Cached web content grows in size when computer turned off

Before I close the Firefox browser i go to Settings>Clear Data> Cookies & Site Data>Cached Web Content. I clear all and the Cached Web Content is lowered to … (read more)

Before I close the Firefox browser i go to Settings>Clear Data> Cookies & Site Data>Cached Web Content. I clear all and the Cached Web Content is lowered to 45kb. History is deleted. There is nothing in Manage Data or Manage Exceptions. The computer is turned off. A day later the computer is turned on and Cached Web Content is 2Mb.

Windows Defender anti-virus malware scan and full scan have been run. The computer is up to date, Win 10 Home, version 21H1, OS build 19043.1237.

Any idea what is causing Cached Web Content to grow from 45kb to 2 Mb when the computer is turned off?

Asked by lee37 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 minutes ago

Firefox browser has now become practically unusable

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list sh… (read more)

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list showing tab selection doesn’t work, nor does the left/right arrows. When I delete a tab, it leaves a ‘space’ where the tab was, only ‘back filling’ after I’ve opened up another tab to full screen mode and then minimised it again, at which point it goes to the very left-most tab and the only way I can get to tabs further down the list, is by deleting them in the manner described. I’ve actually got 2 laptops (Win 7 & 8.1), and it’s now happening on both of them. This might have something to do with memory management/the computer’s page file, but as things stand, I’m SERIOUSLY going to be switching to another browser - despite sticking with Firefox for many-a-year. BTW, I’m actually writing this on my phone, as I couldn’t now do it on either of my laptops (hence I’m currently unable to attach anything/provide screen grabs etc. I guess the only way to ‘clear’ this issue, would be to either close/restart Firefox or my laptop - neither of which I really want to do. Is there a way that I can use an earlier version of the browser and prevent it automatically updating? Yours, a now very frustrated longtime user,

Francis Beardsell

Asked by francis.beardsell 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 minutes ago

Firefox address bar under remote control. No solution found in community or on web yet.

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many pe… (read more)

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many people seem to be having. There are a few answers, but almost all of them use very technical terms that are way above my head and not defined. None of them provide a sequence of steps to fix the problem that a browser novice might be able to follow. Surely there must be a way to fix this or to explain to frustrated users why it is there and not removable. None of my other Firefox browsers have this on other machines.

Is there a series of steps to solve the problem? That would be so helpful especially without undefined terms. Thanks so much. This type of answer will help so many frustrated users (me included of course) :)

Asked by photonic 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 40 minutes ago

password

Due to a hardware defect, the password for the Firefox account had to be recreated, now all passwords that were saved in the browser are missing. How can I restore the pa… (read more)

Due to a hardware defect, the password for the Firefox account had to be recreated, now all passwords that were saved in the browser are missing. How can I restore the passwords?

Asked by ing.scheuenstuhl 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 43 minutes ago

Chronik lost .In opened Firefox /reset run 2/3 Days(Full chronik), the the same again ,lost lost lost

Hi there I use Firefox a long Time but Chronik lost . In opened Firefox /reset run 2/3 Days(Full chronik), the the same again ,lost lost lost I´ve installed downloadhel… (read more)

Hi there I use Firefox a long Time but Chronik lost . In opened Firefox /reset run 2/3 Days(Full chronik), the the same again ,lost lost lost I´ve installed downloadhelper and AB+ Nothing else more This couldn`t be a virus? Thanks for help in that mystery

Asked by Janstelp 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 46 minutes ago

Antivirus detected a trojan

My Antivirus (Bitdefender) did a full system scan and found a Trojan hidden in one of Firefox's files. Trojan description: JS:Trojan.Cryxos.6249 Location: firefox/profile… (read more)

My Antivirus (Bitdefender) did a full system scan and found a Trojan hidden in one of Firefox's files.

Trojan description: JS:Trojan.Cryxos.6249

Location: firefox/profiles../cache2/entries..

It was automatically deleted. No idea for how long its been there. could it have have done some damage unknown to my Antivirus ? How dangerous is it? Are there any further steps to take ?

Asked by pawarkartik0 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

MY site not Working On Mozilla

Hey there! my site is over all good i'm open my site in mozilla but got Error by Mozilla blocked My site Here's site Url > [link hidden] Any Solution or please Gui… (read more)

Hey there! my site is over all good i'm open my site in mozilla but got Error by Mozilla blocked My site Here's site Url > [link hidden] Any Solution or please Guide me

Asked by zs1558743 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Secure Connection Failed

Hi, I've been using Firefox as my default browser for years, this week I have started to see Secure Connection Failed pages when I try and connect to websites. There is … (read more)

Hi, I've been using Firefox as my default browser for years, this week I have started to see Secure Connection Failed pages when I try and connect to websites. There is a Try Again button and this always directs me to the correct page.


Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.bbc.co.uk. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem.

This problem happens from Favourites, links from other websites or URLs passed from applications etc. I'm on the latest version of Firefox 92.0 64bit.

I'm not seeing any similar issues on other browsers (Chrome and Edge)

Any idea why this has just started happening and what I can do to stop it?

Many thanks Richard

Asked by richard1892 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

The bookmarks menu in Firefox stopped scrolling

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere e… (read more)

After the 90.0.2 update, the bookmarks menu no longer scrolls with the center wheel of my mouse. The center wheel scrolls properly in my emails, on webpages, everywhere else but the in the bookmarks. I have to use the up or down arrows to scroll through them, and it's a royal pain because I have so many bookmarks.

Asked by zx9r170 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

Opening a new window loads a page from the recent history

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting f… (read more)

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting for it to load a page you don't want, but is also quite a big problem when it loads a page from the history that was a pop-up with a reduced size, and sometimes with settings that prevent you from changing the page address.

I don't know why it is doing this but it is unusable behaviour. I've tried restarting the computer (and firefox) but it is still doing it. This is version 92.0 for ubuntu.

Asked by Pastuso 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Firefox keeps crashing - Windows 10

Hi everybody! Until I used Windows 7 Ultimate I had no problem using Firefox on my PC. I've been forced to use Windows 10 and I've apdated both my desktop and my Laptop a… (read more)

Hi everybody! Until I used Windows 7 Ultimate I had no problem using Firefox on my PC. I've been forced to use Windows 10 and I've apdated both my desktop and my Laptop at the same time (one hour difference) - both run almost exactly the same programs with the exactly same structure (name of software, names of files and/or directories, cookies, extensions etc etc). My Laptop (HP EliteBook) has no problem whatsoever, while on the desktop firefox keeps crashing whenever I sitch on an external HD, or I start a program, or often when I play chess. It crashes also when I'm watching an You Tube clip, and I change clip.... The only time that Firefox doesn't crash is when it is alone, no programs are running in the background, and I explore the internet using the same window, and not opening any links in a new window. I have an idea of what may be the cause but I'm looking for someone who has my same issues in order to check causes. I must admit that I'm fed up, and I'm seriuosly considering to switch to chrome after having used Firefox since it was born.... Thank you, Marko

Asked by marko.meloni 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Picture in picture and navigation

Hello there! I noticed that pip play mode in Firefox is different to other browsers. In other browsers, once the pip window is opened, it remains open until user explicit… (read more)

Hello there!

I noticed that pip play mode in Firefox is different to other browsers. In other browsers, once the pip window is opened, it remains open until user explicitly closes it. User is able to navigate away from the page containing the video and it will still remain open. In Firefox, once user navigates away from the video source, the pip window will close.

I'm working on a website which will include some tutorial windows on the home page. It would be useful for the user to be able to open the pip window and then navigate around the site to try out features described in the tutorial video. This is possible with other browsers, unfortunately on Firefox, once the user navigates away (even knowing that it's a SPA) and the video element is removed from the DOM, the browser will not keep the video stream open anymore.

Are there any plans to change this behaviour to match other browsers? Maybe there's an extra attribute that I could add to the video tag to preserve the pip window between navigation events? Maybe there's a temp hack (i.e. keeping the video tag in the DOM but hidden - for SPAs) or will I need to develop a custom media player to achieve this?

Asked by piotr.wolski 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

restoring lost tabs

I am VERY unhappy !!! For a long time I have had Firefox reopen tabs from the previous session, but today they are all gone !! I have read in some of the community questi… (read more)

I am VERY unhappy !!! For a long time I have had Firefox reopen tabs from the previous session, but today they are all gone !! I have read in some of the community questions that the recent update unchecked that option and when I looked, that was what had happened. I tried clicking on "restore previous session" but that only opened tabs I had used and closed this morning. Is it in any way possible to get back those tabs I used to have? It also seems that some of my recent Bookmarks have disappeared as well, yet it has retained bookmarks that are over 13 years old. I am running Windows 10 Professional version 20H2 Build 19042.1237... and Firefox version 92.0 Win

Asked by WinB 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

How do i search in the main bar in the middle of the screen as apose to the web address bar?

As the subject says, i don't wish to use the address bar to search i wish to use the bar in the middle of the screen like it used to be, this would be much easier for me … (read more)

As the subject says, i don't wish to use the address bar to search i wish to use the bar in the middle of the screen like it used to be, this would be much easier for me with my visual impairment, can anyone advise please?

I use win10 and i have no plugins as far as i know for Firefox

Best wishes

Asked by janekburn71 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Change the bookmark colors in FF92

I have modified userChrome.css with #editBMPanel_folderMenuList { /* Specify icon to override basic folder */ list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/… (read more)

I have modified userChrome.css with

#editBMPanel_folderMenuList {
  /* Specify icon to override basic folder   */
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/bookmarksToolbar.svg") !important; 
  /* list-style-image: url("file:///E:/FireFox%20ESR/App/Firefox64/browser/bookmarksToolbar.svg")  */
}
 /*  One line fix   This colours all bookmarks  Blue */ 
 .bookmark-item[container], treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container) { fill: #3336ff !important; }

/* Make Shop folder Red */
toolbarbutton.bookmark-item[label="Shop"] > .toolbarbutton-icon {   fill:   #e74c3c   !important; }

This colors all the bookmarks blue and changes the 'Shop' folder to red

I went into the omni.ja file and extracted bookmarksToolbar.svg and saved it in the above directory. When I change the url to the file: and comment out Chrome: then it loads the svg file but doesn't color it. It stays gray. What is the difference?

thanks Norbert

Asked by Norbert38 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Hyperlinks from outlook not working in Firefox 92.0

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this… (read more)

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Any ideas please? If I copy and paste the address into a browser it works.

Thank you

Asked by Billy 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago