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who decides these terrible ideas to change the basic way FF works?

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - al… (read more)

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - almost daily. No option to block update notifications. Never know if it's something trivial, an important security fix, or a major interface change. The 'what's new' page is always incomplete. 2nd - FF downloads software surreptiously through the sneaky "normandy" back door and inserts feature changes irregardlessly. Doesn't matter if you explicitly selected NO to enrolling in studies. Users can't get a straight answer on how to disable Normandy. Named after the Allied stealth invasion of Europe, it does the same thing to our computers. 3rd- FF caters to fringe techie desires with an onslaught of unwanted or unsuable additions that bloats the software, uses up CPU, or inserts intrusive attention-seeking diversions. I am forced to spend too much time after each update to investigate how to shut off unwanted surprises as well as unannounced alterations to my option settings. For example, if I press the mute button on my keyboard a very large media window pops up and takes over a sizeable chunk of my computer screen. It cannot be resized. It has no close button. Took hours to find out how to disable this. 4th-FF developers seem to expect users to have the newest computer equipment, huge display screens, and lot's of extra memory. If not, too bad. 5th - the recent puzzling, arrogant changes to the basic print function is evidence of that mindset. FF developers say they aren't going to let users revert to the normal "classic" small foot-print pulldown menu on the left side of the screen to preview, set up headers, etc. Too bad if the open window is too narrow to view this new intrusive, real estate consuming right hand display. Too bad that you can no longer simply seamlessly interact and accomplish the task. Too bad that the FF developers think they know better than you that you should change the way you work. 6th Reader view is an obscure feature. I do not want to be forced to use it. I do my best to strip out or ignore the overwhelming number of pictographs competing for my attention, 7th - I can no longer see URLs in the address bar. You've truncated them. I am forced to cut and paste them into a text editor to see them in their entirety. 8th - Firefox hangs video streaming sites like peacocktv.com. Windows Taskmanager shows that FF forces CPU and hard drive usage to 100%. 9th -There is no mechanism to escape, break, or interrupt FF's failed video stream. How sad that Microsoft's obnoxious Edge browser is better at video streaming. It uses far less system resources on the same video streaming site. AND doesn't hang the OS. It's likely FF's new unwanted capability to launch multiple picture in pictures - which I don't use - hogs resources. 10th- How about beta testing using 'normal' non-super techie /gamer users? 11th -FF disabled user Feedback. I stopped updating Firefox. Not trustworthy.

Asked by plew29881 4 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 months ago

Firefox 90.0 update problems

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work n… (read more)

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work normal, but I can't open youtube and gmail now (google.com itself works heavily). When I type url and click enter, it takes so much time to load, often not loading the site or partially load. Other browsers installed on the same system works normally with the "problematic" websites. I tried hard reload (ctrl+f5), cleaning all browser data, and uninstalling and reinstalling. None of the mentioned actions helped. Please help me to identify and solve the issue.

Asked by cahangirove 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

new https "trusted partner" redirect opt out

I want to opt out of the new (slower than molasses) "trusted partner redirect" Firefox gave me ONE chance for 3 seconds before closing the option window. This has resulte… (read more)

I want to opt out of the new (slower than molasses) "trusted partner redirect" Firefox gave me ONE chance for 3 seconds before closing the option window.

This has resulted in slowing down an already too slow event in Firefox. This is why users are going to chrome.

It's a great idea as an option. Not a great idea to force it on users.

Thanks for your help,

Asked by BertD FireFox 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

poshukach

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukac… (read more)

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukach browser instead. Question is: how can I get rid of poshukach? Thanks a lot

Asked by mail1133 4 days ago

Last reply by JP 4 days ago

Fonts on certain sites are odd

Certain websites font's have gone weird in Firefox, it's not reproducable on other computers just my own. I have looked through this community and run through: Set gfx… (read more)

Certain websites font's have gone weird in Firefox, it's not reproducable on other computers just my own.

I have looked through this community and run through:

   Set gfx.canvas.azure.backends & gfx.content.azure.backends to direct2d1.1,skia,cairo
   Set gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode to 0
   Set gfx.downloadable_fonts.otl_validation to true
   Disabled hardware acceleration

Firefox Version is: 90.0.2 64-bit Windows 10 21H1 All drivers are up to date

Attached are screenshots from Chrome (what the website is meant to look like) & Firefox - I prefer Firefox over Chrome so I would rather not move.

Asked by kris0089 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How do I remove FreeTestNow from my PC without buying a phony antivirus program?

Tell me how to remove FreeTestNow from my PC. Mozilla Firefox: Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen Select "Options" and clic… (read more)

Tell me how to remove FreeTestNow from my PC.

Mozilla Firefox:

   Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
   Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
   Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
   In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

I see no """Options""" when I click the Menu button so I can't remove FreeTestNow from my PC (Catch - 22?)

So how do I get to """Options""", then scroll down to the "Permissions" section?

Thank you for your help.

David Sicks

Asked by franklin_6 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

An error occurred: SSL_ERROR_PROTOCOL_VERSION_ALERT

When I am trying to search something on a search bar, it won't let me to do that using google search engine. When I am opening the network tab I can see An error occurred… (read more)

When I am trying to search something on a search bar, it won't let me to do that using google search engine. When I am opening the network tab I can see An error occurred: SSL_ERROR_PROTOCOL_VERSION_ALERT error message.

Then I tried to change these settings https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1222439 but won't help.

Asked by KVM 21 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 21 hours ago

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Are there plans to bring back the Twitter function in Popcorn Maker soon?

All the videos and tutorials I have found show the ability to bring Twitter feeds into your projects. I am currently working on a project for graduation in May and the ab… (read more)

All the videos and tutorials I have found show the ability to bring Twitter feeds into your projects. I am currently working on a project for graduation in May and the ability to create feeds in which the viewer reacts to the video and can see their posts there on it would be a huge plus. Since working on the project however, there has not been a button to add a Twitter feed, and through some deep searching it sounds like it had been taken down because of bugs. Are there still plans to reintegrate the function in the near future?

Asked by ntimoney 7 years ago

Last reply by brettgaylor 7 years ago

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코모도 드래곤 충돌 현상

어도브 플레시 플레이어 자체는 크롬과 충돌이 일어나지 않지만 파이어폭스 에서는 플레시 플레이어가 설치가 안되고 자바는 사용할수 없음 으로 나타납니다. (드물게 특정 사이트에서는 오류가 뿜어져 나오고요) 프로그램 추가 제거 창에서 제거시 파이어폭스 충돌이라고 나오고 파폭으로 다시 받아서 설치해도 동일한 현… (read more)

어도브 플레시 플레이어 자체는 크롬과 충돌이 일어나지 않지만 파이어폭스 에서는 플레시 플레이어가 설치가 안되고 자바는 사용할수 없음 으로 나타납니다. (드물게 특정 사이트에서는 오류가 뿜어져 나오고요)

프로그램 추가 제거 창에서 제거시 파이어폭스 충돌이라고 나오고 파폭으로 다시 받아서 설치해도 동일한 현상이 계속 됩니다.

크롬 + 코모도 + 파이어폭스 셋다 포기할수 없어서 그냥 쓰고 있습니다만... 알려 드릴 필요가 있을것 같아서 질문글 올렸습니다.

Asked by rarman 7 years ago

Last reply by guigs 7 years ago

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Prevent Nightly's Metro App from Launching on a convertible laptop

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. … (read more)

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. I need all the options and features that firefox gives us, and don't care for the barebones yet more fluid experience of the Metro app. My problem is that when I am using Nightly in Desktop it runs great, but anytime i close my screen (which doesnt close in the traditional sense, it folds the screen out) and transforms it into tablet mode, it launches the Metro version of Nightly. If i was using the desktop version it transfers all my tabs to the metro app. and when i open the screen to laptop mode, it simply closes everything. AFAIK i don't remember installing the Metro version... I can go to the Start Screen and find the metro app but i am afraid to uninstall it because i think it will uninstall the whole Nightly Application, which i dont want to happen. I created an administrator account and went to the MetroApp repository on the harddrive but there is nothing there related to nightly or firefox so i can't just delete it.

Asked by chronovivi 7 years ago

Last reply by Matt Brubeck 7 years ago

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Another program listening on socket, loading of torrents via command line parameter will fail until this is fixed.

I have recently installed Firefox and uses Vuze to download torrents. Vuze does not want to download torrents now after the Firefox upgrade. The fire wall is blocking the… (read more)

I have recently installed Firefox and uses Vuze to download torrents. Vuze does not want to download torrents now after the Firefox upgrade. The fire wall is blocking the torrent downloads. Following message appears: There appears to be another program process already listening on socket [127.0.0.1: 6880]. Loading of torrents via command line parameter will fail until this is fixed.

Asked by willievanrooyen1 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Does Firefox overwrite the master password on exiting to prevent a cold boot attack?

If on the current Firefox instance the master password was typed in does Firefox overwrite the related memory area on exiting? If not it would be maybe possible to do a c… (read more)

If on the current Firefox instance the master password was typed in does Firefox overwrite the related memory area on exiting? If not it would be maybe possible to do a cold boot attack here.

Asked by Sworddragon 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is not working after restart. Need to reinstall every time I am starting PC.

Hello everyone, I was happily using Firefox untill few days ago. Since then Firefox takes about five minutes to start (you cant see in taskbar or Application in task mana… (read more)

Hello everyone, I was happily using Firefox untill few days ago. Since then Firefox takes about five minutes to start (you cant see in taskbar or Application in task manager, just in Processes in task manager). When it finaly opens the first window it is not responding and there just blank window). It does the same in safe mode. I tried to reinstall it several time, with deleting every Firefox related files on computer (following every relevant instruction from Support). I tried to backup my profile and start with new one after reinstall. Every time with same result: Firefox works perfectly after reinstall (even when I transfer files from old profile, every bookmark is right), but when I restart computer the problem is back.

I checked PC for malware and viruses by Avast, there should be now collision with other software since I did not install anything recently. I have cleaned registres, cache and cookies with CCleaner.

I am running 64-bit Windows 7 Lenovo E430, everything worked perfectly for half a year. Only problem I can relate to is a warning message about low free space on system drive, which occured at the same time problems with Firefox started (but it is now even true, I have 5 GB of free space on system drive).

I found other unresolved topics, one of them with same system configuration as mine. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/956861?esab=a&as=aaq https://support.mozilla.org/cs/questions/958824

Any suggestions before I desperately change to Firefox Portable?

Asked by Vorell 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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in address bar, my banking site now shows up with grey padlock, it's always been green before, why?

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or … (read more)

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or is website been re directed somehow? (I have firefox 25.1 on dell inspiron 15 laptop running win8.1 64bit)

Also, since ver 24, firefox sometimes loads what appears to html code (text only), I have to refresh to get the picturesetc..

Also, on https sites when i enter and submit info, I get an error message as follows: An error occurred during a connection to startpage.com. SSL received a record with an incorrect Message Authentication Code. (Error code: ssl_error_bad_mac_read)

Asked by Splinterd1 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Unable to completely disable auto-fill suggestions in search bar.

Entering a simple "e" in the search/adress bar still suggests ebay.com, "r" suggests rambler.ru and so on, this is highly annoying seeing as I only want it to suggest thi… (read more)

Entering a simple "e" in the search/adress bar still suggests ebay.com, "r" suggests rambler.ru and so on, this is highly annoying seeing as I only want it to suggest things out of my history, not suggest new items.

Tried;

Clearing all data browser.urlbar.autoFill false browser.formfill.enable false signon.autofillForms false

Firefox latest (non beta), Android 4.2.2, HTC One X.

At loss what to do at this point, if I can't get it fixed I'm switching firefox for chrome in a heartbeat because I keep losing so much time typing in extra information or deleting auto-fills information.

Asked by frustratedashell 7 years ago

Last reply by dgdgdiane 7 years ago

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I keep getting "Allow" whenever I link on to another website. It never used to happen. It is very annoying. How do I get rid of it?

I checked "Settings" but could find nothing there to help me get rid of this annoying thing. I used to be able to get straight on. Do not know how this started. I u… (read more)

I checked "Settings" but could find nothing there to help me get rid of this annoying thing. I used to be able to get straight on. Do not know how this started. I unticked one box in settings that I thought would do the trick, but no good.

Asked by kadona 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago