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Hardware Video Decoding not working for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) on Windows 11

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics: - I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop w… (read more)

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics:

- I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop with dual GPU (an Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA GTX 1070) and one desktop with dGPU removed (leaving only an Intel UHD 630 by i7-9700K), on both PC I made sure to run Firefox on Intel GPU only. - According to information I gathered online, Intel UHD 630 should support H264 decoding and VP9 decoding without any problem. - I tested videos from Youtube (VP9, non-HDR video) and Twitch (avc/h264 video) - The exact same video, when played on Microsoft Edge (Chromium), uses Intel's hardware decoder without any problem. - On the dual GPU laptop, when being forced to run on NVIDIA's GPU, Firefox correctly uses the NVDEC decoder without any problem. - Both PC uses the latest Intel driver (30.0.101.1191)

I have attached copies from about:support page below.

In Firefox settings, under General -> Performance section, I have left "Use recommended settings" checkbox on.

Could someone help?

Asked by qwqdragon 2 years ago

Answered by qwqdragon 1 year ago

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getting old versions

Where can I get Firefox 52.9.0? There was a list of old versions here but now I can't find it. I found https://download2.portableapps.com/portableapps/FirefoxPortableLeg… (read more)

Where can I get Firefox 52.9.0? There was a list of old versions here but now I can't find it. I found https://download2.portableapps.com/portableapps/FirefoxPortableLegacy52/FirefoxPortableLegacy52_52.9.0_English.paf.exe I really did not want the portable version but avast considers it a threat so it may not be genuine.

Asked by robey 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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How to disable related term sites in history from being grouped?

I remember sites with related terms not always being grouped up not too long ago. The change isn't bad but would like to know how to disable it. The main issue being ever… (read more)

I remember sites with related terms not always being grouped up not too long ago. The change isn't bad but would like to know how to disable it. The main issue being ever since this change was implemented, it breaks some functionality. It keeps you from being able to look through the rest of your history until you delete the group. Either it prevents you from continuing to scroll down. Or when you do keep scrolling, it keeps looping the sites already shown.

Asked by justinzhu17 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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Firefox background is now Black.

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I… (read more)

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I have a white background. It doesn't

Asked by Swann 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Walmart Site Not Working Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for pro… (read more)

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for products but when you try to add a product to the cart nothing happens. You also can't actually go to the cart. Last time I used Walmart was a few weeks ago and everything worked fine!

Asked by brw111 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Browsing on local development URLs derives on "Unable to connect"

Hi there, I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time, I've established a new profile just for development purposes.

The local website I can't reach is "site.local.dev". My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and that URL points to a local IP on my network (resolved via /etc/hosts file on my PC).

Funny thing is that: - In dev-profile: site.local.dev does not work => "Unable to connect" and the URL bar shows https://site.local.dev even if I force it to http:// - In personal-profile: site.local.dev does work :P

I have tried with CLI tools like "wget", "hosts", "ping", "telnet" and so on and the site loads ok. Even I have used Dillo (damn simple web browser) and the site loads ok also.

Things I've tried so far: - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 (similar issue, not exactly the same).

It must be a silly thing but I'm out of options now. Perhaps anybody has faced to this situation in the past: any suggestion on this issue?.

Thanks in advance, Ibon.

Asked by Ibon Castilla Varela 2 years ago

Answered by Ibon Castilla Varela 1 year ago

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Even if I register a Google domain as an exception, Google login information will be deleted

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings. After that, register the Google domain as an exception wit… (read more)

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings.

After that, register the Google domain as an exception with "Manage Exceptions".

When I restart Firefox after logging in to Google once, the Google registration information disappears even though I registered the exception, and I have to log in again.

However, there are some sites where my login information will not disappear if I register as an exception.

How can I prevent my Google login information from disappearing even if I restart with the above settings?

Thank you.

Asked by lsdoll02 2 years ago

Answered by lsdoll02 2 years ago

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New Login Issue using Firefox only

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had t… (read more)

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had the issue before on Firefox. I am able to login using other browsers. Altra has indicated to me an update glitch involving Firefox browser. Any help?

Asked by martingaul3378 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are… (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Suggestions

Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for m… (read more)

Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for more than 10 years and I hate your stupid "Firefox Home" page (sorry) on desktop and Android with icons that add automatically and I can't change and locate. It's inconvenient and completely useless. It would be great if you create something like Opera 12.17 or 12.18 had. In addition, please remove the "close" button in the last tab. I know that I can do it via the "config mode" (browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab), but it's not user-friendly. It's inconvenient when you close the tab just to return home, but the whole browser closes. It makes me nervous. Thank you in advance! You are doing a great job, wish you good luck, and hope that one day Firefox will be more popular than Chromium-based browsers.

Asked by bdbsckxz 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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2 internet Service providers

I had a service provider in Montreal Quebec citenet.net , My firefoxe account was with them , I would like to move my account using my google email on an other internet s… (read more)

I had a service provider in Montreal Quebec citenet.net , My firefoxe account was with them , I would like to move my account using my google email on an other internet service provider in ste-Marguerite du Lac Masson Quebec how can I do that ?

Asked by Georges 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago