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Audio stops working on Firefox 95.0.2 after a few days

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I've been teaching my young daughter how to use a computer, and we chose firefox as a browser she can use to do some things online - in particular she's been doing Math lessons using

After the past few weeks I've noticed that sound from that site no longer seems to work after 1 or 2 days. Embedded videos work, but sound where the site has a character that tells her what to do - stops working. If I restart the browser it starts working again - however refreshing the page does not. This is something recent, as older versions of firefox did not seem to do this. I'm wondering if there is some change/memory leak that might cause this?

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Hmm its now days and working fine - so perhaps it was something OS related. I think we can close this, and I will report it again if it crops up.

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Is it only on that one website? What about other websites?

About how long before the problem shows up?

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem,

Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

While you are in Troubleshoot(Safe) mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}


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As I restarted my Firefox to confirm it started working again, I will need respond in a few days . I’ll find some other site with similar sound on a webpage and confirm it works (in fact several may be helpful , as I can leave another one open and open the other fresh ones when it re-occurs).

Opening the browser in safe mode won’t help, as restarting the browser does cure the problem (unless I run in safe mode for several days - which is a possibility, although the only plugin I am using is 1Password which would seem a strange k d to cause this issue).

As mentioned, it’s only recently I’ve noticed this happening - in Nov we were doing a daily exercise with the browser staying open a number of days without issue.

Anyway, I will report back with more info or a solution if it’s not a k own thing.


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3 days later and since a restart it hasn't yet lost its sound capabilities. This has happened to me 2x before - but I'll keep monitoring as possibly a newer firefox has changed something and I didn't realise. I'll report back in a few more days.


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Hmm its now days and working fine - so perhaps it was something OS related. I think we can close this, and I will report it again if it crops up.


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