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Streaming Youtube/Twitch, Audio Popping and lagging, running slow since last update (Firefox 92).

Been trying to reslove a issue i've noticed since updating to the latest firefox version that was released this week. Never had a problem before. Chrome and Edge load and… (read more)

Been trying to reslove a issue i've noticed since updating to the latest firefox version that was released this week. Never had a problem before. Chrome and Edge load and play stream normally. Updated all the normal things like drivers for audio and video card, reinstalled Firefox with a new profile, no add ons etc, turned hardware acceleration on and off, still get the same issue.

System is overpowered so its not down to it running slow or being old and also intenet connection is fine and I'm cabled in before anyone asks the "Have you turned it on and off questions :)"

Going to try and downgrade to the version before and see it fixes the issue and hope its resloved in the next hotfix.

It should be noted that this problem is related to streams and not normal videos, however someone on this forum posted problems with lagging videos, so maybe related.

Asked by Cleverleyson 1 week ago

Answered by Cleverleyson 1 week ago

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Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even b… (read more)

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even bigger in 92.0!

I rely on Bookmarks heavily and use hundreds. I guess this was done for touch screens? The main interface is still currently the mouse for computers.

I see the only current fix is a using a stylesheet and it seems a bit involved. I have to give it a try. I am pleading with the designers, please give us the option to use compact padding once again. I am not sure why this is being forced on us. I really like Firefox, please don't make me look for another option. Thanks!

Asked by Steve Goncalves 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Youtube videos freeze for brief instant while the audio continues.

The issue is when the youtube video is being viewed (only happens on youtube), it suddenly freezes with a healthy grey bar and a connection, while the audio continuously … (read more)

The issue is when the youtube video is being viewed (only happens on youtube), it suddenly freezes with a healthy grey bar and a connection, while the audio continuously plays on. After the freeze or stutter, the video never gets out of sync with the audio but actually jumps ahead to where tit is. Meaning I'd lose out on 1-3 seconds of visual footage which I have to rewind to watch again. After the rewind the video doesn't get stuck on the same spot but further down it happens again. It sometimes never happens on some videos I watch but the ones that it does happen, If I went back to watch it again (refreshing tab or finishing the video then coming back) It happens again. Usually repeats within 5 minutes of it happening at minimum. Which is very annoying.

At first I thought this could be a issue on my display drivers. I went searching for solutions all over the web. Common reasons I got for this was that my internet might be slow. Which is bit true ig. But I can view up to 1080p videos without buffering or any problems. So Idk how that's the case. Another reason I got was that it might be hardware acceleration, which I turned off before I got the problem again. Another suggested add ons might be the case. So I turned some off and under more advice used a completely new portable app of firefox (no logins, addons or settings changes) and I got the same results. I also reinstalled display drivers. Disabled the hardware acceleration of the new clean app. And still got the issue. The only time I didn't get the issue was when I was using Chrome. Or Edge.

I've cleared cache and all data,history as well. So I'm really stumped. Someone asked me to make a completely new windows local user admin account and try again. And it happened there as well.

Edit : While trying to get evidence of this, I've discovered that sometimes if I rewind twice or go back more than I usually do the stutter tends to usually repeat on the same place. You can see it in the video.

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Asked by 〚M〛 1 week ago

Answered by 〚M〛 1 week ago

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mailto reference showing up in outlook.

Could someone explain in simple english what a mailto link is and why it is important. Why is it showing up in Outlook in my firefox browser when using outlook. All I h… (read more)

Could someone explain in simple english what a mailto link is and why it is important. Why is it showing up in Outlook in my firefox browser when using outlook. All I have read so far is so full of jargon to be of no use to me.

Asked by wclaiborn 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Firefox preventing PC going into sleep mode

From about the time I installed Dropbox 2-3 weeks ago my Windows 10 PC won't go into sleep mode unless I close Firefox first. Closing Dropbox makes no difference so it … (read more)

From about the time I installed Dropbox 2-3 weeks ago my Windows 10 PC won't go into sleep mode unless I close Firefox first. Closing Dropbox makes no difference so it might just be co-incidence. If I use Norton to run a scan and go into sleep mode at end that also works, and PC stays asleep until I wake it. Have tried refreshing Firefox but no improvement (running Firefox 91.0.2 (64bit)). Any thoughts please?

Asked by mike 1 week ago

Answered by mike 1 week ago

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How to turn off addrress bar searches?

Hi All, I have searched the web and found this 'https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284577'. I followed the steps but it didn't disable this crap. I HATE this … (read more)

Hi All,

I have searched the web and found this 'https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284577'. I followed the steps but it didn't disable this crap. I HATE this and I want to turn it off. How? I use the search bar not the address bar for my searches.


Thanks for any help,

Charles

Asked by CharlesEF 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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address bar recommending nonsense url repeatedly

Every couple of days, I go to check what the covid updates are in my province by going to covid19stats.alberta.ca/ However, if I click in the address bar and start typing… (read more)

Every couple of days, I go to check what the covid updates are in my province by going to covid19stats.alberta.ca/

However, if I click in the address bar and start typing "cov" - firefox continually recommends covid19stats.aberta.ca/ (with alberta misspelled)

I'm sure I never typed out this url and gone there, and I've deleted it from the search suggestions a half-dozen times. This doesn't happen for me in other browsers.

There is nothing meaningful at "aberta.ca" and I've been to the "alberta.ca" one hundreds of times by now so you'd think it would recommend sites I go to a lot.

Why does it keep suggesting this nonsense url?

Asked by JDHannan 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How do I make the font smaller in the bookmarks dropdown in Firefox 89?

Good afternoon. My Firefox has been updated to the new version but I noticed that the font size in my bookmarks dropdown menu has increased. I would prefer to make it s… (read more)

Good afternoon. My Firefox has been updated to the new version but I noticed that the font size in my bookmarks dropdown menu has increased. I would prefer to make it smaller as it used to all fit in one column without the need to scroll. Could someone tell me how, or if this can be done with the new version? Thanks and hope to hear back soon.

Asked by Figureguy 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox started opening in small window upper left.

I am running window 10 on my laptop and Firefox started opening today in a small window in the upper left of my screen. I have no problems with other browsers but Firefox… (read more)

I am running window 10 on my laptop and Firefox started opening today in a small window in the upper left of my screen. I have no problems with other browsers but Firefox is doing this repeatedly today. I will reboot and see if that helps.

Asked by 123jedmond 1 month ago

Answered by 123jedmond 1 week ago

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Install a FF extension from github

Hello folks, how can I install this extension on github into firefox? I dl'ed the files, put them in a zip but ff says "broken". https://gitlab.com/alanramsey/auto-reload… (read more)

Hello folks,

how can I install this extension on github into firefox? I dl'ed the files, put them in a zip but ff says "broken". https://gitlab.com/alanramsey/auto-reload-tab

thanks AO

Asked by info2419 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Websites with embedded content from third-party websites not working, even when enhanced tracking protection is disabled.

Hi I have been having a few problems getting some websites to work properly in Firefox, even when I disable all my extensions (uBlock Origin, DeCentraleyes, HTTPS Everywh… (read more)

Hi I have been having a few problems getting some websites to work properly in Firefox, even when I disable all my extensions (uBlock Origin, DeCentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere) and also disable enhanced tracking protection.

It has happened with a few websites, but I investigated one yesterday. It failed to load video on Firefox, but had no problem loading it on Edge. The video content was hosted on a site named Wistia.com (which loads just fine by itself).

What settings should I change in Firefox to enable this type of content to work?

Asked by cgarrard 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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After update to 91.0.2 on Win 10 Pro only a bookmark folder for shopping is available - profile is OK

Prior to update this morning I had a top with about 50 items and a folder just for car shopping which has lots of items. Updated to 91.0.2 and now only the shopping URLs… (read more)

Prior to update this morning I had a top with about 50 items and a folder just for car shopping which has lots of items. Updated to 91.0.2 and now only the shopping URLs are shown. Manage gets me nothing. The folder C:\Users\Xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6dbbz7gb.default-release\bookmarkbackups most recent item is 4 months ago but an extract errors out.

Is it possible to get back to my old bookmarks? If so, how?

Asked by johngammel 1 week ago

Answered by johngammel 1 week ago

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All of a sudden, I cant print my emails from my gmail account.

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blo… (read more)

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blocker, try disabling it to open the window". I have no idea how to find what this pop up blocker is so I can disable it.

Asked by marie on firefox 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Refreshing Firefox - loosing bookmark sidebar!

I prefer Firefox but speed-tests show it is considerably slower than Chrome and Edge. I have cable network connection. Max download speed is 1000 Mbps. Test show above 90… (read more)

I prefer Firefox but speed-tests show it is considerably slower than Chrome and Edge. I have cable network connection. Max download speed is 1000 Mbps. Test show above 900 Mbps for Edge and Chrome and 5-600 Mbps for Firefox, sometimes it is much slower and sometimes download stops for 5-20 seconds. I therefore tried "Refresh Firefox" - and my dear Bookmark sidebar disappeared!! Firefox info told me bookmarks would be saved. Well, it is saved, but it is real troublesome to use it compared to my old sidebar. I WANT MY OLD SIDEBAR BACK - ANY HELP? Kind regards Toralf

Asked by toralf.wicklund 1 week ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 week ago

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When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately

Hi there, "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is happening - even though the box is unticked. It's very irritating, so i hope t… (read more)

Hi there,

"When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is happening - even though the box is unticked.

It's very irritating, so i hope there is a solution...?

Cheers

Asked by editoratlarge 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How to stop updates and update notifcations FF88.0

Hey I am trying to find a way to stop all updates and update notifcations in Firefox 88.0? I set update to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" But sti… (read more)

Hey I am trying to find a way to stop all updates and update notifcations in Firefox 88.0? I set update to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" But still get constant update notifcations ?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by randomultra 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago