Weird google chat connection issue

I am having an odd problem. For years now, I have always used Gmail and its integrated chat function on a daily basis through Firefox. I upgraded to their new chat a whil… (read more)

I am having an odd problem. For years now, I have always used Gmail and its integrated chat function on a daily basis through Firefox. I upgraded to their new chat a while ago with no problems until yesterday.

Starting yesterday, Gmail started getting a bit choppy with me in Firefox on my home connection. Google chat, if it loads at all, will very quickly tell me that it is unable to connect to individual conversations. Indeed, the windows for those conversations will not even load. This is the same regardless of whether I try to load chat through the main Gmail window or if I try to load chat directly at chat.google.com. The site works fine when I test it through Chrome. I have tried clearing cookies and refreshing the site data. It does not seem to matter if I am in incognito mode, so I don't think this is an extension problem. I've added exceptions for my antivirus, so I don't think it's that either.

The REALLY odd thing, however, is that the problem apparently seems to appear only when I am using Firefox and I have my computer connected to my router over ethernet. Firefox loads chat fine when my computer is just on wi-fi (and, again, seems to be fine regardless of whether I'm on ethernet or wi-fi when it comes to Chrome).

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. Other websites seem to be loading in Firefox as normal, regardless of whether I'm on ethernet or wi-fi. Perhaps the only other notable connection problem is that I have had problems with buffering on Spotify that has cropped up at roughly the same time (this one happens on both Chrome and Firefox).

It may well be that my ethernet cable got damaged somehow overnight, but given the fact that other websites have been fine and that I load Gchat fine when using Chrome, I figured I'd ask here to see if there is something I can check on the software side of things because given the setup up in my apartment, restringing a new ethernet cable would be a bit of a hassle. I'm happy to provide any additional information or logs that I can, but I only consider myself an educated layperson when it comes to computers, so I'm not sure what to attach that could be helpful.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by WebSpaceships 5 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 2 hours ago

Drop down list of email addresses

This question has to do with logging into web sites with an email and a password. Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit). Windows 10. On many sites, when I click in the email field, a … (read more)

This question has to do with logging into web sites with an email and a password. Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit). Windows 10.

On many sites, when I click in the email field, a drop down list of email addresses appears from which I can make a selection using the mouse or up/down arrow keys. Some web sites have as few as two email addresses in the drop down list, others have many more. I recall that one site has about fifteen email addresses in the drop down list.

How can I remove a non-applicable email address from the drop down list?

How can I clear the drop down list of all email addresses?

Thanks.

Asked by stevejq 5 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 hour ago

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Asked by amketch 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

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Asked by Garry 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

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Asked by Ray Kirby Schilling Jr 8 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 8 hours ago

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Asked by artlawrence 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

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Asked by reladric 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 hours ago

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Asked by ColinH 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 hours ago

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Asked by mrudupatel17 13 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 13 hours ago

wrong version of Firefox reported via www.whatismybrowser.com

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Asked by address201 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

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Asked by YDUBINSKY 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Mozilla VPN doesnt work on Kubuntu or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Asked by montana.angelborisov 17 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 16 hours ago

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For years, I've used the Firefox browser to do my online banking at Wells Fargo. I frequently transfer funds. For the first time, this month when I tried to transfer paym… (read more)

For years, I've used the Firefox browser to do my online banking at Wells Fargo. I frequently transfer funds. For the first time, this month when I tried to transfer payment to my new Wells Fargo credit card, none of the menu items on the Transfer Page would open. I had to call the bank to do the transaction. Today I attempted to do another transfer of funds, using firefox and when I landed on the page, again the page was dead~ as in none of the items would open or appear that allow the transfer of funds. I called the bank to report the problem, and was asked to attempt to log in to my account from Chrome. I did this, and there was NO PROBLEM. ALL pages opened as they normally should, and I made my transfer of funds.

I use Firefox because I HATE GOOGLE. So to be directed there because firefox now has a BUG that prevents the smooth BANKING transactions I need, means that YOUR BROWSER IS NO GOOD TO ME. I see that you've had problems like this reported for a while. PLEASE FIX THIS. I don't want to HAVE to use google/CHROME for anything.

Asked by WtrLily 17 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 17 hours ago

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I KEEP GETTING MALWARE, TROJANS, VIRUSES IN THE .CACHE FOLDER OF FIREFOX FOR LINUX

IS THERE SOFTWARE OR ADD ON THAT WILL STOP THIS OR AN ANTIVIRUS ?

I USE LINUX MINT 20.3 CINNAMON 64 BIT

NO MATER WHAT WEBSITE I USE I GET THEM, AND COMODO FOR LINUX WILL NOT INSTALL CORECTLY.

Asked by maurice639 18 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 18 hours ago

I am trying to access the GIS site on our county's home page; all functions work but the GIS

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/ I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I h… (read more)

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/

I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I have successfully used my current setup in the past with no problems. I have a desktop computer with Windows 10 and Firefox [both updated]. I have a subscription to PC Matic monitoring my set up and all software is certified as up to date; same with BelArc monitoring after each Windows update. My ISP is a local high speed cable company and I have had no problems with them

I contacted someone in my county with the same set up as I and he is having no problem with accessing the GIS.

Although I am not a techie I am an experienced online searcher [genealogy] and access all varieties of sites and haven't a problem with access on any. Any help is greatly appreciated; I need to access the GIS to provide some info to our POA.

The county person in charge of the GIS said I should change my browser; I have used Firefox exclusively forever; I hate to download software only to discover that the problem still is there.

Asked by ArnnKnight 19 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 17 hours ago