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What frame rate settings are available, and where are they documented?

I use layout.frame_rate 1 to block animation, and to replace painful partial scrolling with clean jumps. I can't use an intermediate frame rate, such as 3-30 fps, due to … (read more)

I use layout.frame_rate 1 to block animation, and to replace painful partial scrolling with clean jumps. I can't use an intermediate frame rate, such as 3-30 fps, due to the seizure risks, or a high frame rate, such as 60 fps, due to migraines when hit by "smooth" animation, "ease in-out" animation, zooming animation, parallax animation, partial scrolling with one part of the window sliding alongside another, etc.

about:config involves some other frame-rate and frame_rate settings;

gfx.display.frame-rate-divisor starts at 1

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.frame-rate starts at -1

layout.expose_high_rate_mode_from_refreshdriver starts at true

layout.frame_rate starts at 0, which defaults to monitor settings; I've reset it to 1 (1 frame per second).

layout.throttled_frame_rate starts at 1

What are these and what do they do? I've tried looking them up, and see a bunch of posts about browser diagnostics, or *increasing* frame rates, or the like.

Asked by MarjaE 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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The page isn’t redirecting properly

I've started getting this error message on certain websites (always the same ones): The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.ma… (read more)

I've started getting this error message on certain websites (always the same ones):

The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.manek.org.uk.

   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

The same websites still work fine on Firefox mobile, so it's nothing inherent in the sites themselves.

I have only noticed this in the last few days. I had just updated Firefox to version 109 – but it's not specific to one version of Firefox either, as I tried on one of my Macs which hadn't updated yet and is still on version 107, and the issue was replicated exactly the same.

I have tried clearing the cache, restarting Firefox, etc.

Can anyone help me resolve this? Some of these are websites I use quite a lot for my work, and it's frustrating to have to do anything just on my phone.

Asked by Kit Marsden 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Close Tab Button On Left (Firefox 113)

This again! This was resolved about a year ago; now the problem is back, as of updating to Firefox 113.0.1 this evening. Initially post-update the close tab button was … (read more)

This again!

This was resolved about a year ago; now the problem is back, as of updating to Firefox 113.0.1 this evening.

Initially post-update the close tab button was in a weird, random place on the tab bar. I have adjusted the margins to put the button back where it's supposed to be!

I changed :

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {
  opacity: 0;
  margin-left: -4.5px !important;
  margin-right: 2px !important;
}

to:

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {
  opacity: 0;
  margin-left: -4.5px !important;
  margin-right: 35px !important;
}

to move the button back onto the left. That may seem like a drastic change but that's the lowest value I could find which produced the result I want.

However, it's not quite the result I want! As of updating to 113.0.1, the tab title itself now disappears altogether on hover.

I have tried to correct this in CSS using the .tab-text and .tab-label attributes, but without any luck so far.

Can anybody help me with this, before I'm forced to downgrade to Firefox 112?

Better yet... how about we just make this an option in Settings, as it should be?!

Asked by Kit Marsden 11 months ago

Answered by Kit Marsden 11 months ago

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Can't download anything, dialog box never appears

Starting last night Firefox will not let me download anything. If I click on a download link, my Mac toolbar goes gray like normal, but no download dialog box ever appear… (read more)

Starting last night Firefox will not let me download anything. If I click on a download link, my Mac toolbar goes gray like normal, but no download dialog box ever appears. I have confirmed the dialog box isn't hiding behind any open windows on my desktop, and I have tried rebooting my system with no change.

Please help me fix this.

Asked by VincentBrick 1 year ago

Answered by VincentBrick 1 year ago

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How can I locate the cookie (or cookies) used by a specific website and delete them (not all cookies)?

I'd appreciate easy to follow steps (for the last version of Firefox for a Mac using Mojave) to locate cookies for only ONE SPECIFIC website and delete them. Thanks. … (read more)

I'd appreciate easy to follow steps (for the last version of Firefox for a Mac using Mojave) to locate cookies for only ONE SPECIFIC website and delete them.

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Bing!!!

When I use Firefox on my Mac, no matter what I have tried it keeps defaulting to the dreaded Bing Search Engine. I understand it has to do with Microsoft, but I don't use… (read more)

When I use Firefox on my Mac, no matter what I have tried it keeps defaulting to the dreaded Bing Search Engine. I understand it has to do with Microsoft, but I don't use any of their products because I don't like them. In settings/search I can restore the default search engines & delete Bing, but it always reverts back to insisting on using Bing again. I have followed several threads about this issue without permanent resolution. Help??

Asked by kathycasey 1 year ago

Last reply by margy809c 1 year ago

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Cannot set cookie preferences when using Firefox

Hi: I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection… (read more)

Hi:

I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection for the websites, but nothing changed. I tried the same with Safari using the same computer and mouse, and I had no problems.

Is this a known bug?

I attached a screen capture. Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to Block Unwanted Notifications

Hi, I accidentally allowed notifications (while using Firefox) from a particular web site only to find out that now I get numerous notifications regarding phony virus ale… (read more)

Hi, I accidentally allowed notifications (while using Firefox) from a particular web site only to find out that now I get numerous notifications regarding phony virus alerts, etc. I am unable to block the notifications.

I searched the web for how to block a notification from a web site, but have not come up with any solutions.

In particular, I went to about:preferences > Privacy & Security > Permissions > Notifications. The web site is set to Block, but still the unwanted notifications continue. Perhaps the notifications are coming from a different web site that seems to be hidden?

I also quit Firefox and restarted Firefox, but the notifications continue. I also restarted my Macbook Pro, but that didn’t help either.

Here is the link I originally clicked on, but I obviously wouldn’t want anyone to click on it:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=!ducky+trialjuries&ia=web

I would be so grateful if anyone has a solution!

Asked by wsr429 7 months ago

Answered by wsr429 7 months ago

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Solved - toolbar buttons in address bar

Hi, does anyone know what to do to make the background of the bookmarks icon and the reload icon the same as the icon with the site connection lock? I've exhausted all o… (read more)

Hi,

does anyone know what to do to make the background of the bookmarks icon and the reload icon the same as the icon with the site connection lock? I've exhausted all options in the userChrome.css and cant get the background to change. It's in hover state.

For reference I've added a couple of images, the first how the background is and the second how I would like it to look. I'm on macOS and latest Firefox 111.

Best regards,

Johnny

Asked by jstewen 1 year ago

Answered by jstewen 1 year ago

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::before and ::after pseudo-elements override my safety css. How can I override them back?

Animation triggers my migraines. Man websites use transition and animation timing functions such as "ease in-out" to animate the interface. I try to block this. Among ot… (read more)

Animation triggers my migraines.

Man websites use transition and animation timing functions such as "ease in-out" to animate the interface. I try to block this. Among other tools I use userContent,css, including the following:

  • {animation-timing-function: step-start !important}
  • {transition-timing-function: step-start !important}

This works to de-animate regular css elements, but not ::before and ::after pseudo-elements.

The current css standards do not apply user css to pseudo-elements. I've written to the WCAG about the issue.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1865572

https://github.com/w3c/wcag3/issues/40

But I really really need some way to de-animate these, because they trigger my migraines. Aside from css fixes, I often reduce the frame rate in about:config, but can't always do that, disable smooth scrolling, disable animated gifs and animated pngs, disable autoplay, block various non-scrolling elements using either css or uBlock Origin, etc.

Asked by MarjaE 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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access to my banking

I cannot access the bill pay in my bank account. Why can't I access Bill Pay? How do I unblock without allowing access to unwanted ...? This is the message that posts:… (read more)

I cannot access the bill pay in my bank account.

Why can't I access Bill Pay? How do I unblock without allowing access to unwanted ...?

This is the message that posts:

___ You might have cookies blocked or cross-site tracking prevented. Depending on what browser you're using, check your settings for these terms:

   Block third party cookies
   Cookie tracking
   Cross-site tracking

Make sure cookies are not blocked and cross-site tracking is enabled. Follow any additional instructions in your browser once you have adjusted these settings. Copyright © Farmers National Bank 2022. All rights reserved.

Asked by bj.myer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I save user id but not password for a website, in Mac Firefox?

Someone else asked the same question a while back but the answer doesn't work for me. The previous answer: 1. Make sure you have "Ask to save logins and passwords for we… (read more)

Someone else asked the same question a while back but the answer doesn't work for me.

The previous answer: 1. Make sure you have "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" checked in your browser. To check that, Open Menu->Options->Privacy & Security->Forms & Passwords 2. If the above check box is checked, then whenever you enter username & password in any website Firefox will ask you to save username & password 3. Click on Don't Save. So Firefox will save the user name in form data. 4. When next time you open that website and click on user name it will show you the list of entries(If you used multiple use names on same site else will show only one user name) available for that filed.

I get no list of user names.

Asked by duncantho 1 year ago

Last reply by duncantho 1 year ago

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stop searches in URL bar

I have Firefox 115.1.0esr. Google is my home page. When I search for things I want to ONLY use the Google bar. I DON'T want to start typing and have the URL bar start to … (read more)

I have Firefox 115.1.0esr. Google is my home page. When I search for things I want to ONLY use the Google bar. I DON'T want to start typing and have the URL bar start to fill in. See screenshot, I've unchecked what I think should allow only the Google bar to fill in and search. But it's still going to the MAIN URL bar above. Please help me fix this, it's driving me crazy!!!!!

Asked by ShaunTru6 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago

Issues With Video and Audio Playback

For the longest time (can't pinpoint when it started) I've been having issues with Firefox on desktop (Macbook) playing videos and occasionally audio. Video playback will… (read more)

For the longest time (can't pinpoint when it started) I've been having issues with Firefox on desktop (Macbook) playing videos and occasionally audio. Video playback will be functioning fine, then there seems to be a "trigger"...For ex. I have noticed this is often me trying to play a Twitter video, which won't play normally, and suddenly NO video playback of any kind (and sometimes audio) will work...Youtube, Netflix, you name it.

The only thing that "fixes" the issue (until it pops up again the next time) is quitting Firefox and starting it back up again, usually clearing my cache first for good measure. I have tried disabling all extensions and it has no effect. I have tried playing the video in a private window/incognito—no effect. If I open up Chrome and try to play the same videos I have absolutely no issues.

My Firefox says it is currently up to date, though I am running an older version iOS (Mojave). I have googled and seen many other people having this issue but haven't seen anyone chime in with a fix that actually works. Any ideas?

Asked by Bee M 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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Your system has run out of application memory

I am using the latest version of Firefox with Mojave on a Mac. Lately I have experienced slowness despite the fact that I didn't add any software and I have Norton check… (read more)

I am using the latest version of Firefox with Mojave on a Mac.

Lately I have experienced slowness despite the fact that I didn't add any software and I have Norton checking for viruses. Recently I got a message "Your system has run out of application memory" when I had 5 tabs open in Firefox. I checked Activity Monitor and it showed Firefox using 1.16 GB. 7 other apps were open, the next one with the highest memory usage was Mail (465 MB). Activity Monitor showed 30 instances of FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content entries.

I attached a screen capture showing what Firefox was using in one of these instances. Is this "normal" with 5 tabs open?

I closed the open tabs and quit Firefox. Memory usage by Firefox went down, but after a short time the problem happened again.

A search on the internet showed lots of similar complaints about FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content. Is this a known bug? Any way to avoid this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Last reply by Sue 1 year ago

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Video playback issues

For the last several days (as of 12/20/2023) I have had issues with playback on sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Dropout.tv (not YouTube). Error messages indica… (read more)

For the last several days (as of 12/20/2023) I have had issues with playback on sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Dropout.tv (not YouTube). Error messages indicate that my browser is unsupported and I need the newest version of Firefox, but my browser is completely up-to-date. Pausing my adblocker on these sites does nothing to correct the issue, nor does restarting the browser or my computer.

Asked by ekdhale 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago