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Firefox loading is slow for the last few days

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so fa… (read more)

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so far. I also have Opera and Chrome which are running absolutely fine. The program itself starts up fine but just seems to be very slow to load pages.

I am on Windows 10 with latest updates which is run on a separate SSD drive. Everything else runs very quickly like the resource heavy NoxPlayer.

Please let me know what further details I can provide you with.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by vsquad22 2 days ago

Answered by vsquad22 1 day ago

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Firefox refreshed/update and deleted all my passwords, cookies, links everything!

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folde… (read more)

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folder on my desktop with all my data :( I'll wait for feedback. Thank you!

Asked by ruana.m7 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Remove Sponsored Link From Address Bar History

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del d… (read more)

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del does not remove it. I understand Mozilla needs to get money somehow, but this is offensive. The link is for Ebay and it has the word sponsored next to it. Since the address bar drop down disappears when I hit any key, it is impossible to screenshot.

Asked by jake-firefox 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Spell checker

I have the spell check turned on, English GB dictionary installed but spell checking is not working in Yahoo Mail or Gmail. In fact it's not working anywhere! Anyone know… (read more)

I have the spell check turned on, English GB dictionary installed but spell checking is not working in Yahoo Mail or Gmail. In fact it's not working anywhere! Anyone know how to make it work?

Asked by ken.sims1 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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New "403 Forbidden" webpage now blocking an everyday used website

My wife and I are both suddenly blocked from opening a fav website: https://www.freedomconsciousness.com/ We now get a 403 Forbidden webpage (generated by Wordfence) inst… (read more)

My wife and I are both suddenly blocked from opening a fav website: https://www.freedomconsciousness.com/

We now get a 403 Forbidden webpage (generated by Wordfence) instead.

Ditto when using the utube webpage, then in the About tab, trying to reach the website that way.

Trying the Mozilla technique of clicking on the lock icon ... I get both a secure connection message and a not-secure-connected message. Nothing I try after that affects anything. What to do???

Cheers Jaykay

Asked by Jaykay 3 days ago

Answered by Jaykay 1 day ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Site blocked because "not secure"... How to force/bypass this beeep feature ?

Hello, Firefox is blocking some website because it says it's not secure (see picture). I don't give a .... So I want to access the website anyways. However, there is NO w… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox is blocking some website because it says it's not secure (see picture). I don't give a .... So I want to access the website anyways. However, there is NO way to do that, NONE. I've searched everywhere. So I can only rely on you guys. How can I force the connection or bypass the F security, or get rid of it, or something... anything.

Here is a historic of my tests : My issue is simple. 2 days ago I could surf on some website completely fine. Then all of a sudden half my website get SO CALLED "The connection has timed out".

- Test server : So I go on the usual website-server-is-down to test if the server is down. The website itself is perfectly fine according to 5 testing website. - Test server 2 : Then I go through a "browser inside browser" website to test it again (dunno how it's called). I can access the main page then navigate fine on all test-browser. The website is therefore fine. - "Not secure" : Despite the viciously misleading message saying "connection timed out" that makes you believe the website is down and gone, it is actually fine, as proven above. It's just for some god unknown reason Firefox decided to block it, without telling you it's actually blocking it (nice move!). - No button : I searched but could not find a way to either force the connection or create security exception. I tried disabling all security in "privacy" tab in the option, no deal. - Certificate : I also went to try and add the website as an exception in the certificate list, but Firefox pretends it cannot connect to the website, therefore you cannot add the certificate. - Security.enterprise : I have removed the access from Avast to Firefox allowing me to unlock security.enterprise_roots.enabled. Once I had it unlocked, I tried either True or False, but no deal (including reboots comp & browser) - I spent 4 hours searching solutions on the web, but couldn't fin any. Is Firefox actively preventing me for surfing the web as I like... ?

In the end, I still cannot access this website. And I wanna say to Mozilla : It's my own liberty if I want to go and shoot myself in the foot by visiting a so-called "unsecured website". I should be able to do so if I want to...

Anyway, if any gosu out there has the skill, please help ? ^^; Thanks

Asked by cyborga41 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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no import /export option when i click libary

My laptop is getting a new hard drive but I want to save my bookmarks from Mozilla . i googled it but i have no import /export option when i click libary Thanks in adva… (read more)

My laptop is getting a new hard drive but I want to save my bookmarks from Mozilla . i googled it but i have no import /export option when i click libary Thanks in advance

Asked by gavdjohns 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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WWebpage tab shows only symbols

When I visit https://online.kasikornbankgroup.com/K-Online/indexHome.jsp, and click the K-Cyber Banking tab, all I see is what is shown in attachment 1 - symbols and the … (read more)

When I visit https://online.kasikornbankgroup.com/K-Online/indexHome.jsp, and click the K-Cyber Banking tab, all I see is what is shown in attachment 1 - symbols and the View | Text encoding is greyed out. I am unable to see my accounts. This issue started with Firefox 83.0 and people on some other forums have reported the same issue.

The tab should look more like attachment 2.

Does anyone know what is causing this, whether it is a browser problem or bank problem, and if there is a fix for it?

Asked by howiem 3 days ago

Answered by howiem 2 days ago

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Killing battery on new Apple M1 13" MacBook Pro

Has anyone else reported severe battery draining on a new M1 chipped MacBook Pro? I noticed that the battery was draining as quickly or quicker compared with the one in … (read more)

Has anyone else reported severe battery draining on a new M1 chipped MacBook Pro? I noticed that the battery was draining as quickly or quicker compared with the one in my old 2014 15" MacBook Pro. I checked Activity Monitor and saw that the CPU utilization for the Firefox WebExtensions process was consistently north of 99%, even while I was doing nothing.

I've switched to using Safari and I'm now getting the incredible battery life I expected having read all of the reviews for the new M1 laptop.

I've been using Safari (on battery, with the screen at full brightness) for over an hour now and it hasn't moved from 100% yet.

This morning it went from fully charged to below 20% in less than five hours with brightness at 50% or less for half of that time. I'm sure I can't be the only new MacBook user who has noticed this?

Please fix the problem Mozilla as I'd much prefer to use Firefox vs Safari but not if it kills battery time like this.

Asked by i_a_henderson 3 days ago

Answered by AliceWyman 3 days ago

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settings changed following latest update to browser

Following an update to the browser, I've lost the ability to keep webpages tabbed and visible when on other pages. The browser also conceals the Microsoft tasks bar at t… (read more)

Following an update to the browser, I've lost the ability to keep webpages tabbed and visible when on other pages. The browser also conceals the Microsoft tasks bar at the bottom of the monitor. Is there a way to anchor the open pages and reduce the page so the task bar stays visible?

Asked by isuzutrooper_1998 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Firefox Randomly Causes Wrong Characters to Type In

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong chara… (read more)

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong characters.

A list of character errors it makes is: é appears when typing slash beside shift on the right side. è appears when typing the apostrophe symbol beside enter. à appears when typing slash above enter ç appear when typing the right square bracket ^^ appears when typing the left square bracket (does not type anything 1st try, then enters that the 2nd try. Or if pressing it once, then backspace, it enters ^) / appears when typing key to the left of 1 at the top. É appears when typing a question mark. @ is working right now, although it usually does not work when this occurs.

Restarting the computer fixes it every time. This EXCLUSIVELY occurs times I have at least a few Firefox tabs open. I first came across this in Windows 7. In Windows 7, it made those character errors in Firefox but entered the correct characters when typed in apps like Word and Excel. It only occurred around once per month, I got by it by typing characters in Word then pasting them in Firefox until I got a chance to reboot. They pasted fine, just typing them gave the character errors.

With Windows 10 though, it is more than 10 times worse. I get these errors nearly every day. And in Windows 10, once the incorrect characters start getting typed in Firefox they also type that way in apps like Word too.

In msconfig.exe, I disabled all non-Microsoft services and disabled everything in the startup list, but it continues doing this.

Anyone have suggestions what to do? I honestly think the most likely explanation for this is Google bribing Microsoft to make it like this to drive people away from Firefox to use Chrome. That way Google can micromonitor us that much better.

Asked by crossr74 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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cookies

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago). The page isn't redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook… (read more)

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago).


The page isn't redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


I`ve tried to do myself but not working any help anyone, please

Thank you

Asked by kenwalsh00 4 months ago

Answered by kenwalsh00 4 months ago

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How do I get system menu to appear on top bar?

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Mo… (read more)

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Move to monitor left, Close.

When I right click on the top bar of Firefox, I get a menu with items: Pin to overflow menu (grayed out), Remove from toolbar (greyed out), Menu bar, Bookmarks toolbar, Customize...

How do I get the system menu to appear also on Firefox, instead of this Firefox menu nonsense?

Asked by Jenneth 1 week ago

Answered by Jenneth 1 week ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 months ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 months ago

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Gmail log in issue

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in … (read more)

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in page fails to open. I have been facing this log in issue for the last two/three days. Kindly help me get rid of this problem. Thanks

Asked by pv.nair97 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago