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Disable annoying update reminders

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminde… (read more)

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminders and it's interfering with my work flow. I understand the need to keep software up to date as often as possible but this has now got ridiculous, and I am on the verge of changing my default browser from Firefox to Safari, Chrome or Vivaldi. Please stop forcing every little tiny update onto your users!

Or is there some sneaky little way I haven't noticed under Preferences which already does enable me to do this?

Asked by cliff.douse 5 months ago

Last reply by dulca 3 months ago

Firefox requires 2 attempts to load any web page

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the br… (read more)

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the browser

Open tab,

type in web address/search,
hit enter

tab is stuck infinitely loading ( i cant refresh, I cant type a different adress, that tab is just stuck loading) open a second tab

type in the exact same address/search
hit enter and for some reason it now loads instantly

And it isnt just new tabs its the same story to load any and all webpages say I am on a page of google search results click a link stuck infinitely loading open new tab repeat the same search click the same link, for some reason now loads instantly

Also websites that require the dumbest thing in history, captchas, they are simply unusable, doesnt matter if I use the pictures or the audio, even when I get it right it just reloads the pointless captcha box. Why a captcha is necessary sometimes just to load google.com makes less than zero sense, even if I was a bot what possible harm could I do by loading a search bar? but I digress

I am on the latest version and I do have some addons installed:

privacy badger, dark reader, ublock origin, tree style tabs, privacy settings, ghostery,dontaccept webp


but even starting firefox with add ons disabled the problem is still there.


Anyone got any ideas for this? thanks

Asked by lyd58019 6 days ago

Last reply by Zppix 6 days ago

WidevineCdm crash on hulu and hbomax

I keep getting a crash notice when I try to watch Hulu that prevents me from playing anything. It says "WidevineCdm plugin has crashed" and gives me an option to reload, … (read more)

I keep getting a crash notice when I try to watch Hulu that prevents me from playing anything. It says "WidevineCdm plugin has crashed" and gives me an option to reload, but it pops up again when I reload. How do I fix this? If it helps my crash report ID is bp-b9dc86c3-0580-4fb3-b7d3-86b6d0210506

Asked by mcsaskia 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Copied text is pasted with wrong alignment

Fortunately, this situation is not happening across all websites, but on those that it does, I haven't been able to find a solution, yet. As the title suggests, I copy a … (read more)

Fortunately, this situation is not happening across all websites, but on those that it does, I haven't been able to find a solution, yet.

As the title suggests, I copy a piece of text/paragraph from said website, and when I paste it in a word processor such as Pages or Text Edit (both Mac apps), the text is aligned to the left. The goal is to be able to paste said text with a justified alignment (predefined on the paragraph of the open document). It used to work flawlessly up until two months ago.

I'm don't know if some Firefox update caused this or maybe some extension might be interfering (I have checked the installed extensions and none of them appear to be the cause, but maybe it is the case). Either way, I've checked the same websites on Chrome and this issue is not happening there, so clearly it's browser related.

Any guidance, tips or help is very appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by kinets 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox lost all my logins

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it… (read more)

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it. It is empty. I'm using linux and there is no problem with any antivirus, it is simply a Firefox 'classical' error!

WHY is this happening? What is in the mind of the programmer responsible for this error? I can't understand why is he unable to keep a single file intact?

Why Mozilla is blaming the user for not having a backup. Firefox is messing this file, not the user! Why don't you fix Firefox and stop blaming the user? Why don't you simply FIX THE PROBLEM? You are "working on it" for years. Is it rocket science to JUST LET THE FILE ALONE?

Asked by ogv41564 1 day ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

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Can't load any video

Hello, It's been 3 days since I can no longer play any video since Firefox Developer Edition. I added absolutely nothing and it happened suddenly. When I play a video, I … (read more)

Hello,

It's been 3 days since I can no longer play any video since Firefox Developer Edition. I added absolutely nothing and it happened suddenly. When I play a video, I hear the sound but the video loads endlessly. Same with the default HTML reader in Firefox. I tried to go to preferences and uncheck the graphics acceleration, to refresh Firefox, to reinstall it but nothing works! Even in private browsing without any extension, it does not work! I tried from another browser but it works without problems.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Chabeau Corentin 11 months ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 11 months ago

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Roblox Secure Transaction

I normally buy Robux for my son from www.roblox.com; however, this time I had to use Chrome, because the latest version of Firefox Developer Edition does not display the … (read more)

I normally buy Robux for my son from www.roblox.com; however, this time I had to use Chrome, because the latest version of Firefox Developer Edition does not display the payment method page completely. What is going on with this? Shouldn't it allow redirection for payment?

Asked by jose39 11 months ago

Last reply by Andrew 11 months ago

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logins & passwords?

WTF Happened to 90% of my logins & passwords? I just updated Firefox to the new Beta version and now all I have are 8 f-ing logins & passwords. I had over 80! Ho… (read more)

WTF Happened to 90% of my logins & passwords? I just updated Firefox to the new Beta version and now all I have are 8 f-ing logins & passwords. I had over 80! How do I get them back? I have never had this issue before, please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by rjspear 11 months ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 11 months ago

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Firefox Developer Edition Constantly "Not Responding"

Hello Awesome Firefox Community, For the past week, my Firefox Developer Edition has been consnatly freezing, "not responding," yet, not crashing. I have implemented jus… (read more)

Hello Awesome Firefox Community,

For the past week, my Firefox Developer Edition has been consnatly freezing, "not responding," yet, not crashing.

I have implemented just about every troubleshooting fix I've found on the support pages, but the issue persists.

Same thing is happening to my Mozilla Thunderbird.

Anyone has a trick up their sleeve for this one? It's counterproductive for work, slowing my performance down quite a bit.

Thanks in advance.

DG

Asked by Diana G. 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox Slowing Down

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use … (read more)

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use VPN.

Asked by lecho9 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Fonts, Resources and Scrolling

Hi everyone. I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves. I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit … (read more)

Hi everyone.

I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves.

I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit now. It's beginning to crumble in my eyes, ever since the somewhat unpleasant incident happened, with people discovering that the Brave team has been injecting their own affiliate links into the sites of different cryptocurrency exchanges, without any prior notice. Anyhow, I digress.

I like Firefox. I like the fact that I can keep all of my passwords safe behind one master password. I like the customization features that Firefox can showcase. I'm not particularly thrilled with 10 different versions of what's supposed to be, as it seems, just one product - from Firefox to Firefox Developer Edition, to Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus, Firefox Entreprise, but I can understand why they seem to coexist together as one whole. I like the mission that the team of Firefox aligns itself with and I'd love to be able to contribute to it. And for me, contribution to anything starts with becoming a fan myself.

Unfortunately, I've got a couple of things that keep tripping me up. I'm using Windows 10. I've got Firefox installed. I've configured it to my liking. And yet I keep going back to Brave, after every single attempt to remain on Firefox only.

There are 3 reasons why.

1) WTF is wrong with the fonts?

I've configured Brave and Firefox to have the exact same font preferences.

Same fonts. Same size. Same settings.

Same website, for the sake of an example:

https://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/computers/browsers/fonttest.html

Brave paints fonts normally. I don't know why, but it does.

https://i.imgur.com/RSJuzcU.png

Firefox displays the exact same text. But bolder. Jaggier. And uglier.

https://i.imgur.com/xRIr1n1.png

Showing them separetely won't help much, so here's a side-by-side comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/zxQjWE1.png

If it looks the same to you, try to open the images in a new tab and looking at them at full, 100% resolution.

What is true for this site is true for any other application. What looks quite pretty and smooth in Brave looks bolder, heavier, "in your face", rugged, ugly, jaggy in Firefox - and I have no clue what to do about it. I've tried playing with about:config for days and days - nothing changes, no matter which font_rendering mode I pick. I've tried to play with extensions - they have no effect. I've tried to disable hardware acceleration. It does nothing. Fonts in Firefox keep looking like something, made for displays of 2000. Not 2020. If there's anything you can recommend me here - I'd be very grateful.

P.S. Tried and tested on both Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition. Nothing changes.

2) WTH is wrong with RAM consumption?

I remember reading somewhere a whole lot of articles, claiming that Chrome (and Chromium based browsers, therefore?) loves to keep as much RAM to itself as possible. While Firefox, on the other hand, is much lighter on resources. As much as I'd like to believe it to be true, my observations tell me the exact opposite.

Here's a screenshot from the Task Manager of Brave and Firefox with the same tabs and websites opened.

https://i.imgur.com/omhswRZ.png

Compared to Brave, Firefox consistently holds 2 to 5 times as much RAM. Furthermore, it's much more active in terms of CPU load as well, making the task manager claim that the electricity consumption is much higher for Firefox than it is for Brave.

I'd love to know why.

But I'd love even more for Firefox to simply be (a lot) less greedy when it comes to resources.

The fact that the extension library for Firefox is already much more reduced, compared to what's available for Chromium based platforms, I see very little sense in using Firefox if, in addition to making the websites I've gotten used to - uglier, it requires more RAM and CPU power in order to do so. There's just no point.

3) What's the deal with the freezing every X scrolls?

I don't like making these comparisons. I don't want to make these comparisons. I'd love to be able to say with confidence "Firefox rules! Everything else can be dumped."

Instead, however, I'm typing this text, to say that every 5 or 10 "smooth" scrolls on Firefox inevitably produce a not-so-critical, but oh-so-much-annoying lag, where the page that's supposed to scroll smoothly momentarily freezes and then jumps in one go to the next place, totally ruining what's supposed to be a completely "smooth" scrolling "experience".

I've tried disabling hardware acceleration here as well. Does nothing. Tried to play with setting. Doesn't help.

I tried to disable the smooth scrolling feature altogether. In addition to make the browsing experience more unpleasant, it becomes even more painful, as the scrolls that are supposed to be regular and continuous, moving the page up or down in regular intervals of time, happen to suddenly freeze once again and they try to "recover" the lost ground by "pushing" the page forcefully in the direction of the scroll. This is just painful. Brave doesn't have these issues. Chrome doesn't have these issues. Vivaldi is perfectly smooth. What's the deal with scrolling on Firefox?

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If anyone can guide me here to solve all of the issues I've just described - once and for all, I'll be genuinely grateful. I've tried to find solutions to these problems over and over. And either I didn't find any answer that could help solve these problems even slightly, or I found somewhat amusing, to me, answers directly in the Firefox's wiki - asking, for instance, to simply "Restart Firefox" when it becomes too much of a hog for RAM: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram

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Firefox may use more system resources if it's left open for long periods of time. A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox. You can configure Firefox to save your tabs and windows so that when you start it again, you can start where you left off. See Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows for details.

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I am sorry, but what kind of BS is that? It "may use more system resources"? And it may not? Who's in the charge of this? What makes it impossible to look further into this, and make sure there's no need for any "workaround"s? Is it impossible to program it once and for all to avoid using more resources, especially when it remains perfectly still? Because I've seen it myself going from 1'200 MB in RAM to 2'400 MB in RAM - WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING. AT ALL. Is it impossible to fix? With all the manpower that Mozilla possesses? Is it such a low priority? Or is it just my PC having fun at making Firefox resource greediness go out of hand?

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Pardon me, I had to let this out. I genuinely want to use Firefox. I feel much more emotionally connected to your browser than to any other, guys.

But I don't want to experience pain each and every time I use it.

The ugly fonts are not pleasant to look at. And they distract me from my work.

The RAM consumption makes the whole experience heavier. And it bothers the heck out of me. I don't want to restart Firefox just for "workarounds". If I have to restart it, I want it to be for a valid reason. Not because it "just so happens" that the browser "may use more system resources" (with a dropped "than necessary" at the end) - and no one even bothers to fix it.

Finally, I don't want to get distracted by lagged scrolling. If I'm browsing the page, I want to be focused on the content. Not on what my browser is doing. And as of now, every time I use Firefox, I'm forced to think of why is the screen not moving up or down the way I expect it to, instead of thinking about what is on this screen.

If there's anything you can advise me, please do.

If you feel the need to troubleshoot this further, I'm willing to provide as much data as I can.

If these issues pertain only to my system, then the bug is on my machine - and I'd be happy to fix as soon as possible before switching full-time to Firefox once and for all.

Going through the support tickets though, it appears I might not be the only one. And if this is the case, perhaps a more deep investigation into the current Firefox experience, at least pertaining to modern machines, running Windows - might be necessary.

Asked by Bruce William Collins 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Google search is pegging my location without consent

I see this in firefox about:config https://www.googleapis.com/geolocation/v1/geolocate?key=%GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY% Google search is accessing my location. Exam… (read more)

I see this in firefox about:config

https://www.googleapis.com/geolocation/v1/geolocate?key=%GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY%

Google search is accessing my location. Example Search: Homes Results are showing all realty sites as Homes in Washington Twp. But DuckDuck Go, and Startpage.com yield google results too. The same realty sites are NOT showing Washington Twp, but homes for sale. I want choose my area code on these sites directly.

I believe it has something to do with the GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY in the about:config. It seemed pretty obvious. I'm familiar with about:config. I just want to stop google, and any other search or site, from accessing any data that pertains to me.

Asked by TOR 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Right-click menu white text and gray background

Problem: right-click menu text is white (disabled menu item is gray) and background is light gray Tried: - I do not have userchrome.css - no changes in preferences >… (read more)

Problem: right-click menu text is white (disabled menu item is gray) and background is light gray

Tried: - I do not have userchrome.css - no changes in preferences > fonts and colors - refresh firefox

- MacOS 10.15.5 with Dark appearance - Firefox Developer Edition 78.0b9

Asked by twnaing 10 months ago

Last reply by yogyta kalwar 10 months ago