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Youtube dropped frames while using AVC1 on Firefox

Hello. I ve got a big problem on my Firefox browser. When im using other browsers i dont have this problem, it s only on Firefox, but i love using Firefox and i want to f… (read more)

Hello. I ve got a big problem on my Firefox browser. When im using other browsers i dont have this problem, it s only on Firefox, but i love using Firefox and i want to fix it.

Problem which i have shows up on youtube and sometimes on twitch. When im watching youtube video in vp09 format there are absolutely no problems with frames but when a video is in avc1 format - boom i cant watch it because of super frame drops - like a 90% of total frames are dropeed.

Example video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr-zCc9VUto

My pc is not the best but not the worst, i dont think its hardware problem because as i said, on other browser i dont have this problem watching the same video it isnt dropping frames. CPU: Xeon X5450 GPU: GTX 660Ti RAM: 8GB

This problem is with me since about a year, i dont know when it happened. Please help me, how to fix it?

Asked by matheo99 1 year ago

Answered by matheo99 1 year ago

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Alphabetize bookmarks in a folder

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my boo… (read more)

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my bookmarks are alphabetized form "y" to "a". How do I put them in alphabetical order?

Sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get a screen capture so I photographed the display.

Thank you

Asked by stealexander 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Error 503 occurs only with firefox

Hello, I have firefox 79 on windows 10. When I try to access footlocker.com, the website doesn't work and show error 503. This website works perfectly with chrome. I trie… (read more)

Hello,

I have firefox 79 on windows 10.

When I try to access footlocker.com, the website doesn't work and show error 503. This website works perfectly with chrome.

I tried to flush dns in windows and firefox, and also the repair button. No extensions.


Can you help me to make this website work again ?

Thanks

Asked by wtuuju 1 year ago

Answered by wtuuju 1 year ago

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Memory leak / Handle leak

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". Wha… (read more)

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". What's that all about? I am not a techie, so please explain. It doesn't sound very reassuring, does it?

Asked by angus7 1 year ago

Answered by la3amon 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Search with Amazon.com" pinned on seletion of URL bar

When I hit cmd+l to select the URL bar, the first entry in the suggestion list is "Search with Amazon.com" with a pin icon to the left of it. I've searched all through th… (read more)

When I hit cmd+l to select the URL bar, the first entry in the suggestion list is "Search with Amazon.com" with a pin icon to the left of it. I've searched all through the preferences and even about:config and any reference to Amazon is disabled. How can I get this to go away?

Asked by spartanhooah 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Favicons not updating in bookmarks

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating. They are showing … (read more)

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating.

They are showing as a world globe when first created.

They used to always work so I can only assume that one of the Firefox updates has stopped this working so can someone provide any information to help get this fixed?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Saved user ID for websites. how do i delete them?

Everytime I enter a user ID for a website, there is a list of USER IDs that pop up for other websites as well. How do i delete them and not have them pop up everytime i … (read more)

Everytime I enter a user ID for a website, there is a list of USER IDs that pop up for other websites as well. How do i delete them and not have them pop up everytime i log onto a website?

I go to firefox settings and go to the password section and nothing is listed there.

Asked by kyee8057 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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icloud not opening

Hi all, All of a sudden icloud won't open. I just get the black band across the top with apple icon in top left corner, and white page with pin wheel spinning. I've tri… (read more)

Hi all, All of a sudden icloud won't open. I just get the black band across the top with apple icon in top left corner, and white page with pin wheel spinning. I've tried a system refresh and uninstall and reinstall. I read that checking Java Script in Internet Explorer was a fix but that was fine. Thank you.

Asked by Tony 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox won't let me change my default search engine and I can't search for anything

So I downloaded a few programs that were legitimate, no viruses or anything I checked, but also added a few programs. When I started seeing weird problems with firefox, I… (read more)

So I downloaded a few programs that were legitimate, no viruses or anything I checked, but also added a few programs. When I started seeing weird problems with firefox, I went to uninstall them from my windows, and I did. I uninstalled every program from today. But Firefox still won't let me search anything. When using the search bar, if it's one word, it'll search and automatically put other things in the search to make it look for a website. If it's more than one word, it just doesn't respond to me hitting enter or clicking the search button. I believe it's because Firefox seems to have lost all options for a default search engine. It has nothing selected for a default search engine, and whenever I click on it to show options, it just doesn't. Also, I have no weird add-ons that showed up, and the problem persists even when I disable every add-on I have. There are also no weird plugins. Can someone help? I'd rather not have to search google.com every time I want to search for something.

Asked by Landon the Lonely 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How is YouTube able to launch a pop-up window without a border?

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while t… (read more)

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while to realize that it's actually a pop-up window with no border, no file menu, no address bar! just a floating video with no border at all! Very creepy!

What is going on here? How can this be possible? Why is Firefox allowing this? Surely if sites are allowed to make windows pop up without borders, it represents a huge security risk? They could pretend to be anything - a message from Firefox, a Windows error message, anything at all. I am so concerned about this! I presume this is a new feature of Firefox and it needs to be stopped immediately!

Lately, Firefox seems to be giving more and more control over to web developers, and taking away more of the users' rights and security. It is worrying and I don't like where things are going. Why can't Firefox just concentrate on being a great browser instead of allowing developers to do new things?

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Browsing extension by F-Secure

Second attempt = I asked this before, but got no answer. I get a pop-up every day say "Browser extension is missing. Click to install the Browsing protection for Firef… (read more)

Second attempt = I asked this before, but got no answer. I get a pop-up every day say "Browser extension is missing. Click to install the Browsing protection for Firefox. I cannot use the extension because it prevents me from watching certain videos on You Tube. I watch April the Giraffes live feed everyday, and it won't play with the extension enabled. How can I get rid of the pop-up?

Asked by barbnor2 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I reduce the line spacing in the Firefox address-bar drop-down list

Three years ago I asked this question and received a good answer (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1168880) but the solution posted then stopped working a … (read more)

Three years ago I asked this question and received a good answer (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1168880) but the solution posted then stopped working a few releases ago. That solution was to use some css

 #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem {
   height: 26px !important;
   min-height: 26px !important;
 }

but the suggested css no longer seems to have any effect. Any ideas how I can get a nice compact drop-down list?

Asked by OneMoreName 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How To Clean Out Prefs That Are Clearly Old And Out of Date?

I have used and updated Firefox for years. I am now on v79. And in my prefs.js file (about:config) there is tons of old crap. Things like references to old addons which c… (read more)

I have used and updated Firefox for years. I am now on v79. And in my prefs.js file (about:config) there is tons of old crap. Things like references to old addons which cannot even be installed any more and were removed during updates, prtiner setup stuff for printers I no longer own, and something that is causing the rendering of chase.com to be messed up and the site unusable in FF.

Is there some reasonable way to clean up the prefs.js? Using about:config does not seem to remove entries, only reset them to default. If I exit FF and edit the file in my text editor, FF doesn't work right when re-started - I have to restore the profile folder from a backup.

There must be some way. Any help/tips?

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Asked by whitedavidp 1 year ago

Answered by whitedavidp 1 year ago

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Unable to input Chinese in Firefox

I am using 79.0 (64-bit) now, but since many versions back, Chinese input stops working in Firefox and I have never got around to deal with it. On Windows 10, I have othe… (read more)

I am using 79.0 (64-bit) now, but since many versions back, Chinese input stops working in Firefox and I have never got around to deal with it. On Windows 10, I have other languages keyboard such as Russian/Japanese/Chinese/French etc. Depending on the need, I switch to other keyboard to enter the language in various places such as search box, form on a page etc. However, since many versions back (I can not remember when), Chinese language (pinyin) input stops working. If I don't get any tips on resolve this, I will enter a bug. Yes, I already tried the safe mode.

Asked by ynotswim 1 year ago

Answered by ynotswim 1 year ago

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Firefox default action for PDF has spontaneousl changed

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog… (read more)

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog which asks what to do with the file used to have "Save File" selected by default. This was convenient, because this is usually what I want. However, the default selection has recently changed to "Open with Firefox", which I hardly ever want. This requires me to perform an extra step when accessing PDFs from the Web, which I do quite often. I am not aware of having done anything which would affect this, nor have I found a corresponding option to change it back. How can I restore the previous behaviour?

Asked by rsbrux 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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How to auto download 20 tabs on startup?

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. … (read more)

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. If I click on another tab it refreshs it. How do I to get every page to load on startup? Firefox treats pinned and normal tabs differently. On restart I have to 'Select all Tabs', then 'Reload page' every time. It used to load all pages automatically but now it doesn't. | Is there an extension? Or an About:Config entry I can change or insert? Private browsing is not used. Pages are open in tabs not windows. I have 20+ tabs open all the time. About half are pinned. Side Note - I would be happy to see the "Reload All Tabs" menu option reinstated.

Asked by Colin 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago