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Firefox self-delete

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everyth… (read more)

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everything else involving Firefox was completely gone. No sign of it anywhere, has this ever happened to anyone else here?

Asked by jpmwycombe 23 hours ago

Multiple Firefox processes taking up loads of Memory. I only have 1 firefox with 1 tab open ( PLEASE HELP)

So like my title says, I recently started noticed my computer is very slow, making very loud fan noises every 5 - 15 seconds and freezing when the fan becomes loud. I not… (read more)

So like my title says, I recently started noticed my computer is very slow, making very loud fan noises every 5 - 15 seconds and freezing when the fan becomes loud. I notice in task manager I am running 9-10 firefox processes which take up close to 100% memory, even though I am running 1 tab. I don't know if this a virus, or bug, but it is screwing my computer over. I have 8 GB Ram, and it shows 100% in memory sometimes from firefox, I think this is some virus, but I don't know how to get rid of it.

Asked by JackHouse 22 hours ago

Firefox 83 broke fonts on youtube (when hardware acceleration is enabled)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog. When hardware acceleration is … (read more)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog.

When hardware acceleration is enabled in firefox settings I observe that fonts which are overlayed on youtube videos have ugly chromatic aberration effect around them and they are much thinner than they should be. When I disable hardware acceleration they are fine - they look the same as on different browsers, for example Brave.

Is there any way to fix font rendering without need to disable hardware acceleration?

example images with description in attachment

Asked by Piterk 21 hours ago

About Dark color theme

So, FireFox has a built-in "dark theme". But at the moment, I think it is not finished. The fact is that, with the "dark theme" enabled, the background of the FF service … (read more)

So, FireFox has a built-in "dark theme". But at the moment, I think it is not finished. The fact is that, with the "dark theme" enabled, the background of the FF service pages (for example: "Blank Page", "Preferences") are white. In this regard, my question is, will this be fixed in future releases?

The second question is about "dark themes" on web sites. Web developers have finally figured out how to present their site in a user-defined color theme. For example - Youtube. If I open a Youtube page not with FireFox, it will define a "device theme" and show the page not in "white" but in "dark" version. It is very comfortable. Unfortunately, it doesn't work in FF. Can FireFox be taught to tell the site the color theme of the device?

Asked by fireup 21 hours ago

How does Firefox and AWS S3 initiate an upload after a form post to S3

I'm trying to understand how AWS pulls a file from a client device after I post an upload request to AWS S3. HTML is asynchronous and I can't figure out how, after I pos… (read more)

I'm trying to understand how AWS pulls a file from a client device after I post an upload request to AWS S3. HTML is asynchronous and I can't figure out how, after I post the file name and such, an upload is started.

I’m uploading images from a user’s device to a S3 bucket using a HTML form. Everything is working fine but I don’t understand how the S3 server can initiate an upload from a client browser after the form data (file name, signature, policy, etc.) has been posted to its URL. The image data is in a file on the client device and is not contained in the form, only the file name is there. Where in the process is the upload started and how does the S3 server tell the client browser to upload the image data?

Perhaps there’s more communication between the web server and browser during a post/response that I’m not aware of. Perhaps AWS and Firefox have a WebSocket open to perform the file upload?

Any insight would be appreciated.

Asked by glez 21 hours ago

What's the purpose of .final files under the "storage" folder ?

Hello, I'm looking to understand of many files under the .mozilla folder in my Linux. For example what's the purpose of the .final files : storage/default/https+++mail.go… (read more)

Hello, I'm looking to understand of many files under the .mozilla folder in my Linux. For example what's the purpose of the .final files :

storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/152/{9e7b6fdf-edd6-47fb-999c-2f54cc963498}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/53/{4562690f-c617-4740-abe5-e8869d7d1335}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/40/{a4c42e72-1c9a-4c37-b9be-cd0cd035f828}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/9/{1b1577c8-303e-45ba-aa9d-bb7823893a09}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/9/{f2a48637-ccc9-4a23-96d3-0ae523809c09}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/128/{ea9d0d8d-d727-4d11-9e3b-da1b764c9480}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/221/{0b1bdab1-e554-48a3-b43f-0b17c68104dd}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/218/{535586de-aef0-466e-a4cf-90da164034da}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/218/{54134be4-75db-4c52-870e-cc2a2c6bdfda}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/5/{4d3243bf-25e5-4fae-a116-15133fb85205}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/160/{dca0c7cb-9ed5-47d2-94e8-1dca77bf5da0}.final storage/default/https+++mail.google.com/cache/morgue/41/{fa50b13a-8e88-4f51-982d-20a77958ea29}.final


or wha't the purpose of the files under the storage folder ?

Asked by Lewis 20 hours ago

Outlook blocked

I am trying to sign in to Outlook.com to get my email, which I have been doing for years and all of a sudden Firefox is telling me it is an Insecure Connection. I had si… (read more)

I am trying to sign in to Outlook.com to get my email, which I have been doing for years and all of a sudden Firefox is telling me it is an Insecure Connection. I had signed in earlier today, and logged off by mistake and tried to log back in and continue to get this message. I tried to go through Google and that didn't work. I used my phone and could get in with no problem. Help. I would like to use my computer rather than my cell phone to connect to my email.

Asked by greekphil29 20 hours ago

Try to log in to viki.com and there's an error message

2 days ago, i tried to log in to viki.com. And there's an error message that's popped up saying that 'something has been wrong', 'it was unexpected' and 'try again'. But… (read more)

2 days ago, i tried to log in to viki.com. And there's an error message that's popped up saying that 'something has been wrong', 'it was unexpected' and 'try again'. But on MS EDGE, i can log in this site. Thanks for helping.

Asked by i.vasselin 19 hours ago

Tab crash on Dell XPS with Dual GPU

I have a Dell XPS with dual GPU - integrated and dedicated. I've been having Firefox tabs crashing ever since updating my Intel drivers. The newest driver update fixes s… (read more)

I have a Dell XPS with dual GPU - integrated and dedicated. I've been having Firefox tabs crashing ever since updating my Intel drivers.

The newest driver update fixes some sluggishness I was having, but now Firefox is crashing.


Things I've done:

Reinstalled a fresh copy of Firefox Disabled Hardware Acceleration Reinstalled the iGPU driver Downgraded Firefox 1 version Chkdsk'd

about:crashes hints towards dual gpu issue from what I can understand

Asked by hareuhal 18 hours ago

Why do I have so many parties tracking me

I have a new Dell XPS 13 with the current version of Windows 10. I only use Firefox (83.0 64bit) for internet access. CCleaner (free version, 5.74.8198 64 bit) tells me t… (read more)

I have a new Dell XPS 13 with the current version of Windows 10. I only use Firefox (83.0 64bit) for internet access. CCleaner (free version, 5.74.8198 64 bit) tells me that I have accumulated 5000 some trackers since my last cleaning 3 days ago. Is CCleaner wrong? Is Dell or Windows 10 adding trackers when I am not using my browser? I have not cleaned out the Dell bloatware because I have not had time to see whether some are useful.

I did not have this issue on my old Lenovo laptop. I would get trackers but not 5000 in 3 days.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Asked by McDaniel97 17 hours ago

Firefox sometimes ignores PDF Application settings

I have been updating as changes are announced but have not visited one particular site for a month, so I do not know when this bug was introduced. Although clicking on PD… (read more)

I have been updating as changes are announced but have not visited one particular site for a month, so I do not know when this bug was introduced. Although clicking on PDFs on most sites "saves" the PDFs according to the application PDF settings, this one particular site opens the PDF file in your built-in viewer instead of saving the file.

I have both of the PDF Application settings set to "Save File" and set "pdfjs.disabled" = true. There are no issues with changing any settings and, other than this one site, Firefox is working just fine.

I know that there is a "Save" button on the viewer, but this just adds two extra steps for these PDF files that I want to save.

I inspected the element and it appears to be <a _ngcontent-hmk-c29="" class="edoc-linkIcon">Statements</a>

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Asked by Questor 15 hours ago

"CAPTCH"

When I try to download a PDF or other info from the internet and I'm shown a "CAPTCH" and click to verify, I keep repeatedly getting more CAPTCHs and they are never verif… (read more)

When I try to download a PDF or other info from the internet and I'm shown a "CAPTCH" and click to verify, I keep repeatedly getting more CAPTCHs and they are never verified so I can't open the info I'm trying to see. This is a recent occurrence as I never had this problem before.

Asked by quig 13 hours ago

Is there a way to set the page that opens on startup independently of the home button?

I want my home button to take me to a page that I use most of the time but I want my startup page to be something more neutral like a search engine or about:blank. Or if … (read more)

I want my home button to take me to a page that I use most of the time but I want my startup page to be something more neutral like a search engine or about:blank. Or if there was a feature in Customize Firefox that let you add your own button that directed you to a web page that would be cool too!

Asked by thatguy2399 13 hours ago

Webgl not available

google jamboard says "cannot display jam, pls enable webgl " what do i do? i am using lubuntu (linux) Firefox 83, i also tried refreshing firefox removing all addons but … (read more)

google jamboard says "cannot display jam, pls enable webgl " what do i do? i am using lubuntu (linux) Firefox 83, i also tried refreshing firefox removing all addons but nothing happens

i even changed webgl.force-enabled to true but nothing happens

Thanking you in advance

Asked by Daniel Ebenezer 13 hours ago

Firefox for Mac incompatible with Big Sur (OS11.0.1)

I've used Firefox for Mac for decades without any problems. When I upgraded the Mac OS to Big Sur a few weeks ago, my Mac started crashing frequently, several times a day… (read more)

I've used Firefox for Mac for decades without any problems.

When I upgraded the Mac OS to Big Sur a few weeks ago, my Mac started crashing frequently, several times a day, sometimes within seconds. After numerous trials, I discovered that the cause was Firefox. If I remove Firefox (along with all the profile information) and use Safari instead, the Mac never crashes. If I download a fresh copy of Firefox and start using it, the mac crashes within hours.

Does anybody know why the latest version of Firefox does not work on Big Sur? Is there a remedy coming? Safari is okay, but I really miss Firefox, and I would like to go back if the problem can be fixed. Thank you.

L. M.

Asked by LynMurdock 12 hours ago

Tabs stuck in perpetual loading state and will not rendered unless moved.

I often open several tabs from a website in new background tabs in quick succession. Up till a couple of months . ago there wasnt a problem, it may bog down the browser f… (read more)

I often open several tabs from a website in new background tabs in quick succession. Up till a couple of months . ago there wasnt a problem, it may bog down the browser for a second or two but it would all load and display correctly given in time.

What since than had occured is that certain tabs opened that way will be stuck in the loading phase of the site. Usually it will display a blank tab that gets partially rendered when I move the tab in the tab bar. When I say partially rendered I mean it looks like the sites content is displayed but no css is applied.

Whats strange is the data gets to the browser but it gets stuck at some point. Now Im wondering how I can fix that or at least force the page to render without using my mouse to drag tabs around. Which doesnt necessarilly work 100% off the time.

Asked by michkov 12 hours ago

I automatically exited from google meet.

I was attending a meeting on google meet but I suddenly got exited from the meeting. I tried to restarted the browser and my computer as well but that doesn't seem to wor… (read more)

I was attending a meeting on google meet but I suddenly got exited from the meeting. I tried to restarted the browser and my computer as well but that doesn't seem to work. Meanwhile other browser are working fine with google meet.

Asked by Najm Us Saqib 12 hours ago