Firefox hangs randomly

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok. Fir… (read more)

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok.

Firefox hangs, no rhyme or reason, random pages, every hour or so.

Am I the only one having issue?

Asked by infodog 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 17 hours ago

Unable to use "+ tag" to search through saved tags in address bar anymore

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://sup… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro

I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox

with that said, the problem is only with "+ tagname" not working, as I am able to filter through bookmarks using "* bookmark" and history and tabs. However, for tag search with "+", firefox doesn't work.

Kindly help,

Here is some additional information I collected based on other similar issues that might help.

Not, sure if the search byTag function is removed from Firefox or not ??

Asked by avimehenwal 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop.

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be work… (read more)

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be working fine when I open hotspot, so I thought Firefox has something to do about it?

For more context, I don't have wifi connection in my new apartment, but I do have ethernet cable connection. That's why when I do need wifi for my phone I just open the mobile hotspot in my laptop. When I do, Firefox suddenly crashes/not responding and I have to close it. Same thing happens with discord, but I only lose connection, it doesn't crash. Sure I can use chrome, but all my bookmarks are all in firefox.

This only happened recently, June 2022. I didn't have any problem the month before, I was able to use hotspot while using Firefox at the same time.

Anyone have any idea whats the problem and/or how to fix? Thanks.

Asked by blob 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Save login data

when i quit firefox i have to login again. I would like to only have to register once and when I open the Firefox browser I am already registered with my account. … (read more)

when i quit firefox i have to login again.


I would like to only have to register once and when I open the Firefox browser I am already registered with my account.

Asked by musikvor-liefe 2 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

New VPN service

I got an email awhile back stating Firefox was going to offer a VPN service, with a 30 free trial offer. MY question is does the Firefox VPN offer a split tunneling optio… (read more)

I got an email awhile back stating Firefox was going to offer a VPN service, with a 30 free trial offer. MY question is does the Firefox VPN offer a split tunneling option like other VPN services offer? From what I understand, split tunneling is a feature where the VPN service will be active, or connected in one browser but then it would be disabled or disconnected in another browser. Can you please explain if I got that correct? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 3 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 27 minutes ago

Please put the cursor on the line where we will write our article name.

God, your programmers or other workers make these instructions so darn complex! I was a programmer and I now hate trying to find how to make a recommendation to you. Some… (read more)

God, your programmers or other workers make these instructions so darn complex! I was a programmer and I now hate trying to find how to make a recommendation to you. Somebody went a bit berserk writing these supposed help pages.

You need that programmer to put a cursor at the beginning of the line where we type our description of the article to be saved. And that programmer has a lot of energy, so please allow us to search for the word that WE write as the description. For $4.99 a month, I expect both of these small software changes. We save so many articles and really need to be able to search for whatever code we write as the description of the saved article.

God only knows if this is going to the correct department. This website is a maze of information.

Asked by justglass 3 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 3 hours ago

Firefox 102 Renaming .exe files

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin. Why is that… (read more)

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin.

Why is that happening now? I know the "potential risk" or downloading an .exe file but shouldn't it ask or at least warn you instead of just deciding to rename it

I didn't see a setting to disable this "feature". Is there one?

Thanks

Asked by AZBigDog 4 hours ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 hours ago

Feature Request, Cookies API - Help finding cookie source

Hello, I am the developer of the "FlagCookies" - add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/flag-cookies/ I would like to make a request to include "window id" a… (read more)

Hello,

I am the developer of the "FlagCookies" - add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/flag-cookies/

I would like to make a request to include "window id" and "tab id" in the cookie "onCookieChanged" -Event triggered dynamically.

At the present state it is not possible to identify where a cookie is originating from, only the "cookies.cookie" values, but no values for "Window" and "Tab Id" which would dramatically help to assign a cookie to a particular domain even if the "cookie.originURL" or "cookie.url" is different from the surfed on website.

As an example, you can visit "https://freenet.de" which loads different ad trackers - which cookies are displayed as "Cross Origin" in Flag Cookies. A screenshot is attached.

In case you need clarification or more information, please let me know.

Asked by uniqs_ 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

Password Problems

Firefox asked me if I wanted to clean up my firefox and I said yes and I lost all my user names and passwords. Furthermore, now, of several that I do remember, when I ent… (read more)

Firefox asked me if I wanted to clean up my firefox and I said yes and I lost all my user names and passwords. Furthermore, now, of several that I do remember, when I enter those websites and type in the user name and password it prompts me to ask if I want to save them, I say yes, but it does not save them. Is there any way to get these back? Why aren't the passwords I enter going forward saving? I'm furious about this as I have no other record of these. I do not have any kind of password software either. I've used Firefox for 10+ years but ready to jump to a different browser. This is maddening

Asked by pat82 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

Deleting account - can't access email

Hi, how to delete my firefox account? I have a work related account, but I don't work at the same place anymore. I also don't have access to the firefox account related e… (read more)

Hi, how to delete my firefox account? I have a work related account, but I don't work at the same place anymore. I also don't have access to the firefox account related email. It asks me for a verification code (sent to my email that does not exist) when I try to delete this account from the settings. What can I do? Seems like mission impossible. If staff sees this message - please delete this account.

regards, T

Asked by taaaneli 7 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 hours ago

Sync fails with search engines

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycro… (read more)

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycroftproject.com/ for no apparent reason. We are talking about OpenSearch standard and Sherlock.

As of now, the search results on https://support.mozilla.org are either archived or unanswered. Please work on the ranking of search results so users can see

  • when a thread has been started / last updated
  • which answer is actually solving the problem or at least linking to the correct statement of the developers concerning the topic.

Asked by Melchior blausand 7 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 26 minutes ago

my computer keeps freezing when using firefox

my desktop computer keeps freezing. after shuting firefox and reopening it, it comes up with 'an old version of firefox is running in the background. firefox needs to clo… (read more)

my desktop computer keeps freezing. after shuting firefox and reopening it, it comes up with 'an old version of firefox is running in the background. firefox needs to close this to continue'. How do I delete an old version please I am running windows 7, 64 bit pro

Asked by arwoodward 10 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 hours ago

Intranet web site self signed certificate does not permanent stored to exceptions

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them ba… (read more)

I have some websites in the internal network with self signed certificate which I have registered in the exceptions. But every time I visit them he asks me to put them back in the exceptions. Is there a way to fix this problem?

Asked by administrator25 12 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 hours ago

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as. But the image goes down in my file. png. To the personal computer. In a standard photo galle… (read more)

If I downloaded a picture. from Save a link as. And no. Save image as.

But the image goes down in my file.  png.  To the personal computer.  In a standard photo gallery. 
This means that the image was saved on my computer without a link from the Internet.  And she will be with me permanently.
Or she's still on the link from online.  And when as it is link be deleted from the Internet. this images will be deleted by my gallery.  Just opened for see in photo gallery pc.


 an important question.  Because I kept a lot of pictures like that.

Asked by dpool55555 12 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 hours ago

Firefox continually updating

Within the last couple of days, everytime I use Firefox it asks to update itself. I have to allow it but there must be a minor glitch. I am using 101.0.1 on 64 bit Window… (read more)

Within the last couple of days, everytime I use Firefox it asks to update itself. I have to allow it but there must be a minor glitch. I am using 101.0.1 on 64 bit Windows 10. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by Pete8 13 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 10 hours ago

Firefox Update Issue when opening Kaspersky Safe Money session

I have discovered a problem with Firefox updates when opening a Kaspersky Safe Money browser session. In Firefox, Tools - Settings, Firefox Updates, it shows Firefox is b… (read more)

I have discovered a problem with Firefox updates when opening a Kaspersky Safe Money browser session.

In Firefox, Tools - Settings, Firefox Updates, it shows Firefox is being updated by another instance and the option to Check for Updates has been greyed out (screenshot attached).

When you use the Help, About Firefox option it also says that Firefox is being updated by another instance (see screenshot attached).

When you check the same Settings in the Safe Money 2nd session, it shows exactly the same information and you cannot update Firefox in any session.

In previous versions of Firefox, when you opened a 2nd session it said that Firefox was being updated by another instance and the option to Check for Updates was greyed out but you could still update Firefox in the main session.

This is not a problem when using Chrome or Edge so it must be related to Firefox so can anyone suggest anything to fix this or does it need Tech Support to look into it for fixing?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 18 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 hours ago