Firefox is unusable

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses f… (read more)

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses for this one tab I have open right now, uses 6gb with a few tabs open. Is the latest version of FF simply unusable and its time to switch? Thoughts please

Asked by Rossco71 1 week ago

Last reply by Rossco71 5 days ago

Username and passwords not autofilling where they supposed to

Username and passwords not autofilling where they supposed to on https://my.account.sony.com, and https://account.mozilla.org. will update the list if i encounter any mor… (read more)

Username and passwords not autofilling where they supposed to on https://my.account.sony.com, and https://account.mozilla.org. will update the list if i encounter any more

Asked by Santas Little Helper 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Santas Little Helper 4 days ago

Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (read more)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 3 weeks ago

Last reply by DetectiveShrek 4 days ago

Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (read more)

Asked by huols4m 1 week ago

Last reply by huols4m 3 days ago

Firefox won't Download files ?

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it.. My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tri… (read more)

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it..

My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tried the trouble shooting steps and its not a firewall issue because my other browsers will download - as a developer I have all the major browsers installed.

Also I changed the settings to have Firefox request the download folder for each downlod - but it doesn't. Anyway I am about to reinstall will post back then.

Maybe should have done that first.

C.

Asked by info2897 2 weeks ago

Last reply by info2897 1 week ago

Headers (From/Subject/To) not visible in message pane since 78.0 update

In the list view everything still looks fine, but selecting a single message, in the message pane most of the lines are blank (though it shows "1 more" on the From line, … (read more)

In the list view everything still looks fine, but selecting a single message, in the message pane most of the lines are blank (though it shows "1 more" on the From line, another "1 more" way over on the right edge of the window, possibly on the "To" line). One message appears to have been grabbed cleanly for the Subject line after going through 400+ new messages, but now it just keeps using that Subject for every email I select.

This is so flagrant I can't imagine how this could have gone out this way. I did flip through the release notes in case it's just some poorly documented change but nothing I see there could explain this behavior.

This isn't acceptable; I need to be able to tell what email I'm looking at and who else was on the thread or I can't use Thunderbird. Please don't make me go back to Outlook.

Anyone?

Also at the moment both address book and just literally sending myself an email both don't work. Is 78.0 even remotely usable?

Thanks

Asked by dyer216 2 weeks ago

Last reply by dyer216 3 days ago

Opening links from external applications causes Firefox to breifly hang

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, m… (read more)

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, more often than not, I'll see a sliver of the new tab while Firefox sorts itself out.

Typically when this happens, I'll see upwards of 50% CPU usage from Firefox itself. Memory seems sane.

Hardware acceleration, whether it's on or off, makes no difference. Issue persists in safe-mode, and safe-mode with add-ons disabled. Issue persists in Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition.

Asked by mjorgensen 1 week ago

Last reply by mjorgensen 2 days ago

firefox reboots by itself, twice

Hi, From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home … (read more)

Hi,

From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home page. I removed all extensions, then I updated the browser and the Graphic Card, in vain!

Any help please

Asked by maher.souilah 3 weeks ago

Last reply by maher.souilah 7 hours ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 months ago

Last reply by exekutive 1 day ago

I can't access Wikipedia since the last automatic update of Firefox Browser

My Firefox Browser has just updated itself automatically to 78.0.2 (I use it with MacOs 10.14.16). Since then, I have been unable to access Wikipedia. Whether I enter an … (read more)

My Firefox Browser has just updated itself automatically to 78.0.2 (I use it with MacOs 10.14.16). Since then, I have been unable to access Wikipedia. Whether I enter an url or I try a search through the search bar with the Wikipedia module the result is the same: nothing happens at all. If the url bar is empty it remains empty, if there was another url before it comes back instead of the wikipedia url I typed. The same thing is occurring on both my MacBook Air and my iMac which run under a previous version of MacOs.

Asked by Philippe Gindre 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Philippe Gindre 6 days ago

Distorted colors in mp4 video

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, tw… (read more)

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, twitter.com, mlb.com, etc. They do not impact youtube.com which displays video correctly. My Firefox version is 68.10.0esr (64-bit) and my OS is RHEL 7.8, kernel version 3.10.0-1127.13.1.el7.x86_64, Gnome Version 3.28.2

I have tried running in safe mode but the issue persists.

How do get Firefox to display MP4 video with correct colors?

Asked by scottwn 1 week ago

Last reply by scottwn 6 days ago

Unresponsive script on different websites.

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10. Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant … (read more)

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10.

Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant - a webpage is slowing down your browser. I remedied that w/a a different *about:* - but I do not remember what I inserted.

I tried disabling possibly troublesome addons. No help. I let the script run longer using about:config. No help. I am in safe mode, but no error now - which does not mean anything. In prior error (webpage slowing browser), safe mode did not alleviate the problem at all.

Cannot view FF or addons, which is why I did not put versions in. Andrew deleted my post.

Thank you.

Some errors: A script from the extension “Adblock Plus - free ad blocker” is running on this page, and making Firefox unresponsive.

It may be busy, or it may have stopped responding permanently. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if it will complete.

Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:12050272Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:192376832 Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:186986496 Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:190863384

Annoying as hell.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 1 week ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 3 days ago

Cookies keep reappearing after deletion

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which sh… (read more)

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which should not be happening.

This set of cookies reappears every time I open Firefox, even if I manually delete all the cookies, and even if I delete the cookies.sqlite file in between closing Firefox and reopening it.

This problem occurs on two machines with Firefox. One with Windows 7 and one with Windows 10. I have Sync configured to keep bookmarks the same on both machines. I was wondering if this may have something to do with it, as the same set of 'zombie cookies' keeps reappearing on both machines?

Asked by dan.w.robinson 1 week ago

Last reply by dan.w.robinson 2 days ago

Rstore previous session bug

Hey, I'm using the restore previous session feature. Its really helpful, but I assume since the last update it is not working properly. Whenever I use the private firefo… (read more)

Hey, I'm using the restore previous session feature. Its really helpful, but I assume since the last update it is not working properly. Whenever I use the private firefox browser (window) parallel to the normal one (window) and close the normal browser before the private one, my last active session of the normal browser is not restored.

When I close the private firefox window before the normal firefox browser window everything works fine with restoring the tabs.

Any way around? And please fix this annoying bug. Thanks!

Asked by cbmorris 1 week ago

Last reply by cbmorris 6 days ago

SPectrum TV app

Spectrum tv apps no longer works with ff because adobe shockwave flash is no longer enable. latest version of ff disable shockwave and requires a "ask to activate" optio… (read more)

Spectrum tv apps no longer works with ff because adobe shockwave flash is no longer enable. latest version of ff disable shockwave and requires a "ask to activate" option that does not work when I go to webpage https://watch.spectrum.net

Asked by easy123mike 2 weeks ago

Last reply by easy123mike 3 days ago

Check and download all IMAP folders

Hello, I can't set the automatic download for all IMAP folders. I used the setting "mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new = true", I also added "mail.server.serve… (read more)

Hello, I can't set the automatic download for all IMAP folders.

I used the setting "mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new = true", I also added "mail.server.serverX.check_all_folders_for_new = true" for the created accounts, even the old "mail.check_all_imap_folders_for_new = true". For each folder in Properties, I have "Check this folder for new messages" turned on.

TB, however, automatically download only the Inbox.

I am using version 78.0.1 x64. Do you know what else could be the problem?

Asked by steaphans 1 week ago

Last reply by steaphans 2 days ago

Gmail e-mails are removed from the server after they get to the Thunderbird client

As in the topic, the issue happened to 2 different gmail accounts on my thunderbird client. Accounts were created in different times and circumstances and i believe in de… (read more)

As in the topic, the issue happened to 2 different gmail accounts on my thunderbird client. Accounts were created in different times and circumstances and i believe in default settings. After fetching e-mails to my thunderbird client they were no longer available on the server. It took me quite a bit of time to figure out that it is thunderbird nothing else. The e-mails stay in the client mail and i can read them on it after server removal. I didn't find any working setting in Thunderbird that could help. It didn't happen to outlook or another e-mail account providers except gmail so far. What to do? Is this a Thunderbird bug?

Asked by c.slaw5 1 month ago

Last reply by c.slaw5 4 days ago

Can't restore backed up profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. I also sepa… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. I also separately made a backup of my bookmarks. After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced and it seems that all my bookmarks, etc came back. The only two problems: 1) All my hundreds of bookmark favicons had been replaced with a generic globe. 2) My last session (which had scores of tabs), was not restored. So I tried copying and pasting the saved profiles back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles, but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile. I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice. How can I restore my old backed up profile, and will that solve my missing favicons problem?

Asked by blue_sky 1 week ago

Last reply by blue_sky 5 days ago

Cannot log in, TB does not accept password that is stored in TB for incoming messages

I changed my Yahoo PW and in TB Security removed and replaced the old one in Saved Passwords. Still cannot log in. I can access my Yahoo Mail through the Firefox browse… (read more)

I changed my Yahoo PW and in TB Security removed and replaced the old one in Saved Passwords. Still cannot log in. I can access my Yahoo Mail through the Firefox browser and also on my cell phone with the new PW, but not in TB .

Asked by arbrus 1 week ago

Last reply by arbrus 6 days ago