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Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 4 days ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 3 days ago

Firefox not launching (crashing) after update 82.0

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the foll… (read more)

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the following in event viewer:

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 82.0.0.7592, time stamp: 0x5f8738dd Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1049, time stamp: 0xb5beef21 Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x00000000000a1170 Faulting process id: 0x504 Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a79d51cff95a Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: a6b172b9-a2b5-4bc0-a874-22a48b48aa06 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

When trying to uninstall from Program and Features we get the following NSIS error (attached).

Asked by dirkvdm85 21 hours ago

Last reply by dirkvdm85 32 minutes ago

Virtual Keyboard doesn't work in tablet mode

Hi, I'm on a Lenovo Yoga convertible and everytime I switch to tablet mode and tap in a text field in FF the virtual keyboard opens for a very short time, FF flickers on… (read more)

Hi,

I'm on a Lenovo Yoga convertible and everytime I switch to tablet mode and tap in a text field in FF the virtual keyboard opens for a very short time, FF flickers once and the keyboard closes again. I know that this problem has appeared in the past and apparently been solved for other people, but none of the workarounds I came across work for me... The problem also occurs when I boot in tablet mode and all drivers are up to date. All other applications work flawlessly and a FF reinstall sadly hasn't fixed my problem.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be glad

Kind regards Jonas

Asked by jonas8 6 days ago

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before. I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go ba… (read more)

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before.

I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go back to the tab I was previously on, and it takes over 30 seconds to load, sometimes over 3 minutes. This is making firefox unusable.

And because it doesn't happen all the time, it's not very reproducible for me, but it happens often. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by desbest 6 days ago

crash and slow web and my computer after I download your new version today

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad. … (read more)

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad.

Thanks Mona

Asked by infosov 6 days ago

Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 has some text corrupted.

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland)… (read more)

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland), which is that some of the text will sporadically be disrupted.

When I use "Inspect Element," it seems that the font being used is Twemoji Mozilla, which is surprising as the field is plain text, not emojis or wingdings.

The two images attached are what I'm seeing.

Asked by swampyankee 6 days ago

Disk usage, access to Amazon pages

firefox 64 bit was using 100 % Disc usage, tried 32 bit - was great except I can't access drop down menus on sites like Amazon, also Wish List page wont load. I reinstall… (read more)

firefox 64 bit was using 100 % Disc usage, tried 32 bit - was great except I can't access drop down menus on sites like Amazon, also Wish List page wont load. I reinstalled 64 bit and i can access drop down list but won't load wish list page -using Windows 10

Asked by jstacy1132 6 days ago

Error #3000 when trying to play a twitch vod.

Whenever I try to play a vod, any vod, I get "Your browser encountered an error while decoding the video. (Error #3000)" And this is like this only on Firefox, I've switc… (read more)

Whenever I try to play a vod, any vod, I get "Your browser encountered an error while decoding the video. (Error #3000)" And this is like this only on Firefox, I've switched to it a week ago and it's been like that ever since and it currently works on chrome. I've tried incognito mode, and to disable trackers, but nothing worked as of yet. What could be the problem and how can I fix it?

thanks, doxi.

Asked by kalo39570 6 days ago

Cannot get to certain web pages - especially PayPal

I keep getting this message for certain sites, especially Paypal: "Error 403 Forbidden Forbidden Guru Mediation: Details: cache-lcy19231-LCY 1602842891 2695410268 Var… (read more)

I keep getting this message for certain sites, especially Paypal:

"Error 403 Forbidden Forbidden Guru Mediation: Details: cache-lcy19231-LCY 1602842891 2695410268 Varnish cache server2".

Can anyonenyone tell me why?

Asked by John 5 days ago

Excessive RAM & CPU Usage Firefox Ver. 81

I'm on a Mac, running Mojave, with 40 GBs of RAM, and Firefox is using about 20+ GBs of RAM, and very high CPU usage. I keep trying new updated versions, hoping this wi… (read more)

I'm on a Mac, running Mojave, with 40 GBs of RAM, and Firefox is using about 20+ GBs of RAM, and very high CPU usage. I keep trying new updated versions, hoping this will no longer be an issue, but it persists. Is there anything I can really do, to tamper it down?

Asked by StevenCee 5 days ago

Memory leak in structured-clone-holder

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I o… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I open about:memory or about:performance pages.

On about:memory / Measure I see that most memory is consumed by structured-clone-holder item 6.5Gb. WebContent process consumes stable amount (2..3Gb), because I have many open tabs, but this amount is not changed during the time.

Are there any methods to understand what is caused the structured-clone-holder to grow so big?

Asked by s18 5 days ago

Why does Firefox's Task Manager differ so much from Process Explorer in how much memory its using?

Sometimes my updated Win7 Firefox stalls when loading websites. Of course sometimes its the website's fault. Crosschecking with Process Explorer I noticed something odd… (read more)

Sometimes my updated Win7 Firefox stalls when loading websites. Of course sometimes its the website's fault. Crosschecking with Process Explorer I noticed something odd. In Firefox the Task Manager didn't show any great memory use but in Process Explorer it showed huge memory use. How can there be such a discrepancy and which one is accurate? I'd trust Process Explorer because the computer slowed down a lot when it showed a lot of memory use and as soon as I had closed a few tabs (not making much of a difference in Firefox's Task Manager but a huge difference in Process Explorer) all was fine. I'm using a i5 CPU with 16gb DDR3 ram. In almost every aspect the system is just fine, rarely showing its age. But I'm diligent in watching for programs running in the background, always checking Services.msc and MSCONFIG for newly installed programs that have elected to run all the time in the background for no sensible reason.

Asked by moz2u 5 days ago

Last reply by moz2u 5 days ago

My version of FF no longer works with FB (and quite a few other sites)

Today I see that FB fails to load my profile photo album. I get a spinning circle, description and comments section to the right is blank (or photo loads but no descripti… (read more)

Today I see that FB fails to load my profile photo album. I get a spinning circle, description and comments section to the right is blank (or photo loads but no description). I check my connection activity, it's basically at 10 kbps. I run some speed tests, no problem.

So I go to MS Edge, everything on FB loads in an instant.

So the problem is FF. And that's on top of the 50%-100% of CPU that every click on FB produces. I compared it with Edge, 5%-50% of CPU.

So before I give up on FF and switch to Edge, can someone recommend another version of FF that is relatively lightweight for a low spec laptop? The latest version is a no go, as I understand it needs at least 8-16 GB of memory (!).

Thank you.

Asked by elzach 6 days ago

Last reply by elzach 5 days ago

crash "###!!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost"

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL. Works fine ..… (read more)

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL.

Works fine ... sometimes for days, sometimes for hours, then it crashes. (I don't join the entire log entries, it's some 5000 lines; so here are the always repeating lines of warnings and errors)

===========================================>

[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe): file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 727

      1. !!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

IPDL protocol Error: Received an invalid file descriptor

      1. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E0074,name=PBrowser::Msg_StopIMEStateManagement) Channel error: cannot send/recv
      2. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E008F,name=PBrowser::Msg_Destroy) Channel error: cannot send/recv

[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (4044): Die Verbindung wurde vom Kommunikationspartner zurückgesetzt: file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 358

<===========================================

What is happening? And why? Greetings Martin

Asked by martin.schimmels 4 days ago

Google maps in iOS

Hi, I am running Firefox 81.0.2 on iMac with macOS 10.15.6 and I am very satisfied, but lately the search on Google Maps is returning "Server error. Please try again lat… (read more)

Hi, I am running Firefox 81.0.2 on iMac with macOS 10.15.6 and I am very satisfied, but lately the search on Google Maps is returning "Server error. Please try again later". It works fine if using Safari.

Thank you,

Luke

Asked by hdnp 6 days ago

Last reply by hdnp 4 days ago

Latest version of Firefox causing it to close on its own

Ever since version 81.0 back in September, Firefox has been closing then reopening randomly, is it possible to revert back to 80.0 as to not have this issue? As running a… (read more)

Ever since version 81.0 back in September, Firefox has been closing then reopening randomly, is it possible to revert back to 80.0 as to not have this issue? As running a scan causes Firefox to close too, even when you just opened it. Seems 81.0 is the problem, even when installed folder is added to excemptions.

Please look into this, maybe 81.3 or 82.0 will finally resolve this issue.

Asked by Niko Koppenberg 3 days ago

Firefox constantly crashing over last couple of months

HI. Firefox has been regularly crashing over the last month or two. Today it's crashed 4-5 times in 10 minutes. I tried sfc /scannow just now and there were no integrity … (read more)

HI. Firefox has been regularly crashing over the last month or two. Today it's crashed 4-5 times in 10 minutes. I tried sfc /scannow just now and there were no integrity violations. I've always submitted the crash report immediately after each event, however the last few were unsubmitted when I checked the log just now, so I've submitted them too. Firefox has always been updated to the latest version. Any ideas? Cheers Ian

Asked by zobrdrool 5 days ago

Last reply by zobrdrool 3 days ago

Sharing to Facebook

Since Facebook imposed its new version on users, I find that often, when I share something from an external source (like a newspaper article), as soon as I post it and th… (read more)

Since Facebook imposed its new version on users, I find that often, when I share something from an external source (like a newspaper article), as soon as I post it and the popup disappears, Firefox immediately opens a new tab that says 'close this tab to continue'. It's very irritating. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a fix for it? Thanks in advance

Asked by carrie.silversmith 3 days ago

Google Meets keeps disconnecting in the middle of a meet only on Firefox

Whenever I go into a google meet for school, it doesn't work the same as it did on Microsoft Edge or Chrome. In Firefox, I keep getting disonnected at random times and so… (read more)

Whenever I go into a google meet for school, it doesn't work the same as it did on Microsoft Edge or Chrome. In Firefox, I keep getting disonnected at random times and some parts of the page are completely broken. I've sent a lot of messages using the feedback button in google meets, but they seem to be doing nothing. I don't want to switch to Chrome or Microsoft Edge anytime because Firefox is the best. Please help, thanks.

Asked by noobishply 2 days ago