Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goin… (funda kabanzi)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 1 inyanga edlule

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The background colour for some parts of the webpages has changed making it hard to read.

I know and admit I stuffed up. One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password. When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a … (funda kabanzi)

I know and admit I stuffed up.

One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password.

When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a colour. Confused I picked one - and a bad one I now see.

So now when certain parts of a web page are opened the background colour is this horrible colour and I can't really read what is there.

I don't understand what I did or HOW I did it.

This is a cropped example of the bad contrast I am seeing.

file:///home/me/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202022-01-22%2010-09-48.png

As I said, I admit I stuffed up. But this seems to all have happened since that one time with the main password requester.

Asked by teeny_weeny 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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KEEP ME SIGNED IN/NO NOT WORKING IN MY LIVE.COM ACCT

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE! AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GE… (funda kabanzi)

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE!

AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GET INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL, I AM RE-DIRECTED TO A WINDOW THAT ASKS IF I WANT TO STAY SIGNED IN (KEEP ME SIGNED IN). THE 2 CHOICES AVAILABLE ARE "NO" AND "DON'T SHOW THIS WINDOW AGAIN". NEITHER OF THESE 2 BUTTONS WORK AS I KEEP GETTING THEM EVERY TIME I LOG INTO MY EMAIL.
ONE THING I HAVE NOTED IS THAT IF I GO BACK 1 PAGE FROM THE "KMSI" PAGE, THIS OFTEN TAKES ME TO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL INBOX. THIS MAKES ME THINK THAT I AM BEING RE-DIRECTED TO THE "KMSI" PAGE! AS STATED EARLIER MS SAYS THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM BECAUSE WHEN I LOG IN USING EDGE, THE BUTTONS WORK AND THE "KMSI" WINDOW DOESN'T RE-APPEAR!

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON/OFF SINCE 11/18 AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MICROSOFT TO FIX THE PROBLEM SINCE THEN. ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! SINCERELY, D

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Can no longer watch prime video

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his ma… (funda kabanzi)

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his mac desktop and there is no problem watching them on kindle fire. However I want to continue watching on laptop.


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section.

Asked by lesewart 4 emasontweni adlule

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Why is Firefox crashing over and over

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error me… (funda kabanzi)

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error message. windows 10 firefox version 92

https://imgur.com/a/L0JnN4P

picture crash report

Asked by Dog3456 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Switching back to normal firefox colors without altering my theme

As the title suggests, I just want firefox to be nice to use again. Since its latest update it is far from nice. Too much stuff is set to darkmode, even though I have goo… (funda kabanzi)

As the title suggests, I just want firefox to be nice to use again. Since its latest update it is far from nice. Too much stuff is set to darkmode, even though I have googled like crazy and fiddled with most, if not all, about:config options to try and restore it.

I will do whatever it takes, but my firefox theme (abstract firefox) must remain intact. Surely there is something I can do in the userChrome.css or whatever it's called.

It is just so very tiring having to fix mistakes made by firefox, that keeps changing stuff for the worse. Changes that nobody ever asked for. I am giving the browser one more chance for old times sake, since I have been using it for 20 years or thereabouts. So please, firefox... stop trying to force your users into using stuff that your staff team or whatever likes to use. Think of your users.

And please help me out.

Thank you.

Asked by fopibab368 2 emasontweni adlule

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Some pictures cannot be shown in Firefox

Hi sir / madam, we are encountering an issue that some pictures cannot be shown in the Firefox properly. We tried every methods suggested in your forum but none of them c… (funda kabanzi)

Hi sir / madam,

we are encountering an issue that some pictures cannot be shown in the Firefox properly. We tried every methods suggested in your forum but none of them could resolve the issue. The version of the Firefox 95.0 that it is the latest and thus we attached the picture here for tour further investigation.

Would you please help to check and advise for that? Thank you.

Best regards,

Kris

Asked by kris2022 1 usuku oludlule

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My omnibox is just permanently broken for it seems one website.

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931> In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing … (funda kabanzi)

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931>

In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing my 'recent history' 100% once, gmail.com never ever became autofilled again. I can't get it to show up, no matter what.

I even refreshed firefox, still didn't help, sadly. The only thing left is to uninstall FF but that's a headache I don't want to do. and there's no guarantee that it would work.

Tried disabling all my extensions except for the most obviously fine ones like momentum. Didn't seem to help. <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176553> This guy had the EXACT same problem I had. So I followed through these suggestions. Didn't help.

1. Does anyone know what the right keywords for this would be if I want to google others who have similar issues? Looks like I can only just hope other people have the solution. But I've googled things like firefox not suggesting history in omnibox search. Hasn't come up with anything that worked yet.

Asked by marshall929 1 isonto elidlule

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Firefox suddenly cannot download any files

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In trou… (funda kabanzi)

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In troubleshoot mode I can download files. However by a process of elimination it is not caused by hardware acceleration, addons or extensions or my avast antivirus. This is really troublesome and I really need to download a lot for work. Performing a refresh every couple of weeks is not the solution.

This problem has been around for at least two years now.

Asked by alex.ross 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (funda kabanzi)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 amahora adlule

the Proton UI SUCKS!!! I hate the black/dark background, and I cannot see the bookmark separators again..

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefo… (funda kabanzi)

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefox since v2 or was it v4 so long time...

Mozilla I am tired of these terrible UI changes you keep making and it needs to stop... please at least add some user config options so we can at least disable the ugly proton UI features..! as the about:config proton UI options don't work right... anymore..

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 emasontweni adlule

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Using Bing on Firefox

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I ty… (funda kabanzi)

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I type. Then I would click "Save". Until recently, these settings held with no problem. Now after I click "Save" and go back to the main screen in Bing (or come back to Bing after being somewhere else), I'm back to "Moderate" and suggestions fill in as I type. Microsoft claims this is Firefox's issue and needs to be fixed at Firefox's end. Others are posting on Microsoft's answers forums, some also using Firefox, but not all. I love Firefox and I'm not changing to something else, so can you tell me how this Bing issue might be fixed? Thank you.

Asked by mrshvd3 1 isonto elidlule

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Google Calendar not displaying correctly

I noticed just in the last few days that Google Calendar is not displaying certain items correctly anymore. I have tested this in Troubleshoot mode and the issue exists … (funda kabanzi)

I noticed just in the last few days that Google Calendar is not displaying certain items correctly anymore.

I have tested this in Troubleshoot mode and the issue exists there as well, so I know it isn't one of my addons causing it. I have not changed any settings recently either.

Can someone please advise me on this issue?

Asked by Daniel 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Firefox Themes

Some time ago, my colour scheme in Firefox changed. I spent hours getting it back to what I wanted. Recently, following a PC restart it happened again, now I can't recove… (funda kabanzi)

Some time ago, my colour scheme in Firefox changed. I spent hours getting it back to what I wanted. Recently, following a PC restart it happened again, now I can't recover my original Theme. Worse, 2 website's, ASDA & Tesco have changed colour to purple making it very difficult for my wife to read. It makes no difference to these websites whichever theme I set. When I open the same websites on Google Chrome, they appear normally. I have used Firefox for many years but now it gets ever more complicated making it more difficult to use. Often, if I need to update anything financial with suppliers, it fails to do so, then I have to switch to Google Chrome which works without any problems.

PS I tried to add images both by word doc. & PDF but clicking the 'Browse' button below could not find them in my explorer, they are there.

Asked by TJames 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by TJames 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Does beta still install over release?

I have been using FF primarily for email accounts recently, but want to go back to using it for general browsing as well. This would mean the ESR version for general surf… (funda kabanzi)

I have been using FF primarily for email accounts recently, but want to go back to using it for general browsing as well. This would mean the ESR version for general surfing, and another version for my email accounts---both versions running 24/7 on my laptop, except for updates.

Does beta still install over the release version? I tried googling this but the results never answered my question---evidently "over" is a very common word in English. :)

Also, does the Beta channel update only some days after FDE? Or does the Beta update channel get the new beta at the same time as the Aurora channel?

Asked by paulri 13 amahora adlule

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missing bar

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address … (funda kabanzi)

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address bar. for instance, mail, suddenlink, siebert, etc etc . How do i recover that?

Asked by georgebloom2000 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Images not populating in tabs

The images or symbols for different websites are not loading in tabs. I have reset several times. I have closed out of the widows and nothing. Is there a fix to have tab … (funda kabanzi)

The images or symbols for different websites are not loading in tabs. I have reset several times. I have closed out of the widows and nothing. Is there a fix to have tab images populate normally? I attached a snip of 4 different websites all had images in 2021 and now they will not load.

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