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Firefox 78 (PC, 64bit W10) pauses after pressing return

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but the current version of Firefox is painfully slow to respond after hitting "return".....

If I type in the URL box, or something in the search box (being old fashioned I still use the search box in the middle of the screen, I don't like typing in the URL box no matter how much "they" highlight it) when I hit return NOTHING HAPPENS (at least for a while!). Initially I thought I had a faulty keyboard, or that I was hitting shift by mistake, but when I started being more careful and taking note I realised that the slowness is Firefox. It can take several seconds of zero apparent activity before the two dots start flashing in the tab header.

The machine is high spec, not under load, and no other applications seem to be suffering. I do accept that the high latency means that transactions take some time, but the delay appears to be before Firefox starts doing anything - the screen does not change, no alternating dots in the tab header, nothing happening in the tab footer etc. I've repeatedly found myself pressing return again, thinking I missed!!

Is this a "new feature"? Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

Asked by Andrew 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Unresponsive script on different websites.

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10. Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant … (read more)

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10.

Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant - a webpage is slowing down your browser. I remedied that w/a a different *about:* - but I do not remember what I inserted.

I tried disabling possibly troublesome addons. No help. I let the script run longer using about:config. No help. I am in safe mode, but no error now - which does not mean anything. In prior error (webpage slowing browser), safe mode did not alleviate the problem at all.

Cannot view FF or addons, which is why I did not put versions in. Andrew deleted my post.

Thank you.

Some errors: A script from the extension “Adblock Plus - free ad blocker” is running on this page, and making Firefox unresponsive.

It may be busy, or it may have stopped responding permanently. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if it will complete.

Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:12050272Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:192376832 Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:186986496 Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:190863384

Annoying as hell.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 1 week ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 5 hours ago

Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (read more)

Asked by huols4m 1 week ago

Last reply by huols4m 8 hours ago

Default browser

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow. I am getting really skeptical about any ne… (read more)

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow.

I am getting really skeptical about any new updates from you guys.

How do I get my list of browsers back, specfically Google?!

Asked by Crothlind 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

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Blocked from Accessing the Wordpress Website

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back. "Did Not Connect: … (read more)

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back.

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to wordpress.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

wordpress.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust wordpress.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

View Certificate"

Asked by justinpbrown 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

Need current beta channel profile on release channel Firefox

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but … (read more)

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but work machine is locked down to release version only (not sure which one that is).

I get the following error when I try to sync or open a release channel version of Firefox

"You've launched an older version of Firefox.

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this version of Firefox."

This error dialog offers no options for 'override'.

I need my current user profile to work across platforms and on release channel. I have customizations that I cannot recreate because FF made it too hard to find out how to recreated long-ago and necessary modifications (like killing that bleeping 'throbbing' tab slider that I cannot cope with....and others I don't even know how to describe.

I don't care about bookmarks and browsing history--I never save history and I know how to export, save, and reimport bookmarks.

I care only about my about:config, userchrome and prefs.js and the like.

How can I get around this BUG?

And: am I the only one who thinks the throbbing slider on the loading tabs is the creation of the devil? I can't avoid getting distracted by it--the visual noise is intolerable especially in a work environment.

Asked by Foxfree99 13 hours ago

Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (read more)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 3 weeks ago

Last reply by DetectiveShrek 14 hours ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 1 week ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 week ago

Can I recover anything from old Firefox installation?

Hi. My PC died a few days ago, I took it to a repair shop, and the guys there installed an SDD, reinstalled Windows 10 on the SDD after saving (almost) all the data from … (read more)

Hi.

My PC died a few days ago, I took it to a repair shop, and the guys there installed an SDD, reinstalled Windows 10 on the SDD after saving (almost) all the data from the old hard disk. Yes, I know they should have made a clone with one of those cloning programs, but they didn't and now it's too late and there's nothing I can do about it. I managed to find the Firefox folder in the old Program File folder. It contains the following files. Is there any way to recover the bookmarks, passwords or the session I had saved with this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ ? I didn't have a Firefox account. I used the browser without being logged into any account, but I had a lot of bookmarks.

Screenshots of folder content: https://images.guru/i/Q3Z0x https://images.guru/i/Q3h7o

Asked by lucian_hodoboc 20 hours ago

elimination of the synced password

I did not usemy pc for a while. After about two months, I found out that Firefox account was requesting to log in again. But after logging in, I was surprised to see that… (read more)

I did not usemy pc for a while. After about two months, I found out that Firefox account was requesting to log in again. But after logging in, I was surprised to see that all my account passwords had been deleted. Previously, I considered Firefox account and synced passwords to be the safest way, but there is no place left for trust. It is regrettable...

Asked by amin5020-21 1 day ago

never remember saved password for a web site

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have al… (read more)

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have also added to there saved passwords and it will not save or show password. also when i put address in for show logins it will only show site and no extra letter or numbers for site that i typed in. why won't it let save site name as i typed it in, i have also cut / copied / paste the exact name or site i want to save and it still only shows site up to the .com and nothing else after it. i have removed Firefox and save in and reinstalled it and same thing keeps happening. looked all over help and nothing works. thanks for the help and stay safe out there.

Asked by dudeininin 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (read more)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by firefox195 1 week ago

Last reply by ritusgrin 1 day ago

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History of old profile

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All… (read more)

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All my bookmarks and passwords were fine and there was not a loss of data in those two. Now, I found my old Firefox profile (I'm guessing it is the old one) in the Windows.old folder and I have a new profile now (obviously). Is there a way to retrieve the history from the old profile? Also, does the Sync feature not sync the browser history?

Asked by srini0203 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

How to get FF to open a saved session from an older version

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder an… (read more)

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder and now I can run both versions. Yesterday I had the v.69 working with around 500 tabs open. Suddenly it crashed and then freezed. Luckily, I had managed to save my current working session by accessing Tab Session Manager addon. But when I go to Tab Manager Session and click to open this saved session, FF v.69 will keep freezing, no matter what I do. (Tab Session Manager has another option „Export”, but I don't know to use it or what it does.) I will quit using FF v.69. But how can I get the new v.78 to open this 500-tab session? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by nicolae.lucian 1 day ago