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Error message will not let me open Firefox

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Do… (read more)

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Deb PS I need simple instructions, I'm not terrible techy.

Asked by Deborah Lief 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

Battery drain on Android 14

Firefox for Android seems to be causing extensive battery drain compared to other apps. This happens even if I disable the browser from running in the background. Seems… (read more)

Firefox for Android seems to be causing extensive battery drain compared to other apps. This happens even if I disable the browser from running in the background. Seems to be related to high CPU usage.

Asked by S. Rahman 2 weeks ago

Android 14 Battery Drain with all of Firefox Versions

Hello, I'm facing a severe battery drain issue that occurs with all of the current Firefox versions for Android (Stable, Beta, Nightly). I have noticed that the problem … (read more)

Hello,

I'm facing a severe battery drain issue that occurs with all of the current Firefox versions for Android (Stable, Beta, Nightly). I have noticed that the problem mainly arises when I have played any type of video through the browser, such as a YouTube video or any auto-playing html video through a website. And I don't mean that the battery drain occurs WHILE I have the browser open, I mean in the background, after I have exited Firefox. I have also installed GSAM battery monitor with the necessary ADB battery stats permission given, and it seems that the "Video On" wakelock is always on with Firefox. It's like that the thread that plays the video has not stopped, even if I have force closed Firefox, and killed the video tab. For example, I'm attaching two screenshots from the battery monitor, where I have previously opened Firefox and played a video for like 15 seconds (see the "Audion On"), then immediately closed all the tabs and force closed the application. As you can see, the "Video On" has not stopped, like the "Audio On" wakelock, and continues to count (35 minutes). This may go on forever, such as if I leave the phone at night, I'll wake up the next day with Firefox video wakelock displaying something like 15 hours of playback (something that of course, is not true). The only way to stop the drain, is to restart the phone and not open Firefox.

Though, the issue may not even be related with video playback. I have read in the forums (like here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1432706) that other people are facing this issue as well, and worked around it by not using Firefox as the default browser. I have not tried it but, even if it works, this is not at all convenient. Other posts on reddit that verify the same issue I am having: https://www.reddit.com/r/pixel_phones/comments/18xh7w3/why_is_firefox_using_all_this_battery_i_havent/ https://www.reddit.com/r/zenfone/comments/18zlow0/since_android_14_video_seems_to_be_the_top/ https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/174d13d/firefox_excessive_battery_usage_on_android/

I do not wish to switch to chromium based browsers. Please take a look at the issue and let me know. Thanks a lot.

Asked by Kelsios 2 months ago

Last reply by Kelsios 1 month ago

Youtube videos dropping 2/3 of frames.

When playing a video on YouTube the video is choppy and drops around 2/3 of the frames. This happens on every video that I click on. I have found that if I double tap to… (read more)

When playing a video on YouTube the video is choppy and drops around 2/3 of the frames. This happens on every video that I click on.

I have found that if I double tap to jump back 10 seconds in the video it will no longer drop frames and play smoothly, but if I change the playback resolution it returns to being choppy until jumping in the video again.

I am currently running the latest stable download from the play store, and my phone is a OnePlus 8t.

Asked by pblock4 2 months ago

Last reply by tomaszuk 9 hours ago

Suddenly missing icon shortcuts on new tab page.

I just noticed today that my New Tab Page is now displaying an old set of icons (are they called bookmarks?) It might be associated with the recent update to v121, but I … (read more)

I just noticed today that my New Tab Page is now displaying an old set of icons (are they called bookmarks?) It might be associated with the recent update to v121, but I have lost several newer pinned icons. The display today is shown in the attached image, and I have drawn a red diagonal through icons that have not appeared on my New Tab Page for some time. I don't have a list or image of the recent ones that are gone missing.

I'm sure I'll eventually find and replace the ones that I lost, but this is just embarrassing for FF, which I use for just about everything.

If there's a way to revert, I'd like to know.

Asked by MyUsernameHere 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

email ?? cant send or receive emails

cant send or recieve eemails for past week get this message???? This message could not be sent because The connection to outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com timed out … (read more)

cant send or recieve eemails for past week get this message???? This message could not be sent because The connection to outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com timed out ... Try again ???

I hae no idea why or what to do now if someone could help me that would be great

Sorry I have no idea what any of what is in the Shared Data means

Asked by joelliott.x 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

Some folders (e.g. 'All Mail on ebailey@phillipslaw.net') cannot be compacted because there is not enough free disk space. Please delete some files and try again.

Everytime I open thunderbird it gives me this message 3 or 4 times: Some folders (e.g. 'All Mail on ebailey@phillipslaw.net') cannot be compacted because there is not eno… (read more)

Everytime I open thunderbird it gives me this message 3 or 4 times: Some folders (e.g. 'All Mail on ebailey@phillipslaw.net') cannot be compacted because there is not enough free disk space. Please delete some files and try again. I have deleted thousands of emails and it still sends this message

Asked by Elizabeth Bailey 3 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 4 hours ago

Emails not getting marked as "read" in latest version of Thunderbird

Since the latest update to Thunderbird (115.4.1) the ability to mark messages as "read" does not seem to be working as before. Normally, I would expect emails to be autom… (read more)

Since the latest update to Thunderbird (115.4.1) the ability to mark messages as "read" does not seem to be working as before. Normally, I would expect emails to be automatically marked as "read" after opening them for several seconds; in other words, after actually reading them. Now, it does not appear to be the case - a large fraction of emails no longer are marked as "read", regardless of how long they are opened/viewed for, regardless of how many times one opens these specific emails. The only way to mark these as "read" seems to be to manually force the client to mark them via right click or some other menu.

TL;DR: Emails are no longer guaranteed to be marked "read", even after opening multiple times. Only occurs since latest update.

Asked by nukeman05 5 months ago

Last reply by nukeman05 5 months ago

Lost contacts

Every time I update or upgrade, I lose all my contacts. I have resorted to creating a spreadsheet and retype all pertinent info into that spreadsheet. But - why is this n… (read more)

Every time I update or upgrade, I lose all my contacts. I have resorted to creating a spreadsheet and retype all pertinent info into that spreadsheet. But - why is this necessary? You have export and import for the messages. Why not for contacts? Or am I missing it?

Asked by Pennsy Nut 5 months ago

Last reply by Pennsy Nut 5 months ago

Thunderbird Quick Filter SLOW

Hello, After update Thunderbird quick filter became very very slow. If you type in quick filter field two words. At the beginning is being shown random results not conne… (read more)

Hello, After update Thunderbird quick filter became very very slow.

If you type in quick filter field two words. At the beginning is being shown random results not connected with typed in words. Then in 30 seconds or later are being loaded correct results. Not possible to use like this. It's local search on normal PC (with CPU AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G, 24GB RAM) filtering must to work fast. Could you fix that issue?

Thank you

Asked by Ludas 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 days ago

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Firefox 116.0.1 for OSX, tabs keep crashing

Hi, After updating Firefox to 116.0.1 my tabs keep randomly crashing. I get some crash reports *occasionally* - meaning not all crashes produce a crash report - but I'm … (read more)

Hi,

After updating Firefox to 116.0.1 my tabs keep randomly crashing. I get some crash reports *occasionally* - meaning not all crashes produce a crash report - but I'm not sure what to do with them, they seem inconclusive. The last report (not for the last crash, though, which didn't produce any report) is bp-3334b934-58b5-4226-887a-235300231117

Asked by frakie 4 months ago

Answered by frakie 4 months ago

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Can't open Firefox - error re "platform version '120.0.1'

Hello, Clicking to open Firefox gives me the following error message: Error. Platform version '120.0.1' is not compatible with miniVersion >= 120.0 maxVersion <= … (read more)

Hello,

Clicking to open Firefox gives me the following error message:

Error. Platform version '120.0.1' is not compatible with miniVersion >= 120.0 maxVersion <= 120.0

Can't open firefox! I'm running Windows 11 version 10.0.22631 Build 22631

Thanks! Julie

Asked by Julie 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

Firefox using incredible amounts of memory

Hello I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!! This is cr… (read more)

Hello

I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!!

This is crazy and in system about:performance the memory being used is shown to be only 200 megabytes.

What is going on? Why does Firefox need so much memory. I am starting to think you guys want linux users to witch to chrome or vivaldi....

Asked by ramon1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Constantly freezing. Caused by broken Unified Folders

Dear reciever. After years of using TB and what we do think is a productive mail-tool that works for the benefits we are looking for has worked. However, the last 115- co… (read more)

Dear reciever. After years of using TB and what we do think is a productive mail-tool that works for the benefits we are looking for has worked. However, the last 115- constantly freezing and shuts down. This is very annoying. It freezes at some folders from the main email-client- as we have deleted older folders integrated with this. But the problems remains. . We have done everything in our knowledge of the program but still no approvement. . At this point we are using Outlook..would be grateful to have some answers and possible sollutions for this issue. . Thanks in advance and keep up the great work U are doing. :-)

Asked by info1478 5 months ago

Answered by info1478 1 week ago

CCTV camera on Firefox

I try to see pictures from CCTV camera by IP adress. After log in I see massage that pligin file is not awailable and it is nesessery to download this file. After downloa… (read more)

I try to see pictures from CCTV camera by IP adress. After log in I see massage that pligin file is not awailable and it is nesessery to download this file. After download file vplugin.exe, I install the software restart the browser and still have massage about plugin file. Did you ever met such problem before?

Asked by wiktor.szylejko 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox does not play videos on after Ubuntu upgrade

A few days ago Ubuntu (22.04 LTS) showed me a message saying I can upgrade my OS (or something along those lines). I click on agree (any button that would let me proceed)… (read more)

A few days ago Ubuntu (22.04 LTS) showed me a message saying I can upgrade my OS (or something along those lines). I click on agree (any button that would let me proceed) and the upgrade took place (without restarting). Along with the upgrade Firefox was also updated to its latest version at the time (119.0). Since then, videos on Twitter play but without sound. On some other websites also none of the videos play. On YouTube, Firefox shows me a message saying "To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs" but the videos play fine; I haven't tried other websites but I assume all would have some issues. Google Chrome however doesn't have this issue and all videos play without any issues.

Note that I have not restarted my computer since the upgrade. I doubt this could be an issue but please let me know if you think this could be the issue.

I did the followings and restarted Firefox but none have worked so far for Twitter and some other random websites that I come across, but they resolved the issue for YouTube and now YouTube videos play, although I still get that codec message at the top of the tab:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo apt install libavcodec-extra

Someone told me this is because the default Firefox on Ubuntu 22 comes as a snap package and I should install the APT package manually instead so that it works. I prefer not to do this because I have lots of tabs open and have manually changed lots of the settings (including in about:config) that I want to preserve. I would also like to preserve the history of visited websites and keep the current cookies (don't really want to keep entering username/password on the same websites again). So the best way for me is to fix the issue for the default Firefox on Ubuntu 22.

Could you help me figure out what I should do to fix this issue?

Asked by Warrior 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago