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How can I fix firefox tabs crashing?

Ever since the end of February Firefox has had a habit of crashing on me at random, usually just a tab or so but there's been times where the whole browser just ups and c… (read more)

Ever since the end of February Firefox has had a habit of crashing on me at random, usually just a tab or so but there's been times where the whole browser just ups and crashes. I am using Firefox 73.0.1 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 Professional computer.

1. This mainly occurs when viewing a video (mostly Youtube), scrolling down on pages, or opening or switching to a new tab.

2. Beforehand if there were issues it would take a few seconds to load the tab, now it just instantly crashes.

3. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, clearing everything, turning off add-ons, and changing options and nothing has worked. At best, I've stopped it from crashing on launch and disabling add-ons.

4. This issue does not happen on other browsers, nor has my computer shown any unusual behavior.

5. It did not start immediately with the new update, which I got the 20th. It started occurring a week or so after.

Asked by krazykopter96 4 months ago

Answered by krazykopter96 4 months ago

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Suddenly can't make PayPal payments on eBay using Firefox

I've had no problems for years when using PayPal to pay for Ebay items, but suddenly 14/02/2020 the PayPal pop-up window just sits there with the spinning circle. Paying … (read more)

I've had no problems for years when using PayPal to pay for Ebay items, but suddenly 14/02/2020 the PayPal pop-up window just sits there with the spinning circle. Paying by credit/debit card works fine, but I want the payment to come straight out from my bank account. Followed the simple instructions like disabling AdBlocker and checking Pop-ups are allowed, as given in other answers. Still stuck for a solution, saw elsewhere a reference to user_pref file but that just confused me as I'm not that technically minded. Any help would be gratefully received.

Asked by djmb 4 months ago

Answered by ramos5391 2 months ago

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Ineed to login to one site but via differnt ID's but Password doesn't allow this & I cannot show the two IDs in the login name page

My wife & I have separate accounts in a fund, the web site is the same but the ID and passwords are different, I can make and save these in password manager but when … (read more)

My wife & I have separate accounts in a fund, the web site is the same but the ID and passwords are different, I can make and save these in password manager but when I click on either one it only goes to the web site and doesn't fill in the data fields, associated with this, is also the issue of being able to ID which of the two logins in the list of available logins, belongs to which person ie how do I distinguish the web site data for a or b so as to make the job easier than manually logging in please? It'd be nice to be able to label these two logins in some way or use coloured text or similar?

Asked by Agelessgood guy 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

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stop "reconnect to firefox account"

I have set up Firefox Sync but keep my various FF installs signed out, and only login when I want to. BUT I now keep getting an ! On the hamburger menu symbol asking me t… (read more)

I have set up Firefox Sync but keep my various FF installs signed out, and only login when I want to. BUT I now keep getting an ! On the hamburger menu symbol asking me to reconnect. How can I disable this?

Asked by henryg1 4 months ago

Answered by Eve 4 months ago

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Firefox opens two new windows when I click on a link

I am using Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I have noticed the following. When I quit the Firefox app (no background activity), and I click on a link that I receive … (read more)

I am using Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I have noticed the following.

When I quit the Firefox app (no background activity), and I click on a link that I receive in an email (from my Mail app), then Firefox opens 2 windows. One is empty and the second leads to the desired link.

On the other hand, if I don't quit the Firefox app but simply close it (x symbol), then when I click on a link it open correctly in a single window.

Asked by makis 4 months ago

Answered by catkinsonfox 1 week ago

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A web page is slowing down your browser.

Win 10/FF I reinstalled FF after automatically downloading 73.0 and I had a terrible day on computer yesterday. SLOW. It was fine today, for some reason, so there are n… (read more)

Win 10/FF I reinstalled FF after automatically downloading 73.0 and I had a terrible day on computer yesterday. SLOW. It was fine today, for some reason, so there are no issues I can detect. Because I have an old laptop, should I download the 32-bit version? I spent a lot of time restoring FF, even though I thought everything would rollover. Can I do the change w/o reinstalling everything???

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Can't import passwords from chrome or edge to firefox. Help?

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in … (read more)

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in both the browsers in their closed state. Earlier also i faced the same problem (i think a year back) which forced me to reject firefox. Please help if u know any solution. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Yashveer Dabas 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Does McAfee Webadvisor extension block selecting text and links on https://marsbase.org/?

As per subject. When I disable the extension and reload the webpage I can once again select text and click on links. I tried contacting McAfee support and they suggested … (read more)

As per subject. When I disable the extension and reload the webpage I can once again select text and click on links.

I tried contacting McAfee support and they suggested reinstalling the extension but I don't want to do that just yet. If you already have the extension perhaps you can see if you have the issue? https://marsbase.org/

I'm not sure whose responsible firefox or mcafee?

I've also asked https://superuser.com/q/1525936/627894 here and reported the extension to firefox.

So can anyone with McAfee WebAdvisor replicate this issue so I can forward this onto McAfee support?

Asked by brisdaz 4 months ago

Answered by brisdaz 3 weeks ago

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Lost bookmarks

Hi. Just got a new hard drive. I have lost all of my bookmarks and can't figure out how to get them back. I have tried the Help instructions, without success. Thanks! … (read more)

Hi. Just got a new hard drive. I have lost all of my bookmarks and can't figure out how to get them back. I have tried the Help instructions, without success. Thanks!

Asked by karen9093 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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How to change scrollbar color in Firefox version 73?

I can't find a way to change the scrollbar color in firefox 73. The gery on grey scrollbar is very annoying because it's so hard to see. I tried to create chrome folder a… (read more)

I can't find a way to change the scrollbar color in firefox 73. The gery on grey scrollbar is very annoying because it's so hard to see. I tried to create chrome folder and tried to add various codes to userChrome. I also tried this: https://gist.github.com/Sporif/db6b3440fba0b1bcf5477afacf93f875 but it seems to not work.

On some pages the scrollbar color is fine, but on most pages it is the annoying grey on grey. I also tried disabling layout.css.scrollbar-color.enabled in about:config without any effects.

Asked by Aleeksi 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Firefox doesn't generate passwords containing symbols which some websites demand. Can we change it?

I tried to use automatic password generation option in Firefox on a website. That website requires us to have a symbol in password. But autogenerated passwords in Firefox… (read more)

I tried to use automatic password generation option in Firefox on a website. That website requires us to have a symbol in password. But autogenerated passwords in Firefox have no symbols in them(Chrome does). Can we somehow get Firefox to do it?

Asked by srimanswamy 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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"places.xul" file not found after update to FF 73.0

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager… (read more)

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager within a tab. Error message:

"Firefox can't find the file at jar:file:///usr/lib/firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/browser/content/browser/places/places.xul. "

I realize that this question is similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1223548#answer-1127393 but it doesn't solve my issue. In fact the URI's listed also don't work I have found:

   chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/historySidebar.xul 

Please advise. Thanks for your help!

Asked by Peter 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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McAfee Web Advisor Icon

If I remember, there was a McAfee Web Advisor icon on the top right of the Firefox browser, just to the left of the "hamburger" icon. But it's not there, it disappeared.… (read more)

If I remember, there was a McAfee Web Advisor icon on the top right of the Firefox browser, just to the left of the "hamburger" icon. But it's not there, it disappeared. Yes, it is enabled, and it is showing in Chrome. So where did it go and how do I get it back?

Thanks.

Asked by Steve07 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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73.0.1 tabs are both behind and covering navigation toolbar

M computer (still running W7) auto-updated FF to version 73.0.1 and two things happened. First, the tabs now cover the navigation bar, and second, the "plus" sign to the … (read more)

M computer (still running W7) auto-updated FF to version 73.0.1 and two things happened. First, the tabs now cover the navigation bar, and second, the "plus" sign to the right of the tabs disappeared so I can't go to my pinned tabs or add a new tab.

Any help will be appreciated. I do have a userChrome file, but it was a copy and paste and I don't know how to adjust it to correct these things. Or if there's something in about:config? I just don't know what I would try to change.

I've been trying to take a screenshot, but can only grab the webpage and not the "frame" so I can't demonstrate what I'm talking about, but basically the tabs are sitting right on top of the navigation toolbar, obscuring it.

Thank you all for your help.

Asked by CatsinQ 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox 73 no longer plays Netflix. It load the homepage but movies fail to play

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the… (read more)

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the movie. After a while it fails with error: F7702-1290. It suggest to check I have the latest version of Firefox, which of course, I do. Any Ideas to solve the problem.

Asked by R. Alvez 4 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 4 months ago

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Firefox can't load any page anymore, instead shows white tab.

Hi all! I need help getting my Firefox running again. Today it crashed (due to lack of available RAM), I had to shut it down in the task manager. When I restarted the bro… (read more)

Hi all! I need help getting my Firefox running again. Today it crashed (due to lack of available RAM), I had to shut it down in the task manager. When I restarted the browser, it couldn't load any content anymore. That means the upper control bars of the browser window work as usual, the lower part of the window stays completely blank.

I can't load any websites, local servers or routers, no local content such as images, or offline htmls, nor internal pages such as about:config.

What I tried so far:

- disabeling hardware acceleration

- disabeling proxy settings

- starting firefox in safe mode

- refreshing firefox

- reinstalling firefox (73.0)

- reinstall with profile reset

- reinstall with manual deleting Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

...maybe even more.

Nothing helped.

Interestingly, even firefox portable shows the same behavior now, though at least one page was able to load after 15 minutes or so. I also noticed that the firefox.exe is still active in the taskmanager after I close the browser (under user tab, not under processes) - I have no idea if this has to do with the problem.

I would really appreciate any help! Thanks! Jay.

Asked by DocJay 5 months ago

Answered by philipp 4 months ago

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Spell check not working

Spell checking doesn't seem to be working in form text inputs, both single and multi-line. I have my language set to English (United Kingdom) and I've also tried setting … (read more)

Spell checking doesn't seem to be working in form text inputs, both single and multi-line. I have my language set to English (United Kingdom) and I've also tried setting layout.spellcheckDefault to 2.

When I right click over such a form text input, the context menu has no mention of spelling or languages. I'm in a corporate environment so it's possible they're doing something with the config?

Asked by Geoff 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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how to set up firefox to use a mailto link to a webmail account (not gmail, or yahoomail, just a custom webmailaccount ...)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gm… (read more)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gmail or yahoomail , but I can not find a solution for a custom webmail address. On another PC I got a question from firefox if I want to define this link, an on this PC Mailto is working. On my working PC I also want to set up this function, but I can not manage to do it. can anybody help?

Asked by f.s3 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago