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recovering lost session

Hi, I lost all my windows and tabs on the latest firefox upgrade and I am trying to restore the session. I've done this many times in the pat and I know it is as simple a… (read more)

Hi,

I lost all my windows and tabs on the latest firefox upgrade and I am trying to restore the session.

I've done this many times in the pat and I know it is as simple as renaming the old session file and moving it, but I never seem to remember exactly what I need to rename and move! I wish there was a simple tool that did this, as I always seem to waste a lot of time trying to remember and figure it out.

Anyway, I found the previous session in the backup session folder . I renamed it: "sessionstore.jsonlz4" and moved it to the main folder - but this didn't work. Actually, whatever happened it erased the file! Fortunately I still have another version of the file backed up.

What do I need to name this file and where do I need to put it so that Firefox will recognize it as a previous session and allow me to load it?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by velive 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Firefox full crash

Basically since about 15-30 days ago my firefox has been constantly crashing when I open new tab or even simply a link to a website... the more 'power consuming' process … (read more)

Basically since about 15-30 days ago my firefox has been constantly crashing when I open new tab or even simply a link to a website... the more 'power consuming' process is the more likely it will crash. Simply browsing stuff has nearly 0 likelihood of crashing. The frequency varies - something like youtube or steam game browsing will crash with extremely high frequency and will work fine after reopened. Some text based websites will barely ever crash the firefox.

What happens is either instant crash(most frequently) or infinite 'not responding' with the solution being task manager end process.

Either way it happens - reopening browser reopens all tabs that were open.

What I tried: 1) Cleared cache 2) Disabled all extensions. 3) Tried checking about:crashes - 0 reports there in last 30 days... meaning whenever I crash no actual crash report comes in.

I am using chrome at the same time and it has 0 crashing issues under similar circumstances.

Asked by praetorians20002 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (read more)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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HTML5 Games freezes on Firefox 79.0b1 Dev.Edition

Hello, i've just updated my firefox developer edition from 78.0b9 to 79.0b1 (64-Bit) Now a HTML5 Game in the first tab freezes when i'm opening a website (google or mozil… (read more)

Hello, i've just updated my firefox developer edition from 78.0b9 to 79.0b1 (64-Bit) Now a HTML5 Game in the first tab freezes when i'm opening a website (google or mozilla or any other) in a second tab. Occures with the HTML5 Versions of Shakes&Fidget and Forge of Empires, which i play. No problem with latest version of the normal Firefox (77.0.1 64-Bit) and the previous dev edition 78.0b9 64-Bit. My OS is Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 Build 19041.329

Thanks in advance, Nicole

Asked by n_sander 7 months ago

Answered by n_sander 6 months ago

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Unable to Clear Cookies and Site Data and unable to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies a… (read more)

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. Incidentally this problem began occurring when Firefox offered me the opportunity to use DNS Over HTTPS. I Like using DNS over HTTPS although it may very well be that hackers and info miners (Phishing) do Not like this new firefox setting and have adjusted their cookies into Permanent SOLs. Google hires hackers for many things. How can you help me you ask? Please repair the problem.

Asked by f3iu6pifo 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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scroll in firefox is very slow or choppy .

change firefox settings to Try setting these prefs in about:config general.smoothScroll.currentVelocityWeighting: 0 general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting; 0.82 m… (read more)

change firefox settings to Try setting these prefs in about:config

general.smoothScroll.currentVelocityWeighting: 0

general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting; 0.82

mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount: 60


general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pages.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pages.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pixels.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pixels.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting = 1

Asked by adhmomran 6 months ago

Last reply by adhmomran 4 months ago

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Looking for a way / extension to play facebook videos by default in 360p.

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in http… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos doesn't really work -only in a few videos. If anyone knows of an extension that handles this on latest Firefox Beta let me know. Thank you.

Asked by csts 6 months ago

Answered by csts 6 months ago

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[BUG] Reader view misses entire sections on bootcamp site https://www.theodinproject.com/

Eg. https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/web-development-101/lessons/how-this-course-will-work With reader view, entire introduction is missing. … (read more)

Asked by fahd777 6 months ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 6 months ago

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Within current web page , loads another page is disabled

Hi All With Nightly Build 79.0a1 , if you are on a website that you are purchasing a product, and part of the checkout process uses verified by Visa, the browser blocks t… (read more)

Hi All With Nightly Build 79.0a1 , if you are on a website that you are purchasing a product, and part of the checkout process uses verified by Visa, the browser blocks this from happening.

Kind regards Rod

Asked by rod21 6 months ago

Last reply by rod21 6 months ago

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JIT/GC/Cycle Collection hanging periodically

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video… (read more)

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video playing and another with like reddit or something else, and when browsing reddit, I get major hanging when interacting for around 7 seconds.

I recorded a couple performance profiles to see what's causing it, and it seems to consistently be a very long JIT or GC call, also labelled as "Cycle Collection" in the waterfall view.

I saved the profiles and I can upload them, but I'm not sure if they come with any private info so I'm reticent to add it to this thread.

I've watched the Task Manager (the Firefox one and the Windows one) while this is happening and memory usage in the Windows task manager seems to rise quickly over a few seconds then suddenly drop back down. I'm not sure if that's relevant. In the Firefox Task Manager I didn't see anything particularly salient other than energy usage spiking up just after the hanging is over.

This doesn't only seem to happen on Windows because it also happens on my Linux laptop occasionally as well, in a very similar manner. I didn't collect any evidence on Linux yet.

This has been happening for quite a while now, on multiple versions of Firefox in a row. I'm using 79.0b3 Developer Edition right now on my Windows machine.

Closing and reopening Firefox usually causes things to clear themselves out and I don't get such long hanging for a while.

I would expect JIT and GC to happen in much smaller chunks to avoid hanging, it's strange that it takes that long for one call.

Asked by Francis 6 months ago

Last reply by Francis 6 months ago

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Unable to use Shopify Checkout with Firefox

When I try to checkout on a site using Shopify, the credit card fields are unusable. The form fields turn into animations, almost like an animated GIF and will not stop. … (read more)

When I try to checkout on a site using Shopify, the credit card fields are unusable. The form fields turn into animations, almost like an animated GIF and will not stop. It is difficult to describe what is going on. Here's what it looks like:https://i.imgur.com/mTJfDeD.mp4. I don't know how else to illustrate the issue. This has been going on for the past several versions of Firefox. I'm currently using 79.0b3 (64-bit) on a Mac.

Asked by Miles Teg 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Significantly higher FIrefox usage

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated) I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recent… (read more)

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated)

I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recently. With ~10/15 tabs open, my PC would never be troubled. The RAM usage wouldn't be at 90% but in the past few days (possibly because of a beta update?) I get 50% RAM usage (8GB) with 15 tabs. Yesterday concurrently loaded ~6 YouTube tabs caused a 90% usage from the app and I had to close it.

The RAM usage might seem normal but Firefox actually never uses that much RAM - or didn't earlier at least.

I used MalwareBytes a few days ago to do a malware scan and it found my PC clean. If I did have malware (I had a bit of scare earlier), how would I detect it?

Asked by Lance 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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How to disable "Close Multiple Tabs" group on right-click tab

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, any… (read more)

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, anyway here is the new UI and UX

Asked by yunus.efendin97 6 months ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 6 months ago