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Firefox (79) for macOS keeps launching on its own

I'm on a Mac, and Safari is my default browser. But for a few years, I've used Firefox several times a week as needed. When I'm not using Firefox, I typically quit it. Fo… (funda kabanzi)

I'm on a Mac, and Safari is my default browser. But for a few years, I've used Firefox several times a week as needed. When I'm not using Firefox, I typically quit it.

For the last 2-3 days, Firefox has started launching spontaneously. I'll be doing something else on my computer, and suddenly Firefox appears in my dock (but it doesn't come to the forefront). The first time I saw this, I quit it immediately, but it immediately restarted. After 3 or 4 tries, it stayed quit. But a few hours later, it launched spontaneously again, and this has now happened half a dozen times.

I've run two anti-malware scans (by two, different developers), and both came up squeaky clean. I do have Firefox set to auto-update, but I've never seen this behavior before. In the past, updates were performed in the background, then when I launched Firefox, I'd be notified that it had been updated.

This auto-launch behavior is disturbing. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.6.

Asked by soundsgood 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by soundsgood 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Callers can't hear me when I'm using Google Voice

When using voice.google.com in Firefox the recipient can't hear me at all. This problem is intermittent. After I've restarted my Mac, things seem to work fine for a while… (funda kabanzi)

When using voice.google.com in Firefox the recipient can't hear me at all. This problem is intermittent. After I've restarted my Mac, things seem to work fine for a while. Then, after a while, the recipient can't hear me when I make a call.

I've given Firefox permission for google to use the internal microphone. The mic symbol flashes red. Another issue: the flashing red mic keeps flashing even after the phone call is ended.

I've tried clearing out cookies/cache, closing/reopening the page, closing/reopening the browser.

I've tried google voice in Chrome. I was not mute in that call. Thanks for any help.

Asked by 777bb 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Bookmarks Drop Down Menu?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929 Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assu… (funda kabanzi)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929

Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assume would mean no longer being able to use the bookmarks toolbar because all your bookmarks would be in these other folders instead. I can't even find any extensions/addons that will fix this.

Asked by Alan Hughes 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Alan Hughes 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

extensions: turning on and off at once (enabled/disabled)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistanc… (funda kabanzi)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistance!

Asked by Alfredo's Personal Firefox Account 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Bookmarks

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've alway… (funda kabanzi)

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've always done but now am having a couple issues so I don't know if it is due to switching systems or if I have an issue.

In any case... I like my bookmarks in the toolbar so that is where I aim to put them. I exported my bookmarks from my PC, imported the file and thought I was fine but now I see that not all of the bookmarks are there in the toolbar, most are but not all. Then when I check the recently bookmarked, the missing ones are listed among the others but do not appear where I can find them.

Then I exported from my work PC to a file as before, imported the file and can not find any of them anywhere, keep trying and can't find them.

And now while on a page I click the blue star as I always have, have it pointed to the toolbar folder, click done, check the toolbar and not there. Keep trying and during the process I see an option to remove 3 bookmarks next to option DONE, so I suspect it is something I'm not understanding but on my PC I've never had issues with this.

Asked by needmore 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

garmin connect problems

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which wor… (funda kabanzi)

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which worked. Eventually I tried using a different browser. Bingo. this works. Can anybody advise how to stop firefox blocking this webpage?

Asked by simon ball 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

macOS notifications don't appear while in full screen video mode

Recently switched over from Chrome and I'm liking it so far with one semi-major annoyance. If I'm watching a YouTube (or any site) video in full screen mode, I don't see … (funda kabanzi)

Recently switched over from Chrome and I'm liking it so far with one semi-major annoyance.

If I'm watching a YouTube (or any site) video in full screen mode, I don't see any of my Mac notifications until I exit full screen. With Chrome, those notifications continue to appear while I'm in full screen.

Is there any setting in Firefox I can enable or disable to change that behavior?

Asked by briano8822 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox sign in and extensions

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as though I'm a new user, and I have to re-establish the Dashlane extension and verify it. Is there a way around this? Thanks! Polly

Asked by pgiantonio 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Pocket List

Hi Firefox Community! Earlier today, I updated to the latest version of Firefox (79.0). Now, everything I saved in Pocket (my entire list) is gone. Also, when I clicked o… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Firefox Community!

Earlier today, I updated to the latest version of Firefox (79.0). Now, everything I saved in Pocket (my entire list) is gone. Also, when I clicked on "View Pocket List", I was prompted - for the first time ever - to sign in to access it.

I'm very confused, and upset, as I had a number of web pages and articles that were very important to me.

If anyone can help, I would be truly grateful.

Thanks, Lynda

Asked by lynda.mills1 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How can I copy a URL exactly without added material being put onto it, to post a pointer to a page?

I open a page and want to copy the URL to send it to someone or post it as a reference on another page. When I do, a whole lot of excess text gets added to the URL. Here,… (funda kabanzi)

Asked by Hank 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Hank 1 usuku oludlule

Firefox v79.0 Copy and Paste doesnt work with Avast Web Sheild enabled.

COPY PASTE not working with Avast web sheild turned on and using the browser Firefox. My OS is Catalina. Currently 10.15.6 My Firefox is 79.0 My Avast is 14.5 with only t… (funda kabanzi)

COPY PASTE not working with Avast web sheild turned on and using the browser Firefox.

My OS is Catalina. Currently 10.15.6 My Firefox is 79.0 My Avast is 14.5 with only the 3 most fundamental core shields (email. web. and file)

Copy and paste is broken within Firefox when you have the Avast Web Shield enabled. While its enabled, other browsers do not have the same issue. Copy and paste in Safari and Chrome works fine. If you turn off the web sheild in Avast you must close and re-open the Firefox Browser and the issue is gone.

The Firefox reset/refresh that i tried, based on another post, only really disables the web shield for a small time, when avast refreshes it puts it back. So its not fixing the issue, its temporarily disabling it.

Its rather aggravating. Anyone solved it? Im posting on both FF and Avast forums.

Asked by tim109 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by tim109 1 usuku oludlule

Can't access my Wordpress site after logging in

Hi, For the last few weeks now I've not been able to use Wordpress on Firefox. Just thought to try it on Chrome and it's working fine. Basically, I can log in fine, but w… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, For the last few weeks now I've not been able to use Wordpress on Firefox. Just thought to try it on Chrome and it's working fine. Basically, I can log in fine, but when I click over from reader to sites, it gets stuck saying "loading sites" forever. What on earth is going on?

Bek

Asked by bekkyb 1 usuku oludlule

Firefox 79 with no connections establishes a connection

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following 104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:htt… (funda kabanzi)

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following

104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)

Why is this occurring?

Asked by Mace2 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Mace2 1 usuku oludlule

Accessing Google/Gmail

Im having issues logging on to google and gmail. I have found a loop hole to access gmail(I cant access directly on gmail.com). I cant get use google as a search engine a… (funda kabanzi)

Im having issues logging on to google and gmail. I have found a loop hole to access gmail(I cant access directly on gmail.com). I cant get use google as a search engine at all. Anyone run into this?

Thanks

Asked by ptyrocc 1 usuku oludlule

Devtools Network Params Tab is missing

Hi, I am on a MacOS Firefox v79.0 16 bit and I used to have the Params tab in the Network section of the Developer Tools that shows the GET/POST parameters. It suddenly w… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I am on a MacOS Firefox v79.0 16 bit and I used to have the Params tab in the Network section of the Developer Tools that shows the GET/POST parameters.

It suddenly went missing after some update this year. May I know how can I get it back?

Asked by peekolo 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by peekolo 1 usuku oludlule

Need current beta channel profile on release channel Firefox

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but work machine is locked down to release version only (not sure which one that is).

I get the following error when I try to sync or open a release channel version of Firefox

"You've launched an older version of Firefox.

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this version of Firefox."

This error dialog offers no options for 'override'.

I need my current user profile to work across platforms and on release channel. I have customizations that I cannot recreate because FF made it too hard to find out how to recreated long-ago and necessary modifications (like killing that bleeping 'throbbing' tab slider that I cannot cope with....and others I don't even know how to describe.

I don't care about bookmarks and browsing history--I never save history and I know how to export, save, and reimport bookmarks.

I care only about my about:config, userchrome and prefs.js and the like.

How can I get around this BUG?

And: am I the only one who thinks the throbbing slider on the loading tabs is the creation of the devil? I can't avoid getting distracted by it--the visual noise is intolerable especially in a work environment.

Asked by Foxfree99 23 amahora adlule