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Now that I have removed adobe flash player, videos will no longer play. What can I do...?

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with. I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than… (read more)

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with.

I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than that), even W10 on my desktop, both with the most updated version of mozilla.

I have removed the adobe flash player, and now I cannot get any videos to play, like on CNN and other various sites. I just get the spinning wheel of nothing. It seems that only you tube is working, barely.

Am I missing something, is this open html5 crap supposed to just take over and everything will be okay.

Maybe someone, somewhere can post a layman's explanation on what is going on. If there are issues, how to fix them. I don't need anymore information telling me how to remove because it is dead. What I need is what is replacing it, how does it work, and where and what can I do to fix issues.

Searching for help here on this subject is just tedious. I get over 3000 replies, or what ever they are called here, but just nothing on an explanation of what is changed and or how it works, more like doesn't work.

What do I need to do in order to be able to watch/play videos online.

Any help would be very, very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 10 months ago

Last reply by SHempsey 10 months ago

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Firefox hangs/freezes after 85 update.

Hi everyone, After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of fire… (read more)

Hi everyone,

After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of firefox (not a url link but a download attachment link in gmail or a print link). I've also had it happen with placing links from the search bar to the bookmark bar, and just recently opening up the 'show all bookmarks' window.

It'll hang, i won't be able to click anything, and then it'll give me the 'close window' screen. It's never fully crashed and given me an error message. I start up firefox again, restore the session and everything is back to where it was.

I've tried refreshing. I've tried creating a new profile. I've tried uninstalling and downloading 85 direct from mozilla. Nothing seems to be working. I'm going to see how it does for a bit in safe mode, but all the add-ons I have I've had way before the 85 update and all of them are recommended by mozilla.

I'm all ears (eyes?) for solutions!

Asked by info4851 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Google search page functions broken.

When I go to google.com and do a search the results page has the "tools" button but it does not work. The "people also ask" categories are also broken (they will not expa… (read more)

When I go to google.com and do a search the results page has the "tools" button but it does not work. The "people also ask" categories are also broken (they will not expand), and, if I click the "images" filter button to view images associated with my search it either shows no images (or only a few images) and a bunch of blank boxes. I have found that if I hold the shift key and click the reload button everything is back and working properly until the next time I do a google.com search, then it is back to the same odd behavior. So, my assumption here is that either a cookie or some site data is corrupting the results page for my search. Running Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 Dell machine and everything was working fine until about two months ago. Also, Chrome does not show the same behavior. BTW. I have also done everything I have found that was recommended to fix Firefox issues with Google search. Run Firefox in private mode, run without plugins, changed themes, created new profile, I even completely uninstalled Firefox and did a clean install all with the same results. Any help is appreciated. It is almost got me ready to move back to Chrome.

Asked by b.j.p.5252 2 months ago

Answered by dveditz 2 months ago

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"simplify page" option missing in print preview

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. … (read more)

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. Without it many pages are impossible to print. How can I restore this feature?

Asked by dplant 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Firefox security warning when downloading PDFs: How do I disable this?

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security … (read more)

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security hazard. I'd like to disable this security "feature" permanently. How can I do this? Thanks!

Asked by Greenhorn 1 week ago

Answered by Greenhorn 2 days ago

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Google street view not working properly

I've noticed for about 2 weeks now, my google street view is not working like it used to. It some times will not respond and when it does respond it is very slow. I didn'… (read more)

I've noticed for about 2 weeks now, my google street view is not working like it used to. It some times will not respond and when it does respond it is very slow. I didn't used to have this problem, so maybe a new Firefox update or some other issue is causing then problem? How can I view my browser settings to see if some thing there is causing the problem? Hopefully, someone can help and cure the problem. Thanks,

Asked by sciencemagic 11 months ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 10 months ago

Firefox browser doesn't open in Win7 64bit

Hello everyone I re-install my win7 recently. I can get the firefox browser installed whitout any errors but it doesn't open. However I can see it's open in task manager… (read more)

Hello everyone I re-install my win7 recently. I can get the firefox browser installed whitout any errors but it doesn't open. However I can see it's open in task manager in processes tab. what would be the problem? please advise

Asked by Sal 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Saving my history

Third time of asking - still no resolution! I really REALLY want to save my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I now have managed to get Firefox to … (read more)

Third time of asking - still no resolution! I really REALLY want to save my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I now have managed to get Firefox to save 7 days history. How do I get it to NEVER delete my history? Thanks for helping.

Asked by bewilderbeast 5 months ago

Last reply by bewilderbeast 5 months ago

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How to delete the cache without deleting cookies?

Control_Shift_Delete brings up some options for deleting stuff. There's cache and cookies amongst others. So as my Firefox folder in Users was getting huge I thought I'… (read more)

Control_Shift_Delete brings up some options for deleting stuff. There's cache and cookies amongst others. So as my Firefox folder in Users was getting huge I thought I'd trim things down so I checked just cache. But when I continued I had to log in to my sites again. Why? Shouldn't the cookies that I didn't delete take care of that? What went wrong? I do not want to eliminate cookies, just whatever is taking up so much space. ( I have a small C drive.)

Asked by moz2u 8 months ago

Last reply by moz2u 8 months ago

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Firefox refresh

I was asked to refresh my Firefox, because it started slowly. Frankly, I'm very hesitant to do so. Last time I did that, which was some time ago, I had many problems and … (read more)

I was asked to refresh my Firefox, because it started slowly. Frankly, I'm very hesitant to do so. Last time I did that, which was some time ago, I had many problems and it took some time to repair those problems that it created. What does Firefox help suggest I do? Is there still going to be problems once I do a refresh of my computer browser? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 10 months ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 10 months ago

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Clearing cache also clears all logins!

Hi All, Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Ca… (read more)

Hi All,

Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Cached Web Content" checked and it still deletes all info. Also whenever I go back in that page, both are (again) checked.

What am I doing wrong?

Is there a way in "about:config" to default this area to "Cached Web Content" only?

Russ

Asked by RASelkirk 1 year ago

Last reply by RASelkirk 11 months ago

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Cannot view bookmarks browser bar

After last update where the bookmarks bar was is now just a message as shown below saying to place bookmarks here but won't display prior ones or let me add new ones. Als… (read more)

After last update where the bookmarks bar was is now just a message as shown below saying to place bookmarks here but won't display prior ones or let me add new ones. Also, the >> on the right side that showed a dropdown of them is gone.

Asked by GarySGP 2 months ago

Answered by GarySGP 2 months ago

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New Firefox Update Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) | Double Space Problem

I updated my firefox to the latest version : Version 92.0 Now in Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) i have a problem about double Space between bookmarks. This is re… (read more)

I updated my firefox to the latest version : Version 92.0 Now in Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) i have a problem about double Space between bookmarks. This is really really annoying. How can i fix that double space issue?

I tried browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled > false (disables Proton UI of context menus) Did not work for me.

Asked by Vortex.Cubes.CEO 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

"Super-Bug" tabs and setting

I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. Never! I uninstalled Firefox, reinstalled it. It still does not work. I've tur… (read more)

I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. Never! I uninstalled Firefox, reinstalled it. It still does not work. I've turned off all add-ons, it's still not working. The error has been present for 2 or 3 years! I also used a whole lot of tabs managers but not even one solved the problem, managers don't even see these tabs! In my case, Firefox is stable, pages open, so what makes it impossible to add or save tabs? I don't want to lose my open tabs. I searched all the help pages, tricks and it still doesn't work, nothing, nothing at all, not even reinstating a computer or anything else won't fix the problem. I will also add that the "Settings" menu does not open! This is unique (super-bug)!

Asked by zefir_zwiejek 4 months ago

Last reply by zefir_zwiejek 4 months ago

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I can't restaure my previous session anymore (Windows 7.)

5 Time in raw Firefoxes crashed because i was too power hungry. first two time I close manually 3 and 4 time and ha dto manually kileld it. Then on 4th time sesstion rest… (read more)

5 Time in raw Firefoxes crashed because i was too power hungry. first two time I close manually 3 and 4 time and ha dto manually kileld it. Then on 4th time sesstion restaure Fail. 5Th time I try manually retaurique using my historique it lag I quit, but the library and history stay open and FF never die I had to kill it manually and here I am now wih only one page opened and FF consumme all my ram.

I updated my assus last year I have up to 8GBram now and I am back to the problem when i had 4GB ram.

Remember when you could set up a "restaure session button" on your homepage, and it wasn't rgeyout. Yess at the time Emergency back up in case of crash weren't as reliable as they were 3 days ago. Rememebr when the ctrl +maj +N worked? (This why as muti tab bitch I always use 3 windows and this why I also don't want to uatomatic sessionrestaure even tho I walays end up restauring session at the begining or before closing it when I want a quick search or FF was triggered by another app.)

Remember when your sesson restaure TAB fail to load as it did to me twice this day, you could ctr+ T and then homepage and you were good?

I fear that the sessions resstaure and profiel system juste died on me !

Asked by b.cellier921 7 months ago

Answered by b.cellier921 7 months ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a … (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

FFox v92 - Menu Spacing - Bug? (No, not the usual question)

FFox 92 update today. Menu spacing went to double. No shock there. Found the CSS code below for UserChrome.css and set it up. EX. menupopup > menuitem, menupopup >… (read more)

FFox 92 update today. Menu spacing went to double. No shock there. Found the CSS code below for UserChrome.css and set it up.

EX. menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {

 padding-block: 4px !important;

}

root {
 --arrowpanel -menuitem -padding: 4px 8px !important;

}

Here's the issue: I want it tighter than 4px. So, I set it down to 2px... eventually dropping it to all 0px settings.

EX: menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {

 padding-block: 0px !important;

}

root {
 --arrowpanel -menuitem -padding: 0px 0px !important;

}

But, it doesn't get any smaller than the above 4/8px set up. Bug? Perhaps there's another CSS setting to be tweaked for V 92? I do not have any other CSS for these items elsewhere in my UserChrome file.

Asked by MozzieBob 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago