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Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 2 days ago

Last reply by eqall 1 day ago

Google Earth won't load in browser; constisently stuck on loading screen

Hello all. For the past couple months i've been able to use the web version of Google Earth within the browser with little to no issue. However, about a week or two ago I… (read more)

Hello all. For the past couple months i've been able to use the web version of Google Earth within the browser with little to no issue. However, about a week or two ago I discovered Google Earth stopped working whenever I tried to use it. I would navigate to Google Earth's website, click "Launch Google Earth", and be met with this loading screen which never changes. I went to Google for help and they had me run Memtest86 on my computer, to which I found all of my RAM sticks were fully functional with 0 error or issue.

I am using the absolute latest version of firefox as well as my operating system. I am running Windows 10 on a custom built PC for gaming, 64-bit. I've tried the following:

-disabling browser addons -restarting firefox -disabling my antivirus -disabling my antimalware -restarting computer (multiple times) -disabling ALL of my browser addons

Now at first google earth wouldn't load in google chrome either, but at some point during my troubleshooting for fixing google earth on firefox, google earth began loading in chrome with no issue. As of now the only browser that can't pull up google earth is Firefox. I've attached a screenshot of the error messages I see when loading Google Earth in firefox.

Please, any and all help would be greatly appreciated. If there's anymore relevant, useful information I could provide then please let me know.

Asked by jocusmo 1 day ago

Last reply by jocusmo 2 hours ago

Passwords and Logins gone again!

I lost all my passwords & Logins on Feb. 23 2021. Firefox did an update without my permission & it didn't complete. I realized it yesterday and did the update. Al… (read more)

I lost all my passwords & Logins on Feb. 23 2021. Firefox did an update without my permission & it didn't complete. I realized it yesterday and did the update. All passwords & login's were back. Today I start my pc and they're gone again. I'm at a loss. What can I do next? Also lost all my settings I did yesterday.

Asked by dianejustyak 6 days ago

Last reply by dianejustyak 6 days ago

"86" Firefox to give us options about address bar or ability to replace it with add-on

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalita… (read more)

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalitarian way instead of just giving us options to not be constantly humiliated every day we use it.

The address bar has become my worst enemy lately. I keep staving off "86ing" Firefox from my life by editing the CSS this and that, when it worked just fine for years, but it changes and every time for the worse. How can we effectively get Firefox to give us options? Why are options so bad? Why do we not deserve options? I want to know how we can apply pressure on the institution to make FF usable again.

Here are a few examples, the last is the worst of them:

1) I want to have an X button on tabs, I just want to be able to delete a tab? Why can't I have an option for this? (I have to use crazy CSS script. Normal people don't go to that length. I would not adopt FF out of the box today.)

2) Many complain about the address bar that freaks out whenever you touch it. I want an option to disable that. (Again I have a CSS script that makes it act like normal productivity software. That's insane. Why can't we have an option to make the address bar behave like a normal HTML form element? I just want an option.)

3) As of FF 86 I can no longer use the address bar to perform searches. I've added the Search bar to my UI so I can do searches, but the browser still defaults to the address bar, so I have to click over to the Search bar. And if I use the address bar by accident, it laughs at me and refuses to process my search. I just want to be able to search with an address bar. I remember years ago having to remove the search bar because it would no longer search, but the address bar would search. My radical solution was to amputate the search bar. Now I'm in the complete opposite situation where the search bar searches but the address bar doesn't search. Again, I just want an option to be able to apply searches with my browser.

I just want an option for FF to not be aggressively hostile to me. It's not so simple as to ignore it. Every time you interact with the UI it's its own humiliation. It's a constant reminder of impotence. And questioning why do I subject myself to the whims of these people who're pulling my tail like I'm some monkey.

What the hell is wrong with Mozilla? Is is it still Mozilla? Why can't add-on people effectively address these problems if Mozilla won't? Why dictate how everything is, and then make everything unusable? Why?

How can we make our voices heard? Why can't Mozilla just kill FF if its goal seems to be to do that by making it unusable? Why not just close shop? Because some one will carry it on because it's open source? It really seems like someone wants FF to be unpopular. How else can we understand that it doesn't just give options? No even options in its crazy about:config system? Why am I in this masochistic relationship with FF? What's in it for FF?

Asked by mick-p 3 days ago

Last reply by mick-p 3 days ago

bookmarks, passwords, and add-ons gone

Hello. I have purchased a new computer and cannot sync my Firefox account with it. The old computer is not working and I had forgotten my Firefox password, so I reset it … (read more)

Hello. I have purchased a new computer and cannot sync my Firefox account with it. The old computer is not working and I had forgotten my Firefox password, so I reset it through the "reset your password" email firefox sent me. After logging in , there is no history of bookmarks, passwords, or add-ons with my account. Does anyone know how i can recover this data?

Asked by Iket1 3 days ago

Last reply by Iket1 2 days ago

Simplify Page Firefox v86

Looks like I need to rollback to Firefox version 84. Updated to version 86. However, printing from Reader View takes over twice the number of printed pages as Simplify … (read more)

Looks like I need to rollback to Firefox version 84. Updated to version 86. However, printing from Reader View takes over twice the number of printed pages as Simplify Page function found in earlier version. The font in Reader View is much too large for efficient printing.

The two uploaded images print the same webpage article, but earlier Firefox version takes 16-pages, while version 86 takes over twice that many, 35-pages.

Are there about:config settings that can reduce font size in Reader View, or do I have to rollback to version 84?

Asked by prag 6 days ago

Last reply by prag 5 days ago

My active tab (in tab bar) displays incorrectly

The tab bar should distinguish the active tab (in part) by removing its bottom border. When I restart Firefox, the tab bar displays correctly but before long that bottom … (read more)

The tab bar should distinguish the active tab (in part) by removing its bottom border. When I restart Firefox, the tab bar displays correctly but before long that bottom border of the active tab reappears. Changing to a different theme doesn't help. All I can think of is that perhaps I have too many add-ons or bookmarks installed. (I currently have just under 50 add-ons.) What can I do to keep that bottom border off the active tab?

Asked by Odin3 6 days ago

Last reply by Odin3 3 days ago

Tabs randomly crashing

Some tabs crash at random. Cannot reproduce at will. Started happening ever since I've upgraded to a Ryzen 3600 CPU. RAM with the XMP profile passes the entire 2 hour-lon… (read more)

Some tabs crash at random. Cannot reproduce at will. Started happening ever since I've upgraded to a Ryzen 3600 CPU. RAM with the XMP profile passes the entire 2 hour-long 4 -pass Memtest86 without errors.

The crashes happen on all versions of stable Firefox and on Firefox Developer's Edition. They also occur if there are <10 tabs open as well as 100 tabs open. I have 5-6 very common extensions on FF stable (Bitwarden, Gesturefy, uBlock Origin, Facebook Container, Open Tabs Next to Current, Wikiwand, and the Stream Detector), but not a single extension installed on FF DE and still it crashes too.

Some of many crash logs: bp-87b13e5c-1bc5-4f68-864b-95d6b0210227 bp-1751032b-df93-404e-822f-c13020210227 bp-e7840772-f24e-439b-b56b-ca8c50210227 bp-629bbf6d-b007-4b4a-8b76-b2d5e0210227 bp-dd9c0c07-61bf-44a4-b5a6-9f4170210227 bp-07cf5b11-39c5-4802-a448-7e6920210227 bp-97139c27-1633-4bab-a876-1bc030210227

These are all just from today, and these are not even all of today's crashes.

System details: AMD Ryzen 3600 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM (XMP profile 2) MBO MSI B450 Tomahawk (latest Beta Bios v7C02v1H3 - happened also with stable BIOS, so I put the latest BIOS on if there are possible BIOS<-->RAM problems but still crashes remain) Nvidia GTX 1070Ti (driver v461.72) Windows 10 Pro 20H2 v19042.804

Any idea what's causing this?

Asked by chillstreem 4 days ago

Last reply by chillstreem 4 days ago

firefox update earlier today has resulted in verious webppages crashing the browser

Hi, A firebox browser automatic update earlier today has resulted in various pages I visit subsequently crashing the browser. It is particularly problematic because one p… (read more)

Hi,

A firebox browser automatic update earlier today has resulted in various pages I visit subsequently crashing the browser.

It is particularly problematic because one page that now crashes is my Barclays Bank login page, which I normally check every few days.

I know that rollback of updates is not recommended, perhaps not even allowed, but surely if an update results in a page like Barclays crashing the browser then there must be a fix pending?

Please do not reply with "try another browser" or "try your phone" - I don't do banking on my phone, and find both Chrome and Edge packed with too much ad crap, making browsing painfuly slow.

I would prefer you to reply with "Here is how to fix it so you can continue to use Firefox..."

Kind regards,

R

Asked by therobertc 12 hours ago

Last reply by therobertc 52 minutes ago

printing problem with even-number pages

Having a problem with printing since moving to FF 86.0. Print is automatically set up for my Brother MFC-J895W (LAN connection) to print 2-sided and back-to-front, but i… (read more)

Having a problem with printing since moving to FF 86.0. Print is automatically set up for my Brother MFC-J895W (LAN connection) to print 2-sided and back-to-front, but is printing the 2nd page upside down. I've tried going into about:config and deleting the entry for "print.print", as well as editing the prefs.js and deleting everything that has "print_", but no help.

Asked by DougS 5 days ago

Last reply by DougS 5 days ago

Cannot click okay on the download dialogue

Whenever I click on a file to download in Firefox the dialogue box pops up asking what I would like to do with the file. I can select Open or Save as usual, but no matter… (read more)

Whenever I click on a file to download in Firefox the dialogue box pops up asking what I would like to do with the file. I can select Open or Save as usual, but no matter what I press or how long I wait the ok button remains greyed out and unselectable. This means I can't download anything in Firefox which is very frustrating. Downloading works fine in other browsers.

So far I have run the refresh thing on Firefox which hasn't helped. I do not have any Parental Controls on as far as I know, this is a brand new computer, no children use any computers in this house and I have never activated anything like that. I have also cleared the downloads folder which had no affect either.

I just can't work out why it isn't working.

Asked by katherine.f 3 days ago

Last reply by katherine.f 18 hours ago

Search engines limited to language version

Hello everyone. I tried switching Firefox (Windows 10) from Polish to English. (It is nice to see a program in your native language. However, most manuals, tutorials, for… (read more)

Hello everyone.

I tried switching Firefox (Windows 10) from Polish to English. (It is nice to see a program in your native language. However, most manuals, tutorials, forums etc. on the Web are in English, so using English version of apps wherever possible feels straightforward and consistent). I found one functionality that is browser language dependent for no reason - availability of search engines. Specifically, allegro.pl (Polish auction site). It's there by default when Firefox language is set to Polish. When I switch to English, it disappears along with other default Polish search engines, only to be replaced by English ones.

When I try a "manual" setup of search engines, allegro.pl is nowhere to be found. Firefox settings -> find search engines - no official allegro search engine (just some fan-made add-ons). Go to allegro.pl -> Firefox search bar - I expected the icon of magnifier with green plus sign that would add the search engine of current site - again it's not there.

Is there any workaround? Cheers, Rafał

Asked by Rafau 1 day ago

Last reply by Rafau 20 hours ago

Saved Logins - Same Username Different URLs Same Domain

Saved a Login for Username X on Domain abc.com But there is also a login for same Username X on a sub/folder/url at domain abc/admin/login If I try to edit the sa… (read more)

Saved a Login for Username X on Domain abc.com

But there is also a login for same Username X on a sub/folder/url at domain abc/admin/login

If I try to edit the saved loging to manually add ww.abc.com/admin/ ( user / password ) it says the user name already exists.

I want the username/saved login to be tied to the login page not only the domain?

Asked by paulg1333 4 days ago

Last reply by paulg1333 3 days ago

With Facebook Container active, my Instagram tab keeps becoming unpinned when I start Firefox

I have my Instagram tab pinned, as well as my Facebook Messenger tab, and every time I start Firefox, the Instagram tab is not pinned anymore. Yet, the Messenger tab is s… (read more)

I have my Instagram tab pinned, as well as my Facebook Messenger tab, and every time I start Firefox, the Instagram tab is not pinned anymore. Yet, the Messenger tab is still pinned.

Is this a bug or a feature of the Facebook Container? I assume a bug since it only happens to my Instagram Tab.

Asked by AGAVAXAVAGA 2 days ago

Last reply by AGAVAXAVAGA 2 days ago

Firefox 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to… (read more)

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to a network printer with special German/Swedish characters in its name: "Värmdö".

Asked by epialf 2 days ago

Last reply by epialf 2 days ago

Most Visited Websites

I have a webpage displayed in my most visited sites that I cannot dismiss nor delete from history. I have tried dismiss about 10 times and delete from history at least 6… (read more)

I have a webpage displayed in my most visited sites that I cannot dismiss nor delete from history. I have tried dismiss about 10 times and delete from history at least 6 times. How do I get rid of it?

Asked by DLD 6 days ago

Last reply by DLD 5 days ago

What is the purpose of "app.normandy" in about:config - can I set all to false?

Mozilla Firefox keeps rolling out changes to functionality and the user interface without notification, as well as altering my user preferences. A set of about:config p… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox keeps rolling out changes to functionality and the user interface without notification, as well as altering my user preferences. A set of about:config preferences that start with "app.normandy" seem to have something to do with installing these on my Windows 10 system. I did NOT enroll in any FF studies. So, it is odd that there seems to be outside manipulation . I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 6 days ago

Last reply by plew29881 5 days ago

Firefox 87.0b3 lost the Library Pocket Menu item

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'S… (read more)

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'Save to Pocket' address bar icon.

This makes no sense as there is now no option to have a 'Pocket List' item selection. At least I couldn't find an option for this. That is without adding another extension.

Having the 'Save' option without the 'List' option is counter intuitive.

The Library-->Pocket List Menu item should be restored.

Thanks.

Asked by Corsair2 4 days ago

Last reply by Corsair2 3 days ago