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Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (funda kabanzi)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 1 unyaka odlule

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (funda kabanzi)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

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cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!! I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking. Now all of a sudden, without any warning I… (funda kabanzi)

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!!

I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking.

Now all of a sudden, without any warning I cannot log into my bank account. I've tried clearing history, etc. I've tried the about:config change...

I can log in fine with Microsoft Edge.

My wife uses Firefox and she can log into the bank. I suspect that is because Firefox has not updated on her computer.

This is maddening, to put it mildly.

Asked by jedasa 1 unyaka odlule

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'recommended by pocket' option not visible in about:preferences#home, not in new tabs

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to ab… (funda kabanzi)

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to about:preferences#home the option simply is not present.

I created a new user login on my mac to access banking and other financials. This uses a separate Firefox profile (including new Firefox account sign-in and email), and the 'recomended by Pocket' panel is present.

The panel is present on new tabs opened for my normal Firefox account sign-in on my iOS (iPhone) Firefox install.

The about:config settings searching for 'pocket' appear to be the defaults, and match the settings in the financials account.

I have tried in 'safe mode' (add-ons disabled) and have done a Firefox 'refresh', however my add-ons (and presumably everything else) were restored when I signed back into my normal Firefox user account.

Hovering over the Pocket icon in the address bar displays 'save to Pocket', implying to me that it has signed me into Pocket. I've signed in at getpocket.com. New Firefox profiles without signing in do not show 'recommended by Pocket' in either new tabs or the about:preferences#home configuration page, but I expect the functionality requires being signed in to a Firefox account.

Help or suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by rob92 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox not loading some content

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to… (funda kabanzi)

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to the problem they troubleshooted and the issue seemed to be with my browser. A second time, when trying to use Instagram scheduler Planoly, I discovered that none of the images of my feed would display in the program, and again when I contacted support they could find no issue at their end.

I have followed advice and: - cleared my cache and cookies - disabled extensions one by one - scanned my machine for malware.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Asked by Linconclusive 1 unyaka odlule

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When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed.

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture. The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture.

The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping.

This happens for every search with google.

Thank you.

PC Windows 7. Firefox 83.0 (x64 fr).

Asked by jacques.naeye 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (funda kabanzi)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scm999 1 unyaka odlule

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Favicons not updating in bookmarks

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating. They are showing … (funda kabanzi)

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating.

They are showing as a world globe when first created.

They used to always work so I can only assume that one of the Firefox updates has stopped this working so can someone provide any information to help get this fixed?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 unyaka odlule

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Synced Tabs disappeared - is there a way to restore?

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident… (funda kabanzi)

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident (as if out of a comedy movie - the roommate's cat knocked a full bowl of cereal onto the old laptop) effectively destroyed the old machine. Thankfully, Firefox Sync meant that everything I had been working on appeared when I got the new machine fully functional...until I logged on to Firefox this evening to find my Synced Tabs empty with just a "Want to see your tabs from other devices here? Connect Another Device" message.

The old device is toast...I don't know if it will even turn on again, much less function enough to sign into Firefox. Synced Tabs was also working just fine for a solid week until it just up and disappeared. Is there some way to restore these? I know it's my fault for relying/expecting Sync to always be there and not backing up the links I had open immediately, and this is a mistake I won't make again...but I'd really love to not lose everything I had open.

Thank you very much in advance for any help or suggestions.

Asked by MBramnik 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox Lockwise doesn't show "Import from file" or "Import from another browser" options

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/… (funda kabanzi)

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

What can I do?

Asked by jjpv151088 1 unyaka odlule

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I cant download anything

This issue is occuring for couple weeks now. When i click download nothing happenes. No matter what i try to download, it wont work. I do my downloads in another browser … (funda kabanzi)

This issue is occuring for couple weeks now. When i click download nothing happenes. No matter what i try to download, it wont work. I do my downloads in another browser :D Why is that happening? I did reset firefox by the way and there were couple downloads and then it broke again. I have this add on saves backup automaticly and here we can see there is something wrong because it cant save the file.

Asked by Hüseyin 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't load or extract my lost tabs from jsonlz4 file. 90 megabytes worth of tabs.

Hi and thank you in advance. I am in a serious dllema here. I was just about to hire someone to do this work on upwork or fiverr or the like when I did a search and con… (funda kabanzi)

Hi and thank you in advance. I am in a serious dllema here. I was just about to hire someone to do this work on upwork or fiverr or the like when I did a search and confirmed that my saved passwords are also stored in this file. I have tried Everything I can find to get my 90 megs of tabs back, which a stupid verizon hot spot network log in screen crashed and I am just about at the end of my rope. I

have been through hours and hours of fooling with this. Already tried this site, https://json-csv.com/ pro version, this site https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html and the firefox add on moz-extension://8fb59157-3fd6-43ac-982e-f27264d2874f/app/app.htm and a few other tools that are outdated or don't work on my system.

PLEASE, I will pay someone who is officially from Mozilla if necessary, I just need my tabs back.

Asked by info@sunshineawakenings.org 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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YouTube Not Working Correctly

I started having problems with YouTube recently and I think it is a Firefox issue. I am running version 82.0.3 (64-bit) and when I log into YouTube, the Home page is not … (funda kabanzi)

I started having problems with YouTube recently and I think it is a Firefox issue.

I am running version 82.0.3 (64-bit) and when I log into YouTube, the Home page is not displaying all the content.

I have attached severl screenshots and you can see the problem as follows:

Image Sign In 1 shows the YouTube home page before signing in. Image Sign In 2 shows the YouTube home page after I have signed in using my Google account and you can see at the top right of the screen that my Google Account avatar (Darth) is showing. However, a lot of the content, e.g. Watch Later, Classics and My Subscriptions which are user related are all missing and if you compare this image to Image Sign In Chrome you can see that Chrome is showing everything and works correctly.

I tried this on Edge as well and it works all okay, the same as Chrome, so that is why I think there is an issue with Firefox.

Also, on the left side in the middle in Image Sign In 1 and Image Sign In 2 you can see a blue Sign In box with the words "Sign in to like videos, comment and subscribe." If you select this option you get an error which is in Image YouTube Sign In Error so I don't know if this is related to my problem but I thought it may help highlight what the problem is.

Any confirmation that it's a Firefox issue or any solutions to what is causing it would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 unyaka odlule

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Cannot Turn off bookmark alphasort

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying! I want to custom organise th… (funda kabanzi)

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying!

I want to custom organise the order of my bookmarks - NOT by alpha-sorting.

The 'sort by name' menu option does not have a counter option - ie 'DO NOT sort bookmarks'

So how do I turn off book mark sorting ???

Asked by bloodline1 1 unyaka odlule

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firefox showing playing media next to windows volume meter

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys.… (funda kabanzi)

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys. spotify used to do this when i used to use it and it was a pain to disable it. how do i disable it in firefox

Asked by muskratwaltz 1 unyaka odlule

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load f… (funda kabanzi)

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load fine, the next I get the error message, the next day it'll load fine again. And the problem seems to be getting worse... It's driving me mad! Please help!

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Firefox killed my main window and ALL MY TABS

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects.… (funda kabanzi)

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects. Thanks, Firefox.

I *could* go through my History, and see if I remember WHEN I accessed each tab, and TRY to rebuild it, but that is INSANELY ANNOYING and takes upwards an HOUR.

Asked by tha.destroyah 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by tha.destroyah 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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Today, the circular reload page icon disappeared in Firefox 83.0

This morning, I still had the icon. I was already running 83.0. Since then, that icon has disappeared. I tried closing and reopening Firefox, but it is still gone. I use … (funda kabanzi)

This morning, I still had the icon. I was already running 83.0. Since then, that icon has disappeared. I tried closing and reopening Firefox, but it is still gone. I use that all the time. I don't see any place to restore it. This appears to be an awful bug. The icon used to be next to the Home icon just to the left of the URL bar.

Asked by stevegoldfield 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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Problems with sessionStorage using local file system

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop. I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper web… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop.

I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper website.

I have been unable to get sessionStorage (or localStorage) to pass variables to another page unless they're in the same Windows directory. For instance, if I create 2 very simple and cut-down test files: Test1.html and Test2.html, that contain the following JavaScript:

Test1.html window.sessionStorage.setItem ("html", element.innerHTML); alert ("posting " + window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html")); window.open ("Test2.html", "_self");

Test2.html var html=window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html"); alert ("received " + html);

then it works if the two files are in the same directory. But if Test2 is in a subdirectory, and I change the open call to:

window.open (".\\subdir\\Test2.html", "_self");

then it receives null instead of the HTML that Test1 is sending. I am guessing that there is some code that is treating the change of directory as a cross-origin issue, even though they're under the same root directory.

I appreciate that the specification may be a bit vague in this non-Web situation, but Chrome does what I would expect. I thought someone might want to take a look to check if this was an oversight or deliberate.

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