Firefox and Thunderbird stopped to open the application window same day (about a week ago): only firefox.exe and thunderbird.exe processes start. Task Manager also only …
Firefox and Thunderbird stopped to open the application window same day (about a week ago): only firefox.exe and thunderbird.exe processes start. Task Manager also only lists the processes, no applications. This process is very hard to kill, Task Manager can't end it, nor elevated rights Command Prompt TASKKILL with /FE, NirSoft NirCmd nor PSTools pskill64.exe nor Process Explorer. I have also tried ending all the other processes first I can think of, including explorer.exe, does not help. I'm testing with two administrator level accounts and I'm mostly working this problem with Firefox now, although Thunderbird shows the same symptoms.
My system is a clone desktop computer Windows 7 PRO 64bit UK, AMD:n Phenom II CPU, GeForce 1050Ti display adapter.
As antivirus I have Avira Free Antivirus, and I have some suspicions it may be the root of the problems this time. For couple of weeks ago it updated with a new user interface and installed new components. To test that, I tried to uninstall Avira. Each component needs to be uninstalled separately using Windows Programs and Features: two components uninstalled cleanly, one component left an open minimized window that one couldn't pop open nor close. Antivirus and VPN do not uninstall: after you are asked do you want to uninstall and answer YES, nothing else visible happens. If you try to start another uninstall job, you get a window telling you can't start another as one program is already being uninstalled or changed. And waiting doesn't help. I have a support question about it in Avira forum.
Also last week, Flash Player installation failed with 89% done, tried twice and with same result. And the newest GeForce Graphics adapter drivers installation failed also. Both of those usually always install succesfully.
Microsoft System File Checker SFC /SCANNOW does not find problems, nor does Windows disc chechker tool. I also run: File and Folder Troubleshooter winfilefolder.DiagCab and Microsoft Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta.diagcab ja Program_Install_and_Uninstall.diagcab. Avira support recommends the Install and Uninstall troubleshooter to get rid of some old Avira rubbish. Also compared Windows folders rights to default rights listed in some web site: did not find differences with the couple of dozen folders I compared. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) according to Process Explorer is enabled looking at Firefox.exe process properties. I know command lines to change DEP settings and found it in System Performance Properties settings also, but have not touched it.
I've removed Firefox and Thunderbird parent.lock -files, with Firefoxilla both from profile folder C:\Users\USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\PROFILENAME and temporary folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\firefox before trying to start Firefox again. And since I can't kill the process otherwise, it also means after rebooting the computer.
Found an advice opening Firefox with SHIFT-key down, should open a safe-mode of the browser. Well, opened only the process in my case.
There are no previous session related saves (sessionCheckpoints.json, sessionstore.jsonlz4, sessionstore.js) in the profile folder any more, and the sessionstore-backups folder is empty.
I removed the Firefox installation, rebooted, and installed the 73.0 version 13.02.2020. It behaves similarly: only the process starts.
Added -p parameter to the Firefox shortcut, and in Windows SAFE MODE was able to create a new profile: in normal mode Windows the window for creating/changing profile does not open. Firefox doesn't open application window in Windows safe mode either, also tried to run it as administrator option, and pressing SHIFT key, but neither helped. The newly created profile folder only has one file: times.json.
When installed Firefox again, it wasn't a clean installation: the Firefox folder was empty of files, but I did install into the same folder. Also did not edit register nor delete the profile folder. Which is what I'm gonna try next. However, Thunderbird does not use Firefox's profile, so why does it stop opening the application window same time with Firefox? I don't think Firefox's profile folder can cause all these installation problems and Thunderbird problem. My bet is more likely Avira.
thaivisa.com forum pages open but never complete loading and text jumps up and down every few seconds.
See question. This is an example link: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148559-cambodia-vs-thailand/?utm_source=newsletter-20200217-0614&utm_medium=email&utm_c…
See question. This is an example link:
Hello, I use Firefox 73.0 (64-bit) on 5.3.18-1-MANJARO GNU/Linux and constantly faced with the fact that Firefox takes up all available memory until the computer freezes …
I use Firefox 73.0 (64-bit) on 5.3.18-1-MANJARO GNU/Linux and constantly faced with the fact that Firefox takes up all available memory until the computer freezes (12Gb RAM without swap). If I restart Firefox, initially memory usage is small, but after some websurfing it constantly grows, as if it were not clearing.
According to the about:memory report, most of the memory is occupied by the "chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml". What is it and why does it take up so much memory?
7 tabs opened: https://i.imgur.com/W8zWXQZ.png
Memory usage report: https://pastebin.com/raw/MsTk2pAg
OS memory usage: https://pastebin.com/raw/3D5EUm61
OS memory usage after closing Firefox: https://pastebin.com/raw/q65AvTpa
I will be very grateful for your help!
I've been using Thunderbird for years now and never had this problem until one of the last updates. Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 Build 18363.657 Thunderbird 68.5.0 32-bit…
I've been using Thunderbird for years now and never had this problem until one of the last updates. Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 Build 18363.657 Thunderbird 68.5.0 32-bit (running on 64-bit system, is this an issue?) Server Type: IMAP Server Name: imap.mail.yahoo.com Server setting: Empty Trash on Exit = checked Trash does not empty on exit.
Again, never ever have I had this issue until recently, is it a bug or........ Regards Jer
While I dont know if these 2 things are related some strange things still happened with my firefox, version 73, 64bit. No sites wont load, at all. Chrome Comodo, IE11, Ed…
While I dont know if these 2 things are related some strange things still happened with my firefox, version 73, 64bit.
No sites wont load, at all. Chrome Comodo, IE11, Edge work without a problem. I uninstalled many times Firefox, backed up or deleted the Mozilla folder from %appdata% folder. Still wont work. On new install it should start up but it doesnt. On one occassion it created 6 new profiles in 5 minutes. about:config cant be opened. If I close it down to reopen it I get the message that it needs to be stoped first. Wont work in safe mode either. I depended heavily on firefox for work related issues, saved passwords, saved dials and so on. All gone now.
Is there anyway of fixing this or should I abandon Firefox and go with Chrome? Im sure there is something somewhere that is broken but I cant put my finger on it.
I have tried every other browser on this machine(Safari,Chrome,Opera) and they carry the page title to the filename when saving it as a pdf (Ie "Ask your question to our …
I have tried every other browser on this machine(Safari,Chrome,Opera) and they carry the page title to the filename when saving it as a pdf (Ie "Ask your question to our community of user.pdf" for this page). I have run this browser in safe mode, used a newly created profile but the problem still remains. I ran a new Firefox Developer Edition version which had the same results. Then I ran Firefox 72.0 which did everything as it should. So my belief is there is some bug in 73.0 that is causing this
As per subject. When I disable the extension and reload the webpage I can once again select text and click on links. I tried contacting McAfee support and they suggested …
As per subject. When I disable the extension and reload the webpage I can once again select text and click on links.
I tried contacting McAfee support and they suggested reinstalling the extension but I don't want to do that just yet. If you already have the extension perhaps you can see if you have the issue? https://marsbase.org/
I'm not sure whose responsible firefox or mcafee?
I've also asked https://superuser.com/q/1525936/627894 here and reported the extension to firefox.
So can anyone with McAfee WebAdvisor replicate this issue so I can forward this onto McAfee support?
I've seen a few other posts on this problem, but none of them seem to direct me on how to actually solve it. Recently many machines in my environment have lost most Appl…
I've seen a few other posts on this problem, but none of them seem to direct me on how to actually solve it. Recently many machines in my environment have lost most Application Content Types. Usually defaulting to only IRC, IRCS, and MAILTO; nothing else. A few applications have popped into the FF install on my PC, but I can't figure out how to force an app in there. I've seen a post that details how to add something manually, but I am not exactly keen on manually adding everything to a few dozen machines. I've been pushing my end users to use Chrome for the time being, something I'd rather not do. Any help would be appreciated.
I have tried to disallow and then allow again Thunderbird in Windows Firewall. The messages are downloading to the email accounts and can be seen when accessed through t…
I have tried to disallow and then allow again Thunderbird in Windows Firewall. The messages are downloading to the email accounts and can be seen when accessed through the browser. I have not changed my filters to cause this problem. The screen is stuck with the green bar in the bottom right corner being set to its "full" state.
Thunderbird sometimes stops retrieving email from one or another of my email addresses. When that happens things can easily be set right, at least temporarily, by exiting…
Thunderbird sometimes stops retrieving email from one or another of my email addresses. When that happens things can easily be set right, at least temporarily, by exiting and restarting Thunderbird. The problem is that Thunderbird doesn't notify me that it's stopped retrieving email from that address, so I sometimes don't find out about the stoppage until someone asks me via some other medium why I haven't responded to their email. Thunderbird will tell me there's a stoppage if I click on "Get Messages", so I've resorted to doing that regularly. But there's got to be a better way.
I searched through Thunderbird's settings to see if there's a check-box or a drop-down menu that will let me tell Thunderbird to notify me when it can't retrieve email as instructed. But I didn't find anything. Did I miss something? Alternatively, is this a capability that should be added to a future version of Thunderbird?
FYI, the underlying problem here is apparently common and arises from miscommunication between Thunderbird and Yahoo servers. Over the years there have been several threads that have discussed the source of this specific underlying problem and how and whether it can be fixed. (See, e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268468 ) I don't understand the technical issues involved and don't think I can contribute to solving the underlying problem. My question is concerned with finding a way to live with this problem. Restarting Thunderbird is quick and effective, and I would be happy if only Thunderbird would tell me that it needs to be restarted.
Adding another site to a newly created collection doesn't work; the collection does not show up in the list of collections.
Add a site to a new collection in FF Preview Nightly. Go to another site, try to add it to the newly created collection. The collection would not be shown and you'll be a…
Add a site to a new collection in FF Preview Nightly. Go to another site, try to add it to the newly created collection. The collection would not be shown and you'll be able to add another one with the same name. What you want is having the two sites within the same collection.
enter new pw, error occured, enter your master, already logged in, back to enter new pw, never happens, going in circles
Trying out lockwise. I'm logged in, on page, "enter your new password", I put in all the information and a red bar comes up after "save" at bottom, then the red bar says…
Trying out lockwise. I'm logged in, on page, "enter your new password", I put in all the information and a red bar comes up after "save" at bottom, then the red bar says "an error has occurred in trying to save this password" and the top of the screen says, enter your master password to save and view passwords, then I click "Login" and I'm already logged in and I'm back at the page to enter your new password. I've tried numerous different sites, same results everywhere. I believe I'm logged in because I have the three dots that allow me to make changes to my account which I can do. I've tried Lockwise numberous times and it never works for me. In a month I'll attempt again but never a solution. So now finally bothering someone to help.
When I ask my webmail to print an email, the dialogue window pops us as expected. In that window I expect a small top bar with a close (cross) and print (printer) icons, …
When I ask my webmail to print an email, the dialogue window pops us as expected. In that window I expect a small top bar with a close (cross) and print (printer) icons, as shown in the first image added (obtained with Linux Ubuntu 18.04, Firefox 71).
Instead, in a computer with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 66, I get gigantic icons, as wide as the page width, as shown in the second image added. This is certainly an issue when I want to print to file; I have not tried and sent the job to a printer since I am not interested in that use at this moment. It used to work fine for years until a certain point, but I cannot pinpoint when it went wrong and the possible whys. Note that the body of the mail is formatted regularly, and that also the icons at the bottom (say, an attachment) are magnified disproportionately.
There is an archived post in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176032 that reports a similar problem. However, the diagnose is different. The large icon is not an issue of yahoo mail on two counts: 1) the big X and printer icons are supposed to be there, and the issue is that they are magnified without a reason; 2) the problem does not arise with the same webmail service in other computers. I suspect that it must be some local setting of Firefox that has been changed in a mistake?
Any ideas on fixes and workarounds? Thanks for helping out
Firefox on Linux/ Wayland/ Sway is haveing trouble scaling on multiple screens when the screens have different scaling ratios
My setup: Firefox versions 70-74, developer version and stable; Ubuntu 19.10 with Wayland/ Sway; Internal Monitor 3000x2000 with scaling ratio 2.0 + External Monitor 192…
Firefox versions 70-74, developer version and stable; Ubuntu 19.10 with Wayland/ Sway; Internal Monitor 3000x2000 with scaling ratio 2.0 + External Monitor 1920x1080 with scaling ratio 1.0
Ever since version 70 I noticed that Firefox would on first start scale either according to the external or internal monitor, and be perfectly workable on that one. But when moving it to the other monitor/ opening a new window on the other monitor it would not scale properly, but render according to the scaling factor of the other monitor. So, e.g. when moving from the internal to the external screen it would only render to the top left quarter of the screen, while the application was actually being the right size. At the same time the input mapping was according to the actual window dimensions, and not according to the visual rendering of Firefox. This would also happen the other way round, with Firefox then only rendering the top left part of the web page to the entire screen.
You can see this well on the attached screenshot, but notice that sway is a tiling window manager, so Firefox should actually be exactly the same size as the terminal next to it. Firefox also renders like this when the scaling factor was changed at run time, so the issue seems to me that Firefox on Wayland checks the scaling factor on startup just once globally and does not realize when it was changed or that it can be different on different monitors.
This appears to be a specific issue when navigating from Rarbg.to to imdb, After loading any IMDB page from a rarbg.to page, left clicking on the parent's guide closes th…
This appears to be a specific issue when navigating from Rarbg.to to imdb, After loading any IMDB page from a rarbg.to page, left clicking on the parent's guide closes the tab. Steps to reproduce: 1) Load any rarbg.to entry (https://rarbg.to/torrent/gwy4p7f) 2) Using the middle mouse button, click on the imdb link to open this in a separate page. 3) on the imdb page scroll down to the parent's guide and left click on "View Content Advisory" 4) The tab with IMDb will close.
This happens on Windows and Linux too.
I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netfl…
I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netflix or Amazon. I tried removing the plugin and reinstalling it, reinstalling Firefox and starting Firefox in safe mode. If anyone knows a solution to my problem your help would be much appreciated!
Hello Firefox community, As I realized some time ago, Firefox makes simulatneous requests againgst disk cache and network called "Race Cache With Network" (explained here…
Hello Firefox community,
As I realized some time ago, Firefox makes simulatneous requests againgst disk cache and network called "Race Cache With Network" (explained here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1267945). In my home country, this has never bothered me as I had an unlimited data plan and therefore was pleased to get fast loading webpages.
But now, I moved to a country without unlimited data plans (Ghana, 40GB per month, 120GHC, approx. 20€, approx. 22USD) and I'm thinking about how this feature must be eating up peoples data. Because even if you visited a webpage before and most of data is within your disk cache, Firefox will still issue a network request, resulting in increased network activity and therefore consuming additional data.
In my opinion this adversely affects people in emerging countries, as internet is already a pricey good and Firefox is using more data than necessary, just to allow webpages to load fractions of seconds faster.
Why is there no UI option (I know it can be turned off, using config key "network.http.rcwn.enabled") for users to turn this feature off more easily in order to save data? Furthermore, this behaviour is not even explained to users, so users might not even know Firefox consumes more data than expected.
With best regards, Gabriel
More than 3 years I start firefox with a command line, "rm -rf /Users/mr.suradetc./Library/Caches/Mozilla/updates/Applications/Firefox/updates/;/Applications/Firefox.app/…
More than 3 years I start firefox with a command line, "rm -rf /Users/mr.suradetc./Library/Caches/Mozilla/updates/Applications/Firefox/updates/;/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox". I have been updated mac os x from Sierra , High Sierra,Mojave and now Catalina but every os, I still got the same problem.
Unlike other Firefox for Android browsers Firefox Preview does not seem to work with LastPass. I get an error that says "LastPass was unable to auto-fill this app". …
Unlike other Firefox for Android browsers Firefox Preview does not seem to work with LastPass. I get an error that says "LastPass was unable to auto-fill this app".