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Firefox is very slow after reinstall - tried all troubleshooting

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform … (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform 126.0 XUL Runner is not compatible. I could not access Firefox, Google, or the internet. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled, but after that, everything runs very slow. Each time I go into a website, it can take up to over a minute to pull up! I cannot even delete email from my Gmail! It's piling up. I checked all the trouble shooting forums in Mozilla and tried just about everything. I went back into About:profiles and created a new profile. It it did not make any difference. I also did a Firefox refresh. Did not help any. I went back into the profile I had before the XUL error because my bookmarks were there. Still slow. I cleaned out the cache, in both Firefox and my Windows 10. made no difference. I only have two extensions in Firefox. I don't know what else I can do to fix this. Also, my drivers and other software are automatically updated by Windows. My HP is only 2 years old as well. Everything was fine in Firefox until that XUL error message popped up and I had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. That is when everything became agonizingly slow!

Asked by history1962 4 hours ago

Loading home page

It takes a lot longer than it should to load my home page, MSN. This problem is more pronounced with Firefox than other browsers. What can be done to load the home page f… (read more)

It takes a lot longer than it should to load my home page, MSN. This problem is more pronounced with Firefox than other browsers. What can be done to load the home page faster? And, in general to load websites? Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 3 days ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 10 hours ago

Twitch.tv not working properly and few random websites not loading in

Hello there, for past few days I'm having issues mainly on Twitch.tv - the streams do work fine, but whole website is displayed as text - Avatars, emotes, badges are disp… (read more)

Hello there, for past few days I'm having issues mainly on Twitch.tv - the streams do work fine, but whole website is displayed as text - Avatars, emotes, badges are displaying as text, or don't display at all, I'm attaching screenshots as examples. What I've tried - restarting PC, router, full re-install of Firefox, disabling all add-ons and uinstalling them (7tv and FFZ), private mode, troubleshooting mode, creating a new profile in Firefox, checked firewall settings, checked AV settings and did multiple scans - nothing was found, tried changing Firefox security Settings, also cleared cache and cookies.

I think that's everything - I was doing everything that was in the article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems

Regarding other websites - this is completely random, mail works, some websites also do, but on some it gets stuck, like for example when I have to do a 2FA somewhere and get a pop-up window to click "login" or type a code, it just gets stuck and nothing shows up.

Not sure if this helps, but exactly same issues appear on different browsers - Chrome, Edge, but only on PC. I tried Firefox on mobile and it worked just fine.

If I can provide more details please let me know, I did attach the "Troubleshooting Information" so hopefully this also helps.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by b.kijak95 13 hours ago

Last reply by b.kijak95 13 hours ago

Access denied

I'm unable to open pdf in mozila as it is showing access denied in acrobatservices.adobe.com in the all other browser its opeing perfectly please fix this issue vfast … (read more)

I'm unable to open pdf in mozila as it is showing access denied in acrobatservices.adobe.com in the all other browser its opeing perfectly please fix this issue vfast

Asked by negisaksham191 15 hours ago

Last reply by negisaksham191 14 hours ago

Too many spawn child processess and browser freeze

Firefox spawn too many child processess, with cause the browser to freeze. Proposed solution: Reduce to absolute minimum the spawn child processess. The value should be… (read more)

Firefox spawn too many child processess, with cause the browser to freeze.

Proposed solution:

Reduce to absolute minimum the spawn child processess. The value should be set according to the device performance and additionally show allow the user to set manually the limits.

Example: 1 (maximal 3) child process per tab/window

Asked by Mcgiwer 15 hours ago

Firefox keeps locking up

For a couple of months now, my favorite browser, Firefox, has been locking up on me. It started this year right after an update. It suddenly locks up! Completely! Sometim… (read more)

For a couple of months now, my favorite browser, Firefox, has been locking up on me. It started this year right after an update. It suddenly locks up! Completely! Sometimes I cannot get it to close. I have had to shut down my pc to get rid of a locked up Firefox browser. These days I only need to right click the Firefox tab on the task bar and click "Close Window". That has been a big help.

So, I give up on Firefox and made Chrome the default browser. Then behind the scenes, someone installs a patch to the main server and fixes the problem.

I check it often and when I see that you fixed it, I set it back to default browser for about 2 or 3 weeks and then Firefox locks up again. I shut it down and switch to the Chrome browser again.

Back and forth I go. It locks up. I switch to Chrome. You finally fix it yet again. I try it after a few days and discover that you fixed it and make it default browser again.

And here I am again! I cleared the lock up by right clicking on the taskbar Firefox tab. Now I get a dialog box that has an option to shut down Firefox. Then I see a time bar move across the dialog box and close. Nice touch!

Now I switched to the Chrome Browser again and I am waiting for you to fix your Firefox browser for the 5th or 6th time this year.

Let me give you some advice. Burn it to the ground and start over. What you are doing does not help!

Asked by TedN91740 1 day ago

unable to post 'for sale' in any group

I belong to almost a dozen regional 'yard sale' groups, and suddenly can no longer post 'for sale' in ANY of them including Marketplace. Yet in the same groups I can post… (read more)

I belong to almost a dozen regional 'yard sale' groups, and suddenly can no longer post 'for sale' in ANY of them including Marketplace. Yet in the same groups I can post and reply to messages

Asked by Roland Irish 1 day ago

Can only run Firefox as administrator

Running under latest Windows 11 Firefox 126.0 will not start unless I click Run as Administrator. I changed permission for my User acct in Firefox to Full since I am the… (read more)

Running under latest Windows 11 Firefox 126.0 will not start unless I click Run as Administrator. I changed permission for my User acct in Firefox to Full since I am the administrator but the problem persists

Asked by jbentson1 1 day ago

lag and glitch

hello team Firefox i am Aquib. i am very older user. my Firefox web browser in mac is very Awesome user experience. no lags no glitch no bugs. higher performance than oth… (read more)

hello team Firefox i am Aquib. i am very older user. my Firefox web browser in mac is very Awesome user experience. no lags no glitch no bugs. higher performance than other browsers. but after Firefox ver-120.0.1 Firefox getting lag and glitch in latest version Firefox please try to check in Youtube and switch mini screen to full screen getting lag please solve this problem. my problem is explain in given Screenshot. please fix it.

Asked by mdaquib847 1 day ago

Can't play video or video plays with no sound on certain webpages only

Hello, about 1-2 weeks ago a very strange problem occurred - on some pages videos don't play at all or play without a sound. Can anyone help me with this strange situatio… (read more)

Hello, about 1-2 weeks ago a very strange problem occurred - on some pages videos don't play at all or play without a sound. Can anyone help me with this strange situation? For example, every video on youtube.com plays without a problem; on facebook.com every video plays with no sound at all; on some other pages video doesn't play at all. This problem is only with firefox, if I try to open the same videos with another browser everything is fine.

Asked by bobbyfm 2 days ago

Last reply by bobbyfm 1 day ago

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. Error messages when opening websites

Every third or fourth website I open, I get the "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." error. if I wait a few seconds and hit try again, it works. Very frustratin… (read more)

Every third or fourth website I open, I get the "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." error. if I wait a few seconds and hit try again, it works. Very frustrating and slows me down every day. Here is what I tried so far:

-Booted firefox in safe mode to make sure it is not any of my extensions. (This did not solve the issue) -Cleared cache time range "everything" (This did not solve the issue) -Made sure my version of firefox is up to date -Updated windows and restarted my computer

Some clues that may help you help me: -This issue only appears on my home PC but not my work PC or laptop -The websites I am opening work fine on other browsers.

Please help! I am getting tired of this

Asked by parthpatel0096 2 days ago

Some symbols are not displayed properly

For some reason, the bullets used to hide a password are not rendered properly in Firefox. As shown by the first uploaded image, they are displayed as big white-filled ci… (read more)

For some reason, the bullets used to hide a password are not rendered properly in Firefox. As shown by the first uploaded image, they are displayed as big white-filled circles.

This problem does not occur on chromium-based browsers, as shown by the second uploaded image, which is a screenshot taken from chromium, on the exact same session.

I have already done the following:

  • verified that the "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" box is checked in my preferences. I have also tried disabling and re-enabling this option
  • launched FF in troubleshoot mode to disable extensions and hardware acceleration
  • verified that gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled is set true in my about:config

All of these attempts however failed to solve the problem.

This problem is occurring on a fresh install of a Linux distro, so I first thought that I might be missing some fonts, but the problem might lie somewhere else since the symbols are properly displayed in chromium-based browsers.

Asked by Ileska 3 days ago

Last reply by Ileska 2 days ago

Hit counter no longer working in Firefox

I have used a free Hit Counter for many years that I got from https://www.freecounterstat.com/ I have 3 such counters and have stopped working in the latest version of … (read more)

I have used a free Hit Counter for many years that I got from https://www.freecounterstat.com/

I have 3 such counters and have stopped working in the latest version of Firefox on my desktop. They work with Firefox on my iPad and Android phone. They also work fine if I use the Edge Browser but I prefer using Firefox as I have for many years.

The embedded code is pretty simple, here it is for one of my counters... <a href="https://www.freecounterstat.com" title="visitor counter">Hit Counter for Financials</a> Can you help? Thanks, Bill T

Asked by billtag 3 days ago

Last reply by billtag 2 days ago

Firefox Address Bar Deletes First Few Typed Characters on Startup

Every time I open the Firefox browser and start typing something in the address bar, the address bar removes everything I just typed after a few characters, which makes m… (read more)

Every time I open the Firefox browser and start typing something in the address bar, the address bar removes everything I just typed after a few characters, which makes me type usually half the websites name on accident because of this bug. After the first occasion when launching the browser, the address bar works completely fine again.

Asked by Dean 2 days ago

Session Restore fails after Update

Once again, Firefox updated itself w/o warning. As a result, the YouTube list of videos I wanted to watch has been lost. The "Restored Session" only contains the current … (read more)

Once again, Firefox updated itself w/o warning. As a result, the YouTube list of videos I wanted to watch has been lost. The "Restored Session" only contains the current video, not the queue of videos I'd been looking forward to. I had Firefox set NOT to auto-update, but apparently the last Update changed that as well. I was happy with the previous version, and didn't need or want an Update, at least not now. Could you please either fix the Restore Session to include the WHOLE web page, including YouTube queues, or make the Do Not Auto-Update choice persistent through Updates. Better yet, both. (I've just reset the about:preferences>settings>General>FireFox Updates>Allow FireFox to... box to "... let me choose to install them." Let's keep it that way!)

Asked by ReggieA 2 days ago

Firefox 126.0 (64-bit) Google Images Search; Continuous Scroll not working in both Normal- and Private Mode

Hail: As per the title. No Continuous Scroll. See picture 1 for visual confirmation. Screenshot in Normal Mode. See picture 2: Setting has "Continuous Scroll" on. I ju… (read more)

Hail:

As per the title. No Continuous Scroll. See picture 1 for visual confirmation. Screenshot in Normal Mode.

See picture 2: Setting has "Continuous Scroll" on.

I just do not find the issue causing this? Could anyone please assist?

Thank you. Ke'Ylan

Asked by Ke'Ylan Abaddon Banthraxx 3 days ago

Using online DAW (music production) I need to allow firefox to use MORE RAM, it keeps crashing

I'm using bandlab to link me and my friends who are hundreds of miles away to make music. Firefox and all browsers crash a lot with a "high memory usage" alert. But the… (read more)

I'm using bandlab to link me and my friends who are hundreds of miles away to make music. Firefox and all browsers crash a lot with a "high memory usage" alert. But these are pretty big projects. I have 32GB RAM, this thing is crashing at much lower RAM levels than I would like for it to use. like 1GB seems to be the limit (i dont know that number if its exact or correct)

Is there any setting where I can INCREASE memory usage so I dont lose work from random crashes due to memory usage?

Asked by U L (UnLoco) 3 days ago

Last reply by U L (UnLoco) 3 days ago