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Opening several links quickly in new tabs causes significant browser-wide lag and CPU usage spike

Profile: https://share.firefox.dev/490blHh Subject says it all, but it seems to occur with any site, anytime I try to open more than three or four tabs (ctrl-clicking li… (read more)

Profile: https://share.firefox.dev/490blHh

Subject says it all, but it seems to occur with any site, anytime I try to open more than three or four tabs (ctrl-clicking links on a forum, for example) my Firefox instance grinds to a halt and starts consuming most of my CPU (Ryzen 5 3600).

I've tried turning off Firefox's various protections. I tried troubleshooting (formerly "safe") mode, and the problem isn't as bad but is still present as far as I can tell. The only extension I can think that would be making it worse is Tree Style Tab, but I don't know enough about interpreting Firefox profiles to verify.

The only reason I consider this odd is because doing the same thing in Chrome doesn't have this issue on this same device. If I open many tabs quickly, Chrome itself is still responsive. Those newly opened tabs may take a while to load and become interactive, but it doesn't affect the rest of the application. I pay my ISP for gigabit DSL, and as far as I can tell that is roughly what I get. In my case, Firefox doesn't behave this way.

Asked by Nezteb 6 months ago

Answered by Nezteb 6 months ago

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Unitron hearingaids play Windows sounds but not firefox video. Works ok in Chrome.

After searching and only finding old outdated post of other subjects. This is unique to hearing aids Bluetooth connection. I can hear from my hearing aids the sound made… (read more)

After searching and only finding old outdated post of other subjects. This is unique to hearing aids Bluetooth connection. I can hear from my hearing aids the sound made by windows but even with the sound setting pointing to the hearing aids no sound from a Firefox video. Must be the player problem. I don't know. Does the player need to be upgraded?

Asked by Simson FireFox 1 year ago

Answered by Simson FireFox 1 year ago

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Freezes on google maps

When I open the google maps website it functions normally for about 3-4 seconds, then firefox completely freezes not just that tab. Firefox is up to date and it happens w… (read more)

When I open the google maps website it functions normally for about 3-4 seconds, then firefox completely freezes not just that tab. Firefox is up to date and it happens with all addons disabled. maps seems to work fine when I access from other country domains (co.uk or .de) Also I have no problem with the site on other browsers. It does not generate a crash report.

Asked by lamance 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago

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access passwords online in different browser

Hi! I could not find an answer anywhere, so here is my question: Can I access my saved passwords in a broswer that is not firefox? Background: I have a company phone wh… (read more)

Hi! I could not find an answer anywhere, so here is my question:

Can I access my saved passwords in a broswer that is not firefox?

Background: I have a company phone which does not allow me to install firefox. I was hoping through the accounts.firefox.com login I would get access, but with no success.

Thank you!

Asked by derfred 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Sudden change in font

Hi all, Had my text font changed all of a sudden. I'm not sure if I've accidentally pressed a shortcut to change any setting. Image attached also show that this change… (read more)

Hi all,

Had my text font changed all of a sudden. I'm not sure if I've accidentally pressed a shortcut to change any setting.

Image attached also show that this change has caused some misaligned numbers on a browser.

Is there a way to revert text to my previous settings?

Asked by cyberviper05 1 year ago

Answered by Pete 1 year ago

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Update 105.0 focus on address bar on startup

My Firefox (Windows 10) updated to 105.0 this morning. I have https://www.google.co.uk/ as my homepage and Firefox always used to focus on the Google webpage search bar o… (read more)

My Firefox (Windows 10) updated to 105.0 this morning. I have https://www.google.co.uk/ as my homepage and Firefox always used to focus on the Google webpage search bar on startup.

Now it focuses on the address bar instead (i.e. https://www.google.co.uk/ is selected). How can I make it focus on the webpage search bar on startup again instead?

I already found this thread from last year https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1334131 and tried changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false but it didn't have any noticeable effect and the issue is still present.

Many thanks.

Asked by puzzled42 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How to install 2nd FF to different program folder so it has a unique profile?

I have a working FF installation with a group of tabs. I have a Pale Moon installation with its own group of tabs, I would like to stop using PM and install a 2nd FF inst… (read more)

I have a working FF installation with a group of tabs. I have a Pale Moon installation with its own group of tabs, I would like to stop using PM and install a 2nd FF installation to a unique program folder so it has its own unique profile, so I can import the bookmarks, tabs etc, from PM, which will let me have 2 FF browsers open at the same time, loaded with two different sets of tabs.

I read that if I install a 2nd FF to a unique *program folder by **entering that during the install, setting this up would be straightforward. So I downloaded a FF installer, ran it, and it installed FF without asking me where I wanted to install it!

Can I force the FF installer to give me the option of selecting a custom program folder?

  • Dedicated profiles per Firefox installation
  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation#firefox:win10:fx107
    • Custom installation of Firefox on Windows
   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/custom-installation-firefox-on-windows

Thank you, Mike

Asked by mscir 1 year ago

Answered by mscir 1 year ago

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the latest firefox update overfills my screen so I can't see or access words, links or whatever on top, bottom and sides. Unusable now.

I don;t know if I chose the right "best describes the question" because the first half of the option is off the screen to the left, and there's no way to scroll over. I … (read more)

I don;t know if I chose the right "best describes the question" because the first half of the option is off the screen to the left, and there's no way to scroll over. I would like to go back to the version that preceded this latest update please. It worked well. Please reply by email, [email-removed], because I can't read most of what's on the screen here. I hope someone pays attention to this, because otherwise I'll have to abandon Firefox, and it's been by far my preferred browser. Can't think what you've done to it. Your updates in the past all worked fine. I'm on a Lenovo ThinkPad S145 with Windows10.

Asked by vshelford 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Keep getting signed out of everything

For some reason I keep getting signed out of every website, sometimes while I'm still browsing the website. I tell it to stay logged in and remember me but it does not wo… (read more)

For some reason I keep getting signed out of every website, sometimes while I'm still browsing the website. I tell it to stay logged in and remember me but it does not work. It is particularly annoying with whatsapp because it considers each new login as a separate device. Is this a setting I can turn off? A bug on ublock or adblocker? please help

Asked by ascoggins333 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Walmart forces me to sign in.

I have an account at Walmart.com. After the last time I placed an order, something changed. Now, just for simply going to their online site to browse, the page immediatel… (read more)

I have an account at Walmart.com. After the last time I placed an order, something changed. Now, just for simply going to their online site to browse, the page immediately rolls over to a login page. I cannot access the site simply to shop at all, without Walmart forcing me to sign in. This is annoying enough that I am considering canceling my Walmart account and shopping with other retailers. There is plenty of competition out there. This does not happen (as far as I know) with Chrome or edge, the browsers that do not prefer to use.

Asked by wpreames 11 months ago

Answered by wpreames 11 months ago

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How to preserve the order of the opened tabs when opening all synced tabs

Hi, I'm migrating to a new PC and followed the below article to open all my currently synced tabs from the old machine on my new one: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/quest… (read more)

Hi, I'm migrating to a new PC and followed the below article to open all my currently synced tabs from the old machine on my new one: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1357426

The issue is that the on the new machine when I open all synced tabs, the order is reversed, i.e. my latest tabs that are on the right on the old machine are now on the left in my new machine. How do I tell open all tabs to keep the same order in the new machine? Any help is greatly appreciated..!

Thanks! manoja

Asked by manoja 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Preventing Google from accessing home IP address

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address? Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Goo… (read more)

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address?

Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Google and other shareware/spyware garbage AND still access and use the internet?

At the bottom of a Google search result page I can read the city I live in based on my IP address. I would rather not have this shared as I search for products in different stores. I am signed into Google.

When I ran the "Privacy tab" in Firefox the Google search results still showed the city I live in.

I use a VPN, three security extensions("No-Script, Privacy-Badger & FaceBook Container) and Mozilla Firefox set at the "Strict" Browser Privacy level.

Thank you for reviewing these questions, Oliver

Asked by eternalbeach 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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only AARP website not using my browser Zoom setting of 120%

just happened today....only the AARP website is not using my browser Zoom setting of 120% it is using browser Zoom setting of 160% which is too large....I reset it on ea… (read more)

just happened today....only the AARP website is not using my browser Zoom setting of 120% it is using browser Zoom setting of 160% which is too large....I reset it on each page but it wont stay at my browser Zoom setting of 120% this happened a year or so ago....cant remember the solution

Asked by firefoxylady 1 year ago

Answered by firefoxylady 11 months ago

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firefox 106.0.2

bookmarks text white on white Firefox updated to 106.0.2 (64-bit). When I click the sidebar icon, my bookmarks appear on the browser's left side as expected. However the… (read more)

bookmarks text white on white

Firefox updated to 106.0.2 (64-bit). When I click the sidebar icon, my bookmarks appear on the browser's left side as expected. However the text is not visible. If I hover my mouse over an icon is the list for a bookmark, the link appears. Also not all the bookmark icons appear. There are gaps between bookmarks on the list. Again, I have to hover my mouse over those gaps for bookmark info to appear. How do I make my bookmark list readable/usable again?

Asked by allisone5 1 year ago

Answered by allisone5 1 year ago

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FF automatically maximizes newly detached tabs

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I… (read more)

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I dragged, however it also maximizes the window, which disorients my work flow. Is there any way I can detach a tab into a new window and not have it maximized automatically?

Asked by Uknmekan 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Delete form input history

I'm a hobby-programmer not trained. My doc is local php file, saving calendar events to text files, run on localhost. The field in question is a line number on my calenda… (read more)

I'm a hobby-programmer not trained. My doc is local php file, saving calendar events to text files, run on localhost. The field in question is a line number on my calendar. Javascript uses that number to load another input with the calendar entry so I can confirm that it's the correct line before submitting it to PHP for deletion. I have unchecked 'Remember search and form history', ran 3 cleaners, restarted the computer and the data is (correctly) not displayed. But it is not deleted. When I rechecked 'Remember search and form history' the old input data comes back. If I change id, field name, javascript function name and variable names the history disappears but when I restore those names, the history is back. I want to know why that input can't be permanently deleted. Windows 10, Firefox 103.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by bob9111 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Disappearing "New Tab" button when tabs exceed width of display space

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 1… (read more)

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 18) the "+" button was JOINED by a ">" button to be able to see tabs off the right hand end of the toolbar, but still use the new tab button.

Post update to the current version of Firefox, at the point the ">" button appears it is REPLACING the "+" button.

I know there are workarounds, but my "rut" is to use the "+" to get a new tab.

Is there any way of getting it back?

Asked by mara1618 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Shortcut to deattach tab into seperate window

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them wit… (read more)

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them with mouse?

Asked by crhe 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Sign in window shows only a blank screen

I've been trying to sign in to pinterest, duolingo, etc using the 'sign in with google' option since my account was saved there. Whenever I click it, a sign in window ope… (read more)

I've been trying to sign in to pinterest, duolingo, etc using the 'sign in with google' option since my account was saved there. Whenever I click it, a sign in window opens up as usual, but it only ever shows a blank screen. No matter how long I wait, nothing shows up. I tried clearing cache, and it still didn't work. It worked before, but recently since the past 2 weeks, it became like this and I don't know how to fix it.

I have some extensions on my account so I'll list them out just in case one of them is the one making this problem: -Search by Image -Firefox Relay -uBlock Origin -DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials -TWP - Translate Between Pages -Ecosia


(Below is a screenshot showing what I mean by the sign in window being a blank screen.)

Asked by Soob 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Can no longer see or customize extensions on toolbar!

All of my extensions just got moved into a single new extension button. I understand this feature was just added to 109 but is quite terrible. I can no longer see my ex… (read more)

All of my extensions just got moved into a single new extension button. I understand this feature was just added to 109 but is quite terrible.

I can no longer see my extensions on the toolbar. I now have to do even more clicks to access certain options or settings. Which is dumb as it now takes longer to get where you need to go.

This is a terribly added feature. Not sure how this passed. The quality of life is not improved in any shape or form with this. Only makes things worse.

For example. I have norton safe web and search. I now have to click on the extension button to see if a page is safe or now have to do multiple clicks to access that extension.

This new feature is terrible and I really hope it is reverted.

Asked by arugula 1 year ago

Answered by arugula 1 year ago