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YouTube Videos Lag Frequently: Video Pauses While Audio Continues Especially in Full Screen

I am running Firefox 121.0.1, which is currently up to date, on a slightly older MacBook, which has the latest MacOS it can get: macOS 11.6.8. As the title states, YouTub… (read more)

I am running Firefox 121.0.1, which is currently up to date, on a slightly older MacBook, which has the latest MacOS it can get: macOS 11.6.8. As the title states, YouTube is almost unwatchable on my machine. The video will pause frequently while audio continues, motion is not very smooth, which is especially noticeable watching sports, etc. I cleared cookies and cache, I have run in Troubleshoot mode as well as tried flipping some switches in about:config that I've seen in YouTube videos and forum posts about similar issues, but nothing has solved this issue.

YouTube in Google Chrome works fine, and I've been watching HD YouTube on this laptop with it for years without any issues, so I doubt it has anything to do with machine specs like RAM, CPU, etc.

I was hoping to make Firefox my new browser and start supporting browsers that aren't chromium based since Google Chrome is going too far with respect to privacy and the freedom to use the add-ons I like (e.g. adblockers like ublock origin), but so far I have not been enjoying Firefox for YouTube. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by austinmcever 1 month ago

Last reply by austinmcever 1 month ago

YouTube Video Quality Limit

When I watch videos on Youtube, suddenly it says I can only watch them in 360p or 720p quality, when previously I had access to 4K and 8K video at maximum and 1080p avera… (read more)

When I watch videos on Youtube, suddenly it says I can only watch them in 360p or 720p quality, when previously I had access to 4K and 8K video at maximum and 1080p average. Youtube says "YouTube videos are available in many formats and qualities. But, some browsers do not support newer video formats or quality options. This restriction means these browsers may only have one or two video formats to choose from. We recommend upgrading your browser or operating system for the best viewing experience." This has only happened now and it only happens with Firefox, as when watching videos with Safari 1080p video is available. I am using the latest version of Firefox on a Mac mini with the latest Mac OS installed.

Asked by xenonaut10 3 months ago

Last reply by xenonaut10 3 months ago

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Facebook Messenger popup won't close

I am running v122.0.1 on a Mac and since the last update if I open a Facebook Messenger message which pops up at the bottom of the screen clicking the minimise or close d… (read more)

I am running v122.0.1 on a Mac and since the last update if I open a Facebook Messenger message which pops up at the bottom of the screen clicking the minimise or close doesn't do anything and the message stays on screen The only way to get it to close is to log out of Facebook and then log back in again. Is this a bug in this release?

Asked by cs14 2 weeks ago

Answered by cs14 2 weeks ago

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How do I disable the new built-in translator?

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling transla… (read more)

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling translations for that language. That is probably a bug, but I don't want to wait for a fix, I need to be able to see the pages I visit completely, this thing prevents me from clicking buttons and and is really anoying.

This is the built-in translation feature since I do not use any translation plugins, and started showing up after an upgrade.

Asked by jose90 5 months ago

Answered by jose90 5 months ago

"Back" arrow does not work when I go from search results to a result.

When I do a search, then click on one result, it loads the result website in the same tab; but the Back arrow <- in the menu bar is grayed out, so I can't go back to t… (read more)

When I do a search, then click on one result, it loads the result website in the same tab; but the Back arrow <- in the menu bar is grayed out, so I can't go back to the search that I did to select other results. Mac Monterey 12.7.2, Firefox 12.0.1 , searching with DuckDuckGo - but it also happens when I search with Google.

Asked by bbmerchant 2 months ago

Last reply by bbmerchant 2 months ago

automatic login

With my previous browsers--such as Chrome and Brave--I could automatically get into key sites without signing in every time. I thought this was due to cookies that my log… (read more)

With my previous browsers--such as Chrome and Brave--I could automatically get into key sites without signing in every time. I thought this was due to cookies that my login passcodes. In the case of Google, it is by far the most challenging. Despite having a gmail account since early 2003, and using Google regularly since the '90s, it persists in asking me lots of questions and texting codes, etc.

My situation with Firefox is not working smoothly as it was when I used it for many years about a decade ago. I've already imported such browser data from these sites.

Can you help? Otherwise, I'll move on to Safari again.

Thanks,

Eckhart

Asked by ECKHART C. BEATTY 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

YouTube live stream videos always freezing and buffering on Firefox

Firefox is broken. For months now anytime I watch a Live stream on Youtube it freezes within seconds and acts like it's buffering. Internet connection is great. Same live… (read more)

Firefox is broken. For months now anytime I watch a Live stream on Youtube it freezes within seconds and acts like it's buffering. Internet connection is great. Same live streams work perfect on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and others. Only Firefox browser is doing this.

Asked by mtmiller1210 1 month ago

Last reply by mtmiller1210 4 weeks ago

Content Filters

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all… (read more)

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all those sites are fully allowed on Firefox, as opposed to on Safari and google chrome where the filter is working properly

Asked by reuvenmelka 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

pocket's recommended articles in new tabs

I'd like to turn off the recommended articles that I see when opening new tabs. I find them to be quite bothersome, and the link pocket provides to learn more about this … (read more)

I'd like to turn off the recommended articles that I see when opening new tabs. I find them to be quite bothersome, and the link pocket provides to learn more about this features a nonexistent article on how to disable these recommendations. Could you help me disable these?

Asked by sajones634 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is it possible to change my email for my Firefox account?

My school email is going to be disabled in a couple of months and I was wondering if there's a way to just change the email associated with my Firefox account, or if I'll… (read more)

My school email is going to be disabled in a couple of months and I was wondering if there's a way to just change the email associated with my Firefox account, or if I'll have to make a new one and carry over my bookmarks/settings/addons etc. manually.

Asked by April Vega 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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wheres all my tabs?

Occasionally all my tabs go away. I always find them, but today,"history>recently closed tabs" is greyed out. NEW I did not even close Firefox Please help steve … (read more)

Occasionally all my tabs go away. I always find them, but today,"history>recently closed tabs" is greyed out. NEW I did not even close Firefox Please help steve z

mac os 12.1  ; firefox 98.02

Asked by bodney 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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browser won't allow cookies

I've been trying to days to restore my settings and have followed all the prompts but Firefox is still disabling cookies. Anyone know of a fix that will restore back to i… (read more)

I've been trying to days to restore my settings and have followed all the prompts but Firefox is still disabling cookies. Anyone know of a fix that will restore back to initial setup? TIA

Asked by KimBis 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Second Monitor Display Scaling

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display pr… (read more)

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display properly (as it displays on my original monitor). Please help.

Asked by sarahrb1989 1 year ago

Last reply by sarahrb1989 1 year ago

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Gmail Not Opening on FireFox

My Gmail is a blank screen on Firefox. I did not update or change anything. Works perfectly in chrome. I deleted and resinstalled Firefox to no avail. Firefox used to be … (read more)

My Gmail is a blank screen on Firefox. I did not update or change anything. Works perfectly in chrome. I deleted and resinstalled Firefox to no avail. Firefox used to be my favorite browser, but lately glitchy with FB too. I used the tab, tried a new gmail window..

Asked by Reneeboobo 1 year ago

Last reply by Reneeboobo 1 year ago