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Is Firefox causing my win 7 computer to slow

Is Firefox slowing my Win 7 down, with all you've been adding? I've started cutting cable so went from Comcast to Frontier. Supposed to be 500mbps with ethernet, with Fr… (read more)

Is Firefox slowing my Win 7 down, with all you've been adding? I've started cutting cable so went from Comcast to Frontier. Supposed to be 500mbps with ethernet, with Frontier. It is with my laptop, Win 8.1, but desktop is 172 upload & 105 upload. Even with the laptop it gets locked up often when commenting on FoxNews.com articles. Again, the desktop worked good with Comcast. Don't know what that speed was. Thx, Ross

Asked by rosharo1 2 days ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

i only get one printer to print to i have three printers I do not get any of microsofts printers either i.e print to pdf

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the dev… (read more)

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the devices file of setup

Asked by rogerplayford 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

What problems in version 79

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i upd… (read more)

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i update to 79.0? i have version 77.0.1 64 bit.

I seem to recall reading the problem with the search bar would be more pronounced in future versions. What changes have been made in v 79?

FF 77.0.1 64 bit.

Asked by OAKSFOX 6 days ago

tab syncronization after deleting the app from phone

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages … (read more)

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages saved somewhere in order to have them on my pc. However now i have to change my phone and the old one will be given to my friend, and obviously i have to reset it. Now, those tabs openned on my phone, when i reset it, will be deleted from the sync? I must mark them as "favourite" or as "bookmark" in order to save them everywhere?

Asked by sinigagliaalberto 1 week ago

Mozilla is horrible with Reddit

Hi there, I really struggle with Reddit when using Firefox Mozilla. Like, if I didn't enjoy reddit so much I'd not bother going on the site altogether because the user ex… (read more)

Hi there, I really struggle with Reddit when using Firefox Mozilla. Like, if I didn't enjoy reddit so much I'd not bother going on the site altogether because the user experience is so bad when I use Mozilla with it. What am I doing wrong? My speed is fine and every other site works fine with Mozilla Firefox....except Reddit - it's horrible.

Thanks for your help! Best, Christian

Asked by christian.ortiz 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Firefox 78 lagging

Since I updated to Firefox 78 I've noticed it's lagging. Running a quick search online I found out that reverting back to version 77.0.1 fixed the problem. I just wanted … (read more)

Since I updated to Firefox 78 I've noticed it's lagging. Running a quick search online I found out that reverting back to version 77.0.1 fixed the problem.

I just wanted to know when Mozilla is going to fix this issue to release a new version with the issue fixed.

Asked by Techminator 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

What are the best ways to copy existing settings to a new profile?

Hi, I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser. Debugging advice often involves ""saf… (read more)

Hi,

I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser.

Debugging advice often involves ""safe" mode," which disables some safety and accessibility tools, or "refresh Firefox," or otherwise using new profiles, which require me to set up the safety and accessibility tools before I can do anything. (For example, by default Firefox uses blinking cursors, autoscroll, and smooth scrolling, all of which trigger my migraines.)

In the past I've sometimes copied specific items, or cleared out a new profile folder and copied everything from an already-set-up profile folder.

Are there better or worse ways to copy bookmarks, saved passwords, about:config settings, user css, add-ons, and add-on settings?

(The previous time I asked this, I somehow got diverted to the wrong forum.)

Asked by MarjaE 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Pages fail to load after some time when behind corporate proxy.

I am using Firefox behind a corporate proxy which uses a fairly complex PAC file to route traffic. This is configured at the OS level and I typically have the "use system… (read more)

I am using Firefox behind a corporate proxy which uses a fairly complex PAC file to route traffic. This is configured at the OS level and I typically have the "use system proxy settings" option checked.

After a using Firefox for some period of time (generally between 1/2 and hour and 5 hours) external pages stop loading. All the internal pages that that don't need the proxy still load but external pages hang when loading. They appear to start loading the page but always hang before finishing. Once this has started this will happen to all external pages.

Restarting Firefox fixes the issue. Going into settings and changing the proxy setting will fix the issue (e.g. I have the proxy url used by the system set up in "automatic proxy configuration URL" and swapping between that and "use system proxy settings" will fix the issue. I have tried downloading the PAC file locally and running off that as well, but I get the same issue (works for a time before I have to swap proxy settings).

I'm slowly trying to add more and more sites to "No Proxy for" list in case it's some kind of circular lock without effect so far. It affects both Windows and Mac, and only Firefox (chrome, IE, Edge and Safari all work without issue).

I'm not sure how to debug the issue further. I'd like to do some kind of trace route through Firefox to see if when the block hits it is always failing at the same point but I'm not sure how to do that. Where should I start?

Asked by Bailywick 2 weeks ago

Can Extension Files be Copy/Pasted from One Installation to Another?

My company allows me to update/install FF, but not to access the extensions site (recent change), including in-browser through the Options menu. Nor can I uninstall the … (read more)

My company allows me to update/install FF, but not to access the extensions site (recent change), including in-browser through the Options menu. Nor can I uninstall the latest version, which is useless to me without those extension. Is it possible to copy/paste the extension files from one installation of FF to another and have them still function correctly? If so, where do I find those files?

Asked by ShatteredCrest 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How do I get ctrl+shift+v in google docs to work?

I've been searching online for a solution. But all the solutions that were presented doesnt work for me. When I'm using Google Sheets, ctrl+shift+v doesn't paste anythin… (read more)

I've been searching online for a solution. But all the solutions that were presented doesnt work for me.

When I'm using Google Sheets, ctrl+shift+v doesn't paste anything at all. I tried safe-mode, still doesnt work.

Really dont want to use Chrome, but ctrl+shift+v works on it.

Asked by paolo11 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

how to find firefox version contained in download file

How can you find out what firefox version is conatined in a firefox download? For instance, the download file states it is: File Version: 18.5.0.0 … (read more)

How can you find out what firefox version is conatined in a firefox download?

For instance, the download file states it is:

       File Version:          18.5.0.0
       Product Version:  18.5.0.0

While the product version is (at least):

       Version:  77.0.1 (64-bit)

So, how do you find out what Firefof vesion is in a firefox download BERFORE installing it?

Asked by thomassly 2 weeks ago

Can't enable Two-Step Authentication

I cannot enable Two-Step Authentication. When I add it to my authentication app, and type in the 6-digit code, I get the error, "Invalid two-step authentication code". … (read more)

I cannot enable Two-Step Authentication. When I add it to my authentication app, and type in the 6-digit code, I get the error, "Invalid two-step authentication code". I have tried several different authentication apps, but none work. Anyone else having this issue?

Asked by Dereck 1 month ago

Last reply by LaughingBubbba 2 weeks ago

Firefox Acount

Hi I was just looking at my Firefox Account. When I looked at the Devices & apps area I was a little shocked. I would like to know what device this is please, Web … (read more)

Hi

I was just looking at my Firefox Account. When I looked at the Devices & apps area I was a little shocked.

I would like to know what device this is please, Web Session, Chrome Mobile 83.

I can see options for Adding a device, Removing a device, but no where can i find to be able to look and see the device details like IP address etc, that other browser providers do.

Can you please provide me with the details, as I have no idea what this is and would like to know.

Asked by Shar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Malwarebytes reports Firefox.exe as a trojan attempting to contact a separately reported bad IP address

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address 167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/), which apparently mi… (read more)

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address

167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/),

which apparently might be bad?

Interestingly, the above urlhaus link initially reported the hit on the IP address per a Pascal Geenens (@geenensp on twitter) who writes for a security blog at

Thanks to any and all who might be able to help!

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 6/4/20 Protection Event Time: 4:18 PM Log File: 920f76a0-a6a0-11ea-9633-00ffc7e81200.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.1.0.56 Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.25022 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.836) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: IP Address: 167.71.99.170 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Asked by thompson.g 2 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 weeks ago

How can I make the setup for cookies to seperate different Firefox Windows?

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the firs… (read more)

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the first tab. But if I open a second window, this data should not be seen. I don't want other sites to be able to see my login.

The cookies should be deleted, when the Window with all Tabs is closed, independent from other open Browser windows. How can I realize this? Thank you, Michael Lange

Asked by lange.appen 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago