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Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (read more)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 1 month ago

Last reply by Rhys 6 hours ago

can't open websites or login

I've tried to follow all of the suggestions as to fixing why Firefox won't open websites or login - none fixed the issue. Thanks for any suggestions Dianne … (read more)

I've tried to follow all of the suggestions as to fixing why Firefox won't open websites or login - none fixed the issue.

Thanks for any suggestions Dianne

Asked by hartwickpmrltd 1 week ago

Last reply by hartwickpmrltd 6 days ago

How do I figure out why Content tracking is blocking my site?

We have a site that for some reason just started getting blocked by FireFox's Tracking content setting in private browsing mode. We have a Production build that still wor… (read more)

We have a site that for some reason just started getting blocked by FireFox's Tracking content setting in private browsing mode. We have a Production build that still works but our QA build does not. For the life of my I can't figure out what changed that would have triggered Tracking content to start blocking the site. Basically the site will load but we only get a blank page.

Is there any way to debug what exactly the Tracking content filter is blocking?

Asked by sam.redmond 5 days ago

Last reply by sam.redmond 4 days ago

Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (read more)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

Asked by stefan.luik 1 week ago

Last reply by stefan.luik 5 days ago

Checksum for Firefox ESR 78.6.1 - Software Supply Chain Security

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum. Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.… (read more)

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum.

Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.6.1/releasenotes/ yields checksum SHA256 55249C4861FE521CB32D72785481A146B64812AF2ECE7341FAAA5C79ABC0F395

This does not match any of the checksums available at: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.6.1esr/

Best practice would be to publish the official checksum along with the release notes.

Is there another way to close the loop on this?

Asked by linden1 1 month ago

Last reply by linden1 3 days ago

Disabling the mediabanner/popup thing

Hi, I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and … (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and on my old pc i was able to fix this easily by doing this: go to about:config and change this: set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled from true to false.

I did that now, with my new pc as well. But i just does not work, i restarted my browser and pc after changing it, i set it back to true and back to false again, it just will not work.

I googled this issue, but the only solution i find, is what i exactly the thing i described above, nothing else.

Asked by grobalork 1 month ago

Last reply by grobalork 2 days ago

My Older Account _ _ And ...

I am afraid that I am very confused about the changes to this site. Are the FAQs the only way to learn about the changes, or is there some documentation I am not present… (read more)

I am afraid that I am very confused about the changes to this site. Are the FAQs the only way to learn about the changes, or is there some documentation I am not presently seeing?

In addition, what happened to my older account on this site?

And where exactly are all the other posts, like I would expect to be seeing as if it were a regular forum platform?

Maybe I am more than confused. Maybe I am completely lost. Yes, my own stupidity might be a major factor for this confusion I am guilty of!

Asked by Confianza 1 week ago

Last reply by Confianza 4 hours ago

Disable the download prompt

I recently reinstalled mozilla firefox on my PC and i noticed that in Option>General>Downloads there is no longer the option to disable the "Save File" pop up windo… (read more)

I recently reinstalled mozilla firefox on my PC and i noticed that in Option>General>Downloads there is no longer the option to disable the "Save File" pop up window whenever u click on a file to download. I searched around, even messed with about:config but i couldn't find a way to disable it. So the question is simple: Is there a way to disable this prompt?

Asked by stefpetsalaris 6 days ago

Firefox hangs/freezes after 85 update.

Hi everyone, After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of fire… (read more)

Hi everyone,

After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of firefox (not a url link but a download attachment link in gmail or a print link). I've also had it happen with placing links from the search bar to the bookmark bar, and just recently opening up the 'show all bookmarks' window.

It'll hang, i won't be able to click anything, and then it'll give me the 'close window' screen. It's never fully crashed and given me an error message. I start up firefox again, restore the session and everything is back to where it was.

I've tried refreshing. I've tried creating a new profile. I've tried uninstalling and downloading 85 direct from mozilla. Nothing seems to be working. I'm going to see how it does for a bit in safe mode, but all the add-ons I have I've had way before the 85 update and all of them are recommended by mozilla.

I'm all ears (eyes?) for solutions!

Asked by info4851 1 week ago

Last reply by info4851 2 days ago

Missing menu line

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on bla… (read more)

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on black background. The file "2021-02-14(1).png" is the same <prt sc> but in Edge browser. The file "2021-02-14(2).png" is the same but in Crome.

The two last are correct with all menu'es. How do I get the same i Firefox? I have cleared cookies and cache without any result.

I can't send any links, because you need to be logged in.

Regards Lars Scheffmann

Asked by lars45 1 week ago

Last reply by lars45 15 hours ago

updates

OK, I've selected automatic updates for Firefox. MacBook Air. So, I need to restart in order for the update to INSTALL. I can't just close and re-open Firefox to get the … (read more)

OK, I've selected automatic updates for Firefox. MacBook Air. So, I need to restart in order for the update to INSTALL. I can't just close and re-open Firefox to get the update. After I restarted, Youtube would not play. AGAIN. This happens with EVERY update. So, following instructions from an entry on the web, I erased my history. OK, now Youtube plays. But I notice I've lost my bookmarks in the process. I've mentioned this before. What's the secret to getting you experts to pay attention to this annoying, recurring thing? I would not have lost my bookmarks if I did not have to erase my history. Why can't updates be provided that will allow me to play youtube and KEEP my bookmarks--- like on every other day??? Thank you.

Asked by bialystockmax 6 days ago

Bookmarks

In Firefox When a bookmark is deleted from recently bookmarked, it deletes the bookmark for the bookmark toolbar. How can I stop this from happening? Thank You … (read more)

In Firefox When a bookmark is deleted from recently bookmarked, it deletes the bookmark for the bookmark toolbar. How can I stop this from happening?

Thank You

Asked by woody12 5 days ago

Last reply by woody12 5 days ago

Some Youtube elements don't load when i'm logged in YT account

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, vi… (read more)

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, video progress seems not to work too.

Things i've already done: -turned off all extensions -reinstalled firefox browser

I explored html, and it looks like something blocks browser from putting some elements into code or whatever. The time label is called "ytd-thumbnail-overlay-time-status-renderer" and it's contained in "overlays" div. So when i'm logged out from YT, everything works fine, but when i'm logged in, this "overlays" div is empty.

Asked by benqbenq 5 days ago

Last reply by benqbenq 4 days ago

Images not displaying in Firefox in new version of website

Hello. Sorry to disturb you. My name is Dominic Simpson. I am contacting here because I am redesigning my website, and in the process have found that there are problems w… (read more)

Hello. Sorry to disturb you.

My name is Dominic Simpson. I am contacting here because I am redesigning my website, and in the process have found that there are problems with Firefox. Specifically, I am upgrading the Photography section of my website, which currently looks like this: http://www.dominicsimpson.co.uk/photography.html

My upgrading includes employing Bootstrap frameworks to make the images scale gracefully, while within a responsive container that already exists. In addition, when the user mouses over an image, the image transforms nicely with descriptive text over a blue colour, rather than what is there at the moment, where the user has to click on the image to have a larger one come up in a separate window with a description watermarked in it.

I am finding that Firefox is not displaying the images in this new work-in-progress. This is despite the fact that: 1. I have upgraded to the latest version of Firefox, and have deleted extensions, cookies and cache, as well as checking settings in the Configuration page of Firefox 2. Other web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Opera, have had no problems displaying the images

You can see the new code here on GitHub, together with the CSS: https://github.com/DominicSimpson/photography

The photography section of the CSS is on line 1951 onwards (it’s a huge file).

Is there some kind of code that I can add to the CSS that would make the images appear in Firefox? Look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for reading.


Kind regards

Dominic

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Asked by db_simpson 5 days ago

Last reply by db_simpson 4 days ago

Firefox isn't syncing properly

Hello Should Firefox be syncing between installations on different platforms? On my Windows Firefox, I have the CamelCamelCamel extension and the Facebook containers exte… (read more)

Hello

Should Firefox be syncing between installations on different platforms?

On my Windows Firefox, I have the CamelCamelCamel extension and the Facebook containers extension, but on Linux those aren't being picked up!

What am I missing? When I force it to Sync on Manjaro Linux, it says it is all synced up, but those extensions I mentioned aren't coming through!

Thanks

Asked by ciwan1859 6 days ago