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.
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!