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Recent Lag / Jerky Issue With Youtube HD 1080 Videos

I am running Firefox 16.0.2 on a Macbook Pro In the last few days (approx since 23/10/12) I've been experiencing a lagging of HD Youtube videos streaming on my computer. … (read more)

I am running Firefox 16.0.2 on a Macbook Pro

In the last few days (approx since 23/10/12) I've been experiencing a lagging of HD Youtube videos streaming on my computer. The site loads fine as does the video's audio, they're both unaffected, but the 1080 option for the video is selected, the video plays extremely jerky and out of sync with the audio.

At first I thought it was my computer struggling to load the video, so I let the entire video load before continuing the stream, but this didn't solve the problem.

I've just updated all software, updated my Firefox, all the plugins are up to date. I've just disabled all the extensions I'm currently running, one by one to see if they were causing a problem, that didn't solve the problem.

I've tried loading the 1080 HD videos on another browser and they play fine, so I know the problem is with Firefox.

I've also tried following some of the troubleshooting tips on the Firefox website (help section), clearing recent history and clearing the cookies and cache didn't work, neither did disabling "hardware acceleration" in the advanced preferences (I've seen this recommended to a few users experiencing the same problems as me).

I'm all out of ideas. Please help!  :(

Asked by sarahott 8 years ago

Last reply by musterion1973 8 years ago

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How can I change the new-tab default to the browser I like?

When I open Firefox in a new tab, I would like to have it open to a page of my choice. Right now, it seems there is no way to change that, but previous versions had this … (read more)

When I open Firefox in a new tab, I would like to have it open to a page of my choice. Right now, it seems there is no way to change that, but previous versions had this feature, and I put my computer to "google.com" for example, so I could be ready to search, whenever I pressed "command-T" (for new tab.) Are we stuck on Yahoo, now, or whatever Firefox chooses for new tabs, or is there a way to change this?

Asked by alpinelaurel 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox 20 loads VERY slowly (several minutes). What to do?

Firefox 20 loads very slowly. sometimes taking several minutes. When it does open, it's often very slow to load sites. Sometimes it hangs for seconds to minutes and I g… (read more)

Firefox 20 loads very slowly. sometimes taking several minutes. When it does open, it's often very slow to load sites. Sometimes it hangs for seconds to minutes and I get the spinning beach ball of death. I downloaded another copy of FF20 and installed it. Same thing. I cleared cache and cookies with only a little improvement. Suggestions? Mac OS 10.6.8

Thanks.

Asked by docsterx 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why does Firefox always slow, & freeze?

I've tried resetting and various other workarounds I've seen on the forums, and still, FF will soon jump to using up 4 Gigs of RAM, and when I want to open a new window, … (read more)

I've tried resetting and various other workarounds I've seen on the forums, and still, FF will soon jump to using up 4 Gigs of RAM, and when I want to open a new window, or tab, it will freeze, and I must wait till the spinning ball does it thing, watching the CPU usage shoot up to 300 or 400%, or in some cases, as high as 2,000%!! All the while showing "Firefox is not responding". Then, it will finally go back down (CPU usage, not RAM), and function for awhile, or it may crash. Once it gets up that high, I will reboot the program, but it doesn't take it very long to climb right back up there. What else could be the issue?

Asked by StevenCee 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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I have ransomware on my Firefox operating on a Mac, how do I get it off (resetting didn't work)?

There is a ton of info on how to get this FBI ransomware off Safari but none about how to get it off Firefox. I have uninstalled and re-installed, cleared history and tri… (read more)

There is a ton of info on how to get this FBI ransomware off Safari but none about how to get it off Firefox. I have uninstalled and re-installed, cleared history and tried to reset all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by michelleanne24 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Any way to recover my entire Firefox history (dating back several months)?

Hi, I'm running Firefox 14.0.1 on a 3-year-old Macbook with Snow Leopard. I recently noticed that Firefox doesn't keep my Internet history forever (which I'd set it to do… (read more)

Hi,

I'm running Firefox 14.0.1 on a 3-year-old Macbook with Snow Leopard.

I recently noticed that Firefox doesn't keep my Internet history forever (which I'd set it to do), but instead deletes my history when it's a few months old. It's August 12th and I just now saw that my history dates back only to May. So anything from April and earlier is gone--unless I bookmarked it, which I don't always do. The fact that they're gone forever is killing me.

Is there any way I can recover my deleted history dating back months, or even years? I'd even be willing to pay for software that would do this.

Many thanks for any help!

C

Asked by oldcobbler2012 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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My search Bar is goone? nothing to type on search???what to do? Thanks

Hello I use long tome Firfox and very happy. However since a week I DO NOT HAVE the SEARCH BAR appers in the page... just no search bar and no google bar that i normaly h… (read more)

Hello I use long tome Firfox and very happy. However since a week I DO NOT HAVE the SEARCH BAR appers in the page... just no search bar and no google bar that i normaly have above... for sure every page have a search bar... but not when i open firefox... just a big google bar in the middle of the page ... quit not comfrteble and impossible to work like that. your fast reply will be highly apprichated. Thanks Rami

Asked by ramimizrahi 8 years ago

Answered by ideato 8 years ago

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[SOLVED] how do I force firefox to update?

I normally like to do my updates at the start of the day, check for kinks and restart my machine. When the update pops up midday, I forget about it, accidentally close it… (read more)

I normally like to do my updates at the start of the day, check for kinks and restart my machine. When the update pops up midday, I forget about it, accidentally close it or end up checking the not now when the window is active when I don't expect it. Not to mention I have 12 other apps I am using and do not want to restart at that time. Is there a way to make firefox update or check for updates instead of waiting for it to show up?

Asked by unco 9 years ago

Last reply by unco 9 years ago

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Cannot clear data from Tools menu with FF 21

I just installed Firefox 21. I do not see the Clear History item in the Tools menu any more. Is there any way to get that back? I prefer to have easy voluntary control… (read more)

I just installed Firefox 21. I do not see the Clear History item in the Tools menu any more. Is there any way to get that back? I prefer to have easy voluntary control over clearing the history and other data. Why did the developers not set the item in the Privacy panel to ask first before clearing anything, the way it did before?

Asked by finitarry 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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When I open Firefox the following alert appears: "Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory." There is a solution in the forum but only for Windows based

When I open the application the following alert appears: "Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your … (read more)

When I open the application the following alert appears: "Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory." There is a solution on the support site but only for Windows-based Firefox, and I'm a Mac user. I have plenty of room on my hard disk.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Two days ago, for no apparent reason.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by dadamson21 9 years ago

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Suddenly Can't Open PDFs. Starting about three days ago firefox will no longer open any PDFs. I get a blank page in a new tab.

Suddenly Can't Open PDFs in Firefox. Starting about three days ago firefox will no longer open any PDFs. I get a blank page in a new tab. Nice timing, with finals and ev… (read more)

Suddenly Can't Open PDFs in Firefox. Starting about three days ago firefox will no longer open any PDFs. I get a blank page in a new tab. Nice timing, with finals and everything where I need to view PDFs of practice tests.

Asked by cjarvis12 9 years ago

Last reply by lauriehammons 8 years ago