Firefox slow to render sites on Linux, Solaris and Mac.

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-( I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no d… (read more)

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-(

I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no difference.

This has been happening for a a couple of years, getting progressively worse, It has got so bad, I have stopped using FF on all but Solaris now. (and I have been using it for a long long time).

I need someone to direct me to what information/data is needed to be collected so someone can comment. Do you have any favourite page load test web sites that I can send out put to you from?

Asked by bdporter 17 hours ago

Last reply by bdporter 10 minutes ago

Exempt plugins from color management?

Because many websites ignore my choice of a dark theme (both in Windows and in Firefox) I tried using color management in my Firefox Settings to force white text on a bla… (read more)

Because many websites ignore my choice of a dark theme (both in Windows and in Firefox) I tried using color management in my Firefox Settings to force white text on a black background. This had the desired effect on websites, but unfortunately also applies to plug-ins, some of which (like uMatrix) depend on changes of background color to convey information or have dark icons which become invisible on the dark background. Is there any way I can have my cake and eat it too?

Asked by rsbrux 1 day ago

Last reply by rsbrux 22 minutes ago

passwords lost

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BET… (read more)

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BETA that has my passwords. My other account I used to sign in on Firefox and all logins and passwords are gone. How can I do this and not loose my passwords I have in the BETA version?

Asked by phuckered 1 hour ago

how do I prevent Firefox from automatically reloading a webpage

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it g… (read more)

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it gets reloaded.

How do I prevent Firefox from accepting a reload command from the webpage I am currently browsing?

I did not see an answer to this in the FAQ.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and answering if you choose to do so.

Asked by incoming 5 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 3 hours ago

page up/down misaligned

I use firefox for reading pdfs a lot, and i would really like to use page up and page down for their proper functions when doing so rather than having to scroll. the iss… (read more)

I use firefox for reading pdfs a lot, and i would really like to use page up and page down for their proper functions when doing so rather than having to scroll. the issue is these keys dont move a full page height, they are slightly too small. thus the pages quickly become misaligned requiring scrolling to rectify. a very minor but very annoying problem that i assume has a simple fix but i cant figure it out. help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Mr X 5 days ago

Last reply by tanyk 19 hours ago

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Download files

For ‘few a few weeks now the option to choose where to save files has failed, even with the latest 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Home. Any ideas? This evening I changed … (read more)

For ‘few a few weeks now the option to choose where to save files has failed, even with the latest 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Home. Any ideas?

This evening I changed the default location to my data area, so at least it will hopefully defaulting to ms 'downloads' folder.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 11 Home Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000

Asked by Ian Holden 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

Firefox vers 91.10esr(64bit):-"cannot load M3U8:levelLoadTimeOut"

Hi!, recently i have been having this browsing problem whenever I open the news website at https://www.cgtn.com/channel/documentary. The site wont load and error is shown… (read more)

Hi!, recently i have been having this browsing problem whenever I open the news website at https://www.cgtn.com/channel/documentary. The site wont load and error is shown- "cannot load M3U8:levelLoadTimeOut". Have tried numerous times but failed to load. However other web sites have no problem and prior to this I am able to surf at all times. What must I do to get back the browsing? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Asked by xxmanreturns 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

https://www.thegrommet.com doesn't work in Firefox

This website loads, but I'm unable to sign in to my account, nor can I see the details of the pages. It works fine when I open it in one of M'Soft's browsers, but I prefe… (read more)

This website loads, but I'm unable to sign in to my account, nor can I see the details of the pages. It works fine when I open it in one of M'Soft's browsers, but I prefer Firefox!

Asked by JulieAnn01 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

all my email folders disappeared

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared.… (read more)

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared. Literally decades of saved emails. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by outdoorsygal 6 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

After being offline, sometimes Firefox can't connect until restarted

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having troub… (read more)

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". The only fix is to close Firefox and open it again. Going offline doesn't always do this, and while I'm not sure of what exactly causes this to happen, a way to easily reproduce it is:

  • Turn off the Wi-Fi;
  • Reboot the computer;
  • Open Firefox;
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi;

After the computer is connected, refreshing the page sends you to "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". You have to restart Firefox.

A way that doesn't 100% reproduce it, but works enough times, is to reboot the computer without turning off the Wi-Fi, and open Firefox as soon as possible (before the computer manages to connect to the router, which is the part that isn't always consistent). Rarely, it happens after suspending the computer, or after a disconnection due to an unstable connection. I can reproduce it in Firefox's safe mode. I have a hunch that maybe this is related to networking drivers.

I'm using a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 (Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)), Linux NixOS 22.11 (I don't know about Windows).

Ask me for any log you might need.

This is kinda a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1078253, except that their solution does nothing to me.

Asked by Martino 19 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

Firefox Is Blocking Part Of Hotmail

Hello, The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another brow… (read more)

Hello,

The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another browser and they are not blocked. I tried refreshing Firefox and they were still blocked. I've opened Firefox without add-ons and they are still blocked. I'm at a loss as to how to get them back. They were there last week and then vanished only to come back on Friday and vanish again while I was reading emails. From time to time Firefox also blocks images in Hotmail and I just have to wait and eventually they return. I'm at a loss as to understand why these things are happening so frequently with Firefox and Hotmail.

Please help return Hotmail to the way it was before the last update.

Thanks,

Brian Himes

Asked by rickysman 10 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

Apple website buttons not working in PC Firefox but Linux build is fine.

I have been blaming this on Apple, thinking they don't want to get bad news, but if I go to the same site on my Linux machine the "I have this question/problem too" butto… (read more)

I have been blaming this on Apple, thinking they don't want to get bad news, but if I go to the same site on my Linux machine the "I have this question/problem too" buttons work every time along with the "Helpful" one that also fails to do anything in the Windows version. Just thought someone should know.

Asked by 2 against Nature 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

pdf blocking

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download … (read more)

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download of my morning newspaper. Now I have to copy the link from my morning newspaper email and paste it into Chrome to get access to my newspaper rather than simply clicking the link in the email. While I found this very annoying, when I couldn't find a workaround, I just continued to copy/paste into Chrome. Today I tried to download my IRA quarterly statement and found Firefox is blocking this pdf download also. Note that in neither case does Firefox tell me that they are blocking the downloads and they just do not download and some pdfs do download. So this is now getting beyond just annoying. Is there a workaround for this new Firefox problem or is my only alternative to define Chrome or Edge as my default browser and give up Firefox?

Asked by rick146 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 hours ago

Popup extensions NOT being saved

I have a website stored in the popup exceptions. Yet every time I go to that website, Firefox blocks the popup, despite the fact that the URL/URI stored in the settings i… (read more)

I have a website stored in the popup exceptions. Yet every time I go to that website, Firefox blocks the popup, despite the fact that the URL/URI stored in the settings is EXACTLY the same as the URL/URI of the website being visited.

I then have to press 'allow' every time. Is there any workaround for this please ?

Also, I used to be able to download a PDF from sites directly, but now it goes to view the PDF and then I have to use the 'download' button. Surely there is a fix for this ?

Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on Kubuntu

Asked by oygle 8 hours ago

Last reply by oygle 7 hours ago

Unable to use "+ tag" to search through saved tags in address bar anymore

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://sup… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro

I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox

with that said, the problem is only with "+ tagname" not working, as I am able to filter through bookmarks using "* bookmark" and history and tabs. However, for tag search with "+", firefox doesn't work.

Kindly help,

Here is some additional information I collected based on other similar issues that might help.

Not, sure if the search byTag function is removed from Firefox or not ??

Asked by avimehenwal 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 hours ago

gnat sized mouse pointer Ubuntu Firefox

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, … (read more)

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, so I started asking myself, Self, "what might the differences be here?" Answer I got back: they (Ubuntu 22.04) have bowed to the god of SNAPpiness, and Manjaro still hasn't (gets updates from Mozilla rather than the snap store).

Am I on to something here? What else could be the difference between the two flavors of Linux? Any help would be greatly appreciated, my tired eyes have forced me to change default browser to Chrome or Edge, both of which don't seem to respect my privacy like Firefox. Interesting to note that Thunderbird doesn't have the "flea-size cursor" and it also is not using snap for updates.

Asked by mondalealex 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Why am I suddenly getting Secure CVonnection Failed errors

I am suddenly getting a number of web sites, which I have visited in the past and I know to be valid and secure, giving the Secure Connection Failed errors. Have you cha… (read more)

I am suddenly getting a number of web sites, which I have visited in the past and I know to be valid and secure, giving the Secure Connection Failed errors. Have you changed the programming behind Firefox which iis causing these problems. How am I supposed to get to the web sites with no ability to over ride the failure?

Asked by Ken Cooper 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Turn off >EVERY< certificate check/verification in firefox

Is it possible to turn off EVERY signle certificate check/verification in firefox? "Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE" "Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CE… (read more)

Is it possible to turn off EVERY signle certificate check/verification in firefox?

  1. "Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE"
  2. "Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT"
  3. "Bulleted list itemMOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_MITM_DETECTED"
  4. "SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN"
  5. "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER"
  6. "etc etc... EVERY single certificate check!"

In the past it was really easy just start with "--ignore-certificate-errors". Now it's like moon landing, all options are hidden or have under a hundrred layer option list. Anything in the "about:config" ? browser.ssl_override_behavior 1 security.ssl.enable_ocsp_stapling false

(Please do NOT comment its unsafe and other things, that's not what I'm looking for)

Asked by rodneymullen2 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago