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Stalled Scrolling and Other Problems

Redo because not only does my thread seem to have disappeared, but also I wanted to start afresh. First off, are my threads even showing up anymore? Usually I get fairly… (read more)

Redo because not only does my thread seem to have disappeared, but also I wanted to start afresh.

First off, are my threads even showing up anymore? Usually I get fairly prompt replies, but my last couple of threads have gotten nothing. While I am sorry if I come off as rude or demanding, and understand that there are other people needing help and you all are busy, it is rather frustrating to not get a single reply on a thread, even if that reply is "We don't know" or "we are working on this problem". It might not seem like an important problem to you, but for me it is a problem and lessens my enjoyment of the Firefox product. Plus, having questions answered grants me more knowledge of the product, and thus grants me more ability to fix problems on my own.

Anyways, on to the issue:

Hello, Ever since I downloaded Firefox 25, I have had an issue with scrolling. If there was some way to record this, I would, but at this time I cannot, so a description will have to do. If someone knows a way to record what is happening, I will gladly do it to make what I am saying easier to visualize.

On some sites I visit, scrolling will be what can only be described as "choppy"- I will attempt to scroll down, but there will be a small delay before the page responds and scrolls down. Thus, the scrolling does not go smoothly. This mostly happens on sites (tumblr pages especially) with non-scrolling backgrounds (ie backgrounds that do not scroll with the page) on them.

First off, I do not think this is a problem with any extensions, my computer, or the sites themselves. When I open the same pages in Chrome, the issue does not occur and the issue does not occur in all pages.

I have tried clearing the cookies and cache, resetting my browser, disabling hardware acceleration, checking the plugins (problem still happened even when all plugins were disabled), updating my graphics card, and disabling website colors. The first few produced no lasting result/fix, and while disabling website colors did fix the issue, it made the rest of the site/other sites (ones that were working fine) difficult/impossible to use.

One interesting fact of note is this: If I downgrade to Firefox 24, the issue not only disappears, but stays away, and does not occur.

Another fact of note: I have written a previous thread on this issue, but ended up not getting an answer to a second question I had. In the first thread, I was given this possible solution, referring to a bookmarklet I could use/try: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/976244#answer-496960

So my questions here are these: 1) What is going on in Firefox 25 that makes scrolling choppy in that version, but not in version 24 or any other browser except version 25? 2) How exactly do I use that bookmarklet I linked to? Where do I need to place it? How do I get to where I need to place it? How would it work? Is there a way to/Can someone make it into a Greasemonkey (I have Greasemonkey) userscript, if it does work?

Also, is there a way to "bump" my thread without actually commenting on it?

Asked by ponyparty 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Stalling/Choppy Scrolling for Some Sites on Tumblr?- STILL NEED HELP

For the past couple of days, scrolling for some pages on Tumblr has been what I can only describe as "Stalled" or "Choppy". Unfortunately, I cannot screenshot this, nor … (read more)

For the past couple of days, scrolling for some pages on Tumblr has been what I can only describe as "Stalled" or "Choppy". Unfortunately, I cannot screenshot this, nor do I know if there is a way I can record this phenomenon, so unfortunately, a description will have to do for now.

So, the problem. On some pages on Tumblr, I will try scrolling down, but not get a response until a second or two after I attempted to scroll down. That's..pretty much the basic issue. And it only seems to happen on certain pages. All other pages scroll just fine.

Why I do not think this is an issue caused by extensions: Well, the fact that I'm on a freshly-reset browser, and the problem is still coming up tells me that this problem is not due to extensions.

Why I do not think this is a Tumblr problem, or a problem with my computer itself: This issue does not occur when I open the same page on Chrome, and again, it's not happening throughout all Tumblr pages.

I have tried clearing the cookies and cache, resetting the browser, and virus scans. Nothing has been picked up, nor has anything worked to solve the issue for more than an hour. My plugins and browser are all up to date. Things were scrolling just fine a couple of days ago, and I have not made any changes to my computer or browser since then.

EDIT: I would much prefer that user @jscher2000 help me with this, since I've found them the most agreeable to work with. HOWEVER- I will welcome any answers from anyone for the sake of not skipping over anyone who might be/have had the same issue and knows something about it, or at least knows what to do.

Asked by ponyparty 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Classic firefox download window

In the latest version (26) the classic download window has vanished. In a previous update (21? or there abouts) the downloads window vanished and your downloads goes to t… (read more)

In the latest version (26) the classic download window has vanished. In a previous update (21? or there abouts) the downloads window vanished and your downloads goes to the top of the firefox window where the upside down arrow is.

However after abit of research I found out that by going to about:config and changing the Boolean pref browser.download.useToolkitUI to true and I went to check just now and it's still set to true but I still don't have the downloads window. I don't like the horrible new way for downloads because you have to keep the browser open to keep the download from running which I don't like. Classic is ALWAYS best.

Asked by Alpha32 6 years ago

Last reply by Kranium 6 years ago

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How can I search my bookmark tags for a phrase, to find all tags that contain that phrase?

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word? The search ba… (read more)

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word?

The search bar on the upper right of bookmarks gives all urls with the word. I want to search my list of tags itself.

Also I'd like to do the same with keywords.

When searching history, I'd like a more sophisticated search that lets me pick the time range, and tags.

Also when viewing site history, I can see them by last date viewed. I'd like to view by date first viewed. (Last modifed isn't it)

Thanks!

Asked by curls 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I register for Mozilla Community support

I needed to register to post a question etc on the Mozilla Community forums. The fact that I have managed to post this question obviously means I have succeeded. Whilst t… (read more)

I needed to register to post a question etc on the Mozilla Community forums. The fact that I have managed to post this question obviously means I have succeeded. Whilst trying to find how to register, it was not easy, I found similar questions from other users who presumably were having the same problem as I was. There appears to be no register button on the sign in page which there usually is when registering on most sites. This led to me going around in circles until I eventually followed the correct procedure. Could it be made a bit simpler. I have only recently downloaded Firefox so I am I am still finding my way around.

Asked by Reynardine 5 years ago

Last reply by mikearthur 5 years ago

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Plugin Check not responding

When I click on 'Check to see if your plugins are up to date' in about:addons, https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ opens in a new tab as expected. Although the Plu… (read more)

When I click on 'Check to see if your plugins are up to date' in about:addons, https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ opens in a new tab as expected.

Although the Plugin Check page loads, no checking happens. There's not even a small spinning circle that would at least indicate some activity.

I'm running: FF 35.0.1 Java SE 8 U31 11.31.2.13 (manually updated today and set to 'Always Activate') Shockwave Flash 16.0.0.305 (also set to 'Always Activate')

Any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated.

Asked by Maxer 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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why is firefox behaving like malware?

What on earth are you thinking? We spent ages searching for malware & viruses because every time we open a new tab/window another tab opens with adverts! And we disco… (read more)

What on earth are you thinking? We spent ages searching for malware & viruses because every time we open a new tab/window another tab opens with adverts! And we discover this is an actual firefox addition. (and "its clearly labelled as an ad" is a total lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

well $%^*(# you very much. Of course we are angry - what did you think would happen!

Thankfully we found a solution: about:config -> browser.newtab.url -> set it to about:blank

BUT WE SHOULDNT HAVE TO

v30 of firefox is a disgrace. My question? Why are you making us return to Internet Explorer?

Asked by BigJonMX 5 years ago

Answered by user633449 5 years ago

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Java vulnerability: What you need to know

I came across this and thought to pass it on; Java vulnerability: What you need to know Norton has been monitoring a vulnerability in Java that allows cybercriminals to l… (read more)

I came across this and thought to pass it on; Java vulnerability: What you need to know Norton has been monitoring a vulnerability in Java that allows cybercriminals to lure Internet users to virus-infected websites. This vulnerability puts users at risk for malware attacks. Here’s what you need to know:

   All versions of Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier are affected.
   Norton recommends all Java users download and install the software update released by Oracle as soon as possible.
   Users may want to disable Java if it is not required.

Asked by FredMcD 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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A downloaded Pdf file of a Manual keeps appearing on the screen after I close a website I have visited even though I have deleted the download. How do I stop it

The download of the Calibre Manual appears on the screen every time I close a website. I have deleted all references to the Calibre Manual from my computer so I assume F… (read more)

The download of the Calibre Manual appears on the screen every time I close a website. I have deleted all references to the Calibre Manual from my computer so I assume Firefox is accessing it each time I access a website. Could this happen? In any case how do I stop it? Thanks for your support.

Asked by krisha716 5 years ago

Answered by krisha716 5 years ago

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I cannot connect to internet to register Quicken though I can access all other sites.

Error message below. Connection to registration was unsuccessful. Quicken registration requires cookies and an internet connection. If there is an error registering Quic… (read more)

Error message below.

Connection to registration was unsuccessful. Quicken registration requires cookies and an internet connection. If there is an error registering Quicken, follow the steps below to correct the issue.

Connectivity

You are not connected to your the internet. Try browsing to a web site such as www.google.com using a browser such as Internet Explorer. Quicken may not be part of the allowed software that your Firewall program allows to connect to the internet. Please consult your firewall software instructions on how to add Quicken to the allowed programs. Some virus scanners prevent the connection. We have seen rebooting your computer will allow Quicken to connect. Make sure Internet Explorer browser supports 128 bit SSL encryption. You can confirm this by opening Internet Explorer and clicking Help and about Internet Explorer from the menu bar.


I also tried to go through Explorer, but Explorer says "isearch.avg.com" is not set up to establish a connection on port "World Wide Web service (HTTP)" with this computer so I could not follow the instructions below.

Check Your Internet Explorer Privacy Settings

If you use Internet Explorer 6.0, the following procedure shows you how to change your privacy settings to allow cookies. You may still be able to use these steps as a general guide for other browsers, but you should consult the manufacturer's instructions for your browser if you need additional assistance.

Launch Internet Explorer. Choose Tools menu > Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab. Select the appropriate option: If your Privacy settings are Custom, click the Advanced button, select the Override automatic cookie handling check box , select Accept for First-party Cookies, and click OK. If your Privacy settings are not Custom, adjust your settings to Medium High or lower on the slider. Click OK. Register Quicken. Check for Viruses or Spyware on Your Computer

Quicken requires a secure Internet connection. Many viruses, spyware and adware will interfere with Quicken's ability to establish a secure connection. Make sure your virus protection is up to date and run a full system scan.

There are many third party systems that will scan and remove spyware and adware from your computer. Intuit recommends periodically checking your system for spyware or adware and removing programs you do not want on your computer.

Asked by jruth1212 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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The bookmarks feature is not working. The right click bookmark this page won't save the bookmark.

Locking duplicate thread. Please continue here: [/questions/969841] I'm not sure what happened but a few weeks ago all my bookmarks disappeared. I did the restore bookma… (read more)

Locking duplicate thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/969841]

I'm not sure what happened but a few weeks ago all my bookmarks disappeared. I did the restore bookmarks but when I shut down and restart Firefox they were gone again. Now Firefox won't let me save any bookmarks.

Asked by TimmyG 6 years ago

Last reply by itsmemjithin 6 years ago

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flashing ad from windows repair tool on my screen

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968983 - locking it says: highly recommended scan your pc problems and repair errors quickly and safely start … (read more)

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968983 - locking


it says:


highly recommended scan your pc problems and repair errors quickly and safely

start scan now 

windows repair tool

and keeps flashing...

Asked by rscherr 6 years ago

Last reply by brunohaxes 6 years ago

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I noticed after switching from IE9 to Firefox that some website videos will not play. How is this corrected?

I sometimes want to look at how-to videos. Some play and some do not in Firefox. When a message does come up on the screen it says someting like 'sorry, but the video w… (read more)

I sometimes want to look at how-to videos. Some play and some do not in Firefox. When a message does come up on the screen it says someting like 'sorry, but the video will not play...do you wish to download the plugin?'. Because I am very catious about what I download, I am not confident about downloading a plugin. Does anyone know what I need for Firefox to play all website videos? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I am adding this to my original question: I see that quick-time is an available plugin...Is this soething that will work? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you

Asked by jjn85710 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Adjust the location of the tabs bar

I had my tabs bar just above the page before I updated it and now can't figure out how to put them there again. My bookmarks bar has migrated to the very top of the brows… (read more)

I had my tabs bar just above the page before I updated it and now can't figure out how to put them there again.

My bookmarks bar has migrated to the very top of the browser - not where I had (or want) that either!

I've a BIG space (on the browser edge) between the top of the active page and the URL

In short this is a mess - why could it not keep my settings as they where in the previous version?

I've already wasted over an hour trying to sort this - an hour I could have been doing more productive things - so yeah thanks for stealing my time as well!

As you might have guessed I'm a bit annoyed & angry at this.

If something isn't broken then DON'T fix it - it's an old adage but it holds true!

Asked by Acantho1 6 years ago

Answered by Michael Verdi 6 years ago

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unable to play Midasplayer game Crescendo Catcher on King.com

I followed the instructions in the solution and changed to appropriate plug in to true in the add ons menu. It did not repair the issue. The 'solution' also referenced ma… (read more)

I followed the instructions in the solution and changed to appropriate plug in to true in the add ons menu. It did not repair the issue. The 'solution' also referenced manually moving the files to Firefox 21 but did not specify what folder to place them. Internet Explorer lets me play Crescendo. I hate IE. There is a plug in folder in IE that apparently has the appropriate one to enable play. Should the contents of the IE folder be copied and placed in the Mozilla folder somewhere???? Would love to have an answer. I can play all the other games on King but that one was a favorite. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Asked by NativeCalifornia 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago