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Version 94.0.1 enforced updates and menu settings

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new". To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer … (read more)

Few days ago, I was going to update my browser to 94.0.1 when I decided to check first "what's new".

To my shock and horror, I read: "On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed".

Seriously?... this is not an "improvement". This is just a nice way to say "we are taking over the control of Firefox updates and remove all user choice in this regard".

What is the rationale for this change?

I don't allow any programs to download and install to my PC without my knowledge and permission (including Windows Updates and even Wordpress and plugin updates on my website). I decide if and when anything gets updated to avoid crashes and other computer issues, as well as to prevent installation of something I simply don't want. This includes browser updates.

Secondly, I finally managed to reduce the space between bookmark lines in menus with a workaround in the about: settings after months of struggling with the settings created for iphone users which are unworkable on my PC (the only device I ever use the browser on).

Could someone in the know confirm please that (1) this workaround will continue to work in 94.0.1 (as the release notes are suspiciously silent on this) and (2) that this option will be permanently reinstated in the browser settings with the next update.

I am not updating my browser until I get more information about the issues I have raised, using Chrome in the meantime and...indefinitely.

thanks

Asked by quantum888 2 weeks ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 weeks ago

recover passwords from a Disabled computer

Hello, My MacbookPro is completely nonfuntcional. Dead. I wonder how I can recover my logins and passwords for use on a new computer. I cannot allow synching from the … (read more)

Hello, My MacbookPro is completely nonfuntcional. Dead. I wonder how I can recover my logins and passwords for use on a new computer. I cannot allow synching from the old computer because it will not boot. I'm desperate.

Asked by Jamie 1 month ago

Last reply by Bithiah 2 weeks ago

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Huge RAM consumption, over time

I looked at various tips on how to solve a RAM problem. But I don't understand why my firefox takes about 800MB of RAM after startup, but sometimes after the time of use … (read more)

I looked at various tips on how to solve a RAM problem. But I don't understand why my firefox takes about 800MB of RAM after startup, but sometimes after the time of use it suddenly takes 16GB of RAM. Does Mozilla not have a tool to track which part of Firefox uses so much RAM?

Asked by kju 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

youtube video lag

Hi there! When I watch a youtube video the screen stops every few seconds but the audio keeps playing. My browser is up to date and I added h264ify I saw in a post about … (read more)

Hi there! When I watch a youtube video the screen stops every few seconds but the audio keeps playing. My browser is up to date and I added h264ify I saw in a post about this problem, my drivers are up to date and other sites play just fine. Wish to solve this problem before switching to Edge or Chrome, any advice or help is much apreciated. Thank you

Asked by deridder.1 1 month ago

Last reply by Bithiah 2 weeks ago

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Video lagging

Hello, I have issues with Firefox developer version for couple months now, when I play videos, like youtube, or other sites they constantly lag. They play for like 1min a… (read more)

Hello, I have issues with Firefox developer version for couple months now, when I play videos, like youtube, or other sites they constantly lag. They play for like 1min and lag, continue for another 2min then lag etc etc. (even short videos on twitter lag). It was not like that before and I don't have this problem in other browsers. Does anyone know what can be the problem here? Thanks

Asked by nicaya 2 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 2 months ago

Task Manager shows 11 Firefox running

I had 9 Firefox applications running in my Task Manager which was taking up too much memory (over 50%) I came across this topic and solution here and reduced the processe… (read more)

I had 9 Firefox applications running in my Task Manager which was taking up too much memory (over 50%)

I came across this topic and solution here and reduced the processes in the settings from 8 to 5.

Instead of reducing the number of processes - as stated in your reply - they have increased to 11 with only 2 tabs open.

Any idea what is going on here, and how can I REDUCE the number of Firefox processes?

Asked by quantum888 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

No Sound - You Tube

No sound at all with you tube videos. Started in last few weeks. Any explanation and/or fix would be appreciated. Latest version of Firefox 93.0 64 bit - Win 10. Have ch… (read more)

No sound at all with you tube videos. Started in last few weeks. Any explanation and/or fix would be appreciated. Latest version of Firefox 93.0 64 bit - Win 10.

Have checked the basics of sound settings. Sounds turned on and working fine on any other application and through the browser - just you tube clips are void of any sound.

Asked by martin.birch 1 month ago

Last reply by Bithiah 2 weeks ago

Latest Version of Firefox

I keep getting reminders to install the latest version of Firefox. Is the latest version going to remove the menu bar at the top of the screen as Thunderbird did? That is… (read more)

I keep getting reminders to install the latest version of Firefox. Is the latest version going to remove the menu bar at the top of the screen as Thunderbird did? That is the dumbest thing that Mozilla ever did. If that bar is gone, I don't want the latest version.

Asked by rjziemba 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Problem with syncing and security and cookies

I'm having a problem that appears to be linked to syncing. I can clear it with "Refresh Firefox...", but then it will come back in about 2-3 days. It will manifest it… (read more)

I'm having a problem that appears to be linked to syncing. I can clear it with "Refresh Firefox...", but then it will come back in about 2-3 days. It will manifest itself in a few ways:

  • Facebook feed stops or is blank after about 2 or 3 entries.
  • Pandora won't start, it freezes on the initial opening page.
  • Facebook Marketplace won't display large pictures, they are blurred out.
  • If I try to log into my Firefox account, it tells me that cookies and local storage are disabled. When this happens if I delete all cookies or add exceptions, the issue remains the same and I can't login to my account.
  • Some Yahoo news feeds won't display any pictures.

I've investigated it and reviewed many of the messages about pictures being blurred or not showing, but not finding anything about the problem continually repeating. I have used "Refresh Firefox" about 10 times now, and the issue still comes back.

When it does, other things I've tried are:

  • Added in cookie exceptions for each website above.
  • Turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection for each website above.
  • Cleared all cookies manually.
  • In my Firefox account, I have deleted and re-added all my devices. Would it be helpful to completely delete my account? The issues only occur with one device, my PC desktop machine.

Any assistance is graciously requested, but this is becoming awfully perturbing. I'd love to give you screenshots or logs when this happens, but I can't even log into the forum, but let me know what I need to capture for next time! Thanks!

Asked by roeboat 1 month ago

Last reply by roeboat 2 weeks ago

blank unclickable firefox window

I am being plagued by having a blank area to the top of the firefox screen which cannot be clicked in, it obliterates menus, part of bookmarks and makes the window unavai… (read more)

I am being plagued by having a blank area to the top of the firefox screen which cannot be clicked in, it obliterates menus, part of bookmarks and makes the window unavailable to minimise, it only happens on full sized windows. Currently on 93.0 64 bit Firefox Windows 10 PC. I've not added anything new into Firefox.

Is there a keyboard stroke to minimise the window to make it usable inorder that I can finish work on it? What's causing it and Is there a fix?

Tx S

Asked by jesjaspers 1 month ago

Last reply by jesjaspers 2 weeks ago

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My Firefox suddenly frozen on Linux many times.

When I'm using my Firefox for too long or few couple of minutes its suddenly fronzen and stops response. So I need to restart it, killing the process using top,htop or ki… (read more)

When I'm using my Firefox for too long or few couple of minutes its suddenly fronzen and stops response. So I need to restart it, killing the process using top,htop or kill commands. It has been weeks that this problem started. I waited for updates and tried reinstall it, but no futher SO updates and reinstall solved the problem, if the new Firefox release updates could put a end to this problem.

I have here some ID number of my bug report that I send to Mozilla, if someone could help understand if its a package/driver or miss configuration I would like to know.

bp-8764ac27-aa1c-4db5-831c-ae2460211031 bp-87b0281c-aae3-418e-8f45-828f20211031 bp-d01fcb65-6123-499a-a3d8-4c7950211031 bp-83d56e36-0d58-4456-a7e5-677370211031 bp-a385f497-2271-4120-bdbb-474440211031 bp-f320a744-5606-4743-87ab-763620211031 bp-4a2d704e-cf83-4eb5-8df0-c10b70211031

When press the upper right button 'x' to close, it says that my Firefox isn't respond due to: 'Firefox: Exiting due to channel error'

I don't know how to fix it or find better logs messages to discover what is happens on the Firefox. I have SO with Windows 10 and I don't have this problem at all.

Asked by Alberto 1 month ago

Answered by Alberto 2 weeks ago

Custom keyboard shortcuts

I would like to make keyboard shortcuts, i.e. type the first two letters of my email address so my full email pops in and I don't have to type my whole email EVERY SINGLE… (read more)

I would like to make keyboard shortcuts, i.e. type the first two letters of my email address so my full email pops in and I don't have to type my whole email EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Asked by shelliechristman 2 weeks ago

Frequent page crashes on a variety of sites

Here are some crash report IDs: bp-b62fab6a-df71-4382-bea5-d03050211024 bp-91a966b5-2a88-4712-b169-8f8dc0211024 bp-b8403004-faf3-4e38-a07d-201230211024 bp-666b6fbf-ecf4-4… (read more)

Here are some crash report IDs:

bp-b62fab6a-df71-4382-bea5-d03050211024 bp-91a966b5-2a88-4712-b169-8f8dc0211024 bp-b8403004-faf3-4e38-a07d-201230211024 bp-666b6fbf-ecf4-4085-9ac8-58dae0211024

Asked by sglenn06 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

cyberbully/Hacker Thief

Have be a cyberpunk that hacked into everything,, EVERYTHING all devices ,I've tried about everything,I need my WiFi for my home security and I can't even use it,, Need h… (read more)

Have be a cyberpunk that hacked into everything,, EVERYTHING all devices ,I've tried about everything,I need my WiFi for my home security and I can't even use it,, Need help !!! Suggestions ??

Asked by jefjamz69 2 weeks ago

Last reply by andmagdo 2 weeks ago

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paasword

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but… (read more)

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but i still need my password to log in.The reason for all this is because i wan,t to use firefox pocket and i don,t want to loose any info by having to reset my Paasword.I do have my master Paasword,can i use that.If not,what is my best option.With Regards Andrew

Asked by andrew 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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How to save about:config for a new Installation?

I made a few changes to about:config. How can i save the about:config settings for a new Firefox installation? My bet is this is possible either with distribution-policie… (read more)

I made a few changes to about:config. How can i save the about:config settings for a new Firefox installation? My bet is this is possible either with distribution-policies.json or with a HTML. I used Kali Linux, this operating system comes with a pre-configured Firefox installation. For example it uses a permanent darkmode with duckduckgo even while cookies are denied. It also comes with customs about:config settings like disabled telemetry.

Those are all the setting i changed and i would like to find out a permanent way to import them to Firefox, right after installaing the Browser. It's time consuming changing each setting manually after each install...

toolkit.telemetry.enabled false browser.urlbar.placeholderName DuckDuckGo app.update.enabled false geo.enable false extensions.pocket.enabled false pref.privacy.disable_button.view_passwords false network.protocol-handler.external.mailto false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled false datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.structuredIngestion.endpoint leer browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.ut.events false browser.ping-centre.telemetry false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun false toolkit.telemetry.server leer toolkit.telemetry.server_owner leer toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabledFirstSession false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.unified false toolkit.telemetry.prompted false toolkit.telemetry.rejected true toolkit.telemetry.pioneer-new-studies-available false experiments.activeExperiment false experiments.enabled false experiments.supported false network.allow-experiments false media.peerconnection.enabled false (WebRTC leaks)

If you know any more settings that shuld be disabled, please let me know!

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago