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Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt… (funda kabanzi)

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt' whether I save the file and install it in windows, or trey to install at the firefox addons page. I have done multiple re-installs of the latest browser, cleaned every file out of the system, even joined this community in case I have to get some kind of membership to get addons.

I am out of ideas to solve the problem, and I cannot find anywhere on the internet where the 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt'. problem I have is solved. Please help.

jkumpire

Asked by jkumpire 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jkumpire 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox crashes/hangs cmputer when switching between tabs

Firefox crashes when switching between tabs. Worse than usual crash, the last page i was viewing is there but unresponsive to mouse or keyboard including contr-alt-delete… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox crashes when switching between tabs. Worse than usual crash, the last page i was viewing is there but unresponsive to mouse or keyboard including contr-alt-delete. Must push and hold the power button on my Dell XPS8940. Windows 10 Home 21H2 OS Build 19044.1586. Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0.

There was a window with 7 tabs, 1 playing a youtube video and 5 with videos not playing, one other site with no audio and another window with a website streaming only audio. When the system stopped, the speakers made an odd sort of buzz sound until powered off. I am on the latest version FF 99.0.1 but a similar crash happened on version 98.0.1. Before that this Dell never locked/crashed up this way.

This Dell PC has Realtek audio just like our HP W10 laptop and they both had issues when new with all sound not working when playing a youtube video only in Firefox (HP Feb 2021 and Dell Oct 2021). Launching Groove Music and playing an mp3 always got the sound working. Problem did not cause any program to crash. Windows updates to drives eventually fixed the problem but it only even happened in Firefox. Current problem is new in the last month or two and only on Dell.

Asked by MikeZZ 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by MikeZZ 11 amahora adlule

enable javascript on Firefox Android

How do I enable Javascript on Firefox Android? There are many so-called solutions on the net, but the one with "about-config" does not work; it just starts a search. Acco… (funda kabanzi)

How do I enable Javascript on Firefox Android? There are many so-called solutions on the net, but the one with "about-config" does not work; it just starts a search. According to mozilla it does not work on mobile devices anyway. So, does anyone really know? Cheers

Asked by mediasail 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by mediasail 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Why are google sites (Youtube, Gmail and Search) getting disconnected?

Why are google sites (Youtube, Gmail and Search) getting disconnected when all other sites are still connected to the Net? This has been happening since November 2021. W… (funda kabanzi)

Why are google sites (Youtube, Gmail and Search) getting disconnected when all other sites are still connected to the Net? This has been happening since November 2021.

When that happens I close the FF and then immediately open it. Now the google sites work properly.

Never had that problem with other sites.....never!

Why the hell is this happening? Is FF responsible or Google?

So what is the solution?

Asked by Raz 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Raz 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

pdf blocking

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download … (funda kabanzi)

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download of my morning newspaper. Now I have to copy the link from my morning newspaper email and paste it into Chrome to get access to my newspaper rather than simply clicking the link in the email. While I found this very annoying, when I couldn't find a workaround, I just continued to copy/paste into Chrome. Today I tried to download my IRA quarterly statement and found Firefox is blocking this pdf download also. Note that in neither case does Firefox tell me that they are blocking the downloads and they just do not download and some pdfs do download. So this is now getting beyond just annoying. Is there a workaround for this new Firefox problem or is my only alternative to define Chrome or Edge as my default browser and give up Firefox?

Asked by rick146 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by rick146 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

connecting to website retrieving incorrect pdf

browsing a website with Firefox, making a selection for a map to download and view. Incorrect map is displayed. Taking same steps with Google, correct map is displayed. h… (funda kabanzi)

browsing a website with Firefox, making a selection for a map to download and view. Incorrect map is displayed.

Taking same steps with Google, correct map is displayed.

have tried to fixed by clearing cache and history multiple times.

Also on note pad using Firefox correct map is displayed.

Asked by geralddpope 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by geralddpope 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox thinks that I'm a developer and force me to enable 2FA.

Hi, signing in to addons.mozilla.org always prompts me to enable 2FA, and there is no way to progress without doing so. I've disabled 2FA because I need it that way, but… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, signing in to addons.mozilla.org always prompts me to enable 2FA, and there is no way to progress without doing so.

I've disabled 2FA because I need it that way, but Firefox force me to enable it.

I'm NOT a developer. How do I fix that?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Stroke 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Stroke 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Background inactivity

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab… (funda kabanzi)

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab suspends after some in activity which is a problem for me

i found a solution through ABOUT:CONFIG and disabled these 3 for videos 1 - media.suspend-bkgnd-video.enabled 2 - media.resume-bkgnd-video-on-tabhover 3 - browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory

for videos and live streams it was good it didn't suspend but my problem now since update v.102 is that video plays but the CHAT stops and doesn't reload until i reopen firefox to the front of my programs

although it is runnning in the background and NOT MINIMIZED

even when the live stream has some lags and re-buffer it doesn't rebuffer or refresh the page to reconnect to the live stream until i force my firefox in front of my programs or games and again it was not minimized

if there is an option in the about:config to change this please tell me i'm already losing my mind as i missed one of my friends live stream because of that suspension

thank in advance

Asked by MegaDooOooM 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by MegaDooOooM 1 usuku oludlule

How do I get my bookmarks back?

Firefox updated and my bookmarks are now gone. Firefox refuses to restore the old bookmarks, import from HTML ( this is from Opera). or import Microsoft Edge Legacy. I al… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox updated and my bookmarks are now gone. Firefox refuses to restore the old bookmarks, import from HTML ( this is from Opera). or import Microsoft Edge Legacy.

I also would like to add that Microsoft Edge was able to import the HTML form Opera I have even tried exporting the ME bookmarks I restarted the computer

These are all the browsers with my old bookmarks Opera,Chrome, & IE I haven't update them in ages, and I forgot that the web bookmarks i was using went offline.

Thanks In Advance

Asked by youar3adummy 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by youar3adummy 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Downloads fail in Firefox?

So, I joined a couple porn sites recently, but I can't download anything from them at home (I can download from the same sites on my work PC without error). I try to dow… (funda kabanzi)

So, I joined a couple porn sites recently, but I can't download anything from them at home (I can download from the same sites on my work PC without error). I try to download MP4 files and even compressed ZIP files (containing large number of photos). I right-click on the Download link and chose Save Link As. As the browser is opening a window for me to browse to where to save the file to, an error message pops up. "filename.mp4.part could not be read from the source file. Please contact the system administrator" The download is never placed in the download queue and if I browse (in File Explorer) to where I tried to save the file to, the file shows as 0 kb. I have experienced this in Microsoft Edge, too, so it may be computer-wide, such as antivirus blocking the downloads. I have Chrome but Chrome crashes about 5 mins after opening it. I will add that Firefox can save JPG picture files from the websites. I have tried going to Show All Download and clicking Clear Downloads, but as the downloads in question are not queueing, there is not much to clear there. I really don't believe this is an issue related to MP4 files as I can playback MP4 files on the sites. Windows 10 and latest Firefox version. Next troubleshooting steps for me are temporarily disable my antivirus and try saving to a different folder, preferably on the internal HDD. Normally, I save videos to an external USB HDD.

Asked by cjsagfan1 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cjsagfan1 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Downloading pdf files fails

Lately when I attempt to download any pdf file I get the 'file name'.pdf with 'failed' as the result (when I check the Download icon on the FF status bar). I looked in m… (funda kabanzi)

Lately when I attempt to download any pdf file I get the 'file name'.pdf with 'failed' as the result (when I check the Download icon on the FF status bar). I looked in my download directory and I found these 'failed' .pdf files with 0 KB and also some files (same name).pdf.part. I changed the file extension (deleted .part) to .pdf and the files would open in Acrobat. Nobody likes inconsistent problems, but occasionally a pdf will download normally!! But it fails more than it works. Using FF 102.0 (64-bit)

Asked by Wally 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Wally 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

What is included in "Storage"

Hi, under Settings/Privacy/Cookies and Site Data/Manage data we can see site per site - how many cookies are currently existing - and how much storage but I cannot unders… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, under Settings/Privacy/Cookies and Site Data/Manage data we can see site per site - how many cookies are currently existing - and how much storage

but I cannot understand what this "storage" includes. Let me explain : As soon as you open New York Times website (www.NYTimes.com), you can see there 12.4Mo of storage for nytimes.com. But if, thanks to Web Developer tools (Ctrl+Maj+I) I delete - all cookies relative to this website - and all cache storage - and all IndexedDB - and all Local Storage - and all Session storage and then close the tab opened on nytimes.com, and purge all cache, settings/manage data still says 10.6Mo for nytimes.com !!

This is obviously not only relative to nytimes.com, but most of the websites I browse have the same. I choose the example of nytimes.com to be very specific, and because it's a site anybody can browse, and the amount of "unknown storage" is very large.

What are these data, if they are not any of the above categories ? Where are they stored ? What are they useful to ?

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Laurent Grenet 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Laurent Grenet 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Lost Bookmarks

Hello, I lost my bookmarks when I changed my password. Can Firefox recover them on its servers? I've seen many similar complaints arising from similar problems. One would… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I lost my bookmarks when I changed my password. Can Firefox recover them on its servers? I've seen many similar complaints arising from similar problems. One would think that Firefox would address this issue to improve the user experience.

Regards, G

Asked by siket.g 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by siket.g 1 usuku oludlule

"Recommended by Pocket" won't stay toggled off when I restart Firefox.

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on th… (funda kabanzi)

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on the new tab page. It does not stay toggled off on its own when I next boot Windows. I always completely shut my computer down.

Asked by amketch 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by amketch 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox Sync problem

Hey, I just reset my computer, reinstall firefox and it sync correcty. But I had to delete the windows session to create another one to be in my domain. Now when I try to… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, I just reset my computer, reinstall firefox and it sync correcty. But I had to delete the windows session to create another one to be in my domain. Now when I try to resync it just load and then stop over and over again. I didnt do anything to delete the sync option on firefox.

Asked by g.pierart 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by g.pierart 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox Is Blocking Part Of Hotmail

Hello, The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another brow… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another browser and they are not blocked. I tried refreshing Firefox and they were still blocked. I've opened Firefox without add-ons and they are still blocked. I'm at a loss as to how to get them back. They were there last week and then vanished only to come back on Friday and vanish again while I was reading emails. From time to time Firefox also blocks images in Hotmail and I just have to wait and eventually they return. I'm at a loss as to understand why these things are happening so frequently with Firefox and Hotmail.

Please help return Hotmail to the way it was before the last update.

Thanks,

Brian Himes

Asked by rickysman 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by rickysman 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Website attack? Toggling between Reload and Stop icons rapidly.

I have tried this with the Troubleshooting option "Temporarily Disable Extensions" and the problem still occurs. Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit) on Win10, Intel. To reproduce: … (funda kabanzi)

I have tried this with the Troubleshooting option "Temporarily Disable Extensions" and the problem still occurs. Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit) on Win10, Intel.

To reproduce:

Go to https://www.healthgrades.com/ . Search Carlene Bolen (any name?) in Tulsa, OK. Click on first result. Opens a new tab to https://www.healthgrades.com/providers/carlene-bolen-29brb. So far so good. Click on page. Hit PgDn 3 times, or scroll down quite a ways (to comments). Hit PgUp or attempt to scroll to top of page. Tab goes into infinite loop toggling between "X" and reload symbols on the NAV bar. Also page no longer renders properly and F12 debugger won't open. Firefox process for that Child tab uses 35% of processor, but doesn't show anything unusual in Firefox "Task Manager" process list. Must close both the child tab and the previous Healthgrades parent tab. Eventually the offending Firefox process exits and everything looks normal.

Asked by mrengineer02 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mrengineer02 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

filter for new bookmarks

Is there a way to add new bookmarks to a specific folder if they fulfill some rules (similar to thunderbird filters) e.g. all newly added youtube links added to the folde… (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way to add new bookmarks to a specific folder if they fulfill some rules (similar to thunderbird filters)

e.g. all newly added youtube links added to the folder youtube

Asked by randomnumber48499 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to prevent history for long unique query strings

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other… (funda kabanzi)

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other query string variables are used for session-specific navigation, like a page number or a record ID, and we may never have interest in trying to get back to that exact same spot within an application, but we might want to save some higher-level entry point. As a simple example, look at your history and see how many entries there are for 'www.google.com/url'.

To reduce the size of my history, I'd like to filter what gets logged. Actually I don't mind "History" for history's sake as a record of places we've actually been. The problem is that the same database is used for autotype and other purposes. The current implementation is not ideal for going back and visiting "applications" versus "specific web addresses". Maybe it's better to state that History should track URI's but when we are navigating back through History to go back to a specific page we're more interested in a less-specific URL. Using Google as an example again, it's OK for History to record the fact that I've visited a hundred Google search pages, or page 2,3,4 for a specific search, but ultimately I might only want to save the part of the query string that is relevant to a specific search. The next time I go back to some page there might not be a page 4, so if I'm going through history again for the purpose of revisiting pages, I just want to see page 1 of the results.

Can anyone recommend a plugin that allows regex filtering of history, or recording of page visits into a different database in addition to Firefox History? From there of course it would be convenient to filter that data by time and otherwise, just like History.

From a developer perspective, History gets written to a specific database/file - can someone tell us exactly which file and format that is? I might be able to write a post-processor that filters out underable records.

Is there a better approach to managing history? Is History just an automatic Bookmark, meaning I should be looking for a bookmark manager for this? Or maybe we should do a mass copy of History into a dedicated Bookmark folder, manipulate records there, and use that for back-navigation?

Time to create an Enhancement request?

Should I write a plugin? :)

Thanks.

Asked by Tony 1 usuku oludlule