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Firefox never updating in background despite the settings

Hello everyone, I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I launch it, which is very annoying even if it takes only 10 15 seconds, I sometimes need to check something really quick and I have to wait for it to finish installing an update, even though I checked the setting for it to do so in the background, it seems to only do it after I launch it disrupting my workflow, which made me switch back to Chrome temporarily, is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Relax 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

GAH! all tabs crashed.

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs … (read more)

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs did nothing. Closing & opening FF did nothing. Cleared startup cache & uninstalled ublock origin (the only extension I had) but that did nothing. Refresh firefox did nothing (except lose some of my preferences). Went to about:crashes and all it says is "No crash reports have been submitted." Every other suggestion I found online was beyond my comprehension. FF DOES work in troubleshooting mode only, but I lose some important functions in that mode. I've been using FF almost since it was born and have NEVER encountered a problem like this before. I hope someone can help!

Asked by cfcentaurea 3 months ago

Last reply by cfcentaurea 1 month ago

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Firefox Extremely Slow Loading of Pages that Load Quickly in Chrome

This has been happening to me with recent updates of Firefox, and I am very close to dumping a browser that I have used for years because of it. I go to load pages and it… (read more)

This has been happening to me with recent updates of Firefox, and I am very close to dumping a browser that I have used for years because of it. I go to load pages and it just sits there and spins and spins. In the time I take to open another browser like Chrome and copy and paste the exact same links into Chrome, where the download of the web page is practically instant. I go back to Firefox and it is still spinning and it is just ridiculous. I have no clue what would be causing this. After it finally loads a page, it seems fine on subsequent loads of pages.

Asked by pmruzicka 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Windows taskbar doesn't unhide itself when firefox is maximised.

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) … (read more)

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) but in this case it remain hidden (Reality). Firefox along with all other spinoffs give same result. Chromium based browser works perfect, and taskbar automatically unhide itself.

As OLED screen have became common as monitor, Taskbar auto-hide is must. If this issue cann't be fixed I may have to change my primary browser which I used for almost 15 years.

Kindly, look into it. If Chromium can do it, why not Firefox.

Asked by idsks111 3 months ago

Answered by idsks111 3 months ago

Dont know why some pages shows me in russian language

Hello. I have put my language everywhere on the settings which is latvian. For possible translations i have only put english. Some pages, for example, whatsapp web is sho… (read more)

Hello. I have put my language everywhere on the settings which is latvian. For possible translations i have only put english. Some pages, for example, whatsapp web is showing in russian ( i mean the app data for sure, not the messages), also some homepages i use open automatically in russian. How can i put latvian by default or if its not available for the homepage, put english automatically?

Asked by Edgars Rudzītis 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row. I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to th… (read more)

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row.


I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to this problem and none of the solutions have  worked. 

Any ideas on what I can do to stop this annoyance?

Asked by gpsd3208 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Github is not rendering correctly

When I open github it loads incorrectly as shown in the picture, after I press F5 to reload the site load fine. I have tried deleting cookies and I am using any ad-blocke… (read more)

When I open github it loads incorrectly as shown in the picture, after I press F5 to reload the site load fine. I have tried deleting cookies and I am using any ad-blocker. Any help? Thanks.

Asked by Guidodi 3 months ago

Last reply by Guidodi 3 months ago

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Arrow keys not working like normal

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not… (read more)

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not being able to move the mouse on the screen. That's not the current problem, but it might help direct things to the final solution.

After the most recent reboot last night now I'm having a rather problem. The up/down arrow keys are no longer scroll me up and down a webpage like they always have in the past. Instead of doing smooth scrolling like they always use to, now they are scrolling me up and down the links on a web page. For example, if I were to be on youtube it would first want to scroll me down the left side links before taking me through each and every video link, when the page goes to load in more videos than it wants to go back and scroll me down the left side links again. It acts like it is taking me through the html code, line by line, instead of scrolling me smoothly down the webpage. The only way I can scroll smoothly down the webpage is to use the mouse on the scrollbar on the right side. It does this both in normal mode and in Troubleshooting Mode.

I have checked and beret scrolling is false as well as beret_shortcut. Use autoscrolling, use smooth scrolling, show scrollbars and always underline links are all clicked on. Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages is unclicked. I have tried different changes between clicking on and unclicking those options with no change being noticed.

How can I get this back to the way it used to run?

Asked by nayrdrofwarc 3 months ago

Answered by nayrdrofwarc 3 months ago

My spellcheck languages keep disappearing

Every time I restart firefox, my spellchecker languages disappear, leaving me only with one - the addons are still installed, they're just not available to be selected. E… (read more)

Every time I restart firefox, my spellchecker languages disappear, leaving me only with one - the addons are still installed, they're just not available to be selected. Even now I can't spellcheck in english. Please help.

Asked by von Boomslang 3 months ago

Last reply by von Boomslang 2 months ago

Controlling address bar search results

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously. … (read more)

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously.

Asked by technomad 3 months ago

Last reply by technomad 2 months ago

Install Offline Language File

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Mainten… (read more)

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Maintenance Service didn`t work properly on my machine and after deinstalling and restarting i can update firefox again. Problem remains: When trying to install Offline Languages , see picture, i get the message that it does not work. I tried everything possible, including reinstalling and deleting all old profiles (was a lot of work). Any ideas?

Asked by Phyto 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

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Major complaint by many! Can the Firefox code writers fix this?

With the latest version of Firefox the menu, etc. have a font size that is TOO SMALL. There are many Mozilla posts about this problem. https://support.mozilla.org/bm/qu… (read more)

With the latest version of Firefox the menu, etc. have a font size that is TOO SMALL. There are many Mozilla posts about this problem.

https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1260063 https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1395315 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1274586 https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1268779

My wife cannot read them. I can barely read them. If this is not fixed soon, we will switch to another browser.

Can the Firefox code writers fix this?

Asked by bhs67 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Getting PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR on websites which use TLS/SSL

For the past few days when I have tried to log into a few websites which use TLS/SSL I have gotten PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. Please see the attached screenshot for more det… (read more)

For the past few days when I have tried to log into a few websites which use TLS/SSL I have gotten PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. Please see the attached screenshot for more details. This issue was observed ever since I updated to Firefox version 124.x. Prior to that the websites were working fine.

When I try to access the same websites and try to log into them using Microsoft Edge, I do not face a similar issue. They work fine.

I have cleared the browser cache, restarted firefox, and then tried. Still faced the same issue. I have cleared the DNS cache of Firefox browser (about:networking#dns) and then tried. Still faced the same issue. I have opened Firefox in Safe mode (Menu > Help > Troubleshooting mode) and still faced the same issue.

Can someone please help me in fixing the issue? I would like to refrain from using MS Edge or chrome browser.

Asked by ixian 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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youtube background screen all white

Hi friends. We have had some recent power outages when everything was back up running my youtube screen only shows the video but everything else is white. I will try to … (read more)

Hi friends. We have had some recent power outages when everything was back up running my youtube screen only shows the video but everything else is white. I will try to attach a screenshot.

I am running an iMac with system Sonoma 14.4.1 installed.

I have used Firefox for over 10 years with no problems.

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Asked by larryadow 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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facebook messenger from today I'm unable to send Voice messages

From today 4 march when I try to record a voice message on chat from facebook appear an error saying an error as occurred. On Chrome it work, from facebook app it work I… (read more)

From today 4 march when I try to record a voice message on chat from facebook appear an error saying an error as occurred. On Chrome it work, from facebook app it work

I even tried other facebook ids and firefox profiles and ever the same. Even disabled the anti popup ublock

In all case I haven't added any conf or adon or other inside firefox, I use same conf as ever and from many years.

Today messages from microphone in chat does not work and facebook say an error occurred Is written in italian but say what I said

Asked by Al 3 months ago

Answered by Al 3 months ago

My bookmarks wont recover from my mozilla account

My computer messed up today and i had to recover it, but i didnt get to save my bookmarks. I've had a mozilla account since 5/2/2024 (i think, thats at least what it says… (read more)

My computer messed up today and i had to recover it, but i didnt get to save my bookmarks. I've had a mozilla account since 5/2/2024 (i think, thats at least what it says was the date i made my password) and i've saved a lot of bookmarks i cannot lose.

i forgot what email i had made it with tho, so i created a couple of new mozilla accounts and idk if that has messed up the profiles i'm using? i read the mozilla guide on bookmarks and i have like 3 profiles under "profile:default-release" (my settings are in danish, idk if that's what its called in english). but i cant tell which one it is? furthermore, when i click on "manage bookmarks" i get to this place that says something about bookmarks saved on html or something - which i know i havent done.

oh also, before any of that, the first thing i did was synchronize my google chrome bookmarks with firefox and idk if that has messed something up?

Asked by nivar 3 months ago

Last reply by nivar 3 months ago

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BOOKMARKS Automatically Opening

Bookmarks Sidebar Automatically Opening. Please advise how to stop. Suddenly started happening once before [April 7, 2022], self corrected itself. Happening again [April … (read more)

Bookmarks Sidebar Automatically Opening. Please advise how to stop. Suddenly started happening once before [April 7, 2022], self corrected itself. Happening again [April 6, 2024]

No windows/tabs with bookmarks are open.

⬛️ When using top menu bar to open a new window does not occur; ⬛️ When using current window to add a new tab does not occur;

⬛️ When right clicking Firefox icon in dock to open new window,

    New window opens with bookmarks open.

FF Version 124.0.2 Thank you for your time and help.

Asked by Jemmma 3 months ago

Answered by Jemmma 3 months ago

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site.

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website… (read more)

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/en-US/Firefox%203.6.28.dmg

Does anyone have the installer for 3.6.28 version of Mac Firefox

Asked by spikul 3 months ago

Last reply by James 3 months ago