Weird occasional graphical rendering bugs

Occasionally some websites will render a few icons of some particular type in a weird way. It's this crisscrossed celtic-looking pattern of yellow green and red. It's not… (read more)

Occasionally some websites will render a few icons of some particular type in a weird way. It's this crisscrossed celtic-looking pattern of yellow green and red. It's not a monitor or GPU issue, although does sort of look like my GPU is broken.

Here's an example. Curiously enough, this happens occasionally but here are some concrete examples where it ALWAYS happens. On 10forums, EVERYONE'S profile looks this way. https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/111899-stereo-mix-no-longer-appears.html

(look in pictures)

And so this didn't matter because this happened like once when I was doing a captcha, the whole captcha was rendered weird, and on tenforums. And almost never anywhere else.

But okay now it's a problem. A newgrounds game is rendering weird. (image attached) The boxes move around a tiny bit, they walk up and down.

I have to use chrome to fix this issue.

Anyone know I should do? I'm like 80% confident I've tried disabling ALL extensions but didn't fix the issue. I can try again if you really think it's important.

Asked by marshall929 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 minutes ago

Firefox won't run due to System Error

When I try to run Firefox, I get a window pop up says System Error X The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program … (read more)

When I try to run Firefox, I get a window pop up says System Error X The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem. I downloaded Firefox & tried to open it & got the same error. Any suggestions about how to fix this problem & not lose my bookmarks?

Asked by prohumanistfreelover 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 minutes ago

Cookies and site data

All of a sudden I have to log in to all the common websites I use such as Yahoo mail. It could have been something I changed but I don't know what. From what I understa… (read more)

All of a sudden I have to log in to all the common websites I use such as Yahoo mail. It could have been something I changed but I don't know what. From what I understand it may have something to do with the setting Cookies and site data. I think that if the box that says "delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" is checked then the log ins will not be remembered. The problem I have is that particular setting is ticked and it is shaded and I cant uncheck it. Can someone provide a simple solution please?

Asked by millhousehouse 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 minutes ago

Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons invisible after latest update

After the most recent update, currently on 92.0, the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons are invisible. They are still there and I can get the tool-tip if I hover over… (read more)

After the most recent update, currently on 92.0, the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons are invisible. They are still there and I can get the tool-tip if I hover over them with the mouse, but visually they are completely gone.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by knight_magnus 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 minutes ago

Ubuntu Snap problem with Firejail

I read that Firefox will using the Snap version by default on Ubuntu 21.10 and beyond. Will the non-Snap version still be available in lets say Ubuntu 22.04 and beyond? T… (read more)

I read that Firefox will using the Snap version by default on Ubuntu 21.10 and beyond. Will the non-Snap version still be available in lets say Ubuntu 22.04 and beyond? The reason I ask is because I use Firejail to sandbox Firefox and Firejail doesn't work with Snaps and yes I know that Snaps and Flatpacks both sandbox apps but I prefer Firejail because of the Private Home profile (nothing is saved in this profile settings, bookmarks, add-ons etc) its way more secure than the sandbox offered by a Snap.

Asked by Baldape 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 28 minutes ago

FF Ver 92.0

Why is my FF keeps on filling up memory even without doing any browsing? Because my FF started crashing a couple of days ago, I just monitored the Memory Usage on Task Ma… (read more)

Why is my FF keeps on filling up memory even without doing any browsing?

Because my FF started crashing a couple of days ago, I just monitored the Memory Usage on Task Manager. I opened both FF and Edge, without any browsing. Edge is maintaining memory usage at around 129MB (without browsing), but FF keeps on increasing the memory usage. About 20 mins since opening FF, FF memory usage is 3,241 MB (without any browsing at all) and it still keeps climbing as I type.

I am attaching a couple of Task Manager screen shots.

Edge memory usage is up on Image 4 because I am using Edge to type this message.

Can someone please help?

(Current FF memory usage is 3,518 MB - no browsing at all).

I use Win 10 and I'm up to date.

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Update: (1) I refreshed FF which stopped continuous increase of memory usage (while not browsing). Also, I could see FF lines disappear from Task Manager almost immediately on exiting FF.

(2) To get back "quick launch shortcuts" I copied file "Pref.js" from my old profile. Continuous memory use while idling started again. FF lines were still there on Task Manager after exiting FF.

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2nd Update: (I am not a tech savy person) I had a feeling that increasing memory usage while idling on startup (without browsing at all) has something to do with Home Page, website shortcuts. I had about 29 website shortcuts on 4 rows. Did a fresh installation of FF 92.0, deleted all old profiles, and started filling website shortcuts one by one while checking idling memory usage after each shortcut. After creating a shortcut for "https://www.espncricinfo.com/", the idling memory kept on going up and up. I have now removed this website from my shortcuts and the issue appears solved. My browser settings have "Clear cookies on exit" and "Delete history on exit". I use Win 10 64-bit. Can someone please confirm my observation is correct?

Asked by Paul 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 36 minutes ago

pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (read more)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Asked by iethomas 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 40 minutes ago

"Your browser is being managed by your organization"

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage… (read more)

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage my own browser?

Asked by Heckle Spackle & Hyde 5 months ago

Last reply by saull28 54 minutes ago

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Change the bookmark colors in FF92

I have modified userChrome.css with #editBMPanel_folderMenuList { /* Specify icon to override basic folder */ list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/… (read more)

I have modified userChrome.css with

#editBMPanel_folderMenuList {
  /* Specify icon to override basic folder   */
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/bookmarksToolbar.svg") !important; 
  /* list-style-image: url("file:///E:/FireFox%20ESR/App/Firefox64/browser/bookmarksToolbar.svg")  */
}
 /*  One line fix   This colours all bookmarks  Blue */ 
 .bookmark-item[container], treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container) { fill: #3336ff !important; }

/* Make Shop folder Red */
toolbarbutton.bookmark-item[label="Shop"] > .toolbarbutton-icon {   fill:   #e74c3c   !important; }

This colors all the bookmarks blue and changes the 'Shop' folder to red

I went into the omni.ja file and extracted bookmarksToolbar.svg and saved it in the above directory. When I change the url to the file: and comment out Chrome: then it loads the svg file but doesn't color it. It stays gray. What is the difference?

thanks Norbert

Asked by Norbert38 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 58 minutes ago

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs. The problem didn't affect me until I made… (read more)

Firefox used to have a setting to open 1, 3 or all previous session tabs, now that option is gone and defaults to open all tabs. The problem didn't affect me until I made a full Win 8.1 64-bit reinstall, I overwrote the entire previous profile with about 950 tabs; I made sure that profile specific files weren't overwritten, I checked internally with Total Commander looking for the specific profile name in all files of the old profile; anyway, the new firefox with the old profile quickly killed any operational capability of my PC, not even the mouse or the keyboard lights would work, until many minutes later, then slowly I could move the mouse to the upper right corner for the [ X ] to kill firefox. While trying to uninstall Firefox uninstaller offered to "refresh" so I did, and here I am

Is there something in about:config I can modify? I really need that option back, is a royal PIA as Firefox is working now, and a very very stupid idea to remove such important option.

Plugins, add-ons have nothing to do, Can anyone let Mozilla know about this, they killed the Feedback option on the Browser.

Asked by saull28 2 hours ago

Firefox Not Saving My Username and Password

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm unable to save my username and passwords. I read that it could be that I had upgraded to a new version of Firefox. Apparently, I h… (read more)

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm unable to save my username and passwords. I read that it could be that I had upgraded to a new version of Firefox. Apparently, I had previously downloaded Firefox a while ago and just recently reinstalled it. I guess it remembered. I check marked all the password settings and it still won't save at all. It said that I should downgrade to a previous version 68. Then, it asked which browser and that's where I'm stuck.

Can someone please help?

Thank you!

Asked by Hypergirl 3 hours ago

Constant blocking

Dear Firefox Community: I used to love Firefox. Now, I am constantly blocked from performing basic functions. Tonight I tried to complete a simple ebay transaction. I… (read more)

Dear Firefox Community: I used to love Firefox. Now, I am constantly blocked from performing basic functions. Tonight I tried to complete a simple ebay transaction. I wasted more than one hour trying to make a purchase, with Firefox failing at every step. I opened Microsoft Edge and completed my purchase within literally seconds. Firefox now blocks me from several of my favorite websites. My fantasy sports and sports betting websites fail on Firefox but work fine on other browsers. The entire financial pop up window that is supposed to provide security does not work with my bank's website. I am trying to find a good reason to continue using Firefox, and I am not thinking of any. Again, I'm a longtime user and fan but right now the basics are not working with you, Firefox. Very frustrated.

Asked by bboortz 3 hours ago

Firefox browser has now become practically unusable

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list sh… (read more)

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list showing tab selection doesn’t work, nor does the left/right arrows. When I delete a tab, it leaves a ‘space’ where the tab was, only ‘back filling’ after I’ve opened up another tab to full screen mode and then minimised it again, at which point it goes to the very left-most tab and the only way I can get to tabs further down the list, is by deleting them in the manner described. I’ve actually got 2 laptops (Win 7 & 8.1), and it’s now happening on both of them. This might have something to do with memory management/the computer’s page file, but as things stand, I’m SERIOUSLY going to be switching to another browser - despite sticking with Firefox for many-a-year. BTW, I’m actually writing this on my phone, as I couldn’t now do it on either of my laptops (hence I’m currently unable to attach anything/provide screen grabs etc. I guess the only way to ‘clear’ this issue, would be to either close/restart Firefox or my laptop - neither of which I really want to do. Is there a way that I can use an earlier version of the browser and prevent it automatically updating? Yours, a now very frustrated longtime user,

Francis Beardsell

Asked by francis.beardsell 1 day ago

Last reply by Bithiah Koshy 4 hours ago

Pinned tabs disappeared!

In one of my windows, 9 out of 10 pinned tabs have been lost and replaced with "new tab" (which are all empty, of course). The only unusual thing I can remember was using… (read more)

In one of my windows, 9 out of 10 pinned tabs have been lost and replaced with "new tab" (which are all empty, of course).

The only unusual thing I can remember was using a private window a few days ago (a feature that I had never used before). Is this the cause of this bug???

Thanks.

Asked by Michel.Lukawecki 5 hours ago

  • Solved

Lost Bookmarks in Firefox

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If… (read more)

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If so, how?

Asked by rabbit 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 hours ago