Growing tired of having to refresh pages to see some content

I'm going to say that for the last 3 versions of Firefox, I've had issues with many pages not loading images, not displaying the most current data, and every once in a lo… (read more)

I'm going to say that for the last 3 versions of Firefox, I've had issues with many pages not loading images, not displaying the most current data, and every once in a long while (very infrequent) a page will just fail to completely load and I'll have to hit refresh so the wheels on the bus keep spinning.

Pages I have issues with: Yahoo Yahoo News Facebook CNN

The not loading images is the most frequent issue. Sometimes I'll need to reload a page a couple of times to see a pic. This is NOT on pages I have cached, but rather new pages I'm visiting.

The issue of not seeing new content is especially clear when approving new members or posts to a group within Facebook. This is a very regular occurance.

I just recently reloaded my computer from scratch (Mid Feb 2021), and this did NOT alleviate the issue, but rather it continued unabated.

The loading image issue looks like this.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/jamie-spears-lawyer-speaks-britney-123134221.html

Asked by S.C.Estes 1 hour ago

Last reply by mulderx9 1 hour ago

Firefox 86 is borderline unusable on my computer

This has been an issue of mine for the past few days and I can't find a fix. I've tried to troubleshoot it and I've repeatedly reinstalled Firefox several times. The appl… (read more)

This has been an issue of mine for the past few days and I can't find a fix. I've tried to troubleshoot it and I've repeatedly reinstalled Firefox several times. The application either:

a. Doesn't open at all after I click the icon b. Freezes, refuses to register inputs and/or crashes c. Works temporarily, eventually turns into part B

My OS is Windows 10 and I want Firefox to be my default browser but it's not running properly at all on my computer. I have sent multiple crash reports because of this. Does anyone know what the problem could be? This has never happened to me before.

Asked by thejerseynative 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 31 minutes ago

Can't use Google Authenticator (Android) for Firefox Account's 2FA

Hi, As in the topic. When I scan the QR code with Google Authenticator, the account is added and new codes start spinning (labeled Firefox ($email)). However, when I ente… (read more)

Hi,

As in the topic. When I scan the QR code with Google Authenticator, the account is added and new codes start spinning (labeled Firefox ($email)). However, when I enter the visible code into the Enter security code input, I get "Incorrect security code" error (tooltip).

I can see Google Authenticator listed as a supported application, is this no longer valid?

I also tried typing the secret key into the app directly with the same results.

Thanks for help in advance.

Asked by Rafal 1 day ago

Last reply by PhredE 1 day ago

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The new Firefox for Android version 79.0.5, why was it released from Beta with only nine extensions, and no way to search for more?

I know there are a lot of people, who never add a extension. But most of us get one or more extensions. I really like searching for them. I install them one at a time, an… (read more)

I know there are a lot of people, who never add a extension. But most of us get one or more extensions. I really like searching for them. I install them one at a time, and test them. If they crash Firefox, I go back and let them know, and they fix it. Also when you go to install a extension, it says which versions of Firefox it is compatible with. As this new version has been in beta for about a year there should be a lot more than nine extensions available for me to test. There should be so many by now that it should have its own search page separate from the old Firefox for Android search page. But you let it come out of beta with only nine recommended extensions, and no search page, and no way for me to install the extensions that I like to use, to test if they will work with the new version. So for now I have to wait for how many updates, before I get a update that has a link to a search page for the new Firefox for Android Extensions. Then I can search for my favorite extensions and find out if they say they are compatible with this version, then I have to test them! you guys are really being slow about this!

Asked by lostcowboy 6 months ago

Last reply by wm.r.briscoe 3 months ago

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue???

This is not a question, more like a complaint, and DDG sent me here. The word complaint may seem inappropriate for sth like a browser which is the result of thousands of … (read more)

This is not a question, more like a complaint, and DDG sent me here. The word complaint may seem inappropriate for sth like a browser which is the result of thousands of work hours of volunteers. Right? Thanks for that hard work, much respected!

Now, I did see that this very subject has already thousands of filed complaints, which naturally means that millions of people are annoyed about the very same thing, one that Firefox introduced some years ago. Fewer than few people even bother to write in, you know that. Because they feel, it's wasted time, "they do anyway what THEY want".

Maybe so. I write in, because I have hope. Still.

So: What is going on in the minds of "software programmers"/developers... since around the 90ies? Why always this PATRONIZING? Do you really, honestly, seriously, believe that you are any smarter than I am, or my neighbors, or you or your neighbors (you who reads this, probably not those who NEED to read it and act on it) ??

Well, I will say, for sure you are not, you are patronizing. And ADULTS. That's Grotesk!

I know perfectly well if I want to visit a site or not. And while I appreciate your concern about my health or what not, leave it at that concern, don't open it up to patronizing. Permanently. Everywhere. It's ridiculous!

I will add a screenshot here, so that YOU understand, this time. It documents that these "sw developers" leave NO option at all, even after you click this equally ridiculous "Advanced" button, to open a site YOU want. You as the owner of the computer you are using!

Such foolish patronizing is beyond words. To me. To many. I trust that at least words as clear as mine finally open up the minds of those responsible for this permanent annoyance. Yes?

We'll see. You're rolling out more updates than people change their pants. So, within a day or two we should see an update that will finally!!! STOP THIS PATRONIZING. Hm?

I would never use Chrome, the sniffer of everything. I am sad that Firefox introduces gimmicks all the time, but fails to listen to its user base. What THEY want.

And if you don't want to listen to what the users want, then why do you bother to write code for others? Just write for yourself then. Think. Amen. :)


You will deserve more praise when you stop this patronizing, this thinking, you are smarter than the rest of us. Not before.

Asked by MyDavid 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 26 minutes ago

restore the last session even if i'm in private.

How I restore my last session after restarting my computer when I work in PRIVATE? In both computer; old MC BOOK and reconstituate Windows computer. Nothing work, even if… (read more)

How I restore my last session after restarting my computer when I work in PRIVATE? In both computer; old MC BOOK and reconstituate Windows computer. Nothing work, even if I chek the case in the general section restart session (sorry for my english. I always lost all my page but that start to happen after a update from you because many month ago I never have those problem before!

Thank you to help me to fix that big problem for me.

I don't receive any mistake error but I loose every information page wich is all very important for me.

And ever if somebody talk french I will really apprciate to communicate in my first language. If not it is ok, on least you take very easy word and sentence please I will be understand what you talking about.

PS I didn't found anything in your information pages

GS

Asked by gaetanesaulnier 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 minutes ago

Simplify Page Firefox v86

Looks like I need to rollback to Firefox version 84. Updated to version 86. However, printing from Reader View takes over twice the number of printed pages as Simplify … (read more)

Looks like I need to rollback to Firefox version 84. Updated to version 86. However, printing from Reader View takes over twice the number of printed pages as Simplify Page function found in earlier version. The font in Reader View is much too large for efficient printing.

The two uploaded images print the same webpage article, but earlier Firefox version takes 16-pages, while version 86 takes over twice that many, 35-pages.

Are there about:config settings that can reduce font size in Reader View, or do I have to rollback to version 84?

Asked by prag 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Can't signin into GMAIL account on Thunderbird

I use Thunderbird 78.8.0 and Firefox 86.0 build3 I changed my gmail password in FF and can use gmail in an FF tab but TB login fails with new or old gmail password. I rec… (read more)

I use Thunderbird 78.8.0 and Firefox 86.0 build3

I changed my gmail password in FF and can use gmail in an FF tab but TB login fails with new or old gmail password. I recently changed Thunderbird security from 0Auth2 to 'normal password'. I tried removing my account from TB and adding back - it still fails. What did I do wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by david.bergamini 3 hours ago

Last reply by Matt 1 hour ago

Website thinks I'm in another country and won't let me in.

Getting a message when trying to open one particular site, "Northern Tool", saying The site is not available in my country but I am in Kansas and the site is in northern … (read more)

Getting a message when trying to open one particular site, "Northern Tool", saying The site is not available in my country but I am in Kansas and the site is in northern U.S. On another PC I can log in to the site using Express VPN. Could there be a glitch in Mozilla VPN giving a location to the website from a country not allowing web service? I have been using Dallas, Texas as my server location and tried Denver but I keep getting the same message. Contacted the Northern Tool phone line but they don't report any other trouble from anyone else.

Asked by BOB 4 hours ago

Last reply by gaguilera 32 minutes ago

502 Server Error

I was able to download the Mozilla VPN app onto my PC laptop, but when I click on "Get Started," it opens a tab in my browser, and I get a 502 Server Error. "The server e… (read more)

I was able to download the Mozilla VPN app onto my PC laptop, but when I click on "Get Started," it opens a tab in my browser, and I get a 502 Server Error. "The server encountered a temporary error and cannot complete your request."

Asked by edward.hannan 4 hours ago

Last reply by SUMOsJR 4 hours ago

Passwords and Logins gone again!

I lost all my passwords & Logins on Feb. 23 2021. Firefox did an update without my permission & it didn't complete. I realized it yesterday and did the update. Al… (read more)

I lost all my passwords & Logins on Feb. 23 2021. Firefox did an update without my permission & it didn't complete. I realized it yesterday and did the update. All passwords & login's were back. Today I start my pc and they're gone again. I'm at a loss. What can I do next? Also lost all my settings I did yesterday.

Asked by dianejustyak 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 minutes ago

Disable checking for updates on 85.0.1?

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in: about:preference… (read more)

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in:

about:preferences#general

Was changed to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" WITHOUT my permission. As a result of this change, I get nagged while I am working ALL THE TIME. Like, several times a day. Not just when the browser first starts, but while I am working. I am getting sick of it! It's become spam at this point, drawing my eyes away from work. and if you think spamming people will make them do it, think again.

In Windows 10 I got so fed up with the automatic updates disrupting work that I outright destroyed my computer's ability to EVER get a system update. If the nuclear option is available for Firefox I am prepared to do so if only to make it shut up already.

So anyway, please tell me, how do I make it stop nagging me about updates? and while I am at it, how do I kill the notification system entirely? because I never want any type of notification ever disrupting me while I am working.

Obviously Mozilla understands this sentiment, since the default behavior now is to hide notifications as described here:

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/block-notification-requests/

So why be so in-your-face about updates?

NOTE: I am not against updates in general, but back in the 90's when software updates was optional I updated things far more often because I enjoyed having the ability to do research on an update before accepting it. This personal policy has resulted in me avoiding lots of bad updates that damaged other people's computers, but software that updates without permission like Chrome, for example, would constantly introduce bugs or change behavior without my permission in such a way that makes it largely unusable to me. On my chromebook computer I was able to temporarily block chromebook updates by manually setting the version number to a maximum value but the moment google found a way around that an update was pushed that screwed up touch screen functionality, so, realistically speaking, the heavy handed approach to updates is ultimately what causes me to stop updates. Ironically. While I understand a desire for security, these big companies just don't seem to realize that my computer is my own personal property so they can't treat it like it was under the authority of their IT department. I just want control over what my computer is doing. If and when I update it will be because I am ready to, not because someone else decided to force it on me.

Asked by Elliander 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 minutes ago

Change default language for specific websites in Firefox

Hello, Sorry if there is already a solution to my problem but I've searched for hours without success. I live in France and I purposely set my system language to English … (read more)

Hello,

Sorry if there is already a solution to my problem but I've searched for hours without success.

I live in France and I purposely set my system language to English to have everything in English but for some specifics french websites I want them to be displayed in french by default. (not all of thoses websites offers to remember the default language nor have a language switcher)

I tried all the extensions suggested on superuser.com but none of them work (anymore, I guess).

By memory I tried the following Mozilla Firefox extensions with no success :

   Language Switcher
   Language Switch
   Quick Accept-Language Switcher

Also, the point is to "remember" the websites and default language because currently I always have to edit the URL to replace "en" by "fr" and then reload the page.

   OS version : macOS Big Sur 11.2.1
   Firefox version : 86.0

The other workaround I have is to use another browser with the French language set as default but I'm really looking for a solution allowing me to use only one browser for personal web browsing.

Thanks and have a nice day

Asked by Amine 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

emptying trash folder automatically

I believe that this started when Thunderbird updated to version 78.7.1. Emails that are in my Trash folder are deleted after 3 days. Today is 2/25 and all emails in Tra… (read more)

I believe that this started when Thunderbird updated to version 78.7.1. Emails that are in my Trash folder are deleted after 3 days. Today is 2/25 and all emails in Trash prior to 2/22 have been deleted. I noticed this when I had to retrieve a message that had been sent to Trash. I have confirmed that my settings are set to "do not delete any messages". Any suggestions? Thank you Mike

Asked by mmatzke3 5 hours ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 3 hours ago

Unable to see Microsoft Teams link in Thunderbird

When I get an invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting, the link to the meeting does not show. Is this something being addressed on the Thunderbird side? I can tell from … (read more)

When I get an invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting, the link to the meeting does not show. Is this something being addressed on the Thunderbird side?

I can tell from this thread (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/unable-to-join-teams-meeting-via-emails-received-in-my/m-p/1924185) at MS that this is a problem for others and it can be solved by viewing the source in the email.

Unfortunately, it is inconvenient to save the file and open it in another format just to get the link.

Is there a way to view the source or link easily or another solution to this bug?

Asked by judith5 6 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 hours ago

synchronisation automatique agenda thunderbird (78.8.0) avec GMX organizer

Bonjour, je souhaite synchroniser un agenda GMX en ligne avec un agenda sur mon client thunderbird 78.8.0 Apparemment Ligthning ne fonctionne pas sur cette version thund… (read more)

Bonjour, je souhaite synchroniser un agenda GMX en ligne avec un agenda sur mon client thunderbird 78.8.0 Apparemment Ligthning ne fonctionne pas sur cette version thunderbird 78.8.0. J'ai néanmoins essayé de paramétrer un nouvel agenda Thunderbird en suivant le descriptif trouvé ici https://support.gmx.com/organizer/synchronizing/synchronizing-thunderbird.html mais aucune synchronisation ne se fait. Mon agenda local reste vide. Est-ce possible sans l'extension Lghtning ? Merci d'avance pour votre aide Gisele

Asked by g.gaubert 7 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 hours ago

Plopping sound in firefox

Hi all, I have a issue with firefox, when i browse through sites i noticed a popping sound through my laptop speakers. I noticed this for a long time now and i thought it… (read more)

Hi all,

I have a issue with firefox, when i browse through sites i noticed a popping sound through my laptop speakers. I noticed this for a long time now and i thought it was driver related so i updated my drivers but the popping didn't go away. I tested the edge browser in windows 10 and did swap through the same sites as i did in firefox and that browser does not create popping noices.

Is there a fix for it ?

Best regards, Michel

Asked by micheln1986 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago