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Videos buffering and/or not playing

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip a… (read more)

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip around the video (either by clicking around in the loaded section of the progress bar or using +/- seconds buttons), the video begins buffering again before the video resumes. This makes it extremely difficult and frustrating to watch anything that requires me to pause, rewind, or fast forward. I've noticed this issue affect multiple video viewing sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Netflix. My roommate also uses Firefox, but doesn't have this issue, so I know it's not a problem with my internet. I thought it might be a problem with my computer, but I tried to replicate the issue in Chrome and everything worked fine there. The issue has persisted almost a week. I have:

  • Rebooted my computer several times
  • Deleted my history/cache
  • Disabled my extensions
  • Turned off Java scripts in firefox (this disabled my ability to load sites like YouTube completely, so I turned it back on)
  • Updated my computer
  • Updated my graphics drivers
  • Refreshed firefox
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox (and rebooted my computer)
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox AND deleted all the data it stored on my computer (and rebooted my computer)

I am currently using version 123.0.1 of Firefox. My OS is Windows 10 22H2.

Asked by AccidentalRogue 3 months ago

Answered by AccidentalRogue 3 months ago

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Cloudflare Verify you are human looping

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite … (read more)

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite loop. On the Cloudflare community site they say it could be because of things like adblock but even without any adblock or anything of the sort on it does the same thing. Sadly Cloudflare community doesn't support being used on Firefox. So maybe they don't support being used on Firefox in general? I have contacted the actual websites support but they don't seem to even read submitted inquiries because I never hear anything back from them except the automated message they received it. It is now preventing me from using certain things in general which as before it wasn't that big of a deal but recently they changed the site layout and still allowed you to use the old layout but the verification blocks you from using the old layout. The first one is one from a couple of weeks ago when it only effected me trying to open things in a separate tab and the second one is the newer one which prevents me from accessing the old layout. I'm not sure what to do about it since nothing I specifically could do to solve it has helped. I have opted into sharing data under troubleshooting IDK how well that'll help.

Asked by Lilynette 2 months ago

Answered by Lilynette 2 months ago

Stopping **ALL** Website Pop Up Notifications

Hello, I'm looking to stopping **ALL** website Pop Up Notifications--NOT just selected ones. I've already gone to Privacy & Security-->Notificatications. This is … (read more)

Hello, I'm looking to stopping **ALL** website Pop Up Notifications--NOT just selected ones. I've already gone to Privacy & Security-->Notificatications. This is feature is totally pointless. This feature assumes you repeadily go to the same singular site that causes pop ups --not random site you visit. I did check off the button at the bottom "Block new requests asking to allow notifications." My issue is NOT, NOT seeking to block "permissions" (I have never seen or been asked by Firefox to 'allow permission for website notifications')--I'm seeking to stop ALL website pop ups notifications that intrusively just appear at the lower right corner. I don't understand why there isn't a single button to stop these intrusive and annoying pop up pushes??? It's a no brainer. I hope you can help with a solution. Thank you in advanced.

Asked by StevenB 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Primary Password for password storage did not stop hack

Hi I recently was hacked unfortunately due to a stupid screw up involving a person who had hacked a friend's account and had me download some malware disguised as a "game… (read more)

Hi I recently was hacked unfortunately due to a stupid screw up involving a person who had hacked a friend's account and had me download some malware disguised as a "game he worked on" and managed to get all my passwords stored in Firefox (spent 9 hours straight changing all 200 of them and wiping the laptop). I believe I am misinterpreting some things on how secure the storage of passwords are for Firefox as I thought using the "Primary Password" function would encrypt everything properly. The hacker proved he had them unencrypted sending some examples to me to flaunt.

Was he able to attain access to the passwords due to me already having firefox open when I was compromised (even if the primary password is asked before entering each password?) Or is there some issue with firefox not storing them properly? Or is there some other less know issue with windows or edge or something "stealing" the passwords and storing them in an unencrypted file without me knowing?

This whole thing makes me feel less trustful of firefox to say the least and while the hack itself was my fault I just want to know if there was something else I could have done other than using keepass or some other password manager to exclusively store passwords (which is what I am going to do now and probably should have been doing)

TLDR - Primary password did not stop hacker from seeing passwords - Any clarification on whether this was my fault in trusting it for such things or if there is an actual issue with firefox's approach

Thanks for any help or clarification.

Asked by colza 3 months ago

Last reply by colza 3 months ago

Hero Wars facebook game not loading in firefox browser

Hero Wars facebook game not loading in firefox browser and was working before and now not loading the games and games loading in all other browser like chrome and like… (read more)

Hero Wars facebook game not loading in firefox browser and was working before and now not loading the games and games loading in all other browser like chrome and like using firefox browser

Asked by mohammed 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Copy and Paste from Marriott.com and Hilton.com no longer working

I can't copy and paste from Marriott.com (the property names as per attached screenshot from Edge) and from Hilton.com (see attached screen from Edge text can be selected… (read more)

I can't copy and paste from Marriott.com (the property names as per attached screenshot from Edge) and from Hilton.com (see attached screen from Edge text can be selected) but still can copy and paste using Edge, Brave, Chrome, Vivaldi...

I have tried disabling add-ons, still cant copy and paste.

Asked by N.Aumond 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

freac.org and GitHub does not open... only via Google

As stated above: freac.org and GitHub does not open via Firefox (set as default browser)... (timeouts) Access is possible via Google, after signing in to old Google accou… (read more)

As stated above: freac.org and GitHub does not open via Firefox (set as default browser)... (timeouts) Access is possible via Google, after signing in to old Google account. If if "settings"/exceptions,etc. need to be made, how to??

Asked by MSRefugee 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Firefox refuses to be default browser

I've been unable to click through links in Thunderbird. It appears to be because Firefox refuses to be my default browser. When it asked whether I wanted it to be my de… (read more)

I've been unable to click through links in Thunderbird. It appears to be because Firefox refuses to be my default browser. When it asked whether I wanted it to be my default browser I answered yes, but then got a blue message saying I should go to settings/default apps. It has never done this before. I can't use Win 10 Settings because it doesn't do anything because it has been corrupted by a power cut. But this has not been a problem before because Firefox has always made itself the defealt browser when requested. I have tried doing it via the menue but I get the same message. So it appears, either Firefox has changed, or Windows 10, preventing from Firefox doing it itself. I haven't used any other browser. Edge was not set up. Any suggestions?

Asked by vlilley 3 months ago

Last reply by vlilley 3 months ago

Lost Amazon in search box options -

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear. If I install an older version will it be ok. Wh… (read more)

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear.

If I install an older version will it be ok. Why do they keep installing new updates which cause issues with the one I am using. I installed Opera and will give it a try. Firefox keeps changing things that work.'bold text'

Asked by bobbee25 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Can't use hotmail/outlook

Hey! So since yesterday I can't use my hotmail/outlook anymore! I can still use it on other browsers & I can just surf the web just fine. But outlook? Nope. Readin… (read more)

Hey!

So since yesterday I can't use my hotmail/outlook anymore!

I can still use it on other browsers & I can just surf the web just fine. But outlook? Nope. Reading messages work, but they still appear as unread when I go back to my inbox. I can't send an email, cant save drafts or do anything.

Pretty frustrating. What can I do? I updated the browser again, rebooted pc & I also tried deleting cookies

Asked by telefoon 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Paid Antitrack

I paid Mozilla $114.35 for enhanced antitracking support but I still get Norton alerts saying I'm being tracked. Was I scammed or is the enhanced antitracking not working… (read more)

I paid Mozilla $114.35 for enhanced antitracking support but I still get Norton alerts saying I'm being tracked. Was I scammed or is the enhanced antitracking not working?

Asked by kokkotp 3 months ago

Last reply by James 3 months ago

Unable to use FIDO2 (OnlyKey) with Firefox after update

Before updating Firefox to 123.0.1 (64-bit) + MacOS Sonoma, I could use FIDO2 on OnlyKey and login to my proton mail. Now, however something has changed on Firefox that I… (read more)

Before updating Firefox to 123.0.1 (64-bit) + MacOS Sonoma, I could use FIDO2 on OnlyKey and login to my proton mail. Now, however something has changed on Firefox that I get presented with two prompts to touch my usb key, but the key itself doesn't respond to the second prompt and login fails.

I first get this prompt as before. I select 'Authenticate' and would be presented with the second picture. Since my key is not expecting to be touched, nothing happens when I touch it and login fails with the message displayed in the last picture.

Asked by Robel Yemane 3 months ago

Last reply by Blake Johnson 2 months ago