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Firefox restart is slow

I've been noticing lately that Firefox takes a while to start loading pages after it requests a restart or recovers from a crash. I've followed all the advice in the for… (read more)

I've been noticing lately that Firefox takes a while to start loading pages after it requests a restart or recovers from a crash.

I've followed all the advice in the forums including disabling session restore, but the problem persists.

It seems to be doing a lot of disk activity when it restarts either after requesting a restart or if it crashes and I start it again.

Anything I can do to address this issue?

Asked by mahadevan.k 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Word file has no application to open it.

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file… (read more)

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file format docx and doc. But neither are recognised as a valid file type. I realise that Microsoft is a bully and Mozilla may be trying to discourage its use, but I and the students are stuck with Word. How come docs and doc are invalid and how can I persuade Firefox to open them?

Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Java Script

Trying to create a new account with CRA for tax purposes, after 20 questions got a message that I need to adjust my setting regarding Java Script Function. Don't have a … (read more)

Trying to create a new account with CRA for tax purposes, after 20 questions got a message that I need to adjust my setting regarding Java Script Function. Don't have a clue what that means

Asked by monicly 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I delete cache and cookies, but keep history, every time I close Firefox?

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed. When I close and reopen Firefox, the c… (read more)

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed.

When I close and reopen Firefox, the cookies are correctly deleted, but the cache is not. I have to manually go into this setting to delete them. This also happens if I go to the menu bar setting of 'history/clear recent history'.

I want to keep my history of where I've been, but clear clear cookies and the cache every time close.

This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request for a browser that bills itself as being privacy oriented, but I don't see how to do this. Doing banking, I have to manually go into Privacy each time to get this done to clear the site.

From looking at previous answers to this question it seems the current way Firefox is designed this is "not a bug, but a feature".

Using Firefox 99.0 on a 2017 Imac.

Asked by rockpapersizzors 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't login to Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can’t find recovery codes and don’t have a logged-in device

I cannot access my primary Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can't find recovery codes, and don't have a logged-in dev… (read more)

I cannot access my primary Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can't find recovery codes, and don't have a logged-in device. In addition, I subscribe to premium services linked to the affected Firefox account, so I'm now unable to access them as well. To ask this question, I created a new Firefox account.

What should I do now? It seems I'm stuck paying for services I can no longer access. I can't even cancel the premium services since I can't access the affected Firefox account. How can I contact Mozilla Corp?

Asked by rtrimble41 2 years ago

Last reply by rtrimble41 2 years ago

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Slow start of vr 99

On Windows 7, vr 98 was starting in a second. Now vr 99 start in 9 second. On Windows 10, vr 99 start in a second. Will it be fix soon or how can I reinstall vr 98 AND ke… (read more)

On Windows 7, vr 98 was starting in a second. Now vr 99 start in 9 second. On Windows 10, vr 99 start in a second. Will it be fix soon or how can I reinstall vr 98 AND keep my profile?

Asked by jdroche1 2 years ago

Last reply by jdroche1 1 year ago

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Passwords don't work and Sync locking up

I put a favorite on my wife's FF (v99 on latest Windows 10 Pro). This https site should have asked to save the password - it did not. When I went to Settings > Priva… (read more)

I put a favorite on my wife's FF (v99 on latest Windows 10 Pro). This https site should have asked to save the password - it did not. When I went to Settings > Privacy & Security then click on [Saved Logins] I get a SYNC page that tells me I have to have a SYNC account. There were no logins found, which is scary because she has 50 (or so) logins to various sites she goes to. Clicking the [Create New Login] and entering the data then clicking [Save] freezes (fuzzes out the page) and does nothing.

This Password problem with Firefox is getting frustrating enough to quit using the product. One of the primary functions of a browser is to save our passwords. I do not want to use SYNC and have no interest in using it. It is atrocious to lose my 200 (or so) passwords every month for the last three months and now my wife's 50 (or so) passwords. This FF password manager is out of control and SYNC is another technological abomination.

What in the world is wrong with Firefox. We've never had these problems for over 15 years until the end of last year and so far this year?

Her profile (and mine) reside on a NAS drive with a "hard link" from our PCs to this network location.

Asked by Bill 2 years ago

Last reply by Bill 1 year ago

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Save Link as behavior for blocked files by proxy

I am browsing the a proxy solution that is configured to block malicious files. I was testing the eicar file download through https://www.eicar.org/?page_id=3950. When I… (read more)

I am browsing the a proxy solution that is configured to block malicious files. I was testing the eicar file download through https://www.eicar.org/?page_id=3950. When I click on the download, my download is blocked and nothing happens (which is expected). However, if I right-click on the file and select "Save Link as" option, I get the block message, I get the pop-up window to save the file, and Firefox creates a file in the specified location. However, the file is invalid (obviously as the download was blocked). If I try the same with another Browser (like Chrome), it gives an error "Failed - Forbidden" for the download.

Trying to understand how Firefox handles such instances, does it first create a file in the specified location, even the file is not retrieved through the proxy? Why is firefox not giving an error message similar to other browsers if it actually fails to download the file.

Asked by MT 2 years ago

Last reply by MT 1 year ago

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Printing from Firefox is tiny and confined in the upper left corner

I have tried the scaling options and it makes no difference. For PDF files, I save them. For webpages, I need to workaround and use Edge or Print Screen and past into a W… (read more)

I have tried the scaling options and it makes no difference. For PDF files, I save them. For webpages, I need to workaround and use Edge or Print Screen and past into a Word document.

I am newly running Windows 10 and reinstalled my printer drivers for HP 4520.

Thank you.

Asked by jane.nebelung 2 years ago

Answered by jane.nebelung 2 years ago

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Firefox keeps downloading strange random .htm files

Hello, Last few days Firefox keeps automatically downloading strange files like mLZrOMIV.htm icFSREgF.htm They are 0 bytes, empty when I open in notepad and if I right… (read more)

Hello, Last few days Firefox keeps automatically downloading strange files like mLZrOMIV.htm icFSREgF.htm

They are 0 bytes, empty when I open in notepad and if I right click in download section and select copy download link I just get about:blank

I checked PC for viruses using Eset Online tool and Windows defender. No problems.

Has anyone run into something like this?

Asked by keeperoftheelderscrolls 2 years ago

Last reply by keeperoftheelderscrolls 2 years ago

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Possible Scam?

Is this a scam? I just did a search for a local pub here in Boise, and receive the following: You've made the 5-billionth search. Congratulations! You may be our next luc… (read more)

Is this a scam? I just did a search for a local pub here in Boise, and receive the following: You've made the 5-billionth search. Congratulations! You may be our next lucky winner!’ for ‘Firefox

Asked by lordrandall 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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When sharing a specific window in Google Meet, *ALL* popups from extensions will show on Google Meet

When using Google Meet, you are given the option to share your screen — either the entire screen, or a specific Firefox window. I've noticed, however, that no matter wha… (read more)

When using Google Meet, you are given the option to share your screen — either the entire screen, or a specific Firefox window.

I've noticed, however, that no matter what Firefox window is used, if you access an extension that creates a pop-up dialog, such as the Container selection button from Conex, the uBlock origin settings popup for each webpage, or a password manager pop-up such as Bitwarden, those popups will appear on the shared window, even if you decide to do this from another Firefox window altogether.

This is a major security concern for me, as I've had circumstances where the password entry window for Bitwarden will appear on any window, even if I open the extension pop-up from a window not being shared to Google Meet. I'm not sure where to submit this issue, so I'm starting from the Mozilla support page and going from there. Would appreciate anyone's help on getting this issue resolved. Thank you.

Asked by Tariq Kamal 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Firefox very slow for www.finvasia.com, unable to do trading in firefox

I support open source movement and against tech giants and hence I love and want to use Firefox. I would use Firefox even if it is slow because on most sites delay of few… (read more)

I support open source movement and against tech giants and hence I love and want to use Firefox. I would use Firefox even if it is slow because on most sites delay of few seconds doesn't matter. But I do stock market trading and trading website of my broker (finvasia.com) is very slow in Firefox. On all chromium based browsers slowness is not there.

In trading delay of even one second is a matter of profit and loss (specially in scalping) and hence using Firefox is not possible as it is very slow for finvasia.com.

I have done screen recordings to give an idea of degree of slowness. First video is when finvisa is opened in a chromium based browser MIN. As you can see that when I change from holdings to position etc then delay is very less. (the yellow circle on the screen hardly complete one complete rotation and holding or position scree is opened). In this video you can also see that when I place order or modify it, everything happens so quickly.

Finvasia on chromium based browser

But in the below video (finvasia in firefox) you can see that when I switch from holding to position (00:2) the yellow circle (just above the pointer) makes 9 complete circle before showing the screen. When I click on Buy button on order screen (00:34) the order doesn't get fulfilled (the order rectangle didn't disappear). At 00:47 it said connection issue (There is no connection issue, wifi is working fine and never show any connection issue in chromium based browsers but in Firefox it shows in every order).

I kept waiting but order rectangle didn't go so finally I had to close it manually (1:45). After that when I switched to order screen it didn't show any single order. I tried to refresh the order screen (1:59) but nothing happened. So finally I refreshed the tab of browser. It was also hanged and after few click it worked and then you can see that there were many orders on order screen.

Finvasia on Firefox

As trading involves money and such delay can cause huge loss. Trading on Finvaisa.com is not possible if a person is using Firefox.

I also tried safe mode, and refreshing the Firefox, but problem didn't get solved. Kindly fix this problem.

Firefox version is latest (99) and I am attaching screenshot to give details about my system and OS.

Asked by Alok 2 years ago

Last reply by Alok 1 year ago

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Bookmark Toolbar

Windows auto-updated and my bookmark toolbar disappeared I still see all of my bookmarks in the "Bookmarks" list, but none of them appear across the top of my screen, wh… (read more)

Windows auto-updated and my bookmark toolbar disappeared

I still see all of my bookmarks in the "Bookmarks" list, but none of them appear across the top of my screen, where they usually are and I can't put them back.

Asked by TFMD2 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Drag and drop files from folder to open email in firefox

Since about a month ago I can't drag a file from a folder to an open email in Firefox. Was always able to, but it stopped a few weeks ago. I read that the new 99.01 versi… (read more)

Since about a month ago I can't drag a file from a folder to an open email in Firefox. Was always able to, but it stopped a few weeks ago. I read that the new 99.01 version would fix this, I installed it today and the problem persists. What am I missing? Thank you to anyone who reads, cares and replies with solution.

Asked by epixjob 2 years ago

Last reply by epixjob 2 years ago