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How do I set a new tab to open with my chosen homepage?

I recently had to reinstall firefox due to a few issues. Before the reinstall, when I opened a new tab it would open as my home page. After I reinstalled it, I was able t… (read more)

I recently had to reinstall firefox due to a few issues. Before the reinstall, when I opened a new tab it would open as my home page. After I reinstalled it, I was able to set up my homepage URL but there is no option for new tabs to open wth the same page. The only options for new tabs are blank page or the default firefox homepage. This was never an issue before the reinstall.

How do I fix this? Has the option been moved somewhere else?

Asked by diskguy35 11 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 15 minutes ago

Browser Completely Unresponsive

Recently Firefox started "crashing." It would be running just fine, and then websites would just stop loading. If I clicked a link or searched for something, it would be … (read more)

Recently Firefox started "crashing." It would be running just fine, and then websites would just stop loading. If I clicked a link or searched for something, it would be stuck loading until I restarted Firefox. I tried restarting my computer as well, but that didn't work either, as the issue just came back within a few hours.

Sooo I went to google to search for answers. I got to a forum (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/881250) that seemed promising, and edited my network.http.max-connections value from 900 to 48, as the chosen answer suggested. I figured if it didn't work, I could always just change it back.

How wrong I was.

Not only did it not work, it prevented me from doing anything. Now when I open Firefox, nothing loads. I can see the toolbar, search bar, and my bookmarks, but the actual screen is blank. No widgets with my frequently visited sites and some news stories, no homepage, just blankness. When I enter a url or do a random search or even try to open about:config, nothing happens. It doesn't even show a loading icon.

I attempted to refresh Firefox, but it got stuck in the loading stage, which I attributed to my already breaking it somehow. So I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. But no dice. It's still entirely unresponsive.

Any help would be appreciated. Please keep in mind I'm largely computer illiterate!

Asked by hanentr 1 day ago

Last reply by hanentr 36 minutes ago

Issues with Yahoo Mail tab CLOSING after download

Since the most current Firefox update in June 2022, when in Yahoo Mail and downloading an attachment, as the download complete, the Yahoo Mail tab is automatically closin… (read more)

Since the most current Firefox update in June 2022, when in Yahoo Mail and downloading an attachment, as the download complete, the Yahoo Mail tab is automatically closing, requiring I to go to 'History', then 'Recently Closed' tabs to re-open it. This happens Every.Single.Time I download photos and scanned docs from email. Again, this has never happened before - only with the recent Firefox update. I have 2021 a MacBook Pro.

Asked by dawnpdavis 1 month ago

Last reply by nof_j 49 minutes ago

show sound icon on playing tab without having to hover it, just like opera does out of the box.

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is th… (read more)

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is there out of the box, but in firefox, it doesn't exist. why such logic wouldn't exist is beyond me, but i see this as an annoying problem that needs fixed. i want to simply glance up at the tabs and see which one is playing without having to spend time digging through the open tabs to find the one that's playing or having to freakin memorize which one it was i don't have time for that.

i followed the guide in this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1291998 i did exactly everything as instructed but it did absolutely nothing, no change at all.

Asked by seikavx 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 51 minutes ago

How to change White background while page is loading in Dark Mode.

Sleep disorderland denizen here. i use dark mode a lot and love it. The problem is the sudden flash of white background when i open a new tab before the page loads. Is t… (read more)

Sleep disorderland denizen here. i use dark mode a lot and love it. The problem is the sudden flash of white background when i open a new tab before the page loads. Is there anyway to override/change that also to black permanently. Thank you.

Asked by praveen.venmani 1 day ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 hour ago

Facebook Messenger will not load. Firefox was updated to 103.0.2 (64-bit) on August 9, 2022. Loads and works properly in Chrome

Facebook Messenger will not load. Firefox was updated to 103.0.2 (64-bit) on August 9, 2022. Was working prior to that update. Loads and works properly in Chrome. Have cl… (read more)

Facebook Messenger will not load. Firefox was updated to 103.0.2 (64-bit) on August 9, 2022. Was working prior to that update. Loads and works properly in Chrome. Have cleared cookies and cache.

Asked by rsnell1 1 hour ago

Unable to access many sites, which I could previously

Until recently my browser accessed all the sites I have used for years and now I cannot access them. As an example the message I receive is "You don't have permission to … (read more)

Until recently my browser accessed all the sites I have used for years and now I cannot access them. As an example the message I receive is "You don't have permission to access "http://booking.jetstar.com/au/en/booking/select-flights" on this server".

Reference #18.62052017.1660274157.1f6107dd Other sites like my banking site I can access freely on Edge but cannot on Firefox. No error message in that case, just says error try again. All this started after I loaded Norton. I have had them look at the system, and they have, but also point out that it is not them as I can access the site from Edge. I have looked at the help page and their are thousands of people with the same query but no fixes! As a long term supporter of Firefox I am disappointed that I now have to use Edge to do most of my business. HELP

Asked by arf112 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

Okay to copy profile from Win 10 to Win 11 and then back to Win 10?

I'm currently using a Windows 10 desktop computer most of the time, but will need to use a Windows 11 laptop for research travel several times over the next several month… (read more)

I'm currently using a Windows 10 desktop computer most of the time, but will need to use a Windows 11 laptop for research travel several times over the next several months.

Will it be possible to copy my profile from Win 10 to the Win 11 computer, use the Win 11 computer for a few weeks, and then copy the profile back to the Win 10 computer?

Or is there something different about Firefox working with Win 10 or Win 11 that would keep this from working for me?

(BTW: Using Sync would probably not be feasible.)

Advice will be much appreciated!

Asked by K in NC 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

iMac does not bring up windows from previous sessions unless I ignore the request to close tabs and, instead Force Quir Firefox

I have a 2017 iMac, and have recently updated the OS to Monterrey, version 12.5. I believe I was on Big Sur before that. Now, although when I start my iMac's Shut Down f… (read more)

I have a 2017 iMac, and have recently updated the OS to Monterrey, version 12.5. I believe I was on Big Sur before that.

Now, although when I start my iMac's Shut Down feature, I specify that current open windows shd be reopened, when I start up the Mac again, the Shut Down function asks me if it is OK to close the open Firefox tabs. If I remember correctly, doing that results in all those tabs being lost, and none of them appear when I reopen the Mac.

Under some circumstances that I can't remember enough to describe, the gMail windows do come up, and their contents are shown on the tabs, but are lost when I open the tabs -- instead each window changes to request a new login to gMail.

The only way I can get the old windows to be retained is to not agree that the tabs be closed and to do a Force Quit on Firefox.

I am using a very old version of Firefox (02.2 G4bit (? I think)), but under Big Sur, the exact windows were retained.

Here are my "About This Mac," and "About Firefox" displays. I don't know how to find similar info on gMail.



/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section as you have macOS.

Asked by CELEBRATEOFTEN 2 hours ago

How do I copy over backed up JSON bookmarks?

The designers seem to be intent on making this as painful as possible. You'd think you could just open them, at least in text form. Wasn't that possible before? I can … (read more)

The designers seem to be intent on making this as painful as possible. You'd think you could just open them, at least in text form. Wasn't that possible before? I can in Notepad if I want to look at hundreds of pages of gibberish that would take days to copy and paste over. In my updated Firefox it offers a Restore function but to do that I have to wipe out all my existing Bookmarks. Who dreams of this stuff? Why would anyone sane want to do that?

Asked by moz2u 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

Cannot login to spectrum

Hi, I have a laptop with windows 10 on it latest version of I was up-to-date and I have the latest version of Firefox and streaming like Netflix and Amazon and I will wor… (read more)

Hi, I have a laptop with windows 10 on it latest version of I was up-to-date and I have the latest version of Firefox and streaming like Netflix and Amazon and I will work fine no problem at all but something happened to my ability to log into spectrum it’s a TV thing that I use and I try to login with my credentials and it just recycles there’s no error message nothing I’ve tried pretty much everything clear cookies for the suicides and I’m stuck any suggestions possible I’ll try to include a video thank you. I try to attach a video but it doesn’t work sorry

Asked by gcohen6 4 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 2 hours ago

Downloading with Firefox stops several times.

Downloading with Firefox stops repeatedly and is very annoying. Sometimes first get the following message that Firefox "..nloads\CZ5EEAZM.exe.part could not be saved, bec… (read more)

Downloading with Firefox stops repeatedly and is very annoying.

Sometimes first get the following message that Firefox "..nloads\CZ5EEAZM.exe.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Please try again later, or contact the administrator of the server. " (see sattach creenshot)


After pressing repeat too many times, the file will finally be downloaded. Sometimes it doesn't work and Firefox crashes.

Question, who recognizes the problem and more importantly how do I solve it?

Systeminfo: Editie Windows 10 Home Versie 21H2 Installatiedatum ‎8-‎12-‎2021 Build van besturingssysteem 19044.1889 Ervaring Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0

Firefox version 103.0.2 (64-bits)

Asked by Diederik-_- 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 11 hours ago

Invalid Security Token some sites

This issue happens on a desktop computer using Windows 10 On a few sites where I tried to post a comment I get this Invalid Security Token error and everything I posted i… (read more)

This issue happens on a desktop computer using Windows 10 On a few sites where I tried to post a comment I get this Invalid Security Token error and everything I posted is gone. I started to save what I wrote so I could paste the comment again and retry but I still get this error. Even after retrying to re-post the comment several times. This has been happening for over a year now and I've tried to find an answer to fix this problem but I can't determine if this is a Firefox, a Windows 10, or some other program or security issue that is causing this. I've also have run into problems with some websites that have required me to re-register or update information using Firefox and had to use the Google Chrome web browser to do that. The last time that happened was with the UPS site a few weeks ago that I needed to track a package. Is this another issue with an Invalid Security Token? Is this an issue in Firefox or Windows 10? Is there some way to find what is causing this problem? Is there a fix or something I need to change, download or turn off? I've emptied my cash and cookies but these problems persist. Both Firefox and windows are current and have the latest updates. I'm no expert on computers and programs, but I can get through fixes if they are explained well. Some online information seems to assume that you know all the ways to get into a program or folder and just tell you to go to "X" folder without mapping directions. Then go to some named program to fix the problem. The biggest problems I've had with that: I have no idea of how to get to that folder and most of the time the name of the folder or program has changed or is in some sub folder that they do not mention. I have been able to fix problems with computers and some programs, but I'm not an expert like you guys are and I don't understand all of the upper high tech language. I guess you could say we are all experts in some things and not so good in others. But if y'all could get back to me on this annoying issue I would appreciate it very much. Thank you Robert

Asked by EIBBOR2654 3 hours ago

Last reply by EIBBOR2654 3 hours ago

Light theme but dark menus/pulldowns FF 100.0.2

For the last several FF versions, although I choose a light theme, the pull downs/menus always wind up dark with white text. It also shows up when I am editing options in… (read more)

For the last several FF versions, although I choose a light theme, the pull downs/menus always wind up dark with white text. It also shows up when I am editing options in FF itself. How do I stop this? I want a light background with black/dark text.

Asked by submarinerr 2 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 3 hours ago

Firefox Freezes when I copy links

Over the past few weeks, any time I copy a link, whether it's an email address or a URL, from within any page while using Firefox, FF will freeze? Pause? not respond.. fo… (read more)

Over the past few weeks, any time I copy a link, whether it's an email address or a URL, from within any page while using Firefox, FF will freeze? Pause? not respond.. for 5 - 15 seconds. I've not done a reset yet.. Windows 11, 16GB RAM, 2GB Video, religiously updated and maintained laptop

Asked by BRAM SCOLNICK 3 hours ago

enable firefox touchpad gesture in windows 11

I would like to have the possibility to back and forward in firefox using the touchpad twist move, like for chromium browsers. I have read there are some gestures paramet… (read more)

I would like to have the possibility to back and forward in firefox using the touchpad twist move, like for chromium browsers. I have read there are some gestures parameters in the about:config. What is the procedure to do in about:config for the twist fingers left and right do the back and forward stuff with laptop touchpad?

My OS is W11

Asked by thor94 3 hours ago

"Something Went Wrong" message on Firefox ONLY when trying to make Messenger voice or video calls

I've spent quite a bit of time on this. This error is on Firefox only, has been continuous for I believe three days. I troubleshot everything that I know to be possible. … (read more)

I've spent quite a bit of time on this. This error is on Firefox only, has been continuous for I believe three days. I troubleshot everything that I know to be possible. My camera and microphone work just fine everywhere but on Messenger using the Firefox browser...

Asked by beckykale.1 3 hours ago