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New Bookmarks In Firefox Have Folder already Allocated.

When I go to create a new bookmark in firefox I find that the file name is already allocated, and that file name is appearing on all old bookmarks as well. Instead of say… (read more)

When I go to create a new bookmark in firefox I find that the file name is already allocated, and that file name is appearing on all old bookmarks as well. Instead of saying Other Bookmarks it says Location. This is only happening since I moved to Version 95.0 I have had to stop trying to create new bookmarks, and would appreciate any help I can get.

Asked by OneTrueFriend 1 month ago

Last reply by OneTrueFriend 1 day ago

Ant Video Downloader eating up all available system memory

This started two days ago. I did not recognize what was happening, but the computer slowed to a point of complete unresponsiveness. I had to hold the power button in for … (read more)

This started two days ago. I did not recognize what was happening, but the computer slowed to a point of complete unresponsiveness. I had to hold the power button in for a hard shutdown. Next day, I was watching a YouTube video, the video stopped playing, and the computer slowed to a snail's pace. Task Manager revealed something was using up ALL system memory. A look at running processes showed that the culprit was Firefox.

Firefox would start normally, then gobble up all system memory over a few minutes, rendering the computer almost inoperable.

Tried garbage collection, CC, and minimize memory usage under about:memory. This would temporarily reduce overhead, but then it would climb back up next time I started Firefox.

The Ant Video Downloader underwent a redesign days ago; this memory issue started exactly two days ago, on Friday evening, the 7th of January, 2022.

I disabled the add-on. At this moment, Firefox memory use is 642,716 KB of an available 12 GB. There seems to be one main process using the largest share of memory (200-300,000 KB) with 12 other firefox.exe processes running concurrently, all using smaller amounts of system memory. Firefox memory use no longer climbs until all system memory is consumed.

Is there any way to rein in memory use by Firefox add-ons short of disabling them? Are other users reporting this issue? How are add-ons vetted prior to use with the browser? There are few of these video downloaders available. Most are merely copies of a single piece of non-functioning software—but listed under different names, supported by what are clearly fake reviews. Is anyone verifying the integrity of these add-ons in addition to their developers?

In this case, the developer is based in Hong Kong.

Thank you to the community for any assistance offered in this case.

Asked by iamwileecoyote 1 week ago

Last reply by iamwileecoyote 6 days ago

Latest Update Crashes

This post is on my Mac Catalina. This morning Firefox updated on my Windows 7 before I closed out. Now that it is evening Firefox does not open on that computer. What … (read more)

This post is on my Mac Catalina. This morning Firefox updated on my Windows 7 before I closed out. Now that it is evening Firefox does not open on that computer. What should I do to fix it since it does not open; it crashes immediately.

Asked by tightpurchaser 1 week ago

Last reply by tightpurchaser 5 days ago

YouTube randomly stops loading

About a month ago, I started having a problem where all pages on YouTube randomly stop loading. It does this with no rhyme or reason and usually for around a minute at a … (read more)

About a month ago, I started having a problem where all pages on YouTube randomly stop loading. It does this with no rhyme or reason and usually for around a minute at a time. It just hangs until it abruptly starts working again. Occasionally (like if I try to log out while this is happening), it will give me an error saying I'm "offline", even though I am most definitely not offline. During this time, all other websites (Google, Wikipedia, Hulu, etc) work fine, so I know it's not my Internet. Other than that, it doesn't give me any errors.

I am using a MSI laptop on Windows 10. Oddly enough, YouTube loads properly in incognito mode and in Windows Edge, but clearing my cache and cookies, disabling my extensions, and updating Firefox to the latest version didn't solve the problem. I even enabled each of my extensions separately in incognito mode while YouTube wasn't loading in a normal window, and each time YouTube loaded properly in the private window while simultaneously not loading in the normal one, so I know none of my extensions are causing the problem. Restarting my computer also didn't do anything. This problem persists when logged in or out of YouTube, no matter the account.

I reported this issue to YouTube back on December 29, but it hasn't been fixed. I also made a post on the YouTube Community a few days ago, but I didn't get any helpful answers. Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by David_H23 1 week ago

Last reply by David_H23 4 days ago

login to treasury dept.

Can't login in to my treasury account, always worked before???? "Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.treasurydirect.gov. PR_CONNECT_RESE… (read more)

Can't login in to my treasury account, always worked before????

"Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.treasurydirect.gov. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   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.

Learn more…"

Thanks

Asked by jhollenbeck5 1 week ago

Last reply by jhollenbeck5 5 days ago

How to know the creation date or modification of a one-time keys (Two-step verification)

I would like to be able to know the creation date or last modification of my single-use verification codes in two steps in the Settings tab -> Security at https://acco… (read more)

I would like to be able to know the creation date or last modification of my single-use verification codes in two steps in the Settings tab -> Security at https://accounts.firefox.com/. If it is not possible to know it, I would like it to be implemented, adding the date "created dd/mm/yyyy and hh:mm" in the same way that appears under Settings -> Profile -> Password.

To know if the ones I have are the last created and I have not created others later, to be sure that I will not lose access to my account.

Asked by nafcaline 5 days ago

When typing characters are missed/skipped

When typing, for example an email in office 365 webmail, approx 1 in 10 characters is missed. This happens in every session and after reboots. It doesn't seem to matter i… (read more)

When typing, for example an email in office 365 webmail, approx 1 in 10 characters is missed. This happens in every session and after reboots. It doesn't seem to matter if i am typing slowly or quickly, and it happens in an incognito browser window too. I am certain that key-presses are being sent, they are just not reflected reliably in the browser. There are more than enough resources available for firefox.

Asked by juanathan 2 weeks ago

Last reply by juanathan 5 hours ago

opening in new tab messing up again.

When opening a link in browser it loads huge screen and doesn't look right. I have to reload in personal tab for it to load properly. This happened sometime ago and now… (read more)

When opening a link in browser it loads huge screen and doesn't look right. I have to reload in personal tab for it to load properly. This happened sometime ago and now it's happening again. Everything is up to date!

Asked by tfinniii 6 days ago

Mozilla conflicts with Google, Microsoft Windows

Most of the others topics apply here.You override preferences and other serivices to install updates I don't want or need and more -- Firefox now wants ALL of your person… (read more)

Most of the others topics apply here.You override preferences and other serivices to install updates I don't want or need and more -- Firefox now wants ALL of your personal information, which iif you don't comply, creates conflicts with every other program. I just bought this lapper a year ago and already had to reinstall WIn 10 twice. I am one inch away from going with Google Chrome, which is just as bad but at least doesn't conflict with Windows, which is equally as invasive and worthless. I'm not a brain surgeon able to digest your "tools" in developer-ese. Help!

Asked by Will Wright 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Will Wright 15 hours ago

app does not run in firefox

the app "https://www.blackjackapprenticeship.com/basic-strategy-training-drill/" does NOT run in windows Firefox 95.xx, but runs in every other browser I've tried in wind… (read more)

the app "https://www.blackjackapprenticeship.com/basic-strategy-training-drill/" does NOT run in windows Firefox 95.xx, but runs in every other browser I've tried in windows 10 - why? It used to run in prior versions (I sent this question a couple of years ago but never got a response) [email]@msn.com

Asked by thomassly 1 week ago

Verification emails will not send to address with non-standard TLD

I tried multiple times to sign up using my email address that uses the domain @sleepy.fish. I was slightly tipped off when firefox attempted to ask if I had made a mistak… (read more)

I tried multiple times to sign up using my email address that uses the domain @sleepy.fish. I was slightly tipped off when firefox attempted to ask if I had made a mistake entering my email... i tried multiple ways to get the verification emails send both via web client and ios app and it simply would not send. To sanity check I created a new account using an old @gmail.com address and immediately got the verification email.

I'm kinda migrating off of mega corp google products though, hence the signing up for firefox sync haha. Would be great if I could figure out how to ensure delivery of the verification email so I can complete account setup with my custom domain email

Asked by jrileyharrington 6 days ago

Firefox in Mac desktops

Firefox will NOT stay in the assigned desktop, Macbook Pro 11.6.1 I am ready to quit using Firefox if it will not stay in its assigned desktop. Thank you, John … (read more)

Firefox will NOT stay in the assigned desktop, Macbook Pro 11.6.1

I am ready to quit using Firefox if it will not stay in its assigned desktop.

Thank you, John

Asked by peregian91 6 days ago

Links in Yahoo messages won't open in new tab

Links in messages sent to my inbox won't open. Not in a new tab. Not with a copy and paste. Probably a security setting of some sort, but can't figure it out. Help appre… (read more)

Links in messages sent to my inbox won't open. Not in a new tab. Not with a copy and paste. Probably a security setting of some sort, but can't figure it out. Help appreciated.

Thanks!

Asked by aandm12 6 days ago

How to update Google maps on MacOS -NOT iphone

I am using the new MacBook Pro running Monterey 12.1. (This should not have anything to do with my question however as my husband is using an identical computer and doesn… (read more)

I am using the new MacBook Pro running Monterey 12.1. (This should not have anything to do with my question however as my husband is using an identical computer and doesn't have the problem.) I am also using the latest Firefox version. Problem: When we do identical searches for an address in Google maps, he gets a much newer satellite view than I do for the property. He, for instance, gets a house where I get bulldozed land for the same address. This occurs for me on both Firefox and Safari so I have decided it's not the browser's problem so much as the cache that is stored for Google. Nowhere can I find how to update Google Maps on a browser in a mac operating system. I am signed into my acct. both for browsers and Google. I don't have the problem on my iPhone.

Any help would be appreciated. It's hard to look at a house, when Google says it isn't there yet.

Asked by Mern 5 days ago

Mobile Bookmarks folder not stored using 'Export bookmarks to HTML' (but JSON ok)

Firefox version: 95.0.1 x64 on Linux Mint 19.1, running in safe-mode As title says, the 'Mobile Bookmarks' folder synced from a Firefox Android aren't saved when exportin… (read more)

Firefox version: 95.0.1 x64 on Linux Mint 19.1, running in safe-mode

As title says, the 'Mobile Bookmarks' folder synced from a Firefox Android aren't saved when exporting the bookmarks to an HTML file. They ARE saved during 'Backup to a JSON' but HTML with 20,000 bookmarks is much easier to edit than a JSON (unless anyone has a handy and quick JSON editor recommendation?).

So bug, or notbug?

Asked by martin_mozillasupport 2 days ago

Lost Precious Sessions/Tabs even when 'Open Previous Windows and tabs' is Enabled, Must be using Google Chrome :(

I always have automatic updates enabled, using latest Firefox version. I have enabled the options 'Open Previous Windows and tabs' or in earlier versions it was 'restore … (read more)

I always have automatic updates enabled, using latest Firefox version. I have enabled the options 'Open Previous Windows and tabs' or in earlier versions it was 'restore previous sessions' on my system windows 10 pro from past 2 years.

I have lost about 15+ precious tabs in firefox (1 week of my research work). Even in history it is not showing those tabs.

I was doing my research work / thesis, gone through about 500+ webpages / articles and selected the best, and aligned the tabs in sequence. Today i have opened the 'Private Window' doing some surfing, After few minutes I closed my 'Firefox window of research' as that was using 'too much' amount of ram. After 15 minutes i have closed the 'Private Window' also.

When i opened firefox again all my tabs of Research Windows (1 week of my work) are gone, not even in history.

I must be using Google Chrome for that because chrome does not have any issues with 'Restoring Sessions' with 'Incognito Window'.

Asked by mayank.programmer 3 days ago