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Plug-in container keeps constantly appearing and disappearing in my task manager, causing major slowdown and preventing videos from loading. Help?

When going into many websites, including N4G.com and Royalroadl.com, my browser will suddenly slow down, and the firefox plug-in container will start rapidly flashing on … (read more)

When going into many websites, including N4G.com and Royalroadl.com, my browser will suddenly slow down, and the firefox plug-in container will start rapidly flashing on and off in my task manager, too quickly to manually disable it. The only way to fix this, thus far, has been to stop the page from loading before a certain point.

This is also keeping a lot of videos from loading and causes major slowdown. It only started happening after I updated to the latest version of Firefox, and turning off all plug-ins and extensions did not solve the issue.

My current version is 40.0.3. Anyone know how to easily roll back to the most recent non-problematic version?

Asked by smashbrolink 6 years ago

Answered by smashbrolink 6 years ago

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I can't change options so that I can store downloads in a new location

Hi. I'm deployed with the Army in Romania. When I found out I was deploying, I had a huge library of movies, tv, and music on an external hard drive. I have it synched wi… (read more)

Hi. I'm deployed with the Army in Romania. When I found out I was deploying, I had a huge library of movies, tv, and music on an external hard drive. I have it synched with my home system, and to remedy this, got a second external hard drive and a computer with a wee tiny baby sized hard drive (25gb). I never download anything onto it, but it fills up just the same. Now it's gotten so full that I can't save a single thing. My external has 500 free gigs, so I went into Mozilla Options to change the destination folder. Seems easy, right? It won't take though. Not even for a second. I click on the "Browse" button next to where it says: Save files to: (default setting is downloads). I then browse to the external, which, by the way, is working very well otherwise. I get to my desired "new" download folder, select the folder, then the Save files to: still says "Downloads."

I like Firefox, and prefer it to anything out there. My wife likes Safari and Opera as well as Firefox, but I use these only when on her computer. Like most sane people, I loathe Internet Explorer Version: All, but am now at my wits end on this problem. I'm still going to use Firefox for most things, but will use the detestable IE only because I can't dl even a different browser (like I don't even have 10 KB of space!) If you have a fix plz let me know. Downloading a patch is currently not an option, as again, I can't download anything at all.

Asked by yxnarbo 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Alt Gr keys not working in Firefox only

My special alt gr keys (@£$€ on my NO keyboard) suddenly stopped working in firefox. They work fine everywhere else, including Thunderbird.. Hope someone can help me get … (read more)

My special alt gr keys (@£$€ on my NO keyboard) suddenly stopped working in firefox. They work fine everywhere else, including Thunderbird.. Hope someone can help me get them back :)

Regards!

Asked by tgrim 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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I am stopped by a message "upate your browser" when I do what it says, it still appears and I cannot move on

WHEN I START FIREFOX, THIS POPS UP AND i CANNOT MOVE ON... Your Firefox video player needs to be updated. Newest version released: September 11, 2015 Please update to c… (read more)

WHEN I START FIREFOX, THIS POPS UP AND i CANNOT MOVE ON...

Your Firefox video player needs to be updated. Newest version released: September 11, 2015

Please update to continue. Ask Later Update Now

File size: [ 58 KB ] no restart required

WHEN I DOWNLOAD AND RUN... NOTHING HAPPENS... AND I STILL CANNOT GET IN... I AM AFRAID THAT I HAVE DOWNLOADED SOMETHING BAD!

Asked by AnneThomas 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Epson Printers E-Web Print is not included in your "approved add-ons"Will you allow me to keep/use it anyway in '41 or must I switch to another browser?

Your new "signed apps" will not allow use of unsigned after version 41. This will not allow Epson's "E-Web Print" app at present, and description says you will disable … (read more)

Your new "signed apps" will not allow use of unsigned after version 41. This will not allow Epson's "E-Web Print" app at present, and description says you will disable rather than allow me to assume risk. I love Firefox, but will not trash my new Epson printer - so will be forced to use another browser. Will you ALLOW users to assume risk for non-signed apps for a longer period, so such exclusions do not occur for those willing to assume risk?

Asked by Ed4mozilla 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Why can't I use Skype with Firefox

Firefox will not allow me to use Skype. There were problems with add ons in 2010 and I know Skype blacklisted Skype for a period but I assumed these problems were now res… (read more)

Firefox will not allow me to use Skype. There were problems with add ons in 2010 and I know Skype blacklisted Skype for a period but I assumed these problems were now resolved?

Asked by Geoffdo 6 years ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 6 years ago

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I am switching to Chrome because of the printer default issues. When can I expect this long-time issue to be resolved or will my switch be permanent?

Every time I change a print setting, firefox makes that the default setting. For example, I want to print one document in landscape, and now all of my documents print in … (read more)

Every time I change a print setting, firefox makes that the default setting. For example, I want to print one document in landscape, and now all of my documents print in landscape unless I reset firefox or I might want to print to a different printer only once, but now that printer is turned into my default printer. This is a huge pain and I'm am tired of resetting firefox multiple times a day.

I love everything else about firefox, but this issue has me leaving it.

Please fix this issue that has been plaguing firefox users for years! And let me know when you do.

Thank you!

Asked by firefoxprintslame 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Icons and images are distorted. Only happens in firefox. Resetting doesn't help.

Hey there, So today when I opened Firefox, this is how it looked. Icons and images are distorted. Text is fine, scrolling is fine. And this only occurs in Firefox (i.e. e… (read more)

Hey there,

So today when I opened Firefox, this is how it looked. Icons and images are distorted. Text is fine, scrolling is fine. And this only occurs in Firefox (i.e. every other program on my computer including other browsers are fine).

Any idea what this is and how to fix it?

Thanks.

Asked by nhm414 6 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Cannot log into RuneScape website...Help?

Hi everyone! Right now, I am having a VERY pesky problem when trying to access my account on RuneScape. I have this problem on EVERY browser I've tried to access it with … (read more)

Hi everyone! Right now, I am having a VERY pesky problem when trying to access my account on RuneScape. I have this problem on EVERY browser I've tried to access it with including: Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. Every time I try to do so or even try to access the login page, I am shown this error message:

Secure Connection Failed

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Report this error ▼

Reporting the address and certificate information for www.runescape.com will help us identify and block malicious sites. Thanks for helping create a safer web!

Automatically report errors in the future Learn more… Report sent

So of course, I ran a Google Search and found several suggestions, none of which have solved my problem. They were...

1: Trying to use about:config to change the settings on some of the SSL-related security strings on there. This did nothing. 2: Trying to temporarily shut off my Avast anti-virus program and then logging into the RuneScape website and uninstall Java. I haven't reinstalled it yet, however, this also did nothing. 3: Trying to allow Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge through my Firewall did nothing. The only browser I didn't use to try logging into the RuneScape website was Internet Explorer. 4: Following the steps in this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnf8UjlXBJU did nothing. 5: Trying to add secure.runescape.com as an allowed certificate also did nothing. -_-

After having tried every one of the above steps, I am completely stumped. All I haven't really tried was checking for and installing Windows updates, checking to see if the problem is being caused by one of my Firefox or other browser extensions-A theory I highly doubt-And reinstalling the latest version of Java. Apart from trying all this, I am essentially locked out of being able to log into the RuneScape website and feel as though I am stranded on an Earth with no moon. I have even tried providing a screenshot of the pesky, super-annoying error message as an additional clarification/visual of the error I keep receiving. Unfortunately, the screenshot won't finish uploading, so here it is via Photobucket:

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv267/StormStryke4/Error%20Messages/RuneScape%20Secure%20Connection%20Failed%20Error_zpsg9cnlkym.jpg

Please help! I'm reaching the end of my rope over this urgent matter! o.o

Asked by SpiralStorm 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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The update for the video player is for Windows, I have a Mac, is another update planned?

I have received two notifications that the video player for Firefox needs to be updated. When I attempt to install the update, I get the message that it can't be done be… (read more)

I have received two notifications that the video player for Firefox needs to be updated. When I attempt to install the update, I get the message that it can't be done because Windows applications can't be run on a Mac. Is an update planned for Macs? Also, if an update is only for Windows, is there some way I can indicate that I don't need it, so I won't continue to receive messages?

Asked by belsac 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Untrusted connection does not contain I understand the risks

Hello, When I try to access tumblr it gives me Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain and no option to carry on to the site. It's only doing it with this site, I haven't m… (read more)

Hello, When I try to access tumblr it gives me Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain and no option to carry on to the site. It's only doing it with this site, I haven't made any recent changes that would effect this. My date is correct, I am not using a conflicting virus software like kapersky, I just have ad-aware. I ran firefox in safe mode with no change, it's been doing this for two days.

Thank you.

Asked by mistysteel 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Migration of profile from PC to Mac failed.

I've recently made the switch from PC to Mac and am having trouble getting my Firefox data migrated. I'd rather be able to transfer the profile if at all possible (inste… (read more)

I've recently made the switch from PC to Mac and am having trouble getting my Firefox data migrated. I'd rather be able to transfer the profile if at all possible (instead of resorting to Sync), because Sync won't transfer my add-ons. The information I'm finding in the KnowledgeBase seems to be dated, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

I was using the newest version of Firefox on Windows 7. I'm now using MacOS Yosemite (whatever version that is; I'm not very Mac-savvy yet). I've copied the entire Mozilla folder from AppData and overwritten the Mozilla folder on my Mac with it, but Firefox is acting like I've done nothing -- I still just have a basic, clean installation. I'm not sure why it's not reading the data I copied over, since I copied the whole thing, INI files and all.

Asked by a2jc4life 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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C:\Users\YourProfileName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ Is not there. I want bing GONE!

No matter what I've tried I can't get rid of Bing being my new tab. I've set google as my default and removed it from my search engine choices, but it won't leave! I re… (read more)

No matter what I've tried I can't get rid of Bing being my new tab. I've set google as my default and removed it from my search engine choices, but it won't leave! I read once that if I uninstall Lavasoft it will go away, but I don't know what that's for... Please help. Thank you. Smidthmador.

Asked by Smidthmador 6 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Why am I getting the message "It looks like you haven't started Firefox in a while..." when I use it all the time?

It may have been a recent update, but it indicates that I haven't used Firefox for while when I used it this morning. Is this just a function of the update? I would exp… (read more)

It may have been a recent update, but it indicates that I haven't used Firefox for while when I used it this morning. Is this just a function of the update? I would expect that if Firefox did know how long it has been since I used it last, that it wouldn't give that message.

Asked by dpatrickdow 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Long Bookmark Dropdown Tab goes Black when Extended

I have a long bookmark list and everything looks fine initially when the bookmark tab is selected. When the 'down' arrow is selected to extend the list of bookmarks the … (read more)

I have a long bookmark list and everything looks fine initially when the bookmark tab is selected. When the 'down' arrow is selected to extend the list of bookmarks the background color is switched to black and each individual line is unreadable. The icons on the left side of the column are visible and each individual line is readable when the pointer goes over it. when activity on the tab is paused for about 4 seconds the tab the background color will return the the normal gray color. This also occurs when you move the pointer up to the top and hit the 'up' arrow at the top of the list. The sub-folders on the bookmark tab do not appear to be affected with this issue. This still occurs after I have turned off hardware acceleration.

I am running on a newly built computer with an i5 processor, 8GB of memory on Windows 8.1 64bit and Firefox version 40.0.3.

Asked by rfreesto 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago