Firefox is automatically downgrading from 88 to 87

I updated my Firefox to version 88 as soon as it came out. Continued working and browsing as usual. 3 days in, browser won't connect > close and restart > error Fir… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I updated my Firefox to version 88 as soon as it came out. Continued working and browsing as usual.

3 days in, browser won't connect > close and restart > error Firefox still running in background > wait for processes to close > re-open Firefox > "You've launched an older version of Firefox - please create a new profile / Exit"

Follow the instructions, setup my profile from scratch again, login to all my accounts and proceed to get back to work. Few hours later - Firefox notifies me a newer version is released and i need to update my browser.

Not too long after, Firefox is downgraded to 87 by itself and I repeat the same process over and over again.

I tried:

  • Full uninstall / clean re-install
  • Deleting all profiles and all Mozilla folders and reinstalling
  • Some fix that's supposed to allow me to use my ver.88 profile on ver.87

Something is making Firefox downgrade to 87 by itself - This happens while I am browsing/using Firefox and causes all connections to drop and the browser to Crash soon after.

Any thoughts?

Gefragt von ThaBomb vor 1 Woche

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Firefox history dsiplayed with incorrect timezone

I am running Firefox 88.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) 20H2. I don't think the exact versions are the problem though, because this has been going on for months at … (Lesen Sie mehr)

I am running Firefox 88.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) 20H2. I don't think the exact versions are the problem though, because this has been going on for months at least.

My system time zone is manually set to "Haiti (UTC+5:00)" for the Caribbean. My system time is set to automatically sync and my system time zone is set to manual.

The problem is if I open my Firefox browser history with Library > History > Manage History the visit time is an hour later than my system time. For example the history will show a page visit at 14:20 while my system time is still 13:20.

I suspect that Firefox is using the wrong time zone offset, but where can I change that?

Thanks.

Gefragt von nicolas.noakes vor 1 Woche

Letzte Antwort von nicolas.noakes vor 5 Tagen

Texts overlaps on websites!

Hello, I had this problem mostly on 1 site across multiple Windows installs. But now it happens on multiple sites. Text overlap each other. I Am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello,

I had this problem mostly on 1 site across multiple Windows installs. But now it happens on multiple sites. Text overlap each other. I Am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2, Firefox Last stable with only UBlock addon.

I tried: even troubleshoot mode didn't help!

- changing/flushing dns didn't help (heard dns could cause that)

Any idea why is this happening. It doesn't look like site issue, since recently it happened multiple times!

Gefragt von empleat vor 1 Woche

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WidevineCdm crashes on Firefox 78.10 (Mac OS)

WidevinCdm crashes. I have submitted multiple crash reports but not sure if any went through. There was no pop-up window or any field to describe the problem like what th… (Lesen Sie mehr)

WidevinCdm crashes. I have submitted multiple crash reports but not sure if any went through. There was no pop-up window or any field to describe the problem like what the 'Learn more..' link says when the crash occurs.


I have already seen other reports of this problem (e.g. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1334218 )


Crash seen on:

Firefox 78.10.0 Mac OS 10.9.5 (Can't upgrade further on existing HW)


I don't like the recommendation on the above URL to install an older version of Firefox. We never tell anyone to go back to old versions of our SW if the bug is created by the new version. For me, the crashes started right AFTER I upgraded Firefox to 78.10.0. I was watching CBS shows. So the crash has a definite connection to the Firefox upgrade. I haven't changed anything else on my MacBook. I had no problem watching the shows on previous versions of Firefox.

To reproduce the crash, try to watch a "free" CBS show ( e.g. https://www.cbs.com/shows/fbi/ ). No subscription needed for a few episodes available for free.

Gefragt von khufia-ffmoz vor 1 Woche

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Printing issues since a few updates ago (2 main problems)

OK, sorry if I dont know all the technical jargon but here are a couple issues I have been having. Currently using FF88.0 on Windows 10 Home edition. A few updates ago I… (Lesen Sie mehr)

OK, sorry if I dont know all the technical jargon but here are a couple issues I have been having. Currently using FF88.0 on Windows 10 Home edition.

A few updates ago I noticed when I go to print a page from the internet (specifically eBay Order Details) it no longer prints the default auction picture as it appears on the screen but enlarges it up to the original download size. This make the shrink to fit option no longer work properly. So in order to get all of the information I need on one page of print I have to constantly change the size from 40-60% to make it work. Frustrating and time wasting.

Second issue: This one just started with the last update. I use a Rollo label printer and I had everything set up where it worked just fine. After the last update it prints half labels and I cant get it to adjust back properly. Huge issue and time waster.

On average I feel like this slows me down 15-30 minutes a day total.

Gefragt von grf1320 vor 1 Woche

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"Clear Recent History" window doesn't close automatically

Hello, after an internet session I'm using the "Clear Recent History" (STRG+SHIFT+Delete) function. Sometimes this window doesn't close automatically, when I'm click the … (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello,

after an internet session I'm using the "Clear Recent History" (STRG+SHIFT+Delete) function. Sometimes this window doesn't close automatically, when I'm click the OK-Button.

Is this a BUG?

Best regards

Thomas

Gefragt von thomas.kelso vor 3 Wochen

Letzte Antwort von thomas.kelso vor 4 Tagen

How to downgrade Firefox only theme?

I prefer old theme of Firefox, with smaller buttons, comfortable navigation, but I'm sure, that you have users who likes new theme with large buttons and new "tab style".… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I prefer old theme of Firefox, with smaller buttons, comfortable navigation, but I'm sure, that you have users who likes new theme with large buttons and new "tab style". So... How can I downgrade only theme of Firefox? Cuz it is reallllyyyyyy not comfortable these large buttons and not minimalistic style. I prefer simple style, not easy (:

Gefragt von DarkDuino vor 1 Woche

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I just purchased Firefox VPN yesterday

I just purchased Firefox VPN yesterday. I was able to get the icon and turn on and off the VPN when needed. Now the icon is gone and I can not find out how to control my … (Lesen Sie mehr)

I just purchased Firefox VPN yesterday. I was able to get the icon and turn on and off the VPN when needed. Now the icon is gone and I can not find out how to control my VPN. I would like to get the Icon back and to also get the VPN working again.

Gefragt von matt88828 vor 3 Tagen

Menu bar dropdown blocks tabs

Running Firefox 82.0.3 on MacOS 11.0.1 (Big Sur) - If I go to full screen mode with Firefox, and then let my cursor get to close to the top of the window, it activates th… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Running Firefox 82.0.3 on MacOS 11.0.1 (Big Sur) -

If I go to full screen mode with Firefox, and then let my cursor get to close to the top of the window, it activates the dop-down of the menu bar. That's supposed to happen. But the bar is blank (the menu bar items appear above it), and hides tabs. And sliding my cursor away, the bar does not go away. Stuck. And can't resize Facebook to regular view to get rid of it. Need to close it and start over.

Thoughts?

Gefragt von Baz vor 5 Monaten

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Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (Lesen Sie mehr)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

***

Gefragt von SeanPM vor 3 Monaten

Letzte Antwort von SeanPM vor 1 Tag

Firefox insanley lagging in Ubuntu 21.04 LTS

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application menu. I recently moved from windows to Ubuntu, no such lag or delay was there in windows.

What I tried- I tried to troubleshoot this problem with the help of troubleshooter present in Firefox and used the 'Refresh Firefox' option but still it was lagging too much. I also tried to remove all add-ons but still it was of no use. My system is fast enough to handle Firefox.

Gefragt von jackhammervyom vor 1 Woche

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Firefox keeps muting my system sound

This is very bizarre and a specific problem. Ever since I purchased a new HP laptop this has started happening regularly: I would open Firefox and watch a few YouTube vid… (Lesen Sie mehr)

This is very bizarre and a specific problem. Ever since I purchased a new HP laptop this has started happening regularly: I would open Firefox and watch a few YouTube videos normally. After maybe the 3rd or so video, ALL the sonud of my entire laptop would stop working. I'd check the volume control and it all shows fine, however I can't hear any sound from anything else, not from other browsers, not from the computer's own media players, nothing, even though there is no 'muted' icon showing on anything. The moment I shut down Firefox ALL the sound comes back straight away. This has been happening constantly and I've had this laptop for a few months now (it didn't happen on my old laptop). So yes, obviously I've restarted the laptop loads of times. It keeps happening.

What is going on??

Gefragt von Karrie vor 6 Tagen

Firefox update

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just … (Lesen Sie mehr)

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just let me know. My computer uses Linux ( Ubuntu 17.10).

The problems are several and are connected, i believe. Some years ago, when updating the firefox browser throught the "official app store", the name of which i only know in catalan, "programari" and haven't been able to find the analogous name right now. The update was actually an installation of firefox quantum that duplicated my Firefox browsers ( at least in icons, i had both ) as i now had the updated one and the old one, which i simply stopped using. Several problems arose in using this format , for example when i try to open from terminal Jupyter lab i needed to have already open the quantum version, otherwise it would simply open it in the old browser and that was a problem for other things not interesting here maybe. There came a moment where this new so called quantum browser stopped working, i.e. it crashed in completly white screen, while not being able to close it, and, furthermore, without being able to uninstall it, again from this app store, as everytime i tried it the app store window would just show me that it was working ( i pressed uninstall and the "cercle around" dynamic icon showed), but no matter the time i left it to finish it never did/does. Now i'm trying to, again, update the OLD firefox browser i had because it is so old ( version 61 ) that many webs can't even be used ( Netflix for example). HOWEVER, i have to say that any of the official helps to download/update firefox has been of no use for the moment. That is, the "update firefox to latest release"( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release) page assumes that the update will take place by just going to << Help->About firefox>>, but it doesn't; and the alternative method, using "Choose which Firefox Browser to download in your language" page ( https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release) downloads me a compressed file ( in concrete firefox-88.0.tar.bz2). What is the problem with this? i haven't found a single word saying what to do after this download... i'm a newbie i only see a whole bunch of archives and files within but i don't have the Icon to press( yes, there is the firefox executable program that if you press appears the browser, but how can i place, and use, this outside the file( when i move it outside it stops working)) and so be able to use access the browser without having to go all into the downloaded file?

I know this is extremely long and i apologize for it. Here in the following i'll simply summarize the questions mentioned in hope that someone has any answer: 1) Why Firefox quantum, installed from the official app store in Linux ( it is/was the only Firefox appearing there as if it was the older version), didn't update the last version i previously had and made instead a duplicated, conflicting sometimes with the older ( Jupyter lab problem mentioned ), version. 2) Why has this Quantum browser suddenly crashed in my computer and why i can't even un-install it. 3) What is to be done with the update-downloading compressed file ( coming from https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release ) as to end up with the nice-looking, usually found, firefox browser icon in the screen, instead of having to go inside the file to use it.

Many thanks to anyone being able to help this troubled-guy in his proces of not going back to google chrome and windows.

Gefragt von joanantichna vor 6 Tagen

Problem

Hello, way have this option "forget about this site Forget about this site" this is very bad idea, can you remove this option or add to ask confirmation. I delete everyfi… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello, way have this option "forget about this site Forget about this site" this is very bad idea, can you remove this option or add to ask confirmation. I delete everyfin form one site by mistake because is stuck for second and click there, I want it to only delete site from history :(.Thanks in advance!

Gefragt von D`M`X vor 6 Tagen

Not really a problem - but rather a fix to an annoyance - Default Mail Client

I've been using Firefox when it was sort of called Netscape Navigator and its Mozilla's companion mail client - Thunderbird. So it was a bit annoying (but easily correcte… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I've been using Firefox when it was sort of called Netscape Navigator and its Mozilla's companion mail client - Thunderbird.

So it was a bit annoying (but easily corrected, of course) that Mozilla would undercut it's own products by changing the Thunderbird as the default mail client in favor of something that resembles Microsoft - after a couple of decades of use.

Just noting

Gefragt von Joel vor 6 Tagen

This appeared in my inbox as a Firefox html document/app-'Ready Billing Properties' <!DOCTYPE html> <html dir="ltr" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

It looks suspicious. It is from undefined [mcmrnintv@msn.com] dl=document.layers;oe=window.opera?1:0;da=(document.documentMode||document.all)&&!oe;ge=document.… (Lesen Sie mehr)

It looks suspicious. It is from undefined [mcmrnintv@msn.com]


dl=document.layers;oe=window.opera?1:0;da=(document.documentMode||document.all)&&!oe;ge=document.getElementById;ws=window.sidebar?true:false;tN=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();izN=tN.indexOf('netscape')>=0?true:false;zis=da;zis8=da;var msg=;function nem(){return true};window.onerror = nem;zOF=window.location.protocol.indexOf('file')!=-1?true:false;i7f=zis&&!zOF?true:false;if(da){document.ondragstart=function (){return false};function cIE(){(msg);return false};function cc(){document.oncontextmenu=cIE;setTimeout("cc()",200)};cc()};function cNS(e){if(dl||ws){if(e.which==2||e.which==3){(msg);return false}}};if(dl){document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);document.onmousedown=cNS}else{document.onmouseup=cNS};document.oncontextmenu=new Function("return false");if(oe){function ro(e){if(event.button==2){alert(' ');return 0};return true};document.onmousedown=ro};function ns9(){window.status=' ';setTimeout('ns9()',1000);return true};if(!oe){ns9();document.onmouseover=ns9;document.onmouseout=ns9};function u0(a){return false};function u1(e){return(e.target.tagName!=null&&e.target.tagName.search('^(INPUT|TEXTAREA|BUTTON|SELECT|EMBED|OBJECT|HTML)$')!=-1)};function u2(e){if(e.which==1){window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);window.onmousemove=u0}};function u3(e){if(e.which==1){window.releaseEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);window.onmousemove=null}}; if(dl){window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEUP|Event.MOUSEDOWN);window.onmousedown=u2;window.onmouseup=u3}else if(ge&&!da){document.onmousedown=u1};function nn(){if(window.getSelection){var t=window.getSelection().toString();if(t.indexOf('qweasdzxc')>1||t.length>40){document.body.innerHTML='.';location.reload()};setTimeout("nn()",200)}};nn();function ni(){if(da){document.onselectstart=function (){return false};setTimeout("ni()",200)}};ni();if(da&&!oe&&!i7f){fc='<'+'div style="position:absolute;left:-1000px;top:-1000px;width:60px;height:35px;z-index:1">'+'<'+'input type="button" name="xqq" value="" onClick=ccd() style="visibility:hidden"><'+'/div>';document.write(fc);function ccd(){clipboardData.clearData()};function cce(){xqq.click();setTimeout("cce()",300)};setTimeout("cce()",3000)};


Can you help?

Gefragt von Anne Marie vor 6 Tagen

Cntrl+P or File > print... overlays a white screen w/ pinwheel. Doesn't advance, no options. No print preview

I cannot print from mozilla. When I attempt to print, the print preview screen appears, but w/ no information other than a pin wheels which never advances. I have to cl… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I cannot print from mozilla. When I attempt to print, the print preview screen appears, but w/ no information other than a pin wheels which never advances. I have to close the window to even close the print preview screen.

Gefragt von jcedotal vor 6 Tagen

cannot add imported bookmarks to bookmarks toolbar

I'm tried everything I can find online and nothing works. I'm at my wits end here. I exported my bookmarks to HTML on Mac1 across my network, copied them to Mac2 and now … (Lesen Sie mehr)

I'm tried everything I can find online and nothing works. I'm at my wits end here. I exported my bookmarks to HTML on Mac1 across my network, copied them to Mac2 and now I can import them into Firefox, but I cannot get them into the toolbar no matter what I do or which solutions I try to use from online and it's driving me nuts! Why do they have to make this so impossible?

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I have attached two images that illustrate what I'm trying to accomplish.

Gefragt von schlawiener vor 6 Tagen

Cannot log in on Addons webbsite

Hey there, I can not log into the Firefox Addons website at https://addons.mozilla.org - I click on the "Register or log in" link at the upper right corner. - It opens a … (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hey there,

I can not log into the Firefox Addons website at https://addons.mozilla.org

- I click on the "Register or log in" link at the upper right corner.

- It opens a page with my email address and a blue button ton log in (picture 1)

- When I click that blue button, it takes me to the second page where I'm asked to enable 2 step authentication (picture 2)

I don't want to enable 2FA for Firefox Addons website and I don't want to download a third party app for this, I just want to be able to log in to the website.

If I click the "cancel" link (at the bottom), it brings me back from where I was and still not logged in

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Gefragt von phendrax vor 6 Tagen

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