,

But no matter what I have tried I cannot get the problem sorted. Either I have that specific window and tab as the sole active window on my device or I need to click into it and either reload the tab or push the play button multiple times before playback resumes.

Open to ideas because i'd rather not have to resort to chrome, thanks

Asked by lulyro 4 hours ago

how to delete firefox

Have two copies of Firefox. One is hooked to Stickypasswords and one is not. I can't get the useful one to work. Need to delete second copy so old copy will work again. Y… (read more)

Have two copies of Firefox. One is hooked to Stickypasswords and one is not. I can't get the useful one to work. Need to delete second copy so old copy will work again. Yes I have contacted Sticky password and their solution does not work. Also I am 87 and not the brightess bulb in the box.

Asked by Pat 4 hours ago

lock ups

One of my favorite web sites is www.cam4.com. It is an adult live streaming web site. My computer freezes when I'm watching one of the "performers". I refresh the page … (read more)

One of my favorite web sites is www.cam4.com. It is an adult live streaming web site. My computer freezes when I'm watching one of the "performers". I refresh the page all is OK for min. or so.

When I use MS Edge I don't get the freezing. Firefox is my default browser for more years than I can count. What is going on? Is there a fix?

Asked by metz3 2 days ago

Last reply by metz3 4 hours ago

Account email address

I received an email about "Get early access to a Hubs subscription" on both the current email address I use for my Firefox account and the email address that I used previ… (read more)

I received an email about "Get early access to a Hubs subscription" on both the current email address I use for my Firefox account and the email address that I used previously. The latter is neither my secondary email address. How is it possible that I received an email on my old address?

Asked by random3 4 hours ago

Password breaches

I have no record of having t up a password for data breaches which I am told involve passwords. So I have nothing to change. How can I keep my data secure in this situa… (read more)

I have no record of having t up a password for data breaches which I am told involve passwords. So I have nothing to change. How can I keep my data secure in this situation?

Asked by suetettix 4 hours ago

Unexpected padding around HTML document on all pages

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tri… (read more)

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tried restarting Firefox. I've tried restarting the computer but the issues seems to persist. I do not see the same rendering behavior when loading these websites on Google Chrome. I'm including screenshots of what I'm seeing.

Asked by Mike Grace 5 hours ago

Last reply by Mike Grace 5 hours ago

"https://download.sp.f-secure.com/online-safety/fs_firefox_https.xpi"

The browser plug-in for Spectrum Security Suite (F-Secure) does not appear to download. I do not know where the problem is. It could be with Spectrum software. I did ca… (read more)

The browser plug-in for Spectrum Security Suite (F-Secure) does not appear to download.

I do not know where the problem is. It could be with Spectrum software. I did call them first. The lady on the phone says it is a Firefox problem and to seek help from Mozilla.

When I click on the box for setting up secure browsing (I have tried both boxes (top right and 2nd to bottom left) on the screen in the image attached), I just get a new window open with "https://download.sp.f-secure.com/online-safety/fs_firefox_https.xpi" in the navigation box and the rest is white space. There is no spinning wheel, no bell, nothing.

I do not even know what is supposed to happen, as it has been years since I last set up the protection. I do know based on messages received and the displayed log, the browser protection was still working as of 10 days ago (21 Nov 2022).

I actually do most of my browsing now on Linux but I still play a few games that are Windows only so sometimes browse from this system.

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate (all patches) Firefox 107.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by Natalie 5 hours ago

107 update stopped access to costco.ca

I had multiple tabs open that I was using, including the costco.ca page, when the update happened (I can't remember the exact details). All my other open tabs, and all pa… (read more)

I had multiple tabs open that I was using, including the costco.ca page, when the update happened (I can't remember the exact details). All my other open tabs, and all pages since, have worked fine since, but the costco page does not open. At first there were options to check and something about a ceritficate. Now the address shows costco.ca444/Genericerror it says 'Problem loading page' in the tab heading. And the page shows '

The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.'

There is no info on how to fix this - and I've spent way too much time trying to fix it. I added it to the exceptions page. No joy. Works fine in Chrome. Very frustrating.

I have Windows 11 on my PC. Is there a way to fix this? Might be an idea to add a link to how to fix it to the error message. Thanks.

Asked by ltimberg 5 hours ago

Changing primary email

Hi Team - I would like to change the primary email address on this Mac Mini to the one I use on other devices. When I add the secondary email address I get a message, "A… (read more)

Hi Team - I would like to change the primary email address on this Mac Mini to the one I use on other devices. When I add the secondary email address I get a message, "Account already exists" and the address is not accepted. I guess I could Delete Account and start again but that seems a bit drastic and I don't know what data might be lost. Any pointers please? Thanks, Ian.

Asked by Ian McPherson 7 hours ago

Last reply by Ian McPherson 6 hours ago