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installing components to play audio or videos

I'm in Amazon.com web site I have tried to play a video that I rented on line, but I get a message that reads (Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio … (funda kabanzi)

I'm in Amazon.com web site I have tried to play a video that I rented on line, but I get a message that reads (Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page) please try again later. which have for the last two days since installing firefox as my net browser. What can I do to improve this or have the components install sooner? any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

                Carlos from Portland, OR

Asked by cruzdc1 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by andmagdo 1 usuku oludlule

Ad Blocker ad blocker in menu bar and cannot be removed

Hello, In Firefox's toolbar there is an unknown ad blocker named Ad Blocker. This is NOT Ad Block. This supposed ad blocker is not blocking ads and cannot be uninstall… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

In Firefox's toolbar there is an unknown ad blocker named Ad Blocker. This is NOT Ad Block.

This supposed ad blocker is not blocking ads and cannot be uninstalled; it does not show up as an extension or add-on.

I also interferes with other ad blockers like Ad Block, so I had to uninstall the latter

The symbol for this Ad Blocker in the menu/toolbar at the top is a shadowed, almost invisible, backward hand, the mirror opposite of the hand symbol Ad Block uses as its insignia.

I cannot find any information about this Ad Blocker ad blocker online.

Does anyone know about it and how to get rid of it?

Also - I've run three version of anti-malware software and none found it or got rid of it.

Thank you

Asked by tvhodony 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 isonto elidlule

Junk mail in inbox

Lately, I've been getting too much junk in my inbox. For instance, someone offering me 'rewards', wanting me to 'sign up', etc. i delete them all. For quite a while, my i… (funda kabanzi)

Lately, I've been getting too much junk in my inbox. For instance, someone offering me 'rewards', wanting me to 'sign up', etc. i delete them all. For quite a while, my inbox stayed quite 'clean', but what happened, I don't know. Thought I was keeping up with security settings, etc., but maybe i'm missing something ? Above all, though, I'd like to say how satisfied I am with using Firefox-have been using it for a long time ! Never had issues I couldn't solve by asking for help, or just checking settings. Thanks, Firefox !

Asked by Sunflower44 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 emasontweni adlule

"Sign In" box reappearing repeatedly whenever open firefox browser

1: I hit Firefox tab to open browser and am immediately required to type in Primary Password, entered, presumably accepted. 2: However, the "Sign In" box reappears a sec… (funda kabanzi)

  1. 1: I hit Firefox tab to open browser and am immediately required to type in Primary Password, entered, presumably accepted.
  2. 2: However, the "Sign In" box reappears a second time requiring re-entering the Primary Password; again primary password is entered (presumably accepted).
  3. 3: Astonishingly, the "Sign In" box reappears a third time requiring typing Primary Password, comply (presumably accepted).

Unbelievably, this continues ... The "Sign In" box reappears, hit cancel. "Sign In" box reappears, hit cancel.

Confusing, Distressing, Exasperating, Annoying, Provoking, Enraging, Unpleasant, Aggravating, Infuriating, etc., etc.

Why? Why? Why? I'm ticked off, want to "throw in the towel" and head back to rival browser.

Maria

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Asked by malmahorvath 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 emasontweni adlule

Lost my bookmarks after upgrade

After one of the Firefox upgrades my Primary Bookmarks have disapeared. I still have " other bookmarks". Also if i need to bookmark another page I cannot find a drop down… (funda kabanzi)

After one of the Firefox upgrades my Primary Bookmarks have disapeared. I still have " other bookmarks". Also if i need to bookmark another page I cannot find a drop down menu to do it.

Asked by lossie64 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 emasontweni adlule

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Search engine add-ons

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I use… (funda kabanzi)

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I used the "add more search engines" found in the bottom of the search engines list to find the missing engines and add them again, but when I find the engine I want to add there is only the "remove" button. So this tells me the missing engines in the list are still there but not accessible. I tried removing the added search engine and then adding it again but this did not make them appear in the search engine list. Everything was working fine until getting the last update before Firefox 89. Is there a way to fix this???

Asked by heyfucyou 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by sideburns 1 inyanga edlule

Recently Firefox sometimes reports it cannot restore previous sessions when launched. The restore option is not set.

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have th… (funda kabanzi)

Since sometime in August 2021, I suspect after an update, occasionally when I launch Firefox it reports that it was unable to restore a previous session. I do not have the option to open previous sessions selected. On other occasions it starts properly with a blank page as it is configured to do.

Am I missing a setting?

It is not a major problem, I can simply enter a URL or search string in the address bar and it works properly for the rest of the session.

It is happening both on my Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro PCs running the 64-bit version of Firefox.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by str8chat 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 inyanga edlule

mozilla issues

I have an account and thought that the bookmarks etc would be saved. when I downloaded the most recent version of mozilla everything went out the window and it stopped wo… (funda kabanzi)

I have an account and thought that the bookmarks etc would be saved. when I downloaded the most recent version of mozilla everything went out the window and it stopped working. I had selected not to restore defaults cause it messes with a lot of settings that I didn't want to have to redo again. didn't matter what i did it wouldn't work. ended up having to install a new version of mozilla, how ever my history, bookmarks, etc that I rely on being there where all gone. I need help trying to get everything back please

Asked by kakashi_senseisms91 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Seburo 1 inyanga edlule

11/19/2021 lost passwords and all bookmarks

The new version of Mozilla Firefox that auto installed this morning has not migrated my logins or bookmarks. I see the old Firefox folder on my desktop, but don't know ho… (funda kabanzi)

The new version of Mozilla Firefox that auto installed this morning has not migrated my logins or bookmarks. I see the old Firefox folder on my desktop, but don't know how to get the old data into the new Firefox.

Asked by glkessel49 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by andmagdo 1 inyanga edlule

Malware

Malwarebytes Prem. Reported malware on one of your files. Website Blocked due to malware IP 138.68.50.216 Port 443 Type Out bound File c:\program file\Mozilla Fire Fox Fi… (funda kabanzi)

Malwarebytes Prem. Reported malware on one of your files.

Website Blocked due to malware

IP 138.68.50.216 Port 443 Type Out bound File c:\program file\Mozilla Fire Fox Firefox.exe


Should I ignore it?

Asked by Jack.G 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

this machine is read as Win 8 when it is and has been a Win 10 machine?

Hi, This PC I am working on now is always seen as a Win 8 machine when I am using Firefox. The machine is a Win 10 unit. All my other units are read as the correct operat… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, This PC I am working on now is always seen as a Win 8 machine when I am using Firefox. The machine is a Win 10 unit. All my other units are read as the correct operating system, and as this is the only one that runs Firefox, I believe I should discuss it with you. The problem only is acute when using this to access secure sites or to buy online. The machine is seen as suspect at all times. Also I struggle with Windows Updates deleting and damaging the operations at every tiny "update." I never use Edge. When they make me helpless, I switch to a Mac. Other than placing updates on delay, which works now and then, is there any other way to cut off microsoft? Gregory Burke ...


edited email from public.

Asked by visionditch 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by James 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Screenshots are not downloaded on Firefox

I have a problem with Firefox screenshot taking feature. When I open the context menu (by right-clicking) on a webpage and choose "Take Screenshot", then I choose an elem… (funda kabanzi)

I have a problem with Firefox screenshot taking feature. When I open the context menu (by right-clicking) on a webpage and choose "Take Screenshot", then I choose an element in the page, it gets selected. The problem is that when I click "Download", nothing happens! I went to the download folder and didn't see the image! How to fix this problem?

Asked by King Massen 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Yash R 3 izinyanga ezidlule

I just upgraded to firefox for windows 10 now i have lost many bookmarks and they are now also out of order tried everything.I am not good on computer so please send detailed help Thanks

Need to restore some missing bookmarks after upgrading to windows 10 also they are out of order.I am not real good on laptop so please give real detailed instructions I … (funda kabanzi)

Need to restore some missing bookmarks after upgrading to windows 10 also they are out of order.I am not real good on laptop so please give real detailed instructions I tried importing but not working

Asked by Bagelport 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Certain downloads repeatedly fail when in Incognito mode, and succeed in Regular mode, even when the requests sent by the browser are 100% word-for-word identical. Request logs provided.

SHORT SUMMARY: A few specific direct downloads from a third-party server successfully finish in Regular browsing mode but fail half-way in Incognito mode. This is reprodu… (funda kabanzi)

SHORT SUMMARY:

A few specific direct downloads from a third-party server successfully finish in Regular browsing mode but fail half-way in Incognito mode. This is reproducable on numerous tries and persists between Firefox restarts, system reboots, and ISP changes. This difference between Regular and Incognito remains even when the requests that the browser sends are fully word-for-word identical, down to the DNT=1 in the request. There are no issues with downloads in Google Chrome on the same machine, and similarly no issues in Incognito mode in an old ESR Firefox (v52) on a really old laptop with WinXP. This problem ONLY appears in Firefox 92. ========================================

FULL DETAILS:

I'm using the latest public release of Firefox, 92.0.1, on Windows 8. I have a habit of using Incognito mode most of the time, and I found out that certain downloads fail in Incognito tabs - but succeed in Regular tabs. A few examples:

http://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_official.exe http://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_9.5.0.122.exe http://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_9.5.0.114.exe http://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_9.0.1.162.exe

They are direct links to the .exe setups of various versions of an obscure browser called 360 Extreme Browser, recommended for use with WinXP on obsolete hardware since it's supposedly very lightweight. You can run them through VirusTotal if you want. The first link always points to the latest release, the other links are specific releases.

When I open any of them, I am first presented with the regular download dialog box, while Firefox automatically starts downloading the file to %TEMP% in the background, without waiting for my decision (as it always does):

https://i.imgur.com/0D6pH4Z.png

... then, a couple seconds later, I'm presented with the "source file could not be read" error.

https://i.imgur.com/3f6StGQ.png

When I click OK, the first dialog box also disappears, and there is no trace of the (failed) download left in the download widget in the top right.

Alternatively, I can try to be very fast, and as soon as the first dialog box appears, I can quickly click "Save File" and press Enter in the folder selection window that appears. That way, I can confirm the download before it gets a chance to fail. But it fails anyway, except this time I can see the incomplete file in my destination folder, and the failed download in the list of downloads in the top right corner of Firefox. This download fails about 5-15 MBs into the file - it's different between different attempts.

It is my understanding that the "nature" or "mechanism" of the fail is the same, but if it happens while it's downloading to %TEMP% and I haven't selected the folder yet, then I'm presented with an explicit error message and there is no trace of it in the download history, and if it happens when I've already selected the folder, then there is no explicit error message and the failed download is displayed in the download history.

In the latter case, I can then press "Retry download" in the download history. Then, the download will successfully restart (not from zero, but from the percentage that it failed at) and will successfully complete. But the FIRST try, initiated by the tab ("by the page"?) and not by the "download history" widget in the corner, ALWAYS fails at some point between 5-15 MBs.

========================================

INVESTIGATION AND LOGS AND LOTS OF TECHNICAL DETAILS

So you might say, that third-party server is acting weird and is probably misconfigured. But:

  • This download ALWAYS SUCCEEDS without any problems in Regular (not Incognito) tabs. It ALWAYS FAILS in Incognito.
  • This download ALWAYS SUCCEEDS in Google Chrome that I have on this same machine, both in Regular and in Incognito.
  • This download ALWAYS SUCCEEDS in Firefox 52.9 ESR on a really obsolete laptop with WinXP that I have, connected to the same network(s), both in Regular and in Incognito.

To sum up, this fails VERY SPECIFICALLY in Incognito mode in Firefox 92 (current modern version) and NOWHERE ELSE.

All download attempts that are successful (non-Incognito FF 92, Google Chrome, FF 52.9 ESR...) result in a downloaded file with the same correct size and checksum. The download that is successfully RESTARTED after failing in Incognito (read details above) also results in a file with the same size and checksum.

I am not aware of any software on this machine that would be interrupting the download, such as antivirus. In any case, it's interrupted when it reaches a different random size on each different attempt, and it only affects Incognito Firefox and nothing else - not Regular tabs of FF and not Chrome. I have also tried two different ISPs - one that provides me with Ethernet at my place, and my mobile phone ISP. Same behavior between them. The only third-party plugin that I have in Firefox is uBlock. I disabled it completely and this didn't change anything.

I've inspected the requests and responses, using Firefox's own dev tools.

REGULAR TAB (not incognito) = SUCCESSFUL DOWNLOAD

https://pastebin.com/xzXXJDEt (so as not to clutter this message with long request listings)

INCOGNITO TAB: FAILED DOWNLOAD

https://pastebin.com/Nq0txZ9P (same reasoning)

The differences are: Incognito mode forces HTTPS, sends Sec-Fetch- entries in the GET request, and also sends DNT = 1. Everything else is the same.

I then went to Firefox settings and enabled sending DNT *all the time*, even in Regular (non-incognito) tabs. I also tried to download explicitly from the https:// URL in Regular (non-incognito) mode, just like Incognito mode forces https. This resulted in a request that is sent from a Regular tab but is 100% identical to the request sent from Incognito mode. Read below:

https://pastebin.com/0QCpKqBZ (same reasoning for hosting on Pastebin)

You can check that this request from a Regular (non-incognito) tab is now word-for-word identical to the request from an Incognito tab. Yet, the download from Incognito STILL fails at ~10 MBs into the file, and the download from Regular STILL succeeds. I fail to see any difference between the requests, whatsoever.

In the Cookies tab, there are "No cookies for this request" for both Regular and Incognito downloads. The Security tab looks 100% identical for Regular and Incognito downloads, and looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/SAhzquW.png (idk how to copy this in plaintext form).

In another online discussion elsewhere while I was troubleshooting this, I was advised to see if network.dns.echconfig.enabled was set to TRUE and to try setting it to FALSE. Not sure what this would change, but I went to check and found that it was already FALSE.

Also, in that discussion elsewhere, I had one more user running Firefox on Windows 10 (according to his publicly displayed user agent) confirm this. But I don't know how to reach him to ask for extensive troubleshooting like mine.

========================================

FINAL SUMMARY:

  • Some specific downloads fail halfway in Incognito Mode in latest Firefox
  • There are no issues in Regular (non-incognito) mode, or in Google Chrome on this same machine, or in obsolete Firefox 52 on another machine
  • This persists across Firefox restarts, reboots, ISP changes
  • This difference between Regular and Incognito modes persists even when you change settings so that the sent GET requests are 100% word-for-word identical

Help me troubleshoot this further? Even if this is caused by that third-party server acting up (for whatever reason), how does it tell between my Regular firefox tab and my Incognito firefox tab when the sent requests are the same? And even if this is caused by something else on my machine or in my network, then the same question applies, how can this "something" tell between my Regular and Incognito tabs?

Asked by jagev53494 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 3 izinyanga ezidlule

blocked acces to website

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it… (funda kabanzi)

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it still keeps me from opening it. this is the message on the screen "Cookies required to use Firefox To continue signing in using Firefox, allow cookies to be stored on this device. You might see this screen more than once."

So I go to Bing but I would prefer to use firefox. Why is it so hard to release a website??? What is the problem? Edith

Asked by ev3 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 izinyanga ezidlule