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Youtube doesn't begin playback in latest firefox

I am using windows 10 64. Youtube videos don't play on the latest version of firefox, but do with microsoft edge. The spinning loading circle icon appears but video playb… (read more)

I am using windows 10 64. Youtube videos don't play on the latest version of firefox, but do with microsoft edge. The spinning loading circle icon appears but video playback just doesn't work on any video at all, not even youtube shorts. This seems to be a problem only with firefox version 106.0.1 and 106.0.2 on my system. I downgraded to firefox version 105.0.3 and had no issue with youtube playback.

Asked by wurstchen 1 month ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 month ago

enable third party cookies

In order to add photos to Shutterfly from google photos on Firefox, which is what Shutterfly likes, I have to enable 3rd party cookies. I have been trying and googling an… (read more)

In order to add photos to Shutterfly from google photos on Firefox, which is what Shutterfly likes, I have to enable 3rd party cookies.

I have been trying and googling and searching support for some time now. The google instructions do not come close to matching what is on the commuter. The "support" instructions are in technical computer language which I don't get.

So, please help me, but pretend you are explaining to your grandma (I may not be yours, but I am a grandma to 4 grandkids) and she's never used a computer before (I have, but I'm sick of wading through technical answers that don't match the computer and don't work).

Thanks - I hope someone helps me.

Grandma Mary

Asked by marycolbert07 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

All firefox based browsers stop video playback if window/tab loses focus

Hello, for some reason firefox and all firefox related browsers have developed a problem on my system. All videos and streams stop playing if the window/tab loses focus.… (read more)

Hello, for some reason firefox and all firefox related browsers have developed a problem on my system. All videos and streams stop playing if the window/tab loses focus. This is not the first time this has happened but earlier this year using the about:config flag I will mention below the problem seemed to be fixed but now it is back and worse than ever. I have a symmetrical gigabit connection and the problem only occurs in firefox and it's related browsers, no other aspect of my internet is affected, just video/streams and only in these kinds of browsers.

I do have a bunch of extensions but all are ones I have had for a long time, years in most cases, they were not the cause of the problem before and starting in troubleshoot mode plus a fresh profile in a fresh instal confirmed they are not to blame now either.

To be precise about the issue, when I say the videos stop that is exactly what I mean, there are no lags, no buffering, no partially loaded video bar( where applicable), no tab crashes, no connection problems, no warnings about certain tabs or extensions slowing things down, nothing at all, the video simply stops.

I have tried

- safe/troubleshooting mode to rule out any extensions
- with and without my vpn running
- doing fresh installs of the browsers/ complete fresh slate, revo uninstaller pro ran and using fresh profiles 
- found some suggestions for the about:config page, namely window_occlusion_tracking
- found some contradicting information about hardware acceleration but I tried both with and without and it makes no difference
- experimenting with different versions of firefox, so if you can see which version I am using as I post this, the reason it is not the latest version is because I have tried rolling back through older releases to find one that works, but have yet to suceed,

But no matter what I have tried I cannot get the problem sorted. Either I have that specific window and tab as the sole active window on my device or I need to click into it and either reload the tab or push the play button multiple times before playback resumes.

Open to ideas because i'd rather not have to resort to chrome, thanks

Asked by lulyro 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

msn articles

on all msn articles i open there is a news clip next to it , it so large it covers part of the first 2 paragraphs, it does not do this on chrome see below … (read more)

on all msn articles i open there is a news clip next to it , it so large it covers part of the first 2 paragraphs, it does not do this on chrome

see below

Asked by buckdawg 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

GeoComply App for desktop computers recently stopped working with Firefox browser

Until just a couple of days ago, I had been able to connect successfully with the Pinnacle Sports website dedicated for the exclusive use of customers based in Ontario Ca… (read more)

Until just a couple of days ago, I had been able to connect successfully with the Pinnacle Sports website dedicated for the exclusive use of customers based in Ontario Canada with my desktop computer while using the Firefox browser. For such customers, the Pinnacle Sports website requires the use of a WiFi internet connection and a GeoComply App. However, since then, I am no longer able to connect successfully with the Pinnacle Sports website with the Firefox browser, although I am still able to connect successfully with Microsoft Edge and Chrome, etc. Thus far, neither, Pinnacle Sports nor GeoComply App Support has been able to tellme what might have changed over the last few days with the Firefox browser, in order to bring this problem about, so I thought I might be able to get some help with this situation from Mozilla Firefox Support. Might you be able to identify the source of this recent problem? And, perhaps, provide a solution that will allow the use of the Firefox browser with the Pinnacle Sports website for customers based in Ontario Canada, moving forward? Thank you.

Asked by gcarlse 5 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 days ago

Download/Save location always "Documents"

I want all downloads and files to save to a specific folder on an external hard drive. It used to go there. But now, even when I change the location in "settings" and "ab… (read more)

I want all downloads and files to save to a specific folder on an external hard drive. It used to go there. But now, even when I change the location in "settings" and "about:config", when I save it goes to "Documents". Right now, but say it's set to my desired location, but when I do a "save as" it goes right to "Documents", as if "settings" isn't even there.

How to I get the save location to stay where I want it to be every time?

Asked by vkk4 5 days ago

Last reply by Terry 5 days ago

How to set yahoo email as the default mailto when it's not offered in firefox settings

How do I set yahoo email as the default mailto when it's not offered in Firefox settings? I maybe wrong, but a long time ago Microsoft Edge kelp trying to replace Firefox… (read more)

How do I set yahoo email as the default mailto when it's not offered in Firefox settings? I maybe wrong, but a long time ago Microsoft Edge kelp trying to replace Firefox and I had to get a Advance Uninstaller Pro to remove Edge. I think Microsoft removed part of Firefox, at lest Yahoo email from the setting as I've never seen it offered in Firefox Setting. How can I get it back? And I have no idea if the "Share Data" below is the problem.

Asked by grt_49 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

msn.com email

When trying to sign in to my email account, a get a blank page since I had update my browser. Still am not able to figure it out. Seems that it is only my msn. email ac… (read more)

When trying to sign in to my email account, a get a blank page since I had update my browser. Still am not able to figure it out. Seems that it is only my msn. email account that is screwed

Asked by Guy Boulanger 1 month ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 month ago

Can't disable pop-up sign-in with google prompt at Twitter, via Firefox

disable pop=up sign-in with google prompt LAPTOP WINDOWS 11 FIREFOX 105.0.3 64-BIT 1. Over the last few days I have been getting a sign in with Google prompt on most web… (read more)

disable pop=up sign-in with google prompt LAPTOP WINDOWS 11 FIREFOX 105.0.3 64-BIT 1. Over the last few days I have been getting a sign in with Google prompt on most websites I visit. Please refer to the photos. This looks identical to the Google generated promt, however in my Google account settings I have this option turned off. Is this a Google bug or a Firefox thing? With all the other annoying popups these days, this is just another irritation frustration to view a website.

I USE DEV TOOLS from FIREFOX TOOLS TO FIGURE OUT IF IT'S FIREFOX OR GOOGLE CAUSING ISSUE. HERE IS ONE OF 50 LINES RELATING TO GOOGLE/TWITTER/FIREFOX CONVERGENCE

(ALSO, I USE UBLOCK & LASTPASS)

LINE FROM DEVELOPER CONSOLE WHEN I OPEN TAB TO TWITTER LOG-ON PAGE:

20:36:03.881 Google Analytics and Tag Manager is being shimmed by Firefox. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1713687 for details. sandbox eval code:1:9

I DON'T WANT TO CLOSE THIS POP-UP BUTTON EVERYTIME I GO TO LOG IN AT TWITTER, IT'S NEW. I HATE IT. HAVE DELETED TONS OF UNKNOWN FILES IN MY USER FOLDERS TODAY, NOTHING HELPED (LOCAL/GOOG FOLDER & TEMP FOLDERS). MAYBE I NEED TO RESET SOMETHING IN CONFIG OR A REGEDIT SETTING FOR FIREFOX. I'LL DO ANYTHING. Thanks!

Asked by MirMarUS 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Need to make Firefox stop automatically downloading PDF files. None of the suggested fixes work.

I need to know how to stop firefox from automatically downloading every PDF file I look at. I’ve tried all of the suggested fixes on Mozilla and various other sites to n… (read more)

I need to know how to stop firefox from automatically downloading every PDF file I look at. I’ve tried all of the suggested fixes on Mozilla and various other sites to no avail. None of them work. I’ve tried the following:

Going into settings, downloads, and checking “Always ask you where to save files.” Didn’t work.

Going into settings, applications, and under PDF, choosing “always ask.” Didn’t work.

Going into settings, applications, and under PDF, choosing “open in firefox.” Didn’t work.

Going into about:config and changing browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel from true to false. Didn’t work

None of these fixes stopped firefox from automatically downloading pdf files. I can’t just click on a pdf file to look at it without firefox downloading it.

I’m at wit’s end. My recylcle bin is full of unwanted pdf files.

Please give me a solution that actually works. My version is 105.0.3.

Asked by tamszion 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 9 minutes ago

Banking pages won't advance beyong Loading pop up

After logging in to banking website, selecting any action after landing page results in just a greyed-out loading popup with Asterisk symbol showing working clockwise act… (read more)

After logging in to banking website, selecting any action after landing page results in just a greyed-out loading popup with Asterisk symbol showing working clockwise action. Tab continues and won't even auto time out disconnect like it should. must close tab to exit. Edge browser works fine on site, problem just began this week (update glitch ?)

Asked by TGCBM 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Error message, "www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR".

When trying to navigate to websites I very frequently receive the error message, "www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". (1) This is an intermittent behavior happening o… (read more)

When trying to navigate to websites I very frequently receive the error message, "www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". (1) This is an intermittent behavior happening on websites that were accessible previously and then become accessible again on later attempts, (2) It happens on websites that I have used satisfactorily for years. (3) It happens on ones for hospitals, banks, etc. which are known to be secure. This occurs after waiting for a period of time, like a timeout error would. I do let my copy of Firefox do its default auto updates.

Please advise how to end these errors so that I can reliably use Firefox again.

Asked by Ed Bray 3 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 3 months ago

One-time use codes not working for login

I cannot login to my account (had to open a new one to even post this post..). I do not have my authenticator app since my phone broke. I do have the "One-time use codes"… (read more)

I cannot login to my account (had to open a new one to even post this post..).

I do not have my authenticator app since my phone broke. I do have the "One-time use codes" which I saved. But, alas, how to make them work?

For some reason I was not presented with the "step 2"-code when I reset my authenticator the last time...

I will now be rude: Should I just give up on my Firefox account, and thus Firefox, and go straight back to Chrome (which does not have this problem)?

Asked by daniel230 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago