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Firefox constantly loses server - tried everything!

Ironically since around the last Firefox update (approximately)... maybe around 4-5 months or so, I'll be working in Firefox (my browser of choice for like 15 years) and … (read more)

Ironically since around the last Firefox update (approximately)... maybe around 4-5 months or so, I'll be working in Firefox (my browser of choice for like 15 years) and then all of a sudden, I'll try to open a tab to go to a new site, and "server not found" error. Suddenly Firefox is useless and won't load anything. Chrome works just fine, and so I know it's not an internet or wifi problem. So far the ONLY solution I can find is that I restart my machine. Sometimes this means I can use Firefox for a week, sometimes it's only a few hours before it happens again.

Here are things I've tried (and have not worked) based on various threads including Firefox's own help pages: 1) Tried to change network settings to "no proxy" 2) Ensured that the "network.dns.disablePrefetch" is set to "true" (also network.dns.PrefetchFromHTTPS). 3) Tried closing everything and exiting Firefox and restarting

All other solutions seem focused on OTHER problems (e.g., specific sites, all browsers don't work.) Any and all help would be more than welcome. I'm getting to the point that I'm going to just ditch firefox and port all my bookmarks over to chrome.

Asked by claire.arthur81 3 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

Caches the server response, even if it has changed

I have a VPN for work, some internal sites are inaccessible without this VPN. When I try to access them with the VPN turned off I legitimately get a 403. However, when I … (read more)

I have a VPN for work, some internal sites are inaccessible without this VPN. When I try to access them with the VPN turned off I legitimately get a 403. However, when I turn on the VPN firefox keeps showing 403 while other browsers work fine. This also works the other way around. When I turn off the VPN and try to go to one of the internal sites I don't get a 403 (as I should), instead firefox gets stuck at the page loading stage and nothing happens. There seems to be some kind of caching or optimization going on, but it's terribly interfering. Deleting cookies, caches, etc doesn't help at all. The only thing that helps in this situation is restarting firefox.

Asked by exdis 4 hours ago

Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Unable to Send Voice Clip in Facebook Messenger

Hi there Firefox team! I'm experiencing a problem with Facebook's in-bedded messenger when I'm trying to send a voice clip to a friend. It doesn't allow the action and gi… (read more)

Hi there Firefox team!

I'm experiencing a problem with Facebook's in-bedded messenger when I'm trying to send a voice clip to a friend. It doesn't allow the action and gives me the following error: You haven't allowed Facebook access to your microphone

The problem is that I did, both in browser and on-site, and I can make audio calls and video calls with microphone working on the messenger just fine. Only sending the voice clip doesn't work. I don't know why and whether the issue is with Firefox or with Facebook's code for Firefox, but the issue definitely is annoying.

I've also changed Firefox privacy controls from Strict to Standard, and that didn't help either.

If anyone knows what to do, please help. I love using Firefox, and it's been my default browser for like, decades, and I don't intend to leave it because of this one issue... it's just frustrating. And I've seen some people experiencing the same issue on the web.

I don't know. May the Lord bless you! :D

Asked by Borius 4 hours ago

Trying to open Firefox results in a blank window quickly opening and reclosing.

I just installed the Firefox browser using the installer on the official website. When I attempt to open Firefox, even as administrator, the window either quickly opens a… (read more)

I just installed the Firefox browser using the installer on the official website. When I attempt to open Firefox, even as administrator, the window either quickly opens and closes or doesn't open at all. I have no clue what is happening.

Asked by grayhoang 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Some things simply not showing / working

So sometimes when I'm browsing websites, elements simply don't load / work. For example, I'm trying to login to a service I own at PebbleHost but I cannot since the ReCap… (read more)

So sometimes when I'm browsing websites, elements simply don't load / work. For example, I'm trying to login to a service I own at PebbleHost but I cannot since the ReCaptcha does not show up. Also, signing in at NoIP didn't work about a week ago, does work now.

Asked by Osoa 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Job application form stuck and won't submit

I am really frustrated after having spent and hour on a job application using my MacBook on Firefox, I can't submit. It keeps going around in circles. I am afraid to re… (read more)

I am really frustrated after having spent and hour on a job application using my MacBook on Firefox, I can't submit. It keeps going around in circles. I am afraid to refresh or empty cache because I will lose all my work! Any suggestions?

Asked by Run4peace 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 hours ago

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white bars on sides of window when title bar is disabled

Since three updates ago there are white bars on three sides of my Firefox window whenever I disable the title bar. (The bars should be visible if you open the first pictu… (read more)

Since three updates ago there are white bars on three sides of my Firefox window whenever I disable the title bar. (The bars should be visible if you open the first picture I've attached over a coloured background. The second picture shows the bars disappearing when the title bar is switched on.)

This problem persists in Safe Mode and even after a fresh installation of Firefox, so I am confident that my add-ons and themes are not the issue. The bars also show up when using the Firefox default theme, so a custom theme is not the problem either.

I have also tried, to no avail: Updating my graphics driver, changing my screen scaling, cleaning the registry. And of course simply restarting my computer.

I am at a loss as to what the issue is or how I can fix it.

Asked by white_bars 1 week ago

Answered by white_bars 14 hours ago

cannot find servers

I am running a macmini with MacOS 10.13.6. I downloaded Firefox 93.0. The app will start up, load the urls but cannot access any of the servers. E.g. "We can’t connect to… (read more)

I am running a macmini with MacOS 10.13.6. I downloaded Firefox 93.0. The app will start up, load the urls but cannot access any of the servers. E.g. "We can’t connect to the server at www.cbc.ca." I connected to your site via another browser and followed instructions to add another profile, reinstall Firefox, and restart in trouble shooting mode. The "terminal" tried to send a crash report but could not because of a problem accessing your server.

At the same time my Mail accounts are all offline and cannot be put back on line.

I am dead in the water, and am using a Windows laptop to read emails. Please help.

Alan O'Connor - ...

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Firefox screen contents below:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.cbc.ca.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

Try again later. Check your network connection. If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Asked by alan 19 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 hours ago

Fals Crash Report maybe malware?

Over the past week I keep getting a Crash Report popup when Firefox obviously hasn't crashed, since I can continue browsing through multiple tabs. I've been able to close… (read more)

Over the past week I keep getting a Crash Report popup when Firefox obviously hasn't crashed, since I can continue browsing through multiple tabs. I've been able to close that dialog box and continue surfing. It has also happened after I've closed Firefox in the evening, after closing all tabs, signing out of email, etc, before turning the computer off. I suspect some type of malware, but Defender says there isn't a problem, and the popup looks exactly like the one shown on the Crash Report help page. I'm attaching a screenshot from this morning.

Asked by galenstrickland 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 hours ago

Link do not load on page after Firefox upgrade

I frequently use the site SAM.gov to look at US government solicitations where documents are posted for the public to download. Recently the links to those documents fail… (read more)

I frequently use the site SAM.gov to look at US government solicitations where documents are posted for the public to download. Recently the links to those documents fail to load on Firefox when it did just a couple of weeks or less ago. I am now forced to use MS browser just to see those.

For example go to https://sam.gov/opp/81551b02dd2d4e2b8fc06ce327d57113/view look for "Attachments" about 2/3 of the way down and you can see the circling caterpillar thingie where the links should be.

is there a setting or fix? Thank you in advance

Asked by Rahzan 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 15 hours ago

Firefow will not open on iMac Pro running Big Sur

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninst… (read more)

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it, all with the same result. I have checked for updates and the computer shows everything is up to date.

Asked by mcmillan-james 16 hours ago

Last reply by mcmillan-james 15 hours ago

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Windows 11 Minimize/Maximize Buttons Missing (Tablet Mode?)

My minimize/maximize buttons have suddenly gone missing. I found other answers on this site that say Tablet Mode is the culprit; indeed, the density settings within Firef… (read more)

My minimize/maximize buttons have suddenly gone missing. I found other answers on this site that say Tablet Mode is the culprit; indeed, the density settings within Firefox are telling me Tablet Mode on.

However, tablet mode was officially removed in Windows 11. It's not in the settings, it's not in the Control Panel, and registry edits don't seem to work either. So what's going on here? A regression? How do I get my minimize and maximize buttons back?

Asked by lunabunn 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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Nightly 95 on Windows 11 - Minimize & Maximize Buttons Are Missing

I have recently clean installed Windows 11 on my computer. I have noticed with the current Nightly 95 install that the minimize & maximize buttons are completely gone… (read more)

I have recently clean installed Windows 11 on my computer. I have noticed with the current Nightly 95 install that the minimize & maximize buttons are completely gone, only the close button is there. Even when I click on the area where the 2 missing buttons are nothing happens. When I double click the same area, the area behaves the same way as the rest of the top bar, it either makes the current window become a smaller window or a full window.

I have also installed Firefox 93 and 94 Beta 6, they both behave as normal with the minimize and maximize buttons visible and usable, just like any other program or Firefox version ever on Windows. Also, before I clean installed Windows 11, I used Nightly 95 on Windows 10 within the last day or so and I don't recall ever having this behavior happen there either.

Is this behavior on Nightly 95 on Windows 11 intentional or an error? I know Firefox has and is going through a massive GUI update and other user facing changes with Proton, but wasn't sure if this had anything to do with the trouble I am experiencing. I also understand that Nightly may have a lot of changes and features that are unique to it. I honestly just wasn't sure about this issue.

Thank you in advance for any and all help!

Asked by 7apple7 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 23 hours ago

Pictures and links won't load

This is been going on for awhile when I am looking at yahoo news and i click on the article none of the pictures will load they are just grayed out and the links to like … (read more)

This is been going on for awhile when I am looking at yahoo news and i click on the article none of the pictures will load they are just grayed out and the links to like Instagram or tweeter are there for a second and then disappear before i cant click on it and then its just a white box. How do i fix this? I have tried a few things like clearing the history and cashe taking out ad blocker but outside of that not to tech savvy. So not sure what else to try. Please Help

Asked by sheila10682 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 hours ago

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How to get Firefox to find the profile?

Firefox will not open saying it can't find the profile. There is a profile in the Application Support folder and old ones on the desktop. I followed the directions to acc… (read more)

Firefox will not open saying it can't find the profile. There is a profile in the Application Support folder and old ones on the desktop. I followed the directions to access the profile manager through Terminal, but it didn't work. This Firefox Application is one I restored from Time Machine. I got into this problem when I tried to update Firefox. My MacOS system does not meet the requirements to install the latest Firefox. Apparently, my former Firefox got uninstalled in the effort to install the latest version.

Asked by rdservants 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 23 hours ago

Firefox is crashing in my Windows 10

In the last two days Firefox crashes about 1-2 minutes after I start it. I've reinstalled it but nothing has changed. I've restarted the computer I have no problem with o… (read more)

In the last two days Firefox crashes about 1-2 minutes after I start it. I've reinstalled it but nothing has changed.

I've restarted the computer

I have no problem with other software like google chrome.

Asked by nlbtomtec 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

secure connection failed error

Writing this on my Mac since my wife's Windows 10 machine's Firefox is no longer able to access the Internet except for two bookmarks. All the rest of her bookmarks give … (read more)

Writing this on my Mac since my wife's Windows 10 machine's Firefox is no longer able to access the Internet except for two bookmarks. All the rest of her bookmarks give this error, and typing anything into the Firefox browser also gives us the error. We do have Internet connection because she is getting her emails. But. trying alternative browser Microsoft Edge gives the same error. I have tried cleaning out the cookies and cache, have tried the about.config to change the security ssl enable to false - no help there. I did change it back immediately. I've also rebooted completely several times.

Can't understand why the two bookmarks can access online when the rest don't. This is a real handicap as she has a number of functions that require her computer.

Please help!

Asked by footydad55 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Text on sites becomes becomes garbled up

Good Day, The text on the screen becomes garbled up many times in a day. Whereas other Applications programs e.g. Outlook, PDF Reader, MS teams etc. have no issues with t… (read more)

Good Day, The text on the screen becomes garbled up many times in a day. Whereas other Applications programs e.g. Outlook, PDF Reader, MS teams etc. have no issues with the display. In addition, Firefox has started crashing number of times in a day.

Asked by gravish79 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago