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FIrefox 92 running poorly in Mint 20.2

Just upgraded from Mint 18 to 20.2 and am finding FIrefox unusable. I've tried to research this and am getting nowhere. Ryzen 5, Gigabyte GA-356-gaming MB , 32GB Ram I ha… (read more)

Just upgraded from Mint 18 to 20.2 and am finding FIrefox unusable. I've tried to research this and am getting nowhere. Ryzen 5, Gigabyte GA-356-gaming MB , 32GB Ram

I have about 10 windows configured with 10 tabs. (Happily this version of Firefox now remembers which desktop they are on across reboots!) When I start up firefox and it begins loading these tabs, it grinds to a halt with high CPU utilization and for some reason there is almost no activity on ethernet. The tabs take FOREVER to load, and once loaded firefox windows and tabs operates either clunky or unresponsive. MInt is affected some too, with other operations somewhat clunky.

I can reboot and load a session of Chrome and it behaves fine and speed tests there are proper. Since it works on Chrome, I figure this is strictly a FIrefox code issue, not something underlying like BIOS (which is F31, not the highest for this MB) But hopefully there is a Mint work around that someone knows.

Asked by douglas.c.crawford 1 week ago

Answered by douglas.c.crawford 1 week ago

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What is in the profiles/storage/default folder?

The profile my wife uses has almost 400 MB in the profiles/storage/default folder and & looks like every link she has ever clicked on. She uses AOL for her home page … (read more)

The profile my wife uses has almost 400 MB in the profiles/storage/default folder and & looks like every link she has ever clicked on. She uses AOL for her home page & clicks on all sorts of news articles.

How do I trim down its size? Can I delete some history, such as old stuff? Thanks

Asked by Mike109 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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scrolling is not working on some sites.

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mous… (read more)

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mouse or keyboard. This is something that has happened over the last few weeks.

I've cleared all cookies, cache, reinstalled firefox, all the usualy things but to no avail.

please can anyone provide a real solution?

this is an example of a page that won't scroll:

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/655397682/pentagram-crow-skull-choker-necklace

Asked by nimrod9264 2 weeks ago

Answered by nimrod9264 2 weeks ago

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While changing profiles, sed Profile wont open and said a Error Message

When i was changing Profiles, Firefox said an error message "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Fir… (read more)

When i was changing Profiles, Firefox said an error message "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. For your protection, create a new profile for this installation of Firefox"

Its my first time using Firefox and I'm very Worried. I have a lot of data and bookmarks on that profile. I have 2 types of Firefox, Normal Firefox (Version 91.0.2 64-bit) and Firefox Dev Edition (Version 92.0b9 (32-bit) Normal Firefox for Browsing and Dev Edition for coding. When i was trying to use the Profile in Dev Edition (Pre-made in Normal Firefox) it worked. But when i was trying to use the profile that i used on Dev Edition it doesn't work. Then i was forced to make a new profile.

Can anyone solve this problem? I've never Updated Firefox because i downloaded in Version 91.0.2

Asked by stevenalexander1308 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Extensions automatically restart

Today I clicked on the Ghostery button to temporarily disable it, to see if doing that would solve a problem on a Web site. (Doing so a few days ago had solved a similar … (read more)

Today I clicked on the Ghostery button to temporarily disable it, to see if doing that would solve a problem on a Web site. (Doing so a few days ago had solved a similar problem on another site.)

But a few seconds after clicking the button to turn it off, and the button changing from blue to gray, the button automatically changed back to blue, turning Ghostery back on again.

So I tried the other extensions. (I have just a few.)

Each one behaved exactly the same way!

What has changed? What is going on?

I'll run a virus scan, but can't think someone would bother to write malware to do something that trivial.

Thanks, Bill Mathews FF 91.0.2

Asked by sfbillm 3 weeks ago

Answered by sfbillm 2 weeks ago

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why does firefox slow down my local network?

Hello, I have a PC with Windows Seven, and a local network 1Gb/s (wired, no Wifi) with a NAS. When Firefox is open, the speed of my local network slow down. It takes abo… (read more)

Hello,

I have a PC with Windows Seven, and a local network 1Gb/s (wired, no Wifi) with a NAS. When Firefox is open, the speed of my local network slow down. It takes about 30 seconds to open a big picture on the NAS when Firefox is open, and 0.5 s when Firefox is closed. Same thing for video. I can't read a video when Firefox is open. With Chrome or other browser all is ok... Firefox version is 91.0.2 64 bits, but same issue with previous version.

I have made a new profile, a new install of Firefox, shut down my firewall and Antivirus, Opening Firefox in safe mode, repair Firefox, but no effect...

Any help will be extremely appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by jeunegeo 3 weeks ago

Answered by jeunegeo 3 weeks ago

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https://yandex.ru/internet

The speed of measurement of the Internet has become strongly underestimated and incorrect on the page https://yandex.ru/internet. Previously, everything was fine. Also re… (read more)

The speed of measurement of the Internet has become strongly underestimated and incorrect on the page https://yandex.ru/internet. Previously, everything was fine. Also reduced the download speed. On other browsers, the testimony is correct.

Asked by sfinks64 3 weeks ago

Answered by sfinks64 3 weeks ago

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Google search bar from center of firefox screen now defaults to URL screen -its VERY sloppy and distracting

I have used mozilla firefox for over 5 years. It have always had a GOOGLE search bar in the center of the screen and it has worked correctly - now whenever i try to input… (read more)

I have used mozilla firefox for over 5 years. It have always had a GOOGLE search bar in the center of the screen and it has worked correctly - now whenever i try to input words into the GOOGLE search bar located in the center of the screen it defaults and jumps to the URL/Web Address Bar at the near top off the screen - this jump to the address bar is VERY distracting and inconvenient! How can I revert to using ONLY the search bar in the center of the screen? I have worked on this for two solid days and none of the recommended fixes have worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Google and Firefox numerous times but now it always defaults any Google search to the address bar! THIS MUST STOP!!! Thanks!!! Sincerely!!!

Asked by ekbass 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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No longer have lines between my unused tabs - HATE IT!!!!!!!

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/ Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This… (read more)

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/

Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This is SO annoying. Can anyone help me get borders between my unused tabs?

Also, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS Mozilla? Now I have to stop EVERYTHING that I am doing and research how I can make your browser work the way I want it to. Why do you always assume that you know what is best for me?

I tried the "Stylish" add-in but when I try to install a specific style from their site - nothing happens.

The Firefox Universe is extremely vast, and trying to Google “lines between my unused tabs” is getting me nowhere. I don’t know how to develop themes. I don’t code. I just want the browser to look like it did last week. Is it really so much to ask?

Every. Single. Time. I update Firefox - I regret it!!!

Asked by LAinWLA 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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new tab no navigation

Hello, I need advices. When I open a new tab in firefox I can't navigate anywhere. If I put an address site it won't try to load it (navigate to it) and if I click an add… (read more)

Hello, I need advices. When I open a new tab in firefox I can't navigate anywhere. If I put an address site it won't try to load it (navigate to it) and if I click an address in my bookmark it won't navigate at all either. The first page I open everything is going good, navigate and so on, but with all others new tabs nothing happens.

Do I do something wrong?

Thank you for your help. Best regards and thanks for your job to all of you.

Asked by JudgeTheDreed 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

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How do I change back to the old interface? 5 June 2021

La nouvelle interface est DEGUEULASSE, especialy the new tabs the session restaure button is now hidden in the historic menue (member when it was aviable on Firefox hompa… (read more)

La nouvelle interface est DEGUEULASSE, especialy the new tabs the session restaure button is now hidden in the historic menue (member when it was aviable on Firefox hompage?)

Daaammmn it seeme that people behind thsoe updated LOATHE with passion people like me.

How do I revert back? Any add on for this yet?????? I tried peuytting some theme doesn't help much...

This even WORSE THAN THE AUSTRALIS THEME !!!!!!!!!

It look like shit because taht shit ain't pratical, it not simplified you juste remooved stuff that was pratical it is lighter not simpler... And Lighetr is not better.

Asked by b.cellier921 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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A blank window briefly appears before the Firefox window comes up

A very brief blank window appears before the Firefox home screen finally comes up. Home screen is yahoo.com. This has started recently. … (read more)

A very brief blank window appears before the Firefox home screen finally comes up. Home screen is yahoo.com. This has started recently.

Asked by bob169 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Restore bookmarks massive fail

Recently a bookmark was randomly deleted. FireFox has been doing this for the last several version. But, before, it wasn't much of a problem - I'd just do a restore from … (read more)

Recently a bookmark was randomly deleted. FireFox has been doing this for the last several version. But, before, it wasn't much of a problem - I'd just do a restore from a bookmarks bu file that had the bookmark that had been deleted.

But not this time.

Clicked on the day I wanted, and got the usual warning that it would replace all the existing bookmarks. But when it was run, it deleted all the bookmarks, but did not replace them with the ones from the bu file.

I then had _no_ bookmarks. There were none displayed, except for the star, something else I don't remember, and 'Other Bookmarks'. But clicking on these showed no content - they were empty.

At one point, and sometimes, a small window appeared saying 'Unable to process the backup file'. But this was after the current bookmarks had been deleted.

I'm on 91.01, 64bit. I found other, earlier 9x versions, dl'd and installed them. The attempt to restore bookmarks also failed running them

I then dl and installed a 89.x. But of course when I tried to run it, I got the warning about potential problems and the only choices to create a new profile or to exit. I chose to exit, and reinstalled the current version from a fresh dl.

After a few more attempts and system reboots, after the last reboot the current bookmarks reappeared, w.o. the deleted bookmark (as expected). I have no idea why.

Bottom line: I can no longer depend on FireFox. Fortunately, the deleted bookmark had relatively little content, so it can be recreated with 2 or 3 hours work. But what happens when a bookmark with lots of content gets deleted? I have bookmarks that have content going back at least 10 years. There is no way I could recreate them. Years of work would be lost. I don't understand why, if the backup file couldn't be processed, the operation wasn't aborted w.o. making any changes. This is what a failed process should do by default.

I find myself incredulous that the FireFox development team let such an egregious bug slip through. That's unacceptable.

Asked by sfbillm 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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Bookmarks folders flattening when restoring from backup

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly f… (read more)

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly from that backup file: all folders intact, and every single bookmark in the exact order it's been for about 14 years.

But now, whenever I use the Import feature, all folders are flattened/emptied and everything goes into alphabetical order. No matter what I do, they will not load in my uniquely crafted order (based on the sidebar, which I use exclusively). Everything goes into a single unmanageable lump in Bookmarks Menu.

Restoring from JSON makes no difference.

Versions tested from 78ESR all the way to 91. At one point, I went back to 88 and it worked fine for a day or two, but then didn't.

Asked by DanEvs 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Google hotel destination search result malfunctions with Firefox update (even in Troubleshooting mode)

Dear Community, Something I use every day for work is the Google search for "hotels near Brooklyn, NY" (for example or any address in different cities), which I then choo… (read more)

Dear Community,

Something I use every day for work is the Google search for "hotels near Brooklyn, NY" (for example or any address in different cities), which I then choose the first photo map result.

And almost always, even while in troubleshooting safe mode), the map will always load (and expand and contract), but unfortunately the hotel description results on the left will not populate (even though it begins to populate - and then disappears. When it doesn't, I constantly have to reload the page to make it work. I haven't seen this problem in 5 years, and Google Chrome (which I hate using, but used to test against Firefox) has no problems loading the page each and every time (regardless of the address or city name I use). This began occurring within seconds of updating to the latest Firefox version. I suggest experimenting a few times so you can see the problem develop. You can also scroll to the bottom of the page and select page 2, to also see this lack of population.

Asked by cvmenn 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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problem with session recovery

Hello! Firefox turned off by itself and an error window appeared with the button whether I want to restore the previous session. I clicked restore sessions and a window w… (read more)

Hello! Firefox turned off by itself and an error window appeared with the button whether I want to restore the previous session. I clicked restore sessions and a window was displayed that firefox is updating. Then firefox turned on the default start page and then I wanted to restore the previous session with the button in the "history" bar and there was no such possibility. The button did not light up. How to recover closed tabs ? Please help

Asked by mariusz9216 1 month ago

Answered by mariusz9216 1 month ago

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lost a few things

I did a System Restore and lost my "other bookmarks", my downloads, and my address bar auto-complete or suggestions - whichever that is called. Is there any way I can get… (read more)

I did a System Restore and lost my "other bookmarks", my downloads, and my address bar auto-complete or suggestions - whichever that is called. Is there any way I can get these back?

After I did the System Restore the Firefox browser was no longer on my computer which didn't make any sense. It said a new version was available and asked me if I wanted to install it which I did.

Asked by vincewillis 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago