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"Restore bookmarks" from JSON not working in Firefox 84

Hi. I've long used Firefox for research and I bookmark over years what I read. My Firefox in Xubuntu upgraded to version 84.0.2 in two separate machines. One has a 37+ MB… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. I've long used Firefox for research and I bookmark over years what I read. My Firefox in Xubuntu upgraded to version 84.0.2 in two separate machines. One has a 37+ MB JSON with over 100k bookmarks. The other is for casual use and has about 150 bookmarks.

When I try to restore bookmarks from JSON, it just sits on both machines. This is the first time this happened in about a decade of using Firefox. (I don't have the JSON files converted to HTML, but this should be working without doing that.)

Can someone kindly help? My line of work is hooked into my bookmarks in Firefox, and I can't seem to get them to reload into the browser.

Thank you in advance!

James

Asked by james_1 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by james_1 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Now that I have removed adobe flash player, videos will no longer play. What can I do...?

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with. I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than… (funda kabanzi)

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with.

I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than that), even W10 on my desktop, both with the most updated version of mozilla.

I have removed the adobe flash player, and now I cannot get any videos to play, like on CNN and other various sites. I just get the spinning wheel of nothing. It seems that only you tube is working, barely.

Am I missing something, is this open html5 crap supposed to just take over and everything will be okay.

Maybe someone, somewhere can post a layman's explanation on what is going on. If there are issues, how to fix them. I don't need anymore information telling me how to remove because it is dead. What I need is what is replacing it, how does it work, and where and what can I do to fix issues.

Searching for help here on this subject is just tedious. I get over 3000 replies, or what ever they are called here, but just nothing on an explanation of what is changed and or how it works, more like doesn't work.

What do I need to do in order to be able to watch/play videos online.

Any help would be very, very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by SHempsey 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

taskbar hidden

on firefox 78.6esr the taskbar doesn't appear when i mouse down to the bottom of the screen. googling this provides no solutions. neither does another profile. apparently… (funda kabanzi)

on firefox 78.6esr the taskbar doesn't appear when i mouse down to the bottom of the screen.

googling this provides no solutions. neither does another profile. apparently this problem has been around for several years.

what to do?

Asked by manhattanman 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by manhattanman 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Inability to play sound through bluetooth devices

I have pretty strong new asus laptop, and i have been using firefox as my main browser for a few weeks now flawlessly. 3 days ago i had a problem playing sound through a… (funda kabanzi)

I have pretty strong new asus laptop, and i have been using firefox as my main browser for a few weeks now flawlessly. 3 days ago i had a problem playing sound through any of my butooth devices.

It was working on chrome spotify microsoft edge but not firefox. I have restarted my laptop, uninstalled the driver from my device manager and reinstalled it, refreshed firefox and uninstalled and reinstalled it back on my pc. Nothing has worked.

I have followed all solutions found here, i would appriciate all the help i can get.

Asked by Zeina 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Zeina 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Userid prompt - cannot delete suggestions

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for si… (funda kabanzi)

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for sites I want to be secure.

I have disabled the form history in options. I have selected each item and tried either delete or shift-delete. None of these options work.

The site continues to present me with 3 userid options.

I hope this is not a major security threat since I am the only user on this computer and the site is one I have never visited, but it worries me nonetheless that I cannot remove the Firefox suggestions.

Asked by RemySecor 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by RemySecor 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox account locked.

When I used a new computer to log into my Firefox account, the account was locked. Waited 24 hours but account is still locked. I could not find website that will assis… (funda kabanzi)

When I used a new computer to log into my Firefox account, the account was locked. Waited 24 hours but account is still locked. I could not find website that will assist me in unlocking my Firefox account. Need someone to send me another link to my Yahoo email to unlock.

Asked by ronsuwa345 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by ronsuwa345 6 amahora adlule

How can I slim down my Firefox Profile?

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to sli… (funda kabanzi)

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to slim it down. I want to keep bookmarks and have it auto recall previous sites I have visited. Can I keep the bookmarks and auto recall, but delete some of the files? These files are big also, places.sqlite, webappstore.sqlite, favicons.sqlite Thank you very much.

Asked by HnLA 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by HnLA 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Cookies not clearing

When logging into Office 365 after entering my credentials I closed the tab and reopened Office 365 and was immediately logged in. I then cleared cookies, history, cache … (funda kabanzi)

When logging into Office 365 after entering my credentials I closed the tab and reopened Office 365 and was immediately logged in. I then cleared cookies, history, cache etc and after open the site and the tab it still logged me into office 365 without me entering my credentials why?

Asked by Mace2 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Mace2 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Forefox launches but only displays a blank page, can't load any pages or even settings/about:config

Hi all, I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navi… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all,


I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navigating to about:config, it just sits on the blank page and doesn't react.

I've tried to reinstall the current version, the latest stable and the latest ESR with no change. I made sure to delete the following each time: C:\Program Files (x86)\*mozilla* C:\Program Files\*mozilla* C:\ProgramData\Mozilla C:\Users\Me\AppData\*\Mozilla Computer\HKLM\SOFTWARE\*mozilla*

Nobody knows of any recent changes to the workstation I've turned off AV Windows logs don't show anything Starting FF in safe mode does the exact same thing

Additionally I'm not allowed to take any screenshots or anything off it. :(

I highly appreciate any advice anyone has!

Asked by meshuggener 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by meshuggener 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Missing Bookmark Icons

Strangely some of the icons for my bookmarks have gone missing. They are all present on each tab but missing on the drop down list. I have tried finding the places.sqli… (funda kabanzi)

Strangely some of the icons for my bookmarks have gone missing. They are all present on each tab but missing on the drop down list. I have tried finding the places.sqlite file in my profiles folder but it doesn't seem to exist. I am running v.84.0.2 (64 bit). Has anyone any idea why the icons are missing from one list and not missing from the tabs, I would have thought they would all be stored in the same place and come from the same 'pool' of data? Attached screenshots of tabs showing the icon and the drop down list with generic wireframe globe icon. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Buster 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Buster 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Google defaults to Czech while all other sites and programs set to English

For reasons unknown to me, Google currently defaults to Czech when I'm using Firefox even though Firefox itself, my VPN, and my computer all are set to default to English… (funda kabanzi)

For reasons unknown to me, Google currently defaults to Czech when I'm using Firefox even though Firefox itself, my VPN, and my computer all are set to default to English. My VPN is also set for the US. The fact that my default browser is not Google should be irrelevant as even that search engine is set to English. Whenever I try to log into Chrome, the default is still and always English. I cannot find any settings anywhere in either Firefox or my computer that would cause Google to default to any language other than English. Please help.

Asked by ace910046sca1 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by ace910046sca1 1 ihora elidlule

Suspicious email

Hi, I received an email this morning supposedly from mozilla support which stated there was a reply to a question I posted here about 5 years ago. Not the kind of person… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I received an email this morning supposedly from mozilla support which stated there was a reply to a question I posted here about 5 years ago. Not the kind of person to click links in emails I signed in directly to my Firefox account and searched for replies to my original question and did not see a reply from the poster who was mentioned the email. How can I determine if this email is actually from mozilla and if it is not what should I do with it? I did check my email using the Firefox Monitor and nothing showed up. Thank you.

Asked by FFuserlongtime 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FFuserlongtime 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox keeps having unexpected crashes

Hello, Firefox keeps having unexpected crashes. Some extensions were active at the time of registration of this report. Later I also tried to disable all extensions, do … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Firefox keeps having unexpected crashes. Some extensions were active at the time of registration of this report. Later I also tried to disable all extensions, do a reset, but the abrupt crashes still occurred again. Can anyone help me?

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/11860692-073b-40e8-8471-9f84b0210114

Asked by Omar 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Omar 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (funda kabanzi)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Rhys 1 usuku oludlule

Roboform

I have used Roboform password manager with FF for years. Within the last 6 months, Roboform's toolbar no longer automatically displays below FF when I open FF. I have to … (funda kabanzi)

I have used Roboform password manager with FF for years. Within the last 6 months, Roboform's toolbar no longer automatically displays below FF when I open FF. I have to force it to by going into RF options and dragging the RF icon onto FF (see attached screen shot). As shown in the image, RF and/or FF doesn't even think RF is installed! But it is. I've contacted RF multiple times, and they claim they're working on it. I wonder if anyone in the FF community has the same problem. Thanks for any help. Steve

Asked by 2stevem 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by 2stevem 12 amahora adlule

An important Bookmark folder disappeared again!

I wanted to report that an important Bookmark folder disappeared again! I had reported it before and had to start a new Question to report it again. I was able to to fin… (funda kabanzi)

I wanted to report that an important Bookmark folder disappeared again! I had reported it before and had to start a new Question to report it again. I was able to to find it again in an Exported Bookmarks file but it wastes my times and adds to my stress level. I certainly cannot explain why it has happened.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Microphone Sensitivity is Low in Firefox

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been us… (funda kabanzi)

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been using Google Meet for a long time, and I've never had any problems with it not working. Recently though, when I join a meeting using Firefox, nobody can hear me and it appears Firefox is not able to access my microphone. Here's what I've done to test:

1. Reviewed Windows 10 settings to make sure microphone input slider is up. 2. Checked other browsers, running Google Meet using Chrome works fine. (Note: everything was working before and I attempted to use Chrome to try out changing backgrounds. It seems like this is when my problems with Firefox began) 3. I've tested my microphone using https://www.onlinemictest.com/ initially it didn't appear to work, but if I tap on my laptop screen near the microphone I see lines showing activity, but it won't pick up voice. Using this same tool in Chrome works as expected. 4. I tested using Private Mode - Same results. 5. I tried clearing the startup cache - same results. 6. I tried using Safe Mode - same results. 7. Refreshed Firefox (using Troubleshooting Information screen (Refresh Firefox...)

I'm at the end of my rope trying to figure out what's going on, and why it only appears to be Firefox that's having a problem. Other apps like Zoom, and recording video using just the webcam on the computer also works fine.

Any help in getting this figured out would be appreciated. I try not to use Chrome if I don't have to, but switching to Chrome so I can join web meetings is a real pain.

Asked by david.rahija 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by david.rahija 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Selected Cookies

Hi I want to keep just specific cookies I am using the Exceptions option, doesn't help For example: Yahoo Mail Although listed as an exception, I am still asked to log-i… (funda kabanzi)

Hi I want to keep just specific cookies I am using the Exceptions option, doesn't help For example: Yahoo Mail Although listed as an exception, I am still asked to log-in works fine with Chrome Thanks

Asked by Michael 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Michael 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (funda kabanzi)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by aikbox 1 ihora elidlule