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Occasionally text is coloured and blurry

For 2 days now occasionally I will see some text on web sites that appears to be blurry and/or off-coloured. I've capped a screen and have posted it here. http://img109.… (read more)

For 2 days now occasionally I will see some text on web sites that appears to be blurry and/or off-coloured. I've capped a screen and have posted it here.

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7152/blurry.jpg

Update: Problem being looked at in this thread too http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2669927

Looks like it is related to a recent Windows update(the Platform Update of Feb 26) and ATI Radeon 3000/4000 GFX

Temp Fix: Turn off 'Use Hardware Acceleration' in FF Tools, Options, Advanced

Asked by FrostyWinnipeg 8 years ago

Last reply by MontyDawg 8 years ago

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'Problem loading page. FF unable to connect to server' (even when firewall is disabled) but websites load on other browsers

I keep getting this message on Firefox: Unable to connect ' Firefox can't establish a connection to the server www.examplewebsite.com … (read more)

I keep getting this message on Firefox: Unable to connect

        ' Firefox can't establish a connection to the server www.examplewebsite.com
            
         The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
   moments.
 If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
   connection.
 If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
   that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.'

my other browsers (IE and Chrome) work fine. I want to use firefox as this has some useful add-ons which are not available on the other browsers.

I've checked my firewall and deleted firefox from the list of programs allowed and then added it again but this did not work. I've disabled by firewall, but firefox is still unable to connect. I've uninstalled and re-installed firefox but this also did not work. I've reset firefox to default settings and this did not work. I've also clicked the 'no proxy' in tools/options/ etc but this did not work.

Please could someone help!

Asked by ninafan18 8 years ago

Last reply by mojibul 7 years ago

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Firefox keeps opening new tabs that are ads

For a few weeks now, when I am browsing the internet all of a sudden a new tab will open, and it is either something from "wartune" which I have NEVER played, or the one … (read more)

For a few weeks now, when I am browsing the internet all of a sudden a new tab will open, and it is either something from "wartune" which I have NEVER played, or the one where it tells you your current firefox is outdated.

I have ran a malwarebytes and AVG scan on my computer and the problem still persists. I have went into my add-ons to see if I saw anything suspicious in there and even went through my programs and uninstalled anything I think should not be there, with the problem still there and beginning to become very annoying!

Can anyone help please?

Asked by honeys04 7 years ago

Last reply by shanianni 7 years ago

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When I launch FF I get a black screen and can't see anything but black. Help!!

I updated Firefox to the latest version 7 rev 25. I've lost my menu, can't see anything but black and a few icons. cannot see bookmarks, menus, etc. I've had to switch to… (read more)

I updated Firefox to the latest version 7 rev 25. I've lost my menu, can't see anything but black and a few icons. cannot see bookmarks, menus, etc. I've had to switch to an alternate browser, which works fine.

I think you are going to lose many users over this problem. It is aggravating to say the least. Please help.

Asked by Hark1 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 years ago

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In Firefox, I keep getting "Server not found" error - CONSTANTLY!

Two days ago I started getting the "server not found" error, off and on, daily. It is happening on both my desktop iMac 10.7, and my Windows 7 laptop. I keep having to hi… (read more)

Two days ago I started getting the "server not found" error, off and on, daily. It is happening on both my desktop iMac 10.7, and my Windows 7 laptop. I keep having to hit the "Try Again" butting, and sometimes, several times, before a web site will finally launch. The only two extensions I have on both, are the Adblock Plus and the Last Tab Close Button, both of which, have been installed on said computers for months and months and months.

I went in and changed a setting to the "auto detect proxy setting", hoping that would work, and it did not.

I have Firefox version 21 on both computers, and it seems the problem started shortly after this latest Firefox update, and at the SAME TIME on both computers.

I do not have virus protection on my iMac, nor on my Windows 7 laptop, at the moment, but I have run online software to check for anything, and no issues, so I believe, it is not that which is the issue.

The firewalls on both computers are working fine and no issues there either, I have not changed any firewall settings, on either computer. It couldn't be the firewall, in my opinion, because this annoying error message started happening on BOTH of my computers, at the same time; I work on my iMac in the morning, then switch to my laptop in the afternoon, and same issue continues on both, and started at the same time, on both.

Is there something broken in Firefox from this last update of the browser?

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why both computers are having this issue, at the same time?

I have not tried using I.E. yet on my laptop, I rarely have ever needed to use that browser, and I hate it, so I don't use it.

Any help or suggestions, would be appreciated.

Asked by lisabrown 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox keeps crashing

For quite a while now my Firefox has been crashing. I always assumed it was because I had too many tabs open so I didn't really try to remedy the situation. Recently, I f… (read more)

For quite a while now my Firefox has been crashing. I always assumed it was because I had too many tabs open so I didn't really try to remedy the situation. Recently, I finally decided to upgrade to Firefox 24 and the issue has gotten much worse - with Firefox crashing even when I have only a limited number of tabs open and it crashing much more often. Furthermore, after updating to Firefox 24, I've had issues with Adobe Flash crashing randomly as well (note: I did not have this problem with the older version of Firefox). My Adobe Flash was up to date and after a bit of research I read that maybe the up to date version of Flash (version 11.9) had a problem running properly with Firefox 24 so I downgraded to the Flash version 11.8 but alas the problem of Flash crashing it still occurring. But even when I don't have any Flash players open, Firefox will still crash or lag. I feel like the issues are all connected somehow.

I've visited various Firefox troubleshooting pages but as I don't know what the exact problem is, I'm not sure which help methods I should target. I don't use that many add-ons/plugins so I don't think they would be causing a problem. Also, I have unchecked the 'use hardware when available' to see if that made any difference, but it doesn't seem to.

On the about:crashes page, the overwhelming majority of the reports do not start with 'bp' at the front of them and there is mention of throttling when I click on them (maybe that's because I crash so often? I don't know). I am unsure about how to decipher the crash reports and would appreciate any help to my problem.

The five most recent crash IDs are: 427a3a5a-79ba-482b-81af-d96d25d8e642 ae01989b-2623-4889-9ab0-cbf193b0acd3 737a1945-29cf-4395-85f5-3a5424da5254 bp-4a49fa46-6fb5-4244-a221-e55d72131028 28ff6786-68b5-4dbf-b255-43f358155160

The five most recent crash IDs that start with 'bp' are: bp-87172abd-586d-4c7a-b53c-8908c2131027 bp-b74dbc36-9bf8-4236-be28-154c32131026 bp-3420cf79-36ad-4043-92b2-a14482131021 bp-a4d7de9e-fd9f-42cb-b570-34db12131021 bp-eaa24b3b-1a33-412e-99b6-62b9e2131018

Asked by 987953 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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why this error display "Adobe Flash Player has stopped potentially unsafe operation"

why this error display "Adobe Flash Player has stopped potentially unsafe operation" In message box following message display: The following local application on your com… (read more)

why this error display "Adobe Flash Player has stopped potentially unsafe operation"

In message box following message display:

The following local application on your computer or network: null
is trying to communicate with this internet-enabled location : www.ajaxcdn.org

Asked by Pinal 8 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 8 years ago

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Firefox 19 Windows 8 64 Bit Slow

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the musi… (read more)

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the music. This doesn't happen on Internet Explorer. If I play a video YouTube in HD I sometimes have to let it load all the way up or it'll start lagging. I have none of these issues on Internet Explorer. What can I do to fix this?

Asked by iggie45 8 years ago

Last reply by ihotep 8 years ago

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Youtube videos stutter and won't load fully

Whenever I try to watch any video on youtube, it will not load more than a few seconds at a time. It will stop and stutter and lag for several minutes before it continues… (read more)

Whenever I try to watch any video on youtube, it will not load more than a few seconds at a time. It will stop and stutter and lag for several minutes before it continues to load. This was not the case as little as 3 months ago. I have update flash and my computer and internet speeds have not changed. Even pausing the video and waiting will not usually allow it to load past about 3 to 10 seconds.

Asked by xXWeaponPrimeXx 8 years ago

Last reply by Ronz8in 8 years ago

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When playing a video on YouTube, if I don't move my mouse constantly, the video freezes.

Whenever I'm trying to watch a video on YouTube, I have to keep moving the mouse constantly or else the video freezes. It happens on all videos I play and it's really ann… (read more)

Whenever I'm trying to watch a video on YouTube, I have to keep moving the mouse constantly or else the video freezes. It happens on all videos I play and it's really annoying.

Asked by xXLeahXx 8 years ago

Last reply by jamestj 7 years ago

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My Flash player is not working (Eg: YouTube comments not loading, many videos won't load) and it will not let me update my Flash player.

- YouTube videos do not load the first time. All I see is an empty box. - If I refresh YouTube, it works. - The comments on YouTube NEVER load, no matter how many times … (read more)

- YouTube videos do not load the first time. All I see is an empty box. - If I refresh YouTube, it works. - The comments on YouTube NEVER load, no matter how many times I try to refresh. - This same problem occurs in various forms on other cites (Such as CBC.ca) - Certain video playing websites like VideoWeed simply do not work. - I've tried updating Flash, but it doesn't work. Trying to install it simply takes me to the Adobe home page. I had to use Chrome, do the same process, and copy the link that actually starts the download and put it into Firefox. - It still doesn't work. There are a plethora of small examples like this, but the simplest way I can put it is that Flash player is not working in a way that allows me to update Flash player, which is really, really, annoying. I've also tried updating through the addons section of Firefox, and the links there don't do anything for me either.

Asked by TheDayvanCowboy 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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HTTPS: This Connection is Untrusted -> click "Add Exception" -> can NOT click "Confirm Security Exception" button

When using FF 19.0.2 on Ubuntu or Win7, to work on lab machines where an invalid self-signed cert has previously been "permanently stored", but has since changed. I (and… (read more)

When using FF 19.0.2 on Ubuntu or Win7, to work on lab machines where an invalid self-signed cert has previously been "permanently stored", but has since changed. I (and much of the rest of the internet it would seem) frequently get caught in a catch 22 where an exception must be added to continue, but FF will not permit an exception to be added because "This site provides valid, verified identification. There is no need to add an exception".

I see this reported time & again in forums, but it seems as yet unfixed.

Doesn't seem to be an issue if one is rigorous and _always_ UN-checks "Permanently store this exception". To fix includes contortions through numerous work arounds, including clearing certs (hard, when cert list is full of self-signed localhost certs), history, cache, etc. until FF finally lets you "Confirm Security Exception".

I am at my wits end, and will have to start thinking of alternative browsers for day to day use.

FYI: IE & Chrome both let me confirm the damn exception and move on with my life.

Asked by donco 8 years ago

Last reply by Social 8 years ago

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How do I get rid of Friend Checker pop ups

recently popup ads from friendchecker.com have invaded my firefox browsing experience. I have looked at add ons and control panel/programs uninstall and see no trace or … (read more)

recently popup ads from friendchecker.com have invaded my firefox browsing experience. I have looked at add ons and control panel/programs uninstall and see no trace or method to uninstall. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by davo77 7 years ago

Last reply by shedman51 7 years ago

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How to stop a pop up - Goodgame Empire

While browsing the net, from email to facebook to youtube to forums, I get the same annoying pop up - Goodgame Empire -(http://lp.empire.goodgamestudios.com/?country=us&a… (read more)

While browsing the net, from email to facebook to youtube to forums, I get the same annoying pop up - Goodgame Empire -(http://lp.empire.goodgamestudios.com/?country=us&pid=248&camp=1&gid=12&cid=785514&tid=18668003%A0). A new tab will randomly open every 10-60 seconds, it seems to be triggered by me if I scroll down on a page, or select another tab, or click the address bar etc, but also just randomly as well. So far, while writing this it has opened about 15 new tabs.

I have searched google and haven't found any answers, I'm not a computer guru but I can do basic things. So far, I have deleted my history, cookies etc. Still pops ups. I tried blocking the website, still pops up. I downloaded some add on for firefox and it seemed to fix the problem about a week ago until today it started again, and I can't remember the name of the add-on and I don't know where to find it. I also ran my McAfee antivirus program and Malwarebytes and they found nothing.

I am out of ideas on how to fix this, it is extremely frustrating, please help, and remember I am not a computer genius.

Asked by er876897 8 years ago

Last reply by RonnyD 8 years ago

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Automatically stop unresponsive scripts

I regularly get a nonresponsive script, especially in a browser session that has been around for awhile. I find that if I end nonresponsive scripts, the browser remains … (read more)

I regularly get a nonresponsive script, especially in a browser session that has been around for awhile. I find that if I end nonresponsive scripts, the browser remains stable. Heaven help me if I leave a browser window open for several hours, and return to the computer to find it tied up and it will take 15 minutes to respond to a mouse click or a keyboard entry until I can finally get Firefox shut down or forced to end.

I tried to use the "Always perform this action" check box and select to end the script. I figured if I choose that option it would always end a nonresponsive script when it's time for the box to appear.

I would prefer that over finding the computer tied up with a nonresponsive browser four hours later.

OS Windows XP SP3 and now Firefox 27.0.1

Gmail and YouTube seem to be two sites that are especially troublesome.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 7 years ago

Last reply by VerizonSucks 7 years ago