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how do you open a new tab with your homepage and not firefox home page?

i am using nightly 65 and when i go to options i set my homepage (is use my yahoo) and it works fine, but when i open a new tab it only give a selection of firefox home o… (read more)

i am using nightly 65 and when i go to options i set my homepage (is use my yahoo) and it works fine, but when i open a new tab it only give a selection of firefox home or blank page. is there a way for a new tab to open in my home page and if not could this functionality be added? thank you

Asked by JLhillhouse 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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What have you done to Firefox browser? Slow. Hangs up. Freezes. Unresponsive scripts. Graphics won't load. Is there a fix?

What have you done to Firefox browser? Slow. Hangs up. Freezes. Unresponsive scripts. Graphics won't load. A web page is slowing down your browser. Is there a fix? … (read more)

What have you done to Firefox browser? Slow. Hangs up. Freezes. Unresponsive scripts. Graphics won't load. A web page is slowing down your browser. Is there a fix?

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 2 years ago

Answered by Rafael Lecuona 2 years ago

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Tab toolbar should be below bookmarks bar - post quantum fix bricked by version 65 again.

As the title says - the post-quantum inofficial fix (linked here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184503) to move tabs back to the ground will no longer work… (read more)

As the title says - the post-quantum inofficial fix (linked here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184503) to move tabs back to the ground will no longer work, when 65 becomes stable. Will they fix it? No: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1508361 . Why did they: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1356920 ... no clue at all from that...

Anyone who is familiar with that piece of ductwork i.e. is able to understand what they call documentation, please advice how to get tabs back to bottom again. I tried some things but due to the fact that the TabsToolbar element seems to have completely changed its entire nature nothing worked to change its position. Could not even manage to find out what is the actual kind of container-elements name that now is said to contain the menubar and tabbar.

Asked by Specialcase 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox very slow, sluggish and unresponsive on Windows 8.1

Basically everything is very slow and every action takes a whole lot of time to complete - Switching tabs takes about half a second to a full second (About 5 seconds if t… (read more)

Basically everything is very slow and every action takes a whole lot of time to complete - Switching tabs takes about half a second to a full second (About 5 seconds if there's another tab currently loading/refreshing), clicking the middle mouse button takes again, about half a second to a full second for the scroll arrows to show up, same exact thing with regularly clicking the scroll bar on the right, Firefox pretty much freezes for about a whole second before reacting to the click.

I've tried running Firefox with addons disabled, that hasn't helped, which I was sure it wouldn't since this problem started out before I even got any addons - pretty much the second I installed Firefox. I've running Firefox on a brand new SSD card and a fresh installation of Windows 8.1. I've tried both Aurora and Nightly (currently using Nightly), both are just as slow.

I haven't tried resetting, since again, issue was already there when I first installed Firefox.

Asked by Syth 6 years ago

Answered by Syth 6 years ago

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I lost the bookmark star button from next to the address bar.

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser. The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it'… (read more)

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser.

The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it's not there, just the bookmark menu button, which does not allow you to bookmark a page. It then says restore defaults. That doesn't restore the star either. Does anyone know how to get it back once it's gone? It should not be so difficult that I can't figure it out.

Asked by Zorro2013 2 years ago

Answered by Zorro2013 2 years ago

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Change new tabs page

Hello! I'm trying to change my new tab page to home page, I tried New Tab Homepage and My Homepage but they don't work. I also can't install New Tab Override. I'm using f… (read more)

Hello! I'm trying to change my new tab page to home page, I tried New Tab Homepage and My Homepage but they don't work. I also can't install New Tab Override. I'm using firefox-trunk (Nightly) 63.0a1 (2018-08-09) (64-bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Also I don't want to use Firefox Stable because he's more greedy than Nightly, I don't know why or if when I test Firefox Stable I have more tabs but when I use Nightly, it's better than Stable for this

Asked by TheDevKiller 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? (77.0a1 09/04/2020)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was int… (read more)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was introduced and I tried the same steps but setting "browser.urlbar.update1" to "false" doesn't work.

is this permanent? if so why? if I wanted a bulky UI I would just use the Touch Mode or the Normal Mode, at least give us the option to turn it off/on, my problem with this is 1- it ruins the Perfect aesthetic of the UI and make FF looks like Quasimodo (just saying FF has the best UI out there) 2- it overlaps with other elements of the Compact UI like the bookmarks toolbar making it irritating as a "Jack Russell terrier"

and do me please a favor Don't ruin the compact UI

Asked by CypherSoc 2 months ago

Last reply by dodav22008 2 weeks ago

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after installation of adobe flashplayer ver.15 in add-ons manager apperars plugin shockwave flash 15.0.0.189 - and non flash games works

After update of Nightly to ver 36. appears problem with flash animation/games Downloaded (from adobe.com) and installed adobe flash player ver.15.0.0.189 appears in list … (read more)

After update of Nightly to ver 36. appears problem with flash animation/games Downloaded (from adobe.com) and installed adobe flash player ver.15.0.0.189 appears in list of plug-ins as "Shockwave player 15.0.0.189" - and non flash animation(games) works. Already uninstall all AD-blocking software, repeatedly restart comp after installation adobeflash - nothing helps

Asked by o33yz 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox does not use all available resources.

DISCLAIMER: I found many articles about this issue, but none of them solved this problem. DESCRIPTION: I have a problem with Firefox on my backup PCs that makes it freez… (read more)

DISCLAIMER: I found many articles about this issue, but none of them solved this problem.


DESCRIPTION: I have a problem with Firefox on my backup PCs that makes it freeze/slow down everytime i try to • play more gifs at once • play HTML5/Flash video on high quality/bitrate or loading more post on facebook. • Simmilar action that require system resources.

I believe that firefox won't use all available system resources. This issue always occur on "load" and system resources are always around 30-50% of use based on Windows 10 task manager (near usual load on my backup PC without running services/programs s it still uses only around 10% of resources).

NOTE: This issue is notable mostly on my backup PC with limited performance, but i found simmilar issues on main PC. The difference is that on main PC it uses enough resources to run without notable performance drop.

This problem is on firefox only (tested on chrome and edge).

END-USER OPINION: I believe that there is problem in firefox settings that prevents it to use all system resources.

TRIED SOLUTIONS: • Reinstall flash = Without effect • Tries Firefox stable build = Without effect. • Disable/Enable hardware acceleration = Without effect.

• Reinstall Firefox using iobit uninstaller to remove all registry and perform clean installation of firefox. > Without effect.

• Installing different firefox versions. > Without effect.

• Running firefox without extensions. > Without effect with ads and white stuff that prints stuff into my retina.

• Messing up with about:config. > Mostly more harm then good done and even then when i try to change one at a time and verify its effect on system i cant seem to find anything that could affect firefox performance to solve this problem.

• Forcing videos to use HTML5 instead of flash and conversely. > It won't play HTML5 on youtube and flash is lagging on higger bitrate. I believe that it won't play HTML5 due my youtube settings HTML5 worked fine on other sources.


Thanks for help! - DK

DxDiag: https://pastebin.com/Aa35SQJR

Asked by David M. Košecký 2 years ago

Last reply by David M. Košecký 2 years ago

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When there is only one action you permit why do you call it "Reccomended Action"?

Getting really frustrated with security exceptions. When I went to download Firefox I was forced to take Nightly, Would not have had it had a choice been available. Now I… (read more)

Getting really frustrated with security exceptions. When I went to download Firefox I was forced to take Nightly, Would not have had it had a choice been available. Now I am getting security exceptions. (I have not adjusted my security settings). What is really frustrating is being given a "Recommended Option" but no alternative. Surely to have a recommended option you must have to have more than one option. This is happening when I try to load a page on ebay. Not the entire page, just the product details.

Asked by Crackaig 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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Min and max buttons are not available on extensions windows

Min and max buttons are not available on extensions windows, beside that those windows are always on top (only of Firefox itself, not in other windows), so I can not cont… (read more)

Min and max buttons are not available on extensions windows, beside that those windows are always on top (only of Firefox itself, not in other windows), so I can not continue using Firefox when one window is open. My specific case is that I need to use "Katalon recorder" extension, but i can't, since I need to move the windows around to record my moves on any page, which makes it really annoying. Is there any workaround for this?? (I am on linux deepin 15.11 and Firefox nightly 71.0a1 (2019-09-09))

Asked by guepardomar 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Tab navigation update on nightly

Tab navigation left and right is still showing even there is only one tab, My suggestion is that, just show the tab navigation when the tab is full and the "+" icon shoul… (read more)

Tab navigation left and right is still showing even there is only one tab,

My suggestion is that, just show the tab navigation when the tab is full and the "+" icon should be on the side of the tab if the tab area is not full, but if it is full then that is the time that it will stick on the right side beside the tab navigation.

Please look at the attached screen shoot.

Nighly version: 60.0a1 (14-feb-2018) 64bit

Asked by zer09 2 years ago

Answered by zer09 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes/hangs (both actually)

It mostly crashes on startup. Rarely it opens but crashes on the first or second click. It doesn't even work on safe mode. Tried every possible steps from http://mzl.la/K… (read more)

It mostly crashes on startup. Rarely it opens but crashes on the first or second click. It doesn't even work on safe mode. Tried every possible steps from http://mzl.la/Kpf7Zn and http://mzl.la/MP6ZBS but none of them worked. I even re-installed the windows 7. Then it worked for a day then it again started crashing.

PC spec:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/05/12 17:46:39 Ver: 04.06.05

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.7GHz

RAM: 4096MB RAM

Graphics Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Asked by TheSakib 6 years ago

Last reply by TheSakib 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Nightly crashes at start up. It says firefox is already running, you have to shut down session before starting another. I have checked the task manager to make sure it … (read more)

Nightly crashes at start up. It says firefox is already running, you have to shut down session before starting another. I have checked the task manager to make sure it is not running first, still get same message. Last crash report is this, but I have uninstalled and reinstalled Nightly already. I have also Tried regular firefox with the same out come. ERROR=Crash ID: bp-fac7a40f-c2b6-4f4a-848a-2dbf40170430

Asked by drews1166 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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Nightly crashes every time unless in safe mode even though I don't have any add-ons or extenions enabled.

Using the latest Nightly version which I update every day. For the last couple of weeks the tabs will crash as soon as I open Nightly unless I am in Safe Mode. That said,… (read more)

Using the latest Nightly version which I update every day. For the last couple of weeks the tabs will crash as soon as I open Nightly unless I am in Safe Mode. That said, I do not have any add-ons or extensions enabled other than the default Mozilla ones. Running the system report, it does list 14 extensions that do show up when I simply use the menu to open the add-ons/extensions page. I am attaching my about:support info. Anyway, I wonder if it is one of these extensions that is causing the problem since being in safe mode prevents the crashes from happening. At first I thought it was a universal problem and if I simply kept updating the program it would fix the problem but since it has persisted this long I am guessing it is something unique to me.... Thanks for your help, Dan

Asked by NightlyDan 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Firefox nightly updates break HTTPS

Just for nightly: For the last week or so (sorry I can't be more specific). When I update the FF Nightly [58.0a1 (2017-10-13) (64-bit)] It keeps breaking something so t… (read more)

Just for nightly:

For the last week or so (sorry I can't be more specific). When I update the FF Nightly [58.0a1 (2017-10-13) (64-bit)] It keeps breaking something so that I can no longer access HTTPS sites from Nightly. I get the "Secure Connection Failed" page (SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE) for all HTTPS pages (mozillia.org too). It doesn't happen with every update but it has happened at least 3 or 4 times in the last week.

I can access HTTPS from regular Firefox 56.0 if I close nightly first. I can access HTTPS from Chrome/Chromium. Manually disabling all of the add-ons has no effect. However, Nightly will start in safe mode. I suspect that safe mode bypasses the profile. To fix this, I have to reset Firefox, which starts a new profile.

Asked by telesphore 2 years ago

Answered by telesphore 2 years ago

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Is this a comparability issue with windows?

Please bear with me while I get this all out. I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day. Firefo… (read more)

Please bear with me while I get this all out.

I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day.

Firefox can be totally unusable at times, for as long as 48 hours while it stumbles and can't make up it's mind. Oh yes, it will be up, just not running like the 3 other browsers I have for backup. It's a matter of freezing and hanging with the banner saying that Firefox is unresponsive. I can tell it's unresponsive. I want to know why. I've been trying to trouble shoot this for more time than I can remember. If Firefox is going to just sit there looking stupid while trying to annoy me, it's doing that just fine. What it won't do is allow me to shop on Amazon or eBay, read my email on gmail.com, have more than 3 or 4 tabs open, or try to watch any video, or accommodate searching without freezing. I need a font that is large enough to read, especially on the context menu. There are times I need to exit Firefox by using system explorer because Firefox won't allow me to exit when it hangs up, then I will restart it and for about 5 minutes it will actually perform.

All I have now is an attitude. What I can't get my head around is why on earth would the Firefox developers not fix this. I know, just by common sense and experience in computers for some 50 years that my experiences are not unique. I'll put good money on the developers knowing all about this issue. When Firefox made the changes to the rendering engine, and to the language used, I actually got excited. Finally, the hanging and freezing would be fixed. Sadly, this is not the case.

What can I personally do, with the exception of dumping Firefox for Chrome? Is this a comparability issue with windows 10? I have a hatred for Google. And yet, yesterday I had to open Chrome to complete a transaction on eBay. Firefox would not allow me to select a method of payment. It was a choice between PayPal or credit card and the seller would not allow anything but PayPal. It would not make the connection to PayPal, which is my normal choice. If I open Amazon, Firefox looses it's mind.

Just typing this has taken a miserable amount of time because Firefox just can't stop hanging up.

Asked by andythebeagle 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago