New Bookmarks In Firefox Have Folder already Allocated.

When I go to create a new bookmark in firefox I find that the file name is already allocated, and that file name is appearing on all old bookmarks as well. Instead of say… (funda kabanzi)

When I go to create a new bookmark in firefox I find that the file name is already allocated, and that file name is appearing on all old bookmarks as well. Instead of saying Other Bookmarks it says Location. This is only happening since I moved to Version 95.0 I have had to stop trying to create new bookmarks, and would appreciate any help I can get.

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Firefox just stopped working

Just out of the blue my browser stopped loading pages. I went through all the processes recommended here and none worked. With the browser open now, its using a high amo… (funda kabanzi)

Just out of the blue my browser stopped loading pages. I went through all the processes recommended here and none worked. With the browser open now, its using a high amount of CPU and the power usage is Very High. Nothing is open because it won't load anything. No error messages, just stuck with the little dot going side to side. I used chrome to download and install an update, but still nothing.

Help :(

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Session Restore and Version 96

Just upgraded to version 96. Even thought FF ends normally at startup I get message about if I want to restore sessions. I have tried setting max_resume option to 0. Stil… (funda kabanzi)

Just upgraded to version 96. Even thought FF ends normally at startup I get message about if I want to restore sessions. I have tried setting max_resume option to 0. Still ask to restore session. How do I "downgrade" to a previous version of FF?

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Ant Video Downloader eating up all available system memory

This started two days ago. I did not recognize what was happening, but the computer slowed to a point of complete unresponsiveness. I had to hold the power button in for … (funda kabanzi)

This started two days ago. I did not recognize what was happening, but the computer slowed to a point of complete unresponsiveness. I had to hold the power button in for a hard shutdown. Next day, I was watching a YouTube video, the video stopped playing, and the computer slowed to a snail's pace. Task Manager revealed something was using up ALL system memory. A look at running processes showed that the culprit was Firefox.

Firefox would start normally, then gobble up all system memory over a few minutes, rendering the computer almost inoperable.

Tried garbage collection, CC, and minimize memory usage under about:memory. This would temporarily reduce overhead, but then it would climb back up next time I started Firefox.

The Ant Video Downloader underwent a redesign days ago; this memory issue started exactly two days ago, on Friday evening, the 7th of January, 2022.

I disabled the add-on. At this moment, Firefox memory use is 642,716 KB of an available 12 GB. There seems to be one main process using the largest share of memory (200-300,000 KB) with 12 other firefox.exe processes running concurrently, all using smaller amounts of system memory. Firefox memory use no longer climbs until all system memory is consumed.

Is there any way to rein in memory use by Firefox add-ons short of disabling them? Are other users reporting this issue? How are add-ons vetted prior to use with the browser? There are few of these video downloaders available. Most are merely copies of a single piece of non-functioning software—but listed under different names, supported by what are clearly fake reviews. Is anyone verifying the integrity of these add-ons in addition to their developers?

In this case, the developer is based in Hong Kong.

Thank you to the community for any assistance offered in this case.

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Latest Update Crashes

This post is on my Mac Catalina. This morning Firefox updated on my Windows 7 before I closed out. Now that it is evening Firefox does not open on that computer. What … (funda kabanzi)

This post is on my Mac Catalina. This morning Firefox updated on my Windows 7 before I closed out. Now that it is evening Firefox does not open on that computer. What should I do to fix it since it does not open; it crashes immediately.

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Firefox does not open pages

Hi I can not open pages at all with firefox. With google chrome pages are opening correctly .This happens to many computers in different networks. I have also tried to … (funda kabanzi)

Hi

I can not open pages at all with firefox. With google chrome pages are opening correctly .This happens to many computers in different networks. I have also tried to disable all addons and restart firefox same thing happens. I have tried also in network settings with no proxy same thing happens. I have tried also to enable network.dns.disablePrefetch again same thing happens.

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OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly" but doesn't install

I was having the "PRR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" Secure Connection Error and after going through that whole list of fixes ending with me deleting my firefox account and creating … (funda kabanzi)

I was having the "PRR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" Secure Connection Error and after going through that whole list of fixes ending with me deleting my firefox account and creating a new one the issue is still happening on sites like youtube after trying to play a video for a bit so i disovered that the two default plugins were giving these messages: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly", "Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly." and wont install so at this point I think the final issue I need to solve to 100% fix things is to get these two plugins to finally install but I don't know how to force it to do that

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Problems after update

On my main profile I cant access a single site. Ive tried Google, Facebook, Instagram, adobe, and many others. Not a single one will open. but if I switch to another prof… (funda kabanzi)

On my main profile I cant access a single site. Ive tried Google, Facebook, Instagram, adobe, and many others. Not a single one will open. but if I switch to another profile Im completely fine. Acts just like it should. This all happened today when Windows 10 update was being installed.

Asked by strat468 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Impossible to create new profile or utilize Firefox

Hi, After several issues with firefox not opening or loading websites properly, I attempted to do a clear reinstall of firefox. However upon installing I get the followin… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, After several issues with firefox not opening or loading websites properly, I attempted to do a clear reinstall of firefox. However upon installing I get the following series of issues which prevent firefox from working all together.

Upon starting up Firefox automatically opens the profile manager. On first attempt the "Create Profile Wizard" would not function all together. After manually adding the "Mozilla" and "Firefox" folders to %appdata% it will now open, however the following issues occur regardless of any attempt made on my behalf.

If attempting to save a new profile to the default location the following error occurs

Profile couldn’t be created. Probably the chosen folder isn’t writable. [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED) [nsIToolkitProfileService.createProfile]" nsresult: "0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://mozapps/content/profile/createProfileWizard.js :: onFinish :: line 239" data: no]

If attempting to save a new profile to a different location the following error occurs when trying to either start up OR quit firefox

An unexpected error has prevented your changes from being saved.

After a times.json file is created

I have tried running in administrator mode, safe mode, everything I could possibly think of, and at this point I am convinced I will never be able to use firefox again despite having loved the browser for over a decade Attempting to find help through the knowledge base has completely failed

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YouTube randomly stops loading

About a month ago, I started having a problem where all pages on YouTube randomly stop loading. It does this with no rhyme or reason and usually for around a minute at a … (funda kabanzi)

About a month ago, I started having a problem where all pages on YouTube randomly stop loading. It does this with no rhyme or reason and usually for around a minute at a time. It just hangs until it abruptly starts working again. Occasionally (like if I try to log out while this is happening), it will give me an error saying I'm "offline", even though I am most definitely not offline. During this time, all other websites (Google, Wikipedia, Hulu, etc) work fine, so I know it's not my Internet. Other than that, it doesn't give me any errors.

I am using a MSI laptop on Windows 10. Oddly enough, YouTube loads properly in incognito mode and in Windows Edge, but clearing my cache and cookies, disabling my extensions, and updating Firefox to the latest version didn't solve the problem. I even enabled each of my extensions separately in incognito mode while YouTube wasn't loading in a normal window, and each time YouTube loaded properly in the private window while simultaneously not loading in the normal one, so I know none of my extensions are causing the problem. Restarting my computer also didn't do anything. This problem persists when logged in or out of YouTube, no matter the account.

I reported this issue to YouTube back on December 29, but it hasn't been fixed. I also made a post on the YouTube Community a few days ago, but I didn't get any helpful answers. Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by David_H23 1 isonto elidlule

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Help With Customizing Bookmark Menu

After today's Firefox update my bookmarks menu now has a black background how can i change it back to a white background with black font? I added a dark theme which chang… (funda kabanzi)

After today's Firefox update my bookmarks menu now has a black background how can i change it back to a white background with black font? I added a dark theme which changed the bookmarks menu background to a black background.

Thank you very much in advance

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Please don't eliminate the colorways that aren't enabled when updating to version 96

I really do like the new colors and I switch between them often. What is motivating you to remove them starting with Firefox 96? Do I really have to turn off auto update … (funda kabanzi)

I really do like the new colors and I switch between them often. What is motivating you to remove them starting with Firefox 96? Do I really have to turn off auto update to make sure I have my favorite Colorway enabled before the update?

You've adopted two common phrases and tried to apply them to Colorways:

1 - "limited time only" - This usually means you just have to acquire it during a limited time window; you don't lose it after the time window has passed.

2 - "limited edition" - This usually means a limited number of people can acquire it.

Based on my understanding, neither phrase applies to your Colorways offering.

Would you please reconsider? Mozilla is one of my year-end charitable contributions; does that give me any more clout? :)

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Firefox 95.0.1 "new-window" consuming all CPU

I have a problem with running Firefox v95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 operating system. When I first open Firefox, process with command /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -new-window start… (funda kabanzi)

I have a problem with running Firefox v95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 operating system. When I first open Firefox, process with command /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -new-window starts and taking up 100% CPU. This process doesn't stop even if after closing Firefox and after a while crash reporters says that Firefox is crashed. While the browser is open and the mentioned process is running, I can't open any web page, since it's loading infinitely. I attached here screenshots of both process details and crash reporter.

Asked by cahangirove 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Firefox takes a long time to connect to Ookla speed test

Firefox became non-responsive yesterday while I browsing. This was on several profiles. If I closed FF and restarted it usually said FF was already running. I closed FF i… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox became non-responsive yesterday while I browsing. This was on several profiles. If I closed FF and restarted it usually said FF was already running. I closed FF in Task Manager but that made no difference. Rebooted the PC but to no avail. Did these several times but made no difference. However Windows 10 Edge worked.

I restored Windows 10 back a few days & then FF worked. I then updated FF from vers 94 to vers 96. Even after FF indicated it was now vers 96 it still kept checking for updates for probably 10 minutes.

Today I did a few Ookla Speedtests. After clicking “GO” it takes about 30 seconds for the test to start, which does indicate a ping of 10 ms. Ping varies a bit with every test.

If I use the Edge browser it takes only a second or two for the test to start with approx the same ping.

This almost 30 second difference is repeatable. I never noticed such a big difference between the two browsers before.

Why does FF take so long to start the speedtest after clicking "GO"? Does this have something to do with FF vers 96? Or is there something wrong with my FF installation?

Thanks for any suggestions. Thanks

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upgraded to windows 11 now youtube fullscreen is broken/off center

Upgraded to windows 11 now you tube full screen is broken/off center. you can see in the picture the gap to the left and to the top where my desktop is peeking through in… (funda kabanzi)

Upgraded to windows 11 now you tube full screen is broken/off center. you can see in the picture the gap to the left and to the top where my desktop is peeking through in fullscreen. Before windows 11 it was fine nothing else changed. Temp fix is to exit full screen then re enter full screen and it will be fixed till Firefox is restarted.

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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.

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Websites do not load

Hello, I have a problem with opening 2 or 3 websites. I get an error message which is basically the same as if the page did not exist. It does exist though. I tried a dif… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I have a problem with opening 2 or 3 websites. I get an error message which is basically the same as if the page did not exist. It does exist though. I tried a different browser and there it works. I also created a new Firefox profile and I can access the sites without issues this way. So the problem must be with my original standard profile. Can you suggest me how to fix this? I already selected these specific websites and had Firefox forget about them in my browsing history, but sadly this does not solve the issue. They are still unavailable.

I don't mind losing pretty much everything attached to this profile in order to solve the issue and be able to open the sites again. Saved logins would be cool to keep, but I can sacrifice those too if there is no other option. The only exception is my browsing history. I do need that one and cant afford to lose it, which is why I do not simply switch over to a new profile. Of course if there is a way to export my entire history to another new profile, then I'd happily take this path too. Just no idea how. Thanks for reading! I hope all is clear, I am not an English native speaker.

I have Firefox 96.0.1 and Windows 11.

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Crash on startup

Firefox (and chrome, but not edge) crashes on startup. There's no crash report. The window shows up as an outline for a fraction of a second and then is gone. It doesn't … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox (and chrome, but not edge) crashes on startup. There's no crash report. The window shows up as an outline for a fraction of a second and then is gone. It doesn't show up in task manager. I've uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times. I've updated windows and my antivirus. I've tried a few other fixes that came up from searching for a fix, but so far nothing has helped.

Asked by meow2009.20.09 1 isonto elidlule

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getting back to Light background on "New Tab" page

For over a year (just over a year on this computer and a few more years on a different computer) I have had a custom theme at the top appearing from the file menu through… (funda kabanzi)

For over a year (just over a year on this computer and a few more years on a different computer) I have had a custom theme at the top appearing from the file menu through the address bar. The computers have also always had the New Tab menu being a light colored screen. I turn on the computer today, to find I guess Firefox updated last night? and completely got rid of the lightness of that page to make it dark, leaving me on the verge of a migraine every time I have to look at that thing.

How do I get rid of that dark page, back to the lighter version WITHOUT getting rid of my custom banner at the top? (yes I tried to use the light extension in theme and that gets rid of the banner and leaves me with a horrible white at the top which is just as big of an issue for me as all the black. I really need that like muted Tan back.)

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