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Firefox keeps loading info during a session.

Firefox 80.0.1 keeps running in the background, eating up my dial-up speed. This happened after loading this latest version. When starting a new session, I let the pre-fe… (read more)

Firefox 80.0.1 keeps running in the background, eating up my dial-up speed. This happened after loading this latest version. When starting a new session, I let the pre-fetching stop, and then browse. This used to work well, but not anymore.

Before 80.0.1 came out, you folks had me eliminate some pre-fetching which worked well with earlier versions, but I can find nothing on-line about this new version and what is causing it. It starts periodically during a session, and then stops, and starts again, seemingly at random. With a dial-up, this is almost unusable. Any ideas?

Asked by johnsondf 5 days ago

Firefox updating two profiles with places files

I run Firefox 52.9.0 32bit ESR as main browser - for reasons to do with our server I also run under a separate profile Firefox 68.12.0 ESR 32 bit for testing When using 5… (read more)

I run Firefox 52.9.0 32bit ESR as main browser - for reasons to do with our server I also run under a separate profile Firefox 68.12.0 ESR 32 bit for testing

When using 52.9.0 whenever I change a bookmark, it ALSO updates the file in the V68 profile folder! I have no idea why as both profiles should be separate. The time stamps are the same.

I need to keep the V68 profile completely isolated from the V52 so need to try and stop this unusual updating!

Both profiles are NOT local and located in F:drive under different folders. Both versions are started as:- "I:\Firefox New\firefox.exe" -P "Firefox New" and "I:\Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "Firefox Old" and the profiles.ini file points correctly

Any suggestions please - and no I can not update them as needed for specific purposes!

rgds

Asked by firefox982 1 day ago

Last reply by firefox982 15 hours ago

Firefox update to 80.0.1 will not register add-on to access Foscam FI9928P

The latest Firefox (80.0.1) doesn't recognize or allow installation of the add-on (amba_5.1.0.13_win--1548386245064.exe) to be able to view my security camera (Foscam FI9… (read more)

The latest Firefox (80.0.1) doesn't recognize or allow installation of the add-on (amba_5.1.0.13_win--1548386245064.exe) to be able to view my security camera (Foscam FI9928P). Prior to the update, I was able to access the camera just fine. Now I have to use Chrome or IE to be able to view camera web interface.

I am not sure what the Mozilla folks changed, but it really stinks to not be able to use FFox with my security cameras.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Is there a fix for this issue?

Asked by ddenby 6 days ago

Restore previous session - any possiblity of finding the pre-previous image??

Hallo, I often use the 'Restore previous session'-button as I wasn't able to finish my work / reading all the stuff of the day. Some tabs I kept reopening with that funct… (read more)

Hallo, I often use the 'Restore previous session'-button as I wasn't able to finish my work / reading all the stuff of the day. Some tabs I kept reopening with that function over weeks.

Unfortunately, my son opened up Firefox for searching some school info and closed it afterwards. So I cannot restore 'my' session and would have to search the history of weeks to find one quite important article. Is there a possibility of finding somewhere a sort of cache of the so-called 'pre-previous session'??? It'd quite important to me, thank you in advance for a short answer!

Best Regards Stefan.

Asked by Stefan.Zeuner 20 hours ago

Upgrades

This is not so much a question but a cry for mercy... please, please, please... no more 'upgrades', no more 'improvements' that aren't. I've been using computers since 19… (read more)

This is not so much a question but a cry for mercy... please, please, please... no more 'upgrades', no more 'improvements' that aren't. I've been using computers since 1979 (my first was a Tandy TRS80) but I'm now 74 and can't keep up. After the last couple of 'upgrades' Tbird and FF have become almost unusable. :-(

Asked by Foshet00 6 days ago

Last reply by Foshet00 4 days ago

'data:image' data links in page info. How to identify location/allow retrieval without turning off tracker blocking?

One of the sites I regularly use (tesco.com) seems to have changed the way it gets thumbnail images of products, so that they no longer show up unless I turn off script b… (read more)

One of the sites I regularly use (tesco.com) seems to have changed the way it gets thumbnail images of products, so that they no longer show up unless I turn off script blocking for a whole page. (Once I've got one page working, it continues working for the other pages, even if scripts are 'blocked' on those!?)

In the page info I see that the non showing images are only represented by 'data:image' followed by gif.64 and a long string of letters. I understand that this is an html link converted to data, but I don't know why, and have never seen this before. If I copy the 'link' into a new tab, it just goes to a black page. One time I did get a warning pop up from 'NoScript' that the page was doing some dodgy sort of call out, and 'did I want to disable it on this site'. I think it said the call out was to one of the Google sites, but I can't find any way to show this information when NoScript isn't warning me about it; and I can't seem to make 'NoScript' do the pop up every time I try to search with the data link: most times it just goes to the black page: only once or twice has it showed me the warning. I don't understand what's going on.  :/

First time 'NoScript' gave the warning, I opted to 'allow this linking for this page', and the thumbnails then showed up, and the 'data:image' link info was replaced with a normal link to a jpg picture (odd because the data link had been prefixed 'gif;64' ?). I then wanted to know which script to enable for future use, but, when I disabled all the page scripts again, the thumbnails stayed there, and continued to work on the whole site: not just the current page!

When I logged out, and came back to continue shopping later, whatever the setting was, had been lost, and I had to go through the rigmarole of allowing all scripts, to get the thumbnails to show, and then turning off all but the main domain permission afterwards.

Can someone please explain what these data links are, and how to see where they are really aimed/what site a picture is actually on, before just letting them connect. And so how to allow just the exception that's needed to show the thumbnails.

Sorry if this sounds dumb, but it's all new to me.

Many thanks for any enlightenment.

Asked by Spamlet 7 hours ago

Last reply by Spamlet 1 hour ago

Google's pop-up over searches on Firefox 80.0.1

Hi, How can I get rid out of this "pop-up" from Google (attach) which is now always popping over my browsing search, without open one Google's account ? Cookies block on … (read more)

Hi, How can I get rid out of this "pop-up" from Google (attach) which is now always popping over my browsing search, without open one Google's account ? Cookies block on Firefox 80.0.1 does nothing on this issue ... What to do ? KR Thanks !

Asked by esa_jf88 1 week ago

Last reply by esa_jf88 6 days ago

Forum images not showing

Hi. A forum which I joined years ago,all of a sudden i cannot view any images i post,and all the images i have ever posted there are not viewable with Firefox.Cant view a… (read more)

Hi. A forum which I joined years ago,all of a sudden i cannot view any images i post,and all the images i have ever posted there are not viewable with Firefox.Cant view anyone elses recent posted images either ,and it started happening a few days ago.Could an addon be the cause because i have had the same ones i have always had.

Asked by cblake880 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cblake880 3 days ago

Alternative to FireFox?

I am thoroughly fed up with FireFox and would like to have reasonable suggestions for an alternative. The main problem is that FF uses ever increasing resources the long… (read more)

I am thoroughly fed up with FireFox and would like to have reasonable suggestions for an alternative. The main problem is that FF uses ever increasing resources the longer it runs even when there is no internet connection and I am not asking it to do anything. Between the various firefox invocations and HPPA_Main.exe, there comes to be very little resource for any desired activity. Then sometimes one of the firefox invocations grows endlessly (till I stop it or the system crashes), Then once with the installation of a new version (more and more new versions makes it impractical to keep up) the old profile was deleted (I watched the files disappear one by one) so I am always loosing things.

I am using MS Windows 7 and have 8 GB of ram but firefox will have allocated much more than that by the time it becomes unusable.

Asked by robey 3 weeks ago

Last reply by robey 5 days ago