Firefox constantly crashing

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number… (read more)

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number of browser extensions, using one of the certified performance-boosting add-ons to reduce CPU usage, I even tried limiting my tabs to a maximum of 10, all of them have failed to improve performance. This is not even mentioning the browser-induced bluescreen I just got a few minutes before writing this.

Asked by JamesTDG 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 12 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 hours ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode,… (read more)

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode, and when I start my PC in safemode with networking. I have cleared the cache, I have deleted each extension, I have even deleted each and every bookmark. I have deleted, redownloaded, and reinstalled the latest version of Firefox. I have even done a full reinstall of Windows 10. My HDD is less than two months old, and shows no errors when scanned. This problem does occur with other browsers, but not for the same length of time, Chrome will use 100% of my HDD for one minute, tops. Once Firefox stops doing whatever it is doing to my HDD after an hour or so, it will run in the background using 0% of my Disk. Through all of this, the Memory use goes no higher than 18%, and CPU no higher than 45% for a few seconds.

If I open a second tab in Firefox, or a separate instance of Firefox, it does not use the HDD very much at all.

If I close all Firefox instances and then reopen a new one, it will, again bog down my HDD for about an hour.

The unacceptable solution I've come up with is to open Firefox immediately after turning on my PC and to leave it running in the background for that entire time.

Asked by Scarecrow237 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

tech scam locking firefox

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my passwor… (read more)

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my password. I just want to know if it will be safe to download and use again? thank you

Asked by mrgbejarano 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists?

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists? The page was taken down, but all the info on the page pops up on the link when I search. … (read more)

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists? The page was taken down, but all the info on the page pops up on the link when I search.

Asked by neagle7 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

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Firefox won't play any videos on a fresh install

I just formatted and installed Windows 10 (Pro N, 64-bit, 1909 update) and then installed firefox. To my surprise, no videos can be played on any website (except youtube)… (read more)

I just formatted and installed Windows 10 (Pro N, 64-bit, 1909 update) and then installed firefox.

To my surprise, no videos can be played on any website (except youtube).

The video either doesn't load or shows the "Error loading player: No playable sources found" error.

I had no extensions installed, tried refreshing, tried disabling hardware acceleration; nothing solved it.

All content plays fine on chrome.

Asked by ffox1987 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 20 hours ago

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"simplify page" option missing in print preview

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. … (read more)

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. Without it many pages are impossible to print. How can I restore this feature?

Asked by dplant 11 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 hours ago

Importing mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox(Windows 7)

I want to import my mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox on my desktop. I have read many articles on here but none of them have helped. I had hopes for this one(https:/… (read more)

I want to import my mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox on my desktop. I have read many articles on here but none of them have helped. I had hopes for this one(https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285031) but it was unclear whether the user was on a Mac or PC.

I have already installed iCloud for Windows and the iCloud Bookmarks add-on in Firefox. I have supposedly performed the sync operation already, but nothing seems to have transferred. I have neither the Safari bookmarks in Firefox, nor the Firefox bookmarks in Safari(which I do not want or care about as Safari will be deleted when I am done with all this) I don't see any options to adjust any kind of settings in either program.

I very much would like to get this iCloud thing to work. If that continues to be unsuccessful, is it possible to create an HTML file from the mobile Safari bookmarks and import THAT into Firefox?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Asked by reedst2002 11 hours ago

This crap appeared, on its own, on my Bookmarks Toolbar - displacing important (to me) custom bookmarks. I want this crap gone, and my custom Bookmark Toolbar returned to >MY< control.

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< help… (read more)

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< helpful. I want this crap gone, and control of my toolbar returned to ME. How do I remove this tab from the toolbar? And don't tell me it's an upgrade to the browsing experience. If I wanted to group items with a shortcut on the toolbar I would have done so. Note that I already have two groups on the toolbar. I know what I'm about. Give my back my toolbar with the custom bookmarks that >I< require.

Asked by hsconway5 16 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 hours ago

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Everytime I update to a new Firefox, I lose my auto logins on sites.

Everytime I update to a new Firefox, I lose my auto logins on sites. I have to get out my Password list and manually login to every frikkin' site. I keep putting off upda… (read more)

Everytime I update to a new Firefox, I lose my auto logins on sites. I have to get out my Password list and manually login to every frikkin' site. I keep putting off updating, hoping that maybe the problem has been fixed, but like Lucy pulling the football from Charlie Brown, I give in and update and WHAM!

If this can't be fixed, is there a way to disable auto Firefox updates or even that nagging box in the upper right hand corner.

I don't do a lot of surfing on my PC any more, so to have this continually happen over and over again is extremely aggravating!

Asked by leefoo26 4 days ago

Answered by leefoo26 2 days ago

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Can't delete Other Bookmarks folder from bookmarks bar

Hi community, Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidental… (read more)

Hi community,

Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidentally placed it there.

The problem is that I can't either move it, or remove it from there. When you select it, delete option is grey and not available. Does anyone now exactly how to remove it from the bookmarks bar?

Thank you people... :)

Asked by Slobodan 14 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 hours ago

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Remove a second firefox installation on Windows 10 without reinstalling

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs … (read more)

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs and Features.

How do I remove one of these copies cleanly? The only problem it causes is that firefox appears twice on the default browser settings page, which is annoying.

Asked by carl42 21 hours ago

Answered by carl42 12 hours ago

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pause a slideshow on website

When viewing for example the Guardian international site , there is always a kind of a slideshow in the most important topic. Today for example Biden und a bunch of pict… (read more)

When viewing for example the Guardian international site , there is always a kind of a slideshow in the most important topic. Today for example Biden und a bunch of pictures Trump leaving. Sometimes i like to have a closer look on one of pictures. There is no copy/save image than. I like to have a kind of pause button to interrupt the playing. Im running linux/ubuntu, but on win10 the same. So I use the Print button to make a hardcopy, but this is not very "elegant". Any suggestions ? It's not a kind of blocking a popup.

Asked by hhgoten 17 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 15 hours ago

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I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (read more)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to [email]@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 14 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 14 hours ago

browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride

Hello, I insert on browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride KEY from https://portal.azure.com, but translate not work on Firefox, can you help? Thank you. … (read more)

Hello, I insert on browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride KEY from https://portal.azure.com, but translate not work on Firefox, can you help? Thank you.

Asked by 5264859 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Other Bookmarks on far right side

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of li… (read more)

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of like in Chromebooks. I'm not sure how it happened, maybe when I was wiping down my keyboard with a cloth? If anyone could help please do.

Asked by amylastlast123 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago