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Google sourced content often fails to load

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent… (read more)

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent, but the most frequent failures are searches using either the address field or the dedicated search field - much of the time I just get a blank page, and at first it looks like it might be trying to load something, but after awhile the "X" abort icon changes to the reload icon, signaling that it thinks it is loaded or has given up. Success or failure seems to come in waves or phases, not completely random - immediately retrying will usually not work. If I can get to the Google home page by typing "google.com" directly (which has a much better batting average than searching in the address/search fields, although not always), I can search directly on the Google page without trouble for some mysterious reason (perhaps that fills the page using AJAX rather than reloading - I'm not sure). But then clicking on one of the results might not work, because that initially goes to a Google URL before redirecting to the requested page. I've resorted to extracting the page location from that redirection URL just to bypass Google.

Other Google services have problems, too. YouTube's home page usually loads outlines of videos, but sometimes it fails to fill in thumbnails and other details or does so VERY slowly. Occasionally even reCaptcha will fail to load when I'm trying to log into some site that uses it. And even when something appears to fully load and function (e.g. a couple Google Sheets I use daily), often the "stop loading this page" X and hourglass on the tab will remain, indicating that it thinks something is still loading (in that case, it seems to never time out - I either click the X or ignore it). All these types of failures started at the same time, so they seem to have a common cause.

I have not noticed any problems with sources that are not owned by Google. And Chrome and Edge have no problems at all. So apparently it's specifically Firefox and Google that are not getting along. I'm running Firefox 108.0.1 (in PortableApps, although located on my hard drive) on Windows 11.

These failures happen even if I start Firefox in troubleshooting mode (which proves it's not caused by an add-on) or open Google in a private window so that there are no cookies involved. Since Chrome works, I also tried using the User-Agent Switcher add-on to pretend I'm Chrome, but that also has no effect. I expected to see tons of other complaints about this on the web, but there have been surprisingly few, and the only suggestion that seemed relevant (and effective for some people) was to set "security.tls.enable_0rtt_data" to false, but that has not made any noticeable difference in my case.

I waited through a couple Firefox updates, hoping it would just get well, but I've lost patience. Are there any new ideas out there?

Asked by OsakaWebbie 3 weeks ago

Last reply by OsakaWebbie 5 days ago

Firefox keeps moving my toolbar icons into "more tools" - How can I stop this?

Hi folks, Since the last 109.0 update I've noticed a strange behavior with Firefox. Sometimes after watching a video stream in full screen, my toolbar changes and moves a… (read more)

Hi folks,

Since the last 109.0 update I've noticed a strange behavior with Firefox.

Sometimes after watching a video stream in full screen, my toolbar changes and moves all my customized icons / extensions etc. into this "more tools" drop down menu. I can reproduce this by repeatedly switching from full screen to the normal view

This is so annoying and frustrating.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Asked by FallIn1337 1 week ago

Last reply by FallIn1337 1 day ago

input date no cross to deselect since last update

Hello When we used input date before last update we had a cross to deselect date. now it has disappeared, why ? and how to resolve this without make a new script ? Than… (read more)

Hello When we used input date before last update we had a cross to deselect date. now it has disappeared, why ? and how to resolve this without make a new script ? Thank's Franck

Asked by contact787 5 days ago

The website is having trouble loading

Hello, Sir/Madam, I appreciate your consideration of my request When you visit the website, there is no content. https://contadordeclicks.online/ I have tried to contact … (read more)

Hello, Sir/Madam, I appreciate your consideration of my request When you visit the website, there is no content. https://contadordeclicks.online/ I have tried to contact the site, but it remains unresponsive. Does Brave have a problem loading the website?

Asked by johnmaclain789 5 days ago

UNABEL TO LOGIN ON FIREFOX DESKTOP https://web.whatsapp.com/?logout_reason=0&post_logout=1

UNABLE TO LOGIN ON FIREFOX DESKTOP https://web.whatsapp.com WHEN I CLICK ON THIS LINK https://web.whatsapp.com/ THEN TILL SOMETIME IT LOAD AND RELOAD AND STOP WITH THI… (read more)

UNABLE TO LOGIN ON FIREFOX DESKTOP https://web.whatsapp.com WHEN I CLICK ON THIS LINK https://web.whatsapp.com/ THEN TILL SOMETIME IT LOAD AND RELOAD AND STOP WITH THIS LINK https://web.whatsapp.com/?logout_reason=0&post_logout=1

THIS PROBLEM OCCUR IN FIREFOX BROWSER ONLY. RESET SETTING ALSO TRIED. WAITING FOR SOULTIONS

Asked by birenderkumar21 5 days ago

printing from within the browser

I am on Win 11 Pro laptop, when I try and print from within your browser, It shows a preview, on the right I get to choose the printer, Copies etc. and if I press Print I… (read more)

I am on Win 11 Pro laptop, when I try and print from within your browser, It shows a preview, on the right I get to choose the printer, Copies etc. and if I press Print I get a Blank page. This has been happening for some time. Regardless if the Print is initiated from within the Web page or if I use the burger button and print. If within the UI I select Print using the system dialogue... its works ok

Its fine with any other browser, Google / Edge I prefer Firefox but as it stands its a pain in the backside because of this If I save to PDF and print the PDF from file its fine If I print from Word / excel its fine

I have cleared the print settings from Help > More trouble shooting information

Asked by Sean 5 days ago

Morgan Stanley Unable to Logon - Problem is back after update 109.0

I know this topic was archived before, but the Morgan Stanley website stopped working after the last update. I have cleared my cache, disable all extensions, etc. But c… (read more)

I know this topic was archived before, but the Morgan Stanley website stopped working after the last update. I have cleared my cache, disable all extensions, etc. But continues to be a problem. Anything that we can do?

The website is working since Chrome and Edge are working perfectly.

Thanks for the help.

GP

Asked by gpascual 5 days ago

sync firefox

yesterday my main computer died - I am trying to work with 2 others (newer actually) - I can get firefox to sync on one of them but not on the other I tried to delete fir… (read more)

yesterday my main computer died - I am trying to work with 2 others (newer actually) - I can get firefox to sync on one of them but not on the other

I tried to delete firefox and put it back on and it still didn't sync

help

Asked by susan_nett 5 days ago

Last reply by susan_nett 5 days ago

Rejected URL

I had two replies to this question the other day but neither response works. I have had one of my accounts not work on Firefox lately. It has worked for years and now, o… (read more)

I had two replies to this question the other day but neither response works.

I have had one of my accounts not work on Firefox lately. It has worked for years and now, over the last 2 months, it will not connect. I get this message back with about 25 different numbers. The requested URL was rejected. Consult the administrator. I am not teck savy and have not been able to fix this.

Asked by shewy 4 hours ago

Change Sound Output

I'm looking for a way, or extension, that allows me to change where Firefox outputs audio. I've managed to boost a low-gain source with various tools, but whenever a sys… (read more)

I'm looking for a way, or extension, that allows me to change where Firefox outputs audio. I've managed to boost a low-gain source with various tools, but whenever a system beep happens it blows my ears out.

Asked by Morefog 5 days ago

Email Yahoo won't load up & function correctly

Hi - my Yahoo email page is causing problems - to start with every time I tried to scroll I got a blank page until I scrolled back so I couldn't look down the list. Now Y… (read more)

Hi - my Yahoo email page is causing problems - to start with every time I tried to scroll I got a blank page until I scrolled back so I couldn't look down the list. Now Yahoo won't load up at all. It's not a Yahoo issue as it's working fine on my phone.

Any suggestions as to what this may be & how to sort it please?

Thanks, Marg.

Asked by pearlgirl517 5 days ago

Overflow Menu - Please Bring Back Functionality Lost in FF 109

As you can see in the attached image of my old Overflow Menu, I had it customized with many buttons/extensions I often accessed throughout each day. With the advent of F… (read more)

As you can see in the attached image of my old Overflow Menu, I had it customized with many buttons/extensions I often accessed throughout each day.

With the advent of FF ver 109, this functional flexibility has been completely lost. Now, there's no way to choose what buttons and to sort them in the Overflow Menu. In my view, an egregious loss of convenience and efficiency.

Please, bring back the full functionality of the previous Overflow Menu!!!

Asked by Angstromm 2 days ago

Last reply by Angstromm 1 day ago

Context menu and tab bar unexpected behavior after last update (109.0, 64-bit)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs. I’ve narrowed it down to two things: Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they … (read more)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs.

I’ve narrowed it down to two things:

  • Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they are present (if I click where they would be the intended behavior happens). This happens for both the menu bar and the toolbar, as well as when doing right click in any website.
  • I cannot move tabs along the tab bar.

No extension is causing this since I have disabled all of them.

Is some else experiencing these or similar issues?

If these are not common problems, does anyone know what could be causing them and how to solve them?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Baobab 4 days ago

Last reply by Baobab 4 days ago

Home page with dual monitors

I run dual monitors with multi-tab Firefox on both--different sets of tabs. How can I--or can I--set my Home Page to all the tabs open on both monitors and have clicking… (read more)

I run dual monitors with multi-tab Firefox on both--different sets of tabs. How can I--or can I--set my Home Page to all the tabs open on both monitors and have clicking the Home button put me back to those two sets of tabs? I can set Home on one monitor or the other, but there seems to only be one 'Home' slot and it evidently is whichever was more recently set using "set home to current open tabs" (I think that's close to the wording)

Asked by DennyW 4 days ago

Last reply by DennyW 4 days ago

Firefox takes 6 seconds to start... I've given up on Firefox

Like I said, Firefox takes 6 seconds to open at startup. After that, it blinks with delays while in a tab of any kind. I've been an adamant Firefox user and proponent for… (read more)

Like I said, Firefox takes 6 seconds to open at startup. After that, it blinks with delays while in a tab of any kind. I've been an adamant Firefox user and proponent for years, but after spending hours upon hours trying to determine and fix the problem with absolutely no success, I've given up and have moved to Chrome. I'm further discouraged with the only way to report a solid problem is to open a topic for "discussion". I am a seasoned technical computer and system engineer with mores years experience in IT than most people's age reading this. This is not a discussion, it is a report of a failure in Firefox. For those that are about to write and ask if I restarted it in safe mode, ran the troubleshooter, uninstalled it and reinstalled it, started it with a new profile, removed any extensions installed, removed themes, add ons and any other possibly interfering software, restarted my PC (Windows 11), removed cache/cookies/ and whatever, checked internals, checked hardware, checked the OS, check for corrupt or incomplete Visual C++ software or install, checked for malware, disabled virus software, checked for conflicts with your Internet security software, the answer is yes.... many times over.

Asked by leibuda 1 week ago

Last reply by leibuda 6 days ago

Open links in tabs instead of new windows

Since I have purchased my new laptop I am no longer always given the option to open new links in new tabs rather then new windows. I have my settings/ preferences selec… (read more)

Since I have purchased my new laptop I am no longer always given the option to open new links in new tabs rather then new windows. I have my settings/ preferences selected to open new links in new tabs. This is important to me. It is frustrating. I do hope there is an easy fix. Thank you.

Asked by lint1001 1 day ago

Last reply by lint1001 1 day ago

No "x" button when multiple tabs open

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance … (read more)

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance

Asked by campsall 3 days ago

Last reply by campsall 1 day ago

Hoping to shoehorn-in a backup of my bookmarks; new laptop, new everything

Some background first: To start with, I don't do clouds or file sharing, and almost no social media. I used to do bimonthly backups (to any of three external hard drives)… (read more)

Some background first: To start with, I don't do clouds or file sharing, and almost no social media. I used to do bimonthly backups (to any of three external hard drives) until my wife died four years ago. Never thought about it again until very late December. Decided I'd do it on January 1. Hard drive crashed on December 29, on an older laptop running Windows 10. Paid an obscene amount of money for the (successful) data recovery effort, and have it all on an external hard drive. That older laptop had other (physical) problems as well, so I bought a new one running Windows 11 while the data recovery effort was going on. I've been using Firefox exclusively for 20 years, I imagine, and I've got hundreds of bookmarks. (I tend to do a lot of research.)

Current issue: When I installed Firefox on the new laptop, it wanted to import bookmarks, but of course, they weren't available. Got the recovery drive back. Researched... located the folders that Mozilla says contains the bookmarks. Stopped Firefox. ...AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles Renamed the folders therein. Copied the similarly named folders from the recovery drive to this location. (Names and/or extensions were similar, but not exact.) Fired up Firefox. Deep sigh. It didn't work. Stopped Firefox again. Renamed the file extensions. Fired up Firefox again. Back up and running again, your witness, I'm writing this.

So, it's not a matter of simple file substitution. Is there another way to recover bookmarks from a file?

Asked by MtSB 1 day ago

Quit Your Browser App Pop-up

I have Windows 11, ver 22H2, on laptop. I use Nord VPN and Webroot antivirus which I have been using several years. This event just started occurring a week ago, and I ca… (read more)

I have Windows 11, ver 22H2, on laptop. I use Nord VPN and Webroot antivirus which I have been using several years. This event just started occurring a week ago, and I can't find any Google references to it. As soon as I open Firefox a pop-up appears that says: "Quit your browser app. For Threat Protection to start working with your browser, you need to quit it first. Quit Firefox and click Continue." Then there are two clickable choices, Continue and Cancel. I always click Cancel because I don't know what this Threat Protection is. Then the pop-up keeps reappearing. About every five minutes it pops up and two or three times in a row after I click Cancel. It does this as long as Firefox is open. I have tried disabling Nord VPN and it made no difference. I have run complete scans with Webroot and it found nothing. I have tried uninstalling Webroot antivirus & rebooting and it made no difference, the pop-up still appears. I have tried downloading Malwarebytes and running a complete scan while Webroot was uninstalled, and it found nothing. I am out of ideas. I fear it is malware, but Nord VPN did not stop it, and both Webroot antivirus and Malwarebytes scans find nothing. I would appreciate any help.

Asked by debow48 1 day ago

Last reply by debow48 15 hours ago