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FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (read more)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by Carla Rogers 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Edit Geo-location data - Location Permissons table

Trying to access https://www.locast.org. but my location is blocked. I want to add\change\edit a permission for the above website to allow. I have previously blocked … (read more)

Trying to access https://www.locast.org. but my location is blocked.

I want to add\change\edit a permission for the above website to allow.

I have previously blocked requests for my location in Permissions => Location => Settings. I have now unchecked this. I have deleted the relevant cookies using the sites shield menu. I am unable to get the site to prompt me to allow location nor can I manually add the site to the in Permissions => Location => Settings.

I expect this to be in about:config but no idea where.

How can I correct this?

Asked by RangerZ 13 hours ago

Last reply by RangerZ 11 hours ago

Disable annoying update reminders

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminde… (read more)

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminders and it's interfering with my work flow. I understand the need to keep software up to date as often as possible but this has now got ridiculous, and I am on the verge of changing my default browser from Firefox to Safari, Chrome or Vivaldi. Please stop forcing every little tiny update onto your users!

Or is there some sneaky little way I haven't noticed under Preferences which already does enable me to do this?

Asked by cliff.douse 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 16 hours ago

Fiirefox

How to open a link from a search page in a new tab? A pain going back to search page to get another link. Sometimes I want 2 or 3+ links open & can't do it unless co… (read more)

How to open a link from a search page in a new tab? A pain going back to search page to get another link. Sometimes I want 2 or 3+ links open & can't do it unless copy the address & paste in a blank tab.

Asked by Clement 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Unable to install

I have been trying to install Firefox on a Windows computer running Windows 10 Pro. I have two users on the computer. I have installed Firefox successfully on the main us… (read more)

I have been trying to install Firefox on a Windows computer running Windows 10 Pro. I have two users on the computer. I have installed Firefox successfully on the main user but every time I try to install for the second user, it does not install. it says it failed and leaves a strange icon on the desktop which, when I click, it deletes the file. I am not sure why. I have installed the same on 11 other computers with two users and no problem with those ones.

Asked by susie9 1 day ago

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Firefox refreshed/update and deleted all my passwords, cookies, links everything!

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folde… (read more)

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folder on my desktop with all my data :( I'll wait for feedback. Thank you!

Asked by ruana.m7 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

FireFox lockups

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only t… (read more)

No matter what version of FireFox i use it constantly lock`s up , freezes. Nothing works to resolve the issue, restarting the desktop, refreshing the desktop. The only thing i can do is kill the process or reboot but the problem just keeps coming back without fail. I`m using deb 10.6 with a dell i5 4th, gen with plenty of ram and hdd space, it`s a new install at that only about a week old. I have noticed this has been a problem with FF ever since i started using it many years ago.\ The others are all the same, it seems that people and companies don`t take much pride in their work anymore. You see this everywhere not just with FF.

I also noticed that when "Share Data" is checked Wikipedia is mentioned, this site is so subjective it is not allowed to be used by any University student for research so why it it doing being used here ? The other problem is if plugin info can be seen and recorded why are extensions allowed in the store that supposedly block this info from being collected when they don`t work, this feature proves it, if it's supposed to be blocked then it would not be published in the form even after clicking "Share Data" clicking anything is irreverent it should be blocked no matter what.

Asked by Adam 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

pkcs11 "unable to add module", spanish dni

Some time a go I've configured access to the smart card in the Spanish id card in Firefox, and it work. But I'm recently trying to use again and it doesn't. I'm in a Debi… (read more)

Some time a go I've configured access to the smart card in the Spanish id card in Firefox, and it work. But I'm recently trying to use again and it doesn't.

I'm in a Debian 10 with the libpkcs11-dnie installed (with its dependencies) and I've set it up in a firefox-beta. Is where I've added months a go the module (/usr/lib/libpkcs11-dnie.so), then I had logged in and saw the certificate in "Your Certificates".

Since then many updates came but I didn't need again to use this card. I'm trying it now that firefox-beta is 82.0 and the "log in" button is never enabled.

When I've tried with another firefox, for example the esr (78.3.0esr) coming with debian, I have to add this module as it wasn't there. I've clicked "Load" and fill the form with "module name" and "module filename" (the same file that I've mention before) and when I click 'ok', I receive an alert "Unable to add module". Same experience with firefox-stable (81.0.2) and with firefox-devel (82.0b9).

I don't even know if the issue comes from firefox. Is there a way to debug further the origin of this alert message or why this is not being recognized by the application?

Thanks

Asked by srgblnch 1 month ago

Last reply by srgblnch 2 days ago

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Autoplay not always blocked

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing. This worked in 77. Some … (read more)

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing.

This worked in 77. Some about:config entries I'd swear were set in 77 have vanished; I tried adding them manually, but the autoplay blocking is still hit and miss.

Also, not sure if Troubleshooting Information uploaded successfully or the page broke (see screenshot).

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 4 months ago

Answered by Jens Lyn IV 4 months ago

Restore open tabs due to loss of power - MacBook Pro

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visi… (read more)

Firefox unexpectedly quit, open tabs lost when MacBook Pro's charge died. After charging, did restart since Menu button to access History was missing (only menu bar visible). It returned, but unable to restore closed tabs (as I've done in the past) - History shows it to be "empty." I've spent hours searching Mozilla Support...can anyone please help? These 8-10 tabs must be somewhere!

Asked by DriskillMoody 3 days ago

Last reply by Shivarama 2 days ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 months ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 months ago

leboncoin bookmark

With the latest update of firefox for windows , a bookmark / search tracker has been added to firefox. It is leboncoin.fr. Please suggest ways to remove this as soon as p… (read more)

With the latest update of firefox for windows , a bookmark / search tracker has been added to firefox. It is leboncoin.fr. Please suggest ways to remove this as soon as possible.

Asked by sugarpal 3 days ago

How do I change an auto setting in my downloaded files?

Hello. I downloaded a Netgear driver update utility zip file (??) and for some reason I got confused when it said it would open it with Windows Explorer... and I decided… (read more)

Hello. I downloaded a Netgear driver update utility zip file (??) and for some reason I got confused when it said it would open it with Windows Explorer... and I decided to have it opened with Firefox instead. To add dumb insult to dumb injury, I checked the box to have downloads do that with ALL files like that going forward. If i click on that downloaded file, more than 175 tabs open up before i can make it stop. How do I undo this? Thank you kindly in advance

Asked by Marlene LeSuer 4 days ago

Last reply by Marlene LeSuer 4 days ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

pre options for cookie handling

Hi, is there a possability in Firefox to set an option to handle all cookie questions the same wayß Means: opt out any other things than ”functional essential”? Thank You… (read more)

Hi, is there a possability in Firefox to set an option to handle all cookie questions the same wayß Means: opt out any other things than ”functional essential”?

Thank You for Your Links!

Asked by lothar.siegel 5 days ago

Starting Tuesday, messages can only be sent to one addressee.Far worse is the problem that I am only given access to the "Important" folder. I can no longer reach "Messages sent to you", or other folders.Any solutions??

I am inquiring what can be done to overcome this freeze on functionality. If the only folder that still functions is "Important", sending and receiving messages becomes l… (read more)

I am inquiring what can be done to overcome this freeze on functionality. If the only folder that still functions is "Important", sending and receiving messages becomes largely impossible, or means sending extra messages, phone calls, or whatever else can be invented. Is this a general problem, I wonder? Any proposed swolutions will be much appreciated.

Asked by anthonyjohnson144 5 days ago

Streaming problem

I can no longer stream CBS All Access. They are saying that I have some kind of ad blocking problem in my software therefore they cannot play movies with their ads. Fir… (read more)

I can no longer stream CBS All Access. They are saying that I have some kind of ad blocking problem in my software therefore they cannot play movies with their ads. Firefox recently did a download on Nov. 18. It was 78.5 Oesr. Could that be the problem? Does 78.5 Oesr have some kind of an ad blocker? If so, how can I uninstall it?

Asked by Greg 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

How can I change URL Bar settings back after FF83 update? Bookmarks & History show up inside URL bar. Also have to click twice when switching between search engines

After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, h… (read more)

  • After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, how can I change this back?)
  • Additional settings for the URL bar show up (as they should) after I go to a new website. Usually these options are always there (Picture 2) However, all these options disappear (Picture 3) as soon as I type anything in the URL bar and these settings won't return until I open a new tab and go to a website.
  • Lastly, when switching between search engines I know have to click the search engine and then also click enter to complete the switch. (I know this can be 'solved' shift+clicking, but I would prefer for it not to take an extra action and revert back the old pre FF-83 way)

Does anyone have any how I can change it back? - Either by reverting back to FF82, or by using about:config

Asked by Jimi_107 1 week ago

Last reply by Jimi_107 6 days ago

closing popup last - broken restore previous session

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting. this is not the first time because sometime i … (read more)

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting.

this is not the first time because sometime i forget to close the popups first...

Asked by philipp.ewald 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago