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Automatic translation of websites

Hi there - Every website seems to come up in English, ie Firefox seems to be translating other languages automatically. (My version is Firefox for Mac 123.01 64-bit.) I a… (read more)

Hi there - Every website seems to come up in English, ie Firefox seems to be translating other languages automatically. (My version is Firefox for Mac 123.01 64-bit.) I am wondering how I can prevent automatic translation of websites. I have had a look in preferences etc, but I do not see anything there to prevent automatic translation. Any help gratefully received! Many thanks :-)

Asked by michael.d.kenyon 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

auto play block is no longer working Firefox 123.0 Linux

Auto play blocking is no longer working. media.autoplay.block-event.enabled true media.autoplay.blocking_policy 3 [tried 2] media.autoplay.default 5 [tried values] A… (read more)

Auto play blocking is no longer working.

media.autoplay.block-event.enabled true media.autoplay.blocking_policy 3 [tried 2] media.autoplay.default 5 [tried values]

Anyone have good values that block auto playing videos?

Asked by Galen Thurber 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

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Videos buffering and/or not playing

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip a… (read more)

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip around the video (either by clicking around in the loaded section of the progress bar or using +/- seconds buttons), the video begins buffering again before the video resumes. This makes it extremely difficult and frustrating to watch anything that requires me to pause, rewind, or fast forward. I've noticed this issue affect multiple video viewing sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Netflix. My roommate also uses Firefox, but doesn't have this issue, so I know it's not a problem with my internet. I thought it might be a problem with my computer, but I tried to replicate the issue in Chrome and everything worked fine there. The issue has persisted almost a week. I have:

  • Rebooted my computer several times
  • Deleted my history/cache
  • Disabled my extensions
  • Turned off Java scripts in firefox (this disabled my ability to load sites like YouTube completely, so I turned it back on)
  • Updated my computer
  • Updated my graphics drivers
  • Refreshed firefox
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox (and rebooted my computer)
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox AND deleted all the data it stored on my computer (and rebooted my computer)

I am currently using version 123.0.1 of Firefox. My OS is Windows 10 22H2.

Asked by AccidentalRogue 1 month ago

Answered by AccidentalRogue 1 month ago

Returning to the original web page returns the cursor to the top.

I'm running Firefox 123.0.1 on Linux Mint 21.2. Something changed after my last update. I visit a number of web sites at which I scroll down a window to a link, click on … (read more)

I'm running Firefox 123.0.1 on Linux Mint 21.2. Something changed after my last update. I visit a number of web sites at which I scroll down a window to a link, click on it to open it, read that link, and then return to the previous page. Examples are news sites like slashdot.org, associated press, or arcamax. Firefox used to return to the place in the original site page where I had clicked on a link. Now, it returns to the top of the original site page, and I have to scroll down again to where I had clicked on a link. I can right click on a link, open a new tab, and then close that tab, but that requires multiple clicks, and I used to just click/click. Is there a way to set up Firefox to go back to the previous behavior? Thanks in advance. ;

Asked by wmichaelb 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Bookmarks Gadget

The Bookmarks Gadget (under Add Gadgets) appears to have been hijacked. I have dozens of bookmarks and now every single one of them redirects me to https://12jav.net/. I … (read more)

The Bookmarks Gadget (under Add Gadgets) appears to have been hijacked. I have dozens of bookmarks and now every single one of them redirects me to https://12jav.net/. I tried clearing all browsing data, logging out/in, and reinstalling the gadget. It seems to have happened after installing the latest version of Firefox, and reverting to an earlier version did not help either. Can you please look into this? Thank you.

Asked by rs03ali 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

problems opening firefox after updating windows 10 with (KB5035845) and 10.0.19041.4163

Windows Updates (KB5035845) and 10.0.19041.4163 After these latest updates, EVERY, Firefox browser (derivatives included, i.e. LibreWolf, etc...) are opening VERY slowly… (read more)

Windows Updates (KB5035845) and 10.0.19041.4163

After these latest updates, EVERY, Firefox browser (derivatives included, i.e. LibreWolf, etc...) are opening VERY slowly. Its almost like the browser is freezing while opening for around 10 - 20 sec, then opening. It used to open within a second or two. If I uninstall the updates the problem goes away, BUT, windows re-installs them automatically. After it is up and running its ok. The problem seems to be on startup only.

Asked by engnrman 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Lost Amazon in search box options -

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear. If I install an older version will it be ok. Wh… (read more)

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear.

If I install an older version will it be ok. Why do they keep installing new updates which cause issues with the one I am using. I installed Opera and will give it a try. Firefox keeps changing things that work.'bold text'

Asked by bobbee25 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Certain videos on certain web pages won't play.

I have been a Firefox user for most of my time on a computer and that's a lot of years. A regular site I visit is Townhall.com. A few months ago I could no longer play vi… (read more)

I have been a Firefox user for most of my time on a computer and that's a lot of years. A regular site I visit is Townhall.com. A few months ago I could no longer play videos because the link (video screen) would not appear. The text below where the screen should have been appears. I worked with Townhall on this and we could not solve it. Interesting was that periodically the link would appear but now doesn't appear at all. So I am forced to use MS Edge for Townhall videos.

Then it happened on another site I frequent - RacerX.com. When I try to play a video I get a blank screen with the message: "Unfortunately your Targeted Advertising privacy settings prevent us from showing you this YouTube Video. Please update your consent to see this content." I cannot find anything in settings which should cause this. I changed nothing. Settings are the same as they've been for years. So now for RacerX videos I have to use MS Edge.

I would prefer to continue to use Firefox as my browser but switching back and forth is not productive. As much as I do not want to make MS Edge my default browser it looks like I will have no choice unless you can help me solve this issue.

Asked by miscthings4 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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typing lag in large text input fields

Above 70-75k characters, text input fields on any site have a ton of input lag -- like, I have to wait 10s after I type a sentence for the sentence to finish slowly updat… (read more)

Above 70-75k characters, text input fields on any site have a ton of input lag -- like, I have to wait 10s after I type a sentence for the sentence to finish slowly updating letter by letter. I've tested across multiple sites, and in Private mode (to confirm it's not caused by extensions, none of which are allowed in Private mode).

I also tried setting `accessibility.force_disabled=1` as suggested here and here, but that didn't help (and yes, I restarted). Disabling hardware acceleration didn't help either.

Asked by npfoss 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Firefox browser for Android--Add images on Bluesky

I'm using the Firefox browser for Android. When I'm on Bluesky with my Android phone and go to create a post, I tap the image to upload an image. I get the post editor bo… (read more)

I'm using the Firefox browser for Android. When I'm on Bluesky with my Android phone and go to create a post, I tap the image to upload an image. I get the post editor box on the top, the keyboard on the bottom. When I tap the image to add a photo, the keyboard disappears leaving only the box to edit the post and it doesn't go on to the next step where I would choose the image I want to upload. I'm using Firefox for Android 124.0 and a Galaxy A53 5G with One UI 6.0. Android version 14. Also, I have it set to use Spanish.

Asked by tim.elmer 2 weeks ago

how to visit unsecured websites

I want to visit a unsecured web site (camping site). I notice these mom and pop websites are unsecured. How do I visit it. I'm a big boy and dint like to be told where … (read more)

I want to visit a unsecured web site (camping site). I notice these mom and pop websites are unsecured. How do I visit it. I'm a big boy and dint like to be told where i can visit. However, I don't mind a warning.

Ticked off John Hambrick

Asked by jhambrick 2 weeks ago

Disable Picture-in-picture

while reading an MSNBC or Fox News article (for example) from flipboard, suppose there is a video at the top of the article. But I don't want to watch that video... I j… (read more)

while reading an MSNBC or Fox News article (for example) from flipboard, suppose there is a video at the top of the article. But I don't want to watch that video... I just want to read the article that appears below it. So I start to scroll down, reading the article, and when the video scrolls off the screen at the top, a picture-in-picture with that video appears at the right side of the article, (sometimes blocking part of the article). If I had wanted to see the video, I would have watched the video! STOP these blasted picture-in-picure pop-ups.

Every time I look for help online, all I see is how to enable/disable the PIP controls, and no help on how to block PIPs themselves.

Sorry for the long post, but I don't know how else to describe the problem succinctly. Jerry (at wit's end)

Asked by HarryJarr 3 weeks ago

Last reply by HarryJarr 2 weeks ago

non full screen video player bug exclusive to hulu.com

made this post on reddit too https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1bhztyg/non_full_screen_video_player_bug_exclusive_to/ but notice how theres this weird color bar r… (read more)

made this post on reddit too https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1bhztyg/non_full_screen_video_player_bug_exclusive_to/ but notice how theres this weird color bar right above the video player, this happens whenever i play anything on hulu.com. any solutions? thanks for any and all responses in advance :)

Asked by astrovink 3 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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Firefox glitching out after most recent update

I don't have the words to describe what's happening here. Please see screenshot. Frequently when using Firefox- since the latest update, it's up-to-date on up-to-date Mac… (read more)

I don't have the words to describe what's happening here. Please see screenshot. Frequently when using Firefox- since the latest update, it's up-to-date on up-to-date Macbook Sonoma 14.4- this starts happening, when I move around my cursor, the images get all funky, it seems to be pulling in visual information from multiple tabs. Restarting the app clears it out, until the next time it happens. Any thoughts on this?

Asked by carnivee 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

Can't find my email address password on my password saved folder

Good day, Trust this message meets you well. A friend opened a gmail account on my fire fox browser and saved her password on the saved folder. I mistakenly log her out … (read more)

Good day, Trust this message meets you well.

A friend opened a gmail account on my fire fox browser and saved her password on the saved folder. I mistakenly log her out this morning and we have been trying to recover her account but couldn't as she can't remember her password again.

We tried to check the saved password for the details but couldn't find the password again. Can you please assist?

Here is her details: Name: Ijeoma Jane email address: i*****3@gmail.com (moderator's note: email is redacted for privacy reason)

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Thank you.

Asked by temmylateef 1 month ago

Can't log into Discord on Firefox. My correct email and password are no longer recognized.

As the title says. I can't log into Discord on Firefox. I am using a Macbook Pro version 14.1.1. My correct email and password are no longer recognized on the website. Th… (read more)

As the title says. I can't log into Discord on Firefox. I am using a Macbook Pro version 14.1.1. My correct email and password are no longer recognized on the website. The error message I get is that my email doesn't exist, so I can't even reset a password.

I have no problem logging in on Chrome or on my Android phone. I have deleted cookies and rebooted, but the same issue arises. It was fine last night. Now it's a mess. I do have a second Discord account and tried logging in through that. On Firefox that account isn't recognized either. Help please.

Asked by byzantia1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

firefox for windows 11

Hello all. One of my 3 devices does not show up under the "connected devices" window. It's my Samsung A71 smartphone. It hasn't shown up for over 2 1/2 years. I have auto… (read more)

Hello all. One of my 3 devices does not show up under the "connected devices" window. It's my Samsung A71 smartphone. It hasn't shown up for over 2 1/2 years. I have auto updates set up, I have sync set up, and I have checked settings. I don't know what else to check; I have been all over the place, checking. So, my question is this: how do I manually add it in? What happens after that, can I still sync it, but does that have to be manual, also? Much thanks.

Asked by Erica Adamick 2 weeks ago

Decryption tool for passwords in Firefox

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software th… (read more)

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software that wasn't functioning correctly. Mercifully, I have had Microsoft support working on recovering my data, which has proved a tremendous task. 4 months and counting.


We have now finally managed to recover my passwords for my browsers, but they are encrypted. Microsoft Support have therefore asked if Mozilla do a decryption tool as they cannot open the file without it being decrypted first. If I was using Microsoft Edge, they would have been able to assist as that is a Microsoft product, but as Firefox is a third party application, they've asked for assistance. By the way, these are NOT scammers or hackers 'helping' me, but Microsoft support and I get everything emailed about our support etc.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by darrenallen73 1 month ago

Last reply by darrenallen73 2 weeks ago