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Hi, for some reason the taskbar and tabs keep disappearing. I can momentarily bring back the tabs but they go away again after a few seconds if I take the mouse away. The taskbar doesn't come back at all. I'm using windows 7.

Hi, for some reason the taskbar and tabs keep disappearing. I can momentarily bring back the tabs but they go away again after a few seconds if I take the mouse away. The… (read more)

Hi, for some reason the taskbar and tabs keep disappearing. I can momentarily bring back the tabs but they go away again after a few seconds if I take the mouse away. The taskbar doesn't come back at all. I'm using windows 7. Unfortunately I tried but cannot attach or upload a screenshot of what I see.

Asked by nora777 4 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 hours ago

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update has problems

used firefox forever but when updated to new version, it will not get aarp site now? gives me "404 not found". the arrp sites come in fine with edge so it's firefox. als… (read more)

used firefox forever but when updated to new version, it will not get aarp site now? gives me "404 not found". the arrp sites come in fine with edge so it's firefox. also doesn't show my bookmarks on tool bar? help. how do i get my old firefox back?

Asked by nyoung7685 8 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 hours ago

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Low fps on multiple iwndows hen one is playing audio or video

OS: Ubuntu 21.04 x86_64 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (16) @ 3.600GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER When I have two windows running and one of them is playing either audio … (read more)

OS: Ubuntu 21.04 x86_64 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (16) @ 3.600GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

When I have two windows running and one of them is playing either audio or video on its active tab, the other window runs at a very low FPS. This is noticeable when scrolling, as CPU usage appears to increase dramatically while monitored.

The problem does not appear when running firefox in safe mode, but I cannot determine what might be causing the problem when firefox runs normally: the problem persists when I disable all extensions, as well as when I use the browser's default appearance as opposed to the theme of my choice. As far as I can tell, I have not modified any about:config settings either, although some cursory searching online suggests webrender may be a cause.

Asked by dmitry7 20 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 19 hours ago

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Terribly slow browser

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or th… (read more)

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or three tabs from the proposed one with a possibly useful video ... That's it! You can go to a cafe for coffee and rolls. It became impossible to use the browser.

How to roll back to the previous version of the program?

Sub.: now Firefox Developer Edition 94.0b9 for Linux

Asked by Val_Ery 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Lost passwords

Today Firefox opened with my account disconnected. No passwords. I reset my account password but still no passwords. The logins file shows a .corrupt extension. I rename … (read more)

Today Firefox opened with my account disconnected. No passwords. I reset my account password but still no passwords. The logins file shows a .corrupt extension. I rename this and nothing happens. Every time I re-open FF (v 93.0) the .corrupt is added and I can't get to my passwords. I have hundreds.

Asked by HalFx64 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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None of my channels come up. Not even my home page. It’s just a blue line across the bottom of my screen.

Please help me bring up my home page for channels. I was downloading Amazon kids and it was loading so I left the room for about 10 minutes. I came back and the screensav… (read more)

Please help me bring up my home page for channels. I was downloading Amazon kids and it was loading so I left the room for about 10 minutes. I came back and the screensaver was so I clicked round button on remote. Nothing happened so I checked cables they seemed fine. So I turned off tv and on again and a blue line came up at the bottom of the screen.

Asked by t.vanek 1 day ago

Answered by t.vanek 1 day ago

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Hidden browser window?

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0 When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then,… (read more)

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0

When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then, I found that when I tried to quit the program via File menu, it says that I have two windows and three tabs open, yet I only have on window/one tab open. I can not find this other window... What does this mean? Have tried refreshing the app, safe mode, and disabling the extensions that I use.

Thanks!

Asked by darkmetal262 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Firefox style is incredibly hard to use

Just trying to convert to Linux from windows (cinnamon 20.2) using the same display (3840 x 2160) Firefox on Linux scrollbars are a lot narrower than on windows and menu… (read more)

Just trying to convert to Linux from windows (cinnamon 20.2) using the same display (3840 x 2160) Firefox on Linux scrollbars are a lot narrower than on windows and menu bar icons are too small. I cannot find any settings to enlarge these on Firefox on linux.

I estimate that the windows scroll bar is 300% wider than in Linux (Using screen ruler Linux scroll bars are 6 pixels and bitwarden icon is 12 pixels)

The usability of Firefox is questionable for me like this so I really hope there is a setting to make using Firefox a comfortable experience ( I have default font set to 20 and default zoom to 150% )

Asked by phil6306an 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Accidental search engine download

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I o… (read more)

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I open a new tab on Firefox. I want to delete Freshy from my computer. Thanks

Asked by swan.jamest 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Video's won't play

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this l… (read more)

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this link: [https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-.../article_24b92a86-32c4-11ec-a487-3bb3f17fa133.html] won't play. It use to work, but something has changed, not by me. It will play that same video using the "Edge Browser" so there is nothing wrong with the website. However, I can play this "YouTube Video": [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJSYk5wMiA] I also tried another link in their website, this is the weather link: [https://www.wandtv.com/weather] it starts to play, but then stops and nothing ever plays. Here is another link I tried on their website: [https://www.wandtv.com/sports/fans-ma.../article_f94f4ade-32e0-11ec-9351-ef71f52b96cd.html] It won't play either. But they all play in the "Edge Browser!" Any ideas on what changed and how do I change it back, so they will play? I prefer Firefox Browser to any other browser! Do you know what the issue could be? I appreciate your time! NiceSeeingYou

Asked by niceseeingyou 2 days ago

Answered by niceseeingyou 1 day ago

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Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder eg "inbox".

Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder. Contacted Bell & was asked to try another browser so tried Chrome & no problem. Problem is new (few da… (read more)

Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder. Contacted Bell & was asked to try another browser so tried Chrome & no problem. Problem is new (few days). Checked & FF is up to date.

When I open "Bell Inbox", messages are loaded but other functions on that page are absent eg "View". When I click on "Folders" my list of folders shows but when I click on them,messages do not load.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Werner91 2 days ago

Answered by Werner91 2 days ago

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Firefox Suggest

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is ther… (read more)

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is there a way to open these in the background. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by xxxnevsxxx 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Firefox hover state

Hi, normaly I used the @media (hover: none) and (pointer: coarse) to remove time animation on mobile, so that when we click, the hover state appears instantly. But recen… (read more)

Hi, normaly I used the @media (hover: none) and (pointer: coarse) to remove time animation on mobile, so that when we click, the hover state appears instantly. But recently I noticed this happens on Firefox "desktop". On other browsers the animation is still smooth. Is it something that is gonna come back as before or I should change my query, or find a workaround? Thanks.

Asked by nbilodeau 2 days ago

Answered by nbilodeau 2 days ago

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Whats the difference between "active logins" and "cookies" when deleting history

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there … (read more)

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there seems to be some overlap. I'm interested in the technical difference between the two. I suspect "active logins" is clearing only session cookies, while "cookie" is clearing also/only non-session cookies? But I haven't been able to find reliable documentation on these details. Could someone help me out?

Asked by don119 2 days ago

Answered by don119 2 days ago

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problem with text/font size on some websites since computer reset

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfec… (read more)

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfectly ok in Firefox before now show as tiny text/font size and or generally looks wrong (in firefox) and nothing I do seems to resolve the issue, for example I'm viewing some websites at 130% but some text on the page is still too small. I can view the same sites in chrome with no issues at all at normal 100% level, The best example I could give I can't paste here for obvious reasons, my hargreaves lansdown pension values text is all squashed together so individual text that shows on one line on chrome (correctly) shows as condensed into 2 lines in firefox, the text is big but the values beside it are not for example, any increase in the zoom level doesnt really resolve this issue, yes the text gets bigger but I shouldnt have to read it at 150% zoom !!! but 100% is waaay too small, and the values size is not in sync withe the text beside it. I count myself as fairly savvy technically, I've tried all sorts including clearing cache and cookies and checking settings etc in firefox but this one has me stumped, some sites work ok but it looks like Firefox may be struggling to cope with some sort of display extension that some sites are using to display some parts of their page Any ideas please ? Thanks

Asked by threeputt1 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Huge memory consumption

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment. cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the pr… (read more)

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

Asked by ab2qik 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago