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Firefox slow to render sites on Linux, Solaris and Mac.

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-( I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no d… (read more)

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-(

I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no difference.

This has been happening for a a couple of years, getting progressively worse, It has got so bad, I have stopped using FF on all but Solaris now. (and I have been using it for a long long time).

I need someone to direct me to what information/data is needed to be collected so someone can comment. Do you have any favourite page load test web sites that I can send out put to you from?

Asked by bdporter 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Firefox locking up / hangs after using search

At random, whenever use a search box on a page, Firefox will lock up. The "loading" icon on the tab will animate as normal, but the entire window won't respond. If I pre… (read more)

At random, whenever use a search box on a page, Firefox will lock up. The "loading" icon on the tab will animate as normal, but the entire window won't respond. If I press the show desktop button and then try to reveal Firefox, none of the windows will appear. I'd have to go into Windows Task Manager and be lucky enough to terminate the correct process containing the tab, or else I'd have to start all over again.

Asked by lokeyhermit 1 month ago

Answered by lokeyhermit 5 days ago

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firefox and thunderbird takes long time after initial boot up

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) fo… (read more)

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) for either Firefox or Thunderbird to fully boot up . Firefox opens tomy home page, but does not complete for several minutes so I can go nowhere. If I am patient and wait it is fine the rest of the day..nice and fast. If I shut down and reboot again- very very slow opening of both for the initial time. I have run full virus scans, sfc/scannow, malwarebytes, cleared history and cache and cookies, turned off and on hardware excelerator. Any other suggestions? Word and Excel open quickly as usual.

Asked by oldbob2 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Latest Windows 10 update

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs.… (read more)

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs. I can't be the only person experiencing this problem but contacting Microsoft is next to impossible. I wonder if you can: 1) alert them to this issue; and 2) pressure them to fix it as constantly uninstalling the updates is a pain!

Asked by sjarmain 1 week ago

Answered by sjarmain 1 week ago

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no Passwords, no Sync, weird Addon & Policies

Hello, My firefox has been randomly exiting for a longer time now. (I reopen Firefox it restores itself without any crash info) I've already tried reinstalling and using … (read more)

Hello, My firefox has been randomly exiting for a longer time now. (I reopen Firefox it restores itself without any crash info) I've already tried reinstalling and using the cleaning tool. Now I wanted to remove my Addons, but one of them isn't deletable. It also has no name displayed which confused me... Furthermore, there are only "InstalTime12345678"-files in the crash reports directory (which I think aren crash reports). It seems to me the mysterious addon is installed through the policies. (I have a screenshot attached and uploaded them https://pastebin.com/59wzMDyv) This is my private computer and I never set those. Has anyone seen this before or can help? Thanks

Asked by blxckOxymoron 1 week ago

Answered by blxckOxymoron 1 week ago

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Blank pdfs

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely … (read more)

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely blank (see attached screenshot). This issue just started today and I assume it was a result of an update, since I don't recall making any changes to my settings (I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04).

I've tried opening multiple files from a variety of sites with the same result. All of them open fine using my system's pdf viewer, as well as from within Chromium. I've tried disabling my plugins, putting Firefox into safe mode and resetting all the handlers, to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jesse20 1 week ago

Answered by jesse20 1 week ago

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Window position not saved

Firefox 101.0.1 + extensions, Windows 11 22H2; both fully updated Firefox has stopped saving the position of its window, looking to me like it is leaving space for my Win… (read more)

Firefox 101.0.1 + extensions, Windows 11 22H2; both fully updated

Firefox has stopped saving the position of its window, looking to me like it is leaving space for my Windows taskbar but which is hidden.

Some online searching and I found that setting privacy.resistFingerprinting to false resolves the issue, but it is not a change I feel comfortable with and wonder if there is another solution. I have uBlock Origin installed so maybe I shouldn't be concerned.

Asked by henryg1 1 week ago

Answered by henryg1 1 week ago

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Fire fox 101.0.1 does not open window but is running in background

I'm not sure if this is the cause but a few days after windows update my firefox crashes. I restart it and only screen opens and doesn't respond. Deleted Firefox, did fre… (read more)

I'm not sure if this is the cause but a few days after windows update my firefox crashes. I restart it and only screen opens and doesn't respond. Deleted Firefox, did fresh install. Firefox starts again but as soon as I log in my account, crashes again. Delete firefox and again fresh install. I don't login, I save 3 bookmarks and it crashes again. Delete firefox again and fresh install. But now firefox starts in the background (seen in task manager) but does not open a window. Download latest installer and try to install but now install says, "something went wrong" during the download. (could be the enterprise network here) this I tried a few times but no success.

So I download Firefox 101.0.1 ISO and install. But again running in background and no window.

HP Elitebook AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700 Vega Mobile Gfx

64bit Win 10 Pro 21H2 - 19044.1766

Asked by bassoe87 1 week ago

Answered by bassoe87 1 week ago

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website will not open

I'M trying to open Realtor.com and I get this message: Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information). Can't seem … (read more)

I'M trying to open Realtor.com and I get this message: Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information). Can't seem to fix it. Can you help?

Asked by wduerig 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox 101.0.1 no cursor and blinking cursor Caret is off

About two days ago the cursor started disappearing / flashing when browsing in Firefox. It does not mater where the cursor is placed on the screen either the arrow or th… (read more)

About two days ago the cursor started disappearing / flashing when browsing in Firefox. It does not mater where the cursor is placed on the screen either the arrow or the hand will flash when moving. My system is a windows pro 10 system with all updates, last updates for W10 were made a couple of weeks ago, on Firefox whenever it asks to upgrade I do it.

Specifically: 1. If the mouse is stationary there is no cursor, if I move it the cursor flashes. 2. When the system comes up and I launch Firefox all is OK for about 2 – 3 minutes then the flashing begins. 3. If I stop Firefox ie “X” it and restart it the flashing occurs within 0 – 30 seconds. 4. If I restart the PC steps 2 & 3 repeat.

I have two other PC’s Windows Home, and Windows 7, as well as a laptop with Windows Home all with Firefox 101.0.1 all up to date all do not have the above issue. This does not occur with any other programs. I have two monitors, tried Firefox on each makes no difference same problem.

I have tried searching the internet and all I find is about Caret which is off. I uninstalled Firefox and installed it. That made no difference.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

Thank You

Bob

Asked by bobsmodels1 2 weeks ago

Answered by Terry 2 weeks ago

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Another program can't open Firefox

When I look up the error message I get, everyone I see who got it can't open Firefox, but I can open it fine. For me, I have Firefox as my default browser and when anothe… (read more)

When I look up the error message I get, everyone I see who got it can't open Firefox, but I can open it fine. For me, I have Firefox as my default browser and when another program (tModLoader on Steam) tries to open it, it gives me "Profile Missing," "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." I don't know if it gives the same error for other programs because I can't think of any programs that open my default browser. When I switch my default browser to Edge, the program can open Edge fine.

Asked by Good_Days13 2 weeks ago

Answered by Good_Days13 2 weeks ago

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WidevineCdm plugin has crashed

Whenever I attempt to access DRM content such as netflix or spotify I am notified that the WidevineCdm plugin has crashed. I'm running firefox version 101.0.1 on Kubuntu … (read more)

Whenever I attempt to access DRM content such as netflix or spotify I am notified that the WidevineCdm plugin has crashed. I'm running firefox version 101.0.1 on Kubuntu 22.04, I am running the debian package release, but I had this issue with the snap version too. I've submitted crash reports, but they're all "EMPTY: no crashing thread" (https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/20af09a5-6bc4-4719-9242-38f5c0220614 here's one).

Asked by mason.gulu 2 weeks ago

Answered by mason.gulu 2 weeks ago

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Recent crashing & unexpected behavior

For the past few weeks I've been receiving numerous firefox crash reports & also when trying to open firefox an error indication that firefox is already open. I've … (read more)

For the past few weeks I've been receiving numerous firefox crash reports & also when trying to open firefox an error indication that firefox is already open. I've never had this problem with firefox in the past, and have been an avid firefox user for many many years.

This occurred on my old desktop computer which died this week & is also occurring with my brand new, out of the box HP laptop computer (with ALL the windows updates and HP updates installed); The old computer used Windows 10 Pro, the new computer uses Windows 10 Home.

My old computer used just the windows defender for protection, but my new laptop comes with a 1 month trial of McAfee which I am using until the trial expires.

Firefox is (and was) my default web browser. The software and updates for firefox have always come from your official website and in a timely manner.

Could you please look into and resolve this issue?

Thanks so very much for being Mozilla Firefox!

Asked by catoosajojo 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Crash due to XML parsing error

I'm using 64-bit Linux Mint 20.3 LTS, and the latest version of Firefox from the repositories (101). Suddenly, for no reason I know, my default profile has started crashi… (read more)

I'm using 64-bit Linux Mint 20.3 LTS, and the latest version of Firefox from the repositories (101). Suddenly, for no reason I know, my default profile has started crashing immediately on trying to run Firefox. A small window comes up with the error message

XML Parsing Error: not well-formed Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml

     <button when-cofnection}"secure-cert-user-overridden"="" <="" pre="">

and then a line of ------^ where the ^ indicates between the t and the i of cofnection

Yes, I emphasise that I HAVE copied the error message carefully, including the mismatched bracket pair and the cofnection rather than (I assume) connection

I've managed to get a working version of Firefox by creating a new profile and using that (as in for posting this request for help), and I do have a recent backup of my bookmarks, but it will be a royal PITA if all my logins and passwords have disappeared. I don't want to go any further than this without some guidance, as all the messages I've found detailing how to fix this seem to make the assumption that I'm running Windows.

Can anybody help, please?

</button>

Asked by brian_m 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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MP4 videos encoded with H264 say "Video can't be played because the file is corrupt"

I routinely record short screencasts with Kazam, and I can't watch my own videos after posting them on sites like GitHub because Firefox says "Video can't be played becau… (read more)

I routinely record short screencasts with Kazam, and I can't watch my own videos after posting them on sites like GitHub because Firefox says "Video can't be played because the file is corrupt". Or for example when I upload them to sites like ezgif to convert them to a GIF, which works just fine because, well, the file is not corrupt. Other browsers like Chromium play them just fine.

Apparently the "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc" is properly enabled in my system. This has been happening to me for months or years, but only today I decided to open a thread here.

There are two things here:

1. Firefox can't play the file. I'm sure there's some sort of misconfiguration on my side, or bad defaults, or a missing plugin, or similar. 2. Firefox shows a misleading message. The file is not corrupt! The root cause is something else.

Any advice on how to fix the first one?

Asked by astrojuanlu 2 weeks ago

Answered by Denis 2 weeks ago

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On screen keyboard crashes Firefox

Used Firefox for many years with the inbuilt Microsoft on screen keyboard without problem. After updating Firefox a couple of days ago to the 100 edition when I enter tex… (read more)

Used Firefox for many years with the inbuilt Microsoft on screen keyboard without problem.

After updating Firefox a couple of days ago to the 100 edition when I enter text in Google and press enter Firefox instantly crashes.

If I use the touch screen keyboard in windows its fine.

Using windows 10 fully updated.

Any help appreciated.

Asked by Shortcircuit44 1 month ago

Answered by Shortcircuit44 2 weeks ago

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Crash when loading some tabs on VNC server host

Since the Firefox 99 update loading some pages (for example, the Gmail sign-in page) using Firefox on my Linux Mint machine, that I'm running a VNC remote desktop session… (read more)

Since the Firefox 99 update loading some pages (for example, the Gmail sign-in page) using Firefox on my Linux Mint machine, that I'm running a VNC remote desktop session on, results in a crash.

Crash report ID: bp-5dc1e89d-dc1f-40f2-9dbe-7f4380220419

I've tried running Firefox in safe-mode and the crash doesn't happen, but turning off hardware acceleration, swapping to default themes, removing all extensions, and completely removing Firefox and the .mozilla folder and then re-installing Firefox have not changed the crash behaviour in the absence of the safe-mode flag.

I would appreciate help in identifying what other paths of investigation I can take.

Asked by KhaanephEx 2 months ago

Answered by KhaanephEx 2 weeks ago