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Will not remember youtube preferences (Dark mode, Autoplay, etc...) between browser sessions and tabs (Windows 10)

The browser simply refuses to save such personal preferences anymore, up until the last update this hasn't been an issue. Before i updated youtube would remember to use d… (read more)

The browser simply refuses to save such personal preferences anymore, up until the last update this hasn't been an issue. Before i updated youtube would remember to use dark mode and disable autoplay without fail, now i have to reset these preferences every time i open a new youtube tab. When i open a new tab on youtube the screen starts as if it were in dark mode and then smash-cuts to light mode with autoplay as soon as the video and recommended thumbnails load up. This doesn't happen on Chrome, and when i set my system preferences in the windows options menu it does default to dark mode (but i really hate the systemwide dark mode there).

I could really use some help here if anyone is able to, half of my browsing youtube is in the dead of night and i really don't need the added eye strain every time i want to watch a new video outside of my queue.

Asked by vidlover97 9 minutes ago

Firefox freezing

For some reason Firefox keeps freezing and i can't do anything on my PC and have to restart it to bypass the issue but the same problem keeps happening. I'm not sure what… (read more)

For some reason Firefox keeps freezing and i can't do anything on my PC and have to restart it to bypass the issue but the same problem keeps happening. I'm not sure what the exact issue is or how to fix it.

Asked by samarigil66 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 34 minutes ago

Download settings keep reverting to default

I have the download setting to "Always ask you where to save files". Unfortunately, Firefox keeps changing the setting back to the default. I understand that, unfortun… (read more)

I have the download setting to "Always ask you where to save files". Unfortunately, Firefox keeps changing the setting back to the default. I understand that, unfortunately, whenever Firefox does an update it changes all my settings back to the defaults (but that's a different issue).

I have 'Firefox updates' set to only install when I okay the install. Unfortunately something is changing even when I have not run an update.

Why might my download settings be reverting back to the default setting?

Asked by llbresee 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox placing ads on my browser

This is BEYOND excusable. I opened up FF today, from a nice new update, to see that there are now paid ads that will force their way onto my browser's favorites. Is... is… (read more)

This is BEYOND excusable.

I opened up FF today, from a nice new update, to see that there are now paid ads that will force their way onto my browser's favorites. Is... is there a reason for this? I know it wasn't an add-on that did this, since I only have 1 installed for the past couple of years without issues.

Is there a setting for this? Or is it just time to move on to a new browser? I'd rather use Edge than deal with a browser that adds sponsored crap without my permission.

Asked by flafe5 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Youtube progress bar save all the time old watching time

I dont remeber where but i years ago found in internet something about increase buffering videos on yt or something like that and it said to go to about:settings and chan… (read more)

I dont remeber where but i years ago found in internet something about increase buffering videos on yt or something like that and it said to go to about:settings and change something but yea i dont remember what i changed i mean for long time when i close browser with opened video it all the time move back video to old time for example video 1h and i close at 30 min but earlier i closed at 10 min and it will move all the time back to 10 min.It was something about saving video time i extended it to max probably so maybe every one hour or something it will track the time.

Asked by kosa8237 5 hours ago

settings changed following latest update to browser

Following an update to the browser, I've lost the ability to keep webpages tabbed and visible when on other pages. The browser also conceals the Microsoft tasks bar at t… (read more)

Following an update to the browser, I've lost the ability to keep webpages tabbed and visible when on other pages. The browser also conceals the Microsoft tasks bar at the bottom of the monitor. Is there a way to anchor the open pages and reduce the page so the task bar stays visible?

Asked by isuzutrooper_1998 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

graphics crash down after having started

As of recently, after opening "Wetteronline.de" the whole page with all graphics is visible, but instantly switches and shows just text entries, only way down some scatte… (read more)

As of recently, after opening "Wetteronline.de" the whole page with all graphics is visible, but instantly switches and shows just text entries, only way down some scattered graphics and textes. This happens in Firefox; not in Chrome. In Firefox I disabled all add-ons one after another, deleted cache and cookies, but this did not help. How can I fix this problem?

Asked by nemrif 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Preventing addons from automatically opening tabs

Hi, I would like to know how to control whether my add-ons should open their tabs automatically. I have alot of add-ons, and once in a while, probably after updating betw… (read more)

Hi, I would like to know how to control whether my add-ons should open their tabs automatically. I have alot of add-ons, and once in a while, probably after updating between two periods of time when using Firefox, add-ons would open their about pages, settings, home pages, etc. Can you please tell me how to assign what add-ons can open their pages automatically? That should save me from some lags and also a bit of time spent. Thanks!

Asked by Chang Li 8 hours ago

slow loading

I notice while browsing that my pages weren't loading as quick as normal. internet speed seemed fine so i opened task manager which under firefox it showing 5 open, altho… (read more)

I notice while browsing that my pages weren't loading as quick as normal. internet speed seemed fine so i opened task manager which under firefox it showing 5 open, although there is only one screen showing. I took at screen shot

Asked by tigerryes 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Audio stops playing after 2-3 seconds

The issue: on all sites, whenever media with audio plays (either automatically, or when I click), the audio stops after 2-3 seconds. If it is video, the video continues t… (read more)

The issue: on all sites, whenever media with audio plays (either automatically, or when I click), the audio stops after 2-3 seconds. If it is video, the video continues to play without sound. When it is audio-only, such as bandcamp, the timestamp stops. Audio resumes playing if I rewind or manually move the timestamp handle (scrubber?) back. This must be repeated each time the media is paused. Audio does not resume playing if play and pause are pressed, or if the site is refreshed.

Troubleshooting steps attempted so far:

  • Tried a different browser. Microsoft Edge works just fine.
  • Allowed autoplay for both audio and video
  • Cleared cache, and ensured that cookies were allowed
  • Turned off all adblockers
  • Uninstalled flash
  • Refreshed firefox settings

I'm at a loss!

Asked by juniper.mitchell 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Links from Twitter or other websites will not display in yahoo.com news pages.

When I open articles or posts on yahoo.com, Firefox will not allow the twitter or other links to be viewed on the page. I have tried with add-ons disabled and in Private … (read more)

When I open articles or posts on yahoo.com, Firefox will not allow the twitter or other links to be viewed on the page. I have tried with add-ons disabled and in Private mode. These can be viewed in other browsers without a problem.

Do I need to turn a feature on or off?

Asked by justin.spitzer 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

Second tab of last session dissapeared

I'm not sure how, but sometimes when closing firefox with or without a restart of the pc, the second tab of my last session dissapeared. The first tab is my mail and stay… (read more)

I'm not sure how, but sometimes when closing firefox with or without a restart of the pc, the second tab of my last session dissapeared. The first tab is my mail and stays, but the second tab is sometimes missing. If I close now the browser and start the browser again, the second tab is still there, but today I didn't restart the pc but firefox was closed for a while, I am missing the second tab. The second tab I have now, was the third tab before.

I'm running Windows 10 (Version 2004) and firefox 83.0 (64-bit) and have 157tabs open at the moment.

Asked by wouter_berg 11 hours ago

Issue playing HLS streams

Been watching streams for a while. Twitch.TV works perfectly well, Piczel.TV is alright too. I do however have constant issues with any kind of live stream when using Pic… (read more)

Been watching streams for a while. Twitch.TV works perfectly well, Piczel.TV is alright too. I do however have constant issues with any kind of live stream when using Picarto.TV- It seems like the stream just doesn't want to load for long- it will work for a little but and then start an endless buffering cycle which can only be broken by refreshing the entire website, rinse and repeat. I tried cleaning my cookies once which didn't help. Using Firefox's installer to run a "fix" didn't help either, and a fresh install *did* work, but only for a little bit before it started happening again. The option in Picarto to switch the HLS player tech to mp4 doesn't work. Any advice?

Asked by FayingaV1 12 hours ago

Firefox crashes all the time - tried refresh, safe mode, disabling hw acceleration. Reinstalled multiple times including earlier version.

Have tried just about everything (i think) as i have read in the other support posts. When i boot my computer and try firefox, it loads for a second and then crashes ask… (read more)

Have tried just about everything (i think) as i have read in the other support posts. When i boot my computer and try firefox, it loads for a second and then crashes asking to send the crash report and to restore the tab. I click yes and it crashes again with the same window. Sometimes if i reboot it all of a sudden works. But literally everyday when i log on for the first time it crashes, then i reboot and sometimes it crashes, and then sometimes on the second reboot it just works somehow. I have tried installing earlier versions, refreshing firefox, starting in safe mode etc.

Here are a few of the crash IDs that were submitted successfully (others failed to submit). Thanks for your help.

bp-184c9810-753f-4c95-8ab9-7bdbf0201123 bp-9dd6128c-efde-48d2-8a60-cca8b0201123 bp-838ee5a6-c78d-441d-a830-78be20201123 bp-cad59347-bdef-48a8-9965-742960201123

Asked by dan.kline 15 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 13 hours ago

On screen keyboard won't stay up when in windows tablet mode

Using a surface Pro 7, after the latest update the on screen keyboard won't stay up. While in tablet mode It will appear for a fraction of a second then disappear. When … (read more)

Using a surface Pro 7, after the latest update the on screen keyboard won't stay up. While in tablet mode It will appear for a fraction of a second then disappear. When in desktop mode though without a keyboard it does appear, and stay up

Asked by rtpevehouse98 13 hours ago