Tiny Text on Tabs

The new version of Firefox changed the text on tabs. It used to be that a tab's text was a decent, readable size, a tab icon would be replaced by a play button if media … (read more)

The new version of Firefox changed the text on tabs. It used to be that a tab's text was a decent, readable size, a tab icon would be replaced by a play button if media was playing, and when moused over it changed to a speaker icon that let you mute the tab. Nice! Now, instead of the universally recognized 'play' icon, someone decided to SHRINK the tab title to barely readable so they could fit PLAYING underneath, making the mute 'button' harder to click as a consequence. Seriously? Replacing something that's universally understood with text that has to be customized by regional settings? And shrinking the tab title to do it? Who thought this was a good idea?

Worse, seemingly to justify this change, if you have autoplay turned off in settings, AUTOPLAY BLOCKED shows up on the tab. As if it's like "OMG You Blocked AutoPlay! What Are You Doing???" Wow.. cuz I totally forgot that I wanted to NOT hear what every Web PR hack in the world want's to shove down my throat (via the ear canal :-) the second a page opens.

Mozilla claims to be all about protecting personal information. Yet every new version has the box checked for Steal My Info.. er.. I mean, Allow Firefox to send [xxx] to Mozilla, even though it was turned off before the update. It's a setting under PRIVACY and Security, for crying out loud!!! You want to have that stuff turned on for new installs, great, have fun. But leave my Privacy settings ALONE.

Asked by chrisw63 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Firefox on my new computer is basically very good but now Facebook does not work it's totally blank

It is not internet related as every where else I go using Firefox it shows up fast and fine. And yes the Gmail works so good on Firefox and the new computer. But now whe… (read more)

It is not internet related as every where else I go using Firefox it shows up fast and fine. And yes the Gmail works so good on Firefox and the new computer. But now when I go to my daughter's Facebook page - it shows that it has moved there (the reload shows up) but the Facebook is 1000& blank. Nothing shows up. It is totally blank. Screenshot has been added. So then I tried Google Chrome and yes the Facebook shows up very fast and fine.

Asked by IAmThatStrange 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Following Google search links results in blank tab with nothing at all in Inspector

I have this strange issue that cropped up within the past couple of months, without any known configuration or behaviour change. When I have Google set as the search eng… (read more)

I have this strange issue that cropped up within the past couple of months, without any known configuration or behaviour change. When I have Google set as the search engine in Firefox (FF) for macOS (various versions, including the latest 90.0.2 at time of writing), at a certain point after FF has been running (ie not immediately, but say within the hour) clicking on Google search results link results in a blank tab with literally nothing at all in the Inspector > Network or > Console etc for that tab. Copying the Google URI from the address bar and pasting it into another fresh tab in FF also results in the same problem. Copying the same Google URI into Chrome or any other browser, on the same OS at the same time, does not result in any problem (page loads fine).

I have tried all of the following, and none have made any immediate or long term difference:

  • Disabling all addons at the time of the problem
  • Performing a FF reset
  • Uninstalling and re-installing FF
  • Logging into Google in FF
  • Logging our of Google in FF
  • Logging into FF with a FF account
  • Logging out of any FF account
  • Tweaking a couple of about:config settings relating to FF domain stove-piping, since the problem started roughly around the time that was released
  • Building an entirely new PC (previous was macOS 11.4.x and 11.5 on Intel; current is macOS 11.5 on Apple Silicon) and building an entire new user profile from scratch, with all apps incl FF freshly installed
  • Using a different search engine (DuckDuckGo works fine, consistently, but when I change it back to Google the same problem starts up again after a while - eg within the hour)

This just feels like a bug (like nothing at all displayed in any part of the Inspector after a new tab is loaded with a Google link) but if that's true then

  1. I can't be the only person in the world seeing this; and
  2. It's surprising that it has persisted across a number of FF versions over a couple of months

I'm really keen to see this resolved because I do need to be able to use Google for search, and I do *want* to be able to continue to use FF (although this is unfortunately a significant head-wind to actually being able to continue doing so).

Asked by paul375 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Cannot save videos as MP4 format; Firefox changed - saves as Firefox HTML document (unreadable)

I previously saved videos in MP4 format. Recent Firefox update screwed that up - now only saves as Firefox HTML document format, whatever that is. File errors. Cannot … (read more)

I previously saved videos in MP4 format. Recent Firefox update screwed that up - now only saves as Firefox HTML document format, whatever that is. File errors. Cannot save videos. I did a system restore to before the last update, but it's still screwed up.

HOW CAN I SAVE VIDEOS (from Facebook for example) in MP4 format?? PLEASE HELP.

Thank you.

Asked by Nancy Whee 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Menu drop down items not visible

In the menu drop downs under 'Edit' and 'View' and 'History' there are items that are 'inactive' and cannot be selected. I have changed the background colour and look of … (read more)

In the menu drop downs under 'Edit' and 'View' and 'History' there are items that are 'inactive' and cannot be selected.

I have changed the background colour and look of the Menu drop downs in my CSS file but am looking for a way to show the 'unselectable' items.

In the Edit menu it is: Redo , Cut, Copy, Delete and associated keyboard shortcuts that have black text. i need light grey.

In the View menu it is: Text Encoding that is black

In the History menu it is: Recently closed windows

Does anyone have the code required to make them look light grey even if not 'selectable'. I have all selectable items with white text as the drop down background colour is teal.

I would appreciate any help I can get.

Haagen

Asked by haagen.blomberg 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Can't open links from emails using Firefox as a default browser on my Mac. error -10826

Can't open links from emails using Firefox as a default browser on my Mac. It pops up as err -10826 . It started all of the sadden a week ago. Never had this problem be… (read more)

Can't open links from emails using Firefox as a default browser on my Mac. It pops up as err -10826 . It started all of the sadden a week ago. Never had this problem before. Still can open links in all other browsers, but Firefox...

Asked by flyvly 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Is microsoft email corrupting firefox?

For the last couple of years I have been plagued by three major Firefox issues which I think now are inter-related - the first is a HUGE amount of memory being use (aroun… (read more)

For the last couple of years I have been plagued by three major Firefox issues which I think now are inter-related - the first is a HUGE amount of memory being use (around 1.5-3.5GB in a 6GB machine), the second is firefox suddenly becoming slow and crashing. The third is that neither of my microsoft email accounts (MS live/Outlook nor my work-based Outlook365) load after restarting firefox from a crash.

In detail 1. Upon launching firefox, memory usage quickly increase to around 1.5gb, with maybe one or two pages open. This gradually increases to the extent it is throttling my machine and preventing other programs working properly (Windows Explorer being the most regular to be booted off and restart when this happens). I've recently noticed that there are about 10-15 parallel firefox processing running. Killing the largest memory-using instance someimes does nothing except free up memory, sometimes causes tabs to crash (with the stupid 'gah your tabs have crashed' displaying), and sometimes kills the whole program - there is no way to know what each instance is actually doing in task manager, so its pot luck. However I am noticing that quite often force stopping 'high memory process' manages to kill one or both my email pages.

2. Normally when memory use is high, forefox becomes very slow. At this point, either it, or another running program with crash. I'm quite sure this is because firefox is consuming so much memory that neither it, nor other programs can run properly and a crash occurs.

3. When I restart firefox (either a forced restart or a crash), and restore my tabs, almost every time, neither of my microsoft email services load. They just hang in a loading state, or a loaded state, but with a white page displaying. I suspet the pages are loaded, but firefox for whatever reason is not displaying them. After anywhere between 10 and c.60 minutes (it it totally random) pressing refresh finally allows the page to load. This is coming from a clean restart of firefox where all previous instances have been force stopped. Sometimes Firefox has even installed updates on itself (which I would have thought clears all previous running versions). In the mean time I can load my email in private mode (which is annoying as I have to sign in each time). I have tried starting firefox in safe mode, clearing cache etc and it does nothing to help microsoft email services launch straight away. The only work around is to use private browsing.

I'm gradually coming to the conclusion there is something in the way firefox works with microsoft's email web displays that does not work. This is either MS fault or Mozilla. But either way what is the fix?

And please don't say 'its good firefox is using otherwise unused memory (a previous argument I stumbled across). This is a rediculous argument if firefox memory use prevents it and other programs from operating properly.

HELP! I'm shortly to get a new machine and am tempted to say goodbye to Firefox forever (after about 15 years of use) as it is getting unworkable.

Currently running v.90.0.2 (64 bit)

Thanks

Asked by camp2009 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Is there a workaround to allow Foscam plugins on firefox

Firefox has removed Foscam IPCwebcomponents plugin. Only browser that will open it is IE, which will soon be discontinued. Has anyone found a way to run a Foscam IPC cam… (read more)

Firefox has removed Foscam IPCwebcomponents plugin. Only browser that will open it is IE, which will soon be discontinued. Has anyone found a way to run a Foscam IPC camera on Firefox. I am currently on version 90.002 Thanks for any help you can provide

Asked by artrazevedo 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Error: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

Hello, every single time I wake up my Windows 7 Firefox refuses to load any website. It is a Firefox defect, because Windows's Internet icon shows that Internet is availa… (read more)

Hello,

every single time I wake up my Windows 7 Firefox refuses to load any website. It is a Firefox defect, because Windows's Internet icon shows that Internet is available. DNS is also working, while Firefox refuses to load a web. I need to wait 10-15 seconds until Firefox condescendingly loads the web I am trying to access. This bug is very annoying as it happens a few times each day :(

Pavel

Asked by pavel.lastovicka 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Webcam https://www.onda-azzurra.com/ita/WebCam-Mario-DunaVerde.htm dioes not show up

I have been using firefox for years. After an update for about 10 weeks I cannot see the camera picture of the above website in Italy. Other live webcams of Venice i can … (read more)

I have been using firefox for years. After an update for about 10 weeks I cannot see the camera picture of the above website in Italy. Other live webcams of Venice i can see. I'm using firefox 90.02 and windows10, 32 bit, newest update. With the new edge browser I can see this webcam. What is wrong in the security options. I'm using "user predefind". If I deselekt all boxes the problem still exists.

Thank for answer R.M.

Asked by rumue.tutzing 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

"If you later want to restore the default colors:" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fonts-and-colors-websites-use

I'm mystified by the subject instruction from this site. If I later want to restore the default colors, why should I not just go back to the about:preferences page, where… (read more)

I'm mystified by the subject instruction from this site. If I later want to restore the default colors, why should I not just go back to the about:preferences page, where I can do it with one click? Or am I missing something?

Asked by Odin3 9 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 hours ago

turning off notifications of possible updates

Please tell me, in as few words as possible, how to disable update notifications. I thought Windows was bad, but they're not constant annoyance. If Firefox w… (read more)

Please tell me, in as few words as possible, how to disable update notifications. I thought Windows was bad, but they're not constant annoyance.

If Firefox would just stop closing discussion threads, and maybe, just once, answer a question helpfully, community would be able to help each other. Thanks, ML

Asked by letherwoodmara 21 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

new F7 feature disable, volume keyboard shortcuts on HP not working

Hi, Is there a way to disable the F7 new shortcut in Firefox, cause now I can not use volume cntrol on my HP laptop to increase o decrease volume Thanks in advance, … (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the F7 new shortcut in Firefox, cause now I can not use volume cntrol on my HP laptop to increase o decrease volume

Thanks in advance,

Asked by denialists 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Facebook Workplace and Facebook Container

Firefox 90.0.2 macOS 11.5.1 Facebook Container 2.3.1 I work with an organisation which is using Workplace (https://www.workplace.com/), a "social media" site owned, manag… (read more)

Firefox 90.0.2 macOS 11.5.1 Facebook Container 2.3.1

I work with an organisation which is using Workplace (https://www.workplace.com/), a "social media" site owned, managed and run by Facebook. If you aren't familiar with Workplace, it is a business-oriented site to allow organisations to communicate internally - Facebook trying to improve its image?

Except although Facebook Container recognises it as a Facebook site, it breaks the specific site (https://citizensadvice.workplace.com/) my organisation uses. And neither can I place this site within Facebook Container.

I really don't want to turn off Facebook Container everytime I access this particular site, several times a week but I don't want to open myself up to tracking by Facebook.

Ideas or suggestions for resolving this problem?

Thanks

Asked by UKLarry 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Black background problem

even when disabled my background colour keeps reverting to black in firefox I have disbled dark option in themes but it still reverts. I have set text to black and backgr… (read more)

even when disabled my background colour keeps reverting to black in firefox I have disbled dark option in themes but it still reverts. I have set text to black and background to white.

Asked by arielbooks 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago