• Solved

Firefox takes ages to launch on my fedora 40

After upgrading to fedora 40, firefox just takes ages to boot up, even when it's running if I want to open a new window it still takes ages to run. I have tried uninstall… (read more)

After upgrading to fedora 40, firefox just takes ages to boot up, even when it's running if I want to open a new window it still takes ages to run. I have tried uninstalling it and deleting it's data but with no luck. The issue still presists.

Asked by alinada 3 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

Firefox is very slow after reinstall - tried all troubleshooting

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform … (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform 126.0 XUL Runner is not compatible. I could not access Firefox, Google, or the internet. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled, but after that, everything runs very slow. Each time I go into a website, it can take up to over a minute to pull up! I cannot even delete email from my Gmail! It's piling up. Downloading can take over an hour! I checked all the trouble shooting forums in Mozilla and tried just about everything. I went back into "About:profile"s and created a new profile. It it did not make any difference. I also did a Firefox refresh. Did not help any. I went back into the profile I had before the XUL error because my bookmarks were there. Still slow. I cleaned out the cache, in both Firefox and my Windows 10. made no difference. I only have three extensions in Firefox. I don't know what else I can do to fix this. Also, my drivers and other software are automatically updated by Windows. My HP is only 2 years old as well. Everything was fine in Firefox until that XUL error message popped up and I had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. That is when everything became agonizingly slow!

Update: My computer is barely usable anymore because of the Firefox issue. Having to wait for a minute or more for everything I do on the internet? I know it cannot be my computer itself because it is not even two years old yet. I may have to dump Firefox if I cannot get this fixed. I have Norton 360 and it is not malware or a virus. Firefox messed something up.

Asked by history1962 6 days ago

Answered by history1962 5 days ago

  • Solved

Prevent all autocomplete in address bar

My elderly mother has twice (in the last month alone!) been scammed by selecting the first thing that comes along in a Google search. I realize this is simply never going… (read more)

My elderly mother has twice (in the last month alone!) been scammed by selecting the first thing that comes along in a Google search. I realize this is simply never going to change, and I need to take steps to prevent her from ever seeing any sponsored results of any kind, or any kind of address bar autocomplete suggestion.

I have taken several dozen hours of my personal time this past month to repair the damage from her first scam experience (that I know about!), and today's incident made me realize that I have to do much more customization of her browser than I previously imagined. When I told her to never fully trust a Google search, her reply was "but I used Firefox!", and that told me everything I needed to know. It simply cannot be left to her understanding of the internet.

The intended setup is an iPad and a Win11 laptop. I would like to set up Firefox so that the address bar is nothing but an address bar without any kind of autocomplete at all. Is this even possible?

Also, I obviously can't filter every scam known to man, but I would like to specifically block the kind of pop-ups and ads that scammers use. What is a good strategy for this specific purpose? I don't care about legitimate marketing ads, even though they're annoying to me personally.

Asked by townie 1 month ago

Answered by townie 1 month ago

  • Solved

Disable "Block dangerous downloads" has no effect

Hi, Before Firefox's Version 125.0.1 (64-bit) latest update I could download any file from my safe office environment, behind firewalls, VPN, ... Now despite of uncheckin… (read more)

Hi, Before Firefox's Version 125.0.1 (64-bit) latest update I could download any file from my safe office environment, behind firewalls, VPN, ... Now despite of unchecking the "Block dangerous downloads" I'm still unable to download files. I have Windows 10 on my laptop.

Here are the steps: Click on a file, Save "File not downloaded. Potential security risk." Click on the message - Allow download The result is a file with content "HTTP Status 405 – Method Not Allowed".

Please help me to work the downloading again. I am aware of the safety but I want to switch off this feature.

Thanks in advance for help, Tibor

Asked by Tibor Ágoston 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

  • Solved

Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom

Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom. It opens normally in Microsoft Edge. All other windows open normally at 100% zoom. I can manually change it back to 100% but, tha… (read more)

Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom. It opens normally in Microsoft Edge. All other windows open normally at 100% zoom. I can manually change it back to 100% but, that is annoying to have to do every time. How do I fix this?

Windows 11 Firefix 125.0.3

Thanks, Dan

Asked by Dan Smith 3 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

remove search from new tab page (not search from address bar)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my … (read more)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my W10 system, the search bar isn't there, not sure how or why, but on her's there's no option NOT to show it as there used to be.

I found some VERY old (2014) info on this but doesn't seem to be up to date.

PLEASE give us our options back and stop taking them away, sheesh, getting as bad as Microsoft.

Is there a workaround for this to remove the redundant search bar from the new tab page since you can search from the address bar?

Thanks!

Asked by firefoxsync52 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

  • Solved

Change in Tab Behavior

It seems firefox has changed the behavior of tabs. When I go to open a closed tab, I see a list of all the tabs that have been closed from every window. I want to restore… (read more)

It seems firefox has changed the behavior of tabs. When I go to open a closed tab, I see a list of all the tabs that have been closed from every window. I want to restore the previous behavior where "recently closed tabs" only shows the tabs that were closed in the current window. I saw some about:config settings, but I'm not sure what they do and I don't want to end up losing the tab history all together.

Thanks

Asked by sugarcookie 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

  • Solved

message said Firefox could not update automatically, requested I install Firefox. I did. Next day, same thing, can't update, intall Firefox. And again today. I don't know what to do.

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatical… (read more)

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatically? Where do I look to see Firefox file and see what date it is downloaded? If it is operational? Why is the same series of problems repeating daily?

Asked by beth.woodworth1 1 month ago

Answered by beth.woodworth1 1 month ago

  • Solved

Cannot log into Logitec Media Server http://127.0.0.1:9001/

Hi, Firefox Developer Edition 126.0b7 (64-bit) shows a perpetual "Loading" screen when trying to access my internal Logitec Media Server at 127.0.0.1:9001. Other browse… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox Developer Edition 126.0b7 (64-bit) shows a perpetual "Loading" screen when trying to access my internal Logitec Media Server at 127.0.0.1:9001.

Other browsers like Waterfox Classic have no trouble, so LMS is working fine.

I tried cleaning the cookies, disabling the firewall (Windows 10), that did not help/

Any idea how to solve this?

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 4 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

  • Solved

reCAPTCHA dialog does not appear

I encountered a website today for which the reCAPTCHA dialog wouldn't appear. This is not a case of the endless blue circling of the reCAPTCHA screen. In this case, the r… (read more)

I encountered a website today for which the reCAPTCHA dialog wouldn't appear. This is not a case of the endless blue circling of the reCAPTCHA screen. In this case, the reCAPTCHA screen does not appear at all.

I thought it was a problem with my account at the website since nothing happened when I clicked LOGIN. It wasn't until I tried Edge and the reCAPTCHA dialog appeared that I realized the problem was not with the website, but with Firefox not presenting the reCAPTCHA dialog.

I do not know whether the problem is with the site specifically since I have not encountered any other sites recently that required reCAPTCHA authentication.

Thanks... bms

Currently running Firefox v125.0.3 (Standard Browser Security) on Windows 11 Pro (v10.0.22621 Build 22621)

Asked by bms 3 weeks ago

Answered by James 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

Can no longer login to webmail on firefox, but I can login using MS Edge.

I can no longer login to my webmail account using firefox, but I CAN login using MS Edge. I obtained a new ISP and set up a new email account. I was able to access the we… (read more)

I can no longer login to my webmail account using firefox, but I CAN login using MS Edge. I obtained a new ISP and set up a new email account. I was able to access the webmail account for about a month with Firefox. Then a few days a age, it just stopped: When entering valid credentials, the login page just refreshes (without errors) and doesn't continue to the webmail inbox any longer. So I thought I'd try a different browser and I used MS Edge. The valid credentials get me into the webmail inbox using Edge, but no longer works in Firefox. Any ideas what happened?

Asked by rg.powers 3 weeks ago

Answered by rg.powers 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

Previous session not restored in profile

I've set up a second profile to keep my personal and work browsing separate. When I reopen my non-default profile, it doesn't restore the previous session's tabs. I have … (read more)

I've set up a second profile to keep my personal and work browsing separate. When I reopen my non-default profile, it doesn't restore the previous session's tabs. I have "open previous windows and tabs" checked under Settings > General > startup in both profiles. Please advise.

Asked by oOo 4 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

  • Solved

Setting border color for focused URL Bar

Hi All, I'm trying to set the border color for my url & search bars to gray when non-focused, and blue when receiving the focus. The following code works for the se… (read more)

Hi All,

I'm trying to set the border color for my url & search bars to gray when non-focused, and blue when receiving the focus.

The following code works for the search bar, but the url bar is receiving a separate blue border around the gray border, instead of changing the color from gray to blue.

Can someone suggest how I might set the url bar to blue (just a single border, not the double it has now), both when it has focus and when it's expanded?

Thank you!

/* set non-focused url & search bars to gray border */
#urlbar > #urlbar-background, #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background, #searchbar { border: 1px solid #a1a6b5 !important; outline: none !important; border-radius: 0px !important; }
/* set focused search bar to blue border */
#urlbar-background, #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background:focus-within, #searchbar:focus-within { border: 1px solid #0078d7 !important; }
/* set focused url bar to blue border */
#urlbar-background, #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background:focus-within, #urlbar:focus-within { border: 1px solid #0078d7 !important; }

Asked by Slouch 3 weeks ago

Answered by Slouch 2 weeks ago

  • Solved

Missing Window?

Hey there, I had two windows in firefox open, one of which had a lot of tabs. I was using firefox on my surface pro, and then got up to get a snack. I came back, and the … (read more)

Hey there, I had two windows in firefox open, one of which had a lot of tabs. I was using firefox on my surface pro, and then got up to get a snack. I came back, and the window, which I had been using for some time, was gone. The other window was still open, and firefox had not been closed. I thought I would just open it up by restoring recently closed window, but it was gone. I routinely clear my history, but even tabs that I just had open 5 minutes ago are missing from my history, like I never opened them in the first place. What is going on?

Asked by Carina Elliott 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

  • Solved

Amazon Parent Dashboard not functioning on Firefox (but works on Chrome)

Anyone else had the problem of not being able to sign in to the Amazon Parent Dashboard via Firefox? But works on Chrome. Same on desktop and android versions of Firefox.… (read more)

Anyone else had the problem of not being able to sign in to the Amazon Parent Dashboard via Firefox? But works on Chrome. Same on desktop and android versions of Firefox.

Amazon chat support not helpful and just told me to use Chrome!

Asked by benshakespeare 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

  • Solved

The new apostrophe quicksearch-function is a problem for me

Hello There seems to be a new function that opens a quick search window when I press the apostrophe key. This function is active on many websites, and I am using Firefo… (read more)

Hello

There seems to be a new function that opens a quick search window when I press the apostrophe key. This function is active on many websites, and I am using Firefox 125.0.3 on a Macbook Air.

This new function makes it very difficult for me to practice touch typing in Firefox, and I would like to turn this function of.

Best regards Max Andersson

Asked by Max Andersson 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

  • Solved

third-party Translation Add-ons CAN NOT work on the "support.mozilla.org" site

When visiting the "support.mozilla.org site, third-party translantion add-ons(such as "Immersive Translate") can't work. It says "can not read or change data on this site… (read more)

When visiting the "support.mozilla.org site, third-party translantion add-ons(such as "Immersive Translate") can't work. It says "can not read or change data on this site". I want to translate it on the same page rather than skipping into a new page. However, it can work on the "www.mozilla.org" site. When visiting on Chrome, there is not a problem. Is that site just privileged on Firefox ?

Asked by waste 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago