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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by teeny_weeny 11 months ago

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Cookies for websites setup for ALLOW (replacement for post that "disappeared")

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices… (read more)

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices for privacy and security the way I wanted on my mac computer (blocking all cookies in all windows, with exceptions saved for ALLOW, ALLOW for SESSION and some for BLOCK). To accomplish this, required enabling deletion of cookies when Firefox closes.

My assumption based on information I got in the above mentioned thread, was that even when deletion of cookies is checked for when Firefox is closed, cookies for websites identified as exceptions with ALLOWED, are not deleted.

However, this is not what happens. A specific example is tripcheck.com, which stores custom itineraries for cameras in cookies. I setup quite a few of these custom itineraries and saved them and they were OK until I closed Firefox, when they were deleted, as the cookie was deleted. This website is setup as ALLOW in the Exceptions list.

As explained in the above mentioned thread:

"(2) Scenario Two

[X] Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed (checked)

Firefox shortens cookie expiration to session only unless the site has an ALLOW permission in the exceptions list. “.

I am more confused than ever, the settings do not appear to be working the way they are meant to work, not only for session cookies but also for what should be "permanent".

Am I doing something incorrectly or am I misunderstanding how setting should work?

If cookies of websites setup for ALLOW are deleted when Firefox is closed, the setting is defeating what I am trying to accomplish: saving cookies for websites that I use and save data in cookies (such as recognizing the computer, what’s needed for 2 step authentication, etc.).

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Firefox Problems with using NVIDIA Webseite

Hi, i found a Problem with the Nvidia Website https://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=de When i Search for Driver Download, i choose "Producttype" and then when ch… (read more)

Hi, i found a Problem with the Nvidia Website https://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=de

When i Search for Driver Download, i choose "Producttype" and then when choosing "Product Series" the Website allways Resets to Start.

I also Informed Nvidia about the Problem, but it is only on Firefox. Im on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) and use Firefox in Latest Version 83.0 no addons.

I also Try Chromium and other Browsers but this Problem only happens on Firefox.

Greetz. Vinz

Asked by cvinz 11 months ago

Last reply by brandyball200 10 months ago

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updating firefox

If I try to update firefox browser (via "about") my system answers: It is not allowed because of administrator rules. How can I overcome this barrier? There is no adminis… (read more)

If I try to update firefox browser (via "about") my system answers: It is not allowed because of administrator rules.

How can I overcome this barrier?

There is no administrator besides myself.

Asked by Klauser 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Issues with youtube

Having an issue with youtube as of late on firefox. The ability to see "history" list, "watch later" list, or utilizing the save function do not work because I am consta… (read more)

Having an issue with youtube as of late on firefox. The ability to see "history" list, "watch later" list, or utilizing the save function do not work because I am constantly having to login. For some reason the ability to see lists or to utilize any functions on the youtube website do not work properly because I am unable to remain logged in. Is anyone else having difficulty with youtube?

Asked by Chris 1 year ago

Answered by AlkindiX 11 months ago

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Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 1 year ago

Answered by jumpnjil 9 months ago

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Cannot Log Into Online Banking Site

I am having trouble logging into my bank's website from Firefox. It's worked fine for several years and I have no clue what triggered it all of a sudden. Furthermore, I c… (read more)

I am having trouble logging into my bank's website from Firefox. It's worked fine for several years and I have no clue what triggered it all of a sudden. Furthermore, I can log in just fine from various other browsers.

I have Google around on the issue for awhile now, and have troubleshooted several different things based on what I've Googled, such as clearing all site cookies, data, cache, etc. Also I had a pop-up blocker add-on but I removed it and that didn't do anything. Lastly, I tried completely uninstalling Firefox and re-installing it without ANY add-ons, but it still doesn't work.

Details on what happens: I go to the log in page, and I put in my user and password and click to log in, and it does nothing. It just basically refreshes the page, so the page comes back up with blank user and password fields.

Any help/ideas on the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by dpsadler11 1 year ago

Last reply by Ed Hampton 10 months ago

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My Firefox is not staying on the "Ask to save logins & passwords"

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not k… (read more)

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not know how to make the checkbox stay checked.

Asked by Theresa Marie 1 year ago

Answered by Theresa Marie 10 months ago

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It became so UNBEARABLE that I sadly MUST stop using Firefox; AND RIGHT NOW!

Hello As others have said recently, Firefox has become unusually greedy in RAM! I love Firefox and it's been my favorite browser for years and years. But there it becam… (read more)

Hello As others have said recently, Firefox has become unusually greedy in RAM!

I love Firefox and it's been my favorite browser for years and years. But there it became unmanageable for me!

I'm absolutely not going to spend money to add more RAM to my PC tower, which is only three years old, and otherwise performs perfectly well for my use with all my other apps. There is 8 GB of RAM in my PC, a fast model of RAM, very fast, and expensive. You have to stop, guys, and face the truth! There is a real problem and there is no point in denying it, and saying that it takes more than 8 GB on a PC at the end of 2020.

The CONCRETE result is that we are all going to change the browser we use, it's super sad, and it is happening NOW. I don't want to change, but I have no choice. It's kind of heartbreaking for me, believe me.

Asked by misterpascal 12 months ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 12 months ago

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Bookmarks toolbar missing - but in just some windows

For about a month now I have had an issue with my Bookmarks toolbar disappearing. I have a few different windows that I always keep open and each has a few tabs open or … (read more)

For about a month now I have had an issue with my Bookmarks toolbar disappearing. I have a few different windows that I always keep open and each has a few tabs open or pinned. On just some of those windows, the "bookmarks toolbar" has disappeared (it was there, then it was not). I definitely have "bookmarks toolbar" checked in customizing, so that is not the issue. I found a trick that if I move one or more tabs into a new window (slide to side) that the new window would then have the bookmarks toolbar back. BUT, when I tried that today, I would only have the bookmarks toolbar showing when the window was reduced in size, but if I expanded to full screen, it disappears. How do I get my "bookmarks toolbar" to ALWAYS show in all windows? The only thing that I have changed in my behavior is that I now keep several tabs pinned... wondering if somehow that is causing problems? Please note, I have tried resetting customizing and rechecking "bookmarks toolbar" but that has not resolved the issue. The only extensions or any add-ons that I have are "Adblocker Ultimate" and "Facebook Container". And no themes. I have not "refreshed firefox" because of how much work that would involve to save history, get eveything back to the way I like it, etc., so I am hoping to not have to do that unless you know for sure that would resolve my problem. Thanks.

Asked by aFind 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Does upgrade delete any exceptions, preferences or settings?

I keep getting reminders that there is a new release of Firefox. Does it delete any preferences, exceptions, settings, etc? Any reported bugs with it? Thanks. … (read more)

I keep getting reminders that there is a new release of Firefox.

Does it delete any preferences, exceptions, settings, etc?

Any reported bugs with it?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Firefox - Frequent, frustrating hangs and lockups on new PC

I was lucky enough to be able to buld a new PC recently, Running Windows 10 Pro on a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X rig, Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard and 32gb of RAM. Nvidia Gf… (read more)

I was lucky enough to be able to buld a new PC recently, Running Windows 10 Pro on a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X rig, Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard and 32gb of RAM. Nvidia Gforce 1070 GPU (stand in until I can get better in the new year) Should easily be enough to run Firefox right? Apparently not.

Performance in Firefox is little better than it was on my old rig, (which was still lousy). The browser constantly freezes and locks up, not responding at all to mouse clicks between tabs or on the page. It is especially common when a website opens a file requester, such as when I'm working on my website in Wordpress, but it also happens when working with downloads or seemingly randomly too (my downloads folder is on the C drive and always accessble).

I've tried disabling all plugins (I only have 3, Privacy Badger, Facebook container and Sticky Password), I don't see what point there is in resetting the profile as I only got this computer 3 days ago.

Regards software that might conflict, I run Malwarebytes anti-malware and DisplayFusion but I've tried disabling the latter and still no joy.

I really don't want to Chrome but it's leaving me little choice here. Is there anything else I can try? Thunderbird on the same PC works perfectly.

Asked by matthewab20011 1 year ago

Last reply by matthewab20011 11 months ago

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Is the best way to return to using FF after trying Chrome a few months and import all the bookmarks, passwords, data & etc to a new profile?

I did not delete FF I simply imported into Chrome all my FF data and tried Chrome. I prefer FF and want to add back into FF all the new passwords and bookmarks & etc … (read more)

I did not delete FF I simply imported into Chrome all my FF data and tried Chrome. I prefer FF and want to add back into FF all the new passwords and bookmarks & etc that I created/added while using Chrome. Hence my question. And if yes, then shouldn't I totally avoid synching with my FF account as wouldn't that defeat the purpose of creating a new profile to avoid duplication?

Asked by lolaiii 12 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 months ago

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Having a dreadful time migrating my Firefox settings to new PC

My profile folder is C:\Users\hseib\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pftm4b0j.Default User. It is the only profile under "Profiles". When I open the file "pftm4b… (read more)

My profile folder is C:\Users\hseib\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pftm4b0j.Default User. It is the only profile under "Profiles". When I open the file "pftm4b0j.Default User" it looks like all my data successfully migrated from my old PC. But when I launch Firefox, no bookmarks, no passwords, no add-ins, no nothing. Any help welcome.

Asked by hseibel2 12 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 months ago

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Firefox browser automatically starts when starting computer

For some reason, recently firefox now starts up when ever I start my computer & goes to MSN page. I have searched this & found out how to make the one line item i… (read more)

For some reason, recently firefox now starts up when ever I start my computer & goes to MSN page. I have searched this & found out how to make the one line item in advance preference to FALSE. This was suppose to fix this but did not work. Now when I search the same question I do not get the same answer to go & check if is still set to FALSE. Don't remember if this started after a browser update or windows update. Ready to quit using Firefox browser

Asked by mjwh56 11 months ago

Last reply by mjwh56 11 months ago

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Touch ID instead of Primary Password on macOS

In the Forms and Autofill section of Firefox's preferences I am able to choose: "Require macOS authentication to autofill, view, or edit stored credit cards" which allo… (read more)

In the Forms and Autofill section of Firefox's preferences I am able to choose: "Require macOS authentication to autofill, view, or edit stored credit cards" which allows me to use Touch ID to view/use/edit stored Credit cards.

Is there a way to enable this also for Logins and Passwords? The only option I seem to have available under Logins and Passwords is to "Use a primary password" It would be much easier if I could also set it to use the macOS authentication.

On Firefox Lockwise for iOS it is already possible to set Touch ID to be used to fill/view Logins, but not on the Firefox Desktop browser.

Asked by Jan 11 months ago

Last reply by Jan 11 months ago

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Missing Session Restore Files

I have "Restore previous session" checked but when I restart my computer Firefox does not start with the previous session. Currently I have many tabs open and need to res… (read more)

I have "Restore previous session" checked but when I restart my computer Firefox does not start with the previous session. Currently I have many tabs open and need to restart Windows but I looked in my profiles folder and do not see any of the session files and backup folders.

Why are the session files (sessionstore.jsonlz4, recovery.jsonlz4, recovery.baklz4, previous.jsonlz4, sessionstore-backups) missing from the profile folder?

I can't restart Windows because I don't want to lose my tabs. How do I get Firefox to save the session to disk?

Asked by pkxpzwceeortawjjth 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Safefrom.net bookmark problem

Hi, everyone, I'm pretty new around here. I installed Savefrom.net helper and it installed an addon and a bookmark in my browser. Then I uninstalled it from my PC and uni… (read more)

Hi, everyone, I'm pretty new around here. I installed Savefrom.net helper and it installed an addon and a bookmark in my browser. Then I uninstalled it from my PC and uninstalled the addon. But the bookmark is still there. Everytime I close and reopen Firefox it is stays there and it's pretty annoying tbh. I tried starting in Safe Mode and two antivirus programs (Malwarbyte and Avast). No help. What can I do?

Asked by Jalal Gurbanov 1 year ago

Last reply by Jalal Gurbanov 11 months ago