Here's something that should happen, NO MATTER WHAT. So I go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/. This shows me as not logged in to the support site even though I …
Here's something that should happen, NO MATTER WHAT. So I go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/. This shows me as not logged in to the support site even though I have an acount here. So at the https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ I go to the button for "Get a Firefox Account". Go to the section for sign in. I sign in and now I'm told to check my gmail account for confirmation of log in. So I click on the confirmation of sign in on the email...now I'm asked for my cell phone...and you CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER without ADDING MY CELL PHONE? Yea, even if I did have a cell phone (sorry, not a mindless drone like the rest of you, I don't need or want a cell phone, but that's a whole different topic), I would NEVER have it attached to an email account and have some one hack my account and get that too. I already have a discussion going about this with AOL owning Netscape accounts and needles account "verifications" for a cell phone when I log in. Again, another discussion. So anyhow, I see this "Syncing..." message appear on my PC's web page. But wait, I don't have a device to "sync" to - right? So I go to the "Options" area and "Disconnect". My theme resets to FF default and, you know all those icons for websites that are attached to your book marks as long as you have been there and the site provides a little pic? All dumped. All my "top sites" on a new tab...gone, banking cookies...gone, and Gmail doesn't remember who I am.
What happened here should NEVER HAPPEN. All this data should be tied to my PC, not some odd account - EVER! This is a web browser on a PC, NOT AN "APP" on a phone. Hell, if I was on a phone, I'd be whipping it against a wall on it right now, because even though I and logged back into my FF/Mozilla and Gmail account, NONE of this data that disappeared returned. How I got logged back in w/o a cell phone? Apparently closing the browser and logging back in is ok, no cell needed suddenly. I also noticed "sync" is connected again.
Login to the New York Times is in a permanent loop. You login in the usual way, and the page loads without logging you in. It tries to sell me a subscription when I alrea…
Login to the New York Times is in a permanent loop. You login in the usual way, and the page loads without logging you in. It tries to sell me a subscription when I already have one. I have already cleared the cache and cookies and suffered having all of my websites broken by Firefox forcing us to re-login to everything on the web over and over because we have to go through the ritual of clearing cache and cookies over and over because Firefox is always malfunctioning. I have already permanently disabled "hardware acceleration" and have done all of these multiple times, numerous times. It's undoubtedly Firefox built in security devices that are causing this block. Chrome does not cause this, but there are other reasons not to use Chrome unless I have to, which is what I now have to do because of Firefox hyper-intrusive "security" software. If I could disable all the security bloat in Firefox, I would do so. It's just impossible. It does on month after month, year after year. We are prisoners of these device builders!
Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6 Here's the routine with FF on this machine: If FF 68.0.2 is running, after a while I will try to open a new tab and be told "Sorry we need to…
Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6
Here's the routine with FF on this machine: If FF 68.0.2 is running, after a while I will try to open a new tab and be told "Sorry we need to do one small thing to keep going, FF has been updated in the background, Restart FF" I do so. It opens up a new, clean profile in a new window (About FF now says 68.0.1 in this version of FF, and it downloads 68.0.2 and prompts to Restart FF (again)). At which point it runs "a new helper tool" and re-updates FF to 68.0.2. I then have to mess with about:profiles to go back to my profile. Things then run routinely for a few hours or a day, before the whole routine starts over again.
Alternately, if FF 68.0.2 is not running, if I open it (after opening and closing it several times without issue), I will get a message that "You've launched an older version of FF, Create New Profile or Quit". Create New Profile leads me through the routine above.
Versions of the above routine have happened not just between 68.0.2 and 68.0.1, but also between earlier version updates. That is, this has been going on for months. It does seem in the last couple of weeks that the interval of time has shortened and I'm having to do this routine everyday or even multiple times a day. I have no problems like this with FF on any other machine.
Trashing FF and re-dl'ing from Mozilla. No dice. Trashing FF, trashing Library/Cache/Mozilla and Firefox folders. No dice. Trashing FF, trashing Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles (and re-signing in to retrieve my existing bookmarks etc and re-setting up View and other Preferences). No dice.
If anyone has any ideas, I'll be grateful, thanks in advance.
Websites with self-signed certificates keep breaking and come up with the error on the attached picture. This usually occurs after a Firefox automatic update but it has a…
Websites with self-signed certificates keep breaking and come up with the error on the attached picture. This usually occurs after a Firefox automatic update but it has also happened out of the blue.
One day website works fine, the other day it comes with the error and no certificate has been changed.
Hello Frefox-Community, I had to reinstall windows and Firefox. I was logged into my Firefox account and tab and bookmark synchronization was enabled. After the reinstall…
Hello Frefox-Community, I had to reinstall windows and Firefox. I was logged into my Firefox account and tab and bookmark synchronization was enabled. After the reinstallation the PC is not recognized as the original device even though it has the same name and user login. The tabs and bookmarks are not synchronized and restored. How can I merge the data or change the devices in Firefox? Best, Phil