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how do i get firefox to ALLOW sites to auto-relode a web page

More and more sites are starting to "hide" behind cloudfare and such like which means it wants to re-load the web page automatically. Firefox is preventing this and I hav… (read more)

More and more sites are starting to "hide" behind cloudfare and such like which means it wants to re-load the web page automatically. Firefox is preventing this and I have to click allow every time, in some cases I can't access the sight due to this. I want to either turn OFF this annoyance permanently or to be able to "white list" certain sites to allow it

Asked by mortimer.hobart 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox using very high CPU %

Whenever i use firefox i get spikes in my CPU usage, sometimes up to 100% usage. When i tab off of firefox, it soon goes down, then comes back whenever i have firefox act… (read more)

Whenever i use firefox i get spikes in my CPU usage, sometimes up to 100% usage. When i tab off of firefox, it soon goes down, then comes back whenever i have firefox active. I have tried restarting with add-ons disabled, creating a new profile, reinsalling firefox, disabling and re-enabling hardware acceleration, all to no avail.

Asked by josephwallen 2 years ago

Last reply by caiofcastro 1 year ago

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changing user name

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be change… (read more)

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be changed to"?

Asked by Joey 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Firefox slowing down my entire system

HI, it's a problem that's been around for years, yet i never got an appropriate answer, so i'm asking here: The longer i keep Firefox running, the slower my whole system … (read more)

HI,

it's a problem that's been around for years, yet i never got an appropriate answer, so i'm asking here:

The longer i keep Firefox running, the slower my whole system gets and the slower firefox itself gets - up to a point (generally like about 10 hours or so) where everything becomes so slow, i have to manually shut down Firefox via the Task Manager. All that seems to be independent from the fact whether i actually do something in Firefox or not.

So i don't know what Firefox actually does while i'm away that kills my whole system, but i'd really like to know and i appreciate any help!!!

THX in advance

Asked by j.jansen7909 2 years ago

Last reply by j.jansen7909 1 year ago

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Saving Web pages as PDF - add-ins do not work properly - can we please have a native option like Chrome |?

Have tried a ton of add-ins to be able to save a web page with searchable text as a searchable PDF, complete with the images displayed on the page, and the links shown. S… (read more)

Have tried a ton of add-ins to be able to save a web page with searchable text as a searchable PDF, complete with the images displayed on the page, and the links shown. So far I have not found a single add-in that creates searchable text from all the (searchable) text that is displayed on the web page, and all the images, and all the links. Some give a pdf output that includes all the text but not all of it is selectable or searchable. Some do give searchable text but do not display the images. I have even tried the option of using several different print to pdf virtual drivers, and all of them behave similarly, with one issue or the other.

This is a basic requirement, and it needs to work. So far, the only thing that works is a chrome=based brpwser using the native save to pdf function. (The pdf print drivers do not work with the chrome browser either - they produce the same problems as using Firefox.) I am flagging this so some kind person on the forum can step up to the mark - for finding or creating something that works. (FF latest). The solution needs to work without any third party servers - just the good ol' browser !

Thanks

Asked by Hello567 2 years ago

Last reply by eberger5 1 year ago

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Deleting specific items from address bar

Up until the release of 78.0.1, I have been deleting items from the address bar by highlighting the item and then holding the Shift key and tapping Delete. This doesn't w… (read more)

Up until the release of 78.0.1, I have been deleting items from the address bar by highlighting the item and then holding the Shift key and tapping Delete. This doesn't work now, much like when it changed from just hitting the Delete key, so what is the process for deleting specific items from the address bar now? The Help pages are no help because they still say to do the Shift+Delete way.

Asked by Dragos Drakkar 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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My Calander

I did not do anything and opening firer fox to get to my mail at inbox in outlook. I also use the calendar provided. Simply I can't get to my calendar it reads an err and… (read more)

I did not do anything and opening firer fox to get to my mail at inbox in outlook. I also use the calendar provided. Simply I can't get to my calendar it reads an err and try again later. Can you tell me how to get that back as I have a lot of data recorded on it? Thank you.

Asked by trinity77 1 year ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Can't access games on FB

This happens in Facebook when I try to play a game: "The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols … (read more)

This happens in Facebook when I try to play a game: "The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (fb-messenger) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context. You might need to install other software to open this address."

Asked by Steamboat Ed 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't Picture in Picture Netflix anymore?

So up until firefox updated... yesterday? day before? not sure my circadian Rhythm is a total mess at the moment. but ever since that most recent update picture in pictur… (read more)

So up until firefox updated... yesterday? day before? not sure my circadian Rhythm is a total mess at the moment. but ever since that most recent update picture in picture doesn't pop up on netflix anymore?

i can still use it on YouTube and Prime Video, the only other sites i use it on really, but not Netflix?

as you can see, the icon appears fine on youtube, but on the netflix screenshot, it does not.

dead annoying since watching a show with picture in picture while grinding in a windowed game is a poor gamer's second screen.

Asked by ultacharmedfan 1 year ago

Last reply by ultacharmedfan 1 year ago

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FAILING TO RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION AFTER PC POWER ACCIDENTALLY DISCONECTED AND SWITCHED OFF

Today my PC switched off after an accidental power disconnection. Previously if such an event would happen, upon restart Firefox would ask if I want to restore previous s… (read more)

Today my PC switched off after an accidental power disconnection. Previously if such an event would happen, upon restart Firefox would ask if I want to restore previous session after "a crash" (also showing a sad bear icon) and i would restore my previous session successfully. Alternatively, I would manually press the "restore previous browsing session" button in the menu (if not prompted automatically to do so upon starting Firefox). However, today, after the disconnection, when I tried starting Firefox, it first ran some update before opening up and didn't give me the window asking if I want to restore previous browsing session. The button for restoring previous browsing session manually in the menu was also greyed out. Somehow the option/preference to restore previous session seems to have been unselected (but not by me!)... I have already tried working with some solutions I found through Google searches about this problem and posted on this forum (including working with previous.js - a file which I can not find) but I haven't been successful though I am not sure if I was getting everything stated right. In the sessionstore-backup folder I could only find recovery.js and recovery.bak files only, nothing else, despite folder settings being set to show hidden files. I must note though that my browsing history is still there, and again, having already opened my Firefox once, I have not closed it again so it's still running on the first instance (currently on the latest version of Firefox) after the crash/restart/update/failed-restore-of-previous-browsing-session...I hope that's hopeful :(

Please help, I had critical stuff I was working on through multiple tabs over the past "few months" and it would be a nightmare to try and comb through the history to restore it piece by piece considering that it shows even the stuff I had closed and was no longer working with...restoring the session would greatly help  :(

Asked by troymargetsy 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Dysfunctional tabes in Firefox

When I create a tab by clicking on a link, normally the tab will open to that link after a small delay. But some tabs just sit there, seemingly dead to the world. I've … (read more)

When I create a tab by clicking on a link, normally the tab will open to that link after a small delay. But some tabs just sit there, seemingly dead to the world. I've tried refreshing by hitting enter, or when possible (which it usually isn't) the refresh button on the taskbar, but nothing happens.

If I create a new tab, and cut and paste the link from the old one to the new one, usually the new one will open right away (after the usual delay). Meanwhile, the old one just sits there.

This has happened before (in much earlier versions of Firefox) in a small percentage of cases, but it is now happening with some frequency. I am currently using version 78.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by jsg11 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Pressing ctrl opens the bookmark sidebar - how do I change this?

As the title says, every time I press ctrl, the bookmarks sidebar opens. I've checked what my shortkeys are and it shows that the bookmark sidebar should be opened with c… (read more)

As the title says, every time I press ctrl, the bookmarks sidebar opens. I've checked what my shortkeys are and it shows that the bookmark sidebar should be opened with ctrl+b, but it opens and closes every time I just press ctrl. This makes it impossible to use any other shortkeys and it's driving me insane. Why is it doing this and how do I change it?

Asked by xy_dragon_cannon 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (read more)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't see or make comments using Facebook social plug-in

Up until a few months ago I was able to read and leave my own comments on a local news website. Not sure what changed, but that option is gone. I had read that it was a… (read more)

Up until a few months ago I was able to read and leave my own comments on a local news website. Not sure what changed, but that option is gone. I had read that it was a Facebook social plug-in which allowed the comments to work so I assume that's where my problem is. It does work when I use IE, and I did find a site that lets me comment using a workaround: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/comments/ (I'm not a developer so I can't figure out how to fix things from the info given here). The news site I am trying to make comments on is: https://www.channel3000.com/ At the bottom of the page with the news article where I'd normally see comments I now just see the word COMMENTS twice (see attached image). I did clear my cache, delete cookies for the news site and for Facebook (and then pressed the "accept all cookies" button), and disabled plug-ins one at at time to see if they were the issue. No luck.

Can anyone help please?

Asked by nathanjtweedy 1 year ago

Last reply by nathanjtweedy 1 year ago