Firefox slowdown and crashes

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems. My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB … (read more)

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems.

My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB RAM, has had Linux Mint 19.3 installed for over a year. Just today, Firefox, which has also been installed in this OS for a long time, exhibited extreme slowness. I did an online search, and found that the slowness was cured by using the Troubleshoot Mode, but none of the suggestions I found solved the problem in normal mode. So, I went into Settings and turned off hardware acceleration. That solved the problem, somewhat ironically. The hardware acceleration seemed to accomplish deceleration instead. So my browser works, but there is something wrong with hardware acceleration in Firefox.

On a new install of Linux Mint 20.04, I recently experienced frequent crashing of Firefox just after clicking on a link. I tried online solutions, which didn't help, but then I turned off - - guess what - - hardware acceleration, and no more crashes. That is what motivated me to turn off hardware acceleration in Firefox on my Linux Mint 19.3 machine today.

I don't really have a problem to solve, but I don't know of a better place to submit a bug report, so I am hoping you will pass this on to the developers.

Asked by RJS 21 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 15 hours ago

After updating to 94, I cannot undo (Ctrl + Z) the changes in the search bar.

Earlier, when I activated the search field with the Ctrl + K key combination, it was possible to go far back, by rolling back to the previous words (characters). After th… (read more)

Earlier, when I activated the search field with the Ctrl + K key combination, it was possible to go far back, by rolling back to the previous words (characters). After the update, it almost stopped working. I press Ctrl + Z and nothing happens. As if the browser "forgot" which characters were entered earlier. I haven't made any changes to the settings after the update. Help.

Asked by booya 3 weeks ago

Last reply by The Other Realm 15 hours ago

Picture-in-picture not automatically enabling "always on top" functionality in GNOME

Whenever I click the PiP floating icon on video-hosting sites such as YouTube, the PiP window pops up but does not stay on top. It is immediately hidden by other windows.… (read more)

Whenever I click the PiP floating icon on video-hosting sites such as YouTube, the PiP window pops up but does not stay on top. It is immediately hidden by other windows. I always need to open the window menu and enable "Always on Top". Shouldn't this be enabled by default? Is there anything I can do to make it enable by default?

For reference, I'm using GNOME 41.1 on Manjaro Linux.

Asked by N Winkel 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 15 hours ago

Address bar is not blank anymore when pressing alt+home

Since couple days ago, Firefox started to put "about:home" in the address bar when pressing alt+home. How can I get back the blank (ready to type) address bar? Holding ba… (read more)

Since couple days ago, Firefox started to put "about:home" in the address bar when pressing alt+home. How can I get back the blank (ready to type) address bar? Holding backspace all the time is quite annoying :P

Asked by esselfe 2 days ago

Last reply by Disil07 16 hours ago

Home Tabs

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find ho… (read more)

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find how to set them back. When I open the browser I have 4 tabs that I want to automatically be there. Has this facilty been removed?

Asked by steveriley1 1 day ago

Last reply by Disil07 16 hours ago

Firefox shuts down with no prompting from me - and no crash report generated.

Ok, as it says above, Firefox is randomly shutting itself off, as if you were 'Exit'-ing. I have followed all the aspects of the troubleshooting webpage - so far, when in… (read more)

Ok, as it says above, Firefox is randomly shutting itself off, as if you were 'Exit'-ing. I have followed all the aspects of the troubleshooting webpage - so far, when in Troubleshooting Mode, it stays up. I have turned all add-ons, extensions, hardware acceleration...before I went to Troubleshooting Mode...to try and isolate what might be causing it - no luck. I can have as few as 4 tabs open or as much as 10-it still turns off. Now, this does not happen each and every day, but it's close. The last crash report sent in was dated November 11, 4 in total. I have the crash report ID numbers if needed. I can't create the scenario; it's acting as if I am closing the browser, which I am not. This has me lost and frustrated.

Asked by ibert_n 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 hours ago

Keyboard and touchpad freeze while typing

After an update earlier this year I began having the cursor freeze when I was typing in any text field such as in Gmail compose. Even as I type in this field it has occ… (read more)

After an update earlier this year I began having the cursor freeze when I was typing in any text field such as in Gmail compose.

Even as I type in this field it has occurred. I was using backspace to edit out a phrase. The cursor remained at the left as ~15 characters were removed. Then both the keyboard and cursor commands ceased to be executed. For ~3 minutes the screen remains locked with the cursor separated from the trailing text by those 15 blank spaces. Then all "stored commands" are executed. During the lockup I am able to use touchscreen to open all other applications, but can not close.

I am in 94.0.2 as I use your auto update setting. I used "refresh" without remedy. I even uninstalled Foxfire, closed the laptop, restarted, and performed a fresh install. The only plugins are the one you install and one from google.

I am now using another browser for all my email work! Frankly, it is apt to become my default if I cannot resolve this aggravation.

Looking forward to your suggestions/tips. Let me know if I can supply further information.

Peace/Out

Asked by Sparty047 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

Hey I was just trying to login to my account after I created a new windows and I got this issue The confirmation email we sent to *********@gmail.com was returned and we… (read more)

Hey I was just trying to login to my account after I created a new windows and I got this issue The confirmation email we sent to *********@gmail.com was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data.

If this is a valid email address, let us know and we can help unlock your account. No longer own that email? Create a new account

Well can you just unlock my account as I know the password and have big data needed there. Also this email is closed by google and I mean closed not forgotten so it won't receive any emails.

Asked by lreed5033 4 days ago

Last reply by Bithiah 18 hours ago

Qalo Website Not Displaying Correctly

When I visit https://qalo.com/ the website does not display correctly. The top banner overlaps on itself covering up the sign in icon. I have attached a screenshot of the… (read more)

When I visit https://qalo.com/ the website does not display correctly. The top banner overlaps on itself covering up the sign in icon. I have attached a screenshot of the Qalo website in Chrome and Firefox.

Asked by haydayz17 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 hours ago

Chase.com login failure since 94.0.2 update

Since the 94.0.2 update, I can no longer access Chase.com. I'm assuming it's a privacy issue of some sort. I've tried allowing all cookies, turned off tracker blocking, … (read more)

Since the 94.0.2 update, I can no longer access Chase.com. I'm assuming it's a privacy issue of some sort. I've tried allowing all cookies, turned off tracker blocking, but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by dec6017 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 hours ago

Add-on development - ajaxStop

Hi, I developed a simple Add-on, based on jQuery. Unfortzunately, it seems "ajaxStop()" does consistently not work as expected (at all). Any tips on what to consider to g… (read more)

Hi, I developed a simple Add-on, based on jQuery. Unfortzunately, it seems "ajaxStop()" does consistently not work as expected (at all). Any tips on what to consider to get ajaxStop to succesfully trigger my registered eventhandlers? Thanks

PS off topic: the "developer" area of Mozilla is quite painful to handle and reach. I'm always pushed/forwarded back over here. Also the sophisticated 2way-auth seems a bit overkill for posting on a forum .

Asked by chRIS 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 hours ago

Add Blocking on MacBook Pro not working right

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed… (read more)

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed but it won't run at all and shows as disabled and my existing AdBlock Plus quits working. I'm using Adblock Plus on my windows based computers with all synced together with the Mac Book and the Windows computers are OK, but not the Mac Book. Is there any way to get my Mac Book working correctly? In addition the last update to Firefox on the Mac Book opens by offering me "Life in Color" every time it starts up. How long do I have to tell it I'm not interested? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Franklin.Siegrist 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 hours ago