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random characters when typing

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9n… (read more)

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9nc1 tya1d 9n n8t1aadp

Asked by mcardena 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

Huge memory leak from FF is causing my computer to shut down

Hello all, I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got … (read more)

Hello all,

I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got fixed so I figured I would report it here.

The issue could be summarized as follow: browsing the website mixcloud.com triggers a memory leak from FF that eventually causes my whole computer to shut down if FF cannot be "force[d] to quit" in time.

Here is a more detailed description I sent to Mixcloud support last year:

"Often times when I open a new page/tab on the website the loading freezes and after a few seconds a yellow warning notification pops up on the upper part of the screen asking: "a web page is slowing down your browser. What would like to do?” with the two following options available: "Stop it" or "Wait". If I click "stop it" the loading will indeed stop and I just have to refresh the page again to continue browsing normally. The troubles begin if I click "wait" or do nothing: the overall memory usage of Firefox will then increase seemingly exponentially and after only a few minutes the whole system will become unresponsive and I will have to hard reboot my computer or it will reboot by itself. This is extremely annoying as you can imagine as every time that happens I lose all unsaved data in the process! Strangely enough this issue sometimes even occur without any notification displayed or freeze happening in the first place: I would be browsing a few Mixcloud pages then switching to another website and after a couple of minutes I would notice that the memory usage is increasing although no Mixcloud page is open any longer... In both cases the only solution I found is to quit/force to quit Firefox as soon as possible to prevent it (and the system) to become unresponsive. Closing the application always resolves the issue and I can see the memory usage of the overall system subsequently dropping sometimes from up to 95% to 40% in the Activity Monitor app. Again I would like to stress that I have been experiencing this issue ONLY on Mixcloud and that I have no other memory related issue on my computer nor with Firefox in general."

Mixcloud support reply at the time: "this is linked to some issues we've been experiencing but our team are busy working on a fix for". 10 months later nothing changed...

The same issue happened again this very morning: I opened a Mixcloud link from google results and even though I immediately closed it, 5 minutes later the RAM usage was at 93% and I struggled during 10 minutes to "force to quit" FF as the whole computer was becoming increasingly unresponsive. I can provide a crash report from this morning but would prefer not to display it publicly.

Please investigate this leak. It is becoming more and more frustrating to deal with as the time goes by.

Asked by entwined2 4 days ago

Developer tools console language

After the latest update (Developer Edition 80.0b6), the developer tools console displays messages in Swedish even though I have chosen English as interface language. How … (read more)

After the latest update (Developer Edition 80.0b6), the developer tools console displays messages in Swedish even though I have chosen English as interface language. How do I change it back?

Asked by Nils Weinander 3 days ago

CTRL+F5 new behavior in latest Firefox versions?

Hello, I've noticed that in the very latest versions CTRL+F5 is much less efficient. I'm using Developer Edition, 80.0b5. When I press CTRL+F5 websites very often don't r… (read more)

Hello, I've noticed that in the very latest versions CTRL+F5 is much less efficient.

I'm using Developer Edition, 80.0b5. When I press CTRL+F5 websites very often don't reload css.

I can check this by opening the source code and opening the css file, it still shows the old version. If I press CTRL+F5 directly inside the css file, then it updates, but still the page itself won't load the updated version right away.

If I use a private window, I see all updates immediately.

Sometimes after hitting CTRL+F5 many times it will finally update.

This never happened before, is this a bug, does anybody else experience this, is there a fix?

Thanks.

Asked by brunengo 3 days ago

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After a computer crash, most of my folders on the bookmarks menu have vanished. How do I restore those? Thanks

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to cr… (read more)

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to crash frequently when I'm using Firefox. After the most recent crash most of the folders had vanished - three did not.

How can I restore those missing folders to the menu bar? Redoing them is a possibility, but would take a great deal of time.

Thanks,

DMS

Asked by rangerdon 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

userChrome.css and Firefox Developer Edition

Firefox Developer 80.0b7 (64-bit) Mac Catalina V 10.15.5 I've tried using the userChrome.css file to change the background color for the active tab. create chrome folde… (read more)

Firefox Developer 80.0b7 (64-bit) Mac Catalina V 10.15.5

I've tried using the userChrome.css file to change the background color for the active tab. create chrome folder in profile folder create userChrome.css file and add: .tab-background[selected="true"] {

 background-color: #ffffff !important;
 background-image: none !important;

} Set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to TRUE Reboot mac This does not take affect and the userChrome.css file is not visible in Style Editor.

What am I doing wrong? thanks Milton

Asked by MiltS 1 day ago

Last reply by MiltS 23 hours ago

Firefox Developer v80 Mac OS failes to render new css even after cache flush and reload

I've been using Firefox Developer version for some time now on Mac OS and have never had a problem like this before. However, since version 80, Firefox Developer fails t… (read more)

I've been using Firefox Developer version for some time now on Mac OS and have never had a problem like this before.

However, since version 80, Firefox Developer fails to render the new css after a change and save has been made to the style sheet even after multiple browser refreshes. Caching on the server end has been disabled so I'm really trying to find a solution to this issue as it has forced me to find alternative browsers to develop with like Safari since Firefox Developer has become unusable for me.

I've gone through and performed manual cache flushes on the browser from the settings/preferences panel. On occasion, by quitting Firefox Developer edition and relaunching it will then render the new changes but only after a quit and relaunch and sometimes using a private window as well. This is happening with multiple hosting services so it's not any particular provider.

This is most annoying. I've even reset Firefox Developer a number of times to default settings without any extensions etc. and still the problem exists.

Earlier version of Firefox Developer don't seem to be exhibiting this problem. I'm not running any proxy's or special configurations with the settings either.

Any assistance to finding a workaround would be greatly appreciated or I'm going to have to stop using Firefox Developer version altogether.

Thank you,

Asked by dan139 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

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I can not see my bookmarks in older version, how can I see them or How can I get pervious version??

After updating to latest version of firefox 5. I can not see my bookmark, I tried to read help section but can not find out what is wrong? Can any one help me get my book… (read more)

After updating to latest version of firefox 5. I can not see my bookmark, I tried to read help section but can not find out what is wrong? Can any one help me get my bookmark back? Or go back to older version? Cheers

Asked by ketul 9 years ago

Last reply by ketul 9 years ago

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deletion cache in sudden close

one of the biggest problems in Firefox is deletion and erasing cache in crashing the Firefox Whenever be open Firefox and sudden reset the computer or hang up the Firefox… (read more)

one of the biggest problems in Firefox is deletion and erasing cache in crashing the Firefox Whenever be open Firefox and sudden reset the computer or hang up the Firefox or the windows then inevitable deleted the Firefox cache Firefox cache is a important for some users or all of users please patch for this problem

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Asked by mortezafaal 9 years ago

Last reply by GreenNatureSoft 8 years ago

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In the Find box, how can I type the entire word before the search commences?

In the Find box, sometimes the search skips over my word of interest before I fully type in the word. I would like to search the old fashioned way in the Find box. Let m… (read more)

In the Find box, sometimes the search skips over my word of interest before I fully type in the word.

I would like to search the old fashioned way in the Find box. Let me completely type my search word and hit Enter before the search commences.


Is this possible?


I do not have the "Search as You Type" option turned on, which really does not apply to the Find box.

Asked by rjensen65 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox 5 is VERY slow rendering opacity values from javascrit.

Firefox 5 in Mac X OS is VERY slow rendering opacity values from javascrit. It's extremely SLOW in websites which use javascript to "play" with opacity values. As you can… (read more)

Firefox 5 in Mac X OS is VERY slow rendering opacity values from javascrit. It's extremely SLOW in websites which use javascript to "play" with opacity values. As you can see on www.emoure.com (when you open an image from gallery).

Asked by emp82 9 years ago

Last reply by ramsecoline 9 years ago

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how can I add a call to Lastpass login to the "When Firefox starts" dropdown?

I have Lastpass "show logon screen when browser starts" option checked, but it doesn't. Seems I need to add a line to the: When Firefox starts drop-down menu. How? … (read more)

I have Lastpass "show logon screen when browser starts" option checked, but it doesn't. Seems I need to add a line to the: When Firefox starts drop-down menu. How?

Asked by AndrewA 9 years ago

Last reply by AndrewA 9 years ago

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Css shadows/Fullscreen video problems

Hello, At some point I've started to have problems with FF displaying css shadows and fullscreen videos. 1) Here's an example of how css shadows look like on a variety of… (read more)

Hello, At some point I've started to have problems with FF displaying css shadows and fullscreen videos.

1) Here's an example of how css shadows look like on a variety of sites when openned in FF: http://xmages.net/show.php/2871278_css-png.html . Chromium displays the same sites perfectly.

2) There's some kind of a problem with the switching to the fullscreen mode. For example at imdb.com when I click the fullscreen mode button - the video itself starts underneath the browser window and can be switched to with ALT+TAB. Again - Chromium works fine there.

Asked by ibmed 9 years ago

Last reply by ibmed 9 years ago

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firefox not playing sound in youtube.com and flash sites

I have downloaded the beta 5 version and for some odd reason I cant play sounds anymore, even after I downgraded back to version 4 - youtube.com plays videos but no sound… (read more)

I have downloaded the beta 5 version and for some odd reason I cant play sounds anymore, even after I downgraded back to version 4 - youtube.com plays videos but no sound. I have all latest flash plugins installed. sound works on all other browsers

Asked by successvirus 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago