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how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop d… (read more)

how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop down list, there should have been a "right click delete option to that list, now when I go to click on the Facebook Icon on the Firefox screen my visiting friends from out of state is there and it is unnecessary , as we gathered for a funeral and they shall not be returning for over a year. If there is no way to clear there Facebook screen name, please instruct me as to how I can delete face book from Firefox and I shall delete Facebook from Fire fox altogether and log in on my cell phone. Thank you for you time.

Asked by novwind2 22 hours ago

When I press delete while *not* editing something i go back to the past page

I can't seem to turn off the feature of, when I press delete on accident i go to the past page and this has caused me to leave meetings and other important things, i wou… (read more)

I can't seem to turn off the feature of, when I press delete on accident i go to the past page and this has caused me to leave meetings and other important things, i would like to find out how to turn off this feature.

Asked by GgOoOoGgLlEe SsUuCcKkSs 20 hours ago

Firefox 52 & Big Sur

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon … (read more)

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon launching FF52 under Big Sur, the sidebar and some toobar icon drop-menu's text has disappeared. If I boot back into Catalina, this missing text is visible (Please see attached screenshots). I was hoping someone could tell me how to make this text visible again under Big Sur. Thanks in advance for assistance.

Asked by Ken 18 hours ago

Updating Firefox broke it, spinning white wheel, constantly crashing scripts load times last at least ten minutes. HELP

The last time I updated Firefox I had such a bad time I swore never to update it again, however yesterday an addon I use couldn't work without updating. So I bit the bull… (read more)

The last time I updated Firefox I had such a bad time I swore never to update it again, however yesterday an addon I use couldn't work without updating. So I bit the bullet and did. I've been regretting it ever since. At best it works slightly slower than my old version which was 61.0.1. At worst I miss the days of internet explorer.

The most common issues are 1. White Wheel: When I swap tabs or open a new one I often get a spinning white wheel. This can last anywhere from seconds to at least ten minutes. I've asked around and tried everything suggested, nothing has gotten rid of it.

2. Scripts breaking: This started later on after installing it. Almost any time I refresh a tab or open a new one a script in some other tab breaks. At least twice I was just watching a video in one tab, not even touching the computer and a script breaks in another tab.

Please, I just want my browser to run properly. WITHOUT having to sacrifice my settings/history/bookmarks/addons

Asked by maswartz 17 hours ago

webpages scrolling by themselves

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Wind… (read more)

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Windows 10, so it might be from a recent update. It just happened on this site. It's very annoying. Any thoughts or insights?

Asked by pmfsox 16 hours ago

Extremely Sensitive Touchpad-Scrolling

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-Bit) Windows Home 10 20H2 I have about 700+ bookmarks, which I like to access from the Bookmarks sidebar. There are of course even more items in my bro… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-Bit) Windows Home 10 20H2

I have about 700+ bookmarks, which I like to access from the Bookmarks sidebar. There are of course even more items in my browsing history. My issue is, that Firefox reacts rather "extremely" to scrolling on the touchpad. Even when I two-finger-drag "very very slowly", multiple items just "fly by" at bewildering speed. It's impossible for me to perform a precise scroll action.

It not only affects the sidebars that but also the "Library" window (both left and right lists). Strangely, the actual webpages scroll normally. Text area fields on web forms with many lines of text also scroll precisely.

In about:config, all scroll- and mouse-wheel-related settings are set to default values. I also tried with a completely new profile (after importing the bookmarks). That also didn't help.

Asked by damian.hofmann 15 hours ago

Firefox Crashed and I Could Not Stop Process

I was away from my Windows 10 computer and when I came back Firefox was gone and replaced by a notice that it had crashed and would need to restart. Restart could not pro… (read more)

I was away from my Windows 10 computer and when I came back Firefox was gone and replaced by a notice that it had crashed and would need to restart. Restart could not proceed because Firefox was still running. I went to the Task Manager to end the Firefox process but the Task Manager was not able to stop it. I had to reboot the computer to end Firefox. You know a crash is real bad when the OS can't even terminate it. Just wanted to see if someone could pass this along to the developers as the feedback page does not appear to be working. Thanks

Asked by David6040 15 hours ago

YouTube playback speed issue (audio)

I usually watch YouTube video's at 1.25x speed, and I noticed recently that it seem to make some audio distorted. So far I've only noticed it on lower notes, but it caus… (read more)

I usually watch YouTube video's at 1.25x speed, and I noticed recently that it seem to make some audio distorted. So far I've only noticed it on lower notes, but it causes to sound a bit distorted and warbled.

I noticed it on this video: https://youtu.be/IubSudelVmw?t=429 at the tagged time, and also on a channel called The 8-bit Guy on his intro theme. https://youtu.be/d3NIe1jTZMc

Again, this is all at 1.25x speed (or faster), and this only seems to happen in firefox. I made sure to check and see if it was my speakers, which it isn't because I can also hear the distortion through headphones.

I'm not sure there's much to be done to correct the issue, but I thought I'd post about this in hopes it might get checked in a future update.

Asked by daveyb1337 12 hours ago

Firefox Page info window

Recently it happened every time I tried to download multiple media on a page. On Firefox "Page Info > Media", I selected a batch of media files, say pictures in .jpg … (read more)

Recently it happened every time I tried to download multiple media on a page. On Firefox "Page Info > Media", I selected a batch of media files, say pictures in .jpg format and clicked "Save As". I was prompted for file folder. After selecting the folder, the batch of media files were not downloaded to the folder. As I exited Firefox, I was prompted whether to stop the downloading. Weeks ago, the selected batch of files would be downloaded immediately as I clicked "Save As". (Environment = Firebox 84.0.2 (64 bites) on Windows 10)

Asked by ml78331233 12 hours ago

Firefox set to require HTTPS results in communication error, choice to use HTTP only (my bank and other crucial HTTPS sites)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) Running HTTPS Everywhere Running Privacy Badger Firefox set for standard enhanced tracking protection HTTPS-ONLY mode set for all windows At my ba… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) Running HTTPS Everywhere Running Privacy Badger Firefox set for standard enhanced tracking protection HTTPS-ONLY mode set for all windows

At my bank and a few other websites using HTTPS as standard operating procedure, Firefox gives me an error that the site is NOT using HTTPS and gives me the option of using only HTTP! This is unacceptable, financial transactions must be secured with HTTPS. What is the fix for this?

I'm spread thin and don't have the personal time resource to keep hunting through thousands of miscellaneous support articles that, from their titles, I haven't a clue whether they are relevant or not! (Though I tried investing an hour or so in this exercise getting nowhere.)

Sorry, I didn't save copies of the same error message on three different HTTPS sites.

Asked by Kaleopono 12 hours ago

Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on a… (read more)

  1. Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
    1. Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

    1. Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

Asked by SeanPM 12 hours ago

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it. I have previously accessed it 311 times from this computer but could not from yester… (read more)

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it.

I have previously accessed it 311 times from this computer but could not from yesterday.

I cannot find how to add permissions to allow this website.

Asked by rmbaral 11 hours ago

Nightly 86.0a1 (2021-01-22) 64-bit (Windows 10 2004) - Youtube and twitch flickering with dual monitors (144hz and 60hz)

Main Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 1920x1080 144hz Second monitor> AOC 1920x1060 60hz Having youtube and twitch playback the youtube video flickers alot. Webrender is enabled.… (read more)

Main Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 1920x1080 144hz Second monitor> AOC 1920x1060 60hz

Having youtube and twitch playback the youtube video flickers alot. Webrender is enabled.

I have had this issue for a couple of months.

Setting the 144hz monitor to 120hz the bug stops and youtube works flawlessly.

GPU: Used 1060 gtx 6gb and 970 gtx 4gb, nvidia driver version: 460.89

Can't record/take a screenshot of the problem. It is an webrender bug.

Asked by skfanjape 8 hours ago

Firefox freezed on MAC M1

Hi, on my MAC M1 (ARM Processor) I have firefox installed. The browser freezes every time I put the computer into sleep mode or when I use the lock screen or simply when … (read more)

Hi, on my MAC M1 (ARM Processor) I have firefox installed. The browser freezes every time I put the computer into sleep mode or when I use the lock screen or simply when I restart the system. Once I have re-logged in to my MAC, the firefox window reopens but all the tabs are locked. So, the only solution is to close the window and reopen a new window. How can I fix it? Thanks

Asked by ambrix 6 hours ago

Firefox asking to create profile

Started my computer and tried to open Firefox. Box pops up asking to choose a profile. There were nopne listed and is requiring me to create new. Whats going on here? Am … (read more)

Started my computer and tried to open Firefox. Box pops up asking to choose a profile. There were nopne listed and is requiring me to create new. Whats going on here? Am I gonna lose all my info and bookmarks if I do this?

Asked by Rowdee 2 hours ago

Parked Domain Website Suddenly Blocked

I belong to a teacher's union and the state website is suddenly blocked in all my browsers. I am clueless as to how to fix this. It makes no sense to me as I changed noth… (read more)

I belong to a teacher's union and the state website is suddenly blocked in all my browsers. I am clueless as to how to fix this. It makes no sense to me as I changed nothing except to update Firefox browser and Windows. See the site is not blocked anywhere in the options. Message I get is: "Access closed Site psea.org is blocked, because it belongs to blocked categories: Parked Domains If you think that site should not be blocked please send a message to network administrator

Can anyone help me?

Asked by pmruzicka 1 hour ago

Firefox browser restore previous session after crash

Hi, I'm trying to disable the "restore previous session including tabs" after crash feature. I've disabled the "Restore previous session" check from the general configura… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to disable the "restore previous session including tabs" after crash feature.

I've disabled the "Restore previous session" check from the general configuration panel.

I've changed the following values from the about:config panel: browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes = 0 browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash = false

However after a restart or shutdown, Firefox still shows up the tabs from the previous session.

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 OS.

Could someone please help me with this?

Perhaps this feature is useful for some people, but for me it's extremely annoying; plus I really like Firefox and don't wanna change browsers.

Thanks!

Asked by pmgesualdi 1 hour ago