RE: Firefox extremely slow to load pages or connect to Web sites after startup

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1. My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easies… (read more)

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1.

My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easiest solution I found was the one offered by delclemons (2018) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229621#question-reply.

My starting page is blank. I have an extension that shows my external IP as a country flag when FF starts up. If the flag doesn't show, I know I still cannot connect to any site. Similar to Zaayl's case, my FF can be able to connect to sites only after a certain amount of time, which varies from instant - very rarely - up to over 10 minutes. The wait always gets longer, especially when FF crashes and have to restart.

I've been searching a long, long time for the right fix. I cringe at the idea that I have to reinstall FF every time there's a major issue, like this one. Syncing back bookmarks and passwords and reinstalling the extensions are the easy part. The painful part is having to set details of accounts in the containers afterwards. I am so glad that is over now. Connection to sites is no longer prolonged after FF startup.

I wanted to thank the persons concerned, but I couldn't reply to their messages, which are now archived. So, I decided to post a new one here to do that; also, to help users who have to same issue as mine.

Asked by mobilesuit 5 days ago

Last reply by mobilesuit 7 minutes ago

Log ins lost every time I start FireFox - only started happening recently.

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else. Back Story: I have a "few" windows and… (read more)

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else.

Back Story: I have a "few" windows and tabs open in FireFox. I would finish what I was doing, shut down and then the next time I booted up and loaded FireFox, all sessions would be restored and all log ins honoured (kept). That is: I was still logged in.

(Moving to now) Yesterday I powered up and ALL sites were logged out. About 20 log ins were needed. Hmmmmm... gmail, and the rest.

"Ok... something happened. No problems, things should be ok from now. I've logged in, so all is sweet."

Today I power up: All logs ins lost. Had to go through it all again.

Gmail is throwing security alerts at me hand over fist. Yeah, that is good in some ways. I get that part. But I've logged in.

Seems - my thoughts - that the cookies aren't being saved. But why? I haven't touched them or their settings.

Yes, I did do a clean out of older cookies. But left the gmail ones, and other sites I know I use. I have `adblocker ultimate` installed.

Now I am logged in, if I open the `cookies` and look I should see them there for the sites to which I am logged in - yes?


To be clear: When I am done, I do NOT `exit` FireFox. All windows, tabs, sessions are left. I just shut down the machine. Then next time I load FireFox and they are re-loaded and log ins are maintained.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 hours ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 12 minutes ago

Gmail freezes & keeps trying to connect; problem began in March

Gmail freezes & keeps trying to connect. All other sites work & there is no problem with internet connection or speed. Refreshing the tab does not help. I have to… (read more)

Gmail freezes & keeps trying to connect. All other sites work & there is no problem with internet connection or speed. Refreshing the tab does not help. I have to close and restart Firefox. I've tried disabling all extensions but as this only happens once every day or so it is difficult to troubleshoot. I have these extensions: AdBlocker Ultimate; Copy Page Address; Copy PlainText; DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials; Enhancer for YouTube; Google Page Translate; Reverse Google Image Search; Tab Mix - Links; Wikipedia-En; YouTube search engine. Thanks.

Asked by T_H_M 5 hours ago

Cannot remove US dictionary

I have installed two dictionaries, "English (United Kingdom)", and "French". However, when I go to check a spelling, (right click/Languages over the suspect word), I am… (read more)

I have installed two dictionaries, "English (United Kingdom)", and "French". However, when I go to check a spelling, (right click/Languages over the suspect word), I am offered a third dictionary choice, "English (United States), which I do not want. I have removed the US dictionary and even the language pack but the menu item persists. I can find no way to get rid of it.

Please advise

Asked by nikkkko 13 hours ago

Last reply by nikkkko 5 hours ago

Installed Firefox 102.0 (Mac) today and now can't load pages on Reddit

M1 Mac, Macos 12.4 After installing Firefox 102.0 neither of my computers will open Reddit pages. As far as I can tell, all other sites appear to work normally and Reddi… (read more)

M1 Mac, Macos 12.4

After installing Firefox 102.0 neither of my computers will open Reddit pages. As far as I can tell, all other sites appear to work normally and Reddit functioned before the Firefox update. I restarted Firefox, restarted my computers, deleted Firefox and Reddit history and cache ... nothing so far has solved the problem. Reddit works as expected in Safari.

Any and all suggestions will be appreciated!

Asked by drewaz602 22 hours ago

Last reply by drewaz602 6 hours ago

Saving PDF won't duplicate document name

When trying to save PDF's, firefox use to save each file as ex/ document, document(1), document(2) etc... now when trying to auto save it is making me input a name manual… (read more)

When trying to save PDF's, firefox use to save each file as ex/ document, document(1), document(2) etc... now when trying to auto save it is making me input a name manually and won't automatically add the (#) to each file. How can i fix this?

I had this problem in april, and the fix was given (below) but the link no longer works. Problem started again with a recent update...


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How about reading this settings that I talked about to see if the save change options changes in what your doing.


FF99.xx and Some tips to make it work. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1374212

Asked by justinwarmuth 6 hours ago

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit) I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several we… (read more)

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several weeks in the hospital due to a heart attack, and do not know how many updates i missed.

When doing a drag-drop of a URL from either a link on a page OR the address line at the top of the browser, I will receive a "sanity failure" error, ranging from an empty NON-URL file, to an OS error complaining about being unable to access an attempted directory destination.

If the link I am dragging is bereft of illegal characters (i.e., ":" -- a colon), the action will succeed.

If there IS a colon, the text to the LEFT of the colon will become the filename. The colon and everything to its right will be truncated. And, the file will be a zero-byte file of unknown (to me) type.

Other illegal characters in the page's Title field will produce more dramatic misbehavior.

PLEASE revert to the previous behavior (i.e., filtering the Title before creating the filename for the bookmark file)!

Earlier versions of Firefox (again, I do not know when this began) NEVER exhibited this behavior.

Asked by Kogaku 7 hours ago

screen sharing access

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entir… (read more)

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entire screen. But when I enable the checkbox for "Remember this decision" I get this warning: Firefox can not allow permanent access to your screen.

Why does this happen? Is it because I'm on a unbuntu or is it specific to ubuntu Catalina?

Asked by gowthamimulakala9036 7 hours ago

Bookmarks an History

It is impossible to delete history. The function as described does not work under the current release., Further, the function to save bookmarks in alphabetical order does… (read more)

It is impossible to delete history. The function as described does not work under the current release., Further, the function to save bookmarks in alphabetical order does not work either.

Asked by lee.lampiris 8 hours ago

Recent Firefox Update Stopped Facebook Game from Working

Following that last update to Firefox, the Facebook game Criminal Case stopped working properly. When certain things are done in the game the screen in the game is shrunk… (read more)

Following that last update to Firefox, the Facebook game Criminal Case stopped working properly. When certain things are done in the game the screen in the game is shrunk and doesn't occupy all the space it should do. When this happens, none of the buttons on that screen in the game work. In the attached image, the in-game screen should occupy all the black area that surrounds it.

Other players of the game have reported similar problems when using Firefox. I am currently playing the game successfully in Opera GX browser.

Asked by trpadd 9 hours ago

'Your Browser Is Being Managed By Your Organization'

This appeared on laptop; 'Your Browser Is Being Managed By Your Organization' with a value of "true", and after reading about it I'm still lost. I don't see where Avast … (read more)

This appeared on laptop; 'Your Browser Is Being Managed By Your Organization' with a value of "true", and after reading about it I'm still lost. I don't see where Avast is on my laptop and don't feel I need another controller of my browser. Under Documentation , AppUpdatePin it say "Prevent Firefox from being undated beyond the specified version". And a few lines start with DiableFirefox... Seems it's allowing somethings for Chrome and Google. I know Microsoft keeps trying to take over my laptop and tries to install Edge, which should be illegal. I'd love to copy and send all this page to Firefox for their review. If I don't need this how do I get rid of it?

Below this space it says, "We've made some educated guesses about your current browser and operating system." When I click on show it has Firefox version and Operating system, with "optional" beside each and nothing showing for either?

Asked by grt_49 10 hours ago

Cannot connect to Microsoft One Drive online via Firefox (all other browsers work fine!)

I have MS One Drive. In the last week I cannot connect to it from my online Outlook mail page. I have tried using Edge and Chrome and it works fine on these browsers. Can… (read more)

I have MS One Drive. In the last week I cannot connect to it from my online Outlook mail page. I have tried using Edge and Chrome and it works fine on these browsers.

Can you help me resolve this problem please.

Asked by webbsite2 10 hours ago

Browsing history - how much could it become "big" and affect Firefox performance?

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the pr… (read more)

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the previously visited URLs shown in a different colour is useful for my work.

However, I am wondering whether this huge amount of data could affect the browser speed and memory usage. More specifically, I have a few questions:

1) Out of curiosity, in which file of Firefox installation folder the history is saved, and where can I find it? 2) Do you think it is possible to clear ALL the browsing history, except for one specific URL? 3) Could a cluttered browsing history file affect negatively my browser performance?

Many thanks in advance for your help, Elisa

Asked by eli dunkel 10 hours ago

Intranet web site self signed certificate does not permanent stored to exceptions

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them ba… (read more)

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them back in the exceptions. Is there a way to fix this problem?

Asked by administrator25 2 days ago

Last reply by administrator25 12 hours ago

Hit back button can not continue search

Where I work I use a state corrections inmate search to get stats on our incoming prisoners. I used to be able to look up the name, get the stats, hit the back button and… (read more)

Where I work I use a state corrections inmate search to get stats on our incoming prisoners. I used to be able to look up the name, get the stats, hit the back button and continue on to the next inmate. Recently when I hit the back button and enter the name, I get an error and have to go completely out of the corrections site and start again. I'll ad that this site does use the "I am not a Robot" security. I do not have this problem in Explorer. What happened? I'd prefer to use Firefox as it is much more secure. Thanks

Asked by RWENITSKY55 13 hours ago

Firefox hangs randomly

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok. Fir… (read more)

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok.

Firefox hangs, no rhyme or reason, random pages, every hour or so.

Am I the only one having issue?

Asked by infodog 3 days ago

Last reply by infodog 13 hours ago

Please restore the "Page Setup" menu option

Hi, I recently created a new profile in Firefox as I regularly do, as a consequence I found that the "Page Setup" menu option has been removed in a past release. I can't … (read more)

Hi,

I recently created a new profile in Firefox as I regularly do, as a consequence I found that the "Page Setup" menu option has been removed in a past release.

I can't fathom why this has been removed, I "print" plenty of PDF's and like to customise the Headers/Footers based on what I'm "printing".

Searching for a fix suggests either installing a 3rd Party Add-on or "hacking" the "about:config". This is not user friendly in the slightest for something that has been around for literal decades.

Forcing a user to install an Add-on or even go through "about:config" and set "print.show_page_setup_menu" to true is bonkers!

Yes, bonkers!

Please restore the "Page Setup" option as default, please don't remove it or stealth hide it.

Sincerely,

Jay

Asked by r7pxrv 14 hours ago

Volume or sound of any video suddenly disappear

volume and sound will not work since latest updates 102.00. you tube videos and others will not play sound. Only found solution to uninstall and reinstall but still after… (read more)

volume and sound will not work since latest updates 102.00. you tube videos and others will not play sound. Only found solution to uninstall and reinstall but still after some week same error occur.

Asked by kbkartikbhandary.kb 18 hours ago