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Firefox crashes

Both latest Firefox and Thunderbird fail to open and show crash report just after initialization with macOS Catalina Version 10.15 Beta (19A526h). I can not operate Firef… (funda kabanzi)

Both latest Firefox and Thunderbird fail to open and show crash report just after initialization with macOS Catalina Version 10.15 Beta (19A526h). I can not operate Firefox in Safe Mode because it crashes whenever I try to start it.

Asked by paulhem 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

I can't get Firefox to start at all on my Mac. I've updated my system, uninstalled & reinstalled multiple times, and deleted my profile. Fix?

As the question says. I updated my Mac (2018 MacBook Pro) to the most recent OS (Catalina), I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox like 6 times, cleared my trash and an… (funda kabanzi)

As the question says. I updated my Mac (2018 MacBook Pro) to the most recent OS (Catalina), I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox like 6 times, cleared my trash and any and all Firefox files, and deleted all profiles, made a new default one, and then deleted that one when it still wouldn't start, and restarted my laptop more than once. I cannot seem to get it to start no matter what I do! I've tried every fix I can find online. Every time I try to launch Firefox, it appears in the dash for a second and immediately shuts down. Trying to start in Safe Mode doesn't work either. Firefox used to work, but then I force quit it *once* because I was quitting all applications I wasn't using. Now it won't work at all no matter what I do. How do I fix this?

Asked by Cyndaquil 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Cyndaquil 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox 69.0.2 stopped working some time after updating to macOS10.15

Firefox 69.0.2 is no longer able to load any web page since some time after updating to macOS10.15. The Mac itself is connected to the Internet and I can do emails and Sa… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 69.0.2 is no longer able to load any web page since some time after updating to macOS10.15.

The Mac itself is connected to the Internet and I can do emails and Safari just works fine.

But FIrefox cannot connect to anywhere and show "The connection has timed out". I have tried Refreshing, Safe mode, and re-installation after removing the profile folder under Application Support. None of them worked.

Is this only me? Is there a fix?

Thanks, Kouichi

Asked by Kouichi 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule

I "upgraded" to Catalina from High Sierra and Firefox now crashes and won't reopen because it says I already have another copy open when there is not other copy

Catalina (10.15.3) and Firefox (73.0.1) aren't working together. As soon as I stop actively using Firefox it crashes. If I try to reopen it, I get a message that I can… (funda kabanzi)

Catalina (10.15.3) and Firefox (73.0.1) aren't working together. As soon as I stop actively using Firefox it crashes. If I try to reopen it, I get a message that I can't reopen it because there is a copy in use already. If I try to force quit Firefox it is not in the force quit menu. If I look in Activity Monitor Firefox is not present there either. Thank you.

Asked by BLNK 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Why I can not open firefox when it have a new update.

More than 3 years I start firefox with a command line, "rm -rf /Users/mr.suradetc./Library/Caches/Mozilla/updates/Applications/Firefox/updates/;/Applications/Firefox.app/… (funda kabanzi)

More than 3 years I start firefox with a command line, "rm -rf /Users/mr.suradetc./Library/Caches/Mozilla/updates/Applications/Firefox/updates/;/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox". I have been updated mac os x from Sierra , High Sierra,Mojave and now Catalina but every os, I still got the same problem.

Asked by surdet 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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Google profile pictures not showing (lh3.googleusercontent.com)

Hi, Firefox is not showing the Google profile pictures (image1). - It works on other browsers. - I tried safe mode. - I restarted with addons disabled. - I cleared cache … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, Firefox is not showing the Google profile pictures (image1).

- It works on other browsers. - I tried safe mode. - I restarted with addons disabled. - I cleared cache and cookies. - Browser is up to date.

nothing.

Any image from https://lh3.googleusercontent.com doesn't show. I get image2 when I right click "View image" on the profile pictures that don't show.

How can I fix this?

Thanks.

Asked by mrwndk9 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by mrwndk9 5 izinyanga ezidlule

I am getting very tired of having to log in to Firefox *EVERY* *SINGLE* *FREAKING* *TIME* I reopen the browser on my new MacBook Pro - HELP!!!

Every time I open Firefox it brings up a screen as if I am a brand new user starting out for the very first time. The disk image in my downloads folder has long since be… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I open Firefox it brings up a screen as if I am a brand new user starting out for the very first time. The disk image in my downloads folder has long since been deleted, so I'm pretty sure it's not running from that. I went and looked at "application binary" and it gave me a headache, plus there was no indication in the prior "support" replies of what the changes I might or might not observe therein would mean, so I was unmotivated to keep turning Firefox off and on and then checking to see if any of the characters in the very long text string had changed. I seem to have about 10 profiles, none of which have been created by me on purpose. I tried opening a couple of them, and got messages about various updates Firefox wanted to perform, but none of the opening screens had my information loaded. I've just lost a half hour of my life down this rathole this morning, and I still haven't gotten around to completing the search which was the reason I opened Firefox this morning in the first place. Imma have to go back and use Safari I guess, since Safari isn't suffering from "Susan Amnesia"

Asked by Susan Knowles 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Why won't Firefox open at all?

Firefox updated yesterday and ever since then it will not open at all. I am running the latest macOS on a MacBook Air. It just bounces on the Dock once then doesn't open … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox updated yesterday and ever since then it will not open at all. I am running the latest macOS on a MacBook Air. It just bounces on the Dock once then doesn't open at all. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling AND I even tried to downgrade back to 70.0.1 and it STILL didn't work. It won't even open in Safe Mode.

Asked by kanegaroo89 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox suddenly won't open on Mac, despite clean reinstall

I am having a similar ongoing issue with Firefox refusing to open, and none of the fixes I've seen in this forum have worked. When clicking the icon it bounces once and t… (funda kabanzi)

I am having a similar ongoing issue with Firefox refusing to open, and none of the fixes I've seen in this forum have worked. When clicking the icon it bounces once and then disappears from the dock. Honestly, this started happening about August 2018, and in my troubleshooting decided to give the Developer edition a try, and for some reason that one worked so I stuck with it.

Shortly thereafter (a week or two) whenever I closed down the Mac, Firefox Dev wouldn't re-open. Deleting and reinstalling would work, but I'd have to re-set all my settings, re-activate the theme, etc., and all the browsing history would be lost. So, since then I would rarely shut it down.

A few days ago I had to shut the Mac down completely, but this time Firefox Dev wouldn't open after re-installing. Oddly, I tried regular Firefox again as a solution, and it opened this time. I tested it out by shutting the Mac down completely, then restarting, and it retained all of the settings! I was really glad to once again be able to shut down my laptop at the end of the day without the headache of having to reinstall and re-set everything.

Then this morning, boom - back to the same nonsense, except now it won't open at all. Neither the regular FF or the Developer edition will work. I've done clean uninstalls to see if that was the problem, as in: removed them from the Applications folder, removed them from the Downloads folder, removed the /Firefox folder from user/Library/Application Support/, and emptying the Trash.

I saw in one Support post to delete the fbplugin file, 'as that had been causing Firefox to crash'. The closest I found to an 'fbplugin' file was a bundle-config.1 file, which contained 'fbplugin' throughout the file code numerous times. I renamed it temporarily, but didn't delete it. That didn't help the non-opening problem either.

I also tried installing Firefox v 71, same result as the others.

Keep in mind after attempting all of these solutions of deleting, reinstalling, changing file names, etc., I did a complete shutdown and restart. Also, I have not downloaded, updated, or changed anything since last week's phenomenon of regular Firefox beginning to work again. So I'm completely stumped and would appreciate any help. I'm currently running macOS Catalina 10.15.3. TIA.

Asked by greenguy515 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by greenguy515 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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Dropdown Menus in Firefox Wont Stay Open

Recently I've been having trouble with the dropdown menus in Firefox, such as the History and Bookmarks menu in the tool bar and the right-click menu. Intermittently when… (funda kabanzi)

Recently I've been having trouble with the dropdown menus in Firefox, such as the History and Bookmarks menu in the tool bar and the right-click menu. Intermittently when I open the menus they close within a second or two without me doing anything. This only happens in the Firefox window, all of my other apps and browsers are fine.

I'm running on a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.15.1 and Firefox 70.0.1. I've restarted Firefox and it fixes the problem for a short time then the problem returns. I've cleared my History, including Caches and Cookies, reinstalled Firefox, restarted my computer and tried disabling my add-ons. The issue keeps coming back.

Asked by Lunar 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Lirui 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Display issue since Firefox crash/update

I had Firefox running for days, maybe even weeks without restarting on my MacBook Pro. Then Firefox crashed and restarted in an auto-installed update a couple of weeks ag… (funda kabanzi)

I had Firefox running for days, maybe even weeks without restarting on my MacBook Pro. Then Firefox crashed and restarted in an auto-installed update a couple of weeks ago. Firefox was unusable for me from then on. It looks like the display is shifted down half a screen, so the bottom of the window is drawn at the top and the top of the window is drawn at the bottom. Mouse-interaction still functions as if the display did not shift, so it is challenging to click around.

I've cleared out everything. Every application settings folder and profile folder I could find, removed Firefox altogether and installed an older version of Firefox. This works right up until an update is installed again. I also made sure I updated OSX to the latest version. The last couple of weeks I've been using Firefox Firefox 61.0b8 without any problems (I disabled auto-updates). But when I installed the latest Firefox version again today, same problem popped up. I'm all out of ideas right now.

Asked by Onno 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Onno 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Issues when opening links from different applications.

When opening a link from a different application, like slack, the keyboard shortcuts like new tab and refresh do not do anything, and the left click menu is empty except … (funda kabanzi)

When opening a link from a different application, like slack, the keyboard shortcuts like new tab and refresh do not do anything, and the left click menu is empty except for the snapshot button.

This only seems to happen if firefox is not already open and the clicking of the link opens firefox.

Asked by Robert 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 izinyanga ezidlule