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Youtube almost doesnt load videos

For over a month now i have a problem with youtube. It loads videos very badly. I have good connection speed, but 0 network activity and 0 buffer health in Stats For Nerd… (read more)

For over a month now i have a problem with youtube. It loads videos very badly. I have good connection speed, but 0 network activity and 0 buffer health in Stats For Nerds on youtube and videos dont load. I can wait for 10-15 minutes (but sometimes they load almost instantly) before video load 40 sec buffer and after that buffer ends i can wait for another 10 minutes befor it load buffer again.

This problem persist only in my firefox on my computer. I tried deleting all the extensions, reinstalling firefox, "refresh firefox" future, changing useragent, reinstalling windows (it was the time anyways) but it doesnt solve the problem. I dont have this problem in other browsers (edge, librewolf, chrome) on my computer.

OS: win 11 x64 Firefox 127.0 x64

Asked by Faurazeko 1 hour ago

Last reply by Faurazeko 33 minutes ago

YouTube auto skipping ads

Firefox keeps automatically skipping ads on youtube, which would be fine but now when i try to play a video i get a split second of a buffering ad, which skips to the you… (read more)

Firefox keeps automatically skipping ads on youtube, which would be fine but now when i try to play a video i get a split second of a buffering ad, which skips to the youtube "please disable adblock message" (never downloaded ad block for youtube) and then a blank player, I'm not sure if this is a firefox issue or a youtube issue.

Asked by lexiecleasby 44 minutes ago

Firefox stops working on Mac

About once per week, I'll be using Firefox and it will stop working. I'll close it and open it again and it gives me an error message "The application "Firefox" can't be … (read more)

About once per week, I'll be using Firefox and it will stop working. I'll close it and open it again and it gives me an error message "The application "Firefox" can't be opened."

If I download Firefox and reinstall it, everything will work fine for another week and then it will do it again. I'm not doing the same thing when it breaks. It does it on both my Mac Mini (macOS 14.5) and my Mac laptop (macOS 12.7.5).

It just started happening in May on both. Nothing has changed on both that I can think of.

Asked by John Thurstenson 2 hours ago

Page gets chopped off when Scrolling in Firefox

I've been experiencing a problem in Firefox where, when I scroll, the incoming part of the page momentarily goes blank and then loads to normal. This issue becomes more p… (read more)

I've been experiencing a problem in Firefox where, when I scroll, the incoming part of the page momentarily goes blank and then loads to normal. This issue becomes more pronounced on pages with a lot of elements. Also, this issue becomes more vivid in smaller screens compared to larger ones. It feels like the browser is taking time to paint the part of the page.

This issue only occurs in Firefox. I have tried this in Chrome and Safari.

Here's what I have already tried:

  • Disabled hardware acceleration and WebGL.
  • Disabled smooth scroll and auto-scroll.
  • Opened Firefox in safe mode (troubleshoot mode).
  • Confirmed that I have no extensions or add-ons installed.
  • Reset Firefox.

Despite these attempts, the issue persists. This problem is affecting the usability of the website. How can I resolve this scrolling issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Vishnu Mohanan 3 hours ago

Last reply by Vishnu Mohanan 2 hours ago

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Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

Youtube videos having trouble loading as of ~2 days ago due to new stable volume feature?

So, this is going to be an incredibly weird question, but is anyone else having this issue? As of about two days ago, any time I try and load a video on youtube it will r… (read more)

So, this is going to be an incredibly weird question, but is anyone else having this issue? As of about two days ago, any time I try and load a video on youtube it will refuse to load for upwards of 30 seconds, however if I toggle the new stable volume option off/on it instantly loads. It will then play for about 2-3 minutes or more depending on video length (sometimes way more) before the buffer bar will stop entirely, take over two minutes to load the video again, then keep playing. More often than not doing this multiple times per singular video. Often times it won't even load anymore at all and I am forced to refresh the page and toggle the stable volume once again.

I've tried disabling every single extension I have, including ad blockers, restarting the entire browser, and using a different account, and it still happens no matter what. However it is not an issue that occurs on chrome or edge, so I'm at a complete loss of what is causing this. Looking up this issue comes up with next to no results, so is it possible this is a youtube issue or is something seriously wrong with my browser and I need to re-install it?

Asked by Garretmanderfield 8 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 hours ago

color schema dark not propagated to iframes

when my operating system is in dark mode, and i browse a website that supports darkmode. the dark mode setting is not changed in containing iframes. so the following jav… (read more)

when my operating system is in dark mode, and i browse a website that supports darkmode. the dark mode setting is not changed in containing iframes.

so the following javascript does return different results: window.matchMedia('(prefers-color-scheme: dark)').matches false top.window.matchMedia('(prefers-color-scheme: dark)').matches true

Asked by Marcus A. 7 hours ago

Firefox Crashes Even When Not Open/Running

I recently installed Firefox and I keep getting crash notices, even when it is not open/running... I have verified this through the task manager...Nothing named Firefox … (read more)

I recently installed Firefox and I keep getting crash notices, even when it is not open/running...

I have verified this through the task manager...Nothing named Firefox or Mozilla is running...

I don't have this issue with either Brave or Chrome, and I have, and keep updated ESET software, so I KNOW this is a Firefox issue...

Unless this issue can be corrected, I will have no choice but to uninstall it, as I don't need software that crashes even when it is not being used...

Asked by dcbslists 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 17 hours ago

Lose focus on some websites when pressing the Control key

I am using Firefox 127 on Ubuntu. When I press the Control key, I often lose focus in the window I am currently viewing. This is annoying as it prevents me from copy-pas… (read more)

I am using Firefox 127 on Ubuntu.

When I press the Control key, I often lose focus in the window I am currently viewing. This is annoying as it prevents me from copy-pasting for example.

Sometimes the focus is back when I release Control, sometimes it is lost and I have to click again on the text field. It does not happen on all websites, for example support.mozilla.org works well, but it happens on duckduckgo or overleaf.

It does not seem to be the same as existing issues such as [the "show mouse when press Ctrl" of Ubuntu] (it is disabled) or an addon (the problem still happens in safe mode).

In case it is useful, when I press Control the tab bar background goes slightly darker, see attached images.

Thanks for your help :) Nicolas

Asked by nnadisic 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

Error Message error platform version 127.0.1 not compatible with miniversion >= 127.0 miniversion <= 127.0

There was an update posted today. I ran the update this morning. Now Firefox will not open. error platform version 127.0.1 not compatible with miniversion >= 127.0 … (read more)

There was an update posted today. I ran the update this morning. Now Firefox will not open.

error platform version 127.0.1 not compatible with miniversion >= 127.0

                                                                                  miniversion <= 127.0

Running Windows 10 Version 10.0.19045 Build 19045 64 bit Should I remove and reload program?

Asked by Art 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

In Firefox, after a reboot, how can I re-open my previous sessions?

In Firefox, after a reboot, how can I re-open my previous sessions? Originally I had quite a lot of open browsers & tabs. Then I needed to do a reboot, and now I've … (read more)

In Firefox, after a reboot, how can I re-open my previous sessions?

Originally I had quite a lot of open browsers & tabs. Then I needed to do a reboot, and now I've lost those previous sessions.

Usually I just open Firefox, and this opens one browser, and then all of my previous browser, and tabs reopen, but this time Firefox crashed, and its popup said it needed to restart, but it would re-open my previous browser and tabs, but it didn't.

After following the usual Firefox help guides, it still wouldn't re-open my previous sessions. Now if I ask it to open my previous sessions, it just opens the recent help guides, and not anything before the crash.

So is there a backup file of my missing sessions that I can roll back to?

Asked by macmac 4 days ago

Last reply by NoahSUMO 23 hours ago

Browsing Issues

I am using AOL as an email account. Many times I am looking at my email, clicking delete or spam, then maybe open one/two/three different emails, read them, delete or sa… (read more)

I am using AOL as an email account. Many times I am looking at my email, clicking delete or spam, then maybe open one/two/three different emails, read them, delete or save, and my whole system freezes. I have to turn off the pc, then logon. I then open CC Cleaner to clear out the issues only to find that there could be 5000+ items in my browser history, a few hundred cookies all in that short period of time - 3 minutes all this stuff clogs up my computer. CC Cleaner will remove all this junk. I then open up Firefox, get into AOL, start another session. Could be I am able to continue to read my emails for a short period or a long period of time, just reading email, then the computer freezes up again. I have to turn off the machine, turn it back on, get into CC Cleaner and clear out the 5000+ browsing history items and cookies. There is no way that I can capture this CC Cleaner Screen information.

One thing that I thought about is that AOL is spamming me with thousands of junk ads, flashing in and out, on the right side of the screen as I read my email or even just open AOL. Since Yahoo took over AOL and redid AOL in the image of Yahoo, things are a horror. I made a formal complaint with the Ad Agency (forgot the name), opted out of all the ads that I am allowed to opt out and nothing gets better. The Ad Agency is of no help. Does anyone have an idea what is going on / what I can do to stop this?

Asked by trshob 1 day ago

Firefox for Mac OS freezing when attempting to access gmail

When attempting to access gmail on my new (2023) iMac running Sonoma 14.5, Firefox 115.12.0esr freezes and must be force-quit. I've seen similar issues on this and the Ap… (read more)

When attempting to access gmail on my new (2023) iMac running Sonoma 14.5, Firefox 115.12.0esr freezes and must be force-quit. I've seen similar issues on this and the Apple forum, but not this particular problem. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Edward Schneider 1 day ago

Sonoma Mac OS 14.5 - Power Consumption by FIREFOX even in suspend mode killing battery power over night

Hi, ist the famous and great Mozilla FireFox Developer team aware of the issue and is working on it? I am happey to describe in more detail if required. thx … (read more)

Hi,

ist the famous and great Mozilla FireFox Developer team aware of the issue and is working on it?

I am happey to describe in more detail if required. thx

Asked by FireFox MacBook Air 2 days ago

Last reply by FireFox MacBook Air 1 day ago

Why are sites no longer working on Firefox?

I am finding more and more sites that I regularly go to are no longer working on firefox. One site was because HTML5 apparently does not work on firefox. But others I don… (read more)

I am finding more and more sites that I regularly go to are no longer working on firefox. One site was because HTML5 apparently does not work on firefox. But others I don't know about why are no longer working on firefox. I thought it might be streaming related but just today I could not access one of my banks on firefox, and I tried many times, but had no problem signing on using Chrome.

Asked by bjhansen53 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Lost bookmarks

Hello, Relevant system referenced below: MacBook Pro 2021 Mac OS 14.5 Firefox 126.0.1 (64-bit) Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.11 (7673) I have a case of vanishing bookmarks. I… (read more)

Hello,

Relevant system referenced below:

MacBook Pro 2021 Mac OS 14.5 Firefox 126.0.1 (64-bit) Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.11 (7673)

I have a case of vanishing bookmarks. I quit Firefox last evening with command-Q as I’ve done a thousand times before. When I launched it this morning I was greeted with Firefox with an empty Bookmarks Toolbar and “Getting started” message. I opened a Manage Bookmarks window and everything there was empty too. I found, as well, that all of my saved UIDs and passwords were gone except for three, two of which I haven’t used in months. Weird.

Next I opened Firefox Help and found information about Troubleshooting Mode; I restarted in troubleshooting mode but nothing had changed. After restarting in normal mode, I tried Restoring Bookmarks; I chose Manage Bookmarks from the dropdown and then clicked the button in the Library window. Restore showed only one file and it was created today with only 14 items. Selecting Choose File… showed Desktop with Old Firefox Data highlighted. In that folder was only w34y3u9y…628 folder. From there I selected bookmarkbackups and the only file there was bookmarks-2024-06-06_11…lz4, a file created at 3:33 today. I found the key4.db file and it was created at 3:33 today.


I have Carbon Copy Cloner and use it for a weekly backup to a remote SSD drive. There are a year's-worth or so of weekly backups on that device. I tried trashing Firefox and reinstalling it from last week’s backup. While this worked, it didn’t solve the issue; it was still like a fresh copy of Firefox with no bookmarks.

I’m hopeful that I can restore the bulk of the lost bookmarks from CCC but I have no clue as to which files/folders to restore and I don’t want to guess. If you think this is possible, please tell me which files or folders to replace. Should I delete the files to be replaced from the current system and if so where are they located? I’m comfortable using Terminal for basic purposes but need explicit directions for entering commands and navigating to locations or files.

Thanks for your time,

David

Asked by wuzupdc 2 weeks ago

Last reply by wuzupdc 1 day ago

Picture In Picture mode isnt sticky

Im using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Intel cpu I7 9th gen NVIDIA gpu but i disabled it My problem is that the Picture in Picture mode isnt sticky if i press anything it vanishes fro… (read more)

Im using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Intel cpu I7 9th gen NVIDIA gpu but i disabled it My problem is that the Picture in Picture mode isnt sticky if i press anything it vanishes from view.

Asked by Mcmunhuu 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago