"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

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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.

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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

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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 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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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

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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 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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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 1 usuku oludlule

Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/f… (funda kabanzi)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Pók 8 amahora adlule

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

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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

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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 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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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 1 usuku oludlule

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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 4 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

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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 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Michael 1 usuku oludlule

uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (funda kabanzi)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 3 emasontweni adlule

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Test Question Only - DISREGARD

Is this fixed? Bug 1672326 Opened 2020-10-21 03:46 EDT Updated 2020-11-03 03:59 EST Edit question page is not functional except to edit the text … (funda kabanzi)

Is this fixed?

Bug 1672326 Opened 2020-10-21 03:46 EDT Updated 2020-11-03 03:59 EST Edit question page is not functional except to edit the text

Asked by AliceWyman 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Certain Websites slow to load

OS: Windows 10-64 Home or Windows 10-64 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685) with all current updates Firefox: 84.0.2 (64-bit) For about a week now a few websites are … (funda kabanzi)

OS: Windows 10-64 Home or Windows 10-64 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685) with all current updates Firefox: 84.0.2 (64-bit)


For about a week now a few websites are taking a long time to load on my 4 PCs (examples: ebay.com, walmart.com, pch.com). If I click the link on the search page it takes almost 30 sec to load, right click and open in a new tab same time, and open a new tab and type or paste address the same amount of time. Most other website open almost immediately.

The issue does not resolve in safe-mode or if I manually disable add-ons. I'm using the default theme.

All websites load without issue on Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Big Steve 1 isonto elidlule

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Government intrusion

Why are new tabs opening to the Federal Governments Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency's rumor control page? Is my browsing information being shared with the Federa… (funda kabanzi)

Why are new tabs opening to the Federal Governments Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency's rumor control page? Is my browsing information being shared with the Federal Government?

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