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Firefox extremely slow to load pages after startup

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after… (read more)

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after that just to look up domains. At some point it gets past whatever hiccup is holding things up and browsing works for the rest of the session -- noticeably slower than usual, but usable.

It happens with add-ons disabled, after multiple refreshes, and even after a full reinstall (with new profile). I've played with all the common suspects -- disabling accessibility options, hardware acceleration, IPv6, etc. I closed my pinned tabs and disabled auto-restoring the previous session. I even disabled Avast and MalwareBytes. Nothing has helped so far (which is seriously disappointing, considering the 6-minute restart between each change!)

The odd thing is that there are a few seconds, immediately after startup, where things seem to work normally. If I'm quick, I can sometimes get most of one webpage to load before the problem begins.

I've been a Firefox power user since version 0.6.2 and never encountered anything like this. I'm very comfortable with changing settings, configuration files, etc., and am willing to try just about anything to get things cranking again. But right now I'm simply out of other ideas to try.

Using 61.0.2, 64-bit version on fully-patched Windows 10 on a very fast fiber connection. <edit> I also tried the 32-bit version; no joy. </edit>

Asked by MatthewJay 2 years ago

Answered by MatthewJay 2 years ago

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Can I install and use two different versions of Firefox at the same time? If yes, how ?

The main use of the PC in my living room is as a media center. My GUI (Plex) runs in the browser and plays videos with VLC via a custom addon. Currently it is also used f… (read more)

The main use of the PC in my living room is as a media center. My GUI (Plex) runs in the browser and plays videos with VLC via a custom addon. Currently it is also used for browsing from time to time and I need to keep that part of it secure. As Mozilla is about to break all my addons as well as force me onto 64 bit, I've no choice but to stop updating Firefox on that PC.

I found a old post (3 years old) about running two different versions of Firefox at the same time. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/974208

Is it still possible to do this? Does the same methods still work?

I want to freeze my current 32 bit Firefox at v54.0.1 and use it only for local content. (I've already disabled updates on it)

Then I want to then install a second 64 bit Firefox v55, use it for internet, and allow it to update normally.

If this isn't possible I'll just have to switch to a different browser.

Asked by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

Answered by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

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Netflix videos won't play

For the past week or so I have been unable to play any Netflix videos in Firefox. Netflix works fine in other browsers and all other video streaming sites I've tried in F… (read more)

For the past week or so I have been unable to play any Netflix videos in Firefox. Netflix works fine in other browsers and all other video streaming sites I've tried in Firefox still work. Initially the problem was that I would just get stuck on the red loading circle, however, after updating Firefox to the latest version (version 53), I now get an error message on Netflix telling me to check I have the latest version of Firefox, with an error code, F7702-1003. A solution posted from about a year ago involving changing the path in profiles.ini did not help, nor did removing pluginreg.dat.

I would be grateful for any assistance.

Asked by DCR93 4 years ago

Answered by soljargon 4 years ago

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Firefox portable

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards … (read more)

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards

Asked by Gecko 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Is there a way to change firefox new tab wallpaper

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see… (read more)

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see " View background image " option. That means that we normally can customize it right? Have some clues?

Asked by Sherrinford 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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A website is slowing your browser. Stop it or wait?

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does no… (read more)

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does not say this webpage; it says a webpage. Unchecking "always block all detected trackers" does not help.

Asked by loyall 2 years ago

Answered by loyall 2 years ago

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Is there a way to set Firefox to auto refresh a page periodically?

During the day I'm logged into a web chat session that is quite an old version. When someone posts something I have to refresh the page to see the new posts. Is there a… (read more)

During the day I'm logged into a web chat session that is quite an old version. When someone posts something I have to refresh the page to see the new posts. Is there a way to have Firefox refresh automatically? Like every 15 or 30 seconds?

Asked by davidpizza 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101102)

Firefox Version 66.0.3 on Win 10 x64 Go to this website: http://guide66.info/foxnewslive/ Video starts to play, then this error appears: the video player failed to load… (read more)

Firefox Version 66.0.3 on Win 10 x64

Go to this website: http://guide66.info/foxnewslive/

Video starts to play, then this error appears: the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101102)

The video plays on other browsers: Chrome, IE, Edge

Thanks for any ideas

Asked by MisterT99 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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how to enable microphone

Dear Firefox staff: I'm trying to enable microphone on Firefox and I can't seem to figure it out. It says enter "about:permissions" in to the search bar but all I get is … (read more)

Dear Firefox staff:

I'm trying to enable microphone on Firefox and I can't seem to figure it out. It says enter "about:permissions" in to the search bar but all I get is a message of

"The address isn’t valid

The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded."

How can I enable my microphone for webpages like Discord or Skype?

Asked by zemon 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Group Policy ADMX templates

I know that Chrome has Templates available to add to Domain Controllers to deploy settings and manage instances of Chrome in the Enterprise. I can't seem to find too much… (read more)

I know that Chrome has Templates available to add to Domain Controllers to deploy settings and manage instances of Chrome in the Enterprise. I can't seem to find too much around about Firefox apart from a custom Community version.

Whats the go?

thanks

Asked by rjayy 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Gah! your tab just crashed

Constant tab crashing. Turning off Multi processing but then crashed whole Firefox. Updated graphics, Reset firefox, re-installed Firefox but still crashing. Tab crash… (read more)

Constant tab crashing.

Turning off Multi processing but then crashed whole Firefox. Updated graphics, Reset firefox, re-installed Firefox but still crashing.

Tab crashing is not giving any crash reports.

Asked by TheITDucky 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Cannot download files from Google Drive using Firefox

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.goo… (read more)

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/jom0u67oa0tfigrh4n9sea600sv1527e/s7srbc6ckut7m2fm1eeurtos8v4ecb70/1493064000000/07580902641423571478/07580902641423571478/0B1FDjJYZYLbhRTlLQmtERjVCZ2s?e=download&nonce=4ekqosb5geo8u&user=09357804788864382250&hash=t8fpbl8um4ju2acaskk56nd6e491l86b

Uploading to GD using Firefox works..MS Edge and Chrome download fine...reinstalled and refreshed Firefox..tried troubleshooting tips for download problems per Mozilla help page and community forum..no MIMEtypes folder exists in my profile folder..any suggestions?

Asked by Dino808 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox malware I'm not sure ? Please check this. data:text/html;charset=utf-8;base64,PCFET0NUWVBFIGh0bWw+PGh0bWw+PGhlYWQ+PCEtLSA4OTAxMjM5NzYgLS0+PG1ldGEgY2hhcn

A Firefox pop-up came on to a web page (weedcutters.co.uk) and told me that my installed version of firefox was out of date,then a red pop-up warning me saying get me out… (read more)

A Firefox pop-up came on to a web page (weedcutters.co.uk) and told me that my installed version of firefox was out of date,then a red pop-up warning me saying get me out of here. This's the first it has happen.

Asked by TheGiftedone 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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After upgrade to windows 10, I lost my firefox bookmarks. How to retrieve them from folder windows.old?

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder calle… (read more)

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder called Windows.old on my C: disk. Is there any chance to retrieve the bookmarks from that folder? I tried to look at the files saved therein, but unfortunately I could not recognize anything useful. Disclaimer: I am definitely not very knowledgeable in IT! ;)

Asked by tuilde 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox v41 - setting 'New tab' to a specific site (like previous versions)

In the pre v41 version I had set about:config -> 'browser.newtab.url' to Google.com - same as my home page. With v41 it seems I can choose between tiles (slows down o… (read more)

In the pre v41 version I had set about:config -> 'browser.newtab.url' to Google.com - same as my home page.

With v41 it seems I can choose between tiles (slows down opening the new tab) or blanc. I would like the old way to bes back. The browser.newtab.url line is still the reading thee same as before, but Firefox seems to ignore it.

How to get the old 'New tab' back ?

Thanks =

Asked by ffw62 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP. Unable to bypass because 'Advanced' button not appearing

When trying to access 2 links, that I work with on a daily basis and have done so for the last 2 years, facing the SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP error and not able to acces… (read more)

When trying to access 2 links, that I work with on a daily basis and have done so for the last 2 years, facing the SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP error and not able to access the pages because of Secure Connection Failure.

Have had this issue in the past, but was able to bypass it by clicking on 'Advanced' button in order to add Exception.

Problem is that since 2 days ago, error started coming up but 'Advanced' button is no longer appearing as an option. So, not able to bypass it in order to connect with the pages.

Thx for the help!

Asked by JD-Lemus 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Default search engine is switching back to Yahoo

I am encountering a super frustrating issue regarding default search on Firefox. I have the latest version installed, 58.0.2. On search option, I set my default search e… (read more)

I am encountering a super frustrating issue regarding default search on Firefox.

I have the latest version installed, 58.0.2. On search option, I set my default search engine to Google and I removed the rest of the provided search engines too. I set my homepage to Google as well. I checked the browser search value on about:config and it shows everything is set to Google. Refer to the attached image. I checked all extensions and plugins and nothing is related with search or is messing with it.

After doing all these, I closed Firefox, and re-opened again and it went back to Yahoo. Every time is the same thing, it keeps switching back to Yahoo by itself.

I noticed several persons are having this issue.

Any help?

Asked by ali2018 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago