Constant activity hard drive will not turn off WTF

After viewing a few web site my hard drive light is constantly off. Killing firefox and restarting will turn off the hard drive for a short while. I've read several thre… (read more)

After viewing a few web site my hard drive light is constantly off.

Killing firefox and restarting will turn off the hard drive for a short while.

I've read several threads on this and nothing make any sense... but lots of people have this problem.... Firefox is screwed up.

Asked by xsyncro 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox wont open

my Firefox wont open. it doesn't crash it will open a window for half a second then it closes. i have tired a few things like reinstalling and getting rid of my profile. … (read more)

my Firefox wont open. it doesn't crash it will open a window for half a second then it closes. i have tired a few things like reinstalling and getting rid of my profile. but now i cant start Firefox to make a new profile or the profile manager. i really dont know exactly what to do at this point

Asked by joshjenion 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Speed tests shows normal uploads on Firefox and Edge but on Firefox only downloads show 0.0

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spe… (read more)

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spectrum speed test on Edge registers Spectrum Syracuse as the optimum server and download is 236.2 and upload 11.6. Both are using my Spectrum server in Syracuse, NY.

When I run Ookla through Firefox I got 227.17 down and 11.63 up. Spectrum's speed test through Firerefox's Syracuse server 231.8 up and 11.5 down.

However for a while earler this evening when I ran both programs on both browsers and both through Syracuse's servers I was getting downs of 0.0 to 0.7. I reset the modem and router and still had low speeds but shortly after I got the readings I wrote in the first two paragraphs.

What would be the reason for this? Anything particular with Firefox? Something I should look out for in the future? Partially a curiosity while the other part being proactive.

Thanks for anybody who can take time to answer.

Asked by Figureguy 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox suddenly will not start

During class today, Firefox unexpectedly crashed on my Windows 10 PC after downloading a pdf file from my History teacher. Now, when I try to open Firefox, a transparent … (read more)

During class today, Firefox unexpectedly crashed on my Windows 10 PC after downloading a pdf file from my History teacher. Now, when I try to open Firefox, a transparent box quickly appears before disappearing again, not opening Firefox. I have yet to find a solution that has worked.

Asked by micjdig2 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Google Calendar not loading

Since yesterday, Google Calendar doesn't load on Firefox on my computer. (It does on Chrome and on the mobile app.) I tried clearing the data for Google Calendar but it d… (read more)

Since yesterday, Google Calendar doesn't load on Firefox on my computer. (It does on Chrome and on the mobile app.) I tried clearing the data for Google Calendar but it didn't help.

Asked by denizcemonduygu 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

My browser is very slow

My firefox pc with Linuxmint is so much slow, I search reason, without Successful successI tried everything from the reset to the profile until reinstallation and nothing… (read more)

My firefox pc with Linuxmint is so much slow, I search reason, without Successful successI tried everything from the reset to the profile until reinstallation and nothing.

Asked by Ti4QSL 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

Firefox can access all G-suite components except Google Calendar

My employer uses the G-Suite at work. I use Firefox on my company computer and on my personal computers. On the afternoon of Jan. 20, I lost access to Google Calendar. … (read more)

My employer uses the G-Suite at work. I use Firefox on my company computer and on my personal computers.

On the afternoon of Jan. 20, I lost access to Google Calendar. It only shows the dates and a crawling blue ribbon, as if it's trying to load my calendar and failing.

I ran some tests with my company computer and my personal laptop. Here's what I found:

  • I can access all the other G-suite components (Gmail, Contacts, Google Drive) from Firefox on both computers.
  • I have the latest version (84.0.2) on both computers.
  • I can access Google Calendar (and the rest of G-Suite) using Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Sounds like Google implemented something in Calendar that doesn't get along with Firefox. Has anyone else seen this issue?

Asked by Darin George 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

Amazon password

Every time I install an update my Amazon password no longer works. And, I mean every time. This has been going on for the last 6-12 updates and I am forced to go into my … (read more)

Every time I install an update my Amazon password no longer works. And, I mean every time. This has been going on for the last 6-12 updates and I am forced to go into my Amazon account from another browser and change my password. I know the password being used in FF is correct because I use LastPass. This doesn't happen with any other browser. I've loved FF for years but this is totally unacceptable and I'm starting to like Edge. Any suggestions.

Asked by nataharli 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

Unwanted re-direct from FB video

Everytime I click on a video (in FB), it takes me to Skytales- a health type page- the address bar shows the correct address for the video I clicked on. How do I block th… (read more)

Everytime I click on a video (in FB), it takes me to Skytales- a health type page- the address bar shows the correct address for the video I clicked on. How do I block this Skytales? How do I get back to going to the video/page I wanted to go to? It happens every time, does not matter what the video/page Regardless of the address I click on, here is the address it keeps taking me to - https://fluffya.netlify.app/

Here is where it takes me -

Asked by pennyking 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

Microphone

How I can confirm my microphone when I present in a online class when I need to confirm it just I see error... thanks moved from FPN to Firefox Desktop … (read more)

How I can confirm my microphone when I present in a online class when I need to confirm it just I see error... thanks

moved from FPN to Firefox Desktop

Asked by hastighiyasi2020 16 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

logging in

Every time I sign into to Firefox, they send me a 6 digit code to my email address before I can access Firefox, would it be possible to have the code sent to my android p… (read more)

Every time I sign into to Firefox, they send me a 6 digit code to my email address before I can access Firefox, would it be possible to have the code sent to my android phone instead, the reason being is each time I have to access my email address via a different site.

Asked by pateraternai 7 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

Can't edit Youtube videos in Studio (and other issues)

I am unable to edit videos I upload to YouTube in Firefox. Whenever I try to save, the page greys out and nothing happens. When I'm about the leave the page, I'm warned i… (read more)

I am unable to edit videos I upload to YouTube in Firefox. Whenever I try to save, the page greys out and nothing happens. When I'm about the leave the page, I'm warned it will discard my changes. I've already tried disabling add-ons and tracking protection, but nothing. I can only edit videos when I'm uploading.

Asked by lokeyhermit 7 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 hours ago

help needed please

Greetings folk. I am a 78yr old computer dummy. I have just started using Firefox re the following https://www.casa.go… (read more)

Greetings folk. I am a 78yr old computer dummy. I have just started using Firefox re the following https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/civil-aircraft-register/aircraft-register-data-files When trying to save the 2021 acrfreg.csv file I am unable to save to a dedicated file so my question is, is there any one out there that can explain what I am doing wrong and how to fix things Many thanks in advance Geoff

Asked by geoffchat 7 hours ago

Last reply by terauck 6 hours ago

Parked Domain Website Suddenly Blocked

I belong to a teacher's union and the state website is suddenly blocked in all my browsers. I am clueless as to how to fix this. It makes no sense to me as I changed noth… (read more)

I belong to a teacher's union and the state website is suddenly blocked in all my browsers. I am clueless as to how to fix this. It makes no sense to me as I changed nothing except to update Firefox browser and Windows. See the site is not blocked anywhere in the options. Message I get is: "Access closed Site psea.org is blocked, because it belongs to blocked categories: Parked Domains If you think that site should not be blocked please send a message to network administrator

Can anyone help me?

Asked by pmruzicka 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 hours ago

Master password prompts out of nowhere

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this… (read more)

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?

The first time it happened after I had been reading a page for about 10 minutes. I had two other tabs open for the same site and no other non-suspended tabs. I did not have an account on that site.

The second time happened while watching a video on a different site, about 40 minutes in. No other tabs were active. I did have an account for that site, but I was already logged in via cookies.

In both cases I was just reading/watching; there seems to be no user action that triggered it. This makes me think it is not caused by a login request for a site, but by a (malicious) extension or some background process in Firefox.

I do not use Firefox Sync, nor am I signed into a Firefox account.

Asked by manny 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Media Playback Aborted

I cannot seem to figure out why all of sudden I cannot watch videos on VIKI. I cleared my cookies and cache, and then started having this issue. Is there something on my … (read more)

I cannot seem to figure out why all of sudden I cannot watch videos on VIKI. I cleared my cookies and cache, and then started having this issue. Is there something on my end that I need to re-download?

Asked by jonathanmartinlopez 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Firefox fails to show any pages, including options.

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options. Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue. I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) re… (read more)

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options.

Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue.

I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) refresh Firefox 3) remove and install - Without removing any profiles 4) remove firefox, delete profiles, and install

Nothing has worked.

Asked by amwoodwork 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Unwanted folder keeps showing up on Bookmarks menu

All of a sudden, i noticed a copy of 'Other Bookmarks' on my Bookmarks ToolBar. It is an exact copy of my Other Bookmarks, located where it normally is. There is no way … (read more)

All of a sudden, i noticed a copy of 'Other Bookmarks' on my Bookmarks ToolBar.

It is an exact copy of my Other Bookmarks, located where it normally is. There is no way to delete it, not with right click or from the menu tree. i cannot drag it either. When i reset FireFox, it is gone, but then shows up unexpectedly.

When i hover over Bookmakrs Toolbar, it is not visible (all others are), and when i 'Show AllBookmarks', it is visible, but at the bottom of the list.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by eddiespaghetti 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago