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why did firefox run great in linux on my i5 8gb lenevo but not on i7 16gb lenovo

i had a low resolution lenovo laptop. Thinkpad T540p Intel Core i5 4200M | 8GB | 240GB SSD | 15,6 inch. on which kubuntu installed like a charm and fast and everything wo… (read more)

i had a low resolution lenovo laptop. Thinkpad T540p Intel Core i5 4200M | 8GB | 240GB SSD | 15,6 inch. on which kubuntu installed like a charm and fast and everything worked perfect. yet the resolution was to low for me so now I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T540p Intel Core i7 4810MQ | 16GB | 512GB SSD | 15,6 inch 2560 x 1620. kubuntu installing took ages on this one. but everything went well and works fast. even Firefox, it's faaast! . but the videos on every site are choppy and lagging but not on the chromium browser. videos perfect! everywhere. but there everything else is slow. I tried everything I could find to change Firefox.. restart, reinstall, refresh, about:config, with or without addons, drivers. it's driving my nuts.. it looks like Firefox can't load the videos properly as if it doesn't have enough strength.. weird.. I had the same problem on my little mini samsung laptop. but this laptop should run it all without problems right? . why did the low resolution one run perfect? can anyone help me please..

Asked by wanagiyata 1 year ago

Last reply by wanagiyata 1 year ago

Copy Firefox without Installation

I've installed firefox in my laptop, and I want to use it in my PC with same bookmark, settings, cookies.. all same What I have done is: I copy Firefox (whole folder wher… (read more)

I've installed firefox in my laptop, and I want to use it in my PC with same bookmark, settings, cookies.. all same

What I have done is: I copy Firefox (whole folder where firefox.exe exist), then apply the profile. It works well, no trouble until now.

But, I have question: is copying whole installed firefox to another PC (without installation) is okay? From security and privacy perspective..

Asked by Wolfz234 4 months ago

Last reply by Wolfz234 4 months ago

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non functional Firefox Browser(one laptop only)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but… (read more)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop

Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but no matter what is selected, the selection does not highlight, menu hides normally but no action is taken by the browser

If I manually type in the url it sits there. no spinning cursor, nothing.

Browser does NOT crash... It simply sits there doing nothing. All other browsers work fine.

What I have done Restart the laptop Double check Firewall permissions Ran a scan before and after installation (0 threats found) Logged in as administrator as well as user account Ran performance monitor nothing alarming noted Uninstall and Reinstall. (Problem still exists)

Asked by kyle.rondeau 1 year ago

Answered by kyle.rondeau 1 year ago

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Very slow browser

Following the latest firefox update ,Jan 2020 my browser has practically stopped. I have used firefox for many years and have had no issues whatsoever. I have not added a… (read more)

Following the latest firefox update ,Jan 2020 my browser has practically stopped. I have used firefox for many years and have had no issues whatsoever. I have not added any extensions etc. To firefox in at least a year, or changed my antivirus. I have read that there was a high security update/patch very recently which I believe can slow firefox down, but I cannot work with the current speed. It is so bad I have had to use Microsoft edge! Can anyone help to get me back onto firefox? Many thanks, Paul

Asked by mitchandjayne 1 year ago

Last reply by Firefox X 1 year ago

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Is it possible to always show the tabs list menu button in Firefox?

Is it possible to always show the tabs list menu button in Firefox? When a window has only a few tabs open, the menu button for the list of tabs, which appears at the rig… (read more)

Is it possible to always show the tabs list menu button in Firefox?

When a window has only a few tabs open, the menu button for the list of tabs, which appears at the right hand end of the tab bar, is not shown. This menu button only seems to appear once you have more than around 15 tabs open in the window.

However, before you reach that number of open tabs, the individual tabs become quite narrow and it is still easier and quicker to choose a tab from the menu than by hovering over the narrow tab titles.

Is there an about:config setting or extension that will make this tab list menu button stay visible at all times?

Asked by dmoz1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I export bookmarks in the mobile bookmarks folder

I want to export ALL the bookmarks in Firefox. I'm able to export everything except the Mobile Bookmarks folder. These are primarily bookmarks created on my iPad using Fi… (read more)

I want to export ALL the bookmarks in Firefox. I'm able to export everything except the Mobile Bookmarks folder. These are primarily bookmarks created on my iPad using Firefox for iPadOS. Every export to html excludes the Mobile Bookmarks folder. What's the secret, or does Firefox not support exporting Mobile Bookmarks? BTW... a json file does not work for me. I need HTML. Thanks!

Asked by dougconsult 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Refresh disaster

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my book… (read more)

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my bookmarks, etc., so I tried to add them by calling up the site and pressing Control+D, clicking on the star, etc. Nothing worked. Then I tried to add "Top Sites" to the opening page of the browser, putting in the name and URL. That didn't work either. Then I went to look at the suggestions on the Mozilla site as to what to do, either to allow the current version of Firefox to accept Top Sites & Bookmarks, or to reinsert the Old Firefox Data. I found the relevant pages but could make no sense of them. The recommendations are infinitely beyond my computer capacities, but even the simplest suggestions, like 'open the Old Firefox Data folder, highlight the items contained therein, right click, and press Copy' were unhelpful, since when I right-clicked, the menu that came up didn't include "Copy." Should I uninstall Firefox and download anew? I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox of approximately the same vintage. (Alas) I am also of a generation that remembers when electric typewriters were the big new thing, so I'm going to need very very simple instructions. . . . Many thanks, DKS

Asked by shuger 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Youtube shortcuts on firefox

Tonight I noticed something really weird when I tried to reply to a comment on Youtube. Initially, I tried to reply from the bell button in the notifications and soon I r… (read more)

Tonight I noticed something really weird when I tried to reply to a comment on Youtube. Initially, I tried to reply from the bell button in the notifications and soon I realized that the Spacebar was not working. I thought it might be stuck, but it was not, since it was working fine in both the address bar and the search bar. Asynchronous keys function was disabled. Then, I went to the video and tried to reply from there. Guess what! The video was being resized using the shortcuts depending on what I was typing! For example "t" changes between normal and theater mode and "i" makes it picture-in-picture. What is going on? I am sure no key is locked, i even restarted my pc and the same thing kept happening. Then, I turned it off and on and the problem was persisting. Everything works fine on other applications, just YT seems broken for some reason. I tried to type on YouTube on two other browsers and everything worked fine. I don't think it has anything to do with the windows update, since it only happens on firefox, which I don't intend to change. Is there any setting to lock/toggle the Youtube shortcuts on and off? Sorry for the length of my description and thanks a lot in advance!

Asked by arxidamparotramparifas 10 months ago

Answered by Seburo 10 months ago

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Firefox-esr not starting issue.

Hello! I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on Android using Termux app. Once I run firefox-esr, it shows black screen. It's only browser, which starts. Chromium and Vivaldi aren't s… (read more)

Hello! I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on Android using Termux app. Once I run firefox-esr, it shows black screen. It's only browser, which starts. Chromium and Vivaldi aren't starting. What Can I do with It?

Asked by Adam 1 year ago

Last reply by Adam 1 year ago

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Create Different Profiles

Hi all! I started using Firefox a few months ago to try and get away from Chrome (great move!). I use it a lot for work, but also a fair amount for personal use. Is it po… (read more)

Hi all!

I started using Firefox a few months ago to try and get away from Chrome (great move!). I use it a lot for work, but also a fair amount for personal use. Is it possible to create different ‘profiles’ on your account?

For example, I would like to use the Sync feature to sync my work Bookmarks to my phone and PC, but I want to keep those separate from my personal ones. Allowing Firefox to toggle between a work profile and personal profile would help this out.

I’m using Firefox for PC and iOS.

Thanks Casey

Asked by latham.caseys 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Refresh

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox. Error msg: This file does not ha… (read more)

I wish to know how to fix this issue (magnet links) ? I've installed bittorrent, but not showing on d.a.s page, after refreshing Firefox.

Error msg: This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.

Asked by jamesrichmond2005 11 months ago

Last reply by jamesrichmond2005 11 months ago

Transfer of Local Folders

I have just bought a new laptop and followed the directions to copy my profile across. It did not copy or transfer my local folders though. I have seen some old threads… (read more)

I have just bought a new laptop and followed the directions to copy my profile across. It did not copy or transfer my local folders though. I have seen some old threads about this but need it broken down very simply please as I am zero technology geek

Asked by Chanelle 2 months ago

Last reply by TNorth 2 months ago

Firefox seems to be timing out

This past week I have noticed while using google workspace it seems as firefox will time out. This causes my gmail to show errors because it is not connected any longer. … (read more)

This past week I have noticed while using google workspace it seems as firefox will time out. This causes my gmail to show errors because it is not connected any longer. It also seems that when this does happen I can't do anything through the firefox browser such as search or browse the internet until I completely close and re-open firefox. I would like to know what I can do to resolve this issue. I have refreshed, uninstalled and reinstalled, and tried about:config settings that handle "timeouts". Please I need assistance asap with this issue.

Asked by sjsipe 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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AOL email Font issue

Every new email I type in AOL the font changes to a bigger font on the second word. This only occurs in Firefox, everything is up to date. I have tried this on 2 differe… (read more)

Every new email I type in AOL the font changes to a bigger font on the second word. This only occurs in Firefox, everything is up to date. I have tried this on 2 different computers with two separate aol accounts and can produce the problem each time. All cookies/cache/ data has been cleared.

Here is the issue: https://youtu.be/Il8fzXq8RuA Thanks Matt

Asked by matthew.beckerky 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Automation Selenium c# Sendkeys not working

Am doing automatiin for a application. Am trying using login with incognito mode in ESR version 68.4. In authentication login popup username is not getting typed. Same co… (read more)

Am doing automatiin for a application. Am trying using login with incognito mode in ESR version 68.4. In authentication login popup username is not getting typed. Same code in the version of ESR version 60 working fine. please find the below code

Code : var alert = driver.Switchto().Alert();

alert.SendKeys($"username" +Keys.Tab + $"password" + Keys.Tab); alert.Accept();

Same code works in older version of mozila esr and not working in latest

Could you please help

Asked by Vino 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Portable double installation

I have been using a very old version of firefox on my desktop. Now I want to update it, but to somehow keep an installation of a pre-webextension version. IIRC two differ… (read more)

I have been using a very old version of firefox on my desktop. Now I want to update it, but to somehow keep an installation of a pre-webextension version. IIRC two different installations can't live within the same Windows, so I'm looking for a portable installation of the old version. (Running a second instance of the same installation is no help).

The problem is that I already have an updated portable app on my usb stick. I am wondering, if I save an old, portable firefox (on a separate folder) on the same usb stick that already has a portable firefox installation, will it cause any trouble to either?

Asked by trespda 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago