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Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 1 week ago

Last reply by eqall 16 hours ago

Print Preview 86.0 too small to see. Also other print features now very difficult

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is… (read more)

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is the work-around. Also, it's many extra clicks to get to my system print controls to print properly.

Solving the print preview too small would go a long way towards keeping Firefox usable. The other things could certainly use fixing, however.

Thanks in advance! L.

(I have restored the old functionality temporarily with print.tab_modal.enabled preference set to false. Thanks community for showing me to do so! See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1322623 if you want to know how.  However, usually Firefox takes these options away soon.  )

Asked by Ellis Eff 1 week ago

Last reply by Ellis Eff 5 days ago

Theming

To outline my setup, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate with Service pack 1. I tried applying a third-party theme to Windows 7 Ultimate, but it didn't work right. So, I reset … (read more)

To outline my setup, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate with Service pack 1. I tried applying a third-party theme to Windows 7 Ultimate, but it didn't work right. So, I reset Windows theme. Then, I tried applying a theme to Firefox itself and it works except for the "x", "minimize", and "maximize" buttons. What is going wrong? It may be a minor problem, but I like things to work right.

Asked by Gammareign 1 day ago

Last reply by Gammareign 10 hours ago

BarTender Software No Longer Shows Printer Status

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Wind… (read more)

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Windows 10 as part of my company's initiative to get everyone up to Windows 10. BarTender uses a driver to talk to your print drivers and provide a status back to the BarTender server and webpage that we use. After the move to Windows 10 Firefox will not work with BarTender. It works in MS Edge and Chrome.

 I've got a ticket into Seagull Scientific and I can foresee how this will go.  They will point me back to Firefox and then I'll get pointed back to the vendor.   I know it will be hard to find someone with a similar issue.  But maybe someone had some issue with another driver, etc that stopped talking to Firefox.   
I've tried to turn off all of Firefox's protection stuff that might be interfering and still not working. 
I have used Firefox and prefer it over any others.   But I also don't like the idea of having to change browsers depending on what I'm doing.   Besides, this software I have to regularly use.   So if I can't find a solution I may have to abandon use of Firefox.

Asked by Michael 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Michael 4 days ago

Why do you archive threads before fixing the issue???

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?… (read more)

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?

I find it really bad, if i post a bug and you just archive without even try to fix the problem! It makes me extremely angry! Bad behavior!

Please stop that and re-open the case.

Jan Ps. same system (Lenovo Thinkpad X300 with Xubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit (account A) )now running Firefox 85.0.1 64bit can now print, I can't find any mentioning in release notes to how previous version 75.0 and now this one is different and why this one now can print.

It would be nice to get this solved, since other people here has had this one too and it seems to jump between versions and OS(linux an windows).

edited broken link

Asked by insomniacno1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by insomniacno1 6 days ago

History of synced devices

Hello, I would like to know is it possible to see/check the history of synced devices on Firefox. In other words, is it possible to check whether somebody synced my Firef… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know is it possible to see/check the history of synced devices on Firefox. In other words, is it possible to check whether somebody synced my Firefox with theirs without me knowing it or being aware that happening. In this specific case I know it happened 100% and I just need somehow to prove it ... Thank you!

Asked by Anne_Polster 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Anne_Polster 4 days ago

Videos won't play since Firefox update to latest version

Hi, I have already read some topics on this matter, and here's what I have done : Cleared cookies Cleared Firefox cache Disabled µBlock Origin My videos were playing… (read more)

Hi, I have already read some topics on this matter, and here's what I have done :

  • Cleared cookies
  • Cleared Firefox cache
  • Disabled µBlock Origin

My videos were playing fine, but since the Firefox update to 86.0, no videos are playing at all. This is valid for all sites : Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. NO VIDEOS AT ALL !

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by Jose de la Mancha 18 hours ago

Last reply by Jose de la Mancha 11 hours ago

Firefox not working after update.

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will loa… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will load. I had a second browser, and even after removing and reloading firefox, the problem remained.

Asked by carship 1 week ago

Last reply by carship 6 days ago

Install Widevine manually

Hi, I've been trying to get Widevine to install on Firefox for a few weeks (,month+ maybe?) but after all this time I'm left with the message Widevine Content Decryption … (read more)

Hi, I've been trying to get Widevine to install on Firefox for a few weeks (,month+ maybe?) but after all this time I'm left with the message Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly. I've already tried reinstalling stuff, safe mode, enabling and disabling DRM and all the other stuff to help so at this point I'd just want to do it myself. Can't find any Widevine download or really any way on how to install it manually though, which is where I need assistance on, again I've already resigned to the fact that Widevine autoinstalling through firefox is broken and I'd rather try and do it myself manually. Thank you.

Asked by ezra 2 days ago

Last reply by ezra 1 day ago

Walmart Grocery not showing shopping cart

Hello. I hope someone can help me. For the last 3 or 4 weeks the Walmart grocery site is not working right. For anyone familiar you know that there is a little heart you… (read more)

Hello. I hope someone can help me. For the last 3 or 4 weeks the Walmart grocery site is not working right. For anyone familiar you know that there is a little heart you click on for your favorites, and on the right side of the page is your items currently in your shopping cart. Ok, neither of those is working in Firefox right now. It is working fine in Opera but not Firefox which is my preferred browser. (I was using Opera for a while and one of their updates caused the same issue, they saw it about a week later and it works there now.) I have attempted several restarts with addons disabled. As far as I can remember the only thing that I have changed in about:config was "browser.urlbar.update1" (that has been changed for a long time) ...I went in and changed it back but that made no difference. Does anyone have any ideas? I really dislike having to open a separate browser for 1 site. I have attached a picture showing what I am referring to. Thank you in advance Kathy

Asked by Biscuit 1 week ago

Last reply by Biscuit 39 minutes ago

Remove autofill suggestion from Address Bar

Hello, Sorry if this is a re-post in a way but i needed help. Now, the issue is i am of course a big YouTube user and when i enter 'y', 'yt' or any other combination to g… (read more)

Hello,

Sorry if this is a re-post in a way but i needed help. Now, the issue is i am of course a big YouTube user and when i enter 'y', 'yt' or any other combination to get to youtube.com my web address bar always comes up with this website as my first preference for some reason?

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/

Now, i have tried clearing my cache, website data, search history, cleared everything and even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. This site is most certainly not in my bookmarks. How do i permanently remove it form my auto fill data?

I have these stats if it helps:

Firefox version 68.0 64 Bit windows 10 Home Standard Browser Privacy

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by overlord1999evil 21 hours ago

Last reply by overlord1999evil 9 hours ago

How to disable Command+D to "Bookmark This Page" in Mac?

I'm running Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacMini (late 2018) with 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 and Firefox v86.0 64-bit. I need to disable Command+D that's currently used to "Bookmark T… (read more)

I'm running Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacMini (late 2018) with 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 and Firefox v86.0 64-bit.

I need to disable Command+D that's currently used to "Bookmark This Page".

I need Command+D for another use.

I've searched about:config for "bookmark" and get a lot of hits, but I can't tell which one controls the setting for Command+D.

Or . . . am I barking up the wrong tree?

I want to disable Command+D.

Leaving the ability to mouse up and click Bookmarks > "Bookmark This Page" is ok.

I just need to disable the keyboard shortcut Command+D for "Bookmark This Page".

Anyone got a "howto" for this?

Thanks!

Asked by JohnDohe 14 hours ago

Last reply by JohnDohe 8 hours ago

Is it really so easy to break the Primary Password?

When being prompt for the primary password, I noticed that I can rapidly and endlessly type random combinations and press enter. There seems to never be any delay between… (read more)

When being prompt for the primary password, I noticed that I can rapidly and endlessly type random combinations and press enter. There seems to never be any delay between wrong entering of passwords. So it seems that even the most primitive application that would try all possible combinations rapidly, will break the password in few hours for the most. This does not even require any knowledge in hacking. Is this correct or am I missing something? If that is the case, then primary password is only worth when keeping the computer unattended for no more than few minutes.

Asked by Dor 2 days ago

Last reply by Dor 21 hours ago

Bookmarks rearrange themselves, cannot delete duplicates

Hi. Over the past few weeks my bookmarks rearrange themselves. For example, I have several folders in Bookmarks Toolbar, and I alphabetize the bookmarks in each folder.… (read more)

Hi. Over the past few weeks my bookmarks rearrange themselves. For example, I have several folders in Bookmarks Toolbar, and I alphabetize the bookmarks in each folder. Now they rearrange themselves, and frequently generate duplicates. When I try to delete a duplicate, both bookmarks are deleted. Help, please!

Asked by twobitranch 5 days ago

Last reply by twobitranch 3 days ago

"a webpage might be slowing down your browser." frequent persistent yellow pop up bug crashing my webpages. please make it stop!?

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowin… (read more)

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowing down your browser." then the option to wait, or stop it. i've ran out of patience with this notification to the point to where even though i'de hate to, i would have no choice but to switch back to chrome just to stop being spammed by this pop up while im trying to relax. it happens more frequently on youtube and walmart.com, and i just want it to stop because it seems as if when it does show up, once it starts it never stops, and it actually slows down my webpage to the point of becoming unresponsive and stalling/crashing my only webpage open at the time. my husband has the same issue and we both use windows desktop. it only started appearing after the latest update. please, can someone help me make this thing go away? its very stressful and i cant browse in peace anymore on firefox. yes we have turned off all background processes, and we both have scowered settings troubleshooting for hours at a time to no avail, it just never stops and it behaving like a really bad bug.

Asked by Sprinkles91 5 days ago

Last reply by Sprinkles91 9 hours ago

Firefox won't show current website login password like it used to.

When logging on to a website it used to be possible to show the current password that is automatically being input. That is no longer possible it seems so now you have t… (read more)

When logging on to a website it used to be possible to show the current password that is automatically being input. That is no longer possible it seems so now you have to search the passwords for that website to locate it and then display it that way. But many times the current website is not saved under an obvious name. This makes it next to impossible to locate what used to be right in front of you (current website logon password). The worst is my current case where you lose your gmail password and try to locate it with a search of the passwords but since gmail address is the user name for 100's of websites there are 100's of results to try to find the gmail password. When it comes to Microsoft website there is zero results to Microsoft in the Firefox password search even though Firefox easily logs me in. Why did Firefox stop allowing the user to see the current password being input to websites. if they did not stop that access then I do not know how to do it anymore. Used to be a simple right click on the password field. Then you could go direct to the password manager location of that website.

Asked by alanduq 5 days ago

Last reply by alanduq 1 day ago

downloads

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work a… (read more)

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work anymore!! Strange because with microsoft edge it works!! Greetings harry

Asked by harry.cattoir 5 days ago

Last reply by harry.cattoir 4 days ago

firefox crash ubuntu 18.04

Hi Firefox has been crashing on my linux system since february 27th Whether I attempt to start it safe mode or not, it will crach on startup, and Mozzilla Crash Reporter… (read more)

Hi Firefox has been crashing on my linux system since february 27th Whether I attempt to start it safe mode or not, it will crach on startup, and Mozzilla Crash Reporter GUI will open. If I attempt to run it from the terminal in safe mode, the following error message appears in the console ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 21529 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

This is the content of the most recent file in ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/pending


{"AdapterDeviceID":"0x0166","AdapterDriverVendor":"mesa/i965","AdapterDriverVersion":"20.0.8.0","AdapterVendorID":"0x8086","AvailablePageFile":"0","AvailablePhysicalMemory":"122281984","AvailableSwapMemory":"1374183424","AvailableVirtualMemory":"1683070976","BuildID":"20210222142601","CrashTime":"1614523618","DesktopEnvironment":"gnome","EMCheckCompatibility":"true","FramePoisonBase":"9223372036600930304","FramePoisonSize":"4096","InstallTime":"1614417559","IsWayland":"0","IsWaylandDRM":"0","MozCrashReason":"OOB","Notes":"Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP- ","ProductID":"{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}","ProductName":"Firefox","ReleaseChannel":"release","SafeMode":"1","SecondsSinceLastCrash":"10","ServerURL":"https://crash-reports.mozilla.com/submit?id={ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}&version=86.0&buildid=20210222142601","StackTraces":{"crash_info":{"address":"0","crashing_thread":0,"type":"SIGSEGV /SEGV_MAPERR"},"modules":[{"base_addr":"0x7f212ff74000","code_id":"1e756486b2b98ce1a7aaf89f21df80a87ae917ae","debug_file":"libxul.so","debug_id":"8664751EB9B2E18CA7AAF89F21DF80A80","end_addr":"0x7f21384f3000","filename":"libxul.so","version":""}],"status":"OK","threads":[{"frames":[{"ip":"0x7f2135a23a0b","module_index":0,"trust":"context"},{"ip":"0x7f2134e1fa7e","module_index":0,"trust":"scan"}]}]},"StartupCrash":"1","StartupTime":"1614523616","TelemetryClientId":"eedb5a75-0b05-48d7-9f0b-e0ff7d7a1bef","TelemetryServerURL":"https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org","TelemetrySessionId":"54d80b9d-456a-4e17-9863-807eb6a296b8","ThreadIdNameMapping":"9568:\"IPC I/O Parent\",9569:\"Timer\",9570:\"Netlink Monitor\",9571:\"Socket Thread\",9572:\"Permission\",9575:\"JS Watchdog\",9576:\"JS Helper\",9578:\"JS Helper\",9579:\"JS Helper\",9577:\"JS Helper\",9587:\"Cache2 I/O\",9588:\"Cookie\",9589:\"StreamTrans #1\",9591:\"DOM Worker\",9593:\"IPDL Background\",9594:\"StreamTrans #2\",9605:\"StreamTrans #3\",9614:\"QuotaManager IO\",9629:\"IndexedDB #1\",9701:\"Worker Launcher\",9755:\"SoftwareVsyncThread\",9756:\"Compositor\",","TotalPageFile":"5408432128","TotalPhysicalMemory":"4028993536","UptimeTS":"1.39140296","Vendor":"Mozilla","Version":"86.0"}

What can I do to get fireworks working again?

Best wishes,

Will

Asked by william23b 1 week ago

Last reply by william23b 19 hours ago