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Firefox using 50% of CPU

Since at least last week (3/28/2022) Firefox has been running in the background utilizing at least 50% of my CPU, hurting performance in my PC games. I've checked settin… (read more)

Since at least last week (3/28/2022) Firefox has been running in the background utilizing at least 50% of my CPU, hurting performance in my PC games. I've checked settings and "About Mozilla Firefox" and both say "Firefox is being updated by another instance". Ending the process doesn't close the browser, and it will usually function fine for a little while, before resuming again.

Asked by CJ1998 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox is being updated by another instance

Hello, i facing the problem that firefox goes to infinite update that never end. This consumes my CPU a lot higher that usual (even often reach 100%). I'm tired of this p… (read more)

Hello, i facing the problem that firefox goes to infinite update that never end. This consumes my CPU a lot higher that usual (even often reach 100%). I'm tired of this problem that i many time reinstall and refresh(reset) the firefox

Asked by MRA 8 months ago

Answered by MRA 7 months ago

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Restore an html or json file to a specific folder in the Bookmark Toolbaar

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move fo… (read more)

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move folders and bookmarks from the A Bookmark toolbar upload to the toolbar on B. So far I cannot get the Import or Restore to upload to a single empty folder on the B bookmark toolbar.

I have tried to upload previously exported Html and Json files from A to a specific empty folder on B's bookmark tool bar but either the file overwrites the entire toolbar on B or nothing appears to happen.

I thought that by selecting a folder in the "Manage Bookmark" dialog box that the subsequent upload of either the Html or Json files would all go there but it does not appear to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by John 8 months ago

Answered by John 8 months ago

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Multiple Firefox Systems

I'm not entirely sure what's happened, but I can describe it. My Macbook Air crashed for reasons unknown, and upon rebooting it, I attempted to open Firefox, but was met … (read more)

I'm not entirely sure what's happened, but I can describe it. My Macbook Air crashed for reasons unknown, and upon rebooting it, I attempted to open Firefox, but was met with the message "A copy of firefox is already open". I found some old guide on using Terminal to discover two different profiles for Firefox. After restarting my computer, I accessed my Firefox tabs from before, but now when I open links from my email account, they default to opening up a new Firefox window, one where it seems my bookmarks don't exist. How do I remove the second profile without losing my bookmarks?

Asked by alxpaz8 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox: Move Find bar to the top

I recently upgraded my system and, after installing and using Firefox, I notice the Find (Ctrl + F) bar is now at the bottom of the window. Whereas, it was previously at… (read more)

I recently upgraded my system and, after installing and using Firefox, I notice the Find (Ctrl + F) bar is now at the bottom of the window. Whereas, it was previously at the top (which is more like every other application I use).

After some head scratching and web searches, I remembered I had to fix this issue previously (after a Firefox upgrade some time back). The method to fix it then could be found here: [there a way to put the Find Bar at top] That link is of course to the same question asked 4 years back.

I have once again followed the procedure there explained per: • Access my Firefox profile folder. In my case:

  C:\Users\<Me>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5ym42ewi.default

• Create folder therein called ‘chrome’ • In that folder create a file called ‘userChrome.css’ • In that file add text:

  .browserContainer > findbar {
    -moz-box-ordinal-group: 0;
  }

However, after doing that (and restarting Firefox), the Find bar stubbornly remains glued to the bottom of the window.

Can anyone tell me how to solve this issue?

As a separate note to the developers: This issue is long-standing, that a web search reveals is still relevant to many users. Any chance of considering making it a standard option?

Asked by Spinner 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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getting annoying popups even tho popups is off; told to go to preferences? then content; then choose to rid of?

I contacted the Daily Mail newspaper because I keep getting their popup news alert messages even when I am reading my email. My Firefox popup blocker is checked. I compla… (read more)

I contacted the Daily Mail newspaper because I keep getting their popup news alert messages even when I am reading my email. My Firefox popup blocker is checked. I complained to the news paper and they gave the following message to get rid of these annoying messages. Here are their instructions to stop this on Firefox> 1. Click the Settings icon in the top right of your browser window and choose "Preferences" 2.From the left hand side of the page, choose "Content" 3. Under Notifications, press "Choose

There is no Preferences category under my settings icon. There is no Content on the left side of the page when I go to Settings There is no Notifications label from which to select Choose.

How the heck do I get rid of this annoying popup or notification or whatever the heck it is? Please advise. Thx

Asked by djmckay.dm 8 months ago

Answered by Dropa 8 months ago

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Horizontal scrolling w. touchpad doesn't work on linux

I saw this post https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=542690 where it seems implied that it should work, but on LMDE 5 w. firefox 98.0.2 64-bit scrolling horizonta… (read more)

I saw this post https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=542690 where it seems implied that it should work, but on LMDE 5 w. firefox 98.0.2 64-bit scrolling horizontally w. touchpad doesn't work for scrolling on pages nor for scrolling the tab list at the top.

Asked by maartentenvelden 8 months ago

Answered by maartentenvelden 8 months ago

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Top 5 lines on FF web pages are TINY (98.0.2)

FF 98.0.2 - just updated. Top five lines of FF are TINY - using the ZOOM function only enlarges the body of the webpage, not the top five lines, FF logo, menu bar,’ Bookm… (read more)

FF 98.0.2 - just updated. Top five lines of FF are TINY - using the ZOOM function only enlarges the body of the webpage, not the top five lines, FF logo, menu bar,’ Bookmarks Toolbar, etc. All previous suggestions have been to use Zoom control or to adjust size in about:config. That is ignoring the problem. Some answers claim the problem is in system settings. However, this is a brand new out of the box computer, when I use the Microsoft Edge installed on it, the corresponding lines of that browser are functional, not microscopic, so I KNOW MOZILLA CAN DO BETTER. PLEASE DO!!! I'm not the only person going blind and crazy trying to read the top five lines and getting bad suggestions (though thank you all for trying.) I have another computer running FF 93.0 and I'm not updating that one until the latest version is fixed. Please see two pix taken at 240% zoom, both screen resolutions the same, 1366x768. It is clearly seen that the test on ver 93.0 is larger than on 98.0.2. And just for giggles, a shot of MS Edge...look at the size of the top lines. (I've done a ton of troubleshooting in my career. Something's not right.)

Asked by rlizzie 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Bookmarks Disappeared

After a computer reboot, ALL my bookmarks have disappeared. I'm running Firefox 98.0.2 on Mac 10.14.6 - I've followed all the 'help' advice: I opened firefox profiles, it… (read more)

After a computer reboot, ALL my bookmarks have disappeared. I'm running Firefox 98.0.2 on Mac 10.14.6 - I've followed all the 'help' advice: I opened firefox profiles, it only shows one. I rebooted Firefox (I was left with bare bones) and still no bookmarks and still only one profile. I've looked in the computer 'library' and I can find nothing compressed (the bookmarkbackups folder has 15 items but all are dated 2022). Can someone please help me retrieve them, I'm in the middle of a project and NEED the bookmarks. Thank you in advance!

Asked by artcreeping 8 months ago

Answered by artcreeping 8 months ago

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Firefox and Office.com

I am continuing to experience issues with Firefox on my new Framework laptop. It is only on this computer, and only with Firefox. I cannot log in to my office.com (Office… (read more)

I am continuing to experience issues with Firefox on my new Framework laptop. It is only on this computer, and only with Firefox. I cannot log in to my office.com (Office 365 account). It will continually refresh and throw me back to the sign in page.

I have uninstalled, reinstalled, and refreshed Firefox, disabled all extensions, allowed UBlock Origin exceptions for office.com in the list, have attempted to toggle the DNS settings, adjust the proxy settings to be no proxy, and confirmed I am up-to-date with the most recent version. I have deleted browser cache and cookie data multiple times. I also confirmed this works fine on my other computers with the same settings and versions of Firefox. I will occasionally get a code (shown in attached image) but upon researching this I'm not finding any information to assist. What on earth is happening? I haven't had any issues with this

Asked by funkdw 8 months ago

Answered by funkdw 8 months ago

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Option to use Gmail for mailto: links has suddenly vanished from Settings

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, seve… (read more)

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, several times, usually after updating Firefox, IIRC.

This time, however, Gmail is not presented as an option, in this pop-up. Clicking "Choose..." just opens up a Windows Explorer file-picker window.

I tried to fix this in Tools > Settings, under General > Applications. There, "mailto" just shows "Use other..." and if I click that, the "Select Helper Application" pop-up window is basically blank, with a message at the bottom saying "No applications were found for this file type."

See attached images.

I am running v98.0.2 on Win 10 Pro.

Asked by bjkeefe 8 months ago

Answered by bjkeefe 8 months ago

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How to get off the Firefox Beta channel

I always update Firefox from the ABOUT window. Currently I have 98.0.2 which is the current standard release. Why then am I asked to update to 99.0 which is a BETA VERSIO… (read more)

I always update Firefox from the ABOUT window. Currently I have 98.0.2 which is the current standard release.

Why then am I asked to update to 99.0 which is a BETA VERSION?

I don't need or want any BETA versions.

While I can dismiss the update reminders, on the next reboot it WILL install itself automatically.

How can I stop this and get myself OFF the Beta channel once and for all?

Asked by quantum888 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Amazon.com is coming up in Spanish on my Firefox browser

Hello, For some reason, when I go to Amazon.com on my Firefox browser it is now coming up in Spanish. This is the only website where this is happening. I have rebooted my… (read more)

Hello,

For some reason, when I go to Amazon.com on my Firefox browser it is now coming up in Spanish. This is the only website where this is happening. I have rebooted my computer, but that doesn't solve the problem. Also, if I go to Amazon.com on Google Chrome, it comes up in English. Is there a way that I can solve this problem?

Thank you

Asked by jpowel 8 months ago

Answered by James 8 months ago

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PIP button

After the last update, the PIP overlay button is different and larger because it contains the message "Watch in Picture in Picture" and when hovering the mouse on it make… (read more)

After the last update, the PIP overlay button is different and larger because it contains the message "Watch in Picture in Picture" and when hovering the mouse on it makes it bigger because a second more detailed message appears below the first one.

I would like to make the PIP overlay button as small as it was before with no text at all. What do I have to do in order to obtain this effect?

Asked by notSoYoung 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox just wont /do/ anything unless it's in windows 8 compatibility mode

Hey gang! For some reason firefox will not do anything at all unless I run it in windows 8 compatibility mode. I'm on windows 10. If I open the app it won't search anythi… (read more)

Hey gang! For some reason firefox will not do anything at all unless I run it in windows 8 compatibility mode. I'm on windows 10. If I open the app it won't search anything, show any webpages, etc - but the search bar still works, it'll show me suggested sites and what have you. I can also access the settings page. Aside from that, zilch. I've done a full fresh install and it didn't fix anything. Has anybody had this before? Thanks!

Asked by vmoskven 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Unable to install Net Gear router to initiate internet connection for my Mac Book Air.

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purc… (read more)

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purchased a few months ago and have never had internet at home. This is first attempt. Thanks.

Asked by jimgalo 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Recover pre-previous session

I had a number of tabs open today (~40). Because Firefox started to malfunction, I had to restart Firefox. It happened to me before and I knew that I can restore my previ… (read more)

I had a number of tabs open today (~40). Because Firefox started to malfunction, I had to restart Firefox. It happened to me before and I knew that I can restore my previous session so I safely closed the tabs.

When I restarted it, I opened a tab and then I tried to open the Application Menu, but accidentally closed the window. Now, when I've re-opened Firefox and attempted to restore the previous session only that last tab appeared.

Is it possible to recover the pre-previous session? I use Ubuntu 18.04. Where is this information located? and how can I retrieve it?

Asked by amberbear 8 months ago

Answered by Dropa 8 months ago

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Add-ons

Hi Sir. Unfortuanately I cant' see my Extensions in FireFox. All are active but no one is being seen beside address bar. Previous selutions are not working. please see th… (read more)

Hi Sir. Unfortuanately I cant' see my Extensions in FireFox. All are active but no one is being seen beside address bar. Previous selutions are not working. please see the photos. I updated to the latest version. times I uninstalled and installed but no consequence.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fcw_Ug794N-nG2ZBeQgL_Glf_zgxxE2z/view?usp=sharing, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vfO7KX1rb2ttX2lnF80do5gwniN3LwTv/view?usp=sharing ScreenShots

Asked by sharifkhani 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago