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Plopping sound in firefox

Hi all, I have a issue with firefox, when i browse through sites i noticed a popping sound through my laptop speakers. I noticed this for a long time now and i thought it… (read more)

Hi all,

I have a issue with firefox, when i browse through sites i noticed a popping sound through my laptop speakers. I noticed this for a long time now and i thought it was driver related so i updated my drivers but the popping didn't go away. I tested the edge browser in windows 10 and did swap through the same sites as i did in firefox and that browser does not create popping noices.

Is there a fix for it ?

Best regards, Michel

Asked by micheln1986 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Help lost all book marks

updated firefox to the latest edition and have lost all bookmarks. Looked at all the articles tried several and no results still no book marks. Please help. a very sen… (read more)

updated firefox to the latest edition and have lost all bookmarks. Looked at all the articles tried several and no results still no book marks. Please help. a very senior citizen

Asked by stefin5121 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Anyone else not liking the new way firefox is printing

I just tried to print a list for the browser on Firefox and the new print options are useless. I use to be able to simplify, change background and have more options. Th… (read more)

I just tried to print a list for the browser on Firefox and the new print options are useless. I use to be able to simplify, change background and have more options. This looks like the printing options on Microsoft Edge. I started using Firefox to get away from that. I mean if your going to mimic edge then why not use that browser instead??? Stop changing things. You update every 5 minutes and then it crashes, is to slow or just doesn't work. Slow the hell down and remember people like Firefox because it isn't like the big companies out there. It's a good browser. Leave it alone.

Asked by Izzy 1 month ago

Last reply by txmorrison 13 minutes ago

"a webpage might be slowing down your browser." frequent persistent yellow pop up bug crashing my webpages. please make it stop!?

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowin… (read more)

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowing down your browser." then the option to wait, or stop it. i've ran out of patience with this notification to the point to where even though i'de hate to, i would have no choice but to switch back to chrome just to stop being spammed by this pop up while im trying to relax. it happens more frequently on youtube and walmart.com, and i just want it to stop because it seems as if when it does show up, once it starts it never stops, and it actually slows down my webpage to the point of becoming unresponsive and stalling/crashing my only webpage open at the time. my husband has the same issue and we both use windows desktop. it only started appearing after the latest update. please, can someone help me make this thing go away? its very stressful and i cant browse in peace anymore on firefox. yes we have turned off all background processes, and we both have scowered settings troubleshooting for hours at a time to no avail, it just never stops and it behaving like a really bad bug.

Asked by Sprinkles91 1 month ago

Last reply by w.al.whittle 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 86: change print margin unit from inch to millimeters

Firefox 86 has introduced a new print preview panel which I like. What I don't like though is that the unit for print margins has changed from millimeter to inch (see scr… (read more)

Firefox 86 has introduced a new print preview panel which I like. What I don't like though is that the unit for print margins has changed from millimeter to inch (see screenshot, in German). In previous versions, it was possible to set the unit in the prefs by changing "print.printer_PostScript/default.print_paper_size_unit". Value 0 meant imperial units, value 1 meant metric units. This entry does no longer exist.

There is still the entry "print.printer_printername.print_paper_size_unit" for every printer that's installed. Those values are all set to 1 in my case but this doesn't seem to have any effect.

So how can I set the margins of printed pages in millimeters instead of inches?

Asked by mrmustard1 1 month ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 month ago

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Youtube - Shortcuts activated even when no video is playing

Hello everyone This issue started today 10/March/2021 and only on Firefox. I have tested this into 4 different computers and it only occours on Firefox, other browsers ar… (read more)

Hello everyone

This issue started today 10/March/2021 and only on Firefox. I have tested this into 4 different computers and it only occours on Firefox, other browsers are fine.

As I try to perform any search on Youtube searchbar, spacebar wont work. It acts like it is pausing/unpausing a video, and does not "space" the words. In fact, all Youtube shortcuts seems to be "live" even when a video is not playing

Any other site its working fine.

Anyone got any ideia on how to solve this issue?

Thank you

Asked by kalamarano 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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why Firefox Taking Alot Of Resource?

Why Firefox Taking Resource Without Even Opening Multiple Tabs ,At Startup Browser Starts With 60-70 CPU Usage And Even If Close The Browser It Still Takes 60-75 Until I… (read more)

Why Firefox Taking Resource Without Even Opening Multiple Tabs ,At Startup Browser Starts With 60-70 CPU Usage And Even If Close The Browser It Still Takes 60-75 Until I Close It From Windows Task Manager,Attached Some Screenshots Check It You.

Asked by jimmi2017 1 month ago

Answered by user3670792 1 month ago

Where is Firefox VPN

I subscribed to Firefox VPN, but I cant tell if it's on all the time or if I need to turn it on or where it is. I didn't see anything about it in privacy and security se… (read more)

I subscribed to Firefox VPN, but I cant tell if it's on all the time or if I need to turn it on or where it is. I didn't see anything about it in privacy and security section.

Asked by jennifer.atengawne 3 weeks ago

JSZip doesn't work in firefox addon context

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything togethe… (read more)

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything together and download. But JSZip keeps throuhing the `unsupported file type` error. Even though blobs are supported.

Here's the relevant code I'm using Github File

I've submitted an issue to the maintainer which has some more debugging info. The script in the addon_context has some very quantum behaviour and changes output every time I console.log Github Issue

I'm wondering if there might be a problem on my end, with the way I'm generating and processing the blobs. The same code works in chromium based browser, I'm confused as to what Firefox does differently. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Jade Maveric 6 days ago

Permissions section of Site Information panel is wrong?

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041 I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security. When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info… (read more)

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041

I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security.

When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info panel, image attached. When I choose X, the icon disappears; it says "a refresh might be necessary". When i refresh, the icon is back. No google cookie is listed in "Cookies and site data"

I refreshed firefox, reapplied my preferences. Problem persists.

I first noticed it this afternoon; it does not happen with Firefox 85, same privacy settings.

Is there something I can do to change this behaviour?

Thanks.

-merina

Asked by merina 2 months ago

You've launched an older version of firefox bugs

For the longest time, years, we have encountered interactive pop-ups that lead to failure of firefox to supply user friendly interaction. I can only think this has driven… (read more)

For the longest time, years, we have encountered interactive pop-ups that lead to failure of firefox to supply user friendly interaction. I can only think this has driven less avid users to decline interaction with firefox, basically driving them to other browsers or means instead of persisting with firefox. You've launched an older version of firefox is the most notorious pop-ups that has ever been delivered from firefox. the message goes on to read:

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 installation of firefox.

Most every time I open a file by this means it is through the file local system clicking on an html file and other times it occurs from an application on this computer directing me to a site where I should obtain specific information. I want you to remember that every time we save a pages those saves are in the file/folder combination of html that reside to on the computer; and, every time we wish to open one of these we are addressed with this less than ideal situation.

This advice has several deficiencies. First off as I see is that instead of offering a means to update the current version of firefox the user is given no alternative except to 'create a new profile'. How can this be a better alternative than an update?

Frustration that derive from this interaction is:

one, when I open a file I usually would like it opened in a specific profile so that all the data becomes associated with that profile

two, not only the time it takes to create a new profile and the lapse in an uninterrupted thought process but what to do with all the one-off profiles that are created in order to handle this particular situation. Further, every time a user wishes to open a file of this nature there is never an alternative means to tackle this reoccurring problem. For years it has been the same end-run-about.

In addition, this dialog seems flawed as we can always open the file with right-click file and select 'open with' through the file system in which the html file reside on the computer; but not when directly clicked on. If you try to search and read for the accepted answer to this issue you will find the answer is a bit more complicated than the average user will endeavor to install. More, I have seen that I can open the browser through the profile dialog box and never is it more than one version off yet I still have to deal with the frustrating pop-up.

Can we get an update button on the 'You've launched an older version of firefox' dialog box?

Thanks in advance! Gll

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 2 months ago

Last reply by GIlbert Bigelow 2 months ago

How to edit the ask a question question in the ask now page?

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll. I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it aga… (read more)

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll.

I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it again and I do not wish to test this at this time or ever again.

Does anyone know why this is happening. The message should look like a standard text page. I am editing the text in notepad and paste into the message board. I use one long run-on sentence for each paragraph. So, I do not know why some of these lines should become encapsulated in code while others do not.

Why is this even an issue to occur and why is there not a description on this page on how to use this editor?

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

all videos will not play on any website

first things first, i did come across old solutions and they did NOT work. turning off hardware acceleration did not fix my issue. the videos will not play in safe mode, … (read more)

first things first, i did come across old solutions and they did NOT work. turning off hardware acceleration did not fix my issue. the videos will not play in safe mode, and they will not play with firefox "refreshed" or with all addons off.

ive had this happen numerous times over and it kind of just randomly stops, but i never know how long itll last. its happened again today, where videos on youtube, tumblr, twitter, etc will not play. its like its at the very start of the video and just wont play. it seems my firefox just updated today too, but i cant say this has only happened when i update so idk what the cause is. if it is update related i dont know how to fix it.

Asked by alexi23spore 2 months ago

KeePass Password Manager

I recently updated Firefox Developer Edition 64-bit to 86.0b3 (Windows 10) and since then it no longer accepts commands from KeePass Password Manager. I double-checked th… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox Developer Edition 64-bit to 86.0b3 (Windows 10) and since then it no longer accepts commands from KeePass Password Manager. I double-checked that Firefox is the default browser, which it is. And if I switch default browser to Chrome, KeePass works okay. Switching back to Firefox as default and KeePass commands stop working. I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks.

Asked by jonezrin 2 months ago

Smoothable font in tabs and search bar

In the search bar, as well as in the titles of the tabs, the font is not displayed anti-aliased. Compared to google chrome, the difference is noticeable. How to set anti-… (read more)

In the search bar, as well as in the titles of the tabs, the font is not displayed anti-aliased. Compared to google chrome, the difference is noticeable. How to set anti-aliasing for tabs and search bar in Mozilla Firefox browser?

Asked by filimoncc 2 months ago

Firefox Developer 86.0b5 playing videos in 1080p on fulscreen drains CPU

Hi, After last big update of Firefox Developer Edition I am having really huge video playback bugs. I've tested it on various video streaming services. When video is in 1… (read more)

Hi,

After last big update of Firefox Developer Edition I am having really huge video playback bugs. I've tested it on various video streaming services. When video is in 1080p and launched in fulscreen mode there are three issues. 1. Picture is freezing but audio is istill playing then frame jump to right moment and everything is ok 2. Video with sound is lagging. There is a sound like you processor is running over 100% and it is still not enough 3. Video and sound is stopping. Everything is happening in random moments for few seconds.

On Opera I don't have any problem. My processor is AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (without any OC)

Asked by Niksior 2 months ago

Video embedded in page won't display full viewport width in Firefox Developer Edition

Site is here - https://gardcommunications.com/ Seemingly, in all browsers but Firefox Developer Edition 80.0b5 - the video display full view port width. This hasn't been … (read more)

Site is here - https://gardcommunications.com/

Seemingly, in all browsers but Firefox Developer Edition 80.0b5 - the video display full view port width. This hasn't been an issue until a day or two ago.

Making drastic changes to the CSS, I can get it to behave like every other browser, but that's not really feasible.

Anything change to Firefox Developer Edition that would make the video behave differently?

Asked by a_trecha 2 months ago

Firefox (and Thunderbird) icons download?

I really like the way the icons of Firefox look, like the download button, library button etc. (in attachement some examples). Can I somehow get my hands on them? I would… (read more)

I really like the way the icons of Firefox look, like the download button, library button etc. (in attachement some examples). Can I somehow get my hands on them? I would like them as SVGs, if possible.

Asked by L. Winter 2 months ago