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Firefox hangs/freezes after 85 update.

Hi everyone, After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of fire… (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone,

After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of firefox (not a url link but a download attachment link in gmail or a print link). I've also had it happen with placing links from the search bar to the bookmark bar, and just recently opening up the 'show all bookmarks' window.

It'll hang, i won't be able to click anything, and then it'll give me the 'close window' screen. It's never fully crashed and given me an error message. I start up firefox again, restore the session and everything is back to where it was.

I've tried refreshing. I've tried creating a new profile. I've tried uninstalling and downloading 85 direct from mozilla. Nothing seems to be working. I'm going to see how it does for a bit in safe mode, but all the add-ons I have I've had way before the 85 update and all of them are recommended by mozilla.

I'm all ears (eyes?) for solutions!

Asked by info4851 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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secure website

Firefox updated to version 85 yesterday and now I cannot log into social security website, either personal or bso. I get message 'Secure connection failed' 'an error occ… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox updated to version 85 yesterday and now I cannot log into social security website, either personal or bso. I get message 'Secure connection failed' 'an error occured during a connection to secure.ssa.gov' 'PR_Connect_Reset_Error'. The page offers no options or details.

Asked by kandtjr 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by gazolacobain 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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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 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Customizing headers and footers for printing.

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this.… (funda kabanzi)

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this. I don't know if it was a recent update or what but I am using Windows 10 Home. Please help so I don't have to find a new browser.

Asked by themills98 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

can't sign in to one of my google accounts, but I can on another

one of my google accounts, which I have been able to sign in through firefox for years, suddenly started giving me an error message after entering my email address on the… (funda kabanzi)

one of my google accounts, which I have been able to sign in through firefox for years, suddenly started giving me an error message after entering my email address on the google sign in page. I have another google account and I'm able to sign i using firefox just fine. The error message given is:

This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in.

I'm using a windows 7 box and Firefox 85.0.2.

I'm able to sign in just fine when I use google chrome. I've cleared cache and data in the browser. I'm not sure what else to try. Any suggestions? Any other information I can provide to help identify the problem?

Asked by vseavello 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox crashes

Firefox periodically crashes several times a day over the past few months. The last few days, Firefox began to crash almost every time when i try to open absolutely diffe… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox periodically crashes several times a day over the past few months. The last few days, Firefox began to crash almost every time when i try to open absolutely different web sites. All other software i use and other browsers don't crash at all.

Asked by vlad7799199 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Import of bookmarks in Firefox after machine restart

I had to delete the content on my computer and restart. All my Firefox bookmarks are deleted and I wonder if its possible to get them back. I did probably not have a fire… (funda kabanzi)

I had to delete the content on my computer and restart. All my Firefox bookmarks are deleted and I wonder if its possible to get them back. I did probably not have a firefox account. But all bookmarks are saved on my computer in a folder. Thank you for helping. Regards Magne

Asked by eriksenmagne 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox printing problem

Recently I've noticed that I am unable to print from Firefox. It doesn't matter if I print to a PDF or a real printer: I get the same error every time: "Print Preview Err… (funda kabanzi)

Recently I've noticed that I am unable to print from Firefox. It doesn't matter if I print to a PDF or a real printer: I get the same error every time: "Print Preview Error, An error occurred while printing." If I do attempt to print to a PDF, the result is a malformed file that throws a sharing violation if I attempt to view it before closing Firefox.

I have tried all the various reset printer config settings on the help page Mozilla printer help , and even tried reinstalling FF. Everything else is OK.

Suggestions are welcome.

Asked by drmdemmer 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by fredex 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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history in search bar not updating

Running FF for Mac 85.0.2 but has issue in previous version. The history on the search bar is not updating. Previously, the list of sites would appear depending on how of… (funda kabanzi)

Running FF for Mac 85.0.2 but has issue in previous version. The history on the search bar is not updating. Previously, the list of sites would appear depending on how often they were accessed. i.e. most popular would be first on the list and the order would change depending on usage. That list no longer updates. There is still a list but it never changes. I have cleared forms and search history but the same list keeps coming back.

Asked by ed71 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Problem with: Restoring previous session

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' inst… (funda kabanzi)

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' instructions, this is more of a complaint post.

When Windows boots up and you had Firefox open before you shut down last time, it will open anew, automatically, with your previous session, but it's on the end of the list of things that launch on startup.

Forgetting you had it on and clicking the browser again, will open a new session with the home screen instead of the previous session, then when actual session Firefox launches it's a 50/50 whether it will be in home screen as well, or actually in your previous session. Now here is the fun part. If you close the new window with just the home tab, that will now become the latest session, so your previous one will be deleted.

How to get around that? Move your home tab into your session instead of closing the window, it works 100% of the time... But can we, not start a new session if you close the home screen, or if you close just 1 tab it doesn't count as a different session. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

Hope this reaches those with the same issue, or people in positions to fix the issue, if anyone wants to use session saving add-ons, I took fancy to Tab Session Manager and Easy Session Manager, though not perfect, I don't advise for over 150 tabs.

I'll try to be as active on this thread as I can be, thanks for reading through! :>

Asked by Nuyu 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 inyanga edlule

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Firefox occasionally crashes

Hey, on one of my notebooks (Thinkpad E495) FF occasionally crashes. This started happening a few months ago. Before I've been using FF on the same machine for years with… (funda kabanzi)

Hey,

on one of my notebooks (Thinkpad E495) FF occasionally crashes. This started happening a few months ago. Before I've been using FF on the same machine for years without any issues. It's pretty random but usually happens at least once a day, usually shortly after startup or wakeup from hibernate mode. A while ago it used to even crash back to back twice in a row meaning after I reopened it, it immediately closed again and only worked after I selected to restore the previous session after the 2nd reopen. Nothing is registered under about:crashes and I don't see any errors in the system event log.

I already tried to disable hardware acceleration and reinstalled FF completely without any addons besides a different adblocker. I cannot really reproduce the crash in safe-mode but don't really want to browse the web for possibly hours without an adblocker.

Any ideas what this could be or what else I could try? Maybe downgrade to a previous version?

Asked by banshee999 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Is there a way to quickly hide all extensions?

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue. In chrome (iron, opera...) … (funda kabanzi)

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue.

In chrome (iron, opera...) I can quickly drag and resize the extensions area so nothing is seen. Fast an easy.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox. I am open to extensions or keyboard shortcuts as well!

(Pinning to overflow menu is not a solution. It takes many clicks and a long time.)

Thank you for any help.

Asked by filip 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Amazon Prime Video not loading

Hi, I'm not sure what has happened but my Firefox browser no longer plays Amazon Prime Videos; quite simply the "play video" links don't work. I've played with the DRM s… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I'm not sure what has happened but my Firefox browser no longer plays Amazon Prime Videos; quite simply the "play video" links don't work. I've played with the DRM settings, refreshed Firefox via the support options, and have installed the latest version of the browser. I'm running a Win10 desktop. Netflix works fine and Amazon Prime Video works fine through MS Edge, but I can't figure this one out. Does anyone have any suggestions that I could try?

Thanks and Regards

Matt Whitehead

Asked by mwhitehead87 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Hithills 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Magnets

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox. Error msg: This file does not ha… (funda kabanzi)

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox. Error msg: This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.

Asked by jamesrichmond2005 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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App Tabs not saving on exit

I'd been having issues with connectivity (local issues, wireless AP connection), and one day this week the browser had issues loading my saved tabs, I'm suspecting becaus… (funda kabanzi)

I'd been having issues with connectivity (local issues, wireless AP connection), and one day this week the browser had issues loading my saved tabs, I'm suspecting because of my poor connectivity, so I close the browser, disconnect from my AP, reconnect, fire up Firefox again (it tells me it's applying updates before it loads up), and a blank screen with my homepage loads up instead of my saved tabs and settings. I don't know what's caused that, but it's led to the issues I'm having now.

I laid out the page the way it was before I was having these connectivity issues, with 5 app tabs (Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and one other) and a few normal tabs. I closed the browser, reopened, and now what it's doing is making the Facebook app tab and the Instagram app tab open up as normal tabs, unlike before when they stayed as app tabs. To be clear, if I rearrange these two to be app tabs and shut down the browser, then reopen it, the app tabs begin as normal when the browser opens, until they start loading up... THEN it changes ONLY THESE TWO app tabs back to normal tabs.

Nothing has changed in my settings; I don't clear browser history on exit, I have Restore Previous Session always ticked. I still can't tell what's causing this.

Asked by vk2farg 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Windows 10 crash - Firefox can't load websites - other browsers can - Requires Windows restart TWICE

Hi, I am using Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 Installed on ‎24-‎08-‎2020 OS build 19042.804 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0 Fir… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I am using Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 Installed on ‎24-‎08-‎2020 OS build 19042.804 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

Firefox 85.0.2 (64-bit) is my main browser

This issue has been bothering me for a very long time and hence I have turned here for help.

Whenever my Windows shuts down abruptly (due to power failure,etc) upon restart everything else works fine EXCEPT Firefox

Internet works well on ALL other browsers EXCEPT Firefox.

My current workaround is to restart Windows TWICE and ONLY Then Firefox works normally.

I have checked: 1. Firefox can't load websites but other browsers can From <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can> but this does not seem relevant as no changes have been made to any setting

2. Firefox may have shut down abnormally, leaving the lock file in place. To fix this, open the profile folder (see Finding your profile without opening Firefox) and delete the parent.lock file. From <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-already-running-not-responding#w_remove-the-profile-lock-file> I have tried to delete the parent.lock file and restart Firefox but there is no benefit. Websites do not open

The ONLY step which seems to work is to RESTART Windows TWICE.

Can anyone please guide me on how to fix this APART from restarting Windows TWICE?

Thanks a lot!

Asked by KoolPal 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Your browser does not support this function!

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images… (funda kabanzi)

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images I get the message:

  Your browser does not support this function!

This appears in the sub-window that the current image should appear in. I have installed ffmpeg and gstreamer (libav, ugly and unrar) - all to no avail. I am running Fedora 33 currently patched fully (yesterday).

I find it hard to believe that these images cannot be seen in Firefox. What am I doing wrong????

Asked by rholme 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox: printing web page

Hello, sometime when i print a web page, firefox print only one page as the whole web page need far more paper. For example with this one https://www.scia.net/fr/support/… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, sometime when i print a web page, firefox print only one page as the whole web page need far more paper. For example with this one https://www.scia.net/fr/support/faq/acier/coefficients-flambement

I ask another question, where can i choose the default printer ?

Hope for answers, best regards

Asked by matthieu.dassis 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 7 izinyanga ezidlule