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Firefox freezes temporarily when a download begins

I noticed this behavior after upgrading to 15.0.1. The browser window freezes for about 10 seconds or so after I've selected a location to place the file, and in that tim… (read more)

I noticed this behavior after upgrading to 15.0.1. The browser window freezes for about 10 seconds or so after I've selected a location to place the file, and in that time period, the download window doesn't pop up. After that, all the browser's functions continue normally, and the download begins.

I normally download on Private Browsing mode, so there's no download history. This only seems to happen for the first download every time I start up my computer. Subsequent downloads happen normally and without any freezes.

EDIT: I have tried to use the Reset Firefox Feature as well, checked the solutions to download hangs and freezes on kb.mozillazine.org and attempted to apply the solutions. After all the above and everything short of a clean reinstall, the problem is still there.

The unresponsive script mentions something along the lines of downloadutil.jsm.

Asked by bbr13 9 years ago

Last reply by bbr13 9 years ago

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Firefox only opens https:// version of any site!

No matter what I do, Firefox will only open the https:// version of ANY site. When I look at my extensions and plugins, I don't see anything that would be causing this, b… (read more)

No matter what I do, Firefox will only open the https:// version of ANY site. When I look at my extensions and plugins, I don't see anything that would be causing this, but it's very frustrating. Any ideas?

Asked by pacificfit1 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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why are web pages very slow to load regardless of the amount of content on the page?.

this problem happens almost all the time. I have latest version of Firefox but it has been happening for quite awhile. sometimes pages load fairly fast but more often tha… (read more)

this problem happens almost all the time. I have latest version of Firefox but it has been happening for quite awhile. sometimes pages load fairly fast but more often than not i have to right click on the tab to reload the tab. it doesnt seem to matter how much content there is on a webpage or the number of tabs i have open.

 i have DISabled my norton security suite version 6.3.0.14 firewall and antivirus but it did not make any difference.  pages still loaded slowly

Asked by luigey 9 years ago

Answered by user633449 9 years ago

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When I open Facebook in Firefox, I can't view messages or use the drop-down menus in the top toolbar.

These problems only occur when I access Facebook in Firefox. The same problems don't occur in Chrome. I can view my Facebook message inbox, but when I try to open a mess… (read more)

These problems only occur when I access Facebook in Firefox. The same problems don't occur in Chrome.

I can view my Facebook message inbox, but when I try to open a message/message thread, it doesn't load. I just see the loading icon.

Similarly, if I try to use the icons in the top menu bar (notification icons on the left, arrow on the right), I don't get a drop-down if I click on them. If I click the notification icons on the top left, I should get a drop-down showing the recent activity, but instead it just switches to the icon showing that I don't have any new activity. If I click the arrow on the right, I should get a drop-down with account options, but instead it just takes me straight to the "General Account Settings" page.

Asked by fordprefect 9 years ago

Answered by SumofallPeers 8 years ago

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PROBLEMS WITH INSTALLING DOWNLOADED FILES OF LATEST ADOBE FLASH PLAYER UPDATE

after downloading the files to update my adobe flash player, I get the "DOWNLOADS" window pop up as it usually does. So I go to "double-click" on it to install the latest… (read more)

after downloading the files to update my adobe flash player, I get the "DOWNLOADS" window pop up as it usually does. So I go to "double-click" on it to install the latest update, BUT NOTHING HAPPENS!!!! No other window popping up to ask my permission or no other window asking me to "RUN". I tried uninstalling and installing again-8 times. Right now I have no idea what Im supposed to do, as everytime I've needed to download before its downloaded AND allowed me to double click in order to install new/latest updates. so I dont have a clue why not now. I have NOT changed any settings from last time either

im using windows vista

Asked by FIREFOX_GIRL 9 years ago

Last reply by mabel215z 9 years ago

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Firefox opens in new window under current one

whenever I right-click on a link and select to open in a new window, the resulting new window always disappears under the current one. I am finding this to be rather anno… (read more)

whenever I right-click on a link and select to open in a new window, the resulting new window always disappears under the current one. I am finding this to be rather annoying as I am used to the window opening in front of the previous one, meaning I didn't have to go chasing it in the taskbar icons.

I can't say for sure when it started happening, but I'm thinking since a previous update.

I have had a look under options, but can't find anything relating to it.

how do I fix this annoyance?

Asked by Surebrec 9 years ago

Last reply by Surebrec 8 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar not showing even when selected

Hi, My bookmarks toolbar has suddenly disappeared. I have 'View- bookmarks toolbar' ticked but it's not showing. I've tried unticking it and reticking it, and upgrading … (read more)

Hi,

My bookmarks toolbar has suddenly disappeared. I have 'View- bookmarks toolbar' ticked but it's not showing.

I've tried unticking it and reticking it, and upgrading Firefox (I am now on version 15.0.1).

I think the problem may have coincided with my removing a persona skin.

Thanks.

Asked by lizziecassmaran 9 years ago

Last reply by lizziecassmaran 9 years ago

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Still can't stop redirection to HTTPS

I don't want to have to resort to using IE more than I already do! I installed a new router at the same internal IP address as the previous one, 192.168.1.2. Because I o… (read more)

I don't want to have to resort to using IE more than I already do!

I installed a new router at the same internal IP address as the previous one, 192.168.1.2. Because I occasionally experiment with other home routers so I want to leave 192.168.1.1 open (the factory default IP), and it is just simpler to leave everything the same at the existing IP address of 192.168.1.2.

The problem is very similar to other problems that many others have reported. That is, Firefox redirects me to https, even when I explicitly enter http. I have followed the steps others have suggested, however, mine will not go away.

1. I have restarted firefox in "Safe Mode" in order to disable all addons. The status of addons being disabled was confirmed, by going into their configuration page and revealing that they are disabled. Redirection still occurs.

2. I have cleared history and cookies. Redirection still occurs.

3. I have validated that there is not a single bookmark or a bookmark in the "bookmarks tollbar" that goes to 192.168.1.2 via http or https.

4. I have never created a manual DNS entry for 192.168.1.2.

5. My system32\drivers\etc\hosts file is still at defaults from MS and I did not find an entry for 192.168.1.2 in it.

6. in Firefox's Options, Privacy, I have the following;

checked, "tell websites I do not want to be tracked"

firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"

unchecked, "Always use private browsing mode"

checked, "remember my browsing and download history"

checked, "remember search and form history"

unchecked, "accept cookies from sites" The "exceptions..." button reveals all sites with "allow for session". I use cookie monster. Lets not focus on cookie monster, as the problem remains while running FF in safe mode.

unchecked and un changeable; "Accept third-party cookies" and keep until "they expire"

unchecked; "Clear history when firefox closes"

Background, I'm not worried about keeping my browsing history, I don't go criminal locations. I prefer to keep the browsing history, in case I forget some previous location. I'm not worrying about logging into a home residential router from the local network via http; if my children perform MITM ARP cache poisoning attacks in order to see that conversation between my wired desktop and the router, I have much greater problems than loss of administrative access to my home router. So I want to use http when I want to use http.

and lastly on this page under "Location Bar";

"When using the location bar, suggest:" "Nothing"


I do not believe I have ever installed "https everywhere" on this computer.

I have read that some people have reported that going into the "About:config" and changing one value fixes the problem. Without actually having to change anything in in the "about:config" value, mine was already setup for;

browser.urlbar.autoFill;false

So auto fill is already false.

I saw this in there, so I thought I'd disabled it;

browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled;false

The problem remains.

There are no problems getting to 192.168.1.2 over http in IE, I just prefer to use one browser for everything, and my choice right now is FF.

I manually created a bookmark for "http://192.168.1.2/" The problem remains. I have no other bookmarks to 192.168.1.2. The problem remains.

FF is 15.0.1.

I have rebooted numerous times over the last few days while trying to figure out a way to resolve. So, configuration settings that might be clinging in dynamic system destructible memory have been cleared out.

I’ve deleted my browsing history and cookies.

I have watched my system perform this communication in wireshark. When I type http://192.168.1.2/ into the address bar, my PC DOES NOT initiate its first communication with 192.168.1.2 over http first, its very first attempt to communicate is destined for TCP port 443. It doesn't even try TCP 80 and fail, or get redirected by the remote system, I just tries TCP 443 first. Its a SYN flag in the TCP header in the very first datagram. The remote system responds with a SYN & RST, the remote has effectively hung up the phone on TCP 443 (metaphor).

I've experienced this issue numerous times before, but I’ve started to have enough of it. I hope that everything I’ve listed here helps someone isolate this.

I believe I have ruled out environments external to Firefox.

Is there a known fix I have not yet tried?

Asked by jm3377 9 years ago

Last reply by ideato 9 years ago

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saved passwords don't autofill after using them for awhile

When i go to a website that i've save my UN & PW on, Firefox no longer autofills. i can go to my saved PW's and see it but they don't autofill when i type them in. … (read more)

When i go to a website that i've save my UN & PW on, Firefox no longer autofills. i can go to my saved PW's and see it but they don't autofill when i type them in.

Asked by telly 9 years ago

Last reply by telly 9 years ago

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mozilla maintenance service 16.0.1 is causing computer to start in a temporary profile

each time the Mozilla maintenance service is installed on my computer a temporary profile is created on the next start up, this doesn’t let me do anything and anything i … (read more)

each time the Mozilla maintenance service is installed on my computer a temporary profile is created on the next start up, this doesn’t let me do anything and anything i do get done gets deleted as soon as the computer is shut down. This has happened many times and is resolve by as system restore from a backup. I have done chkdsk tests on my computer and all of that and the only thing that is any different between each time my computer has this problem is the Mozilla maintenance service 16.0.1. Please help me. I have disabled the automatic update for now but would really like the latest versions of everything so everything runs smoother.

Asked by mattcoom 8 years ago

Last reply by DPMR 8 years ago

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links to gmail won't work and google maps won't load

Gmail itself will load - if I type the gmail url in; if I just try and navigate to it from, say, google.co.uk it won't load. My university recently switched to gmail and … (read more)

Gmail itself will load - if I type the gmail url in; if I just try and navigate to it from, say, google.co.uk it won't load. My university recently switched to gmail and none of their links work for me either.

Google maps displays a grey square with a "sorry we have no maps available for this area at this magnification" message for every location, at every magnification.

Asked by SilverFire 8 years ago

Last reply by SilverFire 8 years ago

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quite often I can't reload current page

I purchased a new computer about a month ago, and I've noticed pretty consistently when I try to reload the current page, I have to hit the reload button numerous times f… (read more)

I purchased a new computer about a month ago, and I've noticed pretty consistently when I try to reload the current page, I have to hit the reload button numerous times for the page to reload. Eventually the page does reload, but in the past with my old computer this was never a problem, just hit the reload button and the page very quickly was reloaded. Any reason as to why this is happening now with firefox 15, the version I'm now using with my new computer? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 9 years ago

Answered by ideato 9 years ago

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Why does Firefox not have the option to NOT save passwords? Very insecure as is it now is.

It is very insecure to NOT have the option for Firefox NOT to save passwords. I am very secure conscious and do not want any of my passwords saved. Please consider prov… (read more)

It is very insecure to NOT have the option for Firefox NOT to save passwords. I am very secure conscious and do not want any of my passwords saved. Please consider providing this option future updates of Firefox? Thank you.

Asked by Boudica 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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why is the page not the size of the screen?

when I open Firefox whether in full screen or not the page only uses the center of the screen.I>E> always has a 5 inch border on both sides. The menu bars go accros… (read more)

when I open Firefox whether in full screen or not the page only uses the center of the screen.I>E> always has a 5 inch border on both sides. The menu bars go accross the whole screen. Even using zoom doesn't cure this. very irritating if this cannot be fixed I will have no use for Firefox.

Asked by lryan 9 years ago

Last reply by lryan 9 years ago

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onkeyup is not working in firefox,but working in IE and Chrome.The application path is http://tanayz.tk/Misc/n2n.htm

If you see the webpage http://tanayz.tk/Misc/n2n.htm you will find that 2nd textbox provides output with every keystroke on 1st textbox,however though it works perfectly … (read more)

If you see the webpage http://tanayz.tk/Misc/n2n.htm you will find that 2nd textbox provides output with every keystroke on 1st textbox,however though it works perfectly in IE,Chrome it doesn't return anything if run on firefox.So I believe onkeyup function is not working here.

Version is 15.0.1

Asked by tanay006 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Problem in opening new tab

Problem in opening Mozila firefox tab. when we open mozila firefox blank page open and when we open next tab, the new tab open with "search.babylon.com/?affID=112060&… (read more)

Problem in opening Mozila firefox tab. when we open mozila firefox blank page open and when we open next tab, the new tab open with "search.babylon.com/?affID=112060&tt=321… i have tried lot to stop this automatically open search of babylon but not done. and the same problem occurs in IE 8 also but there is option in internet option tab when a new tab is open, open a blank tab. this ie8 problem solved, so please suggest what to do, thanks in advance waiting for your reply

Asked by namihir 9 years ago

Last reply by mhensel@socal.rr.com 8 years ago